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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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1
34,168 24,727
Asuna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online
Asuna is a fictional character from Sword Art Online.
2
26,436 14,161
Rias Gremory is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
caspert97 added Rias Gremory Highschool DxD
3
23,566 16,556
Sinon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Kina-Sama added Sword Art Online 2
Sinon is a fictional character from Sword Art Online.
4
28,156 14,354
Mirajane Strauss is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
caspert97 added
fairy tail
5
25,784 14,205
Hinata Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Naruto
Hinata Hyuga is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto created by Masashi Kishimoto.
6
18,957 12,265
Winry Rockbell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Fullmetal Alchemist
Winry Rockbell is a fictional character from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa. Winry is a 15-16 year old mechanic who often spends time with the ...more
7
23,604 13,107
Lucy Heartfilia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Fairy Tail
Lucy Heartfilia is a fictional character from a Japanese manga series Fairy Tail.
8
23,996 10,445
Akame is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
keoasuno added Akame Akame Ga Kill
9
15,863 13,422
Nami is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
One Piece
Nami is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. She is based on Ann and Silk, two characters from Oda's previous manga Romance Dawn. She is introduced as a ...more
10
12,526 9,484
Chitoge Kirisaki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
keoasuno added Chitoge Kirisaki Nisekoi
11
15,254 10,673
Jubia Lokser is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Sweetie added Jubia Lokser Fairy Tail
12
16,247 9,595
Tsunade is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
EliGinjewJones added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds
Tsunade is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto created by Masashi Kishimoto.
13
14,696 9,239
Yoruichi Shihouin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Bleach
Yoruishi Shihouin is a fictional character in the anime and manga series Bleach.
14
20,560 9,990
Saber is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Fate/Stay Night
Saber is a fictional character from the Japanese visual novel and anime series Fate/stay night by Type-Moon and its prequel, Fate/Zero, by Type-Moon and nitroplus. In Fate/stay night, she is ...more
15
14,259 7,339
Akeno Himejima is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
High School DxD, High School DxD
Akeno Himejima is a fictional character in the High School DxD series.
16
11,133 6,937
Shiina Mashiro is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Swagyolo360 added Shiina Mashiro
Sakurasou
17
25,015 8,695
Erza Knightwalker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Sweetie added Erza Knightwalker Fairy Tail
18
12,975 7,480
Riza Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
HeroicRebellion added Riza Hawkeye
Fullmetal Alchemist
19
10,023 6,842
C.C. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Code Geass
C.C. is the pseudonym of a fictional character in the Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion anime series by Sunrise. C.C.'s real name is never shared with the audience, despite eventually being ...more
20
12,123 8,580
Rukia Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
EliGinjewJones added Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Fade to Black
Rukia Kuchiki is a fictional character in the anime and manga series Bleach created by Tite Kubo. In the series, Kuchiki is a Soul Reaper in charge of slaying evil spirits known as Hollows. At ...more
21
9,652 7,296
Lucy / Nyuu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Elfen Lied
22
13,221 6,340
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
kyoranmyaku added Naruto Shippūden
Kushina Uzumaki is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto created by Masashi Kishimoto.
23
8,794 7,553
Ino Yamanaka is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
EliGinjewJones added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire
Ino Yamanaka is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto created by Masashi Kishimoto.
24
10,855 12,591
Sakura Haruno is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom
Sakura Haruno is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto. In the anime and manga, Sakura is a kunoichi affiliated with the village of ...more
25
10,993 6,786
Ayuzawa Misaki is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Sweetie added Ayuzawa Misaki Maid Sama