Japanese anime characters have a wide variety of attitudes about themselves and the people around them, which may significantly impact their character arc or allude to a given anime’s themes on a personal level. Some characters are self-absorbed and think poorly of those around them, while others are generous and open-minded with everyone they meet.
It is nearly always a virtue for someone to keep an open mind and accept others for who and what they are. This makes friendship much easier, and the people involved may get along better at school or work. A large handful of anime characters are well-known for accepting everyone else for who they are, and it always pays off in various ways.
10/10 Senku Ishigami Knows That Science Never Judges Others
Senku Ishigami from Dr. Stone might sometimes rub people the wrong way with his blunt arrogance, but he is not a bad person at all. Senku is highly optimistic and has faith in science’s ability to always save the day, and he knows that science shall never unfairly judge a person.
Senku follows science’s example, pragmatically accepting everyone for who and what they are while finding ways to put them to work in his lab. Senku might tease people sometimes, but as a whole, he knows better than to judge others or discriminate, not even by one millimeter.
9/10 Tohru Honda Is Famously Compassionate & Tolerant
Fruits Basket’s shojo heroine Tohru Honda is famed for her incredibly altruistic, compassionate, and tolerant nature. She is naturally gentle and kind, and she also learned some vital lessons from her mother, Kyoko, about accepting other people and giving them a second chance.
Tohru is the last person who will judge others or discriminate against them for any reason. If asked, Tohru would say that everyone has their own burdens and fears, and that’s why everyone needs support, even if they’re a little intimidating at first. Tohru won’t refuse anyone’s call for help.
8/10 Raido Takes Everyone’s Quirks In Stride
Aharen-San Is Indecipherable
Raido from Aharen-San Is Indecipherable is a kuudere, a quiet but confident person who will take their time before confessing their love to someone. This makes Raido the perfect friend, and potentially boyfriend, for the equally quiet Reina Aharen, who had very few friends before she met him.
Raido doesn’t make a big deal about it, but he is a highly compassionate, helpful, and open-minded boy who refuses to think poorly of the people around him or judge them. He takes everyone’s odd quirks in stride and soon gets used to their oddness with no questions asked.
7/10 Iruma Suzuki Shall Never Pass Judgment
Welcome To Demon School, Iruma-Kun!
Iruma Suzuki from Welcome To Demon School, Iruma-Kun! is an isekai protagonist who is in way over his head in the Netherworld, the underworld of demons and monsters. Fortunately for him, many of his demon classmates at the Babyls school look and act pretty human after all, but even if they didn’t, Iruma still wouldn’t judge them unfairly.
Iruma, like Tohru Honda, is a natural helper who is happy when everyone else is happy. He takes everything in stride and accepts others for who they are, even if they look like monsters, which is very noble. Demons eat humans, but Iruma still won’t judge them.
6/10 Shoko Komi Will Overlook Anyone’s Flaws
Komi Can’t Communicate
The dandere shonen heroine Shoko Komi from Komi Can’t Communicate was terribly lonely growing up, and now, she is determined to make up for lost time and have 100 friends by the time she graduates from school. Shoko may be timid, but she is very kind and open-minded. She will even overlook yandere behavior at times.
Shoko isn’t a total pushover; she will stand up to bullies or other unacceptable behavior, but overall, Shoko goes with the flow and accepts all her quirky classmates for who they are. She won’t dare pass judgment on an overgrown chunibyo like Nakanaka, for example, or criticize Gorimi for looking like a beast.
5/10 Soma Yukihira Gets Along With Everyone
It’s true that the redheaded chef Soma Yukihira from Food Wars! often gently teases his friends and classmates, but he would never say anything to hurt or judge someone. Soma is an open-minded chef who knows that people of all sorts love good food, and he won’t judge anyone who sits down at any of his diners.
Soma lets his food do all the talking and expects the same from other chefs. No matter where a person comes from or how they act or think, their food is what’s most important, and Soma keeps an open mind on that, too. Food is for everyone.
4/10 Izuku Midoriya Knows Better Than To Discriminate
My Hero Academia
In My Hero Academia’s futuristic setting, quirks mean everything, and intolerance and discrimination are very real. People are judged and evaluated by just one thing — their quirk. People with dangerous or strange quirks are often feared. And those born with no quirk are always looked down upon.
Having been born quirkless, Izuku knows what it’s like to be judged or rejected as an outcast, and he would never inflict that on another person. He always sympathizes with others and their challenging quirks, and his classmates soon learned to appreciate Izuku’s generous attitude.
3/10 Alphonse Elric Has Nothing But Love For Others
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
In Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Alphonse’s tsundere brother, Edward, keeps a reasonably open mind, but Ed is quick to get angry at others and harass them if they provoke him. Meanwhile, Alphonse is a total deredere who never wishes to harm another person. He won’t tolerate bullies or true evil, but otherwise, he’s a very accepting person.
Alphonse was humbled after his failed human transmutation attempt, and he knows that adding more discrimination or intolerance to the world is the last thing anyone needs. Al has accepted monstrous chimeras for who they are, for example, and those chimeras were initially skeptical, then grateful for it.
2/10 Kelvin Is Pretty Chill About Diversity In This World
Black Summoner’s isekai protagonist Kelvin can be rightly criticized for supporting the local slave trade by purchasing the half-elf girl Efil to secure her freedom. That’s not so good, but at least on a personal level, Kelvin is a very fair-minded adventurer who will gladly accept any loyal friend into his party.
Kelvin’s party consists of not just Efil, but also the slime Clotho, the demon princess Sera, the knight Gerard, the reincarnation goddess Melfina and a girl named Rio Saeki Kelvin summoned himself. Kelvin is also open-minded about the NPC-ish characters he meets and never looks down on anyone. All are equal in his eyes.
1/10 Azusa Aizawa Is Welcoming To All
I’ve Been Killing Slimes For 300 Years And Maxed Out My Level
Azusa Aizawa from I’ve Been Killing Slimes For 300 Years And Maxed Out My Level is an easygoing isekai protagonist with a benevolent witch theme. She has spent three centuries relaxing in the rustic countryside, killing countless slimes to max out her stats. She spent that time in semi-isolation, but now it’s time to make some friends.
Azusa hesitated at first, but she soon welcomed many new friends into her cabin, from a pair of feuding dragon girls to the slime sisters Shalsha and Falfa to a goofy elf girl, a ghost, and even the demon king herself. They’re a handful, but Azusa warmly accepted them all for who and what they are.
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