Amazing Female Anime Characters

Amazing Female Anime Characters

Shonen-style male protagonists are often the dominant characters in anime, and female characters are often regulated to sidekick status or girlfriend status. But the stories wouldn’t be the same without them, and fans love these characters for being beautiful, smart, funny, bad-ass, or any combination of these.

We’ve got girls with swords, girls with string-based super powers, girls with snark, girls with hope, and girls with trauma. We’ve got superheroes and assassins and school girls who hate mornings just as much as you do. 

These are our top female anime characters. What do we love about them? Did your waifu make it on the list?

Akame in: Assassin Women with Swords Akame Ga Killed

Akame G Kill holding sword to the camera

Akame (aka) Akame from the Demon Sword MurasameAkame Ga Kill’s main title character is Akahiro Tetsuya. Akame Ga Kill, an anime that was released in 2014, is based on a manga written by Takahiro Tetsuya and Tashiro Tetsuya. The story is about a young villager who goes to the Capital to get money for his home. He then joins Night Raid, an assassin group, and fights against corrupt Empire.

Akame is a long-haired black woman with red eyes. She wears dark sleeveless tops with white collars and ties. Along with her sister, Akame was sold to the Empire to learn swordsmanship and become an assassin. Akame, a master swordsman who defected to rebels, becomes one the most powerful Night Raid members and can wield her Teigu Murasame knife with ease. She appears to be a serious and coldhearted person except when it comes to food, but she’s actually just socially awkward. 

Mikasa, the worst female in anime: Attack on Titan

Mikasa Ackermann anime showing off her wrist tattoo

Mikasa is consistently on the top of the most popular and worst-ass female anime characters. Attack on TitanIt is a dramatic show that takes place in a world where humans are forced to live in walls to defend themselves against giant man-eating Titans. The story centers on Eren Yeager, his friends, and Mikasa. 

Mikasa’s calm and stoic demeanor never breaks, and she’s regarded as the best soldier among the 104 Training Corps. Although she has a long, dark hair that reaches to her shoulders and is not able to speak, she is extremely ferocious with her swordsmanship. Her primary traits are her kicking and loving Eren. You must love a strong and passionate woman!

The Best Researcher and Military Leader: Hanji Zoë in Attack on Titan

Hange Zoe Anime with sunglasses on

Hanji/Hange Zoë is an inquisitive, empathic, and energetic genius type. The bespectacled leader served both as squad leader, and resident Titan expert. She was also responsible for the Fourth Squad as a Titan researcher.

She worked closely alongside Mikasa & Eren and showed tremendous compassion for Titan test subjects. As the story continues, she becomes more serious until eventually becoming the 14th Commander for the Survey Corps.

Clare in The Fighter With Grace Claymore

Claymore Clare wielding a knife

ClaymoreThis anime series follows half-human, half-Yoma warriors from The Organization. Humans call them “Claymore” or “silver-eyed witches/slayers”. Claymores of the present are all females, so there is a lot of female representation on this show. They are graceful in their use of heavy claymore swords.

Clare is unique because she was able to take the flesh and blood from a Claymore, rather than a Yoma. She is therefore more human than her fellow Claymores. She has big, silver eyes with light blonde hair. Although she was not considered strong enough to be a Claymore, her intense training led to a significant increase in power and she became one of the first partially awakening Beings. Although she appears calm, her emotions can easily burst. She’s extremely determined and passionate and may not always follow orders!

Faye Valentine, Quick-witted Anime Girl Cowboy Bebop

Faye Valentine with guns pointed at her head

Faye Valentine belongs to the bounty hunting crew, space cowboys who hunt for bounty Bebop. Faye is 23 years old. However, she was cryogenically frozen for 54. She is actually 77, even though she looks younger. She has chin-length purple hair, green eyes, and she’s tall and slender.

Faye is one those people who you either love or loathe. She’s snarky and abrasive, vain, arrogant, and lazy. She uses flirting and seduction to further her goals, but she avoids romance and doesn’t seem to trust anyone. But she also shows concern for her friends (eventually) and cares for them when they’re injured. If you like your mavericks with a sarcastic sense of humor, Faye’s your GirlSpace cowboy.

Nikaido is the Gritty Anime Girl with a Big Heart Dorohedoro

Screenshot from Dorohedoro of Nikaido and Caiman sitting at a restaurant table. Nikaido is wearing blue coveralls and looking fondly at Caiman while Caiman is devouring his favourite food, gyozas.

Dorohedoro follows Caiman, a guy with an alligator head for some reason, and Nikaido is Caiman’s companion. They both hunt Magic Users, and she’s the owner of a restaurant called the Hungry Bug which specializes in Caiman’s favorite food: gyozas with shiso. She has shaggy blonde hair and blue eyes, wears coveralls and combat boots, and when she’s hunting, she wears the Devil-Made mask.

Nikaido is a delightfully friendly and easy-going person. She prefers to keep her worries, fears and worries to herself. She’s confident in her physical abilities and not easily frightened.

The Magical Girly girl: Erza Scarlett in Fairy Tail

Full body image of Erza Scarlet from Fairy Tail. Erza has a serious expression and has one hand on her hip. She is wearing armor that has a skirt and leaves the shoulders exposed.

Fairy TailThe name of a wizard guild where Lucy and her friends, including Erza, find themselves. Erza is a wizard with “requip” magic, which allows her to switch armor and weapons at any moment. Erza is part of Team Natsu, the Fairy Tail Guild. 

Erza has brown eyes and long scarlet hair. She is able to alter her clothes at will. She’s impatient, reliable, and has a great sense of justice, but she can also be really girly. She loves sweets and cute clothes as much as armor. She’s very confident about her body and has a secret fondness for smut and erotic novels.

Full Metal Alchemist Winry Rockbell with green head scarf

Winry is a teenage mechanic that specializes in the repair and maintenance of prostheses known as automail. She’s a childhood friend of the main characters, Edward and Alphonse Elric. She’s kind, optimistic, and sincere, and grew up with her grandmother, who was also a famous automail engineer.

She’s sweet and awkward and prone to caring for people when they’re wounded regardless of how she feels about them.

Jolyne cujoh is the wrongfully accused prison babe JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Jolyne Cujoh profile looking serious with green lipstick on.

Fans JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure will already be familiar with Araki’s wild universe of superpowers, vampires, and fashion design. The manga was first published in 1989. It was animated in 2012 and released as a movie. It follows members of the Joestar family and their friends as they fight against vampires and develop powerful and unique superpowers named after bands and songs called “Stands”.

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In Part 6: Stone OceanJolyne, the daughter of Jotarokujo, is our guest. Part 3: Stardust Crusaders. Jolyne was framed in 2011 for murder and sent in to Green Dolphin State Prison in Florida. She is granted the Stand, Stone Free which grants her super hearing and allows to extend a string over long distances from her body.

Jolyne is a lot like her father. She is strict, loyal, and quick to think. She seems to anticipate all her enemies’ moves and it’s fascinating to see how she gets her and her friends out of truly sticky situations. For some reason, poison frogs rain.

The Physically Powerful Antagonist: Satsuki Kiryūin in Kill la Kill

Kill la Kill Satsuki Kiryūin holding a sword and staring down at the camera

Kill la Kill follows vagrant schoolgirl Ryuko Matoi in her search for her father’s killer. Ryuko joins Honnouji Academy, where she meets Satsuki Kiryuin (president of Honnouji Academy’s student council). Ryuko can use a longsword with a scissor shape to cut Goku Uniforms.

Characters can gain martial arts superpowers through their clothes. Higher-ranking students are permitted to get more powerful Goku Uniforms. Director says that the plot is heavily based on wordplay using Japanese words. fascism/fashion, school uniform/conquest?, kill/cut/wear

Satsuki is the antagonist in the first half and then becomes the deuteragonist in half two. She is scheming and intelligent, physically strong, and a natural leader. She is tall and thin. Her face is angular and her eyebrows are thick. Her long, dark-blue hair is complemented by thick eyebrows and blue eyes. She is proud and accompanied by a glowing glowing light. In later episodes, she opens up.

Hinata Uzumaki is the Painfully Shy: Naruto

Naruto Hinata Uzumaki looking at the camera while crying.

Naruto follows a ninja training school, and Hinata is the title character’s love interest and fellow ninja student. Hinata is raised as the heiress to Hyuga clan’s main household but disowned after her father doubted her ability to lead. She is extremely shy and has extraordinary eyes. After Naruto defends her against bullies, she falls in love with him and almost dies fighting her cousin. She is determined and works with others to make herself stronger.

Hinata faces failure over and over again, but she’s a determined character that overcomes her shyness and anxiety and gets to be happy in the end.


Boa Hancock is the Most Beautiful Anime Girl One Piece

One Piece Boa Hancock in soldier gear.

One Piece is about pirates competing to obtain the “One Piece.” Boa Hancock is a Gorgon, the most beautiful woman in the world, and the captain of the Kuja Pirates. She’s known as the “Pirate Empress” and the “Snake Princess,” and is the main antagonist of the Amazon Lily arc. Salome is her weapon, which is a Snake Weapon (yes a snake that can also be used as a weapon).

Sailor Moon is the Most Popular Anime Girl Usagi Tsukino

Sailor Moon, blonde hair, looking up with large, sad eyes.

Sailor MoonThis classic magic girl/secret identity anime features shining transformation scenes. It’s also one of the few anime with a female-dominated cast. Usagi and her friends transform into Sailor Scouts or Sailor Senshi and fight evil and save the world. And then go back to school, because they’re still high schoolers. Luna and Minerva, talking cats, provide tech support. The series has themes such as friendship, astrology and reincarnation. It was created by Naoko Takeuchi who also based many characters on her own family. The Scouts are based on friends she wished she had in high school, and the characters are all delightful – it’s hard to pick a favorite Scout.

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Usagi’s secret identity is the titular protagonist, Sailor Moon. She is a sweetheart, who loves deeply and fast, and has two modes: an ADHD crybaby and a powerful leader and defender for Earth. Usagi’s full name translates to “Rabbit of the Moon”, relating to the Asian folk tale. She is not a fighter and is often amazed by her own power. She relies on her friends to motivate her. Sailor Moon’s powers include moonlight, love and healing.

Yuuki Asuna is The Proud Anime Girl Online Sword Art

Sword Art Online Yuuki Asuna twirling in pink dress.

Yuuki Asuna, one of the main characters in Online Sword Art. This anime features 10,000 people trapped in an online fantasy role playing game that took place on November 6, 2022. Asuna is one such player. She has long auburn hair and hazel eyes, and she’s a kind, proud, and helpful young woman who can’t abandon someone who’s in trouble.

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She believes death is inevitable when she first enters the game. Because of this, she takes risks to quickly level up. She is the sub-leader of the Knights of the Blood (KoB) guild, and she’s skilled with the rapier. She makes bets, challenges others to duels and, eventually, resolves to continue moving forward regardless of what happens. Asuna is used to changing her avatar depending on the story’s arc.

Violet Evergarden is the sad and tragic anime character Violet Evergarden

Violet Evergarden pulling her cheeks out with gloved hands

Based on a novel series by Kana Akatsuki, illustrated by Akiko Takase Violet EvergardenFollow the sad title character through a postwar steampunk world beautifully rendered with animation. Violet, a former child soldier, is trying to reintegrate into society after she lost her hero Major Gilbert. Violet learns how to type on a typewriter. She then finds work as an Auto Memory Doll (or ghostwriter) for those who are unable to write or need help in expressing emotions through letters. 

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Violet is tall, beautiful and mysterious. Violet looks fragile, but may have superhuman strength. In wartime, she was an absolute tank, and as a child, she killed several soldiers for an attempted rape before her training as a “weapon”. Her most prized possession is an emerald brooch the same color as Gilbert’s eyes. Post-war, she’s dealing with grief, and trauma, and trying to understand what love is. Her story is told through flashbacks and through experiencing other people’s stories as a ghostwriter. This one is for people suffering from depression and/or post-traumatic stress disorder. It’s recommended that you keep your tissues close by.


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