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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 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 vote, 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, 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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    Son Goku

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    Roy Mustang

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    Kakashi Hatake

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    Natsu Dragneel

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    Aokiji

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    Kurama

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    Hajime Saito

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    Kakashi Hatake

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    Roronoa Zoro

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    Shikamaru Nara

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    Vash the Stampede

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    Chrome Dokuro

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    Lelouch Vi Britannia

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    Mikasa

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    Trafalgar Law

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    new! Kamina

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    seta sojiro

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    Souke Aizen

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    Gintoki Sakata

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