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

Anna Lindwasser
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List Rules Vote up the characters you never realized don't quite measure up.

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.

Orihime Inoue is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Anime Characters Who Are Not the Height You Thought They Were
Photo:  Studio Pierrot

In no universe is Orihime Inoue from Bleach 5'2". Yes, there are some shots where she looks like she could be on the short side, but in others, like the one above, she looks like she's almost the same height as Ichigo, who is 5'9". Since she's hunched over, she could even be taller than him. They're standing right next to each other, so it's not a matter of perspective - she just looks way, way taller than 5'2".

Bleach isn't even remotely consistent with its character's heights, so if Orihime's true height is a surprise to you, you're not alone.

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Toshinori Yagi Is Tall AND Ripped

Toshinori Yagi Is Tall AND Rip... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Anime Characters Who Are Not the Height You Thought They Were
Photo:  Studio Bones

All Might, also known as Toshinori Yagi, is probably the largest character in My Hero Academia aside from Mt. Lady, but a lot of fans don't realize quite how tall he is. The professional hero-turned-teacher stands at an impressive seven-foot, two inches. 

This is terrifying, but it isn't obvious - when he's in his massive, muscular form, you're paying more attention to his impressive physique, and when he loses that form, he's so hunched over that his full height isn't obvious.

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Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Anime Characters Who Are Not the Height You Thought They Were
Photo:  Toei Animation

It's obvious that Piccolo from the Dragon Ball Universe is tall, but exactly how tall might come as a surprise. Since he's a Namekian amongst humans, Saiyans, and Androids, it's sort of hard to gauge how tall he should be or actually is. That said, most viewers estimated Piccolo to be maybe 6'6" tall. Those estimates are dramatically wrong.

The dude is 7' 5", roughly a foot taller than anyone might have reasonably assumed. Keep in mind that Vegeta is 5'3" - Piccolo's taller than him, but he's not the same height as Vegeta with Baby Trunks standing on his shoulders.

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Yugi Mutou is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Anime Characters Who Are Not the Height You Thought They Were
Photo:  Toei Animation

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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