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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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5,067 1,484
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ezra Scarlet Fairy Tale

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2
4,732 1,524
Gaara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Gaara Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

3
2,344 1,514
Sasori is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Sasori Naruto Shippūden

4
3,006 1,253
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shegold-mendoza added Kushina Uzumaki Naruto Shippūden

5
3,426 1,123
Karma Akabane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mark Lester Barbarona added Karma Akabane

6
1,927 1,241
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Nagato Naruto Shippuden

7
2,250 1,272
Shanks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Shanks One Piece

8
2,381 1,269
Grell Sutcliff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Grell Sutcliff Black Butler

9
1,955 1,315
Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Renji Abarai Bleach

10
2,955 1,184
Erza Knightwalker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shaurya-kapoor added Erza Knightwalker Fairy Tale

11
1,560 902
Yona is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Yona The Other Son

12
2,166 1,019
Rias Gremory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rias Gremory High School DxD

13
952 824
Mikoto Suoh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

14
1,383 914
Klein is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Klein Sword Art Online

15
1,196 882
Taiga Kagami is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Taiga Kagami Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

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16
1,036 1,293
Karin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Karin Naruto Shippūden

17
1,490 925
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Himura Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin

18
1,479 826
Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hisoka Hunter x Hunter

19
1,368 846
Yoko Ritona is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Yoko Ritona Gurren Lagann

20
1,343 650
Yukihira Souma is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Alviandrs added Yukihira Souma

21
1,343 755
Seijūrō Akashi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
kat tecna added Seijūrō Akashi

22
709 835
Kallen Stadtfeld is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
TonyGu added Kallen Stadtfeld Code Geass

23
939 711
Lavi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Lavi D.Gray-man

24
1,175 737
Cobra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Cobra Fairy Tale

25
545 196
Shirayuki is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Amanda Bricio added Shirayuki Akagami no Shirayuki-hime

26
422 648
Kyōko Sakura is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Melody Beats added Kyōko Sakura Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Puella Magi Madoka Magica

27
918 635
Kurisu Makise is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kurisu Makise

28
823 178
Shouto Todoroki is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
mopbsycho added Shouto Todoroki

29
1,100 400
Gildarts Clive is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Percy added Gildarts Clive

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30
1,066 406
707/Seven/Luciel/Choi Saeyoung is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
godseven added 707/Seven/Luciel/Choi Saeyoung Mystic Messenger

31
1,003 596
Ayato Sakamaki is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ayato Sakamaki

32
828 724
Ed is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ed Cowboy Bebop

33
502 611
Rider is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rider Fate Zero

34
634 596
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
937 477
Shura Kirigakure is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hinata14 added Shura Kirigakure

36
711 655
Chouza Akimichi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

37
833 450
Pyrrha Nikos is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
MaleryKW added Pyrrha Nikos RWBY

38
690 502
Mikoto Mikoshiba is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mikoto Mikoshiba

39
665 348
Rin Matsuoka is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mik Borgs added Rin Matsuoka Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

40
782 576
Yuzuru Otonashi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Yuzuru Otonashi Angel Beats!

41
575 596
Ayano Kannagi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ayano Kannagi Kaze no Stigma

42
775 587
Shuichi Minamino is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Shuichi Minamino Yu Yu Hakushu

43
541 485
Nami is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Gian Lorenzo Capito added Nami One Piece (JP), Dream Soccer King!, One Piece Film: Strong World

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747 343
Morgiana is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
AnotherAnimeFan added Morgiana Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

45
430 535
Miia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Horizon added Miia Chōdenji Robo Combattler V - Monster Musume

46
514 492
Otoya Ittoki is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Otoya Ittoki

47
592 475
Masrur is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

48
839 593
Shirayuki is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Shirayuki

49
518 442
Kouha Ren is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

50
414 505
Asuka Langley Soryu is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
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