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
2,525 469
Yoruichi Shihouin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

2
1,986 435
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

3
1,769 401
Killer B is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Killer B

4
1,428 316
A (Fourth Raikage) is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
A (Fourth Raikage)

5
1,716 404
Canary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Canary

6
1,328 324
Darui is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
21

7
1,462 380
Michiko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Michiko

8
748 198
Aokiji is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Aura Alexandra added 24

9
866 252
Agil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
5

10
990 302
Omoi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
23

11
1,070 339
Kaname Tōsen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

12
869 261
Karui is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
21

13
757 218
Mila-Rose is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

14
838 252
Dutch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Dutch

15
341 56
Halibel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added

16
734 214
Sid Barrett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Sid Barrett

17
713 241
Kilik Rung is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cedric L. Williams Jr. added Kilik Rung 2

18
771 272
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
kinxworld93 added 7

19
623 213
Simon Brezhnev is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

20
415 116
Allura is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added Allura

21
550 184
Muhammad Avdol is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

22
686 255
Uub is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Nickerson Duarte added 9

23
529 194
Casca is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
5

24
406 134
Ishizu Ishtar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added

25
185 41
Ay (Thrid Raikage) is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Ay (Thrid Raikage)

26
303 111
Villetta Nu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added

27
141 22
Huey Freeman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
DarionIvy added

28
396 169
Ninja Ninja is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

29
254 114
Marik Ishtar is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added

30
174 62
Sol Marron is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
PhillipChindia added Sol Marron

31
306 151
Atsuko Jackson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

32
324 167
Miyuki Ayukawa is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Miyuki Ayukawa

33
286 144
Bob Makihara is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

34
267 141
Love Aikawa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

35
206 103
King Bakura is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added King Bakura

36
387 237
Iris is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
9

37
99 44
Daz Bones is listed (or ranked) 37 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.

38
198 127
April is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
April

39
124 67
Sandaime Muramasa is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added Sandaime Muramasa

40
191 126
Abengane is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Abengane

41
120 72
Alex Benedetto is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added Alex Benedetto

42
152 106
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
146 105
Mana is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added Mana

44
122 87
Kirche Augusta Frederica von A... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

45
106 74
Bear Walken is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Bear Walken

46
128 98
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

47
66 42
Karako Koshio is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
CholeMin added Karako Koshio 4

48
148 121
Kaz Kaan is listed (or ranked) 48 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.

49
112 91
Tom Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
1487897418326 added Tom Tanaka

50
114 94
Satoshi Batista is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
kinxworld93 added Satoshi Batista