Top 10 Best Anime Side Characters List

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Top 10 Best Anime Side Characters List – Hey guys!. In this post, I’ll be discussing a list of Top 10 Best Anime Side Characters List. Usually, the side character will rarely appear. It can be said that the side character is a bridge to connect the main character with the events that will happen, sometimes they appear in unexpected way and in some case, they even sacrifice themselves to help the main character. However, there are also some side characters who are even cooler than the main character. Here is the list of the best side characters in the anime. So, let’s get started.

10. Shizue Izawa From Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken


Commonly known as Shizu, she is a summoned creature with her nickname “The Conqueror Of Flames”. Moreover, she is also a former guardian student of the class S, Freedom Academy. Shizue is depicted as a young woman with the blue eyes and black hair. In one occasion, Shizue explained that even though her appearance didn’t age, she was internally old. Shizue is similar to Rimuru who is a summoned creature. The slight difference between both of them is that Shizue was called when she was a child during the world war, while Rimuru was called when he was an office man who lives in modern times. It can be said that Shizue is the influential side character since she had role in the main storyline of Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken, by seeking and taking revenge on one of the demon lords named Leon Cromwell, who had summoned Shizue and caused her to suffer.

9. Hajime Saito From Rurouni Kenshin


Hajime’s character is also inspired by the true story of a samurai in the late Edo period. The story revolves around Saito who was one of the former captains of the Shinsengumi third unit during the Bakumatsu era, and currently served as a special agent for the department in the Meiji Government. Since the beginning of the Bakumatsu era, Hajime and Kenshin were in the opposite sides, even until the Meiji restoration happened, they were still in different sides. His tall stature and sharp eyes made him a terrifying figure. Although Kenshin and Hajime had a long competition since the Bakumatsu era, they could sometimes work together in the Meiji era, especially during the Shishio arc, they collaborated to hunt down Shishio Makoto.

8. Roy Mustang From Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood


Roy Mustang, also known as Flame Alchemist, is one of the strongest and brightest fire alchemists who still exist. Roy is a state alchemist and one of the military officers. Moreover, he was a war hero when the Ishval war occurred in the past. He was a manipulative master and tends to think a few steps ahead. He is one of those people who doesn’t talk much and like to hide his expressions, but seeing the fact that his best friend, Maes Hughes, was killed by one of the Homonculus, made Roy furious and burst out with emotions. In term of the relationship between Edward and Roy is only as the boss and his subordinate, but actually, far from that, they are friends who work together and help each other.

7. Shoto Todoroki From Boku no Hero Academia

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Shoto Todoroki has different colors hair which is white and red. This is because of his Quirk, it also makes him have the Heterochromia iridium disorder, where this negligence causes the iris of his eye has different color. Also, he has a distinctive burn scar on his face. It is told at the beginning, Shoto is a person who has a cold and aloof nature, all because of the rough upbringing and complicated life of his family in the past, Shoto is one of the characters in Boku no Hero Academia who has a pathetic past life. Half-Cold and Half-Hot allows his Quirk to issue an extraordinarily strong dual ability, this Quirk is inherited from both of its parents.

6. Hisoka Morow From Hunter x Hunter

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Described as a clown character full of tricks, Hisoka is completely selfish and does whatever it takes as long as it pleases him. This character can be said to be unclear and full of mystery, because some time, he is shown as the enemy of Gon, the main character of Hunter x Hunter. However, at the other times, he will also help Gon solve problems. In fact, Hisoka will act if it benefits him. Hisoka’s Nen type is Transmutation and his Hatsu is Bungee Gum. One more fact, though he is a cold-blooded killer, but like most other men, Hisoka is interested in a girl named Machi, she is one of the members of the Phantom Troupe. It can be infer from one of the scene where Hisoka invites Machi to go out on a date and eat dinner.

5. Portgas D. Ace From One Piece

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Ace is one of the adopted brothers of the main character, Monkey D. Luffy. He is one of the 2nd division commanders in the Whitebeard Pirates, and also known as Fire Fist Ace. Ace is the only child of the Portgas D. Rouge and Gold D. Roger and the only descendant of the pirate king, Gold D. Roger, until Echiro Oda kills him. I have literally no idea why Ace must be murdered. It is depicted that Ace has a more serious face than Luffy with a large tattoo on his back, painted a skull which is the symbol of the Whitebeard pirates. He also has a tattoo on his hand that reads ASCE with the letter S crossed out. Having a smart, friendly, and polite personality, Ace is one of the coolest characters in One Piece, but he is rarely seen and explored. Ace’s character is influential in One Piece story, regardless his role which is only the side character, especially after the Marineford war which killed him in the hands of Akainu.

4. Ai Hayasaka From Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai


Hayasaka is a second year student at Suchin’s academy. She is a young girl with blonde hair that is usually tied to the side. She will change her appearance to suit her role, either the role of a student or the role of a servant of the Kaguya family. Although she is still young, Hayasaka is able to learn anything quickly and adapt to the various types of situations. Basically, she is a kind girl who really care about Kaguya and considered her own sister.

3. Itachi Uchiha From Naruto

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Yes, one more side character who sacrifices himself so that the plot of the story develops. Itachi is a character from the Naruto anime who is said to be very suffering. When he was a child, Itachi was assigned to kill all the Uchiha clan except his younger brother. Then, he became a runaway ninja and joined a group of criminals called Akatsuki. He was hated by his own brother, Sasuke. His chilhood makes Sasuke to become a quiet and introvert ninja. Well said, the character Itachi was created by Masashi only to suffer. Even though people consider Itachi as a criminal, he actually one of the ninja who is loyal and obedient to Konohagakure. The past of Itachi was actually a lovely child who really loved his family. All of a sudden, everything changed when he was ordered to kill his own clan, because he believe that his clan would rebel Konoha.

2. Rem From Re:Zero


She is one of the twin maid demon girls from the Roswaal family. Rem is depicted as having short and blue hair that covers her right eye. Unlike her older sister, Rem likes to talk her own way, but she tends to speak in a polite manner. Rem herself is an Oni or devil, she can bring out a white horn on her forehead. However, only having one horn makes her physically weaker than other demons. Therefore, she uses additional magic and weapons to support her in the battle. Rem is used to use the Morning Star weapon which has a long chain.

1. Levi Ackerman From Attack On Titan


As a child, Levi was poor and lived in an underground city that was not exposed to sunlight. Levi, together with his childhood friend, often steals and rob traders. No wonder if he is accustomed to harsh language. However, surprisingly, Levi is one of those people who really likes cleaning. With his calm personality, Levi becomes the strongest warrior. His strength is described as equal to the entire army.

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