Anime characters with strong morals and ethics are:
And can be used as a positive representation of not just anime, but what having good morals and ethics looks like.
Sometimes these characters can be:
- Overly cliche.
But in the end, they and the anime they find themselves in paint a certain message, usually filled with life lessons if it’s that kind of anime.
Regardless of how you slice it, let’s talk about it.
Here’s a list.
Anime characters with good morals:
1. All Might (My Hero Academia)
All Might needs few introductions. He’s the symbol of peace in the world of My Hero Academia.
He tries his best to do what’s right, and always puts the people first before anything else.
He was raised and taught well by his mentors.
2. Byakuya Kuchiki (Bleach)
Byakuya’s morals speak loud and clear. This is the reason he ended up struggling to choose between saving his sister and fighting against the law, and upholding the law he’s fought so long to protect.
Sometimes a person’s morals can be so strong that they can break a person or make them suffer, but that’s only in the short term.
Good morals always benefit you.
3. Tanjiro Kamado (Demon Slayer)
Tanjiro is a good soul. He’s the type of character who despite his family being murdered by demons, he doesn’t seek revenge against all of them in the way that Eren from AOT, or Yuichiro from Owari No Seraph would have.
He only fights to protect his one and only sister, and strangely has compassion for the many demons he faces.
Tanjiro is different.
4. Gohan (Dragon Ball Z)
Not many can deny Gohan’s strong moral character and moral code. He’s too kind, nice, morally correct, and genuine to ever lower himself even to the worst of enemies.
That was part of his problem in the early stages of
This changed when he fought cell, but he still maintained his good morals and ethics.
5. Teresa (Claymore)
Teresa of the faint smile had good morals and ethics for someone who’s a Claymore, a type of warrior race who humans are weary of despite the fact Claymores are paid to protect humans from demons.
Out of the many Claymore, Teresa was easily the strongest, most powerful, and the fastest with the most skills. But behind the scenes, she was a morally correct character who hated the system she was under.
A system where humans could harm other humans, and she as a Claymore would be forced to do nothing even if it came to things as bad as r*pe.
6. Amelia Wil Tesla Seyrun (Slayers)
Aemilia is a princess who comes from a kingdom where “Justice” is one of the many things they’re known for. So that alone speaks to the morals and ethics of Aemilia, which in this case are genuine.
At first, she’s overly naive, but as she grows up a bit and matures, she becomes less naive but still holds on to her strong feelings for doing what’s right, and that’s what she’s respected for.
7. Kirin Toudou (Asterisk War)
Kirin is bullied by her uncle as seen in the early stages of this anime. But then things change and she finally stands up for herself with the help of Ayato Amagiri, the anime’s MC.
As a character, Kirin is a swordswoman, a talented one, with strong morals and ethics across the board.
She’s kind, and soft-spoken, but has a surprising amount of courage when it counts and will always strive to do what’s morally right.
8. Aoba Suzukaze (New Game!)
Aoba, the purple haired girl who starts working for the company Eagle Jump is a morally correct character. Sometimes to the point of being scared of what others might think if she does something wrong or appears to.
She always has her heart in the right place and is a likeable character for many reasons.
9. Atsushi Nakajima (Bungou Stray Dogs)
Atsushi is the type of guy who could meet his sworn enemy, and still refuse to blow their brains out despite the horrible, unforgivable things they may have done to him.
Whether that’s smart or not is for you to decide, but it does show how strong is moral code is. He’s genuinely a good guy and much more kind than many of his counterparts.
10. Priestess (Goblin Slayer)
Priestess, or Onna Shinkan as her official name is called, is the type of character in Goblin Slayer whose morals are sound and clear. She is a priestess after all.
After almost dying at the hands of Goblins though, she does understand that for survival, it is necessary to slay Goblins as unfortunate as it may seem for someone who would prefer to cause no harm at all.
Her interactions with Goblin Slayer are the highlight of the anime.
11. Tatsumi (Akame Ga Kill)
Tatsumi, even after finding out that the capital is corrupt and rife with tax abuse, still manages to keep his morals and ethics intact.
He’s honest, genuine, has the best intentions, and only wants to do the right thing. That “right” thing being fighting to save his village so he can enrich it with wealth and prevent them from being poor ever again.
12. Rukia Kuchiki (Bleach)
The Kuchiki family can be seen as obnoxious and ridiculous seeing as they are one of the 4 noble families in the soul society, but Rukia and Byakuya are different.
She grew up in the Rukongai district, a poor place, and was accepted into the Kuchiki family for specific reasons, so she’s a little rough around the edges and has a heart of gold when it comes to ethics.
13. Wave (Akame Ga Kill)
Wave is like Tatsumi. Both of them join the capital and end up working for people to make money, only to realize the reality of the capital’s underbelly and the savage corruption happening.
Both Wave and Tatsumim become enemies in the anime since they’re fighting on opposing sides, but both would be friends if the situation was different since their moral compass is similar.
14. Yuichiro Hyakuya (Owari No Seraph)
Yuichiro stands up to bullies, fights them, and stands up for himself more importantly which makes him seem like a troublemaker from the outside looking in.
He grew up a child slave like Erza Scarlet but managed to escape but not without losing a lot of his childhood friends in the process (while still kids).
He swears to destroy the vampires who traumatized him, and those who are intent on taking over the human race.
15. Ursula Callistis (Little Witch Academia)
Ursula is the teacher of Akko (Atsuko Kagari) and has a hidden identity she obscures from others for good reasons. She’s a powerful mage and one of the strongest female anime characters around.
She appears aloof in some aspects and mysterious, but in the end, she’s a good-natured person.
16. Kagura Mikazuchi (Fairy Tail)
Kagura is a swordswoman and one of the noblest ones in the Fairy Tails series. To say she has a strong set of morals and ethics is an understatement.
She’s the type to never break a promise, even if that promise means death or something along those lines.
If we’re talking about underrated anime characters, Kagura Mikazuchi is high on the list.
17. Kaoru Kamiya (Rurouni Kenshin)
Kaoru is a swordswoman and one who runs a dojo, a struggling dojo for moral reasons. But this all changes once she meets Kenshin and gets her own student, Yahiko, who’s hesitant and disrespectful before coming around.
Kamiya serves as a main female character who provides moral and emotional support for others, as well as a potential romantic partner, and comedy where it counts.
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18. Miyo Saimori (My Happy Marriage)
Miyo is a girl who grows up in a family where that same family abuses, manipulates, disrespects, gaslights, and makes her life hell for political reasons.
Being from an important family with unfortunate circumstances, she’s forced to endure. Her life changes after meeting her husband, and she finally has the chance to smile and gain happiness.
Miyo can do no wrong, even to those who have wronged her, and it’s this double-edged sword of innocence that makes Miyo’s character so pleasant.
19. Nagisa Furukawa (Clannad)
Nagisa is the main love interest of the series, and a girl who is sometimes sick and under the weather so to speak.
She’s empathetic, thoughtful, compassionate, and always thinking of others wellbeing. Even before her own, which is a double-edged sword in itself.
She’s the type of character you put under “waifu material” as season 1 and season 2 prove.
20. Iida Tenya (My Hero Academia)
Iida might be the most morally correct character there is. And yes, even to the point of it being cliche, stereotypical, and sometimes absolutely ridiculous.
But that’s who Iida is as a person. You know he could never do you any wrong because he’s not capable of it.
He has similarities with Amelia Wil Tesla Seyrun.
21. Michiru Inukai (Talentless Nana)
Michiru is the sweetest anime character there is. She doesn’t have a bad bone in her body and similar to Nagisa, she feels deeply, has strong emotional intelligence, and has enough compassion to make someone cry.
Her role in the anime is so emotional that even the main character (who is a villain of sorts) is affected by her.
22. Akane Tsunemori (Psycho Pass)
Akane is the rookie police officer who comes into the field not knowing too much but has tons of ethics, morals, a good heart, work ethic, and determination that pushes her through the trials and tribulations of the job.
Her morals are so strong that eventually, she makes an impact on the Sibel system, which is partially flawed and damaged (it’s a system involving the law).
Akane might be one of the best-written female characters in the industry.