One of the most amazing things about anime is that some characters are created to be different from what’s expected from mainstream society — both in the character’s world and in real life. They can have unique abilities, special types of magic or martial arts, or a particular feature that defines them.
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In some cases, it’s an article of clothing, an object, or even an eyepatch. There are many characters in anime who wear eyepatches for various reasons: to hide scars, to conceal their eye, or even just to look cool. Whatever the reason, there are some incredible characters in anime who wear eyepatches.
10 Mei Misaki Is A Sweet But Somewhat Creepy Girl With Two Differently-Colored Eyes (Another)
Mei Misaki is a sweet if admittedly creepy member of class 3-3 at Yomiyama North Middle School, nicknamed “the one that doesn’t exist.” Due to the dark secret of the class, students and teachers treat Mei like she’s not there. She also has two differently colored eyes; one is red and the other is green.
She wears an eyepatch over her green left eye as it’s prosthetic, capable of seeing things that normally can’t be seen, and because she hates that it’s a different color.
9 Megumin Wears An Eyepatch For Absolutely No Other Reason Than As A Fashion Accessory (KonoSuba: God’s Blessing On This Wonderful World!)
The tiny teenager Megumin is one of the most popular characters in KonoSuba. She is also an Arch Wizard of the Crimson Demon Clan who uses and is well-versed in Explosion Magic. Like all members of the clan, she has red eyes and wears a patch over her left eye. There’s no real reason behind why she wears it beyond cosmetic purposes. However, she likes to say that if her eyepatch were removed, a great catastrophe would occur.
8 Nui Harime May Look Sweet And Adorable But Beneath The Surface, She’s A Sadistic Eyepatch-Wearing Killer (Kill La Kill)
Despite her sweet and adorable appearance, Nui Harime is one of the main antagonists in Kill la Kill. She’s childish, often wearing frilly pink dresses and carrying a matching parasol, yet also an incredibly sadistic fighter. When she’s wounded, though, she becomes more aggressive and loses her happy-go-lucky nature.
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Unlike many of the characters who wear eyepatches, Nui wears hers for a reason: to cover the fact that she’s missing an eye, which she lost in a battle against Isshin Matoi.
7 Kenpachi Zaraki Is Addicted To Fighting And Wears An Eyepatch That Handicaps Him (Bleach)
Kenpachi Zaraki is a violent fighter who practically lives for fighting. He’s so in love with battles that he believes injury or death are just the result of a good fight, and won’t land a killing blow if the person is too weak or too injured to fight back.
In fact, he even gives himself a handicap by wearing his eyepatch. This eyepatch was given to him by the 12th Division, and it consistently suppresses his Reiatsu. This means that his opponents have an easier time fighting against him.
6 Ken Kaneki Was A Human Who Received Organs From A Ghoul And Cannot Control His Ghoul Eye (Tokyo Ghoul)
Ken Kaneki is the main protagonist of Tokyo Ghoul. Ken was a normal human boy, but his life changed irreversibly after a fateful incident. With the organs of a ghoul transplanted inside his body, Ken became a half-human, half-ghoul.
As a result of his human upbringing and being thrust into the world of ghouls against his will, he was unable to control his ghoul’s eye, and this is why he’s called the One-Eyed Ghoul. Because he’s unable to control his ghoul half, he wears an eyepatch to conceal his dueling identities.
5 Minene Uryuu Wears An Eyepatch Over The Eye That She Lost In A Tournament (Future Diary)
Like many of the characters in Future Diary, Minene is a little unstable. She’s intimidating, gets over-excited about her acts of terrorism, and she’s more than willing to kill anyone who gets in her way. She even has the Escape Diary, which shows her how to escape dangerous situations.
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Minene originally didn’t wear an eyepatch, but when she lost her eye during the Survival Game, a Battle Royale tournament to choose the God of Time and Space, she began wearing one, even though she does have a glass eye in place of the eye she lost.
4 Rikka Takanashi Lives In A State Of Delusion Where She Possesses The Tyrant’s Eye That Needs To Be Sealed Away Beneath Her Eyepatch (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!)
Rikka Takanashi is the main protagonist in Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! and is a chuunibyou practitioner. The word “chuunibyou” refers to immature behavior in young teens who should have moved past the make-believe stage.
As she hasn’t moved beyond this make-believe behavior, Rikka is convinced that she is a sorceress. She wears an eyepatch over her right eye that keeps her Tyrant’s Eye, a powerful ability that is able to destroy anyone who looks at her, in check. She even wears a colored contact lens to further “protect” the people around her.
3 King Bradley Wears An Eyepatch To Conceal His Identity As A Homunculus (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
It’s hard to believe that someone like King Bradley is a villain in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. He’s funny, compassionate, charming, and powerful, all qualities that make him a wonderful leader.
But beneath that cool exterior is an antagonist who’s strong, fast, and a formidable foe with a sword. Underneath his eyepatch is his Ultimate Eye, marked with an Ouroboros tattoo. This eye has precognition abilities and is kept hidden from everyone to effectively conceal his homunculus status.
2 Kakashi Hatake Is A Talented Shinobi With A Hidden Eye That Allows Him To Copy and Memorize Almost Any Jutsu (Naruto)
Kakashi Hatake is a talented and fearsome shinobi from the Hidden Leaf Village one of the most popular eyepatch-wearing characters in anime to date. Not only is he talented as a fighter, but he’s funny, a little silly, and a bookworm at heart.
Beneath the covering that masks most of his face is an eye that holds a powerful Sharingan from a thought-to-be-dead member of the Uchiha clan. With this eye, Kakashi is also known as the copycat ninja, as he can copy and memorize almost any jutsu.
1 Ciel Phantomhive Is A Witty And Sharp Earl Who Made A Deal With A Demon (Black Butler)
Ciel Phantomhive, the current Earl of the Phantomhive Estate, is a prideful young boy with a wickedly sharp mind. After a series of horrific events in which he lost his entire family and his twin brother, he summoned and formed a contract with the demon, Sebastian Michaelis.
Forming this contract allowed Ciel to start exacting his revenge on the people who killed his family. The eye that proves his contract with Sebastian is hidden beneath an eyepatch, which he changes depending upon the situation.
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