Orange hair is one of the most extreme anime characters. Either these characters are ill-tempered or gentle-mannered.
They are loyalists or not, sensitive or insensitive. You name them.
Some orange-haired anime characters are average or typical if they are one of the many side characters.
So, let me give you 24 of the greatest anime characters you can find.
12 Prettiest Orange Haired Anime Girls
1. Yotsuba Nakano
In the series, you don’t see twin sisters but 5 sisters born on the same day. One of them is Yotsuba.
This young girl with short hair in bob style is the fourth sister. She is easygoing but loves to help people in need.
Of all the five sisters, Nakano Yotsuba is the sporty type. This beauty is the only orange-haired among the five.
Also, she’s the only sister with good eyesight.
2. Itsuka Kendo
This young heroine is a sexy long haired girl with a slim body. Her quirk in the anime series is Big Fist. Itsuka uses this ability at close-range combat to defend her friends.
During the hero entrance exam, Kendo earned fifth place. Although this sexy lady is a promising hero, she has the habit of giving up opportunities for the sake of other people.
Itsuka would often do this if she thinks others deserve the chance.
This is the first Nami on this list. Not much information is available about this sexy lady.
But, in this limited data about her, this young lady is a great leader of an AS league. In the series, she is friends with Sousuke.
Nami is a Whispered individual, who can create black “technology”. She has intuitive and advanced knowledge of math, physics, engineering, and science.
Moreover, this girl can communicate with her fellow Whispered.
4. Chiyo Sakura
Chiyo Sakura has the cutest anime smiles. She’s one of the main protagonists in the Nozaki Kun anime series.
This pretty lady is a cheerful and bright student who has the wildest imagination ever in the series. She likes to wear a pair of red huge bows in polka dots.
Being a great artist, Chiyo is a member of the Art Club. She becomes the artist of Nozaki’s manga, albeit accidentally.
Aside from her extroverted nature, Emma is full of optimism.
This orphan is a fast learner, which makes her a leader fit for the group. She’s reliable and super sporty.
Emma's strong sense of commitment and agile nature is an excellent contrast to Norman’s weakness and Ray’s introversion.
With these characteristics, Emma plays the “big sister” role to her fellow orphans.
Although this orange-haired anime girl is bubbly most of the time, she can be serious if she wanted to.
The second Nami on this list is a big contrast to the Nami of Full Metal Panic!
This sexy lady with orange hair from One Piece is a scaredy-cat most of the time.
She doesn’t like battles and would often hide (even abandon her crewmates). But, there are numerous times when Nami defends her comrades.
Her childhood experience has made her greedy during the first few seasons. But as this pretty lady becomes close to the Straw Hat members, she has matured into an insightful person.
7. Orihime Inoue
At the beginning of the series, this orange-haired anime girl is naïve but optimistic. She’s clueless as to what is really happening.
Despite her naïve character, Inoue is an intelligent and optimistic girl.
This lady is sensitive to her friend’s feelings and is kind. Also, Orihime is willing to sacrifice herself for the people she cares for.
As this sexy girl continues to fight with the enemies, she learns to become stronger and braver.
8. Shirley Fenette
In some lighting angles, Shirley’s hair looks brown. But in most cases, it’s more of light orange. This pretty lady is cheerful and an extrovert.
She is a caring and intelligent student who often excels in her class.
Shirley is a sporty person and her sport is swimming. This girl is in love with Lelouch and would often remind the man to stop gambling.
Aside from these, Fenette is sociable. This is something she keeps up within her position in the Student Council.
9. Asuka Langley Soryu
This lady from Neon Genesis Evangelion is born and grows up in Germany.
Asuka is a genius who earned a University degree at the age of 19 (or maybe younger).
Her achievements have helped this young genius secure a position as an EVA pilot. She would always wear a pair of pilot headsets as a show of her pilot pride.
Asuka falls for Shinji but is afraid to confess. She doesn’t want rejection because this would affect her performance as a pilot.
10. Rangiku Matsumoto
This sexy and busty Shinigami has long wavy hair. She loves to drink, spending her idle hours in a drunken stupor.
Rangiku dislikes paperwork and skips it a lot if possible.
In Gigai form, she likes to wear provocative clothes. Often, this lady teases Ichigo to let her stay in his house.
Her most favorite hobby is getting compliments from her comrades regarding her looks. Secondly, she loves to embarrass her Captain Hitsugaya.
Still, Rangiku is a loyal lieutenant and is very close to Hitsugaya.
11. Yui Yuigahama
Short-haired and charming, Yui is outspoken and friendly. She likes to befriend many people even those who reject her like Hachiman.
This young lady is intelligent and smiles so often you don’t even know if she’s really sad.
Even anxious, Yui would have a smile ready to make sure her friends and families don’t worry about her.
She likes to wear her school uniform skirt in a short length. To the chagrin of her teachers and classmates, Yui unbuttons her top 3 shirt buttons, revealing a charm necklace.
I’m sure many anime fans are familiar with Pokemon’s orange-haired anime character Misty.
This sweet teenager has an optimistic but aggressive personality. She’s vocal when angered and frustrated.
Also, Misty has sort of bipolar tendencies. Her moods are so extreme and explosive. But, throughout the series, you can see her change from explosive to mellow individual.
Her adventures with her friends might have helped in the mellowing of her personality.
12 Male Anime Characters with Orange Hair
1. Ichigo Kurosaki
Who doesn’t recognize this serious-looking boy with orange hair? Known for being a substitute soul reaper of the Soul Society, Ichigo has grown into a strong person.
He could fight off hollows even without proper training. But training has made him more intelligent and stronger.
This brave man even draws out the bankai at a faster rate than others are.
Ichigo’s character is not the best-written protagonist, but he sure made improvements throughout the series.
2. Kyo Sohma
Kyo is a hot-tempered character who has a rough childhood with his mother. He loves to challenge his cousin, Yuki to a fight. Every time, this young man gets defeated.
Still, this cursed- cat Sohma never gives up and wants to prove to everyone that he’s the strongest.
Throughout the series, Kyou has changed into someone who cares deeply for others, especially to Tohru Honda. His explosive character has mellowed a bit.
He begins to realize that in society, you still need the help of your family and friends.
3. Chuuya Nakahara
This orange-haired anime character is arrogant and confident because of his skills as a martial artist. Petite and muscular, Chuuya wears a black suit.
He can control gravity at will. Everything that this young man touches changes depending on what he wants as a result.
Chuuya can win any battle without getting a scratch if he chooses.
4. Loke from Fairy Tail
Dubbed as the smooth talker of the Fairy Tail guild, Loke is actually a Celestial being who is looking for his “master”.
This is the reason he can’t draw out his powers on his own.
For months, this young man tries his best to mingle with fellow mages even though a lot of them criticize him for being powerless.
But, when this handsome man discovers that Lucy is his Celestial master, after all, he’s overjoyed and relieved.
5. Junichirou Tanizaki
This young assassin is average by height, looks, and even personality. He’s neither loud nor silent. Whenever Junichirou has an assignment, he does so excellently.
But, behind that calm facade, this orange-haired man has a violent nature when provoked. He can be ruthless when it comes to her sister.
Tanizaki can kill anyone if her sister got hurt.
6. Gakushu Asano
This young man is one of the most intelligent orange-haired support characters in the series. Asano considers Karma as his rival in all aspects of school activities.
At first, he looks down at the students of Class 3-E. But, when this young student discovers what the lowest class in school is doing to save Earth, Gakushu has so much respect for them.
Begrudgingly, he accepts the fact that these Class-E students are far more valuable than his contributions to society.
7. Mafuyu Sato
Sato is a guitarist who’s into BL relationship. He is introverted and has difficulty expressing himself to other characters.
Despite his introverted personality, this young guitarist is straightforward when he’s in the mood for talking.
8. Kazuma Kuwabara
Kuwabara is a notable character in the anime series because of his loud mouth and delinquent personality (of course Elvis-style orange hair).
He is the mortal enemy turned best friend of the main character Yusuke Urameshi.
Throughout the series, his friends often tease him for being ugly and stupid. Despite these flaws, Kuwabara is extremely loyal. He would put his friends’ safety over his own.
His love interest is Yukina, Hiei’s fraternal twin. This makes two in constant bickering (Hiei being a protective brother).
9. Shouyou Hinata
One of the ace players in the school’s volleyball team, Shouyou is an energetic fellow and loud-mouthed too.
His hair is unruly most of the time like he’s always wearing a hair gel.
This talented player doesn’t give up easily. He will do his best to win no matter what happens.
This member of the Seven Deadly Sins is the king of the fairy clan.
He joined the group after Meliodas has invited him. King has lived for more than 7 centuries and has been in love with Diane.
But, to protect this giant girl, this fairy king decided to erase her memories of him. Although the two remained friends, only he remembers their past together.
11. Nishiki Nishio
Nishiki is a sharp-tongued ghoul. Like other Ghouls, this young man disguises himself in casual clothes.
He has arrogant tendencies, telling younger persons to worship those older Ghouls. This handsome man with eyeglasses has difficulty trusting other people because of the betrayal done to his sister.
12. Momotarou Mikoshiba
This red (almost orange) haired guy is a competitive student. He had won many swimming races, which made him unbeatable in his old school.
Momotarou is carefree and loves to hand around with girls. This champion is cute and he knows it.
Who is the ugliest anime character?
For the ugliest female characters, I'd nominate Melody from Hunter x Hunter. As for the ugliest male anime, I'd choose Ichiya.
What does orange anime hair mean?
Orange hair could mean anything. Many anime characters with orange hair are often hot-tempered or have great personalities.
Who are the badass female anime characters?
The Bleach series and Naruto Shippuden have a lot of them. But, I would choose Mikasa Ackerman from Attack on Titan. This young lady is kind-hearted at the same time knows how to fight.
Who are the most beautiful orange-haired anime girls?
In this list, Inoue with her long orange hair is the winner. The second is Rangiku.
These orange-haired anime characters may or may not be the best ones. But they have their own personality and story to tell to everyone.
So, which of the characters with orange hair comes to your mind every time you see the color? Comment below!