Now, its time to compile a list of some of the best female anime characters out there who have red hair. This list is one of the several lists which compiles best female anime characters based on their hair colors. If you have certain choices in your mind read on to see if they made the list. So here goes the list of top anime girls with red colored hair.
12. Shirayuki, Akagami no Shirayukihime (2015)
Shirayuki is the main protagonist of the anime series ‘Akagami no Shirayukihime’. Her name actually means snow white. She is a talented girl being skilled in both botany and medicine. She works as an apothecary in a herbal shop. Being very pretty she is bound to be noticed by people and her beautiful long red hair doesn’t help. She is soon noticed by Prince Raji the prince of her country. He wants her to become his concubine. Knowing that she can’t refuse the prince she escapes to the neighboring country where she meets prince Zen. They become friends and Shirayuki applies and gets the job of palace pharmacist in that country. Shirayuki is a bold female character who is quite knowledgeable and talented.
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11. Ranma Saotome, Ranma ½ (1989)
I almost didn’t remember Ranma Saotome while compiling this list. I mean, should I? It was kind of a predicament for me to place Ranma in this list. Well, Ranma actually starts as a male protagonist of the martial arts themed anime series ‘Ranma ½’. Before you think that Ranma was psychologically a female and becomes a transgender and school me about gender rights, let me tell you it’s nothing like that. Turns out while in China training he and his father fell into a cursed spring which drastically changed Ranma’s life. If he is splashed with cold water he turns into a girl. To change back he needs to be splashed with hot water (As much as I would have loved to, I did not make that up, see the series for yourself). Now you do see my predicament, right? Anyways, I decided to throw some cold water and let Ranma have a spot on this list.
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10. Shana, Shakugan no Shana (2005)
Up next is the immortal protagonist from the anime series ‘Shakugan no Shana’. Shana is immortal as it is the effect of her being a Flame Haze, special hunters who fight to save humanity from merciless murderers known as Crimson Denizens from a parallel universe. Being immortal her body doesn’t age, giving her the appearance of a child of age 11 or 12. She has crimson red hair, brown pupils and fair complexion. Though I said that Shana has crimson red hair which gives her the attributes to enter the list, her hair is actually black. When she gets into her power mode her hair changes its color along with her pupils which too become crimson. Shana is quite smart when it comes to academics and she is good at physical education too.
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9. Youko Nakajima, The Twelve Kingdoms (2002)
Youko Nakajima is the protagonist of the anime series ‘The Twelve Kingdoms’. She at first is shown to be quite normal as a 16-year-old should be. She works hard in her school and tries to maintain good grades and on top of that, she is also the class president. Youko is quite helpful and extends a helping hand to her classmates whenever she can. But despite all this, she never really fits in. That is because of her red hair. I mean, seriously? Her red hair gave her a spot on my list (and being in my list is same as being Miss Universe, right?). Anyways, her life changes one day when a man enters her classroom and salutes her. She later, founds out that she is a princess and heir to the throne of the kingdom of Kei.
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8. Kushina Uzumaki, Naruto: Shippuuden (2007)
Next, on the list, we have the mother of one of the most popular anime characters viz. Naruto, Kushina Uzumaki. Though Kushina left in the Leaf Village she actually hails from the Land of Whirpool. Though as a child she is shown to be quite a tomboy having violet pupils and long red hair, she turns into a beautiful woman. She marries Minato Namikaze, the Fourth Hokage of the Leaf village. They have a son whom they name Naruto. Kushina was also meant to be the Jinchuriki for the nine-tailed demon fox. Her death is kind of a sad one as she dies along with her husband trying to protect their son from the nine-tailed fox.
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7. Chiyo Sakura, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-Kun (2014)
Chiyo Sakura is the main character from the anime series ‘Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-Kun’. She is a friendly girl who is bright and quite cheerful. She is easily excited and at times quick to judge things. Being of good nature she is easily influenced. Chiyo has a nice personality which allows her to get along with other students. She is quite attracted to and obsessed with Umetarou Nozaki, who turned out to be a manga creator. He is actually a shoujo mangaka and does his works under the created pen name, Sakiko Yumeno. One thing leads to another and Umetarou Nozaki ends up asking Chiyo to become his manga assistant. Though she really loves Nozaki, she has a hard time conveying those feelings to him.
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6. Yoko Littner, Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann (2007)
Yoko Littner is the main female character from the anime series ‘Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann’. She goes on an adventure along with Simon and Kamina to the surface. Simon and Kamina are born and raised in an underground city. Turns out the facts and stories about the surface of the earth are treated as fables. Kamina is quite wild spirited and wants to be popular while Kamina is quiet and doesn’t really have any dreams. They end up finding an ignition key for an ancient armor which they name Lagann. Along with the help of Yoko Littner, they are able to use the armor to defend themselves against an attack from the surface. Yoko is mainly seen in a bikini and she wields a powerful and large gun. She wears a skull-shaped headpiece.
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5. Maki Nishikino, Love Live! School Idol Project (2013)
Maki Nishikino is one of the main female characters of the anime series ‘ Love Live! School Idol Project’. She is one of the members of the Idol group, muse that Honoka is trying to create. Honoka is desperately trying to save her school from going out of business. Though she is a second-year student she takes it upon herself to make her school popular. She comes up with this idea of having a School Idol group which will then participate in a competition and make her school popular. Maki is the piano player in the group. She also composes for her group and is also the vocal coach. We see a transition in her character over the course of the series as she goes from stubborn and unable to accept her feelings to become more welcoming and open.
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4. Erza Scarlet, Fairy Tail (2009)
Next, we have the beautiful Erza Scarlet from the fantasy genre anime series ‘Fairy Tail’. She is a really powerful S-class mage and is one of the strongest female members of the Fairy Tail guild. She has scarlet colored long beautiful hair and brown eyes. Erza mostly wears a suit of armor which makes her seem battle ready. But not worry she can use Requip magic to change her attire whenever she wants which gives us a good chance to look at her in her swimsuit during fanservice episodes. Ezra is quite talented and responsible member of the guild and is loyal to Makarov. She is strict and tries to keep the group disciplined.
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3. Akane Sakurada, Joukamachi no Dandelion (2015)
Akane Sakurada is one of the nine Sakurada siblings from the anime series ‘Joukamachi no Dandelion’. She and her siblings hail from the royal family and their father, The King keeps them under strict supervision, having placed around 2000 cameras all around the kingdom to monitor their activities and to keep them safe. Akane Sakurada is the shyest of all of them and doesn’t want to be in the limelight. She like her siblings possess certain unique abilities. Akane can manipulate gravity. She doesn’t like being constantly watched by the cameras which are then shown to the public who then decide who will be the next ruler. Akane needs to convince everyone that she is the correct person for the throne so that she can remove those annoying cameras.
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2. Lilith Asami, Trinity Seven (2014)
Lilith Asami is one of the main characters in the ‘Trinity Seven’ anime series. She is the one who was sent to investigate the Breakdown phenomenon which happened to destroy the town that Arata Kasuga lived in. Arata survives somehow but his town is gone and the people living there have vanished. Lilith comes to find that Arata has somehow reconstructed his town artificially. She undoes the magic that Arata has unknowingly used and asks him to hand over his grimoire or die. But she later introduces him to the world of magic. She also helps him get used to his surroundings and becomes his friend. Lilith is quite pretty and has red colored hair.
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1. Rias Gremory, High School DxD (2012)
Rias Gremory was one of the first female anime characters that popped in my mind while I began compiling this list. I mean, just look at her. She has one of the most beautiful red colored hair and it gives a tinge of cuteness to the sexiness she possesses. Rias is a devil from the anime series ‘High School DxD’. She belongs to one of the noblest, purest devil families. She saves Issei when he is killed by the fallen angel. Rias is quite talented and is the most attractive girl in the academy. She is filled with compassion and is quite fond of Issei.
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