Anime Underground The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time  

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List Rules Characters that are both old and elderly in appearance. No young looking vampires or Van Hohenheim types.

You should always respect your elders, and in the world of anime that saying is no exception. The usual portrayal of old people in anime is that of the sagely, still powerful fighter who the antagonist learns all his skills from, especially in Shonen anime. Elderly anime characters like Master Roshi (DBZ), Jiraiya (Naruto), and Genkai (Yu-Yu-Hakusho) all exemplify this. Then there are the old anime characters that are still more powerful in their old age than most other characters in the show. This is best demonstrated by the great Whitebeard in One Piece, who at 72 years of age showed the world why he was the strongest man in the world.

Who is your favorite anime geezer? Let us know by voting up your favorites on the poll below. Anime grandpas and grandmas are fair game, as long as they are elderly looking.
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1,858 542
Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

2
1,575 533
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

3
1,544 546
Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

4
1,415 530
Tsunade is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

5
1,535 527
Muten-Rôshi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball: The Path to Power, Dragonball Evolution

6
1,399 540
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

7
925 374
Onoki is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Onoki Naruto Shippuden

8
1,249 506
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
One Piece

9
1,000 447
Chiyo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippūden

10
959 378
Silver Fang is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Silver Fang

11
801 357
Zeff is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
evy2526 added

12
1,044 449
Netero is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
John Francis added Netero Hunter X Hunter

13
929 458
Orochimaru is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

14
809 371
Kaede is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Inuyasha, Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

15
667 337
Hagoromo Otsutsuki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

16
878 488
Monkey D. Garp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
One Piece Film: Strong World

17
658 344
Porlyusica is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

18
861 465
Genkai is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

19
796 526
Madara Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden

20
435 211
King Bradley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Shannibal23 added Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

21
680 506
Professor Oak / Professor Samu... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

22
697 499
Kami is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone

23
545 437
Grandpa Gohan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Dragonball Evolution, Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins, Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The Father of Goku

24
433 446
Watari is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Death Note, Death Note

25
417 438
Danzo Shimura is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Utkan Aktaş added Naruto Shippūden, Ninja World

26
253 268
Joseph Joestar is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

27
350 376
Rō Kaiōshin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Ahmed Maklad added Dragon Ball Z

28
354 383
King Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Ahmed Maklad added

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162 149
Recovery Girl is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
William Hakes added Recovery Girl

My Hero Academia 

30
132 112
Walter C. Dornez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
DanielWarren added Hellsing Ultimate: Vol. 1, Hellsing

31
256 284
Hayato Fūrinji is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple

32
279 323
Ox-King is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone, Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks, Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!

33
242 285
Dr. Briefs is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Dragon Ball Z, Plan to Destroy the Saiya-jin, Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan

34
56 30
Zeniba is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
xxxSilverExtremexxx added Zeniba Spiritied Away -

Yubaba's Kind Hearted Twin Sister.

35
283 353
Sugoroku Mutou is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Ahmed Maklad added Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh!

36
52 38
Yubaba is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
xxxSilverExtremexxx added Spirited Away -

Zeniba's Evil Twin Sister.

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40 30
Sophie Hatter is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
xxxSilverExtremexxx added Howl's Moving Castle -

(When Cursed She Is 90)

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101 212
Happosai is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Ranma ½

39
89 191
Seijûrô Hiko is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal, Director's Cut

40
116 257
Pan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy

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11 33
Ittōsai Kunieda is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Sgac added Ittōsai Kunieda Beelzebub

42
37 158
Genji Kamogawa is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Hajime no Ippo