Top 24 Best Introvert Anime Characters
We have seen different kinds of anime characters and their personality throughout anime history. But what makes them interesting the most would be how they handle themselves within the different situation and their influence on the story. So we will be looking at several introvert anime characters and how they have developed throughout their anime.
For example, we have characters who are always cheerful and those who are always crazy and as we look forward to what they would do next is when most anime develop a different feel to their development compared to the usual vibe that we get from the anime. Most of the main characters in anime are introverts and would appear dumb at a glance.
But for now, let’s look at how things are for the introvert anime characters that we have come across in different anime and manga. For starters, we will look into Demon Slayer. And even though we know that we have several characters who are introverts, we will only look at the obvious ones that we have seen so far.
1. Giyuu Tomoika: Demon Slayer
Giyuu’s disposition is mostly stoic and emotionless, so it is always difficult to figure out what’s on his mind. He has also shown to have a complex with what most people ting of him, and he was shocked to find out that most people hated him. If it was not for Shinobu, he would not have found this out and would still remain clueless.
Despite his introverted character, Giyuu managed to befriend Shinobu, and they have a good history together. He doesn’t talk much since he has trouble interacting with others which explains why he would usually keep himself a distance from others. We saw this when he was fighting Akaza, and he told him that he hates talking and wanted to keep his name to himself as names are not meant to be shared with demons.
2. Shoto Todoroki: MHA
When My Hero Academia Anime started, Todoroki Shoto appeared as a cold and aloof individual, and this was influenced by his abusive upbringing from his complicated family life. He also appeared focused and emotionless and always preferred to keep things to himself instead of hanging out with his fellow classmates. After the incident at the UA sports festival, Shoto became more sociable and kinder, and he would even go as far as developing a sense of humor.
Even though he still retains some of his distant attitudes, he managed to open up more. Especially after the provisional hero license course, and this has left him lightened up from his usual and serious demeanor. He is not quite used to socializing with others, but he comes off as dense when it comes to communicating with others. So this makes him one of the introvert anime characters that are also interesting.
3. L Lawliet: Death Note
As a world-renowned detective working on the case of the mass murderer Kira, L Lawliet is a perfect definition of an introvert. He managed to deduce that Light was Kira and used his discerning skill to prove it. He is a secretive individual and used to communicate with the outer world through his assistant. He has never shown his face to the world in person as he wanted to protect his identity.
He has appeared as an individual who always prefers to crouch rather than sit down. So he has also proven to be a very strange character, and most of his characteristics prove him to be an introvert.
4. Toge Inumaki: Jujutsu Kaisen
Toge Inumaki appears as a very quiet and distant individual, and Yuta Okkotsu usually found him to be annoying when they first met. He hides an insightful personality beneath his calm and aloof personality. In reality, he is a caring and insightful individual and usually doesn’t speak as he wants to prevent accidentally cursing people with his enchanted words.
His curse power works in one of the strangest ways as they complement his introverted character. Toge could curse people and accidentally hurt them from just talking to them. So he is always careful of what he says. At first, Toge was very protective of Panda and Maki, but once he learned about Yuta’s situation, he started opening up more to people around him. Looking at the introvert anime characters, Toge’s powers will always require him to retain some of that personality until he masters his powers to the next level.
5. Tsukishima Kei: Haikyuu
Tsukishima Kei is one of the blunt characters in Haikyuu and will often rile up his teammates because of his antagonistic nature. He also does this to most teams he faces off against, and he takes pride and relishes when his opponents find him annoying. Even though he might be intimidated by his seniors he can come off as arrogant at times and would view others as inferior to him.
His general personality is that of someone who has no interest in most things and would not do things he did not like or enjoy doing. He is very interested in volleyball, and at first, he did not put much effort even though he was passionate about it. He had little fear that he might face the same fate as his brother, but after his confrontation with Yamaguchi, he started to take the sport more seriously and found his passionate motivation to play volleyball.
6. Hirotaka Nifuji: Wotakoi
Hirotaka appeared as a very competitive and serious character who loves gaming. It seems like this will fit him as one of the introvert anime characters as he has most of the qualities. He is also efficient as an employee and doesn’t care much about creating an image of himself for others. Most time, he would not be afraid that others will find out that he is an Otaku, unlike his senpai.
He doesn’t have any problems when it comes to socializing with people, but he would keep to himself since he has little interest in others and doesn’t have many friends. Later on, he would succumb to the pressure to have an ear piercing. But it did not take long for him to regret it because he would usually prefer to be himself rather than try to fit in.
7. Genos: One Punch Man
Most introverted anime characters appear very serious and would rarely make jokes. We have seen this in Genos, and he has a strong desire to become stronger and stronger. When it comes to introvert anime characters, they come with varying personalities, which seems interesting. Genos would usually go to Saitama for some advice to achieve his goals of becoming stronger.
This would later have him become Saitama’s disciple and envy and rever him. Most time, he would act as a comic to Saitama when he started with his clueless antics with his variety of techniques. He takes pride in his abilities and himself, and we saw this in his battle with Awakened Cockroach when he was aggravated that he would have to use his instant adhesive Gel, which is one of the strangest things.
8. Trafalgar Law: One Piece
Law has always appeared as a laid-back and scheming character and has appeared calmly smiling in most situations. He is not eager to have a direct clash with his enemies and prefers to be patient and only act at the right moment. He would try to avoid unnecessary conflict and would wait for a good opportunity to further his goals and ideas.
We saw this when he was not in a rush to enter the new world and did not like staring or being involved in commotion. After the time skipped in the anime, Law displayed a cautious character and no longer smiled as often as he did. He has also expressed a bold attitude when appearing before famous pirates, especially the worst generations. So despite all this, Law still appears as one of the introvert anime characters
9. Maki Zenin: Jujutsu Kaisen
Maki Zenin from Jujutsu Kaisen is also a headstrong character and is straightforward. She is always looking forward to driving herself forward without relying on anyone’s help. She is also strong-willed and motivated enough to have survived the standards that were strictly set for her by her family.
She would come off as cold at times, and she has expressed leadership qualities even though she could be tight on others and become impatient. She managed to develop a closer relationship with Yuta after she realized that he was a lot like her in many aspects, even though she found him annoying at times.
10. Miku Nakano: The Five Quintuplest
Miku appears as a silent girl who is also reserved and has a pessimistic way of thinking with low self-confidence. At times she would belittle herself and would not have faith in herself. Unlike her reserved self, she can easily talk in a straightforward manner and does not hesitate to be confrontational.
As one of the introvert anime characters, she was the first sister to abide by the quintuplets principle and would also compromise her interest to make sure that everyone is treated equally. She is genuinely kind and was the second Nakano quintuple after Yotsuba to accept Futarou.
11. Merlin: Seven Deadly Sins
Merlin is also one of the introverted anime characters, and she appears as calm and passive in her nature. She always keeps her cool in all situations, as we saw this when everyone was being overwhelmed by Galand, but she remained calm, and she was able to think up a strategy to counter him. We only saw her losing her calm when a situation went beyond her ability to cope, when Meliodas reverted to his previous self and when Arthur was impaled by his sword.
She is a woman of mysteries, and she is difficult to figure out. She had also expressed excitement when she heard that the commandments were free as she knew that she could gain a lot of information from their appearances, and she also took an interest in Escanor’s powers due to the many mysteries that surround it. Meliodas also expressed that Merlin takes an interest in things that are considered to be rare, as she could even use demons for her experiments.
12. Kisaki Tetta: Tokyo Revengers
Not all introvert anime characters have good intentions or are kind at heart. We have seen this through Kisaki’s life as he is a cunning, ruthless, and ambitious individual. He will stop at nothing to achieve his goals even if he is average in stature, and his power to rule with fear would even affect those who are stronger than him. His actions in the story revolved around him becoming the most powerful and influential criminal in Tokyo.
He also cares little about his underlings and even his superiors, and he only sees them as tools he can make use of. He would not hesitate to incriminate others and make them sacrifice their lives just so he can escape the law or if he wants to further his plans.
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13. Shota Aizawa: My Hero Academia
Shota is an obvious stern and reserved introverted man and has lofty expectations of his students. He is usually motivated by logic and does not believe in the necessity that he should maintain a clean-cut appearance of being discreet in his words or ideas for other people. His actions give him off as cold and impatient, and he also exerts very little energy in most situations, and he would rather sleep in his sleeping bag instead.
He is also a teacher with high expectations and is known to expel students who he feels are not suitable for UA high. It was later revealed that this expulsion is only true on paper, and in reality, he re-enrolls the students he has expelled as he believes that this experience will only drive and motivate them to try harder on their second chance.
14. Sawako Kuronuma: Kimi No Todoke
At first glance, Sawako appears to be shy and distant, and she resembles a creepy horror film character. She takes words seriously, and she loves analyzing situations. Her true self is kind and honest, and she desperately wants to make human connections. She is also hardworking and responsible, as she is ranked third in her high school class.
At times she would give good social advice, and in her objective role, she would give consultations as part of the cafe that her second-year class. She can also be harmonious and open-minded, and she can note how all things complement each other. She appears to be a pure and innocent introvert anime character and interacts well with others.
15. Nero: Black Clover
As a noblewoman and former servant of the first Wizard King, Nero is generally apathetic, and in her bird form, she would usually peck on Asta’s head and pull his hair. She also uses this way to get her feelings through to others in cases where she might disagree with them. She has shown loyalty to Asta, and she would not leave his side.
She would help him at times and had guided him through places like dungeons, and initially, she only followed Asta because of his grimoire. Nero has a strong sense of loyalty and has shown devotion to the former Wizard King and goes out of her way to save him, showing how kind she is.
16. Kanao Tsuyuri: Demon Slayer
Kanao’s appearance has more prominent eyes with gentle dark lilac color. When she appeared in the anime, she was indecisive and a quiet girl due to her past. But her things started to change when she met Kocho Sisters. Bu this made her unable to make decisions by herself, and she would repress her emotions as a way to defend herself.
When interacting with Tanjiro, she managed to open up more, and she would display some mechanical responses in their conversations. When Tanjiro was leaving, she expressed a bit of change as Tanjiro managed to inspire her to make her own choices. When it comes to introvert anime characters, Kanao is an obvious pick, and from just a single conversation, one can see that she is quite reserved.
17. Levi Ackerman: Attack on Titan
Levi can be described as a clean freak, even though that is not what we see him doing the most. He prefers his personal environment and would not want to be disturbed. He has also proved to be averse to having his equipment soiled, and he has the tendency to wipe down his blood-smeared blades even on the battlefield. He is also strict and would not hesitate to touch filth should he find it necessary.
His personality, though, makes him unapproachable, and he rarely shows his emotions and would ofter give a cold impression to others. The manner he speaks is very blunt. Even his insults and comments are coarse, and he is not above provoking and belittling those who oppose him.
18. Hachiman Hikigaya: Oregairu
Hikigaya has many qualities that make him appear aloof and, at first, is a cynic and a stoic loner. He is quite prideful in his behavior, and he does things by himself and claims to have never relied on anyone other than Komachi. He refuses to accept anything that he considers as pity or sympathy, but he is slowly revealed to be a very caring character and is considerate of other people’s feelings.
He would later develop to let go of his past beliefs due to his relationships with those close to him. Most times, he would rapidly think slightly sarcastic thoughts in response to teasings, as seen when Yukinoshita blushes after revealing that he had styled her hair specifically for him. From just his appearance, Hikigaya fits well amongst the introvert anime characters as he also has a lazy look and vibe about him.
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19. Shouko Komi: Komi Cant Communicate
Most people who admire Shouko Komi have described her as someone who is incapable of socializing with others. His lack of social skills leads to some to refer to it as a communication disorder. Sometimes she is unable to utter a word in her daily life since her cripling anxiety has her always afraid of rejection from her peers. Despite all this, she dreams of overcoming her fears and wants to build friendly relationships and has a goal of making a hundred friends.
Her classmate Tadano managed to identify her inability to communicate and decided to help her overcome her anxiety and make her dream of 100 friends a reality. He also became her first friend, and with Tadano’s help, Shouko attempted to socialize and befriend other students in her class. She hardly talks with people, and at times when she is forced to speak, she trembles in with fear. She usually carries a notebook and writing stuff to communicate with her friends and would freeze up in case she forgets them.
20. Ray: The Promised Neverland.
Ray would often exclude himself from playing with other orphans, and he prefers to read a lot of books in his free time instead. He can interact well with his siblings, and he cares deeply for them. At times when they do not get along well, he still puts their safety first. Ray is an outspoken person and has little patience for inconvenience and silliness, and he loses his temper most times when Emma displays her reckless behavior and intentions.
When looking at introvert anime characters, Ray is a blunt type and is honest, as we saw this when Norman tried to figure out a way to tell Emma that Ray was the spy all along. But Ray went ahead and said it before Norman had the chance to show his decisiveness in situations like these.
21. Kiyotaka Ayanokouji: Classroom of the Elite
Ayanokouji is somewhat socially awkward and is terrible at communicating with other people, and fails at correctly associating with them. This made him speak in a monotonous way, and he tended to isolate himself from his peers and would not get involved in social activities. All this leaves an impression that he is cunning and uncaring while he displays a bit of aloofness towards anything besides issues that would specifically concern him.
Most people in his class also find him to be an enigmatic presence even though they have been with him for more than a year. He is the kind of a person who would hide his true ingenuity from the rest of his class. He would deliberately get an average grade just to draw attention away from him and would easily make the top of the class should he wishes to.
22. Shigeo Kageyama: Mob Psycho 100
Shigeo managed to learn from a young age that his psychic powers are linked to his emotions. They rely on strong negative emotions, and this can cause them to hurt others unknowingly. Shigeo is also socially awkward, and he struggles with reading the atmosphere. This led to him having a lack of friends. So he generally tries to keep his emotions in check, and in some cases, he can control his powers.
He is also scared of the general public as he is shy, and we saw this when he stood for 5 minutes on the podium in silence during a student president election speech. He is also forgiving and understanding and does not hold grudges or resentment towards those who have hurt him. He ended up becoming friends with Teruki Hanazawa even though, at first, he relentlessly attacked him.
23. Mabuchi Kou: Ao Haru Ride
Kou has been a kind character from a young age, and after his mother’s death and other difficulties, he ran through. He changed and became more masculine and sarcastic in a rude manner. He would most often come off as harsh in cases where he doesn’t even mean to, which makes him hard to talk to.
He also has a pessimistic view of himself and his brother, and despite these changes, it is clear that he is still an overall kind person. After he came to terms with his true feelings for Yoshioka, he became happier and an open person as he started to resemble his old self while in middle school.
24. Ryomen Sukuna: Jujutsu Kaisen
Despite him being an introvert, Sukuna is a selfish person, and he is also cold-hearted, immoral, and sadistic at times. When Yuji ingested his fingers, he was reincarnated within Yuji’s body, and he commented and implied the slaughter of women and children as he likened it to maggots crawling around. Because of his immense powers. He rarely cares about the consequences of his actions, even if they affect his host.
Sukuna is very intelligent and manipulative, and he would take Yuji’s body hostage as he tore out his heart and forced him into a Bidding vow. He has also shown the ability to acknowledge and praise his opponents, as we saw in his battle against Jogo. He acknowledged that Jogo was strong even though Sukuna completely overpowered him and told him that he should be proud.
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