This is more true in the romance, slice of life, Shoujo and supernatural genres.
Without saying too much let’s get into a list of
1. Umiko Ahagon (New Game!)
Umiko Ahagon is the beautiful support character from New Game! A slice of life/comedy series about female programmers and gamers within the industry.
Umiko feels more like a main character because of her involvement in the story and the role she plays. Plus like other characters she’s memorable for her personality and design.
Long brown hair with a skin tone to match. And a disciplined attitude mixed with an intolerance for bullsh*t.
2. Pacifica Casull (
Pacifica Casull doesn’t get much love in the
Pacific Casull has typical blonde hair, matching her “princess” demeanour. Though Pacifica’s personality isn’t anything like a princess because of the plot and how the story is built around her.
She’s “abandoned” from birth, and so she grows up in a harsh environment with an adopted older brother and sister who raise her.
3. Zero (Grimoire Of Zero)
Zero has long white hair in the Grimoire Of Zero
She’s the type of
4. Kaga Kouko (Golden Time)
Kaga Kouko is the female protagonist from Golden Time who makes an impact from the first episode.
At first she’s seen as this “Tsundere” or even a mix of Tsundere and Yandere combined.
Her love for her childhood friend Yanagisawa runs deep. And she’s intent on getting married to him and forcing her ideals onto him years later in the present story.
But you soon find out this is all a delusion that stems from insecurity and fear. This is what makes Koko such a relatable and interesting character.
She knows what she wants and she’ll shamelessly do whatever it takes to get it.
Honest to a fault and loyal like no other.
5. Urd (Oh My Goddess)
Urd is a beauty queen and one of the most gorgeous looking
As the older sister of the main character – Urd loves to tease, torment, and be sarcastic towards the male protagonist.
She acts on pure emotion and won’t hesitate to do something or ponder about whether it’s worth doing.
She takes action, and asks questions later. And can be impulsive.
6. Squid Girl (Squid Girl)
Squid Girl is what you call an
But this is a comedy
Squid Girl has the best dialogue and word play of almost any
7. Yoruichi Shihoin (Bleach)
Yoruichi Shihoin is another queen and a beautiful black character on this list of girls with long hair.
Yoruichi is the type of woman that knows she has it going on in the “beauty” department, and uses it to tease and annoy others for her own entertainment.
But in all seriousness – Yoruichi is a level-headed female character with traits and a style most can’t emulate.
That’s why she’s solidified in the
8. Taiga Aisaka (
Taiga Aisaka is a short character for someone who has long hair. In fact she must be about 4ft something in the real world.
Even though she’s a lot younger than she looks, Taiga’s 18-ish years old. And that “cute” appearance carries a malicious temper and a Tsundere personality.
And you get to see this cliché morph and
9. Minerva Orland (
Minerva Orland’s role in
She embodied and repped what it really means to be a villain without wavering on her beliefs.
Even if those beliefs were warped because of her harsh upbringing and life experiences.
With her long black hair and appearance, I’d say she’s Persian or Egyptian. Though there’s no official confirmation.
10. Celica Arfonia (Rokudenashi)
Celica Arfonia plays the support role in the
She’s taller than most female
You never get to see Celica’s full power, or even a quarter of what she’s capable of as a mage. But when a 2nd season is adapted from the light novels, a lot more will be uncovered about her character.
11. Koko Hekmatyar (Jormungand)
Koko Hekmatyar is the “general” of the arms dealer squad she runs. And she’s a millionaire who grew up and makes
White long hair, a pale appearance and an uncanny ability to smile and stay cheerful under the pressure. Or dangerous circumstances that are a matter of life and death.
This defines Koko’s personality and her ruthless commitment to doing whatever must be done.
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12. Kyoko Sakura (
Kyoko Sakura is as independent as they get.
She won’t take sh*t from anyone and she won’t rely or depend on others for whatever it is she wants out of life.
She’d rather suffer a little and gain a lot in the long run by being independent, living for herself, and doing it without regrets or complaining about any mishaps.
She’s a STRONG female character with one of the best designs in
Kyoko’s a leading example of how to write
13. Aika Granzchesta (Aria The Animation)
Aika is stubborn and obsessed with following the rules and sticking to protocol. She doesn’t take well to people who are too sappy, emotional or anyone who wears a heart on their sleeve.
This is because she’s not too confident or open about her own feelings. And she likes to give off the impression that she’s “strong” as a undine.
Aika’s a leader and has no problem taking charge. And leading the way when no one else will.
But she’s not the best at easing up and knowing when to and when not to take things too seriously.
That all adds to the chemistry of each characters personalities in Aria The Animation.
14. Senjougahara Hitagi (
Senjougahara Hitagi is a complex and interesting character with a lot of shades to her personality.
She has the tendencies of a Yandere. Possessive, strict, jealous, protective and wanting to claim ownership of the person she loves.
You see this from the beginning.
There’s a lot of darkness in her character. But then you have the loyal, “ride or die” side to her.
A girl who’s so committed to you it would be heresy to even consider cheating or “hurting” you in a relationship.
This is just surface level aspects of Senjougahara. There’s a lot more to it than her beauty, looks, long hair and intensity.
15. Utaha Kasumigaoka (How To Raise A Boring Girlfriend)
Utaha Kasumigaoka is a writer/author from the
She pays a lot of attention to things and people around her, which goes hand in hand with her skills as a best selling author.
And she’s ruthlessly honest and doesn’t think twice about the words rolling off her tongue.
With long black hair with a brown color, Kasumigaoka has a “Japanese style” design to her character that stays true to its roots.
She’s also an introvert.
16. Usagi Tsukino (
Usagi Tsukino is the main protagonist we all know as
She’s a classic
Usagi is probably one of the most kind anime characters with clumsy characteristics.
She might not be the symbol of a “unbelievable”
17. Lina Inverse (
Lina Inverse is probably the main influence for
Lina’s goals are single-minded: collect treasure, make
There aren’t many who can since she’s a powerful mage with low level
Lina Inverse is like the early version of Erza Scarlet, except with more class and boundaries when it comes to certain things.
If you haven’t watched
18. Zero Two (Darling In The Franxx)
Zero Two is the girl who made “darling” a cool phrase in the
And the emphasis that’s put into the words.
From the first episode you get to see this, and it becomes a running theme that’s attached to Zero Two’s name. Making it synonymous and giving you something to remember about her character.
Darling In The Franxx might have lost its way towards the end of the
She’s earned her place!
19. Lucy (Elfen Lied)
Lucy from Elfen Lied is a whole different beast all together. After all – like a lot of characters on this list, Lucy isn’t what you’d call “
Lucy’s a Diclonius. A human experiment gone wrong.
She escapes from her lab, murdering tons of people and she’s wanted dead for simply existing.
Elfen Lied is a horror series and that’s what Lucy brings to the table. While the story paints an ugly reality of how selfish and cruel humans can be.
Lucy’s long hair is purple-ish pink because that’s the signature color for a diclonius.
20. Gabriel Tenma White (Gabriel Dropout)
Gabriel Tenma White (or just gabby) is an angel who “stops by” from heaven to live on earth. And then she forgets what it means to be an angel and becomes a couch potato, literally.
That’s how the comedy kicks off in Gabriel Dropout with Gabby leading the pack and showing a different side to “perfect” personality an angel is supposed to portray.
Gabriel’s only small with long blonde hair, and is the definition of an introvert. She’ll only do something she’s motivated to do, and will ignore everything else.
21. Yuuri Wakasa (Gakkou Gurashi)
Yuuri Wakasa from Gakkou Gurashi is the queen of the group. The leader of the pack. And the “big sister” to everyone else who’s stuck in a twisted world crawling with zombies.
Both Yuuri and the other characters are forced to live within a school, surviving on rations and “small” food supplies.
Yuuri keeps everyone smiling, happy, sane and well fed. She’s the mother of the household.
But as strong as she is – even she has a breaking point.
22. Karen Tendou (Gamers)
Karen Tendou is one of the hotties from the past few years in the industry. The typical and cliché “beautiful” protagonist who everyone fawns over in school.
She has good grades, is disciplined, wakes up early and jogs, pays video
But as with the plot of the
23. Emi Yusa (The Devil Is A Part Timer)
Emi Yusa never gets enough credit in the
She’s an angel who fights against demons to protect the world at large. And she’s out for revenge because Satan and his followers murder the people she cares about.
She’s only a kid at the time.
But in the plot of the
They’re forced to live like humans, work, pay rent and get passports.
Emi’s forced to “play along” while Satan surprisingly starts to become a good guy as he’s influenced by the new environment.
24. Nezuko Kamado (
Nezuko Kamado as a human had her hair wrapped. But after she becomes a demon her hair drops back down. That’s why her hair is long for most of the
She starts out as kind, gentle, and the kind of sister who’s all about family. And will do what she can to support and protect her siblings.
This changes FAST. Everyone except herself and Tanjiro (older brother) is murdered. And Nezuko is turned into a demon.
Even still – she’s still kind, gentle, with a strong desire to protect people.
25. Satsuki Kiryuin (
Kill La Kill)
Satsuki Kiryuin comes off as obnoxious, self centred and arrogant as F in the beginning of
She’s seen bossing everyone around and is basically like an “evil” version of Erza Scarlet.
The thing with Satsuki Kiryuin is – because of her intoxicating desire to succeed and raising the bar so high, people follow her.
She’s an inspirational figure who’s feared at the same time.
But things get interesting down the line and there’s a motive behind her madness.
She’s a protagonist unlike any other.
26. Sakura HibikI (How Heavy Are The Dumbbells You Lift?)
Sakura HibikI is from the 2019
Long story short – this
Sakura HibikI is the lead who plays a part in the cringe but hilarious explanations. And the comedy that comes from it.
27. Esdeath (
Akame Ga Kill)
Esdeath is the “evil” leader of this
Even if it means using force and oppression.
She grew up with the belief that “the weak deserve to die” and that’s the motto she lives her life by.
Bloodshed and hardship Is normal to Esdeath, and this is what eventually makes her so bloodthirsty for war in
Esdeath is tall, beautiful, has long blue hair and can be as kind as she is cruel and savage. Depending on the situation and who she’s dealing with.
- Raphtalia (
The Rising Of The Shield Hero).
- Mirajane Strauss (
- Akame (
Akame Ga Kill).
- Violet Evergarden (Violet Evergarden).
- Asuna Yuuki (
Sword Art Online).