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The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair 

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Updated April 23, 2020 294.3k votes 31.4k voters 321.7k views 120 items

It's hard not to love anime characters with red hair. Just like in the real world, they tend to be a little more unique and special looking compared to brown and blonde haired people. Red haired anime characters have become strong fan favorites over the years, maybe because they stand out and are always full of life and energy. They've appeared in a variety of popular genres, including incest anime, ecchi harem animes, scary animes, and more. 

This list includes both male and female red hair anime characters that are powerful, sexy, funny, and everything in between. Who is the greatest red haired anime character of all time? Our poll below is a great starting point to answering that question, but we strongly encourage you to add your favorite red hair anime characters to this list if they're not already here. We've included obvious choices like Gaara, Rias, Shanks, and Renji, but there are bound to be plenty of others that we might not have thought of when making this list. If you add your favorite character with red hair, others can vote for them too!

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Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Fairy Tale
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Gaara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden
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Shanks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
One Piece
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Rias Gremory is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
High School DxD
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Karma Akabane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mark Lester Barbarona added
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Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shegold-mendoza added Naruto Shippūden
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Shirayuki is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
277695 added Snow White With Red Hair

Akagami no Shirayuki-hime

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Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hunter x Hunter
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Yona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
The Other Son
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Kirishima Eijirou is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Yumi added
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Grell Sutcliff is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Black Butler
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Kurisu Makise is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
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707/Seven/Luciel/Choi Sa... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
godseven added Mystic Messenger
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Shouto Todoroki is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
mopbsycho added
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Kaoru Hitachiin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
iloveanome added Ouran High School Host Club
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Hikaru Hitachiin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
iloveanome added Ouran High School Host Club
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Gildarts Clive is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Percy added
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Yoko Ritona is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Gurren Lagann
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Ayato Sakamaki is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
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Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Bleach
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Yukihira Souma is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Alviandrs added
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Erza Knightwalker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shaurya-kapoor added Fairy Tale
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Misaki Yata is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
addierose20 added K
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Sora is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
No Game No Life
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Seijūrō Akashi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
kat tecna added