Top Ten Anime Characters

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21 Hiei - Yu Yu Hakusho

"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. Amen

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22 Rin Okumura - Blue Exorcist Rin Okumura - Blue Exorcist Rin Okumura is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Blue Exorcist created by Kazue Kato.

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 naruro

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23 Yugi / Yami - Yu-gi-oh

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 better

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

He's 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. - EliHbk

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25 Simon - Gurren Lagann Simon - Gurren Lagann Simon is a fictional character in the anime series Gurren Lagann, known in Japan as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami. It was also directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by veteran playwright Kazuki Nakashima.

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!


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26 Yato - Noragami Yato - Noragami

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?

Everyone can find something in Yato: a father, a brother, a lover, a dreamer, a warrior, a joker. He's mischievous, but it hides his all times' fear from his past, his sins and the chance to lose everything he cares about. Yet he's still happy and makes jokes all the time, which shows his amazing strength and willingness to keep fighting and move further. He wants to be a God of Fortune despite the fact that he wasn't created like at all. He wants to change his fate and take care of those he loves. He deserves to be well-known through the entire world.

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27 Konno Yuuki - Sword Art Online Konno Yuuki - Sword Art Online Yuuki Konno is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.

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.

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28 Ken Kaneki - Tokyo Ghoul Ken Kaneki - Tokyo Ghoul

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

Look, this is one badass character that is not only the main character of my 2nd favourite anime of all time, he is probably the most interesting in Tokyo Ghoul. If you have not seen this anime or heard of this character you definitely have missed out on a lot. I will not spoil anything but this character should definitely be number 1!

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29 Death the Kid - Soul Eater Death the Kid - Soul Eater

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.


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30 Guts - Berserk Guts -  Berserk

"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..

Easily the most badass character in anime. Plus he is actually well written with a compelling story to back him up

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31 Trafalgar Law - One Piece Trafalgar Law - One Piece

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.

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

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 so precious :,3

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33 Sebastian Michaelis - Black Butler Sebastian Michaelis - Black Butler

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?

Oops didn't mean to put the? There sorry!

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

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

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 ****! )

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35 Lelouch vi Britannia - Code Geass Lelouch vi Britannia - Code Geass

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?

Lelouch being below people like Kirito, Eren and others isn't just objectively wrong, it's a travesty. He isn't even my favourite character but damn he's one of the best made in every sense.


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36 Armin Arlert - Attack On Titan Armin Arlert - Attack On Titan Armin Arlert is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama.

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!

Armin maybe a coward in the past but he is still my favorite Why? Because he is smart and stronger then anyone in AOT eventhough people says he is a loser

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37 Kurapika - Hunter X Hunter Kurapika - Hunter X Hunter

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!

Smart, handsome, cool with good manners. KURAPIKA IS THE BEST

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38 Natsu Dragneel - Fairy Tail Natsu Dragneel - Fairy Tail Natsu Dragneel is a Mage of the Fairy Tail Guild.Natsu is carefree and reckless in nature, and, despite his consistent brawls with the other members of Fairy Tail, he is a fiercely loyal and protective friend. He is willing to go down fighting for his friends, regardless of how futile it might seem. more.

Natsu is a great kid who is dense at times but when it counts he is loyal, kind, smart, positive and never afraid to do his best. Natsu is a character who "takes like head on" and never gives up without a good reason. Natsu doesn't know his original parents from his before life and only meets his brother after episode 100. Natsu was adopted by a dragon itself who taught him everything he knows, only to be abandoned in the year 777 moth 7 day 7. He deserves a higher place after all he has been through

Natsu can be a bit idiotic at times... But really, he is just an awesome character. Every time he gets motion sickness over doing little things just cracks me up. But when you hurt his friends... Oh boy... - MeowMix

Strong-willed, Caring towards friends, He really is someone you can admire and count on. He is one of the best characters I've seen in anime.


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

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'm CRAZY for voting Sasuke, but he's totally different to the rest of our lovely characters. He is a true avenger, and from the beginning, I knew he would be my favorite character, and he has a TON of character depth. I love how not only from book 1 to 72, and all the side stories AND anime, along with anime side stores, Masashi Kishimoto has always put a ton of effort into Sasuke's character. While what he does to people isn't that great, you can kind of understand and (Is this only me? If it is, then I'm sadistic.) somewhat AGREE with what he does. (Although I don't agree with some of it. Like hurting people who have always cared about him.) He is a seriously thought through character, and I love his character. Great job Kishimoto. Lets all try to get Sasuke Uchiha to 20th place or higher!

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40 Bulma - Dragon Ball Bulma - Dragon Ball Bulma is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. Bulma is the most significant female character in the series.

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

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