Top Ten Anime Characters

Vote on who you think are the best anime characters in the anime world.
The Top Ten
1 L - Death Note L Lawliet, exclusively known by the mononym L, is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

Praise the freaking lord he's at the top. He deserves it. He's by FAR one of the best characters out of anything. (not gonna say anything about my obsession with Obito Uchiha from Naruto) But anyways, he's such an interesting character, and there's no one else that is even close to being as awesome as him.

L is the best anime character ever. Like I can't even explain to you how much I love him. I wish they never involved light to the investigation, maybe because if they didn't L would've lived to see mello and near pass him-

This man literally knows what he's doing- Imagine being that smart, and not to mention badass. from his looks you wouldn't be that threatened but L is far more dangerous then he looks. He also has a very childish side which is so cute. He has a very well built character. He definitely deserves first.

I like how he has the role of the best detective in the world because he has great characteristic traits that an amazingly good detective would have.

2 Edward Elric - Full Metal Alchemist Edward Elric, commonly nicknamed Ed, is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.

I just think it's funny that he's always mistaken as being the younger sibling. Just because Al is a big suit of armor doesn't mean he's older!

FMA: Brotherhood is probably my all-time favourite, so naturally Ed is going to be up there for me. He's a prodigy but he's such a well-written character that has so much humanity to him. There's a sort of humour to him as well. His resolve and dedication to his goals and his brother are so pure and child-like. But he's facing hardships that most adults wouldn't be able to bear. A bad-ass with a big heart.

Edward Elric is without a doubt, one of my favorite fictional character within the anime world. He's the epitome of inspirational and respect in my opinion. Edward is a character with many flaws, but that's what makes him so much more phenomenal and relatable. He feels all the things humans are suppose to; love, pity, anger, guilt, sadness, etc. You just NAME it.

Even though in the surface, Edward can seem like a hot tempered young teenager, he has incredible depth to his character and he goes through SO much and endures through so many perils and grows from it. Character development is immense with Ed. He has a dark past, a very tragic one, from which his insecurities and guilt comes from. But from this, he also gains strength and determination to take responsibility for his actions.

He makes mistakes, but he's not afraid to stand his ground and deal with the consequences.

Ed is also one of the most compassionate characters I've seen, with one of the strongest ...more

Edward Elric is awesome- definitely one of my most favorite anime characters in anime. To me, Ed represents love, caring, inspiration, and loyalty. His many flaws add to his character a lot; in fact, if it weren't for these flaws, Ed wouldn't be someone you could relate to. But in reality, you could easily imagine how Ed would feel at the moment because he feels all the emotions humans feel.

When you first meet Ed, he can seem irritable, hot tempered, and easily angered. But as you delve deep into his past, you can see that he has gone through a LOT, and then you come to realize that these flaws are what make him human. His tragic and gloomy past is actually the fuel for his determination and strength to take responsibility for his mistakes. Also, he is not the kind of person to run away from his problems. Ed will face the consequences for whatever he has done; the thought of doing otherwise has never crossed his mind.

In addition to this, Ed is one of the most devoted ...more

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

Vegeta started out as this psychopathic manic and he actually creeped me out with his evil laugh, expressions and ways. And when we find out about trunks" well let's just say that it had been quite shocking.
But on a more serious note, Vegeta is definitely one of the best anime characters I have ever seen,.. Actually, one of best characters including every other kind of animation.
The journey that Vegeta makes is a long one.
He had been tank by Frieza and repeatedly humiliated. He was abused and his race destroyed. He had Bren forced to grow up in very compromising conditions.
Naturally he turned out the way he had been introduced in the series.
But the way he slowly came over to the good side, found love and raised a family all the while retaining his cold, aloof sarcastic characteristics all shows what an amazing and diverse character he is" he didn't turn goody good like Goku was and had always Been.
Thank God that cheesiness didn't exist.
His ...more

Vegeta, the prince of all saiyans, is the best character of all time. He can push himself to the limit and further because he will not settle for second best. When freiza took him as a child his father and a whole army died trying to get him back because he is just that important. He never gives up and is always ready for a new challenge. He holds onto his pride because he knows he is awesome, and taunts his victims because he is not afraid to show it. He always has a witty comeback like " I did lots of push-ups and sit-ups and drank plenty of juice. " HA! So if you don't like Vegeta tell me, has a hater like you ever experienced true fear?

This guy here is the inspiration of my life! He is better than Goku in many aspects. He is way better tactician and Goku is just a bonehead. His plans has ALWAYS succeeded. Ge pushes himself WAY HARDER than Goku. Proof: Goku becomes supersaiyan training 100 times gravity. Vegeta trains in 450 times heard me 450 times and he barely makes it. But every time he ascends, he is stronger than Goku because he trains way harder than Goku does. Besides Goku is one lucky dog He gets his training from great masters like roshi who teaches him his kamehameha move, king kai, who teaches him spirit bomb, he learns instant transmission from inhabitants of anothe planet, in short all his so called great moves are BORROWED. He does not have any move of his own. On the other hand vegeta does all the training by himself, develops HIS OWN moves and surpasses Goku in power twice. If he was as lucky as Goku he would be much stronger than Goku. And I'm just getting started... Still think Goku's ...more

Vegeta definitely deserves to be No1, not Goku. Maybe, as a Vegeta fan girl, I'm being a bit biased, but, still. Unlike Goku, who is in realistically perfect and was portrayed as the perfect character, Vegeta actually made mistakes. He went from being evil, and misunderstood to being one of Earth's strongest fighters. Unlike Goku, who had the perfect childhood and life, Vegeta had a horrible life. Also, if it weren't for him, Buu would've lived, and the androids would've won. Just those two acts alone made him more useful than the other Z fighters were throughout the entire series. -_-

4 Son Goku - Dragon Ball Z Son Goku is a fictional character and main protagonist of the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. He is based on Sun Wukong, a main character in the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West. Goku is introduced in Dragon Ball chapter #1 Bulma and Son Goku, originally published in Japan's more.

Goku is one of the greatest overall characters ever written. He embodies the positive aspects of all of us, a general desire to better on self while staying on the right side of justice. A family man and great friend who always puts himself on the line to protect his adopted world of Earth. He also to me at least shows us that anyone can overcome their flaws or their negative birthrights to be an overall good person. I love the concept that with the right amount of practice or training he can overcome all obstacles and I think that's an analogy that anyone of us with the right mindset and determination can overcome any obstacles that face us as individuals. Thanks.

Goku. He is the Jesus of Anime and the greatest anime Legend of all time. Even now in the Revival of F he is above everyone in the entire universe. Only one below him is Vegeta. I watched every episode in the ENTIRE Dragonball series since Dragonball Episode 1. I've tried searching for a character who obviously can't be as strong but as good as he is and haven't seen one beating him. I mean he's a perfect hero. Kind hearted, humor, never gives up EVER, defeats guys 10X stronger than himself, saved Earth many times except of course Majin Buu and GT doesn't count, and always test the waters of his enemy's transformations which is ballsy but hey he's a confident dude. You can see all these badass looking heroes that are standing there in the wind all dreamy and stuff but Goku doesn't care to be a badass which is why he is the best there ever was.

Goku is over-rated. Only thing he has above others is power. He was comprised of all the good elements and didn't had any bad qualities I.E. the purest character. But in the process he lost all attachment to reality. After all, no one is completely good or bad. He is impossible to relate to as he is so above us. He is completely unrealistic and before you call on me that anime are not real, let me tell you that there are some pretty realistic characters (Lelouch, Edward, Tsuna, Gintoki, etc). As a character, he is vastly out-classed by characters like Ueki or Luffy, who despite being similar to Goku, retain their identities and flaws. Goku is definitely not the best character. How he holds the First spot is beyond me.

Goku will be 4 ever the greatest anime character ever written. This anime is what made shonen anime on the spotlight across the world. Though I should tell that Vegeta deserve at least half of the credit for Goku/Dragon Ball Z's success. Without vegeta's brilliant characterization DBX would have be a mediocre anime.
I would vote on Goku & Vegeta as the No. 1 Character of all time... Or should I say Gojeta...

5 Naruto Uzumaki - Naruto Naruto Uzumaki is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Once a failure
Now a leader,
Must I say more?
Giving up is not an option
His faith is what I adore
Silly and Funny, different is a fact
The one who will always stand out
Yet looking back
He still had the time to smile
Everyone loves the way he would act.

I wrote this poem when I 7 or 8 years old because my teacher wanted us to make a hero. I didn't know what he would be like so I thought of Naruto. He's not the smartest person ever but he's able to live with the fact that he's different but still able to do amazing things.

I salute him with my whole heart cause no one can find such an amazing and strong willed, lovable person as him. Though he is foolish sometimes I understand it is cause he feels lonely and wants to fulfill his empty heart with some joy. All through what he is gone through and still not losing hop and fight on with the will of fire making enemies into friends, turning each person to love him, making him acceptable to everyone, protecting with his life, working hard to fulfill every ones wishes just to make them happy, bearing everything on his shoulders ad not asking anything in return, and just giving hoe to others, this guy just made me realize the importance of family, friends, teachers, and all other villagers who in the world has courage to do that! If a person like him would be alive the world would seem more beautiful, enjoyable, lovable, exciting for me to live with a smile on my face and I will look forward for my life and be very happy that I lived in a world with such ...more

Naruto is a wonderful and very interesting character. I find it very annoying that the "new ones" want to paint him as a terrible character, but they forget his charisma and sympathy.
The story is very interesting, so are his ideas, and when he finds a barrier in his life, that's when everything improves, like the Pein's arc.
Naruto supremacy lol

I love Naruto! Like the show. He's a heart-warming character in the few episodes of Naruto I have watched. He had a hard childhood, with the villagers in his village shunning and ignoring him. But he stayed good in the heart. If you haven't watched Naruto please do.

6 Monkey D. Luffy - One Piece Monkey D. "Straw Hat" Luffy is a fictional character and the protagonist of the One Piece manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda.

I found him a bit weird at first, but now I actually kind of like him. He's got good energy and he always likes to dive headfirst into situations. While his unique rubber ability creeps me out slightly, it's a cool thing because it makes him harder to hit. Plus he can slingshot himself into enemies, which is cool.

He is a very amazing character all around. Contrary to what most perceive he is actually highly intelligent. He is great at solving problems and has used his rubber ability to maximum scientific capacity so much so that it impresses his enimies and no one else would have thought of it. His " stupidity" is really just a first impression from his simpleminded outlook, he doesn't like to over complicate things and always works with a purpose. Smoker once said that Luffy likes to "play dumb" but is actually a lot smarter than most think. He has great instincts and is a brilliant judge of character. He has overwhelming strength and a heart of gold that loves and forgives just about anyone, not to mention nerves of steel and a calmness that makes it so he rarely gets mad at anything. He also can come across as quite sarcastic when u pay attention, he likes to point out the dim witted things that others say back at them in a very goofy manor. Unlike most pirates he is very nice and does ...more

Luffy has been my favorite character since I started watching and reading One Piece over around ten years ago. People say he's a moron and shouldn't be the main character when it's not all true, yes, he is very child-like and doesn't listen to his friends, orplan things out, but his flaws make him feel more realistic to get attached to him. He cares about friends, almost getting himself killed by protecting them so many times, he went through so much at Marineford just to save Ace, only to have him die in his arms. He saves people he doesn't even know, because he cares. People say he's selfish for putting his friends in danger, when he isn't, they agree to help him with the task at hand. If they didn't want to help, he wouldn't MAKE them do it against their will. He's been through so much, it's a miracle that he can still smile

Luffy is one of the most savage characters in anime history. He defeated 50,000 of the fish men with just his Haoshoku Haki. He never gives up on his friends, and he's also one of the funniest and more simple characters in anime. His silly and idiotic attitude is what anime fans look forward to in One Piece. He influences everyone around him and brings smiles to people's faces. He even got the most beautiful character person in One Piece, Boa Hancock, to love him, which is a win in itself. Plus, there are a ton of memes on him too. He also doesn't hide his feelings, which also makes him a stand up character in One Piece. He also doesn't expect much in return, such as must characters in One Piece do. Coughs*Bellamy*coughs.* All the kid wants is meat to himself. Isn't that enough for the future Pirate King?

7 Spike Spiegel - Cowboy Bebop

He's like he has that aura of nonchalant and all that, he's like calm and cool and everything thing and he would sacrifice for like other people.

It is absolutely pathetic that Spike sits this low. I like L and Ed, but Spike is a more complex character than either, and Goku and Vegeta are simply not well written characters, especially not by Z and Super. They are iconic, sure, but simple, underdeveloped and emotionally shallow. Luffy is actually a good character, but not better than Spike. But there is nothing more insulting than Naruto Uzumaki sitting at five. What the hell is wrong with people. Naruto is one of the worst written characters created by a poor character writer. Listen, you can like Naruto. That's totally fine. But what Kishimoto is good at is action and fight scenes, not, in any way, his character work or story. Good god people.

Best character ever. He is far better than L, Vegeta, Goku and most importantly the brat named Naruto. Only Edward comes close.

Spike deserves to be NO 1

NUMBER 1 ALL THE WAY. Spike is the epitome of cool but NOT in a cliche way. A clever, laidback badass with a human side and mysterious past..One would think that he's a cliche but he's NOT, he's just awesome. Even though he's a smartass, he's skilled fighter and a tragic hero too. His character isn't too perfect to the point that its unrealistic because he has his share of flaws. Unlike so many cool, intelligent guys in animes, Spike is believable and has a unique personality. Even a little philosophical.

8 Levi Ackerman - Attack on Titan Levi Ackerman is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama. He accompanies the main protagonists in the second half of season 1. His most notable feature is being "Humanity's strongest".

Levi's not exactly one of the main characters of his show, but he is still the most loved and most popular character in the show and one of the most loved characters in anime. Has an extremely disturbed past (a reccuring theme in Attack On Titan) and has witnessed many traumatic things in his life, but Levi stays strong through it all. The thing I like most about Levi is his personality: He's real serious, sarcastic, and cold; but also very compassionate, protective, and a clean freak. I forgot to mention that this dude is a literal human beyblade, he's real overpowered. Also, Levi isn't just fan service, he is actually really important in AOT's story. For example (spoilers), he decided that Armin would get the injection and has saved Eren on multiple occasions. Without Levi, AOT wouldn't be the same, maybe even less people would like this anime if Levi were not present and lots of things in the story would have changed.

Ok so Levi, He was troubled in his past but he has all this power which makes his the most badass I've seen. Not to mention he is literally a beyblade. He is also very hot, just to put that out there. I also noticed he does have affection for some things, so he's not totally emotionless. Even his clean freak side is so cute.

Levi Ackerman 'humanity's greatest soldier' has some of the most hyped/badass fight scenes. My favourite fights would probably be :- 1) Levi vs beast titan round 1 (season 3)
2)levi vs kenny ackerman round 1 (season 2)

I agree with L being at the top, I just think Levi deserves 2nd place at least. Most bad ass anime character of all time. Plus, no anime character has more fan girls than this guy.

9 Itachi Uchiha - Naruto Itachi Uchiha is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

One of my favorite characters in anime, because he has such a deep storyline... He is portrayed as the villain who slaughtered his clan, but in reality, his actions were made to protect the village that he so loved. And for most of the anime, Itachi's brother, Sasuke, hated Itachi, for what he did, but then he figured out why he did it all, and how his brother loved him... It's just such a deep story... Itachi also has some very distinct character traits, and his personality and story is shrouded in mystery, and it's just so amazing seeing his character being revealed through the anime... Itachi is just so awesome

Before you read this.. Beware of spoilers. Now... lemme start by saying Itachi's a hero hidden in the dark. He shows that no matter what, you need to move ahead and stop feeding on people's praise and what they think of you. I think he's a brilliant creation. I don't know for the majority out there but he's certainly the best anime character ever crafted and a perfect role model for many. He defended his village at the cost of his fame and pleasure. He knew he was gonna have a tough time but went on with it anyway. He did everything for the greater good and he loved his brother to the very end. Even after death, when being reanimated, he still wants to protect the village and everybody in it and he's the biggest reason why the war turned in favor of the Allied Shinobi. He's got a class of his own although he's got haters. He's the most mature, most deserving of all Shinobi but still considers himself inferior to everyone. That's called humility people.. His love was true to the very ...more

Itachi deserves higher. He is the most badass character in Naruto and he has a great character development that makes you say wow. I feel ashamed for people who chose to vote for his whiny, stupid and useless little brother that would even be an insult to emos and FUN FACT, Sasuke was added to the manga after Kishimoto's editor threatened him to drop the manga if he didn't add this Sasuke his daughter had drawn. He is this bad. Itachi on the other hand just needed a few cameos, story arcs where he was just mentioned by name and 2 story arcs throughout all the manga in order to be this badass (and the arcs were short) when Sasuke was in every damn arc trying to do something and utterly failing only to get another power boost from Kishimoto who can't ditch him out of the story anymore.

Itachi Uchiha has one of the best plot designs in my opinion. As he grows up, we witness how he's talented and has a pretty mature understanding of the shinobi world. He graduates early from the academy and due to "reasons", he sees his squadmates die in front of him, therefore, unlocking his Sharingan at a young age. Also because of witnessing the suicide of his best friend, he unlocked the Mangekyo Sharingan as well. To top it off, he had to murder his entire clan, besides Sasuke because he loved him too much to kill him. He cried and suffered as his parents didn't resist, they just told him to take care of Sasuke. He shouldered the hatred that Sasuke held towards him for killing the clan as well. I found one of the most badass things about Itachi, was the fact that he went up to Danzo and threatened to sell out secret information on the village if he would ever lay a finger on Sasuke. He even had a crow Genjutsu implanted in Naruto for countermeasures if Sasuke ever attacked ...more

10 Kakashi Hatake - Naruto Kakashi Hatake is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto. In the story, Kakashi is the teacher of Team 7, consisting of the series' primary characters, Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, and Sakura Haruno.

Oh shoot yeah this guy takes the word badass and puts it in action. One of the coolest anime characters to exist in anime history. One of my favorites in Naruto.

Must be in top 3 at least. He is my favourite character of all time. There is no other character that has been written so practically.
He had a very dark and depressing childhood which made him cold natured. But he dealt with his ordeals and was able to realise and rectify his mistakes. These traits make him more realistic a character than anyone else.
Many people like Itachi's character more than Kakashi's. In fact I like him too but in my opinion Kakashi is better because he is so realistic.
Also I have to mention this one scene where he is trying to pacify sasuke and sasuke says that if he killed everyone that kakashi cared about then he would understand sasuke's pain and kakashi just smile and replies that it would be too late as everyone he cared about is already dead. It is these little personality traits that make me think Kakashi would have been a far better protagonist than Naruto.

Kakashi Hatake it definitely my favourite anime character. He definitely has an extremely sad childhood, which in itself is an excellent trait in any character, but it's the anticipation that makes it exciting. From about half way through Naruto his past has been questioned and hinted at, just enough to get fans excited about it, but not enough that they're tired with it. Pieces of it are shown in Naruto Shippuden episodes, but even after it's reveled people from his past come back (in some of the biggest plot twists and potential spoilers of the series).
He has a fairly neutral personality, which makes the moments when he shows emotion that much more intense. Despite being a more serious main character than all but Sasuke, he has a lot of funny moments, and he's extremely loyal. He has lots of character flaws and highlights, but most of them aren't as obvious as with other characters. You need to dig to find them.
Also, he can summon a pug.

My favorite character from Naruto. I could go on all day listing reasons why Kakashi is the best, but...I don't want to so deal with it. Kakashi is great and if you haven't watched Naruto then do.

The Newcomers

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? Yachiyo Nanami - Puella Magi Madoka Magica
The Contenders
11 Himura Kenshin - Rurouni Kenshin Himura Kenshin, known as Kenshin Himura in the English-language anime dubs, is a fictional character and protagonist of the Rurouni Kenshin manga created by Nobuhiro Watsuki.

Himura kenshin also known as the legendary manslayer Battosai is the definition of a perfect character. the way his character is built and progresses with the story is perfect. he is one of the very few anime characters that have such an amazing personality. His past of being a manslayer then realizing his sins and finally his path to redemption as he swears never to kill again, realizing the value of human life and his own life and the resolution he has to never break his oath is beautiful journey. I have never come across a more well devaloped character. He is definitely one the characters that have gone through the most suffering. this is a perfect example of atonement for sins, peace , redemption, and the value of life. No other character can surpass him in terms of personality and character devalopment.
a true legend indeed.

Well in many anime sites Himura gets to be in the top 10 and sometimes even the 1st, so it is a surprise to see that he is not 1 of the top 10.

Well Kenshin is different from other anime characters, he doesn't have super abilities like many in the top 10, but his agility and his speed makes him 1 of the strongest anime characters.

Another thing is that he has a sad past which is filled in blood and sorrow but the kenshin that we know is a strong guy that hides behind a childish weak face and that is the thing that I like in him, he is not an idiot that fights whenever he find a chance and even if he get hit or insulted by other people, he doesn't show any sign of any strength because he knows that strong people do not show their strength by using their muscles.

Even when he fights, he doesn't kill any of his enemies and that shows his true strength (well his true strength lies withen his Battusai's form XP).

He doesn't have super powers but his agility. His power doesn't come from his ability to kill; it is coming from his will to protect everyone even his enemies.
His personality is the best I've ever seen. He is like a living description of perfect men. And when you watch the last film of the series; you will be having a hard time about not to cry.
He created a legend under the name of Hitokiri Battosai by slaying then he promised not to kill anymore. Then he started a new life as a Rurouni Kenshin Himura and created another legend with this name until he can't use sword. When he give up using sword he started as Shinta and created another legend too.

Ahh Kawakami Gensai! I will always love this character. The person he is based on died in the 4th year of Meiji holding the sword corps off as his wife and child snuck away. He was falsely accused of harboring enemies of the state because they knew how much of a threat he was if they ever had to face him.

He was such a great swordsman that the sword police could not take him even outnumbering him and they were forced to use a line of gunmen to shoot him in the back as he fought off the sword corps.

He did not have red hair nor a cross shape scar but was short and thin for a man, he was however noted as a man whom honored all those he killed and was a very VERY excellent hitokiri.

12 Light Yagami - Death Note Light Yagami is a fictional character and the protagonist of the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

Light starts out as a semi-likable High School Prodigy who befriends a Shinigami (Japanese god of death) and acquires an artifact called the Death Note that lets him kill people if he knows their name and face. He plans to kill off every criminal on Earth and create a Utopia.

Over time, he becomes a twisted murderer who kills everyone that comes close to standing in his way. What I loved about Death Note is that I never knew who I was rooting for... Light, the evil boy who wanted to create a Utopia? or, L, the detective assigned to figure out who is behind the killings. After Light killed both of my favorite characters in episodes 5-7, I hated him, and L became my favorite character. I just wanted L to gain the upper hand on Light so badly. But after awhile, I wanted Light to stay alive and continue his plan. The conflict and mentality of the show are what make it so good.

You should watch this show right now.

Light was simply one of the best characters ever written and you can't really deny that. (in my opinion) He's a normal genius in high school who just happens to be the one who had to find the "Death Note". It changes his life as he believed he could bring change to the world, making it crimeless. He does however of course like most people in history, got corrupt on power and began to murder even those who were innocent. His clashes with "L", the greatest detective were some of the moments that made Death Note intense and amazing overall. Though some people probably don't enjoy psychological action and prefer just brute fighting scenes. (sorry DBZ though I'm not saying I don't enjoy the series)

Throughout the whole of death note I tried to convince myself I hated him. I couldn't. Light is the insanity inside us, convincing yourself what he believed his wrong is so hard! I ended up loving him, more than L, more than every single character in the anime.I new he was doomed from the start but I cried all the same. He was the first 'bad guy' I could finally relate to.

Seeing L at 3rd place made me wanna smash my laptop! Like, don't get me wrong L is cute and stuff but what! L better than Light? (! SPOILER ALERT! ) As long as I remember Light killed and defeted L! And he might have killed 20 or less innocent people so he could keep the fact that he was Kira a secret but he also killed many, many, maany criminals that could be out there killing, stealing and making other people suffer if it wasn't for him! To the ones that he saved he was a hero, a god. So, no he isn't evil he also saved hundreds and I belive he should have won. (And I'm just saying, the fact that Light was defed by Near was Mikami's mistake and not Light's) TEAM KIRA for the win

13 Ichigo Kurosaki - Bleach Ichigo Kurosaki is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

Ichigo belongs at least at #2. He is the hero of bleach, and the way he shows that is so badass! He will protect his friends at all costs and do whatever he can to stop anyone who threatens his friends! I believe his speed would be able to keep up with goku at a very strong level, because of just how fast he is. His strength isn't as strong as goku because (well can't you tell the difference laugh out loud) but his powers help push that further. Ichigo also is inspiring, because he won't let anyone knock him down and if they do, they will pay the price 10 fold. He also never gives up and is always there for anyone! Ichigo is really #1!

He is one of the most sympathic anime characters ever, even though he can be an ass. He fights to protect, it's just impossible not to root for him. He is incredibly strong and has a valid reason to be. He is human, Shinigami and hollow at the same time and pretty much caries the faith of the world, but you'll never hear him complain. He is pretty funny too, his interactions with other characters like Rukia, Toushiro, Renji and Byakuya never fail to amuse me. And next to all that, he's damn handsome. Ichigo for the win

Okay Ichigo is one of the sweetest anime guys out there! He is kind and compasionate and will always look out for his friends. He constantly makes sure to live up to his name. Ichigo- to protect. He is a huge threat to his enemies and the fate of the world usually rests on his shoulders. Ichigo is labled by adults as a delinquent and by punks as a target- all because the color of his hair. But do you know what he does, he shows those teacher that he isn't a delinquent and he kicks the asses of those who pick a fight with him or any of his friends. From travling to the Soul Society to stop Rukia's execution, to fighting off the Bounts, to rescueing Orihime from Hueco Mundo, all the way down to fighting in wars between spiritual beings that he doesn't really have a choice in and never complaining, he does what he knows is right. He is willing to sacrifice himself and fight to the very last breath for the people that are counting on him, and shows mercy to his enemies. Not to metion that ...more

A lot of people seem to hate Ichigo. But I, for one, am one many others who respect him. He refused to kill Ulquiorra after the latter told him to because he was already weak and Ichigo hated that he wanted him to finish him off because of it. He fights for his family, his home, his friends, hell, what else could a guy fight for in his life? Ichigo is the perfect example of a guy who's willing to lay down his life to keep everyone safe. Even if it means dying in the act.

14 InuYasha - InuYasha

Inuyasha is sometimes idiot. Especially, when he leaves Kagome to after Kikyo. But I really like this anime. I love this anime. And that crazy, amazing, dumb, hilarious, tragic, and cute love triangle between Kikyo, Inuyasha, and Kagome, and plus Koga! Inuyasha deserves to be part of the top 10. Some says that this anime is good but as they gone far, it gets boring. Well, I think none of any episodes was boring and I don't regret watching it. Just watch it! And all of your doubts and questions will be solved! :))

The name InuYasha is probably one of the most iconic figures in all of anime/manga. The Queen of Anime, Rumiko Takahashi outdid herself once again in this tale full with adventure, romance, and comedy. Let's leave it at this if you do not like InuYasha then you are clearly not a true fan of anime.

I would say the reason he is the best because he is a total and complete badass he is part human part demon and that basically makes him completely unstoppable he can go totally insane and destroy everything in his path and I would say being an anime lover myself that is just the honest truth.

I totally wish I was kagome because Inuyasha is so cute and noble and I love his hair and ears and big adorable yellow eyes. Inuyasha is the best character ever!

15 Lelouch Lamperouge - Code Geass Lelouch Lamperouge, whose real name is Lelouch vi Britannia, is the title character and protagonist of the Sunrise anime series Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.

Lelouch is very successful. almost every goal he set for himself he achieved.
He is also very morally complex, like I don't know if he is good or evil, a lot of the bad things he did, were pretty severe but yet he is doing it for good intentions such as for the sake of his sister and the Japanese people.
Definitely one of my favorite anime characters.

Lelouch. Where to even begin? A brilliant strategist. An awe-inspiring leader. Incredibly determined and devoted to his cause. Lelouch is both an amazing friend and a master of deception and lies. He is melodramatic, charming, and charismatic. He's got the best evil grin and wicked psychotic laugh. He is the murderer of hundreds of thousands of innocent people, becoming the most despised tyrant on the planet, yet he is still the sweetest, most considerate, caring brother in the whole entire world.

Although he is far from perfect, he makes mistakes because he is still human; and he certainly has some screw-ups of massive proportions (season 1, episode 22, anyone? ). However, these flaws only serve to strengthen his character as he becomes all the more relatable, dealing with unbelievable amounts of regret, pain, guilt, and responsibility.

And the ending of Code Geass? Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Exquisite. Indescribably, utterly, completely damn awesome.

ALL HAIL ...more

Lelouch should be #1 on this list in my opinion, due to his extraordinarily ingenious and tactical mind. This high school senior and vice president of the student council also is the scourge of the empire of Britannia named Zero. He is the pure definition of badass. His full human nature completely reflects the effect of which war does on all of us. An antihero he is. He remains partly evil yet all for a good cause. He raises an army, conquers the world, dies to bring peace to the world and (controversely) lives to see the future. I am fully convinced that Lelouch Lamprouge is undoubtedly the greatest anime character ever conceived. The boy manages to be a badass, a genius, and a student/ vice president of the student council whilst wielding the power of the king known as Geass.

There are a lot of great anime characters out there. What distinguishes him for me, is his unbelievable dedication, brilliance, and selflessness. He struggles against his own royal family, sacrifices his own humanity by taking responsibility for countless deaths, and triumphs against all odds to make the impossible a reality. He willingly turns himself into the target of the hatred of an entire planet, and gives his life in order to make a better world for his sister.

If you haven't yet seen CG, you should. The ending was incredibly well done; I cannot do it justice with my words. ALL HAIL LELOUCH!

"It wasn't I who was wrong... It was the world! " - Lelouch vi Britannia

16 Eren Jaeger - Attack On Titan Eren Yeager, spelled Eren Jaeger in the Funimation dub, is a fictional character appearing as the protagonist from the manga series Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama.

I like Eren, he looks cool but not as cool as Levi but it's okay, I like eren because of his personality. in season 4 he's changed but he's still cool

keeping up with Eren Yeager has been a hell of a ride. Since the beginning he has been the most interesting character. Despite not having any specific talent he showed an extraordinary level of determination. And I think that says a lot about a character. It can be really hard to understand him fully sometimes especially when it comes to Mikasa. Despite everything that's been going on I think He has true feelings for her. He is clearly the most complicated character in my opinion and the best of course.

I know a lot of people hate Eren. And so do I. But I voted for him because his personality is just like mine and I can relate so much to everything he says (And yes I am a loud and noisy b---h) I get made easily, I am very reckless and I always take big risks, I don't like when people save me or help me out (accept my mom because I need help with that math homework ), and I suck at teamwork. And these days you rarely ever see anime characters that trust in themselves and know that they ARE strong and up to the challenge. Eren is strong and he knows it.

Dammit, Eren is arguably one of my favorite anime characters. He's similar to Naruto, very determined and passionate, but on a more intense level of hatred (towards the titans) that is pretty unique in a male lead character.
I think his character design is underrated. I love his design so much. In fact, most of AoT's characters were really memorable, design-wise.
I don't get why Kirito has to be bashed on for being in front of Eren, they're both pretty awesome.
(I personally prefer Eren based on personality but I'm conflicted because SAO was my first anime )

17 Kirito - Sword Art Online Kazuto Kirigaya is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.

Okay, if someone had the right to call Eren better than Kirito just because he thinks Kirito is boring, one can argue Eren is just as generic as well. Besides, at least Kirito actually wants to protect those he loves rather than straight out kill someone. Eren may be caring as well, but Eren is basically a hothead in contrast to Kirito's cool, calm, and collected personality where Kirito is able to hold his temper a bit more than Eren. And this is coming from someone who used to like Eren more until he watched Sword Art Online and got to see Kirito's character and grow to love it more than Eren's character. Plus, Eren was basically turned into more of a Titan-hating idiot than a caring character in the Junior High spin-off.

Okay, first of all Kirito is the best anime, manga, and light novel character of all time and people try to talk trash about him for absolutely no reason and at school all of my friends know how much I love the books and the anime so they always come to me and talk trash not just about kirito but also about the anime itself but their reasoning for saying those things is stupid like when someone said he hated it because kirito was stupid and retarded, which is one of the dumbest things that I have ever heard and everyone compares him to eren which I find really stupid, and in my opinion kirito is the BEST ANIME CHARACTER EVER!

Ok I'm just gonna say what I think because there would not be a point of this if I couldn't both kirito and eren yeager are badass both are cute both care both have seen things no one could imagine even in there wildest dreams when it comes to strength it's a t6ie when its determination it's a tie but when it comes to smarts it goes to kirito when it comes to getting what they want its eren when it comes to well cuteness sorry but kirito is more cuter eren is in second place for cutest. that's 6 points for kirito and 5 points for eren off by one point don't hate the player hate the game

I just hate it when people call Kirito a 'Gary Stu', because that's not the case. He's actually a very deep character. In the real world, he's an antisocial, and nowhere as strong as he is in SAO. That being the case, because he's not as strong as he is the the real world, he uses the fantasy world as an escape from reality. Even then, he still has his problems - he gets his friends killed, he nearly gets Asuna killed, etc. He's gone through ups and downs in life.

18 Killua Zoldyck - Hunter X Hunter

Killua is a great character overall. He has a very affectionate side and he is also very smart. Killua and Gon's best friend is soo cute.. He was tortured by his family but still, he is a very energetic and sweet character.

Killua is the yang to Gon's ying. They are perfect together and they have such wonderful chemistry. Killua's maturity and analytical tendencies make him an exceptional person but what makes him so awesome is that he doesn't let his horrible past define him and make him into a bitter person. Also he has iconic accessories: the yo-yo and the skateboard.

By far the best in Hxh in my opinion and possible in anime and media in gernal. He has a very tragic and harsh upbrgining but in spite of all that he remains and very kind and good person who is selfless to the extent that its almost a fault

When I saw him first I thought he would just be that edgy friend of the main protagonist. Man, I was wrong. His tragic past, his family, his friendship with Gon had a great impact on me. One of the best anime characters of all time.

19 Simon - Gurren Lagann Simon is a fictional character in the anime series Gurren Lagann, known in Japan as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami. It was also directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by veteran playwright Kazuki Nakashima.

I have never seen any character go through more development than Simon. *SPOILERS*
At the start Simon is just a lowly digger who fills dwarfed by Kanima. Over time we see him developed to be a little more confident with himself. Then Kanima dies and we see him go through a stage of sadness and anger and more uncertainty. We get to see him fall in love and break out his depression to become the hero of the earth. Then he becomes leader put in jail by the government he set up, before busting out and turning into an absolute badass who defeats an interdementional threat. But then Nia dies and for the last few seconds we're shown he has just become another nameless digger by the end, forgotten by the world. Just like he started.

Sure he was a bit of a cry baby in the beginning episodes, but he has the drill...THAT WILL PIERCE THE HEAVENS. His will is unmatched, and he basically punches the universe in the face when it tells him he can't save everyone. true manliness at its peak

He pressed on even after losing his most beloved bro, even after losing nia and some of his friends, but he kept on fighting, even after having that emotional breakdown after losing kamina. Reminds me a little of shinji ikari. Naruto or any of that bleach shot can't even compare.

He has to be one of the BEST anime characters of all time in my opinion.. he used his drill to pierce the heavens, and went through so much, from a little boy with a drill to a guy that everyone knows, he is definitely an amazing guy

20 Rin Okumura - Blue Exorcist Rin Okumura is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Blue Exorcist created by Kazue Kato. He's known for being the son of satan and trying to kill him. He is the main Protagonist in Blue Exorcist. His notable feature is the blue sword in which he draws when in trouble

Rin is a stubborn, sometimes stupid, ambitious son of SATAN. Even though everyone tells him what he should be (evil) and hates him for what he can't change, he decides for himself who he should be and doesn't let his lineage define him. He is an adorable character that makes you just want to root for him all the way, (not all anime/manga characters are like that, some are just so annoying you wish they would just die half way through: Sakura Haruno*cough cough*)
Rin is an awesome demon with the flames, fangs, tail and the works. The anime is badass, funny, (I found it a little bit sad) and definitely one of my favourites.

I love this boy from the bottom of my heart. He is literally the cutest little demon ever, and also has a lot of potential. Also really funny, lmao, remember that time Yukio told him to stop relying on brute force and to fight with his head, and so he literally fought with his HEAD. I was laughing so hard. Anyways, this bby must be heard by the world.

Rin is my absolute favorite anime character of all time. He's funny and much like a real fifteen year old (I have quite a few Rins in my own school), but at the same time can get serious and downright heroic. He embodies strength and wanting to protect other people and it's difficult not to love the diverse characters and interesting theme of the anime itself. Rin for the win!

Rin is so cool. I don't even know how to describe how cool he is. I think this quote sums him up (by the way satan is his dad): "I want to become an exorcist so I can beat satan! "

Don't have a go at me I know he says it a bit differently in the manga but in the anime it sounds cooler

21 Yusuke Urameshi - Yu Yu Hakusho

I love Dragon Ball Z, I love Naruto, I enjoyed countless others from SAO to Death Note to FMA but Yuyu Hakusho is a series I've watched since a kid and re-watched many times because no matter how many times I watch it it is amazing. Yuske being the center of that show makes my choice obvious. His love for Kaiko and his faux apathetic attitude makes him not the most complex but a very interesting character and his ability to continually improve despite his odds prevents me from saying anything negative about him. The show is amazing and this character is as well. I'm sad he's not in the top ten but I'm glad he made the top 15.

Yusuke Urameshi why isn't he one of the top ten? Yu suite has always been such a relate-able and lovable character oh my god! And until I turned 14 I used to pray every night god please make a spirit detective, koenma answer my prayers I remember the good old days waking up at 5am just to watch the repeat FOREVER FOREVER

Yusuke is a great character and extremely well made. Unlike most protagonists in an action anime, he has the ability to lose and stick with it, although he does have rematches but at different time. As much as he can be short tempered, he cares and shows other feelings as well.

Without question Yusuke is the best anime character, he has a very short temper and isn't scared to get violent with anybody, but he makes up for it for being funny, nice, and one of the strongest fighters in anime history.

22 Yugi / Yami - Yu-gi-oh

My anime crush ^.^ He's always looking out for Yugi. When Yugi took Atem's place in that episode of season 4, Atem wanted to get him back. He's a cute, kind man and a strong duelist.

FIRSTLY, YES, I AM AWESOME!... Yay... I really don't know what to write, so, um, I'm just going to point out a few random things I can think of:

#Most adorable person to ever live... In the world of anime
#Reincarnation of a cool Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh (Ancient Egypt is one of my favourite topics in the world, alongside marine biology)

#Strangest person to ever half-exist in the world of anime (I say half exist 'cause he's a spirit, and I am really strange, so I like him for being part of my Strange Group)
#Spirit of a cool Pharaoh

(P.S. Sometimes I really don't like Yami, 'cause he can be a bit of a jerk at times, but we still all love him, don't we? Yes, we love them both. :D! )

So, have fun reading what is probably the weirdest, less-sense making, confusing thing in all of Space and Time!

... Bye.

I Love yugi. It anoys me when he is called yugioh or a ten year old. He is a short 10th grader. He has the coolest hair ever to be drawn ever no doubts. He is adorable and extremy likable. I like all the yugios with yugi in them the other ones mean nothing to me. The origional before they started the card spinoffs was the best. It makes me wanna cry that it cannot be recognized for the brilliance of season zero (yugioh) and that it was cancelled.

He is super caring, and would literally do ANYTHING to save... well... anyone! Right there with Naruto, Natsu, Eren, and so many other great characters!

23 Yoko Kurama - YuYu Hakusho

Most intelligent character of all time. Inspiration of the nine-tails demon in naruto series and Kurapika of Hunter x hunter. Amazing different personalities from being rude to funny.

One of the best characters I have ever seen. Intelligent, analytic and good looking. He love for his family and friends makes him one of the best characters ever!

YuYu Hakusho is by far me all time favourite anime and a lot of that is thank to Yoko Kurama, he was just such a good character I couldn't stop watching the anime!

"The expression two faced has got nothing on this character. In Yu Yu hakusho he proves over and over again how amazing not one side can be but both can be. "

24 Trunks - Dragon Ball Z/Gt Trunks is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

He's really handsome and in his kid form he's very cute. I like the idea of his friendship with Goten, one of my all-time cute characters! Also his voice both in his kid form and adult form is really cool!

Future Trunks - Awesome, hot, really PERfect voice (English not Japanese) and was awesome!
GT Trunks - Wimp, spoiled, completely ruined my perspective of him

He's rubbish compared to the badass yet cute and adorable as well as powerful and strategic and talented AND formidable Goten!

Why is my single crush so low on this list. He was the one who changed future, killed androids, loved goku and everyone else.

25 Armin Arlert - Attack On Titan Armin Arlert is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama. He accompanies the Protagonist Eren Jaeger. He is mostly known for his smart and quick witted mind. His notable feature is wanting to explore more.

From the moment when Armin gave his speech in season 1 to protect Eren and Mikasa I knew from right there that he'd be my favourite character in show. Yes he's not physically strong. What he lacks in strength he makes up for in brains. He's without a doubt the smartest character.

He is definitely one of the smartest character in Anime universe. His thinking and decision making capabilities are extraordinary. He notices stuff that most people avoid. He is one of my most favorite character on the show. Absolutely adore him!

Armin Arlert may be seen as a weakling, but in fact, he is stronger than you all think.

Have you ever heard of the quotation that sometimes, strength has to bow to wisdom?

That's what it means.

It may not be seen directly, buf Armin doesn't know that his strategies and plans saved many lives. If not for his little hesitation to pull the trigger, Jean would've died in the manga. If not for him calling up Hannes, Eren and Mikasa would be eaten along with their mom. If not for his theory on Annie as the Titan, many lives will be taken away by the Female Titan. If not for his manipulation on Berthtoldt, their mission would've failed and Eren would still be kidnapped. If not for his quick thinking and strategical mind, the squads wouldn't be able to refill their gas and kill the remaining Titans.

Basically, he was always the boy behind the operation.

His personality is also highly relatable. He's nice, sweet, friendly and caring, but there is something ...more

Armin is strong in both mind and strength. At first he might not seem like the most durable person, but throughout the series, he shows great acts of courage and determination, putting lots of things on the line for his friends, Mikasa and Eren. He even risks his life for Eren! If facing a huge bunch of government trained 'assassins' isn't enough to be awesome, I don't know what is. Like Eren and Mikasa, Armin is surely a character I'll never forget!

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