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Japanese Fans Rank Anime and Manga’s Top 10 Redheads

Japanese Fans Rank Anime and Manga’s Top 10 RedheadsRedheads. Some folks are into ‘em, some aren’t. But these Japanese anime and manga fans, polled by Charapedia, definitely fall into the former category. Charapedia recently asked its readers to rank their favorite anime and manga redheads—here are the top 10.

10. Red Blood Cell
Cells at Work

9. Sakuragi Hanamichi
Slam Dunk

8. Maki Nishikino
Love Live!

7. Erza Scarlet
Fairy Tail

6. Taiga Kagami
Kuroko’s Basketball

5. Yona
Yona of the Dawn

4. Shirayuki
Snow White with the Red Hair

3. Karma Akabane
Assassination Classroom

2. Seijuro Akashi
Kuroko’s Basketball

1. Shanks
One Piece

There you have it, folks: a nice mix of male and female, new and old. Our favorite redhead at the moment is probably Red Blood Cell from Cells at Work, so nice to see her make the list.

Who are your favorite redheads?

Source: Charapedia

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.