19+ Of The BEST Black Female Anime Characters You Should Know

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Which black female anime character comes to your mind?

I’d be surprised if you’re able to think of even a couple. As there aren’t many.

Japan is mostly a Japanese country, with “few” foreigners after all. Or people of ethnic backgrounds.

That being said, there are a bunch o black female characters I’d like to highlight.

If you have any relevant thoughts, share them in the comments!


1. Yoruichi Shihoin (Bleach)

The Top 7 Black Female Anime Characters You Should Know

Yoruichi needs no introduction. But if you don’t know – she’s one of many characters from: Bleach.

Out of the few black female characters that exist, Yoruichi’s role is a memorable one.

And the role she plays throughout Bleach is relevant, powerful, and impossible to ignore.

Overall I’d say she’s a favorite.


2. Iris

The Top 7 Black Female Anime Characters You Should Know

Iris is from the Unova region of Pokemon, who has a gentle, bubbly personality.

Unova is the region that holds the legendary Pokemon: Reshiram and Kyurem.

Or if you played the video games: Pokemon Black And White!

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3. Hilda (Eureka Seven)

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Hilda is one of the support characters in Eureka Seven. A mecha series that focuses on mystery and biblical messages.

She’s a little bossy and isn’t the type of woman take BS from anyone.

If there’s something she doesn’t like she’s one of the first to speak up on it. And is a strong black female character, through and through.


4. Sister Krone (The Promised Neverland)

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Sister Krone is one of the characters who shows up half way through the anime.She’s a support character who’s painted as “the enemy” when she first appears.

She’s athletic, strong, and capable of chasing down the kids and seems well adapted to intense environments.

Her hair is a classic feature of black women.

Related: A Collection Of Quotes From The Promised Neverland


5. Caldina (Magic Knight Rayearth)

The Top 7 Black Female Anime Characters You Should Know

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Caldina s one of the many characters from old school series: Magic Knight Rayearth.

She has a unique accent in the “dubbed” version of the series.

Overall is one of the more interesting characters from Magic Knight Rayearth.

I like how she’s portrayed.


6. Carole Stanley (Carole Tuesday)

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Carole Stanley is one of the main characters in Carole Tuesday. An anime series that’s resonating with a lot of fans in 2019.

She’s got the looks from head to toe, and the hairstyle to finish off the natural look of a black person in anime.

If you’re a fan of anime like Your Lie In April, this is worth giving a go!


7. Gidget (Eureka Seven)

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Gidget is a bit of an airheaded support character in Eureka Seven. And she doesn’t get as much screentime as other characters.

Which is a shame. But she’s still a good addition to the anime in its more “relaxed” moments and episodes.

Gidget has a cool dress sense, and is all about style. In fact  – she’s the best dressed character within the anime. Even if her style is odd for a Mecha/military type series.


8. Urd (Oh My Goddess)

The Top 7 Black Female Anime Characters You Should Know

Urd is one of the goddesses from romance series: Oh My Goddess.

She’s the older sister of the main character: Bell-dandy. And is always looking out for her as a sister.

With tons of wisdom, smarts and plenty of wit, Urd makes for a curious character.

Her sarcastic, and sometimes antagonizing antics that seem bad at first, but always turn out for the better.


9. Mila Rose (Bleach)

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Mila Rose is a support character who pops up later in Bleach. During the Espada arc!

Mila is powerful and is capable of putting the pressure on lieutenant level soul reapers.

Even though her design is typical of Bleach (wink wink) her black features shine through. Loud and clear.

Related: 10 Of My BEST Anime Characters From Bleach


10. Nadia (Nadia: The Secret Of The Blue Water)

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Nadia is the main protagonist from the anime: Nadia The Secret Of The Blue Water.

She’s the type of girl who loves to wear a lot of jewellery. And as a teenager – she’s easily irritated by things and other people.

In social situations she’s incapable and it doesn’t help with how stubborn she is.

Though she’s disciplined when it comes to her health and the foods she eats.


11. Rei Houourmaru (Kill La Kill)

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Rei is the “right hand woman” of Ragy Kiryuin in Kill La Kill. SMaking Rei a “minor” antagonist in the series.

She’s serious, professional, and is all about getting down to business. Her loyaly comes from being saved by Ragyo.


12. Umiko Ahagon (New Game!)

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Umiko is one of the characters from 2016 anime: New Game! Where she’s a lead programmer.

She’s seen auditing and making sure each employee is working instead of slacking off.

In the anime she plays a “support” role, though sometimes it feels like she’s a main character.


13. Miyuki Ayukawa (Basquash)

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Mikyuki is a cheerful character in the Basquash series. The type of person who will back off if the person she loves is in a relationship with someone else.

She won’t intefere or be selfish.


14. Yao Ro Dushi (GATE)

The Top 7 Black Female Anime Characters You Should Know

Yao Ro Dushi’s an eventual character from military series: GATE.

She’s a dark-elf with magical abilities, and an insane amount of determination.

The type of woman who will do whatever it takes to succeed, even if it’s frowned upon or embarrassing.

She’s not my favorite character, but I’d be wrong to not include her in this list.


15. Hiryute Sisters (Danmachi)

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Tione and Tiona are the twin sisters from Danmachi. They represent women of color in the Danmachi series and the anime industry in general.


Tiona Hiryute

Tiona Hiryute is the younger sister who’s a little more childish, energetic, and loves to tease other people.

She’s not the type to “think” before she acts but she’s a fun character.


Tione Hiryute

Tione Hiryute on the other hand gets jealous easily, and has more of a temper than Tiona.

But when they work together they’re a force to be reckoned with as Amazon girls!


16. Hild (Oh My Goddess)

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Hild is the mother of Urd from Oh My Goddess! With an even darker skin tone than Urd.

Unlike Urd who’s a goddess in the Heaven realm, Hild is a feared demon They’re both opposites.


17. Atsuko Jackson (Michiko To Hatchin)

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Atsuko Jackson is a LOVED character from the Michiko series. With a big afro, black earrings and eye makeup in a white outfit.

In the story she grows up in an orphanage with Michiko, another black female character.


18. Michiko Milandro (Michiko To Hatchin)

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Michiko Milandro is another black Brazillian character from the same series.

Just like Atsuko Jackson, she too grew up in an orphanage and they’re both acquainted with each other.

She’s a gorgeous character.

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19. Akane Kowata

The Top 7 Black Female Anime Characters You Should Know

Akane’s a support character from the anime: Flying Witch. Released in 2016.

And is the sister of the main character: Makoto.

Her light-hearted personality and unconventional attitude makes Akane memorable and interesting.

I’d say she makes Flying Witch that much more enjoyable to watch and get into.

Related: The #1 Anime You Should Watch At Least “Once” In Your Lifetime


Honorable Mentions:

  • Franceska Mila Rose.
  • Erubia Hanaiman.
  • Ymir (Attack on Titan).
  • Mira Naigus (Soul Eater).
  • April (Darker Than Black).
  • Casca (Berserk).
  • Fee Carmichael (Planetes).
  • Allura (Legendary Defender).
  • Canary Hunter (Hunter x Hunter).
  • Fire & Thunder (Soul Eater).



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12 thoughts on “19+ Of The BEST Black Female Anime Characters You Should Know

  1. Shon John says:

    Thank you for making this list. I want to be a top cosplayer but there are so few notable black women in anime. Nadia is adorable and her show sounds like it would be right up my alley. I’ll give it a watch.

  2. Blio says:

    People never add Elmeda to their list. She is such an overlooked and underrated bad-ass in the anime verse. I think she and Casca are two of the more rounded black female characters I’ve ever seen. People are really missing GB out with her.

  3. Tef says:

    Are the girls from flying witch and new game actually black? I’ve watched both and just seen them both as the slightly darker Japanese people that Japan has from African ancestry, yeah that would make them technically black. But not in the way I’d think this list would no. Also I think Michiko is alot more priority than everyone but Yuroichi who’s pretty awesome being the fastest pure soul reaper and sonning Byakuya. Also I’d like to note. I don’t call racism and always think people always overdo those things. But Iris is a prime example of racism. She’s literally a carbon copy of everything people say negatively about black people. They’re monkeys, she’s a jungle girl. She’s aggressive like racial stereotypes, unreasonable like white people try say black people are etc. She’s a disgrace, in the show. In the game she’s actually pretty cool though. Her battle theme is amazing as well

    • Theo J Ellis says:

      In Flying Witch, yes. But not stereo-typically if that’s really what you’re asking.

      As for New Game – by skin tone yes. Background no. I find anime character designs to be tricky when it comes to race, especially seeing as most designs are bias or are viewed stereo-typically (even though Black skin is more nuanced and varied than consensus seems to believe). As with many skin tones like Indians.

      Read this:

      Akane Kowata Wiki

      Umiko Ahagon

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