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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6,988 2,468
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ezra Scarlet Fairy Tale

2
6,646 2,233
Gaara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Gaara Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

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4,425 2,047
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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3,400 2,501
Sasori is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Sasori Naruto Shippūden

5
5,055 1,776
Karma Akabane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mark Lester Barbarona added Karma Akabane

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3,289 1,949
Shanks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Shanks One Piece

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2,749 2,060
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Nagato Naruto Shippuden

8
2,838 1,979
Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Renji Abarai Bleach

9
3,190 2,037
Grell Sutcliff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Grell Sutcliff Black Butler

10
2,199 1,428
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Himura Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin

11
3,997 1,879
Erza Knightwalker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shaurya-kapoor added Erza Knightwalker Fairy Tale

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3,323 1,592
Rias Gremory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rias Gremory High School DxD

13
2,230 1,464
Yona is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Yona The Other Son

14
2,170 1,361
Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hisoka Hunter x Hunter

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1,385 1,288
Mikoto Suoh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

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1,938 1,476
Klein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Klein Sword Art Online

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1,659 1,386
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

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1,978 1,263
Yoko Ritona is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Yoko Ritona Gurren Lagann

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1,493 2,091
Karin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Karin Naruto Shippūden

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2,063 981
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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1,840 1,151
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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2,088 403
Shouto Todoroki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
mopbsycho added Shouto Todoroki

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978 1,287
Kallen Stadtfeld is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
TonyGu added Kallen Stadtfeld Code Geass

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1,278 1,040
Lavi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Lavi D.Gray-man

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1,139 541
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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1,368 896
Kurisu Makise is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kurisu Makise

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1,579 1,119
Cobra is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Cobra Fairy Tale

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609 1,019
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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1,634 734
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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1,412 872
Ayato Sakamaki is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ayato Sakamaki

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1,554 713
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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1,179 816
Shuichi Minamino is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Shuichi Minamino Yu Yu Hakushu

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1,162 789
Pyrrha Nikos is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
MaleryKW added Pyrrha Nikos RWBY

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892 836
Flame Haze Shana is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Flame Haze Shana Burning Eyes Shana

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1,081 556
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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1,115 991
Ed is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ed Cowboy Bebop

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1,294 765
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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969 990
Chouza Akimichi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

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672 930
Rider is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rider Fate Zero

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945 729
Mikoto Mikoshiba is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mikoto Mikoshiba

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1,030 804
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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795 812
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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900 607
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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783 776
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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591 812
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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610 424
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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732 657
Kouha Ren is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

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788 711
Masrur is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

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660 749
Otoya Ittoki is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Otoya Ittoki

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639 529
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