Anime is known for its beautiful character designs. However, anime is also known for its absurd characters who don’t look their age. If you’ve been following the anime meme community, you’ve definitely come across a meme or two making fun of such characters.
In this article, I will be listing some of the most popular anime characters that do not look their age.
I’m also going to try not to include many 100+ year-old loli characters in this list because there are literally hundreds of them. They are called “loli baba“, which means they are far from young, but their appearance is that of a little girl.
Anime Characters Who Are Far Older Than They Look
- Lisa Lisa
- Tsunade Senju
- Biscuit Kruger
- Tsukuyomi Komoe
- Kinue Hayase
1. Lisa Lisa
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure is known for its anime characters that don’t look their age. But usually, the characters look far older than they actually are.
However, Lisa Lisa is the only character from JJBA who looks younger than her age. She is the mother of one of the main protagonists and a skilled fighter.
At first glance, she looks like she’s in her 20s, but the truth is that she is actually 50 years old.
Normally, you’d expect a 50-year-old to have at least a couple of gray hairs and wrinkles. But Lisa Lisa has glistening black hair and smooth skin of a youthful young lady.
As a skilled practitioner of “Hamon,” she had managed to stay young.
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2. Tsunade Senju
Tsunade is one of the most popular female characters from the Naruto and Boruto anime series. Despite knowing that she is an old lady, fans literally drool over her. Such is the charm of her youthful appearance.
Tsunade looks like a woman in her 30s, but in fact, she is 70 years old in the Boruto series.
This would come as a surprise to most people who have not watched the show because she is that beautiful. She does not have a single wrinkle, and her physical capabilities are astounding.
Overall, nothing about Tsunade matches her age, making her a perfect fit for this list.
3. Biscuit Krueger
Biscuit Krueger is yet another famous female character from the Hunter x Hunter anime series. She is easily one of the most popular anime characters that don’t look their age in the fandom.
She is a 57-year-old woman who uses her nen ability to change her appearance. When I say change, I literally mean it.
Her original form is that of a hunky woman with a deep, manly voice. Forget about not looking her age; she doesn’t even look her gender.
However, after using her nen ability, she can change her appearance to look like a little 12-year-old.
The point to note is that even though her muscle mass disappears in this form, she is still far stronger than she looks.
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Next comes our green-haired “sassy lost child.” Tatsumaki is one of the most powerful heroes in the world of One Punch Man. She is a skilled esper who uses her psychic abilities to crush her enemies.
However, one thing that stands out when you look at her is her age. She is a 28-year-old who looks like she is no older than 12.
Even her younger sister is far taller and has a body like a woman. Meanwhile, Tatsumaki is built like a little kid.
Of course, there are times when she feels a little ticked off when she is treated like a child. But hey, that’s the story of every legal loli in anime.
5. Tsukuyomi Komoe
Tsukuyomi Komoe is a teacher in ‘A Certain Magical Index’ series. Now imagine you’re sitting in a class, and a girl looking like she’s in elementary school claims to be your teacher. This is exactly what her class had to feel on their first day.
Tsukuyomi is very small and speaks like a kid. Not only that, her voice is too cute and adorable not to treat her like a child. But it gets very apparent that she is an adult when she is gulping her beer with utmost joy.
However, as a teacher, she is very capable and acts like the adult that she is.
While we don’t exactly know her age, we can definitely agree that there is no way she is an elementary schooler who is also a teacher.
6. Kinue Hayase
Kinue Hayase is a 42-year-old woman with kids who looks like she is definitely younger than 10. Imagine all the misunderstanding and confusion that people would’ve had when she was introduced as a mother of two. Physically speaking, that shouldn’t even be possible.
Regardless, this is why she is on this list of anime characters that don’t look their age. Personally, I think she is made too young to the point where it is ridiculous, but I guess that’s what the creator was going for.
Hayase is a caring mother with a cute personality. Sometimes, you can even call her overprotective, but that’s how much she loves her children.
Anime Characters Who Are Far Younger Than They Look
- Leorio Paladiknight
- Bill Watkins
- Kaoru Hanayama
- Kraft Lawrence
- Stiyl Magnus
- Hotaru Ichijō
- Takeo Gouda
Here comes the most popular anime character that doesn’t look his age from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. Jotaro is a 17-year-old boy who definitely looks like he is in his mid-20s.
With all that muscular body and facial structure, there is no way one can figure out that he is a high school student.
Not to mention, his attitude perfectly matches his appearance and makes it look like he is an adult.
What’s weird about Jotaro is that he kind of ages down in the uncoming parts. This is mostly because the art style was changed and the characters did not look hunky anymore.
2. Leorio Paladiknight
Leorio had all of us fooled until he revealed his real age in the middle of the Hunter x Hunter series. No matter how you look at him, Leorio is a middle-aged dude. This is the reason why Gon calls him “Mister,” because he thinks he must be in his 30s.
But I kid you not, he is only 19 years old. With his facial appearance and his dressing sense, there’s no way he should be 19. Except he actually is.
Leorio is one of the characters whose age surprises not only the fans of the anime but also the characters within the anime.
3. Bill Watkins
Bill is the newest addition to the list. He is from the trending anime “Spy x Family,” and he is an elementary school boy.
He is the son of a military general who trained his son to be strong and fit from an early age. As a result of that, he looks like a high schooler.
He is too tall, too strong, and too bulky to be in elementary school. Because of his physical gifts, he is undefeatable in sports.
Bill single-handedly crushes the opponent’s team in a game of volleyball and shows his muscular strength in the anime.
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4. Kaoru Hanayama
Kaoru Hanayama is an infamous street brawler and yakuza leader from the Baki series. Even when he was in middle school, his face looked like an old man’s.
The fact that he grew up to be an insanely muscular man didn’t help either. Hanayama is just a 19-year-old boy who looks like a 40 to 50 year-old man.
Even after knowing that he is a teenager, my mind still struggles with the fact that he is not an old man.
He also has dozens of scars all over his body, which kind of suggests that he has been fighting for years. This reinforces the idea that he is a middle-aged man. But most of his scars came from a handful of fights.
5. Kraft Lawrence
Kraft is another anime character that doesn’t look his age, mostly because of his hair. He has grayish-white hair, which we all know is the identity of old people.
Not to mention, in some scenes, it looks like he has some wrinkles around his eyes, which makes him look far older than he is.
In addition to his appearance, his mind is also that of an experienced middle-aged man because he always acts wisely.
Oh yeah, I missed the most important information. Kraft is from the anime “Spice and Wolf.”
6. Stiyl Magnus
When most of us imagine a 14-year-old, we think of a bratty child who is not very tall and has a child-like voice.
However, the author of A Certain Magical Index imagined a tall, handsome man who looked like he was in his late 20s.
Stiyl is a teenage kid who is working for a secret group that deals with magic. His role in the anime is too serious to believe that they handed it to a kid.
Not only that, Stiyl acts like a pro who is experienced in his job, which will completely make you forget that he is just 14.
7. Hotaru Ichijō
Normally, most female anime characters don’t look older than their actual age. However, Hotaru is our only exception.
Hotaru is a 10-year-old who looks like an 18-year-old. I think she is the tallest fifth grade student anyone has ever seen.
Not only that, she acts very responsible, like an actual adult, too. However, the only time she acts her age is around her mother. She loves being spoiled by her mom and acts all childish and cuddly. But when she is with her friends, she acts like a grownup.
8. Takeo Gouda
Takeo Gouda is a popular anime character that doesn’t look his age. He is a 16-year-old boy in his first year of high school.
However, at first glance, you would assume that he is a middle-aged man with a job.
This time around, it is clear that he got his appearance from his parents’ genes. His mom looks like a middle-aged guy, and his dad looks like a middle-aged guy too. I know it’s mean to make fun of people’s genetics, but they definitely did Takeo wrong, lol.
But what truly matters is personality, am I right? Takeo is a kind and selfless person with a strong sense of justice. He more than makes up for his looks with his amazing personality.
That’s it for this post! These are the top 10+ most popular anime characters that don’t look their age.
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