10 Underrated Anime Characters Who Deserve Their Own Show

There are so many great anime spinoffs that seriously need to happen.

Let’s take a look at these 10 underrated anime characters who should’ve branched off to do their own thing.

1. Itachi Uchiha From Naruto

Itachi Uchiha is Sasuke Uchiha's older brother, a missing-nin from Konohagakure, and a prominent member of Akatsuki, partnered with Kisame Hoshigaki.

Itachi is relatively popular among many fans of Naruto, often having ranked in the top ten in Shonen Jump magazine's popularity polls since his introduction. 

As a member of Akatsuki, he possessed incredible self-control of his emotions.

He did not possess any arrogance, and fully justified any statements he made about his power, even complimenting his opponents at times on their abilities.


2. L From Death Note

L, who also uses the aliases Hideki Ryuga, Ryuzaki, Eraldo Coil and Deneuve, the latter two for which he has developed reputations as the second—and third—best detectives in the world, is quite secretive and only communicates with the world through his assistant Watari.

He never shows his face to the world, instead representing himself with a capital L in Cloister Black font.

After meeting the Kira investigation team, he requests that the task force refer to him as Ryuzaki for discretion.

L's disheveled and languid appearance masks his great powers of deduction and insight.

He tends to second-guess everything he is presented with, and is extremely meticulous and analytical.

3. Roronoa Zoro From One Piece

Zoro was the first crew member to be recruited by Luffy.

He is a skilled swordsman who fights with his own unique sword style known as santoryu.

Though not a samurai, he appears to maintain a certain degree of bushido, and is frequently mistaken for one.

Unlike Luffy and most of the other Straw Hat pirates, Zoro has been known to kill his opponents if he has to, though never in cold blood.

4. Kakashi Hatake From Naruto

Kakashi has his way with words and can be a persuasive speaker, though his arguments are more of a logical nature than of emotional one like those of Naruto Uzumaki.

He is also very capable in deception, regularly using his opponents' own tactics against them.

Kakashi's intellect has proven itself against various S-rank ninja, including members of Akatsuki, showing undeniable perceptive and analytical skills, able to quickly and single-handedly deduce the workings of the most mysterious enemy techniques and near instantly plot successful diversions in order to verify his theories.

5. Levi Ackerman From Attck on titan

Levi is known as humanity's most powerful soldier.

He is a Captain in the Scouting Legion division, also the leader of the Special Operations Squad, an elite team that he hand-picked in order to protect Eren Yeager.

While it is said that he is blunt and unapproachable, it is noted that he has a strong respect for structure and discipline.

There are rumors that he was originally part of underground crime before he became a soldier.

Although he often appears to be unfriendly, he cares deeply for his team and has never undervalued human life. He is also a notorious clean-freak.

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6. Portgas D. Ace From One Piece

Although they were not blood related, Ace looked remarkably like his foster brother Luffy.

However, Ace was more serious looking than Luffy's lighthearted design, and was also taller and more muscular.

Ace had a tendency to never back down from a fight, saying that he would never run once facing an enemy.

He could be easily provoked by and became violent towards anyone who insulted or harmed people close to him, and even sacrifice his life to save them.

7. Shanks From One Piece

Red-Haired Shanks is a legendary and powerful pirate in the Grand Line, being the captain of the Red Haired Pirate Crew and one of the Four Emperors in the second half of the grand line.

Furthermore, he is Monkey D. Luffy's childhood hero and a former member of Gol D. Roger's Crew.

Overall, he is greatly respected by most of the characters, despite having a 'soft' and friendly nature and never appearing in actual combat until he started a fight with Whitebeard.

As a whole, he does not make many appearances in the series, but that doesn't stop him being an anime charactere worty of his own spin-off.

8. Roy Mustang From Fullmetal Alchemist

Roy Mustang is the "Flame Alchemist," having absolute control over heat and fire through alchemy.

Using special gloves that create a spark when he snaps his fingers, Roy can create anything from a tiny ember to burn a letter, to a raging inferno that can destroy a humanoid body in seconds.

His precise control over the alchemically enhanced flame is so accurate that he can boil the water in a persons' eyes and can also attack enemies amongst a riot without hurting any allies.

Though a hero of the Ishval War, he remains haunted by the horrors of war and suffers great remorse for the lives he took. 

9. Edward Newgate From One Piece

Before he died, Whitebeard was the strongest pirate in the world.

He is said to be the pirate closest to obtaining the legendary treasure, One Piece.

It is also said that Whitebeard used to have numerous battles with the late Pirate King, Gol D. Roger, and was marked as his equal in the past.

Edward Newgate seemed to be a cheerful and carefree person during his younger years, prior to commanding his own ship and becoming known as Whitebeard.

Unlike his comrades who loved treasure and riches, he only desired a family, and saw that as the greatest treasure.

A distinguishing feature of Whitebeard's nature was his high moral standards: he never forgave the death of a crewmate, and believed that a man cannot live without some form of moral code.

The ultimate proof of his unwavering sense of right and wrong came when he declared war with the World Government solely to save Ace's life.


10. Vegeta From Dragon Ball Z

Along with Goku, Gohan and Piccolo, he is one of the most prominent characters in the series, originally starting out as a villain before becoming a mainstay hero.

Vegeta starts out haughty, arrogant, self-entitled and ruthless as the prince of Saiyans.

His royal status caused him to develop an inflated sense of superiority and he holds himself above most, if not all people he encounters.

Regal, egotistical and full of pride, Vegeta was once a ruthless, cold-blooded warrior and outright killer.

However, as the story unfolds, he changes to a person capable of caring about and loving someone other than himself.

During the Buu Saga, Vegeta became more caring and kind to his family. The best example of caring for his family is the aforementioned example of hugging Trunks before he fights Majin Buu as Majin Vegeta.

However, Vegeta can still be seen sitting on the sidelines, while everyone else is happy, enjoying themselves in the thick of things.

But that's the reason he's so special in the anime series and derserve his own show.

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