In anime, the role of elder siblings plays a significant role. Big brother gives unwavering support and has protective instincts towards their younger siblings. In this article, we will take a look at the ten best big brothers in the realm of anime with touching relationships with their younger siblings.
1. Itachi Uchiha - Naruto
Itachi Uchiha is the older brother of Sasuke Uchiha. He wiped out his entire clan, leaving only Sasuske alive. When the reason behind it was revealed, we could easily say that Itachi is a big brother who will do anything for his siblings. He tried to protect Sasuke by sacrificing everything—his clan, family, and even himself.
2. Tanjiro Kamado - Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba
Tanjiro was the big brother of six siblings. He takes care of his whole family, including his siblings and his mother. However, his whole family was killed except for him and Nezuko, his younger sister. But she was turned into a demon. He set out on a journey to find a cure for his sister's turning back into a human. As she was a demon, she would die if she is exposed to sunlight, so he always carried her back in a little box. Tanijro is a very kind person, yet he is so determined to protect his sister that he is willing to do anything it takes to turn her back into a human.
3. Portgas D. Ace - One Piece
Although Luffy is not Ace's biological brother, his relationship with Luffy is as strong as that of a true brother. He always protects Luffy, as he doesn't want to lose his only brother. In the end, he sacrifices his life to protect his younger brother, Luffy.
4. Edward Elric - Fullmetal Alchemist
Edward Elric is the older brother of Alphonso Elric. He is so determined to bring back his brother's body rather than get his own limb. He is the type of person who may risk his own life to help others. Edward keeps a close eye on his brother and has even scolded him to protect him from danger.
5. Killua Zoldyck - Hunter x Hunter
The relationship between Killua and his younger sister, Alluka, is the most endearing. It is adorable to see Assasian Killua as a caring brother. He is a big brother who always wants to protect his younger sister.
6. Byakuya Kuchiki - Bleach
Byakuya adopted Rukia as per his dead wife's request. He saved Rukia various times, putting his own life at risk. He is a person of honor and principles, but when it comes to his little sister, he is ready to break them all.
7. Neji Hyuga - Naruto
Neji is from the branch family of the Hyuga clan. He has hatred towards the main family because his father sacrificed his life-saving clan, and now it's his duty to protect and serve the main family. At first, he takes it as a duty to protect his cousin's sister, Hinata. But after Naruto changed his perspective on destiny, he started to embrace his duty towards Hinata. He protects Hinata with his life like a big brother. He sacrifices his life while protecting Hinata from attack. At that time, he understood his father, who sacrificed his life to protect loved ones.
8. Gohan - Dragon Ball Z
Gohan has always been a father figure to his younger brother, Goten. He helped his mother raise Goten. He always praises his younger brother for his accomplishments. Goten also admires his big brother and considers him the strongest.
9. Rin Okumura - Blue Exorcist
Rin Okumura is the elder brother of Yukio Okumura. He is the elder one but looks younger than Yukio. He is overprotective towards his younger brother; he always protects him from bullies.
10. Kamui - Gintama
Kamui is a caring son and elder brother. When his younger sister, Kagura, was born, she became the centre of his world. But to make her strong, he acted like he didn't care about her. He adores his little sister and says that her face reminds her of her mother.