Bullying is a real problem that still haunts many people around the world. Even adults can be bullied in the workplace by seniors or by bosses. So anime characters who are victims of bullying may represent the fear of many anime/manga readers.
Here are 5 anime characters who were bullied but had a chance to become strong and loved by many:
1. Kenichi Shirahama – History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi
Shirahama Kenichi is an ordinary male student who is nicknamed “chicken” by his friends because he is bullied all the time. One fine day, coming home from school, he met Furinji Miu, this girl motivated Kenichi to learn martial arts and he decided to study at the dojo where Furinji lived. Here, Kenichi confronts many masters with strengths in other martial arts.
After being trained in martial arts by the strongest martial arts experts from the Ryozanpaku dojo, Kenichi quickly became incredibly strong. In the end, what Kenichi must face is no longer high school bullying but the world’s most dangerous martial arts experts and their students.
2. Izuku Midoriya – My Hero Academia
Midoriya Izuku/Deku is the main character of the entire My Hero Academia series. He was born incompetent (no Quirk) and was bullied as a child, however he managed to gain the attention of the legendary hero – All Might thanks to his heroic gestures. Then, after being empowered by All Might and working hard, he became a student at UA High School
Midoriya still needs time to fully master his formidable power, but so far he has been able to use it to fight powerful super criminals. It even seems that Deku has the potential to be the number one hero one day!
3. Ippo Makunouchi – Hajime no Ippo
Ippo Makunochi is a very shy high school student who never has time to make friends, because he is always busy helping his mother run their family charter business. Because he was alone, he became the target of bullying by the school’s thugs.
However, Ippo’s life changed when he was saved by Mamoru Takamura and he decided to follow in Takamura’s footsteps, becoming a boxer, setting goals and dreams for his life.
Waking up in the boxing gym, Ippo took the opportunity to channel his anger into a sandbag with pictures of his bullies attached to it. Ippo’s strength turned out to be so great that even a heavy sandbag swayed with his punches.
4. Naruto Uzumaki – Naruto
Naruto Uzumaki lost his parents when he was born, but the most painful thing was, he was turned away by the whole village, shunned just because inside that small body was the seal of the Nine-Tailed Fox (Nine-Tails) – the monster that had ravaged Konoha before. However, that boy once wiped away two tears because of the adversity of fate to hold his head high and move forward with a burning desire to become the most talented Hokage in history just to be recognized and loved by everyone. precious and respectful.
The first major milestone in Naruto’s self-assertion is the work of teacher Iruka. He was the first person to help young Naruto gain confidence and feel as valuable as anyone. Not long after being recognized by Iruka, Naruto became a member of Team 7 with Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno under the guidance of Kakashi Hatake. And now, Naruto has become the hero of Konoha, the Seventh Hokage is loved and respected by many.
5. Sanji – One Piece
Sanji had to go through a very traumatic childhood when he was mistreated by his own blood relatives. Sanji was previously considered a failure in the Vinsmoke family, Sanji’s brothers always bullied him. Reiju is the only older sister who treats Sanji well but doesn’t dare openly help her younger brother.
As for the father Judge, witnessing the weakness of the son he expected, did not bother to intervene when he saw him being bullied by his brothers. He considers Sanji’s existence a disgrace to his prestigious family. But after all, now Sanji has grown into one of the strongest warriors in the world. He is probably the fourth or third strongest fighter in the Straw Hats after Jinbe’s appearance at this time.