Long hair is seen as a status symbol in many Asian traditions. In feudal Japan, samurai wore their long locks tied into topknots to denote that they were warriors of noble and elegant stature. That is probably why we see most male anime characters with long hair as either wise or powerful.
We will be going through the most notable anime guys with long hair. But the definition of long is subjective, so for the purpose of this list, lest define “long hair” as hair that reaches the jawline to Rapunzel hair. Let’s disregard the hair color and other physical traits for this list, too.
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- Light Yagami (Death Note)
- Cadis Etrama Di Raizel (Noblesse)
- Ukyo (Amnesia)
- Byakuya Kuchiki (Bleach)
- Grell Sutcliff (Black Butler)
- Sesshōmaru (Inuyasha)
- Tomoe (Kamisama Kiss)
- Gajeel Redfox (Fairy Tail)
- Kars (JoJo’s Bizarre adventure)
- Kanzaki Hideri (Blend-S)
- Astolfo (Fate series)
- Ren Suzugamori (Cardfight!! Vanguard)
- Arthur Rimbaud (Bungo Stray Dogs)
- Undertaker (Black Butler)
- Twenty-Fifth Bam/ Jyu Viole Grace (Tower of God)
- Izumi Miyamura (Horimiya)
- Madara Uchiha (Naruto)
- Hyakkimaru (Dororo)
- Kenshin Himura (Rurouni Kenshin)
- Gai Tsutsugami (Guilty Crown)
- Kurama Yoko (Yuu Yuu Hakusho)
- Inuyasha (InuYasha)
- Kotaro Katsura (Gintama)
- Neji Hyuuga (Naruto)
- Kurou Yatogami (K)
- Alto Saotome (Macross Frontier)
- Atsushi Murasakibara (Kuroku’s Basketball)
- Yu Kanda (D. Grey-man)
- Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
- Soubi Agatsuma (Loveless)
- Karou Saionji (Gakuen Heaven)
- Ryo Shishido (Prince Of Tennis)
- Sai (Hikaru No Go)
Light Yagami (Death Note)
Light Yagami was a young man, standing at above-average height with light-brown hair and brown eyes. He is a very intelligent, hardworking person who finds it easy to solve problems and plan. He gets along well with his peers and family members but sometimes can be too full of himself because he’s so smart.
Light is a young man who finds justice in the world around him. But after gaining access to an all-powerful notebook, his sense of justice becomes warped as he uses it to eradicate those he deems “evil.” Light sets out with one goal: create a new world where only honest and kind people exist – by any means necessary!
Cadis Etrama Di Raizel (Noblesse)
Raizel has been noted as an extremely handsome and elegant individual by Nobles and humans alike. He possesses little knowledge regarding the 21st century, usually getting lost in whatever he does with his beautiful red eyes that often make people swoon over him for their beauty. Raizel is also known to have black hair, which makes it more rare indeed when compared to other Noble’s who typically sport silver hair or gold locks instead of dark ones like himself.
A green-haired young man with a braid and long bangs, Ukyo is tall and slender. One side of his personality is kind while the other has an aggressive disposition; in anime, he’s shown to be supportive yet important as well for advice on different worlds.
Byakuya Kuchiki (Bleach)
Byakuya Kuchiki is a noble captain with grey eyes and black hair. He keeps his hair in elaborate white headpieces called kenseikan, which symbolize his nobility as the head of the Kuichi Clan. In addition to standard captains’ uniforms, he wears a special scarf that only high-ranking nobles are allowed to wear. As the 28th Head of the Kuchiki Clan, Byakuya acts in an aristocratic manner. He always seems serene and apathetic towards other people, even while actually deeply conflicted. And yet, he is easily offended if his name isn’t used properly – so much that when talking to Ichigo Kurosaki.
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Grell Sutcliff (Black Butler)
Grelle is a demonic being covered in red. He has long dark-red hair, shark teeth and glasses with chains of skulls that hang from the sides. His eyes are chartreuse phosphorescent like other Grim Reapers; he wears a vest with gloves to cover up their appearance as much as possible while hunting for souls on Earth. Grelle is a flamboyant, red-loving individual who fights without hesitation. When they can’t help but feel bogged down by their emotions, Grelle will ruthlessly kill whoever gets in the way of achieving beauty with red.
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Sesshōmaru is a powerful Inu-Daiyōkai, but he has also been seen as the most elegant of Toga’s children. He appears to be an attractive young man with fair skin and pointed ears that give him certain qualities which make him different from his half brother in appearance only. His eyes have slanted pupils and are angled. He has long white hair and bangs long enough for Seshoumaru to wear them swept across one eye or both at once if desired. The crescent moon on his forehead can usually not be seen beneath his bangs due to their length though it still marks what makes this daiyoukai special among all others: the magenta stripes circling either cheek create feelings of fear.
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Tomoe (Kamisama Kiss)
Tomoe’s over-the-top good looks earn him a bevy of admirers wherever he goes. He usually merely tolerates the attention, rejecting any deeper connection. Yokai ages very slowly, and though Tomoe appears to be in his late teens or early twenties, he is actually several hundred years old! He has silver white hair with big ears that allow for manipulation similar to a fox’s tail when needed. Tomoe is the perfect embodiment of a sneaky, handsome man. He’s sly and cunning but knows when to show his beautiful face or put on an act for others in order to get what he wants.
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Gajeel Redfox (Fairy Tail)
Gajeel is a tattooed, pierced punk with long black hair. He has an intimidating-looking wing sleeve and various body piercings which he wears studded wristbands (somewhat resembling the Punk style). Gajeel’s outfit consists of low-quality clothing that resembles rags, including boots in order to intimidate would-be enemies.
Gajeel bears his dark markings of Phantom Lord that can be seen from the top of the right shoulder. Gajeel and Natsu seem to be opposites as their personality are different, but they both have a short temper when either one is aggravated by something or another.
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Kars (JoJo’s Bizarre adventure)
Kars is the leader of the Pillar Men and designer of the Stone Mask. His goal is to evolve further so he can become immune to the sun’s rays; in order for his Masks’ power not to be depleted by sunlight. Kars wants possession of a Red Stone from Aja that will make this possible–, but it has already been discovered!
He must battle Ripple users who know its location before they do anything with it themselves! It’ll take wit and wisdom if there are any hopes at all. Kars was a genius among the Pillar Men, and he is single-minded in his dedication to obtaining the Red Stone of Aja.
He initially appears to be one who follows orders without question or deviation from their objective, but this seems only true at first glance. Upon closer inspection, it becomes clear that Kars has an uncanny ability for sarcasm, oftentimes using sly humor as cover when others are unwise enough not to see right through him.
Kanzaki Hideri (Blend-S)
Hideri is a farmer’s son and hates farming work but dreams of being an idol. He wants to be feminine, so he applied for the waitress position instead of taking over his parents’ farm like most farmers do. Hideri has highly selective tastes in clothes: he prefers cute clothing, as seen from “An Idol Character Too” when he was very pushy about what outfit would look best on him (even going against one opinion by saying that it looked good even though they both didn’t). It seems at times while trying to act girly, more masculine aspects can come out–such as when killing a roach with no problem despite wearing dresses.
Astolfo (Fate series)
Astolfo is a Rider-class Servant of Celenike Icecolle Yggdmillennia in Fate/Apocrypha. After her death, he forms a contract with Sieg, who has just come from his first battle and has even less experience than him! Astolfo’s hair ornaments that seem like something the Princess would wear are an “irresistible proof of friendship“, which he uses to restore peace to Roland–his depressingly mad boon ally. He always seems optimistic and completely lacking sense. The Servant that is most concerned with his second life, a being who will indulge in the pleasures of this world without permission from their Master. He greatly enjoys physical form over spiritual and has been known to talk for hours on end.
Ren Suzugamori (Cardfight!! Vanguard)
Ren is often a calm and collected individual, but he can have an unusual sense of humor that only those close to him understand. He’s been depicted in one outfit so far: a black jacket with red jeans during his first appearance and has worn dark denim since then. Ren was consumed by PSY Qualia addiction, which caused many people around the world to believe that this type of magical drug would provide them with happiness for eternity; Ren also believed it at first too before realizing how wrong they were about what “eternal” really means–the truth being something quite different than any human could imagine or want true power over others as eternal bliss just meant enslavement from birth until death.
Arthur Rimbaud (Bungo Stray Dogs)
Rimbaud was a tall, pale man of slim build with vacant, tired gold eyes and long black hair that reached past his mid-back and at the front to frame his facial features.
He had an air about him as he walked down the street; people who saw him would know that this is not someone to be trifled with in any way, shape or form – even if they didn’t recognize exactly what it was that made them feel so afraid when Rimbaud passed by. A long section of his hair fell in front of the right side of his face, alongside a thinner strand over the left side. Appearing as a gloomy individual, Rimbaud always complained about how cold everything around him seemed and tried to avoid it at all costs.
Undertaker (Black Butler)
Undertaker is a lean man with long silver hair, one side of it tied in a single braid, and the front covers most of his facial features. He has black fingernails and jagged scars across his face, neck, and left pinky finger. Like other Grim Reapers who have chartreuse phosphorescent eyes, which they usually keep hidden under their hair; unlike the others, however, Undertaker loves to show off his greenish-yellow irises that are like looking into an abyss where you’ll never find your way out again if too close for comfort.
This eccentric individual giggles often because he appreciates laughter as much as scaring people or provoking reactions by acting strange when not hiding behind dark shadows so onlookers can’t tell how tall this imposing figure may be looming over.
Twenty-Fifth Bam/ Jyu Viole Grace (Tower of God)
Baam is an adorable anime boy and the protagonist of Tower of God. Known as Twenty-Fifth Night or simply Baam for short, he entered the tower in search of his best friend Rachel, who wanted to see stars at the top. But before ascending past Headon’s test and being deemed worthy by him into climbing up higher floors within this mysterious place, there are other tests that take place first, namely Testing Floors where only those strong enough will be allowed through! In later episodes, he takes the name Jyu Vilole Grace and sports waist-long beautiful hair tied in a ponytail.
Izumi Miyamura (Horimiya)
Izumi is of average height, and he has a slim figure with pale skin. He’s noted to be relatively handsome, attractive–with long lashes and feminine-looking facial features that others often point out; his messy black shoulder-length hair parted bangs and a few loose hair strands framing his face beautifully on either side like curtains in front of an open window.
Izumi also has nine piercings: four through each earlobe (done by himself), one at the corner edge where the lip meets cheekbone, which was done by someone else when he wasn’t as careful about what they were doing yet but still looks pretty good, five more dark tattoos scattered along both arms and sides for those who are looking closely enough!
Madara Uchiha (Naruto)
The fair-skinned man with spiky black hair had a slight blue tint to it. In his childhood, he parted his chin-length locks on the sides of this face and wore attire consisting of long sleeve shirt and white pants. On the battlefield, Madara sported standard Uchiha outfit: high collar left open with clan crest at the back in black; as well as trousers that were wrapped around shin for extra protection while wearing bandages over them – although we’re not sure if they served any purpose other than aesthetics. Around the waist was a sash holding sack presumably containing ninja tools which are probably where all those cool moves came from!
Hyakkimaru is a slim, pale youth with dark brown prosthetic eyes who later reveals his actual eye color to be the same. He bears a strong resemblance to his mother and has thin eyebrows that were passed down from her own hair. His long dark hair is tied into one ponytail at nightfall while he walks through town, often obscuring features like an emotionless face or those telltale bangs which cover parts of it when not hidden by them.
With the limited access he has to the world, Hyakkimaru was naive and sensitive. He possessed an undying determination that led him on dark paths as well; when Mio died in his arms after a gruesome battle with Daigo’s men, Hyakki went berserk and killed many of them without mercy or remorse.
Kenshin Himura (Rurouni Kenshin)
Kenshin is an androgynous man with a slim build, wearing clothes that appear to be in his mid-teen years. He has red hair tied into a ponytail at the back of his head and clumps of hair hanging at the side and front, which distinguishes him from other people. Himura Kenshin is never rude or crude, always putting others before himself and addressing them with honorifics. He is widely known in the community as one of the amazing anime swordfighters.
Gai Tsutsugami (Guilty Crown)
Gai is a man with charisma and an air of mystery. His long blond golden hair, light skin tone, blue eyes are reminiscent of Europe, but his actions speak louder than words about where he comes from in modern-day Japan. Gai has the power to “see” into your heart. He remains a mysterious force or plot device for the storytelling of the adventure anime.
Kurama Yoko (Yuu Yuu Hakusho)
Kurama has bright green eyes and long, vibrant red hair that comes down to his shoulder blades. While in his human form, he is sometimes mistaken for a woman because of the way it hangs past his waistline- but others know him as one of many great foxes who cannot be tamed with chains or ropes. He often wears an elegant pink uniform matching gold trim on jacket tailoring, which leaves room enough for those without power within their clan-like Hiei’s black suit and tie ensemble; they are both gentlemen through and through despite all odds against them.
The titular character: Inuyasha, is of average height with a wiry frame that belies his massive strength. Like his half-brother Sesshōmaru, he has a thick mane of waist-length silver white hair and golden eyes; but unlike the eldest brother’s slit pupils, Inuyasha has round ones. He also possesses claws on each digit as well as short fangs in his mouth to match his furry pointed ears, which feel like five uncooked Chinese dumpling shells atop one another when touched!
His nose, despite appearing normal, always remains damp. Inuyasha could never control his tumultuous soul. In battle, he was courageous and determined; this made him a force to be reckoned with on the battlefields of feudal Japan. Enemies were often left dumbfounded by his unorthodox fighting style -his guts in battle have proven to work in his favor!
Kotaro Katsura (Gintama)
Katsura has long black hair halfway down his back; he either leaves his hair loose or ties it back in a ponytail. He sports olive-brown eyes and an attractive demeanor, though this may be a result of him not knowing what the hell is going on rather than actually being stupid in any way as when he was younger, people thought he had some sense about him.
Neji Hyuuga (Naruto)
Neji had fair skin and long black hair, which the anime usually depicted as dark brown. When his Byakugan was not active, he has featureless white eyes; the anime gave them a slight lavender tint. Neji wore a beige-coloured shirt, one of many that were stained in blood from years of training – to this day; it is unclear what happened on those evenings or where clothes came from afterwards. His sleeves are pushed up to reveal scars crisscrossing his forearms with streams running down over pale wrists onto dirty hands clenched tight at their sides.
Kurou Yatogami (K)
Kuroh is a rather serious and determined young man, but he has his moments. He’s good-looking with long black hair that falls on the left side of his face, except for hair strands fallen over it which are swept to the right-hand side. His eyes are blue like sapphire gemstones without even a hint of green or brown in them as they look into your own soul piercingly; Kuroh seems tough at first glance because one would think him no-nonsense just from looking at him squarely in the eye only to find out otherwise when you dig deeper than what meets the eye.
Alto Saotome (Macross Frontier)
Alto is a high school student enrolled at Mihoshi Academy who once moonlighted as a Kabuki actor but dreamed of becoming a full-fledged pilot. He is often jeered by his colleague for his effeminate appearance, earning him the nickname ‘Hime-sama’ or Princess. Alto wishes only to fulfil his dream of becoming a real pilot and escape low artificial gravity; he’s spent his whole life on space colonies.
Atsushi Murasakibara (Kuroku’s Basketball)
Murasakibara is abnormally tall for someone his age. Standing even taller than Papa Mbaye Siki, he’s one of the largest players seen in the entire series. He has shoulder-length lavender hair that touches his back and frames his facial features and violet eyes – contrary to what you might think from physical features: Murasakibara acts very lumpishly. He fools around at serious times, which isn’t always well received, but it does bring lightness into these intense moments during matches.
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Yu Kanda (D. Grey-man)
Kanda is a handsome young Japanese man with long black hair (blue hair in the anime) that he ties in a ponytail with bangs hanging over his forehead while there are two medium-length strands of dark brown or blue on either side. Kanda is a cold, stoic and arrogant person who shows little regard for those around him, even fellow Exorcists. He’s often willing to leave anyone behind – friend or foe alike – if it means getting ahead faster: they’re just expendable pawns anyway.
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Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
Edward is small for his age at the beginning of the series. Despite attempts to appear taller by wearing golden-blond hair long and tied in a braid that hangs down to his shoulders or sometimes leaving it unbraided with just one strand sticking up like an antenna on either side of his head, he’s still short. On the surface, Edward displays immature personality traits such as being stubborn and strong-willed – not so different from when we were kids ourselves!
Soubi Agatsuma (Loveless)
Originally, Soubi keeps his cards close to the chest. He is enigmatic and mysterious with Ritsuka at first as he withholds information from him. The relationship between them starts out full of conflict because they don’t seem able to get their wires crossed about what’s going on in each other’s minds – it seems like there are two conflicting sets of orders being given by either side that ends up leaving both parties confused or frustrated when one refuses to communicate properly enough for the other person not feel hurtful anger towards themselves any more than necessary.
Karou Saionji (Gakuen Heaven)
Kaoru has long flowing pale pink hair that reaches down to his shoulders, with his hairline in the centre of his head. He has a fringe parted, showing only part of the forehead. His eye color is light green, and he wears clothing white short-sleeved jacket trimmed gold colored clothes. Strikingly beautiful, there are many students who call him “Queen” or think very highly of Kaoru because they know how smart he is, but few can match up with this intellect physically, which makes him be seen as an intellectual outcast – There’s no one else like Kaoru at all!
Ryo Shishido (Prince Of Tennis)
Shishido was always an interesting character, with his long brown hair and short temper. When he lost a match to Ryoma in the Hyotei finals, that’s when we knew it would be hard for him to get back on top of the team. But Shishido proved himself by cutting off most of his hair as well as wearing blue caps backwards as Sanada or Ryoma do! His chin is pointy enough without any need for shaving-he just needs some bandaids over those deep scratches above one eyebrow, so they don’t reoccur again next time you see him play tennis!
Sai (Hikaru No Go)
Sai is a tall and beautiful man with black-purple hair that’s tied back in an elegant ribbon, purple eyeshadow, and plum-coloured lipstick. His taste for fashion seems to be from the Heian period– he wears clothes like those of samurai nobility: red kimono under his white robe while sporting very attractive deep earrings on both ears. Many people have mistaken him for being female! Sai is an extremely emotional person who often acts childish and has great mood swings. But when he’s playing a game, Sai controls himself completely as his playstyle changes to the best of his ability. He can be quite cheerful at times–when it isn’t too serious for him!
So there you have it, anime lovers, 33 amazing anime characters. There are plenty more characters we could’ve included here, but these are the 33 noble long-haired male anime characters. Do let me know if you agree or disagree with anything I said. And please tell us your favorites below!