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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1,794 509
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
1,511 502
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

3
1,458 520
Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

4
1,351 495
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
1,328 516
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

6
1,450 508
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
1,178 484
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
One Piece

8
879 346
Onoki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Onoki Naruto Shippuden

9
953 416
Chiyo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippūden

10
905 352
Silver Fang is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Silver Fang

11
990 422
Netero is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
John Francis added Netero Hunter X Hunter

12
696 333
Zeff is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
evy2526 added

13
882 438
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
770 348
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
836 465
Monkey D. Garp is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
One Piece Film: Strong World

16
636 323
Hagoromo Otsutsuki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

17
619 329
Porlyusica is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

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818 442
Genkai is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

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754 506
Madara Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden

20
396 188
King Bradley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Shannibal23 added Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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655 483
Professor Oak / Professor Samu... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

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667 479
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

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523 417
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

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413 422
Watari is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Death Note, Death Note

25
387 417
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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332 359
Rō Kaiōshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Ahmed Maklad added Dragon Ball Z

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338 367
King Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Ahmed Maklad added

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238 254
Joseph Joestar is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

29
122 102
Walter C. Dornez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
DanielWarren added Hellsing Ultimate: Vol. 1, Hellsing

30
248 276
Hayato Fūrinji is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple

31
148 140
Recovery Girl is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
William Hakes added Recovery Girl

My Hero Academia 

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268 315
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!!

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234 274
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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274 338
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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38 21
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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35 26
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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27 19
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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96 203
Happosai is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Ranma ½

39
86 183
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

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10 25
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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111 247
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
36 150
Genji Kamogawa is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Hajime no Ippo