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

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  2. 2
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    most listed
    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball

    ) open
  3. 3
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    added by ahmadabdeljaber
    Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Ninja World

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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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  5. 5
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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 ...

    ) open
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    FullMetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Fullmetal Alchemist ...

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

    ) open
  10. 10
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    Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison

    ) open
  11. 11
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    Mikasa

  12. 12
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    One Piece (JP), Dream Soccer King!, One Piece Movie: The Desert Princess ...

    ) open
  13. 13
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    added by ahmadabdeljaber
    Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

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  14. 14
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    added by SensitivePsych0
    Levi Attack on Titan

  15. 15
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    Bleach, Bleach: Vol. 17: The Bount, Bleach: Vol. 1: The Substitute

    ) open
  16. 16
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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 & ranked high on reranks
    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z (US)

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Rurouni Kenshin

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  21. 21
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    ranked low on reranks & added by subzero15121981
    Natsu

  22. 22
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    ranked low on reranks
    One Piece (JP), Dream Soccer King!, One Piece Movie: The Desert Princess ...

    ) open
  23. 23
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    Hunter x Hunter

    ) open
  24. 24
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    Cowboy Bebop, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

    ) open
  25. 25
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    Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

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

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    added by ChristianD.Mulkey
    Death the Kid Soul Eater

  28. 28
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    Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire

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

    ) open
  30. 30
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    Hunter x Hunter

    ) open
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    added by Reilcan Jones
    Asuna Yuki SAO, Sword Art Online

  32. 32
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    added by halogamer1128
    Sword Art Online

    ) open
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    Ulquiorra Schiffer

  34. 34
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    added by keoasuno
    Laxus Dreyar Fairy Tail

  35. 35
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    One Piece (JP), Dream Soccer King!, One Piece Movie: The Desert Princess ...

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 215
    - 144

    Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 165
    - 182

    Hunter x Hunter

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 226
    - 201

    Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

    ) open
  39. 39
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    added by ChristianD.Mulkey
    Tetsuya Kuroko Kuroko no Basuke

  40. 40
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  41. 41
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    added by keoasuno
    Sora No Game No Life

  42. 42
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    Hellsing Ultimate: Vol. 1, Hellsing

    ) open
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Yu Yu Hakusho

    ) open
  44. 44
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    - 132

    Souke Aizen

  45. 45
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    Hunter x Hunter

    ) open
  46. 46
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    Trafalgar Law

  47. 47
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    added by ChristianD.Mulkey
    Soul Eater Evans Soul Eater

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Pokémon The Series: XY, Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of ...

    ) open
  49. 49
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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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