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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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6,970 2,458
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ezra Scarlet Fairy Tale

2
6,631 2,222
Gaara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Gaara Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

3
4,411 2,039
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shegold-mendoza added Kushina Uzumaki Naruto Shippūden

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3,390 2,486
Sasori is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Sasori Naruto Shippūden

5
5,032 1,766
Karma Akabane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mark Lester Barbarona added Karma Akabane

6
3,274 1,940
Shanks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Shanks One Piece

7
2,741 2,052
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Nagato Naruto Shippuden

8
2,829 1,973
Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Renji Abarai Bleach

9
3,176 2,030
Grell Sutcliff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Grell Sutcliff Black Butler

10
2,193 1,423
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Himura Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin

11
3,985 1,873
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
3,311 1,587
Rias Gremory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rias Gremory High School DxD

13
2,222 1,458
Yona is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Yona The Other Son

14
2,162 1,354
Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hisoka Hunter x Hunter

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1,381 1,283
Mikoto Suoh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

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1,932 1,473
Klein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Klein Sword Art Online

17
1,652 1,382
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
1,970 1,261
Yoko Ritona is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Yoko Ritona Gurren Lagann

19
1,489 2,083
Karin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Karin Naruto Shippūden

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2,055 977
Yukihira Souma is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Alviandrs added Yukihira Souma

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1,834 1,147
Seijūrō Akashi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
kat tecna added Seijūrō Akashi

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2,068 400
Shouto Todoroki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
mopbsycho added Shouto Todoroki

23
974 1,286
Kallen Stadtfeld is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
TonyGu added Kallen Stadtfeld Code Geass

24
1,272 1,036
Lavi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Lavi D.Gray-man

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1,133 537
Shirayuki is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Amanda Bricio added Shirayuki Akagami no Shirayuki-hime

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1,363 893
Kurisu Makise is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kurisu Makise

27
1,573 1,116
Cobra is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Cobra Fairy Tale

28
606 1,015
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

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1,627 731
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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1,407 868
Ayato Sakamaki is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ayato Sakamaki

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1,546 710
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

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1,175 812
Shuichi Minamino is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Shuichi Minamino Yu Yu Hakushu

33
1,157 787
Pyrrha Nikos is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
MaleryKW added Pyrrha Nikos RWBY

34
889 832
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
1,076 553
Morgiana is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
AnotherAnimeFan added Morgiana Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

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1,114 988
Ed is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ed Cowboy Bebop

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1,289 762
Shura Kirigakure is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hinata14 added Shura Kirigakure

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968 986
Chouza Akimichi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

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669 927
Rider is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rider Fate Zero

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943 726
Mikoto Mikoshiba is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mikoto Mikoshiba

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1,029 800
Yuzuru Otonashi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Yuzuru Otonashi Angel Beats!

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793 810
Ayano Kannagi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ayano Kannagi Kaze no Stigma

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899 604
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

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781 773
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

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585 810
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

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609 421
Yusa Emi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Katariina Juoperi added Yusa Emi

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731 655
Kouha Ren is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

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788 708
Masrur is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

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660 746
Otoya Ittoki is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Otoya Ittoki

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638 526
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