You maybe think hackers are nerds and boring peoples but if we talk about anime hackers they are cool as hell by default.
The way they works with data and internet defines their very nature they may not always be as analytical as they look.
So today we are creating a list to celebrate this hacker culture in anime that why today I’ve created this list of best anime hackers of all times.
Now let’s get into it!
25. Nagato Yuki From Suzumiya Haruhi
Nagato is a humanoid interface with the appearance of an ordinary North High student. It is not clear which faction of the Data Overmind she serves, though she has confirmed that she belongs to the “majority” faction and is not a member of a radical one.
Nagato was created with limited social abilities, something she claims will affect her until she ceases functioning. She rarely speaks, often either ignoring attempts to communicate, or using gestures like nods, staring or pointing, or giving one word replies.
Her responsiveness has increased over time, at least when dealing with those she is familiar with.
24. Anonydeath From Hyperdimension Neptunia
Anonydeath has rather flamboyant personality to say the least. He is obsessed with teasing Noire, going so far as to hide cameras in her room and watch her work while taking pictures.
Despite his obvious gender being male, he truly believes that he has the heart of a pure maiden.
Anonydeath in general is not a bad person; he repays his debt to Noire and somewhat defends Rei during the Seven Sages’ meetings.
23. Matsu From Sekirei
Due to her incredible hacking abilities, Matsu serves as Minato’s personal source of information.
She serves primarily as Minato’s unofficial ‘strategist’, rarely venturing outside of the Inn and using her vast network of information to aid him.
However, despite her high intellect, This anime hackers is very perverted – she uses her resources to peep on people and often tries to “experiment” with Minato and so most call her the ‘Shameless’ Sekirei.
22. Manami Aiba / La Brava From My Hero Academia
Manami is a loyal fan and admirer of Danjuro, making sure to record his acts to subsequently post them online, following Danjuro’s instructions to interrupt a stream if needed.
Despite knowing about his strength and abilities, Manami becomes worried if Danjuro finds himself in potential danger. Manami is in love with Danjuro, as shown through her Quirk, Love.
When Manami was a younger girl, she professed her love to a different boy, telling him that she was completely smitten. She seems to fall in love quite freely and when she does, quite deeply.
21. Jun Lee From Genesis of Aquarion
He and Reika gave Tsugumi the support that she needed to break the barrier in the episode Heaven’s Gate.
In the episode called Element School, he hacked into DEAVA’s system and learned about the events from 12,000 years ago.
He may look like just a nerd, but he’s a very adaptive smart person among some of his other fellow classmates. He even tries to asses situations using his watch-like gadget.
20. Jun’ichirou Kagami From Denpa Kyoushi
Junichirou is a carefree anime hackers who only does what he wants. Even when he is forced to do something he does not want to do, he always somehow includes the thing that he wants to do in the thing that he does not want to do.
Junichirou has times when he, despite having a carefree and cheerful personality, has a very calm and serious face when he is agitated or mad.
19. Izumi Koushiro From Digimon Adventure 02
Izzy is a computer expert and anime hackers spends a large fraction of his time trying to figure stuff out on his “PiBook” laptop. He is very intelligent and knowledgeable, and often gets lost in thought while trying to figure out something new.
He is extremely curious about the nature of the Digital World, and works ceaselessly to learn whatever there is to know about it. He is resourceful and dutiful, and quick to help his friends.
He is somewhat socially awkward, even as a teenager when he is more confident in his ability. In the Japanese version, he is extremely polite.
18. Christina Sierra From Gundam 00
She’s into fashion, enjoys exploration, programming, and tries to get friends involved in her activities.
She’s an honest person and bluntly tells her feelings to people. Due to bad experiences, she doesn’t like to recall her past to people.
She’s also an idealist about changing the world and lookout for those in her life.
17. Shinomiya Himawari From Vivid Red Operation
Himawari was introduced as the mysterious anime hackers who was able to hack into the systems of the Manifestation Engine. Kenjirou Isshiki, who has developed the security systems of the Engine itself, was baffled by this incident, so he decides to perform an investigation.
His findings soon brought him to National Shin Oshima School, where the IP address of the hacker came from.
Before the event that ultimately changed her social disposition, Himawari is a typical student of National Shin Oshima School who has been interested in technology and computers.
16. Tsugumi From Guilty Crown
Tsugumi expresses a very cheerful and energetic anime hackers. She is very brash and cheeky and speaks unreservedly even to the leader, Gai. Her catchphrases are: “Aye!” (アい！) (roger), and “Nay!” (メエ！) (negative).
Due to her young age, she can be quite bratty, frequently teasing her friends, particularly Ayase over her feelings for Gai. Nevertheless, she cares deeply for Ayase, and saves her life by pulling her out of her Endlave on more than one occasion.
She has a tendency to give nicknames to her closest friends, referring to Ayase as ‘Aya’ and Inori as ‘Inoreen’
15. Takeyama From Angel Beats!
Takeyama is not called on for combat duties but is relied on for any aspects that require understanding of programming.
He is somewhat hindered by his level of English fluency (which is likely about the same as a normal Japanese student) but Yuri anticipated it and has called on a few unnamed SSS members who were proficient in the language to accompany him whenever they need to investigate the Angel Player software.
He and Takamatsu are the only members to wear glasses.
14. Akira Renbokoji From Valvrave the Liberator
Akira is very timid who is prone to extreme anxiety attacks whenever asked if she would like to join the others in going out. Her phobia of conversing with outsiders was due to severe bullying back in her early teenage years.
However, once Akira begins to show trust in a person she does everything possible to keep an eye out for them and shows happiness to spend time with them.
She has a very determined will in keeping others safe and once she realizes someone is in need of protection she tosses aside all fear to rush to their aid.
13. Benny From Black Lagoon
Benny works as the Lagoon Company’s mechanic, computer specialist, anime hackers and researcher.
He also functions as the Lagoon’s driver, and was the owner of the red 1969 Plymouth RoadRunner/GTX that Lagoon Company traveled around Roanapur in, he can also drive the Company’s P.T. Boat Black Lagoon when Dutch was not onboard.
He is Jewish, or at least of Jewish descent as he explained in Episode 5, and is often called “Benny-Boy” by Dutch.
12. Chihiro Fujisaki From Danganronpa
Chihiro is very intelligent anime hackers, but he also has a very meek and timid personality. He is very shy and apologizes a lot – it’s easy to intimidate him to the point of tears.
However, he also loves to talk about anything related to his work as a programmer and he becomes more lively whenever the topic is brought up.
Chihiro is one of the kindest and softest characters in Danganronpa, as he literally wouldn’t hurt a mosquito because it’s “hungry and might have a family”.
11. Kazari Uiharu From To Aru
Uiharu is usually shy and humble but always friendly. She is also shown to be equally high-spirited as her friend Saten Ruiko. She admits that she is composed most of the time because of a so-called “limit” she places on herself. Without that limit, she is very energetic and can be airheaded at times as well, as shown during Tokiwadai Dormitory’s Festival.
Moreover, she is intrigued and interested in the Ojou-sama lifestyle, as shown with her trying to impress Kuroko with her tea making abilities, as well the above mentioned excitability of her person during the Tokiwadai Midsummer Festival.
Although she is incapable of normal combat like Kuroko, she still has a strong sense of justice, being a member of Judgment, and will do her utmost to do her duty.
10. Edward Wong From Cowboy Bebop
Ed is an eccentric, resourceful, giggly, childlike, odd, tomboyish, curious, happy-go-lucky and extremely intelligent teenage anime hackers. Ed has many attitudes, typically manifested by eccentric geniuses.
Such as a great susceptibility to distraction, and a tendency to talk to herself aloud and sing nursery rhymes or other literature popular among children. She often repeats the last words of the people who spoke before her and answers questions with seemingly meaningless phrases and sometimes real nonsense.
She frequently spaces out, similar to a trance, which seems to withdraw her from reality. She almost always refers to herself in the third person and rarely interacts with other characters in a real conversation.
9. Kona Furugoori / Frau Koujiro From Robotics;Notes
Kona is a very antisocial person; she prefers to stay alone in the comforts of her apartment and heavily invest her time online either for Kill-Ballad or searching for clues on her missing mother.
As a result, Kona lacks even the most basic social etiquettes, stutters heavily when she speaks, frequently speaks in SMS language and references Japanese memes.
Kona is a dedicated fan of the anime Gunvarrel, which her mother helped produce, and does not take kindly to those who speak poorly of her mother’s legacy.
8. Yuusaku Fujiki / Playmaker From Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS
Yusaku was a kind and cheerful child who loved and enjoyed dueling. However, his innocence was shattered after being kidnapped and subjected to months of intense torture during the Hanoi Project ten years ago.
The incident caused Yusaku to develop severe post-traumatic stress disorder, and he continued to suffer nightmares from the torture he went through, even after receiving years of therapy.
As a result, Yusaku holds hatred against the Knights of Hanoi and swears vengeance against them for ruining his life and others who were victimized by the incident
7. Yuuko Shionji / Alice From Kami-sama no Memochou
Yūko’s diet is based basically on Dr. Pepper and low-carbohydrate meals, including a specialized spring onion ramen without any noodles she orders from Hanamaru.
Since she does not go out of her room except for special reasons, the other members of the NEET Detective Team bring her food, a role eventually taken by Narumi Fujishima when he informally joins the group.
She also suffers from severe insomnia, although whether it is caused by or is an effect of her inherently weak composition is uncertain.
Generally, Yūko is an intelligent girl who is able to manage an entire workstation made of dozens of CPUs linked together and utilize it for information gathering.
6. Akira Shirase From Battle Programmer Shirase
He’s the main character of the story. Akira is a very talented anime hackers or I say a computer connoisseur and is known in the hacking world as Battle Programmer Shirase (which is typically shortened to BPS).
A genius in computer hacking and security who can do anything on any computer, or phone. (Source: Wikipedia)
5. Lain Iwakura From Serial Experiments Lain
Lain is quiet and doesn’t talk much, which leads to her being a bit of a social outcast. Her eyes are soft and naive and her posture is slumped depicting her introvert personality.
She often hallucinates and sees things that aren’t real. At one point she thinks steam is coming out of her hands, in an interview director Chiaki J. Konaka said that this means that she’s mentally ill.
One time called the “Wild Lain” by Taro. It’s a different Lain’s persona that appears most of the time when Lain is investigating the Wired.
4. Sakura Futaba From Persona 5
With a case of social anxiety bordering on agoraphobia developed from the trauma of losing her mother Wakaba Isshiki, combined with her generally introverted personality, Futaba is strongly discomforted by going outside.
When the protagonist first meets her, she is a shut-in who does not attend school and almost never leaves her room. She communicates with the world remotely via the Internet, and her adoptive father Sojiro Sakura enables her lifestyle out of guilt that he could not protect her from trauma.
Having disconnected herself from humanity and the world beyond her apartment, Futaba suffers from suicidal depression, crippling bouts of anxiety and would freak out instantly when seeing unknown people inside Sojiro’s house.
3. Noiz From DRAMAtical Murder
He is anime hackers highly skilled in gathering information, and his team earns money by selling information such as the general areas where Usui will appear.
Noiz is also a skilled hacker, and is implied to be a genius when it comes to anything related to electronics, such as his ease with fixing built-in glitches within Allmates, which is shown when he removes a virus from Ren.
Noiz is a tall, slender man who has short, strawberry blonde hair. He has light green eyes and very small, but thick eyebrows the same color as his hair. His body is almost entirely covered with piercings, and he has bandages wrapped on both of his hands.
2. Hashida Itaru From Steins;Gate
Daru is obsessed and extremely talented anime hackers with programs and computers, capable of hacking into the mainframes of top-secret organizations and processing complex computer codes.
Like Rintaro, Daru enjoys making Future Gadgets, but he is not nearly as enthusiastic about it as Rintaro is. Daru also has a very particular naming sense for his creations, usually adding serial and version number even if unnecessary.
Daru’s favorite drink is Coca Cola.
One of Itaru’s most prominent characteristics is his obsession over moe culture, as well as his perverted tendencies, often to the annoyance of those around him. He is also a big fan of Faris.
1. Laughing Man From Ghost in the Shell
The Laughing Man is a mysterious anime hackers in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.
Youth and subculture have iconified the logo of the Laughing Man, the most widely known case of corporate terrorism since World War IV. It all began with the kidnapping of Serano Genomics’ CEO, Ernest Serano.
Soon after, six major micro-machine companies were blackmailed. The symbol of the Laughing Man is widely known. The case and details of the origin and identity of the culprit is not.