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The Best Teacher Characters in Anime History

Updated January 9, 2021 70.5k votes 7.3k voters 52.0k 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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  • Koro-sensei1
    3,330
    1,036

    Koro-sensei

    Assassination Classroom
  • Shouta Aizawa2
    2,225
    622

    Shouta Aizawa

    Boku no Hero Academia

  • Jiraiya3
    2,938
    838

    Jiraiya

    Naruto Shippūden, Naruto
  • Minato Namikaze4
    2,671
    756

    Minato Namikaze

    Naruto Shippūden, Naruto
  • Kakashi Hatake5
    3,548
    1,169

    Kakashi Hatake

    Naruto, Naruto Shippūden
  • Iruka Umino6
    1,928
    525

    Iruka Umino

    Naruto, Naruto Shippūden
  • Might Guy7
    1,842
    518

    Might Guy

    Naruto Shippūden, Naruto
  • Master Roshi8
    1,464
    554

    Master Roshi

    Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball: The Path to Power
  • Asuma Sarutobi9
    1,773
    547

    Asuma Sarutobi

    Naruto, Naruto Shippūden
  • Tsunade10
    2,031
    720

    Tsunade

    Naruto, Naruto Shippūden
  • Kisuke Urahara11
    1,342
    608

    Kisuke Urahara

    Bleach, Bleach: Fade to Black
  • Franken Stein12
    999
    500

    Franken Stein

    Soul Eater
  • Fukasaku13
    893
    303

    Fukasaku

  • Silver Reighly14
    657
    268

    Silver Reighly

  • Gran Torino15
    317
    41

    Gran Torino

    My Hero Academia
  • Izumi Curtis16
    1,523
    527

    Izumi Curtis

    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa
  • Igneel17
    759
    203

    Igneel

  • Yoruichi Shihouin18
    906
    414

    Yoruichi Shihouin

    Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion
  • All Might19
    441
    91

    All Might

    My Hero Academia
  • Piccolo20
    940
    359

    Piccolo

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball
  • King Kai21
    683
    362

    King Kai

    Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn
  • Tobirama Senju22
    1,139
    497
  • Hiruzen Sarutobi23
    1,135
    548

    Hiruzen Sarutobi

    Naruto Shippūden, Naruto
  • Kurenai Yuhi24
    1,121
    500

    Kurenai Yuhi

    Naruto Shippūden, Naruto
  • Nana Shimura25
    191
    28

    Nana Shimura

    My Hero Academia