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25 Best Asian Cartoon Characters

Along with the diversified quantity of characters that have been displayed to this date, the presentation of their race is praiseworthy. Different animation industries include at least one or two Asian characters to add humor and allure to the narrative of their show.

Sometimes, they are presented as virtuous beings, and sometimes, these characters are introduced to develop a comedy-centric ambiance. In both of these cases, these characters receive an immense amount of acknowledgment and praise.

The following article will expose such characters who have successfully earned a place in the audience’s hearts. Despite being a speck floating in the animation universe, these characters will always be remembered for their presence.

25 Best Asian Cartoon Characters

25) Stacy Hirano 

Show Name: Phineas and Ferb


Stacy is one of the prominent characters from Phineas and Ferb, which aired from 2007 to 2015. Stacy’s character is portrayed as a peculiar blend of balanced humor and a supportive nature.

She is the best friend of Candace Flynn, another prominent character in the show. Stacy is often seen as very supportive and kind to her best friend, standing in contrast to her friends. Despite her initial skepticism toward Flynn’s brothers, she is generally kind and humble.

24) Brittney Wong

Show Name: Star vs. the Forces of Evil 


Brittney Wong is a fictional character from the animated television series “Star vs. The Forces of Evil,” which was developed by Daron Nefcy. The series aired from 2015 to 2019 on the Disney Channel and Disney XD.

The character portrayal of Brittney is quite stereotypical—a popular girl often concerned about her social status in society. She happens to be a student at Echo Creek Academy and is also closely acquainted with the series’ main characters, Star Butterfly and Marco Diaz.

23) Trixie Tang 

Show Name: The Fairly OddParents


 Trixie Tang, a character from the show created by Butch Hartman named “The Fairly OddParents,” is portrayed as a popular young school kid. The show aired on Nickelodeon from 2001 to 2019 and became an instant hit, especially among young children.

She is depicted as the love or crush of the show’s main character, Timmy Turner, of whom she is unaware. Her friends often surround her because of her popularity, and despite this, she sometimes seems to be a kind-hearted person.

22) Gloria Sato 

Show Name: Big City Greens 


Gloria Sato is a fictional representation shaped as a supporting character in the Disney-created series Big City Greens. She is depicted as a girl who works at a cafe and later becomes friends with Cricket Green.

She is a dedicated and determined employee of the coffee shop, working hard for her livelihood, which results in her becoming short-tempered. It is also vividly displayed that she has no extra time for having fun and always prioritizes her work, unlike her friends.

21) Edna Mode 

Show Name: The Incredibles


 Edna Mode shows up in both installments of the franchise “The Incredibles,” an animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios. Edna’s role in this movie is confined to that of a fashion designer, presented as a supporting character.

She is known for crafting and designing abilities for creating costumes for superheroes and tailoring special features to each costume, resembling the heroes’ powers. Her distinctive personality, wit, and work make her a noteworthy character.

 20) Molly McGee

 Show Name: The Ghost and Molly McGee

Molly McGee

 Molly McGee is the main protagonist of the television show created by Bill Motz and Bob Roth, “The Ghost and Molly McGee.” The show generally follows the adventures of Molly, the best friend of a ghost named Scratch.

Molly is presented as a girl with a very kind heart and is often seen as quite optimistic. Molly’s character can be described as a hook that captivates its audience through her depiction and the humor that aids her persona.

19) Raya 

Show Name: Raya and the Last Dragon 


Raya is a fictional protagonist in the computer-animated fantasy film “Raya and the Last Dragon.” The film “Walt Disney Animation Studios” was released in 2021 and produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Raya is portrayed as a warrior princess who begins her pursuit to find the last dragon, Sisu. Raya is displayed as a determined and dedicated lady to her people and work. She is also bestowed with skills in martial arts, which favor her character, adding charm to it.

18) Hiro Hamada 

Show Name: Big Hero 6 


Hiro Hamada is a fictional character from the TV show “Big Hero 6,” produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. Hamada is depicted as a young science geek who is also an expert in robotics.

Because of his exceptional intelligence, he becomes the leader of the superhero team, Big Hero 6. Hiro Hamada decides to use his talent for the greater good and takes on the responsibility of saving his city, San Francisco. In addition to this, he adorns a kind and passionate demeanor that highlights his character even more.

17) Jack

 Show Name: Samurai Jack 


Samurai Jack is an American animated television series with an indifferent and unconventional approach to art style. This approach favored the show, which gained worldwide popularity.

The show has unique story-telling narratives and themes. Samurai Jack is presented as a heroic samurai who is in pursuit of defeating a shape-shifting beast named Aku.

Jack is portrayed as a world-class swordsman who wields a magical sword that can slice through virtually anything, helping him to fight against his opponents.

16) Russell 

Show Name: Up 


Russell is a character from the animated show “Up,” produced by Pixar Animation Studios and later released by Walt Disney Pictures in 2009. In the show, Russell is the main protagonist, and the story follows his adventures.

Russell is presented as a young, determined kid with an enthusiasm for traveling and exploring. He is also a member of a scouting team in the film Wilderness Explorers. Although Russell is described as an 8-year-old kid, his demeanor is not less than that of a mature adult.

15) Apu 

Show Name: The Simpsons 


Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is a fictional character from one of the classic and long-running sitcoms, “The Simpsons.” Apu owns a convenience store in the fictional town of Springfield.

Apu is portrayed as a kind and humble person, dedicated to his work at the store, and often characterized by friendly conduct. Despite this, it is noteworthy that Apus’s character has always been a center of discussion because of his stereotypical character representation, sparking controversies.

14) Po 

Show Name: Kung Fu Panda 


Po is the main character from the animated show “Kung Fu Panda,” produced by DreamWorks Animation and released in 2008. As depicted in the show, Po is a panda who works at the noodle shop his family owns.

To fulfill an old prophecy, he has to become a warrior who must defeat Tai Lung. Po is a renowned character everyone loves because of his enthusiasm for food and humor. Although he was an overweight pianist in the initial phase, he eventually became a dragon warrior.

13) Candy Chiu

 Show Name: Gravity Falls 


Candy Chiu is a character from the animated show “Gravity Falls,” created by Alex Hirsch, which started airing from 2012 to 2015 on the Disney Channel. Candy is a close friend of Mabel Pines, one of the main characters in the show.

Although Candy plays a supporting role, her character plays a prominent role in unveiling the show’s narrative. Candy has the same demeanor as her name suggests; she is also seen joining an alliance with Mabel and Grenda to seek thrills from their adventures.




12) Aang 

Show Name: Avatar: The Last Airbender 


Aang is a fictional main character from the animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender, created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko and aired on Nickelodeon. The story of the show revolves around Aang and his struggles to become a master of the elements and bring peace to his world.

Aang, portrayed as one of the last surviving Avatars, can manipulate the four elements—water, earth, fire, and air. He is widely known for his carefree and positive attitude.

11) Fa Mulan 

Show Name: Mulan 


The character of Mulan appears in the animated film by Walt Disney Feature Animation, “Mulan.” Mulan is a well-designed character, which is apparent throughout the series.

Mulan disguises herself as an adult soldier to take her elderly father’s place in the Chinese Army. Her character is all about her chase to earn honor for her name. She can be described as a courageous and determined lady who fights to save her family.  Her unconventional character depiction sets her apart from the rest of the characters.

10) Amy Wong

Show Name: Futurama


Amy Wong appears in the animated television series Futurama, created and developed by Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, respectively. Amy happens to be one of the main protagonists of the series.

She was initially introduced as an intern working for the delivery company Planet Express but later morphs into one of the film’s main characters. Amy is depicted as a naive character who is also seen leaving witty remarks that never fail to make the audience laugh.

09) Aladdin

Show Name: Aladdin


The character of Aladin is widely popular all around the globe, and his character also received a dedicated movie in 1992, Aladdin.”Aladdin is depicted as a kind-hearted and humble person who falls in love with a princess, Jasmine.

Despite being a needy man, he never gives up on his love for Jasmine, and because of this, he encounters different hardships. Aladdin is known for his quick thinking ability, which also aids him in outsmarting his enemies, and his never-give-up attitude, which is apparent in his different encounters.


Show Name: The Jungle Book


Mowgli appears in the animated show “The Jungle Book,” an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic stories. Mowgli is presented as a young, curious kid whom wolves brought up.

As the narrative advances, Mowgli undergoes various changes and blends himself into the wilderness, creating bonds with furious animals like Baloo and Bagheera. Mowgli’s character has become popular because of his non-typical story and character representation.

07) Kagami Tsurugi

Show Name: Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir

kagami Tsurugi

Kagami Tsurugi is a frequently appearing character in the animated show “Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir.” Kagami Tsurugi is portrayed as a well-disciplined and skilled lady from a wealthy Japanese family, particularly as a fencer.

Initially, she was described as reserved, but as the story progresses, she evolves and becomes more expressive. In addition to her character, she is also the love interest for Adrien Agreste, also known as Cat Noir.

06)Kim Chin

Show Name: Class of 3000


Kim Chin is a character from the American children’s animated musical television series “Class of 3000.” Kim, in this series, is the twin sister of Kam Chin, who is designed as a complete contrast to her brother.

Kim is portrayed as a DJ with a good hold over musical instruments and exemplifies the showcasing of her musical talents by easily playing the xylophone and other percussion instruments. Despite being the most junior at Westley Side School, Kim and her brother became the favorite students.

05) Silvermist

Show Name: Tinker Bell


Silvermist is a character featured in many Disney Fairies franchises. In the series, Silvermist is portrayed as one of Tinker Bell’s close friends, and she is also known for her exceptional abilities to manipulate water and create exquisite water-related extravaganzas.

She is often perceived as calm, amiable, and compassionate, always aiding her friends. People admire her calm demeanor, which is why she became a prominent character in the fairy world.

04) Nikki Wong

Show Name: 6Teen


Nikki Wong is a fictional character from the Canadian animated sitcom attributed to Tom McGillis and Jennifer Pertsch, “6Teen.” The show follows the stories of six teenagers, and Nikki is one of those six teens.

Although Nikki is often seen as sarcastic and cynical, she is also the most sensible of her friends. In the show, Nikki also plays the role of an environmental activist, which becomes a frequent theme throughout the show. In addition to her character, she represents and addresses the hurdles faced by young kids.

03) Dr. Wanda Wong

Show Name: Kim Possible


Dr. Wanda Wong is a fictional character from the well-known animated television show “Kim Possible.” The character of Dr. Wanda Wong is displayed as an ex-chairman of the board of the Middleton Space Center and one of Dr. James Possible’s bosses.

Dr. Wong is depicted as a strong character who adorns a calm and composed personality. This becomes more vivid when she is kidnapped, but she tends to remain calm instead of panicking. She is also considered one of the country’s most prominent scientists.

02)Juniper Lee

Show Name: The Life and Times of Juniper Lee


Juniper Lee is the main character in the animated television series “The Life and Times of Juniper Lee,” which premiered on Cartoon Network in 2015. Initially, Juniper is portrayed as a regular eleven-year-old teenager who becomes the protector of the magical realm and the human world.

She is assigned to maintain the balance between the metaphysical and earthly worlds. In essence, Juniper can be described as a courageous and determined character. This approach has favored gaining worldwide acclaim.

01)Prince Jin

Show Name: Sofia the First


Prince Jin is a character that appears in the animated TV show “Sofia the First.” He is portrayed as the Prince of Wei-Ling and is known by his title, “His Imperial Highness Prince Jin.” Jin’s character is depicted as a determined, optimistic prince who believes in living in the present rather than mourning the past.

He makes his debut in the episode “Tri-Kingdom Picnic,” where he encounters Sofia, the show’s main protagonist. Despite being a prince, Jin is always gussied with a kind, humble, and down-to-earth attitude.


To conclude, the animators have consistently delivered excellent content, and their approach to creating diversified characters has always gained immense popularity.

The animated shows have provided an insight into the diverse world with their peculiar character depictions, eventually creating a singular unification of products. We are familiar with many animated shows that have conveyed a spectacle of different characters of different races.

There are a vast number of animated shows where at least one Asian character dwells; this is an artistic choice for adding allure to the narrative of their show. Indeed, such decisions have favored them most of the time. The characters mentioned above are a reflection of such artistic preferences.

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