For most otakus out there, the true charm of anime, lies in the anime girls who grip us with their strong emotions and feelings. The anime girls portrayed, be they lead or side characters, play an important role regarding the beauty and charm of the anime.
Here is our list on the anime girls who kept us hooked!
1. Mikasa Ackerman – Attack on Titan
The plot revolves around humans trying to defeat Titans.
Mikasa Ackerman is shown as a cool-headed female with her eyes set only on the protagonist. This anime girl has a killer attitude to protect the protagonist when he gets in harm’s way.
Her backstory is fairly traumatic, showing a young bright kid who got kidnapped and caused murder, and then turned into the detached, forlorn and skilful heroine.
We would recommend this for binge watching as it has quite the interesting backstory. Watch it in sequence from the start, so the story is easier to follow.
2. Nezuko Kamado – Demon Slayer
The plot revolves around two siblings who fight demons to survive.
This anime is considerably dark at the beginning. But, the protagonist’s sister somehow lightens the mood and even plays a jovial role in some circumstances. Their combined joviality and shenanigans are cuteness overloaded.
The sister-turned demon, who is protected by her older brother plays a subtle role in this anime. She, in return, tries to live her life as a human-turned demon while fighting alongside her brother.
(TL: DR – Shinobu would have made a good choice as a loved anime girl, but the overall fanbase moves towards Nezuko)
Highly recommended for those into fantasy, horror and thriller.
3. Kaguya Shinomiya – Kaguya-sama: Love is War
This anime is centred around the Student Council President and the Vice-President. Both have romantic feelings for each other, yet neither is willing to show them first.
Kaguya is a mix of tsundere and yandere as her emotions tend to get the better of her at different times. She wants to have power and yet is helpless when it comes to romance.
Kaguya is cute when she gets sick and her whole demeanour changes. However, the hidden fight for romance between the leaders of the Student Council are quite humorous.
This is recommended for those into slice of life, comedy and romance.
4. Erina Nakiri – Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma
The plot revolves around the protagonist and his dream of becoming a proper chef by attending a cooking school.
Erina Nakiri is one of the side characters that is portrayed as a tsundere and who reigns at the top of the school.
As the tsundere anime girl, she wants to try things which she is generally unable to do due to her special standing at the school, like playing cards or reading comics.
She is hopeless when it comes to romance and lacks common sense.
Recommended for those into cooking fights, comedy and a bit of ecchi.
5. Milim – That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime
The plot revolves around the protagonist who dies and is reborn as a slime, in another world, to have a fresh start.
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Milim is one of the most powerful Demon Lords. However, she has a carefree attitude and constantly chases excitement to drive boredom away.
She is quite the cute character, though she does not appear until later on in the anime.
She projects aloofness and impulsiveness which is comical.
This anime is recommended for those who are into more fantasy animes without a complicated story or plot. Its good for enjoyment. (like KonoSuba)
6. Chika Fujiwara – Kaguya-sama: Love is War
Another supporting character from the anime Kaguya-sama: Love is war. She is the Secretary of the Student Council and the character who acts as if she is the smartest of them all.
Yet she fails to notice the love affair problems between the President and the Vice-President.
She brings a different aspect of humour to the anime with her quirks.
Her capabilities as a side character makes large strides at the overall impression of the anime.
This anime features romance, comedy and school life. It is good for relive stress after a long day’s work.
7. Yumeko Jamabi – Kakegurui
The plot revolves around the heroine who enters a gambling school to further her addiction.
This anime girl has quite the crazy personality when it comes to gambling and her lack of fear and penchant for risk is very interesting.
Even if she catches the other party cheating, she will not concede. Instead, she gets thrilled at the idea of high-risk gambles with cheaters.
This anime is not for simple enjoyment. Its a thriller that keeps you on your toes with each episode. It has both a sadistic and masochistic side to it.
8. Raphtalia – Rising of a Shield Hero
The plot revolves around the protagonist who is summoned to another world, to help defend it from monsters.
Raphtalia is a slave who was bought by the lead character to help him fight monsters.
She develops romantic affection towards the protagonist and helps him however she is able to.
She brings more life to the story alongside the protagonist and fighting with her own emotions.
This anime is recommended for those who love Isekai animes.
9. Kyouka Izumi – Bungou Stray Dogs
The plot revolves around a detective agency of supernatural humans who takes on a vigilante role for their city.
The character does not enter till later on in the anime. She portrays an assassin with no emotions, like a doll. Later on, she joins the detective agency and finds her long-lost emotions as a teenager.
She is fond of little things and the need to experience everything. She is a strong-willed person.
This is a highly recommended anime for its thriller nature.
10. Miku Nakano – The Quintessential Quintuplets
The plot revolves around a poor student who tries to earn money by teaching Miku and her four sisters who are all failing at their studies.
The character portrays a shy and quiet attitude even though her emotions are in turmoil.
She falls in love with the protagonist in the course of the anime.
She looks despondent and does not have faith in herself.
This anime is recommended for those into the slice of life genre.
In conclusion, anime is nowhere like it was back in the past. The “new” anime cannot somehow compare to those back in the period of 2015-2018. However, anime girls are still loved throughout, no matter the quality of the anime itself.
Some honorable mentions of other anime girls that we were unable to include are –
Alice – Sword Art Online Alicization
Somali – Somali and the Forest Spirit
Filo – The Rising of the Shield Hero