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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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
1,403 471
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
1,300 298
Koro-sensei is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Assassination Classroom

4
969 305
Minato Namikaze is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

5
845 233
Iruka Umino is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

6
822 309
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
749 239
Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Keiko Asuna added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

8
488 71
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
648 277
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
721 321
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
550 228
Tobirama Senju is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added

12
564 279
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Utkan Aktaş added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

13
621 289
Kisuke Urahara is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

14
576 220
Kurenai Yuhi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

15
691 302
Might Guy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie

16
514 254
Franken Stein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Soul Eater

17
437 220
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
424 182
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
214 44
Igneel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Victoria Masalkovski added Igneel

20
304 179
Zangetsu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Son Goku added Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

21
363 198
Hashirama Senju is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added

22
386 217
Killer Bee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added

23
204 69
Fukasaku is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Fukasaku

24
327 186
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
241 131
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shaurya-kapoor added Silver Reighly

26
285 152
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shaurya-kapoor added Whis

27
225 153
Genkai is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Alyson Roth added

28
276 125
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shaurya-kapoor added Fukasaku

29
182 133
Biscuit Krueger is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Hunter x Hunter

30
291 246
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
200 161
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
190 130
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
176 119
Ginpachi-sensei is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Ginpachi-sensei Gintama

34
157 134
Kaien Cross is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History

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155 128
Korin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Son Goku added Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z Cooler's Revenge

36
131 130
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
217 200
Goku is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added

38
151 138
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
228 224
Madara Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden

40
262 273
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
116 102
Yoko Ritona is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Gurren Lagann

42
113 102
Aikuro Mikisugi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Kill la Kill

43
118 104
Junichiro Kagami is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Junichiro Kagami Denpa Kyoshi

44
91 98
Tōtōsai is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Inu Yasha

45
132 124
Reborn is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History

46
89 99
Toga Yagari is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
britt added Vampire Knight, Vampire Knight

47
56 32
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Whis

48
40 20
hatake kakashi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
ariannaortiz added hatake kakashi

49
51 35
Hak is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
natsu12 added The Defiled

50
93 102
Shizuka Marikawa is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Highschool of the Dead