Top Ten Anime/Manga Characters


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41 Shanks - One Piece Shanks - One Piece

Shanks is the best

He entrusted his Straw Hat to Luffy. He also sacrifices an arm to save Luffy when he was a child. This shows how strong their bond is.

He is the best character ever. Shanks is bigger than those children Above!

Man.. He stopped a whole war just by appearing! Should be at least at the top 10..

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42 Sailor Moon - Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon

Heck yah sailor moon fights evil that tries to drain all of humans energy to give to their dark lord to give them power. But usage comes turns to sailor moon and kicks butt and saves energy of humans, not to mention finding the other sailor guardians

How can you not love the blonde, bun-headed Sailor Moon? She is loveable, funny, kind, relatable and not to mention the hero that protects the Earth. It doesn't matter how old you are, or if you're a boy or girl, but we all know Sailor Moon has changed us in some ways.

Usagi aka Sailor Moon is an ordinary underachiever turned superheroine. What's not to love. Plus she has a very cute and iconic hair style.

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43 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.

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

Levi is just such a badass :3

Awesome just epic number 1 run for your life

The most careless "superhero" ever, love him!

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44 Ash Ketchum - Pokémon Ash Ketchum - Pokémon Ash Ketchum, known as Satoshi in Japan, is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo. Ash is training to be a Pokemon Master, with his buddy Pikachu. Ash tries to stop the evil Team Rocket from stealing his Pikachu.

Why is he all the way down here! He should be at the top! He is so awesome! He is so brave, and being the main character in Pokemon... He should just be #1.

Ash is, in many respects, reflective of both the characteristics of a child and an adult. He lacks intelligence, stuffs his face with food when possible, and is sometimes late when it comes to meeting deadlines. In the first series, the Indigo League, Ash was highly inexperienced as a Pokémon trainer, and often had fate deciding whether he would get a gym badge or not (mostly in the form of the bumbling criminals, the Team Rocket Trio, Jessie, James and Meowth, whose harebrained and cruel schemes often send them 'blasting off again! '). However, Ash's experience has risen significantly. While he has won only one Pokémon League, the Orange League, he rarely lets his failures phase his ambitions to become a Pokémon Master. Also, despite using his Pokémon in battles, he also takes care of them, paying attention to when they need medical attention, and protects Pokémon from those who are cruel to them, a personality which often leads many of his Pokémon to take him on as their ...more

Should be number1-5 besides pikachu

Really ash is the best! they should've added serena at lest :1

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45 Guts - Berserk Guts - Berserk

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.

Well frankly he should be first. A really good manga not for childs with great plot and characters. Guts is the most badass swordman ever and a very dramatic figure. MUST read

Guts should definitely be higher. He is my third all favorite character after Itachi in naruto and Alibaba in magi.

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46 Killua Zoldyck - Hunter x Hunter Killua Zoldyck - Hunter x Hunter

Killua.. Son of the dark. Has a beautiful art and cool appearance. I love the way he kills his prey. Also I love the way he hates his own habit to kill. His friendship with Gon is very cute.

This guy is just a great creation! He belongs to a better position! He is the proof than a boy with a very bad eduction can become a hero! Everything is changeable, but for that you need a hand and it's named Gon!

. Killua's character is one that makes you love him instantly, and want to know all about him, and after the end of Season 1, where we find out about the Zoldyck family, you can't help but feel sorry for him.

He is the most badass and cutest character in the entire anime history.

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47 Ryner Lute - The Legend of the Legendary Heroes

Ryner Lute is the perfect character! I love how he has a dark back story, and powers that everyone fears. He can't control them, either! Oh- and he's HOT!

48 Near - Death Note Near - Death Note Nate River, exclusively known by the mononym Near, is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

Near is really clever! He even tricked Light! I would still say Light is my favorite, but Near is cool as well.

He's sooo cute!

49 Lag Seeing - Tegami Bachi
50 Zarbon - Dragon Ball Z Zarbon - Dragon Ball Z

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's demonic reptilian transformation is the one most surprising as it is simultaneously an intense shift that is swift and deadly; quickly disposes of Vegeta without allowing a chance to fight back.

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51 Revy - Black Lagoon Revy - Black Lagoon
52 Maximillion Pegasus - Yu-Gi-Oh Maximillion Pegasus - Yu-Gi-Oh
53 Homura Akemi - Puella Magi Madoka Magica Homura Akemi - Puella Magi Madoka Magica Homura Akemi is a fictional character from the 2011 anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica and its related media.

Homura is calm, serious, and cold, but here care for Madoka is so sweet! Spoiler: I cried when she had to let go of Madoka when she became Goddess Madoka! And that past of hers! Whoever doesn't like her because of how cold she is, finish watching the series. You WILL love her.

How is the most dynamic and developed anime character in the universe not at the number one place. I don't get it, her personality is great, she's powerful, and it's just amazing.

Homura's appearance as shown in the beginning of the series was a serious and calm person with no emotion watsoever. Though as the story progresses, you understand Homura's reason for being that way and why she doesn't want Madoka to become a Magical Girl.

54 Ran Mouri - Detective Conan

Although the lead character is Edogawa Conan,
Maybe I like this character better.

Conan may be Then main character, but Ran is so strong, so brave. Waiting for Shinichi even if it takes years! It's so sad...

She just too awesome! And how he really love Shinich and still waits for him even if it seems Shinichi wont come back! That's what I call TRUE love!

55 Abel Nightroad - Trinity Blood
56 Erza Scarlet - Fairy Tail Erza Scarlet - Fairy Tail Erza Scarlet is an S-Class Mage from the infamous magic guild Fairy Tail . Erza starts off as a lone wolf and stays loyal to following the rules. As the story develops Erza changes into loving mage strong and independent. As her terrible past haunts her she ignores her friends' calls that they want more.

What are you people doing?! The character who really deserves to be in Top Ten is stuck at 54? Tell me a better joke... She is a well developed character with a sad past and at par with Naruto and Kakashi. Moreover, she is a much needed person in times of crisis unlike Sakura or Inoue. Also, her beauty is unmatched. She tops every list in that regard. In addition to, she is an amazingly kind hearted and inspirational woman. She just doesn't stay down and keeps on fighting even after getting numerous injuries. She was the one who made me love Fairy Tail and made me realise the importance of strong, well-developed characters in a shonen manga these days. - Hellblazer94

The most amazing woman I've ever known!

The best character I have ever seen. I love You erza scarlet. Never give up

Erza's character is an example of how to give a female character development. Erza is amazing. She should most definitely be above Sakura.

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57 Cell - Dragon Ball Cell - Dragon Ball Cell is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball series by Akira Toriyama. He is the main antagonist of the Android Saga, being an android/artificial life form from the future, whose goal is to become "perfect" via absorbing Androids 17 and 18 and becoming the strongest fighter in the universe.

I have blood cell lol

What the bloody hell for is cell number 52 on this list. Every dB fan will hate him insanely. Goku died because of cell. Trunks died because of cell. Satan became a hero because of cell which Satan never deserved. I cried because of cell (I cried over Goku's death). Gohan turned gay because of cell. Because Goku was dead and there was no one to tell him to train and chi chi took advantage of that and gohan concentrated on studies instead of training and he became weaker. He was such a badass while fighting cell.😭 Android 16 died because of cell. Which dbz fan would like cell. Only haters can like him

58 Duke Devlin - Yu-Gi-Oh Duke Devlin - Yu-Gi-Oh
59 Frieza - Dragon Ball Frieza - Dragon Ball Freeza (Pronounced "Frieza" in the Funimation dub) is fictional character in the Dragon Ball series by Akira Toriyama as the primary antagonist of the Freeza Saga. He is a galactic tyrant who governs the Planet Trade Organization and is feared by the universe for his sadistic and brutal nature. He is more.

How can you love a villain from dB. He killed Vegeta and killin. He destroyed the Saiyan planet and it's people. And most of all he hurted Goku

60 Allen Walker - D.Gray-man Allen Walker - D.Gray-man

He is the BEST EVER! Nice, and kind, loves his friends, strong willed, all that I can get, but along with all of that, he is also strong, funny, and good looking (yea, I think I'm in love, but don't just take my opinion) But, seriously, you have to have seen him to believe him! Allen~ 'keep moving forward. '

I love him and he is awesome, he has a good personality and he is super funny

Why is he not higher on this list? He should be in the top 10 at the least!

This character blows away the stereotypical shounen cliches and replaces them with more likable traits.

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