Smartest Anime Characters

The Top Ten

1 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.

Just the guy I hoped for

He completed 95% of the kira case the moment he suspected light. You can never hide the truth from L, the smartest person in the anime history and also my favorite.

Awesome awesome awesome and yeah, awesome

Think about this.. L is the best..

2 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.

In every smart characters list, light should be 1 and L 2

The reason I pick Loght is because, yes maybe L had the higher intelligence, but One, Light beat L, and two, L is 25 years old. light is 17

He can make everything goes his way, even after the amnesia! He's a genius

3 Near - Death Note Nate River, exclusively known by the mononym Near, is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

He's confirmed to be smarter than L. And he is just as smart as Light at 7 years old.

That's MY ALBINO! WOOO!

4 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 surpassed all these guys with just her time machine alone. she's the smartest anime character. - VegeBulYes

5 Lelouch - Code Geass Lelouch Lamperouge, whose real name is Lelouch vi Britannia, is the title character and protagonist of the Sunrise anime series Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.

He changed the world...

High IQ

6 Shikimaru Nara - Naruto
7 Kisuke Urahara - Bleach Kisuke Urahara is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

Smart. - ErzaScarlet

8 Itachi Uchiha - Naruto Itachi Uchiha is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Itachi is the most intelligent and wisestcharacter in any anime that has been created.

Itachi is more intelligent than any other character in Naruto

9 Edward Elric - Fullmetal Alchemist Edward Elric, commonly nicknamed Ed, is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.
10 Zarbon - Dragon Ball Zarbon is Frieza's right hand man and highest ranking Commander and General in an army of millions. He is always beside his master and emperor, Lord Frieza, following his orders and carrying out his dirty work alongside his comrade, Dodoria. Zarbon is responsible for advising Frieza on numerous matters, ...read more.

The Contenders

11 Shiro - No Game No Life
12 Shikaku Nara - Naruto
13 General Blue - Dragon Ball General Blue is an antagonist in the Dragon Ball manga and the anime Dragon Ball, and also makes an appearance in Dragon Ball GT.
14 Kakashi Hatake - Naruto Kakashi Hatake is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.
15 Goku - Dragon Ball Son Goku (Kakarrot) is the main protagonist in Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. He has many abilities like, super strength, utilization of ki, flight, teleportation, super speed, enhanced reflexes, and Super Saiyan transformation that increase strength, speed, and durability. ...read more.

What is this idiot doing on a "smart people" list?

16 Dr. Gero - Dragon Ball Z
17 Neji Hyuga - Naruto
18 Android 19 - Dragon Ball Z
19 Dr. Kochin - Dragon Ball
20 Sora - No Game No Life

I don't really get why he's after Shiro he's a bit smarter than her...

21 Dr. Wheelo - Dragon Ball
22 Shinichi Kudo - Detective Conan Jimmy Kudo, known in Japan and internationally as Shinichi Kudo, is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the manga series Case Closed and its adaptations, created by Gosho Aoyama.
23 Dr. Myuu - Dragon Ball
24 Chopper - One Piece
25 Lelouch Lamperouge - Code Geass Lelouch Lamperouge, whose real name is Lelouch vi Britannia, is the title character and protagonist of the Sunrise anime series Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.
26 Ciel Phantomhive - Black Butler

Ciel Phantomhive is the esteemed Head of the Phantomhive House, the Queen's beloved Guard Dog, the owner of an immensely popular confectionery and toy company called the Funtom Corporation, and an absolute GENIUS at chess, all starting from the young age of TEN! Now thirteen, he's been keeping the Phantomhive Manor in check, successfully managing his steadily-rising company, and going on crazy and dangerous missions regarding London's underworld to accomplish the tasks the Queen gives to him on a day-to-day basis! For his age, he's extremely clever and determined, not to mention cunning and artful, as well as responsible and strict when it comes to his servants and, of course, his demon butler, Sebastian. Ciel still also manages to do very well, regardless of his traumatic past, so our young Phantomhive definitely deserves a top spot on this list!

27 Shou Tucker - FullMetal Alchemist Shou Tucker is a fictional character from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.
28 Buggy - One Piece
29 Captain Kuro - One Piece
30 Hinata Hyuga - Naruto Hinata Hyuga is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.
31 Inaho Kaizuka - Aldnoah.Zero
32 Rei Ryugazaki - Free!
33 Jellal Fernandes - Fairy Tail Jellal Fernandes is a childhood friend of Erza Scarlet. When he lost his own memory, he was a Dark Mage who desperately sought to revive Zeref via the R-System. Jellal served as the main antagonist of the Tower of Heaven arc and is currently a member and co-founder of Crime Sorcière.
34 Aizen Sousuke - Bleach
35 Bankotsu - InuYasha
36 Jakotsu - InuYasha
37 Cabaji - One Piece
38 Ginkotsu - InuYasha
39 Basque Grand - Full Metal Alchemist
40 Maes Hughes - Fullmetal Alchemist Maes Hughes is a fictional character from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.
41 Piccolo - Dragon Ball Piccolo is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. He first appeared in chapter 161 of the Dragon Ball manga in the Shonen Jump magazine on February 22, 1988. He is a member of the alien Namekian race and has abilities such as ki manipulation, regeneration, telepathy, ...read more.
42 Roy Mustang - Full Metal Alchemist Roy Mustang is a fictional character from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.
43 Dr. Brief - Dragon Ball
44 Sanji - One Piece Vinsmoke Sanji, most commonly known by his moniker "Black Leg" Sanji, is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. He is the cook of the Straw Hat Pirates, as well as the former sous chef of the Baratie. He is also the third son of the Vinsmoke Family, thus making him ...read more.
45 Kurapika Kurta - Hunter x Hunter
46 Killua Zoldyck - Hunter X Hunter
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