We have reached the part of springtime where the weather can’t decide what it wants to be: it’ll be 80° one day, then 35° the next. However, the people born during this period (between April 20 and May 20) are anything but inconsistent. Taureses, which are earth signs, are reliable and down-to-earth, making them great listeners and friends. Sometimes they can be a bit bullheaded—their symbol is a bull, after all—but this is usually only because they know what’s best for everyone around them. Here are 12 Taurus anime characters!
Saitama (One-Punch Man) – April 21
Even though Saitama is one of the strongest individuals in the world, he’s ridiculously chill. He is so down-to-earth, in fact, that he often drives himself to sheer boredom. Yet he’s definitely not just lazy: despite only being a C-Class hero, if Saitama’s on the scene, we can rest assured that he’ll get the job done quickly, and probably better than anyone else could.
Nagito Komaeda (Danganronpa) – April 28
“Hope” and “despair” are two major themes in Danganronpa, and Komaeda embodies the former. He may not think very highly of himself at all, but he always has a smile on his face and looks on the bright side of things. Although his words and actions can be a bit strange, and his optimism is often obsessive, he cares deeply about his friends (even those who don’t see him as a friend in return) and wants everyone to remain hopeful.
Lettuce Midorikawa (Tokyo Mew Mew) – April 29
Due to her shy and obedient personality, Lettuce has a history of struggling with self-confidence. As a result, when she finally finds friends that recognize and appreciate her worth, she values them greatly and is deeply loyal to them. She is a diligent worker in all aspects of her life, from school to waitressing to being a superheroine. In addition, the Taurus sign is often associated with the color green, and Lettuce’s design is totally green-centric: her first name is a green vegetable while her last name literally means “green,” her hair and clothes are both green, and her birthday falls on the Japanese holiday Greenery Day.
Connie Springer (Attack On Titan) – May 2
In a world where man-eating Titans threaten humanity’s survival, it can be difficult to stay positive; Connie, however, still manages to goof around and maintain a good sense of humor. Still, this doesn’t mean that he’s immune to the tragedies he witnesses. He tries to use his optimism to motivate those around him, and always works his hardest even if his skill level is below his comrades’. His friendship with Sasha is also arguably one of the most heartwarming in the series.
Ikumi Mito (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma) – May 4
Ikumi—or Nikumi, as she’s often called—falls on the more aggressive, bullish side of the Taurus spectrum. She knows that she’s a talented chef, especially when it comes to cooking meat, and she doesn’t accept defeat easily. Nevertheless, if someone comes to her for help, she’s willing to share her expertise. She’s also a lot gentler of a person than her tough exterior suggests.
Satsuki Momoi (Kuroko’s Basketball) – May 4
Behind every successful sports team is a manager that keeps everyone together and calls the shots on the sidelines. In middle school, Momoi was the manager of a basketball team that consisted of such insanely talented members that they became known as the Generation of Miracles, and later became the manager of her childhood best friend’s basketball team in high school. Momoi is a cheerful, motherly individual that takes care of her own team while also critically analyzing opponents.
Takashi Morinozuka (Ouran High School Host Club) – May 5
As the “Strong-Silent Type,” Mori-senpai has the sturdy, dependable presence one would expect from a Taurus. Being so quiet makes him adept at listening to and observing others, so whenever someone comes to him for advice, he is always able to understand their problem and provide wise counsel. He is a loyal and reliable friend not just to his cousin Honey-senpai (whom you can read about in my Pisces article), but also to the rest of the Host Club.
Gon Freecs (Hunter x Hunter) – May 5
Friendship is one of the most important things to Gon, particularly his friendship with his best friend Killua. He may be a bit of an airhead and intelligence isn’t one of his strongsuits, but in true Taurus fashion, you can always count on him to do his best and work harder than anyone. Plus, he sports green clothes and hair, and as I said before, green is a very Taurus color.
Ken Ryuguji (Tokyo Revengers) – May 10
Draken is the grounded backbone of the Tokyo Manji gang. Tough as a bull, he would never back down from a fight and certainly doesn’t shy away from violence. At the same time, however, he doesn’t needlessly start fights just for the sake of fighting. As the powerful leader Mikey’s good friend and right-hand man, everyone in Toman knows they can rely on Draken.
Kyojuro Rengoku (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) – May 10
Strength is a given for any Hashira, but in addition to being strong, Rengoku is also warm and dependable. His bright smile is always able to motivate those around him, and he serves as an excellent mentor for new demon slayers. He may be a fire user, but he is as grounded as any earth sign can be.
Shigeo Kageyama (Mob Psycho 100) – May 12
Mob is so precious and should be protected at all costs, even if he’s plenty strong enough to protect himself. He rarely uses his impressive psychic powers for his own benefit, however: his friends are his highest priority and he always puts others first. He will never say no when someone asks him for help (even if they’re taking advantage of him, like his mentor/boss Reigen often does), and is committed to becoming physically stronger so that he can be the best version of himself.