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40 Hottest Anime Boys with Red Hair to Inspire

If you’re a huge fan of anime series, you probably have a long list of your favorite anime boy characters according to their unique personalities. In this article today, we have listed down the top 40 anime boy characters with red hair loved by all anime fans.


Famous Red-Haired Anime Boy Characters

Anime boys are well known for their funky hair color and styles among youngsters. So here we have listed the top anime boy with red hair characters for anime lovers.

1. Eijiro Kirishima

Anime Boy Eijiro Kirishima With Red Hair


Eijiro Kirishima’s bright red hairstyle is all about the layered spikes. The hair is grown out a few inches and cut in layers to reach the shoulders. The strands near the temples are combed down neatly whereas the remaining hair is styled into chunky spikes. 


2. Leon Kuwata

This famous anime character of the Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc series expresses his hot-blooded passionate personality with his punk red hairstyle. The long thick hair is brushed back for a messy appearance with a V-shaped hairline. It is coupled with a long goatee secured in a Viking beard ring.


3. Renji Abarai

For a samurai-inspired hairstyle, this hot anime boy named Renji is the ultimate inspiration with his slicked-back wine red hair. The strands secured in the high ponytail are styled in thick spikes while the sideburns reach the jawline. Add a white headband to complete this fighter look.


4. Sora

Just like himself, Sora likes to keep his hairstyle cheerful too. The long hair is dyed in a burgundy red hue contrasting with the indigo blue color underneath and styled in low spikes falling all over the face.


5. Spirit Albarn

Look deathly like Spirit Alburn in his sleek fiery red hair. The shoulder-length strands are combed down framing the face while the front chunk lies between the eyebrows and reaches the jawline.


6. Tanjiro Kamado

Tanjiro Kamado’s hair look is two-toned like his character. The strands along the sides fall beside the eyes while the remaining hair is tousled at the back. The crown area is dyed in a dark mahogany-red shade that matches the forehead scar and accentuates the natural black hair.   


7. Youko Kurama 

The list would be incomplete with this anime boy’s hot red hair look. Youko likes to wear a mullet haircut with a twist. The hair is painted in a raspberry-red hue with wispy bangs. The long strands along the temples reach the collar bone.


8. Lavi

lavi d gray man - anime red hair

The D. Gray-man exorcist flaunts his light red hair with style. The sides are trimmed while the top longer strands fall over them with a subtle middle part. The headband looks cute with the wavy hair dangling on the forehead.


9. Shoto Todoroki

red haired anime boy - shoto todoroki

Shoto Todoroki expresses his half-cold half-hot personality with his hairstyle. Half of the head is dyed in an icy white hue while the remaining is colored in a hot blood-red shade. The long front bangs have two spaces for the eyes to see clearly.


10. Hanamichi Sakuragi

anime boy with red hair - Hanamichi Sakuragi

Looking for a dramatic quiff hairstyle? Have a look at Hanamichi’s deep red hair. The sides are shorter and slicked back to contrast the longer quiff at the top. Some wavy disheveled strands falling on the forehead top off this anime-inspired red hair look.


11. Kenshin Himura

kenshin himura- red haired anime boy

Your masculinity won’t be compromised with long hair as long as they are styled like Kenshin Himura’s red hair. The hip-length hair at the back is secured in a low ponytail and paired with textured bangs at the front that frame the face beautifully.


12. Hisoka

anime boy red hair - Hisoka

Hisoka’s hairstyle is no joke. The hair is of uniform length all over the head and is dyed in a pumpkin-orange shade with dark red streaks. Each chunky strand is kept away from the face and spiked up by twisting at the tips.


13. Ayato Sakamaki’s Haircut

Ayato Sakamaki's Haircut

He is a well-known anime boy with a red hair character from the anime series Diabolic Lovers, who is a vampire. He loves drinking blood and is selfish when sharing his food. He has long layers that fall over his face.


14. Soma Yukihira’s Hairstyle

Soma Yukihira's Hairstyle with red Hair

This one is from the popular anime series called ‘Shokugeki no soma.’ He is the son of a restaurant owner, so he is sometimes seen wearing a cook’s uniform. He loves cooking which is why he is always up for difficult challenges. His red hair is long and spiky. He wears a white band around his head to avoid them from falling over his face, especially during cooking.


15. Mikoto Suo’s Haircut

Mikoto Suo's hairstyle with red hair

This character owns an organization called the Homra (Red Clan), which gives one the power of using fire flames as a weapon. There was a time when Mikoto was the king of Homra but was killed during an incident.

Mikoto Suo’s red hair seems like they have been electrocuted, for which they stand firmly. He also has two hair strands falling over the face along with thick sideburns.


16. Natsu Dragneel’s Light Red Hair

anime boy hairstyle with red hair

He is a character in the famous anime series ‘A Fairy Tail Manga.’ He has a solid muscular body, due to which he tends to solve matter physically due to his straight-forward approach. He has thick short spikes in his red hair and a light shade of red, almost like a pink tone. He is one of the most loved anime guys with red hair.


17. Shanks

Shanks red hairstyle

Shanks is an anime movie character from the movie called, One Piece. He is the type of person that every person would want as their leader. One of his qualities is that he avoids involving violence whenever an action needs to be taken. His attractive features include his red hair that falls squarely on both sides of the face symmetrically with partial wavy hair.


18. Seijuro Akashi

Our next red-haired anime boy character is Akashi. He is a basketball player from the movie called, Kuroko’s Basketball. Although he is not as tall as an average basketball player, his personality is just the same as a basketball captain would be.

He always had one thing in mind; it’s all about winning and that if you lose, it means you have no worth. He has long, sleek red hair that falls over his forehead in the form of sharp-edged layers.


19. Karma Akabane

popular anime characters with red hair

He’s a very naughty anime boy with red hair, probably the most amazing red hair character listed here. His character has been shown as a boy who loves causing trouble and absolutely enjoys it. His hairstyle is the complete opposite of his personality. They’re long and straight that fall gently over his head.


20. Tsuboi Ryoutarou (Klein)

Klein is a sword fighter from the online anime series ‘Sword Art Online.’ He is a very caring character who loves being there for his friends when they need him. He wears a maroon band around his head so that his long red hair doesn’t fall on his head.


21. Rin Matsuoka

Rin Matsuoka's hairstyle with red hair

He has played roles in shows like Free! High Speed Free! Starting summer. His red hair has inspired many of his fans because they are long and fall in separate strands over his face.

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22. Gaara’s Haircut

anime boy with red hair

Gaara is a character who belongs to Naruto Manga. He was born premature and was raised a lonely boy by his father. He would try to approach others throughout his childhood while roaming around the village, but the people would move away due to his unusual features. For example, he has short red bangs that fall on his forehead.


23. Noriaki Kakyoin

Anime Guy Characters with Red Hair - Noriaki Kakyoin


Noriaki flaunts his long dark red with a braid. The front fringe reaches the chin on one side whereas a little tuft of hair falls on the forehead on the other. Prominent white highlights are what make this hairstyle unique.


24. Mikoto Mikoshiba

Anime Male Characters with Red Hair - Mikoto Mikoshiba


Mikoto is one of the hottest anime boys of the Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-Kun series who looks cute in a medium-length choppy red haircut. The hair is dyed in a rosy red color and is brushed with a side part. The spikes are directed downwards and finish off this adorable look.


25. Zora

Zora - red haired anime characters


Zora’s head looks on fire just like his sharp tongue. The hair is chopped carelessly with a zigzag hairline. Add a light red hue to the hair with an auburn red present in patches. The strands are styled to mimic fire flames.


26. Apollo

This is a laid-back anime hairstyle that combines short and long layers to frame the face. The rusty orange-red hair color paired up with a light mahogany-red shade sets this look on fire. The strands cover the forehead for a mystic appeal.


27. Masrur

Red-Haired Anime Boys - Masrur


Masrur rocks a funky hairstyle with a volumized textured top and long hair at the back reaching the nape of the neck. The strands are colored in a wine red color together with the brows to match the eyes.


28. Ishida Mitsunari

Have a look at yet another anime boy named Ishida Mitsunari who looks the hottest with his red ombre hairstyle. The long strands are cut in layers with a middle part and choppy bangs. The roots are rusty-red that lighten down to a yellow hue at the ends.


29. Kouen Ren

Male Anime Characters with Red Hair- Kouen Ren


The general commander of the Kou Empire rocks his red hair differently. The stepwise layered hair is tied up in a loose ponytail from where the strands dangle around. The choppy bangs cover the forehead and eyes in a cute manner.


30. Cross Marian

The magician’s long locks are the dream hairstyle of many. Cross Marian’s hip-length hair is covered in a magical red shade. The front fringe covers an eye. Pair this style up with matching eyebrows and a goatee to complete the look. 


31. Reiji

Anime Male Characters with Red Hair - Reiji


Reiji has a laid-back nature and likes to keep his hairstyle low-maintenance too. The rusty red strands are divided into thick chunks and spiked up by twisting the ends. A few bulky strands fall on the forehead for a cute touch while the rest are held away from the face with a headband.


32. Eustass Kid

Red-Haired Male Anime - Eustass Kid


The captain from the Eustass Kid series displays his notorious character with his fierce hair. A deep red shade is added to the hair and the strands are tousled upwards. This anime character’s look is however incomplete without his symbolic goggles.


33. Muu Alexius

Anime Boys with Red Hair - Muu Alexius


Muu Alexius’s charming burgundy-red hair cannot be overlooked. The hip-length hair is layered and covers the entire back. The front consists of a choppy side-swept fringe that contrasts with the longer strands beautifully. This appealing hairstyle is not for the weak-hearted.


34. Taiga Kagami

Red-haired Male Anime Characters - Taiga Kagami


Among all the anime boys’ hairstyles, Taiga Kagami’s hair look is less dramatic but equally hot to keep the eyes on him. The hair has a three-toned look combining light red with a maroon-red and black shade underneath. The silky strands are brushed down with pointy ends.


35. Grell Sutcliff

The Black Butler series character is both shy and flamboyant and has similarly contrasted his long and short hair. The front is a choppy textured fringe that is hand-tousled while the remaining strands are slick and straight. The eyebrows and glasses are matched with the cardinal-red locks.


36. Guy Crimson

Anime Male Characters with Red Hair - Guy Crimson


Guy Crimson’s flawless look is all about the messy strands. The front of the head is chopped in steps while the back is long. The wispy bangs falling over the headband add cuteness to the face.


37. Lindo Tachibana

The charming look of Lindo Tachibana turns around many heads. He has auburn-red highlights peeking through the wine-colored strands. The layers frame the face and look the best when they are un-kept and left free to fall in every direction.


38. Iskander

Red-haired Male Anime Characters - Iskander


Middle-aged men can also rock a red hot anime hairstyle like Iskander. The mid-length strands are brushed back and paired with slit eyebrows. The look is completed with a Klingon beard that matches the hair and brows.


39. Enma Kozato

Red-haired Anime Guy Characters - Enma Kozato


Enma Kazato is an introverted boy in the anime world. His vibrant red hair contrasts with his pale skin in an amazing way. The front fringe covers the forehead and frames the face along the jaws.


40. Nagato

Male Anime Characters with Red Hair - Nagato


Nagato flaunts a devilish emo haircut that suits his thick straight hair. The red-colored strands are grown out and the edges are trimmed in an angular way. The entire face is covered with hair except for one eye for a mysterious look.


Anime boy characters are recognized mainly by their spiky hair and muscular bodies, making them look awesome. Because of their unique looks, some fans styled their hair like their favorite anime characters worth seeing. Above, we compiled our favorite anime guys with red hair to inspire anime fans like you.