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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1,837 399
Edward Elric is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
FullMetal Alchemist
2
1,653 453
Levi Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Attack on Titan
3
1,438 387
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Seven Deadly Sins
4
946 211
Hiei is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Yu Yu Hakusho
5
1,145 324
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
997 364
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
906 350
Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Fairy Tail
8
592 213
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Rurouni Kenshin
9
628 238
Mavis Vermilion is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
async64 added Fairy
10
463 155
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
577 242
Hinata Shoyo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
BaoNguyen added Hinata Shoyo
12
677 308
Taiga Aisaka is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Toradora!, Toradora!
13
297 84
Ciel Phantomhive is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
cielphantomhive4life added Black Butler
14
556 278
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
516 287
Krillin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z
16
388 233
Tornado of Terror is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Tornado of Terror
17
172 49
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
338 220
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
183 88
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
ahmadianis added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Ninja World
20
190 98
Krista Lenz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
ClaraAckermann added
21
312 267
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
249 214
Koenma is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Yu Yu Hakusho
23
207 178
Konata Izumi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Galaxyfox added Lucky Star OVA
24
95 67
Allen Walker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
juliantheweeb added
25
62 49
Chuuya Nakahara is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
corrupted_sorrow added Chuuya Nakahara