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
2,437 462
Yoruichi Shihouin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

2
1,733 374
Killer B is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Killer B

3
1,919 432
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

4
1,397 289
A (Fourth Raikage) is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
A (Fourth Raikage)

5
1,648 395
Canary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Canary

6
1,308 300
Darui is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
21

7
1,401 378
Michiko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Michiko

8
849 228
Agil is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
5

9
970 278
Omoi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
23

10
831 237
Dutch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Dutch

11
1,048 323
Kaname Tōsen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

12
850 248
Karui is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
21

13
710 194
Aokiji is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Aura Alexandra added 24

14
734 208
Mila-Rose is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

15
323 49
Halibel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added

16
716 210
Sid Barrett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Sid Barrett

17
698 236
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
760 271
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
kinxworld93 added 7

19
613 211
Simon Brezhnev is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

20
396 112
Allura is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added Allura

21
674 249
Uub is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Nickerson Duarte added 9

22
536 183
Muhammad Avdol is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

23
519 193
Casca is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
5

24
397 132
Ishizu Ishtar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added

25
295 111
Villetta Nu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added

26
173 39
Ay (Thrid Raikage) is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Ay (Thrid Raikage)

27
390 169
Ninja Ninja is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

28
112 21
Huey Freeman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
DarionIvy added

29
250 114
Marik Ishtar is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added

30
302 150
Atsuko Jackson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

31
169 61
Sol Marron is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
PhillipChindia added Sol Marron

32
320 167
Miyuki Ayukawa is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Miyuki Ayukawa

33
285 143
Bob Makihara is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

34
262 139
Love Aikawa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

35
201 103
King Bakura is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added King Bakura

36
375 234
Iris is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
9

37
95 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
192 126
April is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
April

39
187 124
Abengane is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Abengane

40
119 67
Sandaime Muramasa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added Sandaime Muramasa

41
115 72
Alex Benedetto is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added Alex Benedetto

42
148 105
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
141 104
Mana is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added Mana

44
117 86
Kirche Augusta Frederica von A... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

45
103 74
Bear Walken is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Bear Walken

46
126 97
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
63 41
Karako Koshio is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
CholeMin added Karako Koshio 4

48
114 93
Satoshi Batista is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
kinxworld93 added Satoshi Batista

49
109 89
Tom Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
1487897418326 added Tom Tanaka

50
139 119
Kaz Kaan is listed (or ranked) 50 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.