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10 Anime Characters Who Would Be Sorted Into Gryffindor (& Why)

10 Anime Characters Who Would Be Sorted Into Gryffindor (& Why)
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Many anime protagonists have the same qualities that exemplify the Gryffindor house, bolstering chivalry, bravery, and leadership skills.

Holding the title of the most loved and sought-after Hogwarts house in the Harry Potter franchise, Gryffindor is filled to the brim with brave yet seemingly reckless individuals who will jump at a second’s notice to do the right thing. Known for their bolstering chivalry and bravery, their leadership skills are on par with the Slytherin house. The main difference between the houses (in the sense of leadership) is their goals achieved by their bravery rather than their hard work like Slytherins.

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The majority of anime protagonists have those same qualities that exemplify the Gryffindor house so the characters that would be sorted into the house are in no short supply.

10 Midoriya Disregards His Own Body & Health In Order To Protect The Innocent & Those He Loves (My Hero Academia)

Izuku "Deku" Midoriya Costume Gamma

Izuku Midoriya from My Hero Academia is an obvious choice to be sorted into the Gryffindor house. Deku constantly pushes himself to not only protect his friends from him but the countless innocents as well, disregarding his own health and body from him in hopes of helping others.

This trait in itself screams Gryffindor as those who are sorted in this house usually showcase that same disregard for their own safety in hopes of protecting and shielding their loved ones from any sort of danger.

9 Jean-Jacques Leroy’s Confident Drive Outweighs His Arrogance (Yuri!!! On Ice)

Confident and to the point of arrogance, JJ’s personality and drive to do whatever he needs to do in order to shine in Yuri!!! On Ice makes him a great choice for the Gryffindor house.

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JJ tends to run off at the mouth, no matter his situation and it can immediately mirror those in Gryffindor as they are normally seen as hot-headed but have a sensational drive. His cocky nature of him may put some fans off while watching the show but viewers ca n’t deny the obvious link that he has to the Gryffindor house.

8 Petra Rall’s Reckless But Loyal Actions Mirror Gryffindor Qualities (Attack on Titan)

Petra Ral Attack On Titan Smiling

In Attack on Titan, there are multiple characters who could be considered Gryffindor (including the obvious choice, Eren) but one character that’s not talked about enough according to fans is Petra Rall. Her loyalty from Ella to her team from Ella and devotion to helping take down the Titans is just a couple of instances that make her a Gryffindor.

Her (and her team’s) rash decision to take on the Female Titan was reckless and was their downfall but in a general sense, it was a very Gryffindor thing to happen.

7 Spirited Away/Sen’s Growing Bravery Brings Out Her Gryffindor Side (Spirited Away)

Chihiro follows Haku through the flowers

spirited away has a variety of characters, each different and unique in their own way. Although fans see Chihiro as a mere fearful child thrown into the spirit world, she quickly grows to overtake the spoiled nature of her former self. Her bravery de ella to not only face the monstrous version of No Face but to put him back to normal showcases her growth in bravery to do what’s right and fix her mistakes de ella.

She changes from a fearful and spoiled child to someone who learned the concept of love and how it makes her a better person.

6 Tamaki Suoh Is Impulsive But Lets His Heart Lead His Decisions (Ouran High School Host Club)

Ouran High School Host Club

Tamaki Suoh may not seem like the character in Ouran High School Host Club to be considered a Gryffindor but looking deeper into his character, it’s quite simple to see the traits they share.

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Chivalry is something that is obvious about Tamaki’s personality, the trait coming out in both his interactions with the girls who come to the club and with Haruhi as the show progresses. He often (although not all the time) is seen acting out of impulse but the thing that makes him fall into Gryffindor’s category is that his actions always come from the heart.

5 Rin Matsuoka’s Ambition & Fiery Attitude Mirrors Gryffindor House (Free! Eternal Summer)

Ambitious to the end, Rin Matsuoka of Free! Eternal Summer is boiling over with the need to be the best which is his Gryffindor traits shining through. While Free! is a sports anime and the majority of characters in this type of anime are ambitious, he constantly pushes himself to the brink to be the best he can be and to win.

Another trait that Rin exemplifies from the Hogwarts house of the brave is his fiery attitude and the ability (some may call it a weakness) to bounce from emotions at the drop of a hat, mirroring the Gryffindor trait of acting before fully thinking it through.

4 Heroic & Caring Kyojuro Rengoku Protects With His Life (Demon Slayer)

Kyojuro Rengoku, the Flame Hashira in Demon Slayer

Easily a fan favorite in demon slayer, Rengoku seems to whole-heartedly personify the Gryffindor house. Like any Gryffindor, he’s obviously very heroic as he thrives in the Hashira and cares for those that he protects immensely.

There’s no doubt that if he were in the Harry Potter universe, Rengoku would be sorted into Gryffindor without question with the hat barely touching the top of his head (much like Draco Malfoy with his Slytherin sorting in the first Harry Potter movie).

3 Kiki Is Independent & Courageous To Go Out Alone In The World (Kiki’s Delivery Service)

Kind-hearted Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service would be sorted into Gryffindor without a second thought due to her kind nature and courage to take on the world at only 13 years old. That courage is fully in Gryffindor’s territory for her, even if she does n’t showcase that bravery and courage as intensely as others do who are considered Gryffindor (Harry Potter, for instance).

Besides this fact, Kiki is extremely independent which could be perfect for Gryffindor because they’re the ones who feel as though the world is resting on their shoulders.

two Impulsive Itadori Yuji Acts First & Asks Questions Later (Jujutsu Kaisen)

Jujutsu Kaisen Yuji Itadori salutes

If any anime character exhibits Gryffindor’s need to act before thinking, it’s Itadori from jujutsu kaisen. Itadori’s courage and bravery grow with each challenge that he faces as the series progresses, slowly coming into terms with his Gryffindor-like traits of him.

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Another trait that he shares with the Hogwarts house is his reckless and spur-of-the-moment attitude, something that fans see at the beginning of the series when he swallowed Sukuna’s finger and started his journey. This example really mirrors Gryffindor’s need to act first and question later.

1 Naruto Uzumaki Is Protective Over Those He Loves & Acts To His Heart (Naruto)

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If there is anything that sets Gryffindor apart from the other houses, it’s the inherent desire to run headlong into danger. Those in Gryffindor act according to their hearts, the only thought is saving or protecting those that they love and Naruto fits that bill immensely.

His stubborn bravery is something that viewers even see in Harry Potter himself throughout his journey so it’s no surprise that Naruto would fall among the other heroic Gryffindors.

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