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
2,983 511
Yoruichi Shihouin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

2
2,299 496
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

3
2,018 461
Canary is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Canary

4
2,048 475
Killer B is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Killer B

5
1,640 374
A (Fourth Raikage) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
A (Fourth Raikage)

6
1,530 377
Darui is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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7
1,650 430
Michiko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Michiko

8
540 84
Halibel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added

9
912 239
Aokiji is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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10
1,261 382
Kaname Tōsen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

11
1,019 293
Agil is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
5

12
1,156 345
Omoi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
23

13
1,038 304
Karui is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
21

14
892 251
Mila-Rose is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

15
347 49
Huey Freeman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
DarionIvy added

16
868 247
Sid Barrett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Sid Barrett

17
966 285
Dutch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Dutch

18
910 303
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
kinxworld93 added 7

19
811 272
Kilik Rung is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cedric L. Williams Jr. added Kilik Rung 2

20
714 244
Simon Brezhnev is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

21
515 155
Allura is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added Allura

22
633 213
Muhammad Avdol is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

23
787 285
Uub is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Nickerson Duarte added 9

24
616 220
Casca is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
5

25
471 154
Ishizu Ishtar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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