27 Remarkable ISFP Anime Characters
by Lisa Sparrow
When it comes to anime, nothing beats coming across a character who’s
basically a carbon copy of you. After all, it’s much easier to be invested in the story when you relate to it on a personal level!
Well, if you’re an ISFP, count yourself lucky—there’s no shortage of Adventurers in the anime world, and we’re here to tell you all about them!
In this article, we’ll explore the best ISFP anime characters of all time and learn how this personality type is generally portrayed in Japanese animation. Let’s dive right in!
4 Typical ISFP Anime Characters
Let’s begin our exploration of ISFP anime characters by analyzing four examples of typical characters with this personality type: Hyoma Chigiri, Eren Yeager, Nana Osaki, and Yuji Itadori.
#1. Hyoma Chigiri (Blue Lock)
Many ISFP anime characters have some special talents, and so does Hyoma. He’s so good at football that he even feels superior to others! He’s also rather ambitious, as he wants to become famous for his unmatchable speed.
Since Hyoma is a strong extraverted sensing (Se) user, he’s also highly aware of his surroundings, which helps him determine the right moment for outplaying his opponents. Oftentimes, he catches them off guard by speeding right through them when they least expect it!
#2. Eren Yeager (Attack on Titan)
Eren Yeager is the main character of Attack on Titan, and there’s no doubt that he belongs to the ISFP personality type. He’s loyal to his values and doesn’t follow any rules that don’t align with his personal beliefs, which is a tell-tale sign of dominant introverted feeling (Fi). More than anything else, he values freedom and does everything in his power to fight for it.
That said, like most ISFPs, Eren can also be quite impulsive, which usually leads him to make reckless decisions and lands him in trouble.
#3. Nana Osaki (Nana)
Without a doubt, Nana O. is not only one of the most typical but also among the most popular ISFP anime characters.
ISFPs are among the most artistic personality types, so it’s no surprise that Nana O. is a talented singer. She’s also incredibly ambitious and relentlessly pursues her main goal in life—fame. Her desire to become famous is so strong that she’s willing to give up anything for it!
#4. Yuji Itadori (Jujutsu Kaisen)
Yuji Itadori, the protagonist of Jujutsu Kaisen, is a typical ISFP anime character who fights for his beliefs. Above all else, he values justice, so he tends to get pretty upset when he witnesses people being treated unfairly.
As typical of ISFPs, Yuji is kind-natured and considerate of others. His empathy runs so deep that he’s willing to sacrifice himself to save others regardless of how well he knows them. On top of that, he tries to avoid killing people and only does it when he has no other option.
8 Female ISFP Anime Characters
Ever wondered what female ISFP anime characters are like? The list below will definitely answer this question!
#1. San (Princess Mononoke)
The main character of Princess Mononoke, San, is a quintessential female ISFP anime character. She has very clear values—a sign of dominant Fi—that guide her through life and influence every decision she makes. Protective and compassionate, she spares no effort to defend the forest, gods, and animals from people.
She’s also a strong user of introverted intuition (Ni), as she has an idealistic vision of what the world should look like. She doesn’t consider other possible scenarios and does whatever feels right to her, which is also why she comes off as stubborn.
#2. Isuzu “Rin” Sohma (Fruits Basket)
Rin is a rather complicated ISFP anime character, as childhood abuse led her to internalizing behaviors, changing her personality from sweet and friendly to mean and detached. She doesn’t hold herself back from insulting and hurting others, but those closest to her, like Tohru, get to see a different side of her—one that’s sensitive, loyal, and protective.
Also, Rin is fiercely independent. However, sometimes she doesn’t ask others for help just because she doesn’t want to feel like a burden, which shows how fragile her confidence is.
#3. Yayoi Kunizuka (Psycho-Pass)
Kunizuka can be best described as cool, calm, and collected. She has a strong yet subjective sense of right and wrong, and although she’s quite emotionally detached, she isn’t heartless. In fact, she’s always there for others, including Mika, when they need her. Still, as a typical ISFP, Kunizuka likes to spend time alone pursuing her interests.
#4. Lucy (Elfen Lied)
Lucy is an unhealthy ISFP anime character whose personality splits into three after being abused and bullied for having horns. Needless to say, typing her isn’t easy, but it’s undeniable that she’s a dominant Fi user.
She understands the world by interpreting it through her subjective value system, which explains why she concludes that humanity is hopeless after witnessing how cruel people can be. Although she can be cruel to the point of killing entire families without any remorse, she’s also kind toward those whom she trusts.
#5. Kallen Stadtfeld (Code Geass)
Courageous and loyal, Kallen is a typical female ISFP anime character. Like most ISFPs, she evaluates situations and people based on her personal values, such as serving Japan. She also reacts quickly to changes in her environment, is an adaptable fighter, and has strong observation skills, all of which stem from her auxiliary Se.
Since extraverted thinking (Te)is her inferior function, Kallen prefers to live in the moment and often acts impulsively. While she’s great in combat, she relies on others to come up with strategies and give her directions.
#6. Ryūko Matoi (Kill La Kill!)
Although Ryūko doesn’t adhere to the stereotypical quiet and artistic image of ISFPs, she shows how diverse people with this personality type can be. Her actions and decisions revolve around protecting her individuality and values, but sometimes her decision-making can be quite rash.
Ryūko is also very independent, principled, and brave. When her values are threatened, she isn’t afraid to throw punches, even when her enemies are much stronger than her.
#7. Ai Ohto (Wonder Egg Priority)
Ai is the protagonist of Wonder Egg Priority who, like the above-mentioned Lucy, has been bullied because of her unusual physical feature— heterochromia. However, while it’s likely that bullying intensified her shyness and introversion, she didn’t allow it to break her spirit.
Like most ISFPs, Ai is fearless and extremely protective of her inner circle. She has amazing combat skills and even manages to fight blindfolded, which proves how great her spatial awareness is due to strong Se.
#8. Yashiro Nene (Toilet-Bound Hanako-Kun)
Yashiro is a deredere ISFP anime character and the protagonist of Toilet-Bound Hanako-Kun. She’s kind, caring, sensitive, and sweet but has quite many insecurities. Because of this, she cares deeply about other people’s opinions of her and seeks their approval.
Many ISFPs are hopeless romantics, and Yashiro isn’t an exception to this rule. She loves the idea of being in love and wants to have a boyfriend so much that she often recklessly falls in love with guys who aren’t good for her.
8 Male ISFP Anime Characters
Now that we’ve explored some female characters, let’s see what male ISFP anime characters are like:
#1. Tatsumi (Akame Ga Kill!)
Tatsumi, the protagonist of Akame Ga Kill!, is a kind-hearted and empathetic ISFP anime character. He’s incredibly protective of his friends—so much so that he doesn’t hesitate to kill for them even though he generally doesn’t like being violent.
Tatsumi also has a strong sense of justice and morality that guides his decision-making. Although he’s friendly (sometimes even with enemies), he’s a great and adaptable fighter who thinks on his feet.
#2. Haruka Nanase (Free!)
Haruka is a male ISFP anime character who may come across as cold and aloof, but this is just one side of his personality. While he doesn’t care much about what others think of him, he’s a loyal and caring friend.
Haruka also prefers to do things by himself, as he’s rather introverted and independent. Because of this, he isn’t too thrilled about the idea of joining a swim team, even though swimming is his greatest passion in life.
#3. Thorfinn Karlsefni (Vinland Saga)
Thorfinn is a complex ISFP anime character who goes through several personality changes throughout the series. At first, we meet him as a friendly and adventurous young boy, which is how most ISFPs are in real life. However, once he becomes set on avenging his father’s death, he becomes rather reclusive, cruel, and impulsive.
Nonetheless, he eventually overcomes his troubles and gains more empathy for the suffering of others. Although he isn’t outgoing, he’s also shown to be a loyal friend who tries his best to keep his loved ones out of harm’s way.
#4. Asahi Azumane (Haikyuu!)
Asahi Azumane is a great example of a turbulent ISFP. Like most Adventurers, he’s usually quiet, but what sets him apart from other characters on this list is his extremely low level of self-confidence. He struggles to see what others see in him, believing that he isn’t worthy of being Karasuno’s ace.
Luckily, as the show progresses, he learns what truly matters to him and how to trust himself. Thanks to this, he overcomes most of his insecurities and becomes serious about maintaining his ace position!
#5. Shirou Emiya (Fate/stay Night)
Shirou is another male ISFP protagonist. He might come across as an extraverted feeling (Fe) user due to his strong focus on helping others, but at the end of the day, he only does this because it brings him a sense of happiness. In other words, he helps others to help himself and improve his self-worth.
Also, he has well-defined values. Although they come from Kiritsugu, he puts his own spin on them instead of blindly following his ideals.
#6. Takemichi (Tokyo Revengers)
We first meet Takemichi as a broken, overly emotional man with poor self-esteem. He’s bitter, self-pitying, and apologetic about the smallest things. Nonetheless, all of this changes once he starts time traveling.
Eventually, Takemichi becomes a passionate and determined individual who doesn’t give up no matter what, even when his life is at risk. Like most ISFPs, he’s loyal to his friends and often goes back in time to change their fate.
#7. Zuko (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
Zuko is a male ISFP anime character who has one thing on his mind: honor. While being honored and respected might seem like something Fe users would focus on, Zuko values honor mainly because he strongly desires to gain his father’s love and approval (Fi).
Zuko doesn’t seek to build relationships with people, as he’s deeply disappointed by them. However, although he can be quite harsh and controlling, he has shown empathy toward others on multiple occasions, especially once he joined Team Avatar.
#8. Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach)
Like most ISFP anime characters, Ichigo is very protective of his loved ones, especially his mother. He also has a strong sense of honor and justice, often taking an “eye for an eye” approach to combat and causing his opponents to experience the same kind of pain they’ve inflicted on others. Still, he always fights fairly and refuses to cheat even if it can help him win.
Not to mention, he is very concerned with his self-image, claiming he’s spent years perfecting it, which in and of itself proves that he’s a strong user of Fi.
3 Bungou Stray Dogs ISFP Anime Characters
Bungou Stray Dogs features quite a few ISFP anime characters, including:
#1. Jun Mitamura
Although Jun Mitamura didn’t get much screentime on Bungou Stray Dogs, his personality and actions are quite consistent with the ISFP personality type. Like most Adventurers in anime, he is loyal to his ideals. As a member of V, he makes every effort to help the organization achieve its goals.
On top of that, he is quite a pacifist who rarely, if ever, employs violence during interrogations, unlike others. He generally prefers to get information out of people by relying on his communication and negotiation abilities.
#2. Lucy Maud Montgomery
Lucy Maud Montgomery is a good example of an unhealthy ISFP anime character stuck in a Fi-Ni loop. Although she comes across as arrogant and blunt, this façade is nothing else but a defense mechanism that protects her vulnerable nature. Deep inside, she struggles with insecurities that stem from her traumatic past experiences.
#3. Junichiro Tanizaki
Junichiro is a rather humble and laid-back ISFP anime character. However, like all strong Fi users, he has clear values and does anything it takes to defend them.
However, sometimes he can be quite impulsive, which causes some of his actions to backfire. This is especially true when he tries to protect the Agency. Sometimes, he doesn’t think things through, and his rash decisions negatively affect the Agency’s reputation despite his good intentions.
3 Demon Slayer ISFP Anime Characters
If you’re curious to find out which Demon Slayer characters belong to the Adventurer personality type, this short but sweet list of ISFP anime characters will certainly satisfy your curiosity:
#1. Zenitsu Agatsuma
While most ISFP anime characters on this list are brave, this isn’t the case with Zenitsu. On the contrary, he’s quite faint-hearted and anxious, as he lacks self-confidence and suffers from death anxiety. Because of this, he tends to think that he’s useless as a demon slayer.
In truth, he’s both physically strong and strong-willed, both of which are essential to being a demon slayer. However, his fears often cause him to disregard his strengths and focus on his weaknesses.
#2. Genya Shinazugawa
Genya is yet another ISFP who became unhealthy after going through immensely traumatic experiences. This has changed his personality so much that he lost all respect for others and became cold and withdrawn.
However, Genya still has a soft and caring side, which makes it hard to dislike him. Above all else, he seeks revenge for his siblings’ deaths and wants to fix his relationship with his only living brother, which shows how much he loves his family.
Gyutaro is a cruel and vengeful ISFP antagonist who believes that he has the right to make others suffer. Simply put, he hurts others to make them experience the same kind of pain he went through even before becoming a demon. Needless to say, he’s bitter, insecure, and jealous of those who had a better life than him. Oftentimes, he also harms himself, not just others.
That said, Gyutaro also has some positive traits. For example, he’s usually loving and caring toward his sister, even though he sometimes insults her and projects his insecurities onto her.
ISFP Genshin Impact Character Example
So far, we’ve discussed ISFP anime characters from movies and series, but this list wouldn’t be complete without at least one video game character.
With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at Kazuha from Genshin Impact, one of the most popular anime-style video games of all time!
Kazuha is an excellent example of a well-developed ISFP anime game character. He has a very calm aura and loves nature. Also, he embodies the Adventurer spirit pretty well, given that he’s a free-spirited wanderer.
Kazuha has a strong sense of identity and unshakable values. As a typical ISFP, he’s very protective of his loved ones, which motivates him to avenge his friend. Most importantly, he’s self-confident but not arrogant whatsoever, as he notices his opponents’ strengths and doesn’t hesitate to complement them.
Needless to say, Kazuha embodies the best characteristics of the ISFP personality type!
And that concludes our list of ISFP anime characters!
You might’ve noticed that many of them are protagonists, and it’s not without good reason. Despite their gentleness, many ISFPs in anime have a strong sense of justice, firm morals, and a warrior spirit. However, some of these characters have been through some tough life experiences that caused their self-confidence to take a hit and turned them into villains.
Still, whether they’re good or bad, one thing remains true for all ISFP anime characters: their unwaveringly loyal and protective nature makes them amazing friends!