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
Jiraiya Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

2
928 315
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

3
792 306
Tsunade is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Tsunade Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

4
869 371
Makarov Dreyar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

5
784 330
Shigekuni Yamamoto-Genryūsai is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

6
873 383
Kame-Sen'nin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Kame-Sen'nin Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball: The Path to Power, Dragonball Evolution

7
705 312
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Whitebeard One Piece

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482 190
Kaede is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Kaede Inuyasha, Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

9
572 253
Chiyo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Chiyo Naruto Shippūden

10
477 197
Onoki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Onoki Naruto Shippuden

11
544 250
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
438 188
Silver Fang is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Silver Fang

13
513 265
Orochimaru is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Orochimaru Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

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514 274
Genkai is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

The Best Ecchi Anime of All Time

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494 282
Monkey D. Garp is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Monkey D. Garp One Piece Film: Strong World

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360 200
Porlyusica is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Porlyusica

17
332 216
Hagoromo Otsutsuki is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Hagoromo Otsutsuki

18
453 328
Madara Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Madara Uchiha Naruto Shippūden

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244 147
Zeff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
evy2526 added Zeff

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396 301
Professor Oak / Professor Samu... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

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423 334
Kami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Kami Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone

Is Black Panther Really The Modern Day Version Of Lion King, Or Is Everyone Just Tripping?

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214 162
Daisuke Aramaki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Daisuke Aramaki Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Ghost in the Shell

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304 275
Grandpa Gohan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Grandpa Gohan Dragonball Evolution, Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins, Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The Father of Goku

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260 275
Watari is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Watari Death Note, Death Note

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88 60
King Bradley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Shannibal23 added King Bradley Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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202 219
Rō Kaiōshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Ahmed Maklad added Rō Kaiōshin Dragon Ball Z

27
197 218
Yoshimura is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Yoshimura Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster

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198 222
King Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Ahmed Maklad added King Piccolo

The Best R-Rated Anime Movies

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108 109
Elda Marker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Elda Marker

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208 259
Danzo Shimura is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Utkan Aktaş added Danzo Shimura Naruto Shippūden, Ninja World

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164 215
Ox-King is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Ox-King Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone, Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks, Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!

32
154 203
Hayato Fūrinji is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Hayato Fūrinji Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple

33
176 237
Sugoroku Mutou is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Ahmed Maklad added Sugoroku Mutou Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh!

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137 199
Dr. Briefs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Dr. Briefs Dragon Ball Z, Plan to Destroy the Saiya-jin, Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan

35
17 3
Walter C. Dornez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
DanielWarren added Walter C. Dornez Hellsing Ultimate: Vol. 1, Hellsing

Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

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101 152
Nurarihyon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Nurarihyon Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan

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57 78
Recovery Girl is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
William Hakes added Recovery Girl My Hero Academia 

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99 154
Bookman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Bookman D.Gray-man

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112 179
Joseph Joestar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Joseph Joestar JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

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99 167
Master Asia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Master Asia

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95 163
Jinpachi Mishima is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Jinpachi Mishima Tekken Universe

42
84 152
Cologne is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Cologne Ranma ½

The Best Anime Characters That Use Guns

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68 148
Master Yupa is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Master Yupa Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

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62 142
Tsuru is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time

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71 161
Pan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Pan Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy

46
56 130
Sakae Jinnouchi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Sakae Jinnouchi Summer Wars

47
55 133
Seijûrô Hiko is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Seijûrô Hiko Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal^! Director's Cut

48
4 19
Oryou Sonozaki is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
mwahahahaha added Oryou Sonozaki Higurashi When They Cry

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60 145
Happosai is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time
Happosai Ranma ½

50
38 118
Lordgenome is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Elderly Anime Characters of All Time