20 Best Monster Girl Anime of All Time (Ranked)

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While coming up with this article, we had some trouble because the ‘Monster Girls’ genre is not that well defined. Is it a specific subgenre or just a fandom definition is still unclear, but we have decided to come up with a list of the best anime from this specific group. We have decided to focus on the characters themselves as we are going to give you a list of the 20 best anime with monster girl characters in them, ranked from 20th to 1st place.

20. Interspecies Reviewers

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In a diverse world with various humanoid species and legalized prostitution, distinct “cabarets” cater to each species, run by “succubi.” Brothel visitors act as critics, sharing their experiences with succubi in a local pub. The story revolves around Stunk, a human, Zel, an elf, and Curimvael, an angel, as they navigate this unique setting.

19. Durarara!!

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Durarara!!, created by the same minds behind Baccano!, unfolds in a violent Tokyo filled with young thugs and diverse gangsters. The narrative centers on Ryugamine Mikado, who relocates to the Ikebukuro neighborhood at the invitation of childhood friend Kida Masaomi. Masaomi cautions Mikado about shady characters in the area, including a violent bartender, an information salesman, and a mysterious gang known as “Dollars.” Mikado encounters a Dullahan, a headless motorcyclist, upon arriving in the city—a feared urban legend even among Ikebukuro’s gangs.

18. To LOVE Ru

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The 15-year-old student Rito Yūki is in love with his classmate Haruna Sairenji but never manages to confess his love to her because something always comes up, like a curse. So he enjoys a bath and can’t keep his thoughts off her when suddenly a naked girl falls into the tub with him. It is Princess Lala Satalin, Deviluke, heir to the throne of the planet Deviluke. She is on the run from her father because he urges her to marry, but none of the candidates suit her. After her spaceship was shot down, Lala teleported to Earth and landed in Rito’s arms. After this initial shock for Rito, he finds out that Lala has fallen directly in love with him and wants to marry him in order to be able to stay on earth.

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17. Rosario + Vampire

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Tsukune Aono, an unremarkable student who failed his high school entrance exams, finds hope when his father discovers an advertisement for Yokai High School—a school for monsters. At Yokai High, he encounters Moka Akashiya, an angelic-looking girl with a hidden, powerful vampire side. When Tsukune’s rosary is removed, revealing his own latent powers, they team up to combat various monsters. As the story progresses, they befriend Kurumu Kurono, a succubus, and Yukari Sendo, a talented young witch.

16. Is This a Zombie?

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Aikawa Ayumu, a regular high school student, faces an unexpected turn when he is murdered by a serial killer but is resurrected as a zombie by the necromancer Eucliwood Hellscythe. Now serving Eucliwood, Ayumu inadvertently absorbs the powers of a “masō-shōjo” named Haruna, transforming into one himself. Juggling his roles as a masō-shōjo, student, and the quest to find his assassin, Ayumu navigates life with Eucliwood, Haruna, and a vampire ninja named Seraphim, all residing with him.

15. YūYū Hakusho

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In YūYū Hakusho, fourteen-year-old Yusuke Urameshi, a rebellious thug, unexpectedly dies while saving a little boy. However, the authorities of the Kingdom of the Dead face a dilemma since the child would have survived even without Yusuke’s intervention. To rectify the situation, Yusuke is given a chance to return to life, provided he proves his worthiness. Unaware of his newfound role as a detective of the spirit world, Yusuke is granted powers to aid him in tasks across both the human and spirit realms.

Guided by Botan, the “ferryman of souls” who resolved her own case at the time of death, along with his friend Kuwabara and under the supervision of Enma Junior, the son of the Dark King, Yusuke is assigned to track down three demons (Goki, Hiei, and Kurama) who stole three relics from the world of darkness: the sword of darkness, a mirror, and the ball of Gaki.

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14. Spice and Wolf

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Spice and Wolf unfolds in a continent reminiscent of Europe during the late Middle Ages. In a small town called Pasloe, the inhabitants make a pact with a wolf god to ensure bountiful harvests and avoid lean periods. During preparations for a feast honoring the wolf, Lawrence, a young merchant, discovers a girl with wolf ears and tail hidden among the skins in his cart. The girl, introducing herself as Holo, the wolf deity, requests Lawrence’s help to return to her birthplace in the north.

Initially skeptical, Lawrence challenges Holo to prove her identity. In response, she transforms into a giant wolf, both thrilling and terrifying Lawrence. Following some events in Pasloe, Lawrence agrees to accompany Holo on her journey. Throughout their travels, the wolf goddess displays remarkable trading expertise, surprising even the seasoned merchant Lawrence.

13. Problem Children Are Coming from Another World, Aren’t They?

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A must-watch isekai anime on this list, follows the story of a boy longing for a different world. His mundane life takes a sudden turn when an envelope arrives at his house, transporting him to a parallel world. Alongside him, two other “problem children,” the taciturn Yo Kasukabe and the beautiful Asuka Kudo, also find themselves in this new realm.

A young girl named Kuro Usagi appears, revealing that she has summoned all three to the “No Name” community with the purpose of overthrowing a demon. The anime unfolds as these characters embark on their adventure in the parallel world.

12. The Rising of the Shield Hero

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In The Rising of the Shield Hero, Naofumi Iwatani, along with three other boys from parallel Japans, is summoned to a new world as one of the “Legendary Four Heroes” or “Four Ancestral Saints.” Each hero receives legendary equipment upon arrival, with Naofumi getting the “Legendary Shield,” a defensive tool. Unfortunately, due to his lack of charisma, Naofumi ends up with only one teammate, an attractive young woman. However, on the second day, he is betrayed, falsely accused, and stripped by his teammate.

Disgraced and persecuted by everyone in the kingdom, Naofumi harbors thoughts of revenge and hatred. The story unfolds as he embarks on a solo journey in this new world filled with challenges and adversity.

11. Fairy Tail

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Fairy Tail story centers on the missions undertaken by a team from the Fairy Tail guild, initially comprising Natsu Dragnir (fire dragon hunter), Lucy Heartfilia (constellationist), and Happy (an Exceed, a blue cat with wings that can fly and speak). The team expands with the addition of Erza Scarlett (knight mage) and Gray Fullbuster (Ice mage and later Ice demon hunter).

Throughout their adventures, the team is joined by Carla (an Exceed white cat, similar to Happy), Wendy (Heavenly Dragon Slayer), and various other characters. The narrative follows their journeys and missions within the renowned Fairy Tail guild.

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10. Guilty Crown

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Set in Tokyo in 2039, a decade after the Apocalypse virus wreaked havoc during the Lost Christmas event, Japan struggles with weakened foundations. The nation relies on external support, maintained by the GHQ military regime, where the value of life has diminished. Ouma Shū, a troubled student, encounters Inori, the singer of EGOIST, who has just stolen a valuable cylinder from Sephirah Genomics for Gai, the leader of the terrorist group Undertaker. Inori, pursued by the GHQ’s Anti-Bodies, is kidnapped, prompting Shū, despite feeling helpless, to take on her mission.

9. Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World

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Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World follows Subaru Natsuki, a Japanese high school student transported to a parallel world without explanation. While trying to navigate this new reality, Subaru is attacked by bandits. Just before death, he is rescued by a silver-haired half-elf named Satela and her cat-like spirit, Pack. In gratitude, Subaru decides to assist Satela in her daily tasks, which includes retrieving her stolen badge from a girl named Felt.

However, tragedy strikes when they are attacked and killed in the city’s slums by an unknown assailant. Before succumbing to death, Subaru makes a promise to Satela that he will do whatever it takes to save her.

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8. Outbreak Company

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The protagonist, Shin’ichi Kanō, is an otaku who faces rejection in a love proposal, leading to his social isolation. After a year, given the choice by his parents, he decides to either return to school or find employment. Applying to Sōgo Entertainment Shōsha Amutec-sha, a company seeking an otaku, he faces a surprising turn during the interview with Jinzaburō Matoba.

7. Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

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In Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, Kobayashi, a programmer at InferNet, harbors a secret passion for Victorian-era waitresses. One day, after a hangover, she encounters a dying dragon in the mountains. Kobayashi saves the dragon, who, in gratitude, takes on a human form—a young female named Tohru. In a drunken state, Kobayashi offers hospitality, not recalling the events the next day.

Waking up to find Tohru, now with horns and a tail, in front of her house, Kobayashi, after initial distrust, decides to keep her as a waitress. The stories unfold as Tohru and her dragon friends attempt to blend in with humans without drawing too much attention.

6. A Centaur’s Life

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A Centaur’s Life unfolds in a world with an alternate evolutionary path, where mythological creatures such as centaurs, satyrs, mermaids, and demons have replaced humans in society. The narrative primarily follows a young centaur named Himeno Kimihara as she navigates her daily life alongside her friends and family in this unique world.

5. Interviews with Monster Girls

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Set in a time when demi-humans, or “demi,” are gradually gaining acceptance in human society, the story revolves around Tetsuo Takahashi, a biology teacher intrigued by these individuals. Tetsuo brings together three demi students at his high school with the aim of capturing their attention, earning their trust, and gaining a deeper understanding of this phenomenon.

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4. No Game No Life

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In No Game No Life, Sora and Shiro, a brother and sister who view each other as inseparable, possess individual skills that make them invincible as a team. Sora has keen intuition, vast cultural knowledge, high intelligence, and unwavering insight, while Shiro exhibits intelligence beyond genius. In the real world, they are reclusive and antisocial hikikomori. However, in the video game world, they form a formidable duo known as 『 』 (white), a mysterious group of online gamers that remains undefeated, consistently finishing first in every game they play. Their character account names, always left empty, earn them the nickname “White.”

3. Sekirei

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In Tokyo in 2020, known as Shintō Teito (“New Eastern Imperial Capital”), Minato Sahashi faces academic failure, unemployment, and struggles with relationships. Despite being intelligent, exam pressure leads to constant failures and a “loser” label, even from his little sister. One day, he encounters Musubi, a beautiful girl who turns out to be a Sekirei, an extraterrestrial life form. Sekirei crashed on Earth in 1999, and Minato discovers that Musubi has chosen him as her Ashikabi, linking their destinies. The Sekirei are described as 108 life forms, including a pillar and 107 small birds, with Minato’s involvement in their discovery revealed through his sister Takami and student Minaka Hiroto.

2. High School DxD

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In High School DxD, Issei Hyoudou is a second year high school student, very sensitive to female bodies. His life is turned upside down during her meeting with Yûma, a charming young girl who turns out to be a fallen angel. At the end of the day, Issei is taken to a small park and Yûma asks him if he wants to make his wish come true. He expects to receive a kiss, but she asks him to die for her by resuming her true appearance.

1. Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou

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In a world where mythical creatures, known as “liminals” or “extra-species,” coexist with humans, the Japanese government implements the “Interspecies Cultural Exchange Act” to integrate these beings into society. Kurusu Kimihito, inadvertently becoming part of the exchange program, ends up living with various female liminals of different species. As their interactions unfold, Kimihito faces challenges and comedic situations while navigating the complexities of living with his diverse housemates. The story takes a new turn when the girls are informed about anticipated changes in the law, leading to a competition for Kimihito’s attention as they prepare for a trial marriage.

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