As an ENFP, you’re probably looking for new and exciting ways to learn about your personality type—after all, traditional learning methods are too boring to keep you focused.
The good news is, if you’re tired of dull theory, we’ve got you covered!
In this article, we’ll analyze the personalities of 25+ ENFP anime characters to learn more about this extraordinary personality type and its depiction in Japanese animation.
So, let’s dig in!
What Are the Main Personality Traits of an ENFP?
Before we introduce you to the most prominent ENFP anime characters, let’s define the key traits that make the ENFP personality type unique.
The letters in “ENFP” stand for Extraverted, iNtuitive, Feeling, and Perceiving. While this can give you a broad idea of the general characteristics of ENFPs, we need to know their cognitive functions to truly understand their personalities.
So, the primary ENFP cognitive functions are
- Extraverted intuition (Ne)
- Introverted feeling (Fi)
- Extraverted thinking (Te)
- Introverted sensing (Si)
This specific combination of cognitive functions shapes their personality traits. Because of this, ENFPs are:
- Free-spirited. ENFPs are independent thinkers who don’t like to be tied down in any way, shape, or form. They are individualistic and have a “live and let live” mindset.
- Enthusiastic. Also known as Champions, ENFPs are energized by possibilities. They’re idealistic and eager to experience life to the fullest, which is why they’re always excited to dive into uncharted waters.
- Creative. Imaginative and innovative, ENFPs are very creative and original. They effortlessly come up with multiple outside-the-box solutions to any problem.
- Outgoing. ENFPs love meeting new people. They are talkative, playful, funny, and often popular.
- Open-minded. Curious and compassionate, ENFPs aren’t judgmental—they want to hear and understand different viewpoints. Needless to say, they are tolerant and peaceful individuals.
12 Classic ENFP Anime Characters
Now that you know what ENFPs are like in real life, let’s see how they’re depicted in anime! For starters, here are 12 archetypal ENFP anime characters:
#1. Jiraiya (Naruto: Shippuden)
As a true ENFP, Jiraiya always cracks jokes and has an unconventional approach to life. Instead of following universal moral codes like ENFJ anime characters typically do, Jiraiya lives by his personal values, which is a clear sign of Fi.
That said, ENFPs have their weaknesses, and Jiraiya isn’t an exception to this rule. He easily gives in to temptation—especially if it involves beautiful women—which sometimes makes him come off as irresponsible.
#2. Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
Aang is a pacifist who perfectly embodies the above-mentioned “live and let live” philosophy. He never starts fights and is reluctant to use his bending skill, as he strives to solve conflict without getting physical.
Still, he can become very protective and even aggressive when his values are at stake. For example, like most ENFPs, Aang greatly values friendship, and when someone or something poses a danger to his friends, he does anything it takes to defend them.
#3. Howl Jenkins Pendragon (Howl’s Moving Castle)
Howl isn’t the easiest anime character to type, as his personality and actions are open to interpretation. Paradoxically, this may be one of the strongest arguments why Howl is an ENFP anime character! After all, ENFPs have larger-than-life personalities, yet their quirks can be difficult to understand.
Like his castle, Howl is rather disorganized. While he explores magic in its entirety, he easily loses interest in women, changes his opinions, and goes off on tangents, which proves he’s likely a Ne-dominant person.
#4. Vash the Stampede (Trigun)
Vash is an ENFP anime character that captures the idealism of Champions to perfection. Although people have caused him tons of pain and suffering, he hasn’t lost hope, and his catchphrase—“This world is made of love and peace”—is a testimony to that. Deep inside, Vash feels lonely and misunderstood, but he often uses humor to cope with these feelings.
#5. Ramzi (Attack on Titan)
Ramzi is one of the few ENFP anime characters in AoT. Although his story is tragic, Ramzi perfectly depicts ENFPs’ stubborn refusal to give up on things they deem important.
Ramzi is a young boy who wants to help his family in any possible way, which leads him to pickpocket. He’s so determined to provide for his family that he refuses to stop his criminal endeavors even after losing his hand due to stealing.
#6. Dita Ness (Attack on Titan)
Ness is another ENFP anime character from AoT. Despite his solemn appearance, he is a kind and compassionate team leader. He takes his career seriously but prioritizes his recruits’ well-being above all else, ensuring that their first expeditions are smooth and easy. Also, like most ENFPs in anime, Ness doesn’t fight unless it’s necessary.
#7. Cosmo (Chainsaw Man)
Cosmo is an ENFP anime character that many people with this personality will relate to—she’s the definition of “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”
At first sight, Cosmo appears rather ditzy, as she has a cheerful demeanor and repeats the word “Halloween” over and over again without saying much else. However, while she may seem silly, she hides all the knowledge in the world behind this happy-go-lucky persona.
#8. Josuke Higashikata (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)
Thanks to his well-developed Fi and sensitivity to criticism targeted at his appearance, Josuke is often believed to be an INFP anime character. Nonetheless, he appears extroverted and often favors Ne, which is why he landed on our list of ENFP anime characters.
As typical of ENFPs, Josuke sees the potential in any situation. He’s driven by ideas, quickly adapts to change, and can be cunning, especially when it comes to getting money.
#9. Mizuki (Kamisama Kiss)
Mizuki encapsulates the childlike curiosity of ENFPs like no other anime character. Luckily, he can satisfy his thirst for exploring all the nooks and crannies of the world by turning into a white snake!
And while he can come across as innocent and childish, you shouldn’t underestimate Mizuki’s intelligence—he’s surprisingly clever.
#10. Kisumi Shigino (Free!)
Kisumi has an ENFP-A personality, but despite his self-confidence, he’s seen as an outcast just because he isn’t a swimme
Nonetheless, Kisumi has a bubbly personality that makes everyone like him—except for Haruka, of course. Still, he doesn’t take Haruka’s comments to heart and responds with humor, as most assertive ENFPs would.
#11. Reki Kyan (SK8 the Infinity)
While most ENFPs jump from one hobby to another, Reki is a great example of an ENFP who found his passion in life. He has dedicated his life to skateboarding—not only skating but also building custom skateboards!
Besides being a passionate skater, Reki is also an incredible friend. He befriended Miya despite his unfriendly demeanor and even made Adam apologize for insulting him!
#12. Sumihiko Kamado (Demon Slayer)
Sumihiko is a classic ENFP anime character from Demon Slayer. Light-hearted and cheerful, Sumihiko is a laid-back teenager who always runs late because he enjoys sleeping too much, just like most ENFPs!
Despite his love of sleep and constant yawning, Sumihiko has lots of energy. He’s rather active, spending most of his time running around and jumping off buildings with Tojuro.
If you are a fan of pop culture, you might want to check out our list of ENFP famous people.
3 My Hero Academia ENFP Characters
If you’re a fan of My Hero Academia, you’re in for a treat! Here are the most prominent ENFP anime characters from MHA.
#1. Jin Bubaigawara “Twice”
Twice is one of the most fascinating and entertaining ENFP anime villains. To escape loneliness, Jin cloned his personality, hoping the clones would make up for his lack of friends. Eventually, this resulted in an identity crisis.
Twice displays a split personality that only becomes whole when he’s wearing a mask. Even then, he contradicts himself, talking in two distinct voices.
#2. Oboro Shirakumo “Loud Cloud”
Although not much is known about Oboro, he comes across as an ENFP due to his joyful and relaxed attitude.
Being rather eccentric, Oboro isn’t much concerned with other people’s opinions of him or social norms. Besides, who else, if not an ENFP anime character, would change their clothes in class right after climbing into it through a window?
#3. Nejire Hado “Nejire-chan”
Enthusiastic and free-spirited, Nejire is a quintessential female ENFP anime character. She shows an insatiable thirst for knowledge, always trying to learn something new and share her knowledge with others.
Moreover, Nejire is very interested in people, so much so that sometimes she asks questions that make others uncomfortable. However, as a true ENFP, Nejire isn’t trying to insult anyone—quite the contrary, she’s fascinated with people’s unique attributes and enjoys learning more about them.
8 Female ENFP Anime Characters
Looking for inspiring and entertaining female characters in anime? Here are 8 female ENFP anime characters you’ll love:
#1. Misato Katsuragi (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Misato is a female ENFP anime character who presents two distinct personalities. At work, she is skilled and professional, often straying off the beaten path and choosing high-risk strategies.
Meanwhile, in her personal life, Misato is quite messy—much like her apartment before Shinji’s arrival. Due to her father’s emotional absence, she has difficulty building romantic relationships and often uses alcohol to numb the pain.
#2. Kaori Miyazono (Your Lie in April)
Kaori is an excellent example of how ENFPs can master a skill without focusing on the technical side of things. She doesn’t follow technical guidelines for playing the violin. As a top-tier violinist, Kaori plays intuitively, artistically expressing her emotions.
On top of that, Kaori values her independence. While she’s eager to support others, she’s also very self-reliant, striving to depend on no one else but herself.
#3. Chitanda Eru (Hyouka)
Chitanda’s catchphrase “I’m curious!” is more than enough to convince any anime and typology enthusiast that she’s a female ENFP anime character.
Chitanda is positive, friendly, and curious about the world. Despite appearing rather childlike, she could be considereda mature ENFP. When something is important to her (for example, mysteries), she can devote her full attention to the matter until she reaches her goal.
#4. Anya Forger (Spy x Family)
Anya is a female ENFP-T anime character whose turbulent personality is a result of her traumatic upbringing. Besides having abandonment issues, Anya was always afraid people would find out about her telepathic abilities. Despite her childhood trauma and fears, Anya is a compassionate girl who occasionally uses her mind-reading power to help others.
#5. Kiki (Kiki’s Delivery Service)
Kiki is an adventurous young witch who experiences many ups and downs early on in her life. Craving independence and determined to become a real witch, she embarks on a one-year training away from home.
She tends to let her emotions take control of her, so she even loses her powers at one point. However, Kiki eventually learns to overcome failure and becomes the town’s heroine.
#6. Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
Like most ENFPs, Haruhi wants to live an interesting and adventurous life. More than anything, she can’t stand things she deems “normal,” as she wants her life to be special.
However, her desire for extraordinary experiences often makes her inconsiderate of others. She abruptly changes plans, gets easily bored, and acts on impulse, which makes her appear self-centered and reckless.
#7. Chika Fujiwara (Kaguya-Sama: Love is War)
Chika is one of the most popular female ENFP anime characters, and it’s not without good reason.
She has quite a well-rounded personality—while she may seem like a bubbly airhead, she’s rather resourceful and intelligent. Chika sports a big smile on her face and uses her creativity to realize wild ideas to make her and other students’ lives more interesting.
#8. Mirai Sarutobi (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
Let’s be honest—Mirai certainly didn’t get enough screen time, and this is one of the reasons why typing her is rather difficult. That being said, she does resemble an ENFP.
Even as a child, Mirai was cheerful and outgoing. She could easily approach people, regardless of their age. Once she grew older, Mirai retained her positivity, which helped her tackle challenges. Unlike most ENFPs, however, Mirai is very responsible, and it took her time to learn to relax and enjoy life.
3 Unhealthy ENFP Characters
Curious to see what unhealthy ENFP anime characters look like? Here are three dark and twisted characters you’ll find interesting:
#1. Obito Uchiha (Naruto)
If you want to see an accurate depiction of an ENFP stuck in a Si grip, consider analyzing Obito’s personality.
While some people might type him as an INFP, in truth, Obito is an ENFP anime character who couldn’t cope with the trauma of losing Rin. He was reliving the pain every single day until he created a fantasy world that allowed him to escape reality.
#2. Sayaka Miki (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
Although Sayaka is often misunderstood and has many great qualities, such as loyalty, she enters a downward spiral and becomes an unhealthy ENFP anime character.
In her unhealthy state, Sayaka becomes impulsive. She acts recklessly, without considering the long-term consequences of her actions. She especially struggles with negativity and negative self-perception, calling herself stupid before taking her last breath.
#3. Junko Enoshima (Danganronpa)
Junko is commonly thought to be an ENTP, but once you analyze her cognitive functions, it becomes clear that she’s an ENFP anime character.
As a typical dominant Ne user, Junko is easily bored and jumps from one activity to another to keep herself entertained. At her core, she wishes for despair, believing that it’s the only thing that can cure her boredom. Needless to say, this line of thought suggests that she’s more likely an auxiliary introverted feeling—not introverted thinking (Ti)—user.
In real life, ENFPs are some of the most fascinating people, and the same holds true for ENFPs in anime.
Most of these characters surprise viewers with their complexity—even the ones that appear silly and clueless turn out to be intelligent, resourceful, and talented. Needless to say, ENFP anime characters are anything but ordinary!