In anime, the most prominent aspect of a character is usually their unique abilities, be it magical, supernatural, or fighting skills. However, some anime characters possess significant wealth behind the scenes. This wealth is obtained for various reasons, including royal heritage or occupation. Here are the top 10 wealthiest characters in anime.
1. Bulma – Dragon Ball
Bulma and her family own the Capsule Corporation, a monopoly in the world’s technology and gadget market. They create devices that can turn buildings into tiny capsules. Bulma is a prominent character in the Dragon Ball series.
2. Pegasus – Yu-Gi-Oh!
Pegasus is the creator of the Duel Monsters game series in Yu-Gi-Oh!. He has successfully earned an enormous profit from the game. His island is home to numerous stadiums where Duel Monsters players compete. He also owns a luxurious castle. Players are willing to spend a lot of money to come and play on Pegasus’ island.
3. L – Death Note
Despite his disheveled appearance, L comes from a wealthy family. He can afford to live in different hotels while conducting his investigations. L can even build buildings costing tens of millions to support his investigations. His adoptive father was an industrialist mogul.
4. Gild Tesoro – One Piece: Gold
Gild Tesoro is the main antagonist in the movie One Piece: Gold. He is known as the king of the casino and the owner of the largest entertainment ship in the world, Gran Tesoro. Gild became obsessed with money after the woman he loved died. Through his Devil Fruit ability, Goru Goru no Mi, he can manipulate gold freely.
5. Suneo – Doraemon
Suneo comes from a wealthy family that possesses advanced gadgets, which he often shows off to his friends.
6. Kaguya Shinomiya – Kaguya-sama: Love is War
Kaguya is the daughter of the leader of the Shinomiya Group, a conglomerate with numerous banks and railway companies. Her family’s company is worth an estimated 200 trillion yen.
7. Daisuke Kambe – The Millionaire Detective: Balance Unlimited
Daisuke is a super-rich detective who uses his wealth to solve cases unconventionally. He uses cutting-edge technology, which even the Metropolitan Police Department cannot afford.
8. Ciel Phantomhive – Black Butler
Ciel is the young heir to the Phantomhive family, and he eventually becomes the owner of Fumtom Corporation. He possesses great business acumen, which helps him earn a significant profit from the family business.
9. Mina Tepes – Dance in the Vampire Bund
Mina looks like a child, but she is one of the strongest vampires with the status of a queen. She bought an island off the coast of Japan for her vampire kin to live peacefully. Moreover, she once paid off Japan’s debt of US$40 trillion.
10. Nagi Senzenin – Hayate the Combat Butler
Nagi is the only person who survived the tragic event that killed her entire family. She inherited a massive fortune, allowing her to spend frivolously. Nagi believes that money is the solution to all problems.
In conclusion, these wealthy anime characters prove that their abilities and power are not just limited to combat but stretch to acquiring and possessing enormous wealth.