20 Most Popular Blue-Haired Anime Characters (Ranked)

20 Most Popular Blue-Haired Anime Characters (RANKED)

Blue is a very rare color, although not completely impossible to see. It is an uncommon color of human hair; of course, it is an artificial color, and a person has to dye their hair in order to get a shade of blue. But it’s not that uncommon to see among our favorite fictional characters. The shades range from lighter and turquoise tones to darker blue shades, depending on each person’s personal preferences. In the world of anime, the characteristics of blue-haired anime characters depend on the shade of blue.

In this article, we will bring a list of the 20 best blue-hared anime characters we know of. We’ll be using different sources and ranking them based on their popularity and the general level of awesomeness they represent. The list will be pretty diverse, including characters from various franchises and genres.

20. Grimmjow (Bleach)

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Grimmjow is the Sexta Espada, an ancient Adjuchas symbolizing destruction in the anime series Bleach. He is of medium height, possesses blue hair, and has a muscular build. His mask is a fragment of his right jaw, which opens when he laughs loudly. The character’s jacket is open, revealing a tattoo on his lower back, and his Hollow “hole” is located near the stomach. Known for his rebellious nature, the Sexta Espada is a distinctive and powerful presence within the series.

19. Tetsuya Kuroko (Kuroko’s Basketball)

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Tetsuya Kuroko, the sixth player of the Generation of Miracles during his time at Teiko College, distinguishes himself by excelling in passing and diverting attention away from himself on the court. Despite lacking proficiency in dribbling and shooting, Kuroko strategically disappears during the game, only to reappear at crucial moments. According to Teiko’s team captain, Akashi, Kuroko is a “shadow” whose purpose is to enhance the performance of another player, acting as a support to make their talents shine brighter.

18. Sayaka (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)

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Sayaka is introduced as Madoka’s best friend, who, after helping her save Kyubey, is also given the option of becoming a Puella Magi. Being of a selfless and compassionate nature, she sees in the role of Puella Magi an opportunity to protect those she loves, having been inspired by Mami Tomoe. Now a Puella Magi, she fights with a sword. Her color is blue.

17. Nejire Hado (My Hero Academia)

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Nejire Hado, a third-year student and part of the esteemed Big 3 at her school, is a powerful hero known by the alias Nejire-chan. During internships, she took Ochaco and Tsuyu under her wing, accompanying them to Pro Hero Ryukyu’s agency where she serves as an assistant. Nejire is a close friend of Mirio and Amajiki and is characterized by her cheerful and talkative personality. Her Quirk, called Wave, enables her to convert vital energy into powerful shock waves, visually represented as yellow-gold spirals. Although effective, the waves move relatively slowly, and prolonged use can lead to severe fatigue due to the conversion of too much physical stamina.


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16. Mayuri Kurotsuchi (Bleach)


Mayuri Kurotsuchi serves as the captain of the 12th division, overseeing research and development in Soul Society. Previously held by Kisuke Urahara, Mayuri is known for his cold and inhuman demeanor, unhesitant to sacrifice subordinates. His lieutenant is Nemu, his artificial daughter whom he considers non-human. Mayuri’s Zanpakutō transforms into a three-bladed saber with a unique ability to emit gases that block brain signals, paralyzing limbs without alleviating pain.

15. Nefertari Vivi (One Piece)


Nefertari Vivi, the princess of Alabasta and daughter of Cobra, is characterized by her selfless and humble demeanor despite her royal status. She prioritizes the well-being of her subjects and her country, demonstrating a willingness to risk her life for their sake. In combat, Vivi employs a dance called Mermaidance, aimed at hypnotizing or charming opponents; in the anime, this has been replaced by a perfume with the same effect. Her weapons consist of two sharp jewels attached to wires on her little fingers, forming a cutting weapon known as the Peacock Slasher when spun rapidly.

14. Jellal (Fairy Tail)

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Jellal, captured at a young age by a dark guild devoted to Zeref, is coerced into assisting in the construction of System R. During his captivity, he forms connections with individuals who will aid him in his goal, including Erza Scarlett, with whom he develops a close relationship and eventually falls in love. Ultia manipulates Jellal, making him believe he hears Zeref’s voice. Adopting the false identity of Jycrain, he becomes one of the Ten Wizard Saints and is tasked with using the satellite station’s weapon, Aetherion, to strike the Tower of Heaven.

13. Rin Okumura (Blue Exorcist)

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Rin Okumura, the protagonist, is a fifteen-year-old boy who discovers he is the son of Satan and inherits demonic powers. His abilities are sealed in the enchanted sword Kurikara by Mephisto, allowing him to lead a normal life. However, when the sword can no longer contain the blue flames inherited from Satan, Rin’s true identity is revealed. This revelation results in the death of his guardian, exorcist Fujimoto Shiro, at the hands of Satan, who also attempts to send Rin into the demon realm.


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12. Henry Wong (Digimon)


Although he is just 11 years old, Henry is more thoughtful and responsible than Takato. He is generally calm, discreet, and composed, but in fact, shows real courage.

His attachment to Terriermon is a bit excessive since he initially refuses to let him fight for fear that something will happen to him (since the history of the video game in which Terriermon is attacked by Gorillamon), but he gains self-confidence as the battles progress.

11. Black☆Star (Soul Eater)


Black☆Star is the sole survivor of the Astral Clan, a clan of assassins who killed people for money, eradicated and will be raised by Shibusen. Unlike Maka or Death the Kid, Black Star is not an ordinary meister, he is an assassin, except that he is unable to remain quiet and therefore be discreet, which infuriates Tsubaki, his partner. He has long followed the three rules of assassins except that he yells them at his opponents. He considers himself the number one and he claims to be superior to God.

10. Rei (Neon Genesis Evangelion)


Rei Ayanami is designated as the First Children and the pilot of EVA-0017. Her date of birth is unknown. Described as introverted, taciturn, and shy, Rei is characterized by Hideaki Anno as someone aware of her replaceability, leading to a lack of attachment to her own life. Anno portrays her as a very sad young girl, living a modest life and believing she does not need friends. Rei’s existence is described as fleeting and marked by a poignant sense of melancholy.


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9. Ban (Seven Deadly Sins)


Ban is the Fox of Avarice of the Seven Deadly Sins, as well as a former Bandit. After the group first disbanded, Ban was first jailed in Baste Prison, but escaped when he discovered Meliodas was still alive. In addition to being made immortal by the Fountain of Youth, he is known for his Magical Ability, Snatch.

8. Shino Asada / Sinon (Sword Art Online)

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Shino Asada, the deuteragonist of the Phantom Bullet arc, is introduced to Kirito in Gun Gale Online. At 16, she is the top marksman in the game, earning admiration from fellow players. Due to her androgynous in-game appearance, she initially mistakes Kirito for a girl. Shino’s real-life fragility stems from a traumatic childhood incident where, at the age of 11, she witnessed a heist and had to kill a robber with his own pistol. This event has left her with post-traumatic stress, especially when confronted with anything reminiscent of a gun in the physical world. In Gun Gale Online, she faces persecution by classmates who exploit her trauma.

7. Nagisa Shiota (Assassination Classroom)


Nagisa, with an androgynous appearance, is a highly intelligent student focused on identifying weaknesses in Koro-sensei to devise the most effective way to kill him. He meticulously records his observations in a notebook throughout the story. Nagisa stands out as one of the few students who could have potentially killed Koro-sensei early on, employing a “pseudo” suicide bombing and anti-sensei balls. His skills as an assassin become evident during a mock assassination against Takaoka. As the story progresses, Koro-sensei, along with Lovro and Karasuma, recognize Nagisa’s potential and provide him with a significant gift for assassination, raising concerns among the others.

6. Jō Kido (Digimon)


Jō Kido is characterized by a nervous temperament and low self-confidence, taking his studies seriously and often expressing dissatisfaction with the living conditions in the digital world. Despite his anxieties, Jō displays courage in certain situations and proves to be highly responsible when needed, earning recognition for his qualities. Initially pressured by a family tradition to become a doctor, he eventually gains his father’s approval to pursue the job he desires. In 2027, Jō fulfills his dream by becoming a doctor for Digimon, continuing to work alongside Gomamon.


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5. Ami Mizuno / Sailor Mercury (Sailor Moon)

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Sailor Mercury, known for her exceptional intelligence with a gifted IQ of 200, stands out as the smartest warrior among her peers. Clad in a blue costume, her unique outfit is often sleeveless. Armed with a handheld computer and special glasses, she analyzes situations and devises attack strategies for the Sailor Warriors. As the warrior of water and wisdom, Sailor Mercury has mastery over water in all its forms. In the ancient Silver Millennium, she served as part of Princess Serenity’s personal guard.

4. Saiko Yonebayashi (Tokyo Ghoul)


Saiko Yonebayashi, a Third Class CCG Inspector, is a member of the Quinques squad and serves as the team’s mascot, spreading good humor. Despite her role as an inspector, she dedicates a significant amount of her mission hours to video games and manga. Following Uriah’s promotion, Saiko takes on the responsibility of being a squad leader after Sasaki’s departure.

3. Hinata Hyūga (Naruto)

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Hinata is a kunoichi from Konoha village, a member of the Hyūga clan, and part of Team 8 led by Kurenai Yūhi, alongside Kiba Inuzuka and Shino Aburame. Her childhood was challenging, marked by intensive training as the heir to the Hyūga clan, which she undertook with her father. At the age of three, Hinata witnessed her clan placing the cursed seal “The Bird in a Cage” on her cousin Neji, an event that left a significant impact on her as she felt a sense of responsibility for it.

2. Bulma (Dragon Ball)

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Bulma is a good-looking, intelligent, but also stubborn girl, who at the beginning of the story creates the dragon radar to locate the dragon balls, running into Goku and, impressed by the strength of the latter, convinces him to join her. Later, after a long relationship with Yamcha, Bulma marries Vegeta, with whom she will have two children, Trunks and Bra. Throughout the series, she stands out for her technical skills and her inventions. Bulma’s character is based on both the princess from the Dragon Boy manga, and the monk Sanzang, the co-star of the story The Journey to the West.

1. Rem (Re:Zero)

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Rem is an oni with blue hair and eyes, the younger twin sister of Ram. Employed as a servant at Roswaal Manor alongside her sister, Rem excels in chores and cooking, surpassing Ram in both competence and willingness to work. In contrast to her elder sister, Rem has a warmer and more friendly personality. Notably, she retains her horn, allowing her to preserve all her powers.

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