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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 worst 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!

The Best Anime Characters Fictional Characters
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    most listed
    Death Note, Death Note, Death Note: The Last Name

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

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    the people's #1 & often listed
    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: Blood Prison

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    Natsu

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

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  8. 8
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    FullMetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Fullmetal Alchemist ...

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    Levi Attack on Titan

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

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Death Note, Death Note: Re-light: L's Successors, Death Note

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  12. 12
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    Lelouch Vi Britannia

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn

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  14. 14
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    added by ahmadabdeljaber
    Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

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    Mikasa

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    added by irenne-silverleaf

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

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

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

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    Fairy Tail

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

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    added by ChristianD.Mulkey
    Death the Kid Soul Eater

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    Hunter x Hunter

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

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    Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

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    often listed & added by keoasuno
    Laxus Dreyar Fairy Tail

  27. 27
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    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z (US)

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

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    added by Reilcan Jones
    Asuna Yuki SAO, Sword Art Online

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

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  31. 31
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    Rurouni Kenshin

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    Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

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  33. 33
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    added by jessica-wells

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  34. 34
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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Hunter x Hunter

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    Hunter x Hunter

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    - 314

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

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    + 282
    - 244

    often listed & added by halogamer1128
    Sword Art Online

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    - 255


    Ulquiorra Schiffer

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    - 104

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    Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel ...

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    - 435


    Cowboy Bebop, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

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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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    Naruto Shippūden

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    Fairy Tail

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    added by keoasuno
    Sora No Game No Life

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

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    Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

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    added by ChristianD.Mulkey
    Tetsuya Kuroko Kuroko no Basuke

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