Throughout the history of anime, various characters have appeared on the screens, some of which represent certain social and cultural movements. And while demon girls aren’t really a subculture in its own right, the symbolism is very important for a lot of anime series. Demon girls are often featured in various anime series, and in this article, we are going to bring you a ranked list of the 25 best demon girl anime characters.
A powerful and very beautiful witch, who makes wishes come true if you pay the price. She was the one who made the two Mokonas, along with Clow Lead, to help Shaolan and Sakura travel from dimension to dimension. She’s also the designer of the wish shop in which Kimihiro works. We later learn that Yûko and Clow Lead are at the origin of all the events of Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle and xxxHOLiC. Her symbol is the butterfly.
Franchise: Tokyo Ghoul
A natural one-eyed ghoul, Eto was born from the union between the ghoul Kuzen Yoshimura and the human Ukina, a journalist investigating the “V” organization. Raised by Noro in the 24th arrondissement in order to live hidden from V, Eto is the founder of the Aogiri Tree, which she rules in the shadows, leaving Tatara the role of principal.
Her body is completely covered with bandages; she wears an aubergine sleeveless tunic, with floppy ears attached to the hood. At the same time, she is hiding from everyone’s eyes as Sen Takatsuki, a successful horror novel author of which Ken Kaneki, Hinami Fueguchi but also Tsukiyama are particularly fans. As Sen Takatsuki she comes across as a perfectly normal young woman, recognizable by her dyed green hair.
Eto is a particularly sadistic ghoul who takes pleasure in torturing her enemies or other ghouls whom she uses just to wreak havoc.
Franchise: The Seven Deadly Sins
The commandment of Faith and original member of the clan before being sealed and the betrayal of Meliodas. She specializes in all kinds of dark spells, her most characteristic ability being that of bringing back the souls of all individuals who have passed away using the repentance of the deceased as her motivation.
She, in appearance, is similar to a young girl surrounded by a strange dark aura but her true appearance is that of a viper that shrinks in physical size as she loses magical miasma.
She participated in the first holy war where she was mentally manipulated by Gowther to free her creator from the prison of the underworld, years later she would be sealed along with the rest of her companions by the clan of goddesses for more than 3000 years.
Claire is the protagonist. She lost her entire family as a child at the hands of a Yoma, who decided to take her with him on his wanderings as a cover; continually threatened and beaten by the monster, Claire lost the ability to speak, and only Teresa’s intervention saved her from the nightmare of violence into which she had fallen.
Since then, she categorically refused to leave the side of the warrior, who ended up becoming attached to her. Upon the death of Teresa, the only one to have ever treated her with humanity after the destruction of her family, she vowed to herself to get revenge on her Priscilla, becoming the first in the history of the Organization to voluntarily become a Claymore.
Not only her, but she also asked her to “put Teresa’s flesh and blood into her body”: she was satisfied with her. Claire is in fact the only one among all the warriors to have had the flesh of a Claymore warrior infused and not of a Yoma. The Organization had immediately agreed to Claire’s request because it was interested in the result of such a procedure, but the experiment had no follow-up: in fact, the girl turned out to be much weaker than the average of the other warriors.
At the beginning of the story she is the number 47, that is the last in the hierarchy and therefore also the weakest of all. During the story she will lose her right arm at the hands of Ophelia and she will then be saved by Irene, who will give her the only arm left to allow her to use the “Lightning Sword” technique.
Sunako Kirishiki a 13-year-old girl who moved with her family to the Kanemasa mansion at the top of the hill. Sunako allegedly suffers from a rare genetic disease, SLE, which forces her to hide from the sun – stay in the house all day and go out only at night. In fact, he is the main vampire in the village, having organized attacks on the inhabitants in order to convert the entire village.
She and her family are fans of the essays and novels written by Seishin Muroi. Sunako doesn’t like being called “Sunako-chan”. During her life, she lived in a wealthy family without knowing worries, but one day her father brought a certain friend who later bit Sunako. Parents did not leave Sunako and locked her in an old warehouse, where they fed her every day.
Sunako later escaped from the warehouse. Upon learning that Kirishiki’s family had moved, she went to look for them. She searched for them for a very long time, but in the end she did not find them. There are rumors among the vampires about Sunako’s harshness and the cruelty of her punishments (up to and including the death penalty). After the massacre in Sotoba, she is rescued by Seishin and taken away from the village.
Franchise: Deadman Wonderland
Shiro is a mysterious albino girl and adopted daughter of Hagire Rinichirō who Ganta meets when he arrives at the prison. Unlike the normal prison population who wears inmate clothing, Ella Shiro wears a tight outfit covered in red swirl marks and is not registered with any number. She wears no shoes and prefers to be barefoot and wears gloves on her hands.
She is extremely athletic and is inhumanly strong. Despite being close to Ganta’s age, Shiro speaks in childish and fragmented sentences, and has a simple and innocent personality. She is very fond of Ganta and goes to great lengths to go protect him. This attitude is due to Ganta being Shiro’s only friend when she was much younger, however Ganta cannot remember those times.
Despite living in Deadman Wonderland, Shiro seems to be able to move around the prison without any difficulty as she has lived in the complex for a very long time, and is able to travel through the various openings. with ease, he has a habit of suddenly appearing out of nowhere. In the manga Shiro confesses her feelings for Ganta.
Shiro was infected with a mysterious virus that gave her abilities that were being investigated by Ganta’s mother, Sorae Igarashi. In the years that followed, Shiro was subjected to horrific experiments in an effort to force her body and the virus within her to “evolve” into the first Deadman.
The trauma of this torturous treatment caused Shiro to develop a homicidal and maniacal personality, called “Wretched Egg”. Unaware of the true nature of his target, Ganta knows Wretched Egg as the “Red Man” due to the heavy clothing he wears, inspired by Ganta’s favorite character, Aceman.
Appears in: My Hero Academia
A mentally unstable and sadistic young girl inspired by Stain, who develops a romantic obsession with Midoriya, often seeing him battered.
She was once a girl belonging to a wealthy family, but because of her power she became irremediably attracted to blood, going so far as to kill a companion she liked and then drink his blood, taking pleasure in it: this event led her to flee. home and to be discriminated against until she joined the Union.
Appears in: The Seven Deadly Sins
A busty and attractive sorceress who represents the sin of Throat with the symbol of the boar, tattooed on her neck. She is one of the most powerful sorceresses in all of Britain and in the ten years she has been separated from her companions she has taken refuge in Camelot where she has protected the young King Arthur, to whom she is very fond. Her infinite power allows her to make her spells last forever, until she breaks them, no matter how much magical power would normally be required to do so.
Franchise: Black Butler
Hannah is the maid of the Trancy household and also a demon who even houses the demon sword Laevateinn. She is very loyal to Alois Trancy, but is physically and mentally abused by him. But she seems to be tacitly accepting this, which was nothing unusual at the time. However, towards the end of the anime, one learns that she had a contract with Alois Trancy’s “brother” Luka a long time ago, since he wished for Alois that his dream of the mass deaths of the villagers surrounding them would come true.
Hannah explains that she loves Luka and therefore loves Alois, which may be one of the reasons she endured Alois’ abuse towards her without using her powers. She eventually enters into another contract with Alois after he realizes that Hannah and Luka, whose soul resides within her, are the only ones he can expect love from.
Franchise: The Garden of Sinners
Shiki Ryōgi is the main character. She has a subconscious desire to kill. The only person close to Shiki is her former classmate Mikiya Kokutō. During her school years, there were two different personalities within Shiki – the feminine “Shiki” and the masculine “SHIKI”, who were in internal conflict, which resulted in the continual suppression of the masculine principle, which, as Shiki believed, “doesn’t matter.” She knew nothing but murder.
She possesses the “mystical eyes of death perception”, which give her the ability to see the “death” of any entity in the form of lines and points. Any cut, drawn on that line, leads to the irreversible destruction of the essence of the object.
Franchise: Tokyo Ghoul
Rize Kamishiro is a scaly type ghoul, also called “The Glutton” for her appetite. She is from the 11th but moved to the 20th six months before her death. At the start of the series, she attacks Ken Kaneki, a student in love with her whom she manipulates to be able to devour him. During the attack, beams fall on her and kill her.
His organs are transplanted onto Ken Kaneki, which transforms him into a half-man, half-ghoul. Rize Kamishiro is a powerful, formidable and particularly sadistic ghoul, who takes pleasure in using her charms to trap prey and look down on others.
Franchise: Umineko no Naku Koro ni
The Witch of Gold and Infinity, Beatrice is a witch who would have lived over a thousand years, and who is said to often appear in a cloud of golden butterflies. She would have the power to summon the 72 demons described in the Ars Goetia of the Lemegeton Clavicula Salomonis as servants. It is also said that humans can invoke it to fulfill their wishes in exchange for compensation. She ended up losing much of her powers and found herself stranded on Rokkenjima Island after meeting Kinzo who demanded the equivalent of 10 tons of gold.
Franchise: Tokyo Ghoul
Third Class CCG Inspector Saiko Yonebayashi is part of the Quinques squad. She is the mascot of the team to whom she transmits her good humor. She spends most of her time in front of video games and manga, during her mission hours. After Uriah’s promotion, as a squad mentor following Sasaki’s departure, she becomes a squad leader.
Franchise: Fullmetal Alchemist
Embodying the sin of lust, this homunculus is 250 years old and appears early in the story as one of the main ones, giving orders to Envy and almost always moving with Gluttony. It was she who initially formed plans such as the use of Envy to trigger Lior’s rebellion, the taking of Tim Marcoh hostage or the hunt for Barry the Butcher. At first glance lascivious, she is good at playing roles as well, as when she takes the identity of Solaris to seduce Havoc. However, her plans often have flaws and she tends to underestimate her opponents too much.
Franchise: Jigoku Shojo
The main character of the series. A very beautiful young girl with long, slender black hair, “mochi” skin (smooth and whitish) and red eyes; she lives in a world of perpetual twilight with her grandmother. She receives requests for revenge on her computer. She usually wears a black seifuku (traditional sailor school uniform) but dons a black kimono decorated with flowers when performing her contract.
Appears in: Date A Live
Kurumi is the third spirit encountered by Shido. She is at first glance a very beautiful young girl, attractive and charming but she is in truth a sadistic, mad and twisted person, who is the “most evil” spirit according to Shido. Its code name as such is Nightmare.
She appears invincible since she can regenerate as much as she wishes by going back in time. She gets killed several times and kills a good number of people herself (she would have killed more than 10,000 people according to Mana). She has the power to multiply by invoking her “selves” from the past.
Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck or Nell is the old Tercera Espada. She is a former Adjuchas. Her mask is at the level of her forehead and has a visible crack. Her hair is green and her eyes are brown. When she first appears, she has the appearance of a young child who becomes attached to Ichigo, whom she calls “Itsugo”.
In fact, Nell is a “young” woman with green hair, a big breast and red marks on her cheekbones on her face. Nell and his companions are exceptions among the Hollows: far from the image of ruthless bullies that most give, they appear loyal and sympathetic, with a rather childish personality and playful the majority of the time.
She was once the Espada no 3: two years earlier, Nnoitra (at the time no 8) ambushed her with the complicity of Szayelaporro Grantz, who broke her mask, forcing her to take her current form and striking. She was then thrown out of Las Noches with her Fracciónes, Pesche Gatiche and Dondochakka Willson, whom she takes for her brothers.
Franchise: DARLING in the FRANXX
A mysterious young girl with two red horns, half-human, half-howler. She is an elite pilot belonging to APE’s special forces unit with the nickname “partner killer”. Always very enigmatic, impulsive, and mischievous, she finds Hiro different from the other partners as soon as she meets him accidentally. Its devastating power makes it a weapon to be handled with care, since most of its combat partners have died from its prolonged contact.
Franchise: High School DxD
She is the high school Madonna, Issei’s mistress and lover, and a woman people admire without restraint. Her true identity is that of Princess Crimson-Haired Ruin, heiress of one of the most powerful dynasties of demons, the Gremory.
Officially, she is admitted to high school as part of a Japan-Scandinavia student exchange, but she is actually the president of the occult research club, serving as a den for demons under her orders. Her rank as a chess piece is “King”, she is the one who directs the pieces under her orders, of which Issei is a part.
She is an almost invincible heroine, who quickly understands the incredible power slumbering in Issei and consequently takes a great interest in him. His brother is actually one of the Demon Kings, Lord Sirzerch.
Both possess the power of destruction, a fantastic ability to pulverize any target. She resurrects Issei as her servant after finding him dead, slain by a fallen angel, and possessing a rare Sacred Relic.
Franchise: Tokyo Ghoul
Tōka Kirishima is a ghoul and a former waitress of the Antiquity. In combat, she wears a mask resembling the head of a white rabbit with pink hair, hence her nickname Rabbit. At the start of the series, she is a 3rd year student at Kiyomi High School.
With the help of Hinami Fueguchi, she kills Inspector Kureo Mado. After the battle of the 11th arrondissement and the departure of Ken Kaneki from Antiquity, she took refuge in studies, gradually realizing her love for the young boy who had become one-eyed ghoul.
Franchise: My Hero Academia
Eri’s Quirk enables her to restore the body of a living individual to a previous state, allowing her to physically rejuvenate her target, heal wounds and reverse physical changes. It has even shown the ability to rewind a person’s body to a point before it exists.
The source of the power of their quirk is in the horn above her head, and the size of the horn determines the strength of her power. It’s also an accumulation-type Quirk, meaning that the energy it emits has to build up over a period of time before it can be used. Due to the mutation of her Quirk in her body, Eri’s blood is able to attack a person’s Quirk and stop its activation by reversing the target’s evolution before the point of the Quirk Phenomenon.
A female oni with pink hair and eyes, and the older twin sister of Rem, she works with her as a servant at Roswaal mansion: however, she performs her chores and cooks less well than her sister, who is more competent and voluntary at work. She also has a colder and more distant personality than the latter.
Despite the prohibition of the existence of twins within their clan, the two sisters were exceptionally spared thanks to the talents of Ram, who revealed himself from an early age as a child prodigy: she, unfortunately, lost her powers after her horn had died. was cut off during an attack on their village by the Cult of the Witch, which weakened her and made her very dependent on her younger sister.
Franchise: Elfen Lied
Kaede / Lucy / Nyu is a young diclonius of around 17 with dark pink hair and dark pink eyes who is tall and thin who was abandoned in an orphanage when she was born. During these first years of life, she did not exhibit the homicidal tendency characteristic of her species.
But, after being subjected to various traumas during her childhood, her murderous instinct was unleashed and she became sadistic and cruel. She was captured and then locked up in research facilities located near the coast of Kamakura.
Several years later, she managed to escape, but during her flight, she suffered a head injury and developed a split personality, Nyu. Nyu is childish, innocent, gentle, and harmless. At first, she doesn’t know what to say “Nyu”, but she gradually acquires the language and manages to say Kōta’s name.
An oni with blue hair and eyes (an allusion to the famous Japanese tale), and the younger twin sister of Ram, she works with Ram as a servant at Roswaal Manor: she performs her chores and cooks much better than her sister, who is less competent and willing to work.
She also has a warmer and more friendly personality than the latter. Unlike her elder, she still has her horn, which allows her to retain all of her powers.
Franchise: Demon Slayer
When Nezuko was turned into a demon, she displayed the ability to shrink herself at will, such as fitting into a small box or basket to hide from the sunlight when she was with Tanjiro during the day.
She can also enlarge into a larger form when fighting other devils. Nezuko can ignite her blood and turn it into flames. She can decide how deadly her blood is, and she can also heal the wounds it causes to others if necessary.
However, these flames only work against other devil arts like Rui’s threads. Nezuko’s flames can also turn Tanjiro’s Nichirin Blade from black to red, just as Yoriichi Tsugikuni turned his blade from black to red before the battle, adding to his blade’s effectiveness against devils. In addition, Tanjiro can perform the Fire God’s Dance even more effectively.