Over the years, there have been many characters that have become fan favorites for multiple reasons. But for some reason, it has always been the protagonist that has garnered the most love from fans. The probable reason for this might be the goodwill and power quotient of the character. But besides the main lead, there have been times when people have root for the side characters more. Thus, here is a brief list of all the Best Anime Side Characters!
Take the example of Demon Slayer, where the character of Nezuko is receiving way more love than the main character Tanjiro. This goes to prove that the main character is not always the one that fans will love and follow. Today, we have culminated a list of all those side characters that are loved by fans more than the lead character.
Shoto Todoroki (My Hero Academia)
Ever since fans got to meet Shoto Todoroki in the annual festival arc, it was clear that this character is here to stay. The popular My Hero Academia character, Shoto was not just another batchmate of Deku. He was the son of the world’s number hero, Endeavor. Hence, this line of interest was enough to show that Shoto has a deep character. His power quotient and the overall character design are also major reasons why people love this character.
Mikasa Ackerman (Attack on Titan)
The next name on this list of the Best Anime Side Characters is Mikasa Ackerman from Attack on Titan. Since the beginning of the show, Mikasa has proven to be a trustable companion. She is loyal, she is powerful, she is smart, and she is inspired. All these qualities are lackluster in the main character. On top of all this, Mikasa is flawed in every way. Her internal conflicts and her love for Eren are something that always pushes the character into a state of limbo. All this complexity has led to fans rooting for Mikasa way more than Eren.
Kakashi Hatake (Naruto)
The Naruto anime series has been one of the longest-running shows of all time. Over the course of time, the character of Naruto has gained many fans. But one character that fans love more than the protagonist is Kakashi Hatake. Ever since his first appearance, it was clear that this character is all set to become the most popular of them all. The teacher of Team 7 certainly has way more fans than he does in the anime itself.
L (Death Note)
The next name on this list of the Best Anime Side Characters is that of L Lawiet from Death Note. This cult-classic anime series is an unconventional show that takes into account the story of an antagonist. Even though Light was the show’s protagonist, fans only wanted L to come out victorious in the end. This goes to prove that no matter the protagonist, fans always tend to take the side of good before evil. Thus, detective L joins the list.
Levi (Attack on Titan)
One more Attack on Titan character that joins this list is Levi. Fans first saw Levi in the inaugural season of the show. The first-ever scene was his fighting sequence with the titans at the Rose Wall. Watching that scene was certainly something. Besides, it was clear with that scene that Levi is all set to become a popular character in the near future. If ever you come across the fan pages of AoT, you will know how crazy fans are over the character of Levi.
Vegeta (Dragon Ball)
The last name on this list of the Best Anime Side Characters is Vegeta. Yes, there are still fans who root for Goku and his sons. But there is a separate fanbase of Vegeta. Over the years, Goku has not shown any significant character development. Since the beginning, he was the good protagonist that everyone tends to love. On the contrary, it was Vegeta who has gone through the most ups and downs in his trajectory.
From being a downright threat to humanity, he became the strongest defender of Earth. This long arc is the main cause of Vegeta’s popularity over Goku.
With this, we have come to the conclusion of this list of the Best Anime Side Characters That Stole The Show! Tell us your thoughts about the contenders of this list. Is there any other character that we missed out on the list? Please let us know in the comment box below. Lastly, for more such exciting listicles, keep coming back to The Anime Daily.