Every anime series has unique anime characters, particularly in terms of strength, physical appearance, behavior, and background story. But, have you ever noticed that sometimes, two different anime series have a character that looks familiar? Well, you’re not alone in that aspect. Many anime characters have triggered fans to get inside their deepest memory and remember the other anime characters they look alike. Despite all creators or illustrators having their unique art styles, uncanny coincidences still occur and can be unavoidable.
It might seem surreal to think that one anime character looks exactly like another character from another series, but things like these do happen. Anime creators, illustrators, and animating studios always aim to offer the audience a unique and diverse range of art styles for the characters in order for them to stand out. However, having anime characters from different animes that could pass as siblings has also become unavoidable.
Regardless of the reason, fans who have been deeply immersed in the anime community would not fail to notice their favorite characters’ resemblance to another character anime from a different anime. But with the wide range of anime series today, there are sometimes familiar anime characters from which fans cannot identify or look-alike because there are just too many anime that one tries to remember. Hence, to save you all the trouble, we have compiled all 20 animes that could easily pass as siblings or, more specifically, as twins.
20. Akiza Izinski (Yu-Gi-Oh!) and Kallen Kozuki (Code Geass)
Akiza and Kallen could definitely pass as twins. With their uncanny resemblance, there is no doubt that there are fans who have watched both series and became confused for a second. Kellen and Akiza are the perfect examples of how uncanny these resemble. From their hair to their facial features, Kallen and Akiz seemed like they came from the same wound. However, they are the complete opposite of each other.
Yu-Gi-Oh! and Code Geass are two different anime series with different plots and authors. It is only Kallen and Akiza’s face cards that show that they have some sort of similarities. Personality-wise, Kallen from Code Geass is a strong-willed fighter whose heart is compassionate in helping those who need help and those she cares about. On the other hand, Akiza first appeared in Yu-Gi-Oh! as someone insecure and harbored hate for herself. Eventually, with the help of her friends, she regains her happiness and becomes more cheerful. Both Kallen and Akiza are the main characters in the series they belong to and are recognized for the abilities they possess in their respective fields.
19. Maes Hughes (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood) and Takumi Rindou (World Trigger)
These two gentlemen are like the two reliable older brothers of someone. Unfortunately, they’re not because they are from different animes. Maes Hughes and Takumi Rindou might not be twins, but can definitely be brothers. They are both middle-aged men with black spiky hair, eyeglasses, and their own scruffy beards to enhance their masculine side. Despite belonging to different animes, their uniforms are also identical to each other.
If they were both in the same anime or even if the animes they are in could be connected, Hughes and Rindou could easily be mistaken as the same person, if not the siblings of the other. In terms of personality, they also have a touch of each other’s traits. Maes Hughes is a jolly, friendly, and hospitable person. He was one of the people who gave Fullmetal Alchemist fans a pinch of laughter throughout the series. On the contrary, Takumi Rindou smokes whenever he has the chance to and is also friendly with other people, but compared to Hughes, he is much calmer.
18. Shinichi Izumi (Parasyte) and Yuri Katsuki (Yuri!!! On Ice)
Shinichi Izumi and Yuri Katsuki are from different animes with completely varying genres, but their experience slightly mirrors each other. Izumi and Yuri have the same iconic eyeglasses, brown eyes, hairstyle, and the shape of their faces. They are both in high school and were initially introduced as average students. Izumi and Yuri are both soft-hearted, however, Izumi is initially perceived as a weakling for being awkward around others, while Yuri is quite shy and quiet.
However, these two men eventually showed their other personas. When Shinichi Izumi met a parasite called Migi and fused with it, Izumi gained confidence and immense resolve. He may be easily discouraged, but Yuri is also determined to chase his dreams. Inside the ice, he is competitive, cold, and becomes self-centered.
17. Armin Arlet (Attack on Titan) and Kurapika (Hunter x Hunter)
Although today, Kurapika’s facial features are so different from Armin Arlet’s now-mature looks, their resemblance during Attack on Titan’s earlier season is undeniable. When Armin was around 15 years old, his resemblance to Hunter x Hunter‘s Kurapika. They are anime characters who are both beautiful men with soft looks, bangs all over their forehead, and shoulder-level blond hair. Kurapika’s eye changes to red because of his bloodline’s ability, but normally, he has large, expressive blue eyes like Armin.
Indeed, in terms of their facial features, these two could pass as siblings from another parent or even the same parent. However, it is only their physical appearance that mirrors each other. Armin is known to be someone whose curiosity about things is deep, but initially, he lacked confidence at the beginning of Attack on Titan. Kurapika also has a wide range of knowledge, but unlike season one Armin, he acts cooler and calmer due to his confidence.
16. Issei Hyoudou (High School DxD) and Tatsumi (Akame Ga Kill!)
Issei and Tatsumi are both young men who star in anime that would never cross paths no matter what because their genres and themes are too different. Issekai is the main character of an ecchi-harem anime, while Tatsumi is from an action-adventure anime. However, despite the big differences, Isseki and Tatsumi’s looks aren’t that far from each other. Both of them have medium-length, spiky brown hair. The only difference is that Issei has two short locks, but aside from that, their hairstyle is a copycat of the other.
Although they have different eye colors, Issei and Tatsumi almost have the same facial features, including their personality. Personality-wise, Issei and Tatsumi are different people. Issei has immense pervertedness in him and is considered to be academically weak. Tatsumi is portrayed to be friendly, not in any way a pervert, and a formidable opponent to his enemies.
15. Loid Forger (Spy x Family) and Ryo Amakusa (Koikimo)
Loid Forget and Ryo Amakusa might not mirror each other physical appearance, but their appearances may remind fans of each other. If one has watched both animes, he or she can instantly notice the familiar features that Loid and Ryo have. These two beautiful men are probably around in their late twenties. They are both tall, have toned physiques, light skin, and short blond hair. In terms of physical features, just the color of their eyes and the styles of their hair set them apart.
Though they could pass as fraternal twins, their personalities and career choices show how much they differ from each other. Ryo is a Deputy Chief of the company he works at and has lived a more normal life compared to Loid. Ryo is outgoing and kind. On the other hand, Loid is also naturally kind but demonstrates a serious and methodical personality as a spy.
14. Leonhart (Sacrificial Princess and The King of Beast) and Claude Jeanne Elmir (I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss)
Leonhart and Claude are both Demon Kings who are feared by others and greatly respected by their people. However, their titles are not the only thing they have in common. If one disregards the horns on Leonhart, him being Claude’s brother would make sense rather than his self-centered blond-haired brother, Cedric. With their long hair and strikingly beautiful crimson-red eyes, there is no doubt that they have the blood of a demon king.
Furthermore, these two anime characters are also both half-breed humans. Leonhart is a half-human and half-beast, while Claude is a half-human and half-dragon. As the King of the Beast, Leonhart is known to be brutal and fierce, while Claude is more of an anti-social. Claude only had a few people around him and endured a life without anyone outside his territory interfering. Leonhart, on the other hand, grew up in the eyes of the public. When their heroines came into their lives, both men slowly opened up to their human lovers and became more gentle and sociable.
13. Tomoe (Kamisama Kiss) and Kokkuri (Gugure! Kokkuri-san)
Tomoe and Kokkuri are anime characters who have swayed the hearts of many women anime fans because of their visually appealing physical features. Tomoe and Kokkuri are both fox spirits. In spite of Tomoe wearing his hair short in most parts of the series, he usually grew his hair long in the past, making his resemblance with Kokkuri more visible. The photos above show that they both have long white hair and white fox ears. They also wear yukatas and have dark eyeliners around their eyes that emphasize their fox appearances.
Kokkuri is a clean freak who basically does all the household chores. He is caring, can be narcissistic about himself, and does not prefer people bringing up his age. Like Kokkuri, Tomoe is also knowledgeable of basic household chores for being in charge of the shrine. Tomoe has a short temper and is blunt but is protective of Nanami.
11. Hinata Hyuga (Naruto) and Jiro Kyoka (My Hero Academia)
Hinata Hyuga and Jiro Kyoka have their own prominent features. For Hinata, her light lavender eyes, which are because of her bloodline, are her most distinguishing feature, while Jiro is her plug-like earphone jacks hanging from her earlobes, which she uses in combat. Hinata and Jiro have similar facial shapes, and their hairstyle makes them look like each other.
Jiro and Hinata have dark blue hair cults above their shoulders. Both of their hair is styled the same with the hime-hairstyle with asymmetrical lengths. But in terms of personality, they are the opposite of each other. Hinata is a soft-spoken, shy, and polite girl. On the other hand, Jiro is more blunt, cold, and unenthusiastic. Both girls are kind and caring toward the people around them, especially their friends, whom they fight alongside.
10. Albert Hawke (The Saint’s Magic Is Omnipotent) and Geordo Stuart (My Next Life as a Villainess)
If Albert Hawke and Geordo Stuart were in the same anime or universe, they could pass as siblings, or Geordo could be Albert’s younger version. Albert and Geordo are both high-class individuals and are respected by the people around them. They have both blond hair with the same hairstyle, light skin, and deep-ocean blue eyes. In the series they belong to, they are the male characters that would first captivate the fans.
Additionally, Albert and Geordo wear capes that drape over to the back. Hawks wears this grand clothing to show his title as commander of the Knights, while Geordo wears a cape along with his family’s insignia as the crown prince. Hawke is serious and compassionate in his work; however, his personality changes in front of his heroine, Sei. Geordo is kind-hearted but has been perceived as secretly ruthless. He is eager with things he desires, particularly with pursuing his fiance.
9. Kirigaya ‘Kirito’ Kazuto (Sword Art Online) and Hodaka Morishima (Weathering With You)
Kirito and Hodaka have a great resemblance to each other. They have this average teenage boy appearance with their slim figure. Kirito and Hodaka both have black hair and soft forelocks that hang over their eyes, as well as light brown eyes. They definitely can be mistaken as related by blood based on their physical appearances; however, their personalities say otherwise.
Kirito has immense knowledge and passion for his computers, mainly online games. He is calm and has great heroism within him, where he is willing to sacrifice himself for the sake of others. Hodaka, on the other hand, may act impulsive at times, but when push comes to shove, he can show his courageous side.
8. Sunako Nakahara (The Wallflower) and Sawako Kuronuma (Kimi ni Todoke)
These two anime characters have so much in common that it can be understandable if they are each other’s version in an alternate universe. Sunako and Sawako are beautiful women; however, the people around them mistakenly mocks them for being like a character in a horror film. Due to Sawako’s lack of communication skills and Sunako’s lack of confidence, Sawko usually distances herself from the others, while Sunako prefers to be a shut-in.
Both of them are tall and beautiful ladies with waist-length dark hair styled with bangs that cover their entire forehead. In the anime where they belong, Sunako and Sawako are frequently seen in their ‘chibi’ form, but their beauty comes out from time to time. Sawako is responsible, kind-hearted, and oblivious when it comes to Kazehaya’s feelings for her. On the other hand, Sunako is a good cook, has strong convictions, is determined, and is fond of the supernatural world.
7. Tobio Kageyama (Haikyuu!!) and Kakeru Kurahara (Run with the Wind)
In terms of personality and facial features, these two aren’t that different from each other. Kageyama and Kakeru are both athletes, resulting from their muscular build. They are tall and have black hair that hangs over their eyes. In addition, their personalities are also alike. As athletes, they were both viewed as cold and short-tempered.
Because of Kegayama’s arrogant behavior, he was isolated from his team and preferred to play solo. Eventually, he slowly warmed up with his new teammates at Karasuno High School. Similarly, Kakeru is straightforward, which other people usually interpret as rudeness. But like Tobio Kageyama, Kakeru Kurahara gradually built better terms with the people around him.
6. Chise Hatori (The Ancient Magus Bride) and Shirayuki (Snow White With Red Hair)
Shirayuki and Chise Hatori’s greatest resemblance with each other is their hair and eyes. Shirayuki and Chise look alike because of their above-the-shoulder red hair with bangs and bright, captivating green eyes. It is possible that this resemblance was because of the author or illustrator’s art style. This is because red hair and emerald eyes complement each other well.
These two young girls are kind-hearted and always prioritizes the welfare of other over their own. Initially, Chise is introduced as someone who lost the will to live, which is the opposite of Shirayuki, who fled her kingdom because she wanted to live life freely, pursue her passion, and not be wed by some royalty she didn’t know.
5. Saitama (One-Punch Man) and Hanzo (Hunter x Hunter)
Saitama and Hanzo’s iconic bald head is what resembles each other. Their facial shapes are also alike, as well as their physique, which are both well-built. However, Hanzo has feather-like eyebrows that distinguish him from Saitama. Strength-wise, there is no doubt that the legendary One Punch Man is stronger; however, Hanzo also shows great resolve in combat and can turn into someone cold and serious.
Hanzo is confident with his skills, but this confidence of him often leads to being ‘too much.’ Unlike Saitama, he is more talkative. Saitama would definitely not get along with Hanzo because he dislikes long explanations; hence, it is very common for him to interrupt. His immense strength and lack of worthy opponents have also led him to become bored and have the luxury of always lounging around and playing games.
4. Sieghart Caeser (Rave Master) and Jellal Fernandes (Fairy Tail)
It appears that the resemblance between Sieghart and Jellal is not a product of a mere coincidence. This is because Rave Master and Fairy Tail both have the same creator, which is none other than the brilliant Hiro Mashima. Jellal and Sieghart both have medium-length blue hair with a spiky style that also goes over their face. Moreover, the most prominent similarity of the two is their facial tattoos on the right side of their face located above and under their eyes.
Additionally, their facial tattoos are very similar in terms of their design. However, Jellal’s tattoos are longer and go below his lips, while Sieghart’s tattoo is on a similar length from his forehead to his nose. Sieghart is a composed, reserved, and serious man. Jellal, on the other hand, was initially consumed by hatred but eventually became calm, mature, and protective of those he cared about.
3. Yami ‘Love Darkness’ (To Love-Ru) and Eve (Black Cat)
Yami and Eve are two peas in a pod. Yami and Eve have long blonde hair, dark red eyes, and black hair clips from each side of their head, giving them a cat-like appearance. Eve has a more straightforward and serious personality compared to Yami, who possesses strong tsundere qualities, especially towards the man she likes. However, before, Yami also demonstrated an emotionless personality, but gradually changed over time.
These two characters have so much in common in terms of their physical appearances and can easily be mistaken as the same person. Although this time, Yami and Eve share the same physical features, it is no coincidence. This is because both animes were based on the original mangas of the same name, which Kentaro Yabuki illustrated. It is believed that Yami’s character was based on the appearance of Eve, explaining their massive resemblance.
2. Feitan Portor (Hunter x Hunter) and Levi Ackerman (Attack On Titan)
Feitan is one of the Phantom Tropes, one of the antagonists of Hunter x Hunter. Feitan has a dark aura emanating around him and is considered one of the most ruthless members of the evil organization. With his bare face, people might actually not see his resemblance with the formidable captain of the Survey Corps, Levi Ackerman; however, when sporting his bandana, Feitan can easily be mistaken for Levi.
Both Levi and Feitan are short and a bit muscular. They have straight black hairstyles sectioned in the middle, which is the most distinguishing feature they have of each other. They may resemble each other in terms of looks, but when it comes to their personalities, they are so different. Feitan excels in torturing their victims. He is loyal to his organization and easily gets angry. On the other hand, Levi has a strong sense of morality, justice, and empathy.
1. Shanks (One Piece) and Gildarts Clive (Fairy Tail)
Shanks and Gildarts would definitely remind fans who have watched both series of each other. Aside from the fact that they both rarely make appearances in Fairy Tail and One Piece, Shanks and Gildart’s physical appearances massively mirror each other, as well as their personalities. Shanks and Gildarts may have different hair colors, but their lengths and styles are similar to each other.
Moreover, they are both tall, heavily muscular men with a tan complexion and a circular beard. As regards their personalities, Shanks is a simple man who is fond of partying with his crew and is very laid back, even with his rank. He aspires to peace but is willing to go beyond for his crew. Similarly, Gildrt is also laid-back and kind. His easy-going personality is what makes him cooler in the eyes of the other guild members. He respects his opponents and would give them the fight they crave and deserve.