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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1,114 227
Edward Elric is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
FullMetal Alchemist

2
991 241
Levi Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Attack on Titan

3
817 204
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Meliodas Seven Deadly Sins

4
669 163
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
518 205
Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Fairy Tail

6
536 230
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
371 135
Hiei is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Yu Yu Hakusho

8
317 100
Mavis Vermilion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
async64 added Fairy

9
349 123
Hinata Shoyo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
BaoNguyen added Hinata Shoyo

10
446 193
Taiga Aisaka is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Toradora!, Toradora!

11
281 136
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Rurouni Kenshin

12
324 173
Yugi Mutou is listed (or ranked) 12 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

13
163 45
Rukia Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 13 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

14
286 174
Krillin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z

15
224 129
Tetsuya Kuroko is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

16
227 141
Tornado of Terror is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Tornado of Terror

17
127 97
Konata Izumi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Galaxyfox added Lucky Star OVA

18
55 13
Krista Lenz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
ClaraAckermann added

19
165 175
Freeza is listed (or ranked) 19 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

20
105 122
Kurusu Sho is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Kurusu Sho

21
115 145
Koenma is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Yu Yu Hakusho

22
121 173
Chaozu is listed (or ranked) 22 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

23
12 17
tokoyami is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Danielwizard added tokoyami

24
29 55
Victorique de Blois is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
chocochocochibi added Gosick

25
0 0
Ciel Phantomhive is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
cielphantomhive4life added Black Butler

26
0 0
Allen Walker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
juliantheweeb added

27
39 90
Yutaka Kobayakawa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Galaxyfox added

28
51 124
Haruyuki Arita is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Accel World

29
27 77
Sion is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
mwahahahaha added Sion eden*: They were only two, on the planet.

30
27 83
Desert Punk is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Joel George0 added Desert Punk

31
30 107
Cologne is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Ranma ½

32
31 113
Happosai is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Ranma ½

33
14 73
La is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
mwahahahaha added La True Remembrance

34
7 46
Sakutarou is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
mwahahahaha added Sakutarou Umineko When They Cry

35
12 70
Emi Ibarazaki is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
mwahahahaha added Emi Ibarazaki Katawa Shoujo

36
21 113
Elder Toguro is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Elder Toguro

37
18 105
Miyagi Ryota is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Miyagi Ryota Slam Dunk

38
5 52
Licia de Novus Yurii is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
mwahahahaha added Licia de Novus Yurii Aiyoku no Eustia

39
13 98
Medama-oyaji (Eyeball Father) is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Medama-oyaji (Eyeball Father)

40
10 94
Narancia Ghirga is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Narancia Ghirga

41
7 95
Fuusuke is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
The Kirishima Thing

42
7 98
Dr. Sakezô Sado is listed (or ranked) 42 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