Top 10 Best Anime/Manga Characters

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.

I know that L died in both the manga and the anime because of Light, but he didn't "lose. " He already had his next step planned and in the end it was Light's loss. Even the creators admit that they believe L was the smartest character (look it up on Wikipedia), and you have to admit, he has charisma. A lot of it. And he's funny, in a weird, totally awkward way that was still cool.

I guess this is the long way of saying L had his own style, and was no way inferior to Light Yagami. I personally liked L because there are no other characters with his personality. Light... I've seen, watched, and heard too many characters with his style.

I adore L! He was so interesting to watch. I swear every time he figured something out and explained his thought process I was blown away. Someone mentioned it already how he didn't "lose" which I totally agree with because even he says that even though he lost the battle he will not lose the war, and man was he right! I am so happy when other people tell me he's awesome because he is. Such a unique character. Death note was basically the first anime I watched, and man was my crush on him on the insane level. I cried to no end when he died, and I continue to every time I rematch the anime or reread the manga. Definitely makes Death Note worth watching/reading over and over again.

He has such a unnique and wonderful personality. So different than a lot of other anime characters, whose creators did not have a lot of originality.

Despite his overwhelming intellect, he does not flaunt it around like Light does. He has an innocent quality to him, but at the same time he can be totally bad-ass. He has flaws, but it adds to his personality perfectly. He fought to prtect the world from criminals and honestly give justice to those who deserved it, where Light sought to mercilessly destroy all those who commited a wrong deed, even if it meant killing innocent people in the process.

Overall, his character is one of kind. He will be loved no matter what, and we are not about to forget him anytime soon. RIP Lawliet...

Okay, he's definitely better than Goku. L is a very complex character. His intuition is unbeatable and without him in the series I feel as if it would've been less interesting. He isn't your average guy in anime, L is such an original character. Even in the tension, he was the character that could find a little humor in everything. To add on, L's idiosyncracies are adorable. His sweet tooth, apperance, voice, way he sits, and the way he thinks. It's all wonderful. The saddest part is how lonely he really was. Lawliet will always be remembered in my heart and many others. RIP

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

Vegeta is an ultimate bad-ass, the only one to top a man like this would be Roronoa Zoro. Both of these Characters have been down played so much due to then not being the 'main' characters in their respective show. No matter how much training a secondary character does they can still never be as strong as the main even when the main is laid back when it comes to getting stronger. Secondary characters are better than main characters 85% of the time.
Examples: Beyblade, Kai. Beyblade metal fusion, Kyoya. Naruto Shippuden, Kakashi, Bleach, Captain commander Yamamoto, Fairy tail, laxus. Etc

This character is truly one of the best, and although I love Goku, I have to say that Vegeta has a real-life edge to him that Goku probably doesn't. Now, I know many people will probably send me smoke bombs for this, but just take a second to think about Vegeta. Vegeta shows growth, he is flawed, he works on those flaws, he redeems himself, expresses how he feels and what he thinks, ends up respecting (at first hating and wanting to kill) the main character, his rival Goku, and despite fights and humiliations of almost every type, that still didn't stop Vegeta from becoming one of the most popular characters in anime. Talk about character development! Vegeta personifies it 100% and then some. PRINCE OF ALL SAIYANS ROCK!

Vegita is probably one of the coolest characters ever. He is really strong, has a lot of pride and of course his rivalry with goku will always be remembered. He never gave up even though deep down he knew goku was better because he was more talented but that didn't stop him he kept on training and training and always managed to be around equal strength with goku.

It's kind of sad that he is so low on this list. He brought a new dynamic to the whole series, from the saiyan onslaught to his emotional farewell to his son and wife, to becoming a super saiyan God. This guy deserves to share the top spot with Goku

3 Future Trunks - Dragon Ball Z

He sacrificed so many things. Even when he learned that his world won't be fixed, he still goes back. Away from the people he now cares about and the dad he never got the chance to grown. He left to free his world, even if there wasn't anything left for him there.

I love Future Trunks! After Vegeta, he's the most badass DBZ character. While stupid Goku plays around with villians causing more damaged, Trunks sliced 'em right up like the cool, no-bs badass he is. He's introduction was truly amazing!

4 Goku - Dragon Ball Z 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. His real name was suppose to be Kakarrot because that's his Saiyan name, and he is the son of Badrock, and Gina. His brother was Raditz. When they sent Goku (Kakarrot) to Earth his grandfather Gohan took care of him. Later on Goku didn't realize it when he was a kid, but he killed his grandfather Gohan because it was a full moon, and Goku looked at it, so he turned into a giant ape.

I couldn't control my tears and I cried when Goku died. He was so inspiring. I start watching dbz when I was four and when I turned six I become so busy that I couldn't watch dbz and after some days on my T.V. cable Cartoon Network was not available so I couldn't watch dbz anymore. I only watched it till Android saga started. When I turned 12 toonami channel was available on my T.V.. One day I saw dbz on toonami and I was so excited that I got to watch this show. It was the beginning of buy saga. Then I searched internet and read the story of all episode I have missed. Then I kept watching it daily. And when I saw the episode where Goku and other died. I was so sad. My most beloved character. I am a girl and I don't care if he is handsome or not. In any list of anime I always vote Goku. He is my number one character. Sometimes I am confused that which character should I vote and if I see the name of Goku. My confusion is over at once. I vote for him blindly. I don't care which other ...more

Come on... I mean, who could ever hate Goku? He's funny, but also serious when he needs to be! He is one of the most charismatic characters ever existing in the manga world, nobody who loves manga hates Goku, it's just impossible! In levels of strenght... well, he can blow up entire galaxies in a short matter of time, and I'm not counting GT of course! He is probably the strongest non-fused character, but if we count Battle of Gods, Vegeta surpassed him.
Anyway strenght is not the main the reason to love him!
Goku took a place in our heart since we were kids, and nobody is going to steal that place!

Goku is the hero of just about every single child who was ever exposed to manga or anime. Akira Toriyama was an inspiration for Mashashi Kishimoto to make Naruto. Goku is practically all things positive as a person. His inspirational value, from his work ethic to his many words of wisdom is unparalleled by any other manga character in existence. No other manga character can compare to the wide reach Goku has had in the world.

I really love my innocent and cheerful Monkey Boy! Like Future Bulma has said, Goku always has this soothing aura around him, assuring they everything is going to be alright. People feel safer, warmer and happier just staying near him, and that's what makes Goku so special and unique. He is definitely my favourite fictional character of all time!

5 Uzumaki Naruto - Naruto

I really hate when people think that sasuke is a better character than naruto, it really ticks me off. I mean first of all naruto is a much stronger person than him! Even after being rejected all his life he has always always persisted to be recognized and has never let his dark emotions get the best of him, always being cheerful and caring about his comrades constantly. But sasuke has just given up and let his vengeance take control of everything! I know that his history is different from naruto a since he actually HAD people to lose but doesn't he know deep inside that he doesn't want vengeance? That all he wants is his precious people back? Sasuke blinds himself to keep away grief while naruto clearly recognizes his darkness, embraces it, and tries to do something he knows clearly now is the most important thing, protecting the people he loves

Naruto is someone who's capable of doing just about anything for his precious people - the people he earned by working hard to reach his goal (Hokage and Sasuke's retrieval). I like Sasuke as a person (or a character anyway) but Naruto is like a ball of sunshine even with a past as dark as a charcoal. He is someone that kids would admire once they knew what he had done and what he will be doing in the future. He may not be as good looking or as smart as Uchiha Sasuke, but Uzumaki Naruto proved his village, the entire shinobi world that if his precious people's lives are on the line, deplate his chakra he will to save the people he called his comrades.

Naruto's story is spectacular. It took confronting the hatred of the entire world to understand the pain of his best friend. As this series taught us, there cannot be peace between people who don't understand each other. As Naruto learned to understand his greatest enemies, Nagato, Obito, Sasuke, he changed them and showed the world a new way through his actions. He was the one to see Jiraiya's dream through to the end. It's amazing how this mischievous little fox kid became such a deep character that confronted very real issues with dignity and inner strength.

Naruto can beat anyone except one, who is also from Naruto. That character is Sage of Six Paths (Rikudou Sennin). He is a GOD in Naruto and created the Naruto world. He can smash up Goku with all the Super Saiiyans or something in one blow. Sage of Six Paths is capable of that. And now, Naruto has a 'Sage of Six Paths' mode. Naruto is believed that NARUTO will be the next Sage of Six Paths. He is also a person who cares for others, and he has survived many years with his parents dead and Sasuke, his main rival. He would do anything for his friends. He is a character like no other. Do not underestimate him. Naruto is EPIC and should be known as the most awesome and powerful anime character of all time.

6 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.

My favourite character ever! Most people prefer L but Light is much more complex, he starts as a hero but due too his hunger for power and god complex he then becomes the villain, and basically you are watching a series about a villain trying to get his own way! Simply amazing, really smart personality and I guess many people can relate to him in a certain way. I've always supported him since he IS the protagonist, and I also saw L as an obstacle which had to be eliminated. Light is just perfect and no other anime character will ever be such unique as him.

While most people who've seen the anime Death Note write Light off as a bad character I do the opposite. Light is actually a well-rounded character in my opinion. He started out with good intentions, such as purging the world of evil. However, unlike other anime protagonists, Light's good intentions are twisted by human greed and ambition. Due to this, Light becomes the so-called "villain. " This, I think, sets him apart from the rest of anime characters and signifies him as unique.

Okay so he was horrible to Misa but so what!

He's just plain awesome! He's a psychopath, he's a genius, he's badass, he's the most interesting protagonist to feature in a manga/anime.

Plus he's kira.

He. Is. So. God. Damn. AMAZING!

Light Yagami is the coolest hero that has ever been in shonen jump his evilness is beyond compare! Goku has to shoot some weird energy beam, Light just has to write down your name. Who uses more effort?

7 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.

These days anime characters are portrayed as flawless, heroic and golden figures. They are not perfect. They may have the rare moments in which they fail or stumble, but almost unnaturally they rise up in ways that are not human.

However, Lelouch is, in my eyes, flawed and beautiful for that. Human for that. He is heroic, yes, but how many times has he fallen? (Literally. ) How many times has he failed himself and his friends? His family? Not everybody is a hero, and when they become them, not everybody stays that way.

Lelouch had his life twisted for him the moment he was born. His mother and father were hopelessly in love; so in love that they fooled themselves that they were helping their children when they, in fact, were helping only themselves.

Yet he tried to be a hero - tried to save the world.

And it didn't go the way he hoped, yes, but that's life.

I love Code Geass. I watched it when I was younger and then watched it again this summer. Lelouch is one of the best characters in anime. Why? This is because he sacrificed things for the people he loved, for himself and for the world. He wanted to changed the world even if it meant hurting his first and last friend, Suzaku. He also killed Princess Euphemia, his half-sister and his first love. He even fought against his half siblings, Prince Schneizel and Princess Cornelia, and his sibling, Princess Nunnally, the person he most loved. He fought against his whole family even his parents, Charles and Marianne, and also his uncle, V.V.

There are too many reasons to why this guy should be number one. First off, he brought peace to an entire nation and created a perfect world for the mistreated and his sister Nunally, the only reason he wanted to live. Second, his power is just uncanny. I mean, the ability to control someone's will is absolutely the best power ever created in anime. And third his developement is perfect. He goes from this genius level innocent high school student to a bloodstained anti hero with A. God complex. These three reasons are why lelouch should be #1

There are some people who say that Lelouch sacrificed everything for others, but that's not completely true.
Yes, he had sacrificed things for others but its also for himself
Lelouch had said so himself "I need a reason to live"
He wanted to do something, something that will show that he has a need to live, a reason strong enough that he can sacrifice everything to reach this goal. This is the reason he was prepared do die and receive the consequences of killing innocent people and dirtying his hands.

This is not a flaw or weakness, in fact, this is what makes him so special and attractive. There are many characters out there that say "if its for them, I can sacrifice my life" "if its for my friends, I can throw away everything"

In many animes this is shown as "hypocritical" words " naive or great" words in others

However Lelouch has never said any sort of words like that.
He has sacrifice for his friends, family, world. This is a very narrow pointed ...more

8 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.

Luffy is an amazing person who cares about his friends and will do anything to protect them and make them smile. He is very funny and stupid, but that's another reason why I love him. He is always growing strong and shows people that he is not afraid unless I can hear my friends voices. The best thing I love about is because he is always chasing after his dreams and never give up or lose hope. He is always believing. He is a person full of courage and a person that we all can look up to and call him a true hero. Even though he is an anime character, to me he is something more than that.

Luffy is a MONSTER! Yeah, he might not be as strong as Naruto or Goku but they are people who were born lucky, really really lucky they got all these super powers like Kurama, SSJ 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8... yes they are giving a 1000% in battle but Luffy is giving a 1010% he might not have Energy balls and blasts but he is using his powers to the MAXIMUM! He is stupid, funny and all but when he needs to he becomes serious. He just doesn't know when to give up even if he is on verge of death he will come up with something and that's why he is so amazing!

I can't think of many other characters that deserves to be at the top of this list than Luffy, I mean everyone of his attacks are breathtaking and ironic. His stupidity can come in handy and never really a nuisance unless we're just having a good time. He has a big heart and definitely knows the ways of a pirate in a good way. Not wanting to be a hero despite liking them makes him a hard guy to understand but he is definitely the best. GO LUFFY!

Luffy is a superstar in the world of pirates throughout the anime. He has a very high leadership. Different from Naruto, Luffy's my favorite of which he is the only main character who never wanted to be a hero, realizing very bad reputation, but he's still helping people who need help and said, " IF YOU WANT TO CONSIDER OUR HEROES OR CRIMINALS, YOU ARE SET SELF". Different from the other groups in anime such as Bleach and Fairy Tail is still considered a hero or Natsu or Naruto who wants to support the people and is considered a hero. The purpose Luffy is not a hero but wanted to show how free he is venturing across the seas freely with extensive crew to get ONE PIECE AND ACHIEVING THEIR DREAMS.

9 Bulma - Dragon Ball Z Bulma is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. Bulma is the most significant female character in the series.

She's one of the most important characters in the DB series. If it's not present Bulma doing something to save the world, it's her future self (Mirai Bulma) doing something to save the world.

How is bulma even low than misa amane. She is aewsome and genius who built dragon radar and laser gun at age of five. And she is the one who melted the heart of the tough guy Vegeta.

10 Uchiha Sasuke - Naruto

Sasuke is one of the reasons I started watching Naruto. Characters like him, Kakashi, Itachi and Gaara made it interesting. His characterization was brilliant at times. Some radical changes in his character quickly earned him some detractors, but he remains a standout character nevertheless. He's the reflection of what we'd truly be if we had gone through what he has gone. Kakashi was Kishimoto's masterpiece, no doubt. However, Sasuke's whole path makes for a different understanding. It is through ridiculing what he has become that we appreciate where the protagonists are headed. Then, he takes decisions that others would not. At least, he had a plan for what he wanted to do in his revolution. He's flawed, and he doesn't always take the best decisions, but that's why I like him. He is not what you expect. He's a deuteragonist and anti-hero at a whole different level. Especially in the anime, I felt like all of Sasuke's fights were nicely animated and had good sequences.

I think sasuke is the best. Sure, there is no denying that Naruto is an amazing and inspiring character and I love him but sasuke's my personal favorite. A lot of people seemed to think that he'd gone nuts in shippuden but I don't think that was the case. He was sane and everything he did involved his sense of justice. He definitely made some unwise desicions but if you look at his past and everything he had been through, you can't exactly blame him. Sasuke's character is so complex and interesting and his past was heartbreaking. He would be just as cool even if wasn't so good-looking.

Sasuke deserves to atlest be in top 5. Sasuke journeys through his life to have one goal and purpose and he doesn't shout and brag that his going to be successful like Naruto. Why I like him better than the other characters is he doesn't care about anything but his goal and he isn't annoying like SAKURA and Naruto. He's cool calm and isn't obsessed of bringing someone back to the village. My opinion.

From here he stands everyone is mediocre. He had to make pretty tough choices trough is life that made him the great ninja he is. He killed Orochimaru, one of the three sannins, and is brother Itachi because he killed his own clan! He is obsessed with revenge and there's no way to stop him! I would vote for naruto but I think sasuke should be higher!

The Contenders
11 Roronoa Zoro - One Piece Roronoa Zoro, nicknamed "Pirate Hunter" Zoro, is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda.

He steps out from the cliché touches of the second to main protagonist. He does not have the scenario of switching from good to bad or vice versa, he does not have insecure quarrels with the main protagonist (goes to Usopp), he's not stupidly in love with the main female (goes to Sanji). If Sasuke is distinguished by hatred and Vegeta by arrogance then Zoro is distinguished by discipline and determination. He is his own character just like Luffy, Goku, Naruto, Vegeta and Piccolo.

The most badass character ever. He's better than vegeta in the sense that he isn't driven by his arrogance. His back story is epic, his sword style is epic, everything about him is epic. He never gives up, and never stops fighting, even when he's about to die. Definitely the most badass edgy character in anime.

I like the marimo, especially his relationship/rivalry with Sanji and the gag of him always getting lost. Waiting for the Mihawk & Zoro fight.

Zoro, he ate the badass badass fruit except that he didn't lose his ability to swim but he sense of direction. A character that shows great determination and has his moments in the show. By far my favorite anime character alongside alexander the great (Fate/Zero).

12 Deidara - Naruto Deidara is a fictional character from the Naruto universe created by Masashi Kishimoto and developed into a media franchise, which consists of a series of manga, anime, soundtracks, OVAs, movies, video games, and other collectibles.

Deidara is such a great character. He has a most pleasing appearance with his long blond hair and cute face, a habit of saying 'hmm', and a fun and free personality. Deidara is an artist who creates clay creatures, used for flight and explosives, and he's a member of the fascinating Akatsuki. I really love Deidara, he's an all-time favorite.

My favorite Akatsuki member is Sasori, but Deidara is cool too. Actually, they're all cool in their own way. It just stinks that he's evil. Why do the best characters always have to be bad?

Best character ever to me, yet so underrated! He deserves more love!

The Art is an Explosion! Enough said

13 Edward Elric - Fullmetal 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.

Edward elric is the best!
He risked his life to save his younger brother. He risked his arm and leg to save his brother. He went through a lot to save him. It takes a lot of love and heart to do something like that. I have watched fullmetal alchemist for one or two years now. All I watched was this. And there's one important thing he taught all of us."stand up. Move forward. You got strong leg's, so get up and use them."

Edward Elric is my absolute favorite anime characters of all time! He should be ranked much higher than number 10. You want to know why? Well...

He's the fullmetal alchemist, duh!
He has a strong bond with his brother that I have never seen before!
He hates milk, like ME!
He gets the most raging and funny temper tantrums the world ever sees when somebody calls him short.

I rest my case.

The full metal alchemist! What makes him better than any other manga character is that he is not perfect and goody goody and all that, he is very flaud and morally conflicted when it comes to the philosopher stone, he is egoistic, but he always do the right thing in the end, and his desire and determination to regain the body of his brother, it's just legendary!

Edward Elric is the definition of bad ass. Not only is he an exceptional state alchemist and a genius in his field, he is also mentally strong-willed and compassionate. Above all else, he faces tragedy with a straight back and walks towards his goal with unwavering footsteps.

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

Itachi is one of my all time favourite characters! He is firstly built up really well as being a very dangerous shadow in the background of the story, but then he becomes this real character and he just grows and changes with the story and turns out to have such a touching past to contrast his strength and seeming brutality. He's just great, I've never doubted for a second that he was a total bad ass; the most bad ass character in Naruto for sure!

This man is a hero. He is an honorable Konoha shinobi who is willing to and has sacrificed himself to save Konoha many times - even murdering his traitorous clan to save the village. He practically represents honor, self-sacrifice, grace, elegance, and strength. He is also a loving brother, constantly looking out for his brother's best interests, even if his plans do not work out exactly the way he planned. Itachi fans, where the hell are you?! Why isn't this piece of perfection AT LEAST in the top ten?! VOTE IF YOU ARE AN ITACHI FAN.

Amazing character! Reminds me of Byakuya from Bleach - calm, logical, flawless and just hard out! He is the rogue ninja that killed off his clan and joined the unbeatable organisation made of S-classes criminals - and he still stands out! Should be much higher!

Strongest character in Naruto aside from Madara, he has such a sad and deep story. As powerful as Sasuke is he only won because Itachi was sick, and let him win.

15 Guts - Berserk

The whole idea behind having a character, especially a protagonist, is that the character should not be the same at the end of the story as they are in the beginning. What I think is so brilliant about Guts' character is the fact that he's someone who can be related to, this being the side of Guts who is antisocial and struggles to open up to others. Along with this side of his character we are greeted with someone who you can aspire to be, skilled in the art of swordsmanship and an utter bad-ass. He's literally been to hell and back and has forever changed him as a character, and he continues to change. I just don't understand how someone with two polar opposite aspects of their character can be so low on the list.

I see characters here that really shouldn't even be there but are ranked higher because of kids that only watch mainstream. Guts is by far one of the most powerful beings in his anime/manga-- taking on impossible tasks that no other human could accomplish. From killing gods, to demon armies that he slaughters in just a few strokes of the Dragon Slayer, all without any kind of special gimmicky powers. Just pure rage, willpower, and endurance. Yes, he does acquire the Berserker Armor, but that is literally the only kind of special item he acquires, and even the power of that armor has it's HUGE drawbacks, yet he powers through it and endures everything fate brings to him.

You cannot put Guts this low. Seriously, under all that mainstream crap--- from my view even Bulma from the DB series is over him. come on people. This guy slays gods and he doesn't even have any powers. This is the top list, not the most overrated. If you watched Berserk, the anime/manga in which Guts appears ...more

It pisses me off that Pikachu is listed way above a character whose existence forced me to change my perspective. guts has a motive, and a reason to live for it. This man would storm through Hell to do what he must, and he'd leave mountains of demonic corpses in his wake.
^He actually did.
Berserk's world is one where you must either be a bootlicker or a beast to survive, and Guts made himself a new class. "Heroic Monster! "
Listen, guy scrolling through these comments, you NEED to read Berserk. The character of Guts alone carries such depth and emotion, as well as fun brutal ass-kicking.

Guts...the name itself sounds tragic. From the second he was born, he has always been through very rough situations. He is a real struggler. His character development and philosophy is the best I have seen in any manga...Guts deserves the first place. L is cool too but he doesn't have any character development as he was introdiced to the audience as an already fully developed character. Guts' is a god tier character and nobody can deny it. He is a badass..

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

He is under rated. He was a 8 year old super saiyan! Plus he is the CEO for capsule corp. The largest company in that world! He's traveled through time. He wouldn't stop until his dad accepted him. So he can kick almost anyone's ass, is a genius, really sweet, and is super hot! Why is he not higher!

Trunks is so amazing and the best looking anime guy in history he's SMOKING HOT!

Trunks is so underrated. He was so cool chopping Friezas in half like butter!

He's so cute and badass! He should be in the top 10.

17 Ryo Bakura - Yu-Gi-Oh

Bakura is a fascinating character. He's complex, with good and wicked personalities, and a presence in modern and ancient times. In all forms, he has a most pleasing appearance with a cute face and long pale hair, and a classy manner. I really love Bakura, he's an all-time favorite.

18 Sanji - One Piece Vinsmoke Sanji, most commonly known by his moniker "Black Leg" Sanji, is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. He is the cook of the Straw Hat Pirates, as well as the former sous chef of the Baratie. He is also the third son of the Vinsmoke Family, thus making him a prince of the Germa Kingdom.

A complex character with a cool design, cool fighting style, a strong and interesting personality, kind and selfless... what else do you need? If a character can make you cry, laugh, rage and scream with excitement depending on the moment, then you know you have a top notch character right there, and Sanji is definitely one of those great characters.

He's the best character in One Piece, he's funny and kind and badass but I love how he always fights for others not for himself.

I can't properly express how much I love this character. He's the reason I watch the show.

Best One Piece character. Strong kind intelligent he should be much higher.

19 Alucard - Hellsing Alucard is a fictional character and the protagonist and antihero of the Hellsing manga and anime series created by Kouta Hirano.

Alucard is the baddest, most powerful vampire I've ever seen. He's so awesome, he can't even die! He also wins all of his fights, excluding the last one. At the end of the series, he also gains omnipresence. He's just that powerful. His series is also really bloody. I love how he's never fazed by anything at the end of the day.

This top ten is only about mainstream anime so I don't think many know the real great character. I saw many character here that deserve at least top 20 but they are from the big three or FT and so get skipped. I just suggest to watch Hellsing Ultimate, it's just the only way to enjoy and understand Alucard.

Alucard is a good Vampire fighter, much resistance against physical attacks and a personality to boost. Very fine at offense as well with his dual Pistols and other demonic tricks up the sleeve.

Best Badass ever seen in Manga just love him his style his dark side and his skills makes dracula just jealous he is just amazing makes you want to watch the manga some more and more...

20 Zarbon - Dragon Ball Z Zarbon is Frieza's right hand man and highest ranking Commander and General in an army of millions. He is always beside his master and emperor, Lord Frieza, following his orders and carrying out his dirty work alongside his comrade, Dodoria. Zarbon is responsible for advising Frieza on numerous matters, including the elimination of the Saiyan race. Zarbon remains loyal to Frieza throughout the entire story arc, executing young Namekian children and elderly, collecting the Namekian Dragon Balls, and in general, offering his efforts to increase Frieza's reign in the galactic planet trade. As a refined warrior, Zarbon is a vain lover of beauty and a blue-skinned alien designed as a handsome elite. more.

Zarbon is an amazing villain because he had the best fight scene against Vegeta, ruthlessly pummeling him. He also was the Commander General of Frieza's entire army and slaughtered many under his command before meeting a grisly end himself. He has the ability to transform into a reptilian beast and uses his beauty as a clever camouflage for his demonic form. Zarbon is the beauty and the beast personified in one excellent villain and is a very successful plot device for Vegeta's story.

Zarbon has an excellent persona and villainous attitude. He's also got a great design and he's a morally complex character overall when it comes to both his elegant form and his monstrous deadly form. Aside from the fact that he serves Frieza with utmost loyalty, he's also one of the most brutal tacticians and military commanders in the entire universe.

Zarbon makes for a wonderful villain because he is very intelligent, composed and a marvelously skilled warrior. But these are just probably a few reasons as to why he is Frieza's most trusted and highest-ranking general and right hand man. The icing on the cake would have to be his ability to transform into a monster, making his power level soar even higher!

Zarbon is the best supporting villain as well as having the most exciting fight scene in the series. He's also a very deep character and does a lot for the actual plot. I love that he suggested and set up the Saiyan planet to get wiped out by his Master Frieza and continued to serve loyally until the brutal end.

21 Kurosaki Ichigo - Bleach

Kurosaki Ichigo is a complex character that needs years to be built. I myself has some things similar with Ichigo's personality. Not simply because he is strong or handsome (which he definitely is), every characters has their own strength and weaknesses, but what makes Ichigo a respectable character is his determination.
Somewhat like Naruto, he has his honor, pride, and people that he needs to defend. He also has a strong sense of justice, no matter who his opponent is. And what makes me admire him as a man is because he has his destination. He has a goal in his life and he is determined to make the goal become reality. In reality, we often wavered on our decisions and determinations that we often failed to grasp the opportunity and lost ourselves to doubt. Ichigo become a realistic character because he also his own downfall and not all the time hero, a hero sometimes needs to be rescued, and his humanity is what wins Ichigo. His humanity makes Ichigo a victor.

He's a character which moves me a lot, out of all of the mangas and animes I've seen and read. Ichigo just shines to me. His personality, although sometimes can be confusing, is somehow very touching and sweet? Ichigo is just- he's too sweet for his own good. Ichi-go! Go!

He is. Hot. He's amazing! Ichigo vowed to protect anyone... He's amazing like that. He wants to protect his sisters, ever since his mom died... I think that's why ichigo kurosaki is so amazing!

Ichigo is a heroic and awesome guy. He will do anything to protect his friemd from danger and rescue his friend no matter what. He save Orihime from the Espada, save Rukia from execution. He is friendly and help his friend no matter what.

22 Natsu Dragneel - Fairy Tail Natsu Dragneel is a Mage of the Fairy Tail Guild.Natsu is carefree and reckless in nature, and, despite his consistent brawls with the other members of Fairy Tail, he is a fiercely loyal and protective friend. He is willing to go down fighting for his friends, regardless of how futile it might seem. Natsu has a straightforward mind, and often tackles issues with a "hands on" approach. His solution to problems often involve violence. Even when disrespected or faced with obvious hostility, Natsu rarely ever reciprocates the feelings, and often forgoes grudge-holding.

Natsu is absolutely... Amazing. On the outside he's a dorky food lover who gets motion sickness. But on the inside, he's loyal to all his friends, inspirational, and never willing to give up. He's a lot like Luffy and Goku, but there is something special that he has and they don't, passion (in some cases) and the hope he gives to others. When his friends look at him, they see the encouraging smile that gives them faith. Plus, Natsu is probably one of the only people who makes a guy with pink hair totally work. Another thing I like about Natsu, is that he has true feelings for Lucy, and feels really close to her. Anime foodies usually have no form of love to anyone that cares (even a little) about them. Natsu doesn't admit his love but shows it by risking his life for her and won't let anyone hurt her. That's true love! What's Fairy Tail without Natsu?!

... Natsu is just... Amazing! Willing to sacrifice himself for his friends and never willing to give up. Although he's a dorky food lover on the outside, on the inside he's courageous hero who is loyal to his guild mates and considerate about his team. According to Happy, Natsu is a guy who can give you hope just by looking at one glimpse of him. He's funny, dorky, brave, (kinda cute), strong, (dumb), hope giving, and furious. He's also pretty sweet to Lucy whenever something bad occurs to her and will definitely make someone who would make her cry pay (NALU.) What's fairy tail without Natsu?!

Natsu is #1 he is the most inspirational anime character ever. he's been knocked back down more times than Naruto and luffy but what makes natsu so different is that he's never lost a single fight. He goes down than pulls himself up and the best thing? He always holds back he never goes all out. Naruto and luffy have lost battles before not natsu except against gildarts the strongest character in the guild. Natsu was raised by a dragon sent 400 years into the future not to mention he died and was reaurrected as the strongeat demon alive. Natsu is quite a tragic character. But what really puts natsu out there is that he is inspirational when he gets knocked back down he always finds the right thing to say and that thing can give you a shiver or make you cry. And the way he is after every big fight he smiles and laughs and jokes and he never looks angry. Watch team natsu vs hades one of natsu's best moments. Ps. The only guy who makes rosy pink hair look like a total badass.

HE is awesome. His father was a dragon and he never gives up and always seems to be able to pull though when his friends need him. He is a fun loving character that most love right from the beginning. He is strong mind and he is down right when of the best anime/manga characters out their.

23 Revy - Black Lagoon Rebecca Lee, mainly referred to as Revy, and sometimes Two Hands, is the main female protagonist of the Black Lagoon series.
24 Pain - Naruto

How is he not further up the list? Posessed the Rinnegan, killed jiraiya, killed Kakashi no worries, can send you flying just by looking at you, blew up konoha in an instant (although admittedly, that took a lot of effort). Just looking at him, you can tell he is a badass.
"We are Pain. We are God. "

25 Pikachu - Pokemon Pikachu (Japanese: ピカチュウ) are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation. A mascot of the Pokemon franchise, it's considered to be the most iconic character of all Pokemon species, as well as a major character in Japanese pop culture, due to its companionship with Ash Ketchum in the anime series. Pikachu has been featured in movies such as Pokemon Detective Pikachu as well as music videos - most notably Katy Perry's "Electric" in 2021.

It's the most popular figure which is quite commonly seen in this world quite really over others, there is no doubt about it.

Pikachu is the most adorable character ever! He is so cute and his voice is cute as well. #pikaCHU!

Pikachu is really cute! He is a loyal pokemmon to his trainer (Ash) and is protective pikachu is the best mouse pokemon ever

He is the cutest thing in the world!

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