Top 10 Best Female Anime and Manga Characters

The Top Ten
1 Hinata Hyuuga (Naruto)

HINATA IS IN FIRST BECAUSE IT DESERVES TO BE. She is one of the best female characters in anime, it is undeniable. She is strong, courageous, always with whom she cares.
She fought fervently to get where she is, a ninja recognized as a heroine by her creator, who was the protagonist of the biggest film in the franchise, a beloved and popular character.
She participated in Naruto's perhaps biggest arc, that of Pain, it was crucial for Naruto not to have been caught by Akatsuki, it was she who strengthened him in the war, Hinata ALWAYS played a strong and important role.
While everyone was watching Naruto being captured she went there, it was she who helped Ino deflect a Bijudama that would kill everyone, she who demonstrated the ability to master the strongest taijutsu.
She has charisma, his story is important and great, and even with a short screen time, he was almost always in privileged positions in the popularity rank. Playing with more recurring characters.
Anyway, ...more

People will argue that if anyone from Naruto should be #1 then it should be Sakura because her character is the most realistic since she makes mistakes and grows. If you are a fan that has read until the latest Shippuden manga chapter, then you know this is far from true. Sakura Haruno does not deserve this spot because she in fact does not change at all. Whenever it is time for her to experience a story arc it's exactly the same, she wants to stop playing the support role and fight in the front lines with her friends. For the time being she does just that, but afterwards it's nothing changed and she's right back where she started. ((spoiler alert) in the middle of the war against Obito and Madara she obtains the first hokage's ultimate regeneration jutsu, allowing her to recover from any injury, she fights a couple monsters and then what does she do? She goes back to aid the wounded as Naruto and Sasuke create an awesome collaborative jutsu to attack and destroy the ten tails ...more

Hinata is the best. She was willing to sacrifice her life for Naruto!

To the ones who likes Hinata but doesn't like Sakura, please stop comparing! They are just two different person who represents two different things! Why do people have to say something bad about Sakura when ever they are complimenting Hinata? I just don't get it!

They are both strong and lovable characters and we can actually learn a lot from them.

Hinata is definitely the kindest anime character I've ever come across. She saw Naruto as a person and treated him with kindness when he was bullied and shunned by the entire village. When she stood up to fight pein was awesome and when she lead the alliance I love her guts! She improved so much and overcame her weaknesses and anxiety and came out as a beautiful strong women inside and out.

2 Bulma (DragonBall Z) Bulma is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. Bulma is the most significant female character in the series.

Bulma is the best anime girl. She is a genius who made a dragon radar when she was five. She could drive a alien spaceship when she was five. She made a laser gun when she was five. Any other anime girl can't do it. I don't think hinata can even make a toy gun at age of five. And most of all bulma melted Vegeta's heart. Heart of a evil Saiyan Prince who was willing to destroy earth. In dB super Vegeta didn't dare to say sth to beerus and when beerus slapped bulma, Vegeta's anger was raised and he turned super Saiyan. Can any girl above can melt a evil saiyan's heat. Bulma rocks. She is fashionable and genius. And where the heck is #18 on this list? 😭

Like Goku is an icon of male anime characters, Bulma is the iconic anime girl. And she doesn't even need to be a fighter, she's still relevant and is one of the most important characters in Dragon Ball Z. She's so smart and adventurous! Not to mention can stand on herself.

Of course. Bulma is the best female in the DB series. While the other ladies have been reduced to nothing but housewives or have been completely forgotten, Bulma be holding her own amongst the main male characters.

She's arguably the most intelligent genius in all anime / manga.

3 Mikasa Ackerman (Shingeki no Kyojin) Mikasa Ackerman is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama. She accompanies the main protagonist Eren Jaeger. Her most notable feature is the red scarf that she wears. She is one of the most strongest ...read more.

She is beautiful and badass at the same time. She has a tragic past, but she doesn't let it bring her down. And she will do whatever it takes to keep her comrades safe. She's my favorite character.

She cares about others also, not just Eren. She has got so much character development during the series, which makes her even more lovable.

Great female anime character.

Mikasa is too much sauce

4 Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail) Erza Scarlet is an S-Class Mage from the infamous magic guild Fairy Tail. Erza starts off as a lone wolf and stays loyal to following the rules. As the story develops Erza changes into loving mage strong and independent. As her terrible past haunts her she ignores her Nakama's calls that they want help. ...read more.

She is the best anime/manga girl EVER! She's beautiful, sexy, smart and strong. She is by far the greatest swordswoman ever. When she's fighting, it makes her looks like fairy dancing in the battle field. The fairy that suppose to have already fallen to earth.. she is Titania.

Talks about her past. She have the saddest past in Fairy Tail (from me). Her childhood crush use her as sacrifice to revive some emo psychopath mage. Even thought what Jellal did to he, she forgave him. And even during her fight with him, she still hopes that she can knock some sense and still can bring Jellal that she knows back.

Not just some pretty face. She also have a pretty heart. She's like an elder sister towards Natsu and Gray and a loving but strict mother towards the rest of Fairy Tail Guild. By far, she is the prettiest Fairy Tail girl ever.. I love her, and I don't know how many time I cry whenever her past came. Such a strong girl.. not just psychically, but also emotionally.

Oh my god, Erza is the strongest female character ever. In a lot of manga and anime, I have never seen a female character that is stronger than the usually male protagonist. Even in a lot of the fanarts about the big four and the king(Dragonball, Naruto, Bleach, Fairytail and One Piece), all the character drawn are male, e.g. Sasuke, Ichigo, Naruto, Zoro, Sanji, Luffy, Goku, Natsu, Gray, Erza is, a lots of times, the only female drawn.

Erza deserve to be the top 1 best anime character because she is brave, strong, pretty, and she is also powerful because she can change her outfit and become more powerful and strong. Erza is the best for me because she is good and helpful.

Erza, Nami, Yoruichi, Robin, Rukia should be higher than Hinata. Like, calm down a bit, all you say is "Hinata has sacrificed her life for Naruto". Well, so have Iruka, Minato, Kushina, Sasuke, Neji, Obito and many others. You can just shut up and stop glorifying her. Anyway, I voted for Erza because she is clearly outstanding and the BEST. My girl, she is so good ♥

5 Rukia Kuchiki (Bleach)

Rukia is my idol!

I definitely find her among the top most impressive female anime characters out there! I love how strong and smart she is. Even when she's at her weakest point when losing her powers, her sense of duty and moral to protect people never wavers. She truly has a big heart. And despite her cool attitude on the surface, I consider her to be very kind, generous, and humble, especially during her character development after meeting Ichigo.

Plus, I love how she's a badass tomboy with nerve and a surprisingly strong sense of humor. She's small but fierce, and that makes her beautiful! She should have her own Shonen series!

There's a lot of anime female characters but I chose Rukia. She's simply the best, she's strong, beautiful and is a badass.

Rukia is one of the best females ever in anime. She's funny, kind, has good character development and a badass ice-type Bankai. Just the best.

Rukia is my spirit animal! I love her sassy personality and how independent and strong she is!

6 Winry Rockbell (Fullmetal Alchemist) Winry Rockbell is a main supporting character of the Fullmetal Alchemist series. A close childhood friend of Edward and Alphonse Elric since their young life in Resembool, she is almost like a sister to the two and essentially their only family. An amateur surgeon and mechanical repair specialist/enthusiast, ...read more.

Without Winry, Ed and Al wouldn't have been able to reach their goal. She's a badass, strong character who has been through a lot, but still moves forward. As someone else had said, "Yes, she cries, but everybody does." Winry should be higher on the list.

Badassness packed in a non-fighter. For a female lead character, she doesn't really come out as useless or weak. Yes, she cries, but everybody does.

I love her personality. She definitely helped Ed and Al remain sane most of the time.

7 Nami (One Piece) Nami is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. She is based on Ann and Silk, two characters from Oda's previous manga Romance Dawn.

Nami is so much better than the overrated Hinata. Nami is brave, beautiful, strong, useful, loyal and had a sad backstory. Hinata is just a walking fan service, people only like her because she loves Naruto so much and because of her boobs. Hinata is so annoying for me sometimes even useless while Nami at least saved Luffy's life, not only Luffy's, the whole crew's lives only with her job as a navigator. In the fight with Ulti, Nami knew she would die but didn't betray Luffy's dream.

Nami has an awesome story and she's so sweet at heart please vote for her. People say she is annoying but she has went through a lot!

Her cleverness and short temper are funny but she's also kind hearted and innocent. Well... Not that innocent. and her obsession with cash is just great haha

Nami shouldn't be so high! She is weak and always take advantage of people.

8 Riza Hawkeye (Fullmetal Alchemist) Riza Hawkeye is a fictional character from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.

Riza is totally badass. A lieutenant in the military, and not called the Hawk's Eye for nothing! She will shoot you down with deadly accuracy if you lay a hand on those she cares about. May seem to have a cold exterior but actually has a very warm and caring heart.

Yes. She is strong, and she's real. She's not just "sexy" like some of the others, she's real and has emotions. She's not useless like Sakura, and she has goals and dreams, plus she can fight. She's definitely the best.

Riza at no.10 and hinata at number 1 people who made this site sucks go and read something about them and then made your list

I thought she was a guy at first. Strong, badass and good at guns.

9 Saeko Busujima (High School of the Dead)

The best swordswoman (sorry Ezra), best hair, most courageous, sexiest Manga woman-yet she still lets you see she's also a scared and vulnerable teen also..

She's one of the most kick-ass characters of all time! Love her, her sword and her wonderful techniques

10 Android 18 (Dragon Ball Z)

Who doesn't love 18? She is a total badass, who used to be a major antagonist "Deadly Beauty" who kicks Super Saiyan Vegeta's ass with ease and now has switched sides, becoming a Z fighter who fights against evil. She's sassy and incredibly funny with her sarcastic comments.

She is under appreciated and awesome how many people can say the kicked vegetas ass and lived. She is beautiful and strong enough to blow up planets. But be careful or she will con you out of your cash!

She's badass and can actually kick most of the guys' asses.

Aww man check that beauty. She is way more beautiful than that stupid hinata

The Contenders
11 Sakura Haruno (Naruto) Sakura Haruno is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

I love Hinata, but kind of sad to find that she is on top. Why? Because there are many characters who played significant roles in their anime as compared to her. The only big feat, she has accomplished is to trying to save Naruto from Pain. Indeed big but not big enough

Beautiful, strong, fierce and independent young women. In the world of ninjas washed out of their emotions, packed in superpowers/ trained by their clans since birth, she's definitely the most humanized character. She falls in love with a complete douchebag, who ends up trying to kill her (twice! ), cries, lies, makes mistakes, because, seriously, who doesn't?! She's no Mary-Sue. She grows up fast, trains hard and supports her best friend the most. Yes, she smacks him down when he's being an ass or pervert, but remember, that she's also the only one of his friends to actually see him turn into a killing machine and instead of being scared for herself, she runs towards him, risking herself, to help him out and comfort him. And did I mention that she helps kick ass of one of the biggest villains of the story, takes a giant centipede down with a single hit and is the one to discover the secret of the enemy's army, which kinda saves the lives of thousands people? She's a very skilled ...more

One of the strongest, most talented, smartest and beautiful in ALL of Naruto.
She surpassed Tsunade! And not just that but she has faught AND killed an Akatsuki member, endured pain, trained under extremely hard conditions and became the best medic just for the sake of her loved ones and her comrades... Rather that saying "Uh Naruto-kun...I...I...*faints*" BULL
Honestly people grow up! See and observe her change. Look how she evolved.
From being "useless" in the start of the series to being a total badass later. May it be killing Fuen or Sasori, Haruno Sakura or rather Uchiha Sakura (Cha! ) will always be the real Naruto girl.
Just because you get to marry the hokage doesn't mean you get to be the highlight when you barely appear in the show and when you do you either faint or end up being beaten up!
Even now after all the time skip and the coming of the new generation, Hinata is vacuuming the place whereas Sakura is fighting as the badass mom.
Not the forget she ...more

You say she is most realistic. At least Hinata is really gentle and nice. I mean, Sakura can have nice and thoughtful thoughts but she hits Naruto so much. How many times did he save her? Plus, she hits him even when he wasn't acting perverted. Naruto saved the village and Sakura hit him.

12 Kagome Higurashi (Inuyasha) Kagome Higurashi is the main female protagonist of the anime/manga series Inuyasha, equaled only in importance by Inuyasha himself.

She's cute, nice and funny! Sure, she might be a little unreasonable, but it all stems from her never-say-die attitude.
Even though when she thought that Inuyasha would choose Kikyo, she decided to stay with him to protect and fight along side him. She would suffer from heartbreak if she stayed but she stayed anyway, even after Inuyasha forced her to go home.

I think she should be frost because no matter what happened she was always there when koga or inuyasha got hurt even thou she got kiddnapped by iota when his arm got hurt she still stopped inuyasha from hurting him.

Kagome is a kind-hearted and a sweet girl. I Love her the most in Inuyasha.

Kagome is so sweet and cute. I think she is the best looking manga girl.

13 Lucy (Elfen Lied) Lucy (born as kaede), is a tragic, fictional Japanese Anti-Heroine, and Anti-Villianess, who is the main protagonist of her debut source, a manga officially known as Elfen Lied [alfen leed], written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto, which was best known for it's T.V. adaptation of the same name, Directed ...read more.

No contest, the rest don't even compare with Lucy.

Nobody can compare to Lucy. She should be much higher on the list

14 Ran Mouri (Case Closed)

Although Ran can be a bit tsundere, she is loyal, loving and always puts everybody before her, whether it be Shinichi, Conan, the shonen tantei dan, or strangers. The fact that Ran waits ten years (in the ova 09) should put her at the top of the list, despite always complaining about Shinichi coming back and the pain she feels having to wait for him, and also having to wonder if Shinichi actually will come back for her. Some people may say that Ran is quite stereotypical or that she is a cliche anime character, but is one of the characters who has shaped female anime characters throughout the twenty years the anime/manga has been going on.

I love her, she has a beautiful personality. She's waiting Shinichi after all this time and she loves him. Ran always helps other in many situations. ShinRan is the best couple ever, after all she's one character from Detective Conan

She's the most perfect girl that I've ever met! She's pretty, cute, kind-hearted, loyal, and strong. Hell, she has many many talents! Hope she end up with shinchi in the end

Beautiful, Bold, Cute, Sweet, Pretty will be less to describe Ran. She is perfect for Shinichi. Love Her!

15 Usagi Tsukino (Sailor Moon)

At the first glance, she maybe seems to be crybaby, clumsy, naive, scatterbrained, lazy, selfish, immature, and overeating. But actually Usagi is a really strong, determined, kind-hearted, and brave heroine who can be pretty serious when she is fighting.

There's more to Usagi than meets the eye... A combination of goofiness and ethereal grace, she's a mystery, she's one of a kind and by far the most inspiring anime heroine of all time...

I love usagi! I do admit she was a bit of a cry baby in the earlier season but I still live her. in the later seasons she becomes much stronger and isn't as much as a crybaby.
I will always love sailor moon

My childhood hero and really is a inspiring "idiot" that we all know and love!

16 Konata Izumi (Lucky Star) Konata Izumi is one of the main characters of the Lucky Star series, and is the leader of the Lucky Star crew. She is the daughter of Sojiro Izumi and Kanata Izumi, and lives in her house in Saitama prefecture near Tokyo. Nicknamed "Kona-chan" by Tsukasa, she is an eccentric but friendly person.

Why is she ranked 71 she's amazing! She's the epitome of every girl who likes manga and anime; she's relatable. She's also funny, smart and cooks well and she's just a well rounded character! Yeah she doesn't kick ass like some of the other characters on this list but you can tell if given the chance that she totally would!

I can relate to her even though I'm a guy, super funny! She should be ranked near to haruhi suzumiya. Hardcore otaku and ol gamer!

17 Maka Albarn (Soul Eater) Maka Albarn (マカ・アルバーン, Maka Arubān) is a Scythe-Meister and the daughter of Spirit Albarn and his ex-wife. After witnessing her father cheating, she was inspired by her mother and she became determined to follow in her footsteps and became a Meister. Maka partnered up with the "Demon ...read more.

She is very powerful, strong willed, just a overall amazing character. Not to mention she is someone everyone counted on in soul eater. She also is, funny, cute, skilled, fierce, caring.

Because, she's simly awesome, and to all of you that don't like Maka I have just 2 words to say MAKA CHOP :P laugh out loud

18 Yoruichi Shihōin (Bleach) Yoruichi Shihoin is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

By far the most bad ass female anime character, and she's hella gorgeous.

Sexy and badass the only dark skin girl I like in anime so far .

19 Nico Robin (One Piece) "Devil Child" Nico Robin is a fictional character of the One Piece manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda.

Oh wow someone's so desperate to express their hate towards robin they made two different comments and changed two words thinking that no one would notice. How creative and slick.

To my opinion she's better than nami.

An awesome person, really.

Best female character ever.

20 C.C. (Code Geass) C.C. is the pseudonym of a fictional character in the Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion anime series by Sunrise. C.C.'s real name is never shared with the audience, despite eventually being learned by protagonist Lelouch Lamperouge.

From what I've seen in Code Geass, CC definitely deserves a good spot in this list, She is beautiful, smart, and cool.
She has her own flaws which makes her more irresistible. I'm glad she isn't very low on this list. Though I do wish she would earn a higher spot.

Plus, Code Geass is a good anime I have to say!

21 Lucy Heartfilia (Fairy Tail) Lucy Heartfilia is a wizard in the guild, Fairy Tail. Her magic is called celestial spirit magic which allows her to summon spirits from another world. She currently possesses fifteen celestial keys, which is an extraordinary number for a celestial mage. She gets along best with Team Natsu, containing ...read more.

She's got a beautiful heart, and is really powerful.
She's inspirational to others.
She teaches us that nobody's perfect, and that you are your own person.

I love Lucy! I know she isn't the strongest member of Fairytail, or have the most sorrowful background, but all in all she is a great character!

... I really can't take her seriously with this picture, who chose that?

I Love <lucy! Along with Erza, she's the best female character ever!

22 Revi (Black Lagoon)

Best female gunman ver

23 Tsuyu Asui (My Hero Academia)
24 Yuki Nagato (Haruhi Suzumiya) Yuki Nagato is a fictional character in the Haruhi Suzumiya franchise. She is initially portrayed as an introverted, taciturn bibliophile.
25 Keiko Yukimura (Yu Yu Hakusho)
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