As a fire sign, Aries are one of the most temperamental signs in the Zodiac. At their best, they are determined and confident individuals who crave honesty and enthusiasm when approaching relationships. However, they can be impulsive and mean, not to mention short-tempered. These driven individuals born between March 21st and April 19th always give every situation their all. While they may often be moody they tend to take on leadership roles because of their outgoing personality. Well represented by the ram, this sign will often push through others in order to attain their goals and will not be hindered by any that stand in their way.
Many anime characters also exhibit the traits of the Aries and many take on leadership roles from a young age. We will examine the characters born in between the time frame of the Aries and analyze how well they represent the traits. Like us, they will exhibit both the positive and negative aspects of the Aries and this will allow them to have a depth of character that is vital to them having a place on our list. This critical view also allows us to look deeper into the anime as a whole, as these characters provide a breath of fresh air and leadership that is vital in driving any anime forward. Without further ado, we give you the top 10 male Aries characters in anime.
10. Kousei Arima from Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)
- Episodes: 22
- Air Date: October 2014 - March 2015
Kousei is likely the wimpiest Aries on this list. He gives up his passion for the piano and blames himself for his mother’s death. However, when he finds inspiration in Kaori Miyazono, he finds that expressing his talent at the piano is not a selfish venture but rather one he should find solace in and escape through. This freeing act allows Kousei to go from the feeble and weak character that we initially see and blossom into a more impulsive and courageous character that exemplifies true Aries’ traits.
9. Tsukitachi from Karneval
- Episodes: 13
- Air Date: April 2013 - June 2013
Tsukitachi is an extremely optimistic individual. As captain of the First Ship of Circus, he rarely takes any of his duties seriously. He seems almost fake in his personality because of his seemingly careless attitude. Tsukitachi is very observant and despite his laziness, he constantly knows what is happening and is aware of the world around him. Despite his rank, he often slacks off and does not perform his duties adequately. This puts him towards the bottom of our Aries list because although he is driven, his laziness is generally despised by the common Aries.
8. Joker from Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus (Black Butler: Book of Circus)
- Episodes: 10
- Air Date: July 2014 - September 2014
Born a leader, Joker is a character that displays enthusiasm, courage and determination. He manages the Noah’s Ark Circus and seeks to make all of its members happy. As a strange and somewhat creepy family, the Noah’s Ark Circus holds dark secrets that puzzle Ciel Phantomhive and Sebastian Michaelis. In order to keep the circus running properly, Joker must take on a role that is against his nature. As a naturally honest and passionate individual, he turns against the outside forces that try to help him in order to protect his family. Joker is an excellent example of an Aries that must push down his innate nature in order to flourish in a leadership role.
7. Hinata Hideki from Angel Beats!
- Episodes: 13
- Air Date: April 2010 - June 2010
As a co-leader of SSS, Hinata must learn how to understand and protect its members. Overall a dependable member, Hinata is enthusiastic in any situation and does what is necessary for the benefit of the club and its members, whether this be socially or physically, Hinata is not one to shy away from a challenge. However, he does show his aggressive and impatient side when interacting with Yuri Nakamura. She is the one who can draw out this more negative side of him as an Aries.
6. Ryouma Terasaka from Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom)
- Episodes: 22
- Air Date: January 2015 - June 2015
As one of the more aggressive students in the class, Ryouma does not take any time in trying to assassinate Class 3-E’s teacher, Koro-sensei. He craved physical altercation with his classmates, particularly the ones in the higher classes because of their apparent disdain towards him and his class. He puts himself above others because he can physically overpower them easily. He is aggressive and impatient. He is an example of the more negative traits of the Aries.
5. Tamaki Suou from Ouran Koukou Host Club (Ouran High School Host Club)
- Episodes: 26
- Air Date: April 2006 - September 2006
Tamaki may not be the most serious Aries, however he takes pride in leadership, especially as it pertains to the Ouran High School Host Club. While it is Kyouya who runs the numbers and keeps the club going, Tamaki is the one who is coming up with the ideas that entertain the guests. His role as an entertainer makes his character spontaneous and passionate. These traits extend into everything that he does, including relationships both romantically and between hosts. He also becomes moody when situations do not turn out the way he planned, a mark of a true Aries. Tamaki enjoys challenges and seeks to make the world better in all situations. Tamaki is an honestly good person and this is evident through all of his actions. Despite his flaws, Tamaki is an inspirational character and an exemplary Aries.
4. Haru Yoshida from Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)
- Episodes: 13
- Air Date: October 2012 - December 2012
Haru is introduced as a little rough around the edges. He is constantly getting into fights because of his impulsiveness and despite his good intentions. Haru sees the right path and fights for it, even if it means that his life will become more difficult. He represents the weaknesses of the Aries as he is impatient, impulsive and aggressive. However, upon meeting the unfortunate Mizutani Shizuku, he is able to see himself through a different light. He seeks to be a better person, not only for himself but for her as well. Haru is an excellent example of an Aries who can overcome his flaws and seek to be a better person who can lead the world forward.
3. Kagerou Shoukiin from Inu x Boku SS (Inu X Boku Secret Service)
- Episodes: 12
- Air Date: January 2012 - March 2012
Kagerou is truly an individual unlike any other. He is secure in who he is and seeks dominion over all others when around them. He sees the world in black and white and overrides anyone who disagrees with him. He sees himself above everyone else making him an extremely selfish individual. Kagerou is very impulsive but has his life planned out and is not concerned about how his plans affect others. He is confident and aggressive in his plans making him a very stereotypical Aries.
2. Goku Son from Dragon Ball Z
- Episodes: 291
- Air Date: April 1989 - January 1996
Growing up to be the leader of the Dragon Team, Goku possesses an immense amount of strength. As a child, Goku was an aggressive and frustrating child. He sought only to please his immediate want and did not care about the fate of the world. However, after a fateful head injury, his personality changed and he became a more compassionate individual. He grew up to care about the world and become more optimistic about its fate. He came into his role as its protector and grew into a powerful and determined character. He enjoyed physical challenges and will not bend to any challenge. He is one of the strongest characters on this list and an excellent leader and defender of the world.
1. Eren Jaeger from Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)
- Episodes: 25
- Air Date: April 2013 - September 2013
Eren Yeager had a long and difficult past with the destruction of his home and the death of his mother. This, understandably, left Eren with a hatred of Titans that drove Attack on Titan forward. He is incredibly impulsive as evidenced by his frequent trips going off by himself and disobeying commands. He is also hard-headed which makes him butt heads with his commander on a regular basis. Despite his disdain for the people of his town, he often seeks to protect them, even if it means resorting to violence. However, he is extremely faithful to his friends because of the devotion and honesty that they have shown them throughout their lives. Eren is an ideal Aries that shows true skills of leadership and determination.
With so many personalities on this list, it can be difficult to place them all. Aries are known for being leaders, they approach every situation with passion and enthusiasm despite the obstacles that stand in their way. Because of this enthusiasm, it can lead them to being aggressive and impatient when it comes to actually dealing with their situations. However, the ideal Aries will be able to balance these traits and represent them in social situations as well as on the battlefield.
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