Anime Underground 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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1
7,314 2,631
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Fairy Tale

2
6,918 2,391
Gaara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

3
3,468 2,094
Shanks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
One Piece

4
4,668 2,161
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shegold-mendoza added Naruto Shippūden

5
3,542 2,676
Sasori is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippūden

6
5,315 1,887
Karma Akabane is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mark Lester Barbarona added Karma Akabane

7
2,889 2,178
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippuden

8
2,998 2,080
Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Bleach

9
3,301 2,152
Grell Sutcliff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Black Butler

10
2,325 1,504
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rurouni Kenshin

11
2,306 1,440
Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hunter x Hunter

12
3,548 1,659
Rias Gremory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
High School DxD

13
4,158 1,966
Erza Knightwalker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shaurya-kapoor added Fairy Tale

14
2,341 1,538
Yona is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
The Other Son

15
1,454 1,353
Mikoto Suoh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

16
2,034 1,536
Klein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Sword Art Online

17
1,726 1,443
Taiga Kagami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

18
2,076 1,308
Yoko Ritona is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Gurren Lagann

19
1,553 2,193
Karin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippūden

20
2,172 1,021
Yukihira Souma is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Alviandrs added Yukihira Souma

21
1,899 1,199
Seijūrō Akashi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
kat tecna added Seijūrō Akashi

22
2,316 433
Shouto Todoroki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
mopbsycho added Shouto Todoroki

23
1,241 850
Shuichi Minamino is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Shuichi Minamino Yu Yu Hakushu

24
1,022 1,337
Kallen Stadtfeld is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
TonyGu added Code Geass

25
1,332 1,079
Lavi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
D.Gray-man

26
1,446 928
Kurisu Makise is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kurisu Makise

27
1,233 579
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
1,641 1,162
Cobra is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Fairy Tale

29
650 1,059
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
1,741 766
Gildarts Clive is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Percy added

31
1,469 915
Ayato Sakamaki is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ayato Sakamaki

32
1,628 752
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
1,214 829
Pyrrha Nikos is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
MaleryKW added RWBY

34
929 878
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
1,142 594
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 1,027
Ed is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ed Cowboy Bebop

37
1,335 806
Shura Kirigakure is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hinata14 added Shura Kirigakure

38
707 968
Rider is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rider Fate Zero

39
1,006 1,039
Chouza Akimichi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

40
348 146
Sora is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
No Game No Life

41
620 849
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
980 766
Mikoto Mikoshiba is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mikoto Mikoshiba

43
1,063 845
Yuzuru Otonashi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Angel Beats!

44
822 853
Ayano Kannagi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kaze no Stigma

45
941 646
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
816 817
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
655 458
Yusa Emi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Katariina Juoperi added Yusa Emi

48
689 787
Otoya Ittoki is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Otoya Ittoki

49
758 697
Kouha Ren is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

50
818 752
Masrur is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair