Before seeing an anime, a common pre-screening query is, “Is there a character with white hair?” White-haired characters are anime’s curse since they are known for inflicting sadness in the anime community. Most people aren’t aware that anime characters with silver hair are the same as those in real life. Silver-haired characters, on the other hand, appear to be more sympathetic to writers.
A list of the best anime characters with silver hair has been compiled, and they’re all beloved by fans.
10. Near from Death Note
You’re probably familiar with Death Note if you’re like crime and psychological anime. It’s a fast-paced anime once everyone realizes who the antagonist is, and the universe seems to “fall down” when everything is solved. Death Note has a group of geniuses battling it out to see who can outsmart the other the most.
The protagonist, Light Yagami, is, of course, a genius. Both L and Near, both orphaned prodigies, are opposed to him. It’s impossible to forget any of these geniuses because of their ability to be both delicate and brutal while dealing with the opposing elements of their environment.
Near, a prodigious character in the Death Note series, may be even more analytical than L was before he was killed by Kira, according to many who have watched the series. To be L’s heir also makes him more likeable, because he works so clearly for justice and fairness. Mello, a fellow “brother” who grew up in the orphanage with him, opposes him when he is initially introduced.
Because he’s a tiny boy, it’s natural to want to shield Near from danger, which is part of why he’s so beloved. The most accurate description of him would be that he’s a child with terrified analytical skills and no desire to seek out help in solving crimes. He is a self-reliant and seemingly helpless character that transforms into one of your favorite characters when he defies your assumptions.
9. Soul Evans from Soul Eater
Another great anime to watch is Soul Eater, so be sure to add it to your schedule! In this tale, a young Meister, Maka Albarn, sets out to become one of her school’s greatest swordsmen. The concept of what her sword represents is intriguing, as it contains a soul dubbed Soul Evans within it. In order to rid the world of bad spirits, they work together to slay and kill them. Maka absorbs the souls of the demonic spirits he slays with Soul after killing them.
To become a Death Weapon, he must consume a “witch’s” soul after he has consumed ninety-nine other people’s souls who were mistaken about their destiny. Soul interprets this to suggest that he will be endowed with limitless power, as the Death Weapon is said to be so potent that God himself could use it.
It’s hard to get up to the male protagonist of Soul Eater at first glance. Although you think he’s a good guy, you don’t consider him a “favorite.” The more the narrative goes, the more you see Soul’s characteristics becoming more nuanced. At this point in the anime, you wish and hope that he stays by Maka’s side after learning of his tragic background. What motivates many individuals to fall in love with Soul is the sense of security they feel around him because of that.
A character like this doesn’t have hopelessness in their hearts; rather they have internal conflicts and a want to be good people, but they’re unable to overcome them.
8. Ki-Ja from Akatsuki no Yona
As soon as someone starts watching this show, they’ve committed to an anime style known as shoujo. When her king father dies and her cousin is betrayed by her own family, Yona’s life takes an unexpected turn. Akatsuki no Yona narrates her narrative. Yona is forced to follow Hak Son, her bodyguard, as she discovers her own identity in this anime.
By the time Yona realizes that the world she grew up in is in ruins owing to poverty and strife as well as grief, the story has been turned on its head. Naturally, her ultimate goal is to reclaim her rightful throne and fulfill the aspirations of her people.
This character, Ki-Ja, is one of the four dragon warriors in this series, and has the blood of what can be called the white dragon deity in his system. His right hand holds some kind of power, as he is the series’ Hakuryuu (white dragon), descended from the mythology of a dragon that took human form and descended to Earth. His right hand’s strength is 10 times greater than the average person’s, and he is capable of destroying anything in his path.
In addition, he has the ability to increase the size of that power, making him much more formidable. A man with an unwavering moral compass, Ki-Ja defends those he cares about out of a sense of duty rather than out of self-interest. Because of his mild demeanor, he’s a really likeable figure.
7. Inuyasha from Inuyasha
Almost everyone who has been an anime fan for any length of time has heard of the show Inuyasha. It chronicles the story of Higurashi Kagome, a girl from a shrine-owning family. During the Edo period, Kagome would spend a significant amount of time in this shrine’s well, which leads to another time. It’s during this time that she meets Inuyasha, a human-demon hybrid. At first, Kagome doesn’t know what she’s looking at because he’s chained to the tree and encased in a 50-year-old curse.
The priestess who held the Sacred Jewel, a powerful jewel that could provide enormous power to those who had it, is the reason why he is tied. Due to her priest reincarnation, Kagome had this jewel. However, one day, she accidently breaks it and Inuyasha and the others they meet along the way stick together in order to piece back the jewel together.
It’s no surprise that Inuyasha is a rowdy male lead in an Inuyasha-titled series, given his character’s ambiguous motivations at the outset. Half-demons are sometimes derided by full-demons who claim that he will never be as great as his father. Inuyasha originally desired the Sacred Jewel for himself in order to become a perfect demon with no imperfections as a result of their threats and insults.
As the book progresses, we learn that Inuyasha is a kind and caring person who will do anything to defend the people he cares about. Although he is prone to being noisy, stubborn, and irritating, he is loved by many because of his pure-hearted desire to improve himself rather than succumb to demonic temptations.
6. Scar from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Many people have a particular place in their hearts for Fullmetal Alchemist. Because of this, no one can critique the series without looking like they are uneducated or unemotional, because it takes the story of loss and pain to a whole new level. Having two brothers who are trying to figure out why they must repent for the acts they committed when they were in misery and pain over the loss of their mother is what makes this story so compelling. ‘
In this novel, government, authority, and human psychology are all examined. It’s difficult to pick out just a few highlights from this massive body of work. However, despite the fact that it appears to be full of theoretical issues, there are poignant moments and circumstances in which you may find the answers you’re looking for.
Scar is introduced near the beginning of the anime, but we don’t get to learn his narrative until much later. His brother, an alchemist, was killed by Amestrian soldiers in the Ishvalan war, and the priest’s attitude on life changed immediately.
Avenging his loss, he resolves to forgo any sense of decency and kill in the name of God. As soon as he claims that he is doing the right thing by punishing criminals, Ed and Al are left with a slew of questions. It wasn’t until later in the series that people began to feel sorry for Scar, because he wasn’t aiming to harm anyone; instead, he just wanted the world to be a better place.
People like Scar because they sympathize with his plight while also appreciating the motivations behind his actions.
5. Ginko from Mushishi
Few people have watched Mushishi, but those who have say that it evokes a wide range of emotions that compel them to return time and time again in search of new revelations. Ginko, the story’s lone traveler and self-proclaimed “witch doctor,” makes an appearance. If ghosts have taken up residence in other people, he goes house to house, prefecture to prefecture, hoping to either destroy or free them.
These “spirits” are known as “mushi” and can be both beneficial and harmful if left unchecked for too long. The third-person omniscient premise of this anime allows the audience to see things in a new light. Ginko’s path is vital to notice, even if it doesn’t allow for as much attachment to the story as one might wish. We get a unique perspective on the world thanks to his travels.
Ginko, who works as a “witch doctor” to exorcise demons, must be a patient and wise individual. New things he has learned while traveling can aid him in “healing” someone or a place he is “healing.” The more mushi he learns about, the more he strives to discover a means to securely remove them and return them to the wild.
The most important thing about him is that he is kind, knowledgeable, and most of all, he genuinely cares about the well-being of his patients. It’s hard to detest a character who just cares about the safety and well-being of those he cares about.
4. Kaworu Nagisa from Neon Genesis Evangelion
It is well known that Kaworu Nagisa is Shinji Ikari’s best friend and one of the few individuals who truly care about him. SEELE created him as an angel to hold Adam’s soul, hence he is not a human. Because Kaworu is essentially an extraterrestrial who doesn’t comprehend how people work, he has a strong interest in human nature, which fascinates him. For his role in the anime, he replaces another pilot in a catatonic state, and the audience learns more about him as a nice but strange character.
Shinji’s bond with Kaworu is a big part of what makes him popular with the public. Human emotions like anguish and loneliness pique the curiosity of Kaworu, who says things like, “Man always feels pain in his heart,” which may strike a chord with listeners. As a result of this desire to be understood, the pain of being alone is lessened because they have found a source of comfort in another person. Every human being craves empathy, and Kaworu would be no different if he were real.
3. Kaneki Ken from Tokyo Ghoul
Many anime lovers buckled down in the summer of 2014 to watch the popular series Tokyo Ghoul. It tells the narrative of Kaneki Ken, a child who used to be human and loved to peruse bookstores in search of books to take home with him. After meeting Rize, Kaneki decides to go on a date with her and the story’s plot moves forward from then on.
Walking her home, he takes her down an alleyway that serves as a turning point. Ghouls need human flesh and blood in order to survive, and Rize is essentially a ghoul. As a protagonist, Kaneki is the human she feeds on, causing him great damage.
Kaneki is one of a variety of anime characters that are innocent in nature. A greater sense of hopelessness is felt when it comes to him, especially when his life has to significantly change and he can no longer function as a regular human being. As he fights with these questions, his best friend’s knowledge of his secret, and his own desire for strength, he is unsure of whether or not he is a human.
Kaneki is unlike other protagonists in that he has no choice but to become a ghoul, and he is forced to do so. There are few anime heroes that are as perplexed by their circumstances as he is, and it’s no wonder.
2. Hatake Kakashi from Naruto
As a character in the well-known Naruto franchise, Kakashi serves as a mentor and instructor to the series’ heroes, helping them develop their ninja abilities. Slyness, concentration, and the ability to remember that ninjas will always persevere are among the lessons he imparts to his students. It’s safe to say that, of all the characters in the series, Kakashi is the most adored — and for a variety of reasons! When it comes to Kakashi and his students, the Naruto series has a lot to say about him being there for them no matter what they do.
More reasons to care about Kakashi since we see so many different sides to his character as the story goes are presented to us because of the abundance of background material. At one point, his past events are unraveled, allowing us to experience fresh feelings and perspectives about Kakashi that we wouldn’t have otherwise, leaving us to simply like him a great deal rather than love him completely.
On the one hand, Kakashi is related to the Fourth Hokage and has been referred to as the White Fang by his opponents. Furthermore, Kakashi is also a person who wishes to be respected as a mentor and friend.
1. Sakata Gintoki from Gintama
Even after so many years of watching, no one can quite put their finger on what makes Gintama such an immensely mature and funny anime. Here, the story revolves around the multi-talented Gintoki and how he met his gang of accomplices. There are topics and concepts in the anime that may not be suitable for younger viewers, which is why you may have never heard of it when you were younger and just learned about it as a teenager.
Gintama is a unique anime that tackles a variety of concepts that may seem to conflict, but the writer somehow manages to make it all work out and have a resolution — and it’s always in the good guys’ favor.
Gintoki is well-liked by the Gintama fandom for being a samurai who is far too laid back for his own good. He’s stupid, sluggish, and unskilled, yet he also has certain redeeming qualities that make his flaws appear minimal. Even those who criticize him the most can’t help but love and want to defend him, as his desire to protect those he cares about shines through at the most critical moments in the series. It’s impossible not to fall in love with him even though there are many layers to his personality and a past that’s cloaked in mystery, just like Kakashi.
When it comes to anime, there are only two ways to categorize characters with silver and white hair: dead or greatly loved. All of the characters listed above are alive and well, so there’s no need to worry about missing out on any of their stories.