As rare as they are, anime girls with white hair have the characteristic ability to become instant fan favorites due to their unique color of hair. Symbolizing peace, positivity, and goodness, weebs and otakus (people who love anime) like to imagine them as excellent and pious characters routinely.
Unlike their counterpart Hollywood animated movies/series, animes like to give their characters different and unique characteristics such as the different colors of hair that you won’t see in real life, muscular bodies, and heavy or light (high and low) pitched voices to male and female characters respectively.
This alone makes the anime different from western animated movies. In this article, we will talk about the best anime girls with white hair.
Female Anime Characters With White Hair (RANKED)
Let’s go briefly into the details of the characters of those best anime girls I have just mentioned above.
30. Chaika Trabant (From Hitsugi No Chaika Or Chaika The Coffin Princess)
Chaika Trabant is a long-haired girl who is a magic expert and usually wears a white dress with a black skirt. For some reason (explained in the anime), Chaika carries a large coffin with her. Besides her long white hair, Chaika Trabant also has bushy eyebrows (which she’s insecure about) and has a brutal scar on her neck, making it seem like she got decapitated in a battle.
29. Kanna (Inuyasha)
Kanna is a fierce opponent in the series Inuyasha. She is an emotionless character created to serve her purpose as a killer intended to murder Tessaiga. Because she was a personification, Kanna had no aura or anything which Inuyasha’s senses could detect. Kanna is also known as the Goddes of nothingness as she expressed no emotions of her own even though she was in great pain in her heart, which she could not express.
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28. Illyasviel Von Einzbern (Fate)
Illyasviel von Einzbern is an 18-year old German lady who takes part in the 5th holy Grail war as a master magician with unsurpassed skills. Illyasviel is also referred to as Ilya by people she has good relations with but travels with a servant and two maids. Ilya has long white-blonde hair and big red eyes.
27. Origami Tobiichi (Date A Live)
Origami Tobiichi is an outstanding student in her class in both academics and sports. Origami is part of AST (anti-spirit team), whose goal is to fight against spirits. Five years ago, origami’s parents were killed, and she believes that it was the spirits who killed them, and since then, she decided to fight against them and take her revenge. Later in the story, it is revealed that short white-haired Origami Tobiichi is a spirit herself.
26. Togame (Katanagatari)
Togame is a female character with long white hair from the series Katanagatari. She is an agent of the shogunate with a mission to collect the twelve deviant blades. She is a strong person and an expert strategist who can make strategies just by observing the situation.
25. Orphelia Landlufen (Astersik War)
Orphelia is portrayed as a sadistic girl. She is an orphan and is used in experiments to pay off the debts of the orphanage. Orphelia has long shiny hair and has big red eyes.
24. Seitenshi (Black Bullet)
Seitenshi is a pale young woman with long silky hair. She is the governor of Tokyo. She is a confident girl who never panics or gets stressed out by the situation no matter what. Her character development in the show was depicted very expertly, which the fans appreciated.
23. Index Librorum (A Certain Magical Index)
Index is a 14-year old girl with immense intelligence and the ability to remember things and images by just looking at them once. She is way more mature than other people around her, making her stand out from the rest. Using her brain so much comes with a bit of side effect as she develops a relatively large appetite for food as she grows with her age.
22. Tama (Selected Infected Wixoss)
Tama is a short and childish girl who, despite her age, is an LRIG of Ruko Kominato. Tama’s battle style is unique as she is an expert in offense and defense, making her a valuable asset to her team. Usually, Tama is very gentle and polite to others. Still, her demeanor changes entirely whenever she enters a battle, and she becomes a ruthless warrior ready to kill anybody and everybody.
21. Ulith (Selected Infected Wixoss)
From the same series as above, Fate, Ulith is a cold, heartless girl who enjoys seeing her opponents in pain and suffering. She is a maniac who likes to enter battles and unforgivably kill her opponents. She has short hair and a pale, colorless body symbolizing her coldness and sadistic nature.
20. Komugi (Hunter X Hunter)
Komugi is a short and messy-haired woman who walks with the help of a stick due to her blindness. She is a clumsy person who likes to talk with no regard for others. Komugi is short in height and has white hair.
19. Uni (Hyperdimension Neptunia)
Uni is a young, energetic person who is always bossed around by her elder sister but grows confident and courageous to do things by herself as she grows older. Uni is a tender person and prefers not to fight or have war, but when she is pushed to her limit, she fights in her goddess form with long gorgeous white hair.
18. Leonmitchelli Galette des Rois (Dog Days)
Des Rois is a 16-year-old girl with long shiny hair. She is the leader of Galette lion territory. As a princess, Leonmitchelli also is known as Leo-hime. She is a cold and heartless girl who likes to start wars and fights. However, she realizes how wrong it is to initiate fights with time, resulting in many innocent deaths.
17. Froleytia Capistrano (Heavy Object)
Froleytia Capistrano is the commander of the 37th Mobile Maintenance Battalion of the Legitimacy Kingdom. She is very popular in the show for her beauty and brutality. She has white hair and wears a blue coat. As much as she is cold and careless, she cares about her subordinates, cares for their lives, and feels responsible for them as their commander.
16. Mirajane Strauss (Fairy Tale)
Mirajane Strauss is a cute innocent girl with a positive attitude and love for everyone. She listens to everyone’s problems and makes them feel good. Her smile is enough for many to feel cheerful, and she makes sure everyone around her stays happy. She goes above and beyond to ensure that and is ready to break the rules if it means saving the people she cares about.
15. Shiro (Deadman Wonderland)
Shiro is a kind-hearted girl with long white hair reaching her lower back. She is an over-optimistic girl hoping for the wellness of others, so much that her attitude makes the viewers feel happy and appreciate her character in the series. Shiro is also a fairly powerful character, along with her looks and manners, making her a pretty reliable person to be around.
14. Sorano (Fairy Tale)
Sorano, or a self-proclaimed Angel, is an Angel magician. With her long hair and two ribbons around her head, combining with her immense power, she gains a legendary status among the fans and is undoubtedly one of the more likable characters in the series.
13. Lisanna Staruss (Fairy Tale)
Lisanna is the younger sister of Mirajane staruss. She, like her sister, is very kind and trustworthy, so compassionate that sometimes it’s bad for her and comes back to bite her. She is exceptionally kind compared to her older sister, but she is comparatively weaker and unreliable to Mirajane. Unlike Mirajane, Lisanna likes to keep her white hair short.
12. Tomoyo Sakagami (Clannad)
Tomoyo Sakagami is a feared girl among all people because she is a skilled warrior and a force to be reckoned with. As popular as she is, people are still afraid of her and think of her as a heartless person with no feelings whatsoever, but in reality, she is a lot softer than people know and cares about people around her.
11. Kanade Tachibana (Angel beats)
Kanade Tachibana is a long-haired big-eyed student and a president of the student council, where she ensures every student lives without any problem or stress. She helps students with their problems and helps them to graduate the college quickly. Her character is pretty hollow, and she shows no emotion till the end. She is very kind to students but never has anything to say or express personal opinions about anything.
10. Koneko Toujo (High school DxD)
Koneko Toujo is a second-year high school student at Kuoh Academy, where she is a member of the occult research club. She stays quiet and doesn’t say much nor add anything to the conversation. She likes to stay alone and silent and doesn’t like to show any emotion. She is also pretty cold and insensitive while talking or interacting with other people.
9. Elizabeth Lioness (Seven Deadly Sins)
Elizabeth is a polite girl with long white hair increasing her beauty. She is the third princess of the kingdom of Liones, yet she still is very peaceful in mind and heart. She likes to approach people with kindness and well-manners. As much power as she holds, she can do terrible things and make people’s lives hell. But even in wars, she likes to deal with others with peace and love in her heart.
8. Nao Tomori (Charlotte)
Nao Tomori is a student council president at her school. She has long white hair tied back with a twin tail, leaving some strands in front, and has bangs. Nao is short-tempered and a bit selfish when no one notices the hard work she does. She is brilliant and likes to work hard for the betterment of the students. All in all, she is a very good person with good intentions.
7. Suigintou (Rozen Maiden)
Suigintou is a doll who is given life and feelings and can think and act on her own. Suigintou likes to wear black clothes giving a gothic vibe to her style. She’s a pretty cold person and is, most of the time, very arrogant to people. She doesn’t like to show positive emotions nor wants to be well-mannered. She is the first doll ever to be given life, yet she is pretty sadistic and desires to win no matter what.
6. Canaan (Canaan)
Canaan is a dark-colored character from the series Canaan. She’s a mercenary with a muscular body and superhuman strength. She is a calm and relaxed person who never loses her self-control in threatening situations.
5. Kaguya Otsutsuki (Naruto Shippuden)
Kaguya Otsutsuki is the main character and the mastermind in the popular Shonen series Naruto Shippuden. She plans to take all life out of Earth for the sake of her clan’s benefits. Kaguya has long white and silky hair, two horns, three eyes on her forehead, and a long white robe. Kaguya is an extraterrestrial being who marries a human after spending time on Earth. She has two sons. Having her own children softens her heart and makes her doubt her mission.
4. Najenda (Akame Ga Kill)
From Akame ga kill, Najenda is a female baddie with a mechanical arm and an eye patch on her defective eye. Najenda leads an assassin group called Night raid who rebels against an evil corrupt government. With short white hair, Najenda completes her appearance as a total badass.
3. Kiriko Shikishima (Denpa Kyoushi/ ultimate otaku teacher)
Kiriko Shikishima works as a maid in a café called ‘heart on heart’ in the anime and manga ‘Denpa Kyoushi’ or ‘Ultimate Otaku Teacher’. She is a shy girl who gains confidence and grows more like a girl with excellent character development. Kiriko has long double braids, which makes her look completely innocent and cute.
2. Neferpitou (Hunter X Hunter)
Neferpitou, who is new-gen shonen anime Hunter X Hunter’s famous character, doesn’t appear until very late when we find out that she is a bodyguard of chimera ant king. Neferpitou is portrayed as a compelling and strong character. Neferpitou has short wavy hair, big cat-like ears, and a tail making her look scary and cute at the same time.
1. Isla (Plastic Memories)
The show Plastic Memories is a sci-fi romance show where the main character falls in love with Isla. Unfortunately, Isla is artificially created to do a specific task and cannot live for long. The main character tries to join the company that manufactured her despite having no certifications or qualifications.
Why Is White Hair so Popular in Anime?
It’s because of the stigma around white hair itself. It is considered to be a color for old age. People who like this hair color are always too scared to dye their hair white as it would attract unwanted negative attention. But through the strong characters with white hair in the anime, people have grown the courage to like and dye their own hair white. The white color represents purity, so it was appreciated even more over time.