Best Female Anime Characters - Top 20

by thepurpleturtle

Here is a list of 20 female anime characters that have captured the hearts and attention of fan boys and fan girls across the globe.

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Choosing the Top 20

It may come to no surprise that anime and manga have become one of the most prevalent sources of entertainment for young adults. The younger generations have been drawn in to its unique style, colorful worlds, and intriguing stories. In anime and manga both, female characters are usually designed to be phenomenal beings that represent the ideal female. It is because of this that they are drawn to be more attractive than many girls in real life. Female anime characters also seem to be blessed with the wonderful personalities and eye-popping good looks.

 

I would like to present you with the top 20 female anime characters in Anime that everybody loves.

 

I can assure you that this was no easy selection because there are so many female anime characters to chose from. These female Anime characters where chosen from the most popular Anime series and shows to date. I'll list them all from 1 to 20.

1. Faye Valentine

 

Although she is not the lead character in Space/bountyhunter series of Cowboy Bebop she dose have a way of stealing everyone's attention. Faye is the type of girl that would like to do good but usually ends up getting herself in more trouble rather than helping.

 

2. Motoko Kusanagi

 

This kick ass technological masterpiece from Ghost in the Shell is a real looker! She is an android military GITS Major. With a strong sense of justice and an even stronger personality she will never let the bad guys win without a serious fight.

 

3. Rei Ayanami

 

In Neon Genesis Evangelion, a movie with lots of attractive female characters in tight suits, there appears to be no female character that is loved by fans more than Rei. Rei will suck you in with her red eyes, blue hair, and super tight white and black suit.

 

4. Usagi Tsukino

 

Usagi Tsukino is the iconic lead female anime character from the hit series Sailor Moon. That's right she is the star of Sailor Moon! What else do you need to be in the top 20 female anime characters?

 

5. Haruko Haruhara

 

Haruko is that crazy rock loving girl from the series FLCL. This female character is equip with a quick wit and a completely maniac personality. Careful she may feel the need to drive her scooter into you or smack you with her guitar.

 

6. Etna

 

If you don't recognize Etna than you should probably not be reading this. Etna probably the most memorable character from the Makai Senki Disgaea. You had better keep an eye on this cute little devil.

 

7. Hitomi Kanzaki

 

Hitomi is one of the lead female anime characters from Escaflowne. This female anime character is a tarot reader, dimension traveler, and a track star.

 

8. Haruhi Suzumiya

 

Haruhi is, the main character of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiyaand, the leader of the SOS Brigade. Haruhi is a strong willed, energetic and egotistic female anime character. Haruhi is not one to stand for boredom so you had better step to it and do what she says.

 

9. LUCY/NYU

 

Nyu, Lucy's split personality, is not necessarily the most well rounded female anime character that can be found in the anime series Elfen Lied. However, Lucy herself, is one wicked woman with the ability to put down anything within seven feet of her.

 

10. Milly Thompson

 

Although Milly dose not take the lead role in the series Trigun she is a very memorable face. Milly is a very warm hearted and optimistic female anime character. Also she is one of the tallest anime characters on the list at just under six feet tall.

 

11.Saber

 

You can find Saber in the anime Fate/Stay Night. Saber is crazy agile and powerful warrior. She is so focused on her goals that she suppresses her emotions and comes across as cold hearted at times.

 

12. Shana

 

Shana take the lead female anime role in the series Shakugan no Shana. Shana is a melon bread loving woman with the wheels in her head constantly turning.

 

13. Belldandy

 

Belldandy is one of the three goddess who come to Earth to simply live and serve as love interests to Keiichi Morisato. Belldandy is extremely kind hearted and is very trusting and innocent. Belldandy is great at using her powers of teleportation, telekinesis, telepathy, and levitation in order to keep her true identity a secret.

 

14. Kaname Chidori

 

Kaname is a another quick witted female anime character that comes from the Full Metal Panic series. She can, at times, have a very abbrasive personality. However, it is commonly offset by her moments of kindness and weakness. Don't let Kaname's looks fool you she has a very short fuse and will snap on you in a blink of an eye.

 

15. Yakumo Tsukamoto

 

Yakumo is an interesting female anime character with the awkward ability to read the minds of those who like her. Although she plays a very insignificant role in School Rumble, she has become a fan favorite.

 

16. Eri Sawachika

 

Eri is yet another great female anime character from the series School Rumble. She is a princess at best. She is Miss Prim and Propper. The Queen Bee of School Rumble.

 

17. Sakura Kinomoto

 

From CardCaptor Sakura, Sakura is one of the most unforgettable female anime characters ever. Although she can sometimes be a little dense she is above all, innocent, cute, charming, and funny.

 

18. Tessa Testarossa

 

Tessa is yet another looker from the Full Metal Panic! Series. This iron willed female character is childish, ditsy, and clumsy. Even though she has her flaws she is very responsible and a determined young lady.

 

19. Lina Inverse,

 

Lina is the indomitable and highly destructive diva of Slayers. Lina is sets the standard for the comedic leading lady for all of anime. Conveniently she was given some of the best lines and voice acting in all of anime to date.

 

20. Natsuki Kuga

 

 Natsuki is a gun wielding marksman for Mai-HiME. Natsukis dose play a very unforgettable sub-character that greatly changes the gravity of the story. After watching Mai-HiME, Natsuki, becomes an abrasive female anime character that you will never forget.

Faye Valentine
Faye Valentine
Motoko
Motoko
Rei
Rei
Usagi
Usagi
Haruko
Haruko
Etna
Etna
Hitomi
Hitomi
Haruhi
Haruhi
Lucy/Nyu
Lucy/Nyu
Milly
Milly
Saber
Saber
Shana
Shana
Belldandy
Belldandy
Kaname
Kaname
Yakumo
Yakumo
Eri
Eri
Sakura
Sakura
Tessa
Tessa
Lina
Lina
Natsuki
Natsuki

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Shadow on 11/28/2015

Anime is best (not including manga which beats anime by long shot!!)

sayx on 06/08/2015

ANIME IS FUDGING AWESOME!

Mmc Rebecca on 03/31/2015

i love anime my fav is sakura kinomoto i love her <3

sofia on 07/26/2013

I <3 Erza Scarlet she is my fav anime girl (other than kagamine rin ;) )

anime on 01/04/2012

Interesting concept, altough i think ive seen it somewhere, I think in Hubpages...

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Updated: 12/23/2011, thepurpleturtle
 
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EssentiallyArahs on 10/17/2012

Awesome, Etna and Lina are on here. I'm more of a Flonne fan idk why, but sweet post :)

thepurpleturtle on 12/23/2011

Good point Diddy Kong. But it dose say that these Female Anime icons where selected to be the Most popular and recognizable by the masses and not just one person.

Diddy Kong on 12/20/2011

Y U NO PUT KONATA IZUMI AT # 1 ?!?!?!?!

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