Often, the main lead can show his prowess only when the side characters are good. In Anime, there are numerous side characters that are so great that they have their own fan following! A good side character can – bring more life to the show, add more spice to the story, and bring his fair of drama.
Even though many of these side characters are given appropriate time in the lime light, they sometimes have so many layers to their story than what is shown to us on the show. So we bring to you a list of 10 such side characters that we are sure you would love if they get their own spin-off!
10. Fyodor Dostoevsky from Bungou Stray Dogs
We feel that Fyodor Dostoevsky deserves his own spin-off. Fans would love to know more about his mysterious past and what motivates him. He has a unique power, similar to Bungou’s cast. But it’s kept under wraps. Although we do know that his actual secret weapon is his high IQ with which he manipulates things from behind the scenes with little effort. However, we don’t know much about his past and what led him to pursue what he is doing now.
9. Dr. Franken Stein from Soul Eater
Dr. Franken Stein is one of those crazy teachers. However, he has a violent past that is still mysterious to the viewers. We still don’t know what made him this way or how did he get that giant bolt on his head. A spin-off about this mad doctor could have helped us understand him better and answered a lot of our questions. We could have understood how did he come to be one of the strongest weapon meisters to graduate the academy.
8. Revy from Black Lagoon
We have seen the spotlight on Revy a lot of times in this series. She is a strong force that we can’t ignore. However, we still don’t know a lot about her. Her childhood wasn’t the happiest because of the environment she had at home. She has gone through a lot before coming to Roanapur. However, we still don’t know why did she go there or how did Dutch & The Lagoon Company hire her. Fans would surely enjoy a spin-off on her origins and her current life.
7. Guido Mista from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
He is a member of Bruno Bucciarati’s gang. He was a survivor of the Golden Wind’s battle against Diavolo. Guido Mista has of course proved to be a very strong member. Giorno now runs Passione and Mista has been appointed as a high ranking member of the group. Fans would love a spin-off about Mista and his new role.
6. Professor Oak from Pokémon
Professor Oak, who was a mentor to Ash, had guided Ash on his journey. However, Oak was a trainer once, too. We don’t know much about Oak though. Now that he traveled beyond Kanto in Pokémon 4 Ever, we are curious to know more about the old professor. A prequel in which Oak’s past is revealed would be much loved by the fans of Pokemon. We would love to see how did he fare on his journey of becoming the knowledgeable mentor that we know him to be.
5. Shanks from One Piece
We have seen Shanks only in the early part of the series. Even though he wasn’t shown since then, Luffy acknowledges Shanks more than other pirates. He works hard to catch up to his level. As the series progresses, we know a bit more about Shanks. However, he does deserve a spin-off which will tell fans more about how did he join the Roger Pirates and formed his own crew.
4. Rem from Re:Zero
The blue hair oni, Rem, certainly stole the limelight in Subaru’s story. She is one of the most loyal friends who motivate him to keep rising even when he feels low. It’s no surprise that she is one of the fan-favorite characters! Fans would love to watch a spin-off on her. Now that Rem isn’t being shown in Re:Zero’s second season, it gives more reason for fans to demand a spin-off. It could be a modification of one of Re:Zero’s “what if” chapters, or even a story about her life before she met Subaru.
3. All Might from My Hero Academia
All Might is admittedly one of the powerful heroes and a mascot for peace in My Hero Academia. However, we still don’t know a lot about his past and his story that led him to where he is today. We have only seen small hints of it through the flashbacks. MHA has had spin-offs before, for example, the Vigilantes manga. So we can expect one on All Might’s past. We would love to watch his origins and how did he meet Nana Shimura. It can also feature the things that led to the battle with All For One that had him injured.
2. Ryuk from Death Note
Ryuk had contributed to Light Yamagi’s discoveries in a lot of ways. Light had discovered what shinigami are due to Ryuk. Deathnote had begun with Ryuk when he dropped the notebook for Light to discover. Even though he did it for his own entertainment, we do want to see a spin-off featuring Ryuk. We want to see what the death god is up to these days! He was seen dropping the Death Note for other people after Light in a special one-shot chapter. Maybe we the spin-off can talk more about that!
1. Piccolo from Dragon Ball
Piccolo definitely had the spotlight as Dragon Ball’s universe was expanding after the end of Saiyan Saga. However, once more Super Saiyans started appearing, the focus from Piccolo was shifted. Now we only see Piccolo on the sidelines as he can’t match up with the superpowers of the villains of Dragon Ball. However, a spin-off on this popular character where his adventures are shown would soon become a fan favorite!