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My 5 Favorite Anime Characters Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Culture, Uncategorized

5.) Pirate Empress Boa Hancock 海賊女帝 ボア・ハンコック (kaizoku jotei boa hankokku)(One Piece) is the Snake Princess 蛇姫 (hebi hime) of the island 島 (shima) Amazon Lily and a member of the Oka Shichibukai 王下七武海 (ouka shichibukai) who falls in love with Monkey D. Luffy. I like her character because on the one hand she appears tough and arrogant, on the other hand she appears emotional and vulnerable when she is around Luffy.

4.)  Lupin III ルパン三世 (rupan sansei) is one of the world’s greatest thief. Together with his ally Jigen Daisuke 次元 大介 and the master swordsman Ishikawa Goemon XIII 十三代目 石川 五ェ門 (juusan-daime Ishikawa Goemon) they have a lot of great adventures 冒険 (bouken). They are chased by Inspector Zenigata Koichi 銭形 幸一 whose life’s goal is to arrest 逮捕する (taiho suru)  them. Lupin is a real gentleman and his ability to build useful gadgets is amazing. His biggest weakness are women, especially his infatuation with Mine Fujiko 峰 不二子 gets him often in big trouble.

Lupin III

3.) Nadia ナディア (The secret of Blue Water ふしぎの海のナディア): The anime was inspired by Jules Verne’s 20.000 Leagues Under the Sea. Nadia is a circus performer and a very stubborn and short tempered girl until she meets Jean, who falls in love with her. I like her character and the way she grows up during the whole story. In the end she grows up to a young woman, who has learned to trust and care about people.

2.) Doraemon ドラえもん: I love this character, maybe because I grew up with this adorable blue cat-like robot. Doraemon was sent back in time to help out with Nobita’s trouble. Doraemon’s magic pocket 四次元ポケット(yojigen pocketto) is able to produce useful gadgets 道具 (dougu) from the future. Although I am a bit too old, I still watch every movie 映画 (eiga) with Doraemon and his friends 友達 (tomodachi).

1.) Roronoa Zoro ロロノア・ ゾロ (One Piece) is definitely my favorite anime character. He is a member of the Straw Hat Pirates 麦わらの一味 (mugiwara no ichimi). Zoro is a master swordsman whose dream is to become the world’s greatest swordsman 世界一の剣豪になる (sekai ichi no kengou ni naru). I like his cool and serious personality as well as the fact that he loses his temper in a funny and goofy way.

What is your favorite anime character?

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About the Author: yuki

Although I was born and raised in Austria my parents luckily taught me japanese starting at a very early age. Since most of my relatives live in Japan I try to fly to Japan once in a year. I love reading and cooking and I also enjoy traveling.


  1. Capybara:

    Hi Yuki!


    • yuki:

      @Capybara コメントありがとうございます。ブログをフォローしてくれてとても嬉しいです。カウボーイビバップもいいアニメですよね。私は特に犬のアイン君が好きです。

  2. Chermone:

    Hi, I’m learning Japanese thanks for the articles. My favorites are Alphonse Elric, Eren from Attack on Titan, Gene from Outlaw Starr and the lead character from SAO (cant remember his name).