In the captivating world of anime, female anime characters play a vital role in the success of particular shows. Today I have created a list of some of the most popular female anime characters, if you have watched even half of them, you have good taste as weeb.
it’s hard to believe but sometimes a character grabs more attention than the whole show, and within anime lies a variety of characters. From wholesome qyarus to busty girls, free-spirited females to girls with dreamy resolves, one can find each and everything.
So let’s pick up some most renowned anime girls whose allure is enough to hook you in for the entire show.
15: Mao Mao
Anime: The Apothecary Diaries
Mao Mao may be not one of the most popular female anime characters however it won’t take much time for her to gain some serious popularity. Regarding the overall success hints Mao Mao recognition.
Mao Mao is the main character of the seinen anime “The Apothecary Diaries”, and it would be no surprise that the whole success of this anime lies in this female anime character.
Being the daughter of an official apothecary, Mao Mao is head over heels in love for serious poisons. She’s such passionate or crazy about her field that she has used multiple poisonous items on herself for research purposes.
Everything aside, the way she repels master Jinxchi “the handsome master” is truly hilarious. I mean she literally doesn’t give a shit about romance stuff and only cares about her profession with a dull attitude.
Anime: Demon Slayer
Having such a good girl such as Nezuko as a sibling is a blessing if she’s not in her berserk mode. In her casual mode, she’s definitely stands out among popular and adorable female anime characters.
There are two scenes that I can never forget as a Demon Slayer fan, One is her assistance against Rui “demon” and 2nd greeting Tanjiro after becoming humans again in season 3.
Although her ass-kicking hits to Daki are also an unforgettable treat to watch.
Anime: Spy X Family
I wish that I could be Loid Forger, not because he’s a smart and cool anime boy but because he gets to live with Yor “the hottest assassin of all time”.
She’s a temporary housewife of Loid Forger who works at a restaurant. Behind the facade of an ordinary housewife, she’s a cold assassin.
In her profession of assassination, she’s definitely a prodigy, however, besides assassination, she sucks at literally everything. She’s such a dumb girl that finding a dumb girl more than her is more like finding a needle in a haystack.
12: Zero Two
Anime: Darling In the Franxx
With rosy pink hair and gorgeous red horns and tail, this queerat is in a class all her own.
She possesses immense strength and skill as a pilot, though her traumatic past leaves her distrustful of forming connections. That’s why she is dubbed as “partner Killer”.
Honestly speaking, she was my only motivation to consider this series. With almost more than 35000 individual votes, she’s well considered as one of the most famous or popular female anime characters.
Anime: Violet Evergarden
Violet Evergarden is the protagonist of the stunningly acclaimed anime Violet Evergarden. With beautiful eyes, long ash-blonde hair, and a lean physique, her attractive look secures a rank among the most popular anime girls.
Her striking appearance and calm demeanor hide a tragic past. No wonder why she’s considered among saddest anime characters. As an “auto memory doll,” Violet helps others express feelings and memories through her eloquent letters.
Her journey of self-discovery exploring love and loss has resonated with audiences worldwide, cementing Violet as one of anime’s most memorable and beloved female characters.
Anime: Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End
In a detailed list of anime girls with white hair, an elf girl has taken popularity by storm. It’s no other than our careless millennium years old “Frieren”.
If you’re living under a rock and happen to not aware of Frieren, she’s the main protagonist of Frieren Beyond Journey’s End anime. Which is 2nd most highly rated anime on Mal “least for now.”
She’s a millennium years old elf female and member of the Heroes’ party who has defeated the demon king. As the other party consisted of a dwarf and some humans, they aged and are long gone now whereas frieren remains the same.
9: Hitagi Senjougahara
Hitagi Senjougahara from Bakemonogatari is the appearance of a frail weightless girl who can win a war with her sharp tongue.
Hitagi Senjougahara enters the unusual world of Bakemonogatari like a breath of fresh air. On the surface, her sharp tongue and icy demeanor keep others at arm’s length. But beneath her cold facade lies a sincere companion.
Hitagi is as complex as she is captivating, a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. Through her interactions with the eccentric Araragi, her walls slowly start to crack. Hitagi’s pride and intelligence are matched only by her unwillingness to go down without a fight.
8: Yuno Gasai
Anime: The Future Diary
Who is the yandere queen we love to fear? Yuno Gasai of Mirai Nikki, that’s who. With her pink hair in pigtails and cheerful demeanor, this manipulative girl demonstrates how appearances can be deceiving.
Underneath her cute façade lies a twisted psyche willing to go to deadly lengths for her beloved Yukiteru. Her obsessive and psychotic devotion is both terrifying yet mesmerizing to watch.
While her actions are certainly disturbing, it’s impossible not to be drawn into the complex emotions fueling her instability. Yuno demonstrates the dark appeal of the yandere trope like no other, cementing her place as one of anime’s most memorably unhinged and popular female characters.
7: Marin Kitagawa
Anime: My Dress Up Darling
if the Ecchi genre continues drawing such alluring female anime characters with beautiful eyes, I bet that day is not far when Ecchi genre will reign supreme over other genres.
Meet Marin Kitagawa, undoubtedly the most beautiful and one of the most used female anime characters for cosplay inspiration.
She’s a waifu girl who possesses immense love for cosplay but unfortunately, she’s that bad at creating them. Her days of struggling with coplay designs faded when Wakan Gojo “Hina Doll Specialist” entered her life.
6: Asuna Yuuki
Anime: Sword Art Online
Who is the fierce yet compassionate girl fighting to escape the virtual world of Sword Art Online? It’s Asuna Yuuki, one of the most beloved female characters in anime.
Asuna rises to become one of the strongest players in SAO despite starting as a mere healer, that’s why she is popular among her peers with the nickname “berserk healer”.
Her extraordinary sword skills and leadership abilities inspire many. But what fans love most is her kind and protective nature despite being a little cocky girl, especially toward Kirito.
Watching Rem shine from a cruel demon maid to Natsuki Subaru’s love triangle was truly the best experience. With her sweet and caring nature, she immediately captured the hearts of fans when she first appeared in the world of Re:Zero.
Her gentle soul hides an incredible strength and fierce loyalty. She will do anything to protect those she cares for. Rem’s lovely blue hair and devoted personality made audiences fall in love with her kindness.
Anime: Fate/Night Series
Saber from Fate/Stay Night is one of the main three heroines of the series. Saber is the powerful King of Knights who fights for her Master in the Holy Grail War. Don’t get confused, she was introduced as male while developing the story however ends up as a female character.
As King Arthur before being wished into a female body by the Grail, Saber remains a proud knight devoted to protecting others. Wielding the legendary sword Excalibur with grace and precision, she cuts down enemies with ease.
But beneath her tough exterior lies a gentle soul longing to fulfill her duties. Saber’s inner struggles between duty and desires along with her breathtaking sword skills make her one of the most popular female anime characters.
3: Taiga Aisaka
Just imagine if Taiga Aisaka from Toradora! gets drawn by a renowned studio like Ufotable in today’s Era. I bet she would ace the list of most popular female anime characters with ease.
Taiga Aisaka may look like a tiny palmtop tiger, but beneath her ferocious roar lies a soft kitten in need of love.
As the self-proclaimed “Palmtop Tiger,” her feisty energy and short fuse keep others at bay. But Taiga’s fierce independence masks deep-seated anxieties about accepting her vulnerabilities.
Her tumultuous journey from tsundere to finding where she belongs made Taiga “conquer hearts” across the world, cementing her status as an all-time favorite heroine.
Anime: Attack On Titan
A loyal beauty and humanity’s 2nd most powerful soldier is the definition of Mikasa. No event is capable of bothering this badass female anime character whereas a threat to Eren is enough to trigger her anger.
Her popularity among popular female anime characters exists solely for her feat of strength and limitless love for Eren. There’s a separate fandom of Mikasa lovers who wanted Eren to live for the sake of Mikasa.
1: Kurisu Makise
Kurisu Makise is without a doubt one of the most memorable female characters to come out of the anime world.
As the brilliant scientist at the center of the time travel story of Steins;Gate, Kurisu captures your attention from the very first scenes with her sharp wit and no-nonsense approach.
But beneath her tough exterior lies a kind heart and vulnerability that draws you to root for her. Over the course of the critically acclaimed series, Kurisu grows into a strong yet caring female lead who viewers can’t help but admire.
With her good looks and impressively high IQ, it’s easy to see why Kurisu remains an icon among anime fans to this day.