Top Ten Anime CharactersVote on who you think are the best anime characters in the anime world.
The Top Ten
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.
L and light are both portrayed on another level. Just brilliant.V 387 Comments
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...
If you don't like DBZ, just ignore it, don't bash it. - Goku02
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. - nelsonerica
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 - Rraamm
Don't know why this guy is number 2, he should be number 5. Seriously who likes an anime character that changes his hair when the fight gets tough. Or one that powers up an enemy then gets his kid son to almost die fighting him. - Criz
You hate him because his hair changes color? Okay I have nothing more to say to you. - RraammV 376 Comments
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. - SytachiRed
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.
I think I like him so much because he's an extremely relatable character (for me at least). He's very strong-willed and wants to help those around him, he works through his disabilities, and he's intelligent and hardworking. - BringBackMaes14V 129 Comments
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.
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
Goku is cool, but I like vegeta more because he is more serious.V 140 Comments
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!
I don't know why Naruto is not number 1, he never stop chasing his dream and reached it in the end, he tackled the prejudice and racist- like treatment and eventually became someone that wasn't feared by everyone but loved and respected. Naruto is the more relatable person on this list, "never give up and you will reach your goals", I mean why is goku up there he is basically "oh damn, I'm losing this fight, maybe I should change my hair colour" or "hey Gohan, I want you to fight cell, let me power him up first." Literally Naruto is relatable to, those kids that get excluded, people that get bullied based on what they are, aspiring young fighting- dreamers, basically everyone in the world. - CrizV 313 Comments
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 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
Too damn lovableV 188 Comments
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 - SytachiRed
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
Number 7 is too low. He should be higher.V 207 Comments
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
THIS MAN CAN DEFEAT GOKU! DUH! You put him on 8? :(V 168 Comments
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.
The space cowboy. Surprisingly one of the later animes I've watched and I was impressed. A good lancer in jet but an awesome hero in spike. He's just breaking into my top ten. Add nakama power and he'd be less badass but a bit more inspirational.
Unlike any other anime I've seen, cowboy bebop makes sense. Spike is a believable, but awesome charecter. By far my favorite.
Spike's probably my favorite character of all time. - MilesRS777V 15 Comments
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).
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
He is just so adorable, wise and patient!
I love him
Izuku Midoriya deserves to be in the top ten, his selflessness and drive to achieve his goals through any hardships make him realatable. - Criz
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. - anthonybecerra831
I love InuYasha so much
He is so hot and cute specially his dog ears
And I wish I can live with InuYasha
Inuyasha is sometimes idiot. Especially, when he leaves Kagome to after Kikyo. But I really like this anime. I love this anime. And that crazy, amazing, dumb, hilarious, tragic, and cute love triangle between Kikyo, Inuyasha, and Kagome, and plus Koga! Inuyasha deserves to be part of the top 10. Some says that this anime is good but as they gone far, it gets boring. Well, I think none of any episodes was boring and I don't regret watching it. Just watch it! And all of your doubts and questions will be solved! :))
Adorable and Powerful.V 21 Comments
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 really no joke,even if he's not your favorite, Kakashi is liked and in the top favorite characters of all Naruto fans.V 80 Comments
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
top 5V 99 Comments
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! - ModernSpongeBobSucks
I am Eren.
We are all Eren.
Because basically saying, we all relate to his personality and situation. The Titans are like the things we constantly worrying about. Teenage stress is all Titan.
I like eren more Than myself
he is so cute, style... And his eyes are Just amazing
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. - lukestheman4
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.
The absolute best anime protagonist, he's such a hothead but that's why I love himV 12 Comments
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.
I just hate it when people call Kirito a 'Gary Stu', because that's not the case. He's actually a very deep character. In the real world, he's an antisocial, and nowhere as strong as he is in SAO. That being the case, because he's not as strong as he is the the real world, he uses the fantasy world as an escape from reality. Even then, he still has his problems - he gets his friends killed, he nearly gets Asuna killed, etc. He's gone through ups and downs in life.
Okay, first of all Kirito is the best anime, manga, and light novel character of all time and people try to talk trash about him for absolutely no reason and at school all of my friends know how much I love the books and the anime so they always come to me and talk trash not just about kirito but also about the anime itself but their reasoning for saying those things is stupid like when someone said he hated it because kirito was stupid and retarded, which is one of the dumbest things that I have ever heard and everyone compares him to eren which I find really stupid, and in my opinion kirito is the BEST ANIME CHARACTER EVER!
Ok what the hell is a Gary Stu I know what a Mary su is. Also the reason Kirito is so calm is because he knows he can't get killed he will always be at 1 hp left because he is Jesus Kun and Jesus kun can't die. Also jesus kun needs to find a better way to keep his harem together.V 101 Comments
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 best anime character so what if he's delusional he was a cynical, charming, brilliant, coniving bastard which made me love him
Well throughout death note I was trying to find in me to hate light but I couldn't...well I just love his character...how he outsmarts everyone well to be honest light and l were both on par when it came to intelligence and quick wits but light had an advantage and thus he won...i just love when he gets all crazy...that's the madness inside usV 79 Comments
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.
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
He's a very likeable character. His sharp insight lets him see what the true meaning behind plans are, and always helps the good side find it's way, only excerising his true power in times of need. He's also very humorous, easy going, and something we can all relate to. His silent personality, mixed with his dark background also gives him a plus.
Killua is bad ass.He protect his friends from any sort of danger(sometimes he gets to protect them too much)but he survived multiple times being slashed but he doesn't even care (p.s. I almost faint when I saw his abs)and also I have huge crush on Killua but lets change the subject here he's powerful,brave and also smart and funny (that's the part I like about him) his friendship with Gon is like my heaven of ships.His also has good design and perfect characteristics.That makes him my sweet crush(HE IS MINE! )V 68 Comments
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!
Simon is Awesome!V 7 Comments
He is just. AMAZING. I'm not only talking about skill. He acts like an idiot, but when he gets serious, you can tell he knows what the hell he's talking about. He is funny and silly to those he holds dear, and treats everyone of any gender, race, or species, the same. Not only that, but his devotion to his captain is one you don't see from any other member of the crew. Even though (I believe) he is just as strong as Luffy, the level of respect he has for him, alongside the level of respect he has for anyone who deserves it, is an extremely appealing characteristic that makes Roronoa Zoro incomparable to any other character around.
He's badass, as anyone can tell.
He's incredibly strong.
He doesn't even use a Devil Fruit.
He has a scar over his eye just to add to his badassery, if that's a word. If it isn't Zoro made it one.
Zoro is one of my favourite characters because of his perseverance and determination. He has gotten this far in the series due to his hard work and own will. Not to mention, his death-defying acts are great to watch
He should be number 1V 48 Comments
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.
Rin is my absolute favorite anime character of all time. He's funny and much like a real fifteen year old (I have quite a few Rins in my own school), but at the same time can get serious and downright heroic. He embodies strength and wanting to protect other people and it's difficult not to love the diverse characters and interesting theme of the anime itself. Rin for the win!
Well, to sum it up, he's a demon on the good side who fights for his friends. Oh, and he has a tail, huge ears, fangs, and oh yeah, HE CAN LIGHT HIMSELF ON FIRE
Wha-da-hell...Is he doing' over here...He deserves to be in top 10...Or top 15 at least...Whosoever created dis list is a dumbass because I couldn't find natsu yet...Man...Ya kidding' me because natsu is way more powerful than Ichigo and is on the level of naruroV 17 Comments
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!V 6 Comments
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
Seto is betterV 9 Comments
"Like they said in the dark tournament. "Short things do come in kick ass packages. "
Yes Hiei should be higher on the list, almost no one is faster than him with a sword
Yusuke at 20 and Hiei at 21? These two dudes deserve to be in the top 10. Both badasses in their own way
Let us all pray to our Edge Lord. May he move fast and be short proudly. May he rebel against society, while being on Earth of his own will. Try to Destroy us all but give up once it gets tough. AmenV 8 Comments
Bad guy turns good guy, brilliant.
Really interesting character.
At first Gaara appealed to me as the "badass" of Naruto and I never payed special attention to him. Although, he progresses very well in the series, the way the animators (Weekly Shounen Jump) exposed this characters true side to the audience was great timing wise. His childhood was probably the saddest part about Naruto but it was also one of the most special moments of Naruto.
Sabaku no gaara. Well he's not the toughest guy at all but a responsible and valiant shinobi though. Truly remarkable and extraordinary, he does leaves a milestone. A true kazekage.
Gaara is awesome. He's the first character I ever fangirled about X3 - AlestAL357V 22 Comments
Strongest girl in anime history ever huh? Wow I pity you. You are pathetic. You don't know Android 18 and erza scarlet. Do you?
She may just be my favorite anime character. A lot of people don't know her because they didn't bother to watch Mother's Rosario, but OH MY GOD. Yuuki is amazing. She's the only girl Kirito meets that doesn't join his harem, and she kind of beats him with flying colors in battle. TWICE. She also is strong and she didn't give up because of AIDS. In the short time we saw her, she was kind and funny. So if you haven't watched SAOII, DO IT. You can't miss out on this amazing character. - Absolite
This little kid kicks major ass physically and mentally,.despite of her condition she never gave up on life and always strived for the best. Oh and also he kinda kicked kirito's ass like twice
(This comment contains spoilers) Honestly, she should be above Kirito. Reki Kawahara did an absolutely amazing job creating this character. It destroyed me to watch her die so brutally, I don't think I'll ever get over her death. But she also died knowing that she made her life worthwhile and she will never be forgotten.V 2 Comments
I like his intelligence and strategic skills mixed with sarcasm and an overall kind heart. Usually the smart badass characters aren't sweet and caring, so this was positively unique. I also love how he started off as just a weak quick-witted teenager and became an incredibly strong force to reckon with with great character development. I love watching characters grow, and Kurapika is no exception. His backstory with Pairo and the Phantom Troupe was very well done and utterly heartbreaking. His voice actress in the 2011 remake is great with emotion, and I capture his character so well that I laugh and cry with him. He's absolutely my favorite character in anime.
Kurapika is an extremely well written character, who despite being an avenger, is kind at heart and hates unnecessary killing. He is badass and has a brilliant mind. He has a dark past, but hasn't become unreasonable because of it (Unlike some Uchiha Sasuke...)
Kurapika is a badass. He is destroy all of you!
I have a huge crush on kurapika but I didn't came here tobote for him just because his my crush because his very intelligent very skilled and with good manners as a matter of fact what I like the most about kurapika is his scarlet eyes which turns red whenever the...sorry I forgot what it was called.Anyway he's warm hearted sometimes cold hearted (sorry! ) but handso... Sorry sorry I couldn't help myself! Anyway I type too much my hands are getting tired I have to go now its 6:33am in the morning so good bye.one more warning:kurapika is mine so no one steals him from me!V 13 Comments
Yato's mischievous personality just makes him a very likeable character. He is also extremely relatable since he hides the fact that he is very caring under a mask of mischievousness.
Yato needs to be higher. Like really badly.
Who doesn't love the Delivery God of Calamity?
Yato is badass! yatori ship~V 30 Comments
Saskuke is a unique character. He was first portrayed as a child, (Obviously) who was calm, and quiet. But as you get further into the series, and you learn more about him, the more you truly love (Or hate) him. For all the Sasuke haters out there, put yourself in his shoes. He had to live up to his older brother, Itachi, and the impossibly high bar he raised. His father pretty much ignored him for half his childhood, and when Itachi stopped trying to live up to what they want, he turned straight to Sasuke. So Sasuke was pretty much viewed as Itachi's replacement. Any child would be troubled by that. Then, his older brother went and killed his parents, entire family, and clan, leaving him as the sole survivor, and then made him feel unnecessary. He was then left not only as an orphan, but alone, with nobody to console and guide him but his grief and hatred for Itachi. He dedicated his life to destroying Itachi. He was then claimed by Orochimaru, and was put through immense pain and ...more - DBZ_Precure_Naruto_BB_Furuba
Sasuke is a character in Naruto series that stands out from the rest. Itachi, Kakashi, Naruto and Sasuke made me completely immersed in the anime. He's the coolest antagonist in anime, has a solid storyline and unlike many others, his actions are dictated by his understanding of everything around him and what he'd gone through. His abilities haven't been exaggerated, and his enduring contrast with Naruto, and relatable experiences with Gaara, Obito and Kakashi are interesting. But, his quest for vengeance and Itachi's story make his character so intriguing, and yet when you think you understand him, you don't. I really admire Uchiha Sasuke and what he has gone through, after being presented a distorted history and subjected to seclusion, envy and pain.
The absolute most awesome character ever. Sasuke Uchiha is the troubled and misguided boy that loses his way sometimes in search of power to beat his brother, but is good on the inside. - jozmichelle
Nu Sasuke why r u so low cri - DBZ_Precure_Naruto_BB_FurubaV 35 Comments
Guys lelouch isn't just the best anime characters, he is probably the most well crafted character in the history of story telling. He has a sense of epicness and charisma that no other character has and knows how to do things with style. But the most impressive thing about him is that he's a character that is actually smarter than the audience! He has the audience thinking he's a gone completely insane and evil until the very end, when you realize that duping the audience was all just another part of his plan. To see that the character you thought was evil give up everything he has and turn the whole world against him just to create a better world for his sister and his friends really hits you and is what makes lelouch truly a work of art. There are a lot of great anime characters on this list, but I think lelouch deserves to be higher.
LELOUCH was a mastermind and arguably the best anime hero of all time! He deserves the number 1 spot on this damn list! Why the hell is he this low?! He is one of the most popular & liked anime character ever from the very popular anime code geass! He has been voted many times as the best character by anime fans. Now he must top this list as well. Zero commands you to vote for him! All hail LELOUCH VI BRITANNIA!
Oh come on... He is awesome... There's no one lime him... And only 48?
Best character in anime right here.V 23 Comments
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! - TheSonicFanGirl
Awesome and strong and has a very important role in dbz
My 2nd favorite, awesome in dbzk because he has a sword, vegeta's son, cool hair, he and goten are awesome. - EliHbkV 5 Comments
Death the kid is by far my favorite character in an anime! His compulsions are hilarious, such as his love of symmetry and his calm yet serious demeanor makes him seem like a total boss. CAUSE HE IS!
This guy is the best anime character ever. Of all time. His absolute obsession with symmetry, his absolutely badass fighting styles, & the sheer hilarity of essentially any time he & his weapons interact make Kid the absolute best character in both Soul Eater & the entire world of anime. He destroyed an entire PYRAMID for Death's sake! And without even using his full power! No one is more hilarious, badass, or just plain interesting than Death the Kid.
He is an... eh character. For one or two episodes, I ADORED Kid, but he soon got bland, boring, and repetitive. He might be the best character in Soul Eater, but that isn't saying much. All the characters in Soul Eater are, in my opinion, awful and poorly designed characters.
DTK's OCD provides a balance for his OPness, kinda like with Yato from Noragami.
Plus DTK memes are hilarious - AlestAL357
Spike is probably a better character than he is, but I still like Vash. Yes, he cries a bit too much and he can be too much of a pacifist, but despite some of his annoying moments, I still like him. He is my husbando like Spike. He's funny, he can be tough and stand up to people. He is also very compassionate and sensitive. - Pinkarray
He is actually deeper than most people think him to be, also Doughnuts and Love and Peace. He is a walking contradiction
All I can say is he is the greatest character of all time
This guys a giant goofball! But he comes from a very dark past that explains his actions (trying to save everybody) anf oulook towards life and bears the scars of it. He can go from idiot to manslayer really fast then back to an idiot instantlyV 2 Comments
"If you ever see God, tell him to go to hell! " -Guts
"Humans are weak... But we want to live... Even if we're wounded... Or tortured... We feel the pain..." -Guts
"If you're always worried about crushing the ants beneath you... you won't be able to walk." -Guts He's a badass killing machine, yet he still says things like a philosopher.
I mean come on... Guts... He is better than many guys (listed above)... He inspires us to get up and kick some ass..
One word to describe Guts. LEGENDARYV 5 Comments
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
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
He's the ultimate badass of anime. (GOKU IS OVERRATED AS ****! )V 10 Comments
He is a DEMON! A mysterious, devilish DEMON!
Hello!? Demon! That just says it all!
He's a sexy ass demon -_- what more do you want from him?
I mean... He is a demon, he is perfect at everything he does...V 45 Comments
Ope ope no mi... One of the coolest abilities in anime history as bold as it is to say it, he is also respected by his crew and one of the seven warlords of the sea.
Beast, easily one of the coolest anime characters ever, awesome ability, awesome style, just a straight up badass.
Sexy, badass, intelligent, powerful, not to mention that he's a warlord and has the power of the ope ope no mi, one of my favorite one piece devil fruits ( other than the gum gum no mi ).
Law is awesome.V 6 Comments
Armin Arlert may be seen as a weakling, but in fact, he is stronger than you all think.
Have you ever heard of the quotation that sometimes, strength has to bow to wisdom?
That's what it means.
It may not be seen directly, buf Armin doesn't know that his strategies and plans saved many lives. If not for his little hesitation to pull the trigger, Jean would've died in the manga. If not for him calling up Hannes, Eren and Mikasa would be eaten along with their mom. If not for his theory on Annie as the Titan, many lives will be taken away by the Female Titan. If not for his manipulation on Berthtoldt, their mission would've failed and Eren would still be kidnapped. If not for his quick thinking and strategical mind, the squads wouldn't be able to refill their gas and kill the remaining Titans.
Basically, he was always the boy behind the operation.
His personality is also highly relatable. He's nice, sweet, friendly and caring, but there is something ...more
Armin is an amazing character who deserves to be a bit higher. He may think lowly of himself, but he managed to snap Eren back to his senses once. Armin is also very smart and can probably get perfect scores if you gave him a test!
Armin is strong in both mind and strength. At first he might not seem like the most durable person, but throughout the series, he shows great acts of courage and determination, putting lots of things on the line for his friends, Mikasa and Eren. He even risks his life for Eren! If facing a huge bunch of government trained 'assassins' isn't enough to be awesome, I don't know what is. Like Eren and Mikasa, Armin is surely a character I'll never forget!
Am I the only one who likes him more than Levi - DogmeatAndRexV 18 Comments
Strong girls rule. Girls are very strong. They suffer menses, menses cramps, pregnancy pain and operation and sex pain and they still fight and Rock the world. Boys have no such problems.
My favourite in Fate. She's beautiful, kind yet a total badass. She's the most powerful servant ever, the most loyal person in the world, and deserving of the title 'King of the Knights'. - Goku02
Saber is strong, steadfast, and honorable...She is one of the strongest female anime characters
She is so amazing even with that invisible sword of hersV 3 Comments
First of all, if Izaya Orihara was on the list, why wasn't Gilgamesh on this list to begin with? He's an amazing villain! He is a badass narcissist taking the title of the King of Heroes above all heroes even though he isn't one himself! He was really prominent in the Unlimited Blade Works route and this guy is so strong that he won't take you seriously unless you can hold him off long enough! Hey, at least I'm not adding Jiemma from Fairy Tail! That guy sucks, but this Heroic Spirit rules! - ModernSpongeBobSucks
If you haven't seen Gilgamesh's interesting character and personality yet, you HAVE to watch Fate/Zero and Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works. He's a very awesome arrogant villain who deserves a lot of praise as an antagonist like Frieza and Cell from Dragon Ball Z. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Ok, I kinda hate this guy because you know he's like evil and messed up in the head (he tried to summon the grail for himself twice, also he killed ilya) plus he looks like a total with his hair down and those gay ass clothes. But of course gotta respect the fact that he is indeed the king of heroes, the first hero and the king of uruk (king of assh oles). He may have had all the phantasms in his treasury but still shiro actually beats this guys ass he cut his hand! And also Saber dismembered this guy like twice in shiro's grail war and kiritsugus grail war. So yeah... that's about it... that's it I'm done
But he's still a good character, am I right? Come on, I know he's evil and all, but he's supposed to be a villain, you know. An awesome villain in my opinion. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
He was so strong but chi chi ruined him. He was just like his dad who cares about people and I love how much Goku and gohan love each other. How gohan blew up cell when his father was dead. I love it. The attack that blew up cell was basically a combined attack from Goku and gohan. I love their relationship. Such a good father Goku was and how much gohan loved his father and gohan was the one who realized how great his father really is. Unlike chi chi who was never good to Goku. Goku deserved a good and obedient wife. ( Don't get me wrong I am a girl). I
He went from a pampered crybaby to a powerful warrior who was capable of destroying multiple planets with one finger and When he fought Cell, Gohan beat him up so badly that Cell called him the monster. Lastly, He has a death glare that literally showed how pissed he was, that was a statement that nobody should cross him or else he will give them a slow but painful death.
When he fought Cell, he beat him to glue. His dad could not beat him, and has an awesome Super Saiyan 2 theme.
Sadly Chi-chi ruined Gohan. Wanted him to pursue an academic career despite just saving the planet. Gohan with as much training as Goku would have made so many more situations more manageable. Chi-Chi needs a lesson in "Live for nothing or die for something" - ryanterryV 23 Comments
Alucard spelt backwards is dracula, a supernatural being from legend, and this character is Legendary. He is OP, cool, quite mad and evil, and just unstoppable. Conclusion. He redefines the word, Badass!
The most badass vampire he the world. He beats everyone. And anyone he does not deem as a worthy opponent, he calls dog food. He's awesome. He should e WAY higher up on the list!
This guys the boss.
This guy is a sadist that deserves to be in the top 10. no one equals his aura.V 1 Comment
Mikasa is cool, badass, and totally great!
38th really? Mikasa is one of the most badass females in anime. She could destroy characters like Yuuki Asuna, Eren Jaeger, Gasai Yuno, and a bunch others. She would definitely hold her own against other badasses such as Levi Ackerman, Naruto, Edward Elric, and Kirito. She deserves top 5
I know you think Mikasa is some badass female but no. I agree, she's amazing but she can't stand up against Naruto as you stated in your comment. In fact, she can't defeat a lot of the characters you've listed. Try to be more realistic next time. - Hanah_Ant
Mikasa has everything that makes a good character: A tragic past, badass fighting skills, etc.
Everything I have to say about her has been said already
I didn't even realise it at first, but Mikasa inspires me to become stronger, both physically and mentally.
Whenever I see another female character, I compare her to Mikasa to determine how much I like her.
Mikasa is, without a doubt, my favorite female character. - AlestAL357
Homura is more than just your average emo magical girl. Not only is she one of the most badass and interesting characters from Puella Magi Madoka Magica, but her whole backstory and relationship with Madoka truly surprised me and proved to be quite a well-written plot twist and the most shocking one out of all them in the entire anime series. Homura is a brilliantly well-done character. I always felt like she was more of the main protagonist of the anime series rather than Madoka. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
90?! Really? I think Homura's better than that. She starts out so heartless, but she develops into such a kind and caring character. Amazing in my book - Absolite
She has SO much depth! I wish I could meet her in real life!
Madoka Magica is the anime that convinced me that anime is not just weeb trash about kawaii desu girls, big swords, useless tears, and fan service. And Homura also became one of my favorite character ever. She's really well builtV 2 Comments
A mad scientist who it enjoyable by constantly making quirky jokes while maintaining a amusing facade of madness. Not only are the surface characteristics enjoyable and amusing, his motives are relatable and thoroughly thought out. The depth of his characterization and the amount of personal development he undergoes though the series easily put him on my top ten list high rankers.
Coolest person with the right touch of madness.
Nobody can beat that laugh
This guy is actually relatable, a mad scientist who discovered that messing with time would destroy life as he knew it. It's quite awesome how you can see his decent into despair and near-madness as he comes to terms with the web he has spun...
His character, while wacky, is so well done that few beat it.
Without a doubt my favorite anime character of all time. And I have seen many animes. I'll just assume the ONLY reason he is not number one on this list is because it's slightly newer and people may not have seen it yet!
The torture he underwent was horrific and it made me question humanity and morals, yet he can still smile and care about people. Its effects on him made him more of a "badass" character, but at what cost? His love for literature also makes him more realistic. He's awesome guys.
One of the most controversial characters of anime. I always cry alongside him when I watch him struggle with his true self and conflicting moralities. This poor guy went through a lot, and sometimes he might just need a hug
I love Kaneki. His character development was ∞/10V 30 Comments
This chick is just amazing! But why the hell is she so far down this stupid list!? Come on people! Anyways she has a cool and collected personality and also a total glutton but most of the spotlight was focused at tatsumi during most of the show. But nonetheless she's the most badass and most powerful in all of night raid. She had to carry the burden of killing her sister rather than getting killed by someone else and also she carries the burden of all the people she's killed as she continues her life of a never ending struggle of kill or be killed
She is great! #1female hero!
YES I love akame ga kill and especially Akame
Akame Wields The Murasame, The One hit killer, capable of "killing any living being instantly with one single cut." The Murasame is likely the Most powerful imperial arms in the series, (Spoiler ahead, stop reading if you haven't seen the show). Akame activates Murasame's Little War Horn Trump Card to boost her physical abilities so she can kill Esdeath with her weapon destroyed in the process, when Akame...Akame is hands down the female equivalent to saitama. Android 18 for instance is a robot, and we all know the Akame's sword only works on flesh and blood. Even in this case, Akame has faught and destroyed non organics with ease thanks to her mastery of The Murasame. Akame even Bested her own sister Kurome (who wielded the "March of the Dead" Yatsufusa, a katana that turns whomever it kills into zombies that she can summon, she can have 8 at a time) in battle, thus proving she is the ultimate badass anime character easily stacking higher than Erza Scarlet, Morigiana, Boa hancock and ...moreV 4 Comments
Maka is the main protagonist of Soul Eater, and is an absolute badass. If you're a 13 year old girl who holds a scythe which is 7 feet long and can still kick ass, you're awesome in my book. Also, she fights only for the greater good, and looks out for others. Her devotion to Soul is sweet, and their relationship is hilarious. While she can get a little annoying at times, she's still a really cool anime character.
I love her too she is so brave and kind.
I love mama, so underrated, great partner for soul - YOUnique253
Watch the first episode. She is a boss defeating Jack the Ripper.V 2 Comments
ANNIE IS COOL! She may be the main enemy and (SPOILER! ) the female Titan who killed a lot of people, she seems to have a purpose. I ship her and Eren! (I know that's not a very good ship but honestly I don't care)
Annie has an amazing brain and great skill for fight!
Annie is excellent character in all parts she plays in
This Annie is okay - DogmeatAndRexV 9 Comments
I would like to see EVERYONE on this list get into a giant battle, and watch alucard eat everyone and send them to hell - Rando
He could beat Ichigo, Naruto, Goku, Gara and any other characters that you could think of. He just does what he wants. He can't seem to die. He is really funny too.
Alucard is also my take, been waiting to read this. As much as I like others alucard is just effortlessly overwhelming strong, even more so with the power he acquired at the end of the manga...
This guy should be in the top tens. I mean he may not be the most powerful anime character but I'd say he is the most unkillable anime character. Also being a monster on top of that. What I like is how he fights he let's his enemies blow him apart thinking they won then regenerating making a fool of his enemy then BAM! with his Jackal your dead.V 12 Comments
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