film The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

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List Rules Only anime characters who are smart in a way that is obvious.

In anime, physical power isn't always everything. Very often brains will win over brawn, and because of that, we're ranking the smartest anime characters of all time. Do you have a favorite smart anime character? Now would be a good time to show it by voting up your top choices on the poll below. From master strategists like Shikamaru (Naruto) who plan one hundred steps away, to analytical geniuses like Death Note's L who can predict his opponents moves before he even makes them, these anime characters are much smarter than the average human.

Vote up the intelligent anime characters that you believe to be the smartest, and downvote any that you don't think could hang intellectually with the top contendors on this poll.


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L Lawliet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
L

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2
+ - 2,989 925
Light Yagami is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Light Yagami Death Note, Death Note: Re-light: L's Successors, Death Note

3
+ - 1,808 920
Shikamaru Nara is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Shikamaru Nara Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

4
+ - 1,838 730
Lelouch Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Lelouch Lamperouge Code Geass

5
+ - 1,600 666
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Itachi Uchiha Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Ninja World

6
+ - 1,487 938
Near is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Near Death Note

7
+ - 1,388 590
Kakashi Hatake is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Kakashi Hatake Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom

8
+ - 1,080 550
Kisuke Urahara is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Kisuke Urahara Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

9
+ - 976 581
Conan Edogawa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Conan Edogawa Case Closed: Private Eye in the Distant Sea

10
+ - 1,187 697
Levi Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Levi Ackerman Attack On Titan

11
+ - 1,064 527
Shiro is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Shiro No Game No Life

12
+ - 852 604
Sōsuke Aizen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Sōsuke Aizen Bleach

13
+ - 1,060 453
Edward Elric is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Edward Elric FullMetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Fullmetal Alchemist

14
+ - 793 571
Madara Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Madara Uchiha Naruto Shippūden

15
+ - 779 470
Minato Namikaze is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Minato Namikaze Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

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16
+ - 769 280
Sebastian Michaelis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Sebastian Michaelis Black Butler

17
+ - 1,271 874
Bulma is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Bulma Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball

18
+ - 937 585
Armin Arlelt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Armin Arlelt Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kjoyin)

19
+ - 713 508
Orochimaru is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Orochimaru Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

20
+ - 718 269
Sora is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Sora

21
+ - 531 413
Kurapika is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Kurapika Hunter x Hunter

22
+ - 727 450
Mavis Vermilion is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

23
+ - 520 484
Retsu Unohana is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Retsu Unohana Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

24
+ - 597 207
Korosensei is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Korosensei

25
+ - 614 414
Tatsuya Shiba is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Tatsuya Shiba

26
+ - 739 392
Izaya Orihara is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Izaya Orihara Durarara!!

27
+ - 489 551
Kabuto Yakushi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Kabuto Yakushi Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

28
+ - 560 467
Sasuke Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Sasuke Uchiha Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire

29
+ - 533 252
Ciel Phantomhive is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Ciel Phantomhive Black Butler

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30
+ - 457 455
Rintarou Okabe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Rintarou Okabe Steins;Gate

31
+ - 558 440
Usui Takumi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Usui Takumi Kaichou wa Maid Sama

32
+ - 416 214
Neji Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Neji Hyuga Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire

33
+ - 480 367
Mayuri Kurotsuchi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Mayuri Kurotsuchi Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

34
+ - 398 330
Shinya Kogami is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Shinya Kogami Psycho-Pass

35
+ - 374 266
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

36
+ - 416 355
Seijuro Akashi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

37
+ - 559 409
Sailor Mercury is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Sailor Mercury Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon Super S: The Movie, Sailor Moon R the Movie: Promise of the Rose

38
+ - 383 349
Shino Aburame is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Shino Aburame Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

39
+ - 362 164
Levy McGarden is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

40
+ - 345 284
Jimmy Kudo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Jimmy Kudo Case Closed, Case Closed: The Last Wizard of the Century, Case Closed: Countdown to Heaven

41
+ - 275 133
Byakuya Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Byakuya Kuchiki Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

42
+ - 357 191
Yukio Okumura is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Yukio Okumura Blue Exorcist, Blue Exorcist

43
+ - 263 152
Jellal Fernandes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

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44
+ - 425 347
Nico Robin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Nico Robin One Piece

45
+ - 287 268
Makise Kurisu is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Makise Kurisu Steins;Gate

46
+ - 272 199
Aru Akise is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Aru Akise Future Diary

47
+ - 359 324
Hōtarō Oreki is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Hōtarō Oreki Classic Literature Club

48
+ - 230 285
Johan Liebert is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Johan Liebert Monster

49
+ - 291 96
Kyoya Ootori is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Kyoya Ootori Ouran High School Host Club, Ouran High School Host Club

50
+ - 279 287
Uryū Ishida is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Uryū Ishida Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody