Top 20 Expressionless Anime Characters

Expressionless anime characters have always intrigued fans. With poker faces hiding their true selves, these characters capture viewers’ attention with their mysterious personas.

Honestly speaking, such characters gave fans confidence that their beloved emotionless freaks are so capable they don’t even bother to change their expressions. Its perfect example is Levi from Attack on Titan. Isn’t this true?

Besides Levi, there are many renowned anime characters you would have never known before arriving at Anime Auditor.

So buckle up as we delve into our list of the top emotionless or expressionless anime characters that actually save a lot of budget for their animation studios since they don’t require much effort for their faces.

20: Ginko

ginko from Mushishi navigate the storyline with same expression

Anime:  Mushishi

Ginko is the main character of the most underrated anime series, “Mushishi.” It won’t be surprising if 80 percent of people who are visiting this article have never heard of Mushishi and its main character.

Ginko is a Mushishi who travels around to help people affected by Mushi, a “strange supernatural creature.” Ginko observes the world with calm, inspecting eyes but maintains a poker face devoid of much emotion.

Not much is known about Ginko’s past, but he remains dedicated to his profession with a silent concentration.

19: Aki Hayakawa

Aki Hayakawa is one of the main characters from Chainsaw Man season 1

Anime: Chainsaw Man

No matter how many people like Denji, we wholesome fans can never stop ourselves from admiring this perfect “human being example,” Aki Hayakawa of Chainsaw Man.

He’s the deuteragonist of Chainsaw Man anime season one in “Public Safety Saga,” yet a handful of people would have remembered this expressionless devil hunter.

The reason behind his expressionless features is maturity, and he hates to see people in pain. Nature aside, Bro has some sick powers, like the fox devil contract, which allows him to summon a giant fox head, chewing his adversaries alive.

18: Hajime Nagumo

Hajime Nagumo of Arifureta has become expressionless after becoming op

Anime: Arifureta

I am sure if somebody got ditched by his friends like Hajime Nagumo got, losing his expressions or emotions wouldn’t be a big deal.

He used to be a pure but weak adventurer who pushed limits to aid others, but when he got into difficulties, his companions abandoned him instead of helping.

Hajime was abandoned on the deep floors of a dungeon at the mercy of fate, but fate had a different plan for him. He eventually survived this dungeon and became overpowered due to the harsh atmosphere. Now he has only one mission: to return to the mainland, no matter how.

17: Saitama

Saitama is bald and expressionless mc

Anime: One Punch Man

Where most anime studios do everything in their power to make the protagonist well-known, Mad Studios doesn’t give a shit about their dumb main character, “Saitama.”

Instead of putting money into creating a pretty face for MC, Madhouse preferred a peeled potato-like shape for MC “Saitama” so they could put money into creating action sequences.

Saitama was once a normal male until he went through insane training and, as a result, lost his hair and maybe his expressions as well. A1 Studios has tried to create a well-detailed face of Saitma smiling, which results in this mess.

16: Yuno

Yuno from black clover is hot and expressionless

Anime: Black Clover

Yuno is the blessed, charming wizard of the renowned shonen anime “Black Clover.” Honestly, he’s truly blessed; whether we talk about his character design or magical abilities, he’s a unique freak in the show.

Even being blessed with such charms, he mostly remains expressionless, with a constant seriousness on his face. He rarely smiles a little bit in the company of Asta, but usually, he’s more of a dull prodigy.

Yet the fandom has considered him one of the hottest anime guys of all time.

15: Hei

Hei from darker than black

Anime: Darker Than Black

Hei’s emotionless face stamps the fact that this young lad has actually worked for the CIA and the Syndicate. On the surface, this masked freak may be a dreadful mercenary, but deep inside, he’s a caring brother who just wants to look after his younger sister.

As a contractor, Hei maintains discipline over his abilities through his collected demeanor. Following orders precisely, he maneuvers silently on missions with no signs of fear or doubt.

Despite the challenges he faces, this emotionless protagonist never lets his guard down to preserve his cover. Calm under pressure, he utilizes skills honed from experiences, displaying no joy or sadness.

14: Shinichi Izumi

Shinichi Izumi from Parasyte

Anime: Parasyte The Maxim

Shinichi Izumi is the main character of the horror anime “Parasyte,” who is a teenager and is now affected by this shapeshifter alien virus.

As the whole Earth has been affected by this viral virus, nobody knows who’s infected and who’s not. Amidst this situation, Shinichi exhibits mostly the emotions of being scared and terrified.

13: Giyu Tomioka

Giyu Tomioka from Demon Slayer is expressionless depressed anime character

Anime: Demon Slayer

Among the unique personalities of Hashiras in Demon Slayer, Giyu Tomioka possesses a depressed one.

I bet nobody has seen him change facial expressions even once, and the dude is dumb enough to never notice that people hate him for being emotionless and stoic.

The reason behind the loss of emotions in this character is the demise of his caring friends. Honestly, the calm facade is what makes audiences root for one of the best expressionless anime characters.

12: Goblin Slayer

Goblin Slayer mc

Anime: Goblin Slayer

Goblin Slayer is the only character that nobody can tell whether he’s expressionless or not because there are maybe two whole shots featuring his face.

Most of the time in the storyline, he keeps his face hidden with a helmet. If this is true, how can we consider him for this list?

Honestly, we don’t need to tell if he’s expressionless or not since his tone, actions, and everything else clarify it in the first place. On top of that, this bloodthirsty boy has only one mission: to kill as many goblins as possible.

11: Sakamoto

Sakamoto is expressionless prodigy

Anime: Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto

All eyes envied the figure of a perfect student, your emotionless perfect freak, “Sakamoto.” This calm and collected prodigy remains in constant gear.

No uphill can hinder the emotion of this perfect beauty, and if something possibly makes him change his expression, he will only give a pretty smile, and that’s it.

With cunning wit and calm care, he calmly cut problems down to size. Serenity remained his domain as havoc was hilted at his hands.

10: Yuuji Kazami

Yuuji Kazami from fruit of grisaia

Anime: The Fruit Of Grisaia

Yuuji Kazami is the main protagonist of the harem romance anime “The Fruit of Grisaia.” Even though he doesn’t look like one, he is a former assassin for a Japanese government agency.

After living a tiresome and adventurous life, my boy has lost his spice and chosen to live an ordinary high school life.

Even with such achievements, my emotionless brat doesn’t boast and considers himself a coward. No wonder the boy has reached the peak of mortal maturity.

9: Gabimaru

Gabimaru of Hell's Paradise

Anime: Hell’s Paradise

Gabimaru is the white-haired main anime character from the renowned action fantasy anime series “Hell’s Paradise.”

This overpowered Shinobi has been raised for only killing, and that’s why he has earned the name “Gabimaru the Hollow.”

Even with such a profile, this overpowered action hero has only one motive: to remain alive and return to his wife.

8: Hyakkimaru

Hyakkimaru of Dororo

Anime: Dororo

Born without skin, organs, or senses, Hyakkimaru was given as a sacrifice. How can he smile or show any happiness?

However, he survives and embarks on a quest to reclaim all that was taken. With an expressionless face concealed by a mask, he feels no pain or joy.

This long black-haired male character observes the world without empathy or reaction. Hyakkimaru slays demons with stoic determination and solemn seriousness.

7: Jiren

Jiren from dragon ball super is badass overpowered emotionless antagonist

Anime: Dragon Ball Super

Well, being careless and emotionless suits a mortal who’s actually stronger than the god of his universe. I am talking about the main antagonist of the Dragon Ball Super Series, “Jiren.”

Jiren’s silence was the only thing hooking audiences into making odd guesses about his power levels. And when he roars, he really beats the crap out of other universe contenders.

This badass anime character is the most powerful and dreadful antagonist in the animated series so far.

6: Houtarou Oreki

Houtarou Oreki of Hyouka anime

Anime: Hyouka

This guy, Houtarou Oreki, just seems bored with everything in life. He’s always saying that using energy or getting excited about stuff is just a “waste of effort.”

At school, he’s known as this really aloof, chill guy who keeps to himself. But sometimes his classmate Eru drags him into helping solve little mysteries, and I think that’s the only time you see a spark of interest in his eyes.

5: Decim

Decim from Death Parade is expressionless main character

Anime: Death Parade

Decim is the arbiter at Quindecim Bar, “the fictional place in the Death Parade anime,” but he is quite frigid. He has to be completely objective when judging souls in his arcade games, yet it’s as if he doesn’t feel any emotions himself.

He’s completely poker-faced all the time. It weirds people out because he’ll do stuff like talk about life and death totally casually without even blinking. No wonder he’s all up on the list of the most expressionless anime characters.

4: Angel (Kanade Tachibana)

Angel aka Tachibana Kanade of Angel beats is expressionless

Anime: Angel Beats

Do you admire anime girls with white hair? Even if you do not, there’s no way to resist this quite loli “Angel.”

Angel rarely shows any emotion on her face. As leader of the Afterlife Battlefront, she’s all business. Even when they’re joking around, her expression is totally blank. It’s kind of eerie, actually, like there’s nobody home behind those eyes.

When she does finally crack a small smile here and there, it kind of throws you for a loop. But it fits her character too—she’s a total enigma.

3: Kiyotaka Ayanokoji

Kiyotaka Ayanokoji of Class room of the Elite

Anime: Classroom Of The Elite

“I want to live my days in peace, that’s all.”

Such a bland quote may be enough to determine how emotionless this underdog prodigy is. Kiyotaka is the main character of the renowned series “Classroom of the Elite.”

You never know what he is thinking because his face gives nothing away. It’s like he’s got a permanent poker face on.

Everything he does seems so calculated like he’s ten steps ahead of everyone else in strategizing his next move. He keeps his cards close to his chest, for sure.

His sheer intelligence, calm and collected personality, and rational decision-making skills are what make him an op anime character who never loses a battle.

2: Rei

Rei from evangelion is emotionless girl

Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion

“Whatever else, she needs to be painted as a bitterly unhappy young girl with little sense of presence.” “These are the remarks of Hideaki Anno, ‘Chief Director of Neon GenesisEvangelion’,’ about Rei’s character design.”

Rei is about as emotionless as they come. She is one of the central characters of the series, and yet she barely reacts to anything and always has this blank stare like she’s zoning out.

She’s kept at arm’s length by everyone. Her peers think she’s just having problems connecting with people on an emotional level. However, her stoic, emotionless nature begins to evolve throughout the storyline.

1: Levi

Levi from attack on titan is best expressionless anime character

Anime: Attack On Titan

Do people actually love emotionless anime characters? Levi’s greater popularity than Eren is a clear-cut answer to this.

Levi is one of the main characters of Aot, solely popular for his expressionless killing of Titans. This prodigy is crowned as humanity’s strongest soldier.

Whether Levi is slicing through Titans or sitting in a gathering, his poker face never leaves, setting him up as a calm and collected prodigy.

If I am not mistaken, he could be the favorite character of Hajime Isaymya since he has given everything to make Levi a fan favorite.

From inhuman physical capabilities to immense survival knowledge, it makes sense why the Liberty Wings squad respects him as the greatest mentor and leader.