35 Best Black Anime Characters of All Time

Black Anime Characters

Black anime characters are very rare in the animation world where every character is light skin. So today we are going to explore these awesome black anime characters from the anime world.

If this list proves anything, it’s that we need more awesome Black anime characters. We all can agree that there are some really awesome black anime characters but still we don’t see them enough.

Before scrolling down to the list can you even name 10 black anime characters ??? Die hard fans might can say yes, but for someone like me it’s pretty difficult.

So lets begin this awesome list of 35 amazing black anime characters of all times.

35. Miyuki Ayukawa From Basquash

Miyuki Ayukawa From Basquash black anime characters

Miyuki lived with Dan until her family moved away during their childhood. She and her grandfather returned in the first episode as a well-endowed teenager and a skilled mechanic.

Upon her return, she gives him and teaches him how to pilot a Big Foot. She cares for Dan and his team’s Big Foots, something she does happily, as it gives her more work to do (and get paid for).

She also has been shown as having deep feelings for Dan despite his obliviousness.

34. King Bakura From Yu-Gi-Oh!

King Bakura From Yu-Gi-Oh!

Bakura was a villager in Kul Elna, and was its only survivor when Akhenaden and three other magicians massacred the village, sacrificing 99 humans to create the Millennium Items.

At the time, he was only a child and watched in horror as his family and friends were killed and their bodily components used to create the seven Millennium Items.

However, Bakura soon acquired a powerful Ka, “Diabound”, created from both his own hate and the vengeful spirits of Kul Elna.

33. Atsuko Jackson From Michiko to Hatchin

Atsuko Jackson From Michiko to Hatchin

Atsuko knew Michiko Malandro from the same orphanage and they would usually help each other out.

As a child Atsuko is seen helping Michiko get a money box on a high shelf in the heads room.

Atsuko gets caught and the distracted clerk is too late to stop Michiko from stealing a bag of food.

As Michiko is about to leave she sees Atsuko on the ground hurt, so she kicks a food shelf to get the clerks attention.

32. Daz Bones From One Piece – Alabasta Arc

Daz Bones From One Piece - Alabasta Arc

Daz is a Black anime character with long, thin limbs and fingers. He is tall and very muscular and his head is shaven.

His most striking feature is probably the black unibrow, right over his round eyes. He has big lips and the archaic Japanese symbol of the number “1” (壱 ichi?) tattooed on his torso.

In Alabasta, he sported an oriental-looking attire consisting of a sleeveless dark coat with golden edges and white motifs on the front, over very loose beige pants held up by a white sash around the waist, with some light brown fur sprouting from it.

31. Marik Ishtar From Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters

Marik Ishtar From Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters

Marik’s initial outfit consists of purple hooded robes with the Eye of Anubis on it, and a long purple cape with a gold chain at the front.

He wears golden earrings, three bands of neckwear, an armband on each arm, and five bracelets on each arm starting from close to his elbows down to his wrists.

He is a Black anime character, purple eyes and white-gold hair that occasionally appears as more light gray hair, especially in the Battle City tournament and at night.

30. Rock Lock (Ken Takagi) From My Hero Academia

Rock Lock (Ken Takagi) From My Hero Academia

Ken is a Black anime character of average height, with a darker complexion and dark, curly hair. He has pierced ears with padlocks in them. Notably, his fingertips have protrusions that resemble key teeth.

Part of his hero costume is a small white mask that covers his eyes. He wears a necklace around his neck with five keys dangling from it.

Rock Lock wears a two-colored, short-sleeved shirt with a black section and a white print on it, resembling a keyhole.

29. Ninja Ninja From Afro Samurai

Ninja Ninja From Afro Samurai

Ninja Ninja’s clothes are likely a reference to his name, being that they are typical of a common ninja.

He wears a blue attire and has a white afro which stands in contrast to Afro’s own hair.

He wears a pair of red sunglasses and a long scarf. He is also shown carrying a small knife in the first episode.

28. Villetta Nu From Code Geass

Villetta Nu From Code Geass

Villetta is a tall young Black anime character with bluish-gray hair, yellow eyes, and dark skin.

She is usually seen with a small part of her hair to the right of her face and the rest tied up with golden ties and wrapped in purple fabric.

Her usual clothing is a white and red shirt covered by a long, purple vest-like coat. She also wears a black belt, black skirt, black thigh-high stockings, and long purple gloves.

27. Simon Brezhnev From Durarara!!

Simon Brezhnev From Durarara!!

Simon is a large Black anime character born and raised in Russia to American parents.

His most notable features are his size, towering over all the people who pass him in the street, and his bizarre accent, which seems to be exaggerated.

He is most often seen standing outside Russia Sushi handing out pamphlets and trying to attract customers, although his appearance and manner of speaking usually scares people away.

26. Kilik Rung From Soul Eater

Kilik Rung From Soul Eater

Kilik’s personality seems similar to Black☆Star’s, albeit curtailed to a much more manageable level.

One of the differences is that he lacks the egotistical trait of Black☆Star as he is slightly more laid-back and lighthearted guy always optimistic.

He sometimes acts like a leader in his group consisting of Kim, Ox, himself and their Weapon partners.

25. Uub From Dragon Ball GT

Uub From Dragon Ball GT

Uub is a Black anime character with dark eyes and black hair. He also sports a Mohawk on an otherwise shaved head.

In his childhood, he was very short and scrawny, wearing his village’s traditional robes consisting of a brown, one-shoulder top, and white pants tied with a white belt.

In GT, after training with Goku for five years, Uub grew noticeably taller and considerably more fit and muscular. 

24. Casca From Berserk Golden Age Arc 

Casca From Berserk Golden Age Arc

Prior to the events of the fifth Eclipse, Casca proves a determined and capable leader within the Band of the Falcon who merits the respect of her comrades in arms.

So great is her leadership that she is able to rally the band behind her in their moment of utmost peril and prevent the complete annihilation of the fugitive band for a year following Griffith’s imprisonment.

She fosters morale among the rank and file of the band, who in turn affectionately call her “Big Sis”. Even amidst the Eclipse, Casca does not allow the Falcons to panic, commanding them to assume formation and contribute what they can.

23. Ishizu Ishtar From Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters

Ishizu Ishtar From Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters

Ishizu has long straight black hair that trails just below her shoulders and features 2 locks wrapped in gold rings coming from behind her ears and continue in front, stopping at her neck.

She is slender in build and has tanned skin. She wears the Millennium Necklace around her neck prior to giving it to Yugi.

Ishizu’s first outfit consists of a long ankle length dress partially bearing her shoulders featuring black patterns around the neck and the rims of the sleeves.

22. Allura From Voltron

Allura From Voltron

Allura is a Black anime character Altean. She has an active, leggy physique and waist-length, voluptuous white hair.

The only visible features distinguishing her from a human are her down-turned elfish ears.

Her skin tone is warm brown, her eyes are a mix of galaxy blue and turquoise with purple pupils, and her Altean marks are light pink.

21. Sol Marron From Black Clover

Sol Marron From Black Clover

Sol is a tall, Black anime character with green eyes and brown skin. She sports short, ruffled black hair.

Sol wears a white tube top that exposes her cleavage and midriff, as well as white arm warmers that cover her elbows. She wears white shorts, along with white detached pants that reach slightly past her knees.

The pants feature large slits that reveal her inner thighs, and are connected to her shorts via o-rings. She wears white shoes, as well as a black belt on her waist that holds her grimoire. She wears the Blue Rose robe on top of everything.

20. Riley Freeman From The Boondocks

Riley Freeman From The Boondocks

Riley is a highly impressionable third grader. He embraces the stereotypical “gangsta” lifestyle, doing his best to promote the urban culture in the contrasting suburb of Woodcrest.

Influenced by the mass media via rap music and television, he frequently uses poor grammar, and tends to defend his idols even when his imitations go against common sense and righteousness.

One example is his support of R. Kelly in “The Trial of R. Kelly“, despite overwhelming evidence proving Kelly’s guilt, Riley believes he should not have to miss out on his next album because of Kelly going to jail. 

19. Mugen From Samurai Champloo

Mugen From Samurai Champloo

Mugen has messy black hair and a faint beard. His clothing is anachronistic as well, reminiscent of baggy hip-hop fashions of today. His attire consists of a light grey shirt with a stitch pattern running down the middle and ending at the halfway point of the shirt.

He wears this under a red short-sleeve happi that functions as a jacket. He wears dark gray hakama cut off at shorts-length, resembling loose-fitting Bermuda shorts and Japanese Geta (wooden sandals) on his feet.

These geta are fitted with several metal strips on the soles, allowing him to use his sandals as blocking devices. He has two blue ring tattoos, two on each wrist and two just above the ankles. 

18. Ay (Thrid Raikage) From Naruto

Ay (Thrid Raikage) From Naruto

A was a tall, Black anime character with a largely muscular and well-defined build. He had a full head of white hair which flowed into his back along with a long beard.

During his earlier battle against the Eight-Tails, A’s beard was much trimmer. He had unusual eyes, which had green irides, dark sclerae and no pupils.

His face has pronounced cheekbones and tear troughs under his eyes, and a prominent crease across his forehead with a mole above his right eyebrow. His top lip also had a darker pigmentation than the bottom one.

17. Dutch From Black Lagoon

Dutch From Black Lagoon

He is a heavily muscled African-American, completely bald, wears a flak-jacket, military fatigues, US military jungle boots, and is always seen wearing a pair of sunglasses as his eyes are never shown.

He appears to be in his 30s, but is most likely in his 40s, given his apparent military service in Vietnam.

Dutch tends to stay away from the fighting associated with Lagoon Company’s activities. Instead, he gives orders and negotiates contracts with clients, usually Balalaika of Hotel Moscow.

16. Mila-Rose From Bleach

Mila-Rose From Bleach

Mila Rose is a Black anime character, green-eyed Arrancar with long, thick, wavy brown hair and large breasts. Her Hollow hole is positioned mid-way between her navel and breasts.

Her mask fragments form a three-sectioned crown around her head and a thick necklace.

Her Arrancar attire was heavily modified: it matches to the attire belonging to an Amazon warrior, with multiple armor covering her breasts and upper arms, gauntlets on her forearms, and a white skirt.

15. Muhammad Avdol From Jojo Bizarre Adventure

Muhammad Avdol From Jojo Bizarre Adventure

Avdol is an Egyptian man of above-average height and medium to heavy build.

His main attire consists of a long overcoat or robe with wrist-length sleeves (he later switches to a robe with elbow-length sleeves) and a scarf around his neck. He has two identical scars that run down his cheeks.

He wears a headband or headscarf wrapped around his forehead and keeps his hair in a style resembling Bantu knots, as well as wearing a long ponytail.

14. Karui From Naruto Shippuden

Karui is a Black anime character kunoichi with long spiky red hair and amber eyes. As noted by Omoi in Part II, she was flat-chested.

She wears a long, short-sleeved dress with frilly edges complete with the Kumogakure flak jacket, two simple yellow earrings, fishnet stockings, thigh-high boots with white soles and a forehead protector which she wears like a bandanna. She also carries a long sword on her back.

As an adult, Karui figure has a fuller figure and her hair has grown fairly longer. Her attire now consists of a long sleeveless dark dress held closed by a white obi. She also no longer wears her forehead protector, and sets her hair in a more neat, back-comb style.

13. Agil From Sword Art Online

Agil From Sword Art Online

Agil is a friendly and very helpful Black anime character who is always looking out for others. He is also someone to rely on such as when he defended the beta testers against Kibaou, giving Kirito a place to stay, and helping players on lower floors.

He also can be a leader on the battlefield and will help his comrades and friends no matter what the cost may be.

Although he acted as if he only cared about the money, Kirito commented that Agil had spent all of his money helping mid-level players level up.

12. Michiko From Michiko to Hatchin

Michiko From Michiko to Hatchin

Michiko is a tall, slender Black anime character with an ample chest, medium brown skin, grey eyes and long dark brown hair reaching her waist.

She is the typical flashy woman who is very proud of her body. On her stomach she has a tattoo of two feathers and above them the letters L.B.D.D.

It’s not know why she has this tattoo, but it matches Hatchin’s tattoo on the stomach, and Hiroshi’s tattoo, on his arm.

11. Omoi From Naruto Shippuden

Omoi From Naruto Shippuden

Omoi is a young, Black anime character Kumo-nin with short, spiky, white hair and dark eyes accentuated with eyelashes curving upwards from the corners.

He wears a dark outfit consisting of an overlong shirt with a hood, with red bandage hand guards, Kumogakure shin guards, and a black forehead protector along with a Kumogakure flak jacket.

He is always seen with a thoughtful expression, as though always in deep contemplation and sucking on a lollipop. He also carries a long sword on his back.

10. Sid Barrett From Soul Eater

Sid Barrett From Soul Eater

When Sid was alive, he was a muscular, Black anime character with cornrowed hair and black Japanese tattoos on both his arms which still remain in his zombie transformation.

The kanji shown in the tattoo on his shoulder stands for “death”, and the arrow under it stands for “person”.

He also possessed with a headband that had the writing meaning “hole” upon it but, after his transformation into a zombie, an actual hole through his head is now present where the writing once appeared.

9. Kaname Tōsen From Bleach

Tōsen has Black anime character and dark brown braids. He has pupil-less eyes that are a pale lavender and has been blind since birth.

While a captain he wore the traditional Shinigami uniform with the sleeves rolled up to the shoulders and his captain’s haori over it; the uniform is tied with a purple obi sash.

He also wore an orange scarf around his neck, white boots (instead of the normal sandals), and black, fingerless gloves. He usually wore clear goggles, although this was not always the case. He kept his hair tied back in a ponytail.

8. Aokiji From One Piece

Aokiji From One Piece

Kuzan is an incredibly tall, slim, yet muscular man. At 298 cm tall, he is just slightly shorter than the other two admirals pre-timeskip.

He has black, curly hair cut to chin length that fans out at the tips, tanned skin, and an altogether lean, long build.

His standard outfit while in the Marines consists of a white buttoned-up vest with standing collar over a long-sleeved navy blue shirt, with matching white trousers and black dress shoes. This is all rarely accompanied by a matching white suit jacket.

7. Tier Halibel From Bleach

Tier Halibel From Bleach

Harribel has olive skin, aqua green eyes, thick eyelashes, and short golden blonde hair; which she usually keeps messy with three braided locks.

She wears a variation of the Arrancar jacket with a high collar, which covers the lower part of her face downward, while baring a good portion of the lower half of her large breasts.

The jacket has a zipper running along its entire length, which is opened from the bottom upwards. It has a beige air filter on either side just below the trim.

6. Darui From Naruto Shippuden

Darui is a fairly tall, Black anime character with a slightly bulbous nose, black eyes that usually look bored, and shaggy, white hair which covers his left eye.

He wears a high-collared, sleeveless uniform with loose fitting pants, bandages on his wrists and the one-strap-over-one-shoulder flak jacket of a Kumogakure shinobi.

Darui also has stylised characters for water (水) and lightning (雷) tattooed on his right and left shoulders respectively, denoting his chakra’s nature affinities, Water Release and Lightning Release, as well as the fact that he has a kekkei genkai, the Storm Release.

5. Afro Samurai From Afro Samurai: Resurrection

Afro Samurai From Afro Samurai: Resurrection

Afro’s attire consists of the number two headband, a white Japanese folding shirt, dark brown baggy pants with heavily frayed hems by the ankles, a pair of Japanese geta and his sword, passed to him when his father Rokutaro died.

Afro is a fairly quiet, stern, and serious person, though, on occasion, seems aloof. He rarely ever smiles or laughs, despite being depicted smiling and laughing throughout his childhood and teenage years.

In numerous flashbacks during his childhood, Afro is seen smiling and laughing with his friends. 

4. A (Fourth Raikage) From Naruto Shippuden

A (Fourth Raikage) From Naruto Shippuden

A is generally characterised as stern, outspoken and decisive. After becoming Raikage, A grew more humble as he referred to himself as “washi”, a more humble term used by old men, instead of “ore”, a prideful way of saying “I” or “me”.

It also becomes surprising when someone manages to convince him. He believes that actions and strength mean everything in the shinobi world and that ninja should never compromise or bow down in front of each other.

Similarly, he views jinchūriki not as individuals, but as tools of villages that have no right to speak for themselves.

3. Canary From Hunter x Hunter

Canary From Hunter x Hunter

Canary is in her early teens. She has grey eyes and dark purple hair pulled into thick bunches, each tied with a string towards the tip, which vaguely resembles stars.

She has a round face, a small nose, and thick lips. Her skin is dark brown. She wears the standard Zoldyck butler suit.

In the 1999 anime, Canary’s hair is mostly red, her eyes are green, and her skin is lighter.

2. Killer Bee From Naruto Shippuden

Killer Bee From Naruto Shippuden

Killer B ia a Black anime character and a muscular build, as well as white hair (blond in the anime) and a goatee. On his right shoulder, he has a tattoo of the kanji for “iron” (鉄, tetsu), which is the Iron Armour Seal that was used to seal Gyūki into him, and on his left cheek, he has a tattoo of a bull’s horn.

His top lip also has a slightly darker hue than his bottom one. Killer B wears oval-shaped sunglasses and a white-coloured forehead protector.

He also has his village’s standard one-strap-over-one-shoulder flak jacket, and a long, red rope belt tied around his waist, the standard Kumo hand and shin guards, shinobi sandals, and a white scarf around his neck.

1. Yoruichi Shihouin From Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

Yoruichi Shihouin From Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

Yoruichi Shihōin is a slender and well-endowed woman of average height. She is Black anime character, golden irises, and black hair. Her hair is waist-length and kept in a ponytail with chin-length bangs framing the sides of her face.

Her standard attire consists of a black, backless, sleeveless undershirt, an orange over-shirt with two white straps on each shoulder, a large beige sash around her waist, and black stretch pants with a pair of lightweight brown shoes which allow for stealth and easy use of Shunpo.

She previously wore a beige neck warmer, which she pulled up to cover her face in order to hide her identity, but seems to have forgone its use.

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3 Responses

  1. Sorry to tell you this but most of these are not black. This is a lazy attempt. Dark skin does not equal black. Uub is south Asian for example. Some of your choices are straight up European. And some of these aren’t even anime.

  2. Us black folk be claiming everyone and then be getting mad when questioned. Maybe you should have just said dark skinned cause we are claiming others representation

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