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.
Everyone knows goku and naruto is the best not L dayh note doesn't really have good characters besides L but naruto and goku still better naruto have character development and goku has strength L has neither one stopidV 430 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.
He is very funny when people call him, um, you know what. He is also a good big brother. As an older sister, I can relate to having a younger sibling who you are close to, and I respect him for not getting jealous when Al was born and started (probably) getting all the attention. That takes a lot of character and compassion. Even if you’re only one year old.V 135 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...
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
Most well-respected anime protagonist above all that came before him and all that will come after. enough said. - UltraSaiyan419V 389 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
Vegeta can be stubborn a lot of the time but he's easily earned the respect he rightfully deserves. - UltraSaiyan419V 146 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!
Once an annoying brat, now an overpowered badass. - UltraSaiyan419V 327 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.
"I love the type of woman who can kick my ass". - TheSilverEncarnationV 21 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
What a simple mind thid guy has, and that's why it's a great character. - TheSilverEncarnationV 196 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
No other anime character is as well written as Itachi.
Two words can describe him:
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
He's the love of my life uwuwuwuwuV 179 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
Ahh Kawakami Gensai! I will always love this character. The person he is based on died in the 4th year of Meiji holding the sword corps off as his wife and child snuck away. He was falsely accused of harboring enemies of the state because they knew how much of a threat he was if they ever had to face him.
He was such a great swordsman that the sword police could not take him even outnumbering him and they were forced to use a line of gunmen to shoot him in the back as he fought off the sword corps.
He did not have red hair nor a cross shape scar but was short and thin for a man, he was however noted as a man whom honored all those he killed and was a very VERY excellent hitokiri. - Hiten
Why wasn't Scar on this list to begin with? - TheDarkOne_221b
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.
Hell yeah this man deserves top threeV 85 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
A lot of people seem to hate Ichigo. But I, for one, am one many others who respect him. He refused to kill Ulquiorra after the latter told him to because he was already weak and Ichigo hated that he wanted him to finish him off because of it. He fights for his family, his home, his friends, hell, what else could a guy fight for in his life? Ichigo is the perfect example of a guy who's willing to lay down his life to keep everyone safe. Even if it means dying in the act. - UltraSaiyan419V 103 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
Why is Roy not in the top 10 already? He has so much development and amazing moments where he's funny and very serious! - TheDarkOne_221bV 12 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
From the beginning I liked him, he was awesome. And I'm just saying that if I had the Death Note I would've done the same.V 89 Comments
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. - WindyHill
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
What the hell both Kirito and Eren are above this incredible men. Lelouch is an absolutely incredible character. All Hail Lelouch!V 103 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 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.
EREN NJAEGER THE USURPER!V 45 Comments
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
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
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!
He is the bestV 107 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!
Kamina was his hero and Simon took what he taught him by heart. - UltraSaiyan419V 8 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
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
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.
He killed a Mass Murderer without Nen IN SEASON 1V 71 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
Wow literally best girl and not to mention strongest. 18 and Erza what a joke there weak in mental and in character development I mean this is easily the best character and you put losers over this wow you really need barins that don't make you look like a person who fell of a cliff and died
So adorable and caring character she is so strong and doesn't give up easily. She is my inspiration to to my best.V 7 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
He is super caring, and would literally do ANYTHING to save... well... anyone! Right there with Naruto, Natsu, Eren, and so many other great characters!V 11 Comments
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..
This man is literally the embodiment of wrath, Lets not forget that he cut his own arm off (with a broken sword) to save his friendV 6 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!
Kurapika should be in the top. His character is basically how you write a avenging anti hero. Even though filled with rage kurapika is a brilliant strategist, makes friends, have qualms about killing.
Just like how hunter� - hunter fans say sasuke is kurapika done wrong. One of the best characters in the show.
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 SAVED YUKINE EVEN THOUGH HE WAS BLIGHTED HE CARED EVEN THOUGH YUKINE WAS THE ONE WHO STUNG HIM
He really deserves to be higher on this list.
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
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.
The only vibe I ever got from this guy was "Wow, this guy is scary." but I eventually came to realize that Gaara is one of those badass characters who go through those kind of transformations. - UltraSaiyan419V 23 Comments
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!
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
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.
Ken Kaneki is just awesomeV 38 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
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
I find Uchiha Sasuke's story very inspiring. I know that sounds crazy but hear me out. He was a child who was sweet, kind and very loveable (child Sasuke just makes my heart fuzzy every time). He came from a very high maintenance clan and was the son of the clan's head. His father (while he did love Sasuke) always paid more attention to his older brother while most of the time either ignoring Sasuke or comparing him to Itachi. This type of treatment, likely creates an inferior complex. Now to Itachi. He loved his older brother dearly, but was also jealous of him and wanted to surpass him. He looked up to his brother and trusted him more than anyone. His older brother taught him to respect his clan and how amazing it is. Overall Sasuke had a good family, sure it had problems but no family is perfect. He had a stern father, a very loving mother and hero type of brother. And Sasuke, he was the sunshine in their family obviously. Now nearing the Uchiha massacre, we see how Sasuke ...more - BubblegumIce
Very impressive. But holy crow! You should have printed this book in chapters! A minor correction: Sasuke did not kill Deidara and Itachi. Though Sasuke's actions may have prompted Deidara's suicide, and exacerbated Itachi's fatal illness. - CrwthV 38 Comments
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.
Misaka is sexy and badassV 22 Comments
He's so strong that even him doesn't know he can wipe out the entire universe with a punch.
A guy so strong that not even he knows just how strong he is and probably never will because no one else is strong enough to let him test his true power on.
Saitama is not only the best hero ever but he is my hero! He shows us that you don't need to look cool to be a hero! He is powerful and modest. he doesn't take all the credit and he gives himself much less credit or fame than he deserves. He should be everyone's idol! He should be what the world stands for!
42? 42!? HE SHOULD BE IN THE TOP FIIVE!V 20 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
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.
My favorite character in this anime by far, his perspective in the story is hilarious and the fact that he can’t touch anything with perfect symmetry in battle is really funnyV 32 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?
He’s a demon but he’s not as bad as Claude...he’s punny - AmaimonV 48 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 overrated. People say he is a badass just because he acts all cool and serious but in reality he didn't do much. Luffy has much MUCH bigger feats so far and an attitude toward others (friends or enemies) that I find much more admirable.
Best loyal man in anime universe of all timeV 52 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
He proves how badass he is when he attempts to kill Frieza even though he does lose. I love this guy.
He should be higher. Though getting little screentime, he showed great determination and will, making him far better than most of the characters in DBZ. - TheDarkOne_221b
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
Midoriya is so kind and thoughtful, he never puts his needs before others. His passion to become a hero even though he has no powers is just so inspiring. He is so powerful, humble, and just so adorable. His character is deep when you think about the history of his rise to being an amazing hero. He deserves to be in the top 10 at least.
Tries to save people no matter what
He should be top 6
He is always willing to put himself into danger if it means to save someone else. Plus, he has a good backflip round story and a good reason to be the #1 heroV 3 Comments
Although Mikasa may beat Asuna in badassery, Asuna actually shows personality in the show. Not only does she care for Kirito, but also to Yui, Kirito's friends, and most importantly, Yuuki Konno. Asuna can be happy, sad, angry, and have her own personality of her own. May not have as much muscle power as Mikasa, but Asuna definitely is prevalent in personality. It was so touching how she interacted with Yuuki from the beginning to the end of the Mother's Rosario arc. Asuna definitely deserves the love for not just her love for her friends, Kirito, Yui, and Yuuki, but the struggles she faces and how she manages to still live on despite how hard they are.
Oh shut up haters! Asuna is one of my favorite female SAO characters from Sword Art Online. She shows both sides of women as being strong and independent and kind and sensitive. If you don't like her, vote for someone else instead! Thank you! - ModernSpongeBobSucks
She's not as bad as most people say. She's not perfect (and I'm not referring to the Mary Sue archetype), but she is actually a pretty good character on her own. She especially shined the best in Mother's Rosario. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
She might be good character, however she can never become better than Yuuki! She is an ordinary tsundere and she was really annoying in Aincrad arc. She didn’t become any better in 2nd season either. Also, in Fairy Dance arc, she was almost raped! She looks strong, but actually she is weak as hell! (She might become stronger when Yuuki gave her skill but now, she is nothing more than Yuuki’s shadow.) - HellFireTRV 15 Comments
He is what makes OP the best anime.
Sanji definitely deserves to be higher, but I already noticed that what the latest development in the manga, he gets higher and higher on every list. He is number 175 as I'm writing this. Probably higher by the time most of you will read this...
He's awesome, the only OP character that wins by talking and principles.
Also, the only martial artist in the group.
Sanji is a whole package, needs to be higher
Loyal? Yes - smill
Bulma is one of the most important DBZ characters, right below Vegeta and Goku. Dragonball series are made for guys so the female characters don't get equal treatment as the dudes do but Bulma gets treated the best out of all of them (even more than some of even the male characters) because she's the brain of the show. She's the beautiful genius that the heros can count on, the supportive wife Vegeta can depend on, and loving mom of Trunks.
Bulma is a very original character and she is propably one of the first female anime characters she is also very rich and has big boobs
Deserves higher and where is Android 18
This character was my dad's childhood crushV 1 Comment
Sinon is absolutely my favorite character, she has such an interesting background
She's my favorite female sao character right now. Of asuna and kirito were to break up well then I would ship him with Sinon love lol. - HeavyDonkeyKong
She needs to be higher
Can we get Sinon and the rest of the SAO II cast off this list, thanks - TwilightKitsuneV 6 Comments
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