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Top 20 Anime Transfer Students According to Japanese Fans

The transfer student is one of anime's most well known character archetypes. If you want a mysterious character, just introduce a transfer from wonderland!

Persona 4

Japanese site Charpedia asked fans to select the best transfer students in anime. 10,000 fans responded. While the trope has been around since the '80s, the list skews towards modern characters.

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20. Yu Narukami - Persona 4 the Animation (95 votes)

Persona 4

© Atlas / AIC A.S.T.A.

 

19. Neko Kuroha - Brynhildr in the Darkness (101 votes)

Brynhildr in the Darkness

© Lynn Okamoto / Shueisha / Arms

 

18. Ryuko Matoi - Kill la Kill (104 votes)

Kill la Kill

© Trigger

 

17. Sousuke Yamazaki - Free! (109 votes)

Free!

© Kyoto Animation

 

16. Manaka Mukaido - Nagi no Asukara (123 votes)

Nagi no Asukara

© P.A. Works

 

15. Hotaru Ichijou - Non Non Biyori (129 votes)

Non Non Biyori

© Atto / Media Factory / Silver Link

 

14. Itona Horibe - Assassination Classroom (146 votes)

Assassination Classroom

© Yuusei Matsui / Shueisha / Lerche

 

13. Syaoran Li - Cardcaptor Sakura (147 votes)

Cardcaptor Sakura

© CLAMP / Kodansha / Madhouse

 

12. Miyuki Hoshizora - Smile PreCure (163 votes)

Smile PreCure!

© Toei Animation

 

11. Ritsu - Assassination Classroom (171 votes)

Assassination Classroom

© Yuusei Matsui / Shueisha / Lerche

 

10. Alice Cartelet - Kin-iro Mosaic (173 votes)

Kin-Iro Mosaic

© Yui Hara / Houbunsha / Studio Gokumi

 

9. Ami Kawashima - Toradora! (198 votes)

Toradora!

© Yuyuko Takemiya / ASCII Media Works / J.C. Staff

 

8. Charlotte Dunois - Infinite Stratos (206 votes)

Infinite Stratos

© Izuru Yumizuru / Media Factory / Overlap / 8-Bit

 

7. Chitoge Kirisaki - Nisekoi (263 votes)

Nisekoi

© Naoshi Komi / Shueisha / Shaft

 

6. Asuka Langley Soryu - Neon Genesis Evangelion (270 votes)

Neon Genesis Evagelion

© Gainax

 

5. Karen Kujou - Kin-iro Mosaic (328 votes)

Kin-Iro Mosaic

© Yui Hara / Houbunsha / Studio Gokumi

 

4. Noriaki Kakyoin - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders (381 votes)

JoJo'sĀ Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders

© Hirohiko Araki / Shueisha / David Production

 

3. Itsuki Koizumi - The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya  (431 votes)

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

© Nagaru Tanigawa / Kadokawa Shoten / Kyoto Animation

 

2. Ai Haibara - Detective Conan (509 votes)

Case Closed

© Gosho Aoyama / Shogakukan / TMS Entertainment

 

1. Akemi Homura - Puella Magi Madoka Magica (555 votes)

Madoka Magica

© Shaft

Who are your favorite transfer students?

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Aaron Magulick has been a fan of anime ever since being exposed to it in the late '90s. A fan of nearly all genres, he is not afraid to explore the creepier side of the industry. Feel free to connect with him on GoBoiano Social.

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