1) Naruto Uzumaki – Naruto is one of the longest running anime ninjas there is out there if you include both the original anime and when they jumped forward in time. His resilience and bright outlook makes him one of the most popular.
2) Edward Elric – From Full Metal Alchemist this short, milk hating character is funny but reliable, often times seen as the underdog until his enemy’s realize he’s not all flesh and bones. Not your traditional dark anime, but an extremely good one.
3) Goku – From Dragon Ball Z, the best 90s anime of all time, this character is so capable of fault and at the same time is so completely incorruptible that fans flock to this show quickly, not only looking at Goku, but the characters around him for inspiration.
4) Ichigo Kurosaki- from Bleach this ginger haired protagonist is capable of fault, perceptive but funny he and the world he has to thrive in draws watchers and readers in and entrance them.
5) Monkey D. Luffy – One Piece is a great anime, also one that has run for a very long time the ragtag band of straw hat pirates makes their mark on the sea looking for the ultimate treasure, and with the ability to stretch ‘Luffy’ can make for a comical character, too bad he can’t swim.
6) Light Yagami – from Death Note Light is a character which plays god, you love him and at the same time feel like what he’s doing is wrong, and writing someone’s name in a book allows him to kill that person, if he doesn’t specify how they die they simply die of a heart attack. One of the most memorable characters to date because he is raw and human like.