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

L IS AMAZING!

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2 Goku Goku Son Goku (Kakarrot) is the main protagonist in Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. He had many abilities like, super strength, utilization of ki, flight, teleportation, super speed, enhanced reflexes, and Super Saiyan transformation that increase strength, speed, and durability. ...read 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.

3 Vegeta 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

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4 Light Yagami 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

Best!

HIS AWESOME! SUPER HOT TOO!

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

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's strong and amazing and will probably be hokage

You started as a story.
You grew into a legend.
Err...
I started off as a normal person.
You change me into an anime freak.

Thanks, Naruto! I don't know, but sometimes people who don't exist change our lives the most.

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6 Edward Elric Edward Elric Edward Elric, commonly nicknamed Ed, is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series 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

I love this tiny boy

7 Ichigo Kurosaki 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

8 Levi Ackerman 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.

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

9 Monkey D.Luffy

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

The best even he is baka

He is brave

10 Lelouch (Code Geass)

The Newcomers

? Eikichi Onizuka (Great Teacher Onizuka) Eikichi Onizuka (Great Teacher Onizuka)
? Gin Ichimaru (Bleach) Gin Ichimaru (Bleach)

The Contenders

11 Lelouch Lamperouge 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.
12 Itachi Uchiha (Naruto) 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.

13 Takumi Usui Takumi Usui

My favourite male ANIME character

Always putting Misaki first :3

The COLLEST character in all anime universe!

14 Tomoya Okazaki Tomoya Okazaki

He has one of the most touching and depressing stories to tell, he really is a caring and loving guy while stilll maintaining a humorous side as well. I'm so happy he's in the top three. This man deserves it.

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15 Deidara Deidara

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.

16 Sanji - One Piece 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.

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.

17 Dodoria 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 ...read more.
18 Zarbon 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, ...read 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

19 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?

20 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.

21 Byakuya Kuchiki (Bleach) Byakuya Kuchiki (Bleach)
22 Kyo

TOHRU X KYO 4EVA!

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

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.

24 Sesshōmaru (Inuyasha)
25 Kamina 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.
26 Gintoki Sakata Gintoki Sakata Gintoki Sakata is a fictional character in the manga and anime franchise Gin Tama created by Hideaki Sorachi.

so hot man

27 Shoto Todoroki Shoto Todoroki
28 Spike Spiegel Spike Spiegel
29 Cui Cui Cui is an elite soldier in Frieza's galactic army who is directly under Zarbon and Dodoria by rank. Cui is a purple-skinned alien, his power level is approximately 18,000 and he is Vegeta's rival. After revealing to Vegeta that Frieza is gathering the Dragon Balls on Planet Namek, he follows Vegeta ...read more.
30 Kei (Special A)
31 Saitama 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.

What IF he's that SRONG, HE SHOULD AT LEAST BE HIGHER THAN NATSU

32 Gohan Gohan Son Gohan is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. Gohan is introduced as the first son of the protagonist Goku, and his wife Chi-Chi, in chapter #196 Kakarrot, first published in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine on October 24, 1988. Chi-Chi is a strict and protective ...read more.

Hah! Is a little sexy

33 Himura Kenshin 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.
34 Jeice Jeice
35 Accelerator (A Certain Magical Index) Accelerator (A Certain Magical Index)
36 Gray Fullbuster 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 ...read more.

Gotta love a hot ice mage with an exhibitionist fetish.

37 Sesshomaru Sesshomaru

Cool, calm, and sweet

38 Rin Okumura (Blue Exorcist) Rin Okumura (Blue Exorcist) Rin Okumura is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Blue Exorcist created by Kazue Kato.

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.

39 Duke Devlin Duke Devlin
40 Burter Burter
41 InuYasha (InuYasha) InuYasha (InuYasha)
42 Natsu Dragneel Natsu Dragneel 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. ...read more.

This dumbass makes me cry, smile etc.
He has one hell of an adorable smile.

My BABY

Natsu *sigh* is the kind of guy you can't hate, Really this moron is just too adorable! plus he's the Kickass Fire Dragon Slayer, his best friend is a blue talking flying cat <3. Breef, Natsu is the best.

43 Hiro Sohma
44 Sasori of the Red Sand
45 Recoome Recoome
46 Zeref 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, most evil Mage of all time, who possesses extremely dangerous, and powerful Magic. ...read more.
47 Yusuke Urameshi Yusuke Urameshi
48 Roy Mustang (Fullmetal Alchemist) Roy Mustang (Fullmetal Alchemist) Roy Mustang is a fictional character from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.
49 Ikuto (Shugo Chara)
50 Ken Kaneki - Tokyo Ghoul Ken Kaneki - Tokyo Ghoul

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

How is he 52nd?!
He is amazing!

How is he 52nd?!
He is amazing!

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