In this article, we are going to bring a list of the 35 best short-haired female anime characters that we know of. We’ll be using different sources and list them based on their popularity and the their overall impact for the genre itself. The list is going to be pretty diverse, including various characters from various franchises and subgenres.
Serena is the new heroine who travels with Ash in the Kalos region, along with Clemont and Bonnie. She takes up the female protagonist embodied by the player in Pokémon X and Y. She is a young beginner trainer, specialized in the Rhyhorn race and in the Pokémon Lounges, very common in the Kalos region. Although Ash does not recognize her when they meet, they got to know each other as children, in a holiday center in Pallet Town. She chooses Fennekin as her starting Pokémon and also has a Pancham and an Eevee which evolves into Sylveon.
Franchise: My Hero Academia
A hermit girl who is a fan of rock and heavy metal. From her earlobes dangle jack plug connectors which she is able to extend and move at will, they are able to connect to seemingly anything. Through them she can transmit her heartbeat which allows her to stun a rival if she connects them to her head or generate large sound waves if she connects them to some kind of amplifier.
The downside to her Quirk is that her enhanced hearing makes her vulnerable to sonic attacks. Her hearing is very sensitive and this is shown when they were in a fight to win their provisional license, and other students from other schools participate against them and connect a speaker that at maximum volume damaged and knocked Jirō unconscious. Her best friend is Momo.
Franchise: The Quintessential Quintuplets
The fourth squared sister wearing a green ribbon in the shape of rabbit ears. Always cheerful and friendly, she is also a good sportswoman, but her constantly dynamic personality can annoy others. She often gets 0s on school tests. His actions typically suggest either a complete lack of thought, or complex, subconscious plans far beyond anything other characters can imagine.
She is the only one to immediately accept Fūtarō as her tutor. She always supports and pays attention to others, especially her sisters and Futaro. She also has a bad habit of putting the needs of others before her own. She designates Fūtarō by calling him “Uesugi-san”.
Franchise: Assassination Classroom
Androgynous in appearance, Nagisa is a very intelligent student who tries to spot every weakness in Koro-sensei in order to find the best way to kill him. For this, he writes his observations in a notebook as the story progresses.
He is also one of the only students to have been close enough to kill him from the start of the series, using a “pseudo” suicide bombing and anti-sensei balls. During a mock assassination against Takaoka, his skills as an assassin come to the fore. Later, Koro-sensei, Lovro (Irina’s mentor), and Karasuma will find him a real gift for the assassination, which worries the latter.
Franchise: Sword Art Online
Rika, also known as Lisbeth in Sword Art Online, is a great blacksmith who makes extremely rare weapons. She is also a fairly skilled player who fights with the help of the masses and gets very close to Silica.
Asuna is one of her friends. Unknowingly recommended by the latter, she meets Kirito when he decides to go to his shop on the 48th level, in order to have a new sword forged: their first meeting makes a bad impression on him when he questions the solidity of the weapon she offers him, and which he involuntarily breaks while trying to test it with his own.
Feeling challenged, she accompanies him in order to obtain very rare metal, essential for the creation of this new weapon, in a snowy and particularly cold place of the 55th level: by her own inconsistency, they all meet two temporarily trapped in the nest of a Dungeon Boss (X’rphan the White Wyrm) and spend the night there together, until Kirito (who has found what they were looking for in the nest) pulls them out using the Dragon Boss.
Franchise: Ranma ½
Aged 16 at the start of the series, Akane (Adeline) is the heroine of the series and Ranma’s official fiancée. She has been practicing the family martial arts school since she was little, although it is not known exactly at what age she started.
Originally trained by her father, she practices mostly alone in her corner, regularly and quite intensely, but without commensurate with the other protagonists of the series: a recurring source of argument is that she thinks she is not taken seriously.
Franchise: Beyond the Boundary
She is a very shy girl who is educated in the same establishment as Akihito, she wants to end her life for some obscure reason. It turns out that, like Akihito, she also possesses a strange spiritual power.
Indeed, Mirai has the surprising ability to manipulate blood as he pleases, such as creating a blood sword, for example, a power that has been deemed particularly dangerous and harmful by the high authorities of the spirit world. Despite her ill will, she will gradually reject her decision for her feelings towards her friends and mainly Akihito.
Appears in: Sword Art Online
Deuteragonist of the Fairy Dance arc, it is with her that Kirito meets in ALfheim Online, and who introduces him to the game. This is Kazuto’s (adoptive, actually cousin) sister, having been brought up together. Not a survivor of Sword Art Online, she is only seen sporadically in the first arc and brought up in episode four by Kirito, for whom Silica looks a bit like her.
She is only actually introduced during the second arc, when she is accidentally rescued from a group attack of Salamanders by Kirito after arriving in ALfheim Online and then teams up with him, without either of them knowing the real thing. identity of the other.
Best friend of Rintaro, she is a fan of cosplay and works with Faris in a cafe, called MayQueen + Nyan². She makes cosplay costumes and has them worn to Luka or Kurisu. She often hums the interjection “tutturu” to say hello and often speaks of herself in the third person.
A bit odd, moody, and naturally peaceful, Okabe has vowed to protect her since her grandmother’s death. In many timelines she either dies accidentally or is assassinated by the SERN, something Okabe will try to modify even if it means locking himself in a time loop.
Franchise: Princess Mononoke (Studio Ghibli)
San is the protagonist in the Studio Ghibli film Princess Mononoke directed by Hayao Miyazaki. She belongs to the tribe of wolves. She hates people more than anything. In the film, her foster mother, the wolf goddess Moro, and her two brothers only report bad things about the people. Above all, San hates the mistress Eboshi.
Franchise: Attack on Titan
Mikasa was the ward of Eren’s parents, Grisha and Carla, and is one of the main protagonists of the series, alongside Armin. After the murder of her biological parents by human traffickers, Mikasa was saved by Eren and lived with the Jäger family until the fall of the Maria Wall.
She is the last descendant of the Shogun clan who remained on Paradise Island, therefore linked to the Azumabito family, and is, therefore, a high personality of Heazul. Although she only wants to lead a peaceful life alongside those she loves, most notably Eren, Mikasa has entered the Army of the Walls.
Franchise: My Hero Academia
She is a girl who is characterized by having pink skin and hair, horns, and black eyeballs with yellow irises. She is very cheerful and festive. She can secrete corrosive acid from her body. Apart from being very cheerful, she is also obsessed with dancing.
Franchise: The Promised Neverland
The central character of The Promised Neverland. She has extraordinary physical and learning abilities. She is one of three children achieving a perfect score (300 points) in the daily exams. Following the “adoption” of Conny, another child from the orphanage, Emma notices that the little girl has forgotten her stuffed bunny and decides to bring it to her before she leaves. Although it is forbidden, she will convince Norman to go to the place of his departure, beyond the portal of the orphanage. They then find out the truth.
Franchise: Detective Conan
Her real name is Shiho Miyano, her code name is Sherry. She engineered the poison, APTX 4869, which Conan swallowed. When her sister Akemi Miyano died, she refused to continue her research and was imprisoned. She manages to escape by taking the poison and takes refuge with Professor Agasa, taking, with his help, the pseudonym of Ai Haibara. The organization was her only family with her sister, indeed, her parents died when she was little. Ai Haibara grew up in the United States with her sister.
Mikado’s classmate. Anri is 15 years old and appears to be a shy and quite quiet young girl but she spends a lot of time with Mikado and Kida. She is really cute and does not leave the boys indifferent. She gives the impression of being quite out of touch with reality, and is looking for a former missing college friend, Mika Harima.
She also knows Seiji Yagiri. We learn that she is the real Ripper, the owner of the Cursed Sword Saika and after defeating the False Ripper, she takes control of the latter’s “Cursed Sword Army”.
Franchise: Sailor Moon
Sailor Saturn is a Sailor warrior who is not meant to be awakened except in times of serious conflict. Indeed, her powers are immense and she has the power to raze entire planets and solar systems. His awakening then prefigures the time of silence, destruction, then rebirth. Sailor Saturn has a large spear, the Silence Glaive, which she uses to launch her attacks.
Until Queen Beryl and Metallia invaded the Silver Millennium 10,000 years ago, Sailor Saturn lay asleep in her castle, the Titan Castle, floating in orbit around her planet, Saturn.
The death of the Selenites caused the resonance of the three talismans held by the Sailor warriors of the Outer Solar System: Sailor Uranus’ Space Sword, Sailor Neptune’s Deep Aqua Mirror, and Sailor Pluto’s Garnet Rod. Sailor Saturn then awoke and slaughtered her Silence Glaive on the solar system, causing the death of all its inhabitants, and the rebirth of all humanity.
Singer and lyricist for Blast. She was Ren’s girlfriend until he joined Trapnest. She is still very marked by this separation but is still in love with him. She meets Nana Komatsu on the train that takes them to Tokyo and by the force of chance, they find themselves living together in apartment No 707.
Abandoned by her mother during her childhood, Nana lives only for her dream of living. of his music and does not wish to lead a quiet and tidy little life. Endowed with a strong character which can sometimes prove to be excessive, she is afraid of losing people around her and is therefore particularly possessive of them.
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: One-Punch Man
A young woman who is sometimes ungrateful to her peers, gifted with super telekinetic powers to face her opponents. She looks like a kid because of her powers, which are said to have stunted her growth, but is 28 years old. His powers are powerful enough to effortlessly destroy a city, stop shells, create natural disasters, or even rain meteorites.
She can also create force fields to protect herself and has many mystical powers, which we have not yet seen, according to Silverfang (silver fang). Because of her bad temper, she has the annoying habit of swearing at her interlocutors for a yes or a no. She hates being held up to her, and does what she wants in the association of heroes, refusing missions or denigrating heroes at will.
She only considers a few heroes of rank S and feels for all the others of the pity and the contempt they are so weak compared to them. She hates being reminded that she looks like a kid or that she’s # 2 after Blast. Many people, even heroes, are afraid of them, except Saïtama, whom she also hates for her daring and stupidity (ignoring her real strength) because the latter in addition to not knowing her, is zero in general knowledge, and constantly reminds him that he does not understand how a child can be a hero.
Flash the lightning who can’t stand her putting him down (himself being very arrogant) and a few people. Although arrogant and proud, she loves her little sister “Fubuki” Blizzard Infernal very much, even if she doesn’t show it and tends to overprotect her as much as she can.
Franchise: Sword Art Online
Deuteragonist of the Phantom Bullet arc, it is with her that Kirito meets in Gun Gale Online, and who introduces him to the game. At 16 the best marksman in Gun Gale Online, and darling of some players, she will first take Kirito for a girl because of her androgynous appearance in the game.
During her childhood (when she was 11 years old), she personally witnessed a post heist and killed the robber with his own pistol, which in spite of herself made her very fragile in real life, causing her post-traumatic stress whenever she is confronted with anything that may remind her of a gun in the physical world, which is a pretext for persecution by a group of malicious classmates, who are aware of her trauma and use it to manhandle her in the game Gun Gale Online.
Franchise: Dragon Ball
Uranai Baba is the sister of Master Roshi. She is an old witch who acts as a relay between King Enma and Earth, and who is able to read into the future using her crystal ball. His real name and age are unknown but we can estimate the latter to be over 500 years old.
Endowed with a bad temper, especially at the beginning of the series, she moves by levitating on her crystal ball. She asks astronomical sums of those who need her help (for example to find a lost object), and forces those who cannot pay to face her minions to have access to her services for free.
The young Son Goku, helped by his friends, manages to beat them which allows him to find the Dragon Ball that he lacked.
Franchise: Sailor Moon
Sailor Mercury is the smartest warrior in the bunch, with a gifted IQ of 200 IQ points. Her costume is a shade of blue, and in most adaptations, her top is, unlike other warriors, sleeveless. With her handheld computer and special glasses, she analyzes the situation and determines the attack strategy of the Sailor Warriors.
Sailor Mercury masters water in all its forms and is the warrior of water and wisdom. In the days of the ancient Silver Millennium, Sailor Mercury was part of Princess Serenity’s personal guard.
Her Digimon partner is Biyomon, and her symbol is that of Love. Sora is 10 years old in the original version. She is Tai Kamiya’s best friend, and also plays soccer. Despite being a tomboy, she takes her own safety into her own hands because of Tai’s naivety. Sora is the voice of reason in the group of DigiDestined. The fact that she is a tomboy created some problems with her very rigorous mother who wanted Sora to quit football to study floral art. Fortunately, Biyomon manages to reconcile Sora with his mother. Sora’s father is often absent.
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.
Mei Misaki is one of the protagonists of the series and a class 3-3 student in 1998. She was referred to by her fellow students to be the “ignored” of the class. Beautiful, calm and mysterious, Misaki has a doll’s eye that can see death after losing hers to illness. She had a twin sister whom she adored and saw her in secret, but the latter died.
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.
Yachiru Kusajishi is a child with pink hair. She was taken in by Zaraki during one of his massacres. Like Kenpachi, she doesn’t seem to have had to take an exam to become a lieutenant. She does not carry her sword at the waist but on the shoulder so as not to be embarrassed when she runs.
Despite her age, Yachiru is very strong (she manages to lift Kenpachi) and runs fast, which does not prevent her from hanging onto Kenpachi’s shoulder very often. Kompeito, little star-shaped candies, are his favorite dish.
She has a habit of giving silly nicknames to those she meets: “Keni” for Kenpachi, “Ichi” for Ichigo, “Egg skull” for Ikkaku, “Makimaki” for Aramaki, “Grandpa” for the captain- General Yamamoto, the “Mummy” for Ganju when he was covered in bandages, “the Nunuche” and “Big boobs” for Orihime, “the Giant” for Chad and “Crayon Head” for Ishida.
A 20-year-old heroine and new inspector of Division 1, she is considered a model citizen, on the one hand for her very weak Psycho-Pass and on the other hand for her maximum score allowing her to join any position. She joins the police because no one else has scored as high as her for this position.
While others have obtained similar scores for more important functions, she considers that she alone is made for this work and that it will allow her to understand the purpose of her existence.
She is Tai’s little sister, and will join the DigiDestined later in the series as she was unable to join the Digital World earlier, as she was ill when going to summer camp. She appreciates her brother very much and always worries about others. Kari received the symbol of Light; she seems to be the only one with psychic powers. She is 8 years old in the first season, and 11 years old in the second season.
Sakura Haruno, whose current name is Sakura Uchiha, is a Jōnin from Konohagakure, she was the female member of Team 7. Kishimoto created her as the heroine of the series, although she admitted that little perception of what an ideal heroine should be.
As a child, Sakura was teased by other children due to her long forehead, a characteristic that Kishimoto has tried to emphasize in Sakura’s appearances. She was comforted and defended by Ino Yamanaka for teasing, as the two grew older, however, they became distant due to the affection they felt for Sasuke.
For most of the first part, Sakura has a crush on Sasuke, and despises Naruto Uzumaki.
Franchise: Neon Genesis Evangelion
She is designated as the First Children 9, pilot of EVA-0017. Her date of birth is unknown. Rei Ayanami is a very introverted, taciturn, and shy girl. Hideaki Anno describes Rei as a girl who is aware that in the event of her death someone else will replace her, and therefore does not particularly appreciate her life.
According to Anno, “her presence, her existence – ostensible existence – is fleeting. She is a very sad young girl.” Living poorly, she believes that she “does not need friends”.
Franchise: Cowboy Bebop
Faye Valentine is a young woman interested only in money. She has shoulder length purple hair, and a red waistcoat over a very short yellow ensemble. She also wears a black thong bodysuit. At the start of Episode 15, men in coveralls are seen handling a block in which Faye is cryogenized. She woke up in 2068, in perfect health, but totally amnesic.
After making the escape, she scours the space aboard her Redtail, swindling those she meets to pay off her debts and almost immediately losing her money at the races. Her meeting with Spike is fortuitous, since she confuses him with a contact in a casino. She will then join the Bebop and its crew.
Franchise: One Piece
At the beginning of the story, Nami’s character is 18 years old. She’s a pickpocket. A sailor, she can instinctively sense changes in the weather. On the boat, apart from the choice of direction entrusted to Luffy, she commands and indicates the maneuvers to be made. After the Water Seven / Enies Lobby arc, Nami’s head is priced at 16 million Berrys.
Her weapons are the climate baton and the more powerful climate tactic sorcery. Her charm allows her to coax Sanji, whom she leads to the wand. She is the treasurer of the crew; she manages the finances in a very selfish way, giving ridiculous sums to the other members while asking exorbitant interest. The slightest mention of the word Berry makes her capable of anything.
Franchise: Grave of the Fireflies (Studio Ghibli)
Setsuko Yokokawa and her brother Seita fight together in the war for their survival. She seems to be spoiled or her brother tries to fulfill all her wishes. At heart, she is a happy child who listens to other people. It’s easy to put a smile on her face. She tries to stay brave. So she doesn’t immediately burst into tears when they lost their home in Kobe, but sobs quietly to herself.
Her favorite must-have items include the candy jar and the doll. The latter can already be seen in the US air raid on Kobe. Before her brother leaves the house with her to flee to the bunker, she calls for her doll.
She loves her mother so much that she keeps some of her things and doesn’t give them for anything in the world. In her pouch, she keeps buttons and a ring. When her aunt wants to sell her mother’s kimono, she cries and tugs at her sleeve in vain. She follows her brother everywhere, even if he becomes a criminal. Still, she looks up to him. After all, he is the most important person in her life.
Rukia Kuchiki is a shinigami, whose fate will change when she meets Ichigo as well as the vice-captain of the Thirteenth Division. She’s a bit of a tomboy who adores bunnies and drawing pictures (which Ichigo says are really awful), but according to Renji, she always has an aura of sweetness around her. She is nonetheless the trigger character of the manga and she is a really endearing character.
She was adopted just under 50 years ago by the noble Kuchiki family, a very important shinigami family and thanks to this she did not need to take an exam to enter Gotei 13. She is part of the 13th Division and is under the command of Jūshiro Ukitake. We don’t have any information about his past life on Earth, we just know it was a long time ago.