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
2,905 505
Yoruichi Shihouin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

2
2,241 482
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

3
1,997 464
Killer B is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Killer B

4
1,935 450
Canary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Canary

5
1,610 362
A (Fourth Raikage) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
A (Fourth Raikage)

6
1,496 371
Darui is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
21

7
1,607 420
Michiko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Michiko

8
509 78
Halibel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added

9
888 232
Aokiji is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Aura Alexandra added 24

10
1,237 375
Kaname Tōsen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

11
993 288
Agil is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
5

12
1,013 297
Karui is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
21

13
874 245
Mila-Rose is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

14
1,123 341
Omoi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
23

15
853 239
Sid Barrett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Sid Barrett

16
947 278
Dutch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Dutch

17
312 43
Huey Freeman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
DarionIvy added

18
892 294
Mugen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
kinxworld93 added 7

19
789 266
Kilik Rung is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cedric L. Williams Jr. added Kilik Rung 2

20
700 238
Simon Brezhnev is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

21
499 147
Allura is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added Allura

22
618 206
Muhammad Avdol is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

23
771 277
Uub is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Nickerson Duarte added 9

24
603 215
Casca is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
5

25
463 151
Ishizu Ishtar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added

26
246 58
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
354 131
Villetta Nu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added

28
447 186
Ninja Ninja is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

29
216 77
Sol Marron is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
PhillipChindia added Sol Marron

30
291 128
Marik Ishtar is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added

31
333 167
Atsuko Jackson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

32
351 183
Miyuki Ayukawa is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Miyuki Ayukawa

33
312 160
Bob Makihara is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

34
241 114
King Bakura is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added King Bakura

35
300 160
Love Aikawa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

36
436 260
Iris is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
9

37
129 58
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
150 76
Sandaime Muramasa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added Sandaime Muramasa

39
215 140
April is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
April

40
209 137
Abengane is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Abengane

41
143 83
Alex Benedetto is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cattochan added Alex Benedetto

42
163 117
Mana is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added Mana

43
165 121
Pyunma/Cyborg 008 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
kinxworld93 added Pyunma/Cyborg 008 0

44
88 54
Karako Koshio is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
CholeMin added Karako Koshio 4

45
119 83
Bear Walken is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Bear Walken

46
135 98
Kirche Augusta Frederica von A... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

47
139 110
James Ironside is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Cedric L. Williams Jr. added James Ironside

48
168 138
Mr. Popo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
Sgac added 8

49
172 144
Kaz Kaan is listed (or ranked) 49 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.

50
104 83
Mahad is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Black Anime Characters of All Time
sicmyde added Mahad