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7 Most Popular Anime Characters Who Play Video Games Posted Jul 20, 2021

The number of people that love anime keeps increasing. Not only teens but also adults watch anime in their free time. You must be wondering what’s the secret of its popularity. If yes, read the answer below!

First of all, Japanese anime typically has a complex plot. You can watch a story-line that builds on the previous episodes, which is actually the opposite to American cartoons. The anime story is typically tricky and unpredictable, and this creates a lot of excitement. In fact, you can become absorbed with getting to know characters during the whole season.

What’s more, characters are often very relatable to ordinary people. Have you noticed they are usually outcasts, struggling to find friends and wanting to fit in? Much like in real life, there are many gamblers in anime. Japanese animation depicts the typical life of many people who enjoy spending time in front of the screen or in the best UK casino available online. In some way, it makes us closer to popular anime characters and connects with them. This kind of connection can also be a driving power for our preferences.

Also, anime creators are brave enough to discuss gritty themes, such as sexuality and mental health. They started doing it before American movies displayed those topics. Maybe this is another reason why so many people like watching this kind of TV show. From a certain point of view, anime has been seen as an inclusive form of art because it often portrays same sex relationships and has extraordinary characters in lead roles. Anyway, as was mentioned above, they have much in common with all of us. For example, we share love towards video games.

7 Most Popular Anime Characters Who Play Video Games

Amanuma Tsukihito

Amanuma Tsukihito looks like an ordinary carefree and naive teengaer, thinking only of video games. However, he is also a very talented and academically smart child. This character has a super power to bring video games to life and to create his territory within them. Therefore, he has a codename “Gamemaster”, which is pretty literal. In fact, Amanuma Tsukihito takes gaming to a different level.

Sakata Gintoki

This is the main protagonist of the Gintama series. He is a highly-skilled samurai that has a powerful swordsmanship, a bit demonic appearance, white clothing, and silver hair. He is also quite sarcastic and unattached. But unfortunately, Sakata Gintoki is very poor because of his unwillingness to do anything. Besides, he often blows all of his savings on games, so Shinpachi and Kagura scold him for this.

Moriko Morioka

This is a 30-year-old single woman who worked in the sales department for 11 years and decided to quit and become a NEET. Instead of doing her job, she spends days in a net game. Moriko Morioka is searching for satisfaction in the virtual world as she can't obtain it in real life. Sadly, there is no sign of family or friends in her environment and the only person known from her past is Homare Koiwai, an ex-colleague. So Moriko Morioka is totally absorbed by online games and nothing can distract her from this.

Keima Katsuragi

This is the main protagonist of the series The World God Only Knows. He is also known in the gaming world as the God of Conquest. Keima Katsuragi is an avid gamer that is unbelievably skilled at conquering each girl in dating sims. Keima is so obsessed with video gaming that he can play for 3 days straight until he completes the game.

Izumi Konata

This is one of the main characters of the Lucky Star anime series. She is very athletic and smart by nature. However, Izumi Konata prefers playing video games instead of investing her energy in academics. She is a real video game expert, playing even adult video games bought by her father. Throughout the series, the girl often references popular games in comparison to real-world events.

Kirigaya Kazuto

This is the protagonist of the series called Sword Art Online. He was selected to be one of the thousand testers for the first ever beta version of Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game. Kirigaya Kazuto was a solo player for the majority of the Sword Art Online game. In the game, he gets the nickname ‘Black Swordsman’ because he always wears a total black look.

Ryōta Sakamoto

This is an unemployed 22-year-old young man living with his mother. Ryōta Sakamoto is one of the top players of the video game called Btooom in the world. One day realizes that he has somehow been trapped in a real-life version of his favorite combat game. In the virtual reality, he meets Himiko who becomes his in-game wife and together they are trying to find out what’s going on.

Author’s BIO

Joshua Robinson is a content writer during the day and a gamer at night. In his free time, Joshua loves playing video games and making live streams. He is also a big fan of anime and manga.

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