Top 10 Most Popular Badass Anime Protagonist

In most anime series, the only thing that sets one’s heart on is the Badass and coolest main characters. An anime’s popularity depends on its characters or MCs, as well as their story and animation. There is a phrase “those who stand at the top are those who are most popular and this is no different for anime characters.


If an anime has an imposing story and animation then it will stand in the top 10 or 50, but the character development is substandard it would be just known as kill-the-time anime, if the main character is the badass looking guy you might say time-to-not-sleep-today, that’s what an anime stands out at the top- An anime with the badass main character even the story isn’t decent yet it would feel like night-killing.


This list will determine that who is the coolest and most popular badass main character in anime. Let’s take a look at these Top 10 Most Popular Badass Anime Protagonist that anime has to offer.

1. Saitama



  • Anime: One Punch Man

A man is bald and wears a jumpsuit, most of the time people make fun of him following his appearance- he is quite funny. But when he puts his hero cape on, he’s is the most powerful being on earth. He is so powerful that it only takes him one punch to defeat his monsters or enemy. At some point, it was so easy for him that he gets bored and finds no fun in fighting since it only takes one punch.


2. Eren Yeager


eren yeager

  • Anime: Attack On Titan

You all are well aware of the Attack on Titan series where giants exist and eat anything in sight. Here our main protagonist comes with Titan power. I don’t wanna spoil any in case you haven’t watched all the current season, here we bring a small spoiler- previous 3 seasons he was just a whimpering guy who hides in the shadows of Mikasa and Levi but we loved him because of his perception.

In the final series, he comes out as an outstanding character more on that he has so many iconic and amazing scenes.


3. Kazuto Kirigaya



  • Anime: Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online has become the most popular anime series in the world, story takes place in the near future where players play through various virtual reality MMORPG worlds. Kazuto Kirigaya is the main protaganist in series. This man will always be the pro gamer aka Kirito.

Most of the Sword Art Online fans are relating to his quiet attitude or just love his various adventures within video games and romance, Kirito is filling up heart containers everywhere with his charisma.

4. Naruto Uzumaki


naruto uzumaki


  • Anime: Naruto

Naruto shows us “the hero who worked hard to achieve his dream,” as he began his journey as the incompetent outcast of his ninja school, only for the fans to cheer and cry as they watched him work and scrape to the top, training with the perviest of sages, fighting off the most powerful ninjas, and still finding time to look after his friends.

Since he is being possessed by the power of Nine Tail Fox, everyone fears him and sees him as an outcast but it didn’t bother him to achieve his goal. As he finally becomes the 7th Hokage of the hidden leaf village, it makes most of the fans who followed along the way feel very proud.


5. Light Yagami


Light Yagami


  • Anime: Death Note

Imagine having the power to kill someone without any evidence and you won’t get caught by the police, can’t even FBI do anything. This is where our main protagonist comes to Light Yagami who has the power to write down the name of people he wants to kill.

The story is about a disaffected high-school student named Light who finds the “Death Note”, a mysterious black notebook that can kill anyone as long as the user knows both the target’s name and face. Initially terrified of its god-like power, Light considers the possibilities of the Death Note’s abilities and kills high-profile Japanese criminals, then targeting international criminals.

6. Monkey D. Luffy


Monkey D.Luffy


  • Anime: One Piece

Monkey D. Luffy, a young man who, inspired by his childhood idol and powerful pirate “Red-Haired” Shanks, sets off on a journey from the East Blue Sea to find the titular treasure and proclaim himself the King of the Pirates. The Captain of the Straw Hat Pirates, Monkey D. Luffy.  The son of an infamous revolutionary and the grandson of a beloved marine. He has a powerful background but he doesn’t care all he wants to travel in sea and find the treasure “One Piece” with his friends.

Luffy’s just a guy who’s hard to hate and no other member of his crew has a personality like Luffy, as the fun-loving, simple-minded rubber man has made fans laugh, cry, and stare in awe, as Luffy’s personal brand of justice and freedom are as provocative as they are endearing.


7. Lelouch Lamperouge


Lelouch Lamperouge

  • Anime: Code Geass

Lelouch becomes involved in a terrorist attack and finds a mysterious girl called C.C (C2), who saves Lelouch’s life from the Britannian Royal Guard, by making a contract with him and granting Lelouch a power known as Geass. This power, also known as the “Power of Kings”, allows him to command anyone to do whatever he wants, including bending their will to live, fight, or die on his behalf.

He becomes the leader of the revolutionary group the Order of the Black Knights, lies to and betrays his friends, and kills hundreds and thousands of people in the process. Seeing what type of man he becomes as he comes out the other side is just titillating enough to bring fans across a deep moral analysis and human drama.

8. Momonga



  • Anime: Overlord

The main character of Overlord named Momonga has been trapped in the form of his avatar. If you are one of those anime fans who like to watch RPG-type animes then Momonga holds a special place in your heart. If you have seen “Overlord” then you already know how cool this giant skeleton dude with magic which surpasses anything that comes in contact with Momonga.

Being trapped in an MMORPG game where he waits for the server to shut down since he was unable to log out of the game. He decides to explore the world when he was transported to another reality altogether along with its various NPCs gaining sentience.


9. Anos Voldigoad


Anos Voldigoad


  • Anime: The Misfit of Demon King Academy

Anos Voldigoad is known as the demon king in his previous life. After 2,000 reincarnating Anos finds that royal demons now harshly rule over lower class hybrid demons in a society that values Anos’s pureblood descendants over the demons who interbred with other species, such as humans and spirits.

Anon comes out as a badass and coolest character as he has the power of the demon king which is similar to the god. Anos never has to break a sweat not even wars are no more than a plaything for Anos since he can blow you away by just blinking very fast, He can revive anyone, create or destroy anything, etc.


10. Ken Kaneki


Ken Kaneki


  • Anime: Tokyo Ghoul

Ken Kaneki, a student who barely survives a deadly encounter with Rize Kamishiro, his date who reveals herself as a ghoul and tries to eat him. He is taken to the hospital in critical condition. After recovering, Kaneki discovers that he underwent surgery that transformed him into a half-ghoul which means that he’s a slightly more powerful version of a regular ghoul.

Ghouls use their kagune as an extra limb, often called a “liquid muscle” that they use to take down enemies and prey. Their prey is humans, who they must consume in order to survive.

It was so hard for Kaneki to get used to the ghoul lifestyle, and he doesn’t fully accept it until he’s tortured at the end of Season One. Everyone’s pain and torture become more painful than before but it makes him more powerful as well. The fans of Tokyo ghoul find Kaneki as a struggling guy, a man who tries to survive against his desire to eat humans.


Conclusion of Top 10 Most Popular Badass Anime Protagonist:


These coolest and badass protagonist has their own unique power, ability, and knowledge. Never compare any anime protagonist with each other they have their own viewpoint or perception see the world. These 10 badass MCs has made a unique place in our heart. They made us realize how hard life is, how to overcome our fear, and how to survive.

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