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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1
7,097 2,528
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Fairy Tale

2
6,751 2,288
Gaara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

3
4,515 2,083
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shegold-mendoza added Naruto Shippūden

4
3,454 2,565
Sasori is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippūden

5
5,154 1,820
Karma Akabane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mark Lester Barbarona added Karma Akabane

6
3,342 1,998
Shanks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
One Piece

7
2,803 2,096
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippuden

8
2,895 2,007
Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Bleach

9
3,229 2,077
Grell Sutcliff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Black Butler

10
2,225 1,458
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rurouni Kenshin

11
3,390 1,614
Rias Gremory is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
High School DxD

12
4,055 1,917
Erza Knightwalker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shaurya-kapoor added Fairy Tale

13
2,275 1,487
Yona is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
The Other Son

14
2,211 1,380
Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hunter x Hunter

15
1,410 1,310
Mikoto Suoh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

16
1,960 1,498
Klein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Sword Art Online

17
1,684 1,405
Taiga Kagami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

18
1,518 2,130
Karin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippūden

19
2,007 1,280
Yoko Ritona is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Gurren Lagann

20
2,102 996
Yukihira Souma is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Alviandrs added Yukihira Souma

21
1,869 1,169
Seijūrō Akashi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
kat tecna added Seijūrō Akashi

22
2,179 412
Shouto Todoroki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
mopbsycho added Shouto Todoroki

23
991 1,305
Kallen Stadtfeld is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
TonyGu added Code Geass

24
1,297 1,055
Lavi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
D.Gray-man

25
1,176 558
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
1,394 911
Kurisu Makise is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kurisu Makise

27
1,606 1,136
Cobra is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Fairy Tale

28
621 1,035
Kyōko Sakura is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Melody Beats added Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Puella Magi Madoka Magica

29
1,665 750
Gildarts Clive is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Percy added

30
1,436 890
Ayato Sakamaki is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ayato Sakamaki

31
1,585 728
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

32
1,188 831
Shuichi Minamino is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Shuichi Minamino Yu Yu Hakushu

33
1,173 803
Pyrrha Nikos is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
MaleryKW added RWBY

34
903 851
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
1,125 1,003
Ed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ed Cowboy Bebop

36
1,100 572
Morgiana is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
AnotherAnimeFan added Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

37
1,308 779
Shura Kirigakure is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hinata14 added Shura Kirigakure

38
978 1,011
Chouza Akimichi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

39
681 946
Rider is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rider Fate Zero

40
958 743
Mikoto Mikoshiba is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mikoto Mikoshiba

41
1,041 820
Yuzuru Otonashi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Angel Beats!

42
805 828
Ayano Kannagi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kaze no Stigma

43
917 622
Rin Matsuoka is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mik Borgs added Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

44
800 788
Nami is listed (or ranked) 44 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

45
599 827
Miia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Horizon added Chōdenji Robo Combattler V - Monster Musume

46
627 435
Yusa Emi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Katariina Juoperi added Yusa Emi

47
741 670
Kouha Ren is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

48
671 762
Otoya Ittoki is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Otoya Ittoki

49
796 725
Masrur is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

50
649 541
Senri Shiki is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Lam Sam Teng added Vampire Knight - Vampire Knight/ Vampire Knight Guilty