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The Best Father Characters In Anime 

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Updated August 16, 2019 82.2k votes 12.4k voters 111.8k views 36 items

List Rules Vote up the best fathers in anime.

Fathers in anime...they're wacky, overbearing, and sometimes downright evil. But hey, that's why we love them. For this list we're ranking the greatest anime fathers of all time, with the help of your votes. We're pitting funny anime dads like Ichigo's father Isshin Kurosaki against just plain badass dads like Bunta from Initial D (have you ever met someone so cool that they never even open their eyes?!). Upvote your favorite anime dad, regardless of good of a father they are. 

One common trope in anime is the villain dad, but we want you to vote for your favorite characters, regardless of whether or not they are evil anime fathers. Bad anime dads like Gendo Ikari and Yujiro Hanma are listed below, but just because someone is evil doesn't make them a bad character. If you really hate those characters, feel free to use that downvote button and send them to the bottom of the list.

If your favorite father character in anime is missing from the list, you can add it and see if anyone else votes for your pick.
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Maes Hughes (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Maes Hughes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Father Characters In Anime
Photo:  Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood/JNN

Maes Hughes was an Amestrian State Military officer stationed in the Investigations Office in Central City and Colonel Roy Mustang's best friend, as well as the closest supporter of Mustang's secret bid for the position of Führer. A devoted family man and exemplary soldier, Hughes was generally well-liked by the other characters (unless he was pushing his love of his wife or daughter on them) and his murder served as the major starting point for the story to unfold. After his death, Hughes was promoted two ranks, making him Brigadier General. ...more on Wikipedia

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Minato Namikaze is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Father Characters In Anime
Photo:  Naruto/TXN

Minato Namikaze is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto created by Masashi Kishimoto. ...more on Wikipedia

Appears In: Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

Powers & Abilities: Superhuman Reflexes, Superhuman speed, Teleportation, Rasengan

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Shiro Fujimoto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Father Characters In Anime
Photo:  Blue Exorcist/JNN

Shiro Fujimoto is a fictional character from the TV, comic series and 2012 film Blue Exorcist. ...more on Wikipedia

Appears In: Blue Exorcist, Blue Exorcist

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Shikaku Nara is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Father Characters In Anime
Photo:  Naruto/TXN
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