Whether it’s the captivating storyline, the relatable characters, or the visually stunning animation, there’s something for everyone in the world of novels. One of the most popular tropes in novels is the protagonist who is a noble, a member of the aristocracy, or a royalty. These characters are often placed in situations that test their character and force them to choose between their duty to their family and their desires. In this article, we’ll take a look at the top 20 anime novels where the main character is noble.
The Rising of the Shield Hero by Aneko Yusagi
The Rising of the Shield Hero is a story about a young man named Naofumi Iwatani, who is summoned to a parallel world to become one of four heroes tasked with saving the kingdom from destruction. Naofumi is a noble and the Shield Hero, but he is betrayed by the other heroes and is forced to go on a journey of redemption.
The Ancient Magus’ Bride by Kore Yamazaki
The Ancient Magus’ Bride is a beautiful and enchanting story about a young girl named Chise Hatori, who is sold at an auction to a magus named Elias Ainsworth. Elias is a noble and a mage, and he takes Chise under his wing, teaching her the ways of magic and helping her to discover her true self.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion by Ichirō Ōkouchi
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion is a story about Lelouch Lamperouge, a young man who is secretly the exiled prince of Britannia. Lelouch is noble, but he rebels against his family and becomes a revolutionary leader, using his intelligence and cunning to bring down the Britannian Empire.
The Twelve Kingdoms by Fuyumi Ono
The Twelve Kingdoms is a series of novels about a group of individuals who are transported to a magical world ruled by twelve kings and queens. One of the main characters, Youko Nakajima, is a high school student who is chosen to become the queen of Kei. Youko is noble, but she must learn to overcome her fears and become a strong leader for her people.
Akagami no Shirayukihime by Sorata Akizuki
Akagami no Shirayukihime is a romantic story about Shirayuki, a herbalist who is forced to flee her homeland after being pursued by the prince of Tanbarun. Shirayuki meets Zen, a young noble from the neighbouring kingdom of Clarines, and the two of them fall in love. Together, they work to overcome obstacles and be.
Ouran High School Host Club by Bisco Hatori
Ouran High School Host Club is a comedic story about Haruhi Fujioka, a scholarship student who accidentally breaks an expensive vase at the elite Ouran Academy. Haruhi is mistaken for a boy and is recruited into the school’s host club, which is made up of handsome male students. One of the members of the host club is Tamaki Suoh, a flamboyant and charming noble.
Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino
Vampire Knight is a supernatural story about Yuki Cross, a student at Cross Academy, who is tasked with keeping the peace between the human and vampire students at the school. One of the main characters, Kaname Kuran, is a pureblood vampire and a noble, who has a complicated history with Yuki.
Black Butler by Yana Toboso
Black Butler is a dark and mysterious story about Ciel Phantomhive, a young noble who becomes the head of the Phantomhive family after his parents are murdered. Ciel makes a deal with a demon named Sebastian Michaelis, who becomes his loyal butler, and together they work to solve supernatural crimes and uncover the truth behind Ciel’s family’s tragedy.
A Certain Magical Index by Kazuma Kamachi
A Certain Magical Index is a story about Tōma Kamijō, a high school student who possesses a unique ability to negate supernatural powers with his right hand. Tōma becomes involved in a world of magic and science, and he crosses paths with Index, a young girl who is being hunted by both magicians and scientists. One of the key characters in the story is Stiyl Magnus, a member of the powerful magicians’ group known as Necessarius, who is also a noble.
The Vision of Escaflowne by Shoji Kawamori
The Vision of Escaflowne is a fantasy story about Hitomi Kanzaki, a high school student who is transported to the world of Gaea, a planet ruled by rival kingdoms. The protagonist of the story is Van Fanel, a young prince and a mecha pilot who must protect his kingdom from invaders while also uncovering the truth about his past.
Trinity Blood by Sunao Yoshida
Trinity Blood is a story set in a post-apocalyptic world where vampires and humans are in a constant power struggle. The protagonist of the story is Abel Nightroad, a vampire who works for the Vatican as a priest and a crusader. Abel is a noble and a member of the royal family of the Methuselah, the ruling class of vampires.
Legend of the Galactic Heroes by Yoshiki Tanaka
Legend of the Galactic Heroes is a space opera story that follows the epic war between the Galactic Empire and the Free Planets Alliance. The story is told through the perspectives of two rival military commanders, Reinhard von Lohengramm and Yang Wen-li, both of whom are nobles with unique ambitions and strategies.
Noblesse by Son Jeho and Lee Kwangsu
Noblesse is a supernatural story about Cadis Etrama di Raizel, a powerful vampire who wakes up after 820 years of slumber. Raizel is noble and the leader of the Noble Clan, a group of vampires who possess incredible powers. Raizel must navigate the modern world while also protecting his clan from dangerous enemies.
Record of Grancrest War by Ryo Mizuno
Record of Grancrest War is a story set in a world where chaos reigns and powerful lords fight for control of the continent. The protagonist of the story is Theo Cornaro, a noble who becomes a lord after inheriting the Crest of the Chaotic Duke. Theo must work with his allies to fight against powerful enemies and bring peace to the land.
The Familiar of Zero by Noboru Yamaguchi
The Familiar of Zero is a story about Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière, a student at a magic academy who is known for her terrible magic skills. Louise accidentally summons a human from another world named Saito Hiraga, who becomes her familiar. Saito is from Japan and is initially confused by the medieval setting and the concept of nobility.
Guin Saga by Kaoru Kurimoto
Guin Saga is a high fantasy story set in a world of magic and myth. The story follows the adventures of a man named Guin, who is cursed with the head of a leopard. Guin is a noble and a warrior, and he must navigate a dangerous world while trying to uncover the truth about his past.
The Asterisk War by Yuu Miyazaki
The Asterisk War is a story set in a futuristic city where students attend schools to become powerful fighters and compete in battles called “fiestas.” The protagonist of the story is Ayato Amagiri, a transfer student to one of these schools who becomes involved in a dangerous conspiracy. Ayato is a noble and the heir to the powerful Amagiri family, and he must balance his responsibilities as a noble with his desire to uncover the truth.
Lord Marksman and Vanadis by Tsukasa Kawaguchi
Lord Marksman and Vanadis is a story set in a medieval fantasy world where kingdoms wage war for power and control. The protagonist of the story is Tigre, a noble and an expert archer who becomes involved in a war between two powerful women known as Vanadis. Tigre must use his skills and intelligence to survive and protect his people.
Chaika – The Coffin Princess by Ichirō Sakaki
Chaika – The Coffin Princess is a story about a world where powerful magic was used to create superweapons that were used in a devastating war. The protagonist of the story is Toru Acura, a former soldier who becomes involved with Chaika, a young girl who is searching for the remains of her father. Toru is a noble and skilled fighter, and he must protect Chaika while also uncovering the truth behind the war.
Alderamin on the Sky by Bokuto Uno
Alderamin on the Sky is a story set in a world where a powerful empire controls much of the land and a group of rebels known as the Katjvarna Empire is fighting for independence. The protagonist of the story is Ikta Solork, a lazy and intelligent noble who is drafted into the military. Ikta must use his skills and his strategic mind to survive in a dangerous world and help the Katjvarna Empire win its independence.
In conclusion, novels have given us numerous memorable stories, and the top 20 novels where the main character is a noble are a testament to this. These stories transport us to a world of royalty, where we witness the struggles, triumphs, and tragedies of the noble protagonists. From classic tales like “The Rose of Versailles” to modern series like “The Seven Deadly Sins,” these novels have captivated audiences with their intricate plotlines, complex characters, and stunning animation. The nobles’ stories remind us that even those born with privilege and power have their own set of challenges to face, and it is how they overcome these obstacles that make them truly heroic. These top 20 novels are a must-watch for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the fascinating world of nobles.