Greatest Anime Characters of All Time

 Top Ten Best Characters of All Time
1. Vegeta

The ruthless Saiyan prince, Vegeta has one goal in life: Defeat Kakarotto! He trains endlessly to achieve this goal, letting nothing stand in his way. Even after raising an earth family he still values his saiyan pride above all else. Voiced by Ryo Horikawa in the original Japanese and Brian Drummond in the Ocean Group dub, the bad ass Prince of ALL Saiyans places number one on this list.

2. Goku

The greatest shonen hero of all time, Son Goku fights for his friends, the Earth, food, and for the pure love of fighting. This one time low class warrior has risen to be the best fighter out there, saving the universe more times than anyone can count. From going on adventures to find the dragonballs with Bulma and the crew, to training with Muten Roshi, to defeating the most powerful villains in the universe, Son Goku is one of the most beloved and well known anime characters of all time. Played by Masako Nozawa in Japanese, and most notably Kirby Morrow in the later Ocean dub episodes, he places second to his eternal rival Vegeta on this list.

3. Zechs Marquise

The lightning count is one of Gundam's most purely skilled pilots. Zechs has a mysterious history soaked with blood. Becoming the man with a mask Zechs Marquise after young Millardo Peacecraft witnessed the collapse of his family's Sanc Kingdom, Zechs quickly became a top OZ pilot and then head of The White Fang movement. One of only two people to ever master the ZERO piloting system Zechs has been the only match for the five Gundam pilots throughout Gundam Wing. Zech's signature suits are the Tallgeese 1 and 3, as well as the Epyon. He is played by Brian Drummond in English and places third on this list.

4. Rei Ayanami

The mysterious first child of Neon Genesis Evangelion and perhaps the most complex character of the show, Rei rightfully has a place on any top anime list. Her dialogue is far and in between but when she does speak it is pure gold. Played by Megumi Hayashibara in Japanese and Amanda Winn-Lee in the original ADV dub, Rei is fourth on this list.

5. Heero Yuy

"I'm going to kill you" is often the last words his enemies will hear when facing this Gundam ace and main protagonist of New Mobile Report: Gundam Wing. Heero is fearless and will do anything to complete his mission, even if this includes bending steel bars with his bare hands or surviving self detonating his Gundam. He pilots the titular Gundam Wing and Wing Zero and is played in English by Mark Hildreth.

6. Broly

The BAMF also known as the Legendary Super Saiyan has no problems kicking your ass then destroying your galaxy, while laughing. At you. Any one who manhandles the Z Senshi the way Broly does has a place on any list of mine, here he places sixth.

7. Itachi Uchiha

Itachi Uchiha is definitely the deepest character in Naruto, and his history is in itself a plot twist. The first on screen user of the Mangekyou Sharingan Itachi is perhaps the coolest shinobi to ever enter Konoha, he is played by Crispin Freeman in English (the VA of Kyon, and Alucard) here he places seventh.

8. Byakuya Kuchiki

Following the trend of bad guy big brothers, Captain Kuchiki places eighth on this list. Multiple forms of Bankai, superior holier than thou attitude, continuing to look down on Ichigo no matter how strong Ichigo becomes, Byakuya plays his part perfectly in Bleach.

9. Piccolo

The one time Demon King, turned rival of Goku, turned trainer of Gohan, this big green machine always knows just what to do. No matter how much out of his league the villains get, he'll find a way to upgrade (usually through his fusion/absorption) and make it one hell of a fight. A good voice performance by Ocean Studio's Scott Mcneil helps land big green at number nine.

10. Asuka Langley Soryu

The foil and opposite of Rei, Asuka always makes Evangelion interesting, especially for Shinji. Her final stand against the MP-Evas as well as her closing lines in EoE are truly epic. Played by Tiffany Grant in English and Yuko Miyamura in Japanese, she rounds out the list at number ten.

macker33on June 8, 2010 at 1:33 p.m.
I definitely get Rei,cant believe theres no  Kenshin . 
 
Guess i'll have to make my own list later on to right the wrongs
hitsusatsu11on June 8, 2010 at 3:12 p.m.
@macker33: guess so lol
DBZ_universeon Aug. 11, 2010 at 12:33 a.m.
i would put Broly #1 in my list
DBZ_universeon Aug. 22, 2010 at 9:27 p.m.

@hitsusatsu11: 
What about  "Tenshinhan" wouldn't he be in this list as well?
   

hitsusatsu11on Aug. 22, 2010 at 9:41 p.m.
@DBZ_universe: Ya, I haven't updated this in a while, I should have put him up. He's probably my third or fourth favorite DBZ character. 
DBZ_universeon Aug. 22, 2010 at 9:50 p.m.
yep.... i ama put him in my 5th.. is cuz ama make a "favorite DBZ heroes list"...
hitsusatsu11on Aug. 22, 2010 at 9:55 p.m.
@DBZ_universe: Nice. In retrospect Im not sure why I didn't put him on here, I like him better than Piccolo, and probably Broly-though Broly was just to bad ass I had to put him on.
DBZ_universeon Aug. 22, 2010 at 11:38 p.m.
@hitsusatsu11:
yeah way better than Piccolo.. 
you should replace Asuka for him.... and the put him what ever place you wanna...
ManyThingsIHateon Oct. 9, 2010 at 4 p.m.
I really don't agree sorry...
SEXYTRONon Nov. 13, 2010 at 11:07 a.m.

Someone is a huge DBZ fan! But reading this list brings back memories of watching DBZ and Gundam Wing after school :)
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