Anime has an abundance of white haired anime characters and they are often mysterious with powers. Often white haired characters are boys.
White or silver haired anime characters symbolize a wise, magical character in anime. White and silver hair characters are some of the coolest characters, but anime with white hair main characters are not as common.
In Anime Why do Highly Skilled Swordsmen Have White Hair?
White hair can symbolize a characters old age and also their experience and wisdom. In anime, white and especially silver hair may symbolize a mysterious character or one with magical abilities.
This may be the reason so many highly skilled swordsmen and other mentors have white hair. They have experience and are skilled in crafting their swordsmanship or any other ability.
Hair color indicates personality and traits of many anime characters and white hair characters are some of the coolest. Your favorite anime may have a cool white or silver haired anime characters in it.
Silver Haired Anime Characters
- Killua Zoldyck is the deutragonist of the HunterxHunter manga/anime series. He has spiky silver hair with purple eyes that change shape depending upon what he is feeling. Killua appears as a cheeky cheerful character, but he can be ruthless and rude compared to his friend Gon.
2. Kakashi Hatake is fictional white hair anime boy in the Naruto anime series. Similar to Killua, Kakashi also has spiky silver hair, but it leans to his left. He is one of the strongest ninjas Konohagakure has ever developed.
3. Zero Kiryu, an ex-human vampire and vampire hunter, has straight silver hair with lavender eyes. He’s the older twin of Ichiru Kiryu and very composed person. He is generally protective of his partner Yuki Kuran.
4. Sesshomaru has long silver hair with a purple crescent moon on his forehead. He is a powerful Inu-Daiyokai and older half-brother Inu Yasha from the InuYasha series.
5. Tomoe, a fox yokai from Kamisama Kiss, has silver white hair and a white fluffy tail. Tomoe’s good looks attract admirers wherever he goes. He is similar to a fox including being cunning, sly, and has an irresistible allure.
6. Gin Ichimaru, from Bleach, was the captain of the 3rd Division of the Gotei 13. Along with Sosuke Aizen and Kaname Tosen, they betray the Soul Society. Gin has silver hair, sky blue eyes, and sharp features.
7. Ferid Bathory has long, silver hair that reaches his hips in Seraph of the End series. He is one of the main antagonists and can be chatty, playful, and often unpredictable.
8. Yashiro Isana’s body was inhabited by Adolf K. Weismann, the protagonist, after being ejected from his body. He has long silver hair that reaches his knees and short white hair when inhabiting Yashiro.
Anime Boys with White Hair
9. Juuzou Suzuya, also from Tokyo Ghoul, has shoulder-length white hair with red hairpins. Juuzou is a Special Class Ghoul Investigator and leads the Suzuya Squad.
10. Toshiro Hitsugaya, from the Bleach anime series, has short spiked white hair. He is the captain of the 10th Division in the Gotei 13. He’s mature and serious, but contrasts his free-spirited lieutenant, Rangiku Matsumoto.
11. Mizuki stars as a supporting character in Kamisama Kiss. He has white hair with green snake-like eyes. Mizuki’s abilities include transforming into a white snake.
12. Jiraiya, from Naruto, has white, waist length hair. He wrote his knowledge in novels that was eventually passed down to his final student and godson, Naruto.
14. Shinya Hiragi appears as a supporting character with white hair in Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign. He serves as a Major General of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army and has a high capacity for spellcraft.
15. Ja’Far stars in Magi as the right-hand man of Sinbad and one of the Eight General of Sindria Kingdom. He has pale skin with short white hair and black eyes.
16. Emiya Shirou, referred to as Archer, is the servant of Rin Tohsaka in the Fate/stay night series. He appears as the alternate version of Shirou Emiya from an alternate timeline.
17. Kishou Arima, from Tokyo Ghoul, was a Special Class Ghoul Investigator. Kishou has an impressive list of achievements with lethal battle prowess.
18. Jushiro Ukitake, from Bleach, has white hair. He has an illness causing him to cough up blood and have a frail appearance. Jushiro has long white hair that almost reaches his waist.
Main Characters with White Hair
19. Allen Walker, the main protagonist of D.Gray-man, was an Exorcist and a former member of the European Branch of the Black Order. He has medium-length white hair and scars on his pale skin.
20. Sakata Gintoki acts as the main protagonist of the Gintama series. He’s the founder and president of the Yorozuya and a very skilled samurai.
21. Inu Yasha, the title character of the InuYasha series, is the half-demon son of great demon father, Toga. His name meaning “half dog”, Inu Yasha is half demon and never backs down from a fight.
22. Soul Eater Evans, also known as Soul or Soul Eater has spiky, white hair. He is a magic weapon and student of Death Weapon Meister Academy.
23. Satoru Gojo is the white haired protagonist of Jujutsu Kaisen where he serves as a special grade jujutsu sorcerer. He teaches at the Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical College.
24. Kokkuri-san has long white hair, white ears, golden eyes and can switch between male and female form. Kohina summoned Kokkuri as the fox spirit in the Gogure! Kokkuri-san series.
25. Korai Hoshiumi comes from the Haikyuu!! anime series where he was a student at Kamomedai High. He has large, wide eyes and his white hair resembles a bird.
26. Aru Akise is a white hair anime boy with red eyes from the Future Diary series. Aru starts as a friend of Yukiteru in the series and becomes a main character. He wants to be a world famous detective.
White Hair with a Mix of Color
27. Ken Kaneki, the main protagonist of Tokyo Ghoul, started with black hair, but his appearance completely changed after being tortured. Ken’s hair turned white, his nails are now black, and he has a more muscular physique.
28. Hajime Nagumo mutated after consuming monster meat and vowing to be the strongest. As the main protagonist and anti-hero of Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou series, Hajime transformed into a ruthless, sadistic killer. After his mutation, his black hair turned white and his eyes turned red.
29. Subaru Sakamaki has white purplish hair in the Diabolik Lovers anime. He sleeps in a coffin and usually acts as a loner. Subaru had a traumatic childhood which makes him resort to violence easily.
30. Itona Horibe has white-blue tinted hair in the Assassination Classroom anime. He was initially a secondary antagonist but stayed in Class E for good as the second assassin. Itona developed strength after being bullied and abandoned and hates to lose.
31. Suigetsu Hozuki stars as a side character in Naruto with straight white hair with a blue tint underneath. He and his brother, Mangetsu, wish to inherit the title of Seven Ninja Swordmen of the Mist.
32. Hatsuharu Sohma, known as Haru, recurs as a character in the Fruits Basket anime series. Haru has white spiky hair with black roots. He has a Yin and Yang personality related to the Ox of the Chinese Zodiac.
33. Nagito Komaeda studies in Class 77-B as a student of Hope’s Peak Academy. He and his white-pink hair participated in the Killing School Trip of Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. Nagito is the conflict mediator and very optimistic.
Anime Girls with White Hair and Silver Hair
34. Mirajane Strauss has white hair from the Fairy Tale anime series. She’s a young woman and an S-Class Mage of the Fairy Tail Guild. Mirajane was a very feared known as “The Demon”.
35. Shiro has snow-white hair and pale with red eyes because she is a young albino girl. She is from the Deadman Wonderland anime series. Shiro is the childhood friend of Ganta Igarashi and adopted by Hagire Rinichiro, who experimented on her.
37. Meiko “Menma” Honma, leads the Anohana series as the female protagonist in ghost form. Menma died as a child and was part of the Super Peace Busters before she passed in an accident.
38. Princess Yue appears in Avatar: The Last Airbender as a princess of the Northern Water Tribe and a love interest to Sokka. After the Tui, the moon spirit, during an invasion Yue sacrifices herself to replace it as the moon spirit.
39. Koneko Toujou wears black cat ears in her white hair as one of the many female protagonists in High School DxD. She also has gold eyes and is a Nekoshou, a rare species of Nekomata.
40. Isla can be seen having long, silver pigtails in the Plastic Memories anime. She is the main female protagonist where she is said to be a Giftia. Isla is clumsy which makes being a marksman hard for her.
41. Lisanna Strauss has short white hair as a Mage of the Fairy Tail Guild. She is the younger sister of Mirajane and has special abilities that allow her to transform into different animals.
What Other Anime Characters Have Cool Hair?
Anime characters have a variety of hair color and personalities. Their hair, outfits and personalities make each character unique. Look for pink, purple, green and other color hair in your favorite anime series.
Check out our list on the top 50 anime characters with purple hair for a guide on cool, funky anime girls and guys with purple hair.