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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1,781 387
Edward Elric is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
FullMetal Alchemist
2
937 203
Hiei is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Yu Yu Hakusho
3
1,578 445
Levi Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Attack on Titan
4
1,401 380
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Seven Deadly Sins
5
1,125 317
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
981 355
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
885 344
Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Fairy Tail
8
586 208
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Rurouni Kenshin
9
611 232
Mavis Vermilion is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
async64 added Fairy
10
444 151
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

11
559 236
Hinata Shoyo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
BaoNguyen added Hinata Shoyo
12
664 303
Taiga Aisaka is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Toradora!, Toradora!
13
271 78
Ciel Phantomhive is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
cielphantomhive4life added Black Butler
14
547 275
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
511 280
Krillin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z
16
379 229
Tornado of Terror is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Tornado of Terror
17
159 43
Mitsukuni Haninozuka is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Mayanater added Ouran High School Host Club, Ouran High School Host Club
18
334 215
Tetsuya Kuroko is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball
19
182 93
Krista Lenz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
ClaraAckermann added
20
170 83
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
ahmadianis added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Ninja World
21
307 263
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
248 209
Koenma is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Yu Yu Hakusho
23
204 175
Konata Izumi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Galaxyfox added Lucky Star OVA
24
89 63
Allen Walker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
juliantheweeb added
25
202 264
Chaozu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might, Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure