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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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6,072 2,061
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ezra Scarlet Fairy Tale

2
5,861 1,932
Gaara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Gaara Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

3
3,836 1,695
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shegold-mendoza added Kushina Uzumaki Naruto Shippūden

4
2,954 2,132
Sasori is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Sasori Naruto Shippūden

5
4,296 1,543
Karma Akabane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mark Lester Barbarona added Karma Akabane

6
2,861 1,667
Shanks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Shanks One Piece

7
2,417 1,749
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Nagato Naruto Shippuden

8
2,516 1,657
Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Renji Abarai Bleach

9
2,852 1,734
Grell Sutcliff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Grell Sutcliff Black Butler

10
1,932 1,168
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Himura Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin

11
3,506 1,598
Erza Knightwalker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shaurya-kapoor added Erza Knightwalker Fairy Tale

12
2,714 1,368
Rias Gremory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rias Gremory High School DxD

13
1,209 1,095
Mikoto Suoh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

14
1,904 1,247
Yona is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Yona The Other Son

The Best Ecchi Anime of All Time

15
1,876 1,155
Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hisoka Hunter x Hunter

16
1,711 1,260
Klein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Klein Sword Art Online

17
1,458 1,189
Taiga Kagami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Taiga Kagami Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

18
1,317 1,753
Karin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Karin Naruto Shippūden

19
1,727 1,079
Yoko Ritona is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Yoko Ritona Gurren Lagann

20
1,758 825
Yukihira Souma is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Alviandrs added Yukihira Souma

21
1,629 989
Seijūrō Akashi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
kat tecna added Seijūrō Akashi

The Best Polo Shirt Brands

22
859 1,073
Kallen Stadtfeld is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
TonyGu added Kallen Stadtfeld Code Geass

23
1,123 876
Lavi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Lavi D.Gray-man

24
1,429 312
Shouto Todoroki is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
mopbsycho added Shouto Todoroki

25
860 390
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
1,377 966
Cobra is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Cobra Fairy Tale

27
1,136 775
Kurisu Makise is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kurisu Makise

28
518 864
Kyōko Sakura is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Melody Beats added Kyōko Sakura Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Puella Magi Madoka Magica

The Best Anime Characters With Orange Hair

29
1,391 591
Gildarts Clive is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Percy added Gildarts Clive

30
1,212 755
Ayato Sakamaki is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ayato Sakamaki

31
1,344 587
707/Seven/Luciel/Choi Saeyoung is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
godseven added 707/Seven/Luciel/Choi Saeyoung Mystic Messenger

32
1,031 701
Shuichi Minamino is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Shuichi Minamino Yu Yu Hakushu

33
1,006 642
Pyrrha Nikos is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
MaleryKW added Pyrrha Nikos RWBY

34
1,030 878
Ed is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ed Cowboy Bebop

35
767 717
Flame Haze Shana is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Flame Haze Shana Burning Eyes Shana

Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

36
926 466
Morgiana is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
AnotherAnimeFan added Morgiana Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

37
862 851
Chouza Akimichi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

38
1,140 654
Shura Kirigakure is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hinata14 added Shura Kirigakure

39
599 802
Rider is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rider Fate Zero

40
843 633
Mikoto Mikoshiba is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mikoto Mikoshiba

41
912 715
Yuzuru Otonashi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Yuzuru Otonashi Angel Beats!

42
684 711
Ayano Kannagi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ayano Kannagi Kaze no Stigma

The Greatest Anime Characters With Green Hair

43
799 515
Rin Matsuoka is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mik Borgs added Rin Matsuoka Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

44
682 652
Nami is listed (or ranked) 44 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

45
506 701
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
607 653
Otoya Ittoki is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Otoya Ittoki

47
703 629
Masrur is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

48
478 332
Yusa Emi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Katariina Juoperi added Yusa Emi

49
630 586
Kouha Ren is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

50
543 456
Senri Shiki is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Lam Sam Teng added Senri Shiki Vampire Knight - Vampire Knight/ Vampire Knight Guilty