It's test time. Or rather, pop test time. Let's see how much you know about the ages of anime and manga characters.

Below is a selection of comparison images collected from Naver (here, here, and here) and from elsewhere online. Do you know which characters are older? Which ones are younger?

Yes, sometimes the characters grow older during the course of a series. And yes, some of the ages might be good guesswork, but you should be able to find out how old these characters are. That is, if you don't already know.

Shin-chan from Crayon Shin-chan and Conan.


L from Death Note and Amuro from Mobile Suit Gundam.

Sanji from One Piece and Toriko.


Endou from Inazuma Eleven and Azusa from K-On!

Konata from Lucky Star and Gan and Ai from Yatterman.


Kenshiro from Fist of the North Star and Kakashi Hatake from Naruto.

Char from Mobile Suit Gundam and Blackjack.


Hiko Seijuro XIII from Rurouni Kenshin and Muska from Castle in the Sky.

Kinnikuman and Misato from Evangelion.


Himura Kenshin from Rurouni Kenshin and Itachi from Naruto.

Nausicaä from Nausicaä and Team Rocket from Pokemon.

Put your answers and guesses in the links below!

Top photo: ui_nyan

Extra photos: Naruto Wikia, Isoisorin, Studio Ghibli Wikia, NakaoMiku, Time Bokanman, Law One Piece, NicoVideo, Fanpop, Nintendojo


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