We’ve all watched anime at least once in our lives. Whether it’s shounen action/battle, psychological seinen, or dramatic shoujo, anime has always had a wide range of genres and archetypes that fit every interest we express in entertainment. The concept of anime has become popular for many different reasons like its fascinating storyline, mesmerizing animation style, integrated character development, etc. However, there’s another major reason why anime has become largely popular: its unrelenting fan service. Anime fans having heated arguments over the best girl, fujoshi’s drooling over their favorite yaoi fanfiction, and endless cleavage shots define a majority of the fan service that captures so many people into watching anime.
Now, there’s no denying that anime has amazing qualities aside from its sexual references but it plays a massive role in merchandising, doujinshis, and numerous other side platforms to arise and gain popularity. This gives many fans different ways of enjoying their favorite anime by tying an attachment to these girls and boys in anime that they’re infatuated with.
However, in this article, we’ll be going over the sexiest girls in anime. Waifus to just straight smoking, I’ll be covering all types of girls that we all fawn over.
**THIS IS IN NO PARTICULAR RANKING OR ORDER BUT A MIX OF SERIES**
30. Goddess Hestia (DanMachi)
We start of this list with a pretty controversial one as many believed Hestia to be annoying. However, we see her as an extremely mature, caring, and compassionate individual who gives out fair rulings equivocally like a Goddess should. She is always the emotional support that Bell needs to peruse through a life of hardships as one of the only members of the Hestia Family. She loves Bell a lot and Bell respects her a lot but maybe not love, much to her dismay and annoyance/frustration. Nevertheless, Hestia is a cute waifu goddess who deserves one of the first spots on this list.
29. Revy (Black Lagoon)
This gunslinging badass does not care about anyone or anything except for Rock and a few friends. Her cold and ruthless upbringing shaped her personality to someone of no emotions and little remorse. However, we see her warm up to Rock and many other people we see along the way, showing her character development. This doesn’t mean she has lost any of her spark as a killer and she can obliterate most enemies without a sweat with her lightning-fast quickdraw skills.
28. Risako Nagisa (Aika R-16: Virgin Mission)
Although this show was pretty average or mediocre, Risako Nagisa saved it with her frequent bikini shots and lewd composure. Risako is a high school teacher of the same school that Aika goes to. Risako also acts as The Treasure Hunting Clubs” advisor. Although later events in the anime change our opinion, she is still a top-tier sexy anime girl with her extremely mature physique.
27. Anna Nishikinomiya (Shimoneta)
Now who doesn’t love a crazy nymphomaniac like Anna. Originally a goody two-shoes and perfect student, her discovery of lewd material sparked her crazed nymphomania towards Tanukichi Okuma as she went to extreme lengths to prevent any girl from even breathing near him. With the inhuman ability of falling from a helicopter into a forest and surviving to cutting through barbed wire with her hands, she is definitely A-tier waifu material who can protect you no matter what.
26. Erina Nakiri (Food Wars)
Originally a massive annoyance for many viewers, the granddaughter of the Totsuki Academy’s chairman/director was someone who held prejudice for all she believed beneath her, especially someone who hailed from a diner like Soma Yukihira. However, she starts warming up to people and becomes a kind, empathetic, and strong individual who carries her teammates emotionally by lending her support and also with her God’s Tongue taste buds aiding her cooking skills. She definitely is someone you’d want to come home to cooked meals from.
25. Motoko Kusanagi (Ghost in the Shell)
Major Kusanagi is one of the most popular female characters in anime as she was the protagonist of the 1995 movie Ghost in the Shell, a story about cyborgs and humans coexisting and the tensions between artifical intelligence, machines, and what the meaning of life is. She is a cybernetic figure but a part of the Sector 11 cybersecurity division and is one of their most elite professionals. Growing up watching this anime, many people were attracted to her skills and obviously, her naked appearance in many shots of the movie and the anime series. She is cold, calculating, and rational while remaining amicable to her teammates.
24. Nico Robin (One Piece)
Nico Robin is an archaeologist who joins Luffy’s crew and becomes a critical part of the decision-making for the Straw Hat Pirates. She never ridicules him or looks down on him as she soundly supports Luffy’s decisions as she truly respects him as a pirate. With someone like that at your side, you’d be one lucky man and especially if it’s one badass and mysterious woman like Nico
23. Akeno Himejima (Highschool DxD)
Akeno Himejima is one scary individual. She initally seems like an elegant, caring individual person but deep down, she’s a sadistic person who has no remorse for her enemies as she takes pleasure and lust in seeing them in pain. Despite that, she has a kind side towards her friends and develops a deep love for Issei throughout the story. Coupled with her stunning beauty, she is definitely someone you’d want as a partner for life.
22. Yuno Gasai (Future Diary)
I couldn’t make this list without mentioning at least one yandere and that had to be Yuno Gasai. For most edgy kids, this is the perfect waifu as she will destroy ANYTHING in her path to be with the one she loves: Yuki. She unrelentingly eviscerates her opponents in the Future Diary game and goes great lengths to protect Yuki because she truly loves and cares for him despite her deeply sadistic tendencies. Pretty questionable to have as a real waifu but definitely one worth putting on this list.
21. Darkness (Konosuba)
Who doesn’t love this masochist duchess/knight? Darkness is a knight who left her royal ties to pursue the conquest of justice throughout the land. She started becoming desperate for a group until she found Kazuma’s group and the rest became history. She’s strong, capable, and a hilariously masochistic woman whose ideas of nobility are starkly contradicted with how she takes pleasure in getting hit by villains. However, we see Darkness become a really valuable member of Kazuma’s party and quickly enter our hearts.
20. Sena Kashiwazaki (Haganai)
If you’ve ever watched Haganai, you might have felt bad for Sena once in a while for how Yozora bullied her a lot. Let’s give her some appreciation right now as one of the sexiest girls in anime. Her addiction to eroge, anime, and fashion are an amazing mix of wifey material plus she’s extremely smart. On top of that, her cute personality is something to die for as we watch her and the other girls interact with Kodaka throughout the show.
19. Meiko Shiraki (Prison School)
For all the BDSM fans, this is for you. Meiko is the vice-president of the Undergraduate Student Council, a vigilante student organization designed to punish students for misconduct. She is one of the main discipliners for the boys during their two months and her huge assets contributed to a lot of newfound masochist excitement for many fans watching this show. Not only were her punishments cruel, they were hilariously executed which made this show and her character tha much better.
18. Android 18 (Dragon Ball Z)
Android 18 was probably one of the earliest crushes we had in anime. Her tough, silent demeanor meant business and she kicked ass like she meant business to all while maintaining her perfect, short hair.
17. Tsubasa Hanekawa (Monogatari)
Boasting some of the largest boobs in anime, Tsubasa Hanekawa is a waifu we all DREAM of having. Smart, funny, resourceful, strong, and caring, she provides a lot to the table when it comes to wife material and she ranks high in all of those categories. However her charm doesn’t end there. Nekomonogatari Black and White serve as a excellent analyses into her psyche and experience her turmoils and troubles. We learn more about her struggle and that makes us love her even more as she perseveres through all of them.
16. Elizabeth Liones (Seven Deadly Sins)
Not just this current reincarnation but all the previous ones, Elizabeth is one of the most loyal waifus you will ever cross. Each rebirth, she finds and falls in love with Meliodas and pursues her journey of ridding this world of evil along with him. She is shy, cute, and reserved but can bring out the big guns when she needs to protect the Seven Deadly Sins at any cost. Her unrelenting spirit is one we all should emulate and adds to her sexiness factor by at least 10-fold.
15. Asuna (Sword Art Online)
Asuna is one of the first companions Kirito meets when he becomes trapped in the DMMORPG called Sword Art Online. Nicknamed “Flash,” her abilities have become an extremely useful asset to Kirito throughout his journey through multiple dive games. Not just physically but emotionally, she is an extremely strong person. From being Kirito’s emotional guide to recovering from rape, she is an extremely strong person and waifu that carries virtually no flaws. She is also extremely cute, just to add.
14. Mei Terumi (Naruto)
The Fifth Mizukage of Kirigakure boasts an impressive jutsu arsenal as well as a beautiful figure and personality. She is genuine, honest, and a true leader as her quick thinking heavily weakened Sasuke at the Five Kage Summit when most others were preoccupied. Not only is she impressive in her ability, her mysterious appearance adds to her beauty. Let’s be honest, we all had a crush to some extent on this woman.
13. Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail)
Another popular Fairy Tail girl, Erza Scarlet is another perfect mix of sexy and caring. She values the relationships within the Fairy Tail Guild and its reputation more than almost anyone as she works relentlessly hard to perfect her Requip magic. As a potential candidate for Guild Master multiple times, she has been proven to be a force to be reckoned with. Wiping through armies of magicians and even going toe-to-toe with her insanely powerful mother Irene Belserion, she is definitely one of the sexiest anime girls in shounen. If you didn’t notice, her armor-less outfit surely will get your eyes googling.
12. Hitagi Senjougahara (Monogatari)
How could we even go through this list without mentioning (in my opinion) the best girl of Monogatari. Hitagi is cold, abrasive, and unrelenting but also caring, supportive, and one of the best partners you can have when handling oddities. Initially aversive and rude, she beings to warm up to people through Araragi and become a huge part in the progression of the Monogatari storyline. And let’s not forget about her beginning interactions with Araragi in her house before confronting the Heavy Stone Crab. Her story and resilience is something extremely sexy about her and deserves a spot on this list.
11. Mikasa Ackerman (Attack on Titan)
Ah, a classic. Mikasa Ackerman is the quiet killer and the caring mother all in one as we see her being Eren’s support beam throughout the entire series. Her devotion to Eren and keeping him safe is very noble and not in vain as she is the second best soldier that Paradise Island has to offer. Maneuverability, precision, accuracy, and robustness is no stranger to her in combat just as empathy, loving care, and undying loyalty is no stranger to her as well. She definitely is someone you would want by your side forever.
10. Esdeath (Akame ga Kill)
The sadistic and cruel leader of the Jaegers and the Empre’s military is someone you wouldn’t want to mess with unless you’re Takumi. Even then, don’t mess with her. Her tall, imposing figure will leave you shuddering in fear and excitement as her outfits do not disappoint fans. Takumi is definitely one lucky guy to be constantly simped for by this machine of destruction.
9. Yoko Littner (Gurren Lagann)
Yoko Littner needs no introduction but I’ll give one anyway. She is one badass gunslinger from another underground colony who escaped from a gas leak and trudged through the surface world to survive. She is surprisingly mature and responsible, able to make quick decisions in the face of impending danger with grace. Well, maybe not so graceful as she frequently has wardrobe malfunctions. All in all, her contributions to Team Dai Gurren put her as a pivotal and insanely well-known anime girl that will live on in the world of mecha.
8. Saeko Busujima (Highschool of the Dead)
One of the original zombie anime that amassed great popularity, so did Saeko Busujima. She’s a kendo master who is a formidable opponent against the undead as she slices through them with relative ease. Her independence and assertiveness saved many of her peers lives as she’s a quick thinker and a ruthless leader against the zombies attacking their school and the outside world. Apart from her skills, we’ve all been mesmerized by her outfit tears and more, adding to her overall sexiness.
7. Albedo (Overlord)
Albedo is the right-hand woman for Ainz as he permanently lives in the DMMORPG called Yggdrasil. She’s the apple of many horny teenagers eyes as her endless lust is something we all could wish for. Apart from that, her undying loyalty and devotion to Ainz shows her commitment and adds to her beauty. In light of that, she can be pretty ruthless towards anyone else, bordering the line of yandere but who doesn’t love a yandere or two once in a while.
6. Rias Gremory (Highschool DxD)
Not much can be said about this iconic waifu from Highschool DxD. With her charming attitude, happy demeanor, and intense care for her friends and family, she is definitely someone that any lucky guy would wife up IMMEDIATELY. She hates cruelty and denounces mistreatment as she wants the world to be peaceful. Her strive to get away from her family name shows her drive to become an independent, strong person and who doesn’t love that.
5. Irina Jelavic (Assassination Classroom)
Who could forget the clumsy seductress-assassin of Assassination Classroom. The moment we laid eyes on her confirmed how much allure she was carrying as she’s a notably high-ranked assassin from Russia. She was sent to provide assistance to Karasuma in conducting the Assassination Classroom yet her duties never stopped her from flirting with him constantly. As sexy as she is, her students and Karasuma pull no punches when messing with her. However she is a caring individual underneath her hit-woman status and shows genuine sympathy for her students as she cares for their well-being.
4. Rangiku Matsumoto (Bleach)
You’d be lying if you watched Bleach and said Rangiku wasn’t hot because most shounen watchers were stunned by her… assets…. when watching it. She’s the lieutenant of Division 10 of the Gotei 13 and possesses a serious yet lax attitude when it comes to her duties. Day-drinking and lazing around is no stranger to her with her being scolded by Toshiro Hitsugaya, the captain of the same division. Although she seems relaxed, she becomes intense and serious when it comes to the safety of her friends, her loved one, and even the Gotei 13. Her dynamic with Gin Ichimaru is one of a complicated love story worth remembering.
3. Mirajane Strauss (Fairy Tail)
One of the few S-Class wizards in the Fairy Tail Guild, Mirajane Strauss is the “older-sister” of the Guild; she guides everyone with emotional support by acting as the backbone of kindness for the Guild. With her cheery composure and flawless appearance, she is definitely the apple of most Guild members’ eyes. However, don’t be fooled by her lax and caring attitude. The reason she’s an S-Class wizard is because of her devastating Satan Soul magic that can wreak havoc on anyone who dares to harm Guild members or more importantly, her close family.
2. Boa Hancock (One Piece)
Boa Hancock is one complicated character. She’s sometimes selfish, arrogant, cruel, and bratty as she holds much power as captain of the Kuja Pirates. She cleverly uses her beauty and allure to seduce various men and even women into doing her bidding. However, she begins to fall in love with Luffy who is virtually immune to these charms, much to her chagrin. Nonetheless, Boa Hancock has been one of the earliest symbols of a sexy anime girl since we discovered what the female body was as pre-teens watching One Piece.
1. Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop)
Although there’s no concrete ranking for this list, I felt that I had to add one of the first iconic anime girls: Faye Valentine. Faye Valentine lived a relatively hard life distraught with a loss of recollection from her past memories. Although we don’t know how she exactly lost her memories, we’ve seen her struggle to fend for herself through a cold, unforgiving space noir city. After joining the Bebop, she becomes a pivotal role in their endeavors all while looking amazing. She uses her looks and seduction skills to get information, steal valuables, and extract anything she needs. She definitely deserves a top mention as one of the OG sexy anime girls.