From the breakthrough of Akira in 1988 through the exquisite films of Miyazaki Hayao to the recent blockbuster Your Name, Japanese animation has captivated audiences around the world. But anime’s history runs deeper still. Here we select 50 titles that celebrate its full, fascinating riches.
Dragon Ball, Goblin Slayer, Overlord, Danamchi, Caballeros del Zodiaco, Accel World, Naruto, Mazinger Z, Bleach, Slam Dunk, Los Supercampeones, Samurai X, Robotech, Death Note, Ataque a los Titanes, One Piece, Full Metal Alchemist, Tokyo Ghoul, Inuyasha, Hellsing, Neon Genesis Evangelion, BTOOOM!, Gantz, Devil May Cry, Berserk, Yu yu hakusho, Zoids, Principe del Tenis, Las Guerreras Magicas, Cowboy bebop, Hajime No Ippo, Inuyasha.
Sorry in advance for this being mostly anime. :(
Excludes indigenous/minority people such as Ainu, Ryukyuan, etc., who go in the Indigenous Asians list, unless they're mixed and qualify for both lists.
In an attempt to sort my ethnicity/race lists better, I've created separate lists for people of Chinese, Filipino/Philippine, Japanese, and Korean descent, all listed below. I also have less specific lists for the Middle East/North Africa (and one for Jewish people) South Asia (Indian subcontinent), Southeast Asia (excluding PH), and indigenous/minority Asians (ex. Altai).
I know that some Asian countries/regions are incredibly diverse, but hopefully this decision is more helpful than having a catch-all list for everybody. Let me know if I've made any mistakes!
Main Characters of Asian Descent [Non-specified] (https://trakt.tv/lists/4354184)
Main Characters of Asian Descent (Chinese) (https://trakt.tv/lists/10569528)
Main Characters of Asian Descent (Filipino/Philippine) (https://trakt.tv/lists/6292019)
Main Characters of Asian Descent (Korean) (https://trakt.tv/lists/10569075)
Main Characters of Asian Descent (South) (https://trakt.tv/lists/10660071)
Main Characters of Asian Descent (Southeast) [excl. PH] (https://trakt.tv/lists/11658971)
Main Characters of Asian Descent (Indigenous/Minority) (https://trakt.tv/lists/4673747)
Main Characters of Jewish Descent (https://trakt.tv/lists/4354618)
Main Characters of Middle Eastern/North African Descent (https://trakt.tv/lists/4354195)
Main Characters of Unconfirmed/"Ambiguously Brown" (https://trakt.tv/lists/4675654)
My other lists (https://trakt.tv/users/bangiras/lists)
For other animated shows & movies see: https://trakt.tv/users/xscaredycat/lists/animated-shows-movies-non-anime
Includes magical humans/humanoids that aren't quite monsters, aliens/anthros/monsters get their own list. Excludes humanoids who are non-magical but use a magical item. That means Harry Potter characters would be included, but not a normal person who uses a genie's lamp. I'm always open to recommendations! See https://trakt.tv/users/bangiras/lists/read-me for ways to contact me if you don't have a Trakt.TV account.