All anime lovers would agree that white-haired characters are often among the most popular in fandom spaces.
White hair can be a goodass in many manga or anime series, although it may not be the case with all white-haired anime characters. This is a popular feature in anime, which allows for a character's hair to change color in the real world at the same time.
If a character has unusual hair color, they're bound to be essential to the story in some way. Sure, black, blond, and brown hair may be fine, but in a medium already so engulfed in reality, it's fun to switch things up and make good use of color to tell a story. Blue and red are two of the most popular unnatural hair colors, but white is also popular.
Near (Death Note)
Near might not be as popular as his predecessor, L, in the white-haired characters department, but he has to be one of the most popular. Near grew up in Watari's orphanage and shares his funny behavior, terrible posture, and genius-level intelligence from a very young age. Following L's death, Near is chosen as one of L's two possible replacements, ultimately leading Light Yagami to his death.
Tengen Uzui (Demon Slayer) is a demon slayer.
Tengen Uzui is clearly a strong character, which contributes to his popularity among Demon Slayer followers, but his flashy personality is what makes him so popular. Despite all of that, Tengen has shown to care about others and to have regrets for all of the lives he has lost. Nevertheless, he continues to protect those he can.
Yamato (One Piece)
Yamato is a popular character in the One Piece fandom, best defined by his profound admiration for Kozuki Oden, which leads him to assume Oden's identity following his death. This includes copying Oden's mannerisms, using his name, and profaning himself as a man, despite being assigned a female at birth. Above all, however, this character wants to live up to his idol's moral code.
Garou (One Punch Man)
Garou, a self-proclaimed Hero Hunter, begins out as a disciple of Bang, but later goes on a rampage to destroy the Hero Association, killing all of the heroes who oppose him. With knowledge in martial arts and incredible power granted to him by God, Garou becomes Saitama's greatest foe in One Punch Man, forcing the overpowered protagonist to commit any effort to what is easily the most epic fight in the tale.
Garou helps Saitama to increase exponentially in power, leading to the hero's greatest move yet, the Zero Punch, which introduces time travel to the One Punch Man universe. As a child, his classmates loved deeming him a monster or villain in order to play heroes, which led Garou to begin empathizing with him.
Ken Kaneki (Tokyo Ghoul)
Ken Kaneki's hair was originally black, not white, but his appearance was drastically altered after being tortured by Yamori, which allows him to be included in this list. Over time, the protagonist's reserved and selfless nature developed, making him a fascinating character to watch in Tokyo Ghoul.
Shoto Todoroki (My Hero Academia)
Shoto Todoroki is a special case in terms of hair color, which is white on his right side and red on his left — a perfect representation of his quirk, Half-Cold-Half-Hot. In the beginning, he was adamant about becoming a hero without expressing his full potential, rejecting the fire ability passed down from his father. Over time, this character begins to emerge from his shell, much to the viewers' delight.
Tshir Hitsugaya (Bleach)
Tshir Hitsugaya, a White-haired character from the Bleach series, stands out. He is intelligent, mature, and an extremely skilled Soul Reaper, to the point of becoming the youngest Reaper to achieve captain status in the Gotei 13.
Satoru Gojo (Jujutsu Kaisen)
Satoru Gojo has established himself as one of the most popular white-haired characters in anime and as a fan favorite in the Jujutsu Kaisen series. Despite being a teacher at Jujutsu High, Satoru maintains the audience's interest with his funny and easygoing personality. Despite most people think he's an immature persona, Satoru seems to recognize when the situation calls for a more serious approach.
Satoru's personality goes a long way to making him a fan favorite, but that's not his only characteristic. He is regarded as the world's strongest jujutsu sorcer, displaying an astounding amount of cursed energy. Satoru has the technique and attitude to match.
Inuyasha is easily one of the most well-known white-haired characters of all time. Born to a powerful demon father and human mother, Inuyasha was despised by his older brother, Sesshoumaru, and rejected by both human and demon communities. Despite this, this half-blood eventually develops into one of the most powerful characters in the series, thanks to the Tessaiga, his father's demonic sword, and his own demon powers.
Killua Zoldyck (Hunter x Hunter)
Killua Zoldyck is easily one of Hunter's finest characters, to the point where he often overshadows Gon Freecss, the antagonist. Born to be an assassin from a young age, Killua is the direct opposite of Gon, who grew up free of worries and seeing the best in others upon meeting. The two soon became friends and embarked on a adventure together.
Killua is quick, quiet, and outright deadly in combat, utilizing his assassin skills, intelligence, and Nen ability to defeat any opponent that crosses his path. However, underneath it all, Killua is a child, who longs for connection and light in his life. Despite growing up in a deficient (to say the least), Killua deeply cares for his brother, Alluka, and proves that he is more than what his family intended to make.