Whether the villains are outright evil or have more sympathetic natures, anime audiences find these dynamic antagonists to be the best. Style also plays a role, as many villains have the most diverse looks in anime. Fans everywhere love these villains because they have the development and growth usually attributed only to protagonists.
For many millennial anime fans, Pokémon was their first introduction to the world of Japanese animation. The colorful characters and variety of adorable creatures still have fans flocking to the series. However, the most fun aspects of the show are the two main villains: Jessie and James of Team Rocket.
The pair is responsible for many of the show's most quotable and ridiculous lines and the majority of the hilarious hijinks. Though they are never truly successful in their goal, audiences everywhere gravitate toward Jessie and James as their favorite characters instead of Ash Ketchum and his friends.