The 15 Most Annoyingly Dense Anime Characters

There are few archetypes as iconic (and divisive) as the dense male lead. These special creatures are blessed with “plot moving stupidity” and their density is fuel for romantic subplots.

Goo Ranking asked the Japanese community to rank the densest characters.


15. Alto Saotome (Macross Frontier) – 72 votesAlto Saotome (Macross Frontier)



14. Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach) – 76 votesIchigo Kurosaki (Bleach)



13. Arata Wataya (Chihayafuru) – 84 votesArata Wataya (Chihayafuru)



12. Hayate Ayasaki (Hayate the Combat Butler) – 92 votesHayate Ayasaki (Hayate the Combat Butler)



11. Ichika Orimura (IS: Infinite Stratos) – 117 votesIchika Orimura (IS: Infinite Stratos)



T-9. Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto) – 120 votesNaruto Uzumaki (Naruto)



T-9. Souma Yukihira (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Souma) – 120 votesSouma Yukihira (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Souma)



8. Kamijou Touma (A Certain Magical Index) – 121 votesKamijou Touma (A Certain Magical Index)



7. Rito Yuki (To Love-Ru) – 154 votesRito Yuki (To Love-Ru)



6. Raku Ichijou (Nisekoi) – 164 votesRaku Ichijou (Nisekoi)



5. Umetarou Nozaki (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun) – 261 votesUmetarou Nozaki (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun)



4. Shokupanman (Anpanman) – 265 votesShokupanman (Anpanman)



3. Ash Ketchum (Pokémon) – 324 votesAsh Ketchum (Pokémon)



2. Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece) – 666 votesMonkey D. Luffy (One Piece)



1. Tanaka (Tanaka-kun is Always Listless) – 726 votesTanaka (Tanaka-kun is Always Listless)


Who do you think are the densest characters?

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