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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+ - 357 103
Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

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

4
+ - 362 122
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
+ - 287 90
Tsunade is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Tsunade Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

6
+ - 274 96
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Whitebeard One Piece

7
+ - 305 122
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

8
+ - 170 60
Madara Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Madara Uchiha Naruto Shippūden

9
+ - 218 105
Chiyo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Chiyo Naruto Shippūden

10
+ - 198 93
Monkey D. Garp is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Monkey D. Garp One Piece Film: Strong World

11
+ - 164 68
Onoki is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Onoki Naruto Shippuden

12
+ - 192 91
Kami is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Kami Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone

13
+ - 200 98
Alex Louis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Alex Louis Armstrong Fullmetal Alchemist

14
+ - 149 62
Netero is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Netero Hunter X Hunter

15
+ - 130 50
Porlyusica is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

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+ - 203 110
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

17
+ - 127 50
Hagoromo Otsutsuki is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

18
+ - 144 64
Kaede is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Kaede Inuyasha, Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

19
+ - 82 19
Silver Fang is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Silver Fang

20
+ - 148 97
Genkai is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

21
+ - 102 56
Grandpa Gohan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Grandpa Gohan Dragonball Evolution, Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins, Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The Father of Goku

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+ - 144 99
Professor Oak / Professor Samu... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

23
+ - 86 53
King Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

24
+ - 83 51
Rō Kaiōshin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Rō Kaiōshin Dragon Ball Z

25
+ - 108 87
Watari is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Watari Death Note, Death Note

26
+ - 79 55
Ox-King is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Ox-King Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone, Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks, Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!

27
+ - 88 74
Yoshimura is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Yoshimura Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster

28
+ - 72 61
Sugoroku Mutou is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Sugoroku Mutou Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh!

29
+ - 59 60
Dr. Briefs is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Dr. Briefs Dragon Ball Z, Plan to Destroy the Saiya-jin, Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan

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+ - 65 68
Hayato Fūrinji is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Hayato Fūrinji Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple

31
+ - 49 63
Jinpachi Mishima is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Jinpachi Mishima Tekken Universe

32
+ - 56 74
Daisuke Aramaki is listed (or ranked) 32 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

33
+ - 44 59
Master Asia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Master Asia

34
+ - 38 54
Pan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Pan Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy

35
+ - 41 59
Bookman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Bookman D.Gray-man

36
+ - 38 55
Tsuru is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

37
+ - 3 3
Master Shen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Master Shen Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure

38
+ - 42 64
Joseph Joestar is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Joseph Joestar JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

39
+ - 38 61
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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+ - 32 61
Cologne is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Cologne Ranma ½

41
+ - 30 59
Sakae Jinnouchi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Sakae Jinnouchi Summer Wars

42
+ - 34 67
Master Yupa is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Master Yupa Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

43
+ - 29 59
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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Danzo Shimura is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Danzo Shimura Naruto Shippūden, Ninja World

45
+ - 28 61
Happosai is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Happosai Ranma ½

46
+ - 26 60
Setsuno is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

47
+ - 20 60
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 38
Robert Edward O Speedwagon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

49
+ - 18 58
Gen Fu is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

50
+ - 16 54
Lordgenome is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time