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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588 193
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

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2
510 161
Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

3
510 173
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

4
511 181
Master Roshi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Master Roshi Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball: The Path to Power, Dragonball Evolution

5
448 159
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

6
402 142
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Whitebeard One Piece

7
407 149
Tsunade is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Tsunade Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

8
297 126
Genkai is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

9
254 96
Netero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
John Francis added Netero Hunter X Hunter

10
266 106
Madara Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Madara Uchiha Naruto Shippūden

11
278 130
Monkey D. Garp is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Monkey D. Garp One Piece Film: Strong World

12
300 147
Alex Louis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
amori003 added Alex Louis Armstrong Fullmetal Alchemist

13
166 48
Silver Fang is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Silver Fang

14
230 106
Onoki is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Onoki Naruto Shippuden

15
274 146
Orochimaru is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Orochimaru Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

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281 156
Chiyo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Chiyo Naruto Shippūden

17
221 110
Kaede is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Kaede Inuyasha, Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

18
254 139
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
196 91
Porlyusica is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Porlyusica

20
174 83
Hagoromo Otsutsuki is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Hagoromo Otsutsuki

21
133 72
King Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Ahmed Maklad added King Piccolo

22
156 97
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
15 0
Zeff is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
evy2526 added Zeff

24
116 80
Rō Kaiōshin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Ahmed Maklad added Rō Kaiōshin Dragon Ball Z

25
138 118
Watari is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Watari Death Note, Death Note

26
175 163
Professor Oak / Professor Samu... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

27
102 87
Ox-King is listed (or ranked) 27 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!!

28
112 101
Yoshimura is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Yoshimura Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster

29
96 91
Hayato Fūrinji is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Hayato Fūrinji Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple

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30
98 98
Sugoroku Mutou is listed (or ranked) 30 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!

31
84 97
Daisuke Aramaki is listed (or ranked) 31 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

32
70 83
Jinpachi Mishima is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Jinpachi Mishima Tekken Universe

33
67 80
Master Asia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Master Asia

34
61 78
Nurarihyon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Nurarihyon Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan

35
71 93
Dr. Briefs is listed (or ranked) 35 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

36
60 80
Bookman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Bookman D.Gray-man

37
60 85
Joseph Joestar is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Joseph Joestar JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

38
12 13
Recovery Girl is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
William Hakes added Recovery Girl My Hero Academia 

39
52 77
Pan is listed (or ranked) 39 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

40
51 81
Cologne is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Cologne Ranma ½

41
47 77
Tsuru is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

42
16 27
Master Shen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
ahmed-maklad added Master Shen Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure

43
41 73
Seijûrô Hiko is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Seijûrô Hiko Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal, Director's Cut

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44
48 87
Master Yupa is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Master Yupa Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

45
81 145
Danzo Shimura is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Utkan Aktaş added Danzo Shimura Naruto Shippūden, Ninja World

46
43 82
Happosai is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Happosai Ranma ½

47
40 77
Sakae Jinnouchi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Sakae Jinnouchi Summer Wars

48
31 83
Setsuno is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Setsuno

49
22 68
Lordgenome is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

50
24 73
Gen Fu is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time