20 Orange-Haired Anime Characters With Dope Personalities

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In the world of anime, there are a variety of styles for characters. Many characters have crazy appearances, while some are pretty realistic. Orange-haired characters are quite famous in the anime community for representing the small minority of fans who have ginger-coloured hair.

In this article, we’ll go over 20 orange-haired characters and information about them as a character. Hopefully, you can find a character that best suits you!

For the most part, Ichigo appears like an ordinary teenage boy; the exception is his spiky, orange hair, a trait he has been ridiculed for years. He is a fairly tall, and the lean-built person with peach skin and brown eyes. Since becoming a Shinigami, he has become noticeably more muscular, as noted by his sister Karin. When in his spiritual form, Ichigo wears standard Shinigami attire with the addition of a strap across his chest.

As a teenager, Ichigo’s personality is much more complex. Stubborn, short-tempered, occasionally confrontational, determined, outspoken, strong-willed and impulsive, he attempts to maintain a detached and “cool” image, despite claiming not to care about what other people think about him. He generally keeps his face set in a permanent scowl with his eyebrows drawn together.

Ichigo carries the burden of the real world and the spirit world (Soul Society), which is quite difficult, especially for teenagers like Ichigo, who have worries and problems. Also, Ichigo is quite smart; he was ranked 23rd in high school. He does this partly to prove to his teachers and classmates that just because he’s unique, or somewhat punkish, he can still succeed.

2. Misty/Pokemon

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Misty is 10 years old at the start of the series. She has a slight inferiority complex, especially due to the fact that her three sisters Daisy, Lily and Violet do not think much of her, claiming that there are only three Sensational Sisters (the name under which they perform synchronized swimming) and one “runt”.

In the early episodes, Misty is depicted as having a wicked temper, a spoiled attitude, a stubborn temperament, and little patience. As the series progresses, however, she gradually shows herself to be kind and sensible. She reins in Brock when he becomes enamoured with cute girls, often pulling him away by the ear. (This role was later taken by Max and, briefly, Brock’s Bonsly during seasons 6-9, and then by Brock’s Croagunk in season 10.)

She has a slight rivalry with Ash in some episodes. She is also terrified of Bug-type Pokémon and dislikes carrots and peppers. She loves Water-type Pokemon and being barefoot.

3. Nami/ONE PIECE

She is the first member of the Straw Hat Pirates to appear (in the anime), but the third to align herself with the crew, and the fifth to join. Possibly one of the best (or even the best) navigators currently sailing the Grand Line, she has the ability to recognize and analyze even the slightest changes in the weather through sheer intuition, thus saving the ship and the crew from the very unstable Grand Line weather on multiple occasions.

Nami’s two favourite things are money and tangerines. She is greedy and will do anything, aside from abandoning or killing her friends, for money. Due to her past – After having gathered money for 8 years (and even before that often stole things), Nami is naturally accustomed to it, but thinks of her friends as more important. She is very manipulative and often takes advantage of Sanji for his devotion to her and Usopp to maintain her weapons.

4. Asuka Langley Soryu/Neon Genesis Evangelion

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Asuka is the Second Child (‘Second Children’ in the Japanese versions of NGE), who pilots Evangelion Unit 02. She is from Germany but has an American father and a half-German, half-Japanese mother. In the Rebuild of Evangelion series of movies, her name is changed to Asuka Langley Shikinami.

Like Shinji, Asuka also has difficulty being close to people. Unlike Shinji, who shells himself, Asuka’s coping mechanism is over-aggressiveness, so she unintentionally hurts people she likes, pushing them away and thus sinking further into loneliness and self-resentment. This issue is referred to as the “hedgehog’s dilemma” and is a recurring motif in the story.

5. Pain/Naturo

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Pain is the recognized leader of Akatsuki, partnered with Konan, with Tobi acting as his benefactor. He is the principal figure in the tailed beast sealing ceremony.

The first and leading “Pain” appearing in the series is actually Yahiko, one of six animated corpses collectively known as “The Six Paths of Pain” controlled by one person’s will: Nagato of Amegakure. At a young age, Nagato was secretly visited by Madara Uchiha, who implanted his Rinnegan into the child’s body, allowing him to use powerful abilities based on the six Buddhist paths of reincarnation.

Pain is known for his expansive power (Almighty Push) and is one of the earliest examples of using meteors for attacks. He is also deeply philosophical and is notoriously known for his “Cycle of Hatred” speech which has seen many real-life usages.

6. Chiyo Sakura/Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun

Chiyo is a bright, cheerful and excitable young girl. She is very easily influenced, often letting her imagination go wild. For example, she became excited when Mikoshiba first introduced her to Kashima and hugely misjudged their relationship. For the most part, Chiyo has also been shown to be able to get along with others.

Although she is often surprised, and sometimes even annoyed, by many of her friends’ odd personalities and antics, she is friendly to them regardless. For instance, even though Yuzuki Seo is often rude to people, she still managed to be friends with her.

This may be partly due to her slight naïveté, however, she often cannot tell why people are annoyed by Yuzuki. Outside of school, Chiyo is also passionate about drawing, as she is a member of the Arts club and enjoys helping out Nozaki with his manga. Her art style is very classical and has a lot of detail.

7. Emma/The Promised Neverland

Emma is a young, fair-skinned girl of a thin build with emerald oval-shaped eyes and notably thin eyebrows. Her hair is a light orange colour that is short and messy, sticking up at all angles around her head and worn parted to her right with a single longed lock curving upwards to one side from her parting, and another from the base of her neck.

Emma is an older sister to the other children and loves her family intensely. She is sweet, heroic, caring, and has a big heart. She can also be naive and reckless and doesn’t hesitate to risk herself to ensure the group’s safety. The other kids describe her as having monster reflexes and an astounding ability to learn, which enables her to think fast in difficult situations and makes her a very good strategist. She could be considered a beacon of hope for the rest of the children.

8. Shoyo Hinata/Haikyuu!

Hinata has an unusually high ability to jump. Since he was young, Hinata trained his legs to compensate for his lack of height. He joins the Karusuno High School Volleyball team and amazes the team with his natural affinity as a spiker. Although he is a complete beginner and never had any experience playing in a volleyball team, he grows rapidly through each match.

Hinata has a cheerful and energetic personality. He’s a natural schmooze, and his teammates sometimes use him to win someone over, such as Nishinoya. Hinata gets excited easily and often talks loudly. He is the loudest member after Nishinoya and Tanaka. He is friendly and can befriend anyone easily, such as Kenma from Nekoma High and Aone from Date Tech High.

Despite his easygoing personality, Hinata is extremely competitive, especially in volleyball. As stated by Sugawara, Hinata has a very big fortitude to win and, thus, doesn’t give up easily during a match, whether it’s a practice match or a real match. When people underestimate him, Hinata can also exhibit a very scary and intimidating face. Despite that, Hinata gets scared easily, especially by larger and stronger opponents. However, he recovers quickly and will then confidently challenge the opponents.

9. Nobara Kugisaki/Jujutsu Kaisen

Nobara is a relatively short girl with a slim figure. She has mid-length orange hair that reaches her neck and is styled with bangs that cover the right side of her forehead. Nobara has orange eyes, long eyelashes, and thin eyebrows of the same colour.

Nobara is a confident and brash young woman with an unshakable character. More than anything, Nobara is determined to stay true to herself no matter what. She takes great pride in being both a pretty girl and a strong fighter, refusing to let anyone influence her.

Initially, Nobara can appear to be a very obnoxious and arrogant person. She introduced herself to Yuji and Megumi by expressing their inferiorness. She also argued with Yuji for the greater part of their first mission together. Despite her abrasive attitude, Nobara is actually an incredibly caring and dutiful person, but would never let most people see that side of her. After fighting alongside, each other in several missions, Yuji and Megumi grow to become Nobara’s closest allies.

10. Kagura/Gintama

Kagura is a member of the Yorozuya alongside Sakata Gintoki and Shinpachi Shimura and the main female protagonist of Gintama.

Although she appears to be a normal, cute, human girl in Chinese-style clothing, she belongs to the Yato Clan, one of the strongest and most bloodthirsty Amanto races.

Kagura is also somewhat of a tomboy. She is often seen partaking in games with various neighbourhood boys. Although her candid manner of speech often causes them to shun her, she doesn’t seem to mind. She has no problem at all with forcing her way into their game. In battle, she has proven to be bull-headed and a sore loser.

Like Gintoki, and probably because of his influence, she is not above resorting to petty tricks and manipulation to get the better of her adversary. Unlike many conventional manga heroines, she doesn’t display the same consciousness toward decorum, table manners, and physical appearance. Puking, cussing, picking her nose, spitting, fighting, and scratching herself are common behaviours for Kagura.

11. Kenshin Himura/Rurouni Kenshin

Kenshin Himura, also known throughout the anime as Hitokiri Battousai (Battousai the Manslayer) or Himura the Battousai, is the main character of the anime series Rurouni Kenshin. His original name was Shinta. His parents died of cholera when he was very young, and as a result, was adopted by three slave women in a travelling slave wagon.

Soon after meeting them, bandits raided the convoy and killed his three new guardians and were about to kill him when a man named Seijuro Hiko killed the bandits. Hiko soon adopted the child, and because Shinta was not a name fitted for a swordsman, he renamed him Kenshin, meaning “Heart of Sword,” took him under his wing and taught him the Hiten Mitsuruugi Ryu.

Kenshin is usually depicted as a carefree swordsman who is very aloof and tends to be a bit simple-minded when it comes to living normally. He is seen to be doing many of the chores around the dojo where he stays with Kaoru, (i.e., cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc.). He believes it is his way of repaying Kaoru by allowing him to stay at her dojo. (although it seems he has gotten attracted to Kaoru in the end).

12. Asuna Yuuki/Sword Art Online

Asuna is a friend of Kirito and is a sub-leader of the guild Knights of the Blood (KoB), a medium-sized guild of about thirty players, also called the strongest guild in Aincrad. Being one of the few girls that are in SAO, and even more so that she’s extremely pretty, she receives many invitations and proposals. She is a skilled player earning the title “Flash” for her extraordinary sword skill which is lightning fast. Her game alias is the same as her real-world name.

Asuna is a kind and helpful young woman, who is similar to Kirito and can not abandon another person in trouble, even at the risk of her own life. She takes the game seriously and focuses on clearing it before Kirito tells her to enjoy SAO. Asuna is also somewhat proud and is not afraid to get physical with those that challenge her authority or skills.

13. Naruko Anjo/Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

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Naruko is a childhood friend of Jinta and Menma. While she displays a cold attitude towards Jinta, she is secretly concerned for him. She is perhaps the closest to him at present and is enrolled in the same school (although Jinta stopped attending school). Chiriko comments that Naruko has not changed over the years: she is still easily persuaded by everyone around her. Naruko seems popular in high school and gets along well with girls Chiriko deems “sluts.”

Naruko displays a cold attitude towards Jinta Yadomi, especially in front of her friends, but secretly worries about his well-being. Naruko is described as a person who is easily influenced by others, hanging out with and playing along with the actions of other girls around her even when she disagrees with them.

14. Subaru Akehoshi/Ensemble Stars!

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A hardworking mood-maker who thinks of everything in a positive light, Subaru’s always on the go, never settling down. He likes money (not in a materialistic way; he likes shiny things and loves coins regardless of their value). He’s often with his classmates Hokuto Hidaka and Makoto Yuuki. Together with class B’s Mao Isara, the four form the unit Trickstar, and they all get along well. Subaru owns a shiba-dog named Daikichi.

Subaru is very optimistic and uplifting to those around him. When he meets someone, he warmly welcomes and greets them. He likes to please everyone, making everyone happy, and he is also very fond of eating. He also respected his father and mother very much. After his father passed away, he wholeheartedly wanted to become a great star who passed away so that his father’s reputation could be spread far and wide. He also hopes his mother can live a good life this way.

15. Honoka Kosaka/Love Live!

Honoka Kosaka is the primary protagonist in Love Live! She was a second-year student at Otonokizaka High School until she graduated at the end of Love Live! The School Idol Movie. She is the leader of Printemps, a sub-unit under µ’s and the group’s leader and co-founder.

Honoka is an optimist who is never afraid to take risks. She is always in a good mood and likes to look at the bright side of things. She is determined, and once her mind is set on something, nothing can stop her. This is believed to be the driving force behind μ’s formation and success. But because of her persistent personality, she often overexerts herself.

Despite working at her family’s Japanese sweets(wagashi) shop, she likes to eat bread but doesn’t like eating red bean paste or white bean paste.

16. Lavi/D.Gray-man

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A cheerful red-haired Exorcist of mixed race, who aims to become a Bookman and works along the Black Order to be close to the events that must be seen.

To help him, he developed an incredible memory: he can memorize every single aspect of something he saw, but he commented (in chapter 101) that he could identify “the key” (the key that Tyki Mikk gave) faster if he were to use both his eyes when sieving out the real “key” from the fake.

He is 18 years old and normally uses his left eye while an eye-patch covers the right eye. His anti-Akuma weapon is a size-shifting hammer, which he calls Oozuchi Kozuchi (“big hammer, small hammer”) or Nyoibo.

17. Loki/Fairy Tail

Loki is a member of the Fairy Tail guild. He is flirtatious with attractive women, being the top-ranked “Mage you want to have as your boyfriend”. He attempts to flirt with Lucy, but after finding out that she’s a Stellar Spirit mage, he quickly stops his advances.

Mirajane said something must have happened to him with a similar female Stellar Spirit mage. She also mentioned that Loke once tried to flirt with Erza, but it nearly killed him. His weapon is a magical ring and is skilled in “hand-to-hand” combat.

Despite his fear, he seems to have an interest in Lucy and is the one who searched for Lucy’s lost keys and subsequently saves Lucy from the bandits.

18. Petra Ral/Attack on Titan

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Petra is a veteran member of the Scouting Legion and is one of the hand-chosen members of the elite Special Operations Squad under Lance Corporal Levi.

She looks up to Levi as a captain and cares strongly for her team, though notably at odds with Auruo.
Petra is kind and caring, as shown when she looks after and guides Eren when he is first admitted to the squad. Among Levi’s squad, she is shown to worry most about him, and wishes he would rely on and trust her and the others; ultimately, she convinces Eren to do so. Petra’s words have a major impact on Eren.

19. Raphtalia/The Rising Of The Shield Hero

Raphtalia is a Tanuki-type Demi-Human who was the first real member of the Shield Hero’s party after he purchased her as a slave.

She has undergone some significant changes throughout the story. When Raphtalia is first introduced, she is a child with long, unmanaged hair and a dirty cloth gown. After being purchased by Naofumi, he gave her a haircut to an acceptable length, bathed her, and bought her a much more suitable set of clothes to adventure in.

Despite her mistreatment in the past, Raphtalia is a kind and compassionate person. When Naofumi has been at his lowest points, such as his duel against Motoyasu, Raphtalia has been there to comfort him. She is also willing to put herself in danger to protect those she cares about, such as when she’s gotten burned by the shield of wrath to prevent Naofumi from losing himself.

20. Pochita/Chainsaw Man

Pochita is the devil that Denji wields. He has 3 forms: Near Death, Normal, and Hybrid. His true devil form is of a large, humanoid devil with four arms and a chainsaw protruding from each, with another chainsaw coming from the front of his head, similar to Denji’s hybrid form. After making a contract with Denji, Pochita assimilates himself with him, fusing with his heart and becoming part of Denji’s anatomy, thus creating a hybrid. This allows Denji to become Chainsaw Man by pulling the chainsaw cord in his chest.

Pochita deeply cared for Denji after his life was saved by humans, despite the devil’s general hatred toward humankind. He willingly gave up his heart to Denji so that he could fulfill his dreams which Pochita loved hearing about.[4] He also shows that he knows Denji very well and can mimic Denji`s personality and behaviour to fool Makima.

Summary

In this list, we went over 20 orange-haired anime characters. There are many more anime characters with orange hair, so keep checking out different animes to find the one best suited for you.

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