Today is the fifth night of Hanukkah; Christmas is right around the corner, 2022 is coming to a close, and Capricorn season has begun! Whether they admit it or not, Capricorns often think that they’re better than others, even if only subconsciously. In some people, this can make them seem pretentious or even arrogant, but the more humble Capricorns are simply ambitious perfectionists. Capricorns tend to dream big and have the resilience and strength to see their goals through to the end. Here are 12 Capricorn anime characters!
Tobio Kageyama (Haikyuu!!) – December 22
Kageyama didn’t earn the moniker “King of the Court” by being humble and self-conscious. Kageyama knows he’s one of the best volleyball players in Japan and will accept nothing but perfection from both himself and his teammates.
Megumi Fushiguro (Jujutsu Kaisen) – December 22
Even if he isn’t the bragging type, Fushiguro knows his worth as a jujutsu sorcerer. He also knows that he is, in the words of Scar from The Lion King, surrounded by idiots. Fushiguro is far more mature and level-headed than his friends Nobara and Itadori and even his teacher Gojo, and this is a frequent source of irritation for him.
Junko Enoshima (Danganronpa) – December 24 (SPOILER WARNING!)
A supermodel and an evil mastermind? Now that takes some confidence. There’s no greater ambition than world domination, and on top of that, Junko knows she’s gorgeous. She is the perfect embodiment of the elitist type of Capricorn, and she does it flawlessly. Such a girl boss!
Rin & Yukio Okumura (Blue Exorcist) – December 27
Despite their drastically different personalities, these twins still both manage to embody a Capricorn nature. Rin (right) has the high ambition of any shounen protagonist, with the grand goal of defeating Satan himself, as well as the determination to earn the friendship of his peers despite being half demon. Yukio (left), on the other hand, works diligently towards becoming a doctor while quietly looking down on others—especially his brother. Even though Rin is more headstrong than Yukio, he is actually the more humble of the twins, and Yukio, being the youngest exorcist in the world, has a certain pretentiousness about him.
Kirei Kotomine (Fate/) – December 28
Kotomine is one scary dude. He doesn’t have enough of a sense of self to think he’s better than everyone else, but his sadistic nature and position as both a priest and a powerful mage give him the ability to pull the strings in many people’s lives.
Dia Kurosawa (Love Live! Sunshine!!) – January 1
Mature, refined, and polite, Dia certainly can give the impression that she thinks she’s better than everyone; in reality, however, she’s simply a perfectionist who’s passionate about the things she loves.
Senku Ishigami (Dr. Stone) – January 4
Talk about dreaming big: Senku’s goal is to bring humanity back from near extinction, almost single-handedly. He knows he’s a bonafide genius and has no qualms about proving it time and again.
Mei Narumiya (Ace of Diamond) – January 5
Team aces tend to be a little conceited, and Narumiya is of that type. He lets the title “Prince of the Capital,” as well as his position as a pitcher, go to his head, and feels entitled to criticize others and complain when anyone but him receives attention.
Shoto Todoroki (My Hero Academia) – January 11
Pride is not always necessarily a bad thing. Initially, Shoto rejects his fire powers and only uses his ice powers (which kind of makes sense astrologically, since Capricorns are born in the cold months of December and January); however, he learns to embrace both halves of himself and claim all of his abilities as his own.
Ray (The Promised Neverland) – January 15
Ray is yet another unabashed genius on this list. He’s also a pragmatist, which often leads him to look down on idealists like his friend Emma. He is smart and realistic enough to not waste his time chasing fantasies, which is a bit ironic, given the tendency for Capricorns to be dreamers.
Prussia (Hetalia) – January 18
You can’t get more pretentious than being known for the catchphrase, “I am awesome!” Prussia is the worst kind of Capricorn: the arrogant type that insists upon his own greatness. Calm down, dude; you’re not even a country anymore.