The best senseis! From the best mentors to the best Waifus, they share the main character’s important role. Shaping their ideals or becomes their main love interest.
These anime teachers are the strongest, wisest, and sometimes the most eccentric character in their series that stands as a goal for the characters to strive for.
- Best Anime Teachers
- 21. Kana Kojima
- 20. Hina Tachibana
- 19. Junichiro Kagami
- 18. Akane Minagawa
- 17. Mafuyu Kirisu
- 16. Kousuke Ooshiba
- 15. Chisa Yukizome
- 14. Heine Wittgenstein
- 13. Mikami
- 12. Tetsuo Takahashi
- 11. Sawako Yamanaka
- 10. Franken Stein
- 9. Iruka Umino
- 8. Noboru Taki
- 7. Yukari Yukino
- 6. Shota Aizawa
- 5. Shuji Hanamoto
- 4. Aikuro Mikisugi
- 3. Koro-sensei
- 2. Yuri Koigakubo
- 1. Ittetsu Takeda
Best Anime Teachers
21. Kana Kojima
In Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!?, Kana was once a shy and reserved high school student.
As a high school teacher, 23-year-old Kana has dropped her shy side and has become “The Demon” teacher, teaching the Japanese language at Kawamura West High.
Know for her fiery temper, all of it goes out the window when she crosses paths with one of her students, 17-year-old Ichiro Sato.
Someway somehow, they continuously end up in erotic situations that cause them to grow a closer relationship beyond teacher-student.
20. Hina Tachibana
From Domestic Girl, 23-year-old Hina is a gentle and pure-hearted teacher who gets way over her head when her mother marries Akihito Fujii and becomes stepsister to Natsuo, one of her students!
What’s worse: Hina’s youngest sister Rui and Natsuo had once spent the night together and now somehow have to be stepsiblings!
16-year-old Natsuo has a crush on his teacher Hina, but knowing how unrealistic his feelings are, he ends up going to a mixer where he meets Rui, and they become intimate.
They both go their own ways only to come together again when their parents marry each other, and Natsuo learns Rui’s sister is his teacher and crush Hina.
With the three of them under one roof, Natsuo will discover the dark side of love that makes their situations far from normal.
19. Junichiro Kagami
22-year-old Junichiro Kagami is a genius, a physicist, and a top-tier otaku. He is carefree and does what he wants.
His love for anime causes him to drop his scientific career and become a NEET working on his anime blog.
His sister, Suzune, has had enough and makes her brother take a job as a high school physics teacher.
Despite having no enthusiasm for his new job, it’s outside the classroom where he and his students learn the most important values of life.
18. Akane Minagawa
23-year-old Akane is a music teacher with a sadistic and manipulative streak and uses her attractive looks to control men. Lovely.
Somehow, she has the affection of one of her students, Mugi Awaya. Hanabi Yasuraoka, on the other hand, loved her childhood friend and neighbor, Narumi Kanai.
In Scum’s Wish, when Akane and Narumi begin dating, Hanabi and Mugi begin fake dating to stand in for the one they really love.
Two people that see themselves as scum can fill their loneliness and face their ugly sides.
17. Mafuyu Kirisu
From We Never Learn: BOKUBEN, Mafuyu is a messy and clumsy yet supporting teacher and student counselor in Ichinose Academy. She supports Nariyuki Yuiga in tutoring his fellow classmates.
17-year-old Nariyuki works to get scholarships for college. The headmaster awards him a scholarship that will cover all his tuition fees—if he tutors the school’s top geniuses in their worst subjects!
Nariyuki becomes bombarded by math master Rizu Ogata who hates humanities, literature pro Fumino Furuhashi, who can’t stand science, and sporty Uruka Takemoto, who sucks at every subject!
Have fun, Nariyuki!
16. Kousuke Ooshiba
In Hitorijime My Hero, 28-year-old Kousuke Ooshiba was once known as the “Bear Killer” who took down neighboring gangs.
One of person he saved from endless cycles was errand boy Masahiro Setagawa. Seeing Kousuke as his “hero,” Masahiro asks to be his “sidekick.”
When Masahiro and Kousuke’s younger brother, Kensuke, start high school together, they end up with Kousuke as their math teacher.
However, things start to get complicated when Kensuke’s childhood friend, Asaya Hasekura, walks back into his life and wants to be more than friends.
Masahiro wonders if he can have that relationship with Kousuke, but will these new feelings make Masahiro lose his hero forever?
15. Chisa Yukizome
Chisa is the Ultimate Housekeeper and homeroom teacher of Hope’s Peak Academy’s Class 77-B in Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School – Despair Arc.
Surrounded by talented students that range from a swordswoman to the animal breeder to team manager and a lucky student, Chisa is excited to see the hope for the future with these Ultimates.
Hajime Hinata is a talentless student, a part of the inferior Reserve Course on the other side of the school.
One day, he meets an Ultimate from Class 77-B. Chiaki Nanami, the Ultimate Gamer who sees the upsides and downsides to having talent.
However, their new friendship is in danger of being destroyed forever, and the one who will bring the school to despair is Hajime!
14. Heine Wittgenstein
Heine is The Royal Tutor who, despite his childish and short figure, Heine is highly intelligent, stoic, and equally charming.
The King of Grannzreich asks Heine to become the new royal tutor for his four sons, who are heir to the throne.
The playful Licht, the childish and stubborn Leonhard, the passionate academic Bruno, and the reserved but kind-hearted Kai don’t want anything to do with Heine.
He will need all his time and patience to get through the princes to connect to each of them and prepare them for whoever takes the throne one day.
Mikami is the beautiful art teacher and assistant homeroom teacher at Yomiyama North Middle School in the cursed Class 3-3.
15-year-old Kouichi Sakakibara transfers to Yomiyama North, Class 3-3, and meets a strange girl with a medical eyepatch named Mei Misaki.
She tells him that she doesn’t exist. Kouichi didn’t understand what she meant but quickly sees that the rest of the class acts like she isn’t there.
Despite her words, Kouichi wants to get closer to her, and soon the curse of Class 3-3 begins.
By the end of the school year, everyone in class will die if Kouichi and Mei can’t figure out how to stop the curse.
12. Tetsuo Takahashi
Tetsuo is a 27-year-old biology teacher who is a kind-hearted man seen as a father figure to others. He is also extremely fascinated with “Demis”: half-human, half-monsters that have become a part of society.
At Shibasaki High School, Tetsuo Interviews with Monster Girls to learn more about Demis, their psyche, abilities, and how they fit in with humans.
Tetsuo ends up interviewing three Demi students and one of his coworkers, Sakie Satou, a succubus. Tetsuo will come to learn and form closer bonds with Demis like a vampire, a dullaham, and a snow woman.
11. Sawako Yamanaka
From K-On!, Sawako is the music teacher at Sakuragaoka High School and supervises the Light Music Club. She was once a member of the club when she was younger and was lead vocalist and guitarist in the rockband Death Devil.
Now, with the Light Music Club on the verge of being disbanded, Sawako wants to help all she can to keep the club alive.
When first-year Yui Hirasawa doesn’t know what club to join and ends up finding the Light Music Club.
Thinking it’ll be easy, she ends learns she has to learn how to play an instrument, or the club will be disbanded without her. Yui is stuck. Oh no.
10. Franken Stein
Death Weapon Meister Academy is the heart and soul of Death City. It’s there is a train “Demon Scythes”: people who can transform into weapons and meisters to wield them. Partnered up, they fight evil threats and witches.
Stein is a doctor and the strongest meister to graduate from Death Weapon Meister Academy and now serves as a teacher and acts as a mentor to Maka Alban, his former partner’s daughter.
She and Soul Evans are partnered up to protect Death City with their friends and end up uncovering a witch’s wicked plot to bring out an unwanted evil that could destroy Death City and everyone in it.
9. Iruka Umino
Iruka is a bighearted and kind ninja of the Hidden Leaf Village who is an instructor at the Academy and an important teacher to Naruto Uzumaki in his path to becoming Hokage, leader of the village.
Naruto harbors the Nine-Tailed Fox inside of him—the same beast that almost destroyed the village when he was only a baby and killed the Fourth Hokage.
The hatred of the beast was put on Naruto and treated as a monster. To be acknowledged and earn the village’s respect, Naruto becomes a ninja with the dream to become the next Hokage.
8. Noboru Taki
34-year-old Taki in Sound Euphonium is the new music teacher at Kitauji High School and band director.
Although he is kind and gentle man, he is quick to be critical and blunt to his student and very serious about the band going to nationals.
After losing the regional concert band competition in middle school, Kumiko has zero interest in continuing music in high school and just wants a fresh start.
Of course, all of her new friends share an interest in the band, and that gives Kumiko enough to go with them and join.
Grabbing her old friend the euphonium, Kumiko doesn’t think the bandstand a chance at making nationals—Taki won’t let them give up so easily.
7. Yukari Yukino
27-year-old Yukari is a beautiful teacher living in Tokyo. On her way to work, she gets caught on the train and takes shelter in a garden where she meets 15-year-old Takao Akizuki, who wants to become a shoemaker and skipped school that day.
After this, Takao offers to make Yukari new shoes, and the two continue to meet at the garden during the rainy season.
But neither of them really know each other or who they are. When they step out of the rain, will they be able to face the truth and struggles they live?
6. Shota Aizawa
In My Hero Academia, 30-year-old Shota is a Pro Hero is known as the “Erasure Hero: Eraser Head” and homeroom teacher of Class 1-A at U.A.
High School. He is a very stern, impatient, and reserved man who prefers to use as little energy as possible.
Shota is a part of a world where 80% of the global population have “quirks,” superpowers, and can use their abilities to become Pro Hero. Izuku Midoriya wants to be a Pro Hero but is a part of the other 20% that are born quirkless.
But it seems like life will change forever when he meets the No. 1 Pro Hero and the Symbol of Peace, All Might, who sets Izuku on the path to becoming a Pro Hero by enrolling at U.A. High!
5. Shuji Hanamoto
Shuji is a professor of the History Art Department at a Tokyo art university and is Hagumi Hanamoto’s cousin and father figure in her life.
Yuta Takemoto is a student at an art college and shares a small apartment with Shinobu Morita, whose tardiness prevents him from graduating, and Takumi Mayama, who acts as a responsible older brother Takemoto.
Despite being in college, Takemoto hasn’t thought much about his future—meet Hagumi Hanamoto changes all that.
To Takemoto, it’s love at first sight, and it’s just his luck that Hagumi enrolls at his university.
She becomes quick friends with Ayumi Yamada from the Pottery Department, who is already close friends with Takemoto, Shinobu, and Takumi.
Honey and Clover are just about five close friends trying to figure out the complexity of their lives and what they’re going to do with it.
4. Aikuro Mikisugi
Aikuro from Kill la Kill is Ryuko Matoi’s mysterious homeroom teacher at Honnouji Academy who appears uninteresting and anxious but is secretly helping Ryuko and teaching her how to properly use her “Kamui” Senketsu.
Ryuko came to Honnouji Academy to find her father’s murderer and gets mixed up in the Student Council President, Satsuki Kiryuuin, and her schoolmates’ “Goku Uniforms” that give them superhuman abilities.
To get past them and reach the answers, Ryuko finds Senketsu, weird talking clothes that give her vast power when she puts him on and gives him her blood.
In Assassination Classroom, the moon was attacked and permanently warped into a crescent, and Class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Middle School are tasked with assassinating the creature that ruined the moon: their homeroom teacher!
Koro-sensei is a giant yellow alien-looking creature with tentacle arms and a goofy cartoon face.
No surprise, he’s proving to be very difficult to kill—surprisingly, he’s a great teacher!
They students know they have to end Koro-sensei’s life, but before they do, Koro-sensei will do what he can to help his student grow and sharpen their skills for the rest of their lives.
2. Yuri Koigakubo
Yuri is the 29-year-old homeroom teacher of Ryuji Takasu and Taiga Aisaka, but don’t mention her age, she is depressed to get married before she turns 30.
Other than that, she’s a very supportive teacher who always tries to think of Ryuji and Taiga’s futures.
At the beginning of Toradora!, she was scared of Ryuji like everyone else at school.
His intimidating sanpaku eyes make people think he’s a punk, but he’s actually a gentle and kind clean freak.
Starting his second year of high school, Ryuji accidentally walks right into Taiga and reserves a punch to the face. Despite having a doll-like figure, Taiga is vicious and dubbed the “Palmtop Tiger.”
Ryuji thought that would be the last encouragement he’d have with Taiga, but she harbors a crush on his best friend when he finds out.
Finally, the thing is, Ryuji has a crush on Taiga’s best friend. They form an unlikely alliance to help each other get together with their best friends.
This could be the start of a beautiful friendship, Palmtop Tiger.
1. Ittetsu Takeda
A supporting character of Haikyu!!, Ittetsu is a 29-year-old teacher and technically the head coach of Karsuno High School’s volleyball team, although he doesn’t know a whole lot about the sport and has never played it himself.
He is determined to help the team and works hard behind the scenes for them by setting up matches with other schools and finding them a proper coach.
One member of the volleyball team is Shoyo Hinata. Despite his short stature, Hinata dreams of playing at nationals as the team’s ace, just like his hero “Little Giant.”
In his first real match in middle school, he forms a rivalry with Tobio Kageyama, the “King of the Court.”
Hinata starts at Karasuno High School and can’t wait to meet Tobio again in the volleyball nationals—what he doesn’t expect is to see Kageyama as his new teammate!