Japan Votes for the Top 15 Master and Pupils in Anime

One of anime’s most recognizable character dynamics is between masters and their pupils. Shonen series love to use this and it has given us some of the most iconic characters!

Charapedia asked 10,000 Japanese fans to rank the most iconic masters and pupils in anime. Here are the top 15!


15Minato Namikaze and Kakashi Hatake (Naruto) – 107 votes


14Yoshino Koiwai and Masamune Makabe (Masamune-kun’s Revenge) – 125 votes


13Arataka Reigen and Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama (Mob Psycho 100) – 137 votes


12Genkai and Yusuke Urameshi (Yu Yu Hakusho) – 180 votes


11Silvers Rayleigh and Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece) – 193 votes


10Victor Nikiforov and Yuuri Katsuki (Yuri!!! on Ice) – 197 votes


9All Might and Izuku Midoriya (My Hero Academia) – 211 votes


8Master Roshi and Goku (Dragon Ball) – 278 votes


7Izumi Curtis and Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist) – 279 votes


6Seijûrô Hiko and Kenshin Himura (Rurouni Kenshin) – 288 votes


5Saitama and Genos (One Punch Man) – 358 votes


4Master Asia and Domon Kasshu (Mobile Fighter G Gundam) – 470 votes


3Piccolo and Gohan (Dragon Ball Z) – 509 votes


2Yoshida Shouyou and Sakata Gintoki (Gintama) – 532


1Jiraiya and Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto) – 840 votes


Who are your favorite anime master-pupil pairs?

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