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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
FullMetal Alchemist
2
Hiei is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Yu Yu Hakusho
3
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Seven Deadly Sins
4
Levi Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Attack on Titan
5
Tōshirō Hitsugaya is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody
6
Ciel Phantomhive is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
cielphantomhive4life added Black Butler
7
Mitsukuni Haninozuka is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Mayanater added Ouran High School Host Club, Ouran High School Host Club
8
Rukia Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Aoi An added Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black

Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black

9
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn
10
Mavis Vermilion is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
async64 added Fairy
11
Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Fairy Tail
12
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Rurouni Kenshin
13
Hinata Shoyo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
BaoNguyen added Hinata Shoyo
14
Taiga Aisaka is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Toradora!, Toradora!
15
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
ahmadianis added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Ninja World
16
Yugi Mutou is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh!: Bonds Beyond Time
17
Krista Lenz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
ClaraAckermann added
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Krillin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z
19
Tornado of Terror is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Tornado of Terror
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Tetsuya Kuroko is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball
21
Chuuya Nakahara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
corrupted_sorrow added Chuuya Nakahara
22
Allen Walker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
juliantheweeb added
23
Konata Izumi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Galaxyfox added Lucky Star OVA
24
Frieza is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, Plan to Destroy the Saiya-jin
25
Koenma is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Yu Yu Hakusho