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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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1
7,890 3,006
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Fairy Tale

2
7,416 2,719
Gaara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

3
5,147 2,364
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shegold-mendoza added Naruto Shippūden

4
3,786 2,433
Shanks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
One Piece

5
3,760 2,960
Sasori is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippūden

6
5,810 2,086
Karma Akabane is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mark Lester Barbarona added Karma Akabane

7
3,080 2,372
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippuden

8
3,177 2,265
Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Bleach

9
3,540 2,325
Grell Sutcliff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Black Butler

10
2,526 1,631
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rurouni Kenshin

11
2,557 1,598
Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hunter x Hunter

12
3,953 1,804
Rias Gremory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
High School DxD

13
4,391 2,109
Erza Knightwalker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shaurya-kapoor added Fairy Tale

14
2,547 1,647
Yona is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
The Other Son

15
1,559 1,449
Mikoto Suoh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

16
1,663 2,383
Karin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippūden

17
2,199 1,650
Klein is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Sword Art Online

18
1,825 1,546
Taiga Kagami is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

19
2,231 1,394
Yoko Ritona is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Gurren Lagann

20
2,368 1,106
Yukihira Souma is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Alviandrs added Yukihira Souma

21
2,816 479
Shouto Todoroki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
mopbsycho added Shouto Todoroki

22
2,016 1,287
Seijūrō Akashi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
kat tecna added Seijūrō Akashi

23
1,593 994
Kurisu Makise is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kurisu Makise

24
711 1,129
Kyōko Sakura is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Melody Beats added Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Puella Magi Madoka Magica

25
1,355 931
Shuichi Minamino is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Shuichi Minamino Yu Yu Hakushu