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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1,183 245
Edward Elric is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
FullMetal Alchemist

2
1,059 258
Levi Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Attack on Titan

3
874 220
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Seven Deadly Sins

4
700 178
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
549 216
Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Fairy Tail

6
566 247
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
347 110
Mavis Vermilion is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
async64 added Fairy

8
378 133
Hinata Shoyo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
BaoNguyen added Hinata Shoyo

9
387 146
Hiei is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Yu Yu Hakusho

10
471 203
Taiga Aisaka is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Toradora!, Toradora!

11
192 56
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
293 145
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Rurouni Kenshin

13
338 186
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
302 188
Krillin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z

15
240 138
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
240 153
Tornado of Terror is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Tornado of Terror

17
142 103
Konata Izumi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Galaxyfox added Lucky Star OVA

18
73 22
Krista Lenz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
ClaraAckermann added

19
175 186
Frieza 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
31 8
Ciel Phantomhive is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
cielphantomhive4life added Black Butler

21
122 154
Koenma is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Yu Yu Hakusho

22
108 134
Kurusu Sho is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Kurusu Sho

23
125 187
Chaozu is listed (or ranked) 23 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

24
10 7
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
ahmadianis added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Ninja World

25
19 25
tokoyami is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Danielwizard added tokoyami

26
34 63
Victorique de Blois is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
chocochocochibi added Gosick

27
7 9
Allen Walker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
juliantheweeb added

28
44 96
Yutaka Kobayakawa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Galaxyfox added

29
55 131
Haruyuki Arita is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Accel World

30
28 84
Sion is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
mwahahahaha added Sion eden*: They were only two, on the planet.

31
29 91
Desert Punk is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Joel George0 added Desert Punk

32
33 113
Cologne is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Ranma ½

33
34 120
Happosai is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Ranma ½

34
9 52
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
16 79
La is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
mwahahahaha added La True Remembrance

36
14 76
Emi Ibarazaki is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
mwahahahaha added Emi Ibarazaki Katawa Shoujo

37
21 113
Miyagi Ryota is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Miyagi Ryota Slam Dunk

38
7 58
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
21 122
Elder Toguro is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Elder Toguro

40
13 107
Medama-oyaji (Eyeball Father) is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Medama-oyaji (Eyeball Father)

41
11 103
Narancia Ghirga is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Narancia Ghirga

42
8 107
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

43
7 105
Fuusuke is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
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