Top Ten Coolest Anime/Manga Characters

These are the top ten coolest anime/manga characters.

The Top Ten

1 Goku - Dragon Ball Z 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. more.

Because Goku is so naive and innocent that people keep forget how badass and cool he can become when he gets serious in fights? When he's angry, his super saiyan mode looks really cool and formidable; not to mention his badass SSJ3 transformation as well

He's naive and innocent, but on the battlefield he's the most badass and formidable being in the entire world. Just look at his SSJ3 appearance with all those sparkling lightnings, majestic hair and cool face! He's the kindest friend but is also the most dangerous enemy ever. - Goku02

How is Goku lower than Naruto. Goku is a lot better than Naruto

He's cool

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

Itachi is the very definition of cool he's a badass and rocks also he's the kindest guy in the world I love him and I'm sure everyone else does too

Well everyone knows this guy's all knows strength. He's just a guy. Well in my opinion he should be top 11 but nope there's no top eleven - VictiniAndReshiram

Cooler than Sasuke (who is immature and deluded and cold hearted) yet the kindest character in Naruto.

I lovee him go follow him on instagram @xx.uchiha_itachi.xx

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

Should be in top5

Why is he so low? - Xavier77

Vag-eater. He's a pretty dope dude.

He should be number 1

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4 L - Death Note 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.

He is badass... At eating

His weirdness and smartness both makes him the coolest

He is so damn intelligent which makes him cool as well as smart

L is awesome I love his sarcasstic way of talking and how (spoilers) unlike near he didn't need help and he was the one who had the idea of making multiple fake Ls he was so good that when he wasnt in the show it got way worse I reccomend taking a break after L dies so the show can get better

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

Although I like itachi more zoro is the coolest

He should be number one suck what

Best of the best

In a list of the coolest characters he should be at the top

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6 Levi Ackerman - Attack on Titan 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".

This guy is chill but at the same time will not give up on his comrades. He has a plan and he is not afraid to use it! I personally think that is pretty cool.

Levi is a pair of pants, but he's pretty badass for a pair of pants.

Yes Levi, you won it. Now, one more to go, that Uchiha boy!

Great character

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7 Sasuke Uchiha - Naruto Sasuke Uchiha - Naruto Sasuke Uchiha is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Sasuke and Itachi are the only characters in Naruto that makes me keep watching it. Honestly I don't care about the other characters. He isn't annoying, he isn't useless, and he doesn't care about anyone. Cool, calm, and keeps moving forward to accomplish his goal.

Sasuke is cold. I guess that is what makes him cool.

Sasuke is number one in this category. No one can argue with this.

No one? Speak for yourself. I can argue vehemently on what a jackass Sasuke is.

I love sasgay

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8 Gaara - Naruto Gaara - Naruto Gaara is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto. He is the jinchuuriki of the one-tailed shukaku and can control sand that is stored in his gourd.

Gaara and Itachi are the best in this show.I love both of you

He sure is cool

Gaara is veerry cool,but not cooler than sasuke.I still think that gaara should be a little higher in this ranking

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

This whole list seems preposterous. For starters, Might Guy? Really? His whole character is based upon being outshown by Kakashi in a "cool-factor" kind of way. I hate to be one of those people who does/says this, but Kakashi should definitely be above him! I don't want to push Kakashi onto you people, but I do want you to think about this list a little bit. Are these people really "cool"? Or are they just your favorite characters?

He's awesome should be number 3 after itachi at number 1 and sasuke at number 2

His mask makes Him super cool. He is cool. Sasuke first, kakashi second and itachi third

In my opinion Kakashi hatake IS THE SWAGGIEST ANIME CHARACTER EVER! I love how cool and calm Kakashi always is, and he's really hot so that's a plus! and I love when he one ups guy sensei! it's so funny! and also it just shows how cool Kakashi really is... like when he uses the line "did you say something? " OMGG I'm FANGIRLING he's SO ATTRACTIVE... but anyways you should vote for Kakashi hatake because he's a boss ass bitch

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10 Tendo Pein - Naruto

The way Pein carries himself with an air of confidence and emotionless is super cool. On top of that he's got crazy powers that he uses while barely moving and has the rinnegan. Too cool if you ask me, way cooler than Sasuke. I think he should either be number one or number two or behind Itachi.

A super cool guy. Tendo is sharp-looking, deep-voiced, imposing and masterful. An Akatsuki leader, who controls gravity.

The Contenders

11 Spike Spiegel - Cowboy Bebop Spike Spiegel - Cowboy Bebop
12 Mikasa Ackerman - Attack on Titan Mikasa Ackerman - Attack on Titan Mikasa 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. She accompanies the main protagonist Eren Jaeger. Her most notable feature is the red scarf that she wears. She is one of the most strongest more.

The coolest female character ever!

She is the first female character that is bad-ass...

Mikasa should be WAY higher on the list.

She's cool

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13 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.

He is the coolest in one piece... he is a bit less strong than others but is strong, flirter, cool, badass, stylish and every thing a character should be

He is the full package

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

Naruto is so much better than sasuke - FanAnime

Well I think he's cool but not cooler than a uchiha - Larrygo4

The best of the best

Narutos the only main character that I like

15 Natsu Dragneel - Fairy tail 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. more.

Natsu is heart of fairy tail

Why didn't anyone mention this badass guy?

16 Aizen - Bleach
17 Deidara - Naruto Shippuden Deidara - Naruto Shippuden

Deidara is so cool. He flies thru the air on his clay birds with his long hair in the wind, he's a master of art and explosives, and a free spirit who enjoys battle.


18 Yami Bakura - Yugioh Yami Bakura - Yugioh
19 Ichigo Kurosaki - Bleach Ichigo Kurosaki - Bleach Ichigo Kurosaki is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

In fact this should be Top 5 but you know orange hair if his hair is black then I will put him to Top 5 - VictiniAndReshiram

He is the coolest hero of all time... Way better than that dumbass sasuke.

The gruff and rebellious attitude, yet caring side, make Ichigo so cool. He has a cool and unique sense of street style, plus he just exudes badass.

He is the Best

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20 Madara Uchiha - Naruto Madara Uchiha - Naruto Madara Uchiha (うちはマダラ, Uchiha Madara) was the legendary leader of the Uchiha clan. He founded Konohagakure alongside his rival, Hashirama Senju, with the intention of beginning an era of peace. When the two couldn't agree on how to achieve that peace, they fought for control of the village, more.

No words can explain how cool he is

He's a God compared to Hashirama.

Coolest worst ass character

Top 2

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21 Duke Devlin - Yugioh Duke Devlin - Yugioh
22 Monkey D. Luffy - One Piece 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.

He might not be the coolest but it's his personality is what makes him ace for the top. He is the one who probably can beat Naruto and Ichigo. He cares more for his friends than Naruto and Ichigo probably does. What do you mean didn't do any hard work? He did! Tons too. Eating the devil fruit only gave him powers, that doesn't mean he doesn't have to train to learn how to use it.

Whoever said Luffy just ate a fruit and "instantly" got stronger, that doesn't mean anything. You guys are probably a 7 year old that just assumes One piece isn't as good as any other anime you watch. What if you ate a fruit? Would you instantly get stronger? No! You have to learn how to use and control it. Ichigo only needs to swing is sword and yell "Bankai! " Naruto, he trained, but I still think he isn't as good as a ninja.

Perhaps his personality suits his clothes because he certainly doesn't understand the ninja dressing code because what ninja wears "orange" when fighting? Including real ...more

A main character who got strong just by eating a special fruit doesn't deserve to be in this list Naruto uzumaki and ichigo kurosaki only got stronger because of hard work and had to take risks to become stronger

For example ichigo became a soul reaper but also had a hollow inside of him
Naruto trained and became stronger but had a demon fox inside of him that made the villagers hate him

No main character got strong without suffering (except sailor moon) so that's why I don't like luffy

Oh, I almost forgot he can't also swim because of the devil fruit, when he needed to know how to swim as he needed it to venture the open ocean as a pirate

The besssttt

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23 Kenpachi Zaraki - Bleach Kenpachi Zaraki - Bleach Kenpachi Zaraki is a fictional character and an antihero in the anime and manga series Bleach created by Tite Kubo.
24 Alucard - Hellsing Alucard - Hellsing

"Open Sesame! Good work soldiers. Now good night." - Alucard from Hellsing Ultimate - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Awesome to no ends.

Duh, no explanation required!

I was going down the list thinking eh these guys are pretty cool.
I got to alucard.
'enough said. - iiSerpentKing

25 Trunks - Dragon Ball Z Trunks - Dragon Ball Z Trunks (トランクス, Torankusu) is the first Earthling and Saiyan hybrid son of Bulma and Vegeta, and the older brother of Bulla .

He's the coolest and smartest kid. He should #2 with Vegeta #1

Why wasn't he added before? He's the 3rd coolest DBZ character after Vegeta and Piccolo and the smartest kid.

Disappointed that he's up here smh

26 Yveltal - Pokemon Yveltal - Pokemon Yveltal is a fictional creature in the Pokemon Franchise. Introduced in the 6th gen, Yveltal is a legendary Dark/Flying type Pokemon, and is the mascot of Pokemon Y. It is classified as the Destruction Pokemon. Yveltal has the ability to absorb life energy, and when its life comes to an end, it steals more.

Are you excited of buying Pokemon X for DS? Well don't buy it, buy Pokemon Y! We all know that Yveltal's dark and flying type but I really like him no cons to him! He's SUPER COOL - VictiniAndReshiram

27 Hei - Darker Than Black

He's just the definition of cool - Undistinguished

28 Lucy Heartfilia - Fairy Tail Lucy Heartfilia - Fairy Tail Lucy Heartfilia is a wizard in the guild, Fairy Tail. Her magic is called celestial spirit magic which allows her to summon spirits from another world. She currently possesses fifteen celestial keys, which is an extraordinary number for a celestial mage. She gets along best with Team Natsu, containing more.

I think Lucy is a great person. Even though she hasn't been in fairy tail as long as the others she has more fairy tail pride then the others. She will do. Anything to protect the guild and the people she loves

I personally don't hate Lucy. She's really kind and brave. She risks her life for her comrades, and I think that takes a lot of bravery

I love Lucy forever

How is she cool?

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29 Sasori - Naruto Shippuden Sasori - Naruto Shippuden

He is my favorite Akatsuki member. He's gorgeous and his backstory always makes me want to cry. He is definitely one of the best characters in the anime. And Sakura DIDN'T defeat him, he wanted to die; Chiyo even tells her that he chose to let his defenses down.

30 Toshiro Hitsugaya - Bleach Toshiro Hitsugaya - Bleach

Have you ever seen Naruto. Check out sasuke's personality. This guy is cool too. Deserves higher ranking but not cooler than sasuke.

Sure he's cool! His blade is a dragon of pure ice! Ice is cool! Literally.

Do ya get the joke he's "COOL"

In my opinion he's cooler than all uchihas he's way better than sasuke

Reasons: his hairstyle ( the old one and the new one)
Captain of squad 10 the youngest squad member
Every anime I saw so far, I never saw a kid being mature until I saw bleach

Toshiro is short a kid, and kids are supposed to be weak yet he is strong caring mature and the one who protects not the one being protected

31 Yugi Muto - Yu-Gi-Oh

This is the guy I really hope wins every anime contest (if there is :)) What I really like is his spiky hair. - VictiniAndReshiram

I don't know why this idiot is on here even

32 Edward Elric - Fullmetal Alchemist Edward Elric - Fullmetal Alchemist Edward Elric, commonly nicknamed Ed, is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series created by Hiromu Arakawa.
33 Might Guy - Naruto Might Guy - Naruto

The blue beast who becomes the red beast for the shinobi clan is the coolest anime manga characters of all time... His power of 8 gates is fascinating and really awesome!

This is Lee's father I believe he might be stronger than Lee but you know what? He's cool, strong. - VictiniAndReshiram

Konohas handsome green beast. He used a technique that instantly kills the user, and survived with only a paralyzed leg. Enough said

34 Erza Scarlet - Fairy Tail Erza Scarlet - Fairy Tail Erza Scarlet is an S-Class Mage from the infamous magic guild Fairy Tail . Erza starts off as a lone wolf and stays loyal to following the rules. As the story develops Erza changes into loving mage strong and independent. As her terrible past haunts her she ignores her friends' calls that they want more.

Lucy's cooler than The Fairy Queen Titania? Seriously?

I don't believe how erza has not made the list while b**** lucy made the list. I don't think whoever made this list or whoever added lucy in this list has seen fairytail. I mean, how can you not add erza to this list.
Erza is so awesome. She can change into hundreds of different armors and is the strongest female wizard of fairytail guild. Please guys, vote for erza. She deserves to be higher up the list.

35 Guts - Berserk Guts - Berserk

You don't get more badass than guts he is literally the definition of badass and he is probably the reason for Japan's big sword fetish

36 Brendan Richards - Pokemon

You might not see him closely but I watched a movie (I can't remember what Pokemon movie it is) and paused it I saw him looking really cool he should be Top 2 but the reason why I did not put him because he's kinda fat laugh out loud. - VictiniAndReshiram

37 Byakuya Kuchiki Byakuya Kuchiki

He's plainly awesome great at strength and should get a higher position

He should be number 6

38 Gohan - Dragon Ball Z Gohan - Dragon Ball Z 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 more.

His SSJ2 transformation and his Ultimate form is so badass and cool! Why is he so low on this list?

Gohan. You rock cause you are son of a rocking man. He was so cool when he defeated cell

Teen Gohan SSJ2 and Ultimate Gohan kill! - Goku02

He takes after his father so should be second, right below where Goku's at

39 Nami - One Piece Nami - One Piece Nami is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. She is based on Ann and Silk, two characters from Oda's previous manga Romance Dawn.

The best of the best!

40 Yami Marik - Yugioh
41 Giratina - Pokemon Giratina - Pokemon Giratina is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Giratina first appeared in the video games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, but gained prominence in the sister game, Pokémon Platinum, which it was made the mascot of.

Ok but the first time I am seeing him he's basically like a massive flying giant worm. Then I laughed judging Giratina that he is the worst Pokemon ever. But when I saw it on the Pokedex. I COULD NOT BELIEVE it. HE's supah strong! - VictiniAndReshiram

42 Dante - Devil May Cry Dante - Devil May Cry
43 Portgas D Ace - One Piece

He's the main characters bro and is simply cool awesome and really hot

He's not cool, he's hot! Fire is hot! Literally

His power is cool
His style is cool
His family is cool
And he is a waanted pirate
And he died like a boss

44 Gray Fullbuster - Fairy Tail Gray Fullbuster - Fairy Tail 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.
45 Roy Mustang - Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Roy Mustang - Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Roy Mustang is a fictional character from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.
46 Usui Takumi - Kaichou wa Maid Sama

He's very cool because I love him :) He always protect misaki.. He's caring, hot, sexy and etc.. And he's so perfect! An ideal boyfriend or husband

He's cool and funny he protects the one he loves and he's acting cool even tough he lives alone

This guy is perfection personified. Enough said.

Best boyfriend ever! I'd love for him to be in my love life!

47 Eikichi Onizuka - Great Teacher Onizuka Eikichi Onizuka - Great Teacher Onizuka

A lot of these characters on this list are great, but most aren't "cool" in the classic definition. Onizuka for the win

48 Raditz - Dragon Ball Z Raditz - Dragon Ball Z

I LOVE him! He's hot and has long and wild black hair that suits him very well. If he was real, I would totally marry him. I wish he was real. I dream of him all the time!

49 Motoko Kusanagi - Ghost in the Shell Motoko Kusanagi - Ghost in the Shell Major Motoko Kusanagi is the main protagonist in Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell anime and manga series. She is a "full-body prosthesis" augmented-cybernetic human employed as the field commander of Public Security Section 9, a fictional law-enforcement division of the Japanese National Public more.
50 Olivier Mira Armstrong - Fullmetal Alchemist Olivier Mira Armstrong - Fullmetal Alchemist
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