15 ISFJ Anime Characters You Need To Know About

Routinely dubbed as the “protectors” or “defenders,” ISFJs are characterized by their introverted, sensing, feeling, and judging traits. These are men and women who mostly stay silent yet always put their best foot forward when trying to safeguard the interests of their loved ones. Observant, these people often suppress their own emotions. They prefer maintaining order in their lives and have pragmatic personas. 

Here is a list of 15 anime characters one could classify as ISFJs.

#15 Yasutora “Chad” Sado

#15 Yasutora Chad Sado - ISFJ Anime Characters

Anime: Bleach 
ISFJ Character Breakdown: 

“Learn the reason why you have those big, strong fists.” – Chad’s Abuelo

These words were uttered by Yasutora’s grandfather when Sado was still a delinquent kid. As a boy, Sado was prone to violence. Because of his grandpa’s resilient nature, Sado grew up to be a reserved, caring man. Chad only fights when he wants to protect others, be it Ichigo, Rukia, or any of his friends. Yasutora’s need to defend his loved ones is evident since he saves Ichigo’s younger sister and many others as the story progresses. 

He is a trustworthy pal of Kurosaki Ichigo. Sado is gentle and affectionate towards small creatures and cute things, considerate towards his companions, and always ready to provide support. Thus, he is an ISFJ, though some may make an argument on spontaneity. 

#14 Ymir Fritz

#14 Ymir Fritz - ISFJ Anime Characters

Anime: Attack on Titan
ISFJ Character Breakdown:

Ymir was a concubine who dedicated her entire life to appeasing the ruthless King Fritz. Fritz constantly berated her and treated her like a slave. Despite enduring tremendous pain and misery, Ymir falls in love with her torturer. She is an excellent example of a person afflicted with Stockholm Syndrome. 

Even after she passed, Ymir kept doing her part to safeguard the lives of all Eldians. For 2000 years, the snow-haired girl continues constructing in an unknown landscape till Eren and Zeke arrive, and the former decides to end her nightmare. 

Ymir never utters a single word throughout the series, signifying her introversion. She is trapped in a world with no escape, and she was used as a weapon to unleash hell upon Marley and other enemies of Fritz. Ymir explicitly acts under the King’s orders and cares for him greatly. She is a certified ISFJ with Si-dom (Introverted sensing). 

#13 Suzaku Kururugi

#13 Suzaku Kururugi - ISFJ Anime Characters

Anime: Code Geass
ISFJ Character Breakdown:

Suzaku Kururugi is Lelouch Vi Britannia’s best friend and bitter enemy. The son of Japan’s ex-PM Genbu Kururugi, Suzaku was raised alongside Lelouch and Nunnally. 

After his rebellious phase ended, Kururugi became a compassionate individual, forgiving Britannia’s transgressions against Japan. The brown-haired hero later became Euphemia’s knight and lover. Suzaku is loyal to the higher-ups he answers to, although the knight won’t hesitate to take them out if he deems it necessary. 

Reserved, sensitive to his surroundings, and a profoundly empathetic boy, Suzaku is a fierce defender of his ideals. He resents Zero for the masked man’s role in Euphemia’s death but later concocts a plan which would allow Lelouch to be vilified in the eyes of the public. Helping his friend carry out the ultimate sacrifice, Suzaku is a worthy ISFJ who wants peace to prevail. 

#12 Haku 

#12 Haku - ISFJ Anime Characters

Anime: Naruto 
ISFJ Character Breakdown:

One of the first antagonists introduced in Naruto, Haku, served under Zabuza Momochi. His life’s purpose was to protect and die for Zabuza. An orphan from the Land of Water linked to the Yuki clan, Haku is a sweet and gentle boy who became one of Naruto’s earliest friends. 

This brunette boy hated killing but never disobeyed his master till death. After seeing Haku willingly sacrifice his life following a battle involving Naruto and Sasuke, the immature Naruto scolded Zabuza for neglecting his affection.

Haku is a quiet boy, capable of hatching schemes to entrap enemies. He is sensitive to other people’s emotions and expressed pride in Naruto’s older self when he was reanimated. A protector who never turned his back on his master, Haku was a determined ninja and a clear-cut ISFJ. 

#11 Muhammad Avdol

#11 Muhammad Avdol - ISFJ Anime Characters

Anime: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures Part 3- Stardust Crusaders
ISFJ Character Breakdown:

Imbued with a strong sense of righteousness, Avdol is one of the critical characters in Stardust Crusaders. He assists Jotaro Kujo, Joseph Joestar, Kakyoin, Polnareff, and Iggy in their battle against the immortal vampire Dio. 

Avdol is fiercely loyal. On various occasions, he prefers shielding his mates when an enemy attacks. Backed by his Stand Magician’s Red, Muhammad is a social extrovert but a cognitive introvert. Cautious and adept at planning, Avdol fakes his death and disappears halfway through the series before returning later. Avdol also expresses concern for Jotaro’s mother, which showcases his thoughtful nature. 

When the Egyptian puts himself in harm’s way to safeguard Polnareff, he is murdered by Vanilla Ice’s Stand. Avdol is the first Crusader killed in the fight against Dio and his minions. 

#10 Sakura Matou

#10 Sakura Matou - ISFJ Anime Characters

Anime: Fate/Stay Night (Heaven’s Feel)
ISFJ Character Breakdown:

An essential character in the Fate series, and Tohsaka Rin’s long-lost sister, Sakura, was raised by the Matou family. In the Fate/Zero series, her fate was uncertain as Kariya failed to fulfill his promise and died before he or his maniac servant obtained the grail. 

Benevolent and fascinated with Emiya Shirou, Sakura is one of the protagonists in The Heaven’s Feel trilogy. Due to her newborn powers, the violent-haired girl defeats Gilgamesh with relative ease, much to his disappointment. 

Introverted yet resolute, Sakura fits the classic definition of an ISFJ. She does have an inferiority complex because of the years of torture she endured at the hands of Zokuen and, later, Shinji. Gentle and loving, with a dark side lurking in between, Sakura’s feelings for Shirou are apparent in The Heaven’s Feel route. The purple-haired lady is utterly devoted to Emiya, willing to sacrifice herself to save Emiya and other innocents. 

#9 Elizabeth Liones

#9 Elizabeth Liones - ISFJ Anime Characters

Anime: The Seven Deadly Sins
ISFJ Character Breakdown:

The primary love interest of Meliodas, Elizabeth is a good-natured girl who becomes a steadfast ally of the Seven Deadly Sins. A reincarnated goddess and Meliodas’ lady love, Elizabeth is a fragile woman who hates violence. 

Cooperative and meek, but no stranger to courage, Mrs. Liones is an invaluable waitress at the Boar Hat bar. Once she regains her memories, the snow-haired beauty becomes strong-willed and assists the Deadly Sins more actively against the 10 Commandments.

Elizabeth enjoys nurturing Meliodas. Even though she is surprised by his perverted tendencies, Elizabeth never shoos him away. When Meliodas returns following his apparent death, Elizabeth hugs him joyfully, prompting the Dragon’s Sin of Wrath to turn red with shame. 

#8 Ichigo Kurosaki

#8 Ichigo Kurosaki - ISFJ Anime Characters

Anime: Darling in the Franxx
ISFJ Character Breakdown:

When she was little, Hiro assigned names to most of their friends at the nursery. Ichigo is a caring teenager who leads Squad 13; their task is to preserve and protect humans who reside on plantations. 

Ichigo fell for Hiro at a tender age. Even though they weren’t compatible inside the Franxx, her feelings for Hiro never diminished. Mindful of her surroundings, Ichigo remained wary of Zero Two’s intentions toward Hiro. When Hiro was hospitalized following an altercation with Zero Two, Ichigo confronted the pink-haired girl and decided to punish her for using Hiro as a tool. 

Later on, Ichigo helps Hiro and Zero Two reunite. Headstrong at first, Ichigo becomes more considerate as the series progresses. Her friends mean the world to her, and she is prepared to go to any length to confirm their safety. 

#7 Takasu Ryuuji

#7 Takasu Ryuuji - ISFJ Anime Characters

Anime: Toradora!
ISFJ Character Breakdown:

The male protagonist of the popular anime and light novel series, Ryuuji, is a dependable soul. Despite his outward appearance, Takasu is a relatively mellow fellow who will go out of his way to help others, especially his loved ones. 

Ryuuji does the chores in place of Taiga since the latter hails from a privileged background. Blessed with an accommodating spirit, Ryuuji always tries to help his buddies and put their needs before his own. 

Non-confrontational, Ryuuji deals with Taiga’s temper tantrums silently. He never complains and simultaneously tries to help Kitamura, Minori, and Taiga. A terrific comrade, Yuuji is a quintessential ISFJ.

#6 Raphtalia

#6 Raphtalia - ISFJ Anime Characters

Anime: The Rising of the Shield Hero
ISFJ Character Breakdown:

Raphthalia is a reliable companion who serves the Shield Hero Naofumi Iwatani. Initially purchased as an enslaved person, Raphthalia was wary of humans because she was severely mistreated in the past. 

Due to unresolved past trauma, Raphthalia was fearful when encountering the two-headed dog. Naofumi soothed her fragile heart and mind; thus, she was able to slay the monster. 

Under Naofumi’s leadership and guidance, Raphtalia became a finely-tuned warrior with profound intellect. She also provides comfort when required. Naofumi would have suffered immensely in his fight against Motoyasu had Raphtalia been absent. A caregiver who never abandons her loved ones, Raphtalia fits the classic definition of an ISFJ.  

#5 Kazuma 

#5 Kazuma - ISFJ Anime Characters

Anime: Noragami
ISFJ Character Breakdown:

An Imperial Regalia who serves Bishamon with absolute sincerity, Kazuma is an incredibly efficient tool in battle. When he is Bishamon’s shinki, Kazuma turns into a sakura-shaped earring. In this form, Kazuma can track targets, regulate the roles of her other shinki, and take an enhanced look at any target, be it ayakashi, shinki, or gods.

This proves he is methodical and an irreplaceable tool in battle. Kazuma prefers pondering in silence and isn’t a boisterous personality, which demonstrates his introversion. The brown-haired shinki is also an honorable gentleman, as he never shies away from paying his debts. 

Kazuma was instrumental in the destruction of Bishamonten’s previous group of shinkis. Due to prevailing negativity, Bishamon’s magnanimous nature worked against her. The blonde goddess was being stung repeatedly because her family had gone astray; thus, Kazuma begged Yato to slay them all and save Bishamon’s life.

A useful tactician who pays heed to the grievances of his loved ones, in particular Veena (Kazuma’s nickname for Bishamonten), Kazuma is a thorough ISFJ. 

#4 Nana

#4 Nana - ISFJ Anime Characters

Anime: Elfen Lied
ISFJ Character Breakdown:

A significant character in the Elfen Lied series, Nana is a diclonius subjected to experimentation at the Research Institute. She doesn’t possess a need to kill and exterminate humans, unlike Lucy, who is Queen Diclonius. 

Her empathetic nature is visible when she fights to defend her newfound family, as in Kouta and Mayu. She fiercely protects Kurama, who she worships as a father figure. The pink-haired girl is receptive to the pain of others and remarkably sane in comparison to Diclonius specimens like Mariko. 

Only when her loved ones are under threat does Nana go berserk. She dedicates a ton of time and energy to doing chores at the Maple house. A true-blue protector, Nana is an ISFJ you could count on. 

#3 Hanami

#3 Hanami - ISFJ Anime Characters

Anime: Jujutsu Kaisen 
ISFJ Character Breakdown:

A Special-Grade cursed spirit in league with Jogo, Mahito, and Dagon. Hanami is a powerful enemy of Jujutsu sorcerers. 

A careful planner and protector, Hanami was able to rescue Jogo while disarming Gojo and Itadori’s senses momentarily. These few seconds were enough for the cursed spirit to make a hasty exit. 

Hanami’s presence of mind is also shown when the cursed spirit decides to escape after engaging Itadori Yuuji and Aoi Todo. This is because Gojo Satoru had removed the veil and was preparing to launch Hollow Purple against the horned one. Though wounded, Hanami meets up with Mahito, who assists him.

A nature lover, Hanami is a romantic when it comes to the environment. He cares for the flora and fauna that have been laid to waste. Hanami wants to protect what’s left of the planet and thus hates the human race. Silent but deadly, methodical, sensitive to his surroundings, and an excellent fighter, Hanami is an ISFJ cursed spirit. 

#2 Nezuko Kamado 

#2 Nezuko Kamado - ISFJ Anime Characters

Anime: Demon Slayer
ISFJ Character Breakdown:

Compassionate and silent, Nezuko is the deuteragonist of the series that has taken the world by storm. A unique demon, Nezuko wants to protect humans and resists her urge to consume blood.

This brunette chibi isn’t an outgoing personality, although that doesn’t prevent Zenitsu from being attracted to her. Her sincere and loyal nature is visible throughout the story when she tries her best to defend and heal Tanjiro’s associates. Nezuko also saved Uzui’s life following his battle with Daki and Gyotaro, who had mortally wounded the hashira.

Kamado’s desire to protect her comrades outweighs her need for self-preservation, which is why she stays unafraid of the sun. She played a significant role in defeating Rui, a high-ranking demon when Tanjiro was exhausted. 

Nezuko also came to Tanjiro’s aid when the latter lost consciousness and defeated Daki. She can control her urge to consume human blood once Tanjiro starts singing her a lullaby. Our kawaii Nezuko-chan is most definitely an ISFJ.

#1 Fuyutsuki Azusa

#1 Fuyutsuki Azusa - ISFJ Anime Characters

Anime: Great Teacher Onizuka
ISFJ Character Breakdown:

A teacher at the Holy Forest Academy, Fuyutsuki Azusa, joined the institution alongside the protagonist. A tender-hearted woman, Fuyutsuki sensei was drawn to Onizuka because of his sincerity towards the teaching profession. 

Shy and reserved, Azusa has a bold side, but only when dealing with Eikichi’s antics. She is a talented professor who occasionally doubts herself, particularly when the female students in her classes repeatedly antagonize her. 

Azusa’s friendship with Onizuka proves her loyalty and value as an INFJ candidate. Many times, she risks her job to aid Onizuka Eikichii. This brown-haired lassie is self-conscious of her small breasts and has a great deal of respect and admiration for Onizuka. Fuyutsuki’s purpose in life is to impart education for altruistic reasons, not money. 

Fuyutsuki sensei is a beautiful woman. She has a terrific and determined spirit, is organized when the situation demands it, and is filled with empathy. A magnanimous lady, Fuyutsuki deserves to be at the top of the ISFJ list. 

Honorable Mentions

  • Hinata Hyuga (Naruto Shippuden)
  • Eiji Okumura (Banana Fish)
  • Kanao Tsuyuri (Demon Slayer)
  • Caesar Anthonio Zeppeli (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures Part 2- Battle Tendency)

FAQs

Are ISFJs Rare?

They are the most common MBTI groups distributed amongst the general population. Approximately 9% to 14% of all humans are likely to be ISFJs. 

Who is an ISFJ in My Hero Academia?

Momo Yaoyorozu aka Creati is an ISFJ in Boku no Hero Academia. 

Which MBTI groups are ISFJs compatible with?

ISFJs get along with ISTJs, ESFPs, and ISFPs. Eikichi Onizuka is an ESFP and drawn towards Fuyutsuki sensei in GTO. 

Can ISFJs be toxic?

If resentment and regrets build up inside ISFJs, they can certainly play the role of an antagonist. 

And that’s it for today’s ISFJ list. Do you believe that this list is satisfactory? Are there any ISFJs you can think of? Who’s your favorite one on this list?

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