While seeing silver hair to many viewers in other non-anime shows may mean a character is old, typically if you spot a silver fox in anime, they are anything but. However, silver hair is often used to suggest that a character has a wizened demeanor. Silver hair is often a mix of a moral black and white — a literal shade of gray.
These characters are often the most calm and logical characters of an anime series. However, this balanced behavior is often elevated to a level of sophistication as well. While silver hair can range from dark gray all the way to white, typically the brighter the silver, the more mystical, magical, or otherwise otherworldly the character is, but not always.
Ginko is a large part of what makes Mushishi such a chill series. He is inquisitive and curious, but rarely ever does he exhibit that over-the-top expressions native to some other anime characters.
Furthermore, because Mushishi is a very mystical show, his hair color is perfectly fitting with the theme. However, it also attests to her attitude.
Throughout the series, Angel is muted in personality, quiet and composed. Some characters perceive this as her being above them, but rather it has spoiler-y, plot-related reasons. Introduced as a teacher to the main character, Kakashi needed to be a calm, composed silver-haired fox. However, while excessively cool even under serious pressure likely thanks to his mask hiding his expressionsKakashi is not without his quirks, namely his penchant for dirty novels. Although perky and playful, the silver hair that comes with Index is likely more of a testament to her particular mystical powers rather than her actual attitude.
When deed, it was likely that they wanted her to be a fun character while making her appear pure or magical in both her cloths and her color of hair.
At a glance at his character de, you might see Soul as one of those characters that is more likely to have a bad attitude. You know, a character likely to have an attitude like Black Star. However, while he can get passionate about things, particularly when around Black Star, he actually is a fairly composed character.
It is discovered later that this composure may be because he is trying to keep a side of himself hidden, though. In fact, her hair color only changed after a certain event. However, while occasionally peppy, she has always had the attitude of a silver-haired character, boasting herself strong in mind and weak in body.
Kyoko is the pinnacle of silver-haired attitude. Not only is she as cool as an ice cube, but her whole demeanor exudes composed and sophisticated. It turns out this composed logic of hers is a great help towards ultimately unravelling the mystery, and that is to be expected of the Super High School Level Detective. There is the irreverent and silly Gintoki, but on the flip-side there is the deadly serious Gintoki.
In this, perhaps his silver hair is a testament to the many sides he shows rather than the calm and composed nature more attributed to the silver anime foxes. Although she learns more about human interaction with each passing interaction, before that, there is only logic to dictate her behavior.
In essence, an android like Isla is the ultimate anime character to sport the silver hair. However, as she continues to learn, it can often make that hair color less fitting. Sesshoumaru, though, while cruel, is disinterested as can be in most things. The only time he seems to have a strong opinion is when it comes to questions like are pure-blooded demons the best? To which he would say: yes.
As a pure-blooded dog demon, he of course sees himself better as human, cat demons, and his half-blooded half-brother. Unlike many silver-haired characters, in personality, Nao is the personification of energy and innocence. However, her white hair may be a hint at her supernatural ability to become invisible. Despite her attitude, she also sports elevated status as the hard-working student council present as well. While Killua has his lapses in composure that can be more attributed to his youth than anything else, out of the whole crew in Hunter x Hunter, Killua can keep his cool like no other.
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He is also presented as above other characters because of his family and his background as well. Similar to many girls with white hair, Eu is so cold that she is almost emotionless. However, she is also particularly powerful. While her armor is used to suppress her powers as a necromancer, she still possesses a huge amount of physical strength.
What other hair color could a thousand year old fox demon that thinks he is better than most people possibly have? Tomoe, throughout the show, has a distinct air of snootiness that is just part of his character. While his white hair may be a nudge at him being a fox or simply a long-lived demon, it works well with his sophisticated manner.
However, while calm much of the time, when it comes to Nanami getting herself into trouble, that demure mask quickly dissipates. Menma is, well, otherworldly. While she had silver hair even while alive, since you experience so little time with her alive, all of it being through flashback, it is only fitting that she has the silver hair common with otherworldly characters. As for it speaking to her personality, much of her time is spent being bubbly, yet calm and keeping that torrent of emotions pent up inside.
The silver hair that Allen sports speaks to both his personality and his circumstances. Ever since Allen was young, he was intertwined with Akuma for various family reasons. He was trained by General Cross and has his special eye in conjunction with his Innocence.
However, as a person, while young and prone to moments of passion, he is particularly tempered in his attitude. In fact, compared to other shounen heroes, much of the main cast in D. Gray Man is rather mellow. Of all the over-emotional or straight-up broken ladies in Clannad, Tomoyo is the coolest cucumber, as her silver hair suggests.
Her gray hair also speaks to her character as well. She had a turbulent and violent past, but now she strives to be the pinnacle of moral highness, student council president. In essence, she is the perfect shade of gray. As the bartender and acting arbiter for the dead, Decim should be expected to have the neutral judgement that silver hair would denote.
While he is excessively cool throughout most of the game, you soon see his very human emotions having an effect on his judgements. However, while she is bubbly in attitude, you soon learn that there is something not quite right about her that makes that choice of hair color check out. Did we miss your favorite calm and composed silver haired anime character?
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