Anime characters with the waving brown hair might be fictional and non-living beings, but their cultural impact is huge. The hairstyles, outfits, accessories, even sometimes the weapons and superpowers are often heavily popular among the fans.
For example, anime character hairstyles inspire the fans to adopt those even without cosplay situations. For the anime fanboys with brown hair, or those who are thinking of dying their hair brown can seek some inspiration from this list of 31 anime boy characters with brown hair. Suit yourself according to your hair length, face shape, personality, and anime preference.
Best Anime Boy Characters with Brown Hair
Below is the list of our most favorite brown-haired anime boy characters:
31. Osamu Dazai
This mysterious detective with a mysterious past had a different career prior to joining Armed Detective Company. He has very interesting and mysterious things to say, and always manages to leave people around in sheer ambivalence about him. But there is one thing constant with his existence. His dark brown hair. Looks great on him doubtlessly.
30. Hiroto Honda
Hiroto Honda (or Tristan Taylor in western version) is known for his long brown coat with raised collar and white dress shirt. This not-so-social character from Yu-Gi-On is also known for his brown hair in very distinct spike. With time we do notice the change in Honda’s earlier dispositions, but his brown mop always remains in the same position.
29. Shu Ouma
Guilty Crown’s Shu Ouma is known for his Power of the King and the valiant adventures. This primary protagonist of the Anime is a fan favorite for cosplaying. Especially among the brown-haired fans. Because it is presented in a rather nice way!
28. Shinji Ikari
This laid back main protagonist of Evangelion was raised by his sensei. Which made him all laid back and having an accommodating personality despite being abandoned by his father after his mother’s death. This tidy character is known for his blue eyes and medium length brown hair.
27. Akihisha Yoshi
Akihisha Yoshi of Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, despite being the “baka” or “idiot” is a lovable being. He might not think thoroughly or cannot comprehend what his friends are trying to convey, but he sure loves them. His ash-brown hair with signature bangs along with the school uniform almost became a part of his existence. However, he sometimes wears white polo.
26. Makoto Naegi
This petite boy of Hope’s Peak Academy is known for offering more despite his fragile appearance. This boy in the green hoodie and the open black jacket is known for his luck. This boy in black jeans is shown to have more to offer in Danganronpa than we could have anticipated.
25. Okita Sougo
Gintama’s Okita Sougo trained in Kondou Isao’s dojo. Sometimes he’s identified as “handsome”, and sometimes he is remarked has good looks are his only asset. Despite all these remarks, Sougo is known as Shinsengumi’s one of the best swordsmen. And let’s face it, he does have rather good looks based on the younger looking facial features with reddish brown eyes and light short and light brown hair.
24. Shinichi Kudo
Shinichi Kudo, the protagonist of Detective Conan is known for his extra-ordinary detective skills. This teenager with pale skin and blackish brown hair has an athletic build despite being very thin. He’s kind of a badass with many unsettling experiences like being fed off poison that turned him into a child by antagonists, yet he always managed to find his ways back.
23. Toru Oikawa
Captain Oikawa of Hai Kyuu, who leads the Volleyball team of Aobajōsai high is known for his smugness. He’d make his subordinate’s bones chill with serious words right after he gives them cheerful complements. This has earned him some “opposite of love” from his teammates and opponents. However, his chocolate brown eyes and hair still garners some charm and manages to attract people despite his persona.
22. Tsunayozhi Sawada
This “No good Tsuna” is the main protagonist of Reborn. We see him overcoming his giving up natures, going past this bad grades and reluctance towards athleticism and becoming a more confident character. However, his spiked brown hair and brown eyes made him look adorable due to his skinny body nevertheless.
There are few characters that need no introduction given you are an anime person or not. Ryu is one of them. This main protagonist of street fighters is known and loved by many generations from the eighties to this decade. Ryu was seen to have brown hair in Streetfighter Alpha and Street Fighter II. This strong, silent, and determined character is known for his hard work and strive for doing better. It’s hard not to admire him. He has been a role model to many children throughout the timeline of Street Fighters.
20. Neji Hyuga
Neji Hyuga, the believer in fate by birth is also a bearer of the very dark brown mane of hair. He is also known for not being so cheerful. Like he used to before his father died. Even though he believed that he is above the people weaker than himself, but he’d always protect them. Also, his fierce loyalty to Hyūga’s main house is another strong trait of his personality.
19. Rolo Lamperouge
Lamperouge, the boy we see from the 2nd season of Code Geass, is shown to have a different range of disposition. From innocent and kind to cold and reluctant- he is quite a character to keep an eye on. However, ultimately Rolo turns out to be a rather selfless person. His brown hair and violet eyes make him distinguished.
18. Suzaku Kururugi
Kururugi is also another character from Code Geass who has a very diverse disposition. Throughout the manga, we see different sides of him and how his orientation towards the sense of good and bad changes. And how he changes as a person. But among the things that remained constant regarding him, were his tall physique, green hair and brown hair.
17. Kaname Kuran
Kaname Kuran, the pureblood vampire is known for his antics. He is the father of Ai Kuran. This 100000 years old vampire always manages to look young and vibrant with his brown hair and red eyes. This kind and amiable vampire is also known for his stylish attire.
16. Saton Kazuma
Konusuba’s main protagonist Saton Kazuma is a young boy who was reincarnated after death to a fantasy world. This young boy later became morose about his new life in the fantasy world after finding out some sad and unfair reality. However, there is more to his cynical and cold demeanor in him. His brown hair and green eyes speak of his younger and innocent self.
15. Shinichi Izumi
Shinichi Izumi of Kiseijuu is an interesting character with brown hair and brown eyes. He is nice and kind person. However, his peers would call him a wimp. However, when he was infected by a parasite in his right arm, things changed. He is so kind that he named his parasite Migi. With Migi in his life, many things changed.
14. Sosuke Aizen
Sosuke Aizen has a range of physical and behavioral dispositions throughout Bleach. He is a man of manners and intellect. However, upon ascending as Hueco Mundo, he gave up on the glasses and swept his brown hair back, it showed more of an authoritative and tougher look.
13. Shiro Aburame
Shiro Aburame is from Aburame clan. He has been quiet and poised since childhood. He has a prowess in Aburame clan’s insect-based techniques. This dark brown haired man of Naruto universe wears Aburame clan’s signature dark sunglasses and green jacket.
12. Choji Akimichi
Akimichi clan’s Chōji is known for two things. His loyalty to his clan, and his love for food. In Naruto, he is known for his caring disposition and politeness. However, he lacks self-confidence which makes him quite vulnerable. Chōji is known for his brown upward spiked hair swirls on his cheek. However, he is very sensitive to the remarks about his body shape. He doesn’t like it when he’s called fat, or if someone else eats the last chip or snacks.
Yamato’s true name is still unknown. This mysterious man is an Anbu of Konohagakure. Yamato (or ) was a replacement Kakashi Hatake of team Kakashi. He is known for his leadership quality and mysterious nature. His short brown hair and black eyes are his signature features. His calmness during critical and stressful moments makes him one of the renowned poised characters in Naruto.
10. Eren Jaeger/Yeager
Eren is the main protagonist of Attack on Titans. He is known for being friendly and amiable. Eren has strong sense of morality and justice and vows to protect his home from the evil forces after the Titans kill her mother. This sad incident shaped him into a hardcore fighter. However, he carries physical resemblances with his mother like the elongated rotund face, and brown hair.
9. Raye Penber
Raye Penber, the half Japanese FBI investigator of Death Note is a persistent person. He is known for his intense investigation about Light Yagami. His brown hair and light eyes are his distinguishing physical feature.
8. Saji Crossroad
Saji Crossroad is an interesting character of Gundam 00 universe. He is initially seen as a dreamy and hardworking young man. He was next door neighbor to Setsuna F. Seiei. Throughout the two seasons of Gundam, we see Saji going through facing many different things and becoming more mature. His brown eyes and hair are his distinguishing feature like his older sister Kinue.
7. Alejandro Corner
Alejandro Corner is the principal antagonist of the first season of Gundam 00. He initially favors the Celestial Beings but things do change later. This excellent pilot has God complex and addiction for power and authority. He wears his long brown anime hair in a ponytail and prefers wearing golden suits.
6. Light Yagami
Light Yagami, the protagonist of Death Note is famous around the world. This righteous young man wanted to use the power of Death Note to eliminate criminals. Light is a tall young man with light brown hair and eyes. He is popular among his peers for being an amicable and intelligent person.
5. Hikaru Hitachiin
Hikaru Hitachiin of Ouran High School Host club is the older of the Hitachiin twins. Despite being the older one, he is known for his relative childishness. He and his younger twin make it hard for everyone in Ouran to tell them apart. However, Haruhi can always tell them regardless of their tactics. Hikaru generally parts his hair to right.
4. Karou Hitahiin
Karou is the younger Hitachiin twins. He is more mature and level-headed than his older brother. However, he is still as mischievous as his brother. Alike his brother he confuses people with their identities as well. But Haruhi manages to tell them apart anyway. He is the first one to break out the reality that they cannot live forever as co-dependent as they have become over the years. Karou parts his hair to the right.
3. Syaoran Li
Li initially started as the antagonist of Cardcaptor Sakura. He was cold and mean towards Sakura. However, he warmed up towards her with time and they helped each other. Li was shorter than his peers when first seen, sporting short brown hair and large eyes. He grew taller with the progression of seasons. He is generally seen wearing the school uniform.
2. Lyle Dylandy
Lyle Dylandy is the identical twin brother of Gundam Meister Neil Dylandy (Lockon Stratos). Like his older twin brother, he also has tall, handsome features, long brown hair and a rather flirty nature. Lyle is also a skilled shooter like his brother and was a member of Katharon before joining the Celestial Beings in Gundam 00. Since he was always compared to Neil, and Neil was praised for being the more competent one, Lyle has developed an inferiority complex and takes time in trusting others.
1. Neil Dylandy
Neil Dylandy is the original Lockon Stratos in Gundam 00. A very important member of Celestial Beings, Neil is known for his considerate and friendly nature. He has long brown hair and handsome features. Neil and his younger twin brother Lyle are of Irish origin. Neil has strong dislikes towards terrorists since his parents and younger sister was killed in a terrorist attack. Neil is the unannounced leader of Gundam Meisters and had an orange, Haro. His sharpshooting skills were impeccable and that earned him the name Lockon Stratos!
These 31 anime characters have their own way of sporting their brown hair in their own way (well, the Dylandy twins may wear it the same, but hey, that can be an inspiration for identical twins with long brunet hair). It’s never a bad idea to try something different with your hair.