Anime characters come in all shapes and sizes, showing off the huge imagination of their creators. But sometimes, by pure chance, two characters from different anime look almost exactly the same. It’s not about someone copying; it’s just a surprising coincidence.
Thinking about how big the world of anime is, it’s pretty wild to see two characters that look like twins. It’s not fair to blame the creators for this – it’s just one of those things that happen!
In this article, we’ve picked out twelve characters from various anime who have a look-alike in another show.
12. Yami & Eve
|To Lov Ru
“Yami” is a supporting character, whereas “Eve” is the main protagonist of her story. Both of the anime series these characters belong to were created by the same mangaka named “Yabuki Kentarou.”
So, this makes it evident that these two are connected. Yami and Eve are artificially synthesized humans, each having no emotions. They also share the same voice actors, which is not a coincidence.
“To Lov Ru” and “Black Cat” are parallel universes, which means Eve is Yami but in a more laid-back world. So, it can be said that these two series are connected.
Not to mention the same character designs of both characters.
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11. Armin & Hozumi
|Attack on Titan
|Prince of Stride
“Armin” and “Hozumi” are both the protagonists of their anime series.
They have opposite personalities, as Armin is a naive, innocent boy, whereas Hozumi is a mischievous prankster who loves to annoy others.
Armin dreams of witnessing the world outside the walls, whereas Hozumi wishes to get a job at the theatre. Both of them do hard work to achieve their dreams one day.
Both of them have similar hairstyles with the same eye colors.
10. Shanks & Gildarts
“Shanks” and “Gildarts” are both the supporting characters of their series. “Shanks” is the guardian of the protagonist of “One Piece,” Luffy, whereas “Gildarts” is one of the strongest mages in “Fairy Tail.”
They have similar personality traits; they want the future generation to strive. Both are some of the strongest characters in their respective series.
They also have reminiscent appearances, as both have brown hair and a light beard on their faces.
9. Rin & Renshou
|Inu x Boku
“Rin” is one of the main protagonists, whereas “Renshou” is one of the supporting characters in his anime series.
“Rin” is the rival swimmer of Haruka, the protagonist of “Free!” whereas “Renshou” is a yokai (ghost). They have different personalities, as Rin is quick-tempered, and Renshou is laid-back.
Both of them have similar facial features, with matching hair colors.
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8. Fujibayashi Sisters & Hiiragi Sisters
Fujibayashi and Hiiragi sisters are part of their series’ main protagonist’s crew. Both of these sister groups contain one shy and one rowdy sister.
In the Fujibayashi sisters, Kyou is the rowdy one, and Ryou is the shy one. Whereas in the Hiiragi sisters, Kagami is the rowdy one, and Tsukasa is the shy one.
Not only do these sisters have the same personalities, but they also have similar facial features and the same hair color.
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7. Shinichi & Yuri
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|Yuri on Ice!
“Shinichi” and Yuri” are the protagonists of their anime series. Later in their programs, they receive a personality glow-up as they become more dependable and handsome.
“Shinichi” and “Yuri” are both introverts at the beginning of their anime series, with no confidence in what they do. But later on, Migi (a parasite) changes Shinichi, and Victor (a fellow skater) changes Yuri.
Both of them have similar face shapes, and they wear glasses.
6. Levi & Feitan
|Attack on Titan
|Hunter x Hunter
“Levi” is one of the main protagonists, and “Feitan” is one of the supporting characters of his series.
Where Levi is the strongest solider of humanity in “Attack on Titan,” Feitan is one of the strongest nen users (inner power) of “Hunter x Hunter.”
They are short-tempered and have similar physical features, like their slitted eyes and small stature. Their hairstyles are also somewhat similar.
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5. Annie & Pakunoda
|Attack on Titan
|Hunter x Hunter
“Annie” and “Pakunoda” are part of their anime series’ supporting cast.
Annie is one of the strongest female fighters in “Attack on Titan,” Pakunoda is also one of the strongest nen users in Hunter x Hunter.
The overall faces of these characters aren’t that similar, but their reminiscent hairstyles and face shapes make them look alike!
Attack on Titan creator Hajime Isayama previously revealed in an interview that Annie Leonhart’s looks are indeed inspired by Pakunoda.
4. Kamina & Galo
|Tengan Toppa Guran Lagann
“Kamina” and “Galo” are part of the main lead of their anime series. Kamina is a delinquent-type rude person who doesn’t hold back against anyone, even against females.
Galo is a person who swore loyalty to people who helped him and usually is laid-back.
They both have blue hair, and their body physics is reminiscent.
3. Kazuma & Hanamichi
|Yu Yu Hakusho
“Kazuma” and “Hanamichi” are part of the main cast in their anime series.
They both had the exact personality of a hard-headed delinquent, which changed as the series progressed.
Both have dyed hair, consisting of a long curl, and bulky, muscular bodies. But their occupations are different as Kazuma is a gang leader, and Hanamichi is a basketball player.
2. Kageyama & Kakeru
|Run Like The Wind
“Kageyama” and “Kakeru” are both one of the main protagonists of their anime series. Both have rude personalities, which get mellowed out as the series progresses.
Their appearances are similar, and they are also sportsmen, with Kageyama being a volleyball player and Kakeru being a runner.
The most significant similarity is their pointy chin, which is immediately noticeable when you look at them.
1. Eren & Nie Ting
|Attack on Titan
|Spare Me, Great Lord!
“Eren Yeager” is the main protagonist of “Attack on Titan,” whereas “Nie Ting” is a supporting character of “Spare Me, Great Lord!”
Eren is a warrior of liberation, fighting the world for his friends. No detailed information has been revealed regarding Nie Ting, as he has only made a few appearances.
Both share a striking resemblance, with their face shapes being the same. They also have similar facial features and long hair!
There you have it: twelve characters from different anime series that look like each other. Let us know what you think of this list in the comments below.