Anime Underground The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History  

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What do Edward Elric and Naruto Uzumaki have in common? They both had an amazing sensei, that what. In honor of teachers everywhere, we're ranking the best anime teachers of all time, with the help of your votes. Who is your favorite sensei character in anime? For this list we are including anime teachers that might teach a class at a high school, and also sensei characters that teach outside of the classroom. From Junichiro Kagami to Aikuro Mikisugi, these are our favorite teachers in anime.

Is your top anime teacher missing from our poll? Not to worry! You can add any character you want to this list, as long as they are known for being a sensei in the anime they're in. Vote up your favorite teacher characters in anime, and downvote any characters you do not like.
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1,204 427
Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

2
1,487 492
Kakashi Hatake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
amori003 added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom

3
1,373 314
Koro-sensei is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Assassination Classroom

4
1,020 318
Minato Namikaze is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

5
858 323
Tsunade is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Schneeflocke 23 added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

6
538 78
Shouta Aizawa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Guest_5d696291-9c4a-462d-8dc9-35d276212fe6 added Shouta Aizawa

Boku no Hero Academia

7
882 248
Iruka Umino is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

8
782 252
Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Keiko Asuna added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

9
672 285
Kame-Sen'nin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Son Goku added Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball: The Path to Power, Dragonball Evolution

10
750 338
Izumi Curtis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa

11
581 241
Tobirama Senju is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added

12
611 228
Kurenai Yuhi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

13
586 292
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Utkan Aktaş added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

14
645 298
Kisuke Urahara is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

15
536 258
Franken Stein is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Soul Eater

16
723 313
Might Guy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie

17
455 227
Yoruichi Shihouin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

18
438 189
Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z (US)

19
237 51
Igneel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Victoria Masalkovski added Igneel

20
317 185
Zangetsu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Son Goku added Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

21
222 74
Fukasaku is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Fukasaku

22
401 222
Killer Bee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added

23
371 203
Hashirama Senju is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added

24
332 193
King Kai is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Son Goku added Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound

25
251 137
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shaurya-kapoor added Silver Reighly

26
297 156
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shaurya-kapoor added Whis

27
282 131
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shaurya-kapoor added Fukasaku

28
227 159
Genkai is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Alyson Roth added

29
186 140
Biscuit Krueger is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Hunter x Hunter

30
300 260
Orochimaru is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Son Goku added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

31
205 167
Kami is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Son Goku added Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone

32
195 137
Eikichi Onizuka is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Great Teacher Onizuka, GTO, Great Teacher Onizuka

33
183 125
Ginpachi-sensei is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Ginpachi-sensei Gintama

34
159 133
Korin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Son Goku added Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z Cooler's Revenge

35
159 138
Kaien Cross is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History

36
136 134
Isshin Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

37
223 205
Goku is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added

38
155 142
Mr. Popo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Dragon Ball Z, Plan to Destroy the Saiya-jin, Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler

39
233 228
Madara Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden

40
278 284
Sasuke Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire

41
120 106
Yoko Ritona is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Gurren Lagann

42
123 106
Junichiro Kagami is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Junichiro Kagami Denpa Kyoshi

43
116 103
Aikuro Mikisugi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Kill la Kill

44
63 33
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Whis

45
135 126
Reborn is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History

46
92 99
Tōtōsai is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Inu Yasha

47
91 101
Toga Yagari is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
britt added Vampire Knight, Vampire Knight

48
47 21
hatake kakashi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
ariannaortiz added hatake kakashi

49
55 36
Hak is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
natsu12 added The Defiled

50
30 15
Glenn Radars is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Mirikashi Tadori added Glenn Radars akashic records of a bastard instructor -

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