Anime Underground The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time  

Ranker Anime
Originally by
435.6k votes 40.6k voters 258.3k views 179 items

List Rules Only anime characters who are smart in a way that is obvious.

In anime, physical power isn't always everything. Very often brains will win over brawn, and because of that, we're ranking the smartest anime characters of all time. Do you have a favorite smart anime character? Now would be a good time to show it by voting up your top choices on the poll below. From master strategists like Shikamaru (Naruto) who plan one hundred steps away, to analytical geniuses like Death Note's L who can predict his opponents moves before he even makes them, these anime characters are much smarter than the average human.

Vote up the intelligent anime characters that you believe to be the smartest, and downvote any that you don't think could hang intellectually with the top contendors on this poll.

list ordered by
back to page 1

51
1,505 732
Gowther The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Taradomi added Gowther The Seven Deadly Sins

52
1,905 1,262
Mello is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Mello Death Note

53
1,515 839
Aru Akise is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Katerina Ruud added Aru Akise Future Diary

54
1,311 663
Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
StaB added Hisoka Hunter x Hunter

55
1,374 889
Hōtarō Oreki is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Hōtarō Oreki Classic Literature Club

56
1,538 1,166
Sailor Mercury is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Sailor Mercury Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon Super S: The Movie, Sailor Moon R the Movie: Promise of the Rose

57
1,281 908
Makise Kurisu is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Makise Kurisu Steins;Gate

58
877 974
Uryū Ishida is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Uryū Ishida Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

59
1,001 978
Haru Yoshida is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Haru Yoshida Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

60
1,251 787
Touka Kirishima is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
kirbyzzzz21 added Touka Kirishima

61
1,146 819
Sesshomaru is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Rebecca Garza added Sesshomaru Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

62
694 912
Harley Hartwell is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Harley Hartwell Case Closed, Case Closed: The Last Wizard of the Century, Case Closed: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital

63
1,136 882
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Hiruzen Sarutobi Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

64
1,144 992
Trunks is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Charles Olsen added Trunks Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan

The 16 Smartest Anime Villains Of All Time

65
1,084 867
Tetsuya Kuroko is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
JoaquimDaHorta added Tetsuya Kuroko Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

66
826 761
Shougo Makishima is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Shougo Makishima Psycho-Pass

67
1,230 1,047
Carla is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Lmellyn added Carla Fairy Tail

68
1,165 350
Karma Akabane is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
violetblack added Karma Akabane

69
865 227
Shikaku Nara is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
SageX4 added Shikaku Nara

70
1,242 397
Erwin Smith is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
1519487300639 added Erwin Smith Attack on titan

71
1,196 1,165
Obito Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Obito Uchiha Naruto Shippūden

The Best Suspense Movies on Netflix

72
687 849
Shintarou Midorima is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

73
1,201 765
Seto Kaiba is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
misssanji added Seto Kaiba Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light

74
1,212 1,393
Nico Robin is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
-1457191633500 added Nico Robin One Piece

75
939 802
Ging Freecss is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Girkelidze Keti added Ging Freecss Hunter x Hunter

76
661 1,020
Doctor Gero is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Dr. Gero

77
900 749
Kuroro Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
1478878105873 added Kuroro Lucifer Hunter x Hunter

78
1,055 495
Sanji is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
jaivster added Sanji One Piece (JP), Dream Soccer King!, One Piece Movie: The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventures in Alabasta

All Members of House Lannister

79
611 812
Trafalgar Law is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Thane Elegant added Trafalgar Law

80
606 839
Shiroe is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
G David Maruska added Shiroe

81
572 254
Alphonse Elric is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Harley.Roronoa added Alphonse Elric FullMetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Fullmetal Alchemist

82
828 425
Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Maia Hofmannpeal added Undertaker Black Butler

83
228 301
Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusk... is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
xzea added Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV Cowboy Bebop, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

84
559 263
Gaara is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
salvadorskates added Gaara Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel

85
488 224
Winry Rockbell is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Harley.Roronoa added Winry Rockbell Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa

The Top 6 Real-Life Versions of Batman Villains

86
420 189
Haruhi Fujioka is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Lucky._. added Haruhi Fujioka Ouran High School Host Club, Ouran High School Host Club, Ouran High School Host Club - the reason why I put her name in here is because she signed everything to get into a school that costs a lot of money to get in but she got in because she was smart enough.

87
600 658
Izzy Izumi is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Noelle added Izzy Izumi Digimon Adventure

88
555 728
Naraku is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naraku Inu Yasha

89
624 345
Izuku Midoriya is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Prem Somani added Izuku Midoriya

90
703 405
Gray Fullbuster is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
lennagallega added Gray Fullbuster Fairy Tail

91
355 555
Germany is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Rache Golden added Germany Hetalia - Axis Powers

92
566 932
Envy is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
StaB added Envy Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies

93
445 239
Temari is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Kestrel Lynch added Temari Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie

94
403 219
Annie Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
salvadorskates added Annie Leonhart

95
243 651
Jotaro Kujo is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Noelle added Jotaro Kujo JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

96
283 126
Yato is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
GeorgiaS. added Yato

97
503 716
Sabo is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Mik Borgs added Sabo

98
798 548
Tsukishima Kei is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Caroline Pahle added Tsukishima Kei Haikyuu!!

99
522 649
Lubbock is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Dachi Nho added Lubbock Hunter - Akame ga Kill! 

100
967 709
Yuno Gasai is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Yas Mine added Yuno Gasai Future Diary