In the anime medium, we saw many characters, who try to sacrifice themselves for others, or the greater good. Especially there are more characters like Itachi Uchiha, who sacrifice themselves for the sake of someone.
And, today, we will be focusing on those characters specifically. Characters who sacrificed their lives for loved ones or characters who died for the greater good. We will be talking about all those different kinds of characters, in this post.
Without further ado, let us see the top 10 best characters like Itachi Uchiha, who sacrificed their lives for someone.
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10 Best Characters Like Itachi Uchiha
10) Neji Hyuga
Anime: Naruto Shippuden
Neji Hyuga was one of the childhood friends of Naruto and also had a good friendship as well as rivalry with him. But, in the Naruto Shippuden series, he had to sacrifice his life for the sake of Hinata, Naruto, and everyone else.
In the Fourth Great Shinobi War, Neji took the hit from the ten-tails, saving Hinata and also Naruto in this process. His death was also one of the most memorable deaths in the series.
9) Ichiro Inuyashiki
Ichiro Inuyashiki was the protagonist of the Inuyashiki anime. Although at the start of the series, we only get the impression that he is a grumpy old man, he gets much better later on in the series.
When an asteroid was reaching the earth, he had no other choice but to self-destruct along with it, to save Earth. His sacrifice was also appreciated and talked about greatly, after his demise.
8) Yuzuru Otonashi
Anime: Angel Beats
Yuzuru was the protagonist of Angel Beats and died at the start of the anime only. A train had crashed, in an underground tunnel, along with all the passengers inside.
He was also critically injured in this crash. Despite this, he tried to save as many people as possible, from the train wreck. Not only this, he even decided to donate his organs, moments before his death.
This was also responsible for giving a heart to Kanade Tachibana, one of the girls in the afterlife.
7) Mikoto Suoh
Mikoto Suoh was the former King as well as the leader of the villainous organization in the anime, Hombre. Even if he was an antagonist, he only did what he could, for Japan as well as Hombre.
He had deliberately wanted Reisi to stab himself so that he could end this once and for all. Mikoto had to be killed, as the Sword of Damocles should not be allowed to touch the ground.
Had it touched the ground, it would have been destroyed on a very large scale. So, Mikoto went into this battle, fully well knowing that he would die to protect his friends.
6) Isaac Netero
Anime: Hunter X Hunter
Isaac Netero was the Chairman of the Hunter Association and was also a very powerful individual. However, he still lost against Meruem, the King of Chimera Ants, in the series.
When he understood the danger of Merume being alive, he immediately unleashed his special move. He detonates the rose bomb, by killing himself. With this, he was able to kill Meruem and save everyone from his clutches.
5) Gin Ichimaru
Just when we thought that Gin was a villain and Aizen’s sidekick all along, we get to know that he isn’t what we think. He was waiting for a chance and opportunity, to kill Aizen.
To do this, he threw away everything he had and started acting like an antagonist. However, despite his best attempts, he still couldn’t defeat Aizen but still managed to save his loved ones.
4) Matou Kariya
Matou Kariya was one of the characters in Fate/ Zero and was also the master of Berserker. He didn’t participate in the Holy Grail, with his own will. He was forced and threatened by his grandfather Matou Zouken.
Had he not chosen this route, his daughter Sakura would have been tortured by Zouken. So, Kariya chose to endure all the pain, Zouken had caused him. In the end, he was only able to save Sakura for a short period, after sacrificing his life.
3) Portgas D Ace
Anime: One Piece
Ace was Luffy’s brother, and he had one of the most emotional deaths in the series. Just when we thought that he was saved by Ace and the Straw Hats, he had to sacrifice himself to save Luffy.
He took Akainu’s blow, which was intended for Luffy, saving him in the process. Due to this, Ace was gravely wounded, and in his dying moments, he thanked Luffy for everything he did.
2) Rengoku Kyojuro
Anime: Demon Slayer
Kyojuro Rengoku was the Flame Hashira and was also one of the strongest Hashiras. During his mission to investigate the Infinity train, he suddenly meets an Upper-Rank Demon Akaza.
Knowing fully well that he is outmatched and that he may die, Rengoku still chose to fight with Akaza. Even if he lost his life, he was still able to complete his mission of saving all of the humans on the train.
He held on long enough, so that the sun rose, and Akaza had no other option left, but to flee. But, he was already gravely wounded in this fight, and passed away, a few moments later.
1) Lelouch vi Britannia
Anime: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Lelouch is the protagonist of Code Geass, who wanted to abolish the ruling system of his parents. He was successful in his goal too, by the end of the series. Lelouch managed to become the King of Britannia too.
However, he still knew that he will not be able to protect his friends and sister in this way. He made the people hate his rule, and ended all of the hatred, along with his own life.
Lelouch asked Suzaku to kill him in front of the very people that despised him. Due to this, he was able to save his friends as well as his sister.
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