In terms of camaraderie, humor, and so much more, these are the best trios in anime.
According to the “Rule of Three,” the dynamics of a trio are more complicated and delicate than in a pair, making them more amusing and effective. Depending on the dynamic, characters in a duo either complete or challenge one another. As long as the two characters are co-dependent on one another, their bond will be stronger than ever.
Because there are always going to be rivalries and antagonism can often turn into envy in a trio, the group as a whole is always going to be more intriguing. A trio is a group of characters who work together to accomplish a common goal, whether it’s a villain or a hero. Some have strong and resolute protagonists, while others are shy and reticent. One thing they all share is that they made the story unique and unforgettable.
It’s a trope that’s been there since the dawn of time, and it’s now a staple of anime. New seasons of anime such as Attack on Titan and My Hero Academia, which have already been mentioned, will be released in the near future. In addition, a number of beloved anime trios have subsequently disbanded and are well worth revisiting. In addition to that, there are numerous fantastic anime trios that have been overlooked since a “top 10” list is simply too short. This is an excellent time to add five more anime trios to the list because of those three reasons.
1. Jessie, James, and Meowth
A trio of characters from the original Pokemon anime will be featured later in this list. In addition, the heroes had a regular hostile force: Jesse, James, and the sole talking Pokemon in the original series, Meowth. This helped make the anime function so well. Team Rocket were more than just antagonists; they were comedy foils who set the major protagonists against one another. One of the most recognizable slogans in the history of the world was used by them to announce their plans to take Pokemon and utilize them for bad purposes whenever they emerged.
2. Guts, Griffith, and Caska
Adapted from the manga’s Golden Age arc, the Berserk anime of the 1990s focused on The Band of the Hawk, a mercenary band. It was Guts, a latecomer to the Hawks, who was immediately appointed to Captain of the Hawks’ Raiders after proving his worth. A superb swordswoman named Caska was in love with Griffith and detested Guts at the same time as the gang commander. Emotions were woven through this story because of the way these three interacted and developed together over time.
3. Goku, Vegeta, and Piccolo
The Dragon Ball saga is widely regarded as one of the most influential Japanese anime series of all time. Dragon Ball Z’s series has been running for more than three-and-a-half decades, and there have been numerous trios that have linked up with one another. Goku, Vegeta, and Piccolo are three of the show’s most enduring characters, heroic fighters from different worlds who defend Earth. When it comes to the Saiyans, Goku and Vegeta have something in common: they are the last of their kind. This gives them something to connect over, unlike Piccolo, who is always an outsider. Interestingly, both Vegeta and Piccolo began their relationship with Goku as enemies before becoming friends and allies with the young warrior.
4. Spike, Jet, and Faye
Shinichiro Watanabe became a household name after inventing the jazz-inspired space bounty hunter series Cowboy Bebop. Spike is a laid-back person who practices Jeet Kun Do to counter his adversaries’ attacks. In contrast to Spike, Jet is a tougher, more determined guy who is laden with muscle. Despite her appearance of laziness and arrogance, Faye is the most nuanced character in the group, as she both causes strife and lends support to the others. Their personalities complement one another, which helps to heighten the sense of comradery and tension in the film.
5. Rei, Shinji, and Asuka
In Neon Genesis Evangelion, the main character, Shinji, is a depressed and fearful hero. For him, the most difficult element of his life is dealing with the fact that he has a distant relationship with his father. The only other humans on the globe who can pilot the massive EVA mechs needed to defend humanity from the Angels bent on wiping them out are youngsters, and he is one of them. Although Rei appears heartless and aloof, Shinji’s father definitely has a greater affection for her than he does for his own son. Asuka, Shinji’s third kid, is emotionally unstable, alternating between liking and hating the other two children on any given day, while also perplexing herself and Shinji with her fluctuating romantic impulses. In spite of Evangelion’s intellectual complexity and high-stakes drama, the predicament of these three youngsters was what drew viewers back to the show time and time again.”
6. Mugen, Jin, and Fu
Incredibly funny and action-packed, Samurai Champloo is one of the best anime you’ll ever watch. The show’s humor comes not only from its distinctive aesthetic but also from the three characters the audience is following. Even if they tried, Mugen, Jin, and Fu couldn’t be more different from each other. Their personalities and ambitions are vastly different, and their ideals are in direct conflict with one another. Despite this, they’re thrust together and forced to make the most of their voyage as a team, providing plenty of opportunities for spectators to laugh and be amazed along the way.
7. Eren, Mikasa, Armin
Attack on Titan’s famous two-man and one-girl trio is another great example of a great two-man and one-girl trio. There is a new family formed from the shattered pieces of three people who couldn’t be more dissimilar from one another, but they have found one other to be brothers and sisters in arms.
Because Eren is the one constant in this group, the dynamics amongst the pals can get a little strange at times. It doesn’t matter what the circumstances are that led to this unusual friendship; we can’t help but be excited to watch where it goes!
8. Ash, Misty, Brock
To put up a list of the greatest Pokemon trios of all time, it’s impossible to leave out the original trio, even if only for the sake of nostalgia. Anyone who grew up with these three as a child knows that they are the greatest Pokemon squad ever assembled. Even though Misty was always complaining about bugs and her bicycle, Brock was once known for his massive lunch feast, which made one wonder where he kept such a large pot. In Ash’s absence, he is not quite the same, and that’s not just because of his recent transformation.
9. Emma, Norman, Rey
In spite of the show’s dark and disturbing nature, this trio manages to add a ray of hope to such a depraved tale. You can see right away that Emma is the show’s heart and soul; she’s kind, strong, and determined to the core. As the oldest children in the house, the three of them have taken it upon themselves to look after the younger ones as well as themselves. After all, they could always count on one other when the world around them fell apart, and that’s an accomplishment deserving of commendation.
10. Tanjiro, Zenitsu, Inosuke
There has never been a trio quite like those three. From the moment they met, it was clear that these three individuals had nothing in common other than their membership in the Demon Slayer Corps. At times, Inosuke can be nasty and unfriendly, while Tanjiro is more level-headed and selfless. Add Zenitsu to the mix and you’ve got one heck of a potent concoction.
Although it’s hard to envision a trio with such contrasting personalities functioning well together in real life, that’s exactly what makes them one of the funniest.
11. Daichi, Sugawara, Asahi
To make a trio, two characters from outside the core group are often included, providing a unique friendship dynamic. Fortunately, Daichi, Sugawara, and Asahi’s shared passion for volleyball and desire to see their high school club reclaim its former glory brought the three of them together. As the novel progresses, so does their bond. Despite the fact that they all know their paths will diverge in the future, they never give up on their shared goal and strive to make the most of the time they have together.
12. Ayaa, Hatori, Shigure
The most recognizable trio in Fruits Basket is unquestionably Ayaa, Hatori, and Shigure, despite the fact that Toru, Kyo, and Yuki are also noteworthy. The reality that Ayaa and Shigure formed a close friendship because they have the same wacky and dramatic attitude can be a hard pill to swallow.
All three characters’ pasts are explored in great detail, and it becomes clear why they were friends in the first place. This three is so powerful because they were able to find comfort and security in each other in a constrained situation where they had no possibility of ever getting free.
13. Kaminari, Bakugo, Kirishima
The following trio is both shocking and logical at the same time. The friendship between Kaminari and Kirishima was always going to be a certainty in My Hero Academia because the two had such similar characteristics. However, the inclusion of Bakugo into their group was a huge surprise.
It’s not only that Bakugo is a tough cookie to crack, but he’s also completely uninterested in establishing friends. Kaminari and Kirishima somehow found a place in Bakugo’s frigid heart, to everyone’s delight. Is it feasible for anyone to get close to that always frowning boy, but if these two can, anything is possible!?!”
14. Sanji, Luffy, Zoro
This trio of brash, bumbling, and unflappable men is the only thing keeping the program afloat. This group is essential to the continuity of One Piece. The crew’s most powerful trio (and the crew’s highest reward) is this trio. Despite their very distinct personalities, these three have gone through so much together that there’s just no way to get between them. It is because of their strong bond and unwavering support that they are such an effective group of three.
15. Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura
Last but not least, it is no surprise to see these three trios take the top spot in this list from One Piece and the other two trios on this list. Naruto is a well-known anime series that almost everyone has heard of. To this day, the show continues to inspire new generations of fans with its famous characters, epic battles (and even ridiculous running memes). This group of young ninjas, their odd friendship, their dedication to each other, and the challenges and trials they experience together make this anime one of a kind.