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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1,875 388
Yoruichi Shihouin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

2
1,531 345
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

3
1,340 293
Killer B is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Killer B

4
1,075 226
A (Fourth Raikage) is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
A (Fourth Raikage)

5
1,384 326
Canary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Canary

6
1,045 244
Darui is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Darui 21

7
1,177 318
Michiko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Michiko

8
763 228
Omoi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Omoi 23

9
811 259
Kaname Tōsen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

10
625 183
Agil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Agil 5

11
535 147
Aokiji is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Aura Alexandra added Aokiji 24

12
651 198
Dutch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Dutch

13
659 203
Karui is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Karui 21

14
561 172
Mila-Rose is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

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564 174
Sid Barrett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Sid Barrett

16
586 200
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
456 141
Muhammad Avdol is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

18
566 213
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
kinxworld93 added Mugen 7

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537 199
Uub is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Nickerson Duarte added Uub 9

20
485 175
Simon Brezhnev is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

21
422 165
Casca is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Casca 5

The 25+ Best Black And White Anime

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259 82
Allura is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added Allura

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293 104
Ishizu Ishtar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added Ishizu Ishtar

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123 20
Halibel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Tier Halibel

25
323 141
Ninja Ninja is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

26
226 90
Villetta Nu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added Villetta Nu

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287 143
Miyuki Ayukawa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Miyuki Ayukawa

28
249 123
Bob Makihara is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

The Best Fictional Characters Who Turn Evil

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253 128
Atsuko Jackson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

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310 187
Iris is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Iris 9

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177 91
Marik Ishtar is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added Marik Ishtar

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107 39
Sol Marron is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
PhillipChindia added Sol Marron

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205 120
Love Aikawa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

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66 16
Ay (Thrid Raikage) is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Ay (Thrid Raikage)

35
150 84
King Bakura is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added King Bakura

The Hottest Women Currently In Prison

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159 101
Abengane is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Abengane

37
158 105
April is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
April

38
84 49
Sandaime Muramasa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added Sandaime Muramasa

39
88 52
Alex Benedetto is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added Alex Benedetto

40
51 23
Daz Bones is listed (or ranked) 40 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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114 82
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

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114 83
Mana is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added Mana

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93 68
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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104 82
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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101 81
James Ironside is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cedric L. Williams Jr. added James Ironside

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115 95
Phil is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Phil

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28 10
Mr. Popo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Sgac added Mr. Popo 8

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43 26
Karako Koshio is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
CholeMin added Karako Koshio 4

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78 61
Bear Walken is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Bear Walken

50
95 79
Satoshi Batista is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
kinxworld93 added Satoshi Batista