The Most Popular Anime Characters and Storylines


The romance anime genre has a delicate selection of movies, TV shows, and characters that will give your entertainment calendar some much deserved entertainment from the anime cartoon genre. With characters like Banri of “Golden Time” (romance/comedy and supernatural) themed, it’s a series in the romantic sense. With catering to the male audience, there’s much potential for the female audience because of the novella storylines. Banri recently admitted to the private law school in Tokyo, he was unexpectedly involved in an accident that involved a bridge. He lost his memory and this is the plot. As it thickens, there’s a love interest. Golden Time series is written by the novel series writer Yuyuko Takemiya, and illustrations by Ēji Komatsu.


Published by ASCII Media Works between September 2010 through March 2014, this series has included 11 novels. With the incorporation of the romance, audiences have ranged and supernatural themes have been enlisted from this fact. With a manga adaptation by Umechazuke, it did begin as a serialization, and has aired on MBS. It’s been adapted for a 24 episode anime series (by J.C. Staff) ran in October 2013 through March 2014.


Various anime genres

There are more than a dozen anime genres in the industry, including action, sci-fi and romance anime. One isn’t better than the other because they each have their own style and purpose. Also, because of certain characters which impact it’s story lines, they all vary. Some of those anime genres are action packed, romance/comedy, comedy, sci-fi, adventure, supernatural, horror/gothic,…to name a few. Therefore, these create their own relative style along with a new relationship with other characters, bonds, battles, losses, and wins. It’s these motives that keep audiences watching them anticipating every new episode or series.


Some of the popular anime characters

There are some popular anime characters that most anime fans love. Some characters which don’t deserve to be famous but because we need them in the storylines, they are. Either they are evil ones, the protagonists, the bad spirits, the warriors, the heroes, the gods, the princesses, whatever the character is, they are popular. Some have been known since the 60s. With labels come new forms of anime characters that keep that storyline engine going.


It’s debatable amongst the creative writing teams for some of the anime companies which one is the best. But, what contributes to them are the design of the character. Additionally, the loyal genuine characters of any anime show, series, movie, game…etc. make them unforgettable.


For instance, one character in the popular anime action adventure genre that made his historical debut is the Afro Samurai character. This character is a black character, the first one supposedly. Naturally, he’s known for his samurai moves. Featured in the self-titled character which aired on Spike TV. He was famous because of his recognizable voice, and naturally his kick a– moves. With the samurai character that Samuel l. Jackson’s familiar voice dubs over, it’s one interesting character to watch amongst the many anime characters that go to battle.


Here are some other popular anime characters that are popular as well.


  • Vegata, first appeared in Dragon Ball Z, 1989
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, 1984
  • Edward Elric, first appeared in the FullMetal Alchemist, 2003
  • Light Yagami, appeared first in Death Note, 2006
  • Johan Liebert, appeared in Monster, 2004
  • Astro Boy, first anime appearance in Astro Boy, 1963
  • Goku, first anime appearance, Dragon Ball, 1986
  • Spike Spiegel, first anime appearance, Cowboy Bebop, 1998
  • Shinji Ikari, First anime appearance, Neon Genesis Evangelion, 1995



Finally, with these characters and unique storylines, anime will be one of those cartoon genres that has even more potential. It’s still hasn’t really hit globally. Naturally, the popularity will surface more in North and South America. Although it’s popular more in Asia and Europe, we have yet to see it’s fullest potential.

Therefore, expect the unexpected in the best yuri anime characters and genres.