Most anime characters are Japanese. Given where the medium originates, this is totally understandable - but not every anime fan is Japanese. As anime gains more traction in other parts of the world, diversity becomes increasingly important - so when we see it, it's important to call it out and celebrate it! In this article, we'll be focusing on black anime characters - let's show them some love! 1. Musa Kamala - Run With The Wind
We'll start the list with my personal favorite, Musa Kamala of Run With The Wind. Musa is an exchange student from Tanzania who came to Japan to study engineering. At Haiji's rather forceful encouragement, he ends up becoming a member of a newly formed track team. Musa is a kind, goofy person who is also a mushy romantic who gets heart eyes at the idea of his fellow teammates having crushes. But he can also be as serious and determined person who works hard to bring the team to victory.
2. Carole - Carole & Tuesday
In the futuristic Martian settlement where Carole lives, humans no longer make their own art - all of that is handled by robots. Carole isn't satisfied with that - she wants to make music that expresses who she is and what she cares about. By working together with Tuesday, she'll do exactly that.
3. Canary - Hunter X Hunter
Canary serves as an apprentice butler for the Zoldyck family - but there's a lot more to her job than just serving tea. Her real job is less like "butler" and more "bouncer" - anyone who tries to access the family will have to get through her first. She's strong enough to take out 100 enemies at once, so that's easier said than done. Though she's loyal to her employers, she disobeys them when she feels it's right - for example, she helps Gon to rescue Killua in spite of her employers' wishes.
4. Yoruichi Shihōin - Bleach
Yoruichi Shihōin was once the captain of the 2nd Division of the Gotei 13, and was also the former commander of the Onmitsukidō. She now works at the Urahara shop. No matter what work she's taking on, she does it with humor and intelligence. Though she has many supernatural abilities, her most noteworthy one is the ability to transform into a cat.
5. A - Naruto
A is the 4th Raikage, which means that he's the leader of the Hidden Cloud Village in the Land of Lightning. With his powerfully muscular body and lightning-based jutsu, he can take on almost any enemy. But there's more to the Raikage than just physical strength - he also has nearly infinite patience - most people would have thrown Killer B out of multiple windows by now. Who are some great black characters that we missed? Let us know in the comments.