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
927 183
Edward Elric is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
FullMetal Alchemist

2
828 190
Levi Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Attack on Titan

3
640 170
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Meliodas Seven Deadly Sins

4
548 142
Tōshirō Hitsugaya is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

5
455 191
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn

6
423 173
Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Fairy Tail

7
379 163
Taiga Aisaka is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Toradora!, Toradora!

8
280 95
Hinata Shoyo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
BaoNguyen added Hinata Shoyo

9
297 113
Hiei is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Yu Yu Hakusho

10
225 67
Mavis Vermilion is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
async64 added Fairy

11
265 141
Yugi Mutou is listed (or ranked) 11 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

12
226 111
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Rurouni Kenshin

13
224 136
Krillin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z

14
182 107
Tetsuya Kuroko is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

15
178 116
Tornado of Terror is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Tornado of Terror

16
87 20
Rukia Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 16 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

17
102 76
Konata Izumi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Galaxyfox added Lucky Star OVA

18
131 144
Freeza is listed (or ranked) 18 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

19
87 98
Kurusu Sho is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Kurusu Sho

20
93 119
Koenma is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Yu Yu Hakusho

21
97 143
Chaozu is listed (or ranked) 21 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

22
21 33
Victorique de Blois is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
chocochocochibi added Gosick

23
34 70
Yutaka Kobayakawa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Galaxyfox added

24
23 59
Sion is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
mwahahahaha added Sion eden*: They were only two, on the planet.

25
41 105
Haruyuki Arita is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Accel World

26
21 67
Desert Punk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Joel George0 added Desert Punk

27
23 89
Cologne is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Ranma ½

28
23 95
Happosai is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Ranma ½

29
4 30
Sakutarou is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
mwahahahaha added Sakutarou Umineko When They Cry

30
10 59
La is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
mwahahahaha added La True Remembrance

31
19 95
Elder Toguro is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Elder Toguro

32
8 55
Emi Ibarazaki is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
mwahahahaha added Emi Ibarazaki Katawa Shoujo

33
16 89
Miyagi Ryota is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Miyagi Ryota Slam Dunk

34
3 37
Licia de Novus Yurii is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
mwahahahaha added Licia de Novus Yurii Aiyoku no Eustia

35
10 83
Medama-oyaji (Eyeball Father) is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Medama-oyaji (Eyeball Father)

36
7 79
Narancia Ghirga is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Narancia Ghirga

37
5 80
Fuusuke is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
The Kirishima Thing

38
5 82
Dr. Sakezô Sado is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Dr. Sakezô Sado Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato, Be Forever Yamato, Space Battleship Yamato: Resurrection