Best Male Anime Characters

The Top Ten

1 L

Dude, L is far smarter than almost every character over here. He should be at least 3 positions higher. Naruto and Ichigo are rather silly. They can't even compare with L, who is acknowledged as a genius. As for Light, he only won because he was damn lucky. In terms of intelligence, L is better. Light is intelligent too but L's way of solving problems and the fact that he got that far without having a death note or a person willing to sacrifice themselves for him make him better. Edward is just not as mature (intellectually) as L.

L knows who to bring trust with - this shade of a character is real entertaining as nothing startles the creature. There are 10 in the nest of how Death Note works out good, which brings L more favor as not so much rely on flash and barren when interpreting the lesson from the series of Death Note. - iliescu

L is love, L is life. - Quelaire

My little boy

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

Sure everyone has a right to opinion But that does not mean they will think he and Bulma are saints also. That is why it was written that vegeta bulma fans are very very irritating. I agree now why other people said. - Monday23

He's got the best character development for someone the creator didn't even like in the first place. It's hard not to like Vegeta though. He's the most badass anime character. - SupaSaiyanSwagga

He does have the best character development of anybody in Dragonball and I feel like Goku is just plain dumb and vegeta should takeover as protagonist

The most coolest and badass character in the history of anime

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

He is so smart and handsome. He is not totally bad boy!

Best male character, a perfect guy


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

Ichigo Kurosaki is a good fighter and in the first episode he even almost killed himself saving his sister when Riokua said that when transferring her powers to him could kill him! So I think he should at least be in the top 2or 3 thank you for reading

Because I love ichiruki

That Ok Top

5 Edward Elric 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.


The only anime character that I tru fangirl over - OtakuYato

I loved his role in the anime. And he was the best character in the whole series. Besides that one guy I forgot his name

Best dude ever! I swear there is something about this guy that makes me fan girl so hard

6 Levi Ackerman 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".

Why is Levi not higher up on the list? Levi is amazing. From the fantastic anime, Attack on Titan, Levi is a strong, brave soldier. He was born in the Underground, a failed city project that mostly lives in poverty. His mother was murdered when he was five years old. But he was taken in by his uncle, Kenny Ackerman. Kenny abandoned Levi when he was bordering his teenage years. Levi lived his time in the Underground a criminal. He was a talented thief and an amazing fighter. He had also mastered how to use the 3D Maneuvering Equipment. He had two accomplices, Farlan and Isabel. They were all great fighters and knew how to use the equipment, but Levi was by far the best. Levi was later recruited as a soldier in the Survey Corps along with his accomplices when he was in his twenties. He didn't even get training like all of the other soldiers. He was that good. He immediately excelled in the Survey Corps. He is even known as Humanity's Greatest Soldier. But unfortunately on his first ...more

Levi is by far the definition of gentleness in brashness and masculinity at it's peak. He's brave and strong yet cares for the weak and encourages his comrades in his sincere ways even if twisted to some. He's not a a bragger and changed into a great hero who willingly sacrifices his safety from a thug who knew nothing but tragedy. He has a beautiful way of showing emotion and he has a good, calm demeanor. He's the best.

Levi is so amazing, so much so that how amazing he is is inexplicable in words. - 1mohammed1

He is the best anime I have seen

7 Spike Spiegel (Cowboy Bebop)
8 Itachi Uchiha (Naruto) Itachi Uchiha is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Oh, come on! Naruto, Ichigo and Natsu smarter than Itchi? Are you kidding me? Naruto is not even full grown up. He is just a kid compared to Itachi. He's a much more complex character. Natsu is stupid. Yeah, he cares for his friends, he's kind and all these stuffs but Itachi did what he did because he had too. Not to mention that he loves his brother even more than he loves himself. That's kindness. But this is about intelligence. And Itachi is a pure genius. He's basically one of the most intelligent character in anime history. The only character that comes into my mind who's smarter than Itachi is L Lawliet and that's because L was designed to be intelligent - he's main point is intelligence. As for Itachi's place on this list, it is COMPLETELY wrong!

Since sasuke wasn't here I'll pick itachi the only one worth picking in this list.

Itachi uchoha is the smartest character in Naruto, he is very hot, very cute, an amazing character with an excellent build. He murdered his family in front of his little brother but it turned out to blah blah spoilers. But he IAS the most amazing character and should be in the top 3. He was going blind and a stuff and he is the number 1 hottest anime character ever after deidara. He is so amazing that when ever I see him I get squealy and uhm, laugh out loud. Ao, in conclusion, he is the best character in all of anime, the hottest, the best, and he's the whole package.

9 Lelouch (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.


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

He's awesome

The Contenders

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

BEST CHARACTER AND INSPIRATION EVER. He taught me so much and I am forever grateful

Naruto is my inspiration.
He should be in top 2.
He was once a failure and now the hero.
He was alone from the day he was born, he didn't have anyone.
People kept their distance from him, and he didn't even know why, but he didn't give up.
Naruto always trained to become stronger to be acknowledged by people.
Naruto is my HERO!

He taught me to be persistent.

He is the most attractive character in my mind

12 Guts
13 Lelouch Lamperouge 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.
14 Gray Fullbuster Gray Fullbuster a fairytail wizard is a kind sensitive person which can be mainly found in underwear or fighting a guildmate / friend brother Natsu Dragneel (which I am supersede dint make this list) anyway Gray has a habit of stripping which he found while training with his now unfortunately dead master more.

Gotta love a hot ice mage with an exhibitionist fetish.

So cute n handsome n stronger

15 Ken Kaneki - Tokyo Ghoul

TOMYO GHOUL IS THE BESTTT And Ken Kaneki is my favorite character anyways!

One of the greatest character developments in anime and surely deserves a higher rank!

Why is he 26th! He's one of the greatest anime character of all time, he should be in the top ten to be honest

One of the best anime I have ever seen

16 Deidara 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 a character extraordinaire. He has a free-wheeling personality, arrogant and sly, and a speech mannerism, saying 'Hmm'. Deidara is a dazzling artist who creates clay bombs and flying mounts, and engages in exciting fights. He's really attractive with his cute face and long, elegant blond hair. I love this guy.

17 Sesshomaru

Cool, calm, and sweet

18 Monkey D.Luffy

He is persistent and confident even when he's about to die

The best even he is baka

He is brave

19 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 more.

As a character, I think he's the most interesting of the crew.

Mr Prince! Indispensable for the crew, the best cook, a badass fighter, strategic mind, kind heart, complex personality, tragic past, good looks... That guy's got it all! The most well-rounded character in One Piece.

20 Kakashi Hatake (Naruto) Kakashi Hatake is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

When you make the most impact by holding back the most, you are definitely the coolest.

He is the best anime character ever. He is powerful, popular, smart, he brings humour to the series, his style is iconic and he has a truly depressing backstory. And he is the best among all the characters that posses such traits.

21 Jellal Fernandes (Fairy Tail) Jellal Fernandes is a childhood friend of Erza Scarlet. When he lost his own memory, he was a Dark Mage who desperately sought to revive Zeref via the R-System. Jellal served as the main antagonist of the Tower of Heaven arc and is currently a member and co-founder of Crime Sorcière.
22 Roy Mustang (Fullmetal Alchemist) Roy Mustang is a fictional character from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.
23 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

Just look at Perfection please.
Rin Okumura has to one of the most hottest anime guys I have ever seen in ma whole life!
His cute, badass, half demon/ half human,dem skillz with swords etc
His features are just adorable! Especially his beautiful bright blue eyes! And I just love his raven black hair.

24 Sting Eucliffe
25 Shoto Todoroki

My favorite anime character

26 Zarbon 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, more.

Zarbon is the absolute best supporting villain in the series. He is responsible for telling Frieza to eliminate the Saiyan race, goes about pounding Vegeta's daylights in the most brutal fight scene in the entire series, and has likely the most exciting death scene in the entire series as well. He also is a lover of beauty and holds a dormant power, the ability to transform into a reptilian beast. He is the deadly dynamic of the combination of the beauty and the beast and the most mysterious yet demonic, ruthless, and brutal villain in the series. - PrinceZarbon

Zarbon has an excellent persona and villainous attitude. He's also got a great design and 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. - PrinceZarbon

Zarbon is the most ruthless henchman in the Dragon Ball universe as well as the most intricately designed. He's an extremely awesome character overall in terms of story, mannerism, design, and overall evil. - PrinceZarbon

27 Ryou/Yami Bakura

Bakura is an exquisite character. He has a good, friendly personality and a crafty, wicked personality. Bakura is classy and intelligent, and controls magical energies with his Millennium Ring. He's really attractive with his long pale mane and cute face, and in English, his British voice. I love this guy.

28 Tendo Pein

This character is coolness personified. He has cool looks, cool powers, and a cool personality.

He's a dead body with a few rods in him, what?

29 Gintoki Sakata Gintoki Sakata is a fictional character in the manga and anime franchise Gin Tama created by Hideaki Sorachi.

so hot man

30 Takumi Usui Takumi Usui is the deuteragonist of the anime and manga series Maid Sama!. He is a student at Seika High School and works part time at the maid cafe Maid Latte.

Sure he's a little bit of a stalker towards Misaki but he's always saving her ass and who doesn't want a sexy guy following them? - Nalu_Jellerza11106

The best stalker a girl could wish for

My favourite male ANIME character

Always putting Misaki first :3

31 Dodoria Dodoria is one of Frieza's top two right hand men and in an army of millions. He is always beside his master and emperor, Frieza, following his orders and carrying out his dirty work alongside his comrade, Zarbon. Dodoria is responsible for advising Frieza on numerous matters and remains loyal to Frieza more.
32 Himura 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.
33 Goku 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. more.

Always willingly doing something for the better of his community (Earth)

Simply the greatest ever, and most influential. - Goku02

Much better than overrated Vegeta.

More like gratefully leaves his family behind to fight, complains about providing for them, lets the enemies go just so they'll get stronger and he'll fight them later on. All around idiot.

34 Kamina Kamina 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.
35 Duke Devlin

I don't know I mean yes some people may say he looks rather gay but he's fabulous and determined as hell.

Where's the rest of the 'Yu-Gi-Oh! ' (male) gang at!? *finds Yami Yugi and searches for Joey, Tristan, Seto, etc.*

36 Jeice Jeice is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.
37 Sasori of the Red Sand
38 Cui
39 Sebastian Michaelis

He should be in the top 10 or top 5! He's an amazing character

How come he was'nt even added yet... well untill now... you know ho he is... Hot, sexy, and a demon period... You'll go totally fangirl for him..

40 Allen Walker - D. Grayman Allen Walker is the fictional protagonist of the manga series D.Gray-man, which was created by Japanese artist and writer Katsura Hoshino.
41 Saitama Saitama is the main protagonist of the webcomic and anime series One Punch Man, who could easily destroy a continent with one punch. He is bored with his extreme power. He is registered with the Heroes Association as a C-Class Superhero and is tasked to defend Z-City against Mysterious Beings.

He is funny I love him - BreakFastBeast2005


42 Izaya Orihara
43 Burter Burter is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.
44 Marik Ishtar
45 Zeref Zeref Dragneel is a character from the anime/manga series, Fairy Tail, created by Hiro Mashima. He debuted in chapter 200 of the manga, and episode 96 in the anime. In Fairy Tail, Zeref is considered to be the strongest Dark Wizard of all time, who was under the Curse of Contradiction. He is the founder more.
46 Recoome Recoome is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.
47 Guldo Guldo is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.
48 Yami Yugi
49 Yusuke Urameshi
50 Killua Zoldyck - Hunter x Hunter

Childhood Crush

58? really? such an amazing and strong character with SO much character development. the change from when he was first introduced to him during the chimera ant arc is DRASTIC. honestly, his love and want to protect gon is so heartwarming, he does every thing in his power to protect his friends but at the same time he's so deadly and able to kill mercifully? how could you hate someone so loveable

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