Top 10 Anime Characters With Black Hair (Male & Female)

Kousaka Reina (Sound! Euphonium)

Japanese really know how to draw universal attention to their appealing anime by stirring complex narratives and unquestionable aesthetics. As an enthusiast of Japanese anime, you cannot ignore these 10 amazing anime characters with black hair. They truly capture the heart and imagination of the viewers worldwide with their unique appearance and captivating stories.

Top 10 Anime Characters With Black Hair

Female anime characters with black hair

1. Chi-chi (Dragon Ball series)

Chi-chi (Dragon Ball series)

Chi-chi is the character in the Dragon Ball series. She is the loving wife of Goku, who is the main protagonist and the overbearing mother of Gohan and Goten.

Chi-chi is a beautiful woman with light skin, average height, and a slender but curvy body shape. She has big black eyes and mid-back length straight hair with square bangs.

At first, she was introduced as a timid girl. As she becomes mature, she establishes a fierce, well-meaning, controlling, and tough personality that sometimes results in her outbursts with her husband and children, albeit her love for them is shown many times throughout the series.

Opposite to her infamous father Ox-King, Chi-chi is portrayed as a pure-hearted girl who often gets scared and cries when defeating her opponents.

2. Saya Otonashi (Blood+)

Saya Otonashi (Blood+)

Saya Otonashi is the main character in the series Blood+. She hatched from a cocoon brought from Iceland and was raised by Joel as a normal human.

She has short black hair and brown eyes that will change to glowing crimson whenever she senses the presence of her sister Diva, feeds on blood, or is in chiropteran mode. She is a pretty girl with the appearance of a high school student, slightly tan skin tone, rosy cheeks, 89lbs weight, and an average height.

Initially, Saya was described as a self-centered and rude girl as a result of being spoiled by Joel during her time at the Zoo. But later, after being friends with Diva and Hagi, Saya developed compassion for others. Generally, she is a cheerful, bright, and innocent person.

3. Kurenai Yuhi (Naruto)

Kurenai Yuhi (Naruto)

Kurenai Yuhi is a shinobi of Konohagakure’s Sarutobi clan. During her time as a kunoichi, she took charge of Team 8 as the jōnin-leader.

Kurenai possesses a natural talent for genjutsu and is depicted as the caring big sister who shows great concern towards her students as well as their growth.

She forms an unyielding, honest and simple personality throughout the anime. Kurenai is a fair-skinned and slender woman with long black hair. She has unique red eyes with an additional ring inside.

In the anime, she usually wears make-up with purple eyeshadow and red lipstick. Her typical outfit includes a red mesh armor blouse with only the right sleeve visible, the Konoha forehead protector, bandages wrapping all her hands and upper thighs, and regular shinobi sandals.

4. Kousaka Reina (Sound! Euphonium)

Kousaka Reina (Sound! Euphonium)

Kousaka Reina is one of the protagonists of Sound! Euphonium series. She is a trumpet player in the Kitauji High School Concert Band.

Reina is a pretty teenage girl with a light complexion and an average build. Her hair is black, straight and about lower-back long, often worn in a ponytail. She has charming purple eyes. Reina normally wears a usual Kitauji High School first-year female student uniform.

Reina is a level-headed and quiet girl who is extremely passionate and individualistic about music. Reina appears to be distant and a somewhat mysterious girl as she usually wears a surly expression and speaks bluntly regarding her pride as a musician.

Still, Reina has a polite manner and is intrinsically a kind-hearted girl.

5. Sawako Kuronuma (Kimi ni Todoke)

Sawako Kuronuma (Kimi ni Todoke)

Sawako Kuronuma is the main character in the Kimi ni Todoke anime. On the surface, Sawako is portrayed as a shy, socially inept, and standoffish girl who bears a resemblance to the horror movie character Sadako Yamamura.

Sawako is a considerably petite girl of slender build. Her good-looking appearance with pale skin, big brown eyes, thin lips, long straight jet black hair and bangs, and rare beautiful smile makes her stand out among other high school peers.

Sawako regularly wears a simple high school uniform that goes with a short-sleeved dress shirt in the summer and a blue blazer in the winter. She does not care much for accessories or cosmetics.

This anime girl tends to over-analyze situations and takes words seriously. It is her ineffective communication skills and peculiar levels of modesty that made her ostracized by her classmates.

Nevertheless, she is still an innocent, open-minded, and caring person. She works extremely hard, hence, she is ranked 3rd in her high school class and ends up graduating as class valedictorian.

Male anime characters with black hair

1. Byakuya Kuchiki (Bleach)

Byakuya Kuchiki (Bleach)

Byakuya Kuchiki serves as the head of the noble Kuchiki Clan in Soul Society. This 28th head is very popular among women.

Byakuya has grey eyes. He is often seen to keep his long black hair in white headpieces that are called kenseikan. This stands for his nobility as a leader of the Kuchiki Clan.

He appears in his standard captain uniform and a white scarf which is made by Tsujishirō Kuroemon III, a master weaver. This ten-mansion equivalent scarf is a family heirloom particularly passed down to every leader of the Kuchiki Clan.

Byakuya acts in such an aristocratic manner that he always appears indifferent and calm towards others, even in battle. He rarely deems his opponents as “being worth my time”.

2. Dr. Stylish (Akame Ga Kill)

Dr. Stylish (Akame Ga Kill)

Dr. Stylish is a scientist and a doctor serving the Empire. Stylish gains a reputation for his immense medical and scientific expertise, specifically the biology of humans and Danger Beast.

He is a tall young man with blue eyes, black hair, and glasses. He also has a white patch of hair on the left side. In addition to a typical white lab coat, he wears a blue shirt, a yellow suit, and a tie. In the form of a giant Danger Beast, he features a headless muscular torso with spiky grey hair, a mouth in his abdomen, and black pants.

Dr. Stylish has a terrific obsession with two things: experiments and anything considered “stylish”. He is described as both duplicitous and self-serving, secretively obtaining materials behind the backs of his superiors for his research and conducting inhumane experiments.

Additionally, he is super apathetic towards any of his test subjects and just sees them as tools to perform numerous body modifications on.

3. Yuuichirou Hyakuya (Seraph of the End)

Yuuichirou Hyakuya (Seraph of the End)

Yūichirō possesses black hair of medium length which can be somewhat neat and messy simultaneously.

He normally has sharp large green eyes beneath his thick eyebrows. He is often seen wearing the standard white uniform with short sleeves and a hood.

In the Demon mode, the curse marks appear on the side of his face, his teeth become pointed; two black horns sprout from his head and Yu’s eyes become scarlet.

Up to his teenage years, Yu formed an antisocial and moody characteristic as a result of the tragedies during his childhood. When he was a child, he often considered himself as a devil that no one would love largely attributed to his parents’ attempts to murder him.

At last, Yu manages to open himself up and becomes a kind-hearted and hot-blooded young boy. Yu is often called an idiot by those who know him for being a very narrow-minded person.

4. Takurou Sakakaiba (Persona: Trinity Soul)

Takurou Sakakaiba (Persona Trinity Soul) 

Takurou Sakakiba lives in the dorm operated by Noboru Inui. He is a male teen with ear-length black curly hair and blue eyes.

He is an easy-going person who befriended Shin Kanzato (one of the protagonists of the series) shortly after their first meeting. Takuro shows great care for his friends and is a reliable individual.

His Persona, which is the physical manifestation of a person’s subconsciousness and psyche used for combat, awakens when he persuades Shin to try Kagenuki (the practice of forcefully drawing out someone’s Persona ) with him, which excites him.

Unlike Shin, Takurou struggles with his Persona. He often loses his balance and is dragged about by his Persona. Eventually, he makes it after confronting Marebito’s Soutarou Senou, who taunts him about his close friend‘s death.

5. Neji Hyuga (Naruto)

Neji Hyuga (Naruto)

Neji Hyūga is a member of Konohagakure’s Hyūga clan in Naruto. Neji used to be a sweet and cheerful child. However, he lost these characteristics after his father’s death. He became cold and more mature than others at his age.

Neji is a fair-skinned male anime character with long black hair. When his Byakugan is not active, his eyes are featureless white.

He had been trapped in a fatalistic belief that fates were either determined from birth or inescapable for years. Then, he experienced Naruto Uzumaki’s refusal to be chained by such an ideology, which made Neji realize he was the one who could decide his fate. Neji is deeply a sincere and kind-hearted boy. Ultimately, he sacrificed his life to protect Naruto.

Final Word

These above-mentioned anime characters with black hair have left a lasting impression on worldwide fans with distinctive traits and their own fascinating stories. Whether they are the protagonists in the anime or not, they undoubtedly take a significant part in developing the anime plot and succeed in attracting a certain group of fans for themselves.

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