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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1,855 539
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
1,572 530
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

3
1,542 543
Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

4
1,413 527
Tsunade is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

5
1,533 525
Muten-Rôshi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball: The Path to Power, Dragonball Evolution

6
1,397 539
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

7
924 373
Onoki is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Onoki Naruto Shippuden

8
1,248 505
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
One Piece

9
998 446
Chiyo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippūden

10
956 377
Silver Fang is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Silver Fang

11
791 356
Zeff is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
evy2526 added

12
1,042 448
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
927 457
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
808 370
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
665 336
Hagoromo Otsutsuki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

16
877 487
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
656 343
Porlyusica is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

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861 464
Genkai is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

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794 525
Madara Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden

20
433 210
King Bradley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Shannibal23 added Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

21
679 505
Professor Oak / Professor Samu... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

22
696 498
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
544 436
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
433 445
Watari is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Death Note, Death Note

25
416 436
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

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253 266
Joseph Joestar is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

27
349 375
Rō Kaiōshin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Ahmed Maklad added Dragon Ball Z

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353 382
King Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Ahmed Maklad added

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162 148
Recovery Girl is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
William Hakes added Recovery Girl

My Hero Academia 

30
132 111
Walter C. Dornez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
DanielWarren added Hellsing Ultimate: Vol. 1, Hellsing

31
256 283
Hayato Fūrinji is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple

32
279 322
Ox-King is listed (or ranked) 32 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!!

33
242 284
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

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56 29
Zeniba is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
xxxSilverExtremexxx added Zeniba Spiritied Away -

Yubaba's Kind Hearted Twin Sister.

35
283 352
Sugoroku Mutou is listed (or ranked) 35 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!

36
52 36
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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40 29
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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101 211
Happosai is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Ranma ½

39
89 190
Seijûrô Hiko is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal, Director's Cut

40
11 32
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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116 256
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
37 157
Genji Kamogawa is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Hajime no Ippo