Astrological signs are a huge deal in anime culture. Oftentimes, we see characters talk about their compatibility with other characters based on their signs. Fans also use their signs to guess their personalities and even celebrate their canonical birthday.
For this article, let’s pay special attention to all our Taurus-born anime characters. According to Times of India, Taurus-born people tend to be stubborn and desire social and financial stability. They like the finer things in life, are prone to being needy, and have difficulty handling their anger. However, people under this sign are known to be hardworking and committed. They are also extremely dedicated to the things they value and the people they allow into their circle.
Let’s take a look at 20 anime characters who are born under this sign. Do they have the usual Taurus traits, or do they defy them? These characters are placed on this list based on their popularity.
20. Miaka Yuki – Fushigi Yugi
Birthday: May 12
A lot of veteran anime fans are familiar with characters like Miaka. However, several people did not know that she was a Taurus at that time since character statistics weren’t an easy thing to get during the show’s airing. If you take a while to really think about her personality, she seems like your typical Taurus, especially at the show’s beginning.
Miaka Yuki is the Priestess of Suzaku and the main character of the anime, Fushigi Yugi. She and her friend Yui are some of the last people to enter the book: The Universe of the Four Gods. She agrees to become the priestess to ask Suzaku to grant her wish to go to high school with her best friend. However, she matures through her journey when she goes to collect the other Suzaku warriors.
19. Piccolo Jr.– Dragon Ball
Birthday: May 9
He is typically just referred to as Piccolo. While he was initially introduced to the series as a bad guy, he made up for all his past mistakes and eventually became one of the main defenders of the earth. By the time Dragon Ball Z was airing, he had started training Goku’s son Gohan how to fight. The two eventually had a strong bond, and he would occasionally look after Gohan’s daughter during Dragon Ball Super.
18. Usui Takumi – Kaichou wa Maid-sama
Birthday: April 27
Back in the day, Usui was everyone’s favorite anime boy. Usui is a student in the now co-ed school called Seika High School. Like in real life, he is extremely popular in the anime and would usually attract girls wherever he goes. In the anime, Usui is revealed to be talented in almost everything. He becomes the love interest of the female lead in the series.
17. Kyuubei Yagyuu – Gintama
Birthday: April 20
She is the successor of the Yagyuu family name, daughter of Koshinori, and the granddaughter of Binbokusai. While she is female, she was raised to be a male due to her family’s code. However, she decided to live as neither male nor female and took on a neutral gender. She served as the primary antagonist in the Yagyuu Arc.
16. Kyouko Sakura – Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Birthday: May 9
Compared to Sayaka and Madoka, she is the veteran magical girl who appears to the two of them. Kyouko makes her first appearance in episode 4 but isn’t properly introduced till episode 5. Initially, she is shown to be abrasive and self-centered and has become a magical girl only for her benefit. However, she later adopts a kinder outlook in later episodes. In a spin-off manga, she serves as the primary protagonist.
15. Choji Akimichi – Naruto
Birthday: May 1
Choji belongs to the shinobi clan called the Akimichi clan. He is noted to be quite sensitive about his weight. It seems during the first series, his lack of self-confidence was the reason he was not a great shinobi in the beginning. However, later in the series, he becomes one of the strongest in the series. He and Shikamaru are shown to have a long-standing friendship since childhood. Thus, Choji is demonstrated to be undyingly loyal to Shikamaru and trusts him as a leader.
14. LLENN/ Kohiruimaki Karen – Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
Birthday: April 20
In real life, LLEN is known as Kohiruimaki Karen. She is the main character of Gun Gale Online spin-off series. She is conscious of her tall structure, so she initially went into Gun Gale Online due to being able to create a small and cute character. As LLENN, she is given the nickname: Pink Devil due to only using pink equipment and being insanely good in the game.
13. Narumi Momose – Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku
Birthday May 3
There are Taurus anime characters out there that are totally relatable. Narumi of Wotakoi is a closet otaku as opposed to her friend Hirotaka Nifuji. The anime is a story of how different types of otakus navigate through life with their hobbies. According to Hirotaka, Narumi is someone who constantly observes people in a group and would like to make sure every member is having fun.
12. Shirou Fujimoto – Blue Exorcists
Birthday: May 10
Fans of Blue Exorcists didn’t get to see a lot of him in the anime, but people owe how Rin and Yukio are because of this man. Manga fans may know more about him than what the anime gives off. Shirou was a priest and Exorcist in the anime. He becomes the 251st Paladin of the True Cross Order through his journey. He is also the adoptive father of both Rin and Yukio Okumura. Unfortunately, he died at the hands of Satan early in the series. Manga fans get to learn more about him, but anime fans will only get spills and flashbacks from characters he was involved with.
11. Mikoto Misaka – A Certain Magical Index
Birthday: May 2
She is one of the primary female leads in the Toaru Majutsu no Index series and becomes the main lead in Toaru Kagaku no Railgun. At the beginning of the first series, Toaru is a 3rd ranked Level 5 esper and was nicknamed Railgun because of her signature move.
During her primary years, she lived in Academy City and was even distinguished as a child prodigy. The way she grew made her one of the candidates for the Sister Project, a project drafted as a means to clone strong espers for the use of the military. As a child, she gave her DNA to the researchers of the project because she was convinced she would help people if she did so.
10. Eru Chitanda – Hyouka
Birthday: July 26
Eru is a student over at Kamiyama High School in class 1-A. She is also the president of the Classic Literature Club. Usually, she is the main reason why her club gets involved with the school’s mysteries. Eru belongs to a lineage of wealthy farmers of the Chitanda Clan. She entered the club to uncover her last memory of her uncle, who was declared dead years ago. Because there were no members last year, she incidentally became the club’s president.
9. Kyoya Hibari – Katekyo Hitman Reborn
Birthday: May 5
Kyoya serves as the Vongola family’s 10th generation Cloud Guardian. He is one of the major supporting characters in the anime Katekyo Hitman Reborn and is the leader of Namimori Middle School’s Disciplinary Committee. Interestingly enough, the Disciplinary Committee is made up of delinquents who became loyal to Kyoya. His personality is stated to be similar to a cloud, albeit a bit more violent than one would assume. As the Cloud Guardian, he hates feeling restrained or indebted to people, so he strives to break from people quickly.
Despite his strict and harsh exterior, he is shown to love small animals as he adopts Hibird and later takes care of his hedgehog box animal. In the future, Hibari is seen to take his role as Tsuna’s Cloud Guardian more seriously and is shown to have more respect for his junior.
8. Kanao Tsuyuri – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Birthday: May 19
It’s no surprise that members of the Demon Slayer Corps have made it to this list, given its popularity over the years. Kanao is one of the major supporting characters in the anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. She is the younger adopted sister of the two sisters, Shinobu and Kanae Kocho. She uses the Flower Breathing style, a style she learned simply by observing Kanae.
She is a talented Demon Slayer, as she grew up fighting demons from the moment her two adopted sisters took her in. At some point at the end of the series, Kanao marries Tanjiro, and the two begin a family together, given that their descendants are shown during the manga’s epilogue.
7. Phichit Chulanont – Yuri!!! on ICE
Birthday: April 30
One of the most lovable skaters in Yuri on Ice. Phichit is the Thai representative for figure skating and has been a friend of Yuri since their years as members of the Detriot skating club. Currently, he skates under coach Celestino and Satsuki Muramoto. In the series, Phichit is shown to be active in social media as he is always seen taking photos and updating his Instagram account.
6. Izaya Orihara – Durarara!
Birthday: May 4
While several characters in the series dislike him, he seems to be popular amongst fans of Durarara! Izaya is a well-known information broker. However, instead of giving information away to just anyone, he makes sure to give it to people he can use for his own enjoyment. According to Izaya, he loves every human with the exception of Shizou Heiwajima. He serves as one of the primary bad guys in the series and is the founder of Amphisbaena and Heaven’s Slave. He usually takes on a female role when interacting with people online in the Dollars’ chat room. Usually, during conflicts in the series, he plays both sides as a means of winning regardless of the outcome of the conflict.
At the end of the series/manga, he leaves Ikebukoro after his final fight with Shizou. This is because he developed PTSD after the battle, as revealed in A Sunset with Izaya Orihara.
5. Inosuke Hashibara – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Birthday: April 22
Inosuke is one of the three main male protagonists in the series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. His traveling companions include Tanjiro, Nezuko, and Zenitsu. He is a good example of a short-tempered Taurus as he is always trying to start fights and even annoy several people. However, he is very loyal to his friends and those he considers family.
Inosuke is talented enough to develop his own Breathing Style. He fights using the Beast Breathing style, which he created himself that is distantly derived from Wind Breathing. He based it on how he has lived in the mountains with the constant need to fight to survive. This style requires two Nichirin blades that have been chipped in random parts of the blade’s edges.
4. Monkey D. Luffy – One Piece
Birthday: May 5
For such a long-lasting anime, it’s hard to imagine no one from One Piece making it into the list. However, the character that made it is no other than the main protagonist himself, Monkey D. Luffy. Luffy is both the founder and the captain of the Straw Hat Pirates. Luffy set out on a journey to fulfill his dream of becoming the Pirate King and locating the legendary treasure that Gol D. Roger left behind.
He accidentally ate the Gomu Gomu no Mi in his home village, which turned his body into rubber, allowing him to extend himself. He uses this as a means to fight in the series.
3. Katsuki Bakugo – My Hero Academia
Birthday: April 20
My Hero Academia is clearly one of the most popular anime for this generation of fans, and their characters have always been present in current popularity polls. Katsuki is a student in Class 1-A at the hero school U.A High school. He is the childhood friend of Deku, the protagonist. At the beginning of the series, he displayed a crude, arrogant and condescending personality due to being labeled a prodigy during his childhood. However, since entering U.A., he has learned how to be a real hero and work with others towards the same goal.
Despite his overall personality improvement, he is still disrespectful towards several people. However, he always means to be good.
2. Chuuya Nakahara – Bungou Stray Dogs
Birthday: April 29
If you thought Katsuki’s temper was short, you haven’t met Chuuya Nakahara of Bungou Stray Dogs. However, his short stature doesn’t deter him from fulfilling his duties. Chuuya is a member of the Port Mafia. When Dazai was still a member of the Port Mafia, the two of them were partners and were even called Twin Dark. Currently, he acts as one of the Executives in the Mafia.
Chuuya’s ability is called the Upon Tainted Sorrow. On the surface level, it seems his ability is Gravity Manipulation, but there’s an underneath layer called Corruption. This is his surface-level ability with a more extensive range. This part of his ability stems from Chuuya being the host of an entity called Arahabaki.
1. Gon Freecss – Hunter X Hunter
Birthday: May 5
Even if the anime is currently under a long hiatus, people won’t stop loving the anime and its characters. Gon is a talented Rookie Hunter whose goal is to understand why his father left his family to be a Hunter. While Gon acts as the main protagonist for most arcs, he took the role of the deuteragonist of the Yorknew City arc.
Gon hails from Whale Island. He has made a wager with his Aunt Mito to allow him to take the Hunters Exam to find his father. Their agreement was Gon must catch the Master of the Swamp. After a week of fishing, he finally catches the fish and sets out on his journey.