Here’s the Anime You’ll Love, Based On Your Myers-Briggs® Personality Type

Several years ago I started watching anime with my teenage daughter. At first, I didn’t expect to be impressed. With five kids I’ve seen enough “cartoons” that I figured it would be more of the same. Instead, I was swept away completely! I loved the art style, the dramatic music, emotional intensity, nuanced characters, and complex storylines. If you’re an avid anime fan or simply trying to dip your toes into the world of anime, scroll down to see which anime might be the best fit for you!

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Estimated reading time: 20 minutes

Here’s the Anime You’ll Love, Based On Your Myers-Briggs® Personality Type

ENFP – Naruto

Naruto ENFPs

If you don’t like your destiny, don’t accept it. Instead have the courage to change it the way you want it to be.”

Naruto tells the story of a young orphan boy, Naruto Uzamaki, who desperately wants to become the Hogake (the strongest ninja in his village). Along the way he makes friends and enemies, and learns that the path to becoming Hokage is fraught with peril.

Why would ENFPs like it?

Frequently hailed as one of the greatest animes of all time, Naruto is all about going after your dreams and never giving up. Dismissed and ignored as an orphan child in his village, Naruto has to work twice as hard as everyone else to be taken seriously. ENFPs can often identify with Naruto’s plight and his vision. Enthusiastic and imaginative, they are driven to achieve their dreams no matter the cost. Yet because of their broad imagination and playful personalities, they aren’t taken as seriously as they want to be. Many ENFPs report that people are condescending or patronizing to them, simply for being who they are.

ENFPs will also love the heart and moral consciousness of Naruto. While he encounters many formidable villains, he never loses sight of who he is and what he believes in. This is evidenced by the way he forgives even the most reprehensible villains if they truly seek redemption. ENFPs will love the inspiring story, the varied characters, the focus on overcoming childhood pain, and the themes of friendship. Plus there’s enough quirky humor to keep things interesting.

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ENTP – Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Fullmetal ALchemist ENTP

“Stand up and walk. Keep moving forward. You’ve got two good legs. So, get up and use them. You’re strong enough to make your own path.” -Edward Elric

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is the story of two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, who are trying to find a way to bring their mother back to life after she dies of a terminal illness. In the process they break one of the cardinal rules of alchemy and lose their bodies. Edward loses his left leg while Alphonse loses his entire body. To help Alphonse, Edward sacrifices his right arm and they bind Alphonse’s soul to a suit of armor. The series follows their journey as they seek the Philosopher’s Stone in order to regain their bodies.

Why would ENTPs like it?

ENTPs love Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood because it is unapologetically brilliant. Edward Elric, an ENTP character, has the quick wit and irreverent humor (and argumentativeness) that makes ENTPs shine. ENTPs will love the creative solutions, the complex plot, and the multifaceted characters. They’ll also love the quirky, offbeat humor that is sprinkled throughout the show.

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INFP – Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion INFP

“The thread of human hope is spun with the flax of sorrow.” – Kaworu Nagisa

Neon Genesis Evangelion tells the story of a world on the brink of destruction. The only hope for humanity lies in giant robots called Evangelions, which can only be piloted by a select few teenagers. As the story progresses, we learn that there is more to the Evangelions than meets the eye and that the true enemy may be within.

Why would INFPs like it?

INFPs will appreciate the depth of Neon Genesis Evangelion. The story is fraught with moral ambiguity and existential angst, and raises many questions about what it means to be human. INFPs will identify with the main character, Shinji, who is an introverted and sensitive boy who is thrust into a world of violence and destruction. He must learn to pilot an Evangelion, despite his fears and self-doubts, in order to save humanity.

INFPs will also enjoy the complex relationships between the characters, the beautiful animation, and the thought-provoking story. They may find themselves challenged by the dark themes and violence, but they will appreciate the depth of the show and its emotional resonance.

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INTP – The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K INTP

“Good grief. Ordinary people sure are a pain.” – Saiki K.

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. is the story of a high school student who just wants to live a normal life. The only problem is that he has psychic powers. He must use all of his ingenuity and wit to keep his powers hidden from the world, while still trying to blend in and keep a low profile. In the process, absurd situations ensue and his quirky parents and friends only make things more complicated.

Why would INTPs like it?

INTPs will find Saiki K. hilariously relatable. Sarcastic and deadpan, he is constantly annoyed by the people around him, who are either too loud, too emotional, or just plain dumb. He would rather be left alone to read or eat his coffee jelly, but instead he’s constantly surrounded by people who just don’t understand him and seem to want things from him.

INTPs will also enjoy the fast-paced and absurd humor of the show. They will find themselves laughing at Saiki’s misfortune, and sympathizing with his plight. They may also appreciate the show’s clever meta-humor and originality.

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ENFJ – Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer)

Demon Slayer ENFJ

“I can do it. I know I can do it. I’m the guy who gets it done, broken bones or not. No matter what, I can do it! I can fight!” – Tanjiro Kamado

Kimetsu no Yaiba, or Demon Slayer, is the story of a young boy named Tanjiro, who sets out on a journey to become a demon slayer after his family is killed by demons. He is joined by his sister Nezuko, who has been turned into a demon herself. Together, they must fight their way through demon-infested forests and mountains, to find a way to turn Nezuko back into a human.

Why would ENFJs like it?

ENFJs will appreciate Tanjiro’s determination and courage. He is driven by his desire to protect his sister and save as many people as he can from the demons. He is also fiercely loyal and protective of his friends and forgiving of his enemies. ENFJs will identify with Tanjiro’s altruism and his desire to make the world a better place.

ENFJs will also enjoy the show’s fast-paced action and stunning animation. They will be invested in the characters and their relationships, and rooting for them to succeed. The show’s message of hope and courage in the face of adversity will resonate with ENFJs.

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ENTJ – Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Code Geass ENTJ

“Before creation there must be destruction. If my soul stands in the way, then I’ll toss it aside. Yes, I have no choice but to move forward.” – Lelouch vi Britannia

This is my all-time favorite anime, with one of the best ENTJ characters ever depicted on screen. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion tells the story of Lelouch vi Britannia, a prince who was exiled from his country after his mother was assassinated. He returns to Britannia under the guise of Zero, a masked vigilante who leads a rebel army against the corrupt Britannian Empire.

Why would ENTJs like it?

ENTJs will appreciate Lelouch’s brilliance and strategic genius. He is able to outthink and outmaneuver his enemies at every turn. He is also unafraid of taking risks, and is always moving forward towards his goals. ENTJs will identify with Lelouch’s determination and single-mindedness. Like Lelouch, ENTJs often see life as a chess game, and they are always planning ahead several moves.

ENTJs also love Code Geass because it is full of political intrigue, backstabbing, and Machiavellian schemes. ENTJs will enjoy trying to predict the next move, and will be impressed by the show’s complex plot. They will also appreciate the epic action scenes and the show’s overall cool factor.

INFJ – The Promised Neverland

Promised Neverland INFJ

“I can’t afford to make a mistake. Because I can’t let anyone die. If I run away, the plan will deviate. If it deviates even a little, it’ll be problematic. I don’t even want a chance of losing.” – Norman

If you don’t mind shedding a few tears, then I highly recommend The Promised Neverland. It is the story of a group of orphans who live in a secluded orphanage, and their fight to escape from the clutches of the evil forces behind it.

Why would INFJs like it?

INFJs will find in Norman, one of the main characters in the series, a kindred spirit. He is driven by his desire to save as many people as he can, and will do whatever it takes to achieve his goals. Like many INFJs he’s gifted at anticipating what will happen and planning several steps ahead of everyone else. Nothing can stop him from doing everything to protect the people he loves.

INFJs will also appreciate the series’ complex plot and its focus on relationships. The show is full of surprises and plot twists, which will keep INFJs guessing until the very end. They will also be touched by the show’s messages of hope and love in the face of evil and darkness.

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INTJ – Death Note

Death Note INTJ

“Laws aren’t perfect, because humans who created laws aren’t perfect. It’s impossible to be perfect. However, the laws are evidence of the human struggle to be righteous.” – Soichiro Yagami

Death Note tells the story of Light Yagami, a high school student who finds a notebook that can kill anyone whose name is written in it. He decides to use it to rid the world of criminals and evil-doers, but as he becomes more and more power-hungry, he starts to lose his grip on reality.

Why would INTJs like it?

INTJs will be drawn to the show’s complex plot and its focus on understanding morality. They will appreciate the philosophical questions that the show poses, and will enjoy debating the merits of Light’s actions. They will also be impressed by Light’s intelligence and strategic planning. He is always several steps ahead of everyone else, although the infamous L poses a particular challenge. Light Yagami and L’s dynamic showcases some of the powerful mind-play that goes on between two NT personality types. Light is an ENTJ while L is an INTP.

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ESFP – Haikyuu!!

Haikyuu ESFP

“Life’s a bore if you don’t challenge yourself.” – Yuu Nishinoya

If you’re looking for an anime that’s high on energy and enthusiasm, then look no further than Haikyuu!! This series tells the story of two boys who join their high school volleyball team. Initially they are enemies, but their conflicting personalities help them to push each other to new levels. Personally, I really didn’t think I’d like Haikyuu!! After all, it’s a sports movie, and I notoriously despise them. But after I started watching it I was hooked. This series is filled with exciting action, hilarious moments, and some really lovable characters.

Why would ESFPs like it?

ESFPs are all about having fun and enjoying life to the fullest. And Haikyuu!! is definitely a series that knows how to have fun. The show is overflowing with energy and enthusiasm, and the characters are always striving to better themselves and push themselves to new limits. Shoyo Hinata, the main character, is also an ESFP, and his infectious personality is sure to resonate with other ESFPs.

ESTP – Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop ESTP

“Men always seem to think about their past before they die, as though they were frantically searching for proof that they truly lived.” – Jet Black

Cowboy Bebop is multi-genre series that follows the adventures of a group of bounty hunters. They’re all individuals with their own dark pasts, and they’re searching for a place to belong. The show is full of action, adventure, and comedy, and its unique blend of genres makes it truly one of a kind. On one hand it’s a cool Cyberpunk story. On the other, it’s a space western. And sprinkled through it all is a cast of colorful characters that you can’t help but enjoy.

Why would ESTPs like it?

ESTPs are all about action and adventure, and Cowboy Bebop has plenty of both. They’ll also appreciate the show’s sense of humor, and its ability to mix genres in a way that’s both seamless and enjoyable. The main character, Spike Spiegel, is an ISTP, and Faye Valentine, a fellow bounty hunter, is an ESTP. The wit and banter between these two characters is sure to appeal to other ESTPs.

ISFPs – Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia)

My Hero Academia ISFP

“If you wanna stop this, then stand up” Because I’ve got one thing to say to you. Never forget who you want to become!” – Shoto Todoroki

My Hero Academia tells the story of a young Man, Izuku Midoriya, who desperately wants to be a hero. He lives in a world where most people are born with powers, or “quirks” as they’re called. However, Izuku was born without a quirk. Jeered and mocked by his classmates, he still holds on to his dream of becoming a hero. Everything seems hopeless until he meets All Might, the world’s greatest hero. All Might takes Izuku under his wing and teaches him what it really means to be a hero.

Why would ISFPs like it?

ISFPs will enjoy the conviction and passion of the main character, Izuku Midoriya. Despite the odds being stacked against him, he never gives up on his dream of becoming a hero. The diverse cast of supporting characters are also memorable and lovable, each having their own quirks (no pun intended). This series really has it all; from gorgeous animation, intense, emotionally-charged battle sequences, and emotionally profound insights and interactions.

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ISTPs – Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan ISTP

“If we only focus on making the best moves, we will never get the better of our opponent. When necessary, we must be willing to take big risks, and be prepared to lose everything. Unless we change how we fight, we cannot win.” – Erwin Smith

One of the most popular animes of the past few years, Attack on Titan tells the story of Eren Yeager, a young boy who dreams of one day exploring the world outside his walled city. But when Titans, giant humanoid creatures, suddenly appear and destroy his home, Eren must overcome immense trauma in order to fight for his life and the preservation of mankind.

Why would ISTPs like it?

Attack on Titan is an intense, action-packed series that will keep ISTPs on the edge of their seats. The show is full of suspense and surprises, and the battles are brutal and unrelenting. While Eren Yeager may not be an ISTP, the scout Levi Ackerman is one of the best ISTPs to be captured in the anime world. ISTPs will enjoy the battle tactics, strategies, and nail-biting action sequences in this show. Attack on Titan is a smart show, but it’s not so full of its own intellectual superiority that it gets dull.

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ESFJs – Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket ESFJ

“Just as all good things, happy things, fun things must come to an end, scary and sad things will also come to an end. Always.” – Tohru Honda

Fruits Basket is the story of Tohru Honda, a kind and selfless high school girl who finds herself living in a tent after her mother’s death. She soon discovers that she’s living on the property of the wealthy Sohma family, and she’s offered a job as their maid. It isn’t long before Tohru discovers that the Sohma family has a dark secret; they’re cursed to turn into animals from the Chinese zodiac when they’re stressed, weak, or embraced by someone of the opposite sex. Tohru is determined to help the Sohma family break their curse, and along the way she learns about love, loss, and what it means to be truly happy.

Why would ESFJs like it?

ESFJs will enjoy the dynamic characters and heart and soul immersed in every moment of Fruits Basket. This emotionally rich story makes viewers laugh and sob as they explore the stories of each Sohma family member and Tohru Honda herself. The characters, animation, music, and plot are all mesmerizingly captured and for ESFJs, who love emotionally rich television with fascinating relationships, this show is a must-watch.

ESTJs – Hunter x Hunter

Hunter X Hunter ESTJ

“If you want to get to know someone, find out what makes them angry.” – Gon Freecss

Hunter x Hunter tells the story of Gon Freecss, a young boy who sets out on a journey to find his father, a world-renowned hunter. Along the way, Gon meets a cast of colorful characters, each with their own motivations and goals. The series follows Gon and his friends as they take on dangerous challenges, battle deadly foes, and discover the true meaning of friendship.

Why would ESTJs like it?

ESTJs will enjoy the underlying messages of Hunter x Hunter. This epic adventure is about more than just becoming a hunter; it’s about growing up, facing adversity, working through a traumatic childhood, and being a true friend. The characters are incredibly well-developed and the story is full of suspense, action, and plot twists. ESTJs who are looking for a smart, action-packed series with strong themes of friendship and loyalty will love Hunter x Hunter.

ISFJs – A Silent Voice

A Silent Voice ISFJ

“You probably didn’t know this, but I don’t really fit in at school. It’s cause I have trouble looking people in the eye, so it’s easier for me to just stare at the floor all the time.” – Shoya Ishida

A Silent Voice tells the story of Shoya Ishida, a high school boy who bullies a deaf girl named Shoko Nishimiya along with his classmates. When Shoko transfers schools, Shoya is shunned by his classmates and left to grapple with the pain he has caused. A Silent Voice follows Shoya as he tries to make amends for his past, and along the way he learns about redemption, compassion, and forgiveness.

Why would ISFJs like it?

ISFJs will appreciate the depth of emotion in A Silent Voice. This powerful story explores the impact of bullying, the importance of apology and redemption, and the healing power of friendship. The characters are richly drawn and the story is beautifully animated. ISFJs who are looking for an emotionally impactful anime with a powerful message will love A Silent Voice.

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ISTJs – Psycho-Pass

Psycho Pass ISTJ

“Books are not something that you just read words in. They’re also a tool to adjust your senses.” – Shogo Makishima

Psycho-Pass is a story set in a future society where the government uses a system called the Sibyl System to monitor the mental state of its citizens. The story follows Akane Tsunemori, a new recruit in the Public Safety Bureau’s Criminal Investigation Division, as she tries to catch criminals before they commit crimes. Along the way, she confronts the limitations of the Sibyl System and learns that sometimes the rules need to be broken in order to do what’s right.

Why would ISTJs like it?

ISTJs will enjoy the mix of action, suspense, and philosophy in Psycho-Pass. This thought-provoking series raises questions about the role of government, the meaning of justice, and the nature of human consciousness. The characters are well-developed and the plot is complex and twisty. ISTJs who are looking for a smart, action-packed series with an underlying message will love Psycho-Pass.

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  1. I’m an ISFP and I love Gintama the most. Humour is not lost even during sad moments. I like the carefreeness of it all. The “never give up on your dreams” trope in most shounen anime is a bit too much. In Gintama, however, it is most relatable and practical. Gintama acknowledges the imperfection/contradiction within one’s own principles.

  2. As an ISTP, I do love Attack On Titan. It is indeed full of surprises, a great plottwist that won’t stop me from watching and loving the series. This is my number one favorite anime of all time. Won’t regret to spend my time rewatching it.

  3. I think INTPs will love Hunter x Hunter because this manga is the most INTP work I’ve ever seen. All the settings, from battle system to character personalities, are so logically consistent and well explained. Togashi spent a lot of time explaining each character’s internal logic behind their actions, and almost no character is black and white, as they all act according to their unique motivation, no external standard can really define any of the major characters, yet everything makes so much sense. Detailed and complicated settings that are heavily based on internal logic, while the worldbuilding is massive and has so much to explore. I disagree that Te users will like hunter x hunter as much as Ti users, this anime has waaaaay too much Ti.

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