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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1,247 441
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
1,539 506
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
1,423 323
Koro-sensei is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Assassination Classroom

4
1,053 328
Minato Namikaze is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

5
583 82
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

6
884 335
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
907 258
Iruka Umino is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

8
804 261
Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Keiko Asuna added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

9
690 294
Muten-Rôshi 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
775 346
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
596 250
Tobirama Senju is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added

12
668 305
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
598 300
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Utkan Aktaş added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

14
623 239
Kurenai Yuhi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

15
552 263
Franken Stein is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Soul Eater

16
745 319
Might Guy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie

17
470 235
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
453 195
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
258 57
Igneel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Victoria Masalkovski added Igneel

20
330 192
Zangetsu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Son Goku added Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

21
410 231
Killer Bee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added

22
381 212
Hashirama Senju is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added

23
230 82
Fukasaku is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Fukasaku

24
344 200
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
261 144
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shaurya-kapoor added Silver Reighly

26
310 161
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shaurya-kapoor added Whis

27
235 166
Genkai is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Alyson Roth added

28
287 137
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shaurya-kapoor added Fukasaku

29
195 147
Biscuit Krueger is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Hunter x Hunter

30
215 173
Kami is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Son Goku added Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone

31
308 274
Orochimaru is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Son Goku added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

32
204 144
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
190 132
Ginpachi-sensei is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Ginpachi-sensei Gintama

34
168 139
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
164 144
Kaien Cross is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History

36
233 212
Goku is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball

37
139 141
Isshin Kurosaki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

38
163 148
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
290 292
Sasuke Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire

40
241 239
Madara Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden

41
133 111
Junichiro Kagami is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Junichiro Kagami Denpa Kyoshi

42
125 110
Yoko Ritona is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Gurren Lagann

43
71 36
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Whis

44
120 107
Aikuro Mikisugi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Kill la Kill

45
144 131
Reborn is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History

46
97 104
Tōtōsai is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
shaurya-kapoor added Inu Yasha

47
96 105
Toga Yagari is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
britt added Vampire Knight, Vampire Knight

48
52 24
hatake kakashi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
ariannaortiz added hatake kakashi

49
58 41
Hak is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
natsu12 added The Defiled

50
102 107
Shizuka Marikawa is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History
Highschool of the Dead