Talking about orange hair in real life means that you’re talking about red-haired people or ginger-haired people. This color isn’t technically orange in the traditional sense of the word, since natural colors don’t really come in such distinct shades. On the other hand, in the world of anime and manga, orange hair is something usual and while we do have shades, some characters are distinctively orange.
In this article, we are going to bring a list of the 20 best orange-haired anime characters that we know of. We’ll be using different sources and rank them based on their popularity and general level of awesomeness they represent. The list is going to be pretty diverse, including various characters from various franchises and genres.
Best Orange-Haired Anime Characters
Franchise: Tokyo Ghoul
Old friend of Yomo and Uta and, like the latter, is a member of the Pierrots. She is a woman with an advantageous physique and long red hair who runs a bar, the Helter Skelter, in the 14th arrondissement where she and her accomplices often meet. She seems at first very friendly and talkative, loving to have fun and make jokes but it remains a facade behind a cruel and manipulative side.
Like her fellow students, Itori enjoys sowing chaos and destruction. She is a woman who does not hesitate to deceive others and use them without having any qualms, so she encourages Kaneki to investigate the Restaurant in exchange for information on Rize, everything. knowing that he would miss being killed.
19. Petra Ral
Franchise: Attack on Titan
A Research Corps soldier and one of Rivaille’s squad members. She is short in stature and with golden-brown hair, she is very kind and thoughtful to her comrades, especially towards her Eren, whom she often encourages and to whom she compliments; the same boy reveals that Petra killed ten giants and collaborated in the downing of forty-eight others.
Sometimes she quarrels with Oruo because she imitates, in a bad way, Captain Rivaille, towards whom Petra has great admiration and respect, testified by her wanting to always remain close to him and by having been beside herself with joy when Rivaille recognized her abilities by welcoming her in his team. He dies during the attack of Annie in the form of a female giant, which crushes her to death against a tree.
18. Ronald Knox
Franchise: Black Butler
A younger shinigami than the Crusaders, he is a subordinate of Grell, whom he calls “senpai”. Like the latter, he easily indulges in relaxation about his job, although he is more serious than Grell when it comes to it. Although he has trouble getting on time, he gets the job done quickly. His principle is never to work overtime, much to William’s dismay.
Ronald is a party animal, who enjoys flirting with girls (and potentially boys, according to his Character Song.). He has a pretty awkward side to his approach, which makes his attempts at flirting quite funny. He likes to brag about his many conquests and dates, but he’s actually not very good at it.
17. Chiho Sasaki
Franchise: The Devil Is a Part-Timer!
Chiho is a high school student who is Sadao’s friend and colleague at MgRonald, for whom she has feelings for him. Chiho is a normal petite teenager with a very plump figure, which is noted by several people and envied by other girls, especially Emi.
She can hear and understand Ente Isla’s language due to a communication spell that accidentally targeted her while it was intended for Emi, as the spell targeted those who were constantly thinking of Sadao. She later learns to use the Idea Link spell to allow her to alert others if she is still in danger.
Franchise: Seven Deadly Sins
King is the Grizzly Bear of Sloth from the Seven Deadly Sins. His real name is Harlequin and he is the Third Fairy King, whose role is to protect the Fairy Forest. His Sacred Treasure is the Chastiefol Spiritual Lance, which he uses in conjunction with his Magic Ability, Disaster. He is also the older brother of Ellaine, the Holy Guardian of the Fountain of Youth, as well as the boyfriend of Diane, her comrade and member of the Clan of the Giants.
15. Pain (Nagato)
Pain is the official head of the Akatsuki organization (although it is unofficially Tobi, who is the co-founder, who pulls the strings). He teams up with Konan and sits in the hidden village of Soul he rules after a period of civil war. The name Pain does not correspond to a single character, but to a grouping of six different bodies (avatars), remotely controlled by Nagato Uzumaki (a former student of Jiraiya).
Konan considers Nagato to be Pain’s 7th Corps. The avatars constituting Pain are named: Tendô, Chikushodô, Jigokudô, Shuradô, Gakidô, Ningendô, and the one of which Nagato is the body, Gedô. However, it will be noted that Nagato preferably uses the Tendô avatar to interact with others.
14. Chuuya Nakahara
Franchise: Bungo Stray Dogs
He is a Port Mafia captain and is also Dazai’s former partner. His ability is called “For Sorrowful Sorrow” (Yogoretsu Chimatsuta Kanashimi ni), which allows him to manipulate the vector of gravity (or even said weightlessness) and the force of objects with which he is physically in contact. He is rather short in stature and doesn’t like to be criticized, especially if this comment is from Dazai. He was very happy when told that Dazai had left the Port Mafia and opened a bottle of Chateau Pétrus ’89.
13. Chiyo Sakura
Franchise: Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun
Chiyo Sakura is a beautiful high school student in love with Nozaki, but she expressed herself badly during her confession and finds herself a fan, then his assistant. She helps Nozaki ink his drawings. She is in class 2-A and is enrolled in the school’s arts club. She is small in stature and wears two large red ribbons with white polka dots in her hair (these ribbons are collected by Nozaki for the heroine of his manga).
12. Yotsuba Nakano
Franchise: The Quintessential Quintuplets
The fourth squared sister wearing a green ribbon in the shape of rabbit ears. Always cheerful and friendly, she is also a good sportswoman, but her constantly dynamic personality can annoy others. She often gets 0s on school tests. His actions typically suggest either a complete lack of thought, or complex, subconscious plans far beyond anything other characters can imagine.
She is the only one to immediately accept Fūtarō as her tutor. She always supports and pays attention to others, especially her sisters and Futaro. She also has a bad habit of putting the needs of others before her own. She designates Fūtarō by calling him “Uesugi-san”.
11. Nishiki Nishio
Franchise: Tokyo Ghoul
Nishiki Nishio is a ghoul whose original hunting ground is taken by Rize Kamishiro. A second-year student in the Department of Pharmacy at Kamii University, he is the boyfriend of a human, Kimi Nishino. Seriously injured in a fight with Ken Kaneki, he is led by the latter to the Antique, where he becomes a waiter, as well as an ally of Ken. In Tokyo Ghoul: re, he is nicknamed the Serpent by the CCG; he thus makes himself known by killing other ghouls, after extracting information from them.
He is targeted by the Hirako Squad, as he targets Torso for unknown reasons. While fighting against Haise Sasaki, he is defeated before saying any words referring to Ken Kaneki, which will lead to trouble for Haise. After disembarking on Rushima Island, he joined Ken Kaneki’s recently formed Black Goat organization and began to live in the 24th arrondissement.
10. Rangiku Matsumoto
She is the lieutenant of the 10th division. She is a beautiful red-haired woman with a strong breast that she highlights with cleavages, and that she does not hesitate to use to achieve her ends (see the landing of the Hitsugaya team at Ichigo).
She loves alcohol, and does everything to postpone the moments of work. She is a childhood friend of Gin, and she seems to have feelings for him, which are reciprocal. They had been living together since the day Gin found her passed out in Rukongai.
Franchise: Seven Deadly Sins
Escanor was the Lion of Pride of the Seven Deadly Sins, the former Second Prince of the Kingdom of Castellio, and was known among the Sacred Knights of the Kingdom of Liones as the “strongest” Human in Britannia. His Sacred Treasure was the Divine Ax Rhitta, and his Magical Ability is called Sunshine, which made him famous for gaining immense power during the Day, and becoming progressively weaker as the Sun sets, leaving it fragile and subdued at Night. He becomes invincible for a minute at noon, even surpassing Meliodas at his best.
8. Asuka Langley Soryu
Franchise: Neon Genesis Evangelion
Selected as the Second Children 9, she piloted unit EVA-02. Daughter of Kyôko Langley Zeppelin and of an unknown father, her ancestry is half American, one-quarter German, and one-quarter Japanese. She lived in Germany where she graduated from university at the age of 14. Asuka is a proud, independent, and apparently very confident young girl. She looks down on those around her and constantly wants to be in the spotlight.
7. Itsuka Kendō
Franchise: My Hero Academia
She is the class 1-B delegate. A very kind, sensible, and caring orange-haired girl. Unlike many students in her class, she does not feel any kind of rivalry towards the students in class 1-A; on the contrary, she respects them, even going so far as to defend them when Monoma bothers them. Because of her mature and responsible attitude, she is seen as an older sister by her classmates.
Her Quirk is called “Big Hands”, and as her name indicates, it allows her to greatly increase the size and strength of her hands to grasp large objects or to hit more powerful punches. She has a great friendship with Yaoyorozu because he did her practices with her, although he wishes to overcome her.
6. Sora Takenouchi
Her Digimon partner is Biyomon, and her symbol is that of Love. Sora is 10 years old in the original version. She is Tai Kamiya’s best friend, and also plays soccer. Despite being a tomboy, she takes her own safety into her own hands because of Tai’s naivety. Sora is the voice of reason in the group of DigiDestined. The fact that she is a tomboy created some problems with her very rigorous mother who wanted Sora to quit football to study floral art. Fortunately, Biyomon manages to reconcile Sora with his mother. Sora’s father is often absent.
Franchise: One Piece
At the beginning of the story, Nami’s character is 18 years old. She’s a pickpocket. A sailor, she can instinctively sense changes in the weather. On the boat, apart from the choice of direction entrusted to Luffy, she commands and indicates the maneuvers to be made. After the Water Seven / Enies Lobby arc, Nami’s head is priced at 16 million Berrys.
Her weapons are the climate baton and the more powerful climate tactic sorcery. Her charm allows her to coax Sanji, whom she leads to the wand. She is the treasurer of the crew; she manages the finances in a very selfish way, giving ridiculous sums to the other members while asking exorbitant interest. The slightest mention of the word Berry makes her capable of anything.
She is part of the main group with Brock and Ash intermittently for the first five seasons. From season 6, she returns to the Cerulean Gym to lead it instead of her sisters who cruise around the world. The young girl has decided to follow Ash until he reimburses her for his bicycle destroyed by Pikachu. But finally, she forgets this reason and decides to accompany Ash in Kanto, Johto, and the Orange Archipelago in order to perfect her learning in order to become Master of Water-type Pokémon.
3. Orihime Inoue
Orihime Inoue is a young orphan high school student. Her older brother brought her with him when he ran away from home. Their mother was a prostitute and their father was often absent. They were 18 and 3 years old. So it was he who raised her. However, he died three years before the start of the series. Inoue is nice by nature and has a fairly passive character, she lets herself go too often.
Franchise: The Promised Neverland
The central character of The Promised Neverland. She has extraordinary physical and learning abilities. She is one of three children achieving a perfect score (300 points) in the daily exams. Following the “adoption” of Conny, another child from the orphanage, Emma notices that the little girl has forgotten her stuffed bunny and decides to bring it to her before she leaves. Although it is forbidden, she will convince Norman to go to the place of his departure, beyond the portal of the orphanage. They then find out the truth.
1. Ichigo Kurosaki
Ichigo Kurosaki is the main character of Bleach. He is a Fullbring who becomes a substitute Shinigami who later turns into Zangetsu’s guard (in the form of his Bankai) via his Zanpakuto The spiritual energy from which this guard is formed is the same color as his Getsugatensho when in the form of the Bankai.