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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
8,500 3,356
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Fairy Tale
2
7,964 3,026
Gaara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden
3
5,669 2,556
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shegold-mendoza added Naruto Shippūden
4
4,084 2,646
Shanks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
One Piece
5
4,000 3,202
Sasori is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippūden
6
6,358 2,245
Karma Akabane is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mark Lester Barbarona added Karma Akabane
7
3,300 2,556
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippuden
8
3,784 2,498
Grell Sutcliff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Black Butler
9
2,707 1,774
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rurouni Kenshin
10
3,377 2,423
Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Bleach
11
2,788 1,759
Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hunter x Hunter
12
4,361 1,927
Rias Gremory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
High School DxD
13
1,675 1,546
Mikoto Suoh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
14
4,608 2,217
Erza Knightwalker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shaurya-kapoor added Fairy Tale
15
2,743 1,733
Yona is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
The Other Son
16
2,360 1,755
Klein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Sword Art Online
17
1,784 2,566
Karin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippūden
18
1,947 1,630
Taiga Kagami is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball
19
2,383 1,474
Yoko Ritona is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Gurren Lagann
20
2,586 1,175
Yukihira Souma is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Alviandrs added Yukihira Souma
21
3,363 534
Shouto Todoroki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
mopbsycho added Shouto Todoroki
22
2,164 1,359
Seijūrō Akashi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
kat tecna added Seijūrō Akashi
23
1,733 1,073
Kurisu Makise is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kurisu Makise
24
776 1,212
Kyōko Sakura is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Melody Beats added Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Puella Magi Madoka Magica
25
1,192 1,525
Kallen Stadtfeld is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
TonyGu added Code Geass