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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
7,339 2,639
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Fairy Tale

2
6,935 2,408
Gaara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

3
3,478 2,109
Shanks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
One Piece

4
4,690 2,169
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shegold-mendoza added Naruto Shippūden

5
3,552 2,689
Sasori is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippūden

6
5,331 1,897
Karma Akabane is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mark Lester Barbarona added Karma Akabane

7
2,896 2,188
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippuden

8
3,004 2,091
Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Bleach

9
3,303 2,167
Grell Sutcliff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Black Butler

10
2,334 1,510
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rurouni Kenshin

11
2,318 1,450
Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hunter x Hunter

12
3,559 1,667
Rias Gremory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
High School DxD

13
4,174 1,971
Erza Knightwalker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shaurya-kapoor added Fairy Tale

14
2,348 1,547
Yona is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
The Other Son

15
1,456 1,364
Mikoto Suoh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

16
2,040 1,544
Klein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Sword Art Online

17
1,729 1,453
Taiga Kagami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

18
2,082 1,315
Yoko Ritona is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Gurren Lagann

19
2,178 1,028
Yukihira Souma is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Alviandrs added Yukihira Souma

20
1,558 2,204
Karin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippūden

21
1,904 1,208
Seijūrō Akashi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
kat tecna added Seijūrō Akashi

22
2,332 439
Shouto Todoroki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
mopbsycho added Shouto Todoroki

23
1,249 856
Shuichi Minamino is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Shuichi Minamino Yu Yu Hakushu

24
1,026 1,345
Kallen Stadtfeld is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
TonyGu added Code Geass

25
1,337 1,086
Lavi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
D.Gray-man

26
1,454 934
Kurisu Makise is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kurisu Makise

27
1,240 585
Shirayuki is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Amanda Bricio added Shirayuki

Akagami no Shirayuki-hime

28
1,642 1,171
Cobra is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Fairy Tale

29
651 1,064
Kyōko Sakura is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Melody Beats added Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Puella Magi Madoka Magica

30
1,750 770
Gildarts Clive is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Percy added

31
1,473 922
Ayato Sakamaki is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ayato Sakamaki

32
1,630 757
707/Seven/Luciel/Choi Saeyoung is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
godseven added 707/Seven/Luciel/Choi Saeyoung Mystic Messenger

33
1,214 834
Pyrrha Nikos is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
MaleryKW added RWBY

34
932 884
Flame Haze Shana is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Flame Haze Shana Burning Eyes Shana

35
1,145 600
Morgiana is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
AnotherAnimeFan added Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

36
1,141 1,032
Ed is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ed Cowboy Bebop

37
1,339 812
Shura Kirigakure is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hinata14 added Shura Kirigakure

38
1,008 1,046
Chouza Akimichi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

39
708 974
Rider is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rider Fate Zero

40
354 151
Sora is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
No Game No Life

41
621 854
Miia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Horizon added Chōdenji Robo Combattler V - Monster Musume

42
983 770
Mikoto Mikoshiba is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mikoto Mikoshiba

43
1,066 847
Yuzuru Otonashi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Angel Beats!

44
823 857
Ayano Kannagi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kaze no Stigma

45
943 651
Rin Matsuoka is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mik Borgs added Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

46
822 820
Nami is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Gian Lorenzo Capito added One Piece (JP), Dream Soccer King!, One Piece Film: Strong World

47
656 462
Yusa Emi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Katariina Juoperi added Yusa Emi

48
761 701
Kouha Ren is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

49
689 791
Otoya Ittoki is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Otoya Ittoki

50
819 756
Masrur is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair