Silver hair, or silver blonde, is an uncommon hair color which can actually be found in nature, and this very hair color is the topic of anime website Twi-Ani’s latest survey as they asked 100 anime otaku in Akihabara who do they think is the best silver-haired anime character out there.

From the flat-chested to the well-endowed, silver haired anime characters have been quite popular in the world of anime, so without further ado, here are Twi-Ani’s 7 best silver-haired anime characters

7) Illyasviel Von Einzbern (Fate series)


With her hair color leaning much much closer to what real silver hair looks like, Fate’s resident loli takes the #7 spot to kick off the list. Though she looks like an elementary school student, Illya is actually a whole lot older than you think (actually in her late/mid teens by the time of Fate/ Stay Night), and this fact may be the reason why she is so popular… that and the fact that she is also a magical girl.

6) Takane Shijou (The [email protected])


765 Pro’s most mysterious idol has a lot of secrets, but it is no secret that she has a huge appetite. In terms of her physique, Takane is Illya’s polar opposite as she is quite known for her curves. For her mysterious nature, as well as her seriously huge appetite, Takene takes the #6 spot.

5) Suigintou (Rozen Maiden)


Suigintou is a doll… literally, and she takes the #5 spot ahead of Illya and Takane. Though she is known to be tough and often scary, Suigintou does have a softer side to her, and she actually cares for her medium, Megu, who is terminally ill. And even if she says she will destroy all her sisters to become “Alice”, the perfect girl, she does show some sympathy to them, and this tsundere nature gives Suigintou the #5 spot.

4) Tomoyo Sakagami (Clannad)


A tough girl with a knack for fighting, Tomoyo is as tough as it gets, beating up delinquents and other boys. However, she does have her cute side, and this “Gap Moe” makes her popular enough to get ahead of the other 3 and take 4th place

3) Sanya V. Litvak (Strike Witches)


The 501st Joint Fighter Wing’s Orussian night witch, also known as the White Lily of Stalingrad, is one of the most popular silver-haired anime characters right now, and with military-themed anime being the trend these days, it is no surprise that she ranks high in Twi-Ani’s list at #3. She has the ability known as “Magic Antennae”, which allows her to detect neuroi over great distances. She is often partnered (and shipped) with Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen.

2) Nyaruko (Haiyore! Nyaruko-san)


This overly-attached girlfriend is a tad-bit annoying if you are the target of her affections, but she has won over fans for her willingness to do anything for the one she loves. Yes, she is the anime version of Cthulhu, so she is pretty dangerous, though those frightening powers of hers often end up in comedic situations.

1) Kanade Tachibana/ Tenshii (Angel Beats!)


The “Angel” herself takes the top spot in Twi-Ani’s list, and with good reason as this often misunderstood “Student Council President” of the afterlife has induced so many tears and feels over the years… being voiced by Kana Hanazawa might also have helped her win first place… a lot.

There are also a lot of characters who unfortunately did not make it to the list. These characters also have silver hair and really deserve to be included so we will just have them as special mentions… Shocking Truth!

Index Librorum Prohibitorum (A certain series)


Chaika Trabant (Chaika The Coffin Princess)


Black Hanekawa (Monogatari)

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Source: Twi-Ani


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