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 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 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.
12 Yuri Plisetsky - Yuri!!! on Ice
13 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

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 Viktor Nikiforov - Yuri!!! On Ice

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16 Edogawa Ranpo - Bungou Stray Dogs Edogawa Ranpo - Bungou Stray Dogs
17 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.
18 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

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

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