10 Most Successful Anime Entertainers

Kishibe from JoJo, Brook from One Piece split image


Many anime worlds are so bleak and full of chaos that it’s easy for characters to lose hope. Although heroes may sometimes raise their morale, there comes a need for people to take their mind off their troubles. Fortunately, entertainers of all stripes provide the ability to do just that and with flying colors.


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They useful their incredible personalities and showmanship in order to dazzle audiences. Although their skills vary considerably, the most quality entertainers understand the secret behind keeping audiences engaged, as well as how to give the people exactly what they didn’t know they craved.

10 Heathcliff Was A Great Showman & Entrepreneur

Sword Art Online

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Heathcliff was a brilliant showman both in and out of Sword Art Online‘s digital universe. In the real world, his ability to market virtual reality guaranteed that thousands of innocent people would become trapped within the world of Aincrad.

Within Aincrad itself, Heathcliff led one of the most pioneering guilds ever and was fantastic for increasing its image to the remaining players. He accomplished this by commercializing his duel with Kirito and rigging things so that he emerged from the spectacle victorious.

9 Big Shot Entertained Bounty Hunters Across Space

Cowboy Bebop

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Big Shot was the most active bounty hunting TV show within Cowboy Bebop. It advertised numerous targets that cropped up across space, provided insights that might help with their capture, and stated how to turn them in.

Big Shot’s hosts were incredibly charismatic, and their banter made for some of the most lighthearted moments in the anime overall. Unfortunately, Big Shot was later canceled, likely since its audience was entirely limited to a relatively niche few people. The hosts were devastated and quickly turned on one another afterward.

8 Midnight Entertained The Sports Festival

My Hero Academia

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Midnight was one of the most successful entertainers in My Hero Academia. Acknowledged for her widespread appeal, she was selected both to help the students develop their own image and to host the yearly Sports Festival. Midnight proved a natural in the latter since she was capable of adapting under the most intense circumstances.

Even when students fought to avoid deadly robots or lost their cool in the coming tournament, Midnight’s professional level of showmanship seldom diminished. Her loss made for one of the series’ most tragic moments, especially given how fondly both heroes and ordinary civilians regarded her.

7 Iron Michael Was A Wildly Successful Boxer

Baki

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Iron Michael was a wildly successful boxer from the Baki series. Although spending part of his prime in prison, he hoped to make a triumphant return upon his release. Warden Holes sought to sabotage his career and sent the Mouth, a trio of enforcers, to sever his biceps.

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Given how much credibility Holes gave to Michael, he was clearly a prime entertainer whose boxing skills were largely unparalleled. Even Baki himself respected him, which is why he chose him to be his shadow-boxing partner.

6 Queen Was The Beast Pirates’ Lead Performer

One Piece

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Queen was the Beast Pirates’ primary source of entertainment in One Piece. His bombastic presentation and love for dance made him incredibly enjoyable both for his crew and the audience to observe. In many instances, Queen invited his underlings to join the stage and dance with him.

He also attempted to entertain them by having Luffy fight all incoming threats. This plan backfired since Queen ran out of cannon fodder well before Luffy had been completely exhausted. In the end, Queen’s pride enabled his opponent’s escape and the fall of Udon itself.

5 Gentle Criminal Had A Widespread Online Presence

My Hero Academia

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Gentle Criminal was once a petty villain in My Hero Academia. Although clearly talented, his technological illiteracy limited the extent of his reach. However, partnering up with La Brava provided him both the audience he deserved and further enhanced his ability to remain completely anonymous.

Eventually, Criminal became an online sensation. He hoped to finalize his notoriety by crashing U.A’s school festival, though this stunt ultimately resulted in his arrest. One way or another, Criminal finally received the notoriety that he’d always dreamed about.

4 Brook Was The Most Profitable Entertainer In Sabaody

One Piece

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“Soul King” Brook’s music career took off after being enslaved by the Long-Arm Tribe. They initially used him as a sideshow but he eventually grew so popular that they took their act across the world. Before long, Brook gained more autonomy in his performances, eventually even becoming a household name.

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Brook’s musical career was so widespread that even Giolla, a member of the Donquixote Family, acknowledged him as a fellow artist. His reputation saved the Straw Hats and Thousand Sunny since it made the pirate lower her defenses and better enable his retaliation.

3 Varrick Created Amazing Movies For Republic City

Legend Of Korra

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Legend Of Korra’s Varrick created movies for the masses to enjoy. Superficially, they were high-action low intellect films that followed Bolin’s heroism. However, their true purpose was to incite the people of Republic City to go to war with Unalaq and his minions.

Although Unalaq’s threat was very real, Varrick’s motives were not altruistic. In actuality, he wanted to sell arms to Republic City, which would have made him profit from the conflict both for his movies and for the weapons he’d distribute.

2 Pegasus Created Duel Monsters Itself

Yu-Gi-Oh!

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Pegasus was one of Yu-Gi-Oh‘s earliest and most memorable antagonists. As the creator of Duel Monsters, he was responsible for entertaining generations of children and adults alike. Pegasus also proved to be an exceptionally talented host.

He constantly ensured the comfort of his island’s participants, whether on the cruiser or within the comfort of his personal castle. Although Pegasus was extremely personable and friendly toward his competitors, the man’s behavior occluded his more sinister intentions, especially for Yugi and the Millennium Puzzle.

1 Rohan Kishibe Takes His Art Seriously

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

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Rohan Kishibe was the most prolific entertainer in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. His obsession with making his manga perfect compelled him to capture and nearly kill Koichi Hirose by stripping him of his life’s pages and using them for inspiration.

Kishibe’s artwork is renowned overseas as being some of the best fiction ever written.

He was also the only manga artist to keep up with deadlines even though Pucci’s “Made In Heaven’ Stand accelerated the universe itself so that years occurred in a matter of seconds. Kishibe’s success is both on account of his “Heaven’s Door” ability and natural talent.

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