13 famous INTP anime characters (A full list)

In this blog post, we will talk about 13 famous INTP anime characters, but not before describing the INTP personality type.

The INTP personality type

People with the INTP personality type are global thinkers. They see everything as a connected gigantic Entity and seek to gain knowledge about it. They are constantly seeking the Truth and have great respect for it. It is not easy for an INTP to reach a conclusion about the Truth. 

Their auxiliary function, Extroverted Intuition, allows them to absorb many complexities in our world and they are set to consider each of them before reaching a conclusion.

 Once they have come to a conclusion or discovered the Truth, they are “very” special about how the Truth is expressed and understood. They want to know that the principle of their understanding has been understood correctly and they demand absolute precision and correctness from others when describing these principles. 

They also apply these standards to themselves when communicating their knowledge. Because they give themselves time to develop their communication style in such a way as to meet their own demands, they can become extraordinary writers in education.

Most of the INTP type will be found in the following description. They should embrace and develop these characteristics:

  • They have a natural ability to concentrate and get involved in the problem they are working on. They can completely absorb a problem in their mind and work on it with amazing speed and accuracy. This ability makes them great trouble-shooters. Since logical skills depend on lived experiences, these skills will increase over time. Experienced INTPs are usually seen as “gurus” in their professions.
  • Their respect for precision in communication gives them the ability to accurately convey their ideas and discoveries.
  • They are generally very intelligent and can understand difficult concepts.
  • They are usually jovial and gentle and have a very good sense of humor.
  • They are not very demanding in personal relationships and have simple daily needs. There are people with whom you can live easily and pleasantly.

INTPs who have developed their Extroverted Intuition to the extent that they regularly take information in an objective way and not just strictly feed their Introverted Thinking, will enjoy the following skills:

  • They can be exceptionally intelligent and make innovative discoveries.
  • With a well-developed understanding of the environment and the ability to act very quickly, they could become very good athletes.
  • They are usually able to communicate their ideas more concisely than an average INTP without sacrificing accuracy.
  • They understand the benefits of close relationships and know-how to support and intensify them.
  • They see the value of principles that are not strictly logical
  • They have attractive and convincing personalities and are pleasant and accepted by most people.

INTP anime characters differ so much from ENTP anime characters and you can see the differences by clicking the link.

INTP anime characters Aika Fuwa (Blast of Tempest)

Aika Fuwa (不 破 愛 Fu, Fuwa Aika) was killed along with her parents a year before the series began; In the anime adaptation, it was claimed that only Aika was killed, implying that both Aika’s mother and Mahiro’s father had lived or died by some other means. Aika was the adoptive sister of Mahiro Fuwa and Yoshino Takigawa, her girlfriend, in which she was kept secret. 

Despite being already dead, both are still far from overcoming their loss, with Mahiro determined to avenge her at all costs and Yoshino continues to claim that he has a lover.

INTP anime characters Armin Arlert (AoT)

Elite soldier. He is one of the members that currently make up the new Special Operations Squadron. Commanded by Captain Levi (the new “shield Levi”). Armin was specially chosen and requested by Levi to be part of his squad, thanks to his great deductive abilities and speed to think of a strategy, for his indisputable intelligence, demonstrated on different occasions.

INTP anime characters C.C. (Code Geass)

C.C is one of the main characters in the Code Geass anime. She is a girl who obtained immortality and the power to grant a Geass to anyone, thanks to a nun who had deceived her. And as already said, she has the ability to grant a Geass. And she grants the Grass to Lelouch Vi Britannia (Lelouch Lamperouge) so that Lelouch takes revenge on her mother’s death and creates a better world where her sister can live in peace. Although C.C just wants to end her life.

C.C’s age and name are unknown.

INTP anime characters Gintoki Sakata (Gintama

Sakata Gintoki or Gin-san for short is a samurai from kabukicho (the neighborhood where he lives) and head of the yokozuna, who is also the founder. He is the protagonist of the series and the main cause of attracting problems in some way either because of his past or his lifestyle that is very crazy by the people he knows.

INTP anime characters Killua Zoldyk (Hunter x Hunter)

One of the most popular characters in global anime polls, one of the main protagonists of HxH, Killua Zoldyck. He is the middle child of the prestigious Zoldyck murder family, and the heir to lead in it. Killua is a cold and undemonstrative boy. He always keeps the affectionate things that he has to say, although there is no doubt that he thinks and feels them. 

At first glance, he can be seen as a bad boy, who cares little about others, but when he loves someone, he will do whatever it takes to do something for him, even giving his own life. Smart, resourceful, simple, skilful, and a bit of a loser, you could say he’s the head of the pair with Gon.

INTP anime characters Kino (Kino no Tabi)

Here we have our badass traveller, Kino. For her appearance, let’s say she is around 15. She could be said to be the most outstanding character in the series and she fulfils her role as the protagonist she is. 

In each chapter, their participation is the one that has the most weight when it comes to reflection and action as well. Something that needs to be highlighted is that they never paint Kino as a heroine. 

Despite being a kind little girl who is not very expressive and the centre of attention, the work does not make an effort to show her as a kind of special being. It is not that she is a 100% virtuous character since she makes mistakes and as I said, the work does not strive to show a side of good and bad. Here it is the same. 

She is just a simple traveller like many, visiting country by country to learn more about them.

INTP anime characters Kusuo Saiki (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K

He is the protagonist and has all kinds of psychic powers that you can imagine. He is generally an emotionless person, uninterested in many things and does his best not to be associated with anyone.

INTP anime characters L (Death Note)

L Lawliet or simply L is a somewhat whimsical private detective who has solved extremely difficult cases and is entrusted with the “Kira case” (central thread of the story), a case of mysterious serial killings. L thus becomes the main nemesis of Light Yagami, the assassin known as “Kira”.

Although his face and name are unknown at first, throughout the series he ends up appearing before other characters, thus revealing his curious personality, thus becoming one of the most important characters in the series and one of the most acclaimed by the public.

INTP anime characters Lain Iwakura (Serial Experiments Lain)

Lain is a shy, introverted and quiet associable girl. It is somewhat childish because it has several objects similar to toys and blankets with which it is protected in some way.

The background she has as a character is incredible. She is a three-dimensional character, with internal conflicts and a life of her own within her universe.

She has a deep concession with the internet or the weird, her personality changes dramatically within her, she feels sure of herself, she is very popular and sociable.

INTP anim characters Mai Minakami (Nichijou)

Minakami Mai is a character in the series in which Amino, Nichijou focuses. Attend Tokisadame High School along with two other protagonists, Yuuko and Mio.

This character is known for his very low degree of expression, he likes literature and is very faithful to what we can see throughout the series with the statuettes of the Buddha he makes, to his religion. Mai has great strength, different from other girls her age and some of her hobbies are throwing a disc at her dogs and bringing down moving objects in the air, she is also rumoured to like fishing.

INTP anime characters Rio Futaba (Seishun Buta Yarou)

Rio Futaba (双 葉 理 央, Futaba Rio) is one of the main characters in the series Senpai no Yume wo Minaide Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny, who is a sophomore at Minegahara High School. She had been in the same class as Sakuta and Yuuma during their first year and is the only member of the Science Club.

As a result of the Adolescence Syndrome, Rio split into two versions of herself on July 30; one who craved attention and one who hated the methods of obtaining such attention. After both versions were able to recognize and control their own feelings, Rio became a person again.

INTP anime characters Shun Aonuma (Shin Sekai Yori)

A distinctive character in Shinseki Yori who calms his group down when there is a problem other than being handsome and charismatic. He always puts his friends before himself and with a few simple words, short but that reach the heart, he calms anyone down.

From a young age, it was evident that he distanced himself a lot from his friends due to lack of confidence when he grew up and went with his friends to the same school, one of the boys who were in the group started dating Satoru.

INTP anime characters Yuki Nagato (Haruhi Suzumiya)

Nagato joins the literature club and immediately becomes president of the club as the only member since the others were juniors who left the club alone upon graduation. She is the third person to join the SOS Brigade, but in reality, she was included with the club room when Haruhi claimed her as his, all without question I simply accepted with a yes. 

Nagato is a humanoid created by the “Entity” 3 years ago when the data detonation occurred, she has a variety of powers being an artificial being. Her mission is to observe and interact with Haruhi Suzumiya, all the information she obtains is reported to the Entity. Nagato is almost always sitting in the club room reading books without doing anything else.

INTP Anime Characters Haikyuu!!

There are 5 INTP anime characters on Haikyuu!!, and they are given below:

  • Fukunaga Shouhei
  • Kozume Kenma
  • Kuguri Naoyasu
  • Kunimi Akira
  • Matsukawa Issei

The most prominent INTP anime character in Haikyuu is Kenma, who is quite an introverted character and to cite an example of the quality, he herself states at some point in the anime, that “I’m not good with people, and I don’t want to interact with them.” 

Though he is quiet, he is always watching and learning from other’s actions, which is where the intuition of the INTP personality shows itself, and it is also seen that he rarely shows any emotions but is still said to be the “heart” and “mind” of Nekoma. 

Most INTP personalities are very analytical which is evident in Kenma as well, and it is seen that he has a tone of game sense, which also makes him a great gamer as he loves to play video games when he isn’t playing volleyball.

INTP Anime characters BNHA

There are a lot of INTP anime characters in BNHA, or Boku No Hero Academia, and these are:

  • Chikuchi Togeike
  • Hitoshi Shinsou
  • Itejiro Toteki (Boomerang Man)
  • Jurota Shishida (Gevaudan)
  • Kojiro Bondo (Plamo)
  • Kyudai Garaki
  • Shikkui Makabe (Mr. Smith)
  • Skeptic (Tomoyasu Chikazoku)
  • Starservant
  • Tomura Shigaraki (Tenko Shimura)
  • Tsuyu Asui (Froppy)
  • Yokumiru Mera

However, among all the INTP anime characters on BNHA, Hitoshi is likely one of the best examples, which is evident in his stoic and straightforward personality, and his innate ability to spark conversation with anyone, despite holding a reserved and quiet attitude most of the time. 

The reason INTPs are able to hold a conversation with just about anyone is because for one thing, they actually know that much, and secondly, they want to learn as much as they can, which means that they need to talk to people.

Like most INTP anime characters, he is also rather clever, and is usually able to manipulate others into replying to his words, allowing him the opportunity to activate his Quirk.

Even his quirk is the Brainwashing Quirk, which may often be considered a metaphor for the typical INTP ability to influence others with their intelligence, and sometimes he is perceived as evil too.

Eventually he becomes resentful because of being perceived that way, however, because even though he is extremely intelligent and has this quirk, he is not an inherently bad person.

Another significant INTP anime character in BNHA is Chikuchi, and while not enough is known about her at present it seems that she is rather jealous of and has a dislike for Class 1-A due to their popularity, which she and many other support course students think is baseless. 

INTP Anime Characters Kakegurui

The only INTP anime character on the show Kakegurui is Rin Obami, who has the typically odd and eccentric yet brilliant attitude of a typical INTP individual.

Rin has a polite demeanor, and usually speaks calmly, but at the same time he is a swindler, and his calm demeanor is often nothing more than a facade used to gain others’ trust while simultaneously looking down on them, which is quite possibly the most INTP thing in anime. 

Rin often gets an evil look when he is being his real self and that is also when he speaks his mind, and is even able to startle Kirari Momobami. 

Like a true INTP anime character, he is very intelligent and will mentally back his enemies into a corner by exposing them, simply to win and by his own admission, he likes to investigate his enemies and know them better, in order to beat them. 

The most INTP anime character-like qualities in Rin are his inflated ego and his great ambitions and the way he believes that he is the better person to lead the Momobami clan and thus does anything he can to trounce Kirari from her seat. 

INTP Anime Characters AOT

INTP anime characters on AOT, or Attack on Titan, are as follows:

  • Dot Pixis
  • Peaure
  • Pieck Finger
  • Tom Xavier
  • Udo
  • Zeke Yeager

ONe of the key INTP anime characters on AOT is a reporter, Peaure, and he is shown to be not as jaded as his superior Roy, which makes him very bold in his reporting, unafraid of asking questions of Military Police officers that would otherwise be considered “off-limits.” 

The job of reporting the truth is very important to Peaure, and he takes it very seriously, and like any true INTP who is devoted to his ideals, he often becomes frustrated when he is kept from printing news that would be scandalous for the government.

The only thing that surpasses Peaure’s passion for reporting is his passion for the truth and it is seen that this INTP anime character shows his true rebellious colors when Roy is unwilling to publish news of the Military Police’s corruption, and Peaure argues passionately that the information should be printed, eventually convincing Roy.

Another INTP anime character on the show HxH is Pieck, who is somewhat sweet and kind, and cares about her fellow Warriors and the Warrior candidates. 

At the same time, she is incredibly intelligent, and is able to quickly deduce a situation, like when the Warriors were discussing the prospect of using the Tybur family to assist in their operations, Pieck was able to quickly figure things out, and Zeke Yeager implies this happens quite often.

She is also eccentric and introverted, and she therefore fits into the category of an INTP anime character very well.

The third INTP anime character in AOT is Pixis, an eccentric man. 

It is seen that when he is observing Titans breaching Wall Rose, he said that he would not mind being eaten by a Titan if “it happened to be a stunning beauty.” and it was evident that he retained a calm, and light-hearted demeanor, even in the midst of chaos.

Like any true INTP who has pondered the mysteries of life at large, he understands chairs and strife and the suffering of others, which was seen in how he is allowing soldiers who wanted to leave because he understood the extreme amounts of terror and fear in those soldiers.

INTP Anime Characters HxH

INTP anime characters on HxH, or Hunter x Hunter are listed below:

  • Killua Zoldyck
  • Amana
  • Kortopi
  • Meleoron
  • Pairo
  • Sedokan
  • Shizuku
  • Spinner Clow
  • Transmuter (Nen)
  • Wing
  • Zzig Zoldyck

While there are multiple INTP anime characters on HxH, Ging is likely the most famous and most frequently typed one.

He is shown to be the winner of the “Absent Father of the Year” award for twelve straight years, which is extremely sad from a familial point of view, but plays right into the narrative of the INTP personality being really bad with emotions and feelings as well as them being somewhat absent minded and focused on very specific things.

Ging is the father of the series’ protagonist, Gon and though he is barely seen throughout the series, his absence alone from much of the series is itself an indicator of his personality type, INTP, because these individuals tend to get rather caught up with their own fingers and toes and then they get away from civilization.

INTPs like to keep to themselves and do their own thing, which is something Ging is familiar with having abandoned his son to explore the world. Despite all that, Ging is very intelligent, able to focus precisely on subjects that interest him, and he can look deep into problems to come up with solutions.

INTP Anime Test

While there is no INTP anime test, one might be able to take the MBTI personality test and then go to one of the websites like personality database and look up anime characters that are also typed as that particular personality type.

At the same time, you can also test your personality and then visit a forum that is devoted to that personality, where you may find that people often discuss fictional characters and anime characters for that personality type.

INTP Anime Characters Naruto

A brief list of all the INTP anime characters on Naruto are given below:

  • Kakashi Hatake
  • Shikamaru Nara
  • Sai
  • Kabuto Yakushi
  • Omoi
  • Might Guy (Road to Ninja) 
  • inventor Iō
  • Hiruko (missing-nin)
  • Udon Ise

While there are many INTP anime characters on Naruto, Shikamaru’s character and personality type can be considered one of the closest to the INTP personality type, and his personality traits are extremely evident in one line, which he says during the Chunin exams, that is: “Sometimes I wish I was a cloud.” 

INTPs love to think and their style of thinking is extremely similar to that of the INTJ personality, which is also heavy on intuition and tends to like anything and everything that involves thinking or analysis, which is very similar to INTJs, but the main difference between INTJ and INTP lies in the fact that INTPs absolutely despise any sort of structure, while INTJs would really like it.

This INTP anime character also hates structure like any other INTP would, and the difference in thsi attitude may be seen very simply in how whenSasuke waked up early every day to train, Shikamaru’s sleeping in, and even when he is us, he might be seen playing Go or Shogi or watching Naruto do something stupid, which just about sums up the typical INTP philosophy to life.

These individuals are often odd and eccentric, and they don’t much care for the rules and regulations that tend to tie other people down, and even though INTPs are intelligent and perceptive, they would much rather use their skills when it happens naturally, rather than sit around thinking and planning like INTJs would.

INTPs like Shikamaru and other INTP anime characters are also great at strategizing because their lack of a structured lifestyle makes them better at improvisation and allows them to be very quick on their feet.

INTP Anime Villains

INTP anime villains may have one thing in common regardless of what situation they are in, their energy is likely to be very chaotic evil, because they may not necessarily have set ideas of what they want to achieve, and they may often engage in evil for evil’s sake.

The most commonly cited and famous example of INTP anime villains is L from Death note, and he is talked about nearly constantly when talking about INTP anime villains.

In the anime Death Note, L is the leader of the Kira Investigation Team which is tasked with cornering Light into a situation that would reveal he is Kira and in his position as the lead, L is constantly scheming and suspecting Light for something that he may have done wrong and as such he is always trying to figure out how to get him out.

Light is also a genius which highlights L’s intellect even further, because when these two are contrasted it is evident that nearly anything can happen, and that the difference between the two is hardly that of intelligence of will, it is merely situational.

Before the Kira investigation, L had spent all of his time alone with Watari being the only method of contact, which shows the typical introversion of the INTP personality.

The introverted thinking dominant personality of L is very obvious to anyone who watched this INTP anime villain function, and he is able to see logical inconsistencies with his introverted thinking to a huge degree. 

He can also be very indecisive with his because his thinking and intuition based brainstorming can sometimes lead him to go round and round in his own mind.

Sometimes he may play things safe with his introverted sensing tertiary function and isn’t the most emotional person because INTP individuals have an inferior feeling function much like INTJs, and as such L also struggles sometimes a bit in social settings and manners and respect.

Because Light Yagami, the protagonist, is an INTJ, there is a rather spectacular INTP vs INTJ relationship and rivalry on this show, and this dynamic is quite an amazing thing to watch.

INTP Anime Characters PDB

PDB stands for Personality database, and it is the premier place for any information regarding personality related information like MBTI or enneagrams, and a brief list of INTP anime characters according to PDB are:

  • L: Death Note
  • Killua Zoldyck: Hunter X Hunter
  • Kakashi Hatake: Naruto Shippūden
  • Kozume Kenma: Haikyuu!!
  • Saiki Kusuo: Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan
  • Senku Ishigami: Dr. Stone
  • Shikamaru Nara: Naruto Shippūden
  • Hitoshi Shinsou: Boku no Hero Academia
  • Ranpo Edogawa: Bungou Stray Dogs
  • Yu Ishigami: Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen
  • Tsuyu Asui (Froppy): Boku no Hero Academia
  • Tomura Shigaraki (Tenko Shimura): Boku no Hero Academia
  • Noriaki Kakyoin: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken
  • Hikigaya Hachiman: Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru (Oregairu)
  • Gintoki Sakata: Gintama
  • C.C.: Code Geass
  • Nico Robin
  • Haruhi Fujioka   
  • Ouran Koukou 
  • Conan Edogawa
  • Shiro 

On PDB, INTP anime characters, as well as other personality types across fiction and anime, are decided based on votes and comments from the users, and these are some of the best voted and best commented upon INTP anime characters on PDB.

INTP Anime Characters Danganronpa

There are two main INTP anime characters on the show Danganronpa, and they are Korekiyo and Chiaki, and both have the tendency to be aloof and eccentric, but at the same time intelligent and capable.

Korekiyo is an INTP anime character due to his tendency to be aloof and a little bit of a disturbing person, but in true INTP fashion he can also be very cool-headed and intelligent. 

He has been involved in cultural anthropology research and therefore he has met a huge variety of human beings so he is able to keep himself composed even under the confinement circumstances and like a true INTP anime character and INTP person, he believes in facing things with calm and rational approach rather than an emotional one. 

INTPs are often skilled and knowledgeable because they approach information with their intuition function, which means that they often have vast knowledge of different cultures and ponder different subjects in a deep and complex manner.

This tendency is seen frequently in Korekiyo when he occasionally starts lengthy anthropology speeches even though nobody asks for them, because he wants to share these things and wants to talk things through.

INTPs are often interested in knowledge for knowledge’s sake, and therefore he is greatly interested in topics he does not necessarily agree with as well, as he states he does not believe in any gods, but he finds them interesting from the point of view of studying human nature and cultures. 

At the same time, his typical INTP eccentricity shows in his belief of ghosts and souls, and his desire to have channels of communication with the dead and death in general.

The other INTP anime character on Danganronpa, Chiaki, usually tends to be quiet and has a sleepy disposition, but she becomes a lot more lively when discussing games and concentrates hard when playing, which may be true of many INTPs who come alive when talking about their passions even though they may usually be very bored and dejected.

Something that is true of many INTPs, she also has some rather unusual habits, such as dozing off while playing games and taking long pauses during her conversations to think about everything she wants to say and she even sleeps while standing and forgets to breathe when she’s playing games. 

However, Chiaki is also very calm and she once mentioned that she has never screamed and at the same time she can also be very stern and bluntly honest, even at times forgetting to take other people’s feelings into consideration.

FAQ about INTPs

What is an INTP personality type?

People with the INTP personality type are global thinkers. They see everything as a connected gigantic Entity and seek to gain knowledge about it. They are constantly seeking the Truth and have great respect for it. It is not easy for an INTP to reach a conclusion about the Truth. 

Is INTP a rare personality type?

INTP is indeed a rare personality type, at least in the USA, they represent 3% of the general population.

Are INTPs intelligent?

INTPs are intelligent. Because they give themselves time to develop their communication style in such a way as to meet their own demands, they can become extraordinary writers in education.

Are INTPs lazy?

INTPs are not lazy. They have a natural ability to concentrate and get involved in the problem they are working on. They can completely absorb a problem in their mind and work on it with amazing speed and accuracy. This ability makes them great trouble-shooters. 


In this article, we talked about the INTP personality type. We also presented to you 13 famous INTP anime characters. 

People with the INTP personality type are global thinkers. They see everything as a connected gigantic Entity and seek to gain knowledge about it. They are constantly seeking the Truth and have great respect for it. 

Do you know any INTP anime characters that you believe should be on our list? Please let us know!







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