10 Best White-Haired Animation Boys

10 Best White-Haired Anime Boys

In many anime, including the upcoming Free! Part 2 of The Final StrokeHair color can often be used to identify a person’s personality. Blue hair is for the most fiery characters, black hair for the quiet, intelligent types, and yellow for energy, joy, and enthusiasm. Then there are those with more mysterious white hair.

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In anime, white or silver hair can indicate power. This could be due to a distinguished bloodline, rare combat skills, or unusual magic. You can also see it as closeness to death. This could be a sign that a character has suffered trauma or harbors a dark secret. They are often popular because of these characteristics.


Zen Wisteria, (Snow White with the Red Hair).

Zen with a sword in Snow White with the Red Hair

Zen, the second prince of Clarines, has white hair because his royal blood. If his lighter-haired brother, Izana is any indication, he’s also a prince. Zen, despite being young and less experience, is serious about his duties as prince and serving his kingdom.

Zen’s nobility extends beyond his royal duties. He has been trying to make Shirayuki’s life easier ever since he first met her in episode “Encounter Changing The Color of Fate”. Snow White with Red Hair.

Allen Walker (D.Gray Man)


Allen Walker, a gentle and kind young man is dedicated to the protection of others. His red left arm, for which he was abandoned by his parents as a child, transforms into a weapon called Innocence that he can use to destroy the Akuma plaguing humanity. He is also able to see Akuma’s souls and can fool him with human disguises.

Allen doesn’t fight Akuma for hatred like Yu Kanda or other Exorcists. He acts out of a genuine desire to save and protect all people he meets, Akuma or human. Although his white hair is the result of the same curse which allows him to see Akumas souls in torture, it suits both his close proximity and his angelic nature.

Ryo Bakura (Yu-Gi-Oh!)

Bakura with sad eyes in Yu-Gi-Oh!

It’s hard to believe that Yugi has a three-toned hairstyle. Ryo Bakura is much more easily identifiable by his hair color. Bakura is quiet and reserved, but he also has great power through the Millennium Ring that will direct his owner in the right direction.

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Dark Bakura is the Ring’s evil spirit. He isn’t quiet or reserved, but he is extremely powerful. His origins and ultimate goals are kept a mystery throughout the entire show. His ancient Egyptian incarnation, Thief King Bakura, had silver hair, as well.

Killua Zoldyck (Hunter X Hunter)

Killua smiling in Hunter x Hunter

Killua’s kindness is evident as he spends more time with his friends. However, he was still trained as a cold and ruthless killer and will not hesitate to show that side of him when necessary. His hair becomes blindingly glowing and crackles with electricity when he uses his Godspeed technique.

Killua, who was the only sibling to have white hair, inherited it from his grandfather Zeno and father Silva. It makes Killua both the Zoldyck heir apparent and very different from them. Killua wants to be free from the expectations of his family and live his life as he sees fit.

Soul Eater Evans (Soul Eater)

Soul grins down at someone offscreen in Soul Eater

Soul’s beautiful white hair is only one aspect of his striking appearance. The rest of Soul’s features include bright red eyes, sharp and a transformation into a giant scissor. He is one of the most powerful Demon Weapons in the most frightening anime on body horror.

Very concerned with appearing “cool” at all times, Soul’s flippant attitude hides deep insecurities and fears. Soul is concerned about Maka’s safety, and is extremely private about his life prior to attending Death Weapon Meister Academy.

Ginko (Mushishi).

Screenshot from the Mushishi anime series.

Ginko’s unique ability to attract and see mushi makes him an ideal mushishiAlways alone and always on the move, he solves problems caused by mushiThese range from harmless, amusing troubles to some of the most frightening moments in any anime that isn’t horror.

Ginko is a calm, reserved person with a lot of trauma. He lost his memories of much of his life, one of his childhood mentors ordered him away after he accidentally harmed a mushiThe curse of the mushi that took Ginko’s eye and eventually killed him also caused the death of the other one.

Satoru Gojo (Jujutsu Kaisen)

Gojo Satoru

Yuuji, Megumi, and Nohara’s mentor, Gojo, has a head of bright white hair, a perpetually cheerful personality, and a design that has inspired some of the best Jujutsu Kaisen cosplays. Gojo, despite being disapproved by Tokyo Jujutsu High’s elders, is indispensable as the strongest jujutsu wizard in existence.

While his friendliness is genuine, Gojo had to learn some hard lessons in his youth before becoming the responsible teacher and sorcerer he is today. He was once arrogant about his unmatchable strength and saw no reason to use it for others’ good, but failing to protect Riko and being betrayed by Geto were huge wake-up calls. Now, he uses his power for a purpose: to protect people and train the next generation of sorcerers to change all of jujutsu society.

Kaworu Nagisa, Neon Genesis Evangelion

Despite only appearing in a single episode, Kaworu nevertheless makes a huge impact on Shinji’s life and the show as a whole. Kaworu, a new EVA pilot was quickly introduced to Shinji and quickly formed a relationship with him. His friendship gives Shinji hope for happiness.

Kaworu is revealed to be Tabris, the last Angel. His hair color was an indicator of his inhuman nature. Both he and Shinji fight hard in their EVA units. But when Kaworu realizes the Angel he is trying to merge with, it’s Lilith, and not Adam, he abandons the mission. He insists that Shinji murder him. He prefers to die rather than allow Shinji to be destroyed along with the rest. Despite Kaworu being a good man, Shinji is forced to kill Kaworu.

Ken Kaneki, Tokyo Ghoul

Natsuki Hanae voices Ken Kaneki in the anime Tokyo Ghoul

Kaneki is unusual among white-haired anime boy’s because his hair was originally a soft, black color. After being tortured for 10 days by Yamori in the episode “Ghoul,” he broke mentally, his hair turned pure white, and he became the tragic antihero that most fans recognize him as today.

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Kaneki didn’t have the best mental health. Not after he was unwillingly made into a half-ghoul. He was kind and gentle, refusing any killing. This moment was the tipping point of all his trauma, and he became cold and ruthless, willing to slaughter his enemies to keep from being hurt or losing anyone ever again.

Kakashi Hatake, Naruto

Kakashi has all the characteristics of a white-haired, anime boy. Kakashi was a prodigy and rose quickly in the ranks of the ninja community at a young age. He is well-known for his powerful abilities such as the Lightning Cutter Jutsu, copying any other jutsu he can see, and even dimensional warfare. As seen in many Naruto Shippuden Episodes that show Kakashi’s backstory reveal that his past is also filled with tragedy and death.

Kakashi’s father, a disgraced man, killed himself as a child. His teammates volunteered to help him and the other one forced him into killing her. He also lost his sensei during the Nine-Tailed Fox attack on the Leaf Village. Kakashi refuses to turn to evil because he lost so many people he loved.

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