There is no doubt that anime is a rapidly growing entertainment medium that is loved worldwide. What makes anime so lovable and popular is the vast opportunity to make impossible things possible and focus on every small detail of the creator.
But in the end, these are stories too, and what makes a story enjoyable are the characters, from protagonists to side characters, who are a little too perfect and a little too flawed. Sometimes both.
Here are some extremely loved best side anime characters that stole the show and overshadowed the main Characters.
6 Best Side Anime Characters That Stole The Show From Protagonists
L is a world-famous young detective who has joined hands with the police of Japan to catch ‘Kira.’ You will have to see yourself who wins the face-off, but when it comes to fans’ hearts, L sure won that face-off.
The fame of Naruto himself is probably surpassed by only Kakashi. Even though he is a side character, his backstory, character development, and genius stuck more with the fans,’ and he started ruling their hearts.
Killua Zoldyck (Hunter x Hunter)
Killua Zoldyck is the best friend of Gon, the protagonist, and a professional assassin at eleven. It goes without saying that it takes a lot more than just hard training to be that.
Karma Akabane (Assassination Classroom)
Karma Akabane is handsome, intelligent, smart, cunning, athletic, good at strategizing, calm, cool, and a major protagonist. When the character is a major protagonist with so many abilities, how can he not be the fans’ favorite?
Daichi Sawamura (Haikyu!!)
The anime revolves around Hinata and Kageyama. But Daichi completely stole the show towards the end of the second season. When he gets injured and has to go to the infirmary, that’s when everyone realizes that he is the backbone of the team.
Yami Sukehiro (Black Clover)
Yami is the weird captain of the infamous weirdo team ‘The Black Bulls.’ He is savage, and despite having a ‘not-so-good reputation among his peers, he is respected immensely. The wizard king is also inclined toward him. He is smart, powerful, experienced, and charismatic in his own way. Basically, he has got all the characteristics needed to be the show-stealer.
Ban (Seven Deadly Sins)
Despite his tragic past, he is a funny guy who cares for his friends and is always ready to go the extra mile. However, he behaves like he doesn’t care about anyone else. And anime fans love an anime side character who cannot show his love and care for his loved ones but nonetheless loves them boundless.
Shoto Todoroki (My Hero Academia)
Whereas the main protagonist is compelling, fans still want to be cool & hot as Shoto. He is ‘that’ calm guy that every anime needs and the one every girl is simply crushing over. And his tragic backstory makes him that much more lovable in the eyes of the fans.
Gojo Satoru (Jujutsu Kaisen)
Who doesn’t love a tall, white-haired, blue-eyed, good-looking, funny guy who is extremely powerful? Well, everyone, because despite being weird, this anime side character started ruling the fans’ hearts as soon as he came on screen.
Levi Ackerman (Attack on Titans)
Undoubtedly, Levi is humanity’s strongest soldier. At first, he is shown as a heartless, ruthless, emotionless titan terminator, but as the story progresses, we see the depth of his character. He has made many sacrifices and continues to do so for the ‘liberty of humanity.’ Now, who would not love such anime side characters?