Anime Heroes Find Their Mr. Miyagi As Japanese Fans Pick Their Favorite Mentors

With 58 pairs suggested, 53.5% were from female readers, with 64.4% in their teens and 20s.

You've got to wax-on-wax off before learn how to do a crane kick. You've got to peek into some hot springs before you learn how to rasengan. You have to... what exactly did Umaru have Kirie do? In their latest 10,000 Reader Poll, Charapedia asked fans to think about a tie that runs deeper than blood, and name which pair master/student - mentor-mentee do their admire most.


With 58 pairs suggested, 53.5% were from female readers, with 64.4% in their teens and 20s.


20. Hunter x Hunter's Biscuit Krueger and Gon Freecss -91 votes 


19. Naruto's Might Guy and Rock Lee - 92 votes


18. Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju's Eighth Generation Yakumo Yurakutei and Yotaro - 94


17. Boruto's Sasuke Uchiha and Boruto Uzumaki - 98


16. Legend of the Galactic Heroes' Yang Wenli and Julian Mintz - 103


15. Naruto's Minato Namikaze and Kakashi Hatake - 107


14. Masamune-kun’s Revenge's Yoshino Koiwai and Masamune Makabe -125


13. Mob Psycho 100's Arataka Reigen and Shigeo Kageyama - 137


12. Yu Yu Hakusho's Genkai and Yusuke Urameshi - 180


11. One Piece's Silvers Rayleigh and Monkey D. Luffy - 193


10. Yuri!! on Ice's Viktor Nikiforov and Yuri Katsuki - 197


9. My Hero Academia's All Might and Izuku Midoriya - 211


8. Dragon Ball's Master Roshi and Son Goku - 278


7. Fullmetal Alchemist's Izumi Curtis and Edward Elric - 279


6. Rurouni Kenshin's Seijuro Hiko and Kenshin Himura - 288


5. One-Punch Man's Saitama and Genos - 358


4. G Gundam's Master Asia and Domon Kasshu - 470 


3. Dragon Ball's Piccolo and Son Gohan - 509 


2. Gintama's Shouyou Yoshida and Gintoki Sakata - 532 votes


1. Naruto's Jiraiya and Naruto Uzumaki - 840



Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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