Smartest Anime/Manga Characters


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21 Ging Freecss - Hunter x Hunter

He predicted his son's life from A to Z, and the votes of the Zodiacs. He also got a huge knowledge and is the only one for the moment who can match Pariston's intelligence.

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22 Skuld - Ah! My Goddess

She's just a kid and already building robots. She's one of the three kid geniuses in manganime I know. (The others are Negi Springfield and Toopie.)

23 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.

Izaya is much smarter than what people think...

Happy that him and Sora are on the list, But where the hell is Karma?! - IZAYAxSORAxLxKARMA

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24 Pariston - Hunter x Hunter

One of the zodiacs, predicted the outcome of the new election shortly after the death of the previous chairmen, netero.

He deduced the result of a chairman election from a simple sentence and manipulated more than 300 people to do so. enough said.

25 Dr. Myuu - Dragon Ball
26 Johan Liebert - Monster Johan Liebert - Monster

The true God of manipulation, his genius has no limits and he doesn't even need a book that kills people whose names are written in it or an eye power that controls people.

I find it truly criminal that some people have not experienced the masterful manipulation that his character executes.

Can someone explain to me why Sakura (ffs) is in the top10 and this guy isn't? He's far smarter than Lelouch and Light. He should de at least top3. I swear, these top10s are so biased. - Galahad

The Monster. At 10, he manipulated a whole orphanage to kill each other. At 15 he created a money loundering company and just left once he got tired of it. At 20 he was a serial killer that nobody believed he existed, could manipulated anyone to kill themselves or to obey him.

So Sakura is in top 10 but Johan isn't? Clearly the common person watching anime doesn't know anything about Johan and his intelligence. He's more intelligent than L and Light, combined. People are idiots. Johan is so intelligent that he can make all of people in this list kill each other by the sheer skill of manipulation, those who've watched monster know what I'm talking about.

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27 Shou Tucker - FullMetal Alchemist Shou Tucker - FullMetal Alchemist
28 Sora - No Game No Life Sora - No Game No Life

He is like the father of all geniuses! Go Google it out

This is his second time on this list

29 Sorata - No Game No Life

Why is he not ranked higher? :IHe, along with his sister, should be ranked about 4 or 5 on the list. The main reason they aren't higher is that they are terrible at doing anything in real life. They are geniuses at games, and nobody on this list could defeat them in one. If they could get over their fear of the real world, they would be the smartest anime characters to ever live.

Sora is a genius he plans so far ahead to make the next move to his advantage. He and his sister are an unstoppable team.

Sora is extremely smart and is admittedly an unstoppable intellectual team with his sister, Shiro.


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31 Mello - Death Note Mello - Death Note Mihael Keehl, universally referred to by the mononym Mello, is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

The anime doesn't do this character justice. In the manga and the Death Note novel he's a genius.

32 Mavis Vermillion - Fairy Tail Mavis Vermillion - Fairy Tail Mavis Vermilion is the first guild master of the infamous guild Fairy Tail. She started as a poor young girl with no parents and friends. She worked for the guild Red Salamander on Tenrou Island. Tenrou Island is also the island that belongs to the Fairy Tail guild where her grave is.

How the hell Sakura is above her? She must be at Top 10. No Game No Life characters aren't on the Top 10 althought they deserve, too. This list is lame.

A.k.a fairy tactician, smartest in that anime I guess

She should be waaayy higher than Gray, even in the top 5

33 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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34 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.

35 Madara Uchiha - Naruto Madara Uchiha - Naruto Madara Uchiha (うちはマダラ, Uchiha Madara) was the legendary leader of the Uchiha clan. He founded Konohagakure alongside his rival, Hashirama Senju, with the intention of beginning an era of peace. When the two couldn't agree on how to achieve that peace, they fought for control of the village, more.

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.

Its not even all that m8

A smart baka

36 Goku - Dragon Ball Goku - Dragon Ball Son Goku (Kakarrot) is the main protagonist in Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. He had many abilities like, super strength, utilization of ki, flight, teleportation, super speed, enhanced reflexes, and Super Saiyan transformation that increase strength, speed, and durability. more.

You can't blame him for not having gone to school and learn academic stuffs. Other than that, he's an extremely quick and creative learner, as well as having excellent battle strategies and tactics. - Goku02

He is not idiot when it comes to fighting. He kicked every villains ass.

He's not book smart, but he's a battle genius. Vegeta has said so himself. - Goku02

If he were to take a math test, yeah he'd fail miserably. But in battle, he is actually one of the best tactical fighters there are. He's actually a better tactitian than Vegeta, but because of the comedic relief gullibility that Toriyama gave him outside of battle, people think he is stupid. Which he is stupid, just not in battle lol - roflcash4

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37 Seto Kaiba - Yu-Gi-Oh Seto Kaiba - Yu-Gi-Oh
38 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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39 Buggy - One Piece

This idiot?! LOL - Tia-Harribel

40 Matt - Death Note

I really feel like he should be a little bit higher up on the list, a few places before Mello.

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