41+ Cute Anime Girls You’ll Drool Over! (Waifus)

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Is there a female character in anime that you simply love watching because she is smart, beautiful, and stiff? Well, you’re not the only one, pal!

Girls in anime can sometimes be the most beautiful and charismatic damsels in distress; pure and naïve, with a heart of gold and a make-peace-with-everyone mentality that would definitely make us drool.

But sometimes, they are dangerous and know how to bring the house down without lifting a finger!

However, it may not be something that you appreciate when you watch anime. Still, certain female anime characters have stunning clothing and personalities that make you want to go wild! For those of you who love anime girls, we are ranking the best female anime characters of all time, based on statures, roles, and, of course, looks!

So, let’s rank these beautiful anime ladies one by one.

42. Mirajane Strauss – Fairy Tail

42. Mirajane Strauss – Fairy Tail​

Whenever you set eyes on Mirajane, you will understand why she is a popular anime model. She is stunning and has beautiful personality and looks to prove that she is a real girl who loves to party.

If you haven’t seen her yet, you may want to check out Fairy Tail and get the gist!

41. Teletha Testarossa – Full Metal Panic

41. Teletha Testarossa – Full Metal Panic​

Like a car from Italy, Teletha is a gorgeous girl who loves to step on the gas. She is one of the cutest female anime characters and has been involved in several love triangles.

Although she is not very athletic, her looks speak for themselves. She is certainly not someone you would like to miss out on a gathering!

40. Yoruichi Shihoin – Bleach

40. Yoruichi Shihoin – Bleach ​

Yoruichi Shihoin is a fantastic female character in Bleach.

She’s not your average-traditional anime girl, and you will not always find her dressed as a female in the conventional sense. Still, she’s a bit on the cheeky side. She is both sarcastic and understanding.

39. Balsa Yonsa – Guardian of the Sacred Spirit

39. Balsa Yonsa – Guardian of the Sacred Spirit​

Balsa is a unique anime character. Balsa has some stunning attributes that every girl would die for!

She can carry a sword, but at the same time, she is not afraid of being vulnerable and feminine. Indeed, Balsa is a modern-day leader.

38. Konori Mii – Certain Scientific Railgun

38. Konori Mii

Certain Scientific Railgun is already such a popular anime series, and Konori makes it stand out even more!

What we love most about konori is that she is both smart and cute. She may not always get a presence in the series, but the screen lights up whenever she pops up!

37. Emilia – Re Zero

37. Emilia – Re Zero​

Would you let to set eyes on a different girl? In that case, Emilia is the most and beautiful anime girl on this list.

Emilia is half-human and half-elf, and this makes her one of the most versatile and gorgeous creatures of anime.

Therefore, if you are looking for a wonderous character in the anime world, Emilia is your best bet!

36. Urd – Ah My Goddess

36. Urd

What can one even say about Urd from “Ah My Goddess?”

Urd is the “ara ara” but kind anime girl. She will shock you when you least expect it and bring light to the screen with her shiny and mesmerizing outfits.

35. Julis Alexia – The Asterisk War

35. Julis Alexia – The Asterisk War​

Julia is an independent and powerful anime masterpiece. Some may even call her a killer queen with her modest, charming, and killer attributes.

Who in their right mind can skip a pretty girl like her?

34. Umiko Ahagon – New Game

Umiko Ahagon – New Game ​

Umiko is an unforgettable anime character in “New Game.”

She has beautiful brown eyes and a dark complexion. Besides that, she is a hard worker who exceeds everybody’s expectations.

33. Mash Kyreilight – Fate Grand Order

33. Mash Kyreilight – Fate Grand Order​

If you are in love with strong and silent girls, you will fall flat for Akame.

One word for her life, she had a tough childhood. Still, she manages to make ends meet with her severe personality and empathetic friends.

32. Juvia Lockser – Fairy Tail

32. Juvia Lockser – Fairy Tail​

Juvia is one of the most mesmerizing anime girls that you can never stop staring at! She joins the Fairy Tail guild after some time. Still, she is one of the prettiest anime girls ever.

She is loyal to Gray, and she knows how to dress as well!

31. Akane Kowata – Flying Witch

31. Akane Kowata – Flying Witch​

Meet Akane, everyone’s best friend! She is the kind of person that you could spend hours with and never get bored.

Akana is a loyal friend to both women and men. With her circular green eyes, she gives out a unique vibe!

She takes on many amazing adventures in the “Flying Witch” and portrays a satisfying role to her spectators!

30. Kohaku – Dr. Stone

30. Kohaku – Dr. Stone​

Kohaku may seem like an absurd addition to this because, mentality-vise, she is far from dumb. However, when it comes to agility and power, she is a monster.

She’s gorgeous but doesn’t realize it. Also, she can single-handedly defeat a group of maniacs if someone tries to test her!

29. Irina Jelavic – Assassination Classroom

29. Irina Jelavic – Assassination Classroom​

Irina is more of a bad girl warrior among her classmates.

Her convincing skills in manipulating men make her a viable asset to the team. Moreover, she possesses a lot of raw strength because sometimes, a vast amount of intelligence, charm, and a stable mind is all you need to fire a gun.

28. Princess Mononoke – Princess Mononoke

28. Princess Mononoke – Princess Mononoke ​

Mononoke is a ferocious and vital predator in the series, Princess Mononoke. Because she’s a princess, her loyalness to her subjects matters.

She’s a passionate woman who could bring an entire army down with her fearless attitude and grace. As far as stout, emotionally stable, and fierce females go, princess Mononoke will always be on top!

27. Mikasa – Attack on Titan

27. Mikasa – Attack on Titan ​

Soaring like a bird and stinging like a bee, Mikasa is definitely a horror on the field.

Her attacks get amp-up whenever Eren’s life is at stake. Indeed, Mikasa is a sophisticated beauty with a heart of gold. She doesn’t hesitate to kick butt as well.

26. Tanya Degurechaff – Youjo Senki

26. Tanya Degurechaff

Her nickname, “Demon of the Rhine.”

She’s a pitiless human being, to foe and friend alike. She doesn’t even flinch from punishing her troops if they misbehave. Moreover, she has defeated plenty of lagoons on the battlefield with a brilliant mind and a beautiful appearance.

25. Asuka Langley – Neon Genesis Evangelion

Asuka belongs to the “cult family.”

The fighting spirit that weighs inside this woman is incomparable! Even after the arrival of the iron rain, she still wanted to seek glory and fight. Although she’s a lonely character, she never turns her back on those who appreciate her existence.

24. Rumi Usagiyama – Boku no Hero Academia

24. Rumi Usagiyama

Rumi is one of the most jaw-dropping heroes to have ever exist in BNHA.

She’s a monster with a mentality that makes her fearless. Her hero name is Mirko, and she can suffer tremendous damage without blinking!

She’s a fashionable butt-kicker with a gorgeous body and attractive features.

23. Maki Oze – Fire Force

23. Maki Oze – Fire Force​

Maki is different from all the other anime Goddesses we’ve listed in our sequence. She’s a complete package of strong, goofy, and astonishing.

You could tell from her looks that she leads a tough life but never fails to amaze others. Her powers are somewhat interesting, but the fact that she does not rely on them to get her out of situations is what makes her an incredible warrior!

22. Boa Hancock – One Piece

22. Boa Hancock

Boa is the type of person that kills with kindness. She can turn an in-the-flesh man into stone by firing heart kisses.

Being an empress of the Amazon tribe and the Kuja pirates’ captain, it is safe to say that she possesses a lot of power and requires respect.

21. Kallen Stadtfeld – Code Geass

21. Kallen Stadfeld

Kallen, the queen pin!

She may come off as a soft and naïve person, but in reality, she is the big gun of the series!

Her every step is noteworthy, as she is a one-woman army. Other than that, she is still in school, learning, and growing in different ways.

20. Raphtalia – The rising of the Shield Hero

20. Raphtalia – The rising of the Shield Hero​

Raphtalia was once a source for the most moe of moe scenes, but later she became a serious part of the story. 

She was initially a slave, which plays a vital role in making her a strong and fearless woman. Nothing you do could ever break her!

She would go to the depths of hell to save her partner, all the while looking gorgeous doing it.

19. Altair – Re Creators

19. Altair

In Re Creators, every character has their story and sticks to it. But when you take a look at Altair, who is the whole of DevianArt, she’s a monster! She knows her way around swords, as well as other death-related weapons.

What’s so exciting and chaotic about Altair? Well, the fact that she is never phased by battle, regardless of how many flying knights and mechs you throw at her!

18. Neferpitou – Hunter x Hunter (2011)

18. Neferpitou

Neferpitou is genuinely one of the best female antagonists of all time.

She became an icon ever since Kite tried to defeat her. Among all the other characters in Hunter x Hunter (2011), she is the only one that would make a person curse his existence every time something terrible happens!

With the power to bounce hundreds of miles, senses so vivid and sharp that nothing can escape her, we can confidently say that she’s a nightmare dressed as an angel

17. Kyouka Izumi – Bungo Stray Dogs

17. Kyouka Izumi

Kyouka is always on the verge of killing someone, which is what makes her a dangerous adversary. She doesn’t care much for others; all that matters to her is removing the scene’s target.

Although she learns how to control her power, she still prefers “violence” as a top solution for solving any problem. Moreover, she’s still in training.

Just imagine the havoc she could bring after mastering her training!

16. Akeno – Highschool DXD

16. Akeno – Highschool DXD​

Among all the captivating female characters in Highschool DXD, Akeno has the most distinctive and thrilling personality.

She ties her long, dark hair in a ponytail. This violet-eyed female appears as a very decent and elegant girl at the beginning of the series. Still, later on, her weird personality side takes a massive turn.

She only behaves romantically around one person, Issei. Otherwise, she is an innocent girl who gets a little too emotional when it comes to love – isn’t that precious?

15. Ikaros – Sora no Otoshimono


Ikaros has rosy-pink, long hair tied up in pigtails. Her eyes are beautiful; they’re emerald green. Her personality isn’t like how you would consider a person like her to be cute and innocent. Instead, she is quite docile and melancholic.

On the contrary, she can be brutal too. She is fierce and loyal to her master and tries everything to protect him. For him, she would walk a thousand miles.

Moreover, she was initially portrayed as a weak and timid person. As the series progressed, she turned into a wild and fearless character!

14. Esdeath – Akame Ga Kill

14. Esdeath – Akame Ga Kill​

Say hello to another fierce, pure daredevil soul, Esdeath. Her appearance is quite daring, with blue-green eyes and fair skin. Her long, blue hair blends well with her dark dressing and personality.

Other than being an incredibly dark and uncompromising person, she knows when to become soft. She cares for her loved ones and makes sure none of them are taken for granted.

That’s what we love the most about her!

13. Irina Shidou – Highschool DXD

13. Irina Shidou – Highschool DXD​

Yes, another female character from Highschool DXD! The list is neverending when it comes to the gorgeous females of Highschool DXD!

Irina Shidou is a stunning part of this list. She’s the “Ace of Spades,” a mesmerizing young woman with violet eyes.

Her chestnut hair is always tied, which makes her look even more charismatic and pretty. Her very curvy and figure makes her appear more charismatic and attractive.


12. Nami – One Piece


Among all the members of One Piece, Nami is pretty much the most intelligent personality of the straw hat! She was once a war orphan, which adds a mysterious and lonesome vibe to her overall emotions.

This beauty has waist-down orange hair that sways left and right as she walks. She is also moderately tall and has gazing, bright brown eyes.

As the series progressed, her features changed. She is often seen wearing different t-shirts and altering her hairstyles.

11. Erina Nakiri – Food Wars

11. Erina Nakiri – Food Wars​

Erina is one of the female-saviors in the series known to brandish the world’s best palate. Everything about her is so intriguing and unique. She has lengthy honey-blonde hair and purple-pinkish eyes.

When compared to other characters, Erina is the prettiest. As Erina belongs to a noble and wealthy family, she comes across as a pampered girl. With all the people running around her, trying to take care of her, she still manages to hold power over others due to her appearance and talents.

What makes her an independent girl is how she learned to do things independently without asking for help.

10. Rias Gremory – Highschool DXD

10. Rias Gremory – Highschool DXD ​

This woman! She is a devilish female with a pure-blooded soul.

 She’s also the leading character of the series, Highschool DXD. Her appearance is breathtaking, with blue-eyes and fair skin.

Rias also has an attractive figure, which captures everyone’s attention. Her beautiful, long crimson hair makes her even more distinct. She has an optimistic, kind, and compassionate personality. Any sign of cruelty or injustice in front of her encourages the fiery side of her.

She is proud of her family’s position but hates it when her life is disturbed because of it.

9. Shuka Karino – Darwin's Game

9. Shuka Karino – Darwin's Game​

This anime girl has an outrageous KDA so far that she was deemed as the undefeated leader.

Besides being an undefeated queen, she is also the queen of thorns because, in battle, her two chains are almost everywhere. She is always ready to bite the head off of someone.

She swats most of the players as if they are flies and even settles a good score with the show’s big dogs. Only because of her relationship with Kaname she is not a demon.

8. Shuru Kirigakure – Blue Exorcist

8. Shuru Kirigakure – Ao no Exorcist ​

Although we have no time to discuss her badassery, she is a mesmerizing woman. There’s just something fascinating about a snake-controlling, blade-wielding, beautiful wifey that makes a man go beyond his belief.

This woman has many guts, going head to head with the likes of the devil and taking it upon herself to train and mentor our lovable Rin.

Moreover, she isn’t afraid to beat the living hell out of her student to show them how much they have to learn.

7. Seraphim – Zoreha Zombie Desuka

If you like ponytail anime girls, then you are going to love Seraphim! She can quickly strike an arrow to your heart.

She has long dark hair, green eyes and wraps her hair in a ponytail. She leaves a few locks of hair on the side to dangle, making her look more natural.

Contrary to her sweet and gentle appearance, she is not your average good girl type! She knows that she’s not the most excellent person on the block because she kills people (hint: she’s an assassin).

6. Lucy Heartfilia – Fairy Tail

6. Lucy Heartfilia – Fairy Tail​

Lucy Heartfilia is a beautiful Celestial Spirit Mage and is another female protagonist in Fairy Tail. Her story and adventure begin in Fairy Tail when she meets Natsu Dragneel, a loyal member of the Fairy Tail Guild and a Dragon Slayer Wizard.

Lucy is a helpful and kind-hearted person. Her personality and a never-giving-up spirit encourage her to step up and use her innermost strength to kill absurd and strong enemies.

Indeed, Fairy Tail would be nothing without her childish display and laughs of affection towards Natsu and other teammates. Even her Celestial Spirits fell in love with her, which is a genuine sign that her beauty is incomparable.

5. Rangiku Matsumoto – Bleach

5. Rangiku Matsumoto

Rangiku Matsumoto is famous in the Bleach anime series for being stunning figure. She’s also one of the laziest characters in the anime. She procrastinates a lot and does not like paperwork at all.

But, she loves to party! She is the 10th Division Substitute, so she is close with the caption, Toshiro Hitsugaya. She always sticks with him. She may appear as a playful character, but Rangiku will change into a dangerous Shinigami if the life of the people she cares about is in danger.

Due to this, she is a cool anime girl! Those that do not look strong, but when angered can transform into dangerous personalities.

4. Yuuki Asuna – Sword Art Online

4. Yuuki Asuna – Sword Art Online ​

The main female character of Sword Art Online deserves to be a part of this list as well.

Probably the most admiring feature of Yuuki is her strong but sweet personality. She is strong enough to tackle a group of sailers and sweet enough to understand others’ feelings. She does her best to offer comfort to lonely and sad ones.

She is the kind of girl every man wants, especially in the anime universe!

3. Hinata Hyuuga – Naruto

Hinata Hyuga

If you love the latest Shippuden manga chapter, then you know who deserves this spot – it’s Hinata Hyuuga!

At first, Naruto was her guide and inspiration because of everything her family taught her; she thought she wasn’t destined for greatness. Naruto’s persistent and brave actions and words inspired her. She masters all the techniques that her young prodigy brother could never.

Her character goes through several changes. She becomes a gorgeous and strong woman who still feels reluctant to declare her love for Naruto. Due to her sweetness and beauty, she sticks the third landing on our list!

Her gentle, kind, and beautiful nature are what make her another best female anime character that you would drool over!

2. Riza Hawkeye – Fullmetal Alchemist

2. Riza Hawkeye

For anyone who has watched Fullmetal Alchemist, Riza has always been the center of attention!

Riza belongs to the manga series: Fullmetal Alchemist. She is a total baddie and a lieutenant in the military.

She’s called the Hawk’s Eye for a reason! She will shoot the person down or bring a man to his knees if anyone lays a finger on those who she cares about.

She may come off as a cold and unforgiving person, but she’s a warm and caring person at heart. Her emotions are real, and she has dreams and goals, plus she can fight. She is genuinely a tremendous female anime icon!

1. Erza Scarlett – Fairy Tail

1. Erza Scarlett – Fairy Tail

Ezra Scarlet! Where do we even begin?!

She is an S-Class Mage from the brilliant magic guild Fairy Tail. Ezra’s initial personality and role in the manga series are as a lone wolf loyal to her rules. As the story progresses, Ezra transforms into a tough, loving, and independent mage.

She is the best anime girl ever! She is strong, smart, and by far the most epic swordswoman ever seen on anime. When she is fighting, it makes her look like a tall fairy dancing in the battleground.

Bottom Line

Every one of these sure-fire anime girls will ignite the lover in you! There is something unique, attractive, and sacrificing about these female anime characters that make you want to know more about them.

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