Anime shark characters include Megalo, Jiromaru, Sharpedo, Whale Shark, Saburomaru from Dororo and Monda from One Piece.
When it comes to anime, sharks aren’t just villains lurking in the depths of the ocean. They can be heroes, sidekicks, or fin-tastic addition to the story.
Let’s dive into the deep end and look at some of the most jaw-some shark characters in anime history!
Anime’s Best Shark Characters
Sharks have taken on various interesting roles in the anime world, from science fiction to drama and everything in between.
Some are portrayed realistically, while others are more whimsical and anthropomorphic. Anime has shown us that sharks can be more than mindless killing machines.
But who cares whether they’re the main stars or just supporting characters? Even with brief screen time, these sharks have left their mark on the anime world.
9Jiromaru – Dororo
Get ready for some shark demon action in the eerie world of Dororo – a tale about a limbless ronin and an orphaned thief. Meet Shiranui, a fisherman who lost his family in a brutal war, and Jiromaru, his seemingly loyal apprentice, who turn out to be two of the story’s major villains.
It may sound gruesome, but these demons have a thing for collecting organs and body parts, so it’s fitting that they take on the form of sharks.
Shiranui even goes as far as to offer up his arm to be devoured by these beasts, earning their trust and loyalty. He doesn’t seem to mind the sacrifice, but then again, he’s not the one missing a limb!
8Megalodon – A Sister’s All You Need
Imagine a shark with a tsundere personality – it’s a match made in anime heaven, and that’s exactly what you get in this quirky series about little sisters, writers, and sharks. Meet Megalodon, a character that perfectly embodies the archetype.
In the animal kingdom, Megalodon was one of the largest sharks ever to exist, and she’s just as massive in the show’s animated form, rivaling even the mighty whale shark in size.
She makes her debut in the first episode, which sees our protagonists embarking on an adventure to the island of Okinawa.
The episode’s title, “As Long As It’s Research,” hints at the oceanic fieldwork that awaits them. Megalodon is joined by other aquatic creatures, making for a thrilling and visually stunning episode.
7Megalo – One Piece
Meet Princess Shirahoshi, the adorable side character from the Fish Island Arc in One Piece. Her loyal companion and trusted bodyguard is Megalo, the pet shark. And let’s face it, Megalo is everyone’s favorite shark on the show.
As the youngest daughter of King Neptune, it’s no wonder she has a giant shark by her side.
Megalo’s size is impressive, and he’s not afraid to harm himself to protect Shirahoshi.
In fact, he loves her so much that he’ll even squeeze her into his mouth, despite his discomfort. Now, that’s what we call dedication!
6Whale Shark – A Sister’s All You Need
Move over, Megalodon, there’s a new big fish in town – the Whale Shark! This massive creature makes an appearance in a special episode of A Sister’s All You Need, where she proves to be the only shark capable of standing up to Megalodon.
And while Megalodon may try to put on a tough exterior, the Whale Shark is refreshingly open about her feelings.
The two sharks share the same episode, which sees them embarking on an adventure and conducting some “research” in the warm ocean waters off the coast of Okinawa. But unlike Megalodon, the Whale Shark has both a sister and an enemy, adding an extra layer of drama to the episode.
So, if you’re a fan of massive sea creatures and some good old-fashioned oceanic shenanigans, this episode is worth a watch!
5Shark FUJISHIRO – My Bride is a Mermaid
Meet Fujishiro – the impulsive and sadistic shark disguised as a human working for the Seto group. As the PE instructor at Isono Junior High School, his constant threats and menacing behavior, with grinding razor-sharp teeth, instill fear in his students – particularly poor Nagasumi.
But don’t be fooled by his teacher’s disguise; Fujishiro is anything but helpful. Instead of advising his human students, he often catches up on some shut-eye, much to their relief.
Let’s be honest, who would want this bloodthirsty shark as their teacher anyway? So if you’re looking for a character that will make your skin crawl and your teeth chatter, Fujishiro is the perfect fit.
4Sharpedo – Pokemon
Get ready to dive into the world of Pokémon, where the Sharpedo makes a splash in several episodes, always lurking around seaside locations. And just like in the real world, these anime sharks are feared by humans and can be quite dangerous if encountered in the wild.
Interestingly, Sharpedo evolves from a Carvanha, more like a piranha than a shark, found in rivers and other freshwater habitats.
But as it evolves, Sharpedo becomes a force to be reckoned with, especially in its mega form. With razor-sharp teeth and powerful jaws, it can deal serious damage, including nasty thorns.
So if you plan to dip in the ocean in the Pokémon world, keep an eye out for this ferocious predator!
3Eclipse Mother Pisces – Fairy Tail 2
Prepare to be awed by the majestic Mother Eclipse Pisces! This powerful being is a massive Great White shark with two side fins, a dorsal fin, and several fins at the back and tail.
The dorsal area is a deep and rich shade of blue, adding to the aura of mystery and power surrounding Mother Eclipse Pisces. But don’t let that fool you – the underside and the tips of some fins are a striking light blue, providing a stunning contrast that will leave you spellbound.
2Saburomaru – Dororo
Jiromaru may have been the face of the demonic shark duo, but he definitely wasn’t working alone. His partner-in-crime, Saburomaru, also had a taste for human flesh and was just as vicious as his “brother.”
It was never confirmed whether they were related, but it didn’t matter since they were both equally terrifying.
While the one-armed fisherman Shiranui appeared to be their master, it was the other way around. He believed sharks were superior to humans and accountable to their will.
But make no mistake; these creatures were not your average sharks.
They were demonic and relentless, seeking revenge when one of them was killed.
1Monda – One Piece
One of my favorite anime shark characters is Monda from One Piece. While not necessarily a central figure in the story, this lovable character has won the hearts of many fans, even appearing in the popular video game franchise.
As a member of the Foxy Pirates and an ally of Capote, Monda is no stranger to being on the wrong side of the law. However, the Foxy Pirates occasionally team up with Luffy and his Straw Hats, making Monda’s allegiance a grey area.
But what sets Monda apart is his lightning-fast swimming abilities. Thanks to his impressive speed, he played a pivotal role in helping his team win the Donut Race in the Long Ring Long Land Arc.
Of course, Foxy’s Devil Fruit powers certainly didn’t hurt, either!
So if you’re a fan of speedy aquatic creatures and charming grins, Monda is the perfect character for you.