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
1,739 1,028
Osamu Dazai is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Dachi Nho added Bungo Stray Dogs -

Bungou Stray Dogs

52
2,314 1,557
Mello is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Death Note

53
2,826 1,239
Ken Kaneki is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

54
3,495 2,549
Kirito is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Georgina Bézsenyi added Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

55
2,839 1,219
Levy McGarden is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Cyvonnie Pascual added

56
1,950 1,410
Mayuri Kurotsuchi is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion

57
1,928 891
Gowther The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Taradomi added Gowther The Seven Deadly Sins

58
1,437 661
Sanji is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
jaivster added One Piece (JP), Dream Soccer King!, One Piece Movie: The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventures in Alabasta

59
1,672 811
Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
StaB added Hunter x Hunter

60
1,801 966
Aru Akise is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Katerina Ruud added Future Diary

61
1,745 1,315
Sailor Mercury is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon Super S: The Movie, Sailor Moon R the Movie: Promise of the Rose

62
1,039 1,115
Uryū Ishida is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody

63
1,185 1,117
Haru Yoshida is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

64
1,433 1,024
Makise Kurisu is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Makise Kurisu Steins;Gate

65
1,583 1,011
Touka Kirishima is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
kirbyzzzz21 added

66
1,343 932
Sesshomaru is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Rebecca Garza added Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

67
1,371 996
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

68
811 1,026
Harley Hartwell is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Case Closed, Case Closed: The Last Wizard of the Century, Case Closed: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital

69
1,277 997
Tetsuya Kuroko is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
JoaquimDaHorta added Kuroko's Basketball, Kuroko's Basketball

70
970 864
Shougo Makishima is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Psycho-Pass

71
1,321 1,156
Trunks is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Charles Olsen added Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan

72
1,454 1,235
Carla is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Lmellyn added Carla Fairy Tail

73
1,429 1,363
Obito Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden

74
1,407 882
Seto Kaiba is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
misssanji added Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light

75
1,132 922
Ging Freecss is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Girkelidze Keti added Hunter x Hunter

76
784 964
Shintarou Midorima is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

77
1,408 1,549
Nico Robin is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
-1457191633500 added One Piece

78
720 934
Shiroe is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
G David Maruska added

79
547 127
Sora and Shiro (Blank) is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
1519333737252 added Sora and Shiro (Blank)

80
762 1,187
Doctor Gero is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Son Goku added

81
364 403
Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusk... is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
xzea added Cowboy Bebop, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

82
758 945
Trafalgar Law is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Thane Elegant added

83
1,085 866
Kuroro Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
1478878105873 added Hunter x Hunter

84
1,110 495
Izuku Midoriya is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Prem Somani added Izuku Midoriya

85
857 375
Alphonse Elric is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
FullMetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Fullmetal Alchemist

86
762 322
Winry Rockbell is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa

87
683 283
Haruhi Fujioka is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Lucky._. added 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.

88
869 401
Gaara is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
salvadorskates added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel

89
1,040 516
Undertaker is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Maia Hofmannpeal added Black Butler

90
566 229
Yato is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
GeorgiaS. added Yato

91
115 154
Kiritsugu Emiya is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Seferin added Fate/Zero, Fate/Zero

92
653 828
Naraku is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Inu Yasha

93
677 356
Temari is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Kestrel Lynch added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie

94
939 538
Gray Fullbuster is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
lennagallega added Fairy Tail

95
697 747
Izzy Izumi is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Noelle added Digimon Adventure

96
641 348
Annie Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
salvadorskates added Annie Leonhart

97
417 659
Germany is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Rache Golden added Hetalia - Axis Powers

98
661 1,115
Envy is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
StaB added Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

99
562 334
Migi is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Omar A. El-Sherbiny added Migi

100
1,167 819
Yuno Gasai is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time
Yas Mine added Future Diary