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

2
1,574 356
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

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1,381 301
Killer B is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Killer B

4
1,110 235
A (Fourth Raikage) is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
A (Fourth Raikage)

5
1,418 331
Canary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Canary

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1,080 251
Darui is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Darui 21

7
1,209 321
Michiko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Michiko

8
792 231
Omoi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Omoi 23

9
836 263
Kaname Tōsen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

10
651 188
Agil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Agil 5

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686 205
Karui is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Karui 21

12
553 151
Aokiji is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Aura Alexandra added Aokiji 24

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668 202
Dutch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Dutch

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586 174
Mila-Rose is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

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577 178
Sid Barrett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Sid Barrett

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594 203
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

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464 143
Muhammad Avdol is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

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502 176
Simon Brezhnev is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

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589 222
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
kinxworld93 added Mugen 7

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555 205
Uub is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Nickerson Duarte added Uub 9

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440 168
Casca is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Casca 5

The 25+ Best Black And White Anime

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

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274 85
Allura is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added Allura

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307 107
Ishizu Ishtar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added Ishizu Ishtar

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330 143
Ninja Ninja is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

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232 91
Villetta Nu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added Villetta Nu

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

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261 129
Atsuko Jackson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

The Best Fictional Characters Who Turn Evil

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

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Marik Ishtar is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added Marik Ishtar

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Sol Marron is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
PhillipChindia added Sol Marron

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Iris is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Iris 9

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80 17
Ay (Thrid Raikage) is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Ay (Thrid Raikage)

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

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156 85
King Bakura is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added King Bakura

The Hottest Women Currently In Prison

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160 102
Abengane is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Abengane

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161 106
April is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
April

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89 49
Sandaime Muramasa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added Sandaime Muramasa

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92 53
Alex Benedetto is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added Alex Benedetto

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57 24
Daz Bones is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
LT added Daz Bones 5 - Slept on character in One Piece. His fight against Zoro in Alabasta was pure epience.

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Pyunma/Cyborg 008 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
kinxworld93 added Pyunma/Cyborg 008 0

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117 84
Mana is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added Mana

Texas History Books Are Downplaying The Role Slavery Played In The Civil War

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Kirche Augusta Frederica von A... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

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47 27
Karako Koshio is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
CholeMin added Karako Koshio 4

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108 86
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.

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James Ironside is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cedric L. Williams Jr. added James Ironside

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38 20
Mr. Popo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Sgac added Mr. Popo 8

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116 96
Phil is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Phil

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80 62
Bear Walken is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Bear Walken

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90 72
Tom Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
1487897418326 added Tom Tanaka