No student can master their powers without someone guiding them to their goal. Having experienced and mature sensei teach their apprentices the ropes of their craft is how most anime heroes grasp their skills. Here is everything you need to know about the best Sensei-Student bonds.
Lisa Lisa & Caesar Zeppeli And Joseph Joestar (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)
Sometimes, proficient mentor needs to be harsh to encourage their students to bloom into the best versions of themselves. The techniques Lisa Lisa from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency implemented while teaching Caesar Zeppeli and Joseph Joestar. The secrets of Ripple pushed them to their limits, not batting an eye at the fact that the latter was her son.
Yet, no one would argue that the boys greatly benefited from Lisa Lisa’s strictness. She improved their fighting skills much more efficiently than they could have managed under a more lenient master.
Might Guy & Rock Lee (Naruto)
Naruto has no shortage of wholesome and intriguing sensei-student bonds. Yet, the relationship between Might Guy and his apprentice, Rock Lee, is one of the most genuine and unconventionally heartwarming. Unlike most of his peers, Rock Lee can’t use ninjutsu or genjutsu.
As a master of taijutsu, Might Guy decided to take the determined young boy as his student. Most importantly, Might Guy became an inspiration for Rock Lee and managed to form a joyful bond with his apprentice.
Sai & Hikaru (Hikaru No Go)
The titular hero of Hikaru no Go never had any interest in learning the ropes of one of Japan’s oldest board games, Go. Yet, after fusing with the spirit of an ancient Go master, Fujiwara no Sai, Hikaru reluctantly agrees to learn the game’s basics from the ghostly expert.
Sai’s endless passion and brilliant teaching skills transformed the apathetic boy into someone ignited with enthusiasm for Go. Their inescapable bond turns from an inconvenience into an exciting opportunity for both Sai and Hikaru to master previously unimaginable moves and techniques.
Saitama & Genos (One-Punch Man)
One-Punch Man’s hero, Saitama, and his self-proclaimed disciple, Genos, don’t share the typical power dynamic of a mentor and his student. In fact, Saitama doesn’t treat the overly serious cyborg as his apprentice. Yet, Genos insists on learning from Saitama, who he views with tremendous respect.
Over time, the two become genuine friends, and while Saitama still doesn’t take his sensei duties to heart, Genos learns plenty of valuable lessons from watching his beloved master.