The acronym “ENTP” stands for Extraverted, Intuitive, Thinking, and Perceiving.
Thanks to these XNXP personality traits, people with this personality type are known to be innovative problem-solvers, creative brainstormers, and even the devil’s advocates!
But have you ever wondered how Visionaries are portrayed in anime?
To help you learn more about this bold personality type and its representation in Japanese animation, we’ve compiled an extensive list of the most popular ENTP anime characters of all time.
Let’s jump right in!
7 Typical ENTP Anime Characters
Without further ado, let us introduce you to four typical ENTP anime characters!
#1. Satoru Gojo (Jujutsu Kaisen)
If you’ve watched Jujutsu Kaisen, you’ll probably agree that it’s impossible to type Gojo as anything but an ENTP. Well, unless you want to go into details, in which case he’s clearly a representative of the assertive ENTP subtype!
As a typical ENTP-A, Gojo doesn’t lack self-confidence, to put it lightly. While some anime lovers claim that he has a God complex, this isn’t entirely true. Sure, he can be arrogant, but at the end of the day, he isn’t self-serving, and much of his storyline revolves around trying to build a better future through education.
#2. Osamu Dazai (Bungou Stray Dogs)
Typing Dazai is no easy feat, as we don’t know much about his true intentions, motivations, and personality in general. That said, he does come off as a pretty typical unhealthy ENTP anime character. After all, he’s impulsive and chaotic, and he doesn’t pass up an opportunity to push people’s buttons!
Dazai’s personality combines darkness and comedy. He’s suicidal, but even his attempts to take his own life are humorous (remember the oil drum?). Despite being highly intelligent, he lands himself in ridiculous situations and doesn’t take anything in life seriously.
#3. Orihara Izaya (Durarara!)
Like most ENTP anime characters, Izaya can be described as emotionally detached, so much so that he often speaks about people as if he isn’t one of them. He often uses his tertiary extraverted feeling (Fe) function in an unhealthy way, manipulating others just to see how they’ll react to his mind games.
Nothing excites Izaya quite as much as exploring possibilities and theories, which is a tell-tale sign of dominant extraverted intuition (Ne). While he can seem controlling, this isn’t his intention. He’s simply interested in observing people and their behavior, especially when they’re driven to the edge.
#4. Karma Akabane (Assassination Classroom)
Karma is a typical ENTP anime character purely because he isn’t 100% good or 100% bad. He can be impulsive, violent, and even sadistic, but there’s so much more to his character than just that!
It’s undeniable that Karma has a soft side, which is especially apparent when he’s around Nagisa. Also, he’s open-minded (for example, he was never judgmental toward Class E students and stood up for them even when he was still in the main building) and very protective of people he cares about.
#5. Hange Zoë (Attack on Titan)
Although Hange’s gender identity is a popular discussion topic in the anime community, there’s one thing most people agree on—their personality type. Bold and energetic, they clearly belong to the ENTP personality type!
Hange is highly intelligent, which helps them come up with multiple theories about Titans. Although they usually work for the benefit of humanity, like most ENTPs in anime, they also have a dark side that briefly comes to light when people cross them. Perhaps the best example of this was when Hange relished torturing Sannes for murdering Pastor Nick.
#6. Akise Aru (The Future Diary/Mirai Nikki)
As a typical ENTP, Akise dreams of pursuing a career as a detective. Despite being young, he’s very intelligent and logical, which is the secret weapon that helps him solve mysteries.
That said, Akise doesn’t hold back from lying and manipulation, like most anime characters on this list. Although he’s generally good-natured, he doesn’t see anything bad in breaking rules (or even the law!) if it helps him get closer to the truth and outsmart others.
#7. Askeladd (Vinland Saga)
Intelligent, cunning, and adaptive, Askeladd is an ENTP anime character who effortlessly manipulates others and turns situations to his advantage. Oftentimes, he pretends to be disinterested only to strike his enemies when they least expect it.
Even though he is cold and cruel, Askeladd isn’t heartless. He does his best to protect the people of Wales and, unlike most Vikings, isn’t violent outside of battles.
5 Female ENTP Anime Characters
Ready to discover who the best female ENTP anime characters are? Let’s find out!
#1. Bulma (Dragon Ball)
Bulma is generally considered to be one of the best female ENTP anime characters, as she plays a very important role in Dragon Ball—one of the most popular anime series of all time.
There’s no denying that Bulma is extremely intelligent and innovative. She also has a very bold and outgoing personality. Even as a teenager, she didn’t hesitate to use her looks and charm to get what she wanted. While she can be manipulative and spoiled, let’s be honest—the fact that she invented the time machine that saved the world makes up for all of her shortcomings!
#2. Runa Yomozuki (Kakegurui)
Runa is a charismatic female ENTP anime character whose looks are adorable, but they don’t actually reflect her true personality. At times, she can be unbelievably cruel and inconsiderate to others, as she doesn’t see anything wrong with the housepet system.
That said, although Runa generally seems careless, she is serious about her job. Despite her lack of empathy and morality, she is concerned with fairness in gambling matches.
#3. Shinoa Hiiragi (Seraph of The End/Owari no Seraph)
Sarcastic and level-headed, Shinoa keeps her emotions at bay at all times. Still, although she’s usually emotionally detached, she isn’t blind to people’s emotions. More often than not, she comes off as unemotional to protect herself.
It goes without saying that Shinoa favors logic over emotions, and she encourages others, including Yuu, to do the same.
#4. Himeno (Chainsaw Man)
Although most ENTP anime characters seem to have little regard for others, this isn’t the case with Himeno. In fact, she’s rather empathetic, but this doesn’t mean that she doesn’t enjoy pulling people’s legs every now and then!
Her ENTP nature is especially apparent when we compare her to Aki, who is an ISTJ. Unlike him, she’s open to possibilities and doesn’t rely on past experiences to understand the present moment.
#5. Rize Kamishiro (Tokyo Ghoul)
Rize is a good example of an unhealthy female ENTP anime character. Besides being manipulative and selfish, she also gets bored very easily. This might explain why she enjoys playing mind games with others—to her, it’s a twisted form of entertainment.
Also, her demon extraverted sensing (Se) cognitive function leads her to reckless hedonism, which manifests as binge eating.
8 Male ENTP Anime Characters
Now that we’ve covered female characters, it’s time to take a look at the best male ENTP anime characters!
#1. Vanitas (The Case Study Of Vanitas)
Vanitas is a male ENTP anime character whose interactions with others are shaped by his Fe. Although sometimes he uses it to manipulate people and cause drama, he also knows when his teasing hurts other people’s feelings.
Sometimes he continues teasing people for his own enjoyment, but when he truly cares about someone, he knows when to stop. The latter is especially obvious when he’s communicating with Jeanne. That said, like many Fe users, he has trouble understanding his own feelings.
#2. Yato (Noragami)
Yato loves and craves attention, which is why some people believe he’s an ESFP. However, attention-seeking behavior isn’t an exclusive characteristic of Entertainer personalities.
He clearly uses ENTP cognitive functions, and his wish to become rich and famous likely stems from tertiary Fe. Not to mention, he used Ne and Ti to achieve his future goals by coming up with creative solutions for people’s problems.
#3. Korosensei (Assassination Classroom)
Korosensei is a great example of ENTP character development. Although he used to be harsh and regarded fear as an effective tool to teach students, he eventually became empathetic and compassionate. If there’s one thing that helped him develop his Fe, it’s certainly meeting Aguri.
Still, this isn’t to say that Korosensei is a Fe-dominant individual. While empathy is something that he had to learn, analytical skills ( Ti) always came to him naturally. Also, like most teachers with dominant Ne, he always preferred unconventional teaching methods.
#4. Hanako (Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun)
Hanako is a ghost with an ENTP personality, and it isn’t difficult to see why. He’s very lighthearted and loves to pull pranks on people. Despite his mischievous nature, he can also be serious when the situation calls for it, though he still tends to keep a smile on his face.
At times, Hanako can be quite mysterious, too. He hides many secrets from others and doesn’t reveal his thoughts or feelings, which indicates auxiliary Ti and tertiary Fe.
#5. Ryuk (Death Note)
Ryuk is definitely one of the best ENTP anime characters of all time. He’s intelligent, playful, and detached to the point where he uses Light, an INTJ anime character, for his own entertainment but isn’t fazed by what happens to him. He simply enjoys chaos and observing how events unfold.
Besides, who, if not an ENTP, would drop a Death Note—a notebook that kills people—into the world just to have fun and escape boredom?
#6. Edward Elrich (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Stubborn and impulsive, Edward is an ENTP anime character through and through. He’s independent and individualistic, so he refuses to follow people’s orders. Also, he can be very sarcastic and crude.
Although Edward generally comes across as selfish, he can be surprisingly compassionate, even though his advice often resembles criticism. Still, he only shows this side of his personality when he’s sure that his efforts to help won’t go in vain.
#7. Sōma Yukihira (Food Wars!)
People with the ENTP personality type are known to be innovative and focused on self-improvement, and that’s exactly why Soma belongs to this personality type. As a chef, he loves to challenge himself and try new techniques and combinations that others might not think of.
As a healthy ENTP, Soma is highly aware of his strengths and weaknesses. However, admitting his flaws doesn’t break his spirit. Quite the contrary, it motivates him to continuously enhance his skills. He even helps his opponents spot opportunities for improvement!
#8. Ryoji Kaji (Evangelion Genesis)
Like most fictional ENTPs, Ryoji doesn’t reveal his true nature, which makes it challenging to analyze his personality type. Nonetheless, Ryoji has a flirtatious and carefree energy that is commonly seen in Visionaries. He often uses this to his advantage, as it helps him gather information from people.
Behind this persona, however, Ryoji seems to be quite different—pensive and gloomy. In fact, he’s no stranger to loneliness and self-doubt.
5 Hunter x Hunter ENTP Anime Characters
If Hunter x Hunter is your favorite anime, you’re in luck! Here are some anime characters with an ENTP personality type you’re certainly familiar with:
#1. Pariston Hill
As a typical ENTP anime character, Pariston regards and treats pretty much everything like a game, no matter how serious the situation may be. Unsurprisingly, mind games are his specialty.
He loves to push people’s buttons and can be very argumentative just for the fun of it, which is why he’s generally disliked by most Zodiacs and Hunters. Still, he always keeps a smile on his face, which makes him even more annoying!
Leroute is a female ENTP anime character from Hunter x Hunter. Despite her rather jolly demeanor, she’s a master manipulator and a skilled gambler.
Her analytical and perceptive nature allows her to outsmart her opponents. On top of that, Leroute also knows a lot about statistics and psychology—a popular interest among ENTPs—and she leverages this knowledge to manipulate people, anticipate their moves, and win games.
#3. Tserriednich Hui Guo Rou
Tserriednich is an example of an ambitious ENTP anime character who is very unhealthy. Like most villainous characters with this personality type, he deceives people by hiding his true motives and using his charm, along with Fe, to manipulate them.
Tserriednich has many interests, including sports and philosophy, which helps him create the image of an intelligent and educated man. However, behind this persona, he masks a sick desire to kill people and collect their body parts.
Interestingly enough, Pitou is another ENTP anime character whose gender remains a mystery! They are curious and easily distracted, like most ENTPs. Their desire to avoid boredom and have fun often drives them to act recklessly.
However, as playful as they are, they are also ruthless. Pitou cold-bloodedly kills anyone who stands in their way or poses a threat to the King.
#5. Hisoka Morow
Chaotic and unpredictable, Hisoka is hands down one of the cruelest and most disturbing ENTP anime villains. He’s whimsical and eccentric, often coming across as rather feminine.
Hisoka is selfish and sadistic, but what makes him different from other characters is that he also derives pleasure from physical pain. At his core, Hisoka is bloodthirsty, but he mainly desires to kill powerful fighters, as it brings him the most pleasure. In fact, he’s known to pass up on opportunities to kill people just so they can become stronger in the future!
3 Haikyuu! ENTP Anime Characters
If you’re wondering whether Haikyuu! features some ENTP anime characters, the answer is yes! Here they are:
#1. Hanamaki Takahiro
Unlike most ENTP anime characters on this list, Hanamaki is rather laid-back—like most Visionaries in real life! He doesn’t let his emotions get in the way of his goals and is generally seen as a calm, level-headed person. During games, he’s very perceptive, too.
Also, Hanamaki has a great sense of humor and gets along with most people. Of course, like most ENTPs, he rarely misses an opportunity to playfully tease his friends!
#2. Tetsurō Kuroo
Like Hanamaki, Kuroo is quite laid-back, but he also has a provocative side that even earned him the title of “provocation expert.” Still, when he oversteps people’s boundaries, he doesn’t hesitate to apologize.
Also, Kuroo’s Ne and Ti cognitive functions enable him to analyze and predict his opponents’ moves. By using his analytical skills and intuition to block their attacks, he can help his team win games or at least throw the other team off guard and mess up their plans.
#3. Konoha Akinori
When it comes to volleyball, Konoha lives up to the stereotype of ENTPs being “jacks of all trades.” He’s very versatile and adaptable, which might be one of the reasons why Komi believes that Konoha is one of the most important players on the team.
Like most ENTP anime characters, Konoha is playful. Although he’s highly competitive and focused on the game, he also finds time to tease his opponents.
3 My Hero Academia ENTP Anime Characters
If you’re wondering which of your beloved My Hero Academia characters are ENTPs, here’s a short but sweet list that’ll satisfy your curiosity:
#1. Hawks (Keigo Takami)
Hawks is yet another morally gray ENTP anime character. Although he works against villains, sometimes it can be hard to tell if he hasn’t become one of them. That’s how dedicated he is to infiltrating the League of Villains!
That said, even though his dedication costs lives, he never loses sight of his goal to free the world from crime.
#2. Denki Kaminari (Chargebolt)
While most ENTP anime characters are highly intelligent, Denki is somewhat of an exception to this rule. His academic performance is rather poor, but he possesses a lot of knowledge in different subjects, including battle strategies and a rich vocabulary. Like many ENTPs, he tends to use metaphors to express himself.
Since Denki doesn’t adhere to the stereotypical portrait of ENTPs, he’s sometimes thought to be a Se user. However, in battles, it’s obvious that Se is his blind spot. More often than not, physical confrontation makes him freeze, as he needs to think before taking action.
#3. Himiko Toga
To say that Himiko is intense would be an understatement. She, like most ENTP anime characters, has two sides. On the one hand, she’s charismatic, lighthearted, and joyful. On the other hand, she’s obsessive, chaotic, and extremely violent.
As you may expect, she’s an unhealthy ENTP, but it isn’t hard to understand why she’s like that. After all, she needs blood to activate her Quirk. And if that’s not enough, she’s been forced to hide her true self for years!
And that concludes our list of ENTP anime characters!
Undoubtedly, the most unique feature of ENTP anime characters is their dualistic nature. Oftentimes, it isn’t easy to tell whether they are villains or heroes—they can be good and bad at the same time! In fact, even the most evil ENTP villains have redeeming qualities, such as loyalty, which shows how many different sides this personality type has.
Needless to say, if you prefer complex, morally gray characters over those that adhere to a specific stereotypical trope, you’ll definitely enjoy any anime that features fictional ENTPs!