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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
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Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
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Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
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Master Roshi 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
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Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
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Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
One Piece
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Silver Fang is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Silver Fang
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Netero is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
John Francis added Netero Hunter X Hunter
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Zeff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
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Onoki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Onoki Naruto Shippuden
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Chiyo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippūden
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Orochimaru is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds
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Monkey D. Garp is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
One Piece Film: Strong World
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Genkai is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
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Hagoromo Otsutsuki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added
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Kaede is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Porlyusica is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added
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Madara Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden
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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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Kami is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Professor Oak / Professor Samu... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
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Grandpa Gohan is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Recovery Girl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
William Hakes added Recovery Girl

My Hero Academia 

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Zeniba is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Watari is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Death Note, Death Note