Do you want to know about the top 10 smartest anime characters of all time? The list that we have compiled below includes the top favorites in terms of intelligence that include Antiheroes such as Light from Death Note and heroes such as Shinichi Kudo from Detective Conan. Well, most of these characters happen to be a part of the best anime series that have ever been produced. Let us begin the list below.

- Top 10 smartest anime characters of all time:

Shiro from No Game No Life

Shiro from No Game No Life

This character happens to possess an extreme level of intelligence. She happens to be a master of chess who could defeat the grandmasters and is able to speak 18 languages very fluently. Moreover, she is also a wonderful problem solver which makes her worthy to be included in our list.

Armin Arlert from Attack on Titan

Armin Arlert from Attack on Titan

Armin is a character who is physically weak and has lesser strength, he is,however, one of the smartest characters ever to be featured in anime. He carries a very tactical mindset and is capable of achieving the goals that normal people deem impossible to achieve.

Izaya Orihara from Durarara!!

Izaya Orihara from Durarara!!

Izaya is a character that is capable of making predictions regarding the behavior and actions of people in a very precise manner. On top of that, he also happens to be the master of knife and parkour making him quite the athlete. He also happens to be the mastermind that causes the chaos between gangs in Shinjuku.

Yuuko Shionji from Kamisama no Memochou

Yuuko Shionji from Kamisama no Memochou

Yuuko suffers from insomnia and is a detective who is a total genius. Moreover, she is a talented and gifted hacker, who is exceptionally well at gathering important information. This makes her capable of assisting in the most high-profile and difficult cases. She happens to solve these cases right from her laptop.  

Johan Liebheart from Monster

Johan Liebheart from Monster

Johan Happens to have the charisma that Hitler had. He is extraordinary when it comes to causing chaos and destruction. Johan also aims to be the last man to stand at the world’s end. He makes use of deductive reasoning and turns the world into his personal playground.

Victorique De Blois from Gosick

Victorique De Blois from Gosick

Victorique happens to be an exceptionally gifted learner who is capable of reading books of high level in different languages at the very same time. Although she has a bizarre attitude, her knowledge regarding things sets her a foot ahead of everyone else.

Shinichi Kudo (Edogawa Conan) from Detective Conan

Shinichi Kudo (Edogawa Conan) from Detective Conan

Also referred to as Conan, the kid happens to be a very intelligent and gifted detective. Due to his photographic memory, he is capable of retaining a great amount of information that other people might otherwise forget. Using his diverse knowledge on various subjects, he solves cases that are otherwise deemed unsolvable.

Shikamaru Nara from Naruto: Shippûden

Shikamaru Nara from Naruto: Shippûden

Shikamaru happens to be one of the most intelligent people in all of anime. He carries the exceptional talent of outsmarting people. Carrying great tactical skills, he is not only undefeated at games but also remains unchallenged on the battlefield.

L Lawliet from Death Note

L Lawliet from Death Note

L happens to be the secretive genius who is very conscious about his identity. He makes great use of deduction and reasoning in investigations that makes him one of the best detectives in the world. He does this by using his ability to analyze all kinds of situations and drawing a suitable hypothesis surrounding them.

Light Yagami from Death Note

Light Yagami from Death Note

Light is the main antihero in the Death Note series who happens to get his hands on the death note. Using this book, he begins punishing people and does everything that he could to not to reveal his darker side. He is ready to manipulate and to turn the world into his personal playground in order to fulfill his mission of cleansing the world from evil.

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