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    The 17 Most Iconic Best Friends In Anime

    No, Naruto and Sasuke don't count.

    Though the "power of friendship" trope is a hit or miss concept for the anime community, there's nothing quite like a genuine camaraderie to make you fall in love with a series. Best friends in anime can elevate an entire narrative, especially those as iconic as the ones on this list.

    1. Gon and Killua (Hunter x Hunter)

    Gon and Killua standing next to each other

    2. Ash and Pikachu (Pokémon)

    Ash with Pikachu standing on his shoulder

    3. Yugi and Joey (Yu-Gi-Oh!)

    Joey making a funny face while holding Yugi

    4. Goku and Krillin (the Dragon Ball franchise)

    Young Goku and Krillin hugging

    5. Yusuke and Kuwabara (YuYu Hakusho)

    Yusuke whispering to Kuwabara

    6. The Straw Hat Pirates (One Piece)

    A group picture of the Straw Hat Pirates posing

    7. Itadori and Todo (Jujutsu Kaisen)

    Itadori and Todo posing together

    8. Hinata and Kageyama (Haikyu!!)

    Hinata giving Kageyama a thumb's up

    9. Ban and Meliodas (Seven Deadly Sins)

    Ban and Meliodas touching knuckles

    10. The Sailor Scouts (Sailor Moon)

    The Sailor Scouts from Sailor Moon using their powers

    11. Kamina and Simon (Gurren Lagann)

    Kamina and Simon staring at something

    12. Spike and Jet (Cowboy Bebop)

    Spike and Jet looking at Faye

    13. Yato and Yukine (Noragami)

    Yato grabbing Yukine from behind

    14. Kaneki and Hide (Tokyo Ghoul)

    Hide whispering to Kaneki

    15. Joseph and Caesar (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)

    Caesar with a hand on Joseph's shoulder

    16. Gintoki and Katsura (Gintama)

    Gintoki and Katsura holding swords

    17. Kaiman and Nikaido (Dorohedoro)

    Kaiman and Nikaido doing a pinky promise