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Culture Nov 01, 2021

4 Character Stereotypes in Anime and Manga

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If you have been watching anime for a long time, you will notice that a lot of them have stereotypical characters, from the crybaby main characters to the air heads.

Here are some of the most common stereotypes in anime

1. Cute Airhead

This type of anime character is mostly seen in a lot of slice of life anime shows. We see the cute and clumsy characters- usually girls- that are used for anime relief.

Examples of anime characters that fall under this stereotype are:

    • Yoshiko Hanabatake (Aho girl)
    • Chika Fujiwara (Kaguya Sama: Love is War)
    • Olivia (Asobi Asobase)

2. Shounen: (Protagonist that never gives up)

In my personal opinion, this type of anime characters are the most annoying set of anime characters. They always seem to be too optimistic and talk the villain out of fighting.

They are mostly oblivious but are always able to solve problems.

Example of these characters are:

  • Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto)
  • Asta (Black Clover)

3. The Cool Side Character

This character stereotype is also found in long-running Shounen anime. The cool side character is always a sort of side kick to the main character and has the exact opposite personality compared to the protagonist.

Examples of these types of anime characters are:

  • Killua (Hunter X Hunter)
  • Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Yuno (Black Clover)

4. The Overpowered Protagonist

This type of anime character is mostly found in harem or isekai anime, sometimes shounen too. We have this overpowered male protagonist who is basically unbeatable and no villain can dream of touching him.

Most of the time, this anime character is very oblivious and doesn't have any personality but for some reason, girls always fall in love with him.

Examples of types of anime characters are:

  • Ainz Ooal Gown (Overlord)
  • Diablo (How Not to Summon a Demon Lord)

We have different stereotypes when it comes to anime, let's not forget the pervert and the beautiful girl who falls in love with the basic protagonist. However, these stereotypes still make anime interesting and fun to watch.