There are several anime series where the female characters stole the show with their personality, charisma, and cuteness. Some of them are quite strong, whereas some like to play psychological games with people, and some are sadistic in nature. Whatever be their personality trait, these characters end up getting a lot of praise from the viewers. If you’re looking for more such characters, here is the list of the Top 25 Best Female Characters of all time.
25: Merlin (Seven Deadly Sins)
Merlin is one of the sins in one of the most popular anime, titled Nanastu No Taizai. She is the greatest mage in Britannia. Merlin is the Boar Sin of Glutonny and is extremely powerful. She is of playful nature and is a very calm and passive woman. If you have watched Seven Deadly Sins, then you must be aware of why Merlin is on the list of the best female characters.
24: Akeno Himejima (High School DxD)
Akeno Himejima is one of the protagonists of the renowned anime High School DxD. She is also one of the most beautiful characters in this show, with long black hair and violet eyes. Initially, she appeared as a gentlewoman. However, it changed with time. Later, fans got to see her sadistic side as well. She does not show even a drop of mercy when she is in battles.
23: Asuna Yuuki (Sword Art Online)
Asuna Yuuki is one of the main characters of Sword Art Online. She even serves as a protagonist in some of the arcs of this show. Asuna looks beautiful in her every single avatar. The fans just love her as Stacia, the Goddess of Creation. Initially, Asuna didn’t care about anything, and she wasn’t even afraid of dying the game. However, it changed after her meeting with Kirito. She is a very kind and generous woman who is determined to complete the game.
22: Winry Rockbell (Full Metal Alchemist)
Winry Rockbell is a side character of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood who married the protagonist of the series Edward Elric. She is a childhood friend of the Elric brothers. Winry is also an extremely talented automail engineer who designed Edward’s prosthetic arm. She is quite beautiful in appearance and has waist-length blonde hair. Winry is an emotional, strong-willed girl who is always ready to help anyone when it comes to personality.
21: Android 18 (Dragon Ball Series)
Android 18 is Dr Gero’s 18th android creations that made her first appearance in Dragon Ball Z. She is one of the most badass and best female anime characters of all time. Initially, she served as the protagonist and was a cold-hearted killing machine in the Cell Saga. However, after this arc, she eventually became a member of the Z warriors and even married Krillin. Android 18 is cool, calm, and confident in nature. But the thing that everyone likes about her the most is her sarcastic humor.
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20: Shinobu Kocho (Demon Slayer)
Shinobu is one of the most beautiful and powerful characters of Demon Slayer. She is an insect Hashira and is part of the team of elite Demon Slayers. In appearance, she is a petite young woman with large purple eyes. Shinobu has a bright personality, and she always has a smile on her face regardless of the situation. She loves to tease others, especially Giyu Tomioka. However, the smiling face is not her real one as she always stays in a state of anger and holds an extreme hatred for the demons.
19: CC (Code Geass)
CC, pronounced as C2, is one of the main characters of a highly popular show titled Code Geass. She is the one who gave Lelouch the power of Geass. CC has waist-length green hair with golden eyes and is quite beautiful in appearance. She is quite stubborn, selfish, and possesses very high standards. CC has a cold personality, but she talks like a philosopher. She is one of those characters who make this show even more interesting. CC is very popular too as she was chosen the most female character for two consecutive years in 2007 and 2008.
18: Kurisu Makise (Steins Gate)
Kurisu Makise is one of the protagonists of Steins Gate. She is a genius girl who graduated from the university only at the age of 17. Kurisu has reddish hair and dull violet eyes and looks very beautiful. She is one of the calmest and collected characters of Steins Gate. Kurisu is quite mature and acts very sensible. The best thing is that she is very sarcastic and often uses sarcasm in her conversations. Her beautiful looks, calm and composed personality, and sarcastic nature earned Kurisu a place on our list of best female anime characters.
17: Tsunade (Naruto)
Tsunade, the Fifth Hokage and the descendant of the Senju clan, is one of the most powerful kunoichis in Naruto. She is also a part of the three legendary sannins. Tsunade is an expert in medical ninjutsu, and her raw strength is off the charts. She shows different personality traits throughout the series. The only thing that remains constant is her gambling addiction. The moment Tsunade became the Fifth Hokage, she cemented her place as one of the best female anime characters of all time.
16: Nico Robin (One Piece)
Nico Robin is one of the main supporting characters of One Piece. She is an archaeologist of the Straw Hat Pirates and often sees herself as an older sister to the other members. Robin is not as strong as other characters, but she is still one of the most important members as she can read Poneglyphs. Robin is quite beautiful and can make anyone fall in love with her appearance. She has a pure heart, and she is also one of the most intelligent members of the crew.
15: Misa Amane (Death Note)
Misa Amane is one of the main characters of Death Note. She is an upcoming model who is obsessed with Kira. Not only that, she eventually became the second Kira as well. Misa dedicated her life to Light Yagami and even made a trade to get Shinigami eyes so that she could learn the real name of L. Misa is undoubtedly the most beautiful character in Death Note. She is extrovert and also quite popular due to her profession. Misa is nice to everyone most of the time, but in the series, she also proves that she can be cruel as well.
14: Saber (Fate/Stay Night)
Saber is one of the leading characters of Fate/Stay Night. Her real name is Artoria Pendragon. She has always been one of the most popular female characters in this show. Artoria is a Saber-class who faithfully serves her masters. Her strength is on par with some of the strongest servants in the series. Saber is a lethal beauty who has both looks and skills. Not only that, but she can also make a perfect strategy and that too during the fight to defeat her opponent.
13: Shinobu Oshino (Bakemonogatari)
Many people do not know about Shinobu Oshino, but she is certainly one of the best female anime characters of all time. She is a mysterious vampire girl with cute looks. Shinobu looks quite young in appearance, but in reality, she is quite old. She is also unfriendly in nature, but she made an exception for Koyomi and Meme. Later, in the anime, she adopted a brighter personality as well. Her incredible journey makes her one of the best female anime characters.
12: Hitagi Senjougahara (Bakemonogatari)
Next up on our list of the best female anime characters is none other than the female protagonist of Bakemonogatari, Hitagi Senjougahara. She is a bit frail in appearance because of a disease, and she always says harsh words to people. She can speak bluntly to people and that too while keeping a straight face. Hitagi calls herself tsundere despite she is not, but she has some understanding of the culture of otaku. She serves as the titular protagonist in three major arcs of the anime.
11: Touka Kirishima (Tokyo Ghoul)
Touka Kirishima is a female lead of Tokyo Ghoul. She is a ghoul who served as a waitress at Anteiku. Unlike other ghouls, Touka does not devour humans for her pleasure. She wears a rabbit mask whenever she enters a fight. Touka even tied the knot with Ken Kaneki by the end of the series and had a child with him too. Touka has a dual personality. Her one side is full of kindness, whereas the other one is filled with rage. She became ruthless in order to survive after the death of her father.
10: Himiko Toga (My Hero Academia)
The next name in the list of the best female anime characters is a major antagonist from My Hero Academia. Himiko Toga, a member of the League of Villains and, is one of the badass characters of the series. She served as an antagonist in three of MHA arcs. Toga can copy other people’s physical appearance and voice with the help of her quirk. However, in order to do a perfect transformation, she needs to drink the blood of that human.
9: Hange Zoe (Attack on Titan)
Hange Zoe is one of the supporting characters of Attack On Titan and is the 14th Commander of the Survey Corps. The 13th commander Erwin Smith himself chose her to succeed him. She is obsessed with Titans and loves to conduct research on him. Hange is an energetic freethinker and can take extremely difficult decisions in a very short time. Zoe Hange’s quirks and leading skills make her one of the best female anime characters of all time.
8: Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail)
Erza Scarlet is one of the supporting characters from Fairy Tail. She is a beautiful, righteous woman who can summon magic weapons and armors. Erza instantly won the heart of the audience with her unique personality. She is an S-class Mage with brown eyes and scarlet hair. Erza is quite strict and often criticizes the bad behavior of other people. She does not show, but she is full of passion. Erza Scarlet is one of those characters who make Fairy Tail more interesting. As a result, she earned eighth place on our list of the best female anime characters.
7: Nami (One Piece)
Nami is one of the most popular characters and is one of the protagonists of One Piece. She is the second one to join the Straw Hat Pirates and has been working alongside Luffy since the very beginning. Nami is also one of the most powerful female characters of the One Piece universe. She serves as the navigator of the ship. Her skills, potential, and intelligence make her one of the best female anime characters of all time.
6: Akame (Akame Ga Kill)
Akame is the main anti-protagonist of Akame Ga Kill. She works with the Revolutionary army as its member who wants to overthrow the cruel rule of Emperor Esdeath. She is one of the unique characters and is blessed with exceptional reflexes and speed. Akame is also an expert in hand-to-hand combat. She is a very serious and cold-hearted kind of person due to the extreme training she went through.
5: Yumeko Jabami (Kakeguri)
The fifth position on our list of the best female anime characters is taken by Yumeko Jabami. She is the main protagonist of Kakeguri and is a transfer student at Hyakkaou Private Academy. She is a genius student, but at the same time, she is a keen gambler. The fan-favorite character never says no to gambling and makes a strategy on how to win it. Yumeko has a charismatic personality and always manages to get the affection of people around her.
4: Kushina Uzumaki (Naruto Shippuden)
Kushina Uzumaki is one of the most heartwarming characters in Naruto. She is also the mother of the protagonist. Kushina made everyone cry in the very first episode she appeared. Before Naruto, she was Jinchuriki as Kurama was sealed inside her. Kushina didn’t appear for very long, but that few episodes were more than enough to cement Kushina’s place as one of the best female anime characters of all time. Kushina is hot-blooded and kind at the same time. She has long hair, blue eyes, and a feminine charm that can make anyone fall head over heels for her.
3: Kaguya Shinomiya (Kaguya-Sama Love Is War)
Kaguya Shinomiya is the leading character of Kaguya-Sama Love is War. She is a fair-skinned young girl with black hair and is extremely beautiful in appearance. Initially, Kaguya was quite cold. However, it changed when she became a member of the student council. Kaguya has her own distinct pseudo-personalities and suffers from mood swings. She lacks sexual knowledge and hence developed an immature sense of humor. Her tactics to make Miyuki confess his feelings first show how good of a character she actually is.
2: Hinata Hyuga (Naruto)
Hinata Hyuga is one of the main side characters in Naruto. She has liked Naruto since her childhood and eventually married him by the end of Naruto Shippuden. Hinata is a very beautiful individual who is shy in nature. However, she never gets her shy nature that comes in the way of her mission and is quite brave and courageous. She is a Hyuga princess and blessed with a Kekkeigenkai like Byakugan. Throughout the 700+ chapters of Naruto, Hinata proved several times why she is one of the best female anime characters.
1: Mikasa Ackerman (Attack On Titan)
The last name on our list of the best female anime characters is Mikasa Ackerman. She is one of the main characters of the dark fantasy series titled Attack On Titan. Mikasa is a member of the Ackerman clan and is one of the most skilled warriors of the Survey Corps. She is Eren’s childhood friend and is in love with him as well. Initially, Mikasa had long hair, but then she chopped it off after joining the Survey Corps. Mikasa was not afraid of anyone and was always ready to fight any titan.
Her character has grown a lot throughout the series, and her amazing character development, beautiful looks, and exceptional combat skills earned her the top place on our list of the best female anime characters of all time.