Anime Underground The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time  

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Unlike Edward Elrich, not all short anime characters get testy when you point out their lack of verticality. For this list we're ranking the greatest short anime characters of all time, with the help of your votes. Do you have a favorite anime character who is really short? Given that famous anime characters like Krillin, Himura Kenshin, and Edward Elric are particularly short, we're willing to bet the answer is yes.

One of the funniest running gags in Fullmetal Alchemist is that Ed doesn't like being called short. There are multiple instances throughout the show where a character calls Edward short to his face, usually because they are shocked that Edward, and not his younger (but bigger) Alphonse, is the famed prodigy alchemist.

If you think the best short anime character is represented on the list below, simply add them to the polls so that others can vote up that character too.

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Edward Elric is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Edward Elric FullMetal Alchemist

2
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Levi Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Levi Ackerman Attack on Titan

3
375 116
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Meliodas Seven Deadly Sins

4
302 107
Tōshirō Hitsugaya is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Tōshirō Hitsugaya Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

5
279 111
Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Makarov Dreyar Fairy Tail

6
262 111
Taiga Aisaka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Taiga Aisaka Toradora!, Toradora!

7
289 132
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Vegeta Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn

8
150 56
Hinata Shoyo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
BaoNguyen added Hinata Shoyo

9
105 28
Mavis Vermilion is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
async64 added Mavis Vermilion Fairy

10
172 96
Yugi Mutou is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Yugi Mutou Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh!: Bonds Beyond Time

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150 85
Hiei is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Hiei Yu Yu Hakusho

12
138 87
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Himura Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin

13
125 77
Tetsuya Kuroko is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Tetsuya Kuroko Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

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122 83
Tornado of Terror is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Tornado of Terror

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Krillin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Krillin Dragon Ball Z

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73 48
Konata Izumi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Galaxyfox added Konata Izumi Lucky Star OVA

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59 70
Kurusu Sho is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Kurusu Sho

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79 104
Freeza is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Freeza Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, Plan to Destroy the Saiya-jin

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57 85
Koenma is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Koenma Yu Yu Hakusho

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60 97
Chaozu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Chaozu Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might, Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure

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8 8
Victorique de Blois is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
chocochocochibi added Victorique de Blois Gosick

Black Panther Movie Quotes

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2 8
Sakutarou is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
mwahahahaha added Sakutarou Umineko When They Cry

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22 50
Yutaka Kobayakawa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Galaxyfox added Yutaka Kobayakawa

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15 37
Sion is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
mwahahahaha added Sion eden*: They were only two, on the planet.

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Haruyuki Arita is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Haruyuki Arita Accel World

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11 48
Desert Punk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Joel George0 added Desert Punk Desert Punk

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7 38
La is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
mwahahahaha added La True Remembrance

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7 39
Emi Ibarazaki is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
mwahahahaha added Emi Ibarazaki Katawa Shoujo

13 Anime That Were Tragically Cut Short Before The Manga Ended

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Licia de Novus Yurii is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
mwahahahaha added Licia de Novus Yurii Aiyoku no Eustia

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16 74
Happosai is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Happosai Ranma ½

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13 67
Cologne is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Cologne Ranma ½

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12 71
Miyagi Ryota is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Miyagi Ryota Slam Dunk

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7 62
Medama-oyaji (Eyeball Father) is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Medama-oyaji (Eyeball Father)

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9 74
Elder Toguro is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Elder Toguro

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5 63
Dr. Sakezô Sado is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Dr. Sakezô Sado Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato, Be Forever Yamato, Space Battleship Yamato: Resurrection

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3 60
Fuusuke is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Fuusuke The Kirishima Thing

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3 64
Narancia Ghirga is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Narancia Ghirga