White, grey, or silver is a color that does exist in the real world and is usually associated with old age. Some people also dye their hair to be white or silver, but that is still a relatively rare occurrence. In the world of anime, old people also have white or grey hair and that is considered to be completely normal. Still, there is a whole plethora of young(er) characters with white hair in the world of anime.
In this article, we are going to bring a list of the 20 best white-haired 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 White-Haired Anime Characters
20. Kiyoshirō Higashimitarai
Franchise: Digimon Ghost Game
Kiyoshirō is a sophomore middle school student and runs the male dormitory at Hazakura Academy. He is 14 years old. He is a genius who graduated from an American graduate school by skipping grades and for some reason lives the student life in Japan.
He usually talks in a condescending manner, but on the other hand, he’s quite a coward when things get serious. While he yearns for strength, he is devastatingly cowardly, which is why his right hand is wrapped in bandages as a symbol of two extremes – one in which he poses as a martial artist who does “so as not to injure his fist” and the other, where he makes the excuse that “by hurting it, he cannot give it all”.
However, he could only have eight-grade syndrome. Jellymon likes to scare Kiyoshir .
19. Gin Ichimaru
Ichimaru Gin was captain of the 3rd division and the former lieutenant of the 5th division, under the command of Aizen Sosuke. Upon his arrival at the Seireitei (after completing the academy in a year, which is stupendous), he killed the third seat of the 5th Division in secret and took his place. He first appears after Byakuya Kuchiki confirms Renji and Rukia that the latter has been executed.
Gin, accompanied by Kenpachi Zaraki, asks Byakuya how he manages to remain so calm as his sister’s death approaches. As a fight between Byakuya and Zaraki was about to begin, Gin comically ends it by wrapping Zaraki in his haori and then pulling him like a sled, his sealed Zanpakutō is a wakizashi. Its power lies in the fact that it can stretch a length of one hundred blades in shikai, and 13 km in Bankai.
Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it is not necessarily the longest zanpakuto but that it is the fastest: Ichimaru is able to change the length of the blade extremely quickly, disintegrating the blade for a brief moment during the extension and contraction.
18. Tobirama Senju
Tobirama Senju was the 2nd Hokage. He is the younger brother of the First Hokage who founded the village of Konoha. His power was to use water techniques (suiton) even though there was no abundant amount of it in liquid form nearby.
He was a formidable ninja with his mastery of his Suiton chakra in all its forms (water element) and his peerless taijutsu. Orochimaru summoned him and made him fight for him during his duel against Sarutobi, during the Battle of Konoha. He specializes in aquatic jutsu, such as the water barrier or the watery dragon, techniques he uses against Sarutobi.
He is also the inventor of the technique of instantaneous displacement using the Mastery of Space-Time.
Franchise: Fullmetal Alchemist
Scar is a former Ishbal monk-combatant; he became a serial killer of state alchemists in revenge for the massacre of his people, perpetrated by the military. He then sacrifices his real identity by denying his real name, which we will never know.
He is characterized by a scar in the shape of a cross on the face (made by Solf J. Kimblee) thus giving him his nickname of Scar and by his arm covered with tattoos (which his brother gave him to keep him alive) which gives it the alchemical ability of decomposition. Ironically, Scar uses alchemy to kill alchemists.
Franchise: Death Parade
Bartender of the Quindecim, he supervises and referees the death games. He likes to make models that look like the guests he has judged in the past, in order to remember them, because his memory fades after a while.
He seems to have and does not understand any human emotions. However, as he makes his judgments with Chiyuki, he will realize that the best way to perfect his work is to feel human emotions as well. His power is that he can bring out sorts of unbreakable strings.
15. Elizabeth Liones
Franchise: Seven Deadly Sins
Princess Elizabeth is the Third Adopted Princess of the Kingdom of Liones. She is the second main protagonist of the series, and a suspected survivor of the Kingdom of Danafor, and a former waitress at the Boar Hat Tavern on her journey to reform the Seven Deadly Sins, ultimately becoming their premier asset and healer.
She is also the 107th reincarnation of Goddess Elizabeth, the only daughter of the Supreme Deity, from 3,000 years ago, who also reincarnated as Liz, a Sacred Knight.
14. Mirajane Strauss
Franchise: Fairy Tail
Mirajane Strauss is an S-rank mage, which makes her the strongest woman in the guild ahead of Erza. She is the older sister of Elfman and Lisanna. She controls demon transformation magic (Satan Soul) and possesses very powerful demons.
Mirajane has an angelic face when she’s not fighting. She is also the representative of the guild. She is nice to everyone and always keeps a smile. Her emblem is white and is found on her left thigh.
Franchise: One Piece
Yamato is the daughter of Kaidou of the Four Emperors. She was raised from a young age to become Kaidou’s heir. Instead, Yamato developed a deep admiration for the samurai Kozuki Oden. After the latter’s death, Yamato decided to “become” Oden by impersonating him and adopting his behavior. As a result of this desire to become Oden, Yamato refers to herself as Kaidou’s son, and Kaidou and his crew also refer to her as such.
12. Killua Zoldyck
Franchise: Hunter × Hunter
Killua Zoldyck is the third son of the notorious Zoldyck family of assassins. He was raised to be a professional murderer and to continue with the family inheritance since he is the one with the greatest potential among the five brothers.
However, he does not want to follow the path decided by his father, and because of this, he runs away from home and arrives at the Hunter Exam, just to hang out. Despite his good performance during the test, he failed as he killed his opponent in the final round. During the events of Greed Island, Killua manages to obtain his hunting license a year after Gon.
11. Professor Oak
He is a scientist specializing in Pokémon. He is nicknamed the Pokémon Professor because of his incomparable knowledge of these creatures. He is the one who gives Pokémon to novice trainers around the age of 10.
In addition to a first Pokémon, he provides them with a Pokédex, which is used to identify all Pokémon, as well as Poké balls. He is also the grandfather of Gary, Ash’s rival. He gives them their first Pokémon, Squirtle, and Pikachu respectively.
10. Jūzō Suzuya
Franchise: Tokyo Ghoul
Inspector 3rd Class at the start of the series, Jūzō Suzuya (real name Rei Suzuya) is an androgynous-looking man. He is recognizable by its stitches, present for purely aesthetic purposes. He frantically likes to fight.
As a young man, he was raised by a ghoul, Big Madam, who inflicted all kinds of torture on him and encouraged him to fight, which allows him to have extraordinary agility and to be insensitive to pain (in the end from the manga, he has his leg torn off but does not seem to realize it).
Big Madam makes him fight other humans in an arena, for the visual enjoyment of the ghouls.
9. Jūshirō Ukitake
Jūshirō Ukitake is the captain of the 13th Division. He suffers from a serious lung disease (tuberculosis) which bothers him during certain fights and most of his functions are taken over by his subordinates. Her hair turned white three days after the first manifestation of her illness.
He is very involved in the execution of Rukia, as it is part of his division and he watches over his subordinates like a father. Since the command center does not cancel the execution, it will save Rukia by destroying the Sokyoku, the execution spear.
Despite his illness, he is a very powerful shinigami, he is one of the few who has a Zanpakutō transforming into twin swords during the shikai.
Jiraiya was a ninja from Konohagakure, being not only Naruto’s master but also his father’s master. Kishimoto has commented that of all the teacher-student relationships that he has created in the Naruto series, the bond between Naruto and Jiraiya is his favorite, noting that it makes drawing them “worthwhile”.
As a child, Jiraiya was under the tutelage of Hiruzen Sarutobi, along with his teammates Tsunade and Orochimaru. Jiraiya is known throughout Naruto’s world as the “Sage of the Mountain” due to his jutsu related to toads and his knowledge of Sage Jutsu.
Before Naruto, Jiraiya also trained other students like Minato and Nagato due to a prophecy that he heard that his student would be a great man.
7. Kakashi Hatake
Kakashi Hatake is a Jōnin, ex-ANBU and the leader of Team 7 and the teacher of Sasuke Uchiha, Naruto Uzumaki and Sakura Haruno and became the Sixth Hokage. Kishimoto originally wanted Kakashi to appear in the second chapter of the Naruto manga, just before the other members of “Team 7”, and created him as a carefree person who would be able to keep team members in check.
Kakashi handles his leadership position in an aloof manner, and is constantly late for meetings. In a gaiden about his past, it is revealed that this is the result of an incident where he witnessed the death of one of his companions, Obito Uchiha, who gave him his eye with the Sharingan and passed on to him several of his habits, including his delay.
Inu-Yasha is the main character of the story. He is a hanyô, a hybrid being half-man, half-demon, with a human appearance of about fifteen years. He’s got a bad temper, rude, derogatory, proud, violent, and even a bit crude, but he knows how to be kind and generous (even if he doesn’t realize it at such times). He hates losing and seeing his friends in danger.
He has the power to regenerate when injured and possesses supernatural strength through his Hanyo form. However, with each new moon, Inu-Yasha transforms into a simple human, losing his supernatural gifts. He is in the possession of Tessaiga, a magic saber whose name means “the crusher fangs of steel”.
5. Tōshirō Histugaya
Tōshirō Hitsugaya has the appearance of an 11-year-old child, but is already a captain of the 10th Division. Became shinigami only five years ago, he is a young prodigy such as we rarely see in Soul Society. He is very close to Hinamori, lieutenant of the 5th division.
In the anime, he meets Karin, Ichigo’s little sister. His zanpakutō masters the element of water and ice, like Rukia’s. His “shikai” is “Hyōrinmaru”. He is the most powerful zanpakutō of its kind, although his bankai is still incomplete as he can only overpower it for a limited period of time.
According to Arrancar No. 11 Shawlong Qufang, he is still too young to master his Bankai. During his fight with Luppi, Hitsugaya will state that he can fix it as long as he has water nearby.
4. Kishō Arima
Franchise: Tokyo Ghoul
Protagonist of Tokyo Ghoul: JACK, Arima is the ultimate CCG investigator, the living legend, he is the most powerful of all CCG inspectors. He is recognizable by his glasses, his white hair (blue when he was a teenager) and his not very expressive temperament.
Rarely showing his emotions, he remains polite and quite smiling with his colleagues. In the face of ghouls, Arima has no compassion and eliminates them without further ado. He marked the entire history of the CCG with his unparalleled power.
Nicknamed the Angel of Death (CCG の 死神, Shīshījī no Shinigami), his skills in combat and during investigations have led many inspectors, like Kōtaro Amon, to admire him. However, there are many people who are jealous of Armia’s power in battle; the older inspectors realized their own inferiority to Arima.
3. Shōgo Makishima
The main antagonist of the first season, he is a humanist, endowed with a great literary culture as well as a unique charisma, he charms and pushes people to crimes. Considered “criminally asymptomatic”: he cannot be properly assessed by a Dominator, even though he commits horrible crimes.
At the start of the series, he is content to support individuals wishing to be able to commit crimes, in order to help them hide from Sybil.
Then he works to unravel the secret of the Sibyl system and overthrow it. After inventing a helmet copying the Psycho-Pass of a “normal” close person, and thus masking that of the wearer, and having flooded the city with it to create riots and anarchy, he left to invest the Ministry of Welfare. to try to overthrow the system.
Apprehended by Tsunemori and Kōgami, Sybil, through one of his representatives, offers him to join the system, which is composed only of spirits similar to his own.
2. Ken Kaneki
Franchise: Tokyo Ghoul
Ken Kaneki is the main character of Tokyo Ghoul and Tokyo Ghoul:re. At the opening of the series, he is a human who studies Japanese literature in the 1st year at Kamii University, living a relatively normal life. However, his situation changes drastically after Rize Kamishiro’s organs and RC pouch have been transplanted to him: he immediately becomes an artificial one-eyed half-ghoul.
He first joined the Anteiku, where Toka Kirishima worked in particular, who would later become his wife, as a part-time waiter. He gradually learns to live like a ghoul and eventually adopts the nickname Eye-Patch.
Franchise: Death Note
Near is one of the candidates to succeed L. He grew up in “Wammy’s House”, an orphanage reserved for gifted children. Calm and calculating, he has many points in common with L. His peculiarity is that he loves to play with children’s toys, which earned him a lot of teasing when he was at the orphanage.
He’s the one who, in part with Mello’s help, finds evidence and demonstrates that Light is Kira. His real name is Nate River.