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
Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

2
1,662 585
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

3
1,627 599
Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

4
1,648 555
Muten-Rôshi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball: The Path to Power, Dragonball Evolution

5
1,496 567
Tsunade is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

6
1,469 567
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

7
1,323 522
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
One Piece

8
962 386
Zeff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

9
971 409
Onoki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Onoki Naruto Shippuden

10
1,025 401
Silver Fang is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Silver Fang

11
1,052 476
Chiyo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippūden

12
1,111 471
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
981 487
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
845 396
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
701 353
Hagoromo Otsutsuki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

16
927 504
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
691 364
Porlyusica is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

18
914 478
Genkai is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

19
838 549
Madara Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden

20
461 230
King Bradley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Shannibal23 added Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

21
715 527
Professor Oak / Professor Samu... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

22
733 514
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
585 450
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
450 464
Watari is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Death Note, Death Note

25
427 470
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