Some characters are energetic
Azumanga Daioh / © Kyoto Animation
Others, not so much
I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying / © Seven
But don’t let these lazy characters fool you. They are secretly badasses
Gintama / © Sunrise / BN Pictures
1. Sakata Gintoki – Gintama
Gintoki’s laziness is the stuff of legend. Perfectly content reading Jump with a finger up his nose, his addiction to gambling games, and love of booze. However, when given a job or the lives of his friends are threatened, Gintoki will rise to the occasion to show off his swordsmanship.
© Sunrise / BN Pictures
2. Hanabusa Aido – Vampire Knight
The life of a pampered aristocrat is tough. Having demands like roses in the bath and lavender scented bed sheets may make Aido seem like a wimp, but his ice powers and hidden cruel side can lead to some very badass moments.
© Studio Deen
3. Hiko Seijūrō XIII – Rurouni Kenshin
Kenshin’s master is a legendary badass. Hiko has the skills to defeat anyone, and wears a 90 kilogram cloak to hold him back when training Kenshin. The problem is that Hiko can’t be bothered to lift a finger, and admits that he trains Kenshin so he won’t have to do anything.
© Studio Gallop / Studio Deen
4. Kuzan – One Piece
Living by the code of “Lazy Justice,” the cast of One Piece openly question if Kuzan was really a Marine admiral in his past. While Kuzan would rather kick back and relax, he has taken action when he deems it necessary.
© Toei Animation
5. Spike Spiegel – Cowboy Bebop
Laid-back, careless, and nonchalant. Spike Spiegel treats life as if it’s dream-like, but that masks his deadly shooting skills, martial arts abilities, and expert piloting talents.
6. Shikamaru Nara – Naruto
Nara might be the smartest ninja in Naruto, with an IQ over 200 and the ability to pass tests without studying. However, he hates “troublesome” things, which is just about everything. Don’t think Nara is a jerk, he will step up to the task and face certain death for his friends and village members.
© Studio Pierrot
7. Ryner Lute – The Legend of the Legendary Heroes
Ryner is an incredibly lazy student who loves to take afternoon naps. It’s a wonder how he got into the Roland Empire Royal Magician’s Academy. Wait, he’s also talented in magic, assassination, combat, and languages? Looks like he’s a legendary hero after all.
8. Ayumu Aikawa – Is This a Zombie?
Ayumu just wants to laze around and fantasize about Eucliwood. Sadly the universe works against him, and he must use his zombie and “masou shoujo” powers more times than he likes.
© Studio Deen
9. Master Roshi- Dragon Ball
Would you believe that this short, perverted, old man is a martial arts master? He acts like a joke character for the most part, but when the situation arises, Master Roshi will show off his skills.
© Toei Animation
10. Ran Tsukikage – Kazemakase Tsukikage Ran
A laid-back attitude, a love of sake, and a penchant for naps. Ran makes up for her laziness with her unbeatable katana skills.
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