Having watched so much anime in my younger days, I have compiled a list of the cutest and prettiest anime girls I have seen. There are way too many to fit in here, so I know I will anger some fans because their favorites are not in the list.
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Shana from Shakugan no Shana
Shana is the female lead in Shakugan no Shana. She is the protector and muse of Yuji, the male lead and central character in the series. Shana meets Yuji right at the beginning of the series, when the latter first realizes that he has actually been dead for some time, and is wandering around in a spirit world limbo that is being threatened by a monster called the “Guze No Tomogara”. Just as he is about to be devoured by the “tomogara” Yuji is suddenly saved by a girl with fiery red hair, fiery red eyes, and superior fighting sills who calls herself the “Flame Haze”. Shana is rather dense and loves bread. 🙂
Konata Izumi from Lucky Star
With her spiky blue hair and droopy green eyes, Konatu Izumi is one of the most “kawaii” girl characters in the world of anime. She also gets extra cuteness points thanks to her sneeze, which is extremely loud considering that it emanates from such a small frame.
Meiko Honma from Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. (The Flower We Saw That Day)
“The Flower We Saw That Day” is definitely one of the more poignant anime series, and there are definitely moments that hit hard emotionally. For instance, when Meiko Honma (otherwise known as ‘Menma’) visits her family home it’s very sad and touching. Meiko Honma is a spirit, and although she seems to enjoy this existence, there is a melancholy realizing that she is forever separated from her loved ones, and has no place to call home.
Mio Akiyama from K-On!!
Whenever there’s an all girl band people always get into heated debates as to who is the cutest chick in the ensemble. In the case of the manga girl group K-On!! although each girl in the band has it going on in her own way, most fans would agree that bass player Mio Akiyama is the “good looking and cute one”.
Mami Tomoe from Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
This cutie lived all by herself in her apartment after her parents both passed away. She was a witch fighting “puella magi”, but unlike the others Mami was never focused on grief seeds. Instead, she concentrated on protecting those around her. With her bouncy blond curls she seemed mostly happy, although there were times in the series that you could see that the pressure of being a Puella Magi cold get the best of her at times. Unfortunately Mami died after being eaten by the witch Charlotte in episode three.
Mikoto Misaka from Toaru Majutsu no Index (A Certain Magical Index)
This fan favorite has generated tonnes of GIFS and is always a common sight at cosplay events. Which is not at all surprising. With her hairpin and school girl’s outfit she’s super pretty, but don’t let this cuteness fool you! She’s also a total bad ass; She’s a level five electro master and she’s totally ‘tsundere’ (you’re going to want to look up what that term means if you aren’t already in the know!)
Kaname “Kana” Chidori from Full Metal Panic!
Kaname is cute and also comes with a rather hot headed personality. We see her smacking Sousuke all the time!
The protagonist of “Full Metal Panic!” is Sousuke Sagara, a member of the elite anti-terrorist squadron known as the ‘Mithril’ who is responsible for protecting a mischievous 15 year old school girl named Kaname Chidori.
Sousuke has to go undercover at Kaname’s school Jindai High School. This leads to many humorous moments in the series, as whereas Kaname is sociable and outgoing, Sousuke has never experienced normal social actions and views everything through the rigid lens of his military training.
Eventually, Sousuke starts to warm up as he and the gorgeous Kaname slowly build a relationship over the course of the series.
Sakura Kinomoto from Cardcaptor Sakura
A lot of the cutest anime girls have a visual calling card that identifies them and ties together their look. For Sakura Kinomoto, her trademark is her head wear; no matter what she’s wearing you can always count on her shoulder length bob being crowned by a Lolita bow.
Shiro from No Game No Life
‘No Game No Life’ centers around the brother and sister team of Sora and Shiro, two ‘hikikomori’ (anime and video game obsessed shut-ins who barely go outside and disdain the outside world) who are one day summoned online by a boy named ‘God’ to an alternate world where they are then tasked with the responsibility of saving humanity.
The ‘hikikomori’ phenomenon is a very real social condition affecting Japanese youth. However, you are unlikely to find a female social recluse who’s as good looking as Shiro is! ‘
Morgiana from Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
Not only is Morgiana extremely good looking, she also knows how to move. Fans of the animated version of “Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic” absolutely love her Arab inspired dance sequence in episode eighteen of the first season. This scene was definitely unique in the word of manga and anime, and definitely helped to establish the entire “Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic” franchise.
Ezra Scarlet from Fairy Tail
Otherwise known as “Titania”, Ezra Scarlet is a powerful warrior with an unwavering sense of justice. This no nonsense attitude is sexy enough; the fact that she’s pretty. A busty redhead who’s known to suit up in form fitting armor is “icing on the cake”, so to speak.
Fuko Ibuki from Clannad
This charmingly aloof cutie is in her first year at Hikarizaka Private High School. Her most peculiar habit would have to be her constantly carving wooden starfish with a tiny wooden knife.
Yoko Littner from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Yoko Littner is a weapons expert. She’s especially skilled with her long-range sniper rifle, and she looks stunning blowing away her enemies in her pink thigh highs, bikini, and with her red hair up tied up tightly in a pony tail.
Mikuru Asahina from Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
This time travelling babe always looks hot and cute, whether she’s in her battle waitress outfit or her maid’s outfit. No matter where she is in the space time continuum, Mikuru Asahina always seems to favor hip hugging corsets that push up her cleavage.
References: Wikia, Fanpop