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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1,047 368
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
1,294 435
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
1,191 267
Koro-sensei is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Assassination Classroom

4
887 290
Minato Namikaze is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

5
768 219
Iruka Umino is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

6
751 296
Tsunade is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Schneeflocke 23 added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

7
679 226
Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Keiko Asuna added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

8
388 59
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

9
657 292
Izumi Curtis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa

10
590 260
Kame-Sen'nin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Son Goku added Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball: The Path to Power, Dragonball Evolution

11
524 248
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Utkan Aktaş added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

12
569 261
Kisuke Urahara is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

13
495 214
Tobirama Senju is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added

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636 277
Might Guy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie

15
516 211
Kurenai Yuhi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

16
467 236
Franken Stein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Soul Eater

17
392 173
Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z (US)

18
400 214
Yoruichi Shihouin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

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361 205
Killer Bee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added

20
339 190
Hashirama Senju is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added

21
276 172
Zangetsu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Son Goku added Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

22
305 173
King Kai is listed (or ranked) 22 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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181 61
Fukasaku is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Fukasaku

24
169 36
Igneel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Victoria Masalkovski added Igneel

25
268 142
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shaurya-kapoor added Whis

26
265 118
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shaurya-kapoor added Fukasaku

27
214 125
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shaurya-kapoor added Silver Reighly

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205 144
Genkai is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Alyson Roth added

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280 232
Orochimaru is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Son Goku added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

30
167 126
Biscuit Krueger is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Hunter x Hunter

31
189 153
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
180 123
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
164 114
Ginpachi-sensei is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Ginpachi-sensei Gintama

34
147 122
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
211 188
Goku is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added

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143 129
Kaien Cross is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History

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144 130
Mr. Popo is listed (or ranked) 37 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

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117 125
Isshin Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

39
213 215
Madara Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden

40
242 262
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
105 96
Aikuro Mikisugi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Kill la Kill

42
112 100
Junichiro Kagami is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Junichiro Kagami Denpa Kyoshi

43
105 97
Yoko Ritona is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Gurren Lagann

44
126 119
Reborn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History

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81 92
Toga Yagari is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
britt added Vampire Knight, Vampire Knight

46
82 92
Tōtōsai is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Inu Yasha

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47 28
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Whis

48
49 33
Hak is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
natsu12 added The Defiled

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88 95
Shizuka Marikawa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Highschool of the Dead

50
30 17
hatake kakashi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
ariannaortiz added hatake kakashi