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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1,356 289
Yoruichi Shihouin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

2
1,163 241
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

3
985 215
Killer B is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Killer B

4
1,042 246
Canary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Canary

5
745 175
A (Fourth Raikage) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
A (Fourth Raikage)

6
749 183
Darui is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Darui 21

7
917 247
Michiko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Michiko

8
573 180
Kaname Tōsen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

9
530 166
Omoi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Omoi 23

10
470 147
Karui is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Karui 21

11
430 132
Agil is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Agil 5

12
459 146
Dutch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Dutch

13
457 153
Kilik Rung is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cedric L. Williams Jr. added Kilik Rung 2

14
402 127
Sid Barrett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Sid Barrett

The Best Ecchi Anime of All Time

15
336 95
Aokiji is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Aura Alexandra added Aokiji 24

16
330 98
Muhammad Avdol is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

17
393 133
Mila-Rose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

18
362 130
Simon Brezhnev is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

19
387 147
Uub is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Nickerson Duarte added Uub 9

20
369 141
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
kinxworld93 added Mugen 7

21
323 123
Casca is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Casca 5

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22
249 111
Ninja Ninja is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

23
188 73
Ishizu Ishtar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added Ishizu Ishtar

24
233 111
Miyuki Ayukawa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Miyuki Ayukawa

25
126 42
Allura is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added Allura

26
155 66
Villetta Nu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added Villetta Nu

27
190 96
Bob Makihara is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

28
233 129
Iris is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Iris 9

The Best Anime Characters With Black Eyes

29
191 99
Atsuko Jackson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

30
102 33
Ororo Munroe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added Ororo Munroe

31
153 83
Love Aikawa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

32
120 62
Marik Ishtar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added Marik Ishtar

33
101 57
King Bakura is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added King Bakura

34
124 77
April is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
April

35
117 76
Abengane is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Abengane

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38 10
Sol Marron is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
PhillipChindia added Sol Marron

37
51 24
Alex Benedetto is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added Alex Benedetto

38
87 62
Phil is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Phil

39
48 28
Sandaime Muramasa is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added Sandaime Muramasa

40
74 54
Pyunma/Cyborg 008 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
kinxworld93 added Pyunma/Cyborg 008 0

41
61 42
Kirche Augusta Frederica von A... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

42
76 57
Mana is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added Mana

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77 58
James Ironside is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cedric L. Williams Jr. added James Ironside

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72 54
Satoshi Batista is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
kinxworld93 added Satoshi Batista

45
62 46
Tom Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
1487897418326 added Tom Tanaka

46
80 64
Abdul Hakim is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Abdul Hakim

47
23 8
Sol Marron is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
PhillipChindia added Sol Marron Black Clover  

48
55 43
Bear Walken is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Bear Walken

49
75 64
Jackie Tristan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Jackie Tristan 11

50
49 41
Mahad is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added Mahad