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
1,381 479
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

3
1,354 492
Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

4
1,232 461
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

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1,223 467
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
1,349 484
Kame-Sen'nin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball: The Path to Power, Dragonball Evolution

7
1,098 424
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
One Piece

8
832 291
Silver Fang is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Silver Fang

9
778 322
Onoki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Onoki Naruto Shippuden

10
920 368
Netero is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
John Francis added Netero Hunter X Hunter

11
859 386
Chiyo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippūden

12
605 262
Zeff is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
evy2526 added

13
773 407
Monkey D. Garp is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
One Piece Film: Strong World

14
791 411
Orochimaru is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

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699 323
Kaede is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Inuyasha, Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

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761 398
Genkai is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

17
568 310
Hagoromo Otsutsuki is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

18
568 307
Porlyusica is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

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699 452
Madara Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden

20
340 147
King Bradley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Shannibal23 added Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

21
631 435
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
588 455
Professor Oak / Professor Samu... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

23
492 365
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
389 370
Watari is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Death Note, Death Note

25
314 316
Rō Kaiōshin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Ahmed Maklad added Dragon Ball Z

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315 318
King Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Ahmed Maklad added

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327 386
Danzo Shimura is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Utkan Aktaş added Naruto Shippūden, Ninja World

28
109 82
Walter C. Dornez is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
DanielWarren added Hellsing Ultimate: Vol. 1, Hellsing

29
213 237
Joseph Joestar is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

30
260 305
Ox-King is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone, Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks, Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!

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231 269
Hayato Fūrinji is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple

32
136 134
Recovery Girl is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
William Hakes added Recovery Girl My Hero Academia 

33
223 268
Dr. Briefs is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Dragon Ball Z, Plan to Destroy the Saiya-jin, Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan

34
258 328
Sugoroku Mutou is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Ahmed Maklad added Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh!

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15 14
Zeniba is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
xxxSilverExtremexxx added Zeniba Spiritied Away - Yubaba's Kind Hearted Twin Sister.

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14 16
Yubaba is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
xxxSilverExtremexxx added Spirited Away - Zeniba's Evil Twin Sister.

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11 16
Sophie Hatter is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
xxxSilverExtremexxx added Howl's Moving Castle - (When Cursed She Is 90)

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82 179
Seijûrô Hiko is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal, Director's Cut

39
89 199
Happosai is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Ranma ½

40
6 20
Ittōsai Kunieda is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Sgac added Ittōsai Kunieda Beelzebub

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103 238
Pan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy

42
33 146
Genji Kamogawa is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Hajime no Ippo

43
3 45
Chiyo Kumasawa is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
mwahahahaha added Umineko no Naku Koro ni