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The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair  

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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
2
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
4
Karma Akabane is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mark Lester Barbarona added
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Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shegold-mendoza added Naruto Shippūden
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Sasori is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippūden
7
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippuden
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Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Bleach
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Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hunter x Hunter
10
Grell Sutcliff is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Black Butler
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Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rurouni Kenshin
12
Rias Gremory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
High School DxD
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Erza Knightwalker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shaurya-kapoor added Fairy Tale
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Yukihira Souma is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Alviandrs added
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Mikoto Suoh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
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Shouto Todoroki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
mopbsycho added
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Klein is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Sword Art Online
18
Seijūrō Akashi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
kat tecna added
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Taiga Kagami is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball
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Yona is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
The Other Son
21
Kurisu Makise is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
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Karin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippūden
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Kallen Stadtfeld is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
TonyGu added Code Geass
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Shuichi Minamino is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Yu Yu Hakushu
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Cobra is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Fairy Tale