15 Of The Most Interesting Indian Anime Characters

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Before I begin to write, I want to shed light on India and it’s culture.

India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world which is on its way to becoming a Superpower in future.

India as a civilization has history dating back more than 5000 years, but as a nation we are still young.

Only 70 years old since 1947.

15 Of The Most Interesting Indian Anime Characters

Despite being around for so long we’ve yet to leave our mark on the world.

The Indian Cinema has made an impact on World Cinema and has contributed a lot to our image.

But there’s still much more to do.

With that said, there are a few Anime which feature Indian characters I’d like to mention:


1. Gadevi (Arslan Senki)

15 Of The Most Interesting Indian Anime Characters

Gadevi from the Kingdom of Shindhura is part of Pakistan but is also a part of Ancient India.

He is a prince having rivalry from his brother – Rajendra for the throne of Sindhura.

This conflict is very similar to the kind of conflicts we’ve seen throughout history for the throne.


2. Rajendra (Arslan Senki)

15 Of The Most Interesting Indian Anime Characters

Rajendra – half-brother to Gadevi and a temporary ally to Arslan, is cunning, cruel and will do anything for the throne.

Similar to Lelouch from Code Geass.

Rajendra later becomes King, and then kills off his brother: Gadevi for throne.

The same brother he promised not to kill to his father.


3. Mahendra (Arslan Senki)

15 Of The Most Interesting Indian Anime Characters

Mahendra is the Prime Minister to the King, advisor to Gadevi, and step father to Jaswant.

He’s loyal to his kingdom but is also bound by his duties to Gadevi, despite knowing the actions taken by Gadevi were wrong.


4. Jaswant (Arslan Senki)

15 Of The Most Interesting Indian Anime Characters

Jaswant – son of Mahendra, is loyal to his father and to the Kingdom of Shindhura.

He takes pride in working for his empire, with strong morals. Never hesitating to stand for justice, his ethics or values.


5. Silat (Berserk)

15 Of The Most Interesting Indian Anime Characters

Silat-  a character based on the traditional Rajput warriors of India.

He’s a powerful character who rivals even Guts (main character).

Silat’s arsenal of weapons is based on the Rajput arsenal, such as araa, chakram and talvar.

All of which belong to traditional Indian weapons of war.

Silat’s fighting style is also based on the Indian Martial arts: Kalaripayattu.


6. Ramdas (Little Princess Sarah)

15 Of The Most Interesting Indian Anime Characters

Ramdas – a character who’s a servant to Mr.Carrisford in anime: Little Princess Sarah.

He’s a caring, kind person towards Sarah Crewe.

The main story of Little Princess Sarah is set in British India.


7. Jeryy (D-Gray Man)

15 Of The Most Interesting Indian Anime Characters

Jerry’s an Indian character from D-Gray Man.

He’s also a chef in the anime and knows the fighting style of Muay-thai.

From the side of his father who runs a dojo, he is a supporting character in the Anime.

Jerry is actually his nick-name in D. Gray Man.


8. Urmina (D.Gray Man)

15 Of The Most Interesting Indian Anime Characters

Urmina is a widow of Maharjaa in India, and is one of the love-interests of general cross.


9. Naraiin (D.Gray Man)

15 Of The Most Interesting Indian Anime Characters

Narain is a close friend of Allen Walker during his time in India.

Naraiin eventually turns into an Akuma (demon), destroyed by Allen Walker.


10. Amitabh Kapoor (Darker than Black)

15 Of The Most Interesting Indian Anime Characters

Amitabh Kapoor’s a contractor who’s ability is to posses the bodies of humans.

He doesn’t have his own identity, so he possesses the body of a Caucasian man who was his former associate.


11. Sharna Alamgir (Hayate the Combat Butler)

15 Of The Most Interesting Indian Anime Characters

Sharna Alamgir is a transfer student from India, and is a friend of Fumi Hibino.


12. Meena (Dinosaur King)

15 Of The Most Interesting Indian Anime Characters

Meena’s an Indian princess and is one of the official members of the D-team.


13. Aishwarya Rai (Digimon)

15 Of The Most Interesting Indian Anime Characters

Aishwarya Rai’s one of the creators of artificial life forms, which later becomes Digimon.

She’s also one the significant characters throughout the Digimon anime.


14. Éclair (Fairy Tail)

15 Of The Most Interesting Indian Anime Characters

Though Eclair’s not an Indian character by skin-tone, she bears Indian resemblance because of the Indian Sari and bangles she wears.


15. Janet (Black Lagoon)

15 Of The Most Interesting Indian Anime Characters

Janet is an Indian money launderer in the dark anime series: Black Lagoon.


Closing Thoughts:

There are a few more Indian anime characters from Black Butler and Code Geass worth mentioning.

But even after mentioning so many Indian characters you’ll notice one thing:

Very few anime shows highlight anything about India or Indian culture. Despite India and Japan sharing the same continent.

This is due to modern cultural contact which is poor between these two nations.

When you see an anime there’s a fair chance it has American or British characters, or maybe European characters.

The influence of Western culture is significant in Japan after all.

But with the growth, development and technology lately, India in future could have a huge impact on anime.

And even bring about great stories, plots and anime shows that contribute to the animation industry.


Which Indian anime character is your favorite?


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19 thoughts on “15 Of The Most Interesting Indian Anime Characters

  1. Nimi says:

    I loved anime all my life. And what the hell anime and pathetic bloggers like you say. First of all come visit India and see yourself all different skin tones which you won’t find anywhere. There are so many white and fair complexion people living. Mostly people who are brown have main reason tanning. Guessing someone’s nation by their complexion even without knowing reality shows your heart which is colored all black.

    • Theo J Ellis says:

      You do realize this article was WRITTEN by a native Indian, right? There is no “guessing” involved.

      Sounds more like you have insecurities you need to deal with that have NOTHING to do with this article.


      • Anime Lover says:

        I’m sorry but Nimi is right, India is an extremely diverse continent, and there are multiple skin tones there. People have lighter complexions and people also have darker complexions. I am a “native Indian” as you say, and I doubt that any insecurities that they might have relate to the fact that the author made a mistake when posting that comment online.

        • Theo J Ellis says:

          I’m aware of that. No one’s debating it. But it was an Indian from India who wrote this. Both of you seem to feel offended as if someone else wrote this who’s not from India, and they were trying to paint your country in a negative light.

          I think it’s just a miscommunication and a lack of context that’s ruffled some feathers.

          • Anime Lover says:

            I am sorry if my previous comment sounded angry or upset, I merely wanted to shed some light by saying that certain places in India, such as northern states have lighter skin tones. I knew that the author was an indian however I wanted to clarify for any foreigners. I hope you have a good day and stay safe during this quarantine 🙂

  2. Aareb Chowdhury says:

    aomine daiki (kuroko no basket) seems like he is of south asian descent. he has the dark but not too dark skin tone and the hair style and texture to be considered desi

  3. shubham says:

    try to add more character but nice to see Indian presence in anime . 14 is my favorite among them .

  4. Arshita says:

    Maybe the Japanese have not seen Indians. There are plenty of fair, pale skinned people who also very beautiful

    • Karan says:

      The thing is, people from every ethnicity vary in skin color but Indians ARE generally dark brown, I don’t know why you find that to be a problem.
      They’re completely right with the skin tones they’ve used.

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