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The Best Anime Mentors And Anime Sensei Teachers Who made Our Favorite Characters

A mentor and a teacher is someone who is responsible for your development both in your life skills and knowledge and this is true both in real life and in anime.

Teachers or sensei are the one who had taught our favourite anime characters into becoming what they are today.

They may have taught them to fight or some advice which changed them so today we are gonna list down all those teachers, mentors and sensei who made our favourite anime characters into what they are.



Igneel was the father of Natsu Dragneel not by blood but the person who took care of him and taught him everything from using his dragon slayer magic to have a fiery heart.

Igneel had stayed inside the body of Natsu to create anti dragon bodies to prevent the dragon slayers from turning into dragons and after coming out of there bodies they died protecting there sons and daughters.

Igneel was the king of the fire dragons and a really powerful dragon who had fought with acnologia but couldn’t defeat him.

Natsu’s search for Igneel was a driving factor in his life and without Igneel Natsu can never be Natsu.

Kanao Tsuyuri


In demon slayer anime most of the demon slayer are of very young age and even then are master of swordsmanship and among them the best are known as hashiras and one such hashira is Kanao Tsuyuri.

Kanao has not been a direct mentor to Tanjiro but just by following Kanao training regime and understanding it he was able to get really good at his breathing techniques and get control over his sword.

She taught him to focus and have passion.

Silver Rayleigh


Rayleigh taught Luffy to use Haki. Rayleigh was the second in command of the pirate crew of the pirate King Gol D Roger and the among the very few who knew the secret of Laugh Tale and what is hidden about the old generation .

Because of the training from Rayleigh Luffy who was only best at putting himself in difficult situation and depending on luck to win was turned into a character who could now actually fight toe to toe against many powerful opponent.

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Rayleigh had helped Luffy to get the grasp of all the different types of haki. He had helped him to master arnament and observation haki and given him proper guidance on Conqueror haki as it could not be taught to anyone.


Genkai from yu yu hakusho anime
Genkai from yu yu hakusho anime

Genkai is a gem of a teacher from Yu Yu Hakusho the manga created by the same mangaka of Hunter X Hunter one of my favorite manga.

Genkai is like a old hag who don’t care about anyone or anything no more because she was betrayed many times in her life. But once she took Yusuke and Kuwabara she taught them both of them from her heart.

And once she started to have faith in both of them her nature also changed from an old hag to a caring grandmother.

Uncle Iroh

Uncle iroh from the avatar the last Airbender anime
Uncle iroh from the avatar the last Airbender anime

“We can’t value the thing that we have but we only value the things which we lose. ” This is so true for Zuko who didn’t knew the value of his uncle Iroh in his life.

Zuko who had always been abused by his father and had only been regarded as a tool for his world domination always wanted to prove himself for his father and country’s respect. But the only 2 people who had always loved him from the beginning was his mother and uncle Iroh.

Iroh was a teacher, a guide and a mentor to Zuko who taught him lighting control and made him had a change of heart. Iroh knew the location of moonspirit but didn’t attack it for the balance of the world and he taught this responsibility to maintain the balance of nature to Zuko as well.

Eikichi Onizuka


Eikichi was sent to a private school because he failed to take the civil service exam. In particular, Eikichi was tasked to handle the notorious Class 3-4 of Holy Forest Academy.

Eikichi himself was a gang leader and very notorious person but this and his physical prowesses proved helful for him in controlling his notorious students.

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Throughout the 43-episode series, he becomes the mentor to teenagers who badly needed a supportive adult – even though he’s not that much older.

Master Roshi

master roshi using kamehameha from dragon ball z
master roshi using kamehameha from dragon ball z

Goku had many teacher in his life and death from King Kami, god of destruction, whis and even the Lord of multiverse Zeno but the first teacher who he had and who taught him martial arts was none other than master Roshi.

Master Roshi has a perverted personality but he is one of the most skilled fighters among the human race if we remove the other world saiyan, he taught goku his signature move Kamehamehaa and got rid of his tail the very first time he turned into an ape.

Without master Roshi Goku could never have become a martial artist not could have become the Super Saiyan God.

Jiraiya Sensei


Jiraiya Sensei is among those teachers whom we all want to have in our life, who is a mentor to our life with whom we can share all our feeling and emotions and who always is open to us when not reaching us.

Jiraiya, one of the “Three Legendary Sannin” in the Naruto series, is a mentor who leaves an indelible mark on both the main character, Naruto Uzumaki, and viewers alike.

With his quirky personality, wisdom, and powerful ninja skills, Jiraiya’s guidance helps Naruto grow from a brash young ninja into a formidable hero.

Jiraiya had taught Naruto his strongest jutsu the rasengan while keeping kurama under control, he had a perverted nature and is completely open to him but also very strict on the right time.

He was also the teacher of his father so they also share a connection for 2 generation.

Koro – Sensei


A teacher is not someone who only teach you to study but someone who makes you ready for anything head happening in your life and Koro Sensei was one such teacher who taught every single one of his student how to battle with their life and always come victorious.

A thief assassin turned into a sensei who knows the value of life, who have lost his love but wishes for his student to never go through the problems he has faced.

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All Might

my hero academia anime poster

All Might is the embodiment of heroism in the “My Hero Academia” series.

As the world’s greatest hero and mentor to Izuku Midoriya (Deku), All Might not only teaches combat techniques but also instills the values of selflessness and heroism.

His larger-than-life presence inspires both Deku and viewers to strive for greatness, making him a symbol of hope in a world filled with heroes and villains.

Hiko Seijuro XIII

Hiko seijiro 13 from rurounou kenshin anime
Hiko seijiro 13 from rurounou kenshin anime

Hiko Seijuro XIII is the master of the Hiten Mitsurugi-ryu style in the “Rurouni Kenshin” series.

He takes in Kenshin Himura as his pupil and trains him in the ways of the sword.

Hiko’s strict and demanding training methods push Kenshin to his limits, shaping him into the legendary swordsman he becomes.

Hiko’s wisdom and devotion to his art make him an iconic mentor in the world of anime.

Soun Tendo


Soun Tendo is a martial arts master and the head of the Tendo Dojo in the “Ranma ½” series.

He teaches the martial arts style known as Anything Goes, and he is responsible for training his daughters, Kasumi, Nabiki, and Akane, in martial arts.

While he may be a bit eccentric, Soun’s dedication to his daughters’ training and his comedic interactions with the cast make him a memorable mentor figure.

Izumi Curtis


Izumi Curtis is an alchemist and a mentor to the Elric brothers, Edward and Alphonse, in “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.”

Izumi at first was just a housewife to the Elrics but also became the true mentor figure they needed.

Both of them learned alchemy from her and also her mistakes in her alchemy human transfiguration

She imparts alchemical knowledge and life lessons to the brothers during their early years of training.

She was also a motherly figure to them . She also taught the boys some top-tier martial arts skills, which saved Ed’s life more than once.

Izumi’s strong-willed personality and her role as a mother figure to the Elrics make her an impactful character in their development.

vivek jain

Im a lover of anime and manga and love to talk about them. My favourite anime are MNaruto, Dragon Ball Z and ONe piece and out of these my favourite is One Piece.

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