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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6,271 2,121
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ezra Scarlet Fairy Tale

2
6,023 1,976
Gaara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Gaara Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

3
3,958 1,756
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
3,053 2,188
Sasori is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Sasori Naruto Shippūden

5
4,436 1,587
Karma Akabane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mark Lester Barbarona added Karma Akabane

6
2,934 1,716
Shanks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Shanks One Piece

7
2,485 1,810
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Nagato Naruto Shippuden

8
2,576 1,716
Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Renji Abarai Bleach

9
2,901 1,793
Grell Sutcliff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Grell Sutcliff Black Butler

10
1,968 1,213
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Himura Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin

11
3,606 1,646
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
2,807 1,416
Rias Gremory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rias Gremory High School DxD

13
1,244 1,133
Mikoto Suoh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

14
1,953 1,290
Yona is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Yona The Other Son

The Best Female Anime Characters With Short Hair

15
1,930 1,198
Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hisoka Hunter x Hunter

16
1,752 1,300
Klein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Klein Sword Art Online

17
1,364 1,820
Karin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Karin Naruto Shippūden

18
1,486 1,231
Taiga Kagami is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Taiga Kagami Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

19
1,775 1,120
Yoko Ritona is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Yoko Ritona Gurren Lagann

20
1,808 850
Yukihira Souma is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Alviandrs added Yukihira Souma

21
1,665 1,016
Seijūrō Akashi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
kat tecna added Seijūrō Akashi

The Best Comedy TV Shows Since 2015

22
885 1,115
Kallen Stadtfeld is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
TonyGu added Kallen Stadtfeld Code Geass

23
1,149 906
Lavi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Lavi D.Gray-man

24
1,534 330
Shouto Todoroki is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
mopbsycho added Shouto Todoroki

25
917 421
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
1,185 796
Kurisu Makise is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kurisu Makise

27
1,415 1,004
Cobra is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Cobra Fairy Tale

28
535 892
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
1,432 622
Gildarts Clive is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Percy added Gildarts Clive

30
1,253 774
Ayato Sakamaki is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ayato Sakamaki

31
1,064 724
Shuichi Minamino is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Shuichi Minamino Yu Yu Hakushu

32
1,378 617
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
1,038 676
Pyrrha Nikos is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
MaleryKW added Pyrrha Nikos RWBY

34
1,046 900
Ed is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ed Cowboy Bebop

35
796 739
Flame Haze Shana is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Flame Haze Shana Burning Eyes Shana

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36
954 479
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
883 882
Chouza Akimichi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

38
1,160 680
Shura Kirigakure is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hinata14 added Shura Kirigakure

39
608 829
Rider is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rider Fate Zero

40
859 652
Mikoto Mikoshiba is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mikoto Mikoshiba

41
934 731
Yuzuru Otonashi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Yuzuru Otonashi Angel Beats!

42
705 729
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
812 533
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
702 673
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
523 721
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
617 670
Otoya Ittoki is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Otoya Ittoki

47
720 643
Masrur is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

48
499 356
Yusa Emi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Katariina Juoperi added Yusa Emi

49
571 465
Senri Shiki is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Lam Sam Teng added Senri Shiki Vampire Knight - Vampire Knight/ Vampire Knight Guilty

50
652 599
Kouha Ren is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair