Welcome to Anime Rants on this fine Sunday. I’m almost done with my long-running series of posts exploring my favorite anime characters grouped by hair color. There aren’t many colors left. Recently, I completed the entries for characters with dark brown hair. But as you might have guessed, there are a lot of characters with some shade of brownish hair. Last time, we did shades of dark, rich brown. For this post, on the other hand, we’ll look at shades of light brown that sometimes border on orange depending on the scene and lighting.
Please note that the characters in this article are only my personal favorites, and may not include the most popular or highly googled choices. If you don’t see your favorite here, don’t get mad at me, lol! Feel free to share your favorites in the comments! 🙂
1) Holo (Spice and Wolf)
MBTI Type: ENTP
Holo is a wise and ancient wolf goddess who guarded the harvest in a small pagan region for centuries. When most of them stopped believing in her and there was no future for her as a Pagan God, Holo decided to go on a journey, have some fun, and eventually make her way back to her home in the cold north. She travels with a human named Kraft Lawrence, and together they become prosperous merchants. Holo has a very cheeky, almost mischievous side to her. She knows how to have fun and loves to drink. She also tends to tease others and employ trickery when useful. However, Holo is definitely wise, mature, and somewhat melancholy in general.
2) Light Yagami (Death Note)
MBTI Type: ENTJ
The famous anti-hero and main character of Death Note, Light seeks to change the world and become its new God. He has a book that kills whoever’s name is written on it while picturing their face. Light’s mission is to rid the world of all criminals. Although there are fans who admire him, most Death Note viewers agree that Light is an immature, selfish narcissist with an extremely twisted sense of justice and retribution. But despite all this, Light is a well-written character with a few cool and enviable traits.
3) Mako Mankanshoku (Kill la Kill)
MBTI Type: ENFP
One of the central characters in the wild anime of Kill la Kill, Mako quickly becomes best friends with the new, rebellious transfer student, Ryuko. In time, it’s evident that she loves Ryuko as more than just a friend, making her an interesting LGBT+ character. Mako is a true wild child, full of erratic energy at all times, whether it’s cheerfulness, panic, or passionate defense of Ryuko. This girl is a bit on the weird side, and due being poorly socialized, she sometimes acts in ridiculous ways. However, that makes her treasure her friendships even more. Mako fully embraces the fact that she’s weird. It doesn’t faze her. As long as she can help Ryuko, this bouncy girl is content.
4) Rena Ryuugu (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni)
MBTI Type: INFP
Despite not being the true main character, Rena is considered the poster child of the Higurashi franchise. She looks and acts very cutesy and disarming. Living in the tiny rural town of Hinamizawa, Rena loves to spend time with her new friends in the game club. She generally has plenty of energy to spend on her companions and hobbies, and when happy, she is also insightful, clever, and stubbornly optimistic. When things go wrong, however, Rena can be a dangerous force. She is ultimately an introvert who has trouble trusting others and internalizes a lot of stress. To befriend someone like Rena, you need patience, persistence, and lots of love.
5) Taiga Aisaka (Toradora)
MBTI Type: ISFP
There are a lot of different opinions about this character ranging from creepily fanatic love to completely disproportionate hatred. That’s probably because she’s such a colorful and widely recognized anime character. Taiga has been a favorite of mine for many years now. She reminds me of myself at a much younger age, even in ways I do not like, such as her horrible temper. An uncommonly small girl, Taiga has a huge range of intense emotions and a pronounced nasty streak. You do not want to mess with her. Beware the tiny palmtop tiger!
6) Wolfgang Grimmer (Monster)
MBTI Type: ENFJ
Wolfgang is a recurring supporting character from the amazing psychological anime, Naoki Urusawa’s Monster. He is a tall, gangly man with a constant smile and a warm, outgoing nature. An an orphan who was abused in old East Germany, his desire is to raise awareness and gather evidence to prosecute the abusers. Though he seems overtly kind and cheerful, there is another side to Wolfgang. When his life in danger, he dissociates into another identity that goes crazy and massacres the threat. Wolfgang has no memories of his other self, but he knows it exists because of the evidence left. I love Wolfgang because of his altruistic nature and interesting character psychology.
7) Yasaburou Shimogamo (Eccentric Family)
MBTI Type: ENTP or ENFP
The protagonist of Eccentric family, Yasaburou is a shapeshifting Tanuki who is able to mimic humans extremely well. He comes from a big family, but takes no responsibility for it. He is usually causing mischief around the city and playing pranks disguised as humans. Yasaburou is a curious fellow who shows interest in a strange and beautiful half-human woman named Benten. The thing is, Benten likes to sacrifice and eat Tanuki once a year at the annual banquet. Yasaburou had better be careful on his mischievous adventures!
Special Mention: Moeka Kiryuu (Steins;Gate)
MBTI Type: ISFJ
Moeka is a member of Okabe’s lab in Steins;Gate. Her code name is “shining finger” because she texts so fast and is always on her phone. She is a beautiful, quiet, and private woman. Despite seeming innocuous at first, Moeka is secretly working for an evil organization. She’s willing to do whatever her superior tells her – even kill her friends.
As you may recall from past posts in this series, the special mention section is for characters who mean something special to me, but who are not my favorites overall. In Moeka’s case, she has a lot of mental health issues and toxic traits that make many fans of Steins;Gate hate her guts. But I like her because, for better or worse, I can empathize with her. She’s lonely, desperate, and doesn’t know how to cope with being an adult.
Thank you for reading~