In the world of anime, black hair usually represents characters that are mysterious, refined, traditional, powerful, cruel, and/or macabre in one way or the other. Despite its dark color, it is not necessarily negative, as there are black-haired characters that are deep thinkers and seldom ask for other people’s advice, but there are also very evil characters with this hair color. Often, male and female black-haired characters are very different.
In this article, we are going to bring a list of the 50 best black-haired female anime characters that we know of. We’ll be using different sources and rank them based on their popularity and the general level of awesomeness they represent. The list is going to be pretty diverse, including various characters from various franchises and genres.
Best black-haired anime girls
The list is going to be ranked from 50th to 1st place. Each character is going to be identified with a short informative paragraph and you’ll find out which franchise they come from.
50. Mokoto Kusanagi
Appears in: Ghost in the Shell
Motoko Kusanagi is a female cyborg, also referred to as Major in the series. His adventures are recounted in two films (Ghost in the Shell, Innocence: Ghost in the Shell 2), two television series (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Ghost in the shell: Stand alone complex 2nd GIG) and a manga.
He is the operational chief of section 9, she commands and coordinates section 9 in the field. She is accountable only to Aramaki, responsible for section 9 to the prime minister. Although his body looks old, he is a formidable fighter.
49. Suguha Kirigaya
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.
48. Kurumi Tokisaki
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.
47. Ryuko Matoi
Appears in: Kill la Kill!
The main character, a 17-year-old vagrant high school student transferred to Honnōji Academy who is looking for her father’s murderer. Ryūko wields half of a pair of Scissor Blades, the other half of which is held by his father’s murderer.
Her weapon is capable of destroying the Goku Uniforms which are made up of Living Fibers and which grant superhuman abilities to those privileged to wear one, thus bringing her into conflict with the Student Council. She becomes friends with Mako, her classmate who openly welcomes her to her home with her family.
46. Honjou Kaede
Franchise: Itai no wa Iya nano de Bōgyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu
She is the main heroine, who has just started playing NewWorld Online. Since she doesn’t like getting hurt, she puts every skill point she gains into boosting her defense, allowing her to learn new skills and level up just by resisting attacks she managed to level up. quickly just by letting Mr. Bunny (a monster bunny) attack her for a long period of time, until she accidentally kills him.
Even with its lack of gaming experience, Maple is gaining a lot of resistance, giving game administrators a lot of headaches on how to weaken it, its unorthodox methods overcome developer tweaks (like using the skill [Woolen ] not only as a way to gather wool, but also as an offensive skill by suffocating opponents and using poison to take them down, or as a defense to absorb attacks that are not based on fire).
45. Yumeko Jabami
She is a recent transfer student to Hyakkaō. Turning things upside down at school by engaging in a series of increasingly risky games, she puts herself and her money at risk. At first glance, it is a splendid bishōjo. However, she takes great pleasure in having to take risks during gameplay, with Ryōta even reporting that she suffers from “gambling madness.”
She is very observant and can quickly find the ways in which the games are manipulated in favor of her opponents. She doesn’t seem to place a great deal of importance on money.
Franchise: Shakugan no Shana
She is the heroine of the series. Originally it is a Flame Haze without a name and it is Yûji who, not knowing what to call her, will name her Shana. She is in permanent communication with one of the kings of the purple dimension, Alastor, through the intermediary of a Cocyte (communication object between the king and the flame haze, a pendant at Shana’s) which she wears around her neck.
When she takes on her role of Flame Haze and takes out her katana, Nietono no Shana, from her yobasa (coat), her chestnut hair takes on a flame hue (orange-red). She is short in stature, only 1.41 m, and young, her appearance would make her around 11-12 years old.
Franchise: Akame ga Kill!
Kurome is a member of the Jaegers and Akame’s little sister. She grew up in an elite assassin unit created by the government to serve their cause. She and her sister were trained in different assassin groups. Kurome uses an Imperial weapon in the form of a katana named Yatsufusa which allows him to enslave up to 8 enemies killed by this weapon.
Kurome is extremely skilled in the art of sword-wielding. Even though she shares a few traits with her sister, like her social awkwardness and fierce appetite, Kurome seems to show a colder and ruthless side when it comes to killing her enemies.
42. Suzune Horikita
Franchise: Classroom of the Elie
A distant student who is the little sister of the president of the BDE, Manabu. Sitting next to Kiyotaka in class, she also takes care of how she spends her points. She is a beauty who excels in studies and sports, but just like Kiyotaka, she has a hard time communicating with others. However, unlike him, this is due to his strong personality which makes his words quite harsh at times. The results she obtained during this year make her one of the best students in the school.
41. Mio Akiyama
Mio is the shy-looking girl at the club. She’s the bassist and sometimes the band singer she plays on a Fender Jazz Bass 3-Colors Sunburst left-handed bass. She initially wanted to join the literature club but was forced into the music club by her childhood friend Ritsu. She is a very good student but very sensitive, and cannot bear to see her friends suffer. If necessary, she will take a fetal position that characterizes her in these painful moments.
40. Himeko Inaba
Franchise: Kokoro Connect
Inaba is the vice president of the Cultural Research Club and she is a classmate of Taichi and Iori. Inaba is a very intelligent person and she is very good at gathering and analyzing information and therefore knows a lot of private details about other club members. Inaba tends to use vulgar language and is very direct.
She doesn’t like her first name Himeko because it means “princess” in Japanese. Its meaning for the latter is that of a child in need of care. Even though Inaba doesn’t show it, her friends are very important to her. She would be willing to sacrifice her own happiness so that the group could stay together.
39. Ruri Gokou
Franchise: Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai
A friend of Kirino, but who will also get closer to Kyosuke, she loves fantasy, unlike Kirino, which will lead to heated discussions. She mostly wears long dark clothes, showing off her gothic-lolita side.
38. Nana Osaki
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.
37. Sawako Kuronuma
Franchise: Kimi ni Todoke
She is a 15-year-old high school student victim of a physique similar to that of a character from the horror film “The Ring”. Because of her appearance, she is shunned by her comrades and is the subject of many rumors: she would have the ability to communicate and summon ghosts, it is also said that if our gaze meets that of “Sadako” for more than three seconds we will be cursed and ill for the next few days.
At the beginning of the story, she keeps a certain distance from others so as not to terrify them, but also because she does not know how to go about creating bonds of friendship. Behind this terrifying appearance, she turns out to be one of the nicest young girls. She likes to put herself at the service of others and help people in difficulty and always offers herself when there is no volunteer.
36. Tomoko Kuroki
Franchise: Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!
Tomoko Kuroki is the main character of the Watamote series. Tomoko is a perverted and otaku loner. She always blames others and never learns from her mistakes. Despite her friendship with Yū she has no friends, but the more the story progresses the more she evolves, making friends and becoming more mature.
35. Azusa Nakano
Azusa, affectionately nicknamed “Azu-nyan” by Yui, is a new student who joins the group in Volume Two. She is the group’s second guitarist and plays a Fender ’65 Mustang posing as a novice guitarist. In fact, she has been playing guitar for five years and is much better than Yui.
At first, she doubts the seriousness of the club because of the tea service and the counselor’s hobbies, but she quickly becomes a full member of the group. Along with Yui and Ui, Azusa is one of the few characters used as a narrator in some episodes. He is indeed one of the rare characters whose thoughts are sometimes revealed to the viewer.
34. Yuuko Ichihara
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.
33. Akeno Himejima
Franchise: High School DxD
Akeno is the second in command of the Gremory clan, known as the “Priestess of Thunder”. She is the vice-president of the occult research club, and her rank is that of “Lady”. She is a beautiful young girl, second in popularity after Rias. In her normal state, she is very gentle and discreet, and often drops the interjection “ah there, ah there! “.
Much mystery surrounds her, and Issei will finally be right to instinctively mistrust her: once entered into a fight, she becomes a formidable, overpowered, and sadistic fighter.
32. Mei Misaki
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.
31. Cana Alberona
Appears in: Fairy Tail
Cana Alberona started drinking alcohol at the age of 13, whereas in her country you can drink from the age of 15. One-third of the alcohol consumed in the Guild Tavern a year is consumed by Cana. She uses magic cards, sometimes she uses them as projectiles and sometimes she combines them skillfully to achieve all kinds of effects during fights. She has been selected five times for an S-rank mage, and has failed the exam four times.
30. Chisato Hasegawa
Appears in: The Testament of Sister New Devil
Nurse of the school attended by Basara, she is actually his second cousin being Rafieline’s sister. It was she, after her sister was banished from Heaven and imprisoned in an unknown place, who brought the newborn Basara to Jin and watched over him for over 15 years.
Chisato looks like a common human, but in reality she is an angel with immense power named Afureia who, in order to live on Earth, has been subjected to considerable restrictions, but who can be released for one and only purpose: to protect Basara.
29. Satsuki Kiryuuin
Franchise: Kill la Kill
The 18-year-old President of the Honnōji Academy Student Council. Since her mother heads the school board, Satsuki dominates the entire school, facing the principal and the helpless teachers. She gives Goku uniforms to students according to their abilities. Satsuki wields a katana named Bakuzan and possesses a Kamui just like Ryūko, called Junketsu.
28. Homura Akemi
Franchise: Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Homura is a Puella Magi who appears in Madoka’s dream and is subsequently transferred to her college. She is a very beautiful and reserved girl, who has extraordinary intellectual and physical capacities, which makes her popular despite her strange and distant personality.
Having seen many Puella Magi die in battle, she tries to protect the other girls from these contracts, especially Madoka.
Because of this, she is Mami’s rival, who on the contrary wants Madoka to become a Puella Magi in her turn. She has the ability to control time during a fight and uses many weapons but mainly grenades. Its color is purple.
Franchise: Dragon Ball
She meets Son Goku early in the story when he, along with Bulma and Oolong, is looking for the Dragon Balls. One of them is in his father’s castle, but when Son Goku, Bulma, and Oolong arrive at the scene, a massive fire ravages the entire castle on Mount Fry Pan. Son Goku and Chichi then go to Master Roshi’s to come and help them put out the fire, and this is how the two children become friends.
26. Kurenai Yuhi
Responsible for team 8, Kurenai seems to be closer to Hinata than to Kiba or Shino. She is often worried about herself and supports her in her desire to assert herself as kunoichi, she is aware of Hinata’s feelings towards Naruto. Kurenai greatly respects Kakashi Hatake, who often teases her, and Gaï Maito. According to the databook, she enjoys taking shōchū, eating sweet dango dumplings, and hates spicy foods.
25. Akane Tendo
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.
24. Boa Hancock
Appears in: One Piece
Boa Hancock is the captain of the Kuja pirates and the Amazon Empress Lily, which is why she is also known as “The Pirate Empress”, while the island’s Amazons refer to her as “The Serpent Princess”. She is considered the most beautiful woman in the world; accustomed to seeing her interlocutors fall in love with her at her feet and always being forgiven for her beauty, Hancock poses as a selfish, spoiled and haughty woman.
Hancock has ingested the Paramisha Mero Mero fruit, with which she can cast a heart-shaped ray that petrifies anyone who is captivated by the beauty of the woman.
23. Yaoyorozu Momo
Franchise: My Hero Academia
The deputy head of class 1-A, elected with a vote lower than Midoriya, and one of the four recommended students. Thanks to her Quirk Creation, she possesses the ability to create any material or inanimate object from her naked skin, as long as she knows its molecular structures; to do this, her body breaks down the lipids at the atomic level and then converts them. According to her, the more she eats the more material she has available to create. Also, the larger an object, the more time it will take you to create it and the more skin it takes to get it out.
22. Anri Sonohara
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”.
Main character of the manga, it is a rogue child who accompanies Hyakkimaru throughout the story. In the original as well as in the animated series, Hyakkimaru learns that Dororo has a girlish body. But Dororo maintains he’s a boy.
20. Hino Rei / Sailor Mars
Franchise: Sailor Moon
Sailor Mars is one of the most reckless warriors. She masters fire and is the warrior of flame and passion. In the days of the ancient Silver Millennium, Sailor Mars had been a part of Princess Serenity’s personal custody from childhood. She was also the princess of the planet Mars and her palace, Phobos-Deimos Castle, floats around the red planet.
Sailor Mars ends up perishing in the struggle between the Selenites of the Silver Millennium and the Terrans, manipulated by Queen Beryl and Metallia. After the war, Queen Serenity sends her soul to Earth to be reincarnated in the future.
19. Maki Oze
Franchise: Fire Force
Second Generation Soldier First Class and Empowerment Officer of the 8th Special Fire Force Brigade. Her power is to manipulate the flames that surround her as she pleases, but it does not allow her to create her own flames herself unlike Shinra or Arthur.
Being a former soldier of the Tokyo army that she left in order to be able to help the population, she is very talented in combat but remains a little blue flower even if she can easily get carried away when her opponent demeans her to a big bully.
18. Hishiro Chizuru
A classmate of Arata. Very academically intelligent, on the other hand, she presents great difficulties on the socio-emotional level, hence her tendency to systematically search the Net for phenomena that she cannot explain with her logic. His meeting with Arata will somewhat change his vision of those around him, starting with the one who has helped him so much.
17. Lisa Yadōmaru
Always provided with an adult book, this girl does not lack resources and will manage to hold out for a few minutes against Ichigo in Hollow mode. Dressed like a schoolgirl, she is an impulsive young girl. She was the vice-captain of the 8th Division, under the command of Kyōraku Shunsui. We notice his striking resemblance to Nanao, whom she knew to read to him. Her Zanpakutō release (shikai) looks like a giant spear.
Sango is a demon hunter of around 16 years old. She hails from a village of professional demon hunters and is the last to survive. The pearl of Shikon is also native to this village. She wields the Hiraikotsu (flying bone), which looks like a magnificent two-meter boomerang. It was made by Sango’s father from demon bones.
15. Ai Enma
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.
14. Nanao Ise
Nanao Ise is the 8th division vice-captain who has to do all the work most of the time because of her captain’s laziness. She tries to be patient despite all the eccentricities of the latter, like flirting with her or asking her to water her path with rose petals to show off in front of her opponents.
Nanao wears small glasses and it looks like she looks terrifying when she takes them off. We will also notice his resemblance, both physically and in his general attitude, with Yadomaru Lisa when she was the vice-captain.
13. Mayuri Shiina
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.
12. Noel Niihashi
Franchise: BURN ☩HE WITCH
Noel is a fairly stoic young woman who responds to most situations with a mixture of seriousness and dry observations. She likes wearing uniforms, as they show others who she is without her having to do it herself, and she prefers others to call her by her first name. However, she also has a slightly goofier and less aloof side.
She likes Balgo Park’s dog Osushi and has treats with her to feed him. She likes Japanese culture a lot, to the point of adopting Noel as her first name because it’s a girl’s first name in Japan, and using the theme song from the Dragon Ball anime as her cell phone ringtone.
11. Rin Tohsaka
Franchise: Fate/stay night
A model student and idol of Shiro’s school, Rin Tōsaka keeps her magic skills secret. Descendant of a long line of mage, she could not benefit from the usual training of her family, her father having been killed during the previous Grail War. Although very talented, she attempted to summon a Saber-type Servant but eventually found herself allied with Archer.
10. Kaoru Kamiya
Franchise: Rorouni Kenshin
In the story, Kaoru Himura becomes the heiress and instructor of Kamiya Dōjō after the death of her father, Koshijiro Kamiya, also a creator of the Kamiya Kasshin-ryū style of kenjutsu. One day, all of his students leave when people are killed by a man claiming to be Hitokiri Battōsai from Kamiya Kasshin-ryū, damaging his school’s reputation.
Kaoru is saved from this usurper by the real Hitokiri Battōsai, Kenshin Himura, who has become a wanderer who has sworn to stop killing.
9. Yayoi Kunizuka
Former musician authorized to practice her art by Sibyl, her passion darkens her Psycho-Pass, which results in her being placed in detention. Despite everything, she still hopes to get out of prison by clearing up her Psycho-Pass and at first refuses Ginoza’s offer to become an Executor. However, she decides to help Division 1 when a group of resistance fighters is located in her old resort area.
8. Chitanda Eru
A curious young girl who is a member of the classical literature club. Whenever the mystery is brought to her, she won’t be able to stop thinking about it until it is solved.
7. Nico Robin
Franchise: One Piece
Robin is a native of Ohara, an island in the Western Sea inhabited by archaeologists: her mother, Nico Olvia, was an archaeologist who left the island for her studies. Robin was placed in the care of an aunt, who, however, treated her like a servant.
She having then fed on the Fior Fior Devil Fruit she was also discriminated against by the other children because of the powers she obtained from her. The only ones who treated her well were the island’s archaeologists, headed by Professor Clover.
6. Yukinoshita Yukino
Franchise: My Teen Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected
The head of the Volunteers Club. Coming from a wealthy family, she is intelligent and beautiful, we nickname her the “ice queen” because of her icy demeanor. Due to her popularity with boys, many girls envy her, which is what pushes her to isolate herself because they ultimately only care about her “elimination” instead of trying to improve herself.
She finds it strange that it is those who have talent who suffer, it is in this momentum that she wants to change the world and everyone in it. Due to her personality, she doesn’t appreciate the naivety shown by others and doesn’t hesitate to show it, especially to Yui.
5. Kanao Tsuyuri
Franchise: Demon Slayer
Not very talkative (practically silent), in spite of her indisputable capacities and her unfailing stoicism, she also does not seem to show any particular desire and would be unable to take even the most basic personal initiatives, such as deciding to feed herself without wait for someone to tell her when to eat, even and especially if she is hungry.
This is a consequence of the difficult childhood she lived (before being sold and then taken in by her master and her older sister), and which earned her this psychological block that she compensates by flipping her individual decisions, until the end of their formal meeting (and rapprochement) during Tanjirō’s training, recovering with Zenitsu, Inosuke and their senpai Murata in their domain after a mission.
Franchise: Akame ga Kill!
Akame is a member of the Night Raid. She grew up in an elite assassin unit created by the government to serve their causes. When she was a child, she was separated from her little sister to train them apart from each other. After many missions, she meets Najenda.
Akame asserts her beliefs by joining Night Raid, after Najenda convinces her. A true expert in the art of sword handling, she is the most powerful of the group, and her talent is matched only by her appetite.
3. Mikasa Ackerman
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.
2. Shinobu Kocho
Franchise: Demon Slayer
She is the current Insect Hashira, following her older sister, the former, now-deceased Hashira, but also the adopted sister as well as master of Kanao. She’s got a cool head and always has a smile on her face, no matter what situation she finds herself in. She enjoys teasing others and claims that she wants demons and humans to get along well.
Despite this assertion, she does not hesitate to kill demons in cold blood, without showing remorse for her gesture. She initially took pity on Nezuko for being turned into a demon; she then offers to kill her painlessly with poison. She then showed compassion for Nezuko and Tanjirō after hearing their story.
1. Rukia Kuchiki
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.