What makes anime so different from its western counterparts? The storyline, character development, and visuals are some of the factors. But there is one more thing – how the characters look. In this post, we will explore white-haired anime characters.
Anime characters have very unique looks. Starting from purple hair, brown hair, hazel eyes, blonde hair, green hair, grey hair, green eyes, red hair, and white-haired anime characters that tend to stand out from the crowd.
We will explore some male white-haired anime characters, female white-haired anime characters, and finally anime characters with white hair as the main characters.
This article includes characters from Deadman Wonderland, Naruto, Tokyo Ghoul, God Eater, Akame ga Kill Night Raid, Death Note, Selector Infected Wixoss, Unnamed Man, Snow White with White Hair, and Hunter x Hunter.
Let’s dive in without any further ado!
Male white-haired anime characters
Below are some popular white-haired anime characters :
1. Juuzou Suzuya (Tokyo Ghoul)
Who hasn’t heard about Tokyo Ghoul? If you are a Tokyo Ghoul fan like us, you might have already heard about Juuzou Suzuya.
He has pale skin and blue eyes that complement his long white hair.
In his earlier life, he was a pet ghoul. But after he was successful in escaping his master’s cage, he became a full-fledged ghoul catcher. He is a popular white-haired anime boy.
2. Kakashi Hatake (Naruto)
Among all the Konoha’s ninjas, Kakashi Hatake is one of the most prominent.
He is feared by his enemies and adored by his peers for his unparalleled skills, powerful weapon, and wit.
Despite having a calm nature, true anime lovers know that Kakashi has a severe childhood trauma that he hides underneath.
3. Decim from Death Paraded
Decim’s White hair is the subject of envy. Even though he does not give many facial expressions, he has an adorable character who is adored by many.
He is a guy who finds joy in his work. He is excessively dedicated to his work, but he is a caring person towards all those around him.
It is only in the last episode of Death Parade that we see this strong man break down in tears. That was a true heart-touching scene that hit at the right place – the heart.
4. Kaneki Ken (Tokyo Ghoul)
The next white hair anime character is also from the popular anime series Tokyo Ghoul. We have Kaneki Ken. Unlike other ghouls on the list, Ken Kaneki was not born a ghoul.
In his teenage, he went out with a girl who tried to eat him up alive. However, it was Kaneki’s good day as he survived the unanticipated attack. But in its aftermath, he turned into half-human, and half-ghoul.
5. Zen Wistalia (Snow White with the Red Hair)
If you ask anyone to describe Zen using only three adjectives, they will use the following- collected, gentle young man, and easy-going.
Despite coming from a royal background, he stays humble with everyone he meets. He always shows a friendly manner.
6. Soushi Miketsukami (Inu x Boku SS)
Soushi Miketsukami is a female crush for many anime lovers. He is not only a spirit fox but a nine-tailed one who also looks pretty. Other character traits of Soushi are gentle, calm, and compassion.
7. Killua Zoldyck (Hunter x Hunter)
Among all the white-haired anime guys, the name of Killua Zoldyck stands out pretty easily. He has spiky white hair.
He is known as one of the top powerful anime characters, and you can’t miss Killua Zoldyck from Hunter x Hunter.
As he was a child assassin, when he grows up, we see him as an indifferent, and cold adult.
He comes from a family where everyone is an assassin. When he was a child, Killua’s family made him murder many of their enemies.
Female white hair anime characters
8. Noire (Hyperdimension Neptunia)
Noire is one of the main female characters from the popular anime series Hyper Dimension Neptunia. She has an attractive figure, and of course white hair.
She is a popular white-haired anime girl. She has a naughty attitude. According to some, she is the hottest anime character.
In her normal human form, she has long black hair. But as soon as she transforms into her Goddess form, her hair color turns pure white.
9. Orphelia Landlufen (Asterisk War)
Orphelia Landlufen comes from a tragic background. To pay off the debt of the orphanage she runs, she consents to be experimented with.
Before the experiments, her hair color was brown. But due to side effects from the medical experiments, her hair color changes to pure white. She is the favorite character of many anime lovers.
10. Kiriko Shikishima (Denpa Kyoushi)
Kiriko Shikishima has a cute appearance and personality. Due to her physical appearance, she is hired by a maid café. She seems like someone from a fairy tale.
Despite having a calm, and collected personality, she can lash out if she is treated badly. Audiences remember her red eyes from when she is angry. Above all, she is adored by all for her childlike attitude.
11. Origami Tobiichi (Date A Live)
When it comes to studies and sports, Origami Tobiichi takes the top spot in her high school.
She is both admired and envied by her peers for her natural talents. She is one of the main female protagonists of the series Date a Live.
Despite having a cold, indifferent nature, and trust issues she often loses her temperament when fighting evil spirits, evil creatures, and serial killers. She is feared in the spirit world.
12. Kanna (Inuyasha)
Inuyasha is a popular series among anime lovers. Kanna is the first incarnation of Naraku. She plays the role of the main antagonist in the anime series.
Naraku created Kanna as an empty shell who didn’t have any human emotions. But little did Naraku know that Kanna was full of emotions. She would often indulge in a deep sense of sadness.
13 Laura Bodewig (IS: Infinite Stratos)
At the beginning of the anime series Infinite Stratos, we see Laura Bodewig as an enemy to the main protagonist.
But as the story unfolds, we see her turn into good allies with the allied force. She is an IS Candidate representing Germany. She performed the role of a super-soldier in her past life.
14. Nao Tomori (Charlotte)
Nao Tomori is a bright student. She is the president of the Hoshinoumi Academy. She has hair which she manages by tying it down using a black hairband.
She is a hardworking girl. She values hard work over talent. She usually has a calm nature, but she can lose her temper quickly if others fail to appreciate her emotions and efforts.
15. Koko Hekmatyar (Jormungand)
Koko Hekmatyar comes from a wealthy background. Her mother is a shipping magnate, and her father is an arms dealer. In the series Jormungand we see her traveling the world selling arms. Where ever she goes, her bodyguards follow her.
16. Kaguya Otsutsuki (Naruto)
Unlike other anime characters, Kaguya Otsutsuki is not from planet Earth. She is from a different universe. She came to Earth to harvest its Chakra.
She was supposed to leave Earth at the end of her mission but decides to stay back after falling in love with a human and getting pregnant with his child.
17. Togame (Katanagatari)
Among her peers, Togame is known as a skilled strategist. She is also referred to as Katanagatari. She has an upbeat nature. Her hair was not white from birth. It is after her father’s death that her hair turned white.
18. Kyouko Kirigiri (Danganronpa)
Kyouko Kirigiri is known to be a stoic.
She would not reveal her true emotions to anyone. In the series Danganronpa, where she plays one of the key characters, we have seen her remain calm even when there was a dead body in front of her.
19. Julie Sigtuna (Absolute Duo)
Julie Sigtuna is a princess. She comes from a sacred land in Europe called Gimlé. She has long fluffy white hair and a skinny body. To manage her long hair she ties them in a twin tail style.
20. Chaika Trabant (Hitsugi no Chaika)
Chaika Trabant is one of the main protagonists from the anime series Hitsugi no Chaika. She is known for her skills in executing complex spells. When she is in a mood, she puts up a great magical show.
There are plenty of female anime characters, but Chaika Trabant stands out from the crowd. She takes pride in her waist-long white hair. She has an adorable, and well-mannered personality.
21.Leonmitchelli Galette des Rois (Dog Days)
Leonmitchelli is the leader of the Galette Lion Territory. She is known as Leo among her peers. Among her notable features are her sharp pointy ears, black eyes, and long white hair.
The audience can immediately figure out that she has a cold heart by listening to her voice. She has a cold, and indifferent attitude to the world.
The above list contains some of the best anime girls out there. But there are many others of course.
Some of the other female white-haired anime characters not in this list include – Koyomi Hiiragi, Leonmitchelli Galette Des Rois, Alice Nakiri, Laura Bodewig, Fremy Speeddraw, Juuzou Suzuya, Kiriko Shikishima, Koneko Toujou, Origami Tobiichi, Index Librorum Prohibitorum, Akame Ga Kill, Hyperdimension Neptunia, Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka.
Anime with white hair as the main character
22. Five from Zankyou no Terror (Terror in Resonance)
In the Japanese anime series Terror in Resonance, Five didn’t play a significant role, but anime lovers admire her no matter what.
Before Five arrived and was introduced to the audience, Nine, and Twelve would get into trouble with the police now and then. In the beginning, we see Five with a cold attitude. But as the series unfolds, we somewhat start to sympathize with the character.
23. Yaichi from House of Five Leaves
Yaichi is a character that has a poker face all the time. It is very hard to read his true emotions in any given situation. The entire anime series Five Leaves evolves around this man.
You might think that Yaichi has nothing to hide, but he has more secrets than Eminem and Yuno.
24. Black Hanekawa from Nekomonogatari: Kuro
Black Hanekawa has a cat counterpart. In the real world, her regular form is much laid back and composed. But when it comes to her cat form, she is way too aggressive and wild. In her cat form, she is agile, fast, and strong.
25. Eri from Boku no Hero Academia
Eri from Boku no Hero Academia comes from a traumatic childhood. As a child, she had to witness things that no child must have to. This leads to her taking up a fierce, and cold attitude in her later life.
26. Yukichi Fukuzawa from Bungo Stray Dogs
Yukichi Fukuzawa plays a serious character. Despite his old age, he is a sensei who controls the events, and people around him. He is an old man with a grumpy attitude.
Above all, he wants to makes sure no member of his party does anything stupid. He looks after every one of them.
27. Altair from Re: Creators
Altair is a big name in the anime world. You cannot pick up specific traits about Altair from Re: Creators because she shows very little emotion. Throughout the entire series, we do not see him speak that much.
There are many other white-haired anime characters that did not make this list but who nonetheless have a special place in the hearts of all anime loves. Some of those anime characters include – Lisanna Strauss, Mirajane Strauss, Kanade Tachibana, Maria Naruse, Allen Walker, Eucliwood Hellscythe, Toshiro Hitsugaya, Captain Hitsugaya, Chaika Trabant, Kakashi Hatake, the help of Junichirou.
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