Everyone has their type when it comes to anime characters, and I have a fondness for anime guys with long hair.
There is no denying that long hair anime guys have a completely different vibe to them, they’re unique individuals with an air of secrecy around them and they pique my curiosity.
Long hair in anime often symbolizes authority and power, both of which are the qualities that I like in a character; not to mention how handsome it makes them look.
So, I’ve decided to create a list of my favorite anime guys with long hair, keep reading to see if your favorite character made the list, and comment if you disagree with my picks.
35. Paul Greyrat
Anime: Mushoku Tensei
Character development goes a long way in making a character more likable and no matter how terrible of a character Paul is, he did his best as a parent.
While his actions are undeniably wrong, I will argue that everyone makes mistakes and what matters is he didn’t run away from his problems but tried to fix them.
I initially didn’t like his character because of how arrogant he was with Rudeus but I suppose every parent is like that, he felt frustrated because of how little there was he could teach him as a father.
His reunion with Rudeus after the teleportation incident was the lowest I saw him but it was to be expected from a man who was desperately looking for his family. He’s a solid character.
34. Rimuru Tempest
Anime: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
His girl-ish appearance with long hair did confuse me a little at the beginning.
From him reincarnating into a fantasy world as an invincible slime monster to becoming the leader of an entire monster nation is an adventure I thoroughly enjoyed.
There is a reason why I love light-action adventure series, you can just sit back and enjoy the light-hearted environment of the show.
He’s an adorable slime whose human form is just as adorable if not more, and on top of that, he’s even childish at times when he wants to be.
Something I love about Isekai fantasy protagonists is how they slowly lose their sense of humanity, Rimuru has come a long way from caring about them to murdering over 10,000 people without batting an eye.
33. Kirito (Girl Version)
Anime: Sword Art Online
I know the list is about guys with long hair and not girls but despite the seeming attractive female avatar that Kirito has, he is a guy behind the avatar.
And say what you will, but I dig the female Kirito. With his long hair, bewitching purple eyes, slender figure, and on top of that, he’s amazing at handling long swords.
His female avatar often makes things embarrassing for others when he has to come out clean about his true gender; although it doesn’t matter whether he’s a guy or girl, Kirito knows how to get the ladies.
In addition to people misunderstanding Kirito for a girl, it’s more hilarious to see him pretending to be a girl.
Anime: Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
Despite how reliable he may seem on the surface, Sinbad is someone who always looks to gain something from a situation.
It’s not easy to characterize him as either bad or good because he’s a complex character who’s been through some things which made him the person he is today.
However, every time he’s on the screen, It’s some of the most exciting moments in the entire series and I can’t help but love the guy for how cool he is.
Earlier in the series, I thought he was just a nice person who wanted to help someone in need, but no one sits in the position of power if they don’t have their own interests in mind.
Anime: Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
What can I say about him? He’s small, cute, and a giant pervert.
Aladdin and Alibaba are like peas in a pod, they seem to share one brain cell and I’m surprised how do they not get into trouble more often.
No matter his imperfections, he’s a naive little kid who wants to help everyone he comes across, unlike some other Magi we know (it’s Judar).
I often wonder how he can stay calm in most intense situations but then I remember he’s a little slow and it takes him a while to understand what is happening.
And now that I’ve told you what kind of a person he is, I love him more than any other character in the series.
Anime: Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
Judar is a sadistic person who is willing to do whatever it takes to get his way. But we love him anyway.
And that is the only reason why he’s on this list.
Judar is extremely petty and pampered as a Magi, he hates being looked down on by anyone and doesn’t hesitate to show his power when challenged.
During his battles, he continues to mock his opponents while gloating about his superior power which really ticks me off.
His cruelty has no limit, he’s shown to be cruel, and arrogant; someone who will attack innocent people just to make a point.
Even though I want to strangle him with my own hands, I believe there is more to his character.
29. Atsushi Murasakibara
Anime: Kuroko’s Basketball
Anime has a habit of showing young characters with the stature of a major league athlete.
Not only is he the tallest person in the entire series, but he’s also quite scary when he gets in the zone and no one wants to stand against a guy like that.
Something that makes him relatable is that he’s quite lazy just like you and me, he’d rather warm the benches for other players and eat his chips and that is something I can totally get behind.
However, once he’s serious, there is hardly anyone who can get past his blocks.
28. Shishio Tsukasa
Anime: Dr. Stone
Say what you will about his character, but Tsukasa is a badass.
The guy can take down lions with a single blow, and in a world without guns or any sort of ammunition, he’s ten billion percent unstoppable.
He wants to recreate a different civilization, one that is free from the corrupt people of the world and one that consists only of youth.
Tsukasa doesn’t hesitate to destroy any statue believing that he’s making a paradise for the young and innocent, seeing this as an opportunity to cleanse the world.
His actions say seem aggressive, but Tsukasa never does anything without a plan and that’s what makes him dangerous.
27. Izumi Miyamura
Miyamura sets himself apart from thousands of teen protagonists in high school romantic comedies, I have never seen a character that I could relate to on so many levels.
He’s portrayed as the class loner with no friends; he’s hesitant to make friends or engage with other students because of his traumatic experience in middle school.
Though his life takes a turn for the better when he meets Kyouko, he learns to be more open about his feelings and makes a genuine effort to overcome his fears. It’s almost inspiring.
Also, it’s quite wholesome seeing him interact with others and make friends as he learns to let go of his past.
And besides, you can’t go wrong with the guy whose family runs a local cake up.
Miyamura’s hairstyle is the most enticing thing about him, it makes him look quite handsome and now combined with Tattoos and piercings. He’s truly a unique individual.
26. Riku Yagami
Anime: Prince of Stride: Alternative
If you’re here, then you know that I have a great fondness for sports anime, and Prince of Stride is a series I thoroughly enjoyed.
Riku is a cheerful and energetic individual, he wants to join every single sports club in school, and everyone wants him in their club because he is extremely athletic and shows great potential.
He perfectly fits the phrase “Jack of all trades, master of none” because while he is recruited by plenty of other clubs, he isn’t the top contender in any of them.
What I like about him is his personality, he never gives up and works harder than anyone to improve.
25. Stiyl Magnus
Anime: A Certain Magical Index
The author really couldn’t decide whether to design Stiyl as a teenager or as an adult, and the result didn’t turn out so well.
Stiyl’s actual age is 14 in the anime series, even though he looks like an adult and smokes cigarettes for days.
Seeing him at first, I was sure that he was in his mid-20s but if there is one thing I’ve learned watching anime for all these years, it’s that you can judge the age (or gender) of a character by their appearance.
The author didn’t pull back when it came to designing Stiyl’s character, I mean long hair, a different colored ring on each finger, piercings, and a barcode tattoo. The Dude is a full-on goth punk.
24. Gajeel Redfox
Anime: Fairy Tail
Gajeel is a peculiar individual, he is a former S-Class Mage who became a dragon slayer and decided to join the Fairy Tail guild.
He isn’t exactly the prince charming anyone’s hoping for, but he has a good heart and that’s what matters.
He’s a big, strong, and lovable goof who eats literal metals and adores cats.
No matter his past or personality, he’s someone you’d want on your side because he does whatever it takes to win and doesn’t hesitate to even kill those who oppose him.
On top of that, he’s a soldier sent from the past to destroy Achnologia.
23. Kanzaki Hideri
Kanzaki Hideri may look like a sweet and innocent girl on the surface but he’s actually a boy with a very indecent mind, he is one of the protagonists of the series Blend-S who plays the role of an idol at Cafe Stiles, yet he never sings.
Kanzaki can be considered a moody person since he tends to do what he wishes instead of following orders.
His goal in life is to become an idol which is why he applied to work as a waitress so that he can chase his passion and avoid inheriting his father’s farm.
Kanzaki always tries to act feminine with his coworkers but his masculine side comes out from time to time.
He’s very picky about his costumes and prefers to dress the cutest among the other idols. Although he openly admits that he’s a guy, he loves to tease customers from time to time.
Anyone who denies that they weren’t surprised after learning that Haku was a boy, is a liar.
It’s easy to assume that almost every character in Naruto has a somewhat tragic backstory and Haku is no different; he suffered through so much in his life and he quietly accepted whatever came his way.
He was forced to live his life in secret, he saw his mother get murdered before his eyes, and nearly escaped death at the hands of his father.
He lived the early years of his life as an orphan who had no place to go and no food to eat until he was confronted by Zabuza and became his weapon.
21. Speed O Sound Sonic
Anime: One Punch Man
Speed-O-Sound Sonic is a minor antagonist of the series who shows up from time to time to fight Saitama but ends up losing and running away.
He is supposedly the fastest human in the One Punch Man universe, Speed-O-Sound Sonic, but you know him as the guy who got hit in the nuts by Saitama.
Sonic has experienced many traumatizing moments since his first ball-crushing encounter with Saitama.
Sonic has a competitive nature, he’s boastful of his superior ninjutsu techniques and takes pride as a ninja, but even though he’s no match for Saitama, he considers him a rival and goes all out against him.
It’s clear that his only goal is to defeat Saitama in a fair fight but his Ninjutsu isn’t enough to defeat the most powerful superhero.
Anime: Kamisama Kiss
There is hardly any girl who doesn’t have a crush on Tomoe, he’s a handsome fox yokai who fell in love with a homeless girl and swore to protect her no matter what.
He’s the protagonist of the series Kamisama Kiss, who lived alone in a crumbling shrine for twenty years, waiting for his former master to return.
Tomoe was quite aggressive toward humans earlier in the series, he didn’t like Nanami when she first showed up and tried to make her leave the shrine but eventually gave up seeing how stubborn she was.
However, it wasn’t long until Tomoe started to develop feelings for her.
Tomoe is sly, cunning, and condescending toward others, he’s often seen mocking others for their shortcomings.
19. Asahi Azumane
Among the eccentric and quirky cast of Haikyuu, Asahi is a genuinely normal and humble character. Although he’s overlooked throughout the series since he doesn’t stand out much; he’s always there to support his team as a real Ace.
While he looks almost scary with his wide physique and appearance, Asahi is actually a big softie with a glass heart who takes everything said about him quite seriously and gets depressed over it.
He’s often mocked by his fellow third-years for not having the presence of a true Ace which makes him want to work hard.
His biggest concern is that nobody believes him when tells people that he’s currently a student which is understandable given that he already has a scruffy beard.
Also, for those who don’t know, Asahi’s hair is slightly past the shoulders. Although, it’s very hard to speculate by the way he styles his man-bun.
18. Gai Tsutsugami
Anime: Guilty Crown
I can throw insults at this guy all day long for the kind of man he was, but I sure as hell liked his authority and charismatic personality.
He was a great leader who knew how to get things going even when it seemed impossible, he was a strategist who wasn’t afraid to gamble on his life.
Sure he was arrogant and bold at times but he always did what was best for Funeral Parlor even if he had to lie to get his way.
No matter what kind of person he was, he cared about every member of Funeral Parlor. I sure wouldn’t have had a problem if he was the protagonist and the story turned out differently.
17. Shota Aizawa
Anime: My Hero Academia
Say what you will about his methods, but if there is something we can agree on it’s that he’s a great teacher who firmly believes that every student has what it takes to become a hero.
He puts minimum effort toward his appearance, but does what is necessary as a teacher and a pro hero.
I find it strange that he looks tired pretty much all the time, which is probably why he carries around his sleeping bag so he can sleep wherever and whenever.
You gotta love his unorthodox teaching methods, he knows how to push his students toward greatness.
Anime: Tokyo Ghoul
Age: maybe 30
I’m not usually swayed by a character’s appearance, but my god if he isn’t the sexiest ghoul I’ve ever seen.
The dude has black ink in his eyes and piercings on almost every part of his body and I do believe every part of his body.
However, his appearance isn’t the only thing I like about him.
His soft way of speaking, his friendly nature, and his gentle expressions whenever he’s with someone in a room are almost alluring.
In situations where most people panic, he stays calm and unfazed by the distasteful things that happen around him.
15. Kuroh Yatogami
Anime: K: Missing Kings
Cool, collected, heroic and he uses a sword, it can’t get better than that.
Kuroh comes in as a white knight to protect our beloved protagonist and fly him away out of trouble because he happens to resemble the person he is looking for.
Despite his nonchalant demeanor, Kuroh has the ability to become extremely annoying at times with his inability to think for himself and take things a little too seriously.
Kuroh also brings a certain comedic element to the series, even though he is a sucker for details, he is very to lie to as he believes anything emotional.
But the reason I included him in this list is that he is a man of culture who carries around cooking utensils in his seemingly sus briefcase.
14. Howl Jenkins Pendragon
Anime: Howl’s Moving Castle
There is no doubt that Howl is an attractive and handsome man; Studio Ghibli is known for leaving everlasting impressions through their art.
From the moment he is introduced, you are captivated by his charming and charismatic personality and his elegant sense of style that makes you go like “wow”.
He takes his time to save a young girl from some guards, and they escape by walking in the air where Howl gently drops her off at her sister’s workplace.
That’s a gentleman right there.
If there is one thing I remember about Howl is his smile, that smile can make any woman’s heart skip a beat.
Anime: Samurai Champloo
Jin seems like the smart one in the group who’s able to outsmart his opponents with his superior intelligence and technique; while he is a talented Samurai, I don’t have much to say about his intelligence.
Unlike Mugen, Jin is an honored Samurai who believes that one should only draw their blade in self-defense, and he hates people who use their authority to oppress others.
He often leads the group in looking for ways to earn money while also keeping the other two in check, he often gets irritated by their antics but dismisses them.
Jin has a calm personality, he keeps himself composed under the toughest situations, and quickly thinks of a solution.
Don’t tell me I was the only one who was creeped out by his appearance when he showed up unannounced during the chunin exam.
He’s always been somewhat of a mysterious evil mastermind and the only thing we know is that he was involved in human experimenting to achieve immortality.
It was only natural that he would collude with a guy like Danzo to underhand the Hokage; he harbors hatred toward Hiruzen for not making him the fourth Hokage.
His only and only goal in becoming Hokage was that he could have access to the Forbidden scrolls and learn the truth about this world.
Inuyasha is a half-demon who is after the sacred jewel which can transform him into a full demon; however, he is stopped in his stopped by a young lady named Kikyo.
Unlike his siblings, Inuyasha looks at the world in a positive light and he rather enjoys his time than looking at others with disgust.
He’s able to fight against even the strongest demons because his unique fighting style allows him to catch his enemies off guard.
Even though he tries to keep his emotions in check, he loses control when he thinks about losing someone who’s precious to him.
10. Madara Uchiha
If I have to call someone the “God of Shinobi” I rather it be someone who understands the laws of causality and understands that the world is ruled by fear and driven by hatred.
Ever since his first appearance, Madara has done things that shocked every fan, he single-handedly fought the five great nations and was able to overpower the five Kage with little to no effort.
There is hardly anything that compares to the level of destruction he caused on the battlefield against the five nations.
In my opinion, he’s truly the best villain in the series and the greatest Shinobi because all he ever wanted was peace, he just took a different approach.
9. Itachi Uchiha
Not only is Itachi the most beloved character in the naruto series, but he’s also the best brother anyone could ever ask for.
There are some fake fans who condemn his actions toward his clan but he wasn’t given any other choice, he followed the orders of the village leaders to protect the village and keep his brother safe.
Ever since he was a kid, Itachi was exceptional at everything he did, he understood things better than most adults and acted in the best interests of the village.
Even as a member of the Akatsuki, he never betrayed his loyalty to the village; instead he did everything he could to steer any danger away from it.
8. Byakuya Kuchiki
Byakuya is a total badass and there is no arguing that his sense of style and personality makes him an excellent character.
He acts distant and aloof as if he doesn’t care about anyone but it’s clear he cares about his family and friends.
I admire his calm demeanor, he’s the strongest soul reaper who is able to keep a level head in even the toughest of situations.
Although that’s probably because he hardly ever has to use more than modest power against any enemy.
I admire characters who know what they want and don’t second guess themselves.
7. Jiraiya Sensei
Meeting Jiraiya was the best thing that happened to Naruto, not only was he a great man who had strong ideals, he was Naruto’s godfather.
It’s funny to remember him as the perve he was, but no matter what happened, he never let his emotions get the better of him.
He was a man who knew what he wanted in life and he stick to it and that is something we all can respect.
Despite being one of the legendary Sanin, he was well-known throughout the land and feared by even the most notorious villains, including Itachi.
It breaks me to write that Jiraiya was always burdened by the prophecy and that is why he tried his hardest to never abandon any kid he came across; instead, he taught them about good and evil and how to live on their own.
6. Neji Hyuga
I remember how earlier in the series I thought to myself how much an arrogant and selfish person Neji was, but boy was I wrong.
He was merely a victim of the family tradition and his only crime was being born in the branch houses.
So, it was normal for him to carry resentment toward the system. But to take it out on Hinata, I believe that everyone hated him for it.
It was inspiring to see him come to terms with his responsibilities as a member of the branch houses and try to mend his relationships with the main house members.
5. Worick Arcangelo
Worick and Nico working together are one of my favorite anime duo. It’s true that he doesn’t compare to Nico when it comes to combat, but where Nico is good at fighting, Worick uses his brain.
Worick drips with big daddy energy, if you want to call someone daddy, call him daddy. he’s always ready for whatever comes next.
I love seeing Worick’s laid-back personality, his calm and confident demeanor is what makes me like him so much.
Worick is a gentleman and knows how to dress like one, he styles his hair with such elegance that you’ll get a nosebleed, the eyepatch on his left eye and the folded sleeves on his shirt and blazer combined only adds to his masculinity.
4. Eren Yeager
Anime: Attack on Titan
Eren has managed to become one of the most amazing anime protagonists of all time and I’m not exaggerating when I say that his character development has shocked the anime community that fans are debating whether his actions are evil or justified.
While most fans think that Eren is acting more like a villain than a hero which isn’t wrong seeing as how he chose to eradicate his enemies rather than try to make peace with them.
However, the way I see it when the entire world collectively declares war against you, you have but one option left.
It’s truly tragic to see that no one seems to understand his true motives, and are quick jumps on the “Eren is evil” bandwagon without thinking for themselves.
Eren wasn’t born evil, he is but a victim of the plan that was set in motion 2000 years ago.
Hyakkimaru is the protagonist of the series Dororo, losing his body parts to demons since birth by his father, Hyakkimaru travels the nation with prosthetic limbs, killing every demon he sees to recover all of his missing body parts.
His travels are accompanied by Dororo, an orphan kid who survives by stealing food from others.
The two of them developed a brotherly bond, Dororo is always there to help Hyakkimaru understand the basics of human interactions and use his sword skills to make a decent living.
Even though the two of them butt heads with each other from time to time, they’re inseparable.
It can be argued that Hyakkimaru was gentle and kind-hearted at the beginning, enjoying his time with Dororo; going places, and defeating monsters together, but became cold and ruthless toward the end.
But who can blame him? Hyakkimaru was frustrated from defeating monsters and not getting his body parts back.
Truth be told, there will hardly ever be a character who can outshine Griffith, I recently finished watching the series and I firmly believe that there was something wrong with Griffith.
It’s easy to understand why so many fans consider him to be evil, but the real reason isn’t that he betrayed his allies and decided to become a demon. He was already a madman chasing after his dream as if nothing else mattered to him.
It’s because he blamed Guts for everything that happened to him, and decided to take his revenge after becoming Femto.
People can justify why he decided to sacrifice his army in order to become a demigod but there is no reasonable explanation as to why he held a grudge against guts
1. Dietfried Bougainvillea
Anime: Violet Evergarden
It’s not difficult to understand why so many fans initially disliked Dietfried but soon came around to liking him, his character development was by far the most impressive in my opinion. He became one of my favorite characters in the series after Violet.
He’s more commonly known as the older brother of Gilbert Bougainvillea, he was also the one who brought Violet into the army and gave her as a gift to his younger brother to celebrate his promotion.
Dietfried is the type of person who hides his true feelings behind a tough exterior with a self-centered and charismatic personality.
Much like every other character in the Violet Evergarden series, Dietfried’s sense of style is beyond amazing and authoritative. He styles his long hair in a braid and ties it with a blue ribbon at the end.
I know I picked quite a few characters from Naruto and Magi but in my defense, both series are filled with amazing characters and it would be a waste not to mention them.