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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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24,219 16,769
Asuna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Asuna Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online - Asuna is a fictional character from Sword Art Online.

2
16,366 11,972
Sinon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Kina-Sama added Sinon Sword Art Online 2 - Sinon is a fictional character from Sword Art Online.

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20,317 10,260
Mirajane Strauss is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
caspert97 added Mirajane Strauss fairy tail

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17,857 9,987
Rias Gremory is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
caspert97 added Rias Gremory Highschool DxD

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17,503 7,622
Akame is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
keoasuno added Akame Akame Ga Kill

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16,575 9,327
Lucy Heartfilia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Lucy Heartfilia Fairy Tail - Lucy Heartfilia is a fictional character from a Japanese manga series Fairy Tail.

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14,986 7,590
Saber is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Saber 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

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13,545 8,763
Winry Rockbell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Winry Rockbell 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

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17,446 10,541
Hinata Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Hinata Hyuga Naruto - Hinata Hyuga is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto created by Masashi Kishimoto.

10
17,522 5,776
Erza Knightwalker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Sweetie added Erza Knightwalker Fairy Tail

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12,072 9,051
Nami is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Nami 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

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10,924 7,538
Jubia Lokser is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Sweetie added Jubia Lokser Fairy Tail

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13,052 6,540
Shiro is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
keoasuno added Shiro No Game No Life

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9,046 6,435
Chitoge Kirisaki is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
keoasuno added Chitoge Kirisaki Nisekoi

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10,390 6,919
Yoruichi Shihouin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Yoruichi Shihouin Bleach - Yoruishi Shihouin is a fictional character in the anime and manga series Bleach.

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8,861 5,040
Akeno Himejima is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Akeno Himejima High School DxD, High School DxD - Akeno Himejima is a fictional character in the High School DxD series.

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10,972 7,207
Tsunade is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
EliGinjewJones added Tsunade Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds - Tsunade is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto created by Masashi Kishimoto.

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8,794 4,943
Riza Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
HeroicRebellion added Riza Hawkeye Fullmetal Alchemist

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9,393 4,924
Taiga Aisaka is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Sweetie added Taiga Aisaka Toradora!

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8,152 4,391
Shiina Mashiro is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Swagyolo360 added Shiina Mashiro Sakurasou

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8,754 6,589
Rukia Kuchiki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
EliGinjewJones added Rukia Kuchiki 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

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8,189 4,885
Ayuzawa Misaki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Sweetie added Ayuzawa Misaki Maid Sama

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8,634 4,491
Levy Mcgarden is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Levy Mcgarden Fairy Tail

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8,614 4,529
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
kyoranmyaku added Kushina Uzumaki Naruto Shippūden - Kushina Uzumaki is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto created by Masashi Kishimoto.

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7,403 4,488
Yuri Nakamura is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Sweetie added Yuri Nakamura Angel Beats

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7,393 5,343
Lucy / Nyuu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Lucy / Nyuu Elfen Lied

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7,461 4,857
C.C. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
C.C. 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

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5,294 4,515
Kuroyukihime is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Kuroyukihime Accel World

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3,813 718
Erza Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Rick Fridge Steenhuisen added Erza Scarlet Fairy Tale

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5,772 2,874
Rin Tosaka is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
duelblades327 added Rin Tosaka Fate/Stay Night

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7,067 4,022
Maka is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
EliGinjewJones added Maka Whale Rider - Soul Eater

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4,945 3,338
Xenovia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
caspert97 added Xenovia Highschool DxD

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6,377 5,659
Ino Yamanaka is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
EliGinjewJones added Ino Yamanaka 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.

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8,102 9,139
Sakura Haruno is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Sakura Haruno 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

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4,776 3,955
Shana is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Shana Shakugan no Shana

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3,034 1,009
Touka Kirishima is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Touka Kirishima Tokyo Ghoul

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5,721 3,313
Fujioka is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Haruhi Fujioka Ouran High School Host Club

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5,969 5,318
Korra is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
graser20 added Korra Avatar: Legend of Korra, Avatar: Legend of Korra - Avatar Korra is Aang's immediate successor as the Avatar. She is a teenage girl native to the Southern Water Tribe. Having already mastered Waterbending, Earthbending and Firebending, Korra only ...more

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8,124 5,479
Yuno Gasai is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Yuno Gasai Future Diary

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6,829 5,181
Nico Robin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Nico Robin One Piece

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4,911 3,543
Yui is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Sweetie added Yui Angel Beats

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4,693 3,485
Kagome Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Kagome Higurashi Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time - Kagome Higurashi is a fictional character from 2000 TV anime series Inu Yasha.

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5,537 2,660
Kurumi Tokisaki is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
caotrikiet added Kurumi Tokisaki Date a live

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4,745 3,595
Ultear Milkovich is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Sweetie added Ultear Milkovich Fairy Tail

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5,094 3,122
Temari is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Temari Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie - Temari is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto created by Masashi Kishimoto.

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4,732 3,059
Mine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
keoasuno added Mine Akame Ga Kill

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4,871 3,672
Android 18 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
EliGinjewJones added Android 18 Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly, Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks - Out of respect for her, I translated jinzouningen as such. I love #18; she is my absolute favorite female DBZ character. She is just so…badass. And yet so beautiful and sexy. She breaks ...more

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4,477 3,898
Lisbeth is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
keoasuno added Lisbeth Sword Art Online

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4,415 3,567
Rangiku Matsumoto is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
EliGinjewJones added Rangiku Matsumoto Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, Bleach: Memories of Nobody - Rangiku Matsumoto is a fictional character in the anime and manga series Bleach.

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4,452 3,669
Haruhi Suzumiya is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
Haruhi Suzumiya Haruhi Suzumiya - Haruhi Suzumiya is the title character and female protagonist of the Haruhi Suzumiya series created by Nagaru Tanigawa. Despite the series being named after her, the main protagonist is Kyon. ...more