Anime and Marvel (Marvel Studios), these two topics are probably the most discussed in the world. Different anime studios like Ufotbale, Mappa, etc, and Marvel Studios always deliver a masterclass. Whether it’s a show or a movie, there’s just no match for these two. Modern anime started in 1956, while Marvel started its ultimate universe with Robert Downey Jr. starrer Iron Man in 2008. Both anime and the MCU (marvel cinematic universe) have come a long way since then. They both delivered some amazing pieces that will go down in history as some of the best in history.
Like me, you’ve often wondered if this particular anime character resembles a wonder hero or vice versa. Well, this article will only talk about exactly that. We’ll take a look at some anime characters that are very similar to our beloved Marvel heroes.
Let’s take a look at the list!
Broly As Hulk
Both Hulk and Broly are quite powerful in their respective universes. The color green is also common among them. While Hulk is completely green in color, Broly has green hair. They both resemble immense power and destructive powers.
You could say Hulk is a hero while Broly is a villain. But we’ve often seen Hulk lose control (as in Avengers Age of Ultron) and not become what we might call a villain, but not a hero either. On the other hand, Broly is an antagonist, but it is confirmed that he is not “evil”. It is just error that leads Broly to the evil path.
Another anime character similar to the Hulk could be Guts from Berserk. Guts speak for themselves while making this claim. Guts is a huge, powerful, terrifying character. Bruce Banner always seems to be angry, while Guts is always looking for revenge.
Mikasa Ackerman as Black Widow
You probably couldn’t give me a better suited character for Black Widow than Mikasa. Few other characters come close, but Mikasa is just the perfect one. Both Mikasa and Natasha are hardworking and determined. They both always achieve their goals no matter the circumstances. Although there is one difference between them. Mikasa is always worried about Eren. Most of what Mikasa does involves only Eren. While Natasha doesn’t think about anything or anyone (Clint Barton may be an exception to some degree).
Seto Kaiba as Iron Man
Seto Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh! is the character most similar to Tony Stark’s Iron Man. They both have huge amounts of cash and all the high end technology. They are both selfish billionaires. They both have problems with their father. Howard Stark was never attentive to Tony. Howard invested more in making an inheritance than in caring for his son. Seto also had a distant father. Saying aloof won’t do Seto justice, as his father often beat him too. Another visible similarity between the two is that they are the CEOs of their respective companies.
Another character similar to Iron Man could be Priss from Bubblegum Crisis. She possesses extensive armor like Tony. Her armor includes a railgun, laser cannon and explosive knuckles. Not much different from Tony’s suit.
Another character closely related to Iron Man could be Kambe Daisuke from Fugou Keiji: Balance Unlimited. Daisuke also has a lot of money and uses it liberally alongside new technology.
Erwin Smith as Captain America
Another character from the Attack on Titan universe making this list shouldn’t be surprising, especially if that character is Commander Erwin Smith. You can discuss any character in this article, but not with Erwin. Erwin Smith is the definition of a leader, a captain. He is someone people look up to when all seems lost. He’s the one people come to when nothing works. He is the one who is always willing to sacrifice himself for the greater good.
All these qualities can be found in Captain Steve Rogers. Rogers is the man who always stood when everyone fell. We see this in Avengers Endgame. All the superheroes have been brought down by Thanos, but Captain America can barely get up and muster all his courage to face Thanos. Likewise, Erwin rushes to the Beast Titan, knowing he would die. There may be many characters who are the same as Steve Rogers, but none come closer to Erwin Smith.
Sasuke Uchiha as Erik Killmonger
I know the article is about characters similar to “Marvel heroes,” but this one is worth knowing. This is yet another closely related anime-marvel character duo. Both Erik Killmonger and Sasuke Uchiha want revenge. The driving force behind the lives of both characters is the extermination of their clan. Yes, there’s nothing clan related in Erik’s story, but it’s pretty much the same as Sasuke’s.
Itachi Uchiha was ordered to kill the entire Uchiha clan. While Killmonger’s father was murdered by his brother T’Chaka. Thus, Sasuke made it his goal to kill his brother and Killmonger swore revenge on the Wakandan royal family. Fans have even gone so far as to justify Erik playing more of a hero than a villain. Even Michael B. Jordan has said that his character is not a villain, but a misunderstood protagonist.
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Space Dandy as Starlord
Space Dandy, a lesser known but very intriguing character from the anime of the same name, represents Starlord. They both live in space. Space Dandy roams the galaxies hunting for rare aliens in exchange for money. He is assisted with a robot and a feline alien. Like him, Peter Quill is also assisted by his friends.
Although they both come across as idiots, they are both extremely powerful. Starlord is semi-celestial, which makes him very powerful. Space Dandy is a cosmic being that can travel between alternate dimensions. Dandy even gave up being the god of the universe just to go to his favorite restaurant.
Rimuru Tempest as Doctor Strange
This may be a hot take, but it’s worth writing. While Doctor Strange is almost always serious, Rimuru is the exact opposite of it. Rimuru has learned many spells over the years. He can easily absorb new skills.
Satoru Gojo also gets close to Doctor Strange. Gojo also has an arsenal of tricks up his sleeves like Strange. Another character that comes close to Stephen Strange is Shikamaru Nara. Shikamaru learned what being shinobi means after nearly losing his friends during his first mission. Strange, a man of science, only began to believe in magic after a serious car accident. They both have very intellectual brains.
Deku as Spiderman
You will see many articles similar to Spiderman with Naruto, but hear me out on this. Deku is closely related to Spiderman. Deku had no powers and still went to save his friend from danger. This caused All Might, Deku’s idol, to take him under and train him.
Peter Parker was also born without any powers, just like Deku. He gained his power after being bitten by a radioactive spider. Because of his skills and powers, Tony Stark noticed him and welcomed him into the Avengers. Just as Deku grew up idolizing All Might, so Peter grew up idolizing Tony Stark.
Tell us your thoughts and who do you think resemble other anime characters from the Marvel universe.
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One Punch Man Manga Read Online
One Punch Man Manga Read Online: One-Punch Man is a Japanese superhero series created by the creator ONE. It is a story about Saitama, a super-hero who is able to take on anyone with just one punch, but is looking for an appropriate opponent after becoming frustrated by the lack of competition due to his incredible ability. ONE developed the original webcomic version at the beginning of 2009.
A digital manga remake began publication on Shueisha's Tonari no Young Jump website in June 2012. The manga's illustration is by Yusuke Murata. Its chapters are regularly collected and released as each tankobon book. At the time of writing, January 2021 23 volumes were published. For North America, Viz Media license the manga remake to be released in English version and has serialized in their Weekly Shonen Jump digital magazine.
A manga-anime adaption of the manga produced by Madhouse it was shown throughout Japan from October until December 2015. The second season, created by J.C.Staff and J.C.Staff, began airing from April until July 2019. This anime show is licensed to North America by Viz Media and premiered on the United States on Adult Swim's Toonami block of programming in July, 2016. The second season debuted in October of 2019.
In June 2012, the original webcomic was able to surpass 7.9 millions hits. By April 2020 the manga's remake had sold more than thirty million copies.