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Japanese Fans Rate Anime and Manga’s Best Silent Types

Japanese Fans Rate Anime and Manga’s Best “Silent Types”You know the type. You can count the number of times they speak on one hand, but when they do, their lines are always memorable.

Ranking site Goo recently asked readers to rank anime and manga’s best silent types, and here’s who they chose:

20. FreddieAoshi Shinomori
Cromartie High School

19. Aoshi Shinomori
Rurouni Kenshin

18. Munehiro Kabaji
Prince of Tennis

17. Heero Yuy
Gundam Wing

16. Byakuya Kuchiki

15. Android 16Android 16
Dragon Ball

14. Rollpanna

13. Ernst von Eisenach
Legend of the Galactic Heroes

12. Batholomew Kuma
One Piece

11. Kazuyoshi Usui / Switch
Sket Dance

Kazuyoshi Usui / Switch10. Emiko Noguchi
Chibi Maruko-chan

9. Sugao-kun
Shonen Ashibe

8. Father

7. Bo-chan
Crayon Shin Chan

6. Yuki Nagato
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

5. Duke Togo
Golgo 13

4. Rukawa Kaede
Slam Dunk

3. Goemon Ishikawa
Lupin III

2. Rinnosuke Mitobe
Kuroko’s Basketball

1. Rei Ayanami
Neon Genesis Evangelion

In the spirit of these reticent folks, we’ll leave our reaction to a minimum. But who’re your favorite tight-lipped characters?

Rei AyanamiSource: Goo

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.