Everyone has that one teacher that changed their lives, and so do anime protagonists, except they are called sensei. Sometimes, they are there to push the characters to be better and other times. They help uptight students relax and enjoy life. Here are seven anime teachers we wish were real enough to teach us.
Master Roshi – Dragon Ball
If you get to train one of the most powerful anime heroes, of course, you will make the cut. Goku might have been super strong, but he owes it all to Master Roshi’s constant martial arts lessons. Most people his age can barely move, but he maintained his strength and speed. What makes him such a good teacher is his willingness to motivate and train his students, no matter how old or young.
Satoru Gojo – Jujutsu Kaisen
Satoru Gojo is the literal embodiment of the chaotic good trope. He uses unconventional methods to train his students; of course, he is super powerful. I especially love anyone willing to fight higher-ups for his student’s sake, which is why I think he makes such a great teacher. This man listens to no one but himself and is never wrong. I’d listen to any teacher that is confident in themself tbh.
Korosensei – Assassination Classroom
The man/octopus has sensei in his name; how can we omit him? To date, he is still my favourite teacher of all time. He takes time to study each student and trains them according to their strengths. He is involved in their lives inside and outside the classroom and wants to see them be the best versions of themselves. He might have been training them to be assassins, specifically to kill him. But he gets a pass for being genuine and dedicated to ensuring his students grew up to be good people.
Dr. Franken Stein – Soul Eater
I love when a sensei is a good mix of crazy genius and powerful, which describes Dr Franken Stein. He might be a little sadistic and tire his students by constantly asking them if he can dissect them, but sometimes, red flags are green. If he isn’t teaching Soul and Maka to get along, he is busy protecting his students from enemies. He might be a bit mad, but only the best senseis are mad.
Arataka Reigen – Mob Psycho 100
It’s scarce that a student starts as more powerful than his sensei, but that is the dynamic of Reigen and Mob’s relationship. This man has no supernatural abilities as he claims, but if lying was a sport, he’s always come first. At first, Regin uses Mob to make money in his scam business of exorcising demons. Still, he eventually becomes just the sensei Mob needs. Mob wanted Reigen to train him to be more powerful, but Reigen taught him to be a better person. Through him, Mob learns to be more confident as you will be if you know someone will always listen to your problems and give you advice where necessary.
Hatake Kakashi – Naruto
It’s tough to choose one sensei from Naruto because all of them were great teachers, but today, let’s give Kakashi his flowers. Even after amassing so much power, Kakashi was the only reason Naruto and his team members had such a good moral compass. This man always ensured that their safety was more important than completing missions and taught them to value people’s lives. He made what could have been a stressful childhood training to be a ninja fun and was always there when they needed him.
Osamu Dazai – Bungo Stray Dogs
I know this might be an unconventional entry but hear me out. Dazai might have lost his will to live, but it comes in clutch whenever they face danger, and he dives in to save his students without thinking first. That’s the mark of a great teacher to me. He puts them first before himself, and that’s what makes him so great. When he’s not busy trying to unalive himself, Dazai’s always busy training and teaching his students to enhance their abilities and learn to work with others. That’s my problematic king, and I stand by him.