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The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

Updated August 28, 2020 100.6k votes 16.1k voters 219.2k views79 items

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
    Yoruichi Shihouin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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    Yoruichi Shihouin

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  • 2
    Killer Bee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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    Killer Bee

    Naruto Shippuden
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  • 3
    Canary is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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    Canary

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

    Naruto Shippuden
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    Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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    Afro Samurai

    Afro Samurai, Afro Samurai: Resurrection
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    Darui is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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    Darui

    Naruto Shippuden
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  • 7
    Tier Halibel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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  • 8
    Aokiji is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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  • 9
    Kaname Tōsen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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    Omoi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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    Omoi

    Naruto Shippuden
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  • 11
    Sid Barrett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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    Sid Barrett

    Soul Eater
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  • 12
    Agil is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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    Agil

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  • 13
    Michiko is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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    Michiko

    Michiko to Hatchin
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  • 14
    Karui is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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    599

    Karui

    Naruto Shippuden
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  • 15
    Muhammad Avdol is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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    Dutch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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    Dutch

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  • 17
    Mila-Rose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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    Ay (Thrid Raikage) is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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    Mugen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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    Mugen

    Samurai Champloo
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    Riley Freeman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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    Riley Freeman

    The Boondocks
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  • 21
    Sol Marron is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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    Black Clover

     

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  • 22
    Allura is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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  • 23
    Ishizu Ishtar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
    1,133
    342

    Ishizu Ishtar

    Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
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  • 24
    Casca is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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    Casca

    Berserk Golden Age Arc I: The Egg of the King, Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The Battle for Doldrey
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    Uub is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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    Uub

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