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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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5,072 1,490
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ezra Scarlet Fairy Tale

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2
4,741 1,529
Gaara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Gaara Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

3
2,350 1,520
Sasori is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Sasori Naruto Shippūden

4
3,015 1,255
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shegold-mendoza added Kushina Uzumaki Naruto Shippūden

5
3,433 1,127
Karma Akabane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mark Lester Barbarona added Karma Akabane

6
1,932 1,249
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Nagato Naruto Shippuden

7
2,256 1,276
Shanks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Shanks One Piece

8
2,386 1,275
Grell Sutcliff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Grell Sutcliff Black Butler

9
1,961 1,315
Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Renji Abarai Bleach

10
2,959 1,192
Erza Knightwalker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shaurya-kapoor added Erza Knightwalker Fairy Tale

11
1,563 907
Yona is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Yona The Other Son

12
2,172 1,025
Rias Gremory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rias Gremory High School DxD

13
953 829
Mikoto Suoh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

14
1,385 919
Klein is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Klein Sword Art Online

15
1,198 884
Taiga Kagami is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Taiga Kagami Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

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16
1,039 1,296
Karin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Karin Naruto Shippūden

17
1,492 927
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Himura Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin

18
1,482 830
Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hisoka Hunter x Hunter

19
1,374 846
Yoko Ritona is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Yoko Ritona Gurren Lagann

20
1,346 653
Yukihira Souma is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Alviandrs added Yukihira Souma

21
1,346 757
Seijūrō Akashi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
kat tecna added Seijūrō Akashi

22
709 837
Kallen Stadtfeld is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
TonyGu added Kallen Stadtfeld Code Geass

23
942 713
Lavi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Lavi D.Gray-man

24
1,177 737
Cobra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Cobra Fairy Tale

25
546 197
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
425 649
Kyōko Sakura is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Melody Beats added Kyōko Sakura Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Puella Magi Madoka Magica

27
918 636
Kurisu Makise is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kurisu Makise

28
829 178
Shouto Todoroki is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
mopbsycho added Shouto Todoroki

29
1,103 401
Gildarts Clive is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
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30
1,069 407
707/Seven/Luciel/Choi Saeyoung is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
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31
1,007 596
Ayato Sakamaki is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ayato Sakamaki

32
830 725
Ed is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ed Cowboy Bebop

33
939 477
Shura Kirigakure is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hinata14 added Shura Kirigakure

34
635 597
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
502 612
Rider is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rider Fate Zero

36
714 656
Chouza Akimichi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

37
833 451
Pyrrha Nikos is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
MaleryKW added Pyrrha Nikos RWBY

38
668 348
Rin Matsuoka is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mik Borgs added Rin Matsuoka Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

39
691 503
Mikoto Mikoshiba is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mikoto Mikoshiba

40
782 577
Yuzuru Otonashi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Yuzuru Otonashi Angel Beats!

41
576 597
Ayano Kannagi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ayano Kannagi Kaze no Stigma

42
777 587
Shuichi Minamino is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Shuichi Minamino Yu Yu Hakushu

43
543 485
Nami is listed (or ranked) 43 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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44
748 343
Morgiana is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
AnotherAnimeFan added Morgiana Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

45
431 536
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
515 493
Otoya Ittoki is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Otoya Ittoki

47
593 475
Masrur is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

48
840 593
Shirayuki is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Shirayuki

49
519 442
Kouha Ren is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

50
415 505
Asuka Langley Soryu is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
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