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Top 15 Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

(Last Updated On: September 21, 2021)

Have you ever hear the quote “An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.” by Victor Hugo. As humans, we always care about the brain over strength.

In strength, animals are stronger than Humans but still, we are superior to animals. Because Humans are more smart and intelligent than other living creators on earth.

As anime lovers, you and I always like smart anime characters in anime. Smart people are cool as hell. That’s why here is a list of the top 15 smartest anime characters in anime.

15. Kakashi Hatake

Top 15 Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

Kakashi Hatake is the best sensei in Naruto. The reason he is best is because of his smartness and strength. Kakashi proves himself one of the best ninjas from a very young age.

In part one of the series Kakashi Hatake is known as smarter than Shikamaru Nara (I will talk about him later). For now, Shikamaru Nara is the most intelligent ninja in naruto.
Kakashi is the best all-rounder character in Naruto and one the smartest in the anime universe.

14. Kiyotaka Ayanokoji

Top 15 Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

Kiyotaka Ayanokoji is from the anime series The Classroom Of The Elite. He is a man who thinks of life as a game of chess. And chess players are always smart.

He is not a genius like other characters on the list. But he is above average and capable of doing difficult things. Because of his past and extreme level of training he is on another level in comparison to other smart anime characters.

13. Rohan Kishibe

Top 15 Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

The next smart character in the list of smartest characters is from Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure. Rohan Kishibe is one of the main protagonists of the anime series and ranks in the list of smartest characters in anime. And also in the anime universe.

Rohan Kishibe is a Mangaka and can turn anyone into books. In many fights, he proves himself a worthy opponent. His intelligence is higher than an average anime character.

12. Koro Sensei

Top 15 Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

Koro Sensei from Assassination Classroom anime series. This anime teaches you real-life lessons so make sure to watch it. Koro Sensei is an exceptionally smart anime character in the whole anime universe. He is not just smart but also more powerful than a normal anime character. Like the speed of 7 km/h.

The thing which makes him smarter than others is his observation skills, ability to understand anything or concept he did not know yet, and the last is his multitasking ability. The combination of these three elements makes him a greater foe.

11. Sora

Top 15 Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

Sora from the No Game No Life anime series and also have a move. He is the main protagonist of the series. The whole anime is about games, intelligence, and psychology.

It feels illegal if I don’t add him to the list of the smartest anime characters in anime. Sora is not just smart but also has lots of skills. He can understand and learn anything within minutes. Sora can manipulate anyone without laying.

10. Bulma Briefs

Top 15 Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

Bulma Briefs of the Dragon Ball franchise is the most intelligent and smartest character. She is the daughter of a world-famous scientist and also a great researcher and scientist herself.

Because of her smartness, she helps Goku and others to overcome difficult situations. Bulma’s gadgets are helpful in the fight against evil. You can compare Bulma to the level of Tony Stark from Avengers. Both of them are similar in many ways like they are rich, smart, and fight against evil to protect the world.

9. Yumeko Jabami

Top 15 Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

Yumeko Jabami from Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler anime series. An anime about gambling. To become a good gambler you need to be smart enough to trick your opponent in the game. But Yumeko Jabami is super smart.

Her best quality is to make friends with anyone. Even the person who dislikes her before. Like Koro Sensei, Yumiko is also very obersevant. I think she releases too much adrenaline in her body. Do you know why? Because she never feels anxiety, stress, or any type of fear while taking high-level risks.

8. Meme Oshino

Meme Oshino of the few male and also the smartest character from the Monogatari anime series. He is a Priest by profession but a problem solver for the main protagonist.

The reason for Meme Oshino’s smartness is his knowledge of curses and gods. He knows about almost everything when it comes to gods and also tackles difficult situations without any help. His broad field of knowledge and intelligence make him a smarter anime character.

7. Norman

Another smart character is Norman from The Promised Neverland anime series. He is the most intelligent kid in the anime. The only weakness is his physical strength. But in the list of the smartest anime character, you did not need to count them.

Norman always scores full marks in his exams. There is no comparison of Norman in Academics. He can calculate difficult mathematical calculations in a fraction of seconds. He also has a strategic and problem-solving mind.

6. Kurisu Makise

Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

Kurisu Makise from one of the most popular anime of all time – Steins; Gate. She invents the time machine in anime. How smart she is? In anime, Kurisu Makise is a genus that graduates from college at age of 17. She is also considered smarter than Okabe (the main protagonist).

Some people don’t count Kurisu Makise as a smart person. Even there is a Reddit discussion related to Kurisu Makise.

5. Shikamaru Nara

One more character from the Naruto series is on the list of the smartest characters in anime. Shikamaru Nara is the smartest character in Naruto with an IQ of over 200.

Shikamaru’s abilities are not limited to his smartness. But he is also quite powerful in battles. Like most other smart characters in the list, he also thinks of life as a game. Think several steps ahead and defeat his opponents. He got 5 out of 5 in intelligence.

4. Senku Ishigami

Top 15 Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

Senku Ishigami is from Dr. Stone’s anime series. There is nothing in the world that Senku did not know. He knows physics, Chemistry, Biology, and mathematics. And with that knowledge, he can make anything anytime.

His smartness is not limited to his knowledge. He is also an awesome technician and able to find solutions to difficult problems quickly. With his smartness, he was able to Sometimes Senku Ishigami feels overpowered with his broad field of knowledge.

3. Light Yagami

Top 15 Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

Let’s start with the list of the top 3 smartest characters. Light Yagami from Death Note has its fan base. The unique thing about him is fans did not notice when he becomes from Protagonist to Antagonist.

Light Yagami is a high schooler when he starts killing criminals with his notebook. He has three things that make him the most deadly character in all of them. First is his intelligence, second is his Death Notebook, and last but not least is his allies.

2. L Lawliet

Top 15 Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

L Lawliet is one of the most popular characters in the anime universe. From the fan-favorite anime series of all time Death Note. Death note is filled with smart characters. And the L Lawliet is the smartest in all of them.

L is a detective in death note anime. Who known for his intelligence to solve the crime and related problems. From the first episode, everyone started to admire him. Because he finds the location of Light Yagami and intention with just one move of his (T.V).

1. Lelouch Lamperouge

Top 15 Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

The smartest character on the list is Lelouch Lamperouge. Code Geass is one of the most popular anime out there and also highly rated in the anime community.

Two things make him super smart in the world of smartest people. The first one is his intelligence and the most important one. And the second one is his Geass. With help of Geass, he can control anyone and give a command to do anything.

He did something that people that normal people are can not. Turing the entire country with his mind.


To close up,

There are too many characters in the anime universe. It’s was difficult for me to choose the smartest characters in anime for this list. The ranking of the character is my preference. So, if your favorite is not ranked higher or on this list then did not worry. If you have any suggestions or something you want to say then comment below. Also, check-out;-

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Amit Kumar
Amit is an entertainment content writer. He is currently pursuing graduation with Bachelor in Commerce. He loves to watch anime and play games like Minecraft, Clash Royale, and Pokemon Go in his free time.
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1 year ago

So Conan isn’t here !
so stupid sorry 😐

1 year ago

Aoi Todo??

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