Anime girls with long hair is a common thing in the anime community. There’s not a single anime that doesn’t show some variation of it.
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 anime girls with long hair. Taken from different anime with a wide range of hair colors.
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 (Scrapped Princess)
Pacifica Casull doesn’t get much love in the anime community these days. She’s an “older” character as in: classic character from the early 2000’s.
Scrapped Princess is produced by Studio Bones, just like My Hero Academia and Bungo Stray Dogs.
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 anime. Not to mention the light novel series it’s adapted from.
She’s the type of anime girl who will go above and beyond once she’s set her eyes on a target. It’s her stubborn nature that makes her so persistent and even upbeat despite the challenges.
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 anime girls if you ask me.
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 anime mascot. She’s the human version of a squid, and her long hair can be used as tentacles to KILL and pierce through thick skin or objects.
But this is a comedy anime (slice of life) so you get to the see the humor in it all and the silly aspects of Squid Girl’s character.
Squid Girl has the best dialogue and word play of almost any anime character. There’s a twist to her words that makes the dialogue refreshing to hear.
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 anime community.
8. Taiga Aisaka (Toradora)
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 mature into something more pleasant and relatable as the story makes progress.
9. Minerva Orland (Fairy Tail)
Minerva Orland’s role in Fairy Tail as a villain was one of the BEST parts of the anime.
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 anime: Rokudenashi. And is known as the most powerful mage in the continent.
She’s taller than most female anime characters and has a black outfit that contrasts her blond hair.
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 money in the arms dealer business.
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.
Related: 13 Cold Hearted Anime Characters
12. Kyoko Sakura (Madoka Magica)
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 anime.
Kyoko’s a leading example of how to write anime characters, and there’s a lot of life lessons to take from Kyoko’s perspective.
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 (Monogatari)
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 anime series: Saekano. Or “How To Raise A Boring Girlfriend” in English.
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 (Sailor Moon)
Usagi Tsukino is the main protagonist we all know as Sailor Moon from the anime with the same name.
She’s a classic anime girl who’s looks, long blonde hair and physique is obviously based on “western” standards.
Usagi is probably one of the most kind anime characters with clumsy characteristics.
She might not be the symbol of a “unbelievable” anime character, but she leads the way as far as the designs and being influential over the years.
17. Lina Inverse (Slayers)
Lina Inverse is probably the main influence for anime girls with a “Tsundere-ish” personality. And the types of female protagonists who are leaders, feisty, and have a strong sense of independence.
Lina’s goals are single-minded: collect treasure, make money, and face off with anyone who tries to stand in her way.
There aren’t many who can since she’s a powerful mage with low level DBZ strength.
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 Slayers you should. It’s 5 seasons long.
18. Zero Two (Darling In The Franxx)
Zero Two is the girl who made “darling” a cool phrase in the anime community because of how it rolls off her tongue.
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 anime, but Zero Two is a character who will be remembered for years to come.
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 “sexy” when you consider the role she plays in the anime.
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 games, and still manages to stay organized and lead by example.
But as with the plot of the anime based on romantic misunderstandings and more, Karen Tendou starts to fall apart after falling in love.
23. Emi Yusa (The Devil Is A Part Timer)
Emi Yusa never gets enough credit in the anime community I feel. Not too many people, blogs or sites mention her.
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 anime – both Emi Yusa and Satan (Sadao Mao) end up in the human world by accident. Where their powers don’t work like they used to.
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 (Demon Slayer)
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 Demon Slayer series.
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 Kill La Kill.
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 anime: How Heavy Are The Dumbbells You Lift?
When the anime starts off with this blonde babe her friend claims she’s put on a sh*t ton of weight. And she panics and decides to start going to the gym.
Long story short – this anime is about health, working out, what foods to avoid and how to use gym equipment without f*cking your body up.
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 anime post. A woman who knows what she wants, and has the political and physical power to get it.
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 Akame Ga Kill.
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 (Fairy Tail).
- Akame (Akame Ga Kill).
- Violet Evergarden (Violet Evergarden).
- Asuna Yuuki (Sword Art Online).