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
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 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.

9 Jyugo - Nanbaka
10 Chuuya Nakahara - Bungo Stray Dogs

The Newcomers

? Sanders - Taboo Tattoo
? Lisa Lovelock - Taboo Tattoo

The Contenders

11 Viktor Nikiforov - Yuri!!! On Ice

YES

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

15 Sakunosuke Oda - Bungou Stray Dogs 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

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.

Ken Kaneki is the best <3 - TwilightKitsune

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 Hoshimiya Eiji - Big Order

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

20 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.
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