7 Smartest Anime Characters?

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Found this list on Squidoo of the 7 Smartest Anime Characters, according to the author Gusti.

The English isn’t great in the article but the names are pretty clear:

  • Shinichi Kudo (Detective Conan)
  • Ryuzaki L a.k.a L Lawliet (Death Note)
  • Shikamaru Nara (Naruto)
  • Bulma (Dragon Ball)
  • Hiruma Yoichi (Eyeshield 21)
  • Akiyama Shinichi (Liar Game)
  • Nico Robin (One Piece)

Do you agree? Who’s got a better list?


44 Responses to 7 Smartest Anime Characters?

  1. Kamada from Battle Royale. Not only does he know about healing people, as his father was a doctor, but he also know how to kill whilst not wanting to. Also, he knows how to survive.

  2. The Fork?
    Where's Washu Hakubi from Tenchi Muyo?
    And Lelouch V Britannia
    Also Orichimaru is smarter than Shikimaru anyday…
    Kyusaku Natsume the genius scientist from all purpose cultural cat girl Nuku Nuku
    I'll be honest Seto Kaiba and the Pharoh Atem deserve to be on the list
    and Probably Naruko from InuYasha

  3. Shikamaru? Nico Robin? L? Fanboy!

    Kira and Vegapunk are smarter characters in 2 of the animes stated. It's hard to say who's "smartest" – but Lelouch (Geass), Leeron (TTGL), Kanzaki Urumi (GTO) or even Himeji (Baka to Test) and Shigeru (Yakitate!!) could outsmart most of them.

  4. Where the heck is Tôshiro Ôyama, from Captain Herlock…
    The guy built three spaceships on his own, he should be on top of it !
    And Herlock himself not far behind if you ask me…

  5. – Toua Tokuchi (One Outs) would be near the top of my list.

    – MakubeX (GetBackers)
    – Kisuke Urahara (Bleach)

    – Haruo Niijima (Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple) might be up there, but he's similar to Yoichi.
    – Shigeru Akagi (Akagi)

    Honorable Mention:
    – Reborn (Reborn!) might be up there too. He's a damn good teacher.
    – Sadaharu Inui (Prince of Tennis)

    I'll toss up more for honorable mention as remember them…there are just too many anime to keep all the characters in my head.

  6. Needs more Lina Inverse.
    Genius sorceress who figures out how to kill dark lords of her world.
    Also has all her spells memorized. That's some tricky shit.

  7. Hmm, let's see, why not put Shikamaru's father up there? His son even admits that his father might be smarter than him. And then there's Shiho (Naruto) who is a code-breaker–that Shikamaru turns to! And I don't agree with Bulma (DB, DBZ, DBGT) being in the top seven, maybe top 100, maybe. And how about Kaolla Su (Love Hina), who's robotics are so far ahead of her time that she should be rich in her own right, not just as a princess. And how about Shinobu Sensui (YYH)? He was so smart that he turned evil. Ed–if not Ein–(Cowboy Bebop) deserve to be up there, because, really, no one is smarter than Ed. More logical, definitely, smarter, no way. It's a travesty that Washu (Tenchi) is not on there. I will agree with Nico Robin (One Piece) being up there, though. Ami Mizuno (Sailor Moon) should definitely be up there as well, she's not number one in Japan for nothing. Speaking of super intelligent students, Kurama (YYH) should be there too. It takes a lot to outsmart the fox. I'm sure there are more, but I can't think of them right now. Still, I don't agree with that list at all.

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