20 Best Aries Anime Characters Ranked By Popularity

20 Best Aries Anime Characters Ranked By Popularity

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac calendar, running from 21st March to 19th April, and that’s pretty much how those born under this sign see themselves: first. Aries are the leaders of the group, first in line to get things going. As an elemental fire symbol and characterized by a ram, Aries never shy away from challenges and often takes them head-on while leading others into them.

However, they are known to possess a fierce temper and are intolerant to fools. This makes it hard for them to get along with most people, but the advantage of this is they are candid and straightforward and will jump to your defense if you’re a target of an attack.

In this list, I will detail 20 of the most popular Aries anime characters. Beware, spoilers ahead.

20. Erina Nakiri

20 Best Aries Anime Characters Ranked By Popularity

Anime Name: Shokugeki no Soma

Date of Birth: March 23

Erina Nakiri serves as the primary rival to Soma Yukihira. Hailing from the wealthy Nakiri family, her refined palate has earned her the sobriquet ‘God’s Tongue’. Her reputation in the culinary world precedes her, and any kind of criticism from her is sufficient to doom a chef’s career.

She is well aware of her high aptitude and stature and demonstrates this with her confidence in any challenge she contests. However, despite her seemingly abrasive nature, she is normally polite to people and often listens to advice.

19. Norman

20 Best Aries Anime Characters Ranked By Popularity

Anime Name: The Promised Neverland

Date of Birth: March 21

Norman is one of the deuteragonists of The Promised Neverland who resides in the Grace Field House orphanage. Being the smartest of all children, he is a role model to most of the younger kids. He and Emma are the first to discover the true nature and purpose of the orphanage and together with Ray, the third deuteragonist, they devise a plan to escape the horror house.

Often portrayed as a calm, reliable boy, he is very thoughtful and compassionate, often being hard on himself for being unable to escape with all the kids from the orphanage. Emma’s determination to save everyone compels Norman to devise a plan that saves everyone and though it is successful, Norman sacrifices himself to ensure this.

18. Giorno Giovanna

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Anime Name: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

Date of Birth: April 16

The central protagonist of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Golden Wind, Giorno Giovanna is the illegitimate son of the miscreant, Dio Brando. Having experienced a harsh childhood, Giorno grows up to become a petty thief, but we are shown that he is very driven when he wishes to achieve a certain goal.

He is very level-headed and never loses his calm, even in the face of peril or adversity. This makes him a difficult opponent to battle, often able to come up with solutions to even the most powerful foes. His Stand, Gold Experience Requiem, is the most powerful Stand in the series and allows him to create and manipulate life.

17. Yasutora Sado

20 Best Aries Anime Characters Ranked By Popularity

Anime Name: Bleach

Date of Birth: April 7

Commonly referred to by other characters as Chad, Sado is one of the supporting characters in Bleach and a human from Karakura town. He is a classmate of protagonist Ichigo Kurosaki and a close ally and companion. Fitting the stereotype of a gentle giant, Sado is 6’5″ and quite imposing physically yet gets bullied because he never fights back.

When Ichigo protects a coin that is valuable to him, he vows to fight for him and protect him. Hence, begins their adventures in Soul Society, which has seen him become a popular fan favorite in the series.

16. Annie Leonhart

20 Best Aries Anime Characters Ranked By Popularity

Anime Name: Attack on Titan

Date of Birth: March 22

Annie Leonhart became an instant fan favorite because of her impressive fighting skills, assertive demeanor, and mysterious identity. She is very capable, having ranked fourth in her class during the Survey Corps Cadet training, and she is shown to be rivaled in hand-to-hand combat only by Mikasa Ackerman.

When it is revealed that she is the Female Titan, she completely shifts the focus of the series from titans being the enemy to humans being the true enemy. Despite having limited screen time, she cements her place as one of the best characters in the series.

15. Jean Kirstein

20 Best Aries Anime Characters Ranked By Popularity

Anime Name: Attack on Titan

Date of Birth: April 7

Initially introduced as a cowardly soldier who constantly fights with protagonist Eren Yeager, Jean Kirstein has been one of the best-developed characters in the series. In a world where eight-foot Titans eat humans for sport, it is only natural that one would want to stay behind the safety of the walls and not recruit to become a soldier for a unit that hunts Titans.

However, the stakes keep rising and Jean realizes that staying cooped up behind the walls is only delaying the inevitable annihilation that humans will face and decides to fight back for their freedom. Jean proves time and time again to be the most logical character, often analyzing situations entirely before going in.

14. Edward Newgate

20 Best Aries Anime Characters Ranked By Popularity

Anime Name: One Piece

Date of Birth: April 6

Edward Newgate or better known as Whitebeard is one of the most popular One Piece characters. As captain of the Whitebeard Pirates, his name is enough to strike dread in both pirates and marines alike. Possessing one of the most powerful Devil Fruits, Whitebeard’s reign among the seas was unrivaled, and his death marked the beginning of a new pirate era.

Treating all his crewmates as family, he inspired loyalty among his men, and his declaration of war on Marineford to save Ace is considered one of the best anime arcs of all time.

13. Boruto Uzumaki

20 Best Aries Anime Characters Ranked By Popularity

Anime Name: Boruto

Date of Birth: March 27

Recent anime fans are swooning over Boruto and most of them don’t realize that it is a sequel to Naruto, one of the big 3 of the anime universe. After fan favorite Naruto Uzumaki achieves his dream to become Hokage, he marries Hinata Hyuga, and together they get a son, Boruto Uzumaki.

Possessing both of his parents’ incredible powers, Boruto is a ninja with tremendous potential who often gets into trouble, as his father did at his age. The series has begun to gain a cult following like its predecessor, and a lot of this is attributed to its titular character.

12. Gabi Braun

20 Best Aries Anime Characters Ranked By Popularity

Anime Name: Attack on Titan

Date of Birth: April 14

Introduced in Season 4, Gabi Braun was not initially liked by most fans and received a lot of criticism for her role as a villain. However, in a series where things aren’t as black and white as they may seem, she has started to grow on most viewers and towards the end of the season, she has begun to gain admirers of her character.

Cousin to Reiner Braun, the Armored Titan, Gabi is a warrior candidate who hopes to inherit the Armored Titan once Reiner’s tenure comes to an end. She is leagues above her classmates in all categories and proves to be extremely deadly with any weapon as a human. Imagine if she inherits the Armored Titan?

11. Tomura Shigaraki

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Anime Name: My Hero Academia

Date of Birth: April 4

Tomura Shigaraki is a tragic villain who plays the central antagonist of My Hero Academia. In a world where almost everyone possesses a quirk and people study to become heroes, Tomura greatly despises heroes and what they represent. He wishes to dismantle the idea of heroes that society fervently praises.

His Decay Quirk is one of the most formidable quirks to go against and having trained under the great villain All For One, his improved physical capabilities make him the most powerful villain in Japan. He is the head of the League of Villains, an organization dedicated to killing the Symbol of Peace, All Might.

10. Alucard

20 Best Aries Anime Characters Ranked By Popularity

Anime Name: Hellsing

Date of Birth: April 9

The central protagonist of the vampire series Hellsing, Alucard is a vampire who works for Hellsing to vanquish other vampires. Able to change his appearance at will, he is arguably one of the most powerful characters in the series.

He is conceited and often underestimates his opponents, which sometimes works against him, as seen when he fights Alexander Anderson. Despite his characteristic cruelty, he still retains a part of his humanity and shows emotion towards those he is close to.

9. Usopp

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Anime Name: One Piece

Date of Birth: April 1

As one of the early crew members of the Strawhat Pirates, Usopp has been a fan favorite for over 20 years due to his comical nature and relatable character traits. Not having any particular powers like most of the Strawhat, Usopp is the sniper of the crew and often noted for his cowardice, he strives to become a courageous warrior like his father.

Frequently trolled as the strongest One Piece character and nicknamed ‘God. D. Usopp’ by fans, he never fails to entertain whenever he’s on the screen.

8. Johan Liebert

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Anime Name: Monster

Date of Birth: April 7

Johan Liebert is regularly ranked in multiple polls conducted as the greatest villain in anime. That is not unexpected for the supposed ‘monster’ and the central antagonist of the series. He possesses all the traits serial killers have been studied to possess.

A nihilistic person by nature, he exudes charisma and compassion as a ruse to his true nature and meticulously crafts this facade to manipulate people to fall victim to his predatory nature. If there ever was an anime created to show the thought process of serial killers, this is it.

7. Jonathan Joestar

20 Best Aries Anime Characters Ranked By Popularity

Anime Name: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

Date of Birth: April 4

Jonathan Joestar is the original JoJo and the one who started it all. The biological father to Giorno Giovanna, he is the central protagonist of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 1: Phantom Blood. He is depicted as a thoughtful, sincere, optimistic man whose life becomes laden with catastrophe after meeting his adopted brother and main antagonist, Dio Brando.

Unlike his descendants that are Stand users, Jonathan Joestar does not use a Stand. Instead, he learns to use The Ripple, an ancient form of martial arts that produces energy similar to that of the sun.

6. Kurapika

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Anime Name: Hunter x Hunter

Date of Birth: April 4

One of the major supporting characters of Hunter x Hunter and the last survivor of the Kurta clan, Kurapika is a loyal ally of Gon, Killua, and Leorio. He was the central protagonist in the Succession Contest and Yorknew City arcs. He has one single goal: to retrieve the remaining Scarlet Eyes and avenge his clan.

Furthermore, he is depicted as a calm and astute Hunter who keeps to himself, so he might not get distracted from his goal. However, he quickly loses his temper whenever a situation concerns his goal and he can quickly become apathetic and ruthless, willing to commit detestable feats to attain his goal.

5. Roy Mustang

20 Best Aries Anime Characters Ranked By Popularity

Anime Name: FullMetal Alchemist

Date of Birth: March 25

One of the reasons FullMetal Alchemist is so popular is due to Colonel Roy Mustang, the Flame Alchemist and tritagonist of the series. He is a State Alchemist and the superior officer of the Elric brothers, and second only to Führer-President King Bradley.

Easily misconstrued as a superficial narcissistic man who is a serial womanizer, Mustang is an extremely capable commander who inspires loyalty from his subordinates and uses this facade to conceal his extraordinary intellect and tactical ability. His goal is to become the Führer of Amestris.

4. Erza Scarlet

20 Best Aries Anime Characters Ranked By Popularity

Anime Name: Fairy Tail

Date of Birth: April 7

Erza Scarlet is an S-Class mage of Fairy Tail Guild and a member of Team Natsu. She is one of the foremost mages in the anime, and her reputation as a monster precedes her. She is shown to be very stern and has a notable temper, which makes most of her guildmates avoid being on her wrong side lest they invoke her wrath.

Despite all this, she is very affectionate and possesses a strong sense of justice. She uses a form of Spatial magic named Requip that allows her to switch weapons, armor, and clothes as she wishes.

3. Sakura Haruno

20 Best Aries Anime Characters Ranked By Popularity

Anime Name: Naruto/Boruto

Date of Birth: March 28

Sakura Haruno is one of the principal characters in the Naruto franchise and a member of Team 7. She is a medical ninja who studies under the fifth Hokage, Tsunade. When introduced, she wasn’t shown to possess any remarkable skills and all she did was constantly swoon over her teammate, Sasuke Uchiha.

However, after Team 7 splits, and she goes under the tutelage of Tsunade, she becomes a capable ninja who can hold on her own and even rival the power of a Kage. She is also able to conjure Summoning Jutsu and summon Katsuyu to heal multiple ninjas during the Fourth Great Ninja War.

After Team 7 reunites, she is instrumental in defeating the final villain, Kaguya Otsutsuki. Ultimately, she marries Sasuke, and together they have a daughter, Sarada Uchiha.

2. Son Goku

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Anime Name: Dragon Ball

Date of Birth: April 16

The main protagonist of the Dragon Ball franchise and named Kakarot at birth, Son Goku is an alien from the Saiyan race who is raised on earth. Originally sent to annihilate Earth as a newborn, a concussion alters his memory, effectively freeing him of his initial objective and permitting him to grow up to become Earth’s greatest defender.

Son Goku is pure good, retaining no negative emotions or reflections. He is particularly devoted to his friends and family, even willing to sacrifice himself to save others. Additionally, he seems to have a special effect on people.

His authentic compassion for others and love of life in its most simple nature is capable of inspiring them to transform somewhat for the better, even causing multiple enemies to become his allies. However, his lack of emotional maturity has also left him somewhat naïve, which frequently makes many inaccurately consider him to be rather stupid.

1. Eren Yeager

20 Best Aries Anime Characters Ranked By Popularity

Anime Name: Attack on Titan

Date of Birth: March 30

If there ever was an anime character who embodies the true spirit of Aries, it would be none other than Eren Yeager. Possibly the most popular anime character presently, Eren Yeager is the central protagonist (or antagonist, however you choose to see it) of Attack on Titan.

Having seen his mother eaten alive by a titan when the walls were breached, Eren vowed to exterminate all Titans, and everything he’s done since then has been towards that goal. He has never wavered, and obtaining the power of the Attack Titan showed how strong his convictions were.

Now in possession of three titan powers, Eren’s plan to eradicate all humans outside Paradis through The Rumbling shows the essence of how Aries take their pursuits seriously, and nothing can deter them, not even when the moral ambiguities are questionable.

  • Hrvoje Milakovic is co-owner of Voice Film and a big cinephile. Apart from that, he likes to read comics, play games and collect action figures. He has been featured on LifeWire, Yahoo and IMDb, to name a few.