Anime Underground The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time  

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List Rules Characters that are both old and elderly in appearance. No young looking vampires or Van Hohenheim types.

You should always respect your elders, and in the world of anime that saying is no exception. The usual portrayal of old people in anime is that of the sagely, still powerful fighter who the antagonist learns all his skills from, especially in Shonen anime. Elderly anime characters like Master Roshi (DBZ), Jiraiya (Naruto), and Genkai (Yu-Yu-Hakusho) all exemplify this. Then there are the old anime characters that are still more powerful in their old age than most other characters in the show. This is best demonstrated by the great Whitebeard in One Piece, who at 72 years of age showed the world why he was the strongest man in the world.

Who is your favorite anime geezer? Let us know by voting up your favorites on the poll below. Anime grandpas and grandmas are fair game, as long as they are elderly looking.
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Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Jiraiya Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

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2
365 106
Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

3
381 115
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

4
368 125
Master Roshi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Master Roshi Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball: The Path to Power, Dragonball Evolution

5
296 91
Tsunade is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Tsunade Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

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282 98
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Whitebeard One Piece

7
309 125
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

8
177 62
Madara Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Madara Uchiha Naruto Shippūden

9
222 105
Chiyo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Chiyo Naruto Shippūden

10
168 68
Onoki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Onoki Naruto Shippuden

11
201 95
Monkey D. Garp is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Monkey D. Garp One Piece Film: Strong World

12
206 99
Alex Louis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
amori003 added Alex Louis Armstrong Fullmetal Alchemist

13
195 92
Kami is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Kami Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone

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155 62
Netero is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
John Francis added Netero Hunter X Hunter

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134 51
Porlyusica is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Porlyusica

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206 111
Orochimaru is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Orochimaru Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

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130 50
Hagoromo Otsutsuki is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Hagoromo Otsutsuki

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146 65
Kaede is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Kaede Inuyasha, Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

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Silver Fang is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Silver Fang

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149 98
Genkai is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

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104 57
Grandpa Gohan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Grandpa Gohan Dragonball Evolution, Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins, Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The Father of Goku

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147 100
Professor Oak / Professor Samu... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

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87 54
King Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Ahmed Maklad added King Piccolo

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85 52
Rō Kaiōshin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Ahmed Maklad added Rō Kaiōshin Dragon Ball Z

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111 87
Watari is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Watari Death Note, Death Note

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79 56
Ox-King is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Ox-King Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone, Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks, Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!

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90 75
Yoshimura is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Yoshimura Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster

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74 62
Sugoroku Mutou is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Ahmed Maklad added Sugoroku Mutou Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh!

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66 69
Hayato Fūrinji is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Hayato Fūrinji Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple

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59 61
Dr. Briefs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Dr. Briefs Dragon Ball Z, Plan to Destroy the Saiya-jin, Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan

31
57 75
Daisuke Aramaki is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Daisuke Aramaki Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Ghost in the Shell

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49 64
Jinpachi Mishima is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Jinpachi Mishima Tekken Universe

33
44 60
Master Asia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Master Asia

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39 56
Tsuru is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

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38 55
Pan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Pan Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy

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44 65
Joseph Joestar is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Joseph Joestar JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

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41 61
Bookman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Bookman D.Gray-man

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3 5
Master Shen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
ahmed-maklad added Master Shen Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure

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38 62
Nurarihyon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Nurarihyon Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan

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33 62
Cologne is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Cologne Ranma ½

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36 68
Master Yupa is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Master Yupa Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

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30 60
Sakae Jinnouchi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Sakae Jinnouchi Summer Wars

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29 60
Seijûrô Hiko is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Seijûrô Hiko Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal^! Director's Cut

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28 62
Happosai is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Happosai Ranma ½

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58 117
Danzo Shimura is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Utkan Aktaş added Danzo Shimura Naruto Shippūden, Ninja World

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26 61
Setsuno is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

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20 62
Doppo Orochi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Doppo Orochi Baki the Grappler

48
10 39
Robert Edward O Speedwagon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
ConnorDavis added Robert Edward O Speedwagon

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18 59
Gen Fu is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

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16 55
Lordgenome is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time