Anime Underground Anime Characters Who Are Not the Height You Thought They Were  

Anna Lindwasser
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While watching anime, you might have some guesses about anime character heights. Often, those guesses are on point, but sometimes your guesses are a little - or a lot - off base. There are some seriously surprising anime character heights out there. For example, did you know that Brook from One Piece is over nine feet tall? What about the frightening fact that Dragonite from Pokémon is half the height of Dragonair, who it evolves from? Yeah, it gets weird. 

This list only includes characters with official canon heights. So, despite how distressingly tall as the characters from xxxHolic appear to be, they aren't on the list, because without knowing for sure if CLAMP intended for Watanuki to be nine feet tall, it's impossible to know if it's truly surprising. 

If a character's height came out of nowhere, vote it up. Vote down those character heights that you totally already saw coming.

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Yusuke Makishima And Jinpachi Toudou Are Rivals That Are Almost Neck And Neck

Yusuke Makishima And Jinpachi ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Anime Characters Who Are Not the Height You Thought They Were
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One of the cool things about Yowamushi Pedal is that it pays extra attention to designing unique physiques for its characters. For that reason, it can be easy to get confused about character heights. Yusuke Makishima definitely looks a lot taller than his rival, Jinpachi Toudou - but surprisingly, they're roughly the same height. Makishima is 5'9" while Toudou is 5'8 ½". The difference is that Makishima is a long dangly noodle boy who looks about six inches taller than he actually is, while Toudou is more compact, and actually looks a little shorter than he really is.

Dragonite is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Anime Characters Who Are Not the Height You Thought They Were
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Your average Dragonite is about 7'3", which is on the small side for a dragon Pokémon, but whatever. What's wild about Dragonite's height is how small it is in comparison to Dragonair, the Pokémon it evolved from. Dragonair is 13′1", almost twice Dragonite's height. So you have to wonder, where the heck did all the extra length go? Dragonite is wider than Dragonair, but not that much wider. Mass doesn't simply disappear. Dragonite might be cute, but it's actually kind of an abomination.

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Yugi Mutou is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Anime Characters Who Are Not the Height You Thought They Were
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One of the most surprising things about Yu-Gi-Oh!'s Yami Yugi is that he is, in fact, the same height as his host body, Yugi Mutou. Logically, of course he would be. The kid's bones aren't going to stretch every time he lets his alternate personality take over. That said, the anime consistently depicts Yami Yugi as at least a head taller than he actually is.

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Reiner Braun is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Anime Characters Who Are Not the Height You Thought They Were
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What's surprising about the Armored Titan isn't that he's enormous - it's Attack on Titan, so that comes with the territory. What's shocking about the Armored Titan is how freakin' small he is in comparison to the Colossal Titan. Yes, the Colossal Titan is supposed to be significantly bigger than all the others, but the difference is out of this world. The Colossal Titan is 60 meters, or approximately 197 feet tall, while the Armored Titan is 1/4th that size at 15 meters. By comparison, the Armored Titan seems almost small.

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