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Japanese Fans Rank Anime’s Best Student-Master Relationships

In the wide world of storytelling tropes, the student-master relationship is a fan favorite. Watching a young, impudent learner grow thanks to a wise old sensei never seems to get old, and in the rare instance it does, someone comes along to give the old trope a new twist, as is the case with several pairings on this list.

Without further ado, Japan’s favorite student-master relationships:

10. Victor Nikiforov / Yuri Katsuki
Yuri on Ice

9. All Might / Izuku Midoriya
My Hero Academia

8. Master Roshi / Son Goku
Dragon Ball

7. Izumi Curtis / Edward Elric
Full Metal Alchemist

6. Seijuro Hiko / Kenshin Himura
Rurouni Kenshin

5. Saitama / Genos
One Punch Man

4. Master Asia / Domon Kasshu
Mobile Fighter G Gundam

3. Piccolo / Gohan
Dragon Ball

2. Shoyo Yoshida / Gintoki Sakata
Gintama

1. Jiraiya / Naruto Uzumaki
Naruto

OUSAers: who are your faves?

Source: Charapedia

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