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
1,897 705
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
3
1,934 640
Muten-Rôshi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball: The Path to Power, Dragonball Evolution
4
1,855 704
Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
5
1,714 621
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
6
1,546 576
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
One Piece
7
1,257 446
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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1,373 510
Netero is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
John Francis added Netero Hunter X Hunter
9
1,119 464
Zeff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
10
1,108 496
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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1,191 546
Chiyo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippūden
12
1,106 562
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
13
1,059 547
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
1,078 516
Genkai is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
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787 392
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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942 453
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
17
775 410
Porlyusica is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added
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971 586
Madara Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden
19
581 268
King Bradley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Shannibal23 added Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
20
835 548
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
21
806 579
Professor Oak / Professor Samu... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
22
675 485
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
23
262 187
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 

24
511 509
Watari is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Death Note, Death Note
25
136 68
Zeniba is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
xxxSilverExtremexxx added Zeniba Spiritied Away

Yubaba's Kind Hearted Twin Sister.