The 15 Most Forgettable Main Heroes According to Japan

Despite the original creator’s intentions, sometimes their main protagonist gets forgotten. Maybe they have a bland personality or are overshadowed by side characters, but it’s never easy being a forgotten hero.

Goo Ranking asked Japanese fans to vote for their most forgettable protagonists. Here are the top 15 choices!


15. Umetarou Nozaki (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun) – 87 votesNozaki Umetarou (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun)


14. Rumi Yokoi (Tonari no Seki-kun) – 89 votesRumi Yokoi (Tonari no Sekai-kun)


T-13. Sophie Hatter (Howl’s Moving Castle) – 93 votesSophie Hatter (Howl's Moving Castle)


T-13. Tadakuni (Daily Lives of High School Boys) – 93 votesTadakuni (Daily Lives of High School Boys)


11. Eiichi “Kiteretsu” Kite (Kiteretsu Daihyakka) – 99 votesEiichi "Kiteretsu" Kite (Kiteretsu Daihyakka)


10. Klaus Von Reinherz (Blood Blockade Battlefront) – 128 votesKlaus Von Reinherz (Blood Blockade Battlefront)


9. Bero (Youkai Ningen Bem) – 176 votesBero (Youkai Ningen Bem)


8. Ashitaka (Princess Mononoke) – 197 votesAshitaka (Princess Mononoke)


7. Mikan Tachibana (Atashin’chi) – 216 votesMikan Tachibana (Atashin'chi)


6. Kyon (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) – 244 votesKyon (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)


5. Ataru Moroboshi (Urusei Yatsura) – 260 votesAtaru Moroboshi (Urusei Yatsura)


4. Celty Sturluson (Durarara!!) – 262 votesCelty Sturluson (Durarara!!)


3. Doraemon (Doraemon) – 357 votesDoraemon (Doraemon)


2. Bakabon’s Papa (Tensai Bakabon) – 382 votesBakabon's Papa (Tensai Bakabon)


1. Shinn Asuka (Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny) – 601 votesShinn Asuka (Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny)


Who do you think is the most forgettable main hero in anime?

I really like to look at the darker side of things, like a shadow following you at night…or maybe I’m just trying too hard? Anyways, Persona is my life!

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