The Black Experience: Anime recs with Black Characters


Hello, everyone!

Welcome to The Black Experience, a month long blog series through February, in honour of Black History Month, which features Black bloggers, booktubers and authors. This project aims at highlighting Black stories and experiences both in real life and in publishing, as well as showing our individual and collective struggles.

Today’s post is a fun post by Tanya Pickles. Actually this idea was me pushing the nerd-o-meter, but luckily another person seemed also seemed interested in it. Tanya will be giving us nine anime recommendations with Black characters, with some extras.

Its as if I was waiting for someone to ask me this question.

Afro Samurai

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Fantastic series from the beginning to end. The voice of Afro is Samuel L. Jackson (insert M*F* joke) and it is done extremely well. The best part about this anime is Afro isn’t the villain *hooray*

Cowboy Bebop

One of my favorite favorite series in the whole anime world.

Kofi, the bounty hunter

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Udai Taxim

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Side Note: The episode he is in is called Black Dog Serenade and it is my favorite of the show.

Punch, Big Shot host

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  • There are more Black characters within this series but these three came straight to mind.

The Promised Neverland

Sister Krone


Black Lagoon


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Soul Eater

Kilik Lunge

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Hunter x Hunter


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Carole and Tuesday


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Michiko to Hatchin

Atsuko Jackson

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★Side Note:

Two of my favorite anime/cartoons have lead characters voiced by Black actors although the character is white or Asian.


Jet from Cowboy Bebop

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Beau Billingslea (voice actor)

Jack from Samurai Jack

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Phil LaMarr (voice actor)


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5 thoughts on “The Black Experience: Anime recs with Black Characters

  1. Yessss I love this post being a part of your monthly post series, as a weeb myself! Cowboy Bebop is really the business and I need to watch it all properly sometime

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