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The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time 

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Updated July 8, 2020 36.4k votes 6.1k voters 39.1k views 60 items

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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Edward Elric is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
FullMetal Alchemist
2
Levi Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Attack on Titan
3
Meliodas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Seven Deadly Sins
4
Tōshirō Hitsugaya is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
5
Hiei is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Yu Yu Hakusho
6
Hinata Shoyo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
BaoNguyen added Haikyuu!!
7
Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Fairy Tail
8
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z
9
Mavis Vermilion is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Fairy Tail
10
Ciel Phantomhive is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
cielphantomhive4life added Black Butler
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Taiga Aisaka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Toradora!
12
Mitsukuni Haninozuka is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Mayanater added Ouran High School Host Club
13
Rukia Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Aoi An added Bleach

Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black

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Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Rurouni Kenshin
15
Yugi Mutou is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Yu-Gi-Oh!
16
Krillin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z
17
Tatsumaki is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
One-Punch Man
18
Izuku Midoriya is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
obitoandme added My Hero Academia
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Tetsuya Kuroko is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Kuroko's Basketball
20
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
ahmadianis added Naruto
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Krista Lenz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
ClaraAckermann added Attack on Titan
22
Nagisa Shiota is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
• Midorii Chan • added Assasination Classroom
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Nishinoya, Yū is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
amccormick added Haikyuu
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Tokoyami is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
Danielwizard added My Hero Academia
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Chuuya Nakahara is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Short Anime Characters of All Time
corrupted_sorrow added Bungou Stray Dogs