The Best Anime Characters Fictional Characters
0Ultimate List
originally by  tags 44,543 votes 3,638 voters 80,795 views 128 items f p @

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!

  • 33 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
L The List
Z
B Comments
& Embed
G Options
2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 949
    - 505

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

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 788
    - 547

    most listed & ranked high on reranks
    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 762
    - 264

    added by ahmadabdeljaber
    Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Ninja World

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 598
    - 411

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Death Note, Death Note: Re-light: L's Successors, Death Note

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 816
    - 316

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

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 673
    - 282

    ranked low on reranks
    Lelouch Vi Britannia

  7. 7
    + 586
    - 361

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

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 677
    - 297

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

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 678
    - 387

    Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 601
    - 406

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

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 672
    - 377

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

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 438
    - 220

    added by ahmadabdeljaber
    Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 576
    - 266

    Mikasa

  14. 14
    + 388
    - 124

    added by subzero15121981
    Natsu

  15. 15
    + 462
    - 292

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

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 369
    - 186

    Hunter x Hunter

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 522
    - 177

    added by SensitivePsych0
    Levi Attack on Titan

  18. 18
    + 496
    - 240

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

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 406
    - 295

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

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 407
    - 221

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

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 316
    - 299

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

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 340
    - 306

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 333
    - 285

    Rurouni Kenshin

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 414
    - 303

    Cowboy Bebop, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 218
    - 190

    Hunter x Hunter

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 314
    - 206

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

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 262
    - 166

    added by Reilcan Jones
    Asuna Yuki SAO, Sword Art Online

  28. 28
    + 393
    - 306

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

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 248
    - 177

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

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 243
    - 184

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

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 251
    - 134

    added by ChristianD.Mulkey
    Death the Kid Soul Eater

  32. 32
    + 150
    - 120

    Ulquiorra Schiffer

  33. 33
    + 102
    - 99

    often listed & added by halogamer1128
    Sword Art Online

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 249
    - 164

    Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 246
    - 165

    Hunter x Hunter

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 291
    - 226

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

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 162
    - 133

    added by keoasuno
    Laxus Dreyar Fairy Tail

  38. 38
    + 187
    - 199

    Hunter x Hunter

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 258
    - 219

    Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 166
    - 120
    ) open
  41. 41
    + 153
    - 141

    added by ChristianD.Mulkey
    Tetsuya Kuroko Kuroko no Basuke

  42. 42
    + 135
    - 108

    added by keoasuno
    Sora No Game No Life

  43. 43
    + 198
    - 239

    Yu Yu Hakusho

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 153
    - 169
    ) open
  45. 45
    + 202
    - 198

    Hellsing Ultimate: Vol. 1, Hellsing

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 134
    - 107

    added by ChristianD.Mulkey
    Dr. Franken Stein Soul Eater

  47. 47
    + 131
    - 150

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Souke Aizen

  48. 48
    + 220
    - 166

    Trafalgar Law

  49. 49
    + 155
    - 105

    added by ChristianD.Mulkey
    Soul Eater Evans Soul Eater

  50. 50
    + 242
    - 197

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

    ) open
129 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists