A kawaii anime girl is what draws so many of us to anime. Their big, puppy eyes, perfect hair, and beautiful voices are just too much for us to handle.
What Is Kawaii Anime?
The word Kawaii comes from the Japanese language and is mainly visible in the anime and manga communities.
It translates directly to ‘cute’, which is why you see a lot of adorable female characters being referred to as a ‘kawaii anime girl’.
It is used even by foreigners instead of just the word cute because it is more in sync with the community and feels exclusive.
Why Is Anime Called Anime?
The word anime means ‘animation’ in the Japanese language. It is used specifically to refer to Japanese animation, and animation made outside Japan that uses the art direction of Japanese animation can still be called anime.
Like other kinds of animation, anime is not exclusively meant for children and can have stories directed at an adult audience as well.
The Top 15 Kawaii Anime Girls
They are the first thing that comes to our minds when we think about the word kawaii. In this list, we will explore the top 15 kawaii anime girls that will leave you breathless.
While anime may simply mean animation in Japan, people only use it to refer to animation in the Japanese art style outside of the country.
Nezuko Kamado (Demon Slayer)
Nezuko Kamada is one of two remaining members of the Kamado family. She was attacked by Muzan Kibutsuji who has turned her into a Demon.
A young petite pretty girl with long black hair down to her waist. Her big beautiful light pink eyes are a big standout as well as that infamous gag.
She wears a pink kimono with an orange thread tied around her slim waist. Over her cute kimono, she will wear long thick dark brown hair extending down to her knees.
Did You Know? Nezuko Kamada is one of the most popular characters for Cosplay.
When she transforms in her fight with Daki, she loses her footwear, gag, and her haori sleeves. A horn grows on the right side of her forehead and her skin develops a green vine pattern that covers her arms, legs, and chest.
It’s not very often that an anime girl becomes a long-lasting internet meme solely because they are just too kawaii to handle. Nezuko is someone who managed has to do just that.
Her story is quite sad, but the fact she is so kawaii cancels it out for us.
Lucy Heartfilia (Fairy Tail)
While Erza is on top of every kawaii anime girl list, Lucy takes the cake on being the definition =of a kawaii anime girl.
Her bubbly personality, confidence, looks, and her willingness to sacrifice herself for those she loves makes her the perfect waifu material.
Lucy is gorgeous blonde hair slightly longer than shoulder length. Her big smile is complimented by her huge personality. She has very large boobs, which are often a hot topic in the anime community.
Great for fans of oppai anime and on top of all that, she’s an amazing fighter!
She works as a writer for people looking for help to express their emotions. It’s kind of ironic as Violet has trouble expressing how she feels to people.
Abandoned as a child she was eventually found by navy officer Dietfried Bougainvillea on an island. We soon get to witness her power and fighting skills when she killed several soldiers who attempted to rape her.
Violet spared Dietfried for unknown reasons and was soon handed over to his brother Gilbert as a “gift”. Gilbert began treating Violet as a human, not a war weapon and Gilbert was the one who gave Violet her name.
He taught her how to speak, read and write and wished she would grow up to be just as pretty as the flower.
Over the series, we get to see her in action in the war where she played vital roles in battle. In the decisive war battle, she tries to save Gilbert and loses both of her arms.
The story continues from there but I won’t give away any more spoilers if you have yet to watch it.
Although Violet is deadly in war, she still manages to hold onto that kawaii anime girl look.
Shouko Nishimiya (A Silent Voice)
Shouko Nishimiya has an extremely emotional and sad story, but her spirit never seems to fade.
Even in the worst situations, she does not let her kawaii smile disappear, and she approaches her troubles with surprising amounts of optimism.
Her innocent eyes, cute hair, and soft personality are what draws our attention to her. We all wish we had a kawaii friend like her!
Meiko Honma (Anohana)
Meiko Honma, who goes by the nickname of Menma, is the female protagonist whose ghost comes to Jinta Yadomi. A wish that must be granted.
Menma is so, so adorable and lively, that it makes you forget about how tragic her story is.
She’s quite childlike and is part of the Super Peace Busters. Sadly she died because of an accident, and thus the anime series follows on from that.
Her attitude and appearance have every quality a good kawaii anime girl should have.
Konata Izumi (Lucky Star)
It’s fair to assume the entire point of Lucky Star is to be as kawaii as possible, and there is no surprise that Konata Izumi is one of the most kawaii anime girls we have seen.
She is a well-meaning, friendly girl who is lazy by nature, yet also mischievous. She’s also a huge gamer girl!
Nao Tomori (Charlotte)
Nao Tomori is as intelligent as she is adorable, and her kawaii smile complements her bubbly personality.
She’s a hardworking and friendly girl who tries to be self-righteous at all times. And these qualities in her character are so cute and make her a treat to watch!
Umaru Doma (Himouto! Umara-chan)
Umaru Doma was one of the most common images we saw for a long, long time on the internet.
It’s because her personality is depicted as this shut-in lazy girl who spends all her free time consuming junk food and browsing the internet.
So basically, she’s such a kawaii anime girl that it ended up making her an internet meme!
RE:Zero causes a lot of discussion and disagreements on who is the most kawaii girl in the series. For us, it’s Emilia.
She has beautiful silver hair and blue-purple eyes that make her a certified kawaii anime girl at even just the first glance!
Nami (One Piece)
Nami is one of the most iconic anime characters, from one of the most iconic franchises to exist. She’s so popular that many people use her character for cosplay.
She is a tall, attractive anime girl and she is remarkably strong. Her orange hair and shiny brown eyes give her a distinctive look, and her personality which is a mix of cute and intimidating makes her interesting to follow.
Sakaki Ryoko (Shokugeki No Soma)
Sakaki has long, pink hair and beautiful eyes, which have the shade of fuchsia.
She’s very mature, kind and tries her best to support everyone who is in trouble. Her waifu material personality makes her an absolutely kawaii anime girl!
Hinata is one of the most caring, shy and distinctively attractive anime girls.
She has white eyes with a little bit of lavender in them, dark blue hair, a beautiful figure, and a personality. She will often put everyone she loves before herself.
Her selflessness, strength, and kindness won our’s and Naruto’s heart. She is one of the first anime girls that come to mind when the word kawaii is mentioned!
Rikka Takanshi (Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!)
Rikka is a very kawaii anime girl, who often ends up in really embarrassing situations. She’s kind of stupid, but also helpful when she really wants to be. By the way, we love that about her.
She wears an eye-patch over her eye. She states her reason for this is that her eye posses power. Kind of reminds you of cyclops from X-men, right?
Nadeshiko Kagamihara (Laid Back Camp)
Nadeshiko is a bit of a clumsy girl, but she’s also very enthusiastic, bubbly and joyful. One look at her and you get the sense that she would be fun to hang out with.
Her personality and her cute pink hair, with light blue eyes, make her a certified kawaii anime girl.
Yuki Kusakabe (Demi-chan wa Kataritai)
Yuki has very fair skin, cute turquoise hair and a very adorable personality. She’s very shy and considerate, and if she’s in a warmer area it can even cause her to faint.
She is one of the most delicate anime girls and she needs to be protected at all costs!