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The Best Anime Characters

Who are the best anime characters ever? This list includes the top favorites in manga, possibly of all time. These are the classics, the most beloved characters, including anime and manga protagonists like Son Goku, the fictional protagonist of the Dragon Ball manga series, and "L," the fictional detective in the manga series Death Note. Be sure to vote for your own personal favorites, add any characters that might be missing and, of course, rerank this list of greatest anime characters in any order you want.

Not surprisingly, many of the best and most memorable anime characters, like L and Son Goku, are the stars of some of the best anime series of all time. Be sure to head over to that list and cast your votes, if you haven't already. And not all of the great anime characters listed here are among the so-called "good guys" - some are among the best and most notorious anime villains as well.

If you're a huge anime fan, once you're done voting for these famous anime characters, you might also want to check out this list of the best anime fan communities on the web. A fan community can be a great way to connect with other people who share a common passion for anime, manga, and otaku style!

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    the people's #1 Death Note, Death Note: The Last Name, L: Change the World

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    most listed Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball

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    Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon ...

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    FullMetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Fullmetal Alchemist ...

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    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, FullMetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist ...

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    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn

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    Death Note, Death Note: Re-light: L's Successors, Death Note: The Last ...

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    ranked low on reranks & added by ahmadabdeljaber Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Ninja World

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    ranked low on reranks Lelouch Vi Britannia

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    Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison

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    One Piece (JP), Dream Soccer King!, One Piece Movie: The Desert Princess ...

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone

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    One Piece (JP), Dream Soccer King!, One Piece Movie: The Desert Princess ...

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    Cowboy Bebop, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

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    added by ahmadabdeljaber Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

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    ranked low on reranks Mikasa

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    Pokémon The Series: XY, Pokémon 4Ever, Pokémon: ...

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    Rurouni Kenshin

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    Bleach, Bleach: Vol. 17: The Bount, Bleach: Vol. 1: The Substitute

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    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z (US)

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    ranked low on reranks & added by SensitivePsych0 Levi Attack on Titan

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    Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

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    Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

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    Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire

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    One Piece (JP), Dream Soccer King!, One Piece Movie: The Desert Princess ...

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    Hunter x Hunter

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    Hellsing Ultimate: Vol. 1, Hellsing

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    added by MoriMori Gintama, Gin Tama, Gintama: The Movie

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    Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

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    Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

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    Yu Yu Hakusho

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    Hunter x Hunter

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    added by HumbertoIbarra Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, Plan to Destroy the Saiya-jin ...

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    added by ChristianD.Mulkey Tetsuya Kuroko Kuroko no Basuke

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    Hunter x Hunter

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    Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

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    Trafalgar Law

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    One Piece (JP), Dream Soccer King!, One Piece Film: Strong World

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    added by PeteBoyle One Piece

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    added by vashishtha.vaishali4 Code Geass

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    Yu Yu Hakusho

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    Pokémon The Series: XY, Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of ...

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    ranked low on reranks & added by ChristianD.Mulkey Death the Kid Soul Eater

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    Souke Aizen

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    Dragon Ball Z

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    Guts Berserk

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    Yu Yu Hakusho

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    ranked low on reranks & added by ChristianD.Mulkey Portgas D. Ace One Piece

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