Girls with purple hair are rarely the center of attention. They tend to be more out of the way, leaving room for the main characters to shine, like Asuna from Sword Art OnlineMikasa of The attack of the TitansUsagi and Chibiusa from Sailor Moonor Nezuko of demon slayer. These main characters are so iconic and popularized by pop culture and media that they easily steal the show from anyone. They are fan favorites and serve as an inspiration to many people.
However, there are many anime girls who deserve the same recognition and love. Whether they’re a friend of the protagonist, a side character, or an enemy, anime girls with purple hair can be as iconic as anyone else.
ten Sheele (Akame Ga Kill)
Akame Ga kill follows the story of Tatsumi, a young villager recruited by Night Raid, a group of assassins fighting against the capital and its corruption.
Sheele may be a clumsy character, but her kindness makes up for it. She is also the most compassionate of her band of assassins and she is always there for her friends when they need her. Fans know not to be fooled by her cuteness as she is ruthless and terrifying with her big pair of scissors.
9 Anko Mitarashi (Naruto)
Naruto is a young graduate of the ninja academy. As a Shinobi, he aims to become his village’s next hokage with the help of his friends. Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned. His friend and rival, Sasuke, needs to be rescued before he wanders into obscurity forever.
Fans first meet Anko in Episode 21 when she first meets Naruto in a very peculiar way. Instead of greeting him like an ordinary person, she threw a kunai at him…then licked his blood off the blade as if it were normal. Class S level has amazing snake powers and is the epitome of badass. She is loud, compulsive, stubborn, never backs down, and often puts her life on the line to save others.
8 Izuna Hatsuse (No Game, No Life)
No game no life is an Isekai about two siblings named Sora and Shiro. They are legendary online gamers, known by the username “Blank”. They see the world differently – Everything to them is a game until they get dragged into another realm and things get serious.
Izuna is one of the siblings’ friends. He’s a lovable Werebeast character who’s overly polite, but that only adds to his cuteness. She has the “Blood Break” ability, which allows her to lengthen her tail and change the color of her fur to red.
seven Jiro Kyoka (My Hero Academia)
my hero academia centers on Izuku Midoriya, aka Deku, a boy born into a superhero world with no superpowers or “quirkiness”. He’s willing to do anything to become a hero, even enrolling in UA High School for future superheroes.
Kyoka is a classmate of Deku. She is a big fan of music, and she can play multiple instruments and teach others how to play. His quirk is quite simple. Her earlobes are jack connectors, over which she has 100% control. She can tune into just about anything and hear what’s going on in other rooms. She can also create sound waves or stun people with her quirk as long as she is connected to the correct outlet.
6 Kyou Fujibayashi (Clannad)
Clannad follows the story of a delinquent, Tomoya Okazaki, who is bored with his life until he befriends Nagisa and tries to help her achieve her dream of reviving the drama club . As he meets his friends, he realizes that life has a lot to offer and everyone has their share of problems.
One of Tomoya’s friends is a girl named Kyou. She’s a bold Tsundere who always has something to say even when it’s inappropriate or vulgar. She’s bold, energetic, and can seem intimidating, but that’s only because she’s very protective of her younger sister Ryou.
5 Youri Nakamura (Angel Beats)
angel beats is about Otonashi, a boy who wakes up in another realm with no memory of who he is other than his name. He meets Yuri, who informs him that he is dead and is now in the afterlife. Yuri also invites her to join her Afterlife Battlefront, the Shinda Sekai Sensen, where she attempts to take down the enemy, Tenshi. However, Otonashi doesn’t see her as a threat and is more intrigued by Tenshi than ever.
Yuri is a born leader. She is determined, quick, smart and reliable. She also has the utmost respect from her peers.
4 Blair (Soul Eater)
soul eater is an anime set in Death City. Soul Eater Evans wants to become a Death Scythe, a demonic weapon designed to combat the evils of their world. To achieve his goal, he must consume 99 evil souls and one of a witch with the help of his friends and classmates.
Blair is a witch who was once hunted by Maka and Soul for her soul before befriending them. A wild child at heart, she likes to have fun. She also makes hasty and quick decisions, but that’s part of her charm. She can also transform into a cat, which is her natural form and is often seen strutting around naked.
3 Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop)
cowboy bebop takes place in the year 2071 after the Earth has become habitable. The story is about a duo, aka cowboys named Spike and Jet Black, who help the inter-solar system police keep the peace in the galaxy. They travel in their spaceship called Bebop and meet many people during their adventures like a smart Welsh Corgi named Ein, Faye Valentine, and Edward Wong.
Before Faye met the gang, she was a cryogenic character in a block who woke up with amnesia in 2068. She then went on a mission to pay off her debts but continued to lose money to racing. She is a bit rebellious as she constantly drinks, smokes, gambles and fights. She is also lazy and can be arrogant.
2 Touka Kirishima (Tokyo Ghoul)
tokyo ghoul is about Kaneki, a boy who lives in Tokyo, where ghouls live among humans. While escorting her date home one night, she turns on him and reveals herself to be a ghoul. She attempts to eat him, but fate has other plans, and they are both injured by a freak attack. Kaneki wakes up alive in the hospital thanks to an organ transplant from his date of death. This transplant turns him into a ghoul, and he doesn’t know how to handle it.
Touka is one of the main characters in the anime. She’s a ghoul who takes Kaneki under her wing and helps him come to terms with his new self. She worked as a waitress in ancient times, and she is known as Rabbit whenever she wears her mask. She can be super sweet or super angry depending on her mood. She can be reckless and a little reckless, but she always means well and has the best intentions.
1 Konno Yuuki (Sword Art Online)
Sword Art Online is a virtual reality MMORPG game, where Kirito and many other players are trapped. If a player dies in-game, they also die in real life, and whoever tries to remove the NerveGear also suffers the same fate. Kirito must team up with allies if he wishes to escape the game.
For many fans, Yuuki remains a true legend. She first meets Asuna and Kirito in SAO Season 2. She was a strong independent fighter known as the Absolute Sword because she had won 67 street duels. She was always upbeat despite what she was actually going through in real life.
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