Ever wondered which anime characters have your personality type? Today we’re going to explore ten of the most significant ENTP anime characters to-date. Keep in mind, anime characters often have attributes of more than one personality type. After all, the writers of “My Hero Academia” didn’t sit down with Isabel Briggs-Myers Gifts, Differing when they wrote their characters (although that would have been entertaining to observe!). As always, if you have any alternate perspectives or suggestions let me know in the comments!
Table of contents
- 10 Amazing ENTP Anime Characters
- Rintaro Okabe in Steins;Gate
- Hange Zoe from Attack on Titan
- Osamu Dazai from Bungou Stray Dogs
- Lloyd Asplund from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
- Ryuk from Death Note
- Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist
- Hanako from Jibaku Shounen Hanako-Kun (Toilet-Bound Hanako-Kun)
- Satoru Gojo from Jujutsu Kaisen
- Accelerator from A Certain Magical Index
- Franky from One Piece
Estimated reading time: 9 minutes
10 Amazing ENTP Anime Characters
Rintaro Okabe in Steins;Gate
“The “present” is a leaf floating on top of the river. It moves along with the flow from past to future.” – Rintaro Okabe
Creative and ceaselessly curious, Rintaro captures the stereotypical “mad scientist” version of the ENTP. Eccentric, intelligent, and innovative, he might seem completely off-the-wall to many viewers at first. It isn’t until further into the series that we learn there’s a “method for his madness” and much of his over-the-top persona is a façade that he employs to encourage his childhood friend Mayuri, after her grandmother’s death. Okabe’s hunger for discovery and his dedication to circumventing the seemingly “inevitable” will be inspiring to many ENTP viewers.
Hange Zoe from Attack on Titan
“I want everyone to feel safe again soon…I want this to be a world where people can live without fighting.” – Hange Zoe
One of my favorite Attack on Titan characters, Hange is driven by her curiosity and her hunger to attain new information about the titans. As the 14th commander of the Survey Corps, she may not have the serious demeanor of Erwin Smith, but her inventive, insightful perspective proves highly valuable. She devotes all her actions to attaining the freedom of mankind from the titans. Like most ENTPs, freedom is her core drive, and understanding how the titans think propels her forward in the midst of devastating situations. When surrounded by chaos, Hange manages to exude a lighthearted, inquisitive outlook rather than falling prey to her emotions. She uses her intuitive and thinking sides to create innovative weapons, formulate strategies, and figure out complex problems. Hange exhibits the inventiveness, humor, and spontaneous nature of the ENTP personality type.
Osamu Dazai from Bungou Stray Dogs
“If you place yourself somewhere close to raw emotions, where you are exposed to violence and death, instinct and desire, you can brush against man’s true nature. I thought that way I could find a reason to live somehow.” – Osamu Dazai
Creative, ingenious, and risk-taking, Dozai manages to survive his own bizarre suicide attempts while simultaneously solving extremely complex mysteries and crimes. His irreverent sense of humor and playful but clever demeanor make him both impressive and infuriating to his fellow agents. In typical ENTP fashion, Dozai is often mislabeled as “lazy” even though his brain is frenetically active. His quick, agile mind can be used to both play pranks and spot loopholes in his opponent’s plans.
Lloyd Asplund from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
“I think that “truth” is something that is covered up most of the time.” – Lloyd Asplund
Lloyd is the intellectual genius behind Brittania’s Knightmare Frame, Lancelot. Yet even though he is the Earl of Brittanian nobility, he cares less about Brittania’s motives than he does about being able to experiment and learn freely. He dedicates himself to science and, unfortunately, uses people in order to experiment with his inventions rather than caring about them as individuals. That said, his innovative mind and quirky sense of humor make him an endearing character in the series.
Ryuk from Death Note
“The human world is a boring place with boring people doing boring things.” – Ryuk
In an on-point presentation of ENTP behavior, Ryuk, a Shinigami, indirectly gives Light Yagami a Death Note simply because he’s bored and wants to see what will happen. Repetition, routine, and predictability are the bane of Ryuk’s existence, and many ENTPs will fully relate to this dilemma. Unlike most Shinigami, Ryuk doesn’t want to spend his life doing pointless, repetitive tasks. He wants to satiate his curiosity and his sense of exploration by seeing what humans will do if they have the power to control life or death. He may not be the most fully-developed character in anime, but he still gives us an excellent example of ENTP curiosity.
Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist
“There’s no such thing as a painless lesson, they just don’t exist. Sacrifices are necessary, you can’t gain something without losing something first… Although if you can endure that pain and walk away from it, you’ll find that you now have a heart strong enough to overcome any obstacle… Yeah… A Fullmetal Heart.” – Edward Elric, Fullmetal Alchemist
Rebellious and creative, Edward Elric captures the strong-willed, perceptive nature of the ENTP. He can quickly devise possibilities in any situation and shows obvious excitement when he can explore concepts, theories, and new challenges. His quick-witted, clever nature exemplifies his use of Extraverted Intuition and Introverted Thinking. He knows how to bend the rules at precisely the right time in order to achieve his goals. He also showcases the sharp, cheeky sense of humor that ENTPs are famous for.
Hanako from Jibaku Shounen Hanako-Kun (Toilet-Bound Hanako-Kun)
“No matter how much you regret or wish, if you couldn’t do something in life, you can’t do it after death either.” – Hanako
As the leader of the Seven Mysteries, Hanako works to maintain the balance between the human world and the spiritual world. Mischievous and curious, he playfully teases the students he encounters and tries to find offbeat ways to make his life as a ghost less dull and monotonous. He’s clever and resourceful, never backing down from a challenge and finding surprising solutions to his troubles.
Satoru Gojo from Jujutsu Kaisen
“My students will either grow up with a sarcastic, dark sense of humor, or they’ll wind up a serial killer team. Either way, I’m excited that I won’t have to bring them to birthday parties.” – Satoru Gojo
Snarky and intelligent, Satoru Gojo has a knack for figuring out his enemies’ plans with just a tidbit of information. He knows how to adapt to any situation and enjoys an unpredictable, spontaneous lifestyle. His offbeat sense of humor and playful, irreverent personality make him a fan-favorite. As an intuitive-dominant personality, he keeps his eye on the big picture and knows how to negotiate situations in order to meet his more complex, long-term goals.
Accelerator from A Certain Magical Index
“I’m right in the middle of hunting down spies. Do you really think I have time to deal with your stupid drama? But tell me everything. I want to hear it all!” – Accelerator
Quirky, eccentric, and curious, Accelerator gives us a look at a rather unstable version of the ENTP personality type. Unlike an ESTP, Accelerator’s fighting style is random and experimental. He enjoys new challenges and rambling about his thought processes while he’s fighting, even posing questions to his opponents mid-battle. When he isn’t on a mission, he enjoys wandering aimlessly to explore new places and see where his intuition guides him. He is analytical and curious, more interested in toying with his environment than directing or controlling it.
Franky from One Piece
“So how do we want to approach this then? I got a ton of plans. One of ‘em’s gotta work.” – Franky
Strong-willed and free-spirited, Franky enjoys getting to know a variety of unlikely individuals. He’s clearly inventive and creative, easily coming up with ideas and strategies at any given moment. His lively, impulsive personality inspires his crew and he often whips out his guitar to sing even in the middle of chaotic battles. His thinking side shows up in his ability to rationalize any decision from any angle, using relative logic rather than absolute statements.
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