Anime Underground The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time  

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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.

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51
3,304 2,402
Kirito is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Georgina Bézsenyi added Kirito Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

52
2,680 1,150
Levy McGarden is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Cyvonnie Pascual added Levy McGarden

53
1,849 1,353
Mayuri Kurotsuchi is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Mayuri Kurotsuchi Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

54
1,792 829
Gowther The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Taradomi added Gowther The Seven Deadly Sins

55
1,558 752
Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
StaB added Hisoka Hunter x Hunter

56
1,582 967
Hōtarō Oreki is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Hōtarō Oreki Classic Literature Club

57
1,721 917
Aru Akise is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Katerina Ruud added Aru Akise Future Diary

58
1,241 592
Sanji is listed (or ranked) 58 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

59
1,693 1,262
Sailor Mercury is listed (or ranked) 59 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

60
989 1,064
Uryū Ishida is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Uryū Ishida Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

61
1,133 1,069
Haru Yoshida is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Haru Yoshida Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

62
1,382 991
Makise Kurisu is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Makise Kurisu Steins;Gate

63
1,474 939
Touka Kirishima is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
kirbyzzzz21 added Touka Kirishima

64
1,290 898
Sesshomaru is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Rebecca Garza added Sesshomaru Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

65
475 254
Kiyotaka Ayanokoji is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Dachi Nho added Kiyotaka Ayanokoji Classroom of the ellite

66
1,302 961
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Hiruzen Sarutobi Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

67
774 990
Harley Hartwell is listed (or ranked) 67 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

68
1,223 954
Tetsuya Kuroko is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
JoaquimDaHorta added Tetsuya Kuroko Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

69
1,277 1,102
Trunks is listed (or ranked) 69 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

70
1,431 403
Karma Akabane is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
violetblack added Karma Akabane

71
916 835
Shougo Makishima is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Shougo Makishima Psycho-Pass

72
1,383 1,170
Carla is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Lmellyn added Carla Fairy Tail

73
1,357 840
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
1,343 1,294
Obito Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Obito Uchiha Naruto Shippūden

75
747 926
Shintarou Midorima is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

76
1,062 882
Ging Freecss is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Girkelidze Keti added Ging Freecss Hunter x Hunter

77
1,348 1,503
Nico Robin is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
-1457191633500 added Nico Robin One Piece

78
742 1,129
Doctor Gero is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Dr. Gero

79
327 368
Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusk... is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
xzea added Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV Cowboy Bebop, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

80
1,027 832
Kuroro Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
1478878105873 added Kuroro Lucifer Hunter x Hunter

81
709 907
Trafalgar Law is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Thane Elegant added Trafalgar Law

82
388 101
Sora and Shiro (Blank) is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
1519333737252 added Sora and Shiro (Blank)

83
769 336
Alphonse Elric is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Harley.Roronoa added Alphonse Elric FullMetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Fullmetal Alchemist

84
941 447
Izuku Midoriya is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Prem Somani added Izuku Midoriya

85
680 292
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

86
777 353
Gaara is listed (or ranked) 86 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

87
677 905
Shiroe is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
G David Maruska added Shiroe

88
978 488
Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Maia Hofmannpeal added Undertaker Black Butler

89
599 258
Haruhi Fujioka is listed (or ranked) 89 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.

90
626 796
Naraku is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naraku Inu Yasha

91
864 488
Gray Fullbuster is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
lennagallega added Gray Fullbuster Fairy Tail

92
452 203
Yato is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
GeorgiaS. added Yato

93
667 715
Izzy Izumi is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Noelle added Izzy Izumi Digimon Adventure

94
610 316
Temari is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Kestrel Lynch added Temari Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie

95
565 299
Annie Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
salvadorskates added Annie Leonhart

96
394 626
Germany is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Rache Golden added Germany Hetalia - Axis Powers

97
634 1,047
Envy is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
StaB added Envy Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

98
275 715
Jotaro Kujo is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Noelle added Jotaro Kujo JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

99
887 603
Tsukishima Kei is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Caroline Pahle added Tsukishima Kei Haikyuu!!

100
563 793
Sabo is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Mik Borgs added Sabo