Anime wouldn’t be anime without some over-the-top screaming or chatterbox characters who never shut up.
Here’s 10 of our favorite characters who just never turn down the volume.
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Every Dragon Ball Z Character
I mean, what else but the series that taught us the relationship between screaming and power levels? This whole series is about dudes trying to outscream each other, and then occasionally fighting.
I tried to narrow this down to a single character, but nope. If a character is fighting, they’re yelling about something. Goku would only win because he’s in it the most, but anybody in the scene with him is likely matching him in yelling volume.
Squalo (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!)
Being loud is the whole point of Squalo’s character. He’s a well-known swordsman in the series, and is one of the top members of the Varia assassination squad.
But mostly he’s just known for this.
Yuuko Aioi (Nichijou)
Yuuko is an energetic chatterbox who frequently gets on her friends’ nerves even under normal circumstances. She’s the quirky one who never stops talking and repeats things for fun.
Hanamichi Sakuragi (Slam Dunk)
Hanamichi will tell anybody who will listen that he’s a basketball genius. He sports an arrogance that carries with him throughout the series, even as he fails to understand even basic rules of basketball.
Regardless, he has a desire to not embarrass himself as he loudly boasts about skills he doesn’t have. So eventually he learns how to play, but he never stops being the loudest player on the team.
Yukari Tanizaki (Azumanga Daioh)
Yukari-sensei is not your usual teacher. She’s loud, selfish, and lazy, screaming at her students for things like being able to eat food she wants to try.
Or sometimes she just steals her students’ bikes because she’s late for school. What a hero.
Excel (Excel Saga)
Excel is so hyper and talks so fast, even her friends have a hard time figuring out what she’s talking about half the time.
Sure she’s loud, but the “volume” she specializes in is spouting a bunch of words in rapid succession, not necessarily being extra loud about it.
Johannes Krauser II (Detroit Metal City)
It’s worth separating Krauser from Souichi Negishi, his real-world alter ego. Souichi is a quiet, mild mannered kid who loves ABBA.
Johannes Krauser II is the front man of Japan’s hottest indie death metal band, whose persona is that he’s a demon of the underworld who brutally murdered his family. One of his claims to fame is how quickly and loudly he can say the word “rape.”
Gintoki Sakata (Gintama)
Tomokazu Sugita knows how to be loud, and he unleashes it in full as Gintoki Sakata, the wisecracking protagonist of Gintama. The series just wouldn’t be the same without his shrieks.
If you had any doubts as to his qualifications on this list, don’t. Here are some of his, and his co-stars’, best moments in loudness.
Eiji Nizuma (Bakuman)
A lot of loud characters are that way because they’re yelling at someone. Not Eiji Nizuma. He’s just screaming along drawing his manga, making manga sound effects and shouting out epic hero lines to nobody in particular. It’s his element.
If that wasn’t enough, he also blasts his music up to unbearable levels while he works, making it especially difficult for his editors to communicate with him.
Shoyo Hinata, Yuu Nishinoya, and Ryuunosuke Tanaka (Haikyuu)
Maybe this is cheating, but it’s hard to choose one, so I didn’t. Shouyou is the energetic loudmouth of the group, who keeps up the energy level of everyone on the Karasuno team.
Nishinoya is similar, but is a boisterous libero who generally shouts triumphantly after a successful (and difficult) recieve.
And then there’s Tanaka, who is loud most of the time but especially explosive after a scoring spike. These three provide a sharp contrast to some of Haikyuu‘s quieter, more cerebral players.