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The Best Animal Characters in Anime 

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Updated April 1, 2020 46.9k votes 6.8k voters 59.9k views 56 items

List Rules Only real animals that exist in nature.

Whether it's shonen or slice of life, every great anime has at least one animal character in it! For this poll we're ranking the greatest anime animals of all time, including anime pets, and regular characters who do not have an owner. There are plenty of great talking animals in anime, including Chopper in One Piece, Gamabunta in Naruto, and DBZ's Puar the cat. Those characters will go head to head against other great animals in anime, such as Ein the data dog in Cowboy Bebop, or Fuu's pet squirrel Momo in Samurai Champloo.

It doesn't matter if you like them for their cuteness or their crazy abilities- we want you to vote up your favorite animal anime characters, regardless of the reason. Want to inject your opinion into this list even further than just voting? Add your own suggestions to the list, and check back to see how many people agreed (or disagreed) with your choices.
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Kirara is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Animal Characters in Anime
Inu Yasha
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Akamaru is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Animal Characters in Anime
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Happy the Cat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Animal Characters in Anime
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Ein is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Animal Characters in Anime
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Luna is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Animal Characters in Anime
Sailor Moon, Pretty Guardian Sailormoon, Sailor Moon S the Movie
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Tony Tony Chopper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Animal Characters in Anime
One Piece (JP), Dream Soccer King!, One Piece Movie: The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventures in Alabasta
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Black Hayate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Animal Characters in Anime
iris21 added
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Shenlong is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Animal Characters in Anime
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Pakkun is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Animal Characters in Anime
Naruto, Naruto Shippuden
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Blair (Soul Eater) is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Animal Characters in Anime
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Bubbles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Animal Characters in Anime
Son Goku added Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly
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Totoro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Animal Characters in Anime
My Neighbor Totoro
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Laboon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Animal Characters in Anime
One Piece
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Gamabunta is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Animal Characters in Anime
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Korin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Animal Characters in Anime
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Hamtaro is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Animal Characters in Anime
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Panther Lily is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Animal Characters in Anime
JustRandall666 added
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Artemis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Animal Characters in Anime
Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon R the Movie: Promise of the Rose, Sailor Moon S the Movie
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Sajin Komamura is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Animal Characters in Anime
Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion
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Cerberus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Animal Characters in Anime
Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie, Orpheus in the Underworld
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Makkachin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Animal Characters in Anime
Mariya Shcherbinina added
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Pack is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Animal Characters in Anime
Ethan Soh added
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Sadaharu is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Animal Characters in Anime
Macchan added
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Appa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Animal Characters in Anime
ShaneForester added Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Last Airbender, Avatar: The Last Airbender
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Baron Humbert von Gikkin... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Animal Characters in Anime
Shwetha Ramachandra added The Cat Returns, Whisper of the Haert