36 Epic Orange Haired Anime Characters

From the iconic Hinata from Haikyuu to the subtle and powerful Pain from Naruto, in this list we will bring you through some of the most iconic and lovable orange haired anime characters of all time!

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Girl Orange Haired Anime Characters

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Rangiku Matsumoto


She is the lieutenant of the 10th division. She loves alcohol and does everything to procrastinate on doing work.

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Asuka Langley Soryu

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Maybe putting her in this list of orange haired anime characters is a bit of a stretch. But there’s a tinge of orange, right? She is half American, one-quarter German, and one-quarter Japanese. This iconic character won the hearts of all who watched the anime.

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Mereoleona Vermillion

Black Clover

Mereoleona has a hostile attitude and a short temper. She is a loud and aggressive woman who believes actions speak louder than words. In terms of strength, she possessed tremendous physical strength, was extremely skilled in hand-to-hand combat, had tremendous raw speed, extraordinary endurance, and was skilled in sensing mana.

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One Piece

She’s a pickpocket. A sailor, she can instinctively sense changes in the weather. On the boat, apart from the choice of direction entrusted to Luffy, she commands and indicates the maneuvers to be made. This badass character is one of the coolest orange haired anime characters.

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Itsuka Kendo

My Hero Academia

Unlike the others in her class, she feels no rivalry towards to students in class 1-A, but rather she respects them. Because of her mature attitude, this kind girl is seen as an older sister figure.

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Chiyo Sakura

Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun

Chiyo Sakura is a beautiful high school student in love with Nozaki. She helps Nozaki ink his drawings. She is a member of the school’s arts club.

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Part of the iconic main group for 6 seasons, she then goes back to her hometown to lead Cerulean City Gym. She’s made her face as one of the most iconic and beloved Pokemon characters of all time.

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Orihime Inoue


Orihime Inoue is a young orphan high school student. Inoue is nice by nature and has a fairly passive character, she lets herself go too often. This orange haired anime sweetie is one we have to protect at all costs.

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The Promised Neverland

The protagonist of the series has extraordinary physical and learning abilities. Although it is forbidden, she will convince Norman to go to the place of his departure, beyond the portal of the orphanage. They then find out the truth.

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Shirley Fenette

Code Geass

Shirley is a gentle orange haired anime characters who is thoughtful and tender. She may be a bit of a wallflower, but she’s got her head on her shoulders. Even in difficult situations, she would rather talk it out and use her common sense as opposed to getting physical or angry.

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Yotsuba Nakano

The Quintessential Quintuplets

The fourth sister is always cheerful, but her eccentric personality can be annoying at times. She often fails exams and the other characters can hardly believe her lack of thought.

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Marika Tachibana


Marika is an aggressive girl when it comes to love. She’ll to whatever it takes to prove her love, even if it means she becomes a little obnoxious and over the top. She is fiercely loyal and will make a move without hesitation.

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Full Metal Panic!

Nami is a headstrong young woman who refuses to back down. She’s not afraid to be a little aggressive and direct if needs be.

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Tsumugi Inuzaka

Amaama to Inazuma

Tsumugi is a very cute young girl with hip-length dirty blonde/orange hair that is typically kept in a very wild and frilly manner, but there are instances when she ties it into a ponytail while wearing a baseball cap and vivid green eyes. She is optimistic and loves food and we think she is just the cutest thing!

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Erina Nakiri

Food Wars

Erina Nakiri is a student at the prestigious Totsuki Culinary Academy. Her God Tongue, which allows her to evaluate a food only by taking a bite, has made her famous. Erina has a tsundere personality and believes she is better than others.

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Yuuki Asuna

Sword Art Online

Yuuki has long orange hair. She joined the SAO virtual world as a player and gradually grew in strength as she levelled up and earned the moniker Lightning Flash.

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Tokyo Ghoul

Old friend of Yomo and Uta and, like the latter, is a member of the Pierrots. She is a woman with an advantageous physique and long red hair who runs a bar, the Helter Skelter, in the 14th arrondissement where she and her accomplices often meet.

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Irina Shidou

High School DxD

Irina was a devout believer and a member of the holy church. She is a skilled swordswoman who wields the Excalibur as a weapon.

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Petra Ral

Attack on Titan

She is short in stature and with golden-brown hair, she is very kind and thoughtful to her comrades, especially towards her Eren, whom she often encourages and to whom she compliments.

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Kouko Kaga

Golden Time

Kouko is a upfront and direct young woman. Even when dealing with misfortune, she handles such things with grace, although tends to be sensitive in topics involving her emotions.

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Yaya Yuiki

Shugo Chara!

Lover of all things cute, Yaya is the childish girl serving in the Ace’s Chair. She has a huge sweet tooth and loves childish things and tends to be quite hyperactive. Yaya even wants to be a baby forever, so it makes sense that her character transformation turns her into a Dear Baby character! She definitely has the younger sister vibe.

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Spice & Wolf

Holo is a sweet little girl with wolf-like orange ears. She is, in actuality, a wolf spirit with the capacity to transform into a human. Holo lived in Pasloe, a little village where she was revered as the Goddess of Wisdom due to her immense intellect.

Boy Orange Haired Anime Characters

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Kiyotaka Ayanokouji

Classroom of the Elite

Kiyotaka Ayanakouji is the main protagonist of the anime, Classroom of the Elite, and the show starts with him enrolling as a student in Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing High School. On the surface, Ayanokouji appears like a lazy, average high school student, but in reality, he is an intelligent sociopath with little or no emotions towards other people.

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Ichigo Kurosaki


Everyone knows this character – even those who aren’t Bleach fans. Ichigo was a badass anime character from Episode 1. Strong, wise and cautious, this guy is a weapon when in battle.

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Shoyo Hinata


Any fan of Haikyuu will know exactly why Hinata is on this list. Despite being a strong volleyball player and being incredibly headstrong, Hinata is a little airheaded when it comes to anything that isn’t volleyball. This airheadedness is quite endearing and lands him in awkward situations more times than not.

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Pain / Nagato


Pain is the official head of the Akatsuki organization.The name Pain does not correspond to a single character, but to a grouping of six different bodies, remotely controlled by Nagato Uzumaki.

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Chuuya Nakahara

Bungo Stray Dogs

He is a Port Mafia captain and is also Dazai’s former partner. His ability is called “For Sorrowful Sorrow” which allows him to manipulate the vector of gravity and the force of objects with which he is physically in contact. 

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Kyo Sohma

Fruits Basket

He’s hot-tempered, protective and won’t stand any Bs. He’s a pretty serious character and is quick to get annoyed. He only really relaxes when he’s surrounded by the girl he likes.

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Fairy Tail

Loke has definitely got the rizz. He’s a smooth talker, good with women, and knows exactly what to say and when to say it. He’s loyal to a fault and he will never break his word.

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Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki

Fairy Tail

This ridiculous orange haired anime character is too ridiculous not to be memorable. Ichiya is obsessed and odd when with Ezra, and as a result is hated by the other.

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Gildarts Clive

Fairy Tail

There’s no competition in terms of Gildart’s level of strength and power.

Outside of being a mage, Gildarts is a callous character who shows up when he feels like it. Even in emergencies.

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Momotaro Mikoshiba


This hottie is a talented swimmer at Samezuka Academy. His stroke of choice is the backstroke and his skill has earned him the title of Japan’s Sea Otter.

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Misaki Yata


Misaki is a young man who works for the Red King’s Homura Clan. He has a sassy attitude which often lands him in trouble. Despite this, he rose to the top of the hierarchy.

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Hikaru & Kaoru Hitachiin

Ouran High School Host Club

These twins are members of the Ouran High School Host Club. They swoon the laides with their mirrored charm and talent. Deep down, though, the twins are secretly opposites deep down.

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Akatsuki Kain

Vampire Knight

Kain is a member of the Vampire race and works for the vampire lord. He has a sense of other’s emotions and attempts to help his teammates even if he often finds himself in sticky situations as a result.

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Seven Deadly Sins

Afflicted with the fatal sin of Pride, he is the world’s most powerful knight. When he absorb’s the sun’s energy, he grows strong and prideful and has no regard for his foe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which anime character has orange hair?

There’s plenty of characters on this list! We’d like to present our favorites:

  1. Hinata – Haikyuu!
  2. Misty – Pokemon
  3. Emma – The Promised Neverland
  4. Kiyotaka Ayanokouji – Classroom of the Elite
  5. Pain – Naruto

Why are anime protagonists orange?

It’s a fairly eye-catching color, so it makes sense that so many protagonists sport orange. Not to mention, blue is a fairly typical color for antagonists, having themes of darkness and coldness. Orange being on the opposite spectrum, it makes for a nice visual dynamic.

Who is orange in Naruto?

You’re probably referring to Pain from the Akatsuki! Although, Naruto also sports his classic orange outfit.

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