Top Ten Anime/Manga Characters
The Top Ten
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: the best detective.
Light: Best murderer.
I adore L! He was so interesting to watch. I swear every time he figured something out and explained his thought process I was blown away. Someone mentioned it already how he didn't "lose" which I totally agree with because even he says that even though he lost the battle he will not lose the war, and man was he right! I am so happy when other people tell me he's awesome because he is. Such a unique character. Death note was basically the first anime I watched, and man was my crush on him on the insane level. I cried to no end when he died, and I continue to every time I rematch the anime or reread the manga. Definitely makes Death Note worth watching/reading over and over again.
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.
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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
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!
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.
I highly doubt most people call him a bad character. He's a terrible person but one of the greatest characters in animation - PeeledBanana
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?
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.
Light is the greatest character because at first you cheer him for eliminating of all evil people and like him you end up feeling like your him doing all the killing and L is in your way and you need to eliminate him to get your way so he basically makes you feel part of it and makes you twisted and evil in a way
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
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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.
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
Having this boring overrated character over Luffy is a travesty! Like seriously people?
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.
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!
Alucard is a good Vampire fighter, much resistance against physical attacks and a personality to boost. Very fine at offense as well with his dual Pistols and other demonic tricks up the sleeve.
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!
This guy scares Chuck Norris. Also why isn't he in the top 10? He is so awesome!
Alucard kicks all ass (plus its Dracula spelt backwards)
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.
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!
Ichigo is just SO hot! I go crazy when I think of him!
He should be number 1! LET'S ICHIGO! I think anyone who does'nt like him is crazy
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.
He isn't like your everyday protagonist, he is very dark, realistic, and a super badass swordsman!
Guts is obviously the best manga protagonist ever I mean from having nothing to gaining everything just to lose it in the most brutal way possible and to survive and swear vengeance this guy has been through almost every pain possible he even loses his morality for a while and now he has the berserker armour has to battle for his humanity every time he uses it.
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.
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.
He has sacrifice for his ...more
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.
This character changed my whole view of the world because of the things he had to do deal with, and most of them he had to go through on his own. (SPOILERS! ) Euphy's death, Suzaku's continued betrayal (all up until the end), his father and mother, and everything else. He truly deserves this place, if not higher. I love Lelouch.
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.
Really stupid at times, loyal, cute, acts like he doesn't care but actually does. plus his weapon (Testusaiga) owns.
He Looks Pretty Cool.
oh my gosh pikachu is awesome! everybody loves that little guy!
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.
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!
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.
Ultimate symbol of sacrifice. Best brother. Should be hokage.
Itachi is one of my all time favourite characters! He is firstly built up really well as being a very dangerous shadow in the background of the story, but then he becomes this real character and he just grows and changes with the story and turns out to have such a touching past to contrast his strength and seeming brutality. He's just great, I've never doubted for a second that he was a total bad ass; the most bad ass character in Naruto for sure!
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. "
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...
Luffy is an amazing person who cares about his friends and will do anything to protect them and make them smile. He is very funny and stupid, but that's another reason why I love him. He is always growing strong and shows people that he is not afraid unless I can hear my friends voices. The best thing I love about is because he is always chasing after his dreams and never give up or lose hope. He is always believing. He is a person full of courage and a person that we all can look up to and call him a true hero. Even though he is an anime character, to me he is something more than that.
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.
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.
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.