The protagonist of an anime means they are the main lead of the anime. They stay at the centre of the series. But sometimes, the side characters, also known as supporting characters, get more attention than the main characters. They outdo the main character, gaining the spotlight, bringing color to the series and filling up the little gaps with their strong presence and actions. Sometimes, as it happens, viewers fall for the supporting characters rather than the main character. So, here is the top 10 list of the side characters who gained the spotlight of the viewers.
1. Killua Zoldyck
Killua Zoldyck is a hunter in the anime Hunter X Hunter and best friend of the main character Gon Freecs. He is a kind-hearted guy but becomes dangerous when provoked. He never had a normal childhood and had to become an assassin just at the tender age of eleven. But the viewers like his friendship with Gon.
2. Levi Ackerman
Levi Ackerman is the guy whose popularity didn’t go down in any season of the anime Attack on Titan. His personality as badass, strict and complex is what attracted the viewers, along with his strong presence and ability to defeat enemy, making it look like usual chores. He is basically known as “humanity’s strongest”, and he is a big hygiene freak if he’s not busy destroying enemies.
3. Erza Scarlet
Known as one of the most robust female anime characters, Erza Scarlet is one such character from Fairy Tale, who has a strict but fun-loving personality, which is loved by the viewers. She always felt insecure without her armor which is the result of her dark past as a child slave. The name Scarlet was given by Jelal, a childhood friend of hers who was also the victim of slavery.
This blue-haired girl from Re: Zero went through a major character development in the series, and viewers loved it. Rem has insecurities that are caused by her older sister Ram and her dealing with it is amazingly portrayed in the series. She went from killing the main character to saving and caring for him.
Kamina is one of the best characters of the anime Gurren Lagann. He has an extensive fan base alone because of his motivational personality in the show. He once admitted that he hides his self-doubts under his loud personality. Even though he might look like a simple character, he had his own complexities.
6. Shoto Todoroki
Shoto Todoroki from My Hero Academia has an edgy and relaxed personality that makes him a viewer’s fan favourite. It doesn’t take a genius to see that Shoto Todoroki has both the powers of fire and ice. He had to go through many struggles that made him insecure due to his father’s Endeavor, which makes him quite sympathetic.
7. L Lawliet
Lawliet won the hearts of the fans with his exceptional skills to investigate as the world-renowned detective and catching the culprit, which makes fans fall for him. He goes by his code name L. Light Yagami being the protagonist of the series doesn’t make L look any lesser in fan’s view.
8. Karma Akabane
Karma Akabane of Assassination Classroom seems like a class clown most of the time. He is known for being a troublemaker and seems like a lazy at first glance but despite that, he is a sympathetic character who gets good grades and is also an assassin in training.
9. Katsuki Bakugo
Katsuki Bakugo is kind of a rival to our protagonist Izuku Midoriya. His fasinating evolution from bullying the protagonist to helping and caring for him was what the viewers liked.
10. Zeref Dragneel
Zeref Dragneel is the antagonist of the series Fairy Tail. And he is also brother to the protagonist Natsu Dragneel. He is the user of Black Magic and Ankhseram gave him a contradictory curse.