10 Popular Anime Characters with Black Hair

Anime characters come in all shapes and sizes, and unlike in other entertainment mediums, anime characters flex different hair colors. While characters like Gojo are remembered for their white hair, there are several anime characters who are hard to look away from because of their shiny black hair. So, in this article, we have discussed some of the best anime characters who proudly flex shiny black hair.

10. Tomioka Giyu

Giyu Tomioka from Demon Slayer
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  • Anime: Demon Slayer
  • Debut Episode: 1

Giyu Tomioka plays a significant role in the story of Demon Slayer. He sent Tanjiro to train with Urokodaki. Tomioka is the Water Hashira, mostly seen without facial expressions. His black fangs make his face look like that of an innocent kid. His uneven hair length looks good when he half-ties it.

Giyu is a potent combatant who doesn’t believe in giving second chances to those who cross boundaries. He is also cruel towards every demon, except Nezuko. During Giyu’s first encounter with Tanjiro, he sees how she protects her brother from getting hurt, and that’s why he protects Nezuko from getting killed by the other Hashiras in Demon Slayer.

9. Uryu Ishida

Uryu Ishida from Bleach
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  • Anime: Bleach
  • Debut Episode: 7

Uryu Ishida is a Quincy who hated Ichigo Kurosaki when he first met him. However, seeing the latter’s combating skills, he couldn’t resist befriending him. Uryu betrayed Ichigo in The Thousand Year Blood War and joined Yhwach. Later, it was revealed that Uryu joined the villain in killing him.

Uryu is proficient in archery and is also a skilled fighter who doesn’t care about his life if his friends need him in any battle. He flaunts a simple yet memorable look with black hair and glasses. There have been many instances in the series when the calm and composed Uryu Ishida proved his worth and loyalty towards Ichigo and his other friends.

8. L

L from Death Note
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  • Anime: Death Note
  • Debut Episode: 2

When the entire world was in terror of Light Yagami’s killing spree, L was the only one who accepted the challenge and gave toe-to-toe competition to Yagami. L is a brave detective who likes to live a secretive life. That’s why, at the beginning of the series, we see him communicating with the Task Force through his assistant, Watari.

L gained the attention of every enthusiast because of his intellect. Even though we do not know much about his background, L’s ambition and his way of working make him one of the most potent anime detectives. Even though L always flexed a rough look compared to Light, he looked amazing because of his shiny black hair.

7. Itachi Uchiha

Itachi Uchiha from Naruto
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  • Anime: Naruto
  • Debut Episode: 80

Itachi Uchiha was a pacifist who dreamt of a war-free world. That’s because he witnessed violence at a very young age, and the aftermath of the war traumatized him to a greater extent. However, after growing up, he killed his entire clan but didn’t do anything to his younger brother, Sasuke. He underwent rigorous training from a young age to become a ninja despite hating violence.

Itachi joined Akatsuki and frequently got involved in conflicts with Sasuke and the Konoha village. However, after his death, everyone learned that he was never against Konoha or Sasuke. Itachi was a secretive anime character who always looked more appealing because of the mystery around him and, of course, his black hair.

6. Yor Forger

Yor Forger from Spy X Family
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  • Anime: Spy x Family
  • Debut Episode: 2

Yor is the beautiful assassin from Spy x Family. Her straight black hair makes her look even more appealing to people’s eyes. Yor secretly worked as a professional assassin with the code name — Thorn Princess. She lacks social skills, and that’s why she can’t communicate properly, not even with the colleagues she works with.

However, when Loid asks her to be his fake wife, she agrees because this way, she can also keep her real identity hidden from the world.

5. Mikasa Ackerman

Mikasa from Attack on Titan
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  • Anime: Attack on Titan
  • Debut Episode: 1

Mikasa is one of the most gorgeous girls any anime has given us. She lost her parents at a young age and then started living with the Yeagers as a new member of their family. She inherited a gorgeous face and straight black hair. When Jean first saw Mikasa, he first noticed her beautiful hair.

Being an Ackerman, Mikasa was a born fighter, so she quickly rose through the ranks in the Survey Corps. Furthermore, she is also seen as the best soldier of the 104th Training Corps.

4. Megumi Fushiguro

Megumi Fushiguro from Jujutsu Kaisen
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  • Anime: Jujutsu Kaisen
  • Debut Episode: 1

Megumi Fushiguro was born to Toji Fushiguro, but his father abandoned him at a very young age. Later, he was found by the blindfolded sorcerer Gojo Satoru, who nurtured him and his half-sister and introduced them to the world of sorcery. Megumi comes with the ten shadow techniques that make him one of the worthiest sorcerers, and that’s why Sukuna has been interested in him since the beginning.

Megumi often carries an introverted persona with little to no facial expressions. That’s why he was also seen getting irritated by Nobara, Gojo, and Yuji’s goofy personalities.

3. Monkey D. Luffy

Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece
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  • Anime: One Piece
  • Debut Episode: 1

Monkey D. Luffy is the funniest anime protagonist. With his cute and funny gestures, he can make you laugh without even saying anything. Getting motivated by Red Hair Shanks, Luffy wanted to become the King of Pirates since childhood.

So, he created his own crew, named Straw Hat Pirates, after growing up. He also accumulated some potent crew mates, including Zoro, Nami, Sanji, and Usopp. Besides that, his accomplishments as a pirate have also earned him some powerful nemesis over the years and large amounts of bounties on his head.

2. Nico Robin

Nico Robin from One Piece
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  • Anime: One Piece
  • Debut Episode: 67

Nico Robin is one of the most beloved characters of One Piece. She is the epitome of style who can turn heads wherever she goes. This anime character is mostly seen wearing revealing clothes like Nami, and her hime-cut black hair makes every look of her fancy.

When she was young, she ate a devil fruit named Hana Hana No Mi, which granted him the ability to reproduce any body part at will. Before joining the Straw Hat Pirates, Nico Robin served as the Vice-President of Baroque Works.

1. Levi Ackerman

Levi Ackerman from Attack on Titan
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  • Anime: Attack on Titan
  • Debut Episode: 4

Levi Ackerman was one of the potent fighters of the Survey Corps. He was a supporting character who was loved more than the main protagonist by the fandom. Levi was the best soldier of humanity who had a huge respect for Erwin.

Despite his short height and lean physique, Levi was highly loved by his female fans, thanks to his black, shiny hair that made his face look appealing.

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