Anime hair ranges from drab to the impossible. I thought to turn toward some of the The odder hair styles we can find in our favorite medium.
The hair in Afro Samurai reminds me more of a tree than hair. It is a blob of color that swirls like smoke. It lacks a lot of definition found in most anime hair styles. Whereas anime tends to require at least a gallon of ultra hold hair gel, Afro Samurai’s hair styles are free and move like fire. That certainly makes them weird for the anime world.
Jessie from Pokemon is a textbook example of someone who fell into a vat at a hair gel factory and then uses an oil barrel as a curling iron. If you look at it right, her hair looks like it is eating her head like a purple earthworm.
Ryunosuke Umemiya from Shaman King is an Elvis wannabe caught in a permanent wind. Of course, gravity doesn’t affect hair in the anime world. John Travolta looks like a Grease amateur compared to the oil this this guy’s hair. The purple collar only adds to the pimping ridiculousness.
Goku’s hair only gets worse as he grows in power. Although, it is fitting to look like he stuffed his meaty hands into a power plant’s generator. The blonde spikes remind me of an artichoke. Oddly enough, when he powers up even further he loses his eyebrows. Why do only three locks of…hair… obey gravity? That is the true mystery.
Yugi’s hair from Yu-Gi-Oh is definitely one of the weirdest around. Lightning bolts? Check. Impossibly even purple tips with black hair? Check. He looks like he fell into a tie-dye vat while playing with a hair dryer. Maybe anime characters should start using towels to dry their hair.
Bleach’s Kenpachi adds to the spiky hair trend. Tipped with bells, his hair refuses to succumb to gravity! Considering people in Bleach can stand in midair, why not have hair that defies physics? He boasts an oddly jagged receding hair line. I wonder what radio stations he picks up?
What are your favorite impossible or weird anime hair styles?