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The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History 

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Updated April 28, 2020 53.4k votes 6.3k voters 45.6k views 80 items

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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Koro-sensei is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Assassination Classroom
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Minato Namikaze is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto
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Kakashi Hatake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
amori003 added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom
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Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds
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Shouta Aizawa is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Master Roshi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Son Goku added Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball: The Path to Power, Dragonball Evolution
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Kisuke Urahara is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion
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Tsunade is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Schneeflocke 23 added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds
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Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Keiko Asuna added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden
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Franken Stein is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Soul Eater
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Might Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie
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Iruka Umino is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden
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Izumi Curtis is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Utkan Aktaş added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto
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King Kai is listed (or ranked) 15 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
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Yoruichi Shihouin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion
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Kurenai Yuhi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto
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Fukasaku is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Fukasaku
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Tobirama Senju is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added
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Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z (US)
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Zangetsu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Son Goku added Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion
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Hashirama Senju is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added
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shaurya-kapoor added Silver Reighly
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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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Kami is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Son Goku added Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone