Cute Anime Girls have a way with our hearts, don’t they?
Every year, seasonal anime blesses the anime community with some cute anime girl /waifu and husband-material characters to gush over. The list keeps getting longer – which is a good thing but it gets harder to keep track. What are the criteria for this though? If you’re wondering, it ranges from the feeling of ‘moe’ to the feelings of admiration. These waifu material cute girls are just a plethora of badass, compassionate, loveable girls that we cherish. Here is a list of the cute anime girls from anime who would never lose their spot!
Here’s Senpai’s list of cute anime girl!
10. Sango (Inuyasha)
Although Sango may not be a popular one but she’s definitely cute and badass! In the anime, Sango comes from a demon slayer village with a tragic fate. Just like Sasuke Uchiha, her village is massacred by demons and her brother is manipulated into killing her father and her. Sango arises from this tragic past to seek revenge on the villain behind it all. She flies on her pet demon cat Kirara and uses the Hiraikotsu – a long boomerang to slay. Yet, Sango shows a emotional and vulnerable side around her friends – especially Miroku who she develops feelings for. Her shyness and her exasperation with Miroku’s flirty ways make for some adorable Sango moments!
9. Kaori Miyazono (Your Lie in April)
Kaori Miyazono is that girl next door everybody loves. Throughout the 22 episode anime, she not only impacts Kousei’s life but ours too! Her passion for violin and her free spirit brings out a very positive energy and a smile on our face. Kaori is a split of crazy and grace – I don’t know how she manages to do that! She usually acts her wild crazy self in front of people she’s comfortable with and is oozing with confidence. She’s the kind of friend who would support you and always has a smile on her face. Not until the end do we realise that despite her struggles and insecurities, she would smile her way through it. Her love for violin is so pure that her style of playing the violin speaks of her personality – wild yet graceful. She is indeed beautiful!
Senpai recommends you to read our article on Your lie in April.
8. Eru Chitanda (Hyouka)
“Watashi Kininarimasu!” or “I’m curious” that is our wake up call by Eru Chitanda. Eru Chitanda is part of the Classic Literature Club in her school. She has very childlike and innocent aspects to her personality. As she belongs to a lineage of wealthy farmers, Chitanda is very ladylike and well-behaved. That is until she is curious. If Chitanda is curious, she will stop until nothing till the mystery is solved. She becomes nosy and hyperactive – yet her cute demeanour makes up for it. She’s one hell of a cute anime girl Eru Chitanda’s emotive and cheerful energy motivates the lazy and uninterested protagonist to do work. He finds it hard to say no her persistent and puppy like face. Chitanda is a kind, emotive and cheerful person – her expressions tell everything. Honestly, she is one stubborn cutie!
7. Raphtalia (The Rising Shield Hero)
Raphtalia is definitely waifu-material! This strong hearted woma is fiercely protective of her loved ones. Raphtalia’s journeys from a shy meek slave to a strong-willed and bold maiden. Despite her terrible past, Raphtalia emerges as an icon of inspiration. Instead of turning to dark ways, she fights for the justice of her kind. Due to her background as a slave, the destruction of her village and the death of her parents – she was fearful. But under the guidance of Naofumi – she becomes an efficient fighter and aspires to reestablish her village. There is nothing more admirable than a person who emerges stronger from their tragedy. Her protective nature towards Naofumi makes her really cute.
6. Mitsuha Miyamizu (Your Name)
Mitsuha Miyamizu is a totally loveable character from Your Name. She is a kind, supportive and adventurous girl who is tired of her small-town life. She hopes to leave her town and live in Tokyo one day. Due to the body switch with Taki, you get to see Mitsuha really happy and appreciative of her lifestyle. She helps Taki get a date with Ms.Okudera basically wishing him well. Her background from the shrine family and her family troubles makes her very conscious about herself. She has certain Tsundere tendencies but she’s mostly straightforward. She is number 4 in the Cute anime girl list for a reason It’s wonderful to see how Taki helps her gain confidence and believe in her strengths. From the meek conscious girl, Mitsuha becomes bold enough to stand up against her father and save the town.
5. Mai Sakurajima (Rascal does not dream of Bunny Girl Senpai)
Mai Sakurajima is the “best girl” Senpai! She is kind yet witty! Confident yet also insecure! Basically, she’s a normal human being. Despite the bold facade she puts up, Mai is scared of being forgotten by the world. Her world began with fame and popularity but she stands up against her mom using her. There’s a reason she’s 4th in the cute anime girl list Mai Sakurajima is all about self-respect! With Sakuta, she is quite a serious person who fends off his lewd and weird remarks. Although sometimes she does get flustered (probably because of her feelings : how cute!) Throughout the anime, you just want to give Mai a hug. Her determination against showbiz and her attitude towards Sakuta make her so human and loveable. She can be kind and caring but also put on a brave face against her hardships.
4. Winry Rockbell (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
Winry Rockbell is a kind and compassionate girl who loves automail. Her ambition to work with machinery and her devotion to it makes her very loveable. Winry is quite big at heart as she puts her heart and soul into whatever she does. She is quite straightforward and stubborn in her ways – where she calls out people on their delusions. She is a family figure to the Elric brothers often scolding them to take care of their health. Winry does not confront her feelings for Edward – which makes vulnerable moments with him quite romantic and cute. Her sense of duty and morality pushes her to take up responsibility for things. Despite being this passionate workaholic, Winry has a sensitive side. Her empathetic nature makes her cry for others. This heartwarming gesture is beyond sweet!
3. Zero Two (Darling in the Franxx)
“Boku no Darling!” has a very adorable and affectionate ring to it, doesn’t it? Zero Two is far from a shallow character. Her biological make up as a human-klaxo sapien subjects her to mistreatment by others. During her childhood, she was seen to be very happy and curious. But as she grew up, her hatred towards society built up and she looked at the world from a nihilistic lens. Her interaction with humans remained detached and sarcastic. She was viewed by others as cold and alluring but her behaviour towards Hero is humorous, affectionate and sassy. Her emotional detachment is a cover for her desire to become human. She feels closer to Hero because he treats her just like everyone else. Her true side comes out in front of Hero – this complicated woman has a cute and playful side to her. This just makes our heart melt!
2. Mikasa Ackerman (Attack on Titan)
It’s been 6 years since Attack on Titan first aired and Mikasa keeps getting cuter! Boy, do we love watching her take on titans. But the moments to wait for? Definitely the ones with Eren and Armin. Mikasa can go from getting your son home by 9 to daddy material. She is a badass fighter right after Levi! But what tugs our heart is her adorable emotional side. Most of the time, Mikasa looks scary and serious. But her childlike smile and her love towards Eren brings out a different side of her. You can help but be overwhelmed. It is at these moments we realise that Mikasa may be out of our leagues but she is hella cute. Her fierce protective nature towards her family and her attachment to the red scarf is touching.
1. Makise Kurisu (Steins; Gate)
What do we want? An adorable supportive tsundere waifu! Makes Kurisu is here for all your love and to get flustered. One can’t deny the chemistry between Kurisu and Okabe – it was off the charts. But it was even wonderful to see them bickering but also, being there for each other. Throughout Okabe’s traumatising time leaps, it is only Kurisu who acts as his tether to sanity. Although Kurisu is a sarcastic tsundere – she is awfully kind.
She is number 1 in the Cute anime girl list for a reason. She may joke around but she knows when to be a kind force for Okabe. This makes her a very mature woman with a childlike side. Her scientific knowledge helps Okabe immensely in solving his problems. She becomes the only person he can rely on through the dark times. As his pillar, Kurisu understands Okabe very well. While Okabe is tortured by the sacrifice he has to make, Kurisu eases his pain.
Her efforts to communicate her feelings to Okabe gives us some really cute moments. She is the best friend and best waifu one can have!
A lot of characters didn’t make the cut but I’d like to add some honorable mentions for the cute anime girl list.
- Chika Fujiwara – Kaguya Sama: Love is War
- Sasha Braus – Attack on Titan
- Mio Akiyama – K-On!
- Chihaya Ayase – Chihayafuru!
- Asuna Yuuki – Sword Art Online
- Hinata Hyuuga – Naruto: Shippuden
- Violet Evergarden – Violet Evergreen