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?