ESTPs, or Entrepreneurs, are energetic, resourceful, and action-oriented individuals who are often considered to be daredevils, and rightfully so. Unlike most people, they usually find danger exciting!
Unsurprisingly, many anime characters could be considered Entrepreneurs. Analyzing them is by far one of the best ways to learn more about this enterprising personality type, especially for ESTPs. After all, they usually dislike theory and learn best through practical examples!
So, without further ado, let’s get started with our hand-picked list of 27 ESTP anime characters from One Piece, Naruto, Demon Slayer, and other fan-favorite anime series and movies!
2 Typical ESTP Anime Characters
Curious to see what typical anime characters with the ESTP personality type look like? Here are a couple of great examples:
#1. Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop)
Faye Valentine is pretty much the embodiment of extraverted sensing (Se). She’s impulsive, confident, and spontaneous.
Bold and cunning, Faye often leverages her beauty to achieve her goals. She loves all things related to Se—money, danger, gambling, alcohol, you name it! Despite her bad habits and manipulative tendencies, however, she also has a soft and vulnerable side that she only shows to those who have gained her trust, including Spike.
#2. Denji (Chainsaw Man)
ESTP anime characters tend to have many traits that could be considered negative, but they also have some redeeming qualities that make them impossible to dislike. Denji is a great example of this.
Although he can be harsh, immature, and self-serving, he isn’t apathetic to others’ pain. Quite the contrary, he has helped others on multiple occasions and even raised Nayuta. As cruel as he may be, it’s undeniable that Denji has a tender heart and yearns for unconditional love.
7 Female ESTP Anime Characters
Although ESTP women are relatively rare in real life, luckily, this isn’t the case in anime. Here are some of the most popular female ESTP anime characters:
#1. Yumeko Jabami (Kakegurui)
Yumeko is an ESTP-A anime character. She has a gambling habit, and given that she’s an Entrepreneur, you can bet she isn’t afraid of taking risks and testing her luck! To her, the thrill of gambling is more important than the outcome.
Also, Yumeko is incredibly perceptive. She quickly notices when her opponents are cheating and works out their strategies. Although she doesn’t necessarily strive to win, she condones cheating, which also shows that she is principled.
#2. Jolyne Cujoh (Jojo’s Bizzare Adventures)
Like most female ESTP anime characters on this list, Jolyne is a force not to be reckoned with. She’s a tough and independent female lead who doesn’t hesitate to stand up for herself. She often gets into fights and, most importantly, never gives up. Instead, she’s shown to be quite adaptable, as she always finds her way out even in the stickiest situations.
Also, as a typical ESTP, Jolyne is outgoing. She even manages to make friends in prison!
#3. Irina Jelavić (Assassination Classroom)
Irina is a conventionally attractive woman, but her personality is far from conventional. In fact, she often uses her looks to her advantage, tricking people into believing that she’s a walking blonde stereotype. In reality, though, she’s much more intelligent and opinionated than you might expect!
Needless to say, Irina is quite manipulative, likely due to her underdeveloped tertiary extraverted feeling (Fe) function that also causes her to be cruel. Over time, however, she becomes more genuine, which helps her build better relationships with her students.
#4. Leone (Akame ga Kill!)
Leone is an ESTP anime character through and through. Even though she has commited some immoral acts, such as stealing, for the most part, Leone despises injustice and is usually kind and caring toward others. As such, she seems to have a well-developed Fe.
Also, Leone is cheerful, energetic, and not afraid to be herself. She’s the type of girl who will act however she wants even if it’s considered inappropriate for women, which makes her even more likable!
#5. Rebecca “Revy” Lee (Black Lagoon)
Revy is an unhealthy ESTP anime character. She’s a foul-mouthed nihilist who has no trouble killing people.
Sadistic and cold-blooded, she shows no mercy to anyone who stands in her way. While there’s no excuse for her violence, it’s important to note that she wasn’t born this way—her cruelty stems from her traumatic past. She’s quick to anger, especially when others try to sympathize with her, which shows how deep-rooted her trauma is.
#6. Yoruichi Shihōin (Bleach)
Although Yoruichi’s cat form heavily resembles the INTJ personality type, as a human, she’s undoubtedly one of the best ESTP anime characters of all time.
Yoruichi is laid-back and easy-going, but like all Se-dominant personalities, she quickly reacts to things happening around her and doesn’t hesitate to throw punches when someone makes her angry. At the same time, she’s intelligent, knowledgeable, and playful, which makes for a balanced personality!
#7. Zero Two (Darling in the Franxx)
Many ESTPs don’t particularly like following other people’s commands and rules, and neither does Zero Two. More often than not, she prefers to march to the beat of her own drum, even if it leads her into dangerous situations.
Although Zero Two can be honest to a fault, unintentionally hurting other people’s feelings, she’s also incredibly loyal, which is one of the most overlooked traits of the ESTP personality type. Instead of exploring her romantic options, she longs to be with Hiru, the boy she met in childhood.
8 Male ESTP Anime Characters
Now that you’re aware of the different types of female ESTPs in anime, let’s check out some male ESTP anime characters:
#1. Kenny Ackerman (Attack on Titan)
Kenny Ackerman is a complex ESTP anime character, to say the least.
Despite his fun-loving personality, his main life goal is to gain god-like power. While this might seem selfish, the truth is far more complicated than that. Beneath his cruelty and impulsivity, Kenny is an insecure man with low self-esteem who hopes that this might help him become more considerate of others.
Eventually, Kenny begins to develop his introverted intuition (Ni) function. He seeks to find a deeper meaning and purpose in life than pursuing pleasure.
#2. Juuzou Suzuya (Tokyo Ghoul)
Juuzou is an ESTP anime character who became violent after being mistreated by Big Madam in childhood. Although he comes off as childish, he has no trouble killing people. He’s quite masterful at that, too, which could be attributed not only to his dominant Se but also to his auxiliary introverted thinking (Ti), as he’s shown to be quite strategic and methodical.
Although Juuzou’s traumatic upbringing caused him to become numb to others’ pain, he later shows more care toward others (Fe), especially once he realizes how much Shinohara means to him.
#3. Chuuya Nakahara (Bungou Stray Dogs)
Chuuya is loyal to any cause or organization he commits himself to, including Port Mafia. Given that he’s a Se-dominant individual, it isn’t surprising that he’s the most skilled martial artist in the mafia. Still, despite his fighting skills and impulsive personality, he’s rather rational thanks to his Ti.
Consequently, Chuuya doesn’t support anything that doesn’t make sense to him. For example, Chuuya frowns upon Dazai, an ENTP anime character, when he mocks and shoots an enemy after already killing him, as he sees no purpose in doing that.
#4. Joseph Joestar (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure)
Confident, combative, and foul-mouthed, Joseph is a typical male ESTP anime character. He shows no respect for authority and tends to mock his opponents. Despite his playfulness, Joseph is shown to take things seriously when the situation calls for it.
Oftentimes, he’ll predict his opponents’ moves and come up with strategies to outsmart them. This in particular shows his strong use of Se and Ti, as he pays close attention to his rivals’ movements, speech, and even outfits to make predictions and develop strategies.
#5. Master Roshi (Dragon Ball Z)
Master Roshi fits the ESTP personality type to a T. He’s often shown as a man who focuses on sensuality, but his personality is much deeper than that. He’s not only askilled fighter but also a wise man and a mentor to many, including Gohan and Goku.
As a typical ESTP, he focuses on the practical side of martial arts training and generally overlooks the spiritual aspects of it. He even encourages his trainees to undergo various dangerous activities as part of their training, such as diving into the water full of sharks.
#6. Isaac Netero (Hunter x Hunter)
Isaac is an old man who was once regarded as the strongest Nen user. Despite his age, he’s still one of the most powerful characters on Hunter x Hunter. Like Master Roshi, Isaac teaches martial arts, often in quite risky ways, as he likes to push the limits of his trainees to see whether they have what it takes to become Hunters.
Also, like most ESTPs, Isaac loves to challenge himself. Because of this, he hopes to find a rival who can match his strength and skill.
#7. Nicholas D. Wolfwood (Trigun Stampede)
Like many ESTP anime characters, Nicholas likes to indulge in sensory pleasures, such as drinking and smoking. Needless to say, he’s no stranger to hedonism—despite being a priest. His personality is particularly intriguing because it seems to clash with his religious calling and beliefs, as he doesn’t hesitate to kill people.
Although Nicholas can be violent and hot-headed, he also has a compassionate side that he usually shows around children, Milly, and a few others.
#8. Rokusuke Koenji (Classroom of the Elite)
Rokusuke is a good example of an unhealthy male ESTP anime character. She shows little to no respect for others, deeming them less important and inferior to him. He’s also heavily preoccupied with his appearance and personal goals, so it’s safe to say that he displays some narcissistic traits.
As you might expect, Rokusuke always prioritizes his own needs and doesn’t care much for those of others. Even when he abandoned his classmates to avoid participating in the survival test, he showed no remorse for his actions.
3 Demon Slayer ESTP Anime Characters
If Demon Slayer is your favorite anime, here are some ESTP anime characters you’ll certainly recognize:
#1. Inosuke Hashibira
Inosuke is an ESTP anime character who was raised by boars. Due to his upbringing, Inosuke not only knows how to imitate animals, but he is also very strong, independent, and capable of fighting demons all by himself. However, social interactions don’t come easily to him, as he tends to assume that people want to harm him.
Luckily, the kindness of Tanjiro, an ENFJ anime character, helps him become more comfortable around people and thus develop his tertiary Fe.
Akaza is a demon who loves the thrill of combat. As a confident fighter, he compliments his enemies whenever they surprise him with excellent skills or tactics. At the same time, he strongly believes that weak people have no place on Earth and should therefore be eliminated.
Despite his arrogance and cruelty, before turning into a demon, Akaza was a rather compassionate man. He did everything within his power to help his dad, even if it led him to be beaten and otherwise hurt.
#3. Tengen Uzui
Eccentric and loud, Tengen is famous for his flamboyant personality that perfectly matches the ESTP type. He’s a quick thinker and an adaptable fighter who, despite struggling with some deep-rooted insecurities, believes that he’s superior to others and thus everyone should obey his commands.
Like most ESTP anime characters on this list, Tengen isn’t heartless. His loving and selfless side becomes apparent when he’s around his wives, as he wants them to prioritize their lives (as well as those of innocent people) above his.
3 Naruto ESTP Anime Characters
If you ever wondered which Naruto characters belong to the ESTP personality type, here they are:
#1. Tsunade Senju
Tsunade is an action-oriented ESTP anime character who shows no fear in risky situations. Quite the contrary, she approaches them as challenges, and her ability to think on her feet certainly helps her overcome any obstacles she faces.
Like most ESTPs, Tsunade is rather stubborn, impatient, and volatile. One wrong word is all it takes to set her off (remember when Sora called her old?). She also prefers to go to the hot springs, get drinks, or enjoy her life in other ways than to focus on work.
#2. Kiba Inuzuka
As a typical ESTP anime character, Kiba enjoys fighting—especially against powerful opponents who force him to put his best foot forward.
Kiba can be quite hot-headed, but one thing he doesn’t compromise on is his loyalty to his closest people, including the clan and Akamaru. He goes to great lengths to defend and protect whatever matters to him, which shows good use of Fe.
Hidan is another religious ESTP anime character who doesn’t adhere to traditional religious values, much like the above-mentioned Nicholas D. Wolfwood. He often disrespects others, including Pain, the leader of Akatsuki. This isn’t surprising, given that most ESTPs dislike authority and can be quite rebellious.
On top of that, Hidan is conceited, immoral, and extremely violent. Not only does he kill people, but he also tortures them and, as if that’s not enough, derives pleasure from seeing others in pain.
3 One Piece ESTP Anime Characters
If you need one more reason to love One Piece, here it is—it features several ESTP anime characters! Here are a few of them:
#1. Portgas D. Ace
Although some One Piece fans believe that Ace is an ESFP, he’s an obvious Ti user. While he’s spontaneous and not that strategic,he seeks logical consistency in his actions and environment, often pointing out things that don’t make sense to him. Like many Ti users, he also tends to assert his logic as the correct way of thinking.
Other than that, Ace is your typical ESTP—impulsive, authority-averse, free-spirited, and focused on the present moment.
Franky is an ESTP anime character with a well-developed Fe cognitive function. While he shows the usual traits associated with the Entrepreneur personality type, such as independence, strong will, and stubbornness, he’s also deeply compassionate.
Franky is so in touch with his feelings that he tears up every time someone tells him about their hardships. Still, he doesn’t want to appear vulnerable, so he quickly hides his tears from others. On top of that, he’s non-judgmental and very protective of his friends.
#3. Jewelry Bonney
Thanks to their dominant Se, ESTPs like to indulge in physical pleasures, and Jewelry is no exception to this rule. To her, nothing brings quite as much pleasure as food. To say that she has a healthy appetite would be an understatement; she loves food so much that she even finds time to eat during fights!
At the same time, Jewelry is quite impolite and hostile. However, when necessary, she can also be quite thoughtful and surprisingly diplomatic.
ESTP Anime Game Character Example
Do you like video games, anime, and fictional ESTPs? Here’s one anime character from Genshin Impact that ticks all these boxes:
Tartaglia/Childe (Genshin Impact)
No matter whether it’s an anime movie, series, or video game, you can easily recognize ESTP characters by their willingness and desire to fight extremely powerful opponents. This holds true for Tartaglia, too, as he’d rather lose the fight than the opportunity to challenge a strong enemy!
As typical of ESTP anime characters, Tartaglia often deems himself superior to others, especially if they’re physically weaker than him. Still, he’s very loyal and protective of a few selected people, such as his siblings and the Tsaritsa.
And that marks the end of our list of ESTP anime characters!
Since ESTPs thrive in the face of danger, it’s only natural that most anime characters with this personality type are skilled fighters. Interestingly, it isn’t uncommon for them to have a tragic backstory that explains their combative personalities.
The personalities of ESTP anime characters are far from one-dimensional. Even the most ruthless of them hide a tender, loyal, and compassionate side that they reveal only to those they trust. If the personality of ESTP anime characters had to be condensed into just one word, though, it would definitely be "bold"!
While some anime characters seek out weaker opponents to assert their dominance, ESTP protagonists and villains alike are more interested in fighting opponents who match—or even exceed—their power. Their boldness, courage, and resilience are exactly what makes these characters so amusing and inspiring!