Anime is full of characters, and the audience doesn't need to get impressed by protagonists only. The anime world is full of variety, and so are plots and characters. Some characters are powerful enough to leave a long impression despite their short duration, making this Japanese anime exciting and unique. Here, we will count on the top 10 such Japanese anime characters that gained popularity despite being a side character.
1. Levi Ackerman
Levi is a Survey Corps commander who is a master in killing Titans. There are scenarios when this person takes down dozens of them, including the beast Titan. He is skilled and intelligent and is respected by almost everyone in the corps. The being he hates most is Zeke, the beast titan, who aspires to slaughter him with his own hands.
2. Inosuke Hashibira
Inosuke is a swordsman of the demon slayer corps who use beast breathing to slaughter demons. He has also gained remarkable popularity among the series lovers. He comprises a firm body but a beautiful famine face with blue hair. He is fearless, bold, skilled, and hard-working.
3. Zenitsu Agatsuma
Zenitsu is also quite popular among fans due to his dual personality. He is shown as a timid person with excellent hearing ability, but when it comes to a blend of sleep and fight, he is a skilled swordsman who uses thunder breathing and can defeat demons with mastery over just a single form.
4. L Lawliet
L Lawliet also gained popularity via death note, where he is a highly esteemed international detective who took just a couple of seconds to figure out the location of a mysterious killer. He is brilliant and hard to beat.
5. Eucliwood Hellscythe
Eculiwood Hellscythe is also quite popular, even though she barely spoke a word throughout the series except for the episode when her powers suddenly got swapped. She is beautiful and innocent yet powerful.
6. Itachi Uchiha
Hitachi gained popularity due to his backstory, where he mascaraed his clan, including his parents and love. The way he did it was a tragedy, but the reason was solid. He left his brother alive, wishing that someday his brother would be the one to end his misery by taking his life.
7. Satoru Gojo
Satoru Gojo is the strongest sorcerer and the teacher of rest three characters of the series. He has a loveable and adorable personality that perfectly matches his charming looks of blue eyes and silvery grey hair.
8. Mikasa Ackerman
Mikasa has always been best, whether the training or the series. She was most vigorous yet madly in love with Erne. Mikasa is excellent in titan slaughtering and could go to any level to protect Eren. She is adorable and quiet throughout the series.
She is the antagonist of Chainman Saw, who managed to outshine his positive counterpart in the series. She is a devil who looks like an ordinary innocent human with red hair. She is perhaps the strongest and the control devil in the series.
10. Nezuko Kamado
Nezuko is a demon sister of Tanjiro, the Protagonist. She becomes a demon after Muzan slaughters her family. She is powerful yet innocent and funny at times. She comprises excellent blood demon art and regeneration capability.