Sometimes, reality may get you down and make you start looking for things that are genuine and inspiring, to lift up your bad mood and make you feel all warm and fuzzy.
If you’re feeling down in the dumps, why not delve into the world of anime for some uplifting storylines? Here are 5 pure-hearted and wholesome anime characters for you to check out!
1. Takeo Gouda from Ore Monogatari!!
Takeo Gouda is a selfless person who is always willing to help others. He is a lovable person who is just trying to live his best life and find love. He doesn’t hold grudges and doesn’t get jealous easily. For example, while all his crushes liked and confessed to his friend Suna instead of him, he did not resent Suna at all for it.
Although he is kind and compassionate, he also despises people who hurt others. Due to his strong sense of justice, he often gets impulsive and will usually fight first and do the talking last. He jumps into making promises without thinking due to his belief that it is the duty of a man to keep their promises and protect people. Overall, his kindness balanced with his impulses makes him a fun character to watch!
2. Tohru Honda from Fruits Basket
Tohru Honda is easily the kindest and sweetest person in the Fruits Basket series. Her goal is to ensure that her loved ones are happy, content and taken care of.
Tohru doesn’t hold grudges to those who have wronged her, and usually doesn’t complain even when people try to treat her badly. She is an empathetic person who tries to find the good even during the most challenging times and even in people who try to harm her. She’s definitely a character you’ll want to support and root for as she goes along her journey.
3. The Kawamato Sisters from March Comes in Like a Lion
It’s hard to pick the most pure-hearted Kawamoto sister, so we’re featuring both of them!
First, we have Akari, who not only keeps her family together after their mother’s death, but also welcomes the series protagonist Rei Kiriyama into her home despite his initial bitterness caused by emotional scars from his past. There’s also Hina, who stood up for her classmate that got bullied and also helped Rei to overcome his own past.
4. Eru Chitanda from Hyouka
Eru Chitanda is an innocent and emotive character who can be seen as “childish” by many. She has a very positive demeanour and rarely holds any negative emotions. At the same time, she can also be quite nosy when something piques her interest, to the point of ignoring boundaries and personal space.
Despite her character flaws, there’s plenty to admire about Eru as she persistently helps her classmate Hotarou Oreki out of his lazy slump. You’ll definitely admire how she cares so much for someone who she literally just met. Her curious side also comes in handy when she and her friends get drawn into solving mysteries.
5. Naru Kotoishi from Barakamon
Have you ever met someone who tries to make your life better by putting themselves in your shoes? Despite her age, Naru Kotoishi fits the bill with her surprisingly perceptive personality, which can be seen as she gets to know the series’ main character Seishuu Handa.
Kindhearted to animals as well as people, one of the most heartwarming moments in the series is when she gets upset over a frog who was run over by accident. Although some of the other characters might find her annoying, she will definitely make your viewing experience much more interesting and engaging with her antics.
Those are our top picks for wholesome anime characters! If you have a character you’d like to add to the list, comment them down below!