Famous ISTP anime characters (Full list)

Famous ISTP anime characters  (Full list)

In this article, we will briefly talk about the ISTP personality type, along with 14 famous ISTP anime characters.

The ISTP personality type

Being an ISTP, the dominant way of focusing is an inner one, towards the inner world, where you analyze things rationally, logically. Secondly, you are oriented towards the outside world, where you judge things through the five senses, in the most concrete way.

ISTP people have a great way of understanding the way things work. They are very good at logical analysis of things and like to use it for practical purposes. They usually have a great capacity for rationalization, although they are not interested in theories or conceptualizations if they do not see at least an applicative, practical part of them. They like to take things in segments, to study the way they work.

ISTPs have an adventurous spirit. They are attracted to motorcycles, surfing, gliders, aeroplanes. They are fearless, adoring to be in the middle of the action. They are very independent, making their own decisions for the next step. I don’t believe in rules and regulations. The great desire for adventure will make them feel bored quickly.

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Famous ISTP anime characters  (Full list)

ISTP people are faithful to their beliefs and ideals. They believe that people should be treated equally. Although they do not follow the laws of the “system”, they loyally obey their personal value system. They obey the unwritten laws of mankind and respect those who are loyal to them.

ISTPs like and even need to spend time alone because in such moments they clarify their thoughts. They absorb large amounts of impersonal facts from the outside world, as observers, and they need to be alone to place those things in value judgments, conclusions.

ISTPs are action-oriented people. They like to do all kinds of things, office work not being one of their favourites. Adaptable and spontaneous, they respond immediately to requirements. They usually have special technical skills and can easily become technical leaders. They are practical and, although focused on details, they know how to send the extra ones quickly, making decisions quickly.

ISTPs avoid making judgments based on personal values ​​because they feel that decisions and judgments must be made impartially, based on objective facts. They are not naturally focused on how they make others feel. It is difficult for them to take their own feelings seriously, even trying to ignore them, because they have difficulty distinguishing between emotional reactions and value judgments. 

This is one of the most common ISTP problems.

ISTPs have a lot of skills that make them good at many activities. However, they are happiest when they are focused on activities that require detailed logical analysis related to the technical field. They feel proud of their ability to decide well and correctly the next step.

They are optimistic people, loyal to equals, simple in their desires, generous, receptive especially to people who do not want to limit them in commitments and vows, they love freedom.

ISTP and INFP anime characters share some of the most remarkable differences.

ISTP anime characters – Alucard, from Hellsing Ultimate

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Alucard is the most famous vampire and the protagonist of the manga and anime Hellsing. When he was defeated by Van Hellsing, for 100 years he was under the bondage of that family and during that period he was transformed into a powerful weapon that would be used to defeat other vampires and monsters that attack humanity. 

He is the most powerful agent in the Hellsing organization and serves as Sir Integra the last of the Hellsing. As the strongest agent in the organization and a member of the Order of the Royal Protestant Knights, he has a duty to protect England and the Queen from any kind of threat. He has a wealth of skills, is immortal, can regenerate, and is very skilled with weapons. He is seen as a true monster and as the worst enemy anyone can have and many have tried to defeat this powerful vampire.

ISTP anime characters Batou, from Ghost in the Shell

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Batou is a former marine with eye implants and an almost complete prosthetic body.

It features straight grey hair that changes from being straight to having a ponytail. Third in command and is in charge of training new team members, sometimes being too hard on them. 

He is a seasoned and special agent, with a long military career and a pointless attitude. Although he looks imposing, Batou is known for his warm heart and sense of humour.

ISTP anime characters  Canaan, from Canaan

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Canaan was the only survivor of a war-torn town in the Middle East; after wandering for a short time, she was found and trained by Siam, who adopted her under the name “Canaan.” During her training, she developed a great respect for her mentor. 

As an elite mercenary, Canaan is a highly skilled sniper and expert in close combat, with her favourite weapon being a semi-automatic Beretta Px4 Type G 9mm. Canaan has the ability known as synesthesia that allows you to focus and combine your senses. Use this ability as radar to locate others, hack mechanical systems, and dodge/deflect bullets with ease. However, if you use it too much, your strength will run out and collapse.

ISTP anime characters Daru /Hashida from Steins; Gate

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Itaru Hashida (橋 田 至, Hashida Itaru) is an experienced hacker both in software and hardware and is also a fan of things related to otaku culture. Okabe and Mayuri call him by his nickname: Daru. On the internet and in his secret work, on the other hand, he is known as DaSH (“Daru the Super Hacker”). 

He is a member of Laboratory 003, having entered before the events of the series, and 

has a leading role as such in Steins; Gate, Steins; Gate 0 and Robotics; Notes DaSH.

ISTP anime characters Dutch from Black Lagoon

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Dutch is the head of the Black Lagoon “trading company”, an African American veteran of the Vietnam War who stayed in Asia, as well as the captain of the company’s main ship which is a Vietnam PT 109 torpedo boat.

Dutch uses a Smith & Wesson Model 29 calibre 44 calibre revolver. A 6-shot double-action magnum, this revolver was made quite popular by the movie Dirty Harry and was used by some marines and SGO commandos during the Vietnam War. The Rémington 870 shotgun was one of Vietnam’s 12/70 calibre 8-shot marines regulatory weapons that was good for close combat against the Viet Cong.

ISTP anime characters Guts from Berserk 1997

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Guts (ガ ッ ツ Gattsu?)Known for his epithet “black swordsman” (“kuroi Kenshi”, “black warrior” in English translation), is the protagonist of the manga and anime Berserk. He is a former branded mercenary who travels the world in a constant internal struggle between pursuing his revenge and protecting his loved ones.

He is capable of doing anything for his goal, no matter how many dangers he goes through. In the past, he joined a group of mercenaries known as the Band of the Falcon, decisively assisting in his forays during the Hundred Years War as captain of the assault unit.

ISTP anime characters Izumi Curtis from FMA: Bro

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Izumi Curtis (イ ズ ミ ・ カ ー テ ィ ス, Izumi Kātisu) is an alchemy teacher and a skilled martial arts teacher. She lives in the city of Dublith where – along with her husband Sig Curtis – she runs a butcher shop. Although she generally has no students, Izumi accepted Edward and Alphonse Elric as her wards and taught them alchemy in theory and practice for six months.

ISTP anime characters Kirito from SAO

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Kazuto Kirigaya (ヶ 谷 和 人, Kirigaya Kazuto), also known as Kirito (キ リ ト Kirito), whose nickname is a contraction of his name written according to the Japanese name that is Kirigaya Kazuto, is the protagonist of the Sword Art Online franchise and an avid MMO player.

During the beginning of the game and during the beta test, Kirito had the appearance of a greater character than he really was. After Kayaba Akihiko’s tutorial, his avatar changed to reflect his actual physical appearance.

ISTP anime characters Levi Ackerman from AoT

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Levi Ackerman (リ ヴ ァ イ ・ ア ッ カ ー マ ン Rivai Akkāman), Also referred to as Captain Levi (リ ヴ ァ イ 兵 iva Rivai Heichō), Is the squad captain (兵士 長 Heishichō of “Squadron Special Operations”) of Exploration, and is known as “the strongest soldier in humanity”.

His seriousness and coldness transmit that kind of respect, especially this first factor, being someone with few words and who very rarely expresses his feelings. He knows perfectly well the responsibility that comes with managing a group of soldiers, and that depending on what his orders are, he can lead those soldiers to certain death.

ISTP anime characters Minene Uryuu (Mirai Nikki)

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Minene Uryu (雨 流 み ね ね, Uryū Minene) was a terrorist and the ninth owner of a Future Diary. She used to own the Escape Diary.

Minene considers herself a survivor above all, and her Escape Diary reflects her belief. Before winning her Diary, Minene still had a first version of the Escape Diary that is used as a regular diary, and she had to navigate to her own ways of getting out of situations, writing down possible escape routes in the diary.

 Due to her survival instinct, Minene believes that she doesn’t need anyone else in her life to help her, after spending her childhood and adolescence alone without love or guidance. Minene is highly tactical and intelligent as well as cunning and is able to easily deduce and obtain information. In her first appearance, Minene is very intimidating.

ISTP anime characters Mori-senpai from Ouran Host Club

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Takashi Morinozuka is commonly known as Mori to his friends and classmates. He is a 3rd-year student at Ouran Academy and the second-oldest member of the Ouran Host Club. As a Host, he is considered the “Wild” type in the manga and the “Strong-Silent” type in the anime. He is rarely seen without his cousin and best friend, Mitsukuni “Honey” Haninozuka, who is often found riding on his shoulders.

ISTP anime characters Shiki Ryougi from Garden of Sinners

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Shiki Ryougi (両 儀式, Ryōgi Shiki?) is the main protagonist of Kara no Kyoukai and a user of the Mystic Eyes of Mortal Perception. She works at Garan no Dou, an agency that investigates paranormal cases.

Children born to the Ryougi family are generally boys to whom two distinct personalities are artificially induced, but because Kaname was unable to manifest a second personality of his own and Shiki was successful in demonstrating the trait; she was raised as the head of the family. In this way, Shiki showed the personalities of SHIKI (織,?), A male personality called “yang”, and Shiki (式,?), The female personality of “yin”.

ISTP anime characters Shinya Kogami (Psycho-Pass)

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Shinya Kougami (狡 噛 慎 也 Kōgami Shinya) is a 30-year-old man who previously worked as an executor for the Office of Public Safety, in Unit 1. He is one of the three main characters in Season 1 being relieved to a second flat in season 2 although in season 3 it becomes more important.

Kougami is a highly skilled detective, his ability to solve cases makes him a valuable member of the office and for the First Division. Kougami is moved by his animal instinct although he usually keeps a cool head, and he does not let emotions cloud his judgment (he maintains a stoic attitude), no matter what situation he is in. He also has a sense of humour and found it amusing to mock the then-new Inspector, Akane Tsunemori.

ISTP anime characters Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop

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Spike Spiegel (スパイク・スピーゲル スパイク Supīgeru) is a former member of the Red Dragon Crime Syndicate, who left by faking his death after falling in love with a woman called Julia.

He then became a bounty hunter and the partner of Jet Black, the captain of the Bebop. Spike and Jet pursued criminals across the populated planets and moons of the solar system. His ship was the Swordfish II.

During his adventures on board the Bebop, Spike is drawn back into a bitter feud with Vicious, a rival from the Syndicate who seeks to kill him.

FAQ about ISTPs

Are ISTPs rare?

ISTPs are not the rarest type of personality, but they make up to 5% of the general population.

Are ISTPs lazy?

ISTPs are not lazy, but they are often mislabeled and misunderstood. ISTPs are true rebels and rule-breakers.

What is a virtuoso personality?

A Virtuoso personality is an MBTI type of personality – the ISTP. ISTPs are dominated by Introverted, Observant, Thinking, and Prospecting personality traits.


In this article, we talked about the ISTP personality type, and we presented to you 14 famous ISTP anime characters.

ISTPs have an adventurous spirit. They are attracted to motorcycles, surfing, gliders, aeroplanes. They are fearless, adoring to be in the middle of the action. They are very independent, making their own decisions for the next step. I don’t believe in rules and regulations. The great desire for adventure will make them feel bored quickly.

Do you know other ISTP anime characters that are not in our list? Please let us know!








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Nadejda Romanciuc

Nadejda Romanciuc holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a diploma in Addiction studies. She is part of the Romanian Association of Integrative Psychotherapy as a psychotherapist under supervision. She's practicing online counselling for over two years and is a strong advocate for mental health.