Anime Underground The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair  

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It's hard not to love anime characters with red hair. Just like in the real world, they tend to be a little more unique and special looking compared to brown and blonde haired people. Red haired anime characters have become strong fan favorites over the years, maybe because they stand out and are always full of life and energy. They've appeared in a variety of popular genres, including incest anime, ecchi harem animes, scary animes, and more. 

This list includes both male and female red hair anime characters that are powerful, sexy, funny, and everything in between. Who is the greatest red haired anime character of all time? Our poll below is a great starting point to answering that question, but we strongly encourage you to add your favorite red hair anime characters to this list if they're not already here. We've included obvious choices like Gaara, Rias, Shanks, and Renji, but there are bound to be plenty of others that we might not have thought of when making this list. If you add your favorite character with red hair, others can vote for them too!

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Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ezra Scarlet Fairy Tale

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Gaara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Gaara Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

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Karma Akabane is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Karma Akabane

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Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kushina Uzumaki Naruto Shippūden

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Sasori is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Sasori Naruto Shippūden

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Nagato is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Nagato Naruto Shippuden

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Grell Sutcliff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Grell Sutcliff Black Butler

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Shanks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Shanks One Piece

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Erza Knightwalker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Erza Knightwalker Fairy Tale

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Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Renji Abarai Bleach

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Natsu Dragneel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Natsu Dragneel Fairy Tail

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Rias Gremory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rias Gremory High School DxD

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Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Himura Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin

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Yona is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Yona

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Klein is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Klein Sword Art Online

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Yoko Ritona is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Yoko Ritona Gurren Lagann

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Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hisoka Hunter x Hunter

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Mikoto Suoh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

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Yukihira Souma is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Yukihira Souma

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Taiga Kagami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Taiga Kagami Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

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Seijūrō Akashi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Seijūrō Akashi

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Kurisu Makise is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kurisu Makise

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Lavi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Lavi D.Gray-man

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Cobra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Cobra Fairy Tale

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Karin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Karin Naruto Shippūden

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Shura Kirigakure is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Shura Kirigakure

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707/Seven/Luciel/Choi Saeyoung is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
707/Seven/Luciel/Choi Saeyoung Mystic Messenger

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Pyrrha Nikos is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

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Kallen Stadtfeld is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kallen Stadtfeld Code Geass

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Gildarts Clive is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

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Ed is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ed Cowboy Bebop

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Shirayuki is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Shirayuki

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Ayato Sakamaki is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ayato Sakamaki

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Flame Haze Shana is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Flame Haze Shana Burning Eyes Shana

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Sora is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Sora No Game No Life

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Kyōko Sakura is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kyōko Sakura Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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Shuichi Minamino is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Shuichi Minamino Yu Yu Hakushu

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Morgiana is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Morgiana Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

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Nami is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Nami One Piece (JP), Dream Soccer King!, One Piece Film: Strong World

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Chouza Akimichi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Chouza Akimichi Naruto

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Yuzuru Otonashi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Yuzuru Otonashi Angel Beats!

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Ayano Kannagi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ayano Kannagi Kaze no Stigma

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Mikoto Mikoshiba is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mikoto Mikoshiba

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Rider is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rider Fate Zero

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Masrur is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

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Rin Matsuoka is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rin Matsuoka Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

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Spirit Albarn (Death Scythe) is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

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Kougyoku Ren is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

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Kouha Ren is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

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Otoya Ittoki is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Otoya Ittoki