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The Best Anime Characters

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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!


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    the people's #1 & 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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    added by ahmadabdeljaber
    Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Ninja World

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    Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison

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    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball

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    added by subzero15121981
    Natsu

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    Death Note, Death Note: Re-light: L's Successors, Death Note

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    Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

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

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

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

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

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    Lelouch Vi Britannia

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    Levi Attack on Titan

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    Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

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    ranked low on reranks & 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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    Mikasa

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

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

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

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    often listed & added by ChristianD.Mulkey
    Death the Kid Soul Eater

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    Fairy Tail

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    Hunter x Hunter

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    Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

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

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    Fairy Tail

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    Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

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    Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

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

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    often listed & added by keoasuno
    Laxus Dreyar Fairy Tail

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    Rurouni Kenshin

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    added by Reilcan Jones
    Asuna Yuki SAO, Sword Art Online

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    Hunter x Hunter

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    Naruto Shippūden

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

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    added by jessica-wells

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

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    Avatar: The Last Airbender, Avatar: The Last Airbender

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    often listed & added by halogamer1128
    Sword Art Online

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

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Hunter x Hunter

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    Cowboy Bebop, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

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    ranked low on reranks & added by bola-nagy-boutros

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    Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

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

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