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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1,770 505
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
1,487 496
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

3
1,449 513
Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

4
1,313 498
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

5
1,317 490
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
1,434 504
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
1,162 466
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
One Piece

8
853 343
Onoki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Onoki Naruto Shippuden

9
897 333
Silver Fang is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Silver Fang

10
925 412
Chiyo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippūden

11
979 404
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
660 314
Zeff is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
evy2526 added

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860 429
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
824 447
Monkey D. Garp is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
One Piece Film: Strong World

15
749 346
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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625 320
Hagoromo Otsutsuki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

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813 428
Genkai is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

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613 323
Porlyusica is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

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390 170
King Bradley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Shannibal23 added Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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747 484
Madara Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden

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665 461
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

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633 481
Professor Oak / Professor Samu... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

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519 400
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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408 404
Watari is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Death Note, Death Note

25
367 409
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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337 352
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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331 346
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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234 249
Joseph Joestar is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

29
122 101
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
244 276
Hayato Fūrinji is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple

31
267 314
Ox-King is listed (or ranked) 31 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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143 140
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
232 274
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

34
271 337
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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35 20
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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34 23
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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26 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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95 203
Happosai is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Ranma ½

39
85 183
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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9 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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111 244
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
36 149
Genji Kamogawa is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Hajime no Ippo