Top Ten Anime Characters

Vote on who you think are the best anime characters in the anime world.

The Top Ten

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.

L: Greatest Detective of all! He owns every1... He is extraordinary!

L > Light. That is all there is to it.

L is dynamic, interesting, developed and a top rate character. I fell in love with the character design from the start of the series. He is intellegent, funny, direct, and a wonderful liar.

Death Note made two of the greatest characters in the history of anime but you and I clearly know that L stands out among those two. The other one I'm talking about is obviously Light Yagami. L is so lovable as a character. Everything he ever says or does is so unlike any other character of person. He's himself. He's so awesome. He deducts cases what otherwise a general sleuth would take a year to solve in just a week. He's also the mastermind when it comes to observation. And he's got amazing psychological knowledge although he's not very social. If there's any creation that can stand up to Sherlock Holmes for the 'Best Fictional Sleuth', its most definitely gonna be L. The series got a little messed up when L died though.. I wish he lived on and solved the case himself. Anyways, even in the span of 20 episodes, L got to be number 1 on this list and that's satisfactory. He's deserving of it anyway. And yeah, you can't spell the words love or life without L and without L, the world is ...more

Edward Elric - Full Metal 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 without a doubt, one of my favorite fictional character within the anime world. He's the epitome of inspirational and respect in my opinion. Edward is a character with many flaws, but that's what makes him so much more phenomenal and relatable. He feels all the things humans are suppose to; love, pity, anger, guilt, sadness, etc. You just NAME it.

Even though in the surface, Edward can seem like a hot tempered young teenager, he has incredible depth to his character and he goes through SO much and endures through so many perils and grows from it. Character development is immense with Ed. He has a dark past, a very tragic one, from which his insecurities and guilt comes from. But from this, he also gains strength and determination to take responsibility for his actions.

He makes mistakes, but he's not afraid to stand his ground and deal with the consequences.

Ed is also one of the most compassionate characters I've seen, with one of the strongest ...more

You explained Elric in the best possible way. That's an awesome comment.

Edward Elric is awesome- definitely one of my most favorite anime characters in anime. To me, Ed represents love, caring, inspiration, and loyalty. His many flaws add to his character a lot; in fact, if it weren't for these flaws, Ed wouldn't be someone you could relate to. But in reality, you could easily imagine how Ed would feel at the moment because he feels all the emotions humans feel.

When you first meet Ed, he can seem irritable, hot tempered, and easily angered. But as you delve deep into his past, you can see that he has gone through a LOT, and then you come to realize that these flaws are what make him human. His tragic and gloomy past is actually the fuel for his determination and strength to take responsibility for his mistakes. Also, he is not the kind of person to run away from his problems. Ed will face the consequences for whatever he has done; the thought of doing otherwise has never crossed his mind.

In addition to this, Ed is one of the most devoted ...more

Phenomenal character. Despite his attitude and insecurity towards his height, his loyalty to his friends is amazing. Always looking to redeem himself, and devoted to his cause. Ed definitely deserves to be on this list.

This precious boy went through so much, and yet he's the strongest and kind-hearted person who's faithful to moral values no matter what. Gotta love him for that.

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

Come on you can't get any more badass than Vegeta. First an evil sadist to one of the good guys in the Anime. He is the best.

Vegeta started out as this psychopathic manic and he actually creeped me out with his evil laugh, expressions and ways. And when we find out about trunks" well let's just say that it had been quite shocking.
But on a more serious note, Vegeta is definitely one of the best anime characters I have ever seen,.. Actually, one of best characters including every other kind of animation.
The journey that Vegeta makes is a long one.
He had been tank by Frieza and repeatedly humiliated. He was abused and his race destroyed. He had Bren forced to grow up in very compromising conditions.
Naturally he turned out the way he had been introduced in the series.
But the way he slowly came over to the good side, found love and raised a family all the while retaining his cold, aloof sarcastic characteristics all shows what an amazing and diverse character he is" he didn't turn goody good like Goku was and had always Been.
Thank God that cheesiness didn't exist.
His ...more

Now I can't say that I've watched hundreds of animes to compare, but realistically speaking, Vegeta has to be one of the most complex characters I've so far encountered in anime. His journey and character development are truly remarkable. Starting with the genocidal freak from the beginning of the series - who can't blame him, having seen nothing but horrors and destruction for a large part of his life (including the destruction of his own race and home planet)- to the hero that has become human enough to raise a family.

Maybe the reason why people like Vegeta so much is that his complexity make him one of the most human (and interesting...in a strange way) characters in the series...strong enough to withstand all the horrors under Frieza's reign, but never strong enough to surpass Goku; prefers to be alone, but always seems to be around; he is feared, but respected; he is insanely proud, yet he recognized him being second best to Goku; he has inner demons, but he doesn't let ...more

Vegeta, the prince of all saiyans, is the best character of all time. He can push himself to the limit and further because he will not settle for second best. When freiza took him as a child his father and a whole army died trying to get him back because he is just that important. He never gives up and is always ready for a new challenge. He holds onto his pride because he knows he is awesome, and taunts his victims because he is not afraid to show it. He always has a witty comeback like " I did lots of push-ups and sit-ups and drank plenty of juice. " HA! So if you don't like Vegeta tell me, has a hater like you ever experienced true fear?

Son Goku - Dragon Ball Z Son Goku is a fictional character and main protagonist of the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. He is based on Sun Wukong, a main character in the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West. Goku is introduced in Dragon Ball chapter #1 Bulma and Son Goku, originally published in Japan's ...read more.

Goku will be 4 ever the greatest anime character ever written. This anime is what made shonen anime on the spotlight across the world. Though I should tell that Vegeta deserve at least half of the credit for Goku/Dragon Ball Z's success. Without vegeta's brilliant characterization DBX would have be a mediocre anime.
I would vote on Goku & Vegeta as the No. 1 Character of all time... Or should I say Gojeta...

Goku moves faster than light itself and he did that in the frieza saga, when he was after frieza he travelled half way across the planet in a second that planet was namek wich is stated to be as big as earth. So if he can do that in normal form in frieza saga just imagine him in ssj3 wich multiplies his base power by 400 (that is stated as well in the manga)... Goku was able to do many heavy lifting in the series like training in 100x normal gravity and pushing mountains aside and when he was training with king kai he lifted 40tons in base form, now multiplie that by 400 to obtain the ssj3 full power... There are many epic characters in anime but no one is as overpowered as goku... If you put STTGL against goku, goku would win and heres why sttgl can't crush a planet as far as we know it can just walk on the energy of the galaxie so goku only has to do a instant transmission to the core of sttgl energy which is simon and then a punch would do it... Naruto can't even touch goku and ...more

I always disagree about Goku being number one, he should be number 2, Simon and Gurren Lagann are the real winners and Goku is a feeble comparison.

No way if somebody has to be number 1 its without a shadow of a doubt got to be the prince of saiyans Vegeta his pride his strength and his attitude along with his clever tactics have to make him number 1 P. S and people always seem to forget that vegeta has saved goku's life just as much as goku has saved vegeta's and if vegeta wasn't around cell would have won buu would have won and android 18 and 19 would have killed everyone, not to mention cooler as well.

Goku is actually cleverer than Vegeta. Vegeta is quite witty on his own right, but he has made pretty dumb mistakes due to how arrogant and cocky he is. Without Vegeta, Cell wouldn't have ascended to Perfect Form and no-one would have needed his help to defeat him, and without Vegeta Buu wouldn't have awakened. He so far only helped with problems that he has created himself. Goku is much cooler than Vegeta, since he's powerful but humble about his powers, doesn't whine whenever he finds someone stronger than him but works hard to get better instead, has a calm, rational mind, and is more action than words. He's kind and nice but is still a total badass

Goku is legendary beyond compare on par with other character. He is the worlds most famous and best character without any doubt

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

Once a failure
Now a leader,
Must I say more?
Giving up is not an option
His faith is what I adore
Silly and Funny, different is a fact
The one who will always stand out
Yet looking back
He still had the time to smile
Everyone loves the way he would act.

I wrote this poem when I 7 or 8 years old because my teacher wanted us to make a hero. I didn't know what he would be like so I thought of Naruto. He's not the smartest person ever but he's able to live with the fact that he's different but still able to do amazing things.

What a beautiful poem. If it weren't for Naruto, you might running out of idea.

I salute him with my whole heart cause no one can find such an amazing and strong willed, lovable person as him. Though he is foolish sometimes I understand it is cause he feels lonely and wants to fulfill his empty heart with some joy. All through what he is gone through and still not losing hop and fight on with the will of fire making enemies into friends, turning each person to love him, making him acceptable to everyone, protecting with his life, working hard to fulfill every ones wishes just to make them happy, bearing everything on his shoulders ad not asking anything in return, and just giving hoe to others, this guy just made me realize the importance of family, friends, teachers, and all other villagers who in the world has courage to do that! If a person like him would be alive the world would seem more beautiful, enjoyable, lovable, exciting for me to live with a smile on my face and I will look forward for my life and be very happy that I lived in a world with such ...more

Love his fighting spirit a bit of comedy some times, it will some theme make you cry "SOMETIMES" and most of all, the story is just amazing! Try to save his friends!

He started the story as a boy who loved playing pranks, but by the time it was over, he was the greatest ninja in his village and a man that everyone looked up to.
Needless to say, he came into our lives as a messy story and left as a legend.

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 sure is one of the coolest characters with the most stupid personality.. His instincts and ambitions are so simple; meat, becoming the pirate king, protecting his nakama.. I think that stupidity is what makes him my favorite character.. Aww.. Almost forgot to mention his epic cry.. "kaizoukuou ni ore wa naru! "

He should be #1. He has the most happy-go-lucky personality of any anime character I've ever seen. I'm tired of seeing emo characters trying to be cool. He doesn't care what people think of him and wants to accomplish his dreams. Each and every member of his crew he helped through a lot, and this is helping them accomplish their dreams. If he had not helped his crew members, they would either lead a dull life or be dead.

He is a very amazing character all around. Contrary to what most perceive he is actually highly intelligent. He is great at solving problems and has used his rubber ability to maximum scientific capacity so much so that it impresses his enimies and no one else would have thought of it. His " stupidity" is really just a first impression from his simpleminded outlook, he doesn't like to over complicate things and always works with a purpose. Smoker once said that Luffy likes to "play dumb" but is actually a lot smarter than most think. He has great instincts and is a brilliant judge of character. He has overwhelming strength and a heart of gold that loves and forgives just about anyone, not to mention nerves of steel and a calmness that makes it so he rarely gets mad at anything. He also can come across as quite sarcastic when u pay attention, he likes to point out the dim witted things that others say back at them in a very goofy manor. Unlike most pirates he is very nice and does ...more

YEAH MEN I LIKE HIS RUBBER HANDS AND HAS A VERY GOOD role in their story with his crew, nami, zoro, etc. He can do enything with his crew so I therefore conclude that one piece luffy is the greatest character for me in anime

I've only watched the first 7 out of 1000 episodes of One Piece. They've been making this show for 21 years and still, Luffy hasn't found the One Piece. I don't know how the show is still popular but Dragon Ball is a decade older and still popular so I guess anime is timeless.

Luffy is funny, and annoying, and awesome at the same time. And seriously, who wouldn't want a rubber body?

Spike Spiegel - Cowboy Bebop

It is absolutely pathetic that Spike sits this low. I like L and Ed, but Spike is a more complex character than either, and Goku and Vegeta are simply not well written characters, especially not by Z and Super. They are iconic, sure, but simple, underdeveloped and emotionally shallow. Luffy is actually a good character, but not better than Spike. But there is nothing more insulting than Naruto Uzumaki sitting at five. What the hell is wrong with people. Naruto is one of the worst written characters created by a poor character writer. Listen, you can like Naruto. That's totally fine. But what Kishimoto is good at is action and fight scenes, not, in any way, his character work or story. Good god people.

NUMBER 1 ALL THE WAY. Spike is the epitome of cool but NOT in a cliche way. A clever, laidback badass with a human side and mysterious past..One would think that he's a cliche but he's NOT, he's just awesome. Even though he's a smartass, he's skilled fighter and a tragic hero too. His character isn't too perfect to the point that its unrealistic because he has his share of flaws. Unlike so many cool, intelligent guys in animes, Spike is believable and has a unique personality. Even a little philosophical.

I don't vote for him no I kiding he's little normal but I put him in my top ten favorite character in number 7

I love cowboy bepob and I don't know what else to say... Ish awesome

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".

So badass and nasty to everyone but cares deeply about his comrades. Got a sad life really but that adds to his fascinating character and personality.

Such a fascinating character. A total ass to everyone but it's clear that he deeply cares for his comrades and the rest of humanity.

The most badass character in the show...enough said

Levi Ackerman, truly the definition of bad ass and someone you would to take to fight with you. Took on the beast titan all by himself and almost killed him. Levi cares so much about his comrades and even though on the outside seems like he doesn't care about anyone or anything, you could tell the man has a good heart. Truly my favorite character in anime

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

Being number 43 is an injustice (if this was WWE The Shield would be all over that)
His character is BRILLIANTLY written and I would not be told otherwise if I were to say that he is the Snape of Naruto. The anime hasn't gone as deep or far into his character as the manga yet but if or when it does... There is something wrong with the world if he isn't #1

Before you read this.. Beware of spoilers. Now... lemme start by saying Itachi's a hero hidden in the dark. He shows that no matter what, you need to move ahead and stop feeding on people's praise and what they think of you. I think he's a brilliant creation. I don't know for the majority out there but he's certainly the best anime character ever crafted and a perfect role model for many. He defended his village at the cost of his fame and pleasure. He knew he was gonna have a tough time but went on with it anyway. He did everything for the greater good and he loved his brother to the very end. Even after death, when being reanimated, he still wants to protect the village and everybody in it and he's the biggest reason why the war turned in favor of the Allied Shinobi. He's got a class of his own although he's got haters. He's the most mature, most deserving of all Shinobi but still considers himself inferior to everyone. That's called humility people.. His love was true to the very ...more

One of my favorite characters in anime, because he has such a deep storyline... He is portrayed as the villain who slaughtered his clan, but in reality, his actions were made to protect the village that he so loved. And for most of the anime, Itachi's brother, Sasuke, hated Itachi, for what he did, but then he figured out why he did it all, and how his brother loved him... It's just such a deep story... Itachi also has some very distinct character traits, and his personality and story is shrouded in mystery, and it's just so amazing seeing his character being revealed through the anime... Itachi is just so awesome

Itachi deserves higher. He is the most badass character in Naruto and he has a great character development that makes you say wow. I feel ashamed for people who chose to vote for his whiny, stupid and useless little brother that would even be an insult to emos and FUN FACT, Sasuke was added to the manga after Kishimoto's editor threatened him to drop the manga if he didn't add this Sasuke his daughter had drawn. He is this bad. Itachi on the other hand just needed a few cameos, story arcs where he was just mentioned by name and 2 story arcs throughout all the manga in order to be this badass (and the arcs were short) when Sasuke was in every damn arc trying to do something and utterly failing only to get another power boost from Kishimoto who can't ditch him out of the story anymore.

Himura Kenshin - Rurouni 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.

Well in many anime sites Himura gets to be in the top 10 and sometimes even the 1st, so it is a surprise to see that he is not 1 of the top 10.

Well Kenshin is different from other anime characters, he doesn't have super abilities like many in the top 10, but his agility and his speed makes him 1 of the strongest anime characters.

Another thing is that he has a sad past which is filled in blood and sorrow but the kenshin that we know is a strong guy that hides behind a childish weak face and that is the thing that I like in him, he is not an idiot that fights whenever he find a chance and even if he get hit or insulted by other people, he doesn't show any sign of any strength because he knows that strong people do not show their strength by using their muscles.

Even when he fights, he doesn't kill any of his enemies and that shows his true strength (well his true strength lies withen his Battusai's form XP).

In fact I'm vote random person and I don't know himura kenshin and his anime

Based on real life events and characters, this story is one that I have cherished sine my childhood. Every character is memorable, the world created is logical & complete, and the author/artist is a regular person (with amazing talent) you can really warm up to.

The drawings are consistent, rarely cheap and simple, and the balance between text and image makes for a very enjoyable read.

Definitely the best I have ever seen and read. And re-read.

Probably not many people heard the show or name.The character main character is is amazing this guy is also the manslayer and he's really really really cool killed thousands of people second of all he has is pretty cool and she can handle her own. Third of all this guy has save thousands of people. Save the world well maybe but he save Japan twice and that just shows you that this guy and you don't want to mess with or piss hem off I know like Dragon Ball son Goku is on top right now but if you watch this show and kenshin you would change your mind

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The Contenders

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

Must be in top 3 at least. He is my favourite character of all time. There is no other character that has been written so practically.
He had a very dark and depressing childhood which made him cold natured. But he dealt with his ordeals and was able to realise and rectify his mistakes. These traits make him more realistic a character than anyone else.
Many people like Itachi's character more than Kakashi's. In fact I like him too but in my opinion Kakashi is better because he is so realistic.
Also I have to mention this one scene where he is trying to pacify sasuke and sasuke says that if he killed everyone that kakashi cared about then he would understand sasuke's pain and kakashi just smile and replies that it would be too late as everyone he cared about is already dead. It is these little personality traits that make me think Kakashi would have been a far better protagonist than Naruto.

The mysterious teacher, brother and father figure, with a shadowy past. Makes him an ideal shadowdy yet brilliant character in the series

Kakashi Hatake it definitely my favourite anime character. He definitely has an extremely sad childhood, which in itself is an excellent trait in any character, but it's the anticipation that makes it exciting. From about half way through Naruto his past has been questioned and hinted at, just enough to get fans excited about it, but not enough that they're tired with it. Pieces of it are shown in Naruto Shippuden episodes, but even after it's reveled people from his past come back (in some of the biggest plot twists and potential spoilers of the series).
He has a fairly neutral personality, which makes the moments when he shows emotion that much more intense. Despite being a more serious main character than all but Sasuke, he has a lot of funny moments, and he's extremely loyal. He has lots of character flaws and highlights, but most of them aren't as obvious as with other characters. You need to dig to find them.
Also, he can summon a pug.

Kakashi is so cool, smart, funny and much more. He has a horrible past but never turned evil.

Yagami Light - Death Note

Throughout the whole of death note I tried to convince myself I hated him. I couldn't. Light is the insanity inside us, convincing yourself what he believed his wrong is so hard! I ended up loving him, more than L, more than every single character in the anime.I new he was doomed from the start but I cried all the same. He was the first 'bad guy' I could finally relate to.

absolute legend... fun fact! I once watched the whole series of death note in one day - 14 hours

Light starts out as a semi-likable High School Prodigy who befriends a Shinigami (Japanese god of death) and acquires an artifact called the Death Note that lets him kill people if he knows their name and face. He plans to kill off every criminal on Earth and create a Utopia.

Over time, he becomes a twisted murderer who kills everyone that comes close to standing in his way. What I loved about Death Note is that I never knew who I was rooting for... Light, the evil boy who wanted to create a Utopia? or, L, the detective assigned to figure out who is behind the killings. After Light killed both of my favorite characters in episodes 5-7, I hated him, and L became my favorite character. I just wanted L to gain the upper hand on Light so badly. But after awhile, I wanted Light to stay alive and continue his plan. The conflict and mentality of the show are what make it so good.

You should watch this show right now.

LIGHT best anime character so what if he's delusional he was a cynical, charming, brilliant, coniving bastard which made me love him

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

He is one of the most sympathic anime characters ever, even though he can be an ass. He fights to protect, it's just impossible not to root for him. He is incredibly strong and has a valid reason to be. He is human, Shinigami and hollow at the same time and pretty much caries the faith of the world, but you'll never hear him complain. He is pretty funny too, his interactions with other characters like Rukia, Toushiro, Renji and Byakuya never fail to amuse me. And next to all that, he's damn handsome. Ichigo for the win

He is awesome and he is always there to rescue his friends no matter what, the one thing I love about him is that he doesn't bother about the rules and regulations, he just does what he believes in.

Okay Ichigo is one of the sweetest anime guys out there! He is kind and compasionate and will always look out for his friends. He constantly makes sure to live up to his name. Ichigo- to protect. He is a huge threat to his enemies and the fate of the world usually rests on his shoulders. Ichigo is labled by adults as a delinquent and by punks as a target- all because the color of his hair. But do you know what he does, he shows those teacher that he isn't a delinquent and he kicks the asses of those who pick a fight with him or any of his friends. From travling to the Soul Society to stop Rukia's execution, to fighting off the Bounts, to rescueing Orihime from Hueco Mundo, all the way down to fighting in wars between spiritual beings that he doesn't really have a choice in and never complaining, he does what he knows is right. He is willing to sacrifice himself and fight to the very last breath for the people that are counting on him, and shows mercy to his enemies. Not to metion that ...more

Ichigo belongs at least at #2. He is the hero of bleach, and the way he shows that is so badass! He will protect his friends at all costs and do whatever he can to stop anyone who threatens his friends! I believe his speed would be able to keep up with goku at a very strong level, because of just how fast he is. His strength isn't as strong as goku because (well can't you tell the difference laugh out loud) but his powers help push that further. Ichigo also is inspiring, because he won't let anyone knock him down and if they do, they will pay the price 10 fold. He also never gives up and is always there for anyone! Ichigo is really #1!

InuYasha - InuYasha

InuYasha is the BEST! I love him so much, he is an amazing character with such a lovable personality and a flawless design!

InuYasha's character development makes him amazing, the fact that he knows what he is doing yet still is clueless is funny.

The name InuYasha is probably one of the most iconic figures in all of anime/manga. The Queen of Anime, Rumiko Takahashi outdid herself once again in this tale full with adventure, romance, and comedy. Let's leave it at this if you do not like InuYasha then you are clearly not a true fan of anime.

I love InuYasha so much
He is so hot and cute specially his dog ears
And I wish I can live with InuYasha

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.

Lelouch should be at least top 3 on this list. He is an exceptionally good character. I mean, he is so smart and the way he carries such a great weight on his shoulders is amazing. You just can't predict lelouch's next moves nor can you stop being amazed by it. There are a lot of amazing anime characters out there, but lelouch is just on another level.

very intelligent and unpredictable... handsome... of course.. hehe...

Lelouch. Where to even begin? A brilliant strategist. An awe-inspiring leader. Incredibly determined and devoted to his cause. Lelouch is both an amazing friend and a master of deception and lies. He is melodramatic, charming, and charismatic. He's got the best evil grin and wicked psychotic laugh. He is the murderer of hundreds of thousands of innocent people, becoming the most despised tyrant on the planet, yet he is still the sweetest, most considerate, caring brother in the whole entire world.

Although he is far from perfect, he makes mistakes because he is still human; and he certainly has some screw-ups of massive proportions (season 1, episode 22, anyone? ). However, these flaws only serve to strengthen his character as he becomes all the more relatable, dealing with unbelievable amounts of regret, pain, guilt, and responsibility.

And the ending of Code Geass? Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Exquisite. Indescribably, utterly, completely damn awesome.

ALL HAIL ...more

He reminds me a bit of Light Yagami with his intelligence and manipulative tendencies, but the difference is that Lelouch is fundamentally selfless. He didn't want power and even sacrificed his reputation and life for the rest of the word. For that I admire him.

Eren Jaeger - Attack On Titan Eren Yeager, spelled Eren Jaeger in the Funimation dub, is a fictional character appearing as the protagonist from the manga series Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama.

keeping up with Eren Yeager has been a hell of a ride. Since the beginning he has been the most interesting character. Despite not having any specific talent he showed an extraordinary level of determination. And I think that says a lot about a character. It can be really hard to understand him fully sometimes especially when it comes to Mikasa. Despite everything that's been going on I think He has true feelings for her. He is clearly the most complicated character in my opinion and the best of course.

Eren is relatable, loyal, passionate, and goes into crazy rages that are often portrayed as psycho.

Plus, he has the most amazing eyes...

I love Eren! Unlike DBZ, Naruto, and other god-mode protagonists, Eren felt very real. In other words, he's human! He has his flaws, and he's not afraid to show it. He feels EMOTION, and whether it hurts him or makes him stronger, that's what makes him a better character than most of these contenders. Seriously, Kirito? Unrealistic, boring, god-mode Kirito is above him? Come on everyone, let's make this list better!

I'm sorry, but I think Eren AND Kirito are both great characters! Still, they've definitely earned their ways into the top 20!

I know a lot of people hate Eren. And so do I. But I voted for him because his personality is just like mine and I can relate so much to everything he says (And yes I am a loud and noisy b---h) I get made easily, I am very reckless and I always take big risks, I don't like when people save me or help me out (accept my mom because I need help with that math homework ), and I suck at teamwork. And these days you rarely ever see anime characters that trust in themselves and know that they ARE strong and up to the challenge. Eren is strong and he knows it.

Simon - Gurren Lagann Simon 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.

Sure he was a bit of a cry baby in the beginning episodes, but he has the drill...THAT WILL PIERCE THE HEAVENS. His will is unmatched, and he basically punches the universe in the face when it tells him he can't save everyone. true manliness at its peak

He pressed on even after losing his most beloved bro, even after losing nia and some of his friends, but he kept on fighting, even after having that emotional breakdown after losing kamina. Reminds me a little of shinji ikari. Naruto or any of that bleach shot can't even compare.

He has to be one of the BEST anime characters of all time in my opinion.. he used his drill to pierce the heavens, and went through so much, from a little boy with a drill to a guy that everyone knows, he is definitely an amazing guy

If more people watched this anime it would be number one like it should be most inspirational character ever!

Kirito - Sword Art Online Kazuto Kirigaya is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.

Okay, if someone had the right to call Eren better than Kirito just because he thinks Kirito is boring, one can argue Eren is just as generic as well. Besides, at least Kirito actually wants to protect those he loves rather than straight out kill someone. Eren may be caring as well, but Eren is basically a hothead in contrast to Kirito's cool, calm, and collected personality where Kirito is able to hold his temper a bit more than Eren. And this is coming from someone who used to like Eren more until he watched Sword Art Online and got to see Kirito's character and grow to love it more than Eren's character. Plus, Eren was basically turned into more of a Titan-hating idiot than a caring character in the Junior High spin-off.

Why is he so low on the list? This man changed lives, he made the world survive a terrible death. This fine sir fought with his life through hell and back. This man is a hero, give this man a raise

I used to have a crush on kirito when I first watched that anime. It was weird but I got over it

Ok I'm just gonna say what I think because there would not be a point of this if I couldn't both kirito and eren yeager are badass both are cute both care both have seen things no one could imagine even in there wildest dreams when it comes to strength it's a t6ie when its determination it's a tie but when it comes to smarts it goes to kirito when it comes to getting what they want its eren when it comes to well cuteness sorry but kirito is more cuter eren is in second place for cutest. that's 6 points for kirito and 5 points for eren off by one point don't hate the player hate the game

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

Haven't seen this anime yet, but Rin looks like demon Kirito lol

I love this boy from the bottom of my heart. He is literally the cutest little demon ever, and also has a lot of potential. Also really funny, lmao, remember that time Yukio told him to stop relying on brute force and to fight with his head, and so he literally fought with his HEAD. I was laughing so hard. Anyways, this bby must be heard by the world.

Rin has such an amazing personality. I say this as a viewer, not as a fangirl. Despite being the son of Satan, being called a demon, and hated, he is optimistic, funny, and charming. It was such fun to watch him develop through the anime and manga.

Even though he is the son of satin, if is a lovably kind character who is willing to put others before him. We can learn a thing or two from him.

Yusuke Urameshi - Yu Yu Hakusho

Without question Yusuke is the best anime character, he has a very short temper and isn't scared to get violent with anybody, but he makes up for it for being funny, nice, and one of the strongest fighters in anime history.

Yusuke is a strong human with an S CLASS demon blood no matter how strong the opponent maybe he overcomes it with a strong win therefore no demons can stand before him

Yusuke is a great character and extremely well made. Unlike most protagonists in an action anime, he has the ability to lose and stick with it, although he does have rematches but at different time. As much as he can be short tempered, he cares and shows other feelings as well.

Very underrated anime. Yusuke's character has incredible depth and is by far my favorite character of all time

Yoko Kurama - YuYu Hakusho

Kurama is actually powerful with his brains and his foxy form.

Most intelligent character of all time. Inspiration of the nine-tails demon in naruto series and Kurapika of Hunter x hunter. Amazing different personalities from being rude to funny.

Wow having Yusuke at 20, Hiei at 21 and kurama at 24 proves that this is the best team, even though these 3 should be in the top 15 or top 10

One of the best characters I have ever seen. Intelligent, analytic and good looking. He love for his family and friends makes him one of the best characters ever!

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

He's rubbish compared to the badass yet cute and adorable as well as powerful and strategic and talented AND formidable Goten!

Keep dreaming. Trunks is the badass between then two. He's cuter and smarter, too. Goten does nothing but follow Trunks around like a lost puppy. - SupaSaiyanSwagga

He's really handsome and in his kid form he's very cute. I like the idea of his friendship with Goten, one of my all-time cute characters! Also his voice both in his kid form and adult form is really cool!

Awesome and strong and has a very important role in dbz

the reason of vegeta's life changing

Killua Zoldyck - Hunter X Hunter

Killua is just awesome. He overcame his dark past and has reformed into a good hearted, funny and loyal hero. That said, he's still perfectly capable of flipping his 'kill-switch' and kicking the arse of anyone who dares to hurt his friends.

Killua just broke my heart... He grew so much over the anime! And despite his horrendous upbringing and the torturous training his family has put him under, Killua has managed to remain generally positive even after the pain he's endured! It's a miracle Killua is even able to smile at all! He puts his friends first over his own life without a thought! Killua is one of my favorite characters and he deserves to be higher! He's such a sweet, lovable boy!

Always made me laugh! Loved it when he would show off his assassin skills and godspeed

No matter how much time I see Killua on these kinda list, I'll vote him. Here's a reason: At 6th grade (preschool), my friends are always talking about animes, at the time I don't know why they love it so much. I already read mangas, but at the time I don't watch anime. Then, one day at 7th grade, I bought a magazine that gives Hunter x Hunter manga as a bonus. At first, I thought "this manga is for boy, boy stuff", something like that. Then, I started reading cause it looks interesting. Then, I find it interesting, so I search and bought the other copies of the series. At some point, I find Killua so cute, I'm addicted to him so much, you won't believe me. Then I searched and found out that HxH has an anime, I have to watch it. I watched it, finished it and I LOVE it (still until now :3), and I watched other animes like Kuroshitsuji (also one of my first anime, loved it), etc. Now, I'm an anime otaku, I still read manga as well. I'm so glad I find this world, anime world, ...more

Yugi / Yami - Yu-gi-oh

I love Yugi! His big eyes are so cute! And I love it when Yami just crushes someone in a duel. He's so professional!

The best hair ever

One of the best of the best anime heroes, With Yami's bravery and Yugi's kind heart they form the best anime hero ever!

He would be number 1 if you see the TRUE WILD yami yugi FROM SEASON 0

Roy Mustang - FullMetal Alchemist Roy Mustang is a fictional character from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.

Have you seen this guy? The flame alchemist was amazing! Watch Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and witness the savagery that was his fight against Lust and later, Envy. A strong, but intelligent and sometimes funny character as well. Loved Mustang

He has a couple of flaws, but so does every good character. He shows bravery in the face of danger, and he is so badass that it hurts. he has some of the best qualities out of any of the characters in the show. He has ambitions that you can't help but route for, and he's a lot more compassionate than he shows

Flame alchemist, Roy ' Mustang. He may not look like much but he's just as badass as those on top the list. Without him the elric brothers would've failed to reach their goal not to mention, this guy totally kicks ass.

He was so awesome. His need to revenge for his friend... Oh god. So much passion. Well, he was a lady's man, and a little messed up in the end, and got easily angry, but these are the reasons he was so special

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