20 Best Anime Teachers Of All Time

Anime Teacher

Anime teachers are kind of two faced gods they can ruin your life or make it worth while its all depend on your teacher because they shape children and train them for their future.

An awesome anime teacher can fill your brain with great knowledge and also act as an role model in your life and today we are going to create a list of some of the best anime teachers that you will find in anime universe.

So let’s check out these greatest anime teachers of all time.

20. Anna From Shaman King

Anna From Shaman King anime teacher

Anna has medium length blonde hair. Her eyes are black in the anime series while amber in the manga series.

She is an anime teacher and almost always seen wearing a red bandana; the bandana is usually worn on her head, but she starts wearing the bandana around her neck like a scarf and sports a pair of black sunglasses after departing for the Patch Village in America.

Anna wears a jet black minidress and around her neck area, she wears a blue rosary necklace used for her Itako rituals. She wears wooden sandals with red straps and around her right wrist she wears a blue bead bracelet.

19. Komoe Tsukuyomi From A Certain Typical Index

Komoe Tsukuyomi From A Certain Typical Index

Despite her childish appearance, childish voice and often childish mannerisms, it is evident that she is an adult anime teacher by the fact that her apartment is littered with beer cans, cigarettes and neuropsychology books.

She is also allowed to drive, despite her short stature. Komoe is such a heavy smoker that Yomikawa Aiho (also a heavy smoker), a friend and colleague of hers, states that Komoe smokes five times as she does.

She contradicts her age sometimes by acting in a childish manner towards her students and having a child-like crush on Touma. Though despite her looks, she hates people mentioning the word “small” to her, yet likes people to call her “cute”.

18. Mephisto Pheles From Blue Exorcist

Mephisto Pheles From Blue Exorcist

Shrouded in mystery, one quickly learns of Mephisto’s innate ability to act as if he knows more than what he is letting on.

Careful and meticulous, he is like a chess player, always ahead of the game. As anime teacher he enjoys chaos, as he stated to himself that he was a hell-raiser, and Assiah to be his playground.

He frequently observes the growing conflict around Rin and his friends with delight, though he does not wish to see any of his students get killed.

17. Glenn Radars From Akashic Records of a Bastard Instructor

Glenn Radars From Akashic Records of a Bastard Instructor

He is very lazy and constantly bored anime teacher by everything, with his primary focus being sleeping or eating. Not surprisingly he has an immature, dirty, and mischievous side, which has caused some to become greatly annoyed with his actions.

He doesn’t show respect to most people even giving some of them nicknames such as with Sistine who he calls “White Cat” or Halley Astry whose name he intentionally messes up.

However, he did bow and show respect to the Queen.

16. Muten-Roshi From Dragon Ball

Muten-Roshi From Dragon Ball

Master Roshi is over three hundred years old anime teacher at the start of the series and provides various stories to explain his longevity. Roshi enjoys eating home delivered pizza, which serves as a tongue-in-cheek joke because Roshi lives so far out into the ocean.

He also enjoys reading, watching TV, using the internet (mainly for adult sites), playing video games and taking afternoon naps. He is a very lecherous pervert who constantly watches Wide-Thigh Aerobics on television or looks at Dirty Magazines in his spare time.

He even accepts a bribe from Bulma to show him her panties in exchange for a Dragon Ball early in the series (and got a very big surprise, as Bulma unknowingly was not wearing any panties when she exposed herself).

15. Ginpachi-sensei From Gintama

Ginpachi-sensei From Gintama

In Episode 5 The class is told to open the first volume of Gintama while Ginpachi-sensei anime teacher them the meaning of “Gintama”.

But before that happens, the students address some issues like their own teacher smoking in class.

14. Eikichi Onizuka From Great Teacher Onizuka

Eikichi Onizuka From Great Teacher Onizuka

Onizuka is very presumptuous and vulgar anime teacher which often leads him into trouble. Although he is very hormonal when it comes to girls, he is still a virgin and seems to be unable to get a girlfriend.

He likes sexy women to the point of even sexually tempting Nagisa Nagase, Ryuji Danma’s girlfriend, without caring that his friend was right behind him. He is often referred to as a pervert and has a fetish with smelling young ladies fresh panties in their drawers.

Onizuka is also unashamed of the state of untidiness of his home and the fact that many porn magazines lie around his house. Onizuka’s behavior is akin to that of a child.

After finding out that Hajime Fukuroda has a secret longing for the academy’s students, he made him into one of his pranks main targets; which consists of hitting him with water rockets.

13. Shouta Aizawa From Boku no Hero Academia

Shouta Aizawa From Boku no Hero Academia

Shota is a very stern and mostly reserved anime teacher who has lofty expectations of his students. He is primarily moved by logic and does not believe in the necessity to maintain a clean-cut appearance or filter his words or ideas for others.

He often comes off as cold, apathetic, and impatient, exerting very little energy in most situations, preferring to take naps in his sleeping bag instead.

As a teacher of high expectations, Shota is known to expel students who he feels are not suited for U.A. High, although it is noteworthy that he has not expelled any students from Class 1-A yet despite being well-known for doing so.

12. Genkai From Yu Yu Hakusho

Genkai From Yu Yu Hakusho

Like Yusuke and Hiei, Genkai is very down to earth anime teacher and ill tempered most of the time. Unlike Yusuke and Hiei, Genkai also enjoys a streak of sadistic humor, She will psyche out Yusuke even at the cost of risking her own life, if for no other reason than to mess with her apprentice.

As the oldest human character in the manga/anime, Genkai has life experience on her side, she has had time to mature socially and as a fighter. She takes a very Darwinian outlook on training, where risking one’s life is not only acceptable, but the best way to increase one’s skills.

As such she puts Yusuke’s life in danger almost constantly through-out his training, holding back only in circumstances where his death would be 100% guaranteed with no chance for him to better himself. 

11. Kisuke Urahara From Bleach

Kisuke Urahara From Bleach

Though usually a laid-back, optimistic, jovial, humble and eccentric man, Urahara shows a deceptively cunning and serious side when the situation warrants it.

He commonly uses idle conversation and outward concern to distract his opponents. Despite his care-free attitude, he always speaks politely, but is sometimes sarcastic.

Yoruichi Shihōin notes he tends to go over the top with whatever he becomes passionate about. He has described himself as a “mere honest, handsome, perverted businessman and yes anime teacher.”

10. Iruka Umino From Naruto

Iruka Umino From Naruto

Iruka is described as being both big-hearted, and soft-hearted anime teacher. This is most often seen through his teaching methods, often keeping a watchful eye over his students as they progress.

This however, does not mean that he is a pushover, as he can be stern when the situation calls for it, most often seen when he shouts at his students in order to get them to obey him. Despite the tragedy of losing his parents at a young age, Iruka remained a determined and strong-willed individual with a kind disposition.

This is seen from his lack of hostility towards Naruto Uzumaki who was often the victim of misplaced anger at the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox who was sealed within Naruto.

9. Franken Stein From Soul Eater!

Franken Stein From Soul Eater!

Being a man of science, Dr. Stein sees everything in the world, including himself, as an experiment. From childhood, he often wanted to dissect the people around him only to be stopped by Spirit and yes he is an anime teacher.

This personality trait made all those around him afraid of him. This strange hobby of wanting to dissect anything he thinks is interesting was still present, even when Stein became an adult; once, as part of a lesson, he tried to have his class dissect an endangered animal, claiming that it would be bad if he did not find out anything from it before it became extinct.

The stitching across his face suggests that he had worked on himself at one point.

8. Izumi Curtis From Fullmetal Alchemist

Izumi Curtis From Fullmetal Alchemist

Izumi usually takes apparent pride in being a “simple, kind housewife” and calmly introduces herself as such to anyone who asks but yes she is an anime teacher.

Her humble exterior ironically belies a fearsome disposition though, with the Elric brothers becoming terrified at the thought of aggravating her, such as when someone calls her “old”.

She is prone to swift acts of violence and dealing out physical harm, often seen cracking her knuckles when she is angry or wants to intimidate.

7. Yoko Ritona / Littner From Gurren Lagann

Yoko Ritona / Littner From Gurren Lagann

Yoko is shown to be very mature and quite knowledgeable anime teacher, especially when it comes to survival and general common sense.

Yoko is a kind and caring person but can become quite irritable and aggressive sometimes, particularly when dealing with belligerent or uncooperative people, namely Kamina.

Despite this, Yoko is a person who can endure and even handle most situations while maintaining a level head. Perhaps due to this, she has built up a well earned reputation as an excellent rifleman, a fact she is very confident in, as well as the resident sniper of the Dai-Gurren brigade.

6. Tōtōsai From InuYasha

Tōtōsai From InuYasha

Tōtōsai could be described as eccentric, insane, or senile anime teacher. At some times, Tōtōsai acts like he is suffering from Alzheimer’s, by claiming that he does not remember things that happened recently to avoid being punished.

He loves to poke fun at others, even with Inuyasha, although he usually ended up with a whack to the head in this case.

Tōtōsai is protective of the blades he forged, even wanting to end Tessaiga’s suffering at Inuyasha’s hands by melting it into cutlery (during his first meeting with Inuyasha).

5. Nozomu Itoshiki From Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

Nozomu Itoshiki From Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

He is regularly a extremely negative and realistic anime teacher, going so far to attempt to ruin his whole classes’s dreams on a worksheet he designed on future jobs in one episode.

He is also a pure form of negativity and stress, one example being when the students ran into him at a hot springs, he refused to get into it due it removing toxins, and he was forced into it only to disintegrate in the waters leaving his robe and glasses behind.

He also commonly and openly suggests death (Example being him giving Matoi and her Ex-Boyfriend a briefcase full of poisons and nooses and quoting it as “Suicide being the ultimate form of love.”)

4. Junichiro Kagami From Ultimate Otaku Teacher

Junichiro Kagami From Ultimate Otaku Teacher

Kagami is a carefree anime teacher 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.

Just like the time where he does not want to be a teacher, and ends up influencing his students with his gaming sites and so on.

Kagami has times when he, despite having a carefree and cheerful personality, has a very calm and serious face when he is aggitated or mad.

3. Koro-sensei From Assassination Classroom

Koro-sensei From Assassination Classroom

It was revealed that he was raised in an environment “where everybody could easily betray one another to the point that one could only trust oneself”.

Through these hardships, he decided to become an assassin in order to survive. Despite gaining an apprentice, he only saw him as a tool for his goals, which drove the latter to finally betray his master.

However, after meeting Aguri Yukimura, he finally knew what compassion really was–becoming much more kind and compassionate.

According to Aguri, if he was born in a peaceful country, his personality would be “someone a little perverted, with a good head but a few screws loose, petty about small things, and also very stubborn.”

2. Aikuro Mikisugi From Kill la Kill

Aikuro Mikisugi From Kill la Kill

Aikurō can easily be described as flamboyant and flirtatious, but can be serious and direct when he needs to. When undercover, he takes on the persona of a tired and unenthusiastic teacher.

He is a glamorous smooth-talker with a habit of slowly stripping his clothes and making moves on Ryūko whenever they are in private, much to Ryūko’s chagrin.

Though he did reveal the existence of Nudist Beach and him being its agent to Ryūko, she did not believe him due to the organization’s ridiculous name, earning a surprised and annoyed expression from the man, showing he takes great pride in the resistance group.

Despite all of this, Aikurō cares for his students and often talked with Mako rather casually about the situation.

1. Jiraiya From Naruto

Jiraiya From Naruto

Jiraiya was generally light-hearted and gregarious, making jokes at his own expense and giving a mirthful laugh about it afterwards. In his interactions with others, he liked to pretend to be smug or selfish, upsetting them so that he could further rile them up with his humour.

Even when entering combat he did not miss an opportunity to be flashy and over-the-top, striking kabuki poses and giving dramatic self-introductions;

These intros were often interrupted in some way, and Jiraiya was quick to express his annoyance at whoever was responsible.

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