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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.
 
list ordered by
1
Yoruichi Shihouin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion
2
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Afro Samurai, Afro Samurai: Resurrection
3
A (Fourth Raikage) is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippuden
4
Killer Bee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippuden
5
Canary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Hunter x Hunter
6
Darui is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippuden
7
Halibel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Bleach
8
Aokiji is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Aura Alexandra added
9
Kaname Tōsen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
10
Michiko is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Michiko to Hatchin
11
Sid Barrett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Soul Eater
12
Omoi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippuden
13
Agil is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Sword Art Online
14
Karui is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippuden
15
Dutch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Black Lagoon
16
Mila-Rose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
17
Ay (Thrid Raikage) is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added
18
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
kinxworld93 added Samurai Champloo
19
Muhammad Avdol is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
20
Ishizu Ishtar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters
21
Simon Brezhnev is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Durarara!!
22
Uub is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Nickerson Duarte added Dragon Ball GT
23
Kilik Rung is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cedric L. Williams Jr. added
24
Allura is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added
25
Casca is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Berserk Golden Age Arc I: The Egg of the King, Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The Battle for Doldrey