Top 10 Cutest Girls in Anime

Script Written by Alex Crilly-Mckean Their moe levels are off the charts. Join as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Cutest Girls in Anime. For this list, we’ve chosen the girls in anime that are widely considered to be adorable. Just to be safe, a spoiler alert is now in effect! Special thanks to our user Ashjbow for submitting the idea on our interactive suggestion tool WatchMojo.comsuggest

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Script Written by Alex Crilly-Mckean

Top 10 Cutest Girls in Anime

Their moe levels are off the charts. Welcome to and today we are counting down our picks for the top ten cutest girls in anime.

For this list, we’ve chosen the girls in anime that are widely considered to be adorable. Just to be safe, a spoiler alert is now in effect!

#10: Madoka Kaname

“Puella Magi Madoka Magica” (2011)
Ah, the magical girl genre. If you want a source that guarentees happy-go-lucky and naïve anime lasses, this would be a good place to start. The protagonist of the series, Madoka, is an all-around likable character who has no trouble making friends. With a desire to help others as best she can, she becomes the ideal candidate to become the next Magical Girl. She’s sweeter than cake, and her willingness to protect everyone is a testament to her character. Oh, and her friendship with fellow Magical Girl Homura is just the sweetest.

#9: Mirai Kuriyama

“Beyond the Boundary” (2013)
No-one can escape their heritage, but that doesn’t mean they have to be a slave to it either. Born into a family if Spirit World Warriors, its Mirai’s job to hunt down terrifying creatures known as Youma, despite the fact she’s a first-year student. Understandably shy and introverted due to the fact that her power of blood manipulation even makes her a pariah among other Spirit World Warriors, her desire to do the right thing is as inspiring. An innocent soul burdened with huge responsibilities, she’s a relatable protagonist whose signature sweater and easily-flustered attitude make her one of the cutest heroes in anime.

#8: Sakura Kinomoto

“Cardcaptor Sakura” (1998-2000)
Speaking of cute heroes. After accidentally releasing the Clow Cards, items that contain powerful magic into the world, this high-school athlete becomes the newest CardCaptor, tasked with retrieving the cards before their powers cause too much trouble. While there is definitely an air of threat, this anime, much like its protagonist, it’s filled with a joy and innocence that is just infectious. Sakura is your typical clumsy but good-natured student who’s thrust into an adventure way beyond her ability, but still manages to come out on top. With her unyielding determination, Sakura has no trouble capturing our hearts.

#7: Rei Ayanami

“Neon Genesis Evangelion” franchise (1995-)
While an overwhelming sense of sorrow and death surrounds this series, Rei was an undeniable a glimmer of light. She may be socially withdrawn and seemingly emotionless to others, but her progressive relationship with Shinji demonstrated just how much charm she had hidden beneath that cold shell. Of course, fitting in with the overall theme of Evangelion, these moments of cute respite are shattered when it’s revealed that Rei is nothing but one of several clones harvested from the remains of Shinji’s dead mother, and a vessel for the Angel Lilith. Even with such a gruesome revelation, we can’t deny the cuteness of Ayanami Rei.

#6: Mayuri Shiina

“Steins;Gate” (2011)
While the self-proclaimed mad scientist Okabe may have a beautiful assistant in the form of Kurisu Makise, it’s for certain that the team’s cuteness factor comes from Mayuri. Despite working at a maid café and providing Okabe with all the general financial help he needs, this particular companion is truly a child at heart. While some of it may have to do with trauma or just her personality in general, her overall look and attitude makes her much beloved, no matter how much she acts like a kid. So, it’s a little gut wrenching to see her die over and over…

#5: Shiro

“No Game No Life” (2014)
You have never met a gamer quite like this girl. Along with her sibling, the pair find their skills put to the test when they are transported to a world where you have to play to survive. As one part of the ultimate gaming duo, Shiro is the logical side; a genius when it comes anything requiring her gaming prowess. However, As a NEET she’s still terrible when it comes to social situations or dealing with her own emotions. A beast when it comes to gaming, she’s the last person we’d want to take on in multiplayer, even if deep down she’s a sweetheart.

#4: Mio Akiyama

“K-On!” series (2009-11)
As it often is in anime, the self-conscious scaredy cats are usually on the cuter side of the spectrum. The bassist for the Light Music Club, Mio’s cuteness is only amplified when plucks the strings. She’s anxious by nature, often preferring to avoid the spotlight. Her shyness even extends so far to the point where she’s fainted from just imagining embarrassing situations. Despite this awkward but hilarious handicap, she’s a loving individual who fully devotes herself to her club and her fellow band-mates. She even steps in to provide vocals when their singer loses her voice. Though things don’t quite go as planned…

#3: Popura Taneshima

“Working!!” series (2010-15)
Cuteness comes in many sizes, though this pint-sized waitress hates to be referred to as short. Despite being in her late teens, Popura’s height is a sore subject for her, especially around her workplace as a waitress, but there’s no denying that it adds to her sweet demeanour along with that bubbly personality of hers. In a restaurant filled with quirky characters with their own wacky flaws, Popura acts as something of a mediator to all the drama, her unbelievable lack of awareness highlighting her optimistic but naïve desire for everyone to get along. She’s the heart and soul of Wagnaria.

#2: Rikka Takanashi

“Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions” series (2012-14)
We’ve all thought up our own world of make believe at some point, but some take it to the extreme. Say hello to Rikka, who’s pretty much replaced life with fantasy. Unable to accept the passing of her father, she threw herself into her own story, battling the forces of darkness, wielding the Tyrant’s Eye and searching for her father on the Ethereal Horizon. Of course, these only exist to cover her crippling shyness and lack of friends. However, we see her slowly start to accept real life as she becomes closer to her crush, Yuuta. Watching Rikka overcome these anxieties can be both funny and heart-breaking, but by the end of it we just want to give her a hug.

Before we reveal our number one pick here are a few honourable mentions.

Anzu Futaba
“The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls” (2015-)

Kosaki Onedera
“Nisekoi” (2014-15)

Kotori Minami
“Love Live! School Idol Project” (2013-14)

Kazari Uiharu
“Toaru Majutsu no Index” (2008-11)

Hinata Hyuga
“Naruto” series (2007-)

Illyasviel von Einzbern
“Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works” (2014-15)

#1: Nadeko Sengoku

“Monogatari” series (2009-16)
A life filled with unrequited love and curses isn’t the easiest to live. The focus character of two arcs that take place over this expansive series, Nadeko was unlucky enough to first be struck by a snakes curse and later become a snake-goddess. After overcoming these ordeals, she conquers her shyness as well as her rejection and pursues her own life goals. Nadeko’s undying love and commitment to the often-lecherous Araragi is a testament of her sweet-natured personality. Slithering her way to the top, this wounded soul manages trump others with her resilience, adorability and innocence. Just remember to bring her an offering.

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