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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
Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion
2
Killer Bee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippuden
3
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Afro Samurai, Afro Samurai: Resurrection
4
Canary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Hunter x Hunter
5
A (Fourth Raikage) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippuden
6
Halibel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Bleach
7
Darui is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippuden
8
Aokiji is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Aura Alexandra added
9
Michiko is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Michiko to Hatchin
10
Sid Barrett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Soul Eater
11
Ay (Thrid Raikage) is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added
12
Kaname Tōsen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
13
Omoi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippuden
14
Agil is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Sword Art Online
15
Karui is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippuden
16
Dutch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Black Lagoon
17
Mila-Rose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
18
Sol Marron is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
PhillipChindia added
19
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
kinxworld93 added Samurai Champloo
20
Muhammad Avdol is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
21
Allura is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added
22
Ishizu Ishtar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
23
Simon Brezhnev is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Durarara!!
24
Kilik Rung is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cedric L. Williams Jr. added
25
Uub is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Nickerson Duarte added Dragon Ball GT