I like weird. Especially weird, eccentric female anime characters.
Weird implies you’re different and miles ahead of what’s considered “normal”. Assuming that’s a natural part of your personality and you’re not “faking” it, weird has its advantages.
Isn’t “weird” the same reason we follow:
- Anime shows.
And people in general, because they’re different?
Too much of “normal” becomes boring sometimes. Because then things stay the same, and there’s no fun, progress or adventure in that.
Here are 16 female anime characters who are just like I’ve described…
The Best Eccentric Female Characters In Anime:
1. Kona Furugoori (Robotic Notes)
Kona locks herself in her room and spends a dangerous amount of time playing video games. With nothing but crisps and snacks by her side.
Because of this fact, she spends little time outdoors, and has no idea how to communicate with people in a way that’s “normal”.
Instead, she uses text talk. As in:
And other abbreviations people use on the internet these days. Did I mention she has a disturbing fetish for cute girls that look “fragile” and innocent?
2. Yosano Akiko (Bungou Stray Dogs)
Yosano is one of the support characters from Bungou Stray Dogs.
Her supernatural ability is: Thou Shalt Not Die. This means she can never die, no matter how severe the pain or damage to her body.
In contrast, if someone else is dying, she has the power to bring them back to life. And this is way her eccentric nature comes from.
She has a weird fetish for saving patients on the verge of death. Almost in a way that makes her sadistic.
But considering how much pain she endures because she can’t ever die, it makes sense.
3. Sumire Muroto (Black Bullet)
“Corpses are good. They don’t babble. Only they can understand my feelings.” – Sumire Muroto
Sumire is a researcher Rentaro calls “doc” in Black Bullet. She seems to take pleasure in mocking Rentaro’s “ordinary problems” as she phrases it.
And whenever Rentaro visits Sumire, she’s seen eating bugs mixed into a strange type of curry made from a lab experiment.
It’s a little more than weird how she’s able to even digest it and not throw up at the sight of it.
4. Shizuku Hazuki (New Game!)
Shizuku is nothing but a tease. The queen of antagonizing people. And taking pleasure in seeing how others react to her nonsensical actions.
And on top of that, she has a weird obsession with anything or anyone who’s “cute” in her opinion.
But if you ask me, Shizuku Hazuki’s eccentric nature is one of my favourites.
5. Koko Hekmatyar (Jormungand)
Koko is the type of arms dealer who’s unusually cheerful, smiling, skipping with happiness and in a word: strange. Especially considering the dangerous lifestyle she leads.
But there’s something comforting (and at the same time – dangerous) about this side of Koko Hekmatyar. It’s perplexing.
And that’s why she’s such an interesting character, BECAUSE she’s so damn eccentric and unpredictable.
6. Sayako Kuwahara (Bamboo Blade)
Sayako is the type of girl who’s got enough energy to wear out the average person. And when she sets her mind to something, she’s unstoppable. Willing to stay up ALL NIGHT when she has an idea for a novel.
But then there’s this “weird” side of her that if she fails or is too frustrated by something, she falls into a deep depression. To the point of saying she wants to “roll over and die” in so many words.
During these ups and downs she skips school and doesn’t talk to anybody. And will unpredictably show up out of the blue as if nothing ever happened.
Bike Riding is one of the things Sayako does which helps her feel better, at ease and at peace with herself.
7. Yuuri Andou (Bamboo Blade)
Yuuri Andou hates mornings, seems to lack motivation, and loves to bad mouth other people (to their face). And her appearance is one of the strangest out of the Banboo Blade characters.
She also has a sadistic side to her that makes her uncomfortable. And because of her unpredictable, hard to understand personality, “eccentric” is the only way to describe it.
8. Momiji (Good Luck Girl)
Just look at the way she’s dressed. That alone makes Momiji a weirdo before she even opens her mouth or expresses her personality.
Momiji is a “poverty god” in this parody series, and enjoys teasing Ichiko Sakura (main character).
Considering the weirdness of this parody series, it’s no surprise Momiji (who is also a main character) happens to be one of the weirder characters.
9. Tetra (Log Horizon)
Tetra is a ball of energy that doesn’t know when to stop bouncing up and down. Kind of like Sayako Kuwahara.
Tetra intentionally dresses and acts the way she does ONLY in the video game. The real version of Tetra is said to be completely different and nothing like the alter ego shown in Log Horizon.
10. Mina Ashido (My Hero Academia)
Again, like others on this list, Mina is a like a smartphone with the charger plugged in 24/7. Unable to shut off or power down.
She has a strange Pink appearance because of her abilities and quirk (acid), and that’s only the beginning of where her weird personality stems from.
11. Mei Hatsume (My Hero Academia)
Mei Hatsume will shamelessly promote herself and the technological products she develops without hesitation or embarrassment. Even if it’s in situations (like in the middle of a fight) where it’s inappropriate.
And of course, her inventions are about as weird as she is.
I like this side of Mei Hatsume from a business point of view, because FEW people in this world are willing to be that blatant about promoting themselves.
Especially because there’s such a negative stigma around “selling”.
12. Shichimiya Satone (Chuunibyou)
One of the weird, uncomfortable things she does is puts her nose against the MC’s nose as a form of “greeting”.
Sachimiya Satone isn’t the only weirdo in this slice of life/comedy series. After all, there are other “Chuunibyou” characters besides Satone (like Rikka).
But focuses on Satone for a minute, she goes by the name of “magical devil girl”. And is always seen with a love heart sticker on the side of her face.
13. Hikari Takanashi (Interviews With Monster Girls)
Hikari Takanashi is one of my favorite characters. Because she shares similar traits to my personality.
Hikari antagonizes other people for her own pleasure, is brutally sarcastic, laid back, a little weird and easy-going. It takes a lot to phase her in a way that’s detrimental.
Because of this she’s hard to predict or figure out. As any problems she has is hidden under the surface.
14. Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya)
Does Haruhi Suzumiya even need an introduction?
As far as weird characters go, Haruhi ranks one of the highest among eccentric female anime characters.
She’s bossy, abusive, pushy, annoying, and strange. All wrapped into one tiny package.
15. Yumeko Jabami (Kakegurui)
If I had to compare, Yumeko Jabami shares similarities with Koko Hekmatyar. There’s a strong sense of mystery behind her character and personality.
You never know exactly what she’s thinking, scheming or what her true motives are.
Ironically these characteristics make her the perfect character for Kakegurui, since it’s an anime about gambling and taking risks.
In the world of gambling, being mysterious has its benefits. Because your opponents will struggle to predict your next move based on behaviour alone.
16. Zero Two (Darling In The Franxx)
Zero Two is one of the main characters in Darling In The Franxx. A 2018 series made by Studio Trigger And A-1 Pictures.
Not surprisingly, Zero Two is introduced in a strange way. Typical of Studio Trigger’s style of storytelling.
In one scene, Zero Two is seen licking Ichigo’s face as a way to “get a taste” of what she’s like (no pun intended).
And like Yumeko, Zero Two is one of the mysterious, strangest eccentric female characters you’ll come across.
- Megumi Noda (Nodame Cantabile).
- Minami Amada (Jormungand).
Who else can you add to this list of eccentric female characters?