Top Ten Anime/Manga Characters


The Top Ten

1 L - Death Note L - Death Note L Lawliet, exclusively known by the mononym L, is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

I know that L died in both the manga and the anime because of Light, but he didn't "lose. " He already had his next step planned and in the end it was Light's loss. Even the creators admit that they believe L was the smartest character (look it up on Wikipedia), and you have to admit, he has charisma. A lot of it. And he's funny, in a weird, totally awkward way that was still cool.

I guess this is the long way of saying L had his own style, and was no way inferior to Light Yagami. I personally liked L because there are no other characters with his personality. Light... I've seen, watched, and heard too many characters with his style.

So cool and so clever. He has something very attractive. His style when he sit or eat is so great

L: person.

Light: psychopath.

L: the best detective.

Light: Best murderer.

Elle Lawliet!


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

Vegeta is an ultimate bad-ass, the only one to top a man like this would be Roronoa Zoro. Both of these Characters have been down played so much due to then not being the 'main' characters in their respective show. No matter how much training a secondary character does they can still never be as strong as the main even when the main is laid back when it comes to getting stronger. Secondary characters are better than main characters 85% of the time.
Examples: Beyblade, Kai. Beyblade metal fusion, Kyoya. Naruto Shippuden, Kakashi, Bleach, Captain commander Yamamoto, Fairy tail, laxus. Etc

Vegita is probably one of the coolest characters ever. He is really strong, has a lot of pride and of course his rivalry with goku will always be remembered. He never gave up even though deep down he knew goku was better because he was more talented but that didn't stop him he kept on training and training and always managed to be around equal strength with goku.

This character is truly one of the best and although I love Goku I have to say that Vegeta has a real life edge to him that Goku probably don't. Now I know many people will probably send me smoke bombs for this but just take a second to think about vegeta. Vegeta shows growth, he flawed, he works on those flaws, he redeems himself, expresses how he feels and what he thinks, end up respecting (at first hating and wanting to kill) the main character his rival goku and despite fights and humiliations of almost every type that still didn't stop vegeta from becoming one of the most popular characters of anime. Talk about character development laugh out loud! Vegeta personifies it 100% and then some. PRINCE OF ALL SAYIANS ROCK!

It's kind of sad that he is so low on this list. He brought a new dynamic to the whole series, from the saiyan onslaught to his emotional farewell to his son and wife, to becoming a super saiyan God. This guy deserves to share the top spot with Goku

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3 Goku - Dragon Ball Z Goku - Dragon Ball Z Son Goku (Kakarrot) is the main protagonist in Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. He has many abilities like, super strength, utilization of ki, flight, teleportation, super speed, enhanced reflexes, and Super Saiyan transformation that increase strength, speed, and durability. more.

Goku is very inspirational and funny... His innocence is what makes people adore him... At the same time he is very strong this is what makes him a perfect main character... I wonder why he is not number 1.. On this list..

I've look ever where to find Large amount of people who hate this character, to tell you the truth... Goku will forever be the number 1 character to hit the anime screen!

I couldn't control my tears and I cried when Goku died. He was so inspiring. I start watching dbz when I was four and when I turned six I become so busy that I couldn't watch dbz and after some days on my T.V. cable Cartoon Network was not available so I couldn't watch dbz anymore. I only watched it till Android saga started. When I turned 12 toonami channel was available on my T.V.. One day I saw dbz on toonami and I was so excited that I got to watch this show. It was the beginning of buy saga. Then I searched internet and read the story of all episode I have missed. Then I kept watching it daily. And when I saw the episode where Goku and other died. I was so sad. My most beloved character. I am a girl and I don't care if he is handsome or not. In any list of anime I always vote Goku. He is my number one character. Sometimes I am confused that which character should I vote and if I see the name of Goku. My confusion is over at once. I vote for him blindly. I don't care which other ...more

By far the best character development of any T.V. show or anime. He's got everything. A rival, humorous innocence, and he's insanely strong. I could go on and on, but Goku is the best anime and manga character.

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4 Future Trunks - Dragon Ball Z Future Trunks - Dragon Ball Z

Dude what ever your saying is bull trunks is just a weak ass who come to ask help form Goku and Goku is known as strongest players in this whole world, vegeta and trunks who is the one who keeps on messing around in serious situation

He sacrificed so many things. Even when he learned that his world won't be fixed, he still goes back. Away from the people he now cares about and the dad he never got the chance to grown. He left to free his world, even if there wasn't anything left for him there.

I love Future Trunks! After Vegeta, he's the most badass DBZ character. While stupid Goku plays around with villians causing more damaged, Trunks sliced 'em right up like the cool, no-bs badass he is. He's introduction was truly amazing!

5 Uzumaki Naruto - Naruto Uzumaki Naruto - Naruto

Naruto is the best of the best man. He has the whole classic 'Underdog' thing going for him. What I really love is that he's bin thru hell and back again n' is still the light, upbeat guy we all love. Well, most of us love. I know he's sometimes... Stupid, but when it really matters, he's there. Supporting. Helping and being the best he can be, and that's Naruto. He can't be Naruto without his comrades, without the people he cares for. I really hate it SO MUCH when people prefer Sasuke over Naruto. I know Sasuke's got this whole 'jaded' look to him, the whole damaged prince thing. But what put's Naruto above it all is that he's NOT damaged. He's above being damaged, stronger than that, better than that. It's really inspiring to read about Naruto, even if he's a fictional character. Naruto doesn't let anything get to him, and he always finds the right way. Naruto doesn't let hate control him, doesn't let the darkness consume him, while Sasuke DOES. Out of all the anime characters I ...more

Naruto is the best, he is similar to a lot of main characters from different manga/anime. He is optimistic, kind and is willing to die for his friends. What makes him different is he had a harsh past, however he is still a positive, upbeat, inspiring character.

Naruto will beat everyone here. Him and Goku should be first. Whoever thinks otherwise does not know manga. Naruto is useless but strong willed and Goku is innocent and will fight to the death to protect his friends. The same as Naruto

In my opinion he is the BEESSSsSSST

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6 Light Yagami - Death Note Light Yagami - Death Note Light Yagami is a fictional character and the protagonist of the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

While most people who've seen the anime Death Note write Light off as a bad character I do the opposite. Light is actually a well-rounded character in my opinion. He started out with good intentions, such as purging the world of evil. However, unlike other anime protagonists, Light's good intentions are twisted by human greed and ambition. Due to this, Light becomes the so-called "villain. " This, I think, sets him apart from the rest of anime characters and signifies him as unique.

Light Yagami is the coolest hero that has ever been in shonen jump his evilness is beyond compare! Goku has to shoot some weird energy beam, Light just has to write down your name. Who uses more effort? - polarwolf9

Goku. plus without his death note he can't fight Goku even if he is smarter

My favourite character ever! Most people prefer L but Light is much more complex, he starts as a hero but due too his hunger for power and god complex he then becomes the villain, and basically you are watching a series about a villain trying to get his own way! Simply amazing, really smart personality and I guess many people can relate to him in a certain way. I've always supported him since he IS the protagonist, and I also saw L as an obstacle which had to be eliminated. Light is just perfect and no other anime character will ever be such unique as him.


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7 Monkey D. Luffy Monkey D. Luffy Monkey D. "Straw Hat" Luffy is a fictional character and the protagonist of the One Piece manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda.

Best manga character ever. Funny, stupid and more. He is serious when he wants to be and is loyal to his friends and helps anyone who needs help and are true to their heart.

Luffy is a superstar in the world of pirates throughout the anime. He has a very high leadership. Different from Naruto, Luffy's my favorite of which he is the only main character who never wanted to be a hero, realizing very bad reputation, but he's still helping people who need help and said, " IF YOU WANT TO CONSIDER OUR HEROES OR CRIMINALS, YOU ARE SET SELF". Different from the other groups in anime such as Bleach and Fairy Tail is still considered a hero or Natsu or Naruto who wants to support the people and is considered a hero. The purpose Luffy is not a hero but wanted to show how free he is venturing across the seas freely with extensive crew to get ONE PIECE AND ACHIEVING THEIR DREAMS.

Definitely. If One Piece is the best manga of all time (See Japan's 2011 polls), then the main character of One Piece is the best main character of all time. Makes sense, no? Luffy is the hilariously dumb and combat prodigy of One Piece, captain of the Strawhats, and he can stretch. Plus, he likes meat. Well... I just gave you his entire biography, didn't I...

Always the best

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8 Lelouch Lamperouge - Code Geass Lelouch Lamperouge - Code Geass Lelouch Lamperouge, whose real name is Lelouch vi Britannia, is the title character and protagonist of the Sunrise anime series Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.

There are some people who say that Lelouch sacrificed everything for others, but that's not completely true.
Yes, he had sacrificed things for others but its also for himself
Lelouch had said so himself "i need a reason to live"
He wanted to do something, something that will show that he has a need to live, a reason strong enough that he can sacrifice everything to reach this goal. This is the reason he was prepared do die and receive the consequences of killing innocent people and dirtying his hands.

This is not a flaw or weakness, in fact, this is what makes him so special and attractive. There are many characters out there that say "if its for them, I can sacrifice my life" "if its for my friends, I can throw away everything"

In many animes this is shown as "hypocritical" words " naive or great" words in others

However Lelouch has never said any sort of words like that.
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Lelouch is just on another level, other characters like light and Edward are cool and all but! They just are not even close to how Lelouch is. Lelouch did not just have to fight against his own family, he 'had' to kill people he loved like Euphimia (i cried when she died) and that was not enough Lelouch was betrayed more than once first by his friend, Susaku, then by the dark knights, but he didn't not give up, but then if that was not enough to bring him down the truth about his mother just being a selfish bitch that abandoned his children was revealed and so many other thing he had to go through, to tell you the truth no other character would be able to handle it even Light whom I think is the closest to Lelouch cracked and strayed from his path and became a murderer.

So does anyone need a reason to believe why Lelouch is the best? I you do I think you need to watch it again, I know I did =), because you can't miss it Lelouch is just on another level, next to Goku hahaha.

Lelouch: "It wasn't me who was wrong. It was the world. The world needs to change, so I'll change it. You can't change the world without getting your hands dirty. "
I watched dozens of animes and none other character didn't even closely affect me like this one. He changed my view of the world.

Itachi's sacrifice+Light's point of view+L's intelligence+Madara's cold heart+Naruto's determination+Luffy's leadership+Geass that surpasses any power(Sharingan, Death note, Devil's fruit, Ultra instinct, Soul reaper)= The almighty Lelouch vi Brittania aka Lelouch Lamperouge. RESPECT

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9 Roronoa Zoro - One Piece Roronoa Zoro - One Piece Roronoa Zoro, nicknamed "Pirate Hunter" Zoro, is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda.

I think that he is after vegeta the most badass character with the strongest ambition, to become the greatest swordsman.. But that isn't all because he is honest to what he believes in and that is that Monkey D. Luffy will become the Pirate King and that's what makes him awesome..

He wants to throw away his own life and ambition so that the strawhats can live on and he wants to become stronger for luffy and asks Hawkeyes Mihawk to train him and that's the one that stands in his way to become the best swordsman

The most badass character ever. He's better than vegeta in the sense that he isn't driven by his arrogance. His back story is epic, his sword style is epic, everything about him is epic. He never gives up, and never stops fighting, even when he's about to die. Definitely the most badass edgy character in anime.

Lol Seems like his fanboys can only use the word badass to describe him. Looks like that's all he's good for. Talk about a one-dimensional character.

Zoro, he ate the badass badass fruit except that he didn't lose his ability to swim but he sense of direction. A character that shows great determination and has his moments in the show. By far my favorite anime character alongside alexander the great (Fate/Zero).

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

Amazing character! Reminds me of Byakuya from Bleach - calm, logical, flawless and just hard out! He is the rogue ninja that killed off his clan and joined the unbeatable organisation made of S-classes criminals - and he still stands out! Should be much higher!

The most selfless person ever, he was the true hokage. He is perfect to me because I wouldn't change anything about him.

He is the wisest and most intelligent character in any anime or manga that has ever been created

Strongest character in Naruto aside from Madara, he has such a sad and deep story. As powerful as Sasuke is he only won because Itachi was sick, and let him win.

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The Contenders

11 Edward Elric - Fullmetal Alchemist Edward Elric - Fullmetal Alchemist Edward Elric, commonly nicknamed Ed, is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.

Edward is a selfless unapologetic unconventional state alchemist! Who can deny his prowess and his ability to push limits? You go Edward, you go.

I'm his biggest fan. Even though he is quite selfish, he always settles others problem than himself.

What he went through from beginning to the last episode all his selfless acts n putting everything on his shoulders getting better n stronger before our eyes but was always the same hard nosed yet compassionate person who showed he cared but would pity to no one because everyone has a strong pair of legs get up and use them, he's smart n just a badass he's just as much of a genius as anyone else on this list but this wasn't the type of anime that shows he's a mastermind those astory lines make the main characters look so cool its more the story then the character himself but the fullmetal alchemist was cool through his actions not the story

I've watched all the episodes and I still want more of him, I think he should definitely at least be in the top three

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12 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 Dragneel... Strong Like a Dragon, and Warm-Hearten Like the Summer. The Best Anime Character Ever Made. He Has All the Materials of a Perfect Protagonist. He's Strong, Funny, Friendly, Loyal to His Guild, Humorous Respectful, Considerate, Comedian, a Total Bad-ass, Kind Yet Furious, has a Cute Weakness and What Not?

There are Lots of Similarities Among the Protagonists, Like Naruto, Natsu, Luffy, Goku, InuYasha, Elrich etc. But Natsu Alone Has Those Qualities Altogether. You Don't Often Get to See Humorous Acts Done by Anyone Even When You're in a Life or Death Battle. Well... That's NATSU for ya.

And... Whenever You'll See Him Getting Furious over His Enemies 'cause His Friends Where Hurt, You'll Get to Feel This Strong Sensation within You Which Only Natsu Can Produce. He'll Just Drag the Emotion outta Your Concrete Heart. To Me... That's How Every Anime Protagonist Should be.

Natsu Dragneel? The Strongest Boy I Have EVER Seen... He Has Inside And Outside Beauty. He Is Funny And Cute. He Loves His Friends More Than His Life. Natsu Is The Most Amazing Anime Character I Have EVER Seen.

Don't hurt his friends

Now I got a fire in my belly

Natsu is absolutely... Amazing. On the outside he's a dorky food lover who gets motion sickness. But on the inside, he's loyal to all his friends, inspirational, and never willing to give up. He's a lot like Luffy and Goku, but there is something special that he has and they don't, passion (in some cases) and the hope he gives to others. When his friends look at him, they see the encouraging smile that gives them faith. Plus, Natsu is probably one of the only people who makes a guy with pink hair totally work. Another thing I like about Natsu, is that he has true feelings for Lucy, and feels really close to her. Anime foodies usually have no form of love to anyone that cares (even a little) about them. Natsu doesn't admit his love but shows it by risking his life for her and won't let anyone hurt her. That's true love! What's Fairy Tail without Natsu?!

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

I am sorry for being harsh but you females just like a character who looks good and he is hot. You never see a person personality. How inspiring and good a guy is. Goku deserves to be number one. He is not as handsome as trunks but he is the most inspiring character of all time. This list is about most beloved and inspiring characters of all time not about smoking hot characters of all time. Goku deserves to be number one. I hate that kind of females who just prefer hot and bad guys. Instead of good and great people. Besides I am also a 12 years old girl. But I prefer great people. I saw how inspiring they are. And Goku is the most inspiring character ever in anime history.

He is under rated. He was a 8 year old super saiyan! Plus he is the CEO for capsule corp. The largest company in that world! He's traveled through time. He wouldn't stop until his dad accepted him. So he can kick almost anyone's ass, is a genius, really sweet, and is super hot! Why is he not higher!

he is very terrible. I like his move and so cute I think he is the best not goku because he is the best.
he is awesome...
and a very good man he is my favorite character of all time nice

Trunks is so amazing and the best looking anime guy in history he's SMOKING HOT!

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14 Bulma - Dragon Ball Z Bulma - Dragon Ball Z 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.

How is bulma even low than misa amane. She is aewsome and genius who built dragon radar and laser gun at age of five. And she is the one who melted the heart of the tough guy Vegeta.

She's one of the most important characters in the DB series. If it's not present Bulma doing something to save the world, it's her future self (Mirai Bulma) doing something to save the world.

15 Kurosaki Ichigo - Bleach

Kurosaki Ichigo is a complex character that needs years to be built. I myself has some things similar with Ichigo's personality. Not simply because he is strong or handsome (which he definitely is), every characters has their own strength and weaknesses, but what makes Ichigo a respectable character is his determination.
Somewhat like Naruto, he has his honor, pride, and people that he needs to defend. He also has a strong sense of justice, no matter who his opponent is. And what makes me admire him as a man is because he has his destination. He has a goal in his life and he is determined to make the goal become reality. In reality, we often wavered on our decisions and determinations that we often failed to grasp the opportunity and lost ourselves to doubt. Ichigo become a realistic character because he also his own downfall and not all the time hero, a hero sometimes needs to be rescued, and his humanity is what wins Ichigo. His humanity makes Ichigo a victor.

Hey a bad ass

He's is the best man in the whole world. He's needs more fans for his mange! SCREW YOU PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO HUMOR!

He is. Hot. He's amazing! Ichigo vowed to protect anyone... He's amazing like that. He wants to protect his sisters, ever since his mom died... I think that's why ichigo kurosaki is so amazing!

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16 Uchiha Sasuke - Naruto Uchiha Sasuke - Naruto

From here he stands everyone is mediocre. He had to make pretty tough choices trough is life that made him the great ninja he is. He killed Orochimaru, one of the three sannins, and is brother Itachi because he killed his own clan! He is obsessed with revenge and there's no way to stop him! I would vote for naruto but I think sasuke should be higher!

I hate Sasuke and Naruto

Sasuke is one of the reasons I started watching Naruto. Characters like him, Kakashi, Itachi and Gaara made it interesting. His characterization was brilliant at times. Some radical changes in his character quickly earned him some detractors, but he remains a standout character nevertheless. He's the reflection of what we'd truly be if we had gone through what he has gone. Kakashi was Kishimoto's masterpiece, no doubt. However, Sasuke's whole path makes for a different understanding. It is through ridiculing what he has become that we appreciate where the protagonists are headed. Then, he takes decisions that others would not. At least, he had a plan for what he wanted to do in his revolution. He's flawed, and he doesn't always take the best decisions, but that's why I like him. He is not what you expect. He's a deuteragonist and anti-hero at a whole different level. Especially in the anime, I felt like all of Sasuke's fights were nicely animated and had good sequences.

I think sasuke is the best. Sure, there is no denying that Naruto is an amazing and inspiring character and I love him but sasuke's my personal favorite. A lot of people seemed to think that he'd gone nuts in shippuden but I don't think that was the case. He was sane and everything he did involved his sense of justice. He definitely made some unwise desicions but if you look at his past and everything he had been through, you can't exactly blame him. Sasuke's character is so complex and interesting and his past was heartbreaking. He would be just as cool even if wasn't so good-looking.

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17 Alucard Alucard Alucard is a fictional character and the protagonist and antihero of the Hellsing manga and anime series created by Kouta Hirano.

Alucard is by far the coolest manga character I've ever watched on an anime serie (Hellsing ultimate OVA) : great voice acting, great style, great powers, great personnality... Just pure awesomeness!

Alucard kicks all ass (plus its Dracula spelt backwards) - Rando

This guy scares Chuck Norris. Also why isn't he in the top 10? He is so awesome!

Alucard is the baddest, most powerful vampire I've ever seen. He's so awesome, he can't even die! He also wins all of his fights, excluding the last one. At the end of the series, he also gains omnipresence. He's just that powerful. His series is also really bloody. I love how he's never fazed by anything at the end of the day.

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18 Revy - Black Lagoon Revy - Black Lagoon Rebecca Lee, mainly referred to as Revy, and sometimes Two Hands, is the main female protagonist of the Black Lagoon series.
19 Piccolo - Dragon Ball Z Piccolo - Dragon Ball Z Piccolo is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. He first appeared in chapter 161 of the Dragon Ball manga in the Shonen Jump magazine on February 22, 1988. He is a member of the alien Namekian race and has abilities such as ki manipulation, regeneration, telepathy, more.

From a former villain to one of the key members of the Z fighters, Picollo has been a mentor, a father figure to one of the major characters, not to mention sharing his fate with the title objects of the series. Piccolo have dedicated himself to the forces of good through his fist and wits. Only if the series gave more spaces for other characters like him, he could been much more higher on the list.

More brainy than brawny. Former villian changed into a key Z fighter, a mentor, a father figure, and definitely sharing his fate with the title of the series.

20 Spike Spiegel - Cowboy Bebop Spike Spiegel - Cowboy Bebop

WHY IS SPIKE NOT HIGHER?! Cool, Bad-ass, calm and with an interesting past... I am really surprised. Not to mention his AMAZING voice actor...

You don't put other characters above Spike, period. Seriously, where else can you find a character that's not only cool beyond all hell, but also incredibly complex and well-written?

There's injustice in the world when Spike Spiegel is not at the top of every "Top Whatever Number Anime Characters"

Considering that everyone above Spike completely and utterly sucks, this is the obvious choice.

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21 Inu Yasha - InuYasha Inu Yasha - InuYasha Inuyasha is a fictional character appearing in Rumiko Takahashi's manga series Inuyasha and its anime adaptation as the main protagonist as well as its title character.

I'm addicted to this! I can't help but think about this show all the time!

He's pretty strong, but Sesshomaru is more powerful than him. - Goku02

Really stupid at times, loyal, cute, acts like he doesn't care but actually does. plus his weapon (Testusaiga) owns.

He Looks Pretty Cool.

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22 Guts - Berserk Guts - Berserk

I see characters here that really shouldn't even be there but are ranked higher because of kids that only watch mainstream. Guts is by far one of the most powerful beings in his anime/manga-- taking on impossible tasks that no other human could accomplish. From killing gods, to demon armies that he slaughters in just a few strokes of the Dragon Slayer, all without any kind of special gimmicky powers. Just pure rage, willpower, and endurance. Yes, he does acquire the Berserker Armor, but that is literally the only kind of special item he acquires, and even the power of that armor has it's HUGE drawbacks, yet he powers through it and endures everything fate brings to him.

You cannot put Guts this low. Seriously, under all that mainstream crap--- from my view even Bulma from the DB series is over him. come on people. This guy slays gods and he doesn't even have any powers. This is the top list, not the most overrated. If you watched Berserk, the anime/manga in which Guts appears ...more

The whole idea behind having a character, especially a protagonist, is that the character should not be the same at the end of the story as they are in the beginning. What I think is so brilliant about Guts' character is the fact that he's someone who can be related to, this being the side of Guts who is antisocial and struggles to open up to others. Along with this side of his character we are greeted with someone who you can aspire to be, skilled in the art of swordsmanship and an utter bad-ass. He's literally been to hell and back and has forever changed him as a character, and he continues to change. I just don't understand how someone with two polar opposite aspects of their character can be so low on the list.

Guts. No argument needed.

Let's forget manga, anime, and any other mediums.

Guts is the greatest character ever created. He. Just. Is.

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23 Saitama - One-Punch Man Saitama - One-Punch Man Saitama is the main protagonist of the webcomic and anime series One Punch Man, who could easily destroy a continent with one punch. He is bored with his extreme power. He is registered with the Heroes Association as a C-Class Superhero and is tasked to defend Z-City against Mysterious Beings.

A bald guy in yellow suit, red gloves, red boots and white cape that can still look badass, killing creatures with one punch that is not even a serious one... Add some funny faces and actions and we have an awesome character.

He is strong and poor, a hilarious combination

He's bald and he kills with just one punch! What's not to like?

He literally kills any enemy with just one punch.

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24 Pikachu - Pokemon Pikachu - Pokemon Pikachu are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation.

oh my gosh pikachu is awesome! everybody loves that little guy! - lucario411

Pikachu is really cute! He is a loyal pokemmon to his trainer (Ash) and is protective pikachu is the best mouse pokemon ever

! Pikachu Is Really Really Really Cute! Please Vote For Pikachu! I really want pikachu to be number 1! Not like death note its boring making me sleep! Pikachu is the BEST one Ever!

It's the most popular figure which is quite commonly seen in this world quite really over others, there is no doubt about it.

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25 Deidara - Naruto Deidara - Naruto Deidara is a fictional character from the Naruto universe created by Masashi Kishimoto and developed into a media franchise, which consists of a series of manga, anime, soundtracks, OVAs, movies, video games, and other collectibles.

Best character ever to me, yet so underrated! He deserves more love!

Deidara is such a great character. He has a most pleasing appearance with his long blond hair and cute face, a habit of saying 'hmm', and a fun and free personality. Deidara is an artist who creates clay creatures, used for flight and explosives, and he's a member of the fascinating Akatsuki. I really love Deidara, he's an all-time favorite.

My favorite Akatsuki member is Sasori, but Deidara is cool too. Actually, they're all cool in their own way. It just stinks that he's evil. Why do the best characters always have to be bad?

The Art is an Explosion! Enough said

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26 Gray Fullbuster - Fairy Tail Gray Fullbuster - Fairy Tail Gray Fullbuster a fairytail wizard is a kind sensitive person which can be mainly found in underwear or fighting a guildmate / friend brother Natsu Dragneel (which I am supersede dint make this list) anyway Gray has a habit of stripping which he found while training with his now unfortunately dead master more.

Come ON. I am sure that he is a man with skill and looks. What more do you want? If not the top, he surely deserves to be in the top ten. He is surely better than most of his teammates. He ROCKS!

Handsome, nice body, great skills, despite of his habit. But that's what makes people like him, right?

Gray Fullbuster, being the handsome and tactical man, DESERVES to be at the top of the list. He has touched and froze hard throughout the entire series and chapters. Let him on the list!

He has got a perfect abs with a cool face.

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27 Ryo Bakura - Yu-Gi-Oh

Bakura is a fascinating character. He's complex, with good and wicked personalities, and a presence in modern and ancient times. In all forms, he has a most pleasing appearance with a cute face and long pale hair, and a classy manner. I really love Bakura, he's an all-time favorite.

28 Pain - Naruto

How can we all frgt him just great invasion of pain was best arc of manga

How is he not further up the list? Posessed the Rinnegan, killed jiraiya, killed Kakashi no worries, can send you flying just by looking at you, blew up konoha in an instant (although admittedly, that took a lot of effort). Just looking at him, you can tell he is a badass.
"We are Pain. We are God. "

29 Hei - Darker Than Black

Hei's pretty epic.
I don't want to say too much, just go read darker than black; his type of personality is only good when the story reveals it.

And his name means black in Chinese

If you have seen even a slight bit of this anime, you just cannot but love this character. - Undistinguished

He's a badass with with the ability to manipulate electricity, come on now, how is he not awesome. He's smart and cunning and he's so hard not to love. Plus, he looks so good with Yin, just saying' - Pandaheart16

Hei is the badass and intelligent protagonist that everyone can't dislike, much like Yagami Light from Death Note.

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30 Kamina - Gurren Lagann Kamina - Gurren Lagann Kamina 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.

This character was funny, strong, and inspirational. His innovative thinking leads many characters within the anime to stand up for themselves and what they believe in. No matter what he stands up against he remains unafraid and confident and never backs down.

This guy. His seemingly nonsense and irrelevant quotes really hit you deep. Hard to explain.

Best bro. He teaches every man how to live!

Just who the hell do you think he is? KAMIMA THE GREAT. This is the first anime character to bring tears to my eyes with his raw inspiring talent. Whenever I face something hard in life that seems impossible to overcome, I do what Kamima would do

31 Sanji - One Piece Sanji - One Piece Vinsmoke Sanji, most commonly known by his moniker "Black Leg" Sanji, is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. He is the cook of the Straw Hat Pirates, as well as the former sous chef of the Baratie. He is also the third son of the Vinsmoke Family, thus making him more.

A complex character with a cool design, cool fighting style, a strong and interesting personality, kind and selfless... what else do you need? If a character can make you cry, laugh, rage and scream with excitement depending on the moment, then you know you have a top notch character right there, and Sanji is definitely one of those great characters.

Are you kidding me! I Love this Guy! He diserv to be in the top 20!

His kick is awesome

Sanjji is the coolest character in One piece.He is always there when someone is in trouble.He is strong,funny and has a kind heart.

32 Portgas D. Ace - One Piece

Ace IS one of my favorite anime charcters ever.

He is selfless, passionate. And loyal. One of the biggest proofs is the way he died, he died fighting for Whitebeard's honor, he died protecting he's little brother, he died thanking people for "loving someone as useless as him", He died smiling.

And That is why Portages.D. ace is one of the best anime charcters EVER!

Awesome. No further explanation needed.

He is the son of the pirate's king: Gol D. Roger! He is the adopted son of Whitebeard and the captain of his second fleet, he have an extraordinary power, it's cool and very strong, his death was very dramatic and sad..

Seriously, he treated luffy like trash when they first met, how can anyone like him? Although I admit he did save luffy.

33 Yusuke Urameshi - Yu Yu Hakusho Yusuke Urameshi - Yu Yu Hakusho

"Makes you fall in love with the anime with all the action, humor, friendship, and tear filled moments. "

Me and my brother love this show! They only know 9 anime and I know 234 anime! - fruitsbasketcrazy123

The best fighter out there and human no less

Gets stronger day by day

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34 Zarbon - Dragon Ball Z Zarbon - Dragon Ball Z Zarbon is Frieza's right hand man and highest ranking Commander and General in an army of millions. He is always beside his master and emperor, Lord Frieza, following his orders and carrying out his dirty work alongside his comrade, Dodoria. Zarbon is responsible for advising Frieza on numerous matters, more.

Zarbon has an excellent persona and villainous attitude. He's also got a great design and he's a morally complex character overall when it comes to both his elegant form and his monstrous deadly form. Aside from the fact that he serves Frieza with utmost loyalty, he's also one of the most brutal tacticians and military commanders in the entire universe.

Zarbon is an amazing villain because he had the best fight scene against Vegeta, ruthlessly pummeling him. He also was the Commander General of Frieza's entire army and slaughtered many under his command before meeting a grisly end himself. He has the ability to transform into a reptilian beast and uses his beauty as a clever camouflage for his demonic form. Zarbon is the beauty and the beast personified in one excellent villain and is a very successful plot device for Vegeta's story.

Zarbon makes for a wonderful villain because he is very intelligent, composed and a marvelously skilled warrior. But these are just probably a few reasons as to why he is Frieza's most trusted and highest-ranking general and right hand man. The icing on the cake would have to be his ability to transform into a monster, making his power level soar even higher!

Zarbon is the best supporting villain as well as having the most exciting fight scene in the series. He's also a very deep character and does a lot for the actual plot. I love that he suggested and set up the Saiyan planet to get wiped out by his Master Frieza and continued to serve loyally until the brutal end.

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35 Motoko Kusanagi - Ghost in the Shell Motoko Kusanagi - Ghost in the Shell Major Motoko Kusanagi is the main protagonist in Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell anime and manga series. She is a "full-body prosthesis" augmented-cybernetic human employed as the field commander of Public Security Section 9, a fictional law-enforcement division of the Japanese National Public more.
36 Himura Kenshin - Samurai X/Rurouni Kenshin Himura Kenshin - Samurai X/Rurouni Kenshin Himura Kenshin, known as Kenshin Himura in the English-language anime dubs, is a fictional character and protagonist of the Rurouni Kenshin manga created by Nobuhiro Watsuki.

The most human and relate-able character ever. His life and personality make him the most understood character I've ever seen. Everybody has things they wish they had never done and regrets they try to make up for in every day life. I think that's what makes Kenshin Himura such a powerful character. I mean he spends his youth in a war he somewhat believes in, but he realizes once the war is over all the death and chaos he created. He tries to atone for what he's done by not killing again, no matter who the person is but things unfold that constantly make him brake his vow. However no matter what happens he always tries to protect the ones he cares for without causing his opponents death. He is a LEGEND.

A peace-loving, humble, soft-spoken gentleman who is the most feared and strongest man. A legend who made revolution possible. He saved thousands of life by killing hundreds then he regrets about the lives he has taken even in a war. He showed the truth by risking his life to every single bad guy to save their life.
After saving thousands of life; as a living legend he is still washing dishes and clothes preparing meals and playing with kids. What a personality.
How he could love and protect these people who are already owe him so much.
%99.9999 percent of men would expect worship unlike Kenshin does

Kenshin is an excellent and interesting character with a dark and tragic past. At first when he appears, he is an almost perfect character but his past catches up with and he learns valuable life lessons through these experiences and he always wins the battle with it and the ultimate and ancient teachings of the Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu. The story of Rurouni Kenshin is an enthralling experience!

Kenshin is just so complex and mind-shatteringly heart-breaking and HIS PAST.
Kenshin had spent his youth fighting in a war as a fearless and deadly assassin called Battousai. Once the war is over, the regret and pain from all the lives burns him inside and he decides to live the rest of his life atoning for killing and vowing never to kill someone again. It's about someone fighting their inner demons and trying to make it through hell. No actually, Kenshin is trying to survive AFTER hell, which makes him even more amazing. Kenshin is a truly remarkable and deep character than made me think about life and what it means to be living right in this very moment, and to keep fighting whatever you're fighting because YOU CANNOT GIVE UP.

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37 Lucy - Elfen Lied Lucy - Elfen Lied Lucy (born as kaede), is a tragic, fictional Japanese Anti-Heroine, and Anti-Villianess, who is the main protagonist of her debut source, a manga officially known as Elfen Lied [alfen leed], written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto, which was best known for it's T.V. adaptation of the same name, Directed more.

Lucy is amazing. She is strong, badass, had a hard life, but she still cares.

I love this anime I definitely recommend this if you like a good storyline.

THE best female anim character... EVER!

She is the queen of many things, and most badass character ever is one of them - PhoenixOfDragons

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38 Ryuk - Death Note Ryuk - Death Note Ryuk is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

Simply just funny, scary looking but really weird and funny once have seen him "in action". Such an apple lover.

Sarcastic. Funny. Apples. Best shinigami ever

He is crazy and, might I say, obsessed with apples. You can't help but like him

39 Marik Ishtar - Yu-Gi-Oh Marik Ishtar - Yu-Gi-Oh
40 Oga Tatasumi - Beelzebub

Child Rearing Badass for the win

Come on oga is number 53!? He should be in the top 10.

When your butt gets kicked by a man who carries a naked baby, well that's serious

Oga is... Simply amazing!

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41 Krillin - Dragon Ball Z Krillin - Dragon Ball Z Krillin (クリリン, Kuririn) is a supporting protagonist in the Dragon Ball manga, and the anime series Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball Super. more.

This little dude takes a lot of crap, but is one of the bravest DBZ characters. No matter how much stronger the enemy is, Krillin is ready to fight for his friends and family. He had a hot girlfriend, married someone who potentially could destroy the world, had a daughter, and is an all-around hero.

Why is Krillin on this list? He dies all the time!

Krillin should be no.2!

Krillin looks like a roll on deoderate

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42 Mikasa Ackerman - Shingeki no Kyojin

She's so pretty and badass

Mikasa is number 1 once and for all!

The most beautiful badass ever

She should be better than Levi lol

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43 Gohan - Dragon Ball Z Gohan - Dragon Ball Z Son Gohan is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. Gohan is introduced as the first son of the protagonist Goku, and his wife Chi-Chi, in chapter #196 Kakarrot, first published in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine on October 24, 1988. Chi-Chi is a strict and protective more.

He inherited his father's greatness and power as well as kindness, even surpassed him at some cases.

Gohan should be in top ten! He used to be the strongest character in the whole series! ( not counting villains and fusions ) - Goku02

I didn't like how he was handled after the Cell Saga. One moment he is stronger than everyone, the next he is a downright weakling, and finally he becomes the strongest in the universe but still doesn't do crap. what, Akira Toriyama?

The cell saga was the best part of him.

Gohan is the best dragon bal z character ever

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44 Yoruichi - Bleach

Yoruichi.. She has everything. She's a badass (a really strong one at that), actually has a sense of humor, though, pretty, just awesome.

45 Kazuma Yagami - Kaze No Stigma Kazuma Yagami - Kaze No Stigma

Kazuma is really awesome. He's so laid back and has lots of fun getting in Ayano's face and making her look like an idiot. He is so "Like a Boss" with his contracter wind powers. He has a very distinct personality, which I think is something every main character should have (Most of my favourite characters do, inculding Edward Elric, Light Yagami, Mato, etc. ) and I love the way he will just do whatever it takes to get on Ayano's nerves. But yet he can still work with her. He is a character that you just have to like and he is what makes Kaze No Stigma an anime that should be on everyones watch list.

You must not go to anyone else! Stay w/Ayano.
- Your Dictator Yuriye

46 Hibari Kyouya - Katekyou Hitman Reborn

I love the way he says "I'll bite you to death." And that line of his isn't just for show, he really does it, figuratively, of course. He's ready to take on any battles that come his way, and also the ones that don't. He's so strong, I bet he's the strongest in the whole manga and anime. I love the way he carries his pride, the way he's brave, the way he's intelligent, the way everyone fears him, the way he looks. I go all dreamy eyed when he comes. After all, I'm a girl!

His Cold attitude makes me crazy...
"I'll bite you to death"...
I love his that line of his...
So cool...

He's aloof, strong, handsome, mysterious and intelligent... The typical Bishounen.
But what makes him amazing is skills and catchphrase 'I'll bite you to death! " (that line will always make the girls swoon, because of how wrong it sounds)

he's so funny aswell as cool and dangerous not to mention sexy he's defently number one on my top 10

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47 Kakashi Sensei - Naruto


I am shocked to see hatake kakashi this low. Although I agree in most of the top 10, but to see Rukia and Roronoa Zoro ahead of Kakashi is absurd. Come on guys, seriously? Let's put it this way, if we're in a ninja world, and you're about to be a ninja for any country. You gotta hope that you'll be like the Leaf's genius Hatake Kakashi, or aspire to be half as good as him. He's the standard of a very good shinobi, very smart, cunning and a superior user of all jutsu types! That's how great he is. Though he has an average chakra levels, his intellegence and battle prowess makes up for it, because he doesn't need to fight long to finish his opponents.

Kakashi has the Best Style, But I really can't understand, that there is no character from ONE PIECE! Its Like Big Joke!

Schan awesom character. My favourite.

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48 Tomoya - Clannad

Tomoya have a lot good sides. His kind heart and humorous sides is my favorite. And he's handsome too, perfect character you know!

He's cute and weird

Tomoya Okazaki is such a cute, deep and all round awesome character! I don't know if he's the best anime/manga character but he's definitely one of my favourites.
His background is very saddening and his relationships with Yohei Sunohara and Fuko Ibuki are hilarious, as well as his relationship with Nagisa Furukawa with is just adorable. He has such a calm and sarcastic attitude to things which makes him a cool guy, it's sad that he doesn't share a lot of his feelings with people but that's what makes him such an intriguing character.
Clannad in general is a great anime/manga and all the characters are so well thought of

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

The most not annoying girl in Naruto. Unfortunately she didn't get that much attention she deserved in the original manga. She is loyal, caring, empathetic, strong and just adorable. Who doesn't love her?

She is a shy girl, with a lot of potential. She is very empathetic, kind, serene and yet powerful. A very important characteristic of her is that she never gives up and is always trying to improve her skills and be acknowledged by Naruto.

She was willing to sacrifice her life to her love one. How can others be possibly better?

The only Female character stands up fight Pain and protect Naruto during The Pain saga
What else awesome do you know?

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50 Levi - Attack on Titan Levi - Attack on Titan Levi Ackerman is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama. He accompanies the main protagonists in the second half of season 1. His most notable feature is being "Humanity's strongest".

Ahh yes the best character ever in the history of time!

Silent but deadly,a very well rounded character and just a complete badass.

Levi is just such a badass :3

Awesome just epic number 1 run for your life

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