The definition of anime waifu literally means “wifey material”. Because you’d marry them if it were possible.
These are the types of anime girls who:
- Are a perfect fit for what you want in a girlfriend.
- Have the perfect personality that suits your tastes.
- Are either beautiful, cute, confident, or any other variation you consider “attractive”.
- Or they’re just your favorite female anime character in general.
While everyone has personal opinions of “who” the best waifu is, here’s my list of anime waifu’s worth mentioning for one reason or another. 😉
Top Anime Waifu List:
1. Bulma (Dragon Ball Z/Super)
Bulma is chilled as F, assuming you don’t get on her bad side.
She’s the type of girl who will let you know where you stand and won’t hesitate to stand up for herself.
Plus she’s smart, attractive, and even better than that – she’s hard-working and committed.
She’s the perfect blend of beauty and brains, with a strong work ethic to top it off.
2. Emilia (Re Zero)
Emilia is a darling. Always so focused on doing “good” for others and staying true to her promises.
This is regardless of whether she’s rewarded for her actions or not.
She’s not the type to deceive without pure intentions, and she’s loyal almost to a fault. As proven with Subaru Natsuki.
To me this is what I love most about Emilia. That kind of purity is hard to come by in a real, authentic way.
3. Saber (Fate Stay Night)
Saber’s most powerful trait is her respect for others and pride in herself.
She’s the type of person who’s disciplined and does her absolute best to stay true to her promises.
Not to mention she stands firm and never waivers in her personal beliefs.
And let’s not forget that she’s an independent thinker. Who has no interest in blindly following others or sticking to what’s conventional.
4. Balsa Yonsa (Guardian Of The Sacred Spirit)
Similar to Saber, Balsa has a strong set of personal values, ambitions and self-discipline to go with it.
It doesn’t matter what it takes to achieve her goals, or what challenges she has to face when it comes to doing what she feels is right.
Balsa will stand tall and smash through any challenge with her head held high. Without clinging to regret or self-doubts.
She’s waifu material as far as I see it.
5. Sun Seto (My Bride Is A Mermaid)
Sun Seto lives by a set of ideals she’ll never break. No matter the circumstances.
This carries over into her relationship with Nagasumi Michishio.
She’s the type of person who will stick by you, stay loyal and fight by your side.
She’s an underrated Waifu in the world of anime female characters.
6. Megumi Tadokoro (Food Wars)
Megumi Tadokoro comes off as shy, nervous and sometimes “too” nice. But that’s exactly what’s attractive about her personality.
Being nice isn’t a flaw, it’s a strength. And she fuses her generosity into her cooking. Making the taste soothing and calming for anyone who tries it.
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7. Umiko Ahagon (New Game!)
Umiko’s the type of person who doesn’t take no BS. Leadership is one of her strongest characteristics.
Even though her “tough love” personality can come off as aggressive, she’s a good person at heart. But when it’s time to get to work, she’s results driven.
It’s hard not to like this personality trait of Umiko’s.
8. Mirajane Strauss (Fairy Tail)
Kind, generous, sweet, and a good communicator. What’s not to love about Mirajane?
She ticks all the right boxes. And even though she appears to be “too nice” for her own good, she’s not the type to be taken advantage of. Or not stand up for herself.
Which is another likable trait of Mirajane Strauss. Making her a waifu worthy of this list.
9. Jeanne D’Arc (Fate Apocrypha)
Jeanne D’Arc has blood on her hands. And a “dark” past most people would be ashamed of.
But what makes Jeanne D’Arc attractive (besides her looks) is she’s been able to accept her mistakes, her past, and the bad things people did to her.
She’s a proud woman who’s able to accept herself for what she is, without pitying herself or playing the victim.
Combine that with her fierce loyalty and you can see why she’s included on this list.
10. Nao Tomori (Charlotte)
Nao is a woman who knows she wants, and isn’t willing to compromise on that.
She won’t take no BS either. Making her strong-minded, confident, and better yet – worthy of being respected.
11. Lucy Heartfilia (Fairy Tail)
I don’t get the hate with Lucy Heartfilia. That aside, she’s the perfect waifu.
Lucy is Loyal, trusting, kind and will open her heart to anyone who deserves it.
Instead of being tied to the past, she has the inner-strength to move forward and go after what she wants.
12. Uryuu Minene (Future Diary)
Uryuu Minene is an OG. Plain and simple.
She’s the “savage” version of Erza Scarlet, mostly because of her messed up past and upbringing as a child.
And yet underneath all that baggage, is a woman who will lay down her life, support, and stay true to whoever is worthy of gaining her trust.
13. Ginshuu (Children Of The Whales)
Ginshuu doesn’t get much screen time in season 1 of this anime. But from what you see she’s a fighter, and too charming to ignore from this list.
If a season 2 comes around, I look forward to learning more about Ginshuu.
14. Rem (Re Zero)
If you were waiting to see Rem… here she is.
Rem is one of the most devoted anime girls to have ever been created. And it’s not like she’s “pretending” to be this way. It’s completely genuine and authentic.
So it would be wrong not to mention Rem as a top waifu.
15. Rukia Kuchiki (Bleach)
Rukia is one of the most underrated anime girls by 2018 standards.
It’s no wonder why people wanted Ichigo and Rukia to become BF & GF so badly.
Rukia’s inner-drive, perseverance, strength, and personality is stacked full of depth. Putting most female anime characters to shame (especially over the last couple of years).
16. Eru Chitanda (Hyouka)
Eru Chitanda’s curiosity is one of her most interesting traits.
Think about it. Without curiosity, you lose your ability to learn, discover and explore things in life.
Not to mention try new things out and make personal progress.
This is why I love Eru Chitanda so much as a character. She’s a personal favorite.
17. Ochako Uraraka (My Hero Academia)
Ochako has one simple goal: to make a lot of money and take care of her family.
How can a person hate on a simple, straightforward goal like that?
In life, people believe making more money is a bad thing, or it’s evil. Or whatever negative bullshit people love to spout.
But money is a tool for good, IF you’re a good person. Ochako Uraraka is a good example of this.
It’s just one thing about her that makes her an interesting female character.
18. Alice Nakiri (Food Wars)
I’m the type of person who’s ambitious, driven, and unconventional. Always striving to do and be better.
Alice Nakiri is similar in this way. But what’s most surprising is she’s not arrogant at all.
It takes a heart of gold to have a high level of confidence, without letting it get to her head.
19. Teletha Testarossa (Full Metal Panic)
Teletha is a BOSS. Literally. She’s the commander in the military series: Full Metal Panic.
On the outside she’s seen as this beautiful, sweet and attractive girl. But she has a serious, hard-working and brutally honest side to her that I like.
It also helps that she’s self-aware and is able to think through tough situations logically.
All this makes her an interesting character worth mentioning.
20. Ursula Callistis (Little Witch Academia)
Ursula Callistis knows how to lead others when the time is right. And stand up for what she cares about, who she cares about, and what she believes in.
Her relationship with the MC: Atsuko Kagari is one worth seeing. It’s one of the most impressive highlights of the anime.
21. Sheele (Akame Ga Kill)
Sheele is the type of character who if they had a mentor, their life would have changed for the better.
That much is clear from Sheele’s past life and childhood.
That aside, she’s one of the kindest, most innocent characters with pure intentions. And that’s regardless of the path she’s chosen (starting a revolution).
22. Holo The Wise Wolf (Spice And Wolf)
Holo is a fun character you’d probably never get bored with being around.
And like her name implies, she’s wise and intelligent. A trait that’s likable in a woman no matter how you look at it.
23. Mikoto Misaka (A Certain Scientific Railgun)
Mikoto Misaka’s ambition, drive and determination is what I love about her most.
It’s hard to find someone in life who’s truly driven the way a character like Mikoto Misaka is.
And everything she’s accomplished never happened by pure luck. It’s because she put in the work.
What’s even more magnetic about Mikoto is she’s not arrogant or full of herself. She remains grounded, down to earth, and doesn’t care too much about materialism.
24. Karen Tendou (Gamers)
Karen Tendou is just gorgeous. There’s no 2 ways about it.
It’s clear she cares about what other people think of her “gaming” secrets, but that just makes her all the more real and relatable.
It’s enough to give you a good laugh.
Insecurities are what help you connect to anime characters at the end of the day.
25. Minori Kushieda (Toradora)
Minori Kushieda is the most “fun” anime girl on this list.
She breaks convention, lives by her own rules and is a little” crazy” by normal standards.
And that’s why she deserves to be on this list. That optimism and positive attitude of hers is infectious.
26. Asuna Yuuki (Sword Art Online)
Say what you want about Sword Art Online, but Asuna Yuuki is a popular “waifu” for good reason.
She’s delicate, but firm. Committed yet loyal. And supportive but far from a pushover.
And her best trait? How modesty, regardless of her upbringing and privileges.
27. Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail)
And then we have Erza Scarlet. The proud knight who’s crawled from hell and made it to the other side in one piece.
On the outside she’s like the great wall of China. Tough, powerful, strong and well-guarded.
On the inside she has insecurities that stem from her horrible past, yet she’s able to accept it and move forward with her head held high.
And it doesn’t hurt that she’s beautiful with red hair no less. 😉
28. Raphtalia (The Rising Of The Shield Hero)
Raphtalia is a gentle character at heart. Born into the wrong circumstances for no fault of her own (victim of prejudice).
And that fact proves itself after Naofumi restores “hope” in Raphtalia’s heart after saving her from slavery.
She’s loyal for life to anyone who deserves it. And that’s why she easily makes this list of anime waifu’s.
29. Kasumigaoka Utaha (How To Raise A Boring Girlfriend)
Kasumigaoka is a novel writer who makes a living off her work (best selling books). She’s a big fan of Manga, art, and everything related to it.
Even though she can appear cold, uncaring and brutally honest, behind that is a soft heart that’s loyal to death, willing to fight for anyone who’s being disrespected.
And let’s not forget how hard working and focused she is. The kind of girl who has a level head on her shoulders!
- Sakura Matou (Fate Stay Night).
- Shinoa Hiiragi (Owari No Seraph).
- Nozomi Tojo (Love Live School Idol Project).
- Megumi Noda (Nodame Cantabile).
- Yuuri Wakasa (School Live).
- Asuza Murasaka (Orange).
- Akiho Senomiya (Robotic Notes).
- Android 18 (Dragon Ball Z/Super).
- Mine (Akame Ga Kill).
- Lenalee Lee (D. Gray Man).
- Satou Sakie (Interviews With Monster Girls).
- Shiori Shinomiya (Sakura Quest).
- Shiraishi (Tanaka Kun Is Always Listless).
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Which anime girls are your favorite Waifu’s?
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The 1st anime I watched was Dragon Ball Z. Followed by Claymore, Inuyasha, Attack On Titan, and the rest as they say is “history”.