Top Ten Anime Characters of 2016

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Now that 2016 has ended, let's take a look at the best characters in anime that premiered in the year of 2016. In this list only the anime characters that were introduced in the year of 2016 will be allowed, which means there will be no characters from ongoing anime unless they were introduced in the year of 2016 (which means no Naruto, Luffy, Goku, etc. as they were introduced as anime characters before 2016). As for anime that haven't aired in 2016, no characters of those anime are eligible for this list (which means no Sword Art Online, Attack On Titan, Tokyo Ghoul, etc.).

The Top Ten

1 Osamu Dazai - Bungou Stray Dogs Osamu Dazai - Bungou Stray Dogs

Even excluding my love of comic relief characters, Dazai is an amazingly-written character. He has fitting/believable relationships with the other characters, his backstory is intriguing, & his odd obsession with suicide attempts gives him a unique characteristic over other characters in any series I've seen. If I ever say otherwise about him, chances are that "uso dakedo."

No wonder he is first

I'm so proud of my bby

2 Ryunosuke Akutagawa - Bungou Stray Dogs Ryunosuke Akutagawa - Bungou Stray Dogs

This guy is a badass villain that serves to make an already great anime to something even better. - SelfDestruct

3 Avilio Bruno - 91 Days
4 Yuuki - Joker Game Yuuki - Joker Game
5 Hiiro - Seisen Cerberus: Ryuukoku no Fatalites Hiiro - Seisen Cerberus: Ryuukoku no Fatalites
6 Seiko Kimura - Danganronpa 3

Yes Danganronpa 3 is divided into two arcs in which one is a sequel (Future Arc) and another is a prequel (Despair Arc) to the 2013 anime Danganronpa the Animation. However, Seiko was introduced in Danganronpa 3, the 2016 anime, so she qualifies. - SelfDestruct

7 Kyouma Mabuchi - Dimension W Kyouma Mabuchi - Dimension W

I have yet to watch Dimension W, but I can agree that Kyouma Mabuchi is a pretty cool guy. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

8 Chuuya Nakahara - Bungo Stray Dogs
9 Jyugo - Nanbaka
10 Yuri Katsuki - Yuri!!! On Ice

Generic sports anime protagonist with nothing to offer. - SelfDestruct

He's easy to relate to, and a pretty realistic character. And I'm glad that the writers didn't make him cliché and makes Yuri strive to practice and do the best he can.

The Contenders

11 Viktor Nikiforov - Yuri!!! On Ice

YES

12 Yuri Plisetsky - Yuri!!! on Ice Yuri Plisetsky - Yuri!!! on Ice
13 Goku - Dragon Ball Super Goku - Dragon Ball Super Son Goku (Kakarrot) is the main protagonist in Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. He has many abilities like, super strength, utilization of ki, flight, teleportation, super speed, enhanced reflexes, and Super Saiyan transformation that increase strength, speed, and durability. ...read more.
14 Sakunosuke Oda - Bungou Stray Dogs

If it wasn't for this guy, then the prequel arc would have turned the second season of Bungou Stray Dogs a disaster. But thankfully, he is what made the prequel arc really good. - SelfDestruct

15 Asuha Chigusa - Qualidea Code

Qualidea Code was a pretty decent anime. And although it had a good cast of characters, Asuha Chigusa was the best character in the series. - SelfDestruct

16 Edogawa Ranpo - Bungou Stray Dogs Edogawa Ranpo - Bungou Stray Dogs
17 Ken Kaneki - Tokyo Ghoul Ken Kaneki - Tokyo Ghoul

Mind you but Tokyo Ghoul premiered in 2014, not 2016. Don't get me wrong. Kaneki is great but he just shouldn't be in this list for not debuting in 2016. - SelfDestruct

He is an amazing character who kept on fighting, even when he was in great pain.

18 Josuke Higashikata - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Josuke Higashikata - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Josuke Higashikata is a fictional character from the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga series created by Hirohiko Araki.
19 Shigeo Kageyama - Mob Psycho 100
20 Hoshimiya Eiji - Big Order

Even if Big Order will suck, at least I can admire this guy's god-like powers. - SelfDestruct

21 Goku Black - Dragon Ball Super Goku Black - Dragon Ball Super Goku Black (Or "Black") is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball series by Akira Toriyama. He is the first main antagonist of Dragon Ball Super in the Future Trunks Saga where he is revealed to be Zamasu from a prior timeline who stole the body of Goku, the series's protagonist and using it as a ...read more.
22 Rem - Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

Oh, the nuisance who is only there for annoyance in this list? Yikes! - SelfDestruct

best girl

23 Atsushi Nakajima - Bungou Stray Dogs Atsushi Nakajima - Bungou Stray Dogs
24 Arataka Reigen - Mob Psycho 100
25 Yuu Tosaki - Ajin: Demi-Human

Okay! Fine. He was a total jerk in the first season, but he did make up for it with a lot of character development in the second season. - SelfDestruct

26 May - Pokemon May - Pokemon May is a female companion to Ash in the generation 3 anime. She was also the female character in Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire. May (anime) debuted in the 275th episode, "Get the Show on the Road!" She was going to be a trainer, but wasn't excited about it. After meeting a ...read more.
27 Brad Blackstone - Taboo Tattoo
28 Satō Kazuma - Konosuba Satō Kazuma - Konosuba

So now parody anime characters are in this list (KonoSuba is meant to be a parody of the isekai genre)? Not that I'm mad but parody anime characters like him being in this list seems rather awkward. - SelfDestruct

Best and funniest character of 2016.

29 Vegeta - Dragon Ball Super Vegeta - Dragon Ball Super Vegeta is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

Vegeta finally had his time to shine when he overpowered Black - Jackamalio

30 Giruu - Seisen Cerberus: Ryuukoku no Fatalites Giruu - Seisen Cerberus: Ryuukoku no Fatalites
31 Hayato Kisaragi - Hundred
32 Serena - Pokémon Serena - Pokémon Serena has proven to be a kind and polite girl but she can also be openly rebellious towards her mother, Grace. In Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, she refused to wake up when Grace ordered her to, and gave a sassy response to her mother's call to watch the news. This tumultuous relationship ...read more.
33 Shun Asanaga - Endride
34 Emilio Langheim - Endride
35 Miyoshi - Joker Game
36 Future Trunks - Dragon Ball Super Future Trunks - Dragon Ball Super
37 Serinuma - Kiss Him Not Me

Kae Serinuma is a fujoshi, a female otaku who loves reading yaoi material and imagining men together in romantic relationships, both fictional and real. After one of her favorite anime characters is killed off, the shock causes Kae to lock herself in her room for a whole week. When she eventually comes out, she discovers that she has suddenly lost a lot of weight, becoming a beautiful girl that catches the eye of four boys at her school: Yūsuke Igarashi, Nozomu Nanashima, Hayato Shinomiya, and Asuma Mutsumi. Despite learning about Kae's bizarre tendencies, the four boys, along with another fujoshi girl named Shima Nishina, all fall for Kae and begin competing with each other for her affection, much to Kae's frustration as she wants them to get together with each other.

38 Rin Kurenai - Big Order
39 Nero Vanetti - 91 Days
40 Emilia Gudenberg - Hundred
41 Tazaki - Joker Game
42 Parupa - Seisen Cerberus: Ryuukoku no Fatalites
43 Saraato - Seisen Cerberus: Ryuukoku no Fatalites
44 Erin - Seisen Cerberus: Ryuukoku no Fatalites
45 Sakuma - Joker Game
46 Maihime Tenkawa - Qualidea Code
47 Suzaku Ichiya - Qualidea Code
48 Aoto - Divine Gate
49 Loser - Dimension W
50 Kira Yoshikage - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Diamond Is Unbreakable
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1. Osamu Dazai - Bungou Stray Dogs
2. Ryunosuke Akutagawa - Bungou Stray Dogs
3. Avilio Bruno - 91 Days
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1. Osamu Dazai - Bungou Stray Dogs
2. Edogawa Ranpo - Bungou Stray Dogs
3. Sakunosuke Oda - Bungou Stray Dogs
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