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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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    Death Note, Death Note: The Last Name, L: Change the World

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    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball

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    Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Ninja World

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

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    Lelouch Vi Britannia

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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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    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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    Mikasa

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    Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

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    Levi Attack on Titan

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

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    Cowboy Bebop, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

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

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    Rurouni Kenshin

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    Natsu

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

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    Hunter x Hunter

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    Gintama, Gin Tama, Gintama: The Movie

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

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    Hunter x Hunter

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    Asuna Yuki SAO, Sword Art Online

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

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

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    Death the Kid Soul Eater

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    Hunter x Hunter

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    Sword Art Online

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    Tetsuya Kuroko Kuroko no Basuke

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    Laxus Dreyar Fairy Tail

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    Sora No Game No Life

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    Yu Yu Hakusho

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    Hellsing Ultimate: Vol. 1, Hellsing

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    Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

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    Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

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    Hunter x Hunter

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

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    Alex Louis Armstrong

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

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    Trafalgar Law

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    Soul Eater Evans Soul Eater

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    One Piece

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