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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2,159 661
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
1,816 671
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

3
1,855 609
Muten-Rôshi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball: The Path to Power, Dragonball Evolution

4
1,784 670
Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

5
1,652 602
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

6
1,635 639
Tsunade is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

7
1,477 561
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
One Piece

8
1,198 426
Silver Fang is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Silver Fang

9
1,300 500
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
1,058 447
Zeff is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

11
1,060 479
Onoki is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Onoki Naruto Shippuden

12
1,144 532
Chiyo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippūden

13
1,065 540
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
1,022 536
Monkey D. Garp is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
One Piece Film: Strong World

15
1,036 506
Genkai is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

16
908 442
Kaede is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Inuyasha, Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

17
756 386
Hagoromo Otsutsuki is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

18
747 401
Porlyusica is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

19
555 255
King Bradley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Shannibal23 added Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

20
929 575
Madara Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden

21
797 540
Kami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone

22
774 567
Professor Oak / Professor Samu... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

23
647 477
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
244 178
Recovery Girl is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
William Hakes added Recovery Girl

My Hero Academia 

25
490 501
Watari is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Death Note, Death Note