One of anime’s most enduring and defining tropes is the use of unusual hair colors. Whether it’s a high-fantasy epic or a mundane school setting, viewers can always count on someone with bright blue, purple, or other weird colors in their hair. These hair colors are usually natural too; no hair dye needed!
Of the various hair colors depicted in the anime, red hair is among the most realistic options. Although there are many exceptions, characters with red hair tend to be brash and reckless. Here are some red-haired female characters that almost every anime fan will recognize.
ten Kei (dirty pair)
Kei is one of two members of the “Lovely Angels”, a problem-solving task force for the World Welfare Works Association. However, due to their reckless and reckless nature that often results in their missions ending in massive collateral damage, the two are more commonly referred to as the “Dirty Pair”.
Matching his fierce red hair, Kei is the more aggressive of the two, being more experienced with weapons and ready to get into combat situations. Despite being a tomboy, she is just as obsessed with finding a boyfriend as Yuri.
9 Mist (Pokemon)
the Pokemon series contains a long line of games, TV shows, movies, and more, with a sea of characters to go along with them. Despite this, Cerulean City Gym Leader Misty still stands out as one of the show’s most recognizable characters thanks to her role in the anime.
Misty joins Ash on his adventures through Kanto and Johto, becoming one of his most famous companions. Despite her focus on Water Pokémon, Misty has a fiery personality that can flare up when provoked. However, she also has a nurturing side, especially with her Pokémon.
8 Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail)
The Fairy Tail Mages Guild is one of the most famous in the land of Fiore. It is home to many powerful mages, including S-rank mage Erza Scarlet, known for her special Requip magic, which allows her to change gear at will.
Erza is known to be very strict and stoic, but she also has a short temper. Despite this, she cares for her friends in the guild and would do whatever it takes to protect them. This determination is what makes her one of the most popular characters on the show.
seven Yoko Littner (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
Yoko Littner, provocatively dressed and armed with guns, is one of the main characters in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, a historical mecha anime that follows a small group of oppressed humans who fight for freedom with mechs known as Gunmen.
Despite her fiery hair color, Yoko is a very calm and knowledgeable woman, preferring to think things over rather than act recklessly. Although she does not pilot gunmen, she does provide combat support with her energy rifle.
6 Asuna Kagurazaka (Negima! Magister Negi Magi)
Asuna Kagurazaka is the first student young teacher Negi Springfield meets on his first day at Mahora Academy. Although she initially started off on the wrong foot, Asuna quickly becomes one of Negi’s closest friends and allies.
With an exuberant and arrogant personality that frequently clashes with Negi, she quickly becomes an older sister figure to him, especially when she becomes more involved in the magical side of Negi’s occupation. Although she is often exasperated by how often Negi’s magic gets her into trouble, she still helps him nonetheless.
5 Kallen Kozuki (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion)
Kallen Stadtfeld is a calm and gentle student at Ashford Academy. However, this is just a front for Kallen Kozuki, a member of an anti-British resistance force that would eventually become the Black Knight Order of Lelouch Vi Britannia.
As Kallen Kozuki, her personality is quite different from what she is in school. She is strong-willed, short-tempered, and somewhat reckless. She is incredibly passionate about liberating Japan from British rule and dislikes acknowledging her British heritage. She is one of the strongest resistance fighters, piloting the Guren Mk II.
4 Lina Inverse (Slayers)
Among the many novels, films, animated series and spin-offs collected in the Killers universe, the immensely talented wizarding genius Lina Inverse remains the only constant mainstay, being the main character of the entire series. She is renowned for her legendary Dragon Slave spell, which is extremely powerful – enough to devastate entire cities.
Lina is vain, arrogant, greedy and greedy. Nevertheless, she has a heart of gold and she is always ready to help her friends and acquaintances, sometimes even for free. Although she is not a saint, she is still a hero in her own right.
3 Female Ranma Saotome (Ranma 1/2)
A rather unique entry; unlike the other entries on this list, Ranma Saotome is a young man with dark hair. However, when doused with cold water, he transforms into a red-haired female form. Ranma dealing with this weird knot is at the heart of Ranma ½, and it’s the underlying motivation behind many of the character’s actions.
Ranma’s personality does not change in the female form, making her appear tomboyish, hot-tempered, and belligerent. However, Ranma can sometimes play elements of femininity in this form in order to achieve certain goals.
2 Nami (One Piece)
This young thief and mapping enthusiast is Luffy’s Straw Hat navigator, making her one of the most important members of the crew. Although she is initially not interested in interacting with Luffy or with pirates, she eventually becomes one of Luffy’s closest allies.
Nami is obsessed with money and can always be seen trying her best to get the most out of a deal. However, in truth, she has a generous heart and she has always done her best to help the village in which she was born.
1 Asuka Langley Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Asuka Langley Soryu is the second child and the pilot of Unit 02. Stubborn and strong-willed, Asuka made a strong impression when she first appeared as a hothead during her initial conflict with fellow pilot Shinji Ikari. She’s a genius, which feeds her superiority complex, and she’s also an excellent pilot.
Asuka is a defining example of the tsundere archetype and one of the most recognizable representatives. With her fiery red hair and volatile personality, Asuka has had a huge influence on anime and manga as a whole.
MORE: The Best Anime That Challenge Their Usual Genre Tropes
In a recent interview with Game Rant, Sea of Thieves Creative Director Mike Chapman discusses Rare’s commitment to reclaiming the six ship count.
About the Author