The genre of shonen anime is known for its strong bonds between its characters, and some of the strongest of these may be found here.
Shonen anime is well-known for a wide range of characteristics. Their settings are richly detailed, the action is thrilling, and the characters have a wide range of unique abilities and magical systems to explore. Shonen anime, more than anything else, is known for its emphasis on the importance of friendship. The days of the lone hero are over.
From siblings to childhood best friends to even friendly competition, shonen anime has long celebrated the joys of friendship. It’s time to look back at some of the best anime friendships that have impacted the world without ever touching someone, during this terrible period. Here are some of the best friendships in shonen anime, in honor of all those anime speeches that granted individuals power ups.
1. Gin And Katsura (Gintama)
However well-established Sakata Gintoki and his Odd Jobs crew may be, he can’t help but return to the exploits of his kin, the Joi, and no one has appeared more frequently than Katsura, the younger brother of Old Jouishishi.
It’s only possible for Gin and Katsura to have such a classic relationship since they’re both so close. Katsura’s nickname, Zura, is a continual source of amusement for Gin. Just like an unpleasant classmate from middle school, Zura appears out of nowhere. Despite the fact that their interactions are often tense, they are the longest-lasting and most stable friendship in this series.
2. Meliodas And Baan (The Seven Deadly Sins)
Some friendships are formed because of shared experiences in the past. A few people’s character traits are formed as a result of enduring a difficult moment. People who “understand it” also make some of these. Meliodas and Baan are in that stage of their friendship. However, even if they don’t know all the details of each other’s pasts, they have an instant connection that can only be found when you meet a great buddy.
Both are formidable fighters who like a good scuffle. One can cook, and one must avoid kitchens at all costs. It’s not a sin to have a friendship based on both resemblance and synergy.
3. Yusuke And Kuwabara (Yu Yu Hakusho)
Only a few people wept when Yusuke Urameshi was killed in an accident. Keiko, on the other hand, adored him. His mother was there to take care of him. Kuwabara Kazuma, the school’s super-masculine hoodlum, was the most startling of the lot.
Even though he doesn’t appear it, Kuwabara is one of the most kind characters in the series, willing to go above and beyond for those he cares about. His longtime buddy and esteemed rival Yusuke is no exception to this rule. Some of Yusuke’s most dire missions have relied on Kuwabara, and Yusuke could always count on his close friend to fight with him.
4. Yugi And Joey (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
Games have played an important part in bringing people together around the world and even in the classroom. When Joey, a delinquent, and a short, frail boy met in Yu-Gi-Oh!, a bizarre game like Duel Monsters and a fascinating history with one weird necklace helped connect their lives.
Only someone as sincere as Yugi could see past Joey’s harsh exterior and discover the tender heart that lies beneath it. When Yugi needed a helping hand, Joey was there for him in and out of the ring. If you’ve ever traded monster cards with someone, you’re a friend for life.
5. Natsu And Happy (Fairy Tail)
Happy is not a member of the Fairy Tail guild or even of Team Natsu, despite his diminutive stature and adorable fur. To Natsu, he’s an equal and indispensable partner, and the only fast-moving thing that can carry the mage without making him sick. In other words, Happy isn’t a means to an end. In my opinion, “He’s a good friend.”
The furry companion Natsu always has his back, even when he discovers that the Exceed race may have attempted to kill him. As a matter of fact, it’s nearly impossible to envision Natsu without Happy on his back.
6. Light And L (Death Note)
Light and L. have one of the most turbulent romances on this list. With the help of his Death Note, Light Yagami, better known as Kira, was able to commit an incredible number of murders. If he doesn’t get caught, L. will do everything in his power to bring him down.
In spite of how it appears, these two had the most harmonious relationship in the entire series. Despite how it appears, they were at odds with each other. Neither of them has ever been able to compete with another high-level genius. A friendship, albeit a phony one, was formed between the two of them as soon as they met. Then then, after seeing how close they came, it appeared as if something was lurking.
7. Ed And Alphonse (Fullmetal Alchemist)
It’s important to remember that not all siblings get along. People’s worst enemies might sometimes be those who live right next door, as tragic backstories and aristocratic rivalries have demonstrated. Having a team like Edward and Alphonse Elric is crucial for this reason and many others like it.
Fullmetal Alchemist’s world is full of twists and turns, but in the midst of it all, it’s nice to have friends like these two who look out for one another no matter what. As a pair, these two have accomplished a great deal despite the fact that one of them is missing several limbs and the other has none.
8. Gon And Killua (Hunter x Hunter)
Despite the fact that Gon began his journey alongside Kurapika and Leorio, he would spend the majority of his time with the only other youngster his age taking the Hunter Exam.. Having grown up in a rural community with few resources, Gon is a simple-minded yet unwaveringly determined son of a Hunter. Killua is a brilliant young assassin who was reared by a gang of assassins on an opulent but desolate house.
He saved Killua and gave him a reason to live, while Gon did the same for him by always being there for him and saving his life in return.
9. The Straw Hat Pirates (One Piece)
It’s difficult to pick just one pair from among the Thousand Sunny because so many entries emphasize the closeness of two people. A lot of anime fans learned what “nakama” means and how vital it is to grasp that a “family” may really be anything thanks to One Piece’s use of the word.
Adoptive parents, stepparents, or even an entire team of archaeologists can be a source of support. A skeleton-cyborg-demon-child-talking-reindeer-chef-sniper-cat-burglar-samurai-rubber-man pirating relationship is the strongest in this series. It’s more than just a group of people. It’s closer to family than any other kind of relationship.
10. Naruto And Sasuke (Naruto)
Naruto is one of the few shonen anime that focus on a certain friendship and build its whole plot around it, unlike many other shows. Because of the positive reception the edgy dreamboat received from the fans and support from his editors, Masashi Kishimoto decided to give Sasuke Uchiha more screen time and make him an integral part of the series’ heart.
Second, we had the endearing knucklehead, who worked tirelessly to show his gloomy partner what friendship and family can achieve for two broken souls. At one point, the two were just having some fun, but it quickly turned into something much more complicated that had them going back to each other over and over again.