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What are your top 10 all time favorite anime characters?

Discussion in 'Alternate Animé & Manga Discussion' started by Pokegirl Fan~, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. 345ash-greninja

    345ash-greninja Prince Of Balbadd

    I'm giving an updated list of my Top 30 anime characters order wise from top to bottom (yeah I'm doing a Top 30 character list because I want to give everyone a good idea of what kind of characters I do like):

    1) Edward Elric (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

    2) Lelouch Vi Britannia (Code Geass: Lelouch Of The Rebellion)

    3) Eren Yeager (Attack On Titan)

    4) Gon Freecss [Hunter x Hunter (2011)]

    5) Izuku Midoriya (My Hero Academia)

    6) Roy Mustang (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

    7) Killua Zoldyck [Hunter x Hunter (2011)]

    8) Mikasa Ackerman (Attack On Titan)

    9) Light Yagami (Death Note)

    10) Alphonse Elric (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

    11) Suzaku Kururugi (Code Geass: Lelouch Of The Rebellion)

    12) L (Death Note)

    13) Riza Hawkeye (FullMetal Achemist: Brotherhood)

    14) Kallen Kozuki (Code Geass: Lelouch Of The Rebellion)

    15) Soma Yukihira (Food Wars: Shokugeki No Soma)

    16) Greed (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

    17) Kurapika [Hunter x Hunter (2011)]

    18) Ling Yao (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

    19) Shoto Todoroki (My Hero Academia)

    20) Hisoka Morow [Hunter x Hunter (2011)]

    21) Meruem [Hunter x Hunter (2011)]

    22) C.C. (Code Geass: Lelouch Of The Rebellion)

    23) King Bradley (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

    24) Scar (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

    25) Levi Ackerman (Attack On Titan)

    26) Yami Yugi (Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters)

    27) Seto Kaiba (Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters)

    28) Winry Rockbell (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

    29) Van Hohenheim (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

    30) All Might (My Hero Academia)

    I know that I have included a bit too many FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood characters, but I have some extra bias towards that series so please excuse me on that. :)
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2019
  2. Pokegirl Fan~

    Pokegirl Fan~ Tsundere Girl

    Here's my updated list from most favorite to least favorite of my top 10 favorite characters:
    Kyoko Sakura
    Rei Hino/Sailor Mars
    Homura Akemi
    Seto Kaiba
    Kisara
    Usagi/Sailor Moon
    Mewtwo
    CC
    Lelouch Vi Britannia
    Lillie
     
  3. 345ash-greninja

    345ash-greninja Prince Of Balbadd

    I think I'm gonna do several Top 10 lists of mine this time in various seperate categories to give a more clear picture of my favourites when it comes to anime characters:

    My Top 10 Anime Protagonists (only including primary MCs here):

    1) Edward Elric (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

    2) Lelouch Vi Britannia (Code Geass: Lelouch Of The Rebellion)

    3) Eren Yeager (Attack On Titan)

    4) Gon Freecss [Hunter x Hunter (2011)]

    5) Izuku Midoriya (My Hero Academia)

    6) Light Yagami (Death Note)

    7) Soma Yukihira (Food Wars: Shokugeki No Soma)

    8) Koro-Sensei (Assassination Classroom)

    9) Shigeo Kageyama (Mob Psycho 100)

    10) Yami Yugi (Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters)

    --------------------

    My Top 10 Anime Dueteragonists (secondary MCs):

    1) Killua Zoldyck [Hunter x Hunter (2011)]

    2) Mikasa Ackerman (Attack On Titan)

    3) Alphonse Elric (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

    4) Suzaku Kururugi (Code Geass: Lelouch Of The Rebellion)

    5) L (Death Note)

    6) Kallen Kozuki (Code Geass: Lelouch Of The Rebellion)

    7) Kurapika [Hunter x Hunter (2011)]

    8) C.C. (Code Geass: Lelouch Of The Rebellion)

    9) Seto Kaiba (Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters)

    10) All Might (My Hero Academia)

    -------------------

    My Top 10 anime support characters:

    1) Roy Mustang (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

    2) Riza Hawkeye (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

    3) Greed (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

    4) Ling Yao (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

    5) Shoto Todoroki (My Hero Academia)

    6) Hisoka Morow [Hunter x Hunter (2011)]

    7) Meruem [Hunter x Hunter (2011)]

    8) Levi Ackerman (Attack On Titan)

    9) King Bradley (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

    10) Scar (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

    ----------------

    My Top 10 anime villains:

    1) Light Yagami (Death Note)

    2) Hisoka Morow [Hunter x Hunter (2011)]

    3) Meruem [Hunter x Hunter (2011)]

    4) King Bradley (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

    5) Chrollo Lucilfer [Hunter x Hunter (2011)]

    6) Neferpitou [Hunter x Hunter (2011)]

    7) Annie Leonhart (Attack On Titan)

    8) Reiner Brawn (Attack On Titan)

    9) Chizome Akaguro/Hero Killer Stain (My Hero Academia)

    10) Solf J. Kimblee (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

    --------------------

    My Top 10 anime anti-heroes:

    1) Lelouch Vi Britannia (Code Geass: Lelouch Of The Rebellion)

    2) Koro-Sensei (Assassination Classroom)

    3) Greed (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

    4) Seto Kaiba (Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters)

    5) Scar (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

    6) Lust [FullMetal Alchemist (2003 series)]

    7) Piccolo Jr. (Dragon Ball/Z/Super)

    Can't really think of the 3 remaining characters who'd fill the last 3 spots of my list in this category, will have to put a more deep thought and watch some more anime in order to complete this list, just give me some more time regarding this. :)

    --------------------

    My Top 10 anime female characters:

    1) Mikasa Ackerman (Attack On Titan)

    2) Riza Hawkeye (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

    3) Kallen Kozuki (Code Geass: Lelouch Of The Rebellion)

    4) C.C. (Code Geass: Lelouch Of The Rebellion)

    5) Winry Rockbell (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

    6) Ochako Uraraka (My Hero Academia)

    7) Annie Leonhart (Attack On Titan)

    8) Olivier Mira Armstrong (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

    9) Shirley Fenette (Code Geass: Lelouch Of The Rebellion)

    10) Historia Reiss (Attack On Titan)

    ----------------

    Finally, my overall Top 10 anime characters:

    1) Edward Elric (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

    2) Lelouch Vi Britannia (Code Geass: Lelouch Of The Rebellion)

    3) Eren Yeager (Attack On Titan)

    4) Gon Freecss [Hunter x Hunter (2011)]

    5) Izuku Midoriya (My Hero Academia)

    6) Roy Mustang (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

    7) Killua Zoldyck [Hunter x Hunter (2011)]

    8) Mikasa Ackerman (Attack On Titan)

    9) Light Yagami (Death Note)

    10) Alphonse Elric (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

    There goes my Top 10 lists in several different categories with my overall Top 10 list coming at the last. Was a really elaborate task to think out those, but I put in a deep thought and managed to figure those out. Hope I've been able to give everyone a good idea about my preferences in terms of anime characters. :)
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2019
  4. Genaller

    Genaller May 16th 2016 - October 12th 2019

    You mean you think you’re once again gonna rip off my ideas (and no adding a few extra categories doesn’t change that you ripped-off my core idea) without giving me proper accreditation:


    Just wanted to make this clear to everyone as to where the idea came from ^_^.
     
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  5. Pokegirl Fan~

    Pokegirl Fan~ Tsundere Girl

    you should add Kyubey into your antagonist list
     
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  6. Genaller

    Genaller May 16th 2016 - October 12th 2019

    Those lists are pretty old lol. I’ll make updated lists after I finish several more anime that I’m watching or plan to watch soon ^_*.
     
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  7. mehmeh1

    mehmeh1 Neutral force of Meh

    surprised you put sasuke that high (and L and Light both count as protagonists and antagonists)
     
  8. Genaller

    Genaller May 16th 2016 - October 12th 2019

    Nope Light is the protagonist and L is the antagonist by the formal definition of those terms; however, a strong case can be made that Light is the villain and L is the hero.
     
  9. 345ash-greninja

    345ash-greninja Prince Of Balbadd

    Light Yagami: Protagonist as villain

    L: Not a villain, he is actually the good guy who is trying to catch/identify the mass-murderer Kira. Sure he's against the protagonist, but being against the protagonist doesn't make you a villain, especially when the protagonist is the villain himself.
     
  10. Akkipeddi

    Akkipeddi The Great Seal

    Time to update my list:

    1) Lelouch vi Britannia (Code Geass)
    2) L (Death Note)
    3) Light Yagami (Death Note)
    4) Killua Zoldyck (Hunter x Hunter)
    5) Rintaro Okabe (Steins;Gate)
    6) Johan Liebert (Monster)
    7) Meruem (Hunter x Hunter)
    8) Kurisu Makise (Steins;Gate)
    9) Kiritsugu Emiya (Fate/Zero)
    10) Homura Akemi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)

    When including from 11-20:
    11) Chrollo Lucilfer (Hunter x Hunter)
    12) Levi Ackerman (Attack On Titan)
    13) C.C (Code Geass)
    14) Megumin (Konosuba)
    15) Gon Freecss (Hunter x Hunter)
    16) Satou Kazuma (Konosuba)
    17) Kurapika (Hunter x Hunter)
    18) Kirei Kotomine (Fate/Zero)
    19) Neferpitou (Hunter x Hunter)
    20) Hikigaya Hachiman (Oregairu)
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2019
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  11. Genaller

    Genaller May 16th 2016 - October 12th 2019

    A protagonist simply means the principal character of the story and the antagonist is someone or something that runs directly in opposition to the protagonist. Moral alignment isn’t a factor in determining protagonist and antagonist.

    Also in a pure statistical sense what Light is doing would result in greater net human well being (consider the average number of people who die or are severely harmed by violent crimes every year then consider that Kira through his actions reduced such crimes by over 70% within 5 years). The beauty of Death Note is that there’s no clear right answer to the moral dilemma presented to the viewer though it’s easier to label Light as the villain due to the depiction of his gradual descent into psychopathy throughout the show as well as his less than noble intent behind several of his actions.
     
  12. xEryChan

    xEryChan Hocus Pocus Staff Member Moderator

    Time for an updated list

    0. Lelouch Vi Britannia (Code Geass)
    1. Roy Mustang (FullMetal Alchemist)
    2. Light Yagami (Death Note)
    3. Killua Zoldyck (Hunter x Hunter)
    4. Rintarou Okabe (Steins;Gate)
    5. Levi Ackerman (Attack on Titan)
    6. Chrollo Lucilfer (Hunter x Hunter)
    7. Homura Akemi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
    8. Edward Elric (FullMetal Alchemist)
    9. L (Death Note)
    10. Kurisu Makise (Steins;Gate)

    And I’m including 5 honorable mentions:
    11. Tonoya Okazaki (Clannad)
    12. Shoto Todorki (My Hero Academia)
    13. Megumin (Konosuba)
    14. Historia Reiss (Attack on Titan)
    15. Ling Yao (FullMetal Alchemist)
     
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  13. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member Moderator

    My top ten non-Pokémon anime characters are:

    1.) Yusuke Urameshi- He was originally a brat who didn’t really care about anyone else other than himself and Keiko that eventually matured and started to care more about how certain events could affect the entire mortal world.

    2.) Kurama- He was always an interesting character given he was a demon fused with a human but he never acted on his demonic nature and was willing to give up his life for his human “mother.” Plus his Rose Whip is a rather strong and effective weapon given it’s only a vine with thorns.

    3.) Hiei- I’ve always found it fascinating how he managed to redeem himself and also developed into a more complex character as the series went on. He always seems cold and uninterested in the affairs of others until we are introduced to Yukina and we see the lengths he’ll go to protect her and the people he cares about.

    4.) Genkai- It is interesting to see that such an old and frail looking woman could be so strong and also somewhat sadistic yet effective in her training methods. I’ve always liked the bickering between her and Yusuke.

    5.) Usagi/Sailor Moon- She helped make anime extremely popular outside of Japan and it’s amazing how much she changes as the series went on.

    6.) Zatch Bell- I like how naive and goofy Zatch can be but also very kind and concerned about how the winner of the Demon King tournament could affect the lives of those in the Mamodo World and how some of the participants are being forced to fight.

    7.) Brago- I like how he may seem cold and distant but it is just an act as he really begins to enjoy Sherry’s company and understands her hatred of Zofis and he supports her goal of burning the book of the Momodo that brainwashed her closest friend to become evil.

    8.) Sherry Belmont- At first her motives for wanting Brago to become King was never said until Zofis decided to attack using the Mamodo he freed from being turned into stone and forced to follow him. Sherry is atypical of the usual rich girl in that while she used her wealth to finance traveling the world to find and defeat Zofis and free Koko, she still cares for others and doesn’t act haughty and better than the people around her. She was also cunning enough to see through the mind games Zofis had used during their battle.

    9.) Laila- She was the only Ancient Mamodo brave enough to openly defy Zofis and assist in his downfall. Laila also showed us how cruel Zofis was and the horrible threats he made to anyone who stood up to him and still went against him knowing the risks.

    10.) Zofis- Quite possibly the one of the most sadistic anime characters out there. He brainwashes others to do all the dirty work and acts tough but he is really a coward as seen in his defeat after Brago threatens to make his life miserable in the Mamodo World if he didn’t erase Koko’s memories of all the horrible things she did under his control. The fact that it took human/Mamodo teams to take down his army with three lost books and then the remaining seven teams to work together to defeat him is saying something.
     
  14. shoz999

    shoz999 IT WAS ME! SETETH!

    Don't know about Top 10 but here's a recent favorite.

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    Look at this guy? What's the first thing that comes to mind? This guy must be some big bad guy? NOPE! This jackass is the main character of the Hardcore Leveling Warrior webtoon lol. Actually that's literally his character's name, Hardcore Leveling Warrior. I don't know about you but I like game-focused manga/comics/webtoon. I'm not talking about just video games, I'm talking stories that focus on all kinds of games like the original Yu-Gi-Oh manga and the Hardcore Leveling Warrior webtoon is deep into all sorts of games where an OP character with the most dangerous skills can be a noob if he doesn't know the rules and one of the most interesting things about HLW's character is that his abilities play around high-risk, high reward. However abilities don't tell us who a character is except that such an ability may say he's pretty cocky and he is. HLW is a freaking douchebag when you first meet him. You know that toxic player that boasts how good he is and unfortunately he has the skills to back it up, that's Hardcore Leveling Warrior until one day he's bested by a mysterious stranger forcing him to reset to Lv. 1. Not only is he back to Lv. 1 but the whole gaming community he's been toxic to wants him dead and that's basically his story arc. He wants to become the number 1 player again but he has to actually work with people in an environment that wants him dead for his toxicity, prevailing against the odds while dealing with his own toxic personality.
     
  15. Akkipeddi

    Akkipeddi The Great Seal

    I've decided to do a top 10 anime girls so far based on what I've watched:

    1. Kurisu Makise (Steins;Gate)
    2. Homura Akemi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
    3. C.C (Code Geass)
    4. Megumin (Konosuba
    5. Neferpitou (Hunter x Hunter )
    6. Yukinoshita Yukino (Oregairu)
    7. Yuigahama Yui (Oregairu)
    8. Aqua (Konosuba)
    9. Kallen Stadtfelt (Code Geass)
    10. Historia Reiss (Attack on Titan)

    I'm currently watching Psycho Pass and Of Spice and Wolf. Let's see if Akane and Holo make it into the top 10 in the future. Too bad this doesn't include Japanese games cause best girl Makoto Niijima would've totally been no. 1
     
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  16. Genaller

    Genaller May 16th 2016 - October 12th 2019

    My top 10 anime females:

    0. Makoto Nijima (Persona 5 game that has animated scenes)
    1. Homura Akemi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
    2. Kurisu Makise (Steins;Gate)
    3. Youko Nakajima (The Twelve Kingdoms)
    4. Satsuki Kiriyuin (Kill La Kill)
    5. Holo (Spice & Wolf)
    6. Noda Megumi (Nodame Cantabile)
    7. Artoria Pendragon (Fate/Zero)
    8. C.C. (Code Geass)
    9. Neferpitou if they count lol (Hunter x Hunter 2011)
    10. Nico Robin (One Piece)


    Honorable Mentions: Akane Tsunemori (Psycho Pass), Historia Reiss (Attack On Titan), Juliet Fiamatta Asto Capulet (Romeo x Juliet), Kallen Kozuki and Shirley Fenette (Code Geass), Yona (Yona of the Dawn), Chihaya (Chihayafuru), and Riza Hawkeye (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood).
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2019
  17. GarchompTheAssassin

    GarchompTheAssassin Water starter fan

    Sure, why not join in lol

    1. Holo - Spice and Wolf
    2. Kurisu Makise - Steins;Gate
    3. Yukino Yukinoshita - Oregairu
    4. Hitagi Senjougahara - Monogatari Series
    5. Kallen Kouzuki - Code Geass
    6. Faye Valentine - Cowboy Bebop
    7. Yona - Yona of the Dawn
    8. Neferpitou if she counts - Hunter X Hunter
    9. Suzuha Amane - Steins;Gate
    10. Machi Komacine - Hunter X Hunter or Aoba Tsukishima - Cross Game
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2019
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  18. Pokegirl Fan~

    Pokegirl Fan~ Tsundere Girl

    I guess I'll join in too
    Kyoko Sakura
    Rei Hino/Sailor Mars
    Homura Akemi
    Kisara
    CC
    Usagi/Sailor Moon
    Lillie
    Kallen Kouzuki
    Lust
    Riza Hawkeye
     
  19. 345ash-greninja

    345ash-greninja Prince Of Balbadd

    Hmm, have to ask this: when was Neferpitou's gender even indicated in the slightest to be female?
     
  20. GarchompTheAssassin

    GarchompTheAssassin Water starter fan

    Well it does say 'if she counts' but sounds like a girl, looks like a girl (eyelashes, build) and no confirmation of being male = so I assume female (and this is referring to the anime, manga is more ambiguous)
     

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