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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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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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6,359 2,107
Gaara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Gaara Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

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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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3,248 2,362
Sasori is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Sasori Naruto Shippūden

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4,826 1,680
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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3,117 1,858
Shanks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Shanks One Piece

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2,640 1,953
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Nagato Naruto Shippuden

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2,699 1,890
Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Renji Abarai Bleach

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3,048 1,945
Grell Sutcliff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Grell Sutcliff Black Butler

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2,068 1,343
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Himura Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin

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3,842 1,789
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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3,078 1,530
Rias Gremory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rias Gremory High School DxD

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2,115 1,399
Yona is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Yona The Other Son

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1,339 1,226
Mikoto Suoh is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

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2,073 1,299
Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hisoka Hunter x Hunter

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1,856 1,413
Klein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Klein Sword Art Online

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1,591 1,329
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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1,446 1,986
Karin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Karin Naruto Shippūden

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

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1,878 1,221
Yoko Ritona is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Yoko Ritona Gurren Lagann

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1,780 1,098
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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Kallen Stadtfeld is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
TonyGu added Kallen Stadtfeld Code Geass

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

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1,862 373
Shouto Todoroki is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
mopbsycho added Shouto Todoroki

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1,063 496
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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Kurisu Makise is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kurisu Makise

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1,516 1,079
Cobra is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Cobra Fairy Tale

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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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Ayato Sakamaki is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ayato Sakamaki

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Gildarts Clive is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Percy added Gildarts Clive

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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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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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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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1,082 960
Ed is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Ed Cowboy Bebop

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849 801
Flame Haze Shana is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Flame Haze Shana Burning Eyes Shana

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1,032 529
Morgiana is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
AnotherAnimeFan added Morgiana Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

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Chouza Akimichi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Otoya Ittoki is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Otoya Ittoki

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

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

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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