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5 Awesome Anime Characters You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

There are tons of anime out there for us anime fans and we can’t watch or know about all them. Sometimes they slip right through our fingers. Here are 5 extraordinary anime characters you have probably never heard of.


Hayato Furinji (Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple)

Hayato Furinji, also commonly known as the “Elder” or “The Invincible Superman”. Head master of the Ryozanpaku Dojo, Hayato is the strongest (given the names) martial arts master there. Hayato has never been beaten before. It is said that he has beaten 500 Shaolin masters all at once to near death!

Prior to building the dojo, he and his granddaughter had traveled around the world in his quest for peace. He has 108 special techniques so far and can copy any move an opponent uses against him. His training methods are the most frightening of all the masters at Ryōzanpaku. Hayato trained for many years so he can use the left and right side of his body to perform separate movements. Battle 233 was the last and final training exercise between him and the two main protagonist, Kenichi and his granddaughter Miu. In Battle 233 he is shown capable of reducing his voice to a degree where only one individual can hear his voice. With these abilities many, if not everyone, believe he is not human.

In short do not mess with the Elder.


Van Fanel (The Vision of Escaflowne)

Van Fanel was born into royalty. His father was the reigning king of Fanelia and his mother Varie was a woman of the legendary Draconian race. He has an older brother named Folken Fanel who disappeared right after setting off for the Dragon ritual; a quest where the prince must take a dragon crystal back to Fanelia to prove he is worthy to become king. Because of his brother’s disappearance, it now falls on Van to complete the ritual and become king of Fanelia.

Van pilots Escaflowne, an Ispano Guymelef built by weird, mole-like people called the Ispanos. Ispano Melefs are very special. They can only be piloted by one particular person, the person who invoked the blood pact to it. That blood pact ensures that only the pilot can operate that Melef, and also ensures that the pilot will take the utmost care of said Melef. Any battle damage that occurs to the Yspano Melefs also occurs to the pilot. Meaning that Ispano Melefs curse their pilots by killing them. The Escaflowne, like most Yspano Melefs has the ability of a flight mode, a rapid-fire transformation into a dragon shape. While in dragon-mode, the Escaflowne can still utilize its sword, which pops out of a hidden compartment and smack into one of the dragon’s claws.


Momonga (Overlord)

Ainz Ooal Gown, formerly known as Momonga. Ainz is a powerful, guild-leading wizard who can’t be harmed by any physical attacks unless the weapons are actually able to crush his bones. Just to prove his strength against anyone he literally crushed his enemy with a bear hug. This giant skeleton dude doesn’t just look super scary for no reason. He is scary looking because he’s an overpowered force of destruction that could crush the world underneath his bony hands if he wanted to. He is regarded as the highest of the Almighty 41 Supreme Beings by the NPCs of Nazarick (the name of his guild).

A cautious and stingy person, Momonga always tries to plan and control details, avoiding any haphazard actions. Because he doesn’t underestimate his opponents, he will usually overkill them. Since being transferred to a new world and becoming an actual Undead being, Momonga could feel himself becoming very cold and calculating, his emotions repressed. Momonga only does things that will benefit Nazarick or himself, whether its information or prestige. Although he does have a sense of justice and doesn’t hate humans as much as his followers, he holds no attachment to them, and he feels nothing toward their deaths.


Izayaoi Sakamaki (Mondaiji tachi ga Isekai Kara Kuru So Desu Yo?)

Izayoi is a young boy with strong psychic powers (Esper). He’s known for being an overpowered teenager that can single handedly take down Gods and Demon Kings like it’s no big deal. He also gets bored and reckless and does things like threatens to destroy the world if nobody can find him in hide and seek. Izayoi is a very unpredictable young man who likes to use his brute strength to solve everything and appreciates a good fight.

Besides being overpowered, Izayoi is surprisingly highly intelligent. He solved the riddles to all the Gift Games presented in both the Anime and Light Novels and showing an in-depth knowledge about a myriad of subjects. Even though he is shown to be a pervert in the anime and managa, he’s a man’s man.


Moritaka Mashiro & Akito Takagi (Bakuman)

Moritaka Mashiro & Akito Takagi (Bakuman)

Moritaka Mashiro doesn’t want to follow in the path of his uncle whom died working as a manga artist because of exhaustion. Moritaka figures he will graduate from school and work at an office. Things change though when he falls in love with a girl at school. The girl, who hopes to become a voice actress, tells Moritaka they can marry, but only after they both achieve their dreams. Thus creating this dynamic duo. They are truly one of a kind. Moritaka is a talented artist and Akito is an aspiring writer. Together they follow their dreams to become manga artists!

Let me know what anime characters you like that aren’t very mainstream in the comment section below.

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