Top 10 Smartest Anime Characters of All Time

There are many characters which blow our mind. In anime, physical power isn't always everything. Very often brains will win over brawn, and because of that, we're ranking the smartest anime characters of all time. Do you have a favorite smart anime character?

#10 - Senkuu Ishigami (Dr. STONE)

Senkuu is a genius with a vast amount of scientific knowledge. He is able to invent various kinds of tools and gadgets in a short amount of time with ease. As a child, he designed and built a functioning miniature rocket ship. Senkuu also possesses an analytical mind, being able to correctly discern the situation he is in.

#9 - Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)

Edward "Fullmetal Alchemist" Elric is a young alchemical prodigy. He is the youngest State Alchemist ever to be recognized by the Amestris State Military, having received the title at the age of 12. Ed's primary motivation throughout the series is to return his younger brother, Alphonse, to his original body, which was lost in a failed human transmutation.

#8 - Shiro (No Game No Life)

Shiro is an 11-year-old genius NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training), hikikomori (shut-in) gamer along with her step-brother. She is the main female protagonist. Shiro is described as a genius in logic and problems but has difficulty understanding emotions or behaviour, relying on Sora to help her defeat human opponents such as Tet in their chess match.

#7 - Koro-Sensei (The Assassination Classroom)

Koro-sensei is a teacher for class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Junior High School and the main antihero of Ansatsu Kyoushitsu. He claims responsibility for blowing up the moon into a permanent crescent shape and plans to destroy the Earth in a year after teaching the students of class 3-E the art of assassination. His name comes from korosenai meaning "cannot be killed", and sensei meaning teacher. In this way, he is literally called the unkillable teacher.

#6 - Kakashi Hatake (Naruto)

Kakashi Hatake is a character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto. In the story, Kakashi is the teacher of Team 7, consisting of the series' primary characters, Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, and Sakura Haruno.

#5 - Itachi Uchiha (Naruto)

Itachi Uchiha is a character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto. Itachi is the older brother of Sasuke Uchiha, and is responsible for killing all the members of their clan, sparing only Sasuke.

#4 - Shikamaru Nara (Naruto)

Shikamaru Nara is a fictional character in the manga and anime franchise, Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto. In the anime and manga, Shikamaru is a ninja affiliated with the village of Konohagakure.

#3 - Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass)

Lelouch is introduced in the first episode of the series as a student of Ashford Academy high school, where he is a member of its student council. A brilliant thinker who is quite talented at chess, he lives with his younger sister, Nunnally, with their maid, Sayoko Shinozaki, at a house situated within the compounds of Ashford Academy, where they are looked after by the Ashford family.

#2 - Light Yagami (Death Note)

Light, born on February 28, 1986, is a third year high school student (12th Grade) at Daikoku Private Academy (Daikoku Gakuen) who also attends supplemental classes at Gamou Prep Academy in the beginning of the story.

#1 - L Lawliet (Death Note)

L, who also uses the aliases Hideki Ryuga, Ryuzaki, Eraldo Coil and Deneuve, the latter two for which he has developed reputations as the second- and third-best detectives in the world, is quite secretive and only communicates with the world through his assistant Watari.