20 Most Popular Blue-Haired Anime Characters (Ranked)

20 Most Popular Blue-Haired Anime Characters (RANKED)

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Blue is a very rare color, although not completely impossible to see. It is the 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 amoung 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 are going to bring a list of the 20 best blue-hared anime characters that we know of. We’ll be using different sources and rank them based on their popularity and the general level of awesomeness they represent. The list is going to be pretty diverse, including various characters from various franchises and genres.

Best Blue-Haired Anime Characters

20. Grimmjow

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Franchise: Bleach

He is the Sexta Espada and has his tattoo on his back. He is an ancient Adjuchas symbolizing destruction. He is of medium height, blue hair, and quite muscular. His mask remains is a fragment of his right jaw, which opens when he laughs too loudly. His jacket is still open and his tattoo is on his lower back. Its hollow “hole” is located near the stomach. He’s a rebel in his nature.

19. Tetsuya Kuroko

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Franchise: Kuroko’s Basketball

He was the sixth player of the Generation of Miracles when he played at Teiko College. He’s in the first year. Not very good at dribbling and shooting, he filled his gaps by perfecting his passes and managing to draw attention to other people than himself during games. Thanks to this aptitude, he manages to be forgotten in order to better reappear at the crucial moments of the game.

According to Akashi, the captain of Teiko’s team, Kuroko is a “shadow” who is there to make his “light” shine. What he means by that is that he does not play for him but for another player by putting him more in value.

18. Sayaka

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Franchise: Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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

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Franchise: My Hero Academia

Third-year student and one of the three strongest students in the school (the Big 3); she took Ochaco and Tsuyu under her protection during the internships, taking them with her to Pro Hero Ryukyu, of which Nejire is her assistant. As a hero alias she simply goes by the name of Nejire-chan.

A great friend of Mirio and Amajiki, she has a cheerful and talkative personality. Her Quirk is called Wave and allows her to transform her vital energy into shock waves (made yellow-gold in the cardboard), which for some reason move in a spiral motion and are powerful, but relatively slow.

She also knows how to use them to levitate and, if she uses her power for a long time, she can be severely fatigued by having converted too much physical stamina.


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16. Mayuri Kurotsuchi


Franchise: Bleach

He is the captain of the 12th division, responsible for the research and development of new technologies. It was Kisuke Urahara who held this position before escaping from Soul Society. Mayuri is extremely cold and inhuman. He does not hesitate to sacrifice his subordinates. His lieutenant is his daughter Nemu, an artificial being whom he made and whom he does not consider to be a human being.

When he releases his Zanpakutō, his blade transforms into a three-bladed saber whose guard is a head emitting gases allowing to block the signals emitted by the brain and therefore to paralyze the limbs, but does not however prevent the pain to get to the brain

15. Nefertari Vivi


Franchise: One Piece

Nefertari Vivi is the daughter of Cobra and the princess of Alabasta. Even though she is a princess, she does not behave in an arrogant or self-centered way; she cares about the good of her subjects and her country and does not hesitate to put her life on the line.

In combat, she resorts to a dance called Mermaidance, which aims to hypnotize or charm the opponent: in the anime, this dance has been replaced by a perfume that has the same effect. Her weapons are two sharp jewels attached to a wire and to her little fingers with rings, which, when spun quickly, create a cutting weapon called the Peacock Slasher.

14. Jellal

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Franchise: Fairy Tail

He was captured young by a dark guild worshiping Zeleph to help build System R. It was there that he met the people who will help him accomplish his goal of using the Tower of Heaven, as well as Erza Scarlett with whom he will remain close (and fall in love with her).

Ultia brainwashed him, making him believe he heard Zeleph. He enters one of the ten great holy mages under the false identity of Jycrain and had the objective of using a weapon from the satellite station to strike the tower of Heaven, the Aetherion.

13. Rin Okumura

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Franchise: Blue Exorcist

The protagonist, fifteen years old in the story, is the son of Satan and was born to a human woman. He is also the heir to the powers of Satan. These were sealed at birth in the enchanted sword Kurikara, or Komaken, by Mephisto. It allowed him to live a normal life.

Rin became aware of his true identity after Kurikara could no longer contain the blue flames he inherited from his progenitor, and these events led to the death of his guardian, father, and exorcist Fujimoto Shiro at the very hands of Satan. , who at the same time attempted to send Rin into the demon realm.

12. Henry Wong


Franchise: 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


Franchise: 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


Franchise: Neon Genesis Evangelion

She is designated as the First Children 9, pilot of EVA-0017. Her date of birth is unknown. Rei Ayanami is a very introverted, taciturn, and shy girl. Hideaki Anno describes Rei as a girl who is aware that in the event of her death someone else will replace her, and therefore does not particularly appreciate her life.

According to Anno, “her presence, her existence – ostensible existence – is fleeting. She is a very sad young girl.” Living poorly, she believes that she “does not need friends”.


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9. Ban


Franchise: 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

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Franchise: Sword Art Online

Deuteragonist of the Phantom Bullet arc, it is with her that Kirito meets in Gun Gale Online, and who introduces him to the game. At 16 the best marksman in Gun Gale Online, and darling of some players, she will first take Kirito for a girl because of her androgynous appearance in the game.

During her childhood (when she was 11 years old), she personally witnessed a post heist and killed the robber with his own pistol, which in spite of herself made her very fragile in real life, causing her post-traumatic stress whenever she is confronted with anything that may remind her of a gun in the physical world, which is a pretext for persecution by a group of malicious classmates, who are aware of her trauma and use it to manhandle her in the game Gun Gale Online.

7. Nagisa Shiota


Franchise: Assassination Classroom

Androgynous in appearance, Nagisa is a very intelligent student who tries to spot every weakness in Koro-sensei in order to find the best way to kill him. For this, he writes his observations in a notebook as the story progresses.

He is also one of the only students to have been close enough to kill him from the start of the series, using a “pseudo” suicide bombing and anti-sensei balls. During a mock assassination against Takaoka, his skills as an assassin come to the fore. Later, Koro-sensei, Lovro (Irina’s mentor), and Karasuma will find him a real gift for the assassination, which worries the latter.

6. Jō Kido


Franchise: Digimon

He has a very nervous temper and lacks self-confidence. He takes his studies very seriously and often complains about the poor living conditions of the digital world. But he also shows his courage in certain episodes. He is very responsible when he wants and he will even receive the symbol of responsibilities, thus showing his best quality.

According to his family tradition, Joe should become a doctor. Later, his father will agree to let his son do the job he wants. But in 2027, Joe becomes a doctor for Digimon and still works with Gomamon.


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5. Ami Mizuno / Sailor Mercury

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Franchise: Sailor Moon

Sailor Mercury is the smartest warrior in the bunch, with a gifted IQ of 200 IQ points. Her costume is a shade of blue, and in most adaptations, her top is, unlike other warriors, sleeveless. With her handheld computer and special glasses, she analyzes the situation and determines the attack strategy of the Sailor Warriors.

Sailor Mercury masters water in all its forms and is the warrior of water and wisdom. In the days of the ancient Silver Millennium, Sailor Mercury was part of Princess Serenity’s personal guard.

4. Saiko Yonebayashi


Franchise: Tokyo Ghoul

Third Class CCG Inspector Saiko Yonebayashi is part of the Quinques squad. She is the mascot of the team to whom she transmits her good humor. She spends most of her time in front of video games and manga, during her mission hours. After Uriah’s promotion, as a squad mentor following Sasaki’s departure, she becomes a squad leader.

3. Hinata Hyūga

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Franchise: Naruto

Hinata is a kunoichi from Konoha village belonging to the Hyūga clan. Just like Kiba Inuzuka and Shino Aburame, she is part of Team 8 led by Kurenai Yūhi. Hinata’s childhood was relatively difficult. As the heir to the clan, she had to train a lot, a task she accomplished with her father.

At the age of three, she saw her clan put on Neji the cursed seal of “The Bird in a Cage”, something which was remarkable for her since she considered herself responsible for this fact.


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2. Bulma

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Franchise: Dragon Ball

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. She part of her, therefore, to search for her spheres, 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

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Franchise: Re:Zero

An oni with blue hair and eyes (an allusion to the famous Japanese tale), and the younger twin sister of Ram, she works with Ram as a servant at Roswaal Manor: she performs her chores and cooks much better than her sister, who is less competent and willing to work.

She also has a warmer and more friendly personality than the latter. Unlike her elder, she still has her horn, which allows her to retain all of her powers.

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