Many anime fans can agree that red-haired female anime characters often stand out and make a lasting impression. It’s always a delight to come across unique and fascinating characters. If you’re looking for such gems, you can explore various posts covering different aspects of the anime world.
The joy of discovering new characters that perfectly match your favorite personality traits is truly remarkable. You can find these characters in lists like the one below or by exploring the latest seasonal anime offerings.
So, without further ado, let’s continue our list of the best red-haired female anime characters to capture your heart. Keep reading; you might find your favorite “waifu” or meet someone entirely new.
Anime Characters with Red Hair
1. Minori Kushieda (Toradora)
Minori is one of the female leads of the series. She is a 2nd-year student and Taiga’s best friend, and she will do anything to make him happy.
Minori is one of the most interesting characters in Toradora. She is an energetic, lively female anime character who tends to be level-headed. She is easily distracted by things that catch his attention quickly and instantly forgets everything else.
Minori is also quite athletic; she was the women’s softball team captain and later captained the men’s and women’s combined teams. She is quite reliable and always cheerful. She also has many part-time jobs to support her schooling.
2. Yoko Littner (Gurren Lagann)
Yoko Littner is a red-haired female anime character from the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann series. She’s a tough, angry young woman who acts as a motherly figure to her colleagues, but Yoko has another side you don’t want to see.
Yoko never misses an opportunity to tease Kamina, despite initially complaining that he is “What a pain in the ass.” Yoko always liked strong-willed men, and Kamina was the best when it came to courage.
Yoko has long fiery red hair, red eyes, and large oppai; her incredibly voluptuous body is one of her most striking features, along with her ample cleavage. Yoko wore a black bikini top with a red flame pattern and black shorts.
3. Rias Gremory (Highschool DxD)
Rias Gremory is the main female protagonist of the anime High School DxD. Rias is now a first-year student at Kuoh Academy, a natural leader, and former president of the school’s Occult Research Club and Chess Club.
Rias is also the red-haired princess of destruction due to her long red hair and incredible destructive power.
She is also one of the series’s most desired female anime characters. Rias is also known for her beauty and is considered very attractive by Issei and the other male students at Kuoh Academy.
Rias is affectionate, caring, and kind to anyone, whether friends or enemies. She is also very honorable. However, she gets angry easily and becomes violent if someone offends his servants or family. Rias is shown to be willing to sacrifice herself for her friends and family without hesitation.
4. Kushina Uzumaki (Naruto)
Kushina Uzumaki is a Kunoichi from Konohagakure who comes from the famous Uzumaki clan and specializes in sealing techniques; she was also the 2nd Jinchuriki of the Nine-Tails before passing it on to Naruto.
Her innocent personality makes her so iconic, similar to Naruto when she proclaimed herself wanting to become the first female Hokage. The other kids would laugh at her and make fun of his red hair, and she would beat them.
Kushina had always been a tough, stubborn, and headstrong girl who wasn’t afraid of the unknown. Despite being treated as an outsider, she always tries to learn and make friends; she is a hard worker.
Naruto inherited traits from her mother. Kushina also habitually finishes her sentences with Dattebane (You Know).
5. Shura Kirigakure (Blue Exorcist)
Shura is a top-class Exorcist and teacher of Rin Okumura and Yukio Okumura in Shiro Fujimoto’s absence. She was trained by Shiro and earned the title of Meister. Now, she works as an inspector for the Exorcist Vatican.
Shura has faded red hair, which may appear hot pink, with blonde tips, tied in a high ponytail. Her outfit is quite revealing, consisting of a red bikini top and black pants; she explains her outfit due to markings on her chest and stomach that allow her to seal various items.
Shura has a relaxed personality, parties to her heart’s content, and doesn’t waste time worrying about things. She is also quite blunt with her words; she often speaks openly about sensitive topics without hesitation to point out others’ shortcomings.
6. Makise Kurisu (Steins;Gate)
Makise Kurisu is a talented neurologist who graduated from university at seventeen. She works with Okabe Rintarou to try and create a time machine. However, they only managed to send text messages into the past via cell phone and microwave a banana.
Kurisu is serious about her research; she is a wise and mature girl anime character, always calm and composed even when things get tense. She was a quick thinker and quickly found a solution to the problem.
She is one of the favorite female leads in the anime world; she comes off as someone who doesn’t care about anything except her research, though she soon realizes there are things far more important. After joining the group, she learned to interact with others and share feelings.
7. Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail)
Erza Scarlet is an S-Class Mage of the Fairy Tail guild and a member of Team Natsu. She was serious, disciplined, and an all-around talented person who could be a strict disciplinarian and was kind to her friends. She is popular among Fairy Tail members for being very beautiful but also for her talent and strict disposition.
Erza initially didn’t get along well with other people. When Erza first joined the Fairy Tail guild, she was disliked by many of its members because she would always scold them for their mistakes.
Erza was named “Titania” (Fairy Queen) in the guild because Erza always wore dress-like armor and was very strict towards everyone.
8. Yona (Yona of the Dawn)
Yona is the princess of the Kouka kingdom. Although Yona demonstrated various abilities early on, it took some time for her to gain confidence in using these skills. As a result, she can sometimes appear very reckless and impulsive.
She is also very hot-tempered and has an unfortunate tendency to overreact when in stressful situations. But her intentions are always pure, and she cares deeply for her friend, Hak.
Yona’s main motivation is to seek happiness for those who suffer because of her family’s mistakes; along his journey, she realizes that the people did not consider his father a good king.
9. Morgiana (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic)
Morgana is one of the female main characters of the Magi series. She’s a pure-blood Fanalis. She is shown as a slave when first appears but soon becomes Alibaba’s traveling companion.
Morgiana was physically strong but could emit a fighting aura from her body. Morgiana disliked slavery; she hated it so much that it gave her a lot of motivation to achieve her dream, which was to be free and live as a human rather than an enslaved person.
She is a great dancer and very beautiful. She is a quiet girl anime character who rarely speaks, and instead of choosing jewelry, she prefers chains because they are more familiar to her, and when she is angry, she will puff out her cheeks or stomp on the ground.
10. Chise Hatori (The Ancient Magus’ Bride)
Chise Hatori is the protagonist of The Ancient Magus’ Bride and a Sleigh Beggy; she was sold to an old wizard named Elias Ainsworth to pay off her family’s debts.
Chise has no magical talents or grades that Elias can find, except that she is a Sleigh Beggy, the rarest among witches and wizards. Although her condition caused many unpleasant memories as a child, she can see spirits and ghosts that haunt her.
Chise has a rather meek and docile personality and finds it difficult to socialize with people; she is unlike other children her age due to her traumatic past; despite all this, she does not hesitate to help someone who needs it.
11. Stella Vermillion (Chivalry of The Failed Knight)
Stella Vermillion is an A-Rank Blazer and the second princess of the Vermillion Kingdom, known as the Crimson Princess. She was born with magical powers far greater than any normal Blazer, although she lacked the proper training to control these powers.
Her aggressive and warm-blooded nature has caused her many problems, most likely due to her sheltered light; she likes to make a fuss over small things, as seen on various occasions.
Stella is a haughty and polite girl anime character with a very strong sense of justice; she is fiercely loyal to her friends and swears to protect them with his life. She hated being called a prodigy whose natural abilities only came from his magical powers; she wanted to train and show her skills with the sword.
12. Rindo Kobayashi (Food Wars!)
Rindō Kobayashi is a 90th generation Tōtsuki Academy student and previously occupied the 2nd seat of the Elite Ten. Rindo is known as the “Barbarian” of the Elite Ten because of her brutal cooking style and techniques.
Rindo is usually a cheerful girl who likes to enjoy small things. She also likes to tease people. Despite being the best chef in Shokugeki no Souma, she will not participate in food events but instead go around and eat other people’s cooking.
Rindo is a knife specialist; she is very precise when using a variety of knives in a short time; she skinned a crocodile in seconds, leaving everyone stunned.
13. Miia Lamia (Monster Musume)
Miia is a Lamia, a half-snake woman, and among the few demi-humans who were part of the inter-species Cultural Exchange.
She is also the first female anime character to join the Kurusu family, and during her stay, she completely falls in love with him, to the point where she constantly tries to seduce him to get her egg; she likes to call him “Honey.” She would be jealous if someone else tried to come between them.
Miia has a seductive and high sex drive due to her species and does not stop showering herself from making moves on Kurusu; she has an extraordinary personality because she is always cheerful but shy. She is quite dominant and short-tempered towards anyone who tries to steal Kurusu from him.
14. Lilith Asami (Trinity Seven)
Lilith Asami is one of the Trinity Seven in the series and a teacher at the Royal Biblia Academy. Lilith discovers the existence of the future demon king, Arata Kasuga, and is given the task of teaching him magic.
Lilith is very responsible and mature compared to the other members of Trinity Seven; she always pushes herself to the limit to get things done. Lilith also cares for and protects her students, especially Arata, because he is the future demon king.
As a teacher, she often acts strict and serious toward her students, but Lilith wants to teach the value of hard work. Lilith often has difficulty showing her feelings because she cares about other people’s views of her.
15. Mio Naruse (The Testament of Sister New Devil)
Mio Naruse is one of the main protagonists of the anime The Testament of Sister New Devil. She is the daughter of Demon King Wilbert and a human, which makes her a humanoid demon.
After her father’s death, she inherited his powers, but she was insulted for carrying human blood, and other demons planned to execute her. Still, she escaped the demon world with the help of Maria, her guardian.
The two came to Earth to live as normal humans, planning to change Jin Tojou’s memories and Basara Tojou to disguise themselves as Basara’s half-brothers. However, this plan failed as the humans were declared members of the Hero clan, although they decided to let them stay in their homes.
Mio is a calm and reserved girl, especially when around strangers, but is more talkative around her close friends. Mio loves the human world; she thinks it is better than living in a demon realm full of war and hatred between demons. Mio claims there is freedom here.
16. Serara (Log Horizon)
Serara is a Human Druid Guardian and a member of the Crescent Moon Alliance; part of her charm is that she’s just an adorable NPC who’s efficient at healing, cleaning, and cooking. As a maid, she likes Nyanta, a Felinoid (cat person).
Serara has a gentle personality; she gets confused easily regarding love or marriage (especially about Nyanta). Serara hates fighting and cowers at the sight of danger; she would rather do housework at Nyanta’s house.
Another reason she is a favorite character is his strong sense of responsibility; she understands her limitations and focuses on what she can do.
17. Emi Yusa (Devil is a Part-Timer)
Emi Yusa is the female protagonist of the series and later defeats the Demon King on Ente Isla, forcing the Demon King to flee to modern-day Japan. She follows it to ensure elimination but loses her powers because magic does not exist on Earth.
Emi Yusa lives in Japan as a normal human, working in a call center and paying bills like everyone else. However, she has somehow managed to live a good life, unlike Demon King Mao, who lives in a one-room apartment with two people—other demons.
Emi is a brave and determined person with many admirable qualities, such as a strong sense of responsibility, unwavering loyalty, and intelligence, making her a true hero.
Initially, she hated Mao and harbored the same hatred for him after coming to Japan, but she soon learned about his kindness and generosity towards humans and stopped wanting to kill him.
18. Sekkekkyuu (Cells at Work!)
AE3803, known as Sekkekkyuu, is an iconic Red Blood Cell in the anime Cells at Work!
She was new to the red blood cell environment. She was chosen to be the red blood cell because of her red hair. Due to her clumsy nature, she often gets lost during deliveries and requires help from other cells.
Sekkekkyuu is a defined red blood cell; she is always hard at work and helps others along the way, even if it means getting lost in the work.
She has a cheerful yet shy personality; she freaks out over the smallest things, whether it’s a germ attack it crashes into another cell.
19. Rena Kariu (ReLIFE)
Rena is the most written-about character on this list; she is an ordinary high school girl who sets high standards and struggles to live up to her expectations. Her character appears as a classic tsundere, but there’s more to it than that.
Rena is quite judgmental and easily irritated by other people’s mistakes but cares enough to help them improve. She believes in hard work and always goes above and beyond when studying or practicing volleyball.
Her stubborn and competitive nature makes her relatable; she continues to work hard even when sick, considers Chizuru his academic rival, and wants to surpass her and become the class representative.
20. Makima (Chainsaw Man)
Makima is a beautiful woman who appears to be in her mid-twenties. Her hair is pink, usually in a loose braid, with bangs reaching past her eyebrows and two longer side bangs framing her face. Her eyes are yellow with several red rings in them.
On the surface, Makima appears to be a kind, gentle, social, and friendly woman; she is seen almost always wearing a smile and acting relaxed and confident, even during a crisis.
However, this is just a facade she uses to fulfill her ultimate goal. After Aki Hayakawa’s death, Makima reveals her true colors to Denji. Makima’s true face is that of someone Machiavelli and calculating, who sees the people around her as nothing more than “dogs” that she can use as much as she likes and must obey without hesitation.