The anime industry has tons of different characters it offers to its audience, particularly in female characters. You have the staggeringly beautiful type you want as waifus, then you have the smoking hot girls with killer bodies, then you have cool and intellectual beauties and finally, you have the insanely cute girls that can almost kill you with their cuteness.
Cute is anime means so much their appearance: it has a lot to do with their personalities – their little quirks and characters which heighten their cuteness to a whole new level. These cute characters are sometimes called ‘moe’. The definition of moe is a bit ambiguous – if a character is incredibly cute, vulnerable, and innocent, he or she is probably a moe. A moe can be both genders, although our list will be confined to the female moe in anime.
We at Animelovers have prepared a list of top 25 Cute Anime Girls that may smother you with their incredible cuteness. And as always, the numbers are not ranks of their cuteness as the degree of their cuteness can be subjective. That being said, all the characters in the list are extremely cute to the point it may be hazardous for your health. You have been warned!!
Cute Anime Girls (So Kawaii)
1. Megumin (Konosuba)
If one makes a list on anime cute girls, it is an absolute cardinal sin not to include the crimson demon Megumim. After all, who doesn’t love this crazy explosion maniac? Popularly known as the crazy head girl, Megumim is extremely hyper most of the times and she has the Chuunibyou Syndrome as well, the classic cuteness trait in anime. She has an overbearing itch in her head which compels her to release her explosion magic at least once a day. The downside is that as her mana pool is very low, she can only use explosion magic once a day, which renders her useless most of the time. She is also regarded as a loli due to her short stature which often defuses her short temper.
2. Yoshino (Date A Live)
Among all the cute characters from Date A Live, we have chosen Yoshino to be a part of our list as we feel she is the cutest in the anime. Yoshino has a silent and quiet disposition as she lets her alter ego puppet ‘Yoshinon’ do most of the talking. She brims with vulnerability, innocence, and cuteness. When one sees Yoshino, one will immediately have an urge to protect the girl who looks so lost and vulnerable.
3. Wendy Marvell (Fairy Tail)
Wendy Marvell is a timid girl who joins Fairy Tail after her guild is destroyed. Since she has a rather shy nature, she blushes a lot and often feels useless. She later gains more confidence in her abilities as the show progresses. She has insecurities about her breast size as they seem to develop later than usual. All these personalities along with her already cute appearance make Wendy one of the cutest girls in anime.
4. Kaede Azusagawa (Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai)
Kaede is the younger sister of Sakuta Azusagawa. Kaede suffers from a complex condition called the Adolescent Syndrome which causes a lapse of memory loss. Therefore, she has two sets of personality with two different memories which are both very very cute, and that’s not an exaggeration. Kaede is often seen wearing a panda costume and she refuses to leave her house for the most part of the show. Kaede happily watching panda is one of the cutest scenes imaginable in anime. She is extremely fragile due to her condition, leaving her weak and in need of constant caring.
5. Mayuri Shiina (Stein’s Gate)
Tuturu!! Mayuri is an incredibly cute character from Stein’s Gate with an extremely cute greeting style which is ‘Tuturu!’ Tuturu itself has become an icon of anime cultures as it has lots of things dedicated to it such as YouTube videos, phone apps, and ringtones to name a few. Nicknamed Mayushi by close friends, she is considered by many as the pinnacle of cuteness and she has become a major cult figure in anime.
6. Taiga Aisaka (Toradora)
The ferocious Tsundere from Toradora, we have Taiga Aisaka who is the epitome of cuteness. She is quite small yet ferocious and short-tempered, earning the nickname Palmtop Tiger in her school. Although she can be cynical and sarcastic, her small petite figure makes it impossible to be taken seriously. She despises people who make fun of her height or call her using her nickname. However, below the layers of ferocity and harshness lies a kind girl who is willing to run through brick walls for her friends. Undoubted deservedly earns a spot in our cute anime girls list.
7. Mirai Kuriyama (Kyoukai No Kanata)
Mirai Kuriyama is a cute pink headed girl who is actually a Spirit World Warrior, who struggles in her profession. Although she sucks at her job, she tries extremely hard to earn a living. She can be quite shy and blushes easily, and has a thing for Bonsai trees which she writes about in a blog on the internet. Her writings do not have any fans and the response she got is mostly from critics who are only interested in ridiculing her. She is ditzy and clumsy at most times and she is incredibly bad in lying. She is a moe, extremely kawaii. Seriously, what more need to be said?
8. Mikuru Asahina (The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya)
Mikuru Asahina is the perfect definition of a moe – astonishingly beautiful, kind-hearted, timid, and unbelievably cute. Since she has a rather passive character, she is constantly harassed by Haruhi into doing unpleasant activities such as cosplaying as a mascot for SOS Brigade. Kyon often has to intervene to stop Haruhi from going too far. Her fruitless reluctances to Haruhi’s whims are one of the cutest scenes you will ever see in anime.
9. Carrot (One Piece)
Carrot is not actually a human; she is part of the mink tribe that resides in Zou. She is in fact, a hybrid of rabbit and a human. As a result, she has some features of a rabbit such as rabbit ears and nose which makes her incredibly cute. Carrot can be quite naïve and childish, especially about her carrots which she will ferociously guard. She also has a habit of gnawing on things including people. Although she has a rather short temper, she can be easily calmed by patting on her head. She is extremely hyper most of the time and is easily excited by the most trivial things. Easily one of the cutest characters within the One Piece Universe.
10. Shiro (No Game No Life)
At just 11 years of age, Shiro is already a genius obsessed with Video Game. She is therefore basically an indoor shut in NEET, albeit a very cute one. She has rather pale skin with curly white hair. She and her brother are given the task of saving the world. She has very little emotions although she is a born master in the art of tactical analysis. Since she has been abandoned by her parents, she has an unnatural closeness to her brother Sora who she depends for various things.
11. Shera L Greenwood (How To Not Summon A Demon Lord)
Although Rem Galleu is equal in cuteness to Shera, we have chosen Shera to be a part of our list. Shera L Greenwood is an elven princess who is sick of politics and subsequently runs away to pursue her dreams of adventuring. She is extremely cheerful most of the times, and easy going as a result. She is quite naïve and does not understand the mechanism of how most things work – including getting pregnant. She is self-conscious of her large breasts size, although she often flaunts it to taunt Rem who has very small breasts size. Shera L Greenwood is a very cute Baka, there’s no doubt of that.
12. Mashiro Shiina (The Pet Girl Of Sakurasou)
Mashiro Shiina is an artist with world-class talent in drawing. However, apart from her artistic skills, she is essentially the purest form of a baka, completely devoid of any sense. Eccentricity would be what best defines her as she rarely participates in social conventions or rarely talks to anyone but Sorata. However, all these quirks are essential components which make her one of the cutest bakas in the history of anime.
13. Fuko Ibuki (Clannad: After Story)
From the tear-jerking Clannad, we have Fuko Ibuki who cannot be absolutely excluded from any anime list of cute girls. Fuko has a rather short stature and is often mistaken as a child as a result. She is quite the introvert as she is shy, timid and prefers being alone most of the time. She has an eccentric way of speaking, always referring to herself as the third person. She is also extremely fascinated by starfish and spends most of her days dreaming about them or carving their figure in wood, which she later gives out as presents. Fuko Ibuki is literally enshrouded with an aura of vulnerability and cuteness which will make you want to hug her for eternity.
14. Mio Akiyama (K-On)
Mio Akiyama is the extremely cute bassist/second vocalist from the girl band Ho-kago Tea Time in K-On. Mio Akiyama is generally shy and timid around others although she has an aggressive to her as well. She is however quite mature despite her shy disposition, although she hates being the center of attention, which is why she chose the less conspicuous bass over lead guitar. She will be on the verge of fainting even if she imagines being a center of attention. She is easily startled like a cat and has an immense fear of the supernatural such as ghosts and anything remotely horrifying.
15. Hinami Fueguchi (Tokyo Ghoul)
Hinami is one of the supporting cast in Tokyo Ghoul. As a Ghoul, she has a tragic life where both her father and mother are murdered brutally by fellow ghouls and ghoul hunters. In a dark, cruel, and unforgiving world such as Tokyo Ghoul, it is refreshing to see a radiant girl as cute as Hanami. Despite her massive loss, she remains strong and forms a pseudo-sibling relationship with Kaneki and Touka. Hinami has straight brown hair which compliments her large puppy brown eyes, making her a beauty especially after she grows into a teenager. Initially, Hinami is very gentle, cheerful and kind as a child, although she undergoes massive character changes after several traumatic incidents which makes her more composed and distant.
16. Uraraka Ochaco (My Hero Academia)
Arguably the female protagonist of My Hero Academia, Uraraka Ochaco definitely deserves a spot on our list of cute anime girls. Despite her young age Uraraka Ochaco has a strong conviction to become a hero so that her parents may be spared the burden of working hard to support her. She is immensely kind and is the first to befriend Deku. Later she develops feelings for him which led to various cute scenes of her unable to cope with her feelings, leading to immense blushing. Her large brown eyes along with permanent pink blushes on her faces make her one of the cutest girls in My Hero Academia, although Tsu-chan and Momo would give her a good run for the spot of cutest girl.
17. Nunnally Vi Britannia (Code Geass: Lelouch Of The Rebellion)
Nunally is the younger sister of Lelouch vi Brittania. She has curly brown hair, large violets eyes which remains shut until the last episode, which is a result of her father’s Geass. Due to her superficial blindness, she portrays an aura of helplessness and remains in a wheelchair with an attendant most of the times. She is extremely kindhearted and empathetic towards others and remains a source of sanity to sustain his brother’s ambitions. Since she is so physically vulnerable, she perpetually emits an aura that will want the readers to leap to her defense.
18. Momo Belia Deviluke (To Love-Ru: Darkness)
Momo is the twin sister of Nana Deviluke and the younger sister of Lala Deviluke, who are also both extremely cute characters. We decided to leave out the two in favor of Momo simply because Momo is mischievously cute, unlike the normal cute Danderes. Momo has pink hair like her sisters, although her hair is much shorter than theirs. She has large purple eyes and a cute face, along with a mischievous personality which makes her unbearably cute. She is included in place of her Tsundere sister Nana because she is given much more screen time in To Love-Ru: Darkness.
19. Himawari Uzumaki (Boruto: Naruto Next Generation)
A sequel to the immensely popular Naruto Shippuden, Boruto has some cute girls in the show. One of them is Himawari, Naruto’s daughter who is as cute as her mother Hinata. Himawari adores her family, especially her father who she sees rarely due to his busy schedule as Hokage. She is always cheerful and kind, often seen helping her mother in her household chores. She has Naruto’s catlike whiskers across her face which makes her adorably cute. Despite her cute childlike demeanor, she has a terrifying side to her as well after Boruto accidentally ripped off her panda doll in Naruto’s Hokage inauguration episode.
20. Illyasviel Von Einzbern (Fate Stay Night)
Illyasviel von Einzbern or Ilya for short is one of the main characters of Fate Stay Night series. She takes part in the Holy Grail War as the master of the servant Berserker. Ilya is the younger stepsister of Shirou Emiya. In the Fate route, after her servant is killed, she becomes an attached imouto, much to the annoyance of Rin and Saber. Ilya has a short stature with crimson eyes and long straight. Although she is quite capable of handling herself, her tragic circumstances involving her family leaves her weakened and in need of protection, since she is much too young to effectively participate in the ruthless war. She has her own anime series called Fate Kaleid Liner Prisma Ilya where you can adore more of her cuteness.
21. Mei Chang (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
Mei Chang is the princess of the Xing Province in Full Metal Alchemist. Despite her young age, she embarks on a quest to find the secret of immortality so that her house could prosper better in the eyes of the emperor. She is a kind-hearted person and unbelievably strong despite her young age. She has a small pet panda Xiao-Mei that is as cute as her. She develops a premature crush on Edward although her fantasy crashes when she discovers that Edward is of short stature like her. She instead decides to infatuate on Alphonse instead. Mei is unbelievably cute, despite not showing any signs of vulnerability. She is in fact, instrumental in their victory over the Homunculus.
22. Shihoru (Grimgar Of Fantasy And Ash)
Shihoru is a wizard/mage in Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash. She is rather a short stature with purple hair and innocent purple eyes. She is extremely passive and shy most of the times, making her socially awkward and unable to communicate with even most of her party members. As a victim of bullying prior to the start of the story, Shihoru is very insecure about her weight, often implying that she is overweight. With her silent disposition and passive character, Shihoru is shrouded in an essence of vulnerability that projects cuteness like no other.
23. Kobato Hasegawa (Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends)
Kobato Hasegawa is the younger sister of Kodaka Hasegawa. This cute anime girl is unconventionally obsessed with the Gothic and the supernatural such as vampires, ghosts and other paranormal entities. She also has a self-identity delusion as she sometimes will claim she is an ancient vampire. She is also unnaturally shy and unable to make new friends, especially prior to her inauguration as a member of the Neighbor’s Club. She almost always carries a patchwork rabbit with her.
24. Ui Wakana (My Wife Is The Student Council President)
Ui Wakana makes a cracking entry into the story by winning the Council President Election. She wins through a most unorthodox method – spreading love (including sexual) by giving out free condoms in the school. Not only that, she decides to declare herself to be the wife of Hayato and promptly moves in with him immediately. This cute and sexy girl will make you twitch in agony throughout the story as she envelopes you with her cuteness!!
25. Mikoto Misaka (A Certain Magical Index)
A list of cute anime girls would simply not be completed without Mikoto Misaka. This tsundere is one of anime fans’ favorite characters. Mikoto has chestnut hair which she usually buckles with a cute flower. She has a superficial disposition of a prim and proper lady although, in truth, she is far from ladylike. She has a fiery short temper which ignites easily, especially upon being teased by her crush Touma. She has lots of cute accessories such as Gekota and Kill Bear which she will play within the cutest imaginable way.
Here is our top 25 list for cute anime girls within the anime industry. Of course, there are plenty of more cute girls as the industry is littered with hundreds of them. We have prepared a list of honorable mentions down below who we feel deserved a spot as well. If you think we missed out anyone worth mentioning, please let us know in the comment section below. Thank you for your time and we hope you will be back to read more anime related articles from us!!
- Aqua (KonoSuba)
- Kanna Kamui (Miss Kobayashi)
- Tsuyu Asui (My Hero Academia)
- Hinata Hyuga (Naruto/Naruto Shippuden)
- Sistine Fibel (Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor)
- Kosaki Onodera (Nisekoi)
- Shizu Murasame (To Love-Ru/To Love-Ru: Darkness)
- Tohka Yatogami (Date A Live)
- Yona (Yona of the Dawn)
- Kaede Hondo (Zombieland Saga)