When it comes to the concept of age in anime then the boundary of human life and that of an immortal gets blurry really bad.
In reality, if a person lives more than 100 years he has achieved a big thing but for some anime characters, this is just a fleeting second of his life.
In a realm where storytelling transcends conventional boundaries, certain characters emerge as immortal.
This journey introduces us to the Top Oldest Anime Characters, individuals whose presence extends far beyond the limits of age.
In this post, we will explore the oldest Anime Characters.
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Master Roshi ( Dragon Ball Z )
At the pinnacle of this list stands Master Roshi, the ageless martial arts master from the iconic Dragon Ball series.
With his trademark sunglasses and wisened demeanor, Master Roshi embodies the enduring spirit of classic anime.
The venerable Master Roshi, also known as Kame Sennin, is a legendary figure in the Dragon Ball universe.
He is more than 150 years old.
Alucard is the Count Dracula from Hellsing who can’t die from old age, disease, getting crushed, or in any way and this power has turned him immortal.
He was born in the year 1430 if we consider him to be Vlad the Impaler whose historical birth year was in the 14th century.
After his real death, he was infected by a disease that turned him immortal, and by the current year, he is more than 600 years old.
After Van Hellsing had defeated him in a battle he swore to serve his family and in order to be under them he put 6 levels of restriction on his powers.
When he unseals his restriction he takes on different forms that don’t have any reason only in his true form he takes on his form of Count Dracula which is level zero.
Koyomi Araragi (Monogatari Series)
Koyomi Araragi, afflicted by vampirism early in the “Monogatari Series,” undergoes a transformative journey.
His encounters with various supernatural beings lead him to display enhanced strength, rapid healing, and heightened senses.
Araragi’s vampiric nature becomes both a curse and a source of strength as he navigates the intricacies of the paranormal world.
Toki (Hokuto no Ken/Fist of the North Star)
Toki, one of the martial arts masters in “Hokuto no Ken,” possesses a profound mastery of the Hokuto Shinken martial arts.
His abilities include the power to heal others, advanced combat skills, and an unwavering commitment to justice.
Toki’s strength lies not only in his physical prowess but also in his compassion and sense of duty.
Yato from The Noragami series is the god of calamity who came into existence when the people wished for destruction.
He will stay in the world as long as someone wishes for calamity and destruction.
As he “stopped” being a god of calamity due to his dislike of violence, he is forgotten by most humans.
This resulted in Yato developing athazagoraphobia (the fear of being forgotten).
He has existed since just after the existence of time, so he is as old as the universe itself, about 3.4 billion years old.
Sebastian Michaelis (Black Butler)
Sebastian, a demon bound by a Faustian contract, possesses superhuman strength, agility, and an uncanny ability to carry out any task with unparalleled precision.
His demonic nature grants him the power to traverse dimensions, regenerate from injuries, and manipulate time to fulfill his duties as the perfect servant.
He is Ageless nor was his exact age disclosed in the manga or anime.
The Faustian contract that binds him to Ciel Phantomhive, the young Earl, adds a layer of complexity to his character.
While the exact age of Sebastian remains undisclosed, his demeanor suggests an existence that spans centuries.
Sebastian’s character is a study in contrasts – the cold, calculating demon and the impeccable, courteous butler.
Meliodas (The Seven Deadly Sins)
Meliodas from his looks may appear to you like a 16-18-year-old boy who is into muscle and abs building alot.
But in actuality, he is the son of the demon lord whose powers reign supreme in one dimension who had cursed his son to have eternal life as a punishment to have fallen in love with an angel the daughter of the Goddess demon king’s mortal enemy.
Meliodas has been alive long before the first holy war and since then has seen many incarnations of Elizabeth die with time.
During the time of the first holy war when he was cursed he was 300 years old and young for a demon.
But since then he has aged more than 3000 years and during his time in purgatory, he had aged another 3000 years so based on this Melioda’s current age is more than 6000+ years old.
Yami Yugi (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
Yami Yugi, the spirit residing within Yuugi Mutou, possesses unparalleled gaming skills, strategic brilliance, and a connection to the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh.
With the ability to invoke the Shadow Games, Yami Yugi’s presence transforms seemingly ordinary card duels into battles of life and death.
Kibutsuji Muzan (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
Kibutsuji Muzan, the progenitor of demons, possesses immense strength, the ability to regenerate, and the authority to turn humans into demons.
His bloodline is both a source of terror and the key to unlocking the potential of demon slayers.
Muzan’s influence looms large over the world of “Demon Slayer.”
As a character rooted in the shadows of history, his longevity amplifies the existential threat he poses.
Joseph (The Ancient Magus’ Bride)
Joseph, a mysterious mage in “The Ancient Magus’ Bride,” possesses ancient and potent magical abilities.
His knowledge of ancient rituals, alchemy, and mystical creatures makes him a figure of both fascination and fear within the magical realm.
Yamamoto Genryusai (Bleach)
As the captain-commander of the Gotei 13 and wielder of the formidable Zanpakuto Ryujin Jakka, Yamamoto Genryusai commands the power of fire and is a master of the ancient art of Zanjutsu.
His strength and authority are unparalleled, making him a force to be reckoned with in the spiritual realms.
In the world of “Bleach,” Yamamoto Genryusai stands as a living testament to the longevity and power of Soul Reapers.
His age surpasses the bounds of ordinary beings, and his experience echoes through the corridors of time.
The scars of countless battles and the weight of leadership shape his character, emphasizing the depth and complexity that immortality brings to the narrative.
Kars (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)
Kars, the ultimate life form, possesses the ability to adapt and evolve, making him virtually indestructible making him more than over 100,000 years old.
His powers include shape-shifting, enhanced physical abilities, and an inherent resistance to harm.
Kars’ quest for dominance and perfection pushes the limits of what it means to be immortal.
His relentless pursuit of perfection leads him to transcend the conventional concept of immortality, making him a unique and formidable antagonist.
Kars challenges not only the protagonists but also the very boundaries of life and existence.
Najimi Ajimu (Medaka Box)
Najimi Ajimu, the Flask Plan’s Not Equal, possesses an astronomical number of skills, including immortality, regeneration, and the ability to acquire any skill or ability.
Ajimu’s existence defies categorization, and her vast array of powers makes her an enigmatic and influential force in “Medaka Box.”
Over 10 quadrillion years old Najimi Ajimu is the oldest anime character in existence and there are not many who even comes near his age.
In the unpredictable world of “Medaka Box,” Najimi Ajimu is an entity whose age is as unfathomable as her abilities.
The sheer magnitude of her existence and the breadth of her experiences contribute to the complexity of the narrative.
Undead Andy (Undead Unluck)
Undead Andy had been alive in the universe from the very first loop of time and is still present in the 100th loop if we consider the time from the Big Bang to the current year it was 13.8 billion years ago and Andy was alive 100 times this number.
So Andy in this is among the oldest beings alive having an age of 13800 billion years or 13.8 trillion years old.
And this is because of his negator powers which make him unable to die no matter if the world collapses into the Big Bang he will still be alive in it.
Juiz (Undead Unluck)
Juiz was the founder of the Union along with Victor in the very first loop of the universe in Undead Unluck.
She has also been alive since the very first loop and after using the Ark for the very first time her aging had stopped.
But in the final loop, she decided to stop being immortal and allowed Fuuko to take the Ark so she continually lived for 99 loops.
Which makes her nearly 13.6 trillion years old.
Kuran Kaname (Vampire Knight)
As a pureblood vampire, Kaname possesses extraordinary strength, speed, and vampiric abilities.
Kaname’s immortality stems from his vampire lineage, rendering him impervious to the passage of time.
His age represents a vast reservoir of experience and wisdom, positioning him as a pivotal figure in the intricate web of vampire politics within the Vampire Knight series.
Jibril (No Game No Life)
Jibril, a Flügel, boasts immense magical capabilities, superhuman strength, and vast knowledge.
Jibril’s age of over 6,000 years is a testament to the long-standing existence of the Flügels in the No Game No Life universe.
As a highly intelligent and powerful being, her longevity provides a unique perspective on the world, blending ancient knowledge with the dynamic challenges presented by the protagonists, Sora and Shiro.
Zeref (Fairy Tail)
Zeref is an immortal dark wizard with the ability to manipulate life and death, capable of unleashing devastating curses.
Zeref’s immortality is both a gift and a curse, as his very existence is a contradiction to the natural order.
His extensive lifespan has witnessed the rise and fall of civilizations, making him a pivotal force in the Fairy Tail narrative, where the clash between light and darkness takes center stage.
Zunesha (One Piece)
Zunesha is a colossal elephant carrying the entire island of Zou on its back, showcasing immense physical strength and endurance.
Zunesha had been alive long before the void century and had personally met with Joy Boy who had given him the punishment of carrying the town of Zou for an unknown punishment.
From this, we can assume that Zunesha is more than 1000+ years old.
Zunesha’s age surpasses the typical lifespan of an elephant, and its ability to carry an entire island for centuries adds a fantastical element to the One Piece world.
The ancient creature becomes a living testament to the mysteries and wonders found on the Grand Line.
Tomoe (Kamisama Hajimemashita)
Tomoe, a powerful fox yokai, commands formidable magical abilities and boasts a captivating mastery of shape-shifting.
His powers extend to both the spirit and physical realms, making him a force to be reckoned with.
Born in a time when the line between gods and spirits was more palpable, Tomoe’s journey intertwines with the human world.
His character arc not only explores the complexities of love and loyalty but also delves into the inevitability of change.
As a guardian spirit and a timeless entity, Tomoe’s presence adds depth and richness to the narrative, showcasing the beauty of a character whose age mirrors the intricacies of his experiences.
Koenma (Yu Yu Hakusho)
Koenma, the prince of the Spirit World, wields immense spiritual energy and possesses the authority to govern souls.
Despite his small stature and the look of a baby on top of that to increase the confusion of a pacifier in his mouth, he commands respect and authority, especially as the enigmatic leader overseeing the spiritual balance.
Koenma’s age defies the conventional as he appears as a toddler despite being centuries old.
This unique manifestation not only adds a touch of humor to the series but also serves as a metaphor for the complex nature of leadership and responsibility.
Koenma’s wisdom and power become even more pronounced when juxtaposed with his childlike appearance, creating a character that challenges preconceived notions about age and authority.
Ashborn the Shadow Monarch (Solo Leveling)
Ashborn was born eons of years ago when the Absolute being in the solo leveling universe had created the rulers and monarchs out of Light and darkness respectively.
Ashborn was among the strongest rulers and the Greatest Fragment of Brilliant Light.
He was the ruler of shadows and the king of the dead and who or what could kill death other than death himself?
He died when he gave all his powers to Sung Jin Woo and made him heir to his powers.
And at the time of his death, his age was immeasurable as because of the power of the absolute being they could also control time.