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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1,767 501
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
1,483 495
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

3
1,445 511
Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

4
1,311 492
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

5
1,309 487
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
1,430 502
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
1,157 461
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
One Piece

8
849 341
Onoki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Onoki Naruto Shippuden

9
896 328
Silver Fang is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Silver Fang

10
919 412
Chiyo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Naruto Shippūden

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975 399
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
655 308
Zeff is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
evy2526 added

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854 428
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
823 441
Monkey D. Garp is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
One Piece Film: Strong World

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744 345
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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623 318
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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813 424
Genkai is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

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610 321
Porlyusica is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

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387 165
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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746 478
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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664 456
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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627 480
Professor Oak / Professor Samu... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

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518 395
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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407 399
Watari is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Death Note, Death Note

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363 406
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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337 346
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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331 341
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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232 247
Joseph Joestar is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

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121 98
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
243 274
Hayato Fūrinji is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple

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266 313
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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143 139
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
231 274
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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270 337
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 19
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 22
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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24 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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95 202
Happosai is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Ranma ½

39
85 182
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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8 24
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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110 244
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
36 148
Genji Kamogawa is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Hajime no Ippo