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12 Best Powerful Anime Characters With Red Hair | Red Haired Anime Characters

In every anime there is at least a single character who has red hairs and today we are gonna list down some of them but they will only going to be on this list if they have red hair and also are good at fighting and op with regards to power and also who has a fiery nature.

In anime red hair symbolises power , love, passion or life and death and these character are full of all of these features.

The red maybe to show their courage to die for other or their bloodlust to take others life in form of blood.

So sorry to all who were expecting Kushina to be on this list because she is not good at fighting other than fighting with his husband.

  1. Erza
  2. Benimaru
  3. Red hair shanks
  4. Gaara
  5. Hisoka
  6. Mereoleona Vermillion
  7. Karma Akabane
  8. Tanjiro the original
  9. Goku Super Saiyan God
  10. Renji
  11. Kenshin
  12. Shoto Todoroki

Erza Scarlet


Erza scarlet red haired female
Erza Scarlet

The first one on our list is Erza Scarlet from fairy tail the red haired Titania. In fairy tales she is feared among all his members because everyone respects her and is worried of her wrath which we can see in her red hair.

But her fiery red hair also shows us her courage to fight for her guild her family at the cost of her life. There could not have been any better color than red to show his love and power.


Benimaru from that time I got reincarnated as a Slime is the commander of Rimuru Tempest ,who was once the king of the Ogre but after Rimuru took them under his control he evolved and became a Kijin.

His name itself mean deep red and his hair is a very good representation of his carefree fire like personality which only knows how to destroy.

He didn’t wanted to become the chief of his ogre village cause in that position he could not fight whenever he wanted but under Rimuru he became his army commander in chief and showed his real brightness there.

Red Haired Shanks

Red Haired Shanks

The person who inspired Luffy to become the pirate King and one of the four emperor of the sea is Red haired Shanks.

His red hairs is used to show his personality of being free to live his life the way he wants. He is in great mood of fun when time calls and also is your biggest fear at time of war as was in marineford.

Shank being an emperor shows that he has passion, courage and power which is why he had been given Red hair.



Like we all know fire destroys this is how Gaara was shown to us as a boy completely abandoned by his village and father and treated just as a weapon that was what he became at the time of the chunin exams in Naruto.

But also fire also gives life and this was shown to us when he had a change of heart because of Naruto and he became a Kazekage of his village whom all the people of his village loved.

Red for Gaara in the beginning was of destruction then it was of love and respect.



The most hideous and the coolest villian from hunter x hunter is Hisoka he has pinkish red hair which he of the same colour as his bungee gum.

Hisoka is a beast whose Nen ability to some may seem weak but with his brain they make a perfect combination.

Hisoka don’t kills his opponent he let’s them grow strong he could crush them to his heart content show them hopelessness at brink of their death.

His red hair shows us killing intent, suspense and horror.

Mereoleona Vermillion

“Among lions, the females are the ones who hunt!!” 

Mereoleona Vermillion

Also known by the name of uncrowned undefeated lioness Mereoleona is a beast with her nature and in her hair.

Mereoleona has a hostile attitude and short temper. She is a loud and aggressive woman who believes actions show more than words. However, despite this, Mereoleona shows a deep understanding in how to motivate others, even those she just met.

She uses fire magic and her grimoirre contains many powerful fire spell which make her very dangerous to her opponent.

Karma Akabane


Karma is a genius but at the same time he don’t like to work unless he feels like it. He mostly stayed annoyed but when it comes to killing he is a natural born assassin.

Karma has a fiery nature just like his red hair signifies he is uncontrollable and his devillish eyes when he is angry can make many piss their pants.

But if he make you his friend he will do anything for you just like when you know how to use fire not fight it it gives you life.


Red haired tanjiro

Tanjiro is the demon slayer from Kimetsu No Yaiba who uses the water breathing style sword technique but after rememberibg the sun dance his father performed he unlocked the sun breathing sword style.

Tanjiro is like the flame of a candle who while burning himself gives light to other around him , in the dark setting of demon slayer his love for his sister and him bright personality gives us a sense that bad times don’t last forever and good days will soon come.

Goku Super Saiyan God

Goku super saiyan god

With turning of Goku into Super Saiyan God his hair turned into red colour since the colour represent power their was no better colour than red.

Goku has always been a very powerful character who has also compete against Superman for the strongest character. But him becoming a God and Red hair was to show just immense brute power.

Renji Abarai

Red haired renji abarai

Renji is a very powerful character whose resilient personality makes him a dangerous opponent. His Bankai is in the form of a snake which can take on many forms from fighting as a whip or acting as a trap.

He relies on brute power more than on strategy, he has an arrongant and self centred personality where you cant guess what will happen next like in case of fire.


Rd haired kenshin

Kenshin Himura was once a murderous assassin who killed many people mercilessly without any pinch of hesitation completely according to his blood red hair.

But this red colour which once represented his desire for blood lust got converted into kindness and remorse and for atonement which made him promise to himself to never kill again.

He used his katana with a inner sharp edge which don’t harm anyone cause cutting side is blunt and helps to protect the weak.

Shoto Todoroki

Red haired shoto todoroki

Shoto Todoroki had full red hair when he was a child and was a wielder of fire quirk but once his body awakened the genes of his mother he got the ability to control ice and little by little half of his hair turned white.

Shoto has a fiery nature who is always eager to fight but on occasions he is the one who is most composed and have his cool.

When we first saw him he was cold and very arrogant towards others which was cause of his upbringing and didn’t used his fire power cause of hate towards his Dad.

But having made many friends he had opened up a lot but still mostly prefers yo work alone.

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