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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1,644 477
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
1,367 474
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

3
1,340 487
Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

4
1,222 454
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

5
1,209 462
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
1,089 418
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
One Piece

7
1,336 481
Kame-Sen'nin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball: The Path to Power, Dragonball Evolution

8
825 285
Silver Fang is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Silver Fang

9
765 320
Onoki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Onoki Naruto Shippuden

10
912 363
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
847 383
Chiyo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippūden

12
592 255
Zeff is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
evy2526 added

13
770 401
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
780 408
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

15
690 322
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

16
753 393
Genkai is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

17
561 305
Porlyusica is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

18
558 310
Hagoromo Otsutsuki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

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689 445
Madara Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden

20
331 145
King Bradley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Shannibal23 added Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

21
622 433
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
579 449
Professor Oak / Professor Samu... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

23
490 359
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
388 363
Watari is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Death Note, Death Note

25
312 308
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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310 311
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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318 383
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
107 78
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
260 300
Ox-King is listed (or ranked) 29 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!!

30
209 236
Joseph Joestar is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

31
229 268
Hayato Fūrinji is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple

32
135 133
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
223 266
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
258 327
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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13 13
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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12 15
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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10 15
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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80 179
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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102 237
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