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

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

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

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Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

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Tsunade is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Tsunade Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

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Master Roshi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Master Roshi Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball: The Path to Power, Dragonball Evolution

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

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Onoki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Onoki Naruto Shippuden

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

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

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

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Orochimaru is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Orochimaru Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

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Kaede is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Kaede Inuyasha, Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

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Monkey D. Garp is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Monkey D. Garp One Piece Film: Strong World

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

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Genkai is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

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

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Madara Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Madara Uchiha Naruto Shippūden

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

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Professor Oak / Professor Samu... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

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Kami is listed (or ranked) 21 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

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King Bradley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Shannibal23 added King Bradley Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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Grandpa Gohan is listed (or ranked) 23 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

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

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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

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

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Danzo Shimura is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Utkan Aktaş added Danzo Shimura Naruto Shippūden, Ninja World

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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!!

All Members of House Targaryen

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

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Dr. Briefs is listed (or ranked) 31 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

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Sugoroku Mutou is listed (or ranked) 32 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!

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Recovery Girl is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
William Hakes added Recovery Girl My Hero Academia 

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Joseph Joestar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Joseph Joestar JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

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Tsuru is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

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Pan is listed (or ranked) 36 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

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Chiyo Kumasawa is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
mwahahahaha added Chiyo Kumasawa Umineko no Naku Koro ni

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Seijûrô Hiko is listed (or ranked) 38 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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Happosai is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Happosai Ranma ½

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Genji Kamogawa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Genji Kamogawa Hajime no Ippo

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Oryou Sonozaki is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
mwahahahaha added Oryou Sonozaki Higurashi When They Cry

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Kozo Hoshino is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
1515357948612 added Kozo Hoshino