Top 53 the Best and Coolest Male Anime Characters

01/31/2023 by

Male characters in Japanese anime, famous worldwide, attract fans with various types of coolness, visual appearance, performance in battle scenes, and the gap between their personalities during battles and everyday lives.

Thus, “anime samurai” surveyed 500 Japanese people on the Internet. Here is a list of “The Coolest Male Anime Characters” in a ranking format.


The best and coolest male anime characters: No.1 Roronoa Zoro from “ONE PIECE”


Release Year: 1999
Director: Shoji Yonemura (series composition)
Original Story: “ONE PIECE” by Eiichiro Oda
Production Companies: Fuji TV, Toei Animation
Theme Song: “We Are!” by Hiroshi Kitadani
Official Website

The first place goes to Roronoa Zoro, a character from Japan’s hugely popular national anime, “ONE PIECE.” The story is an ocean adventure in which the main character, Luffy, a young boy who aspires to be a pirate king, and his friends aim for the “One Piece (the Greatest Treasure of All)”. Together, they embark on a great adventure. Zoro is the first member of the “Straw Hat Pirates” led by Luffy and is a swordsman of the “Santo-Ryu” style of swordsmanship, in which he uses three Japanese swords. His trademark is his short green hair, three earrings in his left ear, and a belly band. He aims to become “the world’s greatest swordsman,” a promise he made to his best friend, who died in an accident when he was a child. He is a man of iron spirit who constantly trains and can endure even the deathly pain with his guts, and he wins the hearts of his fans with his willingness to put his body at risk to protect his friends. Another attractive feature is the lack of directional awareness besides his strong characteristics.

Reviews and comments

I like how cool it is to see him use three swords to trounce any strong enemy. He looks awesome and has a cool vibe! (Minyan)

It is cool to see how he has clear goals and dreams for himself, yet when a crisis arises, he tries to save his friends without hesitation, even if it means throwing and selling himself. The coolest thing about him is not telling his friends that he had a tough time. (Jun)

Strong, cool, and manly! He is an ideal man with a sharp tongue but is kind, and he is also a wonderful man who tries to keep his promises. When he fought Mihawk and was defeated, he said, “The scars on my back are a disgrace to a samurai,” and he tried to get himself killed with his arms wide open, and he swore with tears in his eyes that he would become a swordsman as strong as Luffy, was cool. (Nami)

He is visually attractive and cool, but I find his quiet, sometimes gentle, manly inner self very attractive. I would definitely fall in love with a man like him if there were one around. (Mami)

He is calm and doesn’t talk much, but I think he is more companionate than anybody else. It’s also really cool how he never loses himself and always aims to be a better version of himself. I love how he puts his life at risk for himself and his friends. (Macha Pudding)

The best and coolest male anime characters: No.2 Satoru Gojo from “Jujutsu Kaisen”


Release Year: 2020
Director: Park Sunghoo
Original Story: “Jujutsu Kaisen” by Gege Akutami
Production Company: MAPPA
Theme Song: “Kaikai Kitan” by Eve
Official Website

Second place goes to Gojo Satoru, a character from the popular anime “Jutsu Kaisen,” which portrays the theme of a curse. The story is a dark fantasy battle work that describes a group of Jujutsu Sorcerers who fight with the power of curses to exorcise “cursed spirits,” monsters born from negative human emotions. The main character is a high school student, Yuji Itadori, who was hunted down by a cursed spirit and obtained the power of the curse by eating the sealed finger of the king of curses, “Ryomen Sukuna,” who has terrifying magical powers. Gojo Satoru is a teacher at the sorcerer training school where Itadori is enrolled and is recognized by himself and others as the most powerful sorcerer in the world. He is a handsome man with remarkable eyes called “Rikugan” and always wears a blindfold made of fabric or sunglasses except when in battle. He attracts fans with his impassive personality, the gap between his daily life and his battles, and his overwhelming strength that enables him to defeat even a special-class spirit with ease.

Reviews and comments

When he took off his eye mask, he was unexpectedly highly handsome, and his eyes were gorgeous. I feel so relieved every time Mr. Gojo appears in the battle. And the way he uses the technique is so fantastic! (Anchi)

I believe Gojo Satoru is the one to talk about in “Jujutsu Kaisen.”He is a good-looking man with a carefree, jokey attitude and at his own pace, but in fact, he is the strongest sorcerer and the most handsome man in the world. He is the best. (Mimiko)

He usually hides his face with an eye mask and gives the impression of having a lazy personality, but I fell in love with the gap between his real face with the eye mask off and his handsome face and the fact that his personality is actually not that bad. (Fuku-fuku Sakura)

Despite his jokes, he takes his students and the conjuring world seriously. That gap is cool. I’m also attracted to his handsome appearance. (Kogashi Caramel)

His beautiful, crystal clear eyes when he takes off his blindfold, and the fact he makes a solid decision in front of his enemies, even though he usually jokes around or shows his unserious side, are just too cool! (Itchang)

The best and coolest male anime characters: No.3 Loid Forger from “SPY×FAMILY”


Release Year: 2022
Director: Kazuhiro Furuhashi
Original Story: “SPY×FAMILY” by Tatsuya Endo
Production Company: WIT STUDIO, CloverWorks
Theme Song: “Mixed Nuts” by Official HIGE DANdism
Official Website

Third place goes to Loid Forger, the protagonist of “SPY x FAMILY,” the most popular anime in Japan today. The story is a spy action and home comedy that depicts three people, a highly skilled spy with the code name “Tasogare,” an assassin named Yor, and a psychic girl named Anya, who struggle with daily troubles as they establish their first family while hiding their true identities from each other. Loid Forger is the psychiatrist whom the protagonist, Tasogare, acts as. As a former war orphan, his goal is to create “a world where no child cries.” The gap between his cool-headedness when he plays the role of a talented spy in the dark to protect his country and his kindness and warmth when he plays the role of a family member has won him praise from an extensive wide range of fans. Also, his ability to cook is highly impressive.

Reviews and comments

Although he is a skilled spy, he is fascinated by the warmth of his family as he plays the role of a fake family for the sake of his mission and plays at the heart of raising a child. The fact that he has a past of horrific experiences in war and is working in the dark to create a world where children don’t cry is goofy. (Ruru)

He is intelligent, smart, good at his job, cool looking, and has a very kind heart. (Hinomaru)

He is a perfect person who can do anything. At first glance, he seems cold and unfriendly, but he has a warm and caring heart for Yor and Anya, who are his temporary family members. (Fuu)

He is handsome, tall, and a talented spy who can do anything. But he’s not a tough character, and it’s cool that he’s expressive and funny. (umi)

He is athletic, intelligent, and cool in how he serves his country for the future of children, and how he acts with Anya and Yor in his heart even though he calls it a mission is incredible. In addition, he looks good. (Ren)

The best and coolest male anime characters: No.4 Son Goku from “Dragon Ball”

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Release Year: 1986
Director: Daisuke Nishio
Original Story: “Dragon Ball” by Akira Toriyama
Production Company: Toei Doga
Theme Song: “Maka Fushigi Adventure” by Hiroki Takahashi
Official Website

The fourth place goes to Son Goku, the main character of the anime “Dragon Ball,” which is overwhelmingly famous worldwide. The story revolves around the adventures of the main character, Son Goku, who collects “Dragon Balls,” a hidden treasure that will grant him one wish if he collects all seven balls scattered around the world. Son Goku is a Saiyan born on the planet Vegeta and raised on Earth. With a kind and generous personality, he fights evil to protect his beloved earth and the people he cares about. He trained under the martial arts master Kame-Sen’nin, who later became his best friend Krillin, and later grew up fighting to the death against various powerful enemies and competitors, which won the hearts of many people. Goku’s special move, “Kamehameha,” is very popular among children worldwide, time after time!

Reviews and comments

Powerful, funny, and kind, Sun Goku is the ideal man who is cool in all aspects. It’s also cool to see how he continues to evolve. (Kotsue)

It is cool that he is always positive, never gives up in facing any difficulties, and ultimately has the ability to lead the way in resolving many difficulties. He’s been my favorite character since I was a kid. (masarashika)

He is airhead but is strong when motivated. He is also a companionable person and cares about his friends. The best part is that he became stronger after his friends were beaten rather than losing himself. (Yamato Oji)

I like the grown-up Goku because he is so cool. His fighting style of kicking off the strong guys in the world and making them his allies is cool and makes me feel strong. I also like his lovable personality. (Pass)

I love him because he has an unbelievable strongness, he is pleasant to watch, and not only does he have a cool face, but he is honest and kind. (Mami)

The best and coolest male anime characters: No.5 Gintoki Sakata from “Gintama”


Release Year: 2006
Director: Shinji Takamatsu (Episodes 1-105), Yoichi Fujita (Episodes 100-201)
Original Story: “Gintama” by Hideaki Sorachi
Production Company: Sunrise
Theme Song: “Pray” by Tommy heavenly6
Official Website

The fifth place goes to Gintoki Sakata, the main character of the very popular anime “Gintama,” which has sold more than 55 million copies in Japan. The story is a comedy about a samurai, Gintoki Sakata, who is the only one who maintains his unchanging spirit in the town of Edo, where samurai have lost their swords and pride due to the rise of the aliens, “Tenjin” who suddenly appeared out of the sky and the sword abolition order. Usually, he looks like a dead fish, but he is a skilled samurai known as the “legendary Exclusionist.” When he fights, his eyes shine brightly, and he defeats his enemies with his superior instantaneous force, strong power, and strong vitality that far surpasses ordinary people. He is famous for the gap between the characters and his humanity in rushing to someone’s rescue in a crisis.

Reviews and comments

He is a neet who usually lays around and lives for another day, but he is cool in that he is strong in his beliefs and will go to any means to protect what is important to him. He is good-looking and very strong. And his jokes are funny. That gap is beautiful. (Pochita)
Strong in the fight. His eyes are like dead fish, which shine when the need arises. He’s cool in that he can’t leave his friends behind and cherishes the relationships he has formed with them. (Otsu)

He is usually goofy and seems unreliable, but it is cool that he always saves the day when the situation calls for it. My favorite character even after all these years. (Bebebe)

He is a goofy character, but when the time comes, he has a logical way of doing things and thinking, which is cool and something I can learn a lot from. (Makosan)

He is manly and cool. He doesn’t talk much, never mentions important things, clumsy and messy, unstable and useless at his job, but he’s cool in his reliability to say that he’ll come to your rescue. (Momo)

The best and coolest male anime characters: No.6 Monkey・D・Luffy from “ONE PIECE”

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Release Year: 1999
Director: Shoji Yonemura (series composition)
Original Story: “ONE PIECE” by Eiichiro Oda
Production Companies: Fuji TV, Toei Animation
Theme Song: “We Are!” by Hiroshi Kitadani
Official Website

In sixth place goes to Monkey D. Luffy, the main character of “ONE PIECE,” a manga series that boasts overwhelming popularity in Japan. The story is an adventure battle in which the main character, Luffy, a young boy who aspires to be a pirate king, and his friends go on a grand adventure in search of “One Piece (The Greatest Treasure of All Japan).” Luffy is the captain of the pirate “Straw Hat Pirates,” who dreams of becoming the “Pirate King” by conquering the Great Passage (Grand Line). He is a rubber human who has acquired the ability of “Gomu Gomu no Mi” (rubber fruit) and fights with powerful attacks and techniques such as “Gear,” which uses his entire body like a pump to increase his physical strength. He can use the “sovereign HAKI,” which can only be acquired by a chosen one, and his fighting style with unyielding beliefs against all odds fascinates his fans.

Reviews and comments

Usually, he jokes around and seems selfish, but when the situation calls for it, he is very cool because he is considerate of his friends, has his share of beliefs, and is trusted by his friends. (Yassu)

He is funny, cheerful, and manly in the way he loves his friends, and he is also cool in the way he has the guts to stand up against any strong enemy for his friends and to pursue his dreams. Since pirates are a man’s romance, I envy his way of living when I see him. (Utamaru)

I like the fact that he is a companionable person, fights for his friends and allies, and gets stronger and stronger. The battle scenes are always cool and inspiring. (Ah-San)

His way of living is cool. I like how he is kind and strict to his friends and has a sense of respect for his enemies. (Yosshi)

He is a good friend and always helps others in a crisis, he goes straight for his dreams, and he always fights through without giving up. (Pen)

The best and coolest male anime characters: No.7 Levi from “Attack on Titan”

Release Year: 2013
Director: Tetsuro Araki
Original Story: “Attack on Titan” by Hajime Isayama
Production Company: WIT STUDIO
Theme Song: “Guren no Yumiya” by Linked Horizon
Official Website

The seventh place goes to Levi, a character from the anime “Attack on Titan,” which drew much attention for its high-impact worldview in which Titans prey on humans. The story is a dark fantasy depicting the battle between the overwhelming power of the Titans and the humans who fight against them. In a world where humans live in a city surrounded by high walls for 100 years to prevent the sudden appearance of Titans, a young boy named Ellen, whose mother was preyed on by a Titan, fights with his friends to eliminate the Titans. Levi is the head soldier of the Scout Regiment, which steps outside the wall where the Titans live and expand the sphere of human existence. He is so powerful that he is called the strongest soldier of mankind. He is famous for his battle style, in which he uses his extraordinary physical strength and speed to knock down Titans in an instant, as well as for his domineering personality while at the same time being considerate of his fellow soldiers. A spin-off work featuring Levi was also produced.

Reviews and comments

I like how he expresses his thoughts and feelings and how the people around him recognize and respect him for it. I admire his strong will and his attitude of believing in himself and carrying through in every situation. (KanTsuma)

I like his long, sharp, sanpaku eyes, unique hair style, overpowering strength, and friendliness. In his looks and inner side, he has a coolness that even a man can fall in love with. (Taku)

He doesn’t say anything snappy, but the few lines he says and the way he says them are impressive. I like the fighting scenes, of course, but I also like his kindness that can be seen in the harshness and the fact that he doesn’t overconfidently believe in his own strength. (Meguru)

He has a cool and cold-hearted impression as the most powerful man of humanity, but I like that he is just a little awkward but is actually very kind and shows a side of him that is considerate of his subordinates. It is cool to see him fighting for his friends. (Min)

In the beginning, I thought he was ruthless, but he has a strong core and is very friendly to his fellow man. He is attractive because he is decisive, dynamic, and above all, strong. His calm attitude and his dialogue when making decisions are also cool. (Momo)

The best and coolest male anime characters: No.8 Kyojuro Rengoku from “Demon Slayer”

Release Year: October 16, 2020
Director: Haruo Sotozaki
Original work: “Demon Slayer” by Koyoharu Gotouge
Production Company: ufotable
Theme song: “Homura” by LiSA
Official Website

The righth place goes to Kyojuro Rengoku, a character in the blockbuster movie “Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train,” which was the number one box office hit in the world for the year 2020. The story is a dark fantasy in which the main character, Tanjiro Kamado, whose family was killed by demons, joins the “The Demon Slayer Corps” and engages in fierce battles to return his sister, who has turned into a demon, to human form. Kyojuro, who holds the title of “Flame Pillar,” is one of the “Pillars,” the highest-ranking members of the the Demon Slayer Corps. He has a strong sense of justice, a dynamic personality, and a prideful spirit. In the film animation, he and Tanjiro board the “Mugen Train,” where many people have gone missing, and confront the demons that lurk on the train. The way he continues to fight, even sacrificing himself with his unshakable beliefs, is so excellent that the way he lives his life as Kyojuro Rengoku was supported intensely by his fans.

Reviews and comments

“I was not interested in anime before, but this is the first character I fell in love with. I was shocked by his mental strength, his outstanding physical ability, his hard work, his spirit of altruism, his kindness from the bottom of his heart, and his strength never to give up; all of these things were so impressive!” (ena)

It is very cool that he protects humans from demons even if it costs him his own life, and that he also thinks it is natural to do so. His kind and his manly side is very attractive. (Yuzuri)

Because everything is cool and desirable: his magnificent attitude, his ability, his consideration for his younger colleagues as a senior, his love for his family, his passion, and so on.” (Tomaton)

He is attractive and cool looking, and his personality is also pleasant and cool. He is strong, kind, and dependable as a big brother, and I instantly fell in love with him when I saw him in the anime! (Saku)

The way he lives his life is overly cool and worthy of respect. He is strong, kind, dependable, has a funny side, and is a strong character. I will never forget him.” (Michan 77)

The best and coolest male anime characters: No.9 Kirito from “Sword Art Online”

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Release Year: 2012
Director: Tomohiko Itō
Original Story: “SWORD ART ONLINE” by Reki Kawahara
Production Company: A-1 Pictures
Theme Song: “crossing field” by LiSA
Official Website

Ninth place goes to Kirito, the main character of “Sword Art Online,” an anime version of the popular novel by Reki Kawahara. The story is a fantasy science fiction in the VRMMORPG “Sword Art Online. The story follows Kirito, one of the players, who gets caught up in a terrifying death game in which if one dies in the online game world, one will die in the real world as well. The story depicts his struggle to complete the game, which is the only way to escape from this world, as he is the first to accept the truth of the game. Kirito, with a childlike face and introverted personality but excels at insight, observation, and logical thinking, is also known as the “Black Swordsman.” He is popular among fans for his cool two-sword fighting style and ability.

Reviews and comments

I like the fact that he is thin and somehow feminine, yet extremely strong in battle. In addition, he has aspects of being highly insightful, observant, reasoning, etc., which makes me feel excited. I will always remember the scene when he tried to stop a large number of people for his friend, saying, “Sorry… the road is blocked here.” (Marie)
I find his outstanding strength in battle scenes, the timing of his appearance, and his willpower to protect his allies are cool. (CAMUS)

He looked cool and was strong in battle, but he was also cool in the way he overcame the darkness in his own heart and soul. (kalochan)

I like that he is a sloppy gamer, but he is considerate of others and a good listener. I also like the way he stands up for his friends. I think that gap is cool. (MOON)

He has a strong fighting ability that is worthy of the name of the best, and I like his loyalty to his girlfriend and his character of caring for his friends. I also like his intelligence to solve various problems with a thought process that is hard to believe that he is a student. (Shiro)

The best and coolest male anime characters: No.10 Black Jack from “Black Jack”

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Release Year: 1993
Director: Dezaki Osamu
Original Story: “Black Jack” by Osamu Tezuka
Production Company: Tezuka Production
Theme Song: “Just Before The Sunrise” by RHODES
Official Website

The 10th place goes to Black Jack, the main character of Osamu Tezuka’s masterpiece “Black Jack”, which has sold more than 176 million copies worldwide. The story is a medical humanistic drama about the activities of Black Jack, a genius surgeon known throughout the world for his divine and advanced techniques, even though he is not licensed. When Black Jack was still a young boy named “Kuroo Hazama”, he lost his family in a severe accident and was seriously injured. After overcoming hellish rehabilitation, he was reborn as a genius surgeon, Black Jack. With the world’s best medical skills and a strong sense of justice, Black Jack, with his cool appearance and passionate heart, is an enduringly popular character.

Reviews and comments

He is the best doctor in the world, has no medical license, doesn’t hang out with anyone, doesn’t belong to any organization, and is a cool independent guy. (SAKA)

He is an excellent surgeon, and he cures any disease, and he acts ruthlessly, but in reality he is kind and has faith, and of course his all-black fashion is cool! (Apo chan)

The solitary genius surgeon, the sad accident that left a mother and child in physical dismemberment at his early age, the physical handicap he suffered, the way he traveled around the world with one overwhelming skill and human kindness without being discriminated against, are too cool. (Steven)

I love the script by director Osamu Dezaki and his team, the character designs by Akio Sugino, and Black Jack, whom Akio Otsuka voices, are just too cool. The dramatic expressions, dialogue, and glimpses of humanity are truly wonderful. The dialogue with Pinoko, voiced by Yuko Mizutani, is also great! (Tototon)

The best and coolest male anime characters: No.10 Jimmy Kudo from “Detective Conan”


Release Year: 1996
Director: Kenji Kodama, Yasuichiro Yamamoto, Masato Sato, Koujin Ochi, Nobuharu Kamanaka
Original Story: “Detective Conan” by Gosho Aoyama
Production Company: Tokyo Movie
Theme Song: “Mochi ga Doki Doki” by THE HIGH-LOWS
Official Website

Also in tenth place is Jimmy Kudo (Shinichi Kudo), the main character of the nationally famous “Detective Conan” anime series, which has sold 230 million copies. The story is about a high school student, Jimmy Kudo, who was turned into an elementary school student by the Black Organization, who hides his true identity and takes the name Conan Edogawa. Jimmy Kudo, the son of a mystery writer father and a former actress mother, is a genius detective known as the “savior of the Japanese police.” With his high powers of deductive reasoning and insight, he solves cases with his signature line, “One truth prevails,” which has long attracted fans worldwide. Although he is now an elementary school student, he is a fresh, handsome, and athletically talented man. His loyalty to his childhood friend Ran and how he helps his friends with his sense of justice are also reasons for his popularity!

Reviews and comments

He is smart and athletic, and it is very cool to see him solve difficult cases one after another as a great detective. It is also wonderful that he is loyal to Ran-chan and always helps her out because he is a good friend. (Ramu)
It is cool that he is a kid physically but solves difficult problems with his high school brain. Also cool is the fact that he is good at playing soccer and kicks the ball to finish off the criminals! (sige)

He is handsome, athletic, and most importantly, smart. I also think the snappy things he sometimes says to Ran are very cool! (Fumi)

I think it’s very cool that he’s shy and embarrassed but also very concerned about Ran-chan, the tsundere. (Harukazekohaku)

He’s smart and has excellent logic skills, he boldly takes on challenges, he’s loyal to Ran, and he’s very supportive of his friends! (beautiful autumn leaves)

The best and coolest male anime characters: No.10 Shoto Todoroki from “My Hero Academia”

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Release Year: 2016
Director: Kenji Nagasaki
Original Story: “My Hero Academia” by Kohei Horikoshi
Production Company: Bonds
Theme Song: “THE DAY” by Porno Graffitti
Official Website

Also at 10th place is Shoto Todoroki from “My Hero Academia,” an anime that boasts high popularity overseas and won the Best Manga category of the “Harvey Awards” sponsored by Fantagraphics, a publishing company. The story takes place in a world where about 80% of the population has some supernatural ability called “QUIRK.” The story depicts the hero, Deku, who was born without any quirk, fighting alongside his friends to become a “hero” who protects people and society from accidents, disasters, and criminals and villains who abuse their “quirk.” Shoto Todoroki is a classmate of Deku. He is a handsome man with white hair on the right half and red hair on the left half, and different eye colors on each side. He is popular for his cool fighting style, a hidden inner passion, and natural, out-of-the-box behavior while displaying his ice-and-fire quirk.

Reviews and comments

Usually he seems cool, and it is interesting to see how he brings out his fire and ice quirk during battle scenes. He is beautiful in many different ways. (Ayuka)

He may seem cool, but he is a kind and gentle boy who loves his friends. The part where he showed his flame quirk, which he had been hiding for a long time, was also very powerful. (Ayuka)

Besides having a handsome face, he is always calm and very cool. It’s very nice to see him overcome problems within his family and become a hero. (A person who wants to be a cat)

He is tall, smart, powerful, has a good voice, seems cool with a touch of airheadedness, and is recognized as a handsome man even by the official ranking system. (Sarasaki)

He is handsome, friendly, kind, and strong in fighting due to his blessed quirk. However, he is cute with his airheadedness and sometimes out of his natural behavior. (Hisui)

The best and coolest male anime characters: No.10 Ichigo Kurosaki from “BLEACH”

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Release Year: 2004
Director: Noriyuki Abe
Original Story: “BLEACH” by Kubo Taito
Production Company: studio Pierrot
Theme Song: “*Asterisk” by ORANGE RANGE
Official Website

Also in tenth place is Ichigo Kurosaki, the main character of the popular anime “BLEACH,” which has sold more than 120 million copies worldwide. The story depicts Ichigo Kurosaki, a high school student who has been assigned to act as a “Shinigami (god of death),” a regulator who maintains the balance between this world and the spirit world by bringing souls to Buddhahood and exterminating emptiness and struggles to solve disturbances involving the evil spirit “Hollow” with a Shinigami girl who gave him Shinigami powers. Ichigo Kurosaki’s hidden potential and spiritual pressure are incredible. He is very popular for being too handsome as he rises to the top through his combat skills and reflexes acquired through numerous battles and training. He is a kind-hearted character who does not like conflicts, and many people admire how he protects his younger sister as the eldest son!

Reviews and comments

He is strong and manly but kind, especially kind and considerate to his friends and family. And the fact that he is straight-forward in helping others is also cool! (yuki)
There are many attractive characters in the book, but Ichigo Kurosaki is the coolest, as he is strong and grows with his friends! (mouse)

I used to read this manga. Now that the anime is on air, I watch it with my kids, and they are screaming, “Cool!” I used to think the same way, so I chose Ichigo Kurosaki.” (Shaketonbo)

Ichigo Kurosaki is a cool character with a lot of conviction and logic. He consistently kept a strong heart from the beginning to the end and was exquisitely good as a character on the royal road of shonen manga! (Iwashidani)

From the beginning, his feelings as the eldest son and the strength of his feelings as an acting Shinigami are cool. The way he grows stronger and stronger is also very attractive! (Jagarikokoo)

The best and coolest male anime characters: No.10 Ryo Saeba from “City Hunter”

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Release Year: 1987
Director: Kenji Kodama
Original Story: “City Hunter” by Tsukasa Hojo
Production Companies: Yomiuri TV, Japan Sunrise
Theme Song: “City Hunter ~Ai Yo Kienaide~” by Kaoru Kohiruimaki
Official Website

Also in the top 10 is the main character Ryo Saeba from the popular anime “City Hunter,” which has also been made into a live-action movie by Jackie Chan. The story is an action-comedy set in Shinjuku, Tokyo. It depicts “City Hunter” Saeba, a sweeper who takes on many jobs, from bodyguard and detective to murder. He uncovers the city’s darkness and solves various crimes with extraordinary skills. The self-proclaimed 20-year-old Saeba is involved with beautiful women? He is the number one sweeper in the underworld, taking on wacky requests that cannot be publicized only when the client’s true feelings move him. However, his incomparable love for women leads him to engage in comical exchanges with beautiful women in his everyday life. This gap between his personality and that of his fans has made him a favorite among them.

Reviews and comments

He is usually chasing girls and flirting, but when he solves a case, he is very cool and decisive. I love the gap between the two. (Mimichan)
Not only is he tall and macho with a good-looking body and face, but he is also cool in that he pretends to be flirtatious and erotic, but is loyal and serious! (3 moon)

Usually, he is a funny character who loves women, and when he sees a beautiful woman, he will go up to her. However, when it comes to working, he shows his dependability by using his sharp eyes to capture his targets and protect his clients and friends. (Kazu-Tora)

He is not only handsome, funny, and has a relaxed vibe, but he also has great physical strength, insight, and fighting skills, which makes him very cool. (Shigeso)

He loves women and has a dirty mind, but when a woman is in danger, he turns sharp and cool to protect her, and the gap between the two is irresistibly cool! (Kita)

The best and coolest male anime characters: No.10 Hanamichi Sakuragi from “SLAM DUNK”

Quote: Amazon Prime Video

Release Year: 1993
Director: Nobutaka Nishizawa (Series Director)
Original Story: “SLAM DUNK” by Takehiko Inoue
Production Companies: TV Asahi, Toei Doga
Theme Song: “Kimi ga suki datte yakuritai” by BAAD
Official Website

Also ranked No.10 is Hanamichi Sakuragi, the main character of “SLAM DUNK,” a milestone basketball manga by the internationally famous author Takehiko Inoue. The story is about a former delinquent high school student, Hanamichi Sakuragi, who joins the Shohoku High School basketball club and grows up through friendly competition with the troublesome club members he meets there. Hanamichi Sakuragi, a freshman in high school, hates basketball because he has been rejected by 50 women, and the last one who rejected him liked a basketball team member. However, Hanamichi falls in love at first sight with Haruko Akagi, who recruits him to the basketball club, and he joins the club for her, even though he is a complete beginner. He is very popular for his coolness as he steadily works hard at practice even though he hates basketball. His talent eventually blossoms through his perseverance and refusal to give up! He is a character that everyone wants to root for.

Reviews and comments

It’s kind of cool to see how serious he is about basketball. It was shocking to watch him when I was a child. I like him more than his eternal rival, Nagarekawa-Kun. (AyakaAyaka)

It is adorable that he is so cheerful and plays basketball with an undaunted spirit. On the other hand, the loyalty to Haruko is cute. He has many charms. (Shimaringo star)

His cheerful, passionate character and his unwillingness to give up are wonderfully cool. And most of all, I love the fact that he loves his friends! (BOX)

He is tall and has a cool face. He is also strong in fights, and his physical abilities make him a very cool player. (Tiro)

I started playing basketball because I admired Hanamichi Sakuragi, a basketball player who has a bizarre character set but is somehow lovable. I am sure there are many people like me! (miller052)

The best and coolest male anime characters: No.10 Aki Hayakawa from “Chainsaw Man”

Quote: Amazon Prime Video

Release Year: 2022
Director: Ryu Nakayama
Original Story: “Chainsaw Man” by Tatsuki Fujimoto’
Production Company: MAPPA
Theme Song: “KICK BACK” by Kenshi Yonezu
Official Website

Also in 10th place is Aki Hayakawa, a character from the anime “Chainsaw Man,” which is famous for its chaotic atmosphere. The story is a horror-action film depicting the fierce battles of demon hunters, including Denji, a boy who has acquired the power to transform himself into a “chainsaw demon” in a world where demons are prevalent in everyday life. Aki Hayakawa is a member of the Devil Hunter Section 4 of the Public Security Bureau, where Denji, who has become a devil, is under the control of the Devil Hunters. He fights various enemies with Tenji and others, but his parents and younger brother were killed by a “gun demon” in the past, and he became a Devil Hunter to take revenge for their deaths. He is popular for his strong belief and ability to the point that he is willing to die, for putting his life on the line to defeat the Devil Hunters, and for his cold-hearted but kind-hearted and compassionate nature.

Reviews and comments

I thought he was a quiet and calm person, but after learning about his love for his family, I found him to be a hot and caring person and was attracted to him. (Maaya)
He is cool, handsome, and smart. He is not good at socializing with others due to a painful childhood experience. Still, after he gets a roommate like a younger brother or sister, his brotherly nature comes out in full force, and the gap between the two is adorable! (Pinako)

He is a cool, calm and down-to-earth character with a handsome appearance. But inside, he has passionate thoughts and beliefs, and it is cool that he cares about his friends very much. (Mimi)

Not only in appearance, but also in the way he gradually forgives the hero and heroines toward the middle of the story, and the way he lives his life as a human being, sometimes protecting even the devil at his own risk, touched my heart. (Hoshimi)

He is cool and calm, but there is a cool gap between his passionate pursuit of the gun demon to avenge his family and his ability to do household chores! (Shy)

The best and coolest male anime characters: No.10 Kaede Rukawa from “SLAM DUNK”


Release Year: 1993
Director: Nobutaka Nishizawa (Series Director)
Original Story: “SLAM DUNK” by Takehiko Inoue
Production Companies: TV Asahi, Toei Doga
Theme Song: “Kimi ga suki dato sakebitai” by BAAD
Official Website

Also in 10th place is Kaede Rukawa, a character from the internationally popular basketball manga “SLAM DUNK” by Takehiko Inoue, a milestone in basketball’s history. The story is about a high school delinquent, Hanamichi Sakuragi, who joins the Shohoku High School basketball club after meeting a girl. It grows up through friendly competition with the other members of the club, who are full of problems. Kaede Rukawa is a first-year student like Hanamichi and is the team’s leading super rookie. Hanamichi has a rivalry with Rukawa because Haruko Akagi, whom Hanamichi has a crush on, has a crush on him. Usually, Rukawa is sleepy and disinterested in everything, but only when he is playing basketball is he passionate, and the gap between the two is just too significant. In the play, there is also a Kaede Rukawa group.

Reviews and comments

Anyway, his playing style is too cool. He doesn’t talk much, and his coolness is also cool. And his fights are as strong as Hanamichi’s. (Beni no Buta)

“He is always calm and cool, but when he plays basketball, he is very passionate, and the play itself is outstanding and cool for everyone to see!” (Delfie)

I just love his face. He is handsome. I love the gap between the cool guy I thought he was, and the guy who actually doesn’t think about anything, and his passion for basketball. (A person who loves Kaede)

Normally, he is quiet, calm, and cool, but when it comes to basketball, he is cool because he plays with passion! (Miki)

He has a cool and quiet personality, but he makes the right decisions when he plays. And he is cool looking too!” (Mikimiki)

The best and coolest male anime characters: No.10 Tanjiro Kamado from “Demon Slayer”

Quote: Amazon Prime Video

Release Year: 2019
Director: Haruo Sotozaki
Original work: “Demon Slayer” by Koyoharu Gotouge
Production company: ufotable
Theme song: “Gurenge” by LiSA
Official Website

The 10th and last is Tanjiro Kamado, the main character of the popular anime “Demon Slayer,” which has sold over 150 million copies of its original comic book. The story is a dark fantasy in which Tanjiro Kamado, a boy whose family was killed by demons, joins the “he Demon Slayer Corps” which aims to eliminate demons to return his sister, Nezuko Kamado, who is the only survivor but has turned into a demon, to human form and engages in fierce battles with a variety of demons. Despite his tragic situation, Tanjiro stands up for Nezuko, overcoming his fear and risking his life to fight the demons. His bravery, kind and pure character and the way he moves forward with unwavering faith are fantastic and have captured the hearts of those who have seen him.

Reviews and comments

There are many pure characters in various anime characters, but I think this man is without a doubt the strongest pure person in history. (Romantic Melon)

He is family oriented and friendly to everyone equally. He is also cool in the way he overcomes his fear and confronts his enemies, even though he is not strong by any means. (Poko-poko)

At the young age of 13, his family was killed by demons, and his surviving sister was also turned into a demon. It’s cool that he dares to go on even in this terrible situation. (Shinkiro)

Although he is not a fighter by nature, he is brave enough to throw himself into battle without hesitation to protect his family. Even on the death line, he never wavers in his positive attitude as he moves forward. That scene gives me goosebumps! (Nick)

He is very kind and family-oriented, and I was moved by the way he continues to work hard even in the hardest training sessions. I think he is a character with the charm to move people. (chie04)

The best and coolest male anime characters. Here are the No.19 and below!

No.19: Uchiha Itachi from “NARUTO”
No.19: Tuxedo Mask from “Sailor Moon”
No.19: Trafalgar Law from “ONE PIECE”
No.19: Saichi Sugimoto from “Golden Kamuy”
No.19: Kurama from ”Yu Yu Hakusho”
No.19: Hiei from ”Yu Yu Hakusho”
No.25: Edward Elric from “Full Metal Alchemist”
No.25: Killua from ”HUNTER×HUNTER”
No.25: Kurapika from “ HUNTER×HUNTER”
No.25: Shanks from “ONE PIECE”
No.25: Sebastian Michaelis from “Black Butler”
No.25: Denji from “Chainsaw Man”
No.25: Trunks from “Dragon Ball”
No.25: Vegeta from “Dragon Ball”
No.25: Toru Amuro from “Detective Conan”
No.25: Kid the phantom thief from “Detective Conan”
No.25: Hajime Saito from “Rurouni Kenshin”
No.25: Sesshomaru from “Inuyasya”
No.25: Tatsuya Shiba from “The Irregular at Magic High School”
No.25: Akira Sendo from “SLAM DUNK”
No.25: Hyakunosuke Ogata from “Golden Kamuy”
No.40: Naruto from “NARUTO”
No.40: Ace from ”ONE PIECE”
No.40: Almight from “My hero Academia”
No.40: Sanji from “ONE PIECE”
No.40: Howl from “Howl’s moving castle”
No.40: Kakashi Hatake from “NARUTO ”
No.40: Piccolo From “Dragon Ball”
No.40: Blono Buccellati from “Jojo’s BIZARRE ADVENTURE”
No.40: Yamcha from “Dragon Ball”
No.40: Yang Wen-li from from “Legend of the Galactic Heroes”
No.40: Koyomi Araragi from “Bakemonogatari”
No.40: Kyoya Hibari from “Coach Hit man REBORN!”
No.40: Ouki from “Kingdom”
No.40: Rui Hanazawa from “Boys Over Flower”
No.40: Yukio Kasamatsu from “Kuroko’s Basketball”
No.40: Kishiichi from “BLUE ROCK”
No.40:I nuyasha from “Inuyasha”
No.40: Daisuke Jigen from “Lupin III”
No.40: Sota Munakata from “Sparrow door lock”
No.40: Kaworu Nagisa from “Neon Genesis EVANGELION”
No.40: Chifuyu Matsuno from “Tokyo Revengers”
No.40: Shuichi Akai from “Detective Conan”
No.40: Red Haired Shanks from “ONE PIECE”
No.40: Toshiro from “Gintama”
No.40: Shikamaru Nara from “NARUTO”
No.40: Kojiro Hyuga from “Captain Tsubasa”
No.40: Toshiro Hitsugaya from “BLEACH”
No.40: Katsuki Bakugo from “My Hero Academia”
No.40: Gaku Yaotome from “IDOLiSH7”
No.40: Giyu Tomioka from “Demon Slayer”
No.40: Light Yagami from “DEATH NOTE”
No.40: Nobita Nobi from “Draemon”
No.40: Izumi Midoriya from “My Hero Academia”
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The Coolest Male Anime Characters Q&A

Q1. Who are the coolest characters in anime?

According to a survey of 500 people, Roronoa Zoro from ”ONE PIECE” is the coolest anime character. For more information, click here.

Q2. Which anime works have the cool characters?

”ONE PIECE,” ”Jujutsu Kaisen,” ”SPY×FAMILY,” ”Dragon Ball,” and ”Gintama” have cool characters. For more information, click here.

Q3. Who are the top 5 coolest anime characters?

Here is a list of the top5 coolest anime characters. 1. Roronoa Zoro from “ONE PIECE”,  2. Satoru Gojo from “Jujutsu Kaisen”,  3. Loid Forger from ”SPY×FAMILY”, 4. Son Goku from ”Dragon Ball”, 5. Gintoki Sakata from “Gintama”. For more information, click here.


This article showswe The Top 10 Best and Coolest Male Anime Characters. All of the characters were undoubtedly cool. If you like, please check out the anime you’re interested in on video streaming services!

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