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HamLewiston

goku, naruto, and pikachu are probably much more iconic


consoom_

Pikachu


JakeBurdette

Pokémon is the highest grossing franchise of all time, Pikachu is absolutely the correct answer


Chill-Skill

Anything else is wrong


criosovereign

Wait, really? Even more than like Star Wars or marvel or stuff that’s made billions off of movies alone, let alone merchandise?


SmokeontheHorizon

[Pokemon is the only $100B+ media franchise.](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-grossing_media_franchises) Pokemon Go alone *still* rakes in more than $1M/day


SupremeKnee

1 million a day is an insane amount of money, but it’s not surprising because it’s Pokemon


CringeKage222

This list is weird, the count marvel as different things, heck Spiderman is right below the MCU there.


Mewthredel

Yes.


Dackyboi

My mom knows Pikachu. My mom does not know Eren Yeager.


ScepterReptile

Pikachu and Mickey about to tussle for title of world's best known fictional mouse


MattGaming0422

Correct


saverma192013

Yes


pinealpresence

I think Pikachu wins here, easily. Maybe iconic isn't the word you meant to use, as obviously AoT isn't as commercially popular as Pokémon, Dragon Ball, or Naruto.


LordFarquadOnAQuad

Pikachu is straight up the mascots for the largest media franchise in the world. Nobody gonna beat that. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-grossing_media_franchises


pinealpresence

Facts. Pikachu isn't worried about Eren. It's on Cinderella, Luke Skywalker, Mickey Mouse status.


4GamingLinkAot

higher than all of them actually.


No_News_2694

I think full name wise it's eren Yeager. Like yeah Naruto and goku are more popular but 90% of people don't know their full names but Eren Yeager is very iconic. Going by this logic though pokemon still wins cause ash Ketchum is iconic lol.


dryochinchin

Eren is still the inferior protagonist out of the four protagonists u mentioned


summonerofrain

No, that’s just not the case sorry. Many know Naruto uzumaki, son goku, etc etc more than eren Yeager.


bradd_91

And One Piece. Massive in Japan.


PursuerOfCataclysm

I like him but absolutely no for me


Ducati_Don

Can he beat Goku tho?


callmepinocchio

My day has finally come! /* *brings out 500 page battle chart for Goku vs Eren* *


rhydderch_hael

Why 500 pages? The whole fight could be Goku blows up half the planet and everyone else dies.


callmepinocchio

Goku would never do that


Puzzle960

why? cause goku is a good guy.


Mewthredel

I dunno he might after he sees how fucked up the titan planet is.


callmepinocchio

He still wouldn't


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UnsaltedBallSacks

Please I wanna watch this


Slow484-Aadhitya

It’s probably Goku


callmepinocchio

In terms of who can recognize the name, I think both Goku, Naruto, and Luffy are more familiar names than Eren. EDIT: Luffy isn't as well known as I thought.


FantasticApologue

Reminds me of the time I was wearing an AoT shirt and a guy said "awesome shirt! I love Naruto!"


WaaGeonlyme

Man of culture


FLASH_OP

Idk about that but Goku, Naruto,Luffy and Eren are really popular names tbh, the only name I think not all anime and non-anime fans would know would be Ichigo(no offense to Bleach lovers) as even I didn't know about Ichigo first


Lost_in_oblivion_

Nah dude luffy isn't universally recognizable like those two.regular non weeb people haven't heard of him that much


Ashamed_Volume_8594

Never heard of Luffy until I came to Japan Lmao


thefreshscent

If you only looked at Japan you would assume One Piece is the most popular anime of all time. It’s absolutely everywhere there.


Ashamed_Volume_8594

Yes, everywhere lol The Japanese love OP lol


Knockedy

For good reason


Bogglewonks

Naruto & Goku yes. Luffy? Absolutely not


ivanjean

Not Luffy. One piece is surely the most well-known in Japan and famous among the anime community, but isn't popular internationally like DB or Naruto.


Ashamed_Volume_8594

Yup. Goku is a thing not only in the US but also Latin America


ivanjean

Yes. I am from Latin America (more specifically, Brazil), and Naruto and Dragon Ball were and are still hits here (DB is popular since the late 80s, while Naruto has been a phenomenon since the mid 2000s). Meanwhile, One Piece is becoming a bit more popular now due to the streaming services, but is still not an explosive success. I'd also say Attack on Titan is more popular than OP here, though still not recognizable by the average Joe.


StarKnighter

Doesn't Neymar have a full back DBZ tattoo?


Rafistos

Aeeeee caralho. Brasil zil zil! r/suddenlycaralho


gaybraham-lincoln

You wild if you think Luffy is on the same level as goku or Naruto


Crazybonbon

Who's Luffy and I'm being dead serious like I feel like it's from that show I've never seen


elporpoise

It’s from one piece never actually watched it though


Canaya-Boricua

The only anime I’ve ever watched is death note and aot. I know of goku and naruto of course, but I have literally never heard of luffy, so that’s my personal anecdote


w311sh1t

Feel like it has to be Naruto given that the it’s also literally the name of the show. Also the whole “Naruto run” was a pretty mainstream meme for a while.


TimeTravelingYams

For sure Goku, followed by Naruto if we are talking just the random person


bape_x_anime

Pikachu more famous then both of them tbh


Ashamed_Volume_8594

Facts


TimeTravelingYams

True, always forget pikachu is anime. My head puts him into the video game category lol


GokusTheName

Thank you


9nty5ive

Yeah Goku but Vegeta is a universal badass


Durzydurz

"I like this character they must be the best everyone must love them"


BackStabbath2004

Everyone DEFINITELY doesn't love him lol. The ending made sure there's always going to be some amount of controversy.


Mrclayy

My mom and dad doesnt watch anime but I'm pretty sure they know who Gouku is.😆


fsamson3

Lol respectfully, no


WaaGeonlyme

Here's list: 1- Goku 2- Pikachu 3- Naruto others


Chill-Skill

Pikachu is definitely more mainstream. I guarantee you more adults know what a pikachu is


WaaGeonlyme

Yeah actually Pikachu more popular but in internet, Goku is more popular.


Sykobean

Not even close. Pokémon is the best-selling franchise of all time by many miles. Internet or not, even some of the least recognizable Pokémon are statistically more common/popular than anything related to Goku


DogronDoWirdan

I would argue that Goku is 1 place. I would place 1) Pikachu 2) Naruto 3) Goku


WaaGeonlyme

Nah, Goku is always more known than Naruto. They are both so famous but Goku is 2 decade older and even 60 years old know him.


TheRealTravisClous

My 7 year old neice wanted to go watch Goku at the movie theater when the new movie came out a few weeks ago. Goku is more recognized than Naruto worldwide.


JeagerXhunter

Oh you're wild for putting Naruto over goku. Even people who don't watch anime know about goku and probably he can turn "blonde". The same can't be said for Naruto.


SaintNutella

They not know about Naruto, but they know his name because it's the literal title of the show. He's not more iconic or recognizable than Goku, just his actual name might be.


DogronDoWirdan

I’m not an anime fan, though I watched some titles that I find interesting, and before this thread I didn’t even know who is Goku. Naruto though was everywhere in my childhood


JosephJoestaarrr

You are 100 percent in the minority


JeagerXhunter

That is surprising to hear. The dragon ball franchise slays outside of Japan (well it slays in Japan too) . Especially in North America. Both dragon movies from dragon ball Super Super hero to the Super Broly movie was able to beat out other popular anime movies financially in the box office. But I guess it would obviously be different in different parts of the world.


BackStabbath2004

I guess that's an example of 'that's how it is where I'm from so it's probably like that everywhere else'. Goku is a bigger name than Naruto in most places.


callmepinocchio

Only, Pikachu isn't primarily known from an anime...


reagsters

As opposed to the gritty, documentary-style Pikachu film that made it all the rage? /s


TheZynec

More like, 1- Pikachu 2- Goku 3- Naruto


SergioFerra

Bro even my grandma knows who Goku is 💀


The_Uncommon_Aura

It just straight up objectively isn’t. It could be for you personally, but I’d say your perspective is very narrow with limited experience to draw from if it is.


Dbfbufoc

Huh no lmao


funkmasterhexbyte

You thought it was Eren but it was I, DIO!


Jerry98x

Only if AoT is the only anime you have watched in your entire life


koola_00

One of. Definitely not THE.


SpaceCowboy1929

Gotta watch more anime my guy.


vfhd

I don't know for instance Levi Ackerman sounds more epic


[deleted]

more of my friends have heard of naruto, ds, one oiece. etc. a lot of them dont even know aot


JoeNoFollowProto

Goku “bitch please”


Banjo_Wanjo

Man, I absolutely love AOT, but no.


Hectoreoeoeo

It’s definitely Pikachu. Naruto is definitely higher as well


TheDarkNerd10

Goku Vegeta Luffy Naruto Sasuke Doraemon Nobita Pikachu Detective Conan My mom is not an anime fan but she'll probably recognize most if not all of these characters name... She wouldn't know sh*t about Eren Yeager tho...


Jian_Ng

Doraemon is probably the most popular anime character in the east.


Icaro04

It is too early For saying that, maybe in 10 o 20 years we talk about this again but probaly Goku is the most iconic at least here in latinamerica, in Japan probaly is lufy.


ADGx27

Common Twitter braindeadery. Dawg everyone and their dog of any age besides maybe ultra-boomers know what pikachu is


Samhx1999

The ending ruined his character and turned him into a pathetic loser. So no.


SnooRobots281

It’s one of the most iconics names, especially after Willy Tybur saying it. Like after the season 4 trailer, his name was elevated fr.


InsidiousBiscut

I think Boruto's Dad's Son's Father wins out there.


Coiote4

You mean the guy from fortnite?


InsidiousBiscut

There's at least two guys from fortnite. Could you be more specific?


Coiote4

The one with yellow hair...wait


Kszaczek

Giorgio giovanna


Faezan

Nope. L is the name.


TheKnightGame

Nah this is not real eren


[deleted]

Maybe in the modern day/new age, but not in history. Goku, Vegeta, Naruto, Pikachu


Just_-_Adrian

Sadly No.


theattack_helicopter

But can he beat Goku?


W1lfr3ds

Nope


W1lfr3ds

Nope sorry bud


Dexter2232000

Well I don't wanna be rude but I find that most German Names sound badass


H-N-O-3

AOT is an anime that doesnt use words -chan , -sama etc in the names !!


cobrajet99

Lelouch vi Britannia disagrees.


Coiote4

Lelouch is what eren tried to be


John628_29

Goku, Monkey D Luffy, Saitama


followselfishly

Most iconic? No. But I don’t disagree that he’s up there.


lordbovice

Who?


Denam007

Doraemon and Nobita are far more iconic than eren.. whoever wrote this probably only watch 3 animes


Jerry98x

I don't know why you are getting downvoted... Doraemon is famous everywhere, but in particular it has been a very important social phenomen in Japan. Definitely more than AoT (which I still consider possibly the most important shonen of the last 10/15 years). Eren is slowly getting the recognition he deserves, but I'm pretty sure many more people have heard of Doraemon


renatojorge236

I back the nostalgia, but Pikachu, Naruto and Goku are literally the faces of Anime in the west. No one even knows who luffy or ichigo are and that's the big 3 of shonen, so what chance does Eren have


Denam007

Depends on where you live i think, but yeah goku objectively wins, Young or old people Knows or at least heard of Dragonball and it's popular on most countries..


todorpopov

I’ve literally never heard of those 🗿🗿


Denam007

Ask your mom or your dad or your older sister or your older brother..


dWaldizzle

Never heard of either of these dudes


Denam007

It's an anime, Doraemon is one of the most popular anime in Japan, way more popular than aot..it has time travel aspect like aot and tragic love story too between nobita and shizuka, you should give it a try..


dWaldizzle

Will do bet


Denam007

>Doraemon is one of the most popular anime in Japan, way more popular than aot.. You mean this? I'll bet my 60usd i have on my Paypal


mercuryheart_

Monkey D Luffy


SunnyArcad3

Luffy honestly isn't that iconic, like who tf knows him outside of anime fans? Goku, Naruto and Pikachu on the other hand are known by many people even outside of the anime community


mercuryheart_

One Piece is the number one best selling manga of all time... tf you talking about lmfao


SunnyArcad3

Ok? Doesn't change the fact that most people have never heard of him in comparison to the actually iconic people that I mentioned


mercuryheart_

All I said was Luffy was more iconic than Eren Yaeger.


Naughtyhumanoid

Jotaro Kujo.


stoplookingatname

who


BigBlackClock1001

recurring jojo character with one of the strongest stands, star platinum


devj007

Naruto??


D3ATHSTR0KE_

I’d say Naruto


OmryR

Raye penber from death note that name doesn’t leave my head, can’t forget it..


PyroCatt

Eren Jaeger is one of the ganist ever


UnoriginallyChris

He's definetely on the list, but no where near the top


drdrifty2222

I'm gonna say one word Griffith


mutDD

For sure Edit: ahhh I thought it said “one of the most iconic”. Not “the most iconic”. Obviously there’s more iconic characters


Coiote4

Bro has only watched one anime in his life


PhunkOperator

I wonder if his name is actually supposed to be Eren Yeager in Japanese. Yeager, sure, but Eren?


BackStabbath2004

Yeager is the one that's definitely not Japanese lol. Yeager (spelling may by different) is German. And 'Eren' was Turkish iirc.


Primitive_Chango

Goku, pikachu, naruto


DerpCaster

Goku is a bit more iconic


driplit645

Pikachu or naruto goku is also definitely way more popular then eren yeager


jeshx20

I would say Goku. Even my parents in their 60s/70s who don't really know what the internet is have heard the name


do_not_read_it

There are many names most iconic that this, But but but screaming - sono na wa EREN YEAGER gives the feeling of being iconic in itself.


IshaanGupta18

Goku,Naruto,Ichigo,Luffy,Pikachu,Doraemon,Saitama I can name so much more names


ssiao

Apart from Pikachu. Naruto and goku and maybe luffy


G0dZylla

Pikachu Is 10000 more iconic than aaron


Revolutionary-Fan657

No, Goku is definitely more iconic, I can ask eveyone in my family who is a bunch of stereotypical Mexicans, and they’ll all know who goku is but not eren


Monkey_D_Beno

One meme got niggas acting up


TheShonenShow

Uhhh no? Any main dragon ball character, Ash Ketchum, Naruto, or Yugi Moto


GoRangers5

Has Eren been a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade? I don’t think so


Superior_Lancers

Nah, I'd say it's between Goku and Naruto.


Various_End7252

Goku, Naruto, Luffy, and then a huge gap, Eren's not even close.


JoeySTRIKE_alt

At least 5 pokemon are more iconic than Eren


Machete77

Naw is definitely Matoi Ryuko


AnimaBallZ

Goku and Pikachu


Rvntlt1906

That's an odd way to write "Goku".


spacecadet0226

That still paired with the name makes it the most iconic


ArshFromWoW

Ellen yoghurt


judgementjake

Penpen


InvincibleGamerYT

Pikachu.


sadpotatohours13

*one of the most iconic. It is iconic, no doubt. But there's many others too.


cloudspike84

Goku, Pikachu, Sailor Moon (people who don't even know it's a show have Sailor Moon shirts) would be top 3. I know I am a boomer but a surprising number of people recognize Spike Spiegel, Vash the Stampede, Inuyasha, and Major Motoko Kusanagi...two of those even (unfortunately) got live action versions. I think Eren Yeager will get there though.


Agroththegreat

Hey kid ever heard of PICO ???


Hoglamogla

Nah. It got to be Pikachu. Even my old parents who don't fully know what anime is know him.


sharkprincefishstick

PIKACHU Yes, he didn’t start in anime, but the Pokemon anime is part of anime history. My grandmother is in her 80s and she knows Pikachu. Literally everyone I have ever met knows who/what Pikachu is, or at least recognizes the name. Goku and Naruto are up there, but Pikachu is without a doubt the most widespread character from anime.


skrubLordD10

goku


CozmoCAT23

Goku is more powerful, but has great control over his power. Naruto is the same, but far less powerful. Luffy is unpredictable and not always consistent. Eren is just in a big meat suit…


Ocop27

Naruto? Goku? Pikachu?


Green_man619

No


xXTASERFACEXx

Ngl Goku, Naruto or Ash are more iconic


sadmelian

AOT is my first anime that wasn't something shown in the middle of the day on Cartoon Network. I knew Naruto, Sailor Moon, and Eren. I'd heard some jokes about him and saw a cardboard cutout somewhere but didn't know he was from AOT.


DOOMFOOL

Lmao you serious?


thisremindsmeofbacon

Not even close, sorry


Simulator587

Let me fix it a little bit. \**One of the most* As much as I love AOT, there are a lot more names that are more iconic than Eren.


IceColdShoulders

Iconic, but not the MOST iconic. He’s gotta compete with Goku, Pikachu, Naruto


rockmeNiallxh

Not the most by any means, but one of the. It really depends on the generation you ask too


Omnibobbia

As an aot simp . Hell naw.


Eliasweeb

Lmao no


Legendary_Goof515

Goku, Naruto, Sasuke/ Itachi Pikachu Ash Ketchum, Takami Fujiwara Jotaro And many more


EliteFlamezz

Goku Pikachu Naruto


drxcomxnxa

Probably naruto or pikachu


EDNivek

Western Anime History he might barely crack the top 5, in Japan he barely cracks the top 50 and maybe not even top 100 because of characters that would be obscure to western fans, but are a cultural zeitgeist in Japan. hell he'd probably get beaten out by the more popular Touhou characters which doesn't even have an official anime.


BatmansButtsack

Attack on Titan is my favorite anime, but there’s not a single character whos even close to being a contender for that title. No non anime viewer knows them, EVERYBODY knows who Pickachu is.


Famous_Junket1460

Idk before I got into anime i only heard like Naruto maybe


Eren_Schitt

Eren is certainly iconic, however you can’t just list one character from each iconic show. I’d argue that Naruto, Sasuke & Kakashi are all more iconic than Eren. Same as Goku and Vegeta. Light , Ryuk & L etc. As much as I want to hate on it because of my feelings about the end… I can’t deny him being in the upper echelon of “Iconic Characters” Just that he’s not necessarily at the top, or maybe even the top 10. But still, nonetheless, upper echelon.


Famous_Junket1460

Naruto and pikachu ofc


DondaldDoylesFan

Pikachu, Goku, Naruto, Deku, then Eren, probably.