Anime Underground The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time  

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In a medium that is dominated by light skin characters, we felt it appropriate to rank the best black anime characters of all time. If this list proves anything, it's that we need more black anime characters! Don't get me wrong, there are some really awesome anime characters that are black; we just simply don't see them enough, and especially not in lead roles. Before scrolling down to the list below, can you even name 10 black anime characters off the top of your head? Diehard fans might say yes, but for most of us it's pretty difficult. Obviously there is Afro Samurai and his imaginary sidekick Ninja Ninja, but you'd be hard pressed to name another black lead in an anime series. Sure there are some really significant characters, like Casca in Berserk and Yoruichi in Bleach, but that's just not enough!

Anyways, we want you to vote for your favorite black anime characters below. Don't forget, you can add your own characters to the list too, so throw some black anime characters on here if we left them off.
 
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1
2,053 421
Yoruichi Shihouin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

2
1,688 373
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

3
1,467 320
Killer B is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Killer B

4
1,183 249
A (Fourth Raikage) is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
A (Fourth Raikage)

5
1,503 347
Canary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Canary

6
1,148 262
Darui is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
21

7
1,276 335
Michiko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Michiko

8
842 240
Omoi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
23

9
888 274
Kaname Tōsen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

10
724 214
Karui is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
21

11
682 197
Agil is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
5

12
591 160
Aokiji is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Aura Alexandra added 24

13
704 208
Dutch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Dutch

14
620 178
Mila-Rose is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

15
611 183
Sid Barrett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Sid Barrett

16
628 207
Kilik Rung is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cedric L. Williams Jr. added Kilik Rung 2

17
488 149
Muhammad Avdol is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

18
637 229
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
kinxworld93 added 7

19
184 22
Halibel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added

20
589 213
Uub is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Nickerson Duarte added 9

21
525 184
Simon Brezhnev is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

22
310 91
Allura is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added Allura

23
463 173
Casca is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
5

24
326 112
Ishizu Ishtar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added

25
343 149
Ninja Ninja is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

26
245 95
Villetta Nu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added

27
302 148
Miyuki Ayukawa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Miyuki Ayukawa

28
274 134
Atsuko Jackson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

29
259 129
Bob Makihara is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

30
101 22
Ay (Thrid Raikage) is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Ay (Thrid Raikage)

31
201 95
Marik Ishtar is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added

32
126 43
Sol Marron is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
PhillipChindia added Sol Marron

33
333 201
Iris is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
9

34
221 126
Love Aikawa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

35
164 89
King Bakura is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added King Bakura

36
26 2
Huey Freeman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
DarionIvy added

37
171 111
April is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
April

38
166 108
Abengane is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Abengane

39
99 52
Sandaime Muramasa is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added Sandaime Muramasa

40
69 27
Daz Bones is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
LT added 5 - Slept on character in One Piece. His fight against Zoro in Alabasta was pure epience.

41
98 57
Alex Benedetto is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added Alex Benedetto

42
124 88
Pyunma/Cyborg 008 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
kinxworld93 added Pyunma/Cyborg 008 0

43
120 87
Mana is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added Mana

44
103 72
Kirche Augusta Frederica von A... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

45
122 93
Kaz Kaan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
AshleyOverton added Kaz Kaan Kaz Kaan is the lead character in Neo Yokio. Neo Yokio tells his story as magistocrat, one of the top bachelors, the official Caprese Boy, and an occasional demon slayer.

46
53 32
Karako Koshio is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
CholeMin added Karako Koshio 4

47
124 100
Phil is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Phil

48
85 65
Bear Walken is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Bear Walken

49
57 39
Sol Marron is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
PhillipChindia added Sol Marron Black Clover  

50
94 75
Tom Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
1487897418326 added Tom Tanaka