21 Best Anime Dads of All Time

Anime dad are hard to find because in most of the anime they are either dead, missing or long on a trip to never return home and even if they are not then probably they are just old and wrinkly.

But we have a few cool looking, handsome, hot anime dads that can steal the center of attentions for all fangirls.

Let’s begin the list of best anime dads of all time!

21. Kiritsugu Emiya From Fate Stay Night

Kiritsugu Emiya From Fate Stay Night

Kiritsugu saw Shirou as a symbol of hope that allowed Kiritsugu to believe he had not abandoned everything for nothing, as he was still able to save one boy at the end of the Fourth Holy Grail War.

Kiritsugu initially wanted to raise Shirou as a normal boy, but he was convinced to teach Shirou basic magecraft and died believing Shirou could actually fulfill his own life-long dream of becoming a “Hero of Justice.”

20. Sojiro Izumi From Lucky Star

Sojiro Izumi From Lucky Star

He loves watching anime and playing video games, which influenced his daughter’s interests.

Sōjirō is very thin, has unshaven stubble, has a mole under his left eye (which his daughter inherited) and has thick eyebrows.

Konata also appears to have inherited her skin tone from him. He always wears loose, traditional Japanese clothing as his work clothes.

19. Tomihisa Kaname From Madoka Magica

Tomihisa Kaname From Madoka Magica

Tomohisa is a kind man that supports his family. He is a stay-at-home dad and does the chores around the house.

Tomohisa is a handsome young man with medium light-brown hair and dark brown eyes.

He wears glasses rimmed with taupe brown, a baggy long sleeved shirt, khakis and dark brown shoes.

18. Shiro Fujimoto From Blue Exorcist

Shiro Fujimoto From Blue Exorcist

Shiro is quite mysterious but has a protective personality and kind heart.

Though a Paladin, he is not merciless towards Demons as he befriended the cat sith, Kuro, and is the adopted father of Rin, which made him one of the few people able to calm Rin down.

Despite being born as the twin sons of Satan Shiro raised and loved Yukio and Rin with all of his heart as if they were his own children.

He loved them so much that he was willing to die for them if it meant protecting his sons.

17. Daikichi Kawachi From Usagi Drop

Daikichi Kawachi From Usagi Drop

With Rin living in his home, Daikichi quits smoking, cleans his house, and reluctantly cuts back on work hours. Despite his irresponsible lifestyle, Daikichi is a very hard worker and considered the best in his department.

He is insecure about his style on raising Rin, considering him being single and doesn’t have any single idea of what being a guardian nor a father would be.

He always asks his co-workers or Yukari for guidance. Yumi Unita stated some events Daikichi faced when raising Rin were based on her personal experiences.

16. Soun Tendo From Ranma 1/2

Soun Tendo From Ranma 1/2

Soun is very emotional, and is prone to visibly displaying this, whether it be a tragic, happy, or angry occasion.

He is regularly brought to tears when caught up in sentimentality, compassion, worrying about his children, or if he thinks their affection is in doubt. They occasionally gush from his eyes.

He has also been portrayed as mostly honourable and a generally good person, frequently showing compassion towards others and offering hospitality or aid for people in trouble.

15. Mr. Kimura From Azumanga Daioh!

Mr. Kimura From Azumanga Daioh!

Kimura at one point drops a photo in the home room, only to have it picked up by the main cast. When Tomo asks who the woman in the picture is, Kimura replies, in heavily accented English: “Mai waifu”.

The scene following is one of shock. The girls are unwilling to believe that Kimura could have married such a beautiful woman, and to prove that he is telling the truth, Kimura shows them a family photo of himself, his wife and their daughter (whom the girls are surprised by because she looks smart).

The photo is a key part in Kimura’s character development as it is one of the only scenes in Azumanga Daioh where Kimura shows any sign of true happiness or any other kind of real emotion.

14. Goku From Dragon ball Z

Goku From Dragon ball Z

When Gohan was born, Goku, Chi-Chi, and Ox-King were trying think of a name for him.

When they couldn’t come up with a good name, Goku decided to go fishing but was yelled at by Chi-Chi and asks if Grandpa Gohan taught him any manners.

All of a sudden the baby starts to laugh and they decided to name him in honor of Goku’s adoptive grandfather.

13. Soichiro Yagami From Death Note

Soichiro Yagami From Death Note

Soichiro is a kind man with a strong sense of justice. He cares greatly for his family and the members of the Japanese Task Force.

He is a serious and responsible man that gains the respect of many.

Soichiro was often absent from home, meaning that he spent little time with his family. However, this is in part to his motto, “justice first, family later” (a belief Light ends up adopting).

12. Isshin Kurosaki From Bleach

Isshin Kurosaki From Bleach

Isshin Kurosaki is one of the supporting characters of the Bleach series and is a former Shinigami Captain of the 10th Division.

In the human world, he works at the Kurosaki Clinic as a doctor. He is the husband of the late Masaki Kurosaki, and the father of Ichigo Kurosaki, Karin Kurosaki and Yuzu Kurosaki.

He avenged his wife by killing Grand Fisher with the help of Kon (in Ichigo’s body).

11. Joseph Joestar From JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

Joseph Joestar From JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

Joseph has considerably mellowed out, having lost much of his aggression and laziness.

Still irascible toward Japanese in general, due to a Japanese man marrying with his beloved daughter Holy, Joseph is otherwise nice to his grandson and Noriaki Kakyoin.

Joseph’s goofy side is also still present, and Joseph’s somewhat frequent failures at blending with the local culture and his struggle at battling Stands are a constant source of humor.

10. Akio Furukawa From Clannad

Akio Furukawa From Clannad

Akio often talks and plays rough, he is a kind and sympathetic man whose childish side makes it easy for people to befriend him.

He is often the victim of Sanae Furukawa’s bread, having to eat her bread in front of her while claiming that he loves it.

He can be looked at as a father figure to Tomoya Okazaki in substitute of Naoyuki Okazaki.

Akio can be very loving even though he hates to be called father by Tomoya Okazaki and prefers Ushio Okazaki to call him “Akki”.

9. Hampnie Hambart From Sunday Without God

Hampnie Hambart From Sunday Without God

Despite the fact he openly describes himself as cruel and mean more than once, and apparently has a cold personality, he’s instead kind on the inside.

He never stopped Ai from calling him father even though he denied it.

In some cases he acted protective of her, such as kicking her away from him while being attacked, and even telling her to run away when he was captured.

8. Hohenheim Elric From Fullmetal Alchemist

Hohenheim Elric From Fullmetal Alchemist

He was a father and husband, but estranged from his sons. He preferred for his sons to not follow in his tracks, as he viewed himself as a monster.

The only woman he loved was his wife. His distance from his family was the reason why Edward blamed him for his mother’s death, since she died while waiting for Hohenheim to return from his journey.

However, Hohenheim still deeply loved his family, as he was once overwhelmed by emotion during a family photoshoot, and mourned his wife’s death.

7. Jōichirō Yukihira From Shokugeki no Sōma

 Jōichirō Yukihira From Shokugeki no Sōma

Like his son, Jōichirō is laid back but professional and has a serious side that emerges whenever he is cooking. His skills in cooking are world famous.

Back in his student days, Jōichirō was very charismatic, earning many admirers and the respect of his peers. Even in the present day, he became popular with Sōma’s friends at the Polar Star Dormitory.

He is noted to have a manly aura. He also developed some eccentricities like cooking strange dishes and neglecting his duties as an Elite Ten Member in favor of winning competitions.

6. Kotetsu T. Kaburagi From Tiger & Bunny

Kotetsu T. Kaburagi From Tiger & Bunny

Kotetsu has a very traditional view of being a hero, concerning himself primarily with protecting civilians and making sure justice is served.

Because of his superhero duties and his dedication to them, he is often forced to spend time away from his daughter Kaede, who resents him in the beginning of the story as he never visits her or keeps his promises to her.

Despite this, she loves him and grows to respect him once she finds out the truth, even encouraging him to follow his heart the way his late wife did.

5. Maes Hughes From Fullmetal Alchemist

Maes Hughes From Fullmetal Alchemist

Maes’ personality is decidedly amicable and cheerful, even to the point of being considered annoying by his closest acquaintances.

Of course, his biggest and most noticeable character trait is the idolatrous infatuation he has with his wife, Gracia, and his three-year-old daughter Elicia.

Never without one or more pictures of them on hand, Maes makes quite a nuisance of himself by bragging about them to peers and friends and offering up glances of their photographs as either a motivational tool or as reward for a service well rendered.

4. Minato Namikaze From Naruto

Minato Namikaze From Naruto

Naruto is not without any of his father’s personality traits: both have indomitable spirits and fierce ambitions that drive them through all their choices in life.

Both are of unwavering loyalty to Konoha and their loved ones – friends and family – and that devotion inspires all those around them.

Like Naruto, Minato had the tendency to create questionable techniques, although in Minato’s case it was complicated names he came up with rather than the actual technique.

3. Ryoji Fujioka Form Ouran Highschool Host Club

Ryoji Fujioka Form Ouran Highschool Host Club

Ryoji is seen as a kind, cheerful and loving young man. He shares these personality traits with Tamaki Suoh, as noted by the hosts, who believe this is the reason Haruhi Fujioka can tolerate Tamaki’s antics so well.

Despite his alternative life-style, Ryoji is depicted as having been a loving and caring husband to his deceased wife, Kotoko Fujioka; and a solicitous and doting father to his beloved daughter.

Ryoji is also very caring of her, as seen in Ep 10 – A Day in the Life of the Fujioka Family! when Tamaki trips and falls on top of her and Ryoji easily pulls him off Haruhi, then slams him into the wall.

2. Vincent Phantomhive From Black Butler

Vincent Phantomhive From Black Butler

Vincent was exceptionally kind, courteous, and chivalrous, as indicated when he noticed that Angelina Dalles was self-conscious of her red hair and made a point to compliment it.

He always spared a minute to exchange pleasantries, while others of his social status looked on with disdain.

Vincent was both a devoted husband and a loving father, and as such his family was extremely important to him.

1. Spirit Albarn From Soul Eater

Spirit Albarn From Soul Eater

Spirit is also a truly caring and passionate parent, longing for the love and acceptance of his daughter, even prior to cheating on his wife. Because of this, he has been shown to continuously support her, even when she denies it.

In addition, he holds a firm view on the love of a parent, being even so sensitive to it that he was willing to transform out of his weapon form and grab hold of Medusa Gorgon’s collar.

Despite the danger, to tell her his disgust, though he was reduced to tears and unable to say what he wanted to say in the first place.

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Anukul Saini

Anime and gaming enthusiast with a passion for sharing my knowledge and insights. I've watched over 1000 anime and spent countless hours playing video games.

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