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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
8,277 3,219
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Fairy Tale

2
7,744 2,906
Gaara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

3
5,445 2,494
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shegold-mendoza added Naruto Shippūden

4
3,979 2,590
Shanks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
One Piece

5
3,910 3,136
Sasori is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippūden

6
6,117 2,210
Karma Akabane is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Mark Lester Barbarona added Karma Akabane

7
3,219 2,500
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippuden

8
3,684 2,449
Grell Sutcliff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Black Butler

9
2,661 1,731
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Rurouni Kenshin

10
3,322 2,377
Renji Abarai is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Bleach

11
2,699 1,715
Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Hunter x Hunter

12
4,227 1,881
Rias Gremory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
High School DxD

13
1,637 1,522
Mikoto Suoh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair

14
4,528 2,181
Erza Knightwalker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
shaurya-kapoor added Fairy Tale

15
2,670 1,711
Yona is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
The Other Son

16
2,306 1,725
Klein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Sword Art Online

17
1,731 2,505
Karin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Naruto Shippūden

18
1,901 1,607
Taiga Kagami is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

19
2,335 1,449
Yoko Ritona is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Gurren Lagann

20
2,497 1,152
Yukihira Souma is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Alviandrs added Yukihira Souma

21
3,127 518
Shouto Todoroki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
mopbsycho added Shouto Todoroki

22
2,104 1,335
Seijūrō Akashi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
kat tecna added Seijūrō Akashi

23
1,681 1,047
Kurisu Makise is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Kurisu Makise

24
749 1,186
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
1,420 981
Shuichi Minamino is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Characters With Red Hair
Shuichi Minamino Yu Yu Hakushu