Last updated on January 4th, 2023 at 12:35 am
The appearance of international characters has always been quite common in the Japanese anime sector. Thus, today we will be listing the Top 10 Most Popular German Anime Characters 2022.
For some reason, Japan has never shied away from showcasing German characters in anime. Be it because of the international ties or bilateral friendly relations between Japan and Germany; there have been many famous and essential anime characters who are Germans.
Hence, let’s not waste any more time and jump right into our article on Top 10 Most Popular German Anime Characters 2022.
10) Wilhelmina Braunschweig Ingenohl Friedeburg-
Anime- High School Fleet
Wilhelmina aka, Mii-chan is the deputy captain of the ship Admiral Graf Spee. She is the protagonist of the anime High School Fleet, and she is of German ancestry.
She is depicted as a hot-tempered girl who is gentle at times. As a top student from the German marine school, she effectively trained the Harekaze crew to become more efficient.
She learned Japanese mostly from gangster movies, which is why she often uses the word washi to talk about herself.
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Anime- Hellsing Ultimate
Shousa, who is also known as The Captain, is a key member of the Millennium forces and Waffen-SS. He is a stoic bodyguard who guards Major Montana Max.
As a werewolf, he can transform into a human and a wolf at will. As a very strong individual who has sharp senses, with heightened speed and agility.
He is also very refined and sophisticated compared to the other members of the Millennium.
Anime- Hetalia Axis Powers
Germany is the human representation of the country Germany. He is depicted as a tall, blonde man who is constantly disturbed by Italy and his boss Hitler.
Even though Italy bothers him, he does consider Italy his best friend. He also lives with his older brother Prussia, with whom he enjoys a strange but strong bond.
Germany is just a serious and law-abiding person who likes to be prim and proper. Later in the anime, we also get to know that his human name is Ludwig.
7) Laura Bodewig-
Anime- IS: Infinite Stratos
Laura is one of the main protagonists of the anime IS: Infinite Stratos. She is a student in the IS Academy, as well as an, IS cadet representing Germany.
Not only that, but she is a also German military soldier and holds the rank of Second Lieutenant. Out of all, Laura especially respects Chifuyu, as she was under her guidance when both of them were working in the German army.
6) Adolf K. Weismann-
Adolf K. Weismann was the first king or the silver king in the anime K-project. He was also the person who researched the effects of Dresden Slate in Germany.
After the colorless king takes over his body, he inhabits the body of Isana Yashiro, a teenage boy. He then comes in contact with Kuro and Neko, with whom he creates an unlikely friendship.
Even though at first, he forgets all about his real identity, he was able to recover his memories later.
5) Rudol von Stroheim-
Anime- JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken
Rudol von Stroheim is an important German character from JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken, who is also the commander of the Nazi forces. It was his force, that discovered Santana, one of the pillar men in Mexico.
Even though at first, he came off as menacing he actually saved Speedwagon and also helped Joestar. He later becomes a Cyborg and fights Kars. He was responsible for making Joseph’s mechanical hand.
Stroheim loses his life as a German soldier in the Battle of Stalingrad in 1943.
4) Tanya von Degurechaff-
Anime- Youjo Senki
Tanya is a small, little girl who is the reincarnation of a Japanese salaryman. In her previous life, she was very nihilistic and cold-hearted which is why she is also very ruthless when it comes to controlling her battalion.
She is an extremely talented mage with exceptional powers. Not only can she fly, but she can also fire bullets with precision. She quickly rose in ranks from a knight to a Major and then to the position of Lieutenant Colonel.
3) Asuka Langley-
Anime- Neon Genesis Evangelion
Asuka is one of the main protagonists of the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, who is of German ancestry. She was born in Germany to an American father and a German Japanese mother.
Asuka is the Second Child who is the pilot of the Evangelion Unit 02. It has been revealed that she originates from the town of Wilhelmshaven, Germany’s largest naval base.
2) Johan Liebert-
Johan is the antagonist or the monster of the anime Monster. He is of German origin but was born in Czechoslovakia and is also the elder twin brother of Nina Fortner.
When he was a child, he was shot in the head but was saved by doctor Kenzo Tenma. This is why Tenma is one of the fewer people whom Johan actually respects.
Throughout the anime, we see how he manipulates others to cause destruction in their lives. At first, he wanted to be the only survivor in the world but later decided to omit himself from the face of the earth.
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1) Eren Jaeger-
Anime- Attack on Titan
Eren is the protagonist of Attack on Titan, who is of German origin. He is the son of Grisha Yeager and Carla Yeager. Later it also gets revealed that Zeke is his half-brother from his father’s previous marriage.
At the beginning of the story, Eren is a strong-willed and determined young boy who after losing his mother, swears to get revenge on all Titans. He’s also a caring friend who loves and supports Armin and Mikasa.
But throughout the series, due to many painful and gruesome experiences, a significant amount of change takes place in his personality.
On that note, we conclude our article on Top 10 Most Popular German Anime Characters 2022. We are happy that Germans are getting representation in anime, and we would love to see this happen for other nationalities as well.
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