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

2
1,641 365
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

3
1,434 313
Killer B is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Killer B

4
1,150 243
A (Fourth Raikage) is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
A (Fourth Raikage)

5
1,467 343
Canary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Canary

6
1,126 259
Darui is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Darui 21

7
1,246 332
Michiko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Michiko

8
827 238
Omoi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Omoi 23

9
675 193
Agil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Agil 5

10
866 272
Kaname Tōsen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

11
573 155
Aokiji is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Aura Alexandra added Aokiji 24

12
706 211
Karui is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Karui 21

13
690 207
Dutch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Dutch

14
602 177
Mila-Rose is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

15
597 181
Sid Barrett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Sid Barrett

16
613 206
Kilik Rung is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cedric L. Williams Jr. added Kilik Rung 2

17
477 147
Muhammad Avdol is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

18
621 224
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
kinxworld93 added Mugen 7

19
518 180
Simon Brezhnev is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

20
578 211
Uub is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Nickerson Duarte added Uub 9

21
168 22
Halibel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Tier Halibel

22
296 88
Allura is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added Allura

23
453 172
Casca is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Casca 5

24
316 110
Ishizu Ishtar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added Ishizu Ishtar

25
338 147
Ninja Ninja is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

26
239 94
Villetta Nu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added Villetta Nu

27
297 147
Miyuki Ayukawa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Miyuki Ayukawa

28
266 132
Atsuko Jackson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

29
256 127
Bob Makihara is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

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197 93
Marik Ishtar is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added Marik Ishtar

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93 20
Ay (Thrid Raikage) is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Ay (Thrid Raikage)

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121 43
Sol Marron is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
PhillipChindia added Sol Marron

33
327 197
Iris is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Iris 9

34
218 125
Love Aikawa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

35
160 87
King Bakura is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added King Bakura

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164 107
Abengane is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Abengane

37
166 109
April is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
April

38
95 52
Sandaime Muramasa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added Sandaime Muramasa

39
64 26
Daz Bones is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
LT added Daz Bones 5 - Slept on character in One Piece. His fight against Zoro in Alabasta was pure epience.

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94 56
Alex Benedetto is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added Alex Benedetto

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123 86
Pyunma/Cyborg 008 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
kinxworld93 added Pyunma/Cyborg 008 0

42
119 86
Mana is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added Mana

43
100 70
Kirche Augusta Frederica von A... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

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116 91
Kaz Kaan is listed (or ranked) 44 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.

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50 30
Karako Koshio is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
CholeMin added Karako Koshio 4

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121 99
Phil is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Phil

47
83 64
Bear Walken is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Bear Walken

48
105 87
James Ironside is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cedric L. Williams Jr. added James Ironside

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108 90
Abdul Hakim is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Abdul Hakim

50
92 75
Tom Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
1487897418326 added Tom Tanaka