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

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Koro-sensei is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Koro-sensei Assassination Classroom

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Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Jiraiya Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

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

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Iruka Umino is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Iruka Umino Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

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Tsunade is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Schneeflocke 23 added Tsunade Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

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Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Keiko Asuna added Asuma Sarutobi Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

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Shouta Aizawa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Guest_5d696291-9c4a-462d-8dc9-35d276212fe6 added Shouta Aizawa Boku no Hero Academia

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Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Utkan Aktaş added Hiruzen Sarutobi Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

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

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Kisuke Urahara is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Kisuke Urahara Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

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Might Guy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Might Guy Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie

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Franken Stein is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Franken Stein Soul Eater

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Kame-Sen'nin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Son Goku added Master Roshi Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball: The Path to Power, Dragonball Evolution

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Tobirama Senju is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Tobirama Senju

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Kurenai Yuhi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Kurenai Yuhi Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

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

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

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Killer Bee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Killer Bee

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Hashirama Senju is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Hashirama Senju

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Zangetsu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Son Goku added Zangetsu Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

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King Kai is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Son Goku added King Kai Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound

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Fukasaku is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Fukasaku

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Igneel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Victoria Masalkovski added Igneel

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shaurya-kapoor added Fukasaku

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shaurya-kapoor added Whis

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Genkai is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Alyson Roth added Genkai

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shaurya-kapoor added Silver Reighly

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Orochimaru is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Son Goku added Orochimaru Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

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Kami is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Son Goku added Kami Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone

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Biscuit Krueger is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Biscuit Krueger Hunter x Hunter

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Korin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Son Goku added Korin Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z Cooler's Revenge

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Eikichi Onizuka is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Eikichi Onizuka Great Teacher Onizuka, GTO, Great Teacher Onizuka

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Goku is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Goku

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Ginpachi-sensei is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Ginpachi-sensei Gintama

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Kaien Cross is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History

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Mr. Popo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Mr. Popo Dragon Ball Z, Plan to Destroy the Saiya-jin, Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler

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Isshin Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Isshin Kurosaki Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

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

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

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

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Aikuro Mikisugi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Aikuro Mikisugi Kill la Kill

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Tōtōsai is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Tōtōsai Inu Yasha

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Reborn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History

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Junichiro Kagami is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Junichiro Kagami Denpa Kyoshi

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Toga Yagari is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
britt added Toga Yagari Vampire Knight, Vampire Knight

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Whis

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Hak is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
natsu12 added Hak The Defiled

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Shizuka Marikawa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Shizuka Marikawa Highschool of the Dead

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hatake kakashi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
ariannaortiz added hatake kakashi