15 Highly Popular Female Anime Characters No One Should Miss

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 a weeb.

From wholesome qyarus to busty girls, and free-spirited females to girls with dreamy resolves, you can find a diversified list of popular female anime characters. So let’s pick up some of the most renowned anime girls whose allure is enough to hook you in for the entire show.

15: Mao Mao

Mao Mao from apothecary diaries popular anime girl in making

Anime: The Apothecary Diaries

Mao Mao may not be one of the most popular female anime characters, but it won’t take much time for her to gain some serious popularity.

Mao Mao is the main character of the seinen anime “The Apothecary Diaries,” and surprisingly, 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 with serious poisons. She’s so passionate or crazy about her profession that she has used multiple poisonous items on herself for research purposes.

She literally doesn’t give a shit about romance stuff and only cares about her profession with a dull attitude. Therefore, she’s one of the funniest, carefree anime characters.

14: Nezuko

Nezuko from demon slayer is one of the most famous and popular anime girls

Anime: Demon Slayer

Having such a good girl as Nezuko as a sibling is a blessing, but only if she’s not in her berserk mode. In her casual mode, she definitely stands out among popular and adorable chibi anime characters.

There are two scenes that I can never forget as a Demon Slayer fan. One is her assistance against Rui “demon,” and the second is greeting Tanjiro after becoming human again in season 3.

Although her ass-kicking hits on Daki are also an unforgettable treat to watch.

13: Yor

yor forger is recently popular anime girl

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 the temporary housewife of Loid Forger and 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 dumber girl than her is like finding a needle in a haystack.

12: Zero Two

Zero Two from darling in the franxx

Anime: Darling In the Franxx

With rosy pink hair and gorgeous red horns, this queerat is in a class all her own.

Zero Two possesses immense strength and skill as a pilot, though her traumatic past leaves her distrustful of forming connections. That’s why she is infamous as the “partner killer.”

Honestly speaking, she was my only motivation to consider this series. With almost more than 35,000 individual votes on Mal, she’s well considered one of the most famous or popular female anime characters.

11: Violet

Violet from violet ever garden

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 one of the 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.

10: Frieren

Frieren is becoming one of the most popular female anime characters

Anime: Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End

In the horde of anime girls with white hair, an elf girl has taken popularity by storm. It’s none other than our careless millennium-old “Frieren.”

If you’re living under a rock and happen to not be aware of Frieren, she’s the main protagonist of Frieren Beyond Journey’s End anime. Which is the top-rated anime on Mal, “at least for now.”

She’s a millennium-old female and a 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 one of the most popular female anime characters

Anime: Bakemonogatari

Hitagi Senjougahara from Bakemonogatari has 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

Yuno Gasai from future diary is quite famous female anime character

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 and mesmerizing to watch.

While her actions are certainly disturbing, it’s impossible not to be drawn into the complex emotions fueling her instability.

7: Marin Kitagawa

Marin Kitagawa from my dress up darling is most beautiful anime girl

Anime: My Dress Up Darling

If the Ecchi genre continues to draw such alluring female anime characters with beautiful eyes, I bet that day is not far when the 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 an immense love for cosplay, but unfortunately, she’s that bad at creating them. Her days of struggling with coplay designs faded when Wakana Gojo, “Hina Doll Specialist,” entered her life.

6: Asuna Yuuki

Asuna Yuuki from sword art online

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 blonde hair 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, especially toward Kirito.

5: Rem

Rem from rezero is the most cutest female anime character

Anime: Rezero

Watching Rem shine from a cruel demon maid into 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 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.

4: Saber

Saber from fate series is one of the renowned female anime characters

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 but 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. 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

Taiga Aisaka from toradora

Anime: Toradora!

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 the most popular female anime characters with ease.

Taiga Aisaka may look like a tiny palm-top 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.

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.

2: Mikasa

Mikasa of aot is surely one of the most popular female anime characters

Anime: Attack On Titan

A loyal beauty and humanity’s second-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 feats of strength and limitless love for Eren. There’s a separate fandom of Mikasa lovers who want Eren to live for the sake of Mikasa.

1: Kurisu Makise

Kurisu Makise from steins gate is the most popular female anime character

Anime: Steins;Gate

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.