Have you ever watched an anime and considered those countries as anime characters? Anime can have types that remind us of things like loud Americans and quiet bookworms. What if countries were anime characters- what would they look most like? Read on for some fun but thoughtful guesses.
Here Are Countries as Anime Characters
United States – Naruto
This ninja boy is bold and noisy – known by all. America speaking loudest as a world leader fits well. But Naruto was also an outcast at times, wanting to make close friends but struggling to build deep bonds. Naruto keeps loudly vowing to achieve his goal of becoming the village’s Hokage leader and never stops trying, reflecting America’s cultural values of effort and progress. Believing it can achieve anything, failure hits hard. Is the U.S. really atop the ninja world? Or still working up?
Japan – Light Yagami
Japan as Light from Death Note surprises few. People think of technology, intelligence, and quiet when picturing Japan. Light plans in the shadows before acting. This matches Japan building strength quietly after the war’s loss to shock the world. But also a darker justice side emerges under pressure. Does Japan stay as peaceful as Light at first or use might to lead like Light’s dark turn?
India – Rock Lee
Rock Lee in Naruto has no ninja powers but through hard work, and training he builds up his body to perform at elite fighting levels able to compete with gifted rivals. India viewed by some as lacking behind East Asia in wealth and technology builds strength in other ways – vibrant democracy, independence movement victories, and growing global voice. Just as Lee never gives up or gets discouraged when put down by his coequals for having no ninja magic. India’s stubbornly rising on its terms echoes this spirit. Weakness into strength – does this capture India’s path?
Brazil – Monkey D. Luffy
Straw hat pirate Monkey D. Luffy stretches his rubbery arms out wide to grab life’s adventures. He smiles big as he gathers a loyal, quirky crew.
Luffy’s rule-breaking but fearless-bravery resembles fiery Brazil. Critics call Brazil’s culture undisciplined and messy. But fans praise how this tropical land wields assets like samba joy, soccer flair, and rainforest wonder. Brazil takes daring stands on the world stage as its connections stretch across oceans.
Both Brazil and Luffy share big obstacles too – inequality and instability shake their voyages. But both swing risks and opportunities into the future with gusto all the same. Just like Luffy bounces back, does Brazil reward allies drawn to its magnetic, vibrant spirit?
Russia – Katsuki Bakugo
Loud, tough, but also outsiders – that’s Russia and Bakugo. This talent tries hard to dominate friends. He wants their respect but steps short of caring for people. Putin too bends rules to expand Russia’s power and demand global sway. Russia playing rogue, off the world order path tracks Bakugo ignoring hero teamwork rules. But seen as hostile, does Russia really mean harm? Or want lost superpower comforts back? Under the volume, is Russia afraid of fading relevance like Bakugo losing lead hero status?
China – Sugou Nobuyuki
Sneaky Sugou in the fairy world traps minds to seize control. China too builds power by trapping others economically, spying on data, and voices. Promising harmony, critics say it doesn’t play fair. But others argue moves that look evil ensure security and share wealth better. Does China share Sugou’s end goal – comply with my total rule? Or make Asia prosper united? Might China’s empire bring light or dark magical order?
Thailand – Zenitsu Agatsuma
Sleepy Zenitsu becomes a flashy fighter when scared awake. Thailand is seen as an easy-going land of beaches, food, and parties. But military coups shake politics sharply when unrest swells. Do these switches show two mode moods? Can outsider peace lover Zenitsu slash dictating demon Sugou if pushed too far? Will Thailand’s calm joy resort to coup cuts if challenged or stay gentle?
England – Arthur Kirkland
Polite gentleman England echoes moody empire boy Arthur. Arthur tells others to follow my lead, a mature empire knows best. England now urges the world to keep the order it built – Europe ties, global alliances of trade, law. But Arthur also gets flustered when ignored, still wanting center stage. Does England accept its faded top dog global clout? Or do you believe the world needs its leadership?
Australia – Ichigo Kurosaki
Loud voice, casual swagger – Australia breaks rules like Ichigo. This teen marches to his beat protecting friends, and values. Critics call Australia America’s bold mini-me. But Australia carves its own space – mixing US culture with Asian engagement. Ichigo never lets bullies slide. Australia grounds ties in respect – indigenous, regional partners get room, voice. How do you see Australia – leader, loner, rule breaker, or something unique altogether?
Pakistan – Itachi Uchiha
Itachi appears a traitor destroying his own power. Pakistan too plays all sides – Taliban friend, US partner balancing cracks and order violently. But Itachi protected his village in the shadows. Does Pakistan’s scheming try to balance justice, and authority in a wild region? Spy genius risks his name to shield peace. Could Pakistan lose identity too keeping world order intact? Two sides call it friend, villain – which sees the real Pakistan?
Of course, places have complex, changing moods beyond anime. But imagining national personalities as these characters can better reveal the motives and weaknesses countries hide. Who represents your homeland – is your view different? Type your thoughts below!