What they do speaks louder than what they say; these personalities embody that adage. Even if they’re mute because of a speech handicap or just because they prefer to keep their ideas to themselves, anime has no shortage of mute characters. Many popular animated series have funny speech, yet the visual medium can nevertheless be successful without it. ‘It’s the visuals, stupid.’
In cases where a person’s physical limitations are clearly evident, their personality tends to concentrate around that characteristic. While it’d be silly to disregard that aspect of their character, the best characters soar above their limitations and refuse to be defined by their flaws!
10. Saty from Blood Lad
Blood Lad was a short-lived series that aired for just 10 episodes. Saty remained a mystery due to the anime’s severely short time spent with its colorful ensemble of demons and monsters. It’s easy to overlook the girl’s business savvy and demon-like demeanor because she appears so innocent. Saty owns a cafe called “The Third Eye” with her business partner Mamejirou.
Saty has never spoken a word, despite the fact that she works in the customer service industry and frequently interacts with her clients. This isn’t hyperbole; the emotionless monster hasn’t spoken to Mamejirou at this point. Saty’s glare is enough to tamp down even the most rambunctious customers!
Additionally, the humanoid demon’s third eye enables her to inspect a person’s soul and determine whether or not they can exit the demon world.
9. Rinnosuke Mitobe from Kuroko no Basket (Kuroko’s Basketball)
In the context of a team sport, it’s reasonable to believe that communication is essential. Rinnosuke Mitobe, on the other hand, demonstrates that speaking is not the sole means of communicating. The second-year Seirin High student is undoubtedly the calmest and most restrained player in Kuroko no Basket, at least until Teppei Kiyoshi rejoined the team. Despite Mitobe’s preference for silence, his dedication is equally as unwavering as that of the rest of the team!
Mitobe has to deal with a large family while he’s not on the court. Having six younger siblings and three younger sisters, the bashful player has a lot of responsibilities when he or she is home. Mitobe was generally benched once Kiyoshi rejoined the club, but he utilized his knowledge to teach Kagami how to defend.
As the club’s unsung hero, Mitobe doesn’t even have to say a word to put the ball in the back of the net!
8. Toshinari Seki from Tonari no Seki-kun (The Master of Killing Time)
Toshinari Seki, whose name appears in the title, must be a fascinating individual! While the idea of Tonari no Seki-kun, a Japanese manga series, is basic, Seki is a fan of playing around with games and inventions, which drives his next door neighbor crazy! Seki never speaks a word during the course of 21 brief episodes, but his deeds drive Yokoi to the brink of sanity.
When Seki appears, we can’t help but look forward to what he has in store for us. Seki, unlike other mute characters, is unable to speak because he is now in the middle of a class period. In order to avoid drawing unwelcome attention, the student, who couldn’t give a damn about his teacher or his fellow students, keeps as quiet as possible. Yokoi, on the other hand, is adamant that he cannot be ignored.
Tonari no Seki-kun is plenty of laugh out loud moments, and the title character is a big part of it. At the very least, Seki understands how to spice up the classroom experience.
7. Elizabeth from Gintama
It’s hard to think of Gintama without thinking of comedy. A quiet character stands out in a series by Hideaki Sorachi that favors noisy and obnoxious characters. No one will miss the gigantic white duck costumed man, even in a silent film. Fair enough.
There are few details about Elizabeth other than the fact that she is the best friend of Katsura and her partner in arms. Inquire as to her identity and origins. Is she a fellow human being or a sentient being from another planet? Even if Elizabeth’s mystery is never solved, she is still one of Gintama’s most memorable characters. Elizabeth is more than simply a comic relief character; she’s a violent, borderline criminal figure. Additionally, the naughty duck is typically seen as the lone voice of reason in a sea of lunacy.
Elizabeth is a constant scene stealer, whether she’s firing missiles out of her mouth or utilizing sign boards to communicate!
6. Kozue Orihara from ChäoS;HEAd
Can a psychic person really be described as mute if they are able to converse with others? We’ll say yes to Kozue Orihara’s request! By chance, a high school student is caught in the heart of a murder investigation in ChäoS;HEAd. Takumi encounters a variety of strange schoolgirls while the fabric of reality crumbles around him.
She has been able to read people’s minds since she was a child; or, to put it a different way, her actual selves since she was a child. Kozue was able to speak normally until the first year of high school, when her voice was stolen by a mirror. Fortunately, Kozue has the capacity to speak directly into someone’s brain.
She may appear to be a laid-back person, yet appearances can be misleading. If there is any kind of threat, Kozue will yell “bloody murder” in response. Kozue has a lot to say for a character that can’t speak!
5. Kazuyoshi Usui from SKET Dance
What about a nice cry? Kazuyoshi “Switch” Usui’s backstory should do the trick if the answer is yes. It’s based on the manga by Kenta Shinohara, Sket Dance, which tells the story of a high school club that helps anyone who asks. In the operation, Bossun is the leader, Himeko is the muscle, and Switch is its brains.
Most of Sket Dance is comedic and uses Switch’s silence to excellent effect. Kazuyoshi changed his looks, asked people to call him Switch, and began communicating via computer after a traumatic episode in his childhood. When Switch first started Sket Dance, his mental health was in shambles and he was suffering from depression. Kazuyoshi was able to come out of his shell and return to school in large part because to Bossun.
He’s heartbreaking and entertaining at the same time. Kazuyoshi, the club’s creative thinker, prefers to take the lead when it comes to brainstorming ideas. When it comes to his nasty sense of humor, this stoic high school student never fails!
4. Nicolas Brown from Gangsta
Nicolas Brown, a former mercenary, has a physical problem that has forced him to keep his mouth shut. Nicolas, who is deaf, is a member of Benriya together with Worick Arcangelo and Alex Benedetto. His condition means that Nic is limited to communicating through sign language and speaking only when the other person is absolutely unaware of what he is trying to communicate to them.
GANGSTAT. is set in Ergastalum, a criminal sanctuary and a haven for the unfortunate. Worick and Nicolas became known as the “Handymen” because of their likability and their ability to kill. Benriya is the last hope for everyone in a city riddled with corruption and deadly personalities.
Nicolas is a Twilight, which means that his ancestors took a medicine to enhance their abilities. The highly skilled combatant is viewed as a monster by society because of this. It’s not unexpected that Nic feels irritable with those who mistreat him, but the handyman isn’t above doing good deeds. Worick’s partner, on the other hand, should be on the battlefield!
3. Eucliwood Hellscythe from Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? (Is This a Zombie?)
No, I don’t think so. serial killer who brutally murders a high school kid. Eucliwood Hellscythe, a necromancer, brings Ayumu back to life as a zombie after his life is tragically cut short. If you haven’t heard, Studio Deen’s anime is a riot.
When referred to as “Eu,” Eucliwood (the anime’s protagonist) is the harem’s most popular girl. When the necromancer arose, she appeared as a young girl dressed in medieval armor. Emotionless at first, Eu communicates exclusively by writing words on a notebook and never speaks a single word. With time, it becomes clear that Eu’s magical powers are linked to her emotional state, and that uttering one word could have catastrophic effects.
Eu’s deadpan humor perfectly complements the rest of the cast’s raucous antics. Even though she is unable to express it, the necromancer is genuinely nice and values Ayumu’s friendship.
2. Shouko Nishimiya from Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice)
This is a manga and an anime that are among the finest in their respective fields. Koe no Katachi is one of the best of both worlds. Forgiveness and bullying are two of the major themes addressed in A Silent Voice, which is both cruel and inspiring. A little girl with hearing loss, Nishimiya Shouko, is the story’s central character and the target of cruel taunts from her other students at a nearby elementary school.
Shouko uses a notepad to communicate, and wears hearing aids. In the end, she is judged a drag on the class and is abused by her fellow students at Ishida Shouya’s school. Shouko, despite the unjust treatment she is subjected to, is desperate to make friends with her peers. However, despite being an outsider her entire life, the girl never lost her sense of hope and humanity.
Inspired by Shouko Nishimiya. In A Silent Voice, bullying is dealt with without demeaning any of the youngsters involved. Unlike Shouko, who remains virtually unchanged despite the fact that her bully, Shouya, grows and changes dramatically throughout the novel. However, Shouko will not give up on herself, no matter how much the rest of the world rejects her.
1. Celty Sturluson from Durarara!!
A headless Celty Sturluson has a reasonable excuse for her silence in Durarara!!: she lacks one. Celty, a fairy from Ireland, is known as the Black Rider and works as an underground transporter on her faithful motorcycle. Celty, despite her unique past, is one of the more average residents of the anime’s parallel Tokyo.
When Celty wears her helmet and black jumpsuit, she goes from a cold and impersonal entity to a charming and relatable character. The Dullahan fairy has developed an interest in human entertainment, such video games and movies, in part as a result of her friendship with Shinra Kishitani.
A bizarre and mysterious anomaly is what Celty appears to be in the first episode, but only if viewed from an outsider’s perspective. In truth, the Black Rider is a confident yet reserved individual who places a high importance on closeness and familiarity.
It doesn’t matter how well-spoken someone is, they can still be difficult to understand. In order to effectively express their feelings, a character must rely on their actions rather than their words. These anime boys and girls are excellent illustrations of the beauty that may be found in quiet.
Is there any mute character that resonated with you the most? So, please, tell us in the comments area what you think.