India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world which is on its way to coming to be a Superpower in future. India as a culture has a history dating back more than 5000 years, but as a nation, we are still young. Foreign TV shows and movies also have a lot of Indian aspects and characters present in their stories. The theme song of the science fiction show ‘Battlestar Galactica’ is an original iteration of ‘Gayatri Mantra’. Some
Other science vision shows such as ‘The Expanse’ on Amazon Prime, and ‘Altered Carbon’ on Netflix use Hindi dialogues and phrases in several scenes as known to all.
‘Baahubali’ 1 and 2 are the highest-grossing Indian films of all time. A wide part of this achievement is owed to the brilliant and sharp storyline which brings out a lot of similarities from the Indian epics ‘Mahabharata’ and ‘Ramayana’. The character of Sivagami in Baahubali is inspired by Lord Rama’s stepmother kaikeyi.
Japanese anime is very famous among people. But do you know that there are a lot of elements present in these shows that can be traced back to India. Here is a list of most interesting Indian anime characters in Japanese anime shows that are inspired by Indian culture and mythology.
Indian Anime Characters
1. Gadevi (Arslan Senki)
Gadevi is from the Kingdom of Shindhura currently is part of Pakistan but is also a part of Ancient India. He is a prince having competition from his brother – Rajendra for the throne of Sindhura kingdom. This conflict is very related to the kind of wars we’ve seen throughout history for the throne.
2. Rajendra (Arslan Senki)
Rajendra – a half-brother to Gadevi and a provisional ally to Arslan, is cunning, cruel and will do anything for the throne. Related to Lelouch from Code Geass. Rajendra later becomes King and then kills off his brother: Gadevi for the throne. The same brother he guaranteed not to murder his father.
3. Mahendra (Arslan Senki)
Mahendra is the Prime Minister to the King, consultant to Gadevi, and stepfather to Jaswant as shown in the movie. He’s devoted and faithful to his kingdom but is also a border by his duties to Gadevi. Despite knowing the litigations taken by Gadevi were wrong.
4. Jaswant (Arslan Senki)
Jaswant – son of Mahendra, is faithful to his dad and the Kingdom of Shindhura.
He carries dignity in working for his empire, with strong morals. Never stammering to stand for justice, his morals or values.
5. Silat (Berserk)
Silat- a character founded on the traditional Rajput warriors of India. He’s a powerful and significant character who competes for even Guts (the main character). Silat’s armoury of weapons is based on the Rajput armoury, such as area, chakram and clear. All of which relate to traditional Indian weapons of war. Silat’s fighting style is also established based on Indian Martial arts: Kalaripayattu.
6. Ramdas (Little Princess Sarah)
Ramdas – a character who’s a servant to Mr Carrisford in anime: Little Princess Sarah. He’s a caring, kind person towards Sarah Crewe. The main story of Little Princess Sarah is set in British India.
7. Jerry (D-Gray Man)
Jerry’s an Indian character from D-Gray Man. He’s also a chef in anime and learns the fighting style of Muay Thai. From the side of his father who runs a dojo. He is a supporting character in the Anime. Jerry is his nickname in D. grey-man.
8. Urmina (D.Gray Man)
Urmina is a widow of Maharaja in India and is one of the love-interests of the general cross.
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9. Narain (D.Gray Man)
Narain is a close friend of Allen Walker in his time in India. He ultimately turns into an Akuma (demon), destroyed by Allen Walker.
10. Amitabh Kapoor (Darker than Black)
Amitabh Kapoor’s a contractor whose capacity is to maintain the bodies of humans. He doesn’t have his personality, so he possesses the body of a Caucasian man who was his former assistant.
11. Sharna Alamgir (Hayate the Combat Butler)
Sharna Alamgir is a transferred student from India. She is a friend of Fumi Hibino as shown in the movie. She is the most talented girl in the school who is an exchange student from India. People have definitely loved this character.
12. Meena (Dinosaur King)
Meena’s an Indian princess and is one of the official components of the D-team.
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13. Aishwarya Rai (Digimon)
Aishwarya Rai’s one of the creators of unnatural life forms, which later becomes Digimon. She’s also one of the important parts throughout the Digimon anime. The characters is inspired from the most talented actress in Bollywood industry, Aishwarya Rai. Though she doesn’t not look like her, but the character is seemed to be inspired by her.
14. Éclair (Fairy Tail)
Though Eclair’s not an Indian character by skin-tone, she carries Indian resemblance because of the Indian Sari and bangles she wears.
15. Janet (Black Lagoon)
Janet is an Indian money launderer characterised in the dark anime series: Black Lagoon.
These were 15 Most interesting India Anime Characters comment your favorite one…