Top Ten Hottest and Smartest Anime Characters


The Top Ten

1 Itachi - Naruto

He deserves to win for his cunning attitude and his backstory. If you ask any naruto lover who truly knows the show who the smartest character is, Itachi will be the answer. He sacrificed his reputation for his brother and he became one of the strongest characters ever. I remember when everyone thought he was evil and wanted him to fight sasuke and lose until he died fighting sasuke and his true colors were revealed.

I think people r voteing hottest and ignoring the smartest part, anyway I think a great number of naruto characters should be here for example shikamaru anyone who watches naruto would know he is the smartest cause its literally in his clans blood. But itachi I a smart badass guy that displays no emotion, I think he deserves the credit for what he has given up. He has sucsesfully pulled of one of the greatest stunts I've ever seen, I mean killing the whole uchiha clan, that's hard core... I hope he maintains this first position and represent the whole naruto cast

Woohoo itachi is gonna win!... He's the best we all love him so much. He gave up his life for his brother and also saved most of the shinobi world by defeating kabuto and his sharingan is really cool!

Itachi is one of the best developed characters I've seen so far. He's smart enough to realise that his own clan is a problem and to convince everyone that he betrayed his village. Plus he's just as hot as Sasuke. - AlestAL357

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2 L - Death Note L - Death Note L Lawliet, exclusively known by the mononym L, is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

When someone first sees him, it would be natural to assume that L is a rather strange (understatement of all time) person. However, in many people's opinion, it's the person, not the appearance, that matters. L is quirky, unique, and can (on rare occurences) be a goofball, causing masses of people to fall in love with him. He is also rather childish, which many people (LIKE ME) find extremely cute.

Traits aside, L intellectually undefeated. I have seen many, many cases of very smart anime characters, but not a single one has been able to use their ingeniousness to the extent that L has. He is a manipulative, analytical, and calculating person when deducing, and can calculate percentage of possibility in the blink of an eye. He solved no less than 300 so-called "unsolvable" cases, all without giving his name, showing his face, letting others hear his voice, or even going to the crime scene. Not trusting any information presented easily, L considers even the most outrageous of ...more

He's definitely the smartest character from any anime, and he has the looks to match it. He's quirky and weird, but that doesn't mean he isn't cute. :-)

L's so hot and smart, he's is one of the most original characters I have ever come across. He has his own way of eating, sitting and even talking on the phone. He's also a pretty one-of-a-kind character. A lot of the characters in Death Note, or even animes in general are a bit cliche. Light, Misa, Mello, even Matsuda are similar to a lot of other characters I can think of, But L's pretty unique in a sort of mad, sherlock Holmes kind of way

He is the smartest and hottest deal with it

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3 Lelouch (Zero) - Code Geass

Code Geass, in a way, is like a strategic story.. It is action-filled but is also very intelligent. And the character that stands the most intelligent in the series is Lelouch. And take note, he's only a high school student, yet he can balance being a good student, members of a council and being a leader on a WAR! How cool is that?

Lelouch vi Britannia is extremely smart and very hottest. Zero leader The Black Knights sect. Zero is Perfect Person in the Anime All Time. Lelouch Incredible playing chess. It's Emperor of Emperor.

My favorite of his looks are when he has that evil smile. Normally when he tells someone to die by using his super hot geass. He is obviously smart, like when he told himself not think in order to save Nunnally. So smart and so hot.


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4 Sasuke - Naruto Sasuke - Naruto Sasuke Uchiha is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Just amazingly handsome and his body is too good. I wonder if orochimaru had gym in his hideouts.

Sasuke is just beyond perfect! He's clever, strong, powerful, cool, cold, superior, a badass, and not to mention HOT! I used to hate anime but I became obsessed with it thanks to him! Sasuke is awesome because he is an Uchiha, the strongest clan that ever existed!

He was my first love. Until now he still awesome. I love him so much. He's cool, handsome, mysterious, genius, awesome, perfect! He's really my ideal type. Well, someday I hope I can meet someone like him. Uchiha Sasuke, I love you!

Sasuke is extremely cute haha his hair and eyes make him look like a kitten haha, and sometime he can look like such a sexy beast ^=^ haha naruto is super lucky haha NASUHINA +NASUSASU for life ^-^ - karolinami132

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5 Light Yagami - Death Note Light Yagami - Death Note Light Yagami is a fictional character and the protagonist of the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

An intelligence with the power of social cunning, remember when light just tried to hide death note, he used little thing he had, just pen etc.. I wonder if that was L, he would hide the tight security that complicated its normal for detective, there's no something awful

I can't believe Naruto crappy characters occupy so many positions in top 10 while I know at least 30 anime characters that can top any Naruto characters by far.
Light is the smartest guy in anime and belive me, I've seen TONS of anime.

To be honest the choice is tough but light, come on! He is super hot and clever. he can try to kill me any day. the tactics they use and the planning ahead. I was quite surprised really, didn't see that coming. loved the anime, loved the character! They shouldn't have ended it so soon. - Katana-Sai

Of course, Light Yagami is the hottest and smartest anime character of all time!

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6 Erza - Fairy Tale

Erza is awesome you people are not even giving her the credit she deserves, she is by far one of the most powerful characters in fairy tail. She can beat every character in the guild call fairy tail except for gildarts, the master and I wanna say luxus but I think it'll be a tie.

Erza! She's so hot! Her hair is perfect all the time and she kicks ass! She had over 100 different armor suits and swords! Her past is really sad though. But she is amazing!

I'm sorry but hottest is erza... Smartest? I don't know but I don't think it's sakura hem

Shes the hottest and was quite observant and clever in battle... Shoyld not go any lower than this

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7 Edward Elric - Fullmetal Alchemist Edward Elric - Fullmetal Alchemist Edward Elric, commonly nicknamed Ed, is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series created by Hiromu Arakawa.

Ed has survived a lot considering his age (any age). How many people had come as close as Ed to bringing someone back from the dead. Two. His teacher, and his brother. He and his brother were 10 and 8. Edward is a genius when it comes to chemistry, alchemy, and strategy. He's seen behind the doorway thing, what he traded his leg for, and in the long run, that has helped him plenty. I was super disappointed he doesn't have Alchemy anymore because he has the potential to become the greatest alchemist there has ever lived. He still can, we the help of his brother. And Edward is hot as hell.

Too hot for words. Plus the fact that he's an alchemist pretty much means he has to be a genius, and he even went thru the Gate, so he knows what almost no one else knows

He starts out pretty baby faced, but DAMN! *Snaps fingers 3 times* Is he buff and a badass! He is also super smart in science! In Brotherhood he gets more manlier and in the original anime he doesn't really mature that's noticeable, but he still looks god damn hot without a shirt! - Aurothon

A charming, determined, intelligent boy.

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8 Bulma - Dragon Ball Bulma - Dragon Ball Bulma is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. Bulma is the most significant female character in the series.

She is the smartest anime character ever! She invented Dragon ball radar she's very handy with technology and she's also kinda hot

Bulma is one of my favorite character females she's the smartest in dragon ball z

If this is for having a combination of looks and smarts, Bulma should win. And she definitely needs to be ahead of Goku, who isn't the brightest lightbulb.

Bulma shoul be number is she below sakura

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9 Kakashi Hatake - Naruto Kakashi Hatake - Naruto Kakashi Hatake is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Love hime... Is there anymore left to be said?

I bet the only reason he has a mask on is so the ladies won't die of nose bleeds. He is so beautiful and that scar just makes things even better. He is the most epic ninja in the show in my opinion... KAKASHI WHY ARE YOU SO BEAUTIFUL?!

He's a funny quirky ish genius who can kick ass

Literally I can't even. He's just too hot

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10 Sakura - Naruto Sakura - Naruto Sakura Haruno is the main heroine of the series "Naruto Shonen Jump!" and Naruto Shippuden. She is the only female ninja of Team Seven. Her family consists of her mother, Mebuki Haruno and her father Kizashi Haruno. Her clan is likely not very well known around Konoha and up until "Boruto: Naruto Next more.

Sakura sucks. Shikamaru should be above her

She so great she the sexy and hot genius to every one loves her she don't have fancy weapons but she has her guts like her master so she is number always so please give her number 1

A such cherry bloom that I love perfect fit with sasuke such beauty

She's smart hot everthing - Boruto

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The Newcomers

? Gin Ichimaru - Bleach Gin Ichimaru - Bleach

The smile is so gross he deserves last wait no not on this list at all

The Contenders

11 Usui Takumi - Maid Sama

Perfection. That's all I have to say

This hilarious hottie should be at the top, he's smart ( yea even smarter than Naruto ^_^)
Usui has blonde hair and sharp green eyes.
He has a cool personality he's great at EVERYTHING and only has eyes for misaki, who should also be on this list. :P

Why is he not number 1! He's unsuitable taking for Pete's sake! He's hot, drop dead gorgeous, and he can do everything! He is smart too! I bet that he can get into any school that he wanted too!

So smart and I love him
The way he admits everything in the last few episodes is just so...*faints blushing*

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12 Shikamaru Nara - Naruto Shikamaru Nara - Naruto Shikamaru Nara is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Shikamaru is one of the characters I like in naruto because he always outsmart his opponent, if I were to ask this will be my top 10:
1. shikamaru
2. kakashi hatake- same as shikamaru he is so brilliant when in time of fighting. always analysing first the ability of his opponent.
3. itachi
4. sasuke
5. naruto
6. chiyo- the grandmom of sasori, she was so good and brilliant in her puppetry
7. neji- it was always been said that he is a genius
8. minato
9. sakura- according to sasori, he was amazed that sakura easily made an antidote for his poison that he made even he can not make
10. gaara - he is so fine and excellent in using the nature as he fight his opponent ex. he uses the minerals from underground in fighting kimimaru and he uses the gold sand of his own father to defeat the revived mizukage

Shikamaru is a genius... No homo he kinda has a sexy vibe on him. He is a brilliant strategist. He puts in perspective his weakness and uses it against his enemies... Just look at how he defeated hidan

Maybe this is just me, but besides being an obvious genius, I find his laid-back, down-to-earth personality and subtle-yet-profound love of his friends and villagers to be so very attractive. Face it, he's as "cool" as Sasuke without the Uchicha thirst for vengeance. Temari would be a super lucky girl...

Shikamaru is smarter than kakashi and itachi although these 2 are smart

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13 Vegeta - Dragon Ball Z Vegeta - Dragon Ball Z Vegeta is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

Vegeta is an evil genius, no doubt about that but his wife should be above him.

Vegeta the evil saying prince is the ultimate form of coolness he should be like right on top

He is someone who combined high octane physique with supreme intelligence, should be at least at par with Kakashi - azerbaijan

Vegeta is much much more powerful than Kakashi, but isn't as intelligent as him in my opinion. - Goku02

Intelligent tactician. He picks up in things quite fast just by observing.

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14 Gray Fullbuster - Fairy Tail Gray Fullbuster - Fairy Tail Gray Fullbuster a fairytail wizard is a kind sensitive person which can be mainly found in underwear or fighting a guildmate / friend brother Natsu Dragneel (which I am supersede dint make this list) anyway Gray has a habit of stripping which he found while training with his now unfortunately dead master more.

He is so hot and he has a STRIPPING PROBLEM

Gray is so smart. He had an awesome power. He's also hot and handsome and the way I like him because he had a better intelligence that can't do others. He can also defeat some girls by his seduction. In fairy tail, he is named " smart model" because of what he can do and not just that, he's not bad boy because his hot, he is also very kind. He's awesome!

I've had many anime crushes, sasuke uchiha being my first at the tender age of 5 but gray had been the only one to stick with me. Every time I see him I think of how hot and sexy he is. To be honest I like him more then natsu and I'm sad he's only at number 10

Yep. He wins. - RebeccaDarking

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15 Kaito Kid - Detective Conan

He is always 1step ahead of everyone he knows what to do and always get's away from the police

Kakashi is really smart and cool! Plus, I really love his outfit. Kaitou is a "bad boy" DC

He's way smarter than Conan, not even Conan can see through his plans and his tricks.

the best

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16 Sosuke Aizen - Bleach Sosuke Aizen - Bleach

He is unbelievable, extremely, incredible level smart and hot. He is a crate a strategic plans. Aizen has got God level strong and intelligent.

Yes Aizen... sexy smartass

Why is he down here? He can knock out Gray with one finger and HE CAN BEAT THE CRAP OF EVERYONE ABOVE HERE except Ichigo :)
No offense to the Gray fans.

Aizen is the storngest captain but the hogyoku made him there

17 Shanks - One Piece Shanks - One Piece

YES! This dud esould be number one. He stopped a war wit a few words, he gave up his arm to save his friend, he is hot and an all round amazing guy. Plus he's the captain of his own ship and is really smart.

Smartest in the OP world. Lot smarter than other guys on top of the list. Wise words, full of wisdom and great captain and friend.

YAY! I was waiting for him!

I looove Shanks

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18 Byakuya Kuchiki - Bleach Byakuya Kuchiki - Bleach

Well, he once purposely got himself injured just to test the opponents strategy, and he is a master plotter to equal Itachi Uchiha, and he can often spot tiny flaws in the opponents fighting style. I rest my case.

I believe he is the smartest and hottest among all

He can easily find his opponents weakness and the smartest and probably the hottest looking anime character

Hottest smartest guy ever!
He just needs to take one look at your moves, analyse them for few seconds and... RIP. you go straight yo hell..*. *
And hotness is his middle name.. Sexy handsome cunning and brilliant

19 Aru Akise - Future Diary Aru Akise - Future Diary

How can no one love him? His white hair and purple eyes just make him so adorable. I was so sad when yuno kill ed him.

I never understood why everyone is all over Yuki when Akise is super sexy, smart, nice, all around amazing, and he's RIGHT THERE. Why choose Yuki (who pisses me off to no end) over almost literal perfection?

Akise is very hot and is also very smart. He is the first one to find out that Yuno is actually a goddess.


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20 Kisuke Urahara - Bleach Kisuke Urahara - Bleach

All bleach fans know this great and awesome character
and its so strong, smart and mysterious

Most cunning guy with so much of mystic aroma around him and influences the story most

He is awesome and always remains calm and ahead of everyone. He and Itachi are the smartest characters of all

Aizen : I'll kill you kisuke!
Kisuke: *blasts the ever living hell out Aizen*
Kisuke: Surprise mawfacka. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

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