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
1,384 277
Edward Elric is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
FullMetal Alchemist

2
1,236 302
Levi Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Attack on Titan

3
1,041 260
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Seven Deadly Sins

4
873 202
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
667 246
Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Fairy Tail

6
446 142
Mavis Vermilion is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
async64 added Fairy

7
486 166
Hiei is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Yu Yu Hakusho

8
675 282
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn

9
444 159
Hinata Shoyo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
BaoNguyen added Hinata Shoyo

10
544 229
Taiga Aisaka is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Toradora!, Toradora!

11
287 76
Rukia Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 11 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

12
368 164
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Rurouni Kenshin

13
408 211
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
371 219
Krillin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z

15
283 161
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
122 23
Ciel Phantomhive is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
cielphantomhive4life added Black Butler

17
286 178
Tornado of Terror is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Tornado of Terror

18
126 44
Krista Lenz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
ClaraAckermann added

19
166 125
Konata Izumi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Galaxyfox added Lucky Star OVA

20
54 8
Mitsukuni Haninozuka is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Mayanater added Ouran High School Host Club, Ouran High School Host Club

21
218 209
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
65 26
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
ahmadianis added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Ninja World

23
151 169
Koenma is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Yu Yu Hakusho

24
125 150
Kurusu Sho is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Kurusu Sho

25
36 24
Allen Walker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
juliantheweeb added