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.

1
745 147
Edward Elric is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Edward Elric FullMetal Alchemist

2
675 144
Levi Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Levi Ackerman Attack on Titan

3
491 135
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Meliodas Seven Deadly Sins

4
384 124
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
350 137
Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Makarov Dreyar Fairy Tail

6
357 153
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Vegeta Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn

7
325 134
Taiga Aisaka is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Taiga Aisaka Toradora!, Toradora!

8
228 72
Hinata Shoyo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
BaoNguyen added Hinata Shoyo

9
162 44
Mavis Vermilion is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
async64 added Mavis Vermilion Fairy

10
203 94
Hiei is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Hiei Yu Yu Hakusho

11
214 118
Yugi Mutou is listed (or ranked) 11 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

12
176 94
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Himura Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin

13
157 90
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

14
174 117
Krillin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Krillin Dragon Ball Z

15
146 93
Tornado of Terror is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Tornado of Terror

16
88 57
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

17
74 81
Kurusu Sho is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Kurusu Sho

18
96 123
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

19
8 0
Rukia Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Aoi An added Rukia Kuchiki Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black - Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black

20
70 97
Koenma is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Koenma Yu Yu Hakusho

21
77 115
Chaozu is listed (or ranked) 21 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

22
17 18
Victorique de Blois is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
chocochocochibi added Victorique de Blois Gosick

23
29 59
Yutaka Kobayakawa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Galaxyfox added Yutaka Kobayakawa

24
22 46
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.

25
36 91
Haruyuki Arita is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Haruyuki Arita Accel World

26
17 58
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

27
9 48
La is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
mwahahahaha added La True Remembrance

28
17 77
Cologne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Cologne Ranma ½

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2 20
Sakutarou is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
mwahahahaha added Sakutarou Umineko When They Cry

30
8 48
Emi Ibarazaki is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
mwahahahaha added Emi Ibarazaki Katawa Shoujo

31
19 86
Happosai is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Happosai Ranma ½

32
3 31
Licia de Novus Yurii is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
mwahahahaha added Licia de Novus Yurii Aiyoku no Eustia

33
13 82
Miyagi Ryota is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Miyagi Ryota Slam Dunk

34
13 86
Elder Toguro is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Elder Toguro

35
8 76
Medama-oyaji (Eyeball Father) is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Medama-oyaji (Eyeball Father)

36
5 73
Narancia Ghirga is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Narancia Ghirga

37
5 76
Dr. Sakezô Sado is listed (or ranked) 37 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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4 73
Fuusuke is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Fuusuke The Kirishima Thing