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
+ - 2,892 908
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
+ - 1,756 902
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
+ - 1,786 718
Lelouch Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Lelouch Lamperouge Code Geass

5
+ - 1,549 654
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
+ - 1,450 911
Near is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Near Death Note

7
+ - 1,339 572
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
+ - 1,040 538
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
+ - 948 565
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
+ - 1,153 677
Levi Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Levi Ackerman Attack On Titan

11
+ - 1,040 516
Shiro is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Shiro No Game No Life

12
+ - 833 591
Sōsuke Aizen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Sōsuke Aizen Bleach

13
+ - 1,033 442
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
+ - 777 554
Madara Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Madara Uchiha Naruto Shippūden

15
+ - 748 459
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
+ - 736 273
Sebastian Michaelis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Sebastian Michaelis Black Butler

17
+ - 923 569
Armin Arlelt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Armin Arlelt Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kjoyin)

18
+ - 1,257 862
Bulma is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Bulma Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball

19
+ - 692 496
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
+ - 692 259
Sora is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Sora

21
+ - 519 402
Kurapika is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Kurapika Hunter x Hunter

22
+ - 713 441
Mavis Vermilion is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

23
+ - 515 474
Retsu Unohana is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Retsu Unohana Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

24
+ - 576 199
Korosensei is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Korosensei

25
+ - 599 405
Tatsuya Shiba is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Tatsuya Shiba

26
+ - 723 385
Izaya Orihara is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Izaya Orihara Durarara!!

27
+ - 544 447
Sasuke Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Sasuke Uchiha Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire

28
+ - 475 534
Kabuto Yakushi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Kabuto Yakushi Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

29
+ - 447 448
Rintarou Okabe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Rintarou Okabe Steins;Gate

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30
+ - 513 246
Ciel Phantomhive is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Ciel Phantomhive Black Butler

31
+ - 546 434
Usui Takumi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Usui Takumi Kaichou wa Maid Sama

32
+ - 396 208
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
+ - 471 362
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
+ - 385 326
Shinya Kogami is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Shinya Kogami Psycho-Pass

35
+ - 366 261
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

36
+ - 403 351
Seijuro Akashi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

37
+ - 550 405
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
+ - 367 347
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
+ - 347 159
Levy McGarden is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

40
+ - 267 128
Byakuya Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Byakuya Kuchiki Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

41
+ - 334 279
Jimmy Kudo is listed (or ranked) 41 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

42
+ - 346 187
Yukio Okumura is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Yukio Okumura Blue Exorcist, Blue Exorcist

43
+ - 251 149
Jellal Fernandes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

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44
+ - 416 344
Nico Robin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Nico Robin One Piece

45
+ - 279 265
Makise Kurisu is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Makise Kurisu Steins;Gate

46
+ - 262 197
Aru Akise is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Aru Akise Future Diary

47
+ - 353 320
Hōtarō Oreki is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Hōtarō Oreki Classic Literature Club

48
+ - 275 284
Uryū Ishida is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Uryū Ishida Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

49
+ - 220 282
Johan Liebert is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Johan Liebert Monster

50
+ - 275 94
Kyoya Ootori is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Kyoya Ootori Ouran High School Host Club, Ouran High School Host Club