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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
7,640 2,850
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Fairy Tale

2
7,183 2,594
Gaara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

3
3,641 2,295
Shanks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
One Piece

4
4,958 2,272
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shegold-mendoza added Naruto Shippūden

5
5,601 1,998
Karma Akabane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mark Lester Barbarona added Karma Akabane

6
3,656 2,848
Sasori is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippūden

7
2,986 2,291
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippuden

8
3,077 2,192
Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Bleach

9
3,412 2,259
Grell Sutcliff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Black Butler

10
2,422 1,577
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rurouni Kenshin

11
2,442 1,519
Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hunter x Hunter

12
3,750 1,750
Rias Gremory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
High School DxD

13
4,298 2,047
Erza Knightwalker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shaurya-kapoor added Fairy Tale

14
2,451 1,603
Yona is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
The Other Son

15
1,508 1,410
Mikoto Suoh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

16
2,127 1,596
Klein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Sword Art Online

17
1,783 1,502
Taiga Kagami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

18
2,151 1,359
Yoko Ritona is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Gurren Lagann

19
2,276 1,067
Yukihira Souma is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Alviandrs added Yukihira Souma

20
1,608 2,302
Karin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippūden

21
1,961 1,253
Seijūrō Akashi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
kat tecna added Seijūrō Akashi

22
2,583 461
Shouto Todoroki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
mopbsycho added Shouto Todoroki

23
1,285 897
Shuichi Minamino is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Shuichi Minamino Yu Yu Hakushu

24
1,066 1,392
Kallen Stadtfeld is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
TonyGu added Code Geass

25
1,370 1,125
Lavi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
D.Gray-man

26
1,339 623
Shirayuki is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Amanda Bricio added Shirayuki

Akagami no Shirayuki-hime

27
1,520 971
Kurisu Makise is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kurisu Makise

28
1,664 1,216
Cobra is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Fairy Tale

29
674 1,103
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
1,827 807
Gildarts Clive is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Percy added

31
1,550 961
Ayato Sakamaki is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ayato Sakamaki

32
1,735 789
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
1,262 865
Pyrrha Nikos is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
MaleryKW added RWBY

34
997 916
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
1,206 627
Morgiana is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
AnotherAnimeFan added Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

36
1,157 1,065
Ed is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ed Cowboy Bebop

37
415 175
Sora is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
No Game No Life

38
1,375 846
Shura Kirigakure is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hinata14 added Shura Kirigakure

39
725 1,005
Rider is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rider Fate Zero

40
1,030 1,081
Chouza Akimichi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

41
656 879
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
1,023 793
Mikoto Mikoshiba is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mikoto Mikoshiba

43
1,109 871
Yuzuru Otonashi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Angel Beats!

44
848 888
Ayano Kannagi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kaze no Stigma

45
978 679
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
860 898
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
688 497
Yusa Emi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Katariina Juoperi added Yusa Emi

48
789 739
Kouha Ren is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

49
847 799
Masrur is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

50
711 838
Otoya Ittoki is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Otoya Ittoki