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
1,635 579
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

3
1,610 587
Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

4
1,627 548
Muten-Rôshi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball: The Path to Power, Dragonball Evolution

5
1,474 559
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
1,451 562
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

7
1,295 522
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
One Piece

8
953 404
Onoki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Onoki Naruto Shippuden

9
1,007 396
Silver Fang is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Silver Fang

10
882 382
Zeff is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
evy2526 added

11
1,034 471
Chiyo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippūden

12
1,091 465
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
963 480
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
837 390
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
691 349
Hagoromo Otsutsuki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

16
906 502
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
683 358
Porlyusica is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

18
907 472
Genkai is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

19
822 543
Madara Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden

20
455 224
King Bradley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Shannibal23 added Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

21
708 522
Professor Oak / Professor Samu... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

22
729 510
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
577 448
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
447 461
Watari is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Death Note, Death Note

25
422 462
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