10 White Haired Anime Characters That You Should Watching Update 06/2024

White Haired Anime Characters

The white hair of certain young males in anime has a beautiful look, despite their age.

Anime fans throughout the world adore Japanese cartoons for their stunning visuals, diverse storytelling styles, and thought-provoking topics. It doesn’t matter what the genre or target audience is, good anime programs always produce some absolutely gorgeous visuals, and that includes imaginative use of color schemes.

In Vinland Saga, a historical action anime, the artist uses a more realistic color palette. In other shows, however, the artist lets his imagination run wild with the “anime hair” notion, changing the hair colors of the characters at random. And it’s not just old anime characters with pristine white hair that have this color in their hair. There are also younger men and boys with white or near-white hair as well, and it’s part of their appeal, too.

1. Captain Toshiro Hitsugaya Has Snow-White Hair (Bleach)

Toshiro Hitsugaya (Bleach)

In order to preserve Masaki’s life, Captain Isshin Shiba/Kurosaki sacrificed his powers, and now Captain Toshiro Hitsugaya is in charge of the tenth squad under his command. Even now, Momo Hinamori’s childhood pal Toshiro and he still taunt one other using pet names.

Among the Captains, Toshiro is best renowned for his icy bankai, Daiguren Hyorinmaru, and his amazing ability as a youngster. It’s hard to mistake him for an old guy even at first glimpse, thanks to his childlike stature and paper-white hair.

2. Kakashi Hatake Is The White Fang’s Son (Naruto)

When Naruto was 12, he first saw Kakashi and thought of him as an adult who was amazing and intimidating. True enough, Kakashi Hatake is a truly talented and experienced jonin. In the broad scheme of things, Kakashi was just 26 years old when he and Naruto first met during the establishment of Team 7 in the Narutoverse.

Kakashi, despite his relative youth, had accumulated a wealth of knowledge and was known for his love of ecchi novels and face masks. Sakumo Hatake, the “white fang” of Konoha, is his father.

3. Shoto Todoroki Has Red & White Hair (My Hero Academia)

Shoto Todoroki (My Hero Academia)

Shoto Todoroki’s tremendous Quirk is reflected in his dual-colored hair, which he wears to emphasize the ice and fire aspects of his appearance. Shoto’s mother, Rei Todoroki, was an ice-wielding slayer, and he inherited her pale hair on the left side of his head.

Shoto is an anime character who is both red-headed and white-haired at the same time, and he pulls it off well. Despite being a kuudere, he aspires to be as nice and kind as his mother, and he’s doing his best to live up to her expectations.

4. Ken Kaneki’s Hair Went White After Torture (Tokyo Ghoul)

Some anime guys, like Toshiro and Shoto, were born with white hair, while others, as is usual in anime and other works of fiction, had their hair color change as a result of trauma. Ken Kaneki, the half-ghoul, would be well-versed in such matters.

When Yamori tortured Ken for hours, Ken’s hair became pale gray, nearly white, and he has kept it that way ever since. Despite this, Ken’s hair is black. His newly dyed hair and black clothes and fingernails provide an arresting visual contrast.

5. Kanade Uryu/Metropoliman Has Fancy White Hair (Platinum End)

Kanade Uryu (Platinum End)

Thirteen God candidates, or individuals chosen by the angels, engage in a bloody duel to determine who will succeed Zeus as supreme god. Kanade Uryu, better known as Metropoliman, is a vicious young man known as Metropoliman in Japan.

However, at school and in his home base, Metropoliman removes his fancy helmet, revealing his princely features and fancy white hair. Metropoliman’s real face is still a mystery to the film’s protagonist, Mirai Kakehashi.

6. Elfman Strauss Has Pale Lavender/White Hair (Fairy Tail)

Elfman Strauss is a Fairy Tail wizard known for his raw strength and mastery of Take Over magic, just like his sisters. In the Grand Magic Games event, he narrowly defeated Bacchus the martial arts wizard by morphing into a monster at will.

Elfman’s hair is a near-white shade that can appear lavender at times, although it’s best described as white. His two sisters, Mirajane and Lisanna, feel the same way.

7. Near/Nate River’s Pale Hair Contrasts With L’s (Death Note)

Near (Death Note)

When L died at the hands of Kira, Light ruled for five years unchallenged as a combined L and Kira. Near and Mello, L’s two descendants, arrived to get revenge on their master and hero, who had perished. Despite being in his late teens or early twenties, Near had pristine white hair while Mello had golden.

Aside from his peculiar habits and poor people skills, Near resembled L in every way save for one: his white hair stood out starkly against L’s pitch-black hair. After all, there had to be a method to distinguish between Near and L.

8. Killua Zoldyck Is Gon’s White-Haired Friend (Hunter X Hunter)

Even though Killua Zoldyck is a skilled assassin, his funny and whimsical demeanor makes this fact difficult for others to see. With his best friend, Gon, Killua is as likely to act like a child, playing with dolls or having a good time with his favorite toy. He can also be a bit of a jerk from time to time, though.

Killua yearns to find a place for himself outside of the shadowy world of his assassin family and to be free of Illumi’s control over him. Killua is slowly reinventing himself as a Hunter and Gon’s only true buddy as he grows into his own person.

9. Kaede Manyuda Had White Hair After A Humiliating Defeat (Kakegurui)

Kaede Manyuda (Kakegurui)

After a terrible event that changed his hair color, Kaede Manyuda was born with black hair. Instead of being tortured by a ghoul, Kaede was forced to forfeit over ten billion yen in a poker game to the cunning Yumeko Jabami. Loss like that, even for a well-to-do kid like him, was demoralizing.

Many characters commented on Kaede’s hair becoming white because of his shock. Kaede returned later as a calmer and more humble Hyakkou student, and he and Yumeko played a new game together.

10. InuYasha Is A White-Haired Half-Demon (InuYasha)

The priestess archer Kikyo was the object of InuYasha’s affections when he was a strong half-demon.

It wasn’t long until Kikyo had vanished from his sight. InuYasha was revived by Kagome, a time-based isekai heroine, later in the series.

One of InuYasha’s best-known characteristics is that of a well-intentioned youngster who struggles to explain himself clearly. When he’s not being charming, he resorts to being sarcastic and distant instead. Also, his red robes, long white hair and upright dog ears are well-known characteristics of him. When he becomes a human, though, his hair turns black.