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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1,766 385
Edward Elric is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
FullMetal Alchemist
2
932 201
Hiei is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Yu Yu Hakusho
3
1,387 378
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Seven Deadly Sins
4
1,553 443
Levi Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Attack on Titan
5
1,118 315
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
973 351
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
881 342
Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Fairy Tail
8
581 207
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Rurouni Kenshin
9
607 230
Mavis Vermilion is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
async64 added Fairy
10
440 148
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
657 302
Taiga Aisaka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Toradora!, Toradora!
12
551 235
Hinata Shoyo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
BaoNguyen added Hinata Shoyo
13
545 274
Yugi Mutou is listed (or ranked) 13 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
14
264 78
Ciel Phantomhive is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
cielphantomhive4life added Black Butler
15
506 278
Krillin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z
16
377 228
Tornado of Terror is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Tornado of Terror
17
155 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
331 214
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
178 91
Krista Lenz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
ClaraAckermann added
20
164 80
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
304 259
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
246 209
Koenma is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Yu Yu Hakusho
23
202 175
Konata Izumi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Galaxyfox added Lucky Star OVA
24
87 63
Allen Walker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
juliantheweeb added
25
201 264
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