40 Greatest Anime Girls with Glasses

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Wearing glasses is nothing unusual, but if you’re a fan of anime, then glasses can be a very important aspect of a character. Namely, the Japanese term meganekko refers to a “female fictional character whose charm or attractiveness derives largely from wearing glasses.” So, as you can see, a girl with glasses is a major anime trope, and it is actually a big part of the anime culture. Here is a list of the 40 best anime girls with glasses. We’ll use different sources and rank them based on their popularity and the general level of awesomeness they represent. The list will be pretty diverse, including characters from various franchises and genres.

40. Tamae Honami (Chibi Maruko-chan)

Tamae Honami

Tamae is Momoko’s friend who wears glasses, portraying a feminine and gentle demeanor. She has a fondness for playing the piano.

39. Sae (Hidamari Sketch)


Sae, a girl from a higher grade, is close friends with Hiro. She excels in photography and fiction writing, using the pseudonym Aya Tachibana for her written works. Sae specifically enrolled in school to enhance her illustration skills for her writing.

38. Shibata Mizuki (The Irregular at Magic High School)

Shibata Mizuki

Mizuki is a girl known as “Crystal Eyes” due to her ability to see magical components invisible to most people. This unique gift mentally strains her, requiring her to wear glasses to control her vision. Despite this, she possesses a shy, calm, and feminine personality.

37. Koharu Nanakura (Aikatsu Stars! )

Koharu Nanakura

Koharu is Yume’s best friend and roommate known for her calm, kind, and modest nature. She is a devoted fan of Yozora Kasumi and has a passion for fashion appreciated by Elza. Koharu loves candies and generously shares them with others, and after temporarily moving to Italy, she returns as a student of Venus Ark and later collaborates with Yume to create the brand “Rainbow Barry Parfait” as a Sexy type idol with a purple color theme in the Moon Beauty Class at Yotsuboshi Academy.


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36. Ayame Sarutobi (Gin Tama)

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Ayame Sarutobi from Gin Tama, also known as Sacchan, is a kunoichi with a masochistic personality and proficiency in bondage. She harbors deep affection for Gintoki, willing to go to great lengths to spend time with him. Despite her serious and talented role as a freelance assassin, Ayame works as a waitress in a cosplay restaurant during civilian life, experiencing misunderstandings due to her significant vision problems without her glasses. She uses Natto as her weapon of choice and engages in a rivalry with Otae, whom she believes is also vying for Gintoki’s affection.

35. Kiyoko Shimizu (Haikyu!!)

Kiyoko Shimizu

Haikyu!!’s Shimizu is a third-year student and the manager of the Karasuno volleyball club, recruited by Daichi in their first year at the athletics club. Despite her rare and simple speech, she deeply cares about the team’s success and is surprisingly shy. In her senior year, she recruits Yachi as a successor, showcasing her passion for her role, and her beauty earns Karasuno the reputation of having “the cute manager.” She is often watched by others, with Nishinoya and Tanaka being particularly protective and offering assistance.

34. Shizuku (Hunter X Hunter)


Shizuku Murasaki is the eighth member of the Brigade in Hunter x Hunter. Despite her forgetfulness, opponents are misled by her inconspicuous appearance, as she is an extraordinary fighter. Left-handed, she is introduced using her vacuum cleaner during a Brigade mission in York Shin City to steal priceless items. Not having participated in the Kurapika clan extermination, she joined the Spider three years after the massacre.

33. Asuka Tanaka (Sound! Euphonium)

Asuka Tanaka

Asuka is a mischievous girl in her final year, serving as the vice-president of the orchestra. She plays the euphonium and leads the brass section. Despite her leadership skills, conflicts with other members occasionally arise. Asuka is characterized by her distinctive red glasses.

32. Mari Ayuki (Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl)

Mari Ayuki

A quiet friend of Tomari, she tends to passively observe extraordinary events, including the challenges faced by her friends.

31. Sakuragi Matsuri (Strawberry Marshmallow)

Sakuragi Matsuri

Sakuragi is an 11-year-old neighbor of Chika, she doesn’t get along well with Miu, who teases and sometimes hits her. Despite being naive, shy, and whiny, she remains an endearing character. She owns a ferret named John and eventually becomes close friends with Ana.


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30. Sara (Jewelpet)


Sara, a scientist in the group, is of half-Japanese and half-Taiwanese origin and is Sapphie’s partner. She was born on September 9 and is currently 13 years old.

29. Cow Lady (My Hero Academia)

Cow Lady

Cow Lady is a tall woman with wavy blonde hair, cow-like horns, and pointed ears. Her hero costume includes a cowgirl outfit with a dark orange crop top, a sleeveless denim jacket, ripped denim shorts, and knee-high boots. Completing her Western-inspired look, she wears a cowboy hat, leather gloves, and orange sunglasses.

28. Nori Sakurada (Rozen Maiden)

Nori Sakurada

Nori Sakurada is Jun’s older sister serves as his guardian while their parents are away on a business trip. Despite being kind and caring, she often faces the brunt of Jun’s temper tantrums. Shinku, a doll, provides her with advice on various matters, and she has a deep love for dolls.

27. Taeko Minazuki (Ai Yori Aoshi)

Taeko Minazuki

A young girl with glasses, known for her serious and slightly odd nature, enters her first year of university studies. Despite being clumsy and somewhat naive, she is determined, persevering, and enjoys helping others. Joining the photography club, she becomes a new member alongside Kaoru and Tina. Additionally, she finds employment as a servant in Aoi’s house after being dismissed from her previous job.


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26. Riko (Made in Abyss)


Rico, an energetic 12-year-old, aspires to follow in the footsteps of her legendary cavewoman mother, Lisa, who disappeared in the Abyss a decade ago. Currently an apprentice at the Bercello orphanage, she wields a red whistle. Due to her mother’s actions during her birth, Rico’s eyes are damaged, and she relies on special glasses to view the world to avoid headaches.

25. Maiko Ōgure (Kill la Kill)

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The head of development traps for the disciplinary committee, responsible for creating pitfalls on the “day of forbidden delay,” is a cunning and prideless girl. She tricks Ryūko by posing as an injured student to seize Senketsu, with the ultimate goal of toppling Satsuki and ascending the social hierarchy at Honnōji Institute. However, her deceit is uncovered by Ira, leading to her expulsion from the school for treason.

24. Tokiwa Kyoko (Full Metal Panic!)

Tokiwa Kyoko

Tokiwa is Chidori’s eccentric best friend and is obsessed with photographing interesting things. Her role becomes crucial from season 3 onward, particularly in episodes like the one featuring a pervert in a horse mask, known as “Pony.”

23. Clair Voyance (My Hero Academia)

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Clair Voyance is a curvaceous woman with bright blue eyes, a visor featuring two large blue-tinted lenses, and straight blonde hair with a brown patch at the base. She dons a figure-hugging royal blue suit with a large chest opening, revealing a high-necked white shirt. The suit is accentuated by a dark magenta zipper, short sleeves adorned with the WHA logo, thigh-high black boots with a matching dark magenta line, and a brown holster containing her pulse weapon on her right thigh.

22. Tsubasa Hanekawa (Bakemonogatari)


Tsubasa shares a class with Koyomi and holds the position of class president. Before the events of the novel, she was possessed by a bakeneko during Golden Week, reflecting her stressful family situation. Although the issue was initially resolved with Shinobu’s assistance, the possession resurfaces just before the school festival, triggered by additional stress.

21. Homura Akemi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)

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Homura is a Puella Magi who appears in Madoka’s dreams and later transfers to her college. She possesses exceptional intellectual and physical abilities, making her popular despite her reserved and distant personality. Having witnessed the deaths of many Puella Magi in battle, she strives to protect other girls from making contracts, particularly focusing on safeguarding Madoka. Homura is Mami’s rival, as Mami wishes for Madoka to become a Puella Magi, while Homura tries to prevent it. In battles, she can control time and primarily uses grenades, and her associated color is purple.


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20. Mey-Rin (Black Butler)

301 Mey Rin

Mey-Rin serves as the maid and housekeeper for the Phantomhives, often displaying absent-mindedness and clumsiness. Despite her awkwardness, she appears to have romantic feelings for Sebastian, blushing in his presence. Interestingly, Mey-Rin, despite being somewhat superstitious, enjoys ghost stories. Previously a contract killer, Sebastian recruited her to protect Ciel during a mission. Mey-Rin possesses incredibly sharp eyes that allow her to use a sniper rifle without a scope. To conceal her keen eyes, Ciel provided her with glasses, although they are unsuitable for her hyperopic eyesight. Despite this, Mey-Rin values her glasses greatly and is uncomfortable without them.

19. Miyuki Takara (Lucky☆Star)

Miyuki Takara

Miyuki, affectionately called Yuki-chan by Tsukasa, is a pink-haired and purple-eyed young girl from a wealthy family. Noted for her beauty, intelligence, and politeness, Miyuki served as a class representative during her first year in high school, forming a close friendship with Kagami. Currently sharing a class with Konata and Tsukasa, Miyuki is a go-to source for help, with students approaching her more frequently than Nanako. She is often described as a stereotypical meganekko character.

18. Chizuru Honshō (Bleach)

Chizuru Honsho

Chizuru Honshō is a student at Karakura High School and she is in the same class as Ichigo Kurosaki. She is a proud lesbian who seems happy almost all the time. Her name is listed as the 31st Student in Academic Achievement. Chizuru is a lesbian who does not hide her sexual orientation and, on every minimal occasion, she takes the opportunity to kiss Orihime Inoue, compliment her, and stroke her breasts.


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17. Arale Norimaki (Dragon Ball)

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Arale is a child-like robot created by Senbee Norimaki, a bachelor inventor who lives in the Penguin Village. Arale is indistinguishable from a real person, to the point of even suffering from myopia, and for this reason, Senbee manages to pass her off as her little sister and enroll her in the class of Miss Midori Yamabuki (of which the scientist is clearly in love with her).

16. Mari Illustrious Makinami (Neon Genesis Evangelion)


Mari Illustrious Makinami is a cheerful and carefree girl of English descent introduced in the film ‘Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance.’ While her biography and origins remain undisclosed, she has a mysterious relationship with Ryōji Kaji, suggested to be her superior. At an unspecified date, she boards the mecha Provisional Unit Evangelion 05, or Eva-05, with Kaji’s permission.

15. Saya Kisaragi (BLOOD-C)

aya Kisaragi

Saya is an optimistic and polite girl with a penchant for clumsiness and frequent tardiness to school despite her athleticism. She strives to protect others from “furikimono” creatures, exterminating them but inadvertently consuming them. The memories of witnessing the deaths of friends and others cause her intense headaches, making it challenging for her to recall her past.

14. Koyomi Mizuhara (Azumaga Daioh)

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Koyomi is a childhood friend of Tomo, and despite contrasting personalities, she often finds herself in comedic situations due to Tomo’s antics. She appears as the voice of reason in the group, maintaining a mature and serious demeanor but occasionally displaying a dark sense of humor. Despite her academic success, she struggles with dieting, possibly due to a perception of being overweight, even though she appears quite slim.

13. Moeka Kiryū (Steins;Gate)

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Moeka is a mysterious and solitary young woman, tasked with finding the IBM 5100 computer, which holds crucial importance for time travel. She communicates mostly through a laptop and is associated with the SERN as a secret agent aiming to eliminate group members. Obsessed with someone referred to as FB, her pursuit has taken a toll on her mental state.


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12. Ichika Takatsuki (Waiting in the Summer)

Ichika Takatsuki

Ichika is an alien who, after her spaceship crashes on Earth, uses her nanomachine cells to heal Kaito through a kiss. Though initially unfamiliar with Earth’s ways, Ichika adapts to hide her alien nature. Kind and friendly, she confesses her true identity to friends and later declares her feelings to Kaito, leading to them dating. Eventually, she returns to her home planet but later finds a way back to Earth.

11. Nina Einstein (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion)

Nina Einstein

Nina Einstein is portrayed as an intelligent individual with a fear of Elevens (Xenophobia). Initially intimidated by Suzaku, she later joins the Student Council and overcomes her fears. Nina develops a pseudo-lesbian affection for Princess Euphemia after a traumatic event. When Euphemia’s death occurs at the hands of Zero, Nina loses her temper, leading to the completion of the FLEIA and a personal quest to kill Zero on the battlefield.

10. Yomiko Readman (Read or Die)

Yomiko Readman

Yomiko Readman is an undercover teacher and secret agent for the British Library’s Special Operations Division, residing in Japan. As a Paper Master, she possesses exceptional abilities, including creating enormous paper airplanes and using paper as weapons. Despite her seemingly carefree demeanor, Yomiko has a complex personality and past, characterized by her love for books and a vast collection in her apartment. She is known for her bibliomania and often indulges in reading when not on a mission.

9. Yolei Inoue (Digimon)

Yolei Inoue

Yolei Inoue is a vibrant member of the new generation of DigiDestined, known for her direct and energetic personality. Paired with Hawkmon, she forms a strong bond with her Digimon partner. Yolei is characterized by her honesty, quick infatuation, and close friendship with Sora and Mimi. In the future, she marries Ken, becoming a housewife while Ken works as a detective, and they raise three children together. She embodies the symbols of Love and Sincerity.

8. Lisa Yadōmaru (Bleach)

Lisa Yadomaru

Lisa Yadomaru was the vice-captain of the 8th Division under Kyōraku Shunsui’s command in Bleach. Always seen with an adult book, Lisa has an impulsive and spirited personality. She resembles Nanao and was defeated by Aizen in the Battle of Karakura. In the future, after the Quincy conflicts, she becomes the captain of the 8th Division. Her zanpakutō in shikai form resembles a giant spear.

7. Yuki Nagato (The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan)

Yuki Nagato

Yuki Nagato, initially a member of the Literature Club, becomes a part of the SOS Brigade when Haruhi claims their meeting room. She is identified as a “humanoid interface” sent by psychic data entities to investigate the “information explosion” three years ago. Yuki is not human and forgets to rematerialize her glasses after a battle with Ryōko Asakura, much to Kyon’s pleasure. She is often seen reading books like “The Fall of Hyperion” by Dan Simmons.


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6. Anri Sonohara (Durarara!!)

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Anri is Mikado’s classmate, a 15-year-old girl who appears shy and quiet but spends time with Mikado and Kida. Despite her cute appearance, she seems somewhat detached from reality and is searching for a missing college friend, Mika Harima. Anri is revealed to be the true Ripper, the possessor of the Cursed Sword Saika. After defeating the False Ripper, she gains control of the “Cursed Sword Army.”

5. Sheska (Fullmetal Alchemist)


Sheska is a former librarian of the First Division of the National Library of Central. Fired for spending most of her time reading books, she becomes a valuable asset when Edward and Alphonse seek her help to retrieve Tim Marcoh’s research on the Philosopher’s Stone lost in a fire. Sheska’s photographic memory allows them to recover the information. Later, she works for Lieutenant-Colonel Hughes, transcribing criminal case files, and is profoundly affected by Hughes’ murder.

4. Rize Kamishiro (Tokyo Ghoul)

Rize Kamishiro

Rize Kamishiro, known as “The Glutton,” is a scaly type ghoul with a voracious appetite. Initially from the 11th ward, she manipulates and attacks Ken Kaneki, a student infatuated with her, leading to her accidental death by falling beams. Her organs are transplanted into Kaneki, transforming him into a half-ghoul. Rize is a powerful and sadistic ghoul who enjoys using her charms to trap and prey on others, easily defeating leaders in the 11th ward before relocating to the 20th ward.

3. Nanao Ise (Bleach)


Nanao Ise serves as the vice-captain of the 8th division in the Gotei 13 and often handles most of the responsibilities due to her captain’s laziness. She wears small glasses, and there’s an air of intimidation when she removes them. Despite her captain’s eccentricities, like flirting and extravagant displays, Nanao remains patient. She bears a resemblance to Yadomaru Lisa, the former vice-captain, both physically and in her general attitude. Known for her proficiency in kido, rumors suggest her book contains powerful kido incantations. Nanao is also the vice-president of the Shinigami Women’s Club.

2. Mirai Kuriyama (Beyond the Boundary)

Mirai Kuriyama

Mirai is a shy girl attending the same school as Akihito. Initially, she harbors a desire to end her life for unknown reasons. However, it is revealed that Mirai shares a peculiar spiritual power with Akihito, allowing her to manipulate blood. This ability, deemed dangerous by spirit world authorities, enables her to create weapons like a blood sword. Despite her initial intentions, Mirai abandons her decision and develops feelings for her friends, particularly Akihito.


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1. Shino Asada (Sword Art Online)

Shino Asada

Sinon is the deuteragonist in the Phantom Bullet arc, where she meets Kirito in Gun Gale Online (GGO) and introduces him to the game. A 16-year-old and the best marksman in GGO, she initially mistakes Kirito for a girl due to his androgynous appearance in the game. Sinon, having witnessed a post-heist incident and personally killed a robber at the age of 11, experiences post-traumatic stress when confronted with firearms, making her emotionally fragile in real life.

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