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Most Iconic Anime Ghost Hunters (Top 10)

For many Anime characters, the world is perilous since it is filled with killers, monsters, wicked armies, demons, and even odd things. Ghosts are one of the most constant dangers these heroes encounter that no longer take a corporeal body.

The ghosts of the dead continue to haunt the living, regardless of how they passed away—whether by murder, disease, an accident, or another catastrophe. While some of them are reduced to twisted curses that only exist to torture the living, others still maintain much of what made them human. It should come as no surprise that Anime is full of ghost hunters trying their best to find and eliminate this elusive menace given the abundance of spirits around to create havoc.

Here are a few of the most well-known Anime characters.

CharactersAnime
Hotaru Into the Forest of Fireflies’ Light
The Medicine SellerMononoke
Satoru GojoJujutsu Kaisen
Yusuke UrameshiYu Yu Hakusho
Avatar KorraThe Legend of Korra
MobMob Psycho 100
Death Note
Kouichi SakakibaraAnother
Nobara KugisakiJujutsu Kaisen
Mai TaniyamaGhost Hunt
10 Most Iconic Anime Ghost Hunter

Hotaru 

In a scene from Anime, Hotaru  sitting and listens carefully.
Fun Fact: Into the Forest of Fireflies’ Light is written by Yuki Midorikawa and directed by Takahiro Omori.

While Hotaru lacks Satoru Gojo’s physical toughness and Nobara Kugisaki’s fearlessness, she more than makes up for it with the power of her heart.

It is important to treat Into the Forest of Fireflies‘ Light like the beloved spooky classic that it is. Throughout the 44-minute duration of this short animation, Hotaru is helped by a ghost wearing a mask who is unable to communicate with people lest he vanishes forever.

This straightforward story concept will captivate viewers as Hotaru bravely strolls through a strange woodland while bound to a ghost.

The Medicine Seller

The Medicine Seller stares
Fun Fact: Toei Animation television program Mononoke is a groundbreaking animation series from Japan. Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales, a 2006 horror anthology series, was the inspiration for this spinoff.

The Medicine Seller, a mysterious trader who employs his knowledge of the paranormal to locate, recognize, and exterminate ghosts, is the main character of Toei Animation’s avant-garde Anime Mononoke.

The spectator is drawn to the Medicine Seller for a variety of reasons, including his appearance, mannerisms, and enigmatic job title.

Although Mononoke is a remarkable work of animation, the Medicine Seller would have been one of the most interesting ghost hunters ever even if he had just been featured in a subpar Anime.

The Medicine Seller has to rank among the top in terms of both aesthetics and performance.

Satoru Gojo

A character from the Jujutsu Kaisen Manga by Gege Akutami,  Satoru Gojo. As the teacher of the cursed adolescent Yuta Okkotsu at Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School, he was originally presented in Akutami's short-lived serial Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School.
A character from the Jujutsu Kaisen Manga by Gege Akutami,  Satoru Gojo. As the teacher of the cursed adolescent Yuta Okkotsu at Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School, he was originally presented in Akutami’s short-lived serial Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School.

The ghosts that the strongest jujutsu sorcerer encounters provide virtually little threat to him.

Satoru is the only one who regularly uses his god-like might to repel the evil spirits that threaten to wreak havoc on Japan.

Satoru is so strong that he uses the little spare time he has when he’s not banishing evil spirits to train the next generation of ghost hunters.

The first-grade jujutsu sorcerers Yuji Itadori and Nobara Kugisaki are among those youthful ghost hunters who learned from Satoru Gojo.

Yusuke Urameshi

Yusuke Urameshi smiles
Yusuke tends to stick in fans’ recollections because of his slicked-back hair and pessimistic outlook.

Yusuke Urameshi, the main character of Yu Yu Hakusho, is the reason why this traditional shonen Anime has followers all over the world.

Teenage punk Yusuke is revived as a Spirit Detective and given the job of resolving crimes involving the supernatural in the Human World after giving his life to save the life of a small kid.

With his slicked-back hair and negative attitude, Yusuke has a tendency of staying in fans’ memories. His Spirit Gun is an Anime weapon that is almost as famous as Goku’s Kamehameha.

Although he has a vicious disposition as the series begins, he develops significantly, becoming one of the most rounded characters in the cast of ghost hunters as he battles his way through the Dark Tournament.

Avatar Korra

Despite not fumbling around with holy water or an EMF meter, Korra is more than capable of handling the strange critters she sees.
Despite not fumbling around with holy water or an EMF meter, Korra is more than capable of handling the strange critters she sees.

Although Korra isn’t a conventional ghost hunter, as the link between the human and spirit worlds, she must deal with all kinds of ghosts.

Korra is more than capable of dealing with the unusual animals she encounters, even though she isn’t stumbling about with holy water or an EMF meter.

Although she struggles to face some of her personal demons, when her world and the people she cares about are in danger, Korra has no trouble launching herself into combat against the ghosts who pose a threat to all she holds dear.

There’s a reason Korra is at the center of this family-friendly franchise’s greatest episodes.

Mob

Mob stares in the distance while looking emotionless.
The fact that Mob is a bowl-cut, dead-eyed young lad with a powerful magical gift is just one of the many characteristics that make him so extraordinary.

With characters, unique skills, and even surroundings that can’t help but catch the eye, Mob Psycho 100 is one of the most aesthetically distinctive Anime out there.

Mob himself is a dead-eyed little boy with a bowl-cut and overpowering magical ability, which is only one of the many things that make him so remarkable.

Mob isn’t just a great ghost hunter; he’s also gullible. One of the pleasures of the program is witnessing his alleged guru deceive, manipulate, and take advantage of him in order to hide his own lack of psychic talent.

Even though Mob is wonderful on his own, it is even more entertaining to see him get lost repeatedly by ignoring the less-than-subtle cues.

L

L smiles with his big grey-eyes wide open.
Light Yagami, although his main objective has always been to stop Kira from using the notebook with magical abilities.

Death Note‘s clever investigator, who works for the Tokyo Police, spends much of his time pursuing Light Yagami, but his main goal has always been to prevent Kira from using the supernaturally endowed notebook.

Fans of the show are aware that Ryuk, a shinigami, gave Light this notebook as a gift. Considering everything, L was actually pursuing Ryuk the entire time and just summoned the minimal amount of dread that a sound plan necessitates.

Kouichi Sakakibara

Even though he can be a dubious protagonist at times because of his unwavering perseverance

Even while being an ethereal spirit is already rather intriguing, adding an eye patch only serves to increase its allure.

Maybe this contributes to Kouichi Sakakibara’s obsession with Mei Misaki, the resident ghost of Yomiyama North Middle School.

It’s not surprising that some viewers have difficulty finishing Anime Another because it stands out as one of the darkest, if not the eeriest, ghost-hunting Anime available.

Even if he is occasionally a dubious protagonist, his obstinate persistence—even when he should quit—helps distinguish him from the vast majority of other hunters.

Nobara Kugisaki

Nobara Kugisaki signs with her thumb while looking uninterested.
Kugisaki also plays with any evil spirits who cross her way using a hammer, nails, and a straw doll.

Nobara Kugisaki, created by Gege Akutami, has set the standard for female Anime characters.

With a bravado that most Shonen heroines can’t even match, the brave and courageous first year at Tokyo Jujutsu High charges at her friends and enemies.

In addition to being courageous, Kugisaki also uses a hammer, nails, and a straw doll to play with the evil spirits who come into her path.

Nobody wants Akutami’s persona to vanish since she bravely embraces the paranormal.

Mai Taniyama

Mai Taniyama grins and signs with her index finger and thumb.
With the help of other exorcists, mediums, and ghost hunters, Mai does her best to combat the supernatural wherever she can.

A decent ghost hunter or two is luckily present in Ghost Hunt, an Anime with the moniker Ghost Hunt.

Mai Taniyama becomes involved in a fellow student’s quest to look into a rumoredly haunted structure at their school, which ends up being just the beginning of her ghost-hunting journey.

As a member of Shibuya Psychic Research, Mai does her best to fight the paranormal wherever she can with the assistance of other exorcists, mediums, and other ghost hunters.

She discovers she could have one or two special abilities as she gains strength and confidence over time.

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Conclusion

  • For many Anime characters, the world is perilous since it is filled with killers, monsters, wicked armies, demons, and even odd things. Ghosts are one of the most constant dangers these heroes encounter that no longer take a corporeal body.
  • While some of them are reduced to twisted curses that only exist to torture the living, others still maintain much of what made them human.
  • Satoru is so strong that he uses the little spare time he has when he’s not banishing evil spirits to train the next generation of ghost hunters.
  • Mob isn’t just a great ghost hunter; he’s also gullible. One of the pleasures of the program is witnessing his alleged guru deceive, manipulate, and take advantage of him in order to hide his own lack of psychic talent.
  • In addition to being courageous, Kugisaki also uses a hammer, nails, and a straw doll to play with the evil spirits who come into her path.
  • As a member of Shibuya Psychic Research, Mai does her best to fight the paranormal wherever she can with the assistance of other exorcists, mediums, and other ghost hunters.

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