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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6,365 4,286
L is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
L

2
6,451 3,655
Kakashi Hatake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

3
6,540 3,260
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
ahmadabdeljaber added Itachi Uchiha 106

4
6,279 3,671
Naruto Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

5
4,474 3,900
Light Yagami is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

6
4,827 3,912
Son Goku is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

7
4,584 3,492
Natsu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
subzero15121981 added Natsu

8
5,165 3,117
Monkey D. Luffy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

9
4,844 2,631
Edward Elric is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

10
4,446 2,669
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

11
3,488 2,552
Roy Mustang is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

12
4,281 2,668
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
2,325 2,535
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

14
3,702 1,899
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
irenne-silverleaf added Erza Scarlet 145

15
3,720 2,227
Minato Namikaze is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
ahmadabdeljaber added Minato Namikaze

16
3,445 1,846
Ichigo Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

17
2,607 1,712
Gray Fullbuster is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

The Best Guard Dogs for Families

18
3,425 2,515
Sasuke Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

19
3,253 1,631
Shikamaru Nara is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

20
2,668 1,416
Killua Zaoldyeck is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

21
2,026 1,512
Death the Kid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
ChristianD.Mulkey added Death the Kid 84

22
2,962 2,026
Pikachu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
Pikachu 17

The Best Anime Series of All Time

23
2,253 1,322
Kisuke Urahara is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

24
2,075 1,101
Jellal Fernandes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

25
1,857 1,404
Laxus Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
keoasuno added Laxus Dreyar 45

26
2,672 1,072
Gaara is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
Gaara 89

27
2,928 2,627
Roronoa Zoro is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

A Random Collection of 30 Hilarious YouTube Comments

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2,348 1,054
Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
Jiraiya 47

29
1,889 1,071
Pain is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

30
1,515 1,337
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

31
1,593 1,933
Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
Piccolo 18

32
1,733 1,524
Spike Spiegel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

The Best R-Rated Anime Movies

33
2,459 1,136
Sanji is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
Sanji 47

34
1,471 1,608
Gohan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

35
1,796 863
Saitama is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
bola-nagy-boutros added Saitama

36
1,240 1,494
Kurapika is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

37
1,366 1,208
Gajeel Redfox is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
jessica-wells added Gajeel Redfox 63

The Most Common Animals You Share Your Home With

38
1,855 1,900
Asuna Yuki is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
Reilcan Jones added Asuna Yuki

39
1,215 1,435
Sinon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
halogamer1128 added Sinon

40
1,570 1,545
Lucy Heartfilia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
abby-buzbee added Lucy Heartfilia 115

41
3,615 1,653
Mikasa is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
Mikasa

42
1,556 1,303
Gon Freecss is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

The Best Anime Like Bleach

43
904 1,206
Yusuke Urameshi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

44
1,020 1,111
Sesshomaru is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

45
1,421 1,183
Kenpachi Zaraki is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

46
1,021 1,013
Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

47
1,322 734
Trunks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
Trunks 6

48
1,507 1,128
Yoruichi Shihouin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters

49
1,026 968
Gintoki Sakata is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters
MoriMori added Gintoki Sakata 25

50
1,567 913
Aang is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Anime Characters