If there’s one thing about Anime, it’s able to express emotions in a way we can’t in real life.
From the way characters smile (male and female), to how characters express their anger…
As well as other facial expressions/emotions we feel like frustration, stress, hurt, upset, embarrassment and so on.
That’s what makes Anime so much different to any other type of entertainment.
And there’s no better way to make you burst with happiness than seeing cute/energetic Anime smiles.
Let’s dive right into that…
40 Cute Anime Smiles That Will Make You Feel Warm And Fuzzy Inside.
1. Erza Scarlet
This is Erza Scarlet smiling as a child.
What’s amazing about Erza is – behind her smile there’s a lot of pain, tragedy and sadness.
As she was raised a child-slave.
And yet her smile is so genuine it’s undeniable (and cute, too).
2. Izuku Midoriya
My Hero Academia was released back in 2016. And is a major success so far.
In the beginning you see Izuku as a child.
Excited, passionate and enthusiastic about his desire to become a hero one day.
Midoriya’s facial expression (smile) is priceless.
3. Uiharu Kazari
Uiharu is from the action anime series: A Certain Scientific Railgun.
She’s always seen with a set of flowers in her hair.
Along with a bright and cheerful smile no matter where she goes. Or what she’s doing.
And that’s why Uiharu’s deserving of this list!
4. Ruiko Saten
Ruiko is also one of the main characters from A Certain Scientific Railgun.
She’s sweet, energetic, full of life and makes those around her happy.
And she has one of the most genuine smiles.
5. Yuuki Konno
Yuuki Konno is a skilled swordsman from SAO: Season 2.
One of her best traits is her fiery determination and positive attitude towards life.
It’s amazing how she’s able to keep on smiling, despite the hardships Yuuki deals with.
6. Kanna Kamui
Kanna is a new-comer from 2017 show: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid.
Everything about Kanna is cute. That smile speaks for itself! 😉
7. Hina Kubota
Hina is the best friend of Naru from Barakamon.
A slice of life anime.
She’s always seen either crying, or smiling.
And when she smiles – you’ll find it hard to turn your back on her.
Because she’s that cute!
8. Sun Seto
Sun Seto is one of the main characters from My Bride Is A Mermaid.
A Comedy anime series.
She’s easy going, chilled, lively and tends to smile a lot.
She’s around the same age group as Ruiko Saten from Railgun.
9. Natsu Dragneel
Natsu Dragneel from Fairy Tail in the early days of his childhood.
It was his upbringing that hardened Natsu a little bit.
But deep down he’s still a child at heart with a big heart and a smile to go with it.
10. Sagiri Izumi
Sagiri Izumi is a young light novelist from 2017 show: Eromanga Sensei.
She creates all the novels from her bedroom for her older brother. The main protagonist.
But because of her shy and timid nature, she never reveals who she is online.
Making her a light novelist in disguise.
The cute virtual “daughter” of Kirito and Asuna from Sword Art Online.
Yui is like your average kid. Full of life, energy, charm and kindness.
And she’s one of the cutest anime girls (and characters) to set foot in the world of anime.
12. Kuroko Shirai
This is Kuroko Shirai as a child in the anime: A Certain Scientific Railgun.
Just look at that killer smile!
13. Tamako Kitashirakawa
Image courtesy of zerochan.net
Tamako, nicknamed “Tama” from slice of life: Tamako Market.
Her innocence is written all over her face.
And best of all – it’s a genuine part of Tama’s bright personality.
14. Anko Kitashirakawa
Anko, the younger sister of Tama from Tamako Market.
Unlike Tama, she’s more of an introvert and less outgoing.
Though she’s quite “mature” for her age in comparison to Tamako.
15. Inaba Himeko
Inaba Himeko from slice of life/psychological anime: Kokoro Connect.
Even though she’s outspoken, opinionated, overbearing and straightforward… Deep down she’s about as shy, soft and nervous as your normal everyday person.
She’s just better at hiding it than most of us are.
16. Orihime Inoue
Orihime is from the Shinighami/action anime: Bleach!
She has one of the purest hearts of any anime character on this list.
Similar to Natsu Dragneel.
17. Maria Oosawa
Maria is almost-always in a happy, chipper mood. And has a passion for life like no other.
Her facial expression above speaks for itself.
Featured in anime show: Canaan!
18. Enju Aihara
Enju is a 10 year old girl from action series: Black Bullet.
Don’t you just love being around those who make you feel good?
That’s the kind of person Enju Aihara is. And her smile is just priceless.
19. Tina Sprout
Tina is featured in the Black Bullet Anime series.
And is within the same age group as Enju Aihara.
The GIF of Tina Sprout is taken from the Tokyo Shopping Mall in Black Bullet.
Taken from the Sci-fi/romance anime: Chobits! (The intro-song is one of the best I’ve seen).
Chii is nothing but a girl full of pure innocence. But you’ll have to watch the Anime to see why that is.
21. Fuko Ibuki
I admit it’s not the best “cute” smile, but it’s something along those lines.
Fuko is one of the support characters in romance anime: Clannad season 1.
22. Komari Kamikita
Komari is one of the main group members from anime: Little Busters!
She reminds me a little of Flora, from The Asterisk War.
23. Shichimiya Satone
Shichimiya doesn’t show up until season 2 of anime: Chuunibyou.
Despite that it was a smart move to add her in as a new character. 🙂
24. Flora Klemm
Flora is one of the house maids back at Julis Alexia’s home in The Asterisk War.
She’s an orphan who Julis is committed to supporting financially.
25. Kumin Tsuyuri
If you’re into slice of life/romance anime’s, check out Chuunibyou.
The same show you’ll also see Kumin Tsuyuri. The cute, laid back main character from the series.
26. Hikari Takanashi
Some people are just full of too much energy. At least that’s what some people say.
Hikari Takanashi is that kind of girl. But that’s what’s so great about her personality.
And the anime she’s from: Interviews With Monster Girls.
27. Rihoko Amaha
Rihoko is one the main characters from action anime: Witch Blade.
She’s not just cute, she’s gutsy, independent, brave, smart and determined.
Much more so than your average kid!
28. Lucy Heartfilia
Lucy Heartfilia is famous enough, from the mega-popular show: Fairy Tail!
She has one of the most genuine smiles and brightest personalities (when she’s not angry or irritated).;)
29. Tohru (Dragon)
Tohru the dragon from slice of life show: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid.
As long as you don’t get on her “dragon” side, she’s as soft as a pillow and gentle as a leaf.
30. Momiji Sohma
Momiji is featured in the anime show: Fruits Basket.
He’s always smiling, lively, a bit of a cry baby, with a gentle personality.
Momiji’s the kind of person who when they smile, you can’t help but smile back.
31. Kanzaki Yukiko
One of the gentle characters featured in anime: Assassination Classroom.
Like others on this list, Kanzaki a natural when it comes to smiling.
Impacting those around her because her smile is infectious.
32. Manami Okuda
Okuda has a similar personality to Kanzaki from Assassination Classroom.
They’re both gentle, kind and a little introverted. With some of the best smiles going for them!
33. Chiyo Sakura
If you’re into slice of life/comedy, then you’ll want to watch Nozaki Kun.
Also known as: Monthly Girls Nozaki Kun.
Chiyo Sakura moments make the show worth watching, and it’s pretty funny stuff.
34. Illyasviel Von Einzbern
Illyasviel Von Einzbern has two sides to her personality.
One of which is shown above, and another you’ll see in the early episodes of Fate Stay Night.
At the heart of her character though she’s gentle, cute and kind. Like many characters on this list.
Taken from the militant/action anime: Gunslinger Girl.
Henrietta is one of the many girls working under the government and their dirty schemes.
It’s amazing how she’s able to keep a smile like that when you realize what she’s been through.
Have I missed anyone? Who would you add to this list of cute anime smiles?