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The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History

Updated April 28, 2020 66.6k votes 7.0k voters 49.9k views75 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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  • 1
    Shouta Aizawa
    2,016
    556

    Shouta Aizawa

    Boku no Hero Academia

  • 2
    Koro-sensei
    3,129
    992

    Koro-sensei

    Assassination Classroom
  • 3
    Minato Namikaze
    2,522
    720

    Minato Namikaze

    Naruto Shippūden, Naruto
  • 4
    Jiraiya
    2,744
    814

    Jiraiya

    Naruto Shippūden, Naruto
  • 5
    Kakashi Hatake
    3,301
    1,146

    Kakashi Hatake

    Naruto, Naruto Shippūden
  • 6
    Might Guy
    1,682
    495

    Might Guy

    Naruto Shippūden, Naruto
  • 7
    Master Roshi
    1,390
    528

    Master Roshi

    Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball: The Path to Power
  • 8
    Iruka Umino
    1,805
    499

    Iruka Umino

    Naruto, Naruto Shippūden
  • 9
    Tsunade
    1,934
    692

    Tsunade

    Naruto, Naruto Shippūden
  • 10
    Kisuke Urahara
    1,269
    582

    Kisuke Urahara

    Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black
  • 11
    Asuma Sarutobi
    1,672
    522

    Asuma Sarutobi

    Naruto, Naruto Shippūden
  • 12
    Franken Stein
    956
    477

    Franken Stein

    Soul Eater
  • 13
    Igneel
    717
    186

    Igneel

  • 14
    Fukasaku
    823
    283

    Fukasaku

  • 15
    Yoruichi Shihouin
    865
    398

    Yoruichi Shihouin

    Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion
  • 16
    Silver Reighly
    604
    254

    Silver Reighly

  • 17
    Izumi Curtis
    1,461
    513

    Izumi Curtis

    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa
  • 18
    All Might
    347
    58

    All Might

    My Hero Academia
  • 19
    Gran Torino
    240
    28

    Gran Torino

    My Hero Academia
  • 20
    Piccolo
    899
    349

    Piccolo

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball
  • 21
    Hiruzen Sarutobi
    1,083
    530

    Hiruzen Sarutobi

    Naruto Shippūden, Naruto
  • 22
    Kurenai Yuhi
    1,074
    477

    Kurenai Yuhi

    Naruto Shippūden, Naruto
  • 23
    Tobirama Senju
    1,077
    475
  • 24
    King Kai
    654
    346

    King Kai

    Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn
  • 25
    Whis
    580
    257

    Whis