Welcome to Anime Rants! The letters in ENTP stand for extraverted, intuitive, thinking, and judging. Someone of this type draws energy from interactions with others, usually makes decisions based on a logical process rather than going with their gut, prefers a flexible lifestyle, and is a creative thinker interested in ideas over practicality. ENTPs are high-energy, single-minded with their focus, and a little eccentric. They can get extremely excited about their interests, plans, hobbies, or new ideas. They enjoy teasing and pranking others, or any other form of messing with people.
Now, ENTPs also tend to troll others (sometimes in poor taste), be argumentative, be sarcastic or demeaning, or push others’ buttons purposely. They do this because they want to feel they’ve “won” or were “right” or had their way… or just because it’s fun. Some are especially impatient, easily bored, or have short fuses. But when they are in good spirits, many ENTPs are charming, charismatic, and have a way of drawing people in. People and characters of this type are bright and quick-witted with a love of learning and ability to pick up new plans and skills on the fly. (Basically, they’re smart as fuck.)
This list contains 16 randomly selected ENTP anime characters. A few notes will be included with some of them. Now without further ado, here’s the list!
Akise Aru (Mirai Nikki/ The Future Diary)
Akise is incredibly mentally quick, passionate about his interests, loves to debate, and sometimes acts in a way to irritate others on purpose. (Think of that famous kiss he steals from Yukiteru.) In general, he’s also charming, suave, and confident, with good people skills.
Dazai Osamu (Bungou Stray Dogs)
Dazai is an odd duck, but is never ashamed of his weirdness. Rather, he’s brimming with confidence, impressing enemies and friends alike with his keen mind and persuasive tongue. (Think of when he faces Chuuya and talks his way out of being imprisoned by the Port Mafia in the first season.) Dazai loves to tease everyone he knows and push their buttons for his personal entertainment. He’s high-energy, very excitable, and easily bored with practical concerns.
Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
A bit of a special case, Haruhi goes too far with the ENTP trait of always needing to have her way, be right, be the best, or be the winner. (She literally drags people around and forces them to join her club, and she’s always bullying Asahina-san.) She tramples over the feelings of others and pushes them past their limits this much partly due to being a moody and spoiled teenager. Eccentric, impatient, but somehow charismatic, Haruhi loves new ideas and activities.
Karma Akabane (Assassination Classroom)
Besides being more violent and, er, sociopathic, Karma is otherwise a great case of an archtypal ENTP. He’s the smartest in class. He’s passionate about his interests (killing his teacher), but charming and very sociable. Karma enjoys messing with and scaring others, winning fights and arguments, taking risks, and trying new things.
Konata Izumi (Lucky Star)
Konata is clever, witty, and talkative about any new thought that strikes her fancy. She takes pleasure in messing with her friends in good fun. Interested in anime, manga, and moe culture, she’s perceived as a weird one. Note: Konata is less outgoing and excitable than most ENTPs, so if you said she was an INTP, I wouldn’t argue.
Kyoko Sakura (Madoka Magica)
You get the idea now. Kyoko’s traits include quick thinking, interest in new ideas, insistence on having her way, needing to win every time, impatience, a short fuse, and the ability to draw people in and get along with them if she tries. (Remember how she bullies Sayaka so much at first, and actually gets really worked up about winning when it becomes a real fight.)
Okabe Rintarou (Steins;Gate)
A self-proclaimed mad scientist with a fictional name of Hououin Kyouma, Okabe believes in time travel and thinks he’s being targeted by an evil organization trying to take over the world. This young man takes ENTP eccentricity to even greater heights. I’m never entirely assured of his sanity, even if his delusions are usually right, in the end. Other ENTP traits of Okabe: prone to impatience, likes winning debates, playfully insults and jokes with his friends, often acts arrogant, has above average intelligence, and possesses weird sort of charisma.
Raphiel Ainsworth Shiraha (Gabriel Dropout)
If you’ve seen the anime, you know. The best example of Raphiel being an ENTP is the way she just adores teasing and pranking Satania. She has too much fun for her own good, and it can get pretty creepy, honestly. Who would expect an angel to be so devilish?
Sadao Maou (The Devil is a Part-Timer!)
This guy is a much more mature ENTP than the others on this list, controlling his devilish-ness well, becoming less argumentative, and putting his charm and charisma to good use at his humble job. I’ve seen this anime only once and I wasn’t trying to study the characters, so really, that’s all I can say. I do know the general opinion in online forums is that Sadao is an ENTP.
Satoru Asahina (Shin Sekai Yori)
Satoru is an example of an ENTP “with his ducks in a row.” As a kid/teen, he was a childish ENTP who liked making mischief, teasing and scaring his friends, winning competitions, insisting on being right, and acting arrogant. Throughout his life, Satoru was always a sharp one, and as he grew, he continued to be skilled, quick-witted and knowledgeable, showing amazing insight. Satoru as a grown man is still prone to being stubborn, argumentative, and reckless, but overall, he’s extremely well-balanced and grounded, reasonably polite and friendly, and always up for a good talk or debate.
Nui Harime (Kill la Kill)
Nui is a troll who ruins everything for fun.
Shigure Souma (Fruits Basket)
Shigure is possessed by the dog spirit of the Zodiac, and since dogs are among the smartest mammals, it follows that this man is highly intelligent. He’s also flirtatious, likes to mess with people a bit too much, likes to win and have his way, and is a welcoming, friendly host. Shigure is a smooth communicator both verbally and in his writing.
Takagi-san (Karakai Jouzu Takagi-san)
The majority of people who watch this show, including myself, can’t get enough of little miss Takagi. We love her. But I wonder, would we still adore her if we were on the recieving end of her endless teasing? For a cute, innocent-looking girl just starting middleschool, the level of her trolling seems almost cruel! Clever, confident, and friendly, Takagi is the teasing master.
Yumeko Jabami (Kakegurui)
All ENTPs are a little crazy. Some ENTPs, like Okabe, are crazier than the rest. And one step beyond Okabe is the insanity level that characterizes Yumeko Jabami. She’s obsessed with and addicted to gambling and taking risks. In classic ENTP fashion, Yumeko: is really fucking smart, needs to have things her way, gets excited by new possibilities, can be sociable, friendly, and self-assured, and attracts friends and admirers like a magnet.
Zero Two (Darling in the Franxx)
Zero Two is a case of an ENTP with other issues (feelings of emptiness and other intense emotions) complicating and worsening her negative traits. She is masterful at pushing others’ buttons. It’s hard for others to know when she’s serious– unless she’s angry. Then everybody on this side of the world can tell. But as everyone knows who admires Zero Two, she’s wonderful to be around when she’s stable. She likes having friends and gets to know people quickly. Passionate about the boy she loves, Zero Two is smart, skilled, and funny.
Zoe Hange (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Remember when Hange talks at Eren for an entire night, from dark to sunrise, about her theories and experiments and ideas related to Titans? That’s very ENTP. Hange also exemplifies most of the other traits and tendencies mentioned in above entries.
These are also ENTP Anime Characters: Nui Harime from Kill la Kill, Touko from Garden of Sinners, Reigen from Mob Psycho 100, Lau from Black Butler, Kimblee from FMA: Brotherhood, Sora from No Game No Life, Shougo Makishima from Psycho-Pass, and Suishou from Granbelm. Thank you for so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed this list! Till next time then!
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