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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Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Jiraiya Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

2
815 269
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

3
681 252
Tsunade is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Tsunade Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

4
775 312
Kame-Sen'nin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Kame-Sen'nin Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball: The Path to Power, Dragonball Evolution

5
749 309
Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

6
667 280
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

7
593 261
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Whitebeard One Piece

8
484 212
Chiyo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Chiyo Naruto Shippūden

9
390 154
Kaede is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Kaede Inuyasha, Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

10
396 168
Onoki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Onoki Naruto Shippuden

11
442 204
Netero is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
John Francis added Netero Hunter X Hunter

12
336 148
Silver Fang is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Silver Fang

13
434 230
Genkai is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

14
424 225
Orochimaru is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Orochimaru Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

The Best Anime Series of All Time

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417 235
Monkey D. Garp is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Monkey D. Garp One Piece Film: Strong World

16
303 150
Porlyusica is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Porlyusica

17
391 259
Madara Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Madara Uchiha Naruto Shippūden

18
366 266
Kami is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Kami Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone

19
262 171
Hagoromo Otsutsuki is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Hagoromo Otsutsuki

20
185 102
Zeff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
evy2526 added Zeff

21
318 240
Professor Oak / Professor Samu... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors

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260 216
Grandpa Gohan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Grandpa Gohan Dragonball Evolution, Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins, Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The Father of Goku

23
165 142
Daisuke Aramaki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Daisuke Aramaki Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Ghost in the Shell

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226 225
Watari is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Watari Death Note, Death Note

25
175 177
Rō Kaiōshin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Ahmed Maklad added Rō Kaiōshin Dragon Ball Z

26
176 179
King Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Ahmed Maklad added King Piccolo

27
161 181
Yoshimura is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Yoshimura Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster

28
146 169
Ox-King is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Ox-King Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone, Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks, Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!

The Best R-Rated Anime Movies

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154 189
Sugoroku Mutou is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Ahmed Maklad added Sugoroku Mutou Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh!

30
134 171
Hayato Fūrinji is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Hayato Fūrinji Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple

31
159 223
Danzo Shimura is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Utkan Aktaş added Danzo Shimura Naruto Shippūden, Ninja World

32
76 100
Elda Marker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Elda Marker

33
117 170
Dr. Briefs is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Dr. Briefs Dragon Ball Z, Plan to Destroy the Saiya-jin, Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan

34
23 21
King Bradley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Shannibal23 added King Bradley Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

35
94 164
Joseph Joestar is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Joseph Joestar JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

Famous People You Didn't Know Were Married to Each Other

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84 147
Bookman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Bookman D.Gray-man

37
90 159
Master Asia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Master Asia

38
81 145
Nurarihyon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Nurarihyon Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan

39
86 156
Jinpachi Mishima is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Jinpachi Mishima Tekken Universe

40
36 70
Recovery Girl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
William Hakes added Recovery Girl My Hero Academia 

41
72 143
Cologne is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Cologne Ranma ½

42
65 142
Pan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Pan Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy

The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time

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59 136
Tsuru is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

44
2 12
Oryou Sonozaki is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
mwahahahaha added Oryou Sonozaki

45
51 125
Sakae Jinnouchi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Sakae Jinnouchi Summer Wars

46
58 142
Master Yupa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Master Yupa Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

47
51 129
Seijûrô Hiko is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Seijûrô Hiko Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal^! Director's Cut

48
53 138
Happosai is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Happosai Ranma ½

49
28 94
Master Shen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
ahmed-maklad added Master Shen Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure

50
33 113
Lordgenome is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time