Top 16 Anime Men with Long Hair

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Hello, dear readers! Welcome to our list of some of the anime men with long hair. These characters are adored by fans worldwide and we’ll be looking at who they are, how they look, and what I think about them.

When Did Long-Haired Male Anime Characters Come into Existence?

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Over the years, anime men have been drawn in some of the lushest and most captivating ways by mangakas. Pinpointing the first long-haired male character is difficult, but the most popular personality that initiated the trend of long-haired men in anime was Inuyasha from the anime “Inuyasha.”     

Similarly, there are anime females with short hair, too. If we look at the trending animes of this age, Uzaki-chan is an eccentric example. Over the years, people have developed a love for men with long hair in anime, and most regard them as sophisticated, elegant, and fashionable characters. Their looks make many fans fall head over heels for them.

Why Do Male Anime Characters Have Long Hair?

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It’s common to see male anime characters with long hair being introduced. Mangakas usually portray these characters with long hair to deliver an authoritative, influential, or eloquent persona. In many anime, anime males who have long hair are usually the ones with a lot of authority. Take Neuvilette from Genshin Impact. He’s the Chief Justice of Fontaine, he has long hair, and he’s got a lot of fangirls on the internet because of it!

Do Long-Haired Male Anime Characters Tend to be Feminine?

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Not all long-haired male characters give off a feminine vibe. Most anime men are usually masculine ones who are assertive, mysterious, and, in a word, elated. There are, however, some exceptions, like Hua Cheng from Heaven’s Official’s Blessing. We can see some feminine energy from long-haired anime men in BL animes.

With all the technicalities out of the way, let’s dive straight into my list of anime men with long hair. There is no ranking that the characters have been listed in.

Here are our Top 16 picks for the Anime Men with Long Hair (in no particular order):

1. Tomoe (Kamisama Kiss)

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Tomoe is a fox yokai who has lived for more than 600 years. The male yokai has striking, long, silver hair and is usually seen in a traditional Japanese yukata. He is very loyal and possesses strong combat skills, specializing in close combat using sharp claws and katanas, as well as being proficient with fire and spells.

Tomoe was very secluded until Nanami appeared at his shrine, making him fall in love with her; he tried his best to protect Nanami, constantly worrying about her safety and wanting to always stay by her side.

2. Mathias (Neo Angelique Abyss)

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Mathias was the leader of the Religious Organization supporting the Knights of the Silver Tree. We got introduced to his long, blonde hair and eloquently designed robes; he styles his hair in bangs while having one silver clip to hold his hair together at the bottom.     

I find men who dress like this quite assertive and decisive. You could tell from his outfit and attire that he was a man of authority. The attire and his light green eyes add to his appeal as a character

3. Edward Elric (Full Metal Alchemist)

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Edward, the main character of the critically acclaimed Full Metal Alchemist series, sports a dashing blonde and braided hair look along with his traditional high-school uniform jacket.      

Edward is a charming and stout personality and is resolved to save his brother and find the philosopher’s stone. The adventure seems unreal for two kids, but Edward’s sharp brain makes the anime much more fun to watch

4. Cadis Etrama Di Raizel (Noblesse)

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Raizel appeared in the Manhwa series Noblesse. Although his hair is generally shorter than the other members of this list, his wolf-cut and unkempt hair has put him on the list. Raizel is a character who wears a suit in most of his appearances and has deep-red eyes.     

His stoic expression and love for fashionable suits make him a likable character. His sense of duty adds to his appeal as a character, and many fans would agree with it!

5. Izumi Miyamura (Horimiya)

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Miyamura first appeared as the lead protagonist of the anime  Horimiya. He originally had long hair that reached his shoulders, but after falling in love, he cut his hair short to his ears and sports a high-school uniform in most appearances.    

I can relate to Miyamura a bit; he was a loner at the beginning of the anime but later got the courage to change the way he looks for the sake of love, now showing his piercings and tattoos. Those, too, add to his appeal as a male character.

6. Hyakkimaru (Dororo)

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Now, this is a character that breathes life into masculine energy. Hyakkimaru first appeared in the anime Dororo and was introduced to be a human with prosthetic limbs. His attire consisted of a tattered robe, later changed to a kimono with anchors as a pattern.

His long, unkempt black hair accentuates his mysterious and vengeful persona. It made me want to support him continuously on his quest for revenge, and many of his fangirls would do the same!

7.  Ren Suzugamori (Cardfight!! Vanguard)

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Okay, now Ren Suzugamori is one of those anime men with long hair that we consider a bit more feminine. He appeared as the main protagonist, who wore a black trench coat over a red shirt and jeans. He also has a black choker around his neck, dark red eyes, and hair.     

I think he looks more like a woman, and most of the fans of Ren usually gender-bend him to be a woman. He’s a highly skilled and tough card fighter who initially serves as the captain of the Fukuhara High School Cardfight Club.

8.  Undertaker (Black Butler)

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Undertaker first appeared in the anime and made a riveting appearance with his long, silver hair and captivating green eyes. He has two notable scars on his face, one around his neck and one across from the left eye.

Undertaker is known for his mystery and eccentric traits, but he also enjoys teasing and confusing those around him, adding mischief to his character. The battle scars he adds to his masculinity and asserts a sense of power. This man has been through battles and survived, which is exceptionally excellent.

9. Yu Kanda (D.Gray Man)

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Next, we have a swordsman, Yu Kanda, who first appeared in the anime D.Gray Man. From the get-go, we saw his personality and appearance reflected his power and authority. He has dark blue hair with bangs in front, running straight down his back. He also wears a knight’s robe, which is in a black-and-white color scheme.     

Yu Kanda, a skilled exorcist in the Black Order, possesses a unique and powerful “regeneration” ability; he is a resilient warrior. Yu Kanda is a fantastic character; he elegantly swishes through fights, all while making them look buttery-smooth.

10. Howl Jenkins Pendragon (Howl’s Moving Castle)

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Howl Jenkins Pendragon is a powerful and skilled wizard who appeared in the movie adaptation of the manga Howl’s Moving Castle. Throughout the movie, he has multiple hair colors, but the community agrees that he looks best in a bluish-black haze. He wears overalls with earrings and has marble-green eyes.

Howl is mysterious and elegant; his looks and constant appearance change accentuate his persona of a curious individual. The fact that he was a wizard with all these fashion options stood out most.

11. Senju Hashirama (Naruto)

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Senju Hashirama is one of the most liked characters in the entire Naruto series. His straight, long, dark hair runs to his shoulders, and he is usually seen wearing a magenta-colored Shinobi dress with engravings.

Hashirama, the leader of the Senju Clan, has strong vitality and exceptional chakra control and plays a vital role in building Hidden Leaf Village to maintain the peace of ninja clans. Later, he became Hokage, which made me like him even more; most fangirls would say the same!

12.Arthur Rimbaud (Bungou Stray Dogs)

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Here, we have another long-haired male with overpowering feminine features. Arthur Rimbaud is a member of the Armed Detective Agency in the anime Bungou Stray Dogs. He is seen wearing a trench coat with a red and black muffler, along with earmuffs, and his hair is curly.

Arthur has a special ability called “Shinigami Eyes,” which can learn how long a person’s life is by looking into their eyes. His character is very likable. He is serious and focused, putting all his energy into the task.

13. Shougo Makishima (Psycho-Pass)

Shougo Makishima Top 16 Anime Men with Long Hair

Shogo Makishima is the main antagonist of the Psycho-Pass anime. His shoulder-length white hair and pale complexion almost made him seem like a ghost to the audience.

Makishima is highly intelligent, manipulating people with his charisma to get what he wants. His unpredictable personality always makes more of a mess and comes across as devilishly charming, but that is what many villain tropes are going for today.

14. Gai Tsutsugami (Guilty Crown)

Gai Tsutsugami Top 16 Anime Men with Long Hair

This one’s a doozy because it was only until midway into the anime Guilty Crown that we discovered he was the real antagonist. Gai Tsutsugami sports a black, knee-length coat with one red stripe running down the right side and straight and long blonde hair. 

Gai is Calm and resolute, one of the resistance leaders of the Group “Funeral Parlor.”  Gai’s beliefs are constantly challenged, and he must make choices when faced with conflicts along the way to growing up. But his past struggles also reveal his vulnerable side.

15. Kuga Kyousuke (Prince of Stride)

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Kuga Kyosuke is a handsome, tall male with long silver hair. He appeared in the anime Prince of Stride and is usually seen wearing a t-shirt and a Gakuran, the standard Japanese high school dress coat.   

I love characters who are perceived as delinquents but are kind and caring towards other people. Kuga is one of them, and he attracts a lot of fans just by being himself.

16. Speed-o’-Sound Sonic (One Punch Man)

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Speed O’ Sound Sonic is Saitama’s self-proclaimed rival. He has a techno-ninja outfit with metallic armor and long black hair that he ties up for battle.

He has a big ego and loves to fight, even against opponents he cannot beat. His refusal to give up even though there’s no chance of victory kind of brands him as a fool.


And that concludes our list of some Anime Men with Long Hair! But there are still common questions, so let’s address some!

How Can I Style My Hair Like My Favorite Anime Character?
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Many video tutorials online show you how to get a hairstyle like your favorite anime character. Or you could buy a wig that imitates that look.

Are There Cultural Differences in the Portrayal of Long-Haired Anime Men?
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Yes, in some anime, men with long hair can be seen with their hair tied up in a knot behind their heads, which is the Japanese look. However, most anime men with long hair let their hair loose, which is different from standard Japanese culture.

Are Long-Haired Anime Men More Popular?
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Yes, statistics have shown that the overall following of long-haired anime men is much more significant than that of short-haired anime men.

Does The Length of the Hair Signify Anything Specific?
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Usually, longer hair means the character will have good etiquette and belong to a position of power. But that is not always the case.

Are There Social Perceptions of Male Characters with Long Hair?
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Yes, people often think highly of long-haired men as they probably belong to a family or place of importance and need to show their authority, even when out on the streets.


That wraps up for our list of anime men with long hair! Which character did you like the most, and which should have been added to the list along with these? Let us know in the comments below!

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