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The Best Female Anime Characters

Updated May 7, 2021 2.9m votes 249.5k voters 4.8m views268 items

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List of the best female anime characters. These are some of the most powerful anime characters who are attractive, intelligent, or simply formidable. Feminists will love these strong anime characters. From ferocious females to lovely vampire anime ladies, they’re all here in this list of the best female anime characters found on TV and in film. Along with all of the anime girl names, you'll see which TV show or film they appeared in, their powers and abilities and the illustrator who created them. You'll find plenty of anime girls with red hair, blonde anime girls, raven-haired, and even blue-haired anime girls.

Did you know that anime is a relatively old medium? It has, cool anime characters have been around since the early 1900s, although anime as viewers enjoy it today didn’t begin to hit the mainstream until around the 1980s. Some of the original anime programs, including “Dragon Ball” (which began airing in 1986), had more male leads than female, but they paved the way for the best anime women that you know and love today. One of the most popular anime programs, “Sailor Moon,” began airing in 1995, and it featured female anime leads almost exclusively.

Today’s great female anime characters are known as such for a variety of reasons. Some, including C.C. from “Code Geass,” are mysterious and humorous. Others, such as Motoko Kusanagi from “Ghost in the Shell,” are powerful yet sexual. In fact, many of the sexiest anime characters are so hot because they are powerful. Whatever characteristics these best female anime characters have, however, they’re always one thing -- memorable.

This list includes the best female anime characters in history. From the strong to the cool and the sweet, these anime female characters have earned their places on the list thanks to their long-lasting popularity. Which one of these popular anime characters are your favorite? 

 

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  • 26
    19,335
    11,645

    Temari

    Naruto
  • 27
    19,937
    13,520

    Levy McGarden

    Fairy Tail
  • 28
    19,103
    12,776

    Mashiro Shiina

    The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
  • 29
    14,172
    3,039

    Mikasa Ackerman

    Attack on Titan
  • 30
    12,194
    5,205

    Hange Zoë

    Attack on Titan
  • 31
    6,558
    3,696

    Mitsuha Miyamizu

    Your Name
  • 32
    8,734
    1,850

    Nezuko Kamado

    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • 33
    7,793
    2,221

    Violet Evegarden

    Violet Evergarden
  • 34
    18,825
    13,970
  • 35
    13,682
    8,662

    Wendy Marvell

    Fairy Tail
  • 36
    11,067
    4,903

    Momo Yaoyorozu

    My Hero Academia
  • 37
    8,011
    3,572

    Raphtalia

    The Rising of The Shield Hero
  • 38
    6,882
    1,742

    Shinobu Kocho

    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • 39
    3,774
    1,521

    Nobara Kugisaki

    Jujutsu Kaisen
  • 40
    5,411
    1,672

    Sasha Blouse

    Attack on Titan
  • 41
    7,479
    3,790

    Shiro

    No Game No Life
  • 42
    10,141
    4,633

    Uraraka Ochako

    My Hero Academia
  • 43
    5,940
    3,028

    Megumin

    KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!
  • 44
    5,470
    2,429

    Nejire Hado

    My Hero Academia
  • 45
    6,442
    5,476

    Vinsmoke Reiju

    One Piece
  • 46
    13,122
    9,228

    Android 18

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 47
    11,797
    9,166

    Xenovia Quarta

    High School DxD
  • 48
    8,617
    5,782

    Cana Alberona

    Fairy Tail
  • 49
    4,662
    3,038

    Aqua

    KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!
  • 50
    4,964
    2,375

    Kyoka Jiro

    My Hero Academia