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
7,472 2,738
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Fairy Tale

2
7,051 2,487
Gaara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

3
3,566 2,182
Shanks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
One Piece

4
4,814 2,213
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shegold-mendoza added Naruto Shippūden

5
5,448 1,928
Karma Akabane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mark Lester Barbarona added Karma Akabane

6
3,604 2,758
Sasori is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippūden

7
2,940 2,233
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippuden

8
3,039 2,136
Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Bleach

9
3,348 2,206
Grell Sutcliff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Black Butler

10
2,374 1,536
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rurouni Kenshin

11
2,378 1,476
Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hunter x Hunter

12
3,639 1,704
Rias Gremory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
High School DxD

13
4,228 2,010
Erza Knightwalker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shaurya-kapoor added Fairy Tale

14
2,396 1,566
Yona is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
The Other Son

15
1,477 1,381
Mikoto Suoh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

16
2,079 1,567
Klein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Sword Art Online

17
1,754 1,471
Taiga Kagami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

18
2,113 1,330
Yoko Ritona is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Gurren Lagann

19
2,218 1,041
Yukihira Souma is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Alviandrs added Yukihira Souma

20
1,582 2,246
Karin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippūden

21
1,935 1,225
Seijūrō Akashi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
kat tecna added Seijūrō Akashi

22
2,430 449
Shouto Todoroki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
mopbsycho added Shouto Todoroki

23
1,270 867
Shuichi Minamino is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Shuichi Minamino Yu Yu Hakushu

24
1,037 1,365
Kallen Stadtfeld is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
TonyGu added Code Geass

25
1,354 1,099
Lavi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
D.Gray-man

26
1,483 947
Kurisu Makise is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kurisu Makise

27
1,277 601
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
1,651 1,189
Cobra is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Fairy Tale

29
663 1,081
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
1,787 787
Gildarts Clive is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Percy added

31
1,500 936
Ayato Sakamaki is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ayato Sakamaki

32
1,665 770
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
1,238 846
Pyrrha Nikos is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
MaleryKW added RWBY

34
962 898
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
1,174 613
Morgiana is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
AnotherAnimeFan added Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

36
1,147 1,045
Ed is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ed Cowboy Bebop

37
1,353 830
Shura Kirigakure is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hinata14 added Shura Kirigakure

38
1,021 1,064
Chouza Akimichi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

39
715 990
Rider is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rider Fate Zero

40
382 161
Sora is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
No Game No Life

41
639 865
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
1,000 779
Mikoto Mikoshiba is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mikoto Mikoshiba

43
1,084 860
Yuzuru Otonashi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Angel Beats!

44
834 872
Ayano Kannagi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kaze no Stigma

45
952 668
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
841 848
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
667 481
Yusa Emi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Katariina Juoperi added Yusa Emi

48
833 775
Masrur is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

49
769 719
Kouha Ren is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

50
695 812
Otoya Ittoki is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Otoya Ittoki