The Best Anime Character Nendoroids

Nendoroids are some of the most popular style of figures — who doesn’t love a chibi version of their favorite character? Nendoroids also come with alternate face plates, accessories, and stands, so you can customize how to display the figure. It’s a great way to add some personalization to your figure collection.


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Out of all the Nendoroid figures out there, many of them are based on popular and beloved anime characters, from classics like Naruto to more recent series like Jujutsu Kaisen. No matter which anime character is your favorite, there’s bound to be a Nendoroid figure of someone you know and love.

Best Anime Nendoroids

Nobara Kugisaki Jujutsu Kaisen Nendoroid

Nobara Kugisaki Jujutsu Kaisen Nendoroid

Best For Jujutsu Kaisen Fans

“I love myself when I’m pretty and all dressed up! And I love myself when I’m strong!”

Hailing from the Jujutsu Kaisen anime is this Nobara Kugisaki Nendoroid! With the different face plates and props, you can have her smiling sweetly with her lipstick and mirror, or looking wild and dangerous with her hammer.

Brand
Good Smile Company

Dimensions
1.5″L x 1.5″W x 3.9″H

Pros

  • Three face plates
  • Accessories include lipstick, mirror, hammer, nail, and doll

Jujutsu Kaisen is one of the most popular anime series in recent years, and Nobara Kugisaki is a fantastic character from it. Her Nendoroid figure includes three face plates; one has a neutral expression, one has a calm smile, and the final one shows off her rage!

Nobara’s accessories include a lipstick and mirror, as well as her hammer, nail, and straw doll. There’s a lot of room for custom poses here — you could make her smile as she applies her lipstick, or go for a funnier approach, where she grins as she uses her hammer and nail.

Sakura Haruno Naruto Nendoroid

Sakura Haruno Naruto Nendoroid

Best For Naruto Fans

“The things that are most important aren’t written in books. You have to learn them by experiencing them yourself.”

Sakura Haruno looks as adorable as ever in her Nendoroid figure. There are three face plates to choose from, so you can have her smiling sweetly, looking embarrassed, or with her iconic “Cha!” expression.

Brand
Good Smile Company

Dimensions
1.5″ x 1.5″ x 2.6″

Pros

  • Includes three face plates
  • Includes a background of her summon, Katsuyu

Naruto is one of the most popular anime series of all time — it needs no introduction! This figure is of Sakura Haruno as she appears in Naruto Shippuden. With her three face plates, you can alternate the figure between a neutral smiling face, a shy, embarrassed expression, and her famous “Cha!”.

You also receive a background sheet of Sakura’s personal summon, Katsuyu, that you can use when posing her.

Yuki Kusama Fruits Basket Nendoroid

Yuki Kusama Fruits Basket Nendoroid

Best For Fruits Basket Fans

“There’s no ‘reset’ button… so… you have to deal with what you’ve got.”

Fruits Basket’s cutest rat, Yuki, is here in Nendoroid form. This figure includes lots of optional parts, including a backpack, book, and even a miniature figure of Yuki in his rat form!

Brand
Good Smile Company

Dimensions
4″L x 3″W x 4″H

Pros

  • Can sit or stand
  • Includes adorable rat mini figure

Fruits Basket was a beloved anime in the 2000s, and the 2019 remake brought the characters and story to a brand-new audience. This Nendoroid figure uses Yuki’s design from the remake, dressed in his school uniform.

Yuki’s accessories reflect his calm and collected personality — he has a book and a backpack, and you can even swap his leg parts so that he can sit down. You’ll also receive a mini figure of Yuki in his rat form, which is just adorable.

Shion No.6 Nendoroid

Shion No.6 Nendoroid

Best For No.6 Fans

“If I hadn’t met you, I never would have realized what kind of person I am.”

Best boy Shion from the anime and manga No. 6 suits the Nendoroid style perfectly. He comes with various face plates and accessories, including a snowball, Tsukiyo the mouse, and a handgun.

Brand
Good Smile Company

Dimensions
6″L x 4.5″W x 3.5″H

Pros

  • Includes three face plates
  • Accessories include a cup, handgun, snowball, and Tsukiyo the mouse

Despite the No. 6 anime originally airing in 2011, Nendoroids of the characters were only released in 2023, so you can imagine how long fans have waited for them. The Shion Nendoroid figure is just as sweet as the character himself is, with his white hair and brown duffle coat.

Shion comes with a range of accessories, including a snowball, cup, handgun, and Tsukiyo the mouse. One of his face plates is blushing, which is absolutely adorable.

Nezuko Kamado Demon Slayer Nendoroid

Nezuko Kamado Demon Slayer Nendoroid

Best For Demon Slayer Fans

“You get to decide where your happiness comes from. What’s important is now.”

Nezuko may be a demon, but she sure is a cute one! This Nendoroid shows both sides of her personality with its different face places and body parts.

Pros

  • Standard and demon face plates
  • Includes the box Tanjiro carries her in

There has never been a demon as cute as Nezuko from Demon Slayer — she’s done nothing wrong in her life! Nezuko’s Nendoroid represents this perfectly. She has two face plates; one showing her regular sweet expression, and the other displaying her dangerous demon side.

You can also swap out her leg and arm parts to create punching or kicking poses, depending on the face plate you choose to display her with.

Nyanko Sensei Natsume’s Book Of Friends Nendoroid

Nyanko Sensei Natsume’s Book Of Friends Nendoroid

Best For Natsume’s Book Of Friends Fans

“This isn’t fat! It’s hair! Hair!”

Nyanko Sensei from Natsume’s Book of Friends is one mischievous yokai! The Nendoroid uses his adorable beckoning cat form, which he uses to remain inconspicuous while acting as Natsume’s bodyguard.

Brand
Good Smile Company

Dimensions
2″ x 2″ x 4″

Pros

  • Includes cute and mischievous face plates
  • Magnets in arms and legs to help with posing

Natsume’s Book of Friends’ naughtiest and most powerful yokai is perfect in Nendoroid form thanks to his beckoning cat disguise. He easily sits on the stand and has magnets in his arms and legs, so you can pose them without any trouble.

Nyanko Sensei also has plenty of accessories for you to use when displaying, including a bottle of sake and fried shrimp — two of Sensei’s favorite things.

Kurapika Hunter X Hunter Nendoroid

Kurapika Hunter X Hunter Nendoroid

Best For Hunter x Hunter Fans

“I do not fear death. I fear only that my rage will fade over time.”

The last surviving member of the Kurta Clan, Kurapika is one of Hunter x Hunter’s best characters. His Nendoroid figure includes his standard expression, as well as his signature red eyes.

Brand
Good Smile Company

Dimensions
7.5″L x 5.5″W x 3.5″H

Pros

  • Face plates allow you to switch between blue and red eyes
  • Includes Kurapika’s iconic chain as an accessory

From the epic series Hunter x Hunter comes one of the anime’s best characters — Kurapika. The Nendoroid figure shows off both sides of Kurapika’s personality — the sweet side he shows to his friends Gon, Killua, and Leorio, and the revenge-seeking part of him that wants nothing more than to get back at those who hurt the Kurta Clan.

There are two regular face plates — one is smiling and one is neutral — and a third where Kurapika’s eyes are red with anger. Use this face plate with the chain accessory to recreate Kurapika’s thirst for revenge.

FAQ

Are there fake Nendoroids?

Unfortunately, there are sellers on the internet who sell counterfeit Nendoroid figures. To ensure you are purchasing a legitimate product, you should always ensure that the seller is Good Smile Company and check the reviews. We do our best to make sure we only recommend legitimate sellers and products.

Are all Nendoroids handpainted?

Most Nendoroids are painted by hand, which is why the final finish can often differ from figure to figure.

Can you change Nendoroid doll faces?

Yes. Almost all Nendoroid figures come with alternate face plates that you can use and attach to the doll after removing the default face plate.

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