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The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time 

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Updated April 25, 2020 88.2k votes 15.4k voters 208.1k views 83 items

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
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Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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Canary is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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A (Fourth Raikage) is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippuden
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Darui is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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Michiko is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Michiko to Hatchin
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Kaname Tōsen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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Aokiji is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Aura Alexandra added
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Omoi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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Agil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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Karui is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippuden
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Halibel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Bleach
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Sid Barrett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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Dutch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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Mila-Rose is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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Mugen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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Killer Bee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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Muhammad Avdol is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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Uub is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Nickerson Duarte added Dragon Ball GT
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Kilik Rung is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cedric L. Williams Jr. added
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Simon Brezhnev is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Durarara!!
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Casca is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
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Ay (Thrid Raikage) is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added
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Allura is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added
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Ishizu Ishtar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time