The anime is filled with amazing female characters, demonic blue-haired girls like Ryoko from Tenchi Muyo to black-haired powers like Mikasa of The attack of the Titans. There’s almost always a character that fans can identify with or idolize as simply iconic, regardless of the series. From femme fatales to noble heroines, these characters assert themselves and are remembered throughout their shows.
This list will explore some of the most iconic anime girls who have risen to the top of their series and become fan favorites who almost surpass the main characters. Yet there are so many worth discussing that it would be difficult to cram them all into this list. So to narrow down the list, we’re only talking about the most iconic anime girls whose white hair defines their designs.
ten Mirajane Strauss (Fairy Tail)
Mirajane Strauss is an S-class mage in the Fairy tale universe. Once an infamous figure, she was feared by criminals and other mages. Mirajane was known as “The Demon” for her special Satan Soul power, which allows her to assume the traits and abilities of several demonic beings. Mirajane is a somewhat brash and unstable character, but she finds herself through reconnecting with her sibling later in the series.
Her design varies as she uses her Satan Soul spell, but each form is as impressive as the last. Mirajane has incredible strength, speed, and durability and is a force to be reckoned with on any battlefield. Ryoko Ono voices her in the Japanese version and Monica Rial provides her voice in the English dub.
9 Shiro (Deadman Wonderland)
deadman wonderland was a roller coaster from a battle royale anime. Shiro is a bubbly but clumsy young girl with a classic deredere personality, but she also served as the series’ antagonist. She had a very close relationship with the main character of the anime Ganta, being his childhood friend but also his curse.
Shiro’s bright personality, coupled with his dark history, has made him the most interesting character in anime. Her appearance in a sleek white jumpsuit, along with her white hair, stand out against the show’s dark and gloomy theme as well as the prison landscape. Shiro is voiced by Kana Hanazawa in the Japanese version and Monica Rial in the English dub.
8 Canaan (Canaan)
Caanan is part normal twenty-something, part elite mercenary with the supernatural power to combine her senses. the anime Canaan is a classic among fans, and the show’s namesake main character is one of the most iconic of its time.
Canaan is a cold executioner with a strong sense of attachment to her friends. Her design of a pair of gray stockings and a red sleeveless turtleneck stand out against her shoulder-length white hair. A sniper and expert tactician, Canaan is voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro in the Japanese version and Shelley Calene-Black in the English dub.
seven Najenda (Akame ga Kill!)
Najenda from Akame ga Kill! is another bombshell when it comes to anime girls with white hair. In the series, she is the current leader of the Night Raid assassin group and the former general of the empire. Najenda is as deadly as she is beautiful, but mostly stays off the battlefield due to her injury. She has a level-headed personality that hides her calculating nature, allowing her to stay one step ahead of powerful enemies in battle.
Najenda’s design often shows her wearing a black costume and shows off her prosthetic arm and eye patch. Her white hair is cropped short, but is still an essential part of her design. She is voiced by Risa Mizuno in the Japanese version and Shelley Calene-Black in the English dub.
6 Koneko Toujou (High School DxD)
Konecko, or Shirone Toujou, is one of the main female protagonists of high school dxd. She is a member of her high school’s occult club, the younger sister of Kuroka, and the fiancée of the series’ main protagonist Issei. Konecko is an expert hand-to-hand fighter who can also transform into a hybrid cat called Nekoshou.
Konecko was traumatized at a young age by her sister losing control of her Nekoshou power, and as such has a very withdrawn personality. Issei helps overcome his trauma and his personality becomes more affectionate. His design consists of his high school uniform, cat ears protruding from his white hair, a pair of combat gloves, and yellow eyes. She is voiced by Ayana Taketatsu in the Japanese version and Jad Saxton in the English dub.
5 Elizabeth Liones (Seven Deadly Sins)
Elizabeth is the deuteragonist of Seven capital sins. She is the third princess of the Liones Kingdom and the reincarnation of the angel goddess of the same name. She has a kind and somewhat airy personality, but develops over time. In the series, she is gifted with immense magical power and is the love interest of Meliodas, the leader of the Seven capital sins.
Her design usually shows her wearing the uniform at the Boar Hat bar: a short skirt, stockings, and halter top. Her hair has a slight green undertone, but is still light enough to class her as a white-haired anime girl. She is voiced by Sora Amamiya in the Japanese version and Erica Harlacher in the English dub.
4 Illyasviel von Einzbern (Destiny Series)
Illya is a Servant Master of the Type-Moon series, Fate/Stay Night. She controls the Berserker minion and is a skilled magician in the Destiny series. Illya has a cute but tsundere attitude; she will often throw backhanded compliments at her opponents, and even though she was an antagonist in the Fate series, her story is very tragic.
Illya’s design usually shows her in a ruffled white dress to match her white hair, with a purple jacket or coat with matching snow boots. She is voiced by Mai Kadowaki in the Japanese version and Stephanie Sheh in the English dub.
3 Sakura Ogami (Danganronpa)
Sakura Ogami is a character from Danganronpa series, which bears the title of Ultimate Martial Artist. She is descended from a long line of martial artists and her family even has its own dojo which has existed for three generations. Sakura is a very kind and level-headed character, in contrast to her somewhat creepy appearance.
Her design is a hyper-muscled figure with feminine features, dressed in a schoolgirl outfit with battle scars all over her body. His white hair is among the longest of the characters on this list and contrasts with his darker skin tone. She is voiced by Kujira in the Anime version and Rachel Robinson in the English version.
2 Meiko Honma (Anohana)
Meiko Hanma, or “Menma”, is the ethereal protagonist of “The flower we saw that dayanime and movie. She is a bright and cheerful young girl with an airy nature. Although a bit childish, she cares deeply about others and does her best to make sure her friends are okay.
Her design depicts a long-haired girl in a ruffled white dress with a blue bow, and her white hair emphasizes her ethereal nature. She is voiced by Aye Kayano in the Japanese version and Xanthe Huynh in the English dub.
1 Kanade Tachibana (Angel Beats!)
Kanade, also known as “Angel”, is the main antagonist of Afterlife Battlefront in the series. Angel beats, a fun and unique series that will touch the hearts of the audience. She is a quiet, reserved girl who lacks emotional expression, which often makes her harder to understand. She has spiritual powers and enhanced speed and strength that allow her to manipulate aspects of the afterlife.
Kanade’s design usually shows her in a school uniform with a black skirt and beige sweater with yellow eyes, her white hair worn down. She is voiced by Kana Hanazawa in the Japanese version and Emily Neves in the English dub.
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