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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
7,636 2,847
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Fairy Tale

2
7,183 2,588
Gaara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

3
3,640 2,289
Shanks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
One Piece

4
4,956 2,268
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shegold-mendoza added Naruto Shippūden

5
5,597 1,996
Karma Akabane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mark Lester Barbarona added Karma Akabane

6
3,655 2,845
Sasori is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippūden

7
2,985 2,288
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippuden

8
3,077 2,190
Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Bleach

9
3,411 2,257
Grell Sutcliff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Black Butler

10
2,419 1,576
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rurouni Kenshin

11
2,442 1,517
Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hunter x Hunter

12
3,749 1,748
Rias Gremory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
High School DxD

13
4,295 2,045
Erza Knightwalker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shaurya-kapoor added Fairy Tale

14
2,450 1,601
Yona is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
The Other Son

15
1,507 1,409
Mikoto Suoh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

16
2,126 1,595
Klein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Sword Art Online

17
1,783 1,500
Taiga Kagami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

18
2,150 1,358
Yoko Ritona is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Gurren Lagann

19
2,275 1,066
Yukihira Souma is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Alviandrs added Yukihira Souma

20
1,607 2,301
Karin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippūden

21
1,961 1,252
Seijūrō Akashi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
kat tecna added Seijūrō Akashi

22
2,580 461
Shouto Todoroki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
mopbsycho added Shouto Todoroki

23
1,285 896
Shuichi Minamino is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Shuichi Minamino Yu Yu Hakushu

24
1,064 1,391
Kallen Stadtfeld is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
TonyGu added Code Geass

25
1,370 1,124
Lavi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
D.Gray-man

26
1,338 622
Shirayuki is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Amanda Bricio added Shirayuki

Akagami no Shirayuki-hime

27
1,519 970
Kurisu Makise is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kurisu Makise

28
1,664 1,215
Cobra is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Fairy Tale

29
673 1,102
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
1,826 806
Gildarts Clive is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Percy added

31
1,548 960
Ayato Sakamaki is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ayato Sakamaki

32
1,733 788
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
1,262 864
Pyrrha Nikos is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
MaleryKW added RWBY

34
996 915
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
1,205 626
Morgiana is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
AnotherAnimeFan added Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

36
1,157 1,064
Ed is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ed Cowboy Bebop

37
415 174
Sora is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
No Game No Life

38
1,374 846
Shura Kirigakure is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hinata14 added Shura Kirigakure

39
725 1,004
Rider is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rider Fate Zero

40
1,030 1,080
Chouza Akimichi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

41
656 878
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
1,023 792
Mikoto Mikoshiba is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mikoto Mikoshiba

43
1,109 870
Yuzuru Otonashi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Angel Beats!

44
847 887
Ayano Kannagi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kaze no Stigma

45
978 678
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
860 897
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
688 497
Yusa Emi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Katariina Juoperi added Yusa Emi

48
789 738
Kouha Ren is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

49
847 798
Masrur is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

50
711 837
Otoya Ittoki is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Otoya Ittoki