Top Ten Most Iconic Anime Characters

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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. ...read more.

Everyone knows Goku. - Goku02

Son goku always prevails

Goku ucks,he's died more times than Kenny from south park

2 Doraemon (Doraemon) Doraemon (Doraemon)

Luffy isn't on this list despite one piece being the best selling magna in history - ikerevievs

This robotic cat of the future is one of Japan's national treasures - NerdyPweeps

The manga has won many national awards there (at Japan). - Kiteretsunu

Doraemon also makes us gain knowlegde as well as every important thing needed in life

3 Inuyasha (Inuyasha)

Best character in the best anime ever! Blending romance, comedy, action and mystery into one wild ride!

This half-demon was one of the biggest hit back in the 2000's - NerdyPweeps

4 L Lawliet (Death Note) L Lawliet (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 .

Everyone loves L from Death Note! - NerdyPweeps

5 Pikachu (Pokemon) Pikachu (Pokemon) Pikachu 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.

Laugh out loud, I'm watching Pokemon advanced right now.P.S. When pikachu is sad, he sounds like he's saying piko pika as in the hot sauce. Torchic tor!

Even people that have never watched anime or played any of the pokemon games know this lil guy. I bet if you walked around and showed a pic of him 99% of people would know. (The 1% is for people who have never seen a T.V. in their life.) - NerdBunny

6 Happy (Fairy Tail)
7 Johan Liebert (Monster) Johan Liebert (Monster)

He's not quite popular in the west, but this charismatic sociopath is quite famous in Japan - NerdyPweeps

8 Naruto (Naruto) Naruto (Naruto) Naruto Uzumaki is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.
9 Konata (Lucky Star)
10 Luffy (One Piece) Luffy (One Piece)

The Contenders

11 Ryuko Matoi (Kill La Kill) Ryuko Matoi (Kill La Kill) Ryuko Matoi is the main protagonist of Japanese anime series 'Kill La Kill' produced by Studio Trigger. Ryuko Matoi is a highschool student who attends Honnouji Academy to find her father's murderer.

Tough, sweet, and all around an amazing character.

Everyone knows Ryuko by her iconic read streak and her badass scissor blade!

12 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 and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.
13 Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog)

Sonic is not an anime character - ikerevievs

14 Vegeta (DBZ) Vegeta (DBZ) Vegeta is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.
15 Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach) Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach) Ichigo Kurosaki is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.
16 Usagi (Sailor Moon)

A best selling manga series.

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

1. Doraemon (Doraemon)
2. Inuyasha (Inuyasha)
3. L Lawliet (Death Note)
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1. Goku (Dragon Ball Z)
2. Pikachu (Pokemon)
3. Naruto (Naruto)
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