Top 12 Most Popular Male Anime Characters with Black Hair

03/25/2023 by

In Japanese anime, there are characters with various hair colors such as black, gold, blue and pink.

Therefore, ANIME SAMURAI conducted a survey of 300 Japanese people about characters with black hair, which is a unique Japanese hairstyle. The following is a ranking of Male Anime Characters with Black Hairr,” along with the reasons for choosing.

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Ranking of Male Anime Character with Black Hair: No.1 Monkey D. Luffy from “ONE PIECE”

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Release Year: 1999
Director: Shoji Yonemura
Original Work: “ONE PIECE” by Eiichiro Oda
Production Company: Fuji Television Network, Toei Animation
Theme Song: “We Are!” by Hiroshi Kitadani
Official Website

No.1 is Monkey D. Luffy, the main character of “ONE PIECE”, a manga series that is overwhelmingly popular in Japan. It is an adventure battle in which the main character, Luffy, a boy who yearns to become the pirate king, and his friends go on a great adventure in pursuit of “One Piece,” the great treasure of all. Luffy, with his impressive black hair, is the captain of the Straw Hat Pirates, which dreams of conquering the Grand Line and becoming the “Pirate King”. He is a rubbery human who has acquired the ability of “Gomu Gomu no Mi, and fights by using his “Gear,” which increases his physical abilities by using his whole body like a pump. He also uses sovereign HAKI, which only a few people who are selected can acquire, and his strong conviction in his fights attracts fans.

Reviews and comments

He is usually like a normal young boy. However, for something his friends are involved in, he acts without thinking twice and has the strength to do so, which is cool. (7TY)

I like that he is manly, innocent and has a strong sense of justice. I like him because he iis very strong in fights and is willing to sacrifice himself to protect his friends. (co)

I love that Luffy as he is brave enough to go after his friends, no matter how strong the enemy is, he never flinches, never gives up, and always believes that he will win. Not only is he cool, but his uniqueness is also attractive. (Hitode21)

Luffy’s a strong, straightforward, and friendly character, and he made me cry many times. I can’t take my eyes off the future development of ONE PIECE, which is now a national character. (Minonon)

I choose him because he is mentally and physically strong, usually cheerful and fun, but in times of emergency, he is very dependable and takes very good care of his friends. (Hancho)

Ranking of Male Anime Character with Black Hair: No.2 Son Goku from “Dragon Ball”

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Release Year: 1986
Director: Daisuke Nishio
Original Story: “Dragon Ball ” by Akira Toriyama
Production Company: Toei Doga
Theme Song: “Mahamazing Adventure” by Hiroki Takahashi
Official Website

In second place is Son Goku, the main character of “Dragon Ball,” which is one of Japanese most popular animations, which is also popular all over the world. The story centers on the adventures of the main character, Son Goku, who collects “Dragon Balls,” hidden treasures that will grant him one wish if he collects all the seven balls scattered around the world. Son Goku is a Saiyan born on the planet Vegeta and raised on Earth. He is a kind and generous character. And he grows up while fighting against various powerful enemies and rivals in order to protect his beloved Earth, which grabs the hearts of those who see this anime. Goku’s hair color changes to gold or blue as he grows up, but Goku with black hair looks exceptionally cool!

Reviews and comments

I chose Goku because I feel like he is a superstar in the anime world, not only because of his physical strength but also because of his personality. I liked Goku in his childhood as well as becoming an adult. (Aou)

Goku’s hair color turns to gold when he transforms, but it’s normally black, which is very cool. And above all, he is strong! (Yunyun)

When I thought about black hair, Goku was the first to come to my mind. Blonde hair and blue hair for Super Saiyans are good, but I like the standard black hair because it feels like the origin of the character. (Zekkyogahara)

Goku is the strongest of all the characters in the anime. The fact that all the Saiyans have black hair adds to their coolness. (Kumagon)

Goku is loved by his friends and has a generous heart, which allows him to become friends with his former enemies Piccolo and Vegeta, and he has the strength and ambition to continue working hard to become stronger and stronger. In the end, Goku is the strongest and coolest. (NOKKO)

Ranking of Male Anime Character with Black Hair: No.3 Levi Ackerman from “Attack on Titan”

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Release Year: 2013
Director: Tetsuro Araki
Original Story: “Attack on Titan” by Hajime Isayama
Production Company: WIT STUDIO
Theme Song: “Kouren no Yumiya” by Linked Horizon
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In third place is Levi Ackerman, a character from the anime “Attack on Titan”. The story is a dark fantasy depicting a battle between humankind and the Titans that have overwhelming power. The story is set in hundred years later since humans began living in cities surrounded by high walls to prevent the sudden appearance of Titans. It depicts a boy named Eren, whose mother was preyed upon by a Titan in front of him, fighting to exterminate the Titans with his friends. Levi, a cool handsome man with black hair, is the commander of the Special Operations Squad within the Survey Corps, which is expanding humanity’s sphere of existence. He is so strong that he is called the strongest soldier. He is popular for his battle style, in which he uses his outstanding physical abilities to knock down Titans in an instant, as well as for his domineering personality, but he is also very supportive of his friends. A spin-off work featuring Levi was also produced.

Reviews and comments

When it comes to male characters with black hair, it’s definitely Levi. Even after watching the movie many times, he still looks so cool and his voice matches his image so well! (Ruo)

He’s strong and cool. Even though he grew up in the slums of the underground city, he is a fastidious person. I like the gap between his fastidiousness and the way he takes the bloodied hands of his friends and encourages them. (Megatanokyo)

I love him because he is overwhelmingly strong, likes to keep clean, looks rugged but is gentle at heart, is good at cleaning up, and is able to make precise criticisms. (Honohono3)

Captain Levi has a face that only looks good with black hair, and his black hair suits his character very well. If he had blonde hair, I think my impression would have been different. (Atan)

I love him because he has a beautiful face, even though he is small and has bad eyesight. He also has a bad mouth, but he loves his friends more than anyone else, and the passion he has inside him makes him so attractive. (Chii)

Ranking of Male Anime Character with Black Hair: No.3 Toshiro Hijikata from “Gintama”


Release Year: 2006
Director: Shinji Takamatsu (episodes 1 – 105), Yoichi Fujita (episodes 100 – 201)
Original Work: “Gintama” by Hideaki Sorachi
Production Company: Sunrise
Theme Song: “Pray” by Tommyheavenly6
Official Website

Also in third place is Toshiro Hijikata, a character from “Gintama”. The anime is based on the very popular comic series by Hideaki Sorachi, which has sold more than 55 million copies in Japan. The story takes place at the end of the Edo Period in a world where the Edo Shogunate has been invaded by Amanto, celestial beings, and has accepted the invasion and opened up the country. The samurai have lost their swords and pride, and Amanto walk through the streets of Edo as if the streets are their place. The film is a comedy about the hero, Gintoki Sakata, who has a lax character but still has the samurai spirit, and has to cooperate with his clients as an owner of the Yorozuya, which is a general store that does anything. Toshiro Hijikata with his trademark black hair and V-shaped bangs is the cool deputy chief of the Shinsengumi. He is intelligent, good-looking, and loyal, and once he draws his sword, he is so powerful that he is feared as a pitiless vice commander. His perfect coolness attracts fans.

Reviews and comments

He looks cool and unfriendly at first glance, but he is as kind and companionable as the main character. He has a tearful side that makes him very human and cool. (Arisan)

I love that he has conviction and is willing to sacrifice himself to carry it through. He is a hard worker, but he takes good care of his friends and is very sincere when it comes to love. (Fukufukusakura)

He has the coolest looks. I would fall in love with such a fresh and handsome guy. His voice is cool, too! (Nana)

He is feared as the pitiless vice commander of Shinsengumi, but his way of putting mayonnaise on everything is very funny. He is also very cool when he sacrifices for the thief of Shinsengumi. (sleep)

I like his low and erotic voice, the way he puts mayonnaise on top of white rice, the serious look in his eyes when he fights, and the fact that he worries about those around him in his heart as the deputy chief of the Shinsengumi. (Rinrin)

Ranking of Male Anime Character with Black Hair: No.5 Kirito from “Sword Art Online”

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Release Year: 2012
Director: Tomohiko Ito
Original Work: “SWORD ART ONLINE” by Reki Kawahara
Production Company: A-1 Pictures
Theme Song: “crossing field” by LiSA
Official Website

Ranked No.5 is Kirito, the main character of “SWORD ART ONLINE”. The story is a scientific fantasy that takes place in the VRMMORPG “Sword Art Online”. The story follows Kirito, one of the players who gets caught up in a terrifying death game where if he dies in the game world, he will also die in the real world. And he struggles to clear the game, the only way to escape from that world. The image color of Kirito, known as the “Black Swordsman,” is black. His hair color, fashion, and sword are all black, giving him a cool, fresh, handsome look. His two-fisted battle style and compassionate personality have made him popular among fans.

Reviews and comments

Kirito’s hair and clothes are all black, and he has a cool but gentle atmosphere that is very appealing. The other characters are colorful, so the calm atmosphere of black stands out. (Araya)

The way he strives for self-improvement is cool. I respect him as a person for the way he takes care of his friends. (Hirochunsato)

He has black hair and a fresh look, but he looks like a prince when he goes to rescue the heroine Asuna or when they get along with each other. His character is very companionable, and the gap in his drawings and voice between his everyday life and when he fights is also cool. (Miyachi)

I love Kirito because he is strong and cool! He is also kind and people around him depend on him, and his shyness is cute and has a gap, which I like is good. (Arumu)

I like Kirito’s action scenes because they are powerful. I also like he is the only one in the series who uses two swords. (Nako)

Ranking of Male Anime Character with Black Hair: No.6 Giyu Tomioka from “Demon Slayer”


Release Year: 2019
Director: Haruo Tonozaki
Original Work: “Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer)” by Koyoharu Gotouge
Production Company:ufotable
Theme Song: “Gurenge” by LiSA
Official Website

No.6 is Giyu Tomioka, a character from “Demon Slayer,” which caused a social phenomenon in Japan. The anime is a dark fantasy based on a very popular manga that has sold more than 150 million copies. The story follows Tanjiro Kamado, a boy whose family was killed by demons. He joins the Demon Slayer Corps, an unofficial government organization whose goal is to eradicate demons, to return his sister Nezuko Kamado, who has turned into a demon to human form. Giyu Tomioka, with his long black hair, is one of the Pillars, who is the highest-ranking member of the Demon Slayer Corps. He is a water pillar who uses water breathing and led Tanjiro, whom he met by chance, to join the Demon Slayer Corps. Although he appears to be cool and rarely shows emotion, he has a gentle and compassionate nature and is especially popular among the Pillars.

Reviews and comments

He has a cool, seemingly seamless, cold image, but he is cool in that he cares about his friends, has the kindness to protect them, and is dependable. (Tama)

Giyu Tomioka seems cool and cold, but I find him attractive in that he is actually kind and considerate. He is not very good at socializing, but I find it cute and attractive that he tries so hard to get along with the other pillars. (MI1122)

He has black hair, which suits his personality and adds to his cool atmosphere. His clothes are chic and fit his image. (Ann)

On the surface, he seems cool and mysterious, but he has a gentle side that loves his juniors, and I like his cool fighting style. (Chococake)

Giyu Tomioka looks good with black hair. I think his character would be a little different if he had brown hair because he is the type of person who does not relate well to others and is not distracted by his surroundings. His fashion-conscious lifestyle is also very cool. (SAki)

Ranking of Male Anime Character with Black Hair: No.7 Kaede Rukawa from “Slam Dunk”


Release Year: 1993
Director: Nobutaka Nishizawa
Original Work: “SLAM DUNK” by Takehiko Inoue
Production Company: TV Asahi, Toei Doga
Theme Song: “Kimi ga suki dato sakebitai” by BAAD
Official Website

In seventh place is Kaede Rukawa, a character from “SLAM DUNK,” a milestone in Japan’s world-class basketball manga. The story follows a high school delinquent, Hanamichi Sakuragi, who joins the Shohoku High School basketball club after being invited to join by Haruko Akagi, a beautiful girl he fell in love with at first sight. He grows up the competition with the troubled club members he meets there. Kaede Rukawa, with his trademark silky black hair, is a freshman and the team’s main super rookie, just like Hanamichi. Hanamichi has a one-sided rivalry with Rukawa because he has a crush on Haruko Akagi, whom Hanamichi has a crush on. He is usually lethargic, but his feelings for basketball are more passionate than anyone else’s. This gap between the two is attractive. His popularity is so great that there is even a “Kaede Rukawa Shineitai, which is his fan club is shown in the story.

Reviews and comments

He has a smart, masculine face with downcast eyes, a cool fighting spirit hidden inside him and is a good basketball player. I don’t think you can get that smart look without black hair. (Makomeme)

I like the contrast between the black-haired Rukawa and the red-haired Sakuragi. The passionate story woven by these two men, who are complete opposites in terms of their play and personalities, was my childhood dream. (miller0529)

I love that he has a really cool face and style, and a cool personality. The fact that his hair is black and silky suits him perfectly. (kokoro)

The fact that he has black hair adds to his cool and refreshing image and presence (BOX)

He is usually quiet and cool, but when it comes to playing basketball, his character changes and he plays with passion, which is really cool! (Miki)

Ranking of Male Anime Character with Black Hair: No.8 Lelouch Lamperouge from “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion”

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Release Year: 2006
Director: Goro Taniguchi
Original Work: “Code Geass” by Ichiro Okochi and Goro Taniguchi
Production Company: Sunrise
Theme Song: “COLORS” by FLOW
Official Website

No.8 is Lelouch Lamperouge, the main character of “Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion”. The original work was produced by Sunrise, known for robot animation such as the “Mobile Suit Gundam” series. Set in a fictional world where a giant empire rules many worlds, the story follows the main character, Lelouch, who fights to avenge his mother and obtain a happy future with his younger sister. Lelouch, with his black hair and purple eyes, is a dark hero who is shunned by those around him, but still maintains his commitment to justice. Many fans are fascinated by the story, which is not a simple battle between justice and evil. A sequel, “Lelouch of the Rebellion R2,” was also broadcasted, and a trilogy of movie versions was also released.

Reviews and comments

He’s smart, cool, and atrocious, but sometimes he’s a bit of a goofball, which is adorable. The way he does everything he can for his sister made me cry. (Miichan)

Lelouch is a non-Japanese protagonist, and his black hair and purple eyes leave a strong impression on me. (Konatsu)

Lelouch was cool because even though he had black hair, his character stood out as the main character among the many colorful characters. (8)

Lelouch is cool because his black hair stands out from the gap between his eye color. He is a wonderful character with black hair who also seems to accentuate the versatility of his abilities and visuals. (Fujio)

He has a dark past, and it’s cool to see him as a dark hero who survives and triumphs with his wits and strategy while suffering for the future he wants and for the people he loves. (kobayashi76)

Ranking of Male Anime Character with Black Hair: No.9 Hisashi Mitsui from “Slam Dunk”


Release Year: 1993
Director: Nobutaka Nishizawa
Original Work: “SLAM DUNK” by Takehiko Inoue
Production Company: TV Asahi, Toei Doga
Theme Song: “Kimi ga suki da to sakebitai” by BAAD
Official Website

Ninth place is Hisashi Mitsui, a character in “SLAM DUNK” following Kaede Rukawa, who ranked in seventh place. The story is a coming-of-age anime about a former delinquent high school freshman, Hanamichi Sakuragi, who by chance joins the basketball club and grows up through friendly competition with the club members, who are all full of problems. Hisashi Mitsui, a junior high school student who was a shooting prodigy but fell apart and spent his high school years as a desperate delinquent, eventually regains his passion and becomes a teammate of Hanamichi’s. His black hair and long bushy hair from his delinquent days make him a good teammate, and he becomes a good friend. The scene in which he is told by Mr. Anzai, “If you give up, the game is over,” and he says to Mr. Anzai “I want to play basketball,” are very famous. The way he crawled up from his setback was very moving to his fans.

Reviews and comments

He has a great sense of basketball and hates to lose, despite being a delinquent. He is one of those people who are passionate about basketball, and the fact that he trusts Mr. Anzai more than anything else was really cool. (umi))

I like him not only because he is cool-looking after changing from long to short hair, but because I admire him because I think it is hard to start over from scratch without putting aside your pride. I also like his stoic attitude. (Pachori)

I like the fact that he left basketball after a setback but restart it because he couldn’t forget about it. And his regrets are very human and realistic. (jijiwakame)

He becomes cool in terms of his style of play and personality, which is a big turnaround from my initial impression of him, and I feel like I can watch him grow up. (Chiroru)

He’s a good basketball player, won MVP in middle school, has short hair, and is a good-looking guy who shoots 3-pointers very well. (Toi)

Ranking of Male Anime Character with Black Hair: No.10 Tobio Kageyama from “Hikyuu!!”


Release Year: 2014
Director:Susumu Mitsunaka
Original Work: “Haikyu!!” by Haruichi Furudate
Production Company: Production I.G
Theme Song: “Imagination” by SPYAIR
Official Website

In tenth place is Tobio Kageyama, a character from “Hikyuu!!” The anime is based on a popular comic that has sold more than 55 million copies. The story takes place in the boys’ volleyball club of Karasuno High School, once known as a school with a powerful team. It is a coming-of-age story about a first-year high school volleyball player, Shoyo Hinata, who, along with his unique teammates, aims for the top of the national tournament. Kageyama Tobio, a handsome man with black hair, is Hinata’s teammate and partner. He is a prodigious setter who can accurately toss the ball with his overwhelming ball control and observant eye. In junior high school, he was isolated from his teammates because he was too ambitious, and he overcame this trauma to establish his partnership with Hinata. While he is a stoic genius, he also has a cute side that makes him appealing.

Reviews and comments

The character and his face match and he’s insanely cool! The black hair shows Kageyama’s character well. (tone21)

I like Haikyu!!. I especially love Kageyama because he is a genius, natural and hardworking. I am impressed by the way he works hard with Hinata, and he is smart, tall, and perfect. (Yosshi)

Tobio is a genius in volleyball but an idiot who can’t study at all, which is a gap that I find attractive. His absolute trust in Hinata is very cool. (ukky1221)

I like the fact that he is so straightforward when it comes to volleyball that he can’t look at anything else, the fact that he recognizes Hinata as his rival even though he is not honest, and the fact that he calls himself good-looking. (Ougonki)

I played volleyball from elementary school to high school and got really into Hikyuu!! I love Tobio, who is lonely but actually has a cute side. He’s adorable. (Chikuwabu)

Ranking of Male Anime Character with Black Hair: No.10 Kotaro Katsura from “Gintama”


Release Year: 2006
Director: Shinji Takamatsu (episodes 1 – 105), Yoichi Fujita (episodes 100 – 201)
Original Work: “Gintama” by Hideaki Sorachi
Production Company: Sunrise, Bandai Namco Pictures
Theme Song: “Pray” by Tommy heavenly6
Official Website

Also ranked No.10 is Kotaro Katsura, a character from “Gintama”, following Toshiro Hijikata, who ranked No.3. The story takes place at the end of the Edo period, in a world where the Edo shogunate has been invaded by celestial beings called Amanto and has accepted the invasion and opened its doors to the world. The samurai have lost their swords and pride, and Amanto parade through the streets of Edo as if the streets are their place. The story is a comedy about the hero, Gintoki Sakata, who has a lax character but still has the samurai spirit, and works hard to cooperate with his clients as the owner of the Yorozu-ya. Kotaro Katsura, with his long, straight black hair, was once active in the war against the Tennin alongside Gintoki and his friends, and is now an expulsionist who is trying to defeat the Amanto and restore the samurai nation. His natural boorishness, which is hard to imagine from his neutral and handsome appearance, is also a major attraction.

Reviews and comments

I thought he would be a tight-assed character, but he’s actually natural and funny, which I like. He has humanness and is actually kind in the way he worries about Gintoki. (miz)

I love that even though he is diligent, what he does and what he says is comical. I also like the fact that he’s too bad about it, even though he’s a good-looking guy when he’s quiet. (Momo)

I am attracted to the way he is always making fun of the comical and amusing nature of the work itself, and the way he is always making fun of it, even though his tone of voice is very calm and unaffected. I also like his cool side in the battle scenes. (Hachi)

The gap between his long, straight, black hair and his neutral appearance and his comical characteristics is funny. I cannot imagine his comical side by his appearance. (Pompom)

He is a handsome guy with silky black hair that is perfect for cross-dressing, but the gap between seriousness and stupidity is funny. The fact that he is voiced by Akira Ishida is also good. (Sarasanki)

Ranking of Male Anime Character with Black Hair: No.12 Chrollo Lucilfer from “HUNTER×HUNTER”


Release Year: 2011
Director: Hiroshi Kojina
Original Work: “HUNTER×HUNTER” by Yoshihiro Togashi
Production Company: Madhouse
Theme Song: “departure!” by Masatoshi Ono
Official Website

No.12 is a character from “HUNTER× HUNTER”, Chrollo Lucilfer. The anime is based on the very popular manga series in Japan, which has sold more than 84 million copies. It is an adventure drama that depicts Gon Freecss, a boy who takes the hunter’s exam to meet his father whom he has not seen yet, and grows up while strengthening ties with his friends, including Kurapika, a surviving boy from the Kulta minority tribe. Chrollo Lucilfer, with a distinctive cross tattooed on his forehead, is the leader of the bandit group “Phantom Troupe.” He is cold-hearted and ruthless but is prepared to lay down his life to protect the brigade and its members. He has long black hair, which can be styled in two ways: all back or natural. He is a hateful opponent who destroyed Kurapika’s people but is popular as a mysterious and handsome man.

Reviews and comments

He’s smart and witty, cool, and more supportive of his friends than anyone else. He has a sad past, but it is the driving force behind his actions to this day, and his unwavering and reasonable personality is unbearable. (Waniko)

Not only does he look cool, but the voice actor matches the atmosphere of the character, which is so cool. I love the way the atmosphere changes when Chrollo appears. (ibunano)

He seems to be playing the villain for a good reason, and there is a lot of mystery to him. I like that. Also, he does not choose any means to achieve his goal and he is heartbroken only at the death of his friends, which is just like a real person. (Ponpoko-n)

I like him because he is mysterious and handsome, and he looks good with an inverted cross on his forehead and a long fur coat. (Kouyadofu)

Ranking of Male Anime Character with Black Hair: No.12 Vegeta from “Dragon Ball Z”

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Release Year: 1989
Director: Daisuke Nishio (Series Director)
Original Work: “Dragon Ball” by Akira Toriyama
Production Company: Toei Doga
Theme Song: “CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA” by Hironobu Kageyama
Official Website

Also in 12th place is Vegeta, a character from “Dragon Ball Z”. This anime work is based on the manga by Akira Toriyama and is a sequel to the “Dragon Ball” anime. It has been broadcasted not only in Japan but also in more than 40 countries around the world and is still highly popular today as the best work of the series. The story takes place five years after the epic Tenkaichi Budokai, so-called World Martial Arts Tournament, has ended and Son Goku and Chichi have married. Goku is at peace with his son, Gohan, when a mysterious man appears before him with a plan to exterminate the people of Earth and take the planet for himself. Vegeta, with his black hair in a messy bun, is the prince of the planet Vegeta and one of the few surviving Saiyans. After an epic battle with Goku, who has joined forces with Piccolo, he grows up after marrying his beloved Bulma, and this is what wins the hearts of fans.

Reviews and comments

At first, he was a diabolical character, but I liked the way he met Bulma and became a person who really loves his wife. The scene where he says to Trunks, “Bulma, I’m asking you to take care of Mom”, touches my heart no matter how many times I see it. (Jump)

I like the way he gradually develops human emotions and grows up, from the early days when he first appeared in the series, when he was on a rampage to conquer the earth and didn’t care about hurting people, to when he has a family and gives his own life to protect them. (Miya0605)

He is Goku’s rival and a prince. The scene where Vegeta cries because of his high pride is very impressive and cool. Above all, his attitude of becoming a Super Saiyan in order to catch up with Goku is worthy of respect. (Tarao)

He is proud of himself and seems to be difficult to approach, but he has a side where he cares for his child Trunks, and he puts in a lot of effort to catch up with Goku. (Beranikof)

Ranking of Male Anime Character with Black Hair: No.12 Aki Hayakawa from “Chainsaw Man”

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Release Year: 2022
Director: Ryu Nakayama
Original Work: “Chainsaw Man” by Tatsuki Fujimoto
Production Company: MAPPA
Theme Song: “KICK BACK” by Yonezu Kenshi
Official Website

Also in 12th place is Aki Hayakawa, a character in the anime “Chainsaw Man,” which is popular for its chaotic worldview. The story is a horror action depicting the epic battles of demon-hunting devil hunters, including a boy named Denji, who has acquired the power to transform into a “chainsaw demon” in a world where beings called “demons” pervade everyday life. Aki Hayakawa, with his black hair tied up in a knot, is a member of Public Safety Devil Hunters Special Division 4, where Denji, who has become a demon, is under their control. He fights alongside Tenji and others, but he became a devil hunter to avenge the deaths of his parents and younger brother, who were killed by a Gun Devil. He is popular for his strong beliefs and high ability, and for his cold-hearted but kind-hearted and compassionate nature.

Reviews and comments

He is good-looking, strong in battle, and has the type of personality that I like. Not only cool on the outside but also cool on the inside. (m10161025)

Aki, with his slightly long black hair, is precious from his appearance to his personality. The way he fights for his life is captivating! I’m on the edge of my seat wondering when his life will end. (Momo)

He has a cool image at first glance, but when he gets involved with Denji and Power, he turns into a sharp-tongued character and a protector, which is very interesting. The scene where he makes a contract with a fox demon and calls it out by making a fox face with his hands is cool. He is very friendly with his friends, and when one of them dies, he cries alone, which is very touching. (Kuronyan)

I like him simply because he has cool black hair. He usually wears his hair tied up, but I love him even more when he wears it down because he looks so sexy and cool. (Anko)

Ranking of Male Anime Character with Black Hair: No.12 Megumi Fushiguro from “Jujutsu Kaisen”


Release year: 2020
Director: Sunghoo Park
Original Work: “Jujutsu Kaisen” by Gege Akutami
Production Company: MAPPA
Theme Song: “Kaikai Kitan” by Eve
Official Website

Ranked No.12 and last is Megumi Fushiguro, a character from “Jujutsu Kaisen”. Based on a popular manga that has sold more than 70 million copies, the anime is a dark fantasy battle work about a sorceress who fights to exorcise Cursed Spirits, monsters born from negative human emotions, by imbuing herself with the power of curses. The main character is a high school student, Yuji Itadori, who has been hunted down by the spirit of a curse and obtained the power of the curse by eating the sealed finger of the king of curses, “Ryomen Sukuna,” which has terrifying magical power. Megumi Fushiguro is a genius classmate of Itadori’s at the school where he is enrolled as a 2nd-level spellcaster. Although he is a first-year student, he is the only one allowed to work alone. Due to a certain experience in the past, he has a conviction to protect those he cares about, and his cool and taciturn but actually passionate personality makes him very popular.

Reviews and comments

I love the fact that he is actually passionate and companionable, even though he has a dark image for a high school student nowadays. I also like his salty attitude toward Satoru Gojo. (Melhuta)

Megumi Fushiguro is cool, taciturn, and cool, and I think his dark hair fits with his image well. (Coconuts)

I thought he was cute in a cool, yet somewhat out of the ordinary and natural way. I also thought it was cute that he could bring out animals such as the rabbit and the ball dog, which are shikigami. (Nekomanma no hito)

I chose him because he looks cool and I like his cool looks. I was impressed by the way he manipulates animals and fights bravely. (Ringo)

Ranking of Male Anime Character with Black Hair No.16 and Below

No.16: Itachi Uchiha from “NARUTO”
No.16: Sasuke Uchiha from “NARUTO”
No.16: Haku from “Spirited Away”
No.16: Portgas D. Ace from “ONE PIECE”
No.16: Roy Mustang from “Fullmetal Alchemist”
No.16: Kyoya Hibari from “Tutor Hitman Reborn”
No.16: Ryoma Echizen from “The Prince of Tennis”
No.16: Hozuki from “Hozuki’s Coolheadedness”
No.16: Conan Edogawa from “Detective Conan”
No.16: Ranma Saotome from “Ranma ½”
No.16: Shota Kazehaya from “Kimi ni Todoke”
No.27: L from “DEATH NOTE”
No.27: André Grandier from “The Rose of Versailles”
No.27: Eren Yeager from “Attack on Titan”
No.27: Kenshiro from “Fist of the North Star”
No.27: Shinei Nouzen from “86- Eighty-Six”
No.27: Sebastian Michaelis from “Black Butler”
No.27: Trafalgar Law from “ONE PIECE”
No.27: Feitan Portor from “HUNTER x HUNTER”
No.27: Bruno Bucciarati from “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”
No.27: Shigeo Kageyama from “Mob Psycho 100”
No.27: Yuta Okkotsu from “Jujutsu Kaisen”
No.27: Boutarou the Pirate from “Golden Kamuy”
No.27: Byakuya Kuchiki from “BLEACH”
No.27: Jotaro Kujo from “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”
No.27: Shinichi Kudo from “Detective Conan”
No.27: Ryo Saeba from “City Hunter”
No.27: Osamu Mikumo from “World Trigger”
No.27: Tatsuya Shiba from “The Irregular at Magical High School”
No.27: Shinomori Aoshi from “Rurouni Kenshin”
No.27: Muichiro Tokito from “Demon Slayer”
No.27: Tatsuya Uesugi from “Touch”
No.27: Keisuke Baji from “Tokyo Revengers”
No.27: Shuichi Akai from “Detective Conan”
No.27: Houtarou Oreki from “Hyouka”
No.27: Son Gohan from “Dragon Ball”
No.27: Akira Touya from “Hikaru no Go”
No.27: Hiei from “YuYu Hakusho”
No.27: Shinnosuke Nohara from “Crayon Shin-chan”
No.27: Nobita Nobi from “Doraemon”
No.27: Miroku from “Inuyasha”
No.27: Li Shin from “Kingdom”

Anime Character with Black Hair Q&A

Q1 Who is the most popular anime character with black hair?

As a result of a survey conducted on 300 Japanese people, Monkey D. Luffy from “ONE PIECE” is the most popular character in anime. For more information, click here.

Q2 Which male characters in anime have black hair?

Here is the list of male characters with black hair. Monkey D. Luffy from “ONE PIECE” / Son Goku from “Dragon Ball” / Levi Ackerman from “Attack on Titan” / Toshiro Hijikata from “Gintama” / Kirito from “Sword Art Online”. For more information, click here.

Q3 What anime have famous characters with black hair?

According to a survey of 300 Japanese people, ONE PIECE, Dragon Ball and Attack on Titan have famous male characters. For more information, click here.


This article introduced the Top 12 Most Popular Male Anime Characters with Black Hair. Among the popular anime works in the world, both main characters and background characters are selected.

If there is a character you are interested in, be sure to check out their works on our video streaming services!

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