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21 Popular (And Unpopular) Male Anime Characters With Short Hair

A lot of the male characters in anime have short hair: rather they’re the protagonist, antagonist, and a minor character.

They could become your favorite once you get to know them throughout the series.

Here are some male characters with short hair worth getting to know!


Anime Boys With Short Hair:


1. Tracey Sketchit (Pokemon)

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The protagonist from the second season of Pokemon Orange Islands. He befriends Ash and Misty within the orange island and journeys with them till they get back to Ash’s hometown.

After the second season, Tracey was barely seen.

He has short, black hair and is a good drawer of Pokemon as he wants to be a Pokemon Watcher. He stays with Professor Oak while Ash journeys throughout different regions.


2. Ryoma Echizen (Prince Of Tennis)

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A prodigy in tennis and an all-rounder.

When you first met him in the anime Prince of Tennis, he seemed obnoxious and seemed to be bragging when I first watched it.

His attitude has changed while playing for Seigaku as there were many players that he hasn’t played before. Ryoma is only a first-year and has short, black hair.


3. Riki (Ai no Kusabi)

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Riki is from the anime Ai no Kusabi, a mature anime show.

He used to be the leader for Bison until he met Iason Mink in an alley one day who helped him.

Iason took Riki in his place and Riki was still a troublemaker. Riki has to choose: his love for Iason or his ego.

If you watch Ai no Kusabi, there’s two series of it, the 90s OVA’s and the remake in 2012.

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4. Dee Laytner (Fake)

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Dee is in the NYPD.

His partner is Ryo MacLean who Dee immediately sees a bit of Japanese in him.

When you first meet Dee, you can see that he is obnoxious and is trying to flirt with Ryo whenever he gets the chance. Dee could get serious sometimes if you aren’t careful around him.

He has black hair and his personality is like their new chief, Berkeley Rose. Dee and Ryo come from the anime and manga: FAKE and are centered around New York.


5. Miroku (Inuyasha)

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Miroku tries to flirt with women on whoever he sees for the first time.

When he sees Kagome for the first time in the feudal era, he gets slapped by her as he tries to flirt.

Miroku is a monk and he follows Inuyasha and the others throughout the series. While being with the group, he occasionally flirts with Sango even though she retaliates back as well till the end.

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6. Kazuki Endo (Gakuen Heaven)

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Kazuki is from the anime Gakuen Heaven. He has blonde, short hair.

Kazuki is hiding something from the protagonist: Keita. The two befriend each other when Keita joins Bell Liberty and it isn’t till the MPV that Keita finds out Kazuki is mysterious.

Kazuki gets jealous at times when he sees someone else going after Keita. Unknown to Keita, he and Kazuki know each other a few years back.

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7. Weevil Underwood (Yugioh)

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One of the antagonists against the protagonist: Yugi Muto. He used to be the regional champion but was defeated by Yugi during Duelist Kingdom.

Throughout the original Yu-gi-oh, he is usually going against Yugi even till the end of the last season.

He likes bug / insect type cards, you can even tell that he is a fan of that type from the way he dresses.


8. Cody Hida (Digimon)

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Cody is the youngest Digidestined from the anime Digimon Adventure 02. He has the Digiegg of Knowledge and Reliability, he has both qualities just like the previous Digidestined: Izzy and Joe.

He could get serious sometimes if none of his teammates are listening to him since he is the youngest of the group.

Cody’s part of the Digidestined team cause he saw what happened years ago during Digimon Adventure 01.

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9. Shinomori Aoshi (Rurouni Kenshin)

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When you first meet him in the anime Rurouni Kenshin, you’ll notice right away that just like some anime characters, he doesn’t want to talk to others or just wants to be distant.

Just like Kenshin, he is a good swordsman and is admired by Misao. He even helps Kenshin throughout the anime time-to-time.

Aoshi is the leader of the Oniwabanshu Onmitsu, he has black hair and wears a trench coat till the end. Aoshi is also a minor character in Rurouni Kenshin.


10. Akihiko Usami (Junko Romantica)

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Akihiko writes BL anime in another pen name and he writes popular romance novels. He falls in love with Misaki after he finds out that Misaki’s older brother, Takahiro, is getting married.

Misaki goes to him for tutoring to get into the university that he wants to go, from there, the two begin a relationship even though Misaki doesn’t know it at first.

The two are in the anime titled Junjo Romantica, it’s a BL anime, Akihiko has blonde hair.

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11. Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto)

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Naruto used to be the main protagonist in the prequel of the Naruto series. As the adult Naruto, he is a minor character now for the sequel Boruto.

He has short, blonde hair and isn’t spiky like before. He is more serious now he is the hokage for the leaf village.

Naruto has two kids: a son and a daughter in the sequel series, the sequel series is named after his son.


12. Kai Hiwatari (Beyblade)

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In the anime of Beyblade, you can see that Kai doesn’t talk much to his teammates and somewhat is cold to others.

He did change a bit after a while, he is one of the main protagonists in the original Beyblade.

Kai has blackish, gray spiked hair and Kai was once popular among the fans of the anime. He is a good beyblader and possibly could defeat Tyson if the both of them battled against one another.


13. Ren Nanahoshi (Argonavis)

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The vocalist for the band Argonavis. He has a good singing voice, but due to his shyness, he only sings in karaoke rooms by himself.

However he was discovered by Yuto one day as he and Wataru needed a vocalist for the band.

Ren was reluctant at first as he didn’t get along with others, but decided to join the band after a few episodes.


14. Eichi Sakurai (Full Moon Wo Sagashite)

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Mitsuki’s love interest in the anime Full Moon Wo Sagashite. Eichi is barely seen in the anime and is usually spoken about by Mitsuki and flashbacks.

Mitsuki became a singer with the help of the two shinigami’s so that her music would reach Eichi who is in America.

Eichi has short, blonde hair and is kind to Mitsuki. However, tragic news comes to Mitsuki when she finds out what happened to Eichi.

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15. Solomon Goldsmith (Blood+)

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He is a CEO of a company within the anime of Blood+.

He looks human, but actually he isn’t, as he is a chiropteran (demon). Solomon meets protagonist Saya at a school ball, he is neither protagonist nor antagonist.

He falls in love to Saya during the series, but tragedy comes along and Saya doesn’t know if he is still around or not.


16. Souichirou Arima (His And Her Circumstances)

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To me, it felt like Souichirou is the opposite of Yukino in the anime of His and Her Circumstances. They’re always arguing even though Souichirou has fallen for Yukino who actually hates him back.

In the end, Souichirou and Yukino stopped arguing and got married at an early age. Souichirou has black, short hair and is somewhat a model student to other students in the high school just like Yukino.


17. Kyosuke Ichimaru (Oku-sama wa Joshi Kosei)

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Kyosuke is a high school teacher in the anime Oku-sama wa Joshi Kosei.

No one knows that he is married to his 17-year-old student, Asami Onohara. Kyosuke tries to hide the fact that he and Asami are married even though it’s quite difficult during high school.

He even sees Asami trying her best at playing tennis and cheers her on silently.


18. Sawada Shin (Gokusen)

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He is the leader of class 2-4 in the anime Gokusen and everyone in the class looks up to him.

He has short, red hair and is noticeable because of his hair color. Sawada doesn’t care about school nor doesn’t pay attention when the new teacher, Yamaguchi comes to teach.

The class 2-4 is for troublesome students, Sawada goes to an all-boys school.

Gokusen is dramatic and violent, probably best watched by someone mature.

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19. Eikichi Onizuka (Great Teacher Onizuka)

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Onizuka goes and teaches at a school after he was able to help someone. He teaches in class 3-4 where he tries to help the students but couldn’t as they wouldn’t listen at first.

His method of teaching is somewhat awkward and confusing, he has short, yellowish hair.

Prior to the story Onizuka was a gangster.


20. Eiri Yuki (Gravitation)

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Eiri Yuki has a troubled past, it wasn’t until he met Shuichi Shindou in the park one day that his life seemed to change a bit.

Eiri Yuki is actually his pen name as he is a popular romance author, every woman in the anime of Gravitation knows him.

His real name is Eiri Uesugi, Eiri and Shuichi start to become lovers to one another. Eiri has blonde hair as he is part American but lives in Japan.


21. Akira Toya (Hikaru No Go)

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Akira is the rival of Hikaru Shindo in the anime Hikaru no Go. He is more mature than Hikaru and has been a Go player longer than his rival.

It wasn’t till Hikaru met Akira one day and played against him – but it was Sai who had won as he was the spirit playing most of the games of Hikaru.

Akira barely has any friends as he is too obsessive about playing Go.


Other Mentions:

  • Light Yagami (Death Note).
  • Izuku Midoriya (My Hero Academia).
  • Nagasumi Michishio (My Bride Is A Mermaid).
  • Rock (Black Lagoon).
  • Wiley (Jormungand).
  • Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass).


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