Anime Underground The Very 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.

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1
6,405 4,315
L is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
L

2
6,507 3,669
Kakashi Hatake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

3
6,584 3,274
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
ahmadabdeljaber added Itachi Uchiha 106

4
6,332 3,677
Naruto Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

5
4,496 3,917
Light Yagami is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

6
4,855 3,928
Son Goku is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

7
4,599 3,509
Natsu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
subzero15121981 added Natsu

8
5,187 3,131
Monkey D. Luffy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

9
4,867 2,649
Edward Elric is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

10
4,468 2,685
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

11
3,505 2,571
Roy Mustang is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

12
4,302 2,684
Lelouch Vi Britannia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
Lelouch Vi Britannia

The Best Ecchi Anime of All Time

13
2,332 2,552
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

14
3,713 1,923
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
irenne-silverleaf added Erza Scarlet 145

15
3,743 2,247
Minato Namikaze is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
ahmadabdeljaber added Minato Namikaze

16
3,470 1,854
Ichigo Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

17
2,618 1,737
Gray Fullbuster is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

The Best Non-Fiction eBooks

18
3,436 2,537
Sasuke Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

19
3,271 1,643
Shikamaru Nara is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

20
2,678 1,426
Killua Zaoldyeck is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

21
2,037 1,525
Death the Kid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
ChristianD.Mulkey added Death the Kid 84

22
2,972 2,036
Pikachu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
Pikachu 17

The Best Adventure Anime of All Time

23
2,264 1,330
Kisuke Urahara is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

24
2,081 1,111
Jellal Fernandes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

25
1,861 1,416
Laxus Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
keoasuno added Laxus Dreyar 45

26
2,690 1,080
Gaara is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
Gaara 89

27
2,938 2,641
Roronoa Zoro is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

The Strongest Animals in the World

28
2,373 1,060
Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
Jiraiya 47

29
1,904 1,077
Pain is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

30
1,522 1,348
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

31
1,602 1,943
Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
Piccolo 18

32
1,742 1,537
Spike Spiegel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time

33
2,469 1,146
Sanji is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
Sanji 47

34
1,479 1,617
Gohan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

35
1,815 870
Saitama is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
bola-nagy-boutros added Saitama

36
1,249 1,501
Kurapika is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

37
1,374 1,215
Gajeel Redfox is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
jessica-wells added Gajeel Redfox 63

The Biggest Turn Ons in a Person

38
1,866 1,908
Asuna Yuki is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
Reilcan Jones added Asuna Yuki

39
1,222 1,442
Sinon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
halogamer1128 added Sinon

40
1,578 1,554
Lucy Heartfilia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
abby-buzbee added Lucy Heartfilia 115

41
3,635 1,658
Mikasa is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
Mikasa

42
1,566 1,307
Gon Freecss is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

The Biggest Anime Perverts of All Time

43
909 1,212
Yusuke Urameshi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

44
1,025 1,119
Sesshomaru is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

45
1,428 1,189
Kenpachi Zaraki is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

46
1,031 1,018
Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

47
1,513 1,135
Yoruichi Shihouin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

48
1,328 740
Trunks is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
Trunks 6

49
1,035 973
Gintoki Sakata is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
MoriMori added Gintoki Sakata 25

50
1,577 917
Aang is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters