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18+ Of The Best Anime Characters With Black Eyes (No Pun Intended)

Of all the eye colors in the anime palette, black is the one color that’s the most realistic. Or one of a few that’s true to life.

Anime characters with black eyes can have:

  • Black hair.
  • Orange hair.
  • Blue Hair.

And other hair colors, but black hair is one of the more relevant combinations which reflects not just people’s eye colors in real life, but Japanese people as well.

Here’s a list:


Anime Characters Black Eyes:


1. Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail)

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Natsu Dragneel is the main dragon slayer of the Fairy Tail series, and one of the anime’s 4 main characters. He’s the reckless, aggressive, impulsive member of the FT guild.

Natsu’s feelings guide his actions which isn’t always good, but in an anime where “friendship” is your power it becomes a force of nature.

He’s always wearing a scarf and the same attire throughout most of the series unlike other characters who change their outfits quite a bit.


2. L Lawliet (Death Note)

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L Lawliet is known for a reason. He’s a detective genius and was able to figure out so much about Kira or “Light Yagami” despite only having human interpretation and perspective.

He’s a guy who dares to think and go beyond what is normal or conventional, and will even dive into what most would consider “insane thinking” if it means cracking a complex case.

His black eyes, black hair, and awkward demeanor makes him a strange character but one who’s smarts make him a curious person.


3. Roy Mustang (Fullmetal Alchemist)

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Roy Mustang from Fullmetal Alchemist is an important character in the series, even if not a main one. His relationship with Rize Hawkeye is one aspect that makes him stand out.

His relationship with Edward Elric, the MC is another role which is completely different and necessary.

He’s a flame alchemist and one with a lot of experience as a soldier.


4. Ryuuji Takasu (Toradora)

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Ryuuji Takasu is the main male character who’s seen being drop kicked, punched, and verbally abused by Taiga Aisaka, the so called “Love interest” in the beginning of Toradora.

He’s a man who loves cleaning and meticulous about it. He’s also too kind for his own good at times. And his eyes give people the wrong impression to the point of him being judged as a delinquent.

He lives with an airheaded mother who’s kind and caring, but not useful when it comes to cooking which he does instead.


5. Goku (Dragon Ball Z)

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Goku from Dragon Ball Z is too iconic, he’s 2nd to characters like Pikachu from Pokemon. He’s inspirational because of his work ethic, grind, hustle, his drive for personal development and challenging himself.

Goku is selfish but only when judged from the point of view that he prioritizes fighting and challenging himself over everything else. He gets high off it and it’s what he enjoys the most.

Black hair and black eyes are traits of all Saiyans.


6. Rock Lee (Naruto)

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Rock Lee is an underrated Naruto character who could have gotten a lot more shine in Shippuden and other parts of the Naruto franchise.

He’s proof that hard work CAN beat talent when talent doesn’t work hard… Shown when he makes a mockery out of Sasuke when they first fight it out. His martial arts was taught to him by his mentor Might Guy.

Rock Lee is easily one of the most relatable and realistic characters in Naruto.


7. Lord Death (Soul Eater)

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Lord Death has a skull for a face, and he’s the epitome of a grim reaper. That’s literally what he is. He’s the face of the DWMA in Soul Eater.

He’s so powerful he was able to tear off the skin of his enemy and use that same skin to trap him and seal him away. His methods are savage.

On the average day Lord Death is a comedian and a sarcastic b*stard who never takes anything seriously and always talks as if everything is rosey 24/7.

Even in serious scenarios he keeps up this image.


8. Shota Aizawa (My Hero Academia)

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Shota Aizawa is the teacher at UA high school, and the teacher specifically for class 1-A which has Bakugo, Ochako, Midoriya, and other characters within it.

He has black hair and black eyes.

He always looks like he hasn’t slept much and has a serious expression almost 100% of the time. Most students avoid pissing him off or joking around.

Shota’s appearance is that of a lazy person who doesn’t groom or care too much about appearance.


9. Yui (Sword Art Online)

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Yui is the girl who shows up during the first season of Sword Art Online. She becomes the “adopted” daughter of Kirito and Asuna in virtual form, and this carries over in more ways in later seasons.

Yui has black hair and black eyes, and has the appearance of a little girl. And she behaves in this way especially in front of Asuna and Kirito who she see’s as her genuine parents.


10. Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z)

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Vegeta, whether in Dragon Ball Z or Dragon Ball Super has black hair, black eyes, and a closed off introverted demeanor. He’s a lone wolf who prefers to do things by himself without interference.

In a lot of ways this mentality held him back and this changes as he decides to let others much stronger train him and teach him things he can’t learn by himself.

He went from a cold hearted groomed killer to a family man who fights for a purpose much bigger than himself.


11. Momo Yaoyorozu (My Hero Academia)

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Momo is the My Hero Academia girl who’s sparked controversy among feminists and the Twitter mob for so called “fanservice” because she’s designed in a way that’s attractive.

Her design is related to her quirk called creation. Assuming she knows how something works fundamentally, she can create it from any part of her body.

Momo isn’t just pretty, she can also play instruments, enjoys reading, and is a sensible female role model for others.


12. Shinya Kogami (Psycho Pass)

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Shinya Kogami is the other protagonist from Psycho Pass besides Akane Tsunemori. Both of them are partners who work together in the police force.

Shinya is a laid back guy and not the most talkative person. He only says what needs to be said and isn’t one to act out of character or pretend to be something he’s not.


13. Hachiman Hikigaya (Oregairu)

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Hachiman Hikigaya is another laid back black haired, black eyes anime character who doesn’t subscribe to fakeness or bullsh*t. He’s a genuine guy who wants genuine friendships and relationships.

As a lone wolf he does his own thing because of the fact people aren’t genuine and straightforward, so he avoids the hassle. But slowly he gets the thing he always wanted.

He’s a character you can relate to in a lot of ways through his inner dialogue.


14. Simon (Gurren Lagann)

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Simon is the “drill” of the group from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. It’s thanks to his drill that everyone is able to escape their underground life and break out onto the surface. The same place they’re told to avoid for years.

Simon is like Deku meaning he didn’t have too much confidence in himself, but his mentor Kamina is the reason he becomes the man he is and evolves into an influential person.

He gets good character development.


15. Monk Miroku (Inuyasha)

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Monk Miroku is exactly as he sounds. He’s a traveling monk in the early Inuyasha series, and one of his arms is cursed with a technique called the wind tunnel which can suck in almost anything into a black hole.

Miroku at first is anything but a monk as he’s constantly trying to get girls to “bear his children” and acts in ways that go against what he’s supposed to be.

During Yashahime, the NEW version of Inuyasha Miroku changes a lot and is a genuine monk as gets older, has kids, and matures.

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16. Shino Asada (Sword Art Online)

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Shino Asada in the real world wears glasses, has light black hair, light black eyes, and a laid back persona. In the beginning when she shows up she reveals some of her trauma gradually.

The reason she uses guns and sniper rifle’s is related to this “trauma” in her real life outside of VR gaming.

Shino Asada, whether in the VR world or otherwise is one of SAO’S most likeable characters.


17. Jellal Fernandes (Fairy Tail)

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Jellal Fernandes has blue hair, black eyes, and a marking on his face. He grew up a child slave just like Erza Scarlet and others he become close with in his life.

Of all the characters in Fairy Tail, Jellal started out as a villain who after his story is revealed becomes redeemable for the right reasons. And becomes more likable as a character with some good character development.

He’s the romantic interest of Erza (and vice versa), and is relatable in a lot of ways.


18. Nana Osaki (NANA)

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Nana Osaki is a black haired woman with black eyes and black makeup. This is part of her style and image as a singer in a popular band in Tokyo.

Her love interest and boyfriend is Ren. Nana moves into a new property in Tokyo with a girl who’s also called Nana, and they both become unlikely but good neighbors with opposite personalities.

She’s a determined woman, passionate, straightforward, and isn’t one to beat around the bush or live in a dream world. But she can be easily lead when it comes to romance and matters of the “heart”.


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