Smartest Anime/Manga Characters


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21 Madara Uchiha - Naruto Madara Uchiha - Naruto

He is smart.. He could combine plant cells with Hashirama cells and making zetsu

Though he was fooled by Black Zetsu he was pretty smart. HE made it so he can give Nagato his Rinnegan and use it in the future to revive himself to put the world inside a genjutsu.

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

May not be smart in the traditional sense, as he often become caught up in his emotions, but the fact that he knows the chemical composition of pretty much everything certainly counts for something, also after being taught by Izumi he understands how everything is connected in the world. He has on multiple occasions cracked very difficult codes, and not to mention the sheer determination of the character.

This site is completely based on votes Edward elric is second smart after conan /shinichi

Oh yeah, Edward is very clever, until someone calls him short

He was the youngest state alchemist and has the knowledge of alchemy,chemistry&biology with a detective like reasoning.

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23 Black Zetsu - Natuto

I don't know, he is kind of intelligent

Set everything up perfectly in the story so he could revive Kaguya and retrieve all chakra from humans.

He should be in the top 5.he was planning to revive his mother for like a 1000 years.he changed the uchiha stone tablet and tricked madara

24 Kisuke Urahara - Bleach Kisuke Urahara - Bleach

Even aizen admits that kisuke is the only soul reaper that has greater intellect than him

Definitely smart, should be part of top ten.

Smartest badass in all of anime

Cleverest bleach character, should be in the top ten.
Even Aizen admits that Kisuke is the only soul reaper that is more clever than him, created the hogyoku. Founded the research and development.

25 Izaya Orihara - Durarara!! Izaya Orihara - Durarara!!

This is my all time favorite character. He maybe a troll but he's a sexy troll. He is smart enough to take on gangs and come out with them listening to every word he says

He may not seem overly smart at first, but to be able to manipulate and lie to people as successfully as him you need to be very intelligent. Aside from also being fluent in Russian, his little rants about the afterlife and nothern mythology show that he can be very book smart and philosophical as well.

This guy made a girl he just met attempt to commit suicide... And why is Luffy here? I love him but...

Izaya is not only intelligent but he is also able to manipulate others behaviours by merely saying a few words, not only that but it is shown that he can fight quite a bit. He is also fluent in Russian and hell, he can escape and injure the strongest man in ikebukero.

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26 Akiyama Shinichi - Liar Game

Obviously the smartest character, everything he does is calculated, he is a mastermind for all the games and can trick and manipulate others so easily. He has a degree in psychology and got into an elite university despite being extremely poor, only by using his wits, he even brought down an MLM. Smarter than lelouch, light, L, and Kudo. Definitely deserves number 1 spot, he could outsmart L and light and lelouch any day.

Liar Game isn't mainstream so many people haven't read it. And boy are they missing out. Plot-wise, Liar Game is hands down the smartest series on this list and as its genius mastermind, Akiyama deserves the number one spot on this list.

In my opinion he's smarter than Lelouch. And yeah, I've watched Code Geass so don't tell me I don't know my stuff.

Why is this Man low I think he should be number two at this list

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27 Shiro - No Game No Life Shiro - No Game No Life

Shiro is able to figure out games and schemes in a matter of seconds! She is able to learn a new language in a matter of minutes! She never lost a game of chess- and on top of that she's only 11!

She memorised all states of the Chess board and even said "It's no different from tictac toe". She learnt a whole new language in an hour too.

What the... she's 22? Oh God, but she definitely deserves to be in top 5, she's amazing!

I refuse to believe that she is only in top 27. She should be at least in top 3!

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29 Orochimaru - Naruto Orochimaru - Naruto Orochimaru is a fictional character from the Naruto universe created by Masashi Kishimoto and developed into a media franchise, which consists of a series of manga, anime, soundtracks, OVAs, movies, video games, and other collectibles.

Creepy and evil genius

He is very clever, making the symbol of cures, room dimensions and reincarnation.
I must admit, he is genius

30 Armin Arlert - Attack on Titan Armin Arlert - Attack on Titan Armin Arlert is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama.

Armin is smart

His quick thinking and intellectual skills make Armin one of the brightest characters.
He may lack physical strength on the battlefield but his wits are always handy and make him one of humanities best soldiers!

Armin really isn't getting he credit he deserves. Out of a desperate attempt to save himself and his friends (which worked) he actually managed to help come up with the plan that resulted in humanity's first victory against the Titans (Eren plugging the hole in
Trost). (Not sure how accurate this part is though)

Then, out of nothing but observed and remembered behaviors and events, Armin manages to deduce the identity of the Female Titan and help come up with a plan to capture her.

Remember that this kid is like 15 but already has the genius of a commander.

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

There's too many geniuses in Naruto if we had more point of view we'd see that Kakashi is as smart or even as I dare say smarter than shikamaru

Why isn't he up there with shikamaru

You mean he is lower than luffy and Lucy heartfelia


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32 Blank - No Game No Life

Blank consists of 2 people, not just one. - Goku02

They plan obsessively, and the knowledge they've accrued due to their obsession with everything gaming they use with deadly accuracy and precision, and their plans accomplish extraordinarily redundant failsafing. When they say knowledge is power, they mean it, and capitalize upon it immensely.

They should be unstoppable so why is Shiro Alone in the top 10?

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33 Toushirou Hitsugaya - Bleach

Come on Shiro-kun is A PRODIGY he reaches captain at such you age!

34 Naomi Misora - Death Note Naomi Misora - Death Note

She's an extraordinary agent. She's the smartest Death Note female character. She should be higher. - Goku02

Naomi is very intelligent it is a shame that Light managed to trick her.

35 Beyond Birthday - Death Note

Beyond Birthday sold be higher up, probably in second place. The only reason he is this low is because few know who he is.

The only reason he is this low on the list is because most people probably do not know who he is.

36 Tokuchi Toa - One Outs

No expression of fear even in toughest situation, natural mind without power, cool and best thing is 'all or nothing' league...

37 Near - Death Note 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.

Near was able to almost match Light in intelligence. He gets my vote.

Why's Near so low down the list?

Near is so smart... I'm jealous...

Why is he lower than Mello

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38 Shinichi Akiyama - Liar Game

I hesitated between him, Yokoya, Tokuchi, Akagi and Haneda (Shinichi and L are just behind) but he seemed to be the smartest to me thanks to the crazy strategies he came up with to outsmart Yokoya.

What is thid guy doing here! If you haven't read the manga. he's actually the same intelegence as L and Light, even smarter because he doesn't have anyally exept for a honest girl. The most bad.ass smartass in my opinion...(just don't be lazy and read liar game -.-

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40 Yuuko Ichihara - xxxHolic

Basically knows everything because everything is inevitable

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