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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
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Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Seven Deadly Sins
3
Levi Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Attack on Titan
4
Hiei is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Yu Yu Hakusho
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
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn
7
Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Fairy Tail
8
Mavis Vermilion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
async64 added Fairy
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Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Rurouni Kenshin
10
Rukia Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 10 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

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Hinata Shoyo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
BaoNguyen added Hinata Shoyo
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Ciel Phantomhive is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
cielphantomhive4life added Black Butler
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Taiga Aisaka is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Toradora!, Toradora!
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Yugi Mutou is listed (or ranked) 14 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
15
Krillin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z
16
Mitsukuni Haninozuka is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Mayanater added Ouran High School Host Club, Ouran High School Host Club
17
Tornado of Terror is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Tornado of Terror
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Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
ahmadianis added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Ninja World
19
Tetsuya Kuroko is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball
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Krista Lenz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
ClaraAckermann added
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Frieza is listed (or ranked) 21 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
22
Koenma is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Yu Yu Hakusho
23
Konata Izumi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Galaxyfox added Lucky Star OVA
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Allen Walker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
juliantheweeb added
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Chuuya Nakahara is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
corrupted_sorrow added Chuuya Nakahara