Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime Guys with Black Hair

Tuesday's Top 5

Last week we did the list of top 5 anime females with black hair focussing on the cool beauties of the anime world. This week my attention shifts to the male characters and I think my main focus here was focussed and dependable. That said, there are an enormous number of males with ebony hair that I just could not fit onto my list so I would love to know your thoughts and who would have been included on your list.

Please note there are some spoilers in the descriptions below.

Honourable Mentions: Jiroh (Black Blood Brothers), Kazuya Shibuya (Ghost Hunt) and Gilbert Nightray (Pandora Hearts), plus the dozens of others that were considered and ultimately left off the list.

Number 5: Hei (Darker Than Black)

Whether he’s on a mission, infiltrating an organisation, reporting in, apparently having a break, Hei is always focussed on his primary goal, find out what happened to his sister. He might be a crazy powerful contractor but even before he became a contractor he was feared for his skills. he is one guy you do not want to cross because once he sets his sights on something, one way or another he’s going to make it happen and he’s going to look really good while doing it.

Number 4: Kirito (Sword Art Online)

Another highly focussed character and one I very much enjoy watching in action, Kirito does not let anything stand between him and his current goal, not even death. Plus, once you get through his protective shell and anti-social exterior, he’s actually a genuinely caring person who looks after those he considers his friends. While his tunnel focus might work against him when he gets fixated on single points and sometimes misses the bigger picture, in terms of drive it is hard to argue against his actions.

Number 3: Kuroh Yatogami (K)

If you are looking for dedication and loyalty than you can’t go much further than Kuroh. Not to mention the guy can cook and rocks that pink apron. Admittedly, there’s a bit of a disconnect between his good looks and personality when fighting to his more laid back persona and he definitely has some personality traits that are a little questionable, such as listening to the recordings of his dead master for guidance on a daily basis. Still, he’s a strong fighter, wields a sword, has an absolute sense of duty, and ultimately does what he believes is right. He is one very cool character for this list.

Number 2: Shinya Kougami (Psycho Pass)

I’d like to let the pictures speak for me on this one. Kougami is tough, focussed, and relatively unstoppable once he puts his mind to things. He’s also really great to watch in action. However, he isn’t a muscle head who only relies on his fists, he’s got a good head on his shoulders and knows when to use it. A pure joy to watch as he unravels the mysteries in Psycho Pass and seeks out his revenge.

Number 1: Sebastian Michaelis (Black Butler)

Was there ever a moment of doubt that Sebastian would not be number one on this list? The guy can do anything and look amazing while doing it. Okay, he might be a demon so has an unfair advantage. In a fair world, Kougami would be the number 1, however fair or unfair, Sebastian is perfect, except for the whole eating people’s souls things. That’s a minor hiccup in an otherwise flawless persona.

Alright, I’m done so I’m handing it over to you for your top 5 guys with black hair.

Thanks for reading.

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Karandi James.


17 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime Guys with Black Hair

  1. We have a few in common, lol 🙂 Shinya is also ranked number two for me in regards to black hair. My number one is Kageyama! Great list karandi! 🙂

  2. Saw #1 coming from a mile away. Great list – I actually know all of them this time and ain’t that a shock.

    My list would be
    5. Levi (Attack on Titan)
    4. Mikado (Durarara)
    3. Sebastian
    2. Matoba Seiji (Natsume Yuujinchou)
    1. Yuuri Katsuki (Yuri on Ice – who saw this coming? Everyone and their goat?)

      1. If you ask me why I’m so fond of Matoba, I’ll honestly draw a blank. He’s got few scenes and is kind of a douche. But he’s…oddly interesting?

        1. He’s definitely an interesting character and adds some much needed not sweet elements into the show, but still, interesting choice.

    1. There was never any doubt in my mind. The others on the list were a bit trickier to decide but Sebastian was always going to be number 1.

  3. 5. Guy from Naruto
    4. Funikage Tokoyami from My Hero Academia
    3. Shinya from Psycho Pass
    2. Rei from March Comes in Like a Lion
    1. Roy Mustang from Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood

  4. Well, two of my favorite characters (Kirito and Kougami) are already here, so I have nothing to add lol😂 Both are amazing in their own way, and really add to the shows in the form of entertainment 😊

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