Top Ten Anime Characters of 2016Now 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
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
This guy is a badass villain that serves to make an already great anime to something even better. - SelfDestruct
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
I have yet to watch Dimension W, but I can agree that Kyouma Mabuchi is a pretty cool guy. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
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.
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
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
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.
Even if Big Order will suck, at least I can admire this guy's god-like powers. - SelfDestruct
Oh, the nuisance who is only there for annoyance in this list? Yikes! - SelfDestruct
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.
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
Vegeta finally had his time to shine when he overpowered Black - Jackamalio
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.