Best anime girls with purple hair in 2023

Check out this list of the best and the cutest anime girls with purple hair that you will fall in love with.

Every anime has its fair share of different hair-colored waifus, and while some are liked more than others, we can all agree that anime girls with purple hair have a mysterious aura to them. So, if you like discovering new anime waifus or fantastic anime series, check out the top list section of our website, and you’ll find what you’re looking for.

Purple hair characters are portrayed as mysterious, talented, and unforgettable. So when anime girls with purple hair are introduced, we know they’re going to leave us wanting more. If you are curious about these characters, keep reading the article, and you might find someone that piques your interest.

It’s exciting to discover these amazing anime characters yourself instead of reading about them from a website. If the idea of coming across these lovely characters excites you, you should check out our list of popular romance anime, and you’ll find some good shows you haven’t seen. However, if you’re feeling something old school, check out our well-curated list of legendary 90s anime, and you’ll surely find some good characters.

Let’s continue our list of best anime girls with purple hair that you’ll love.

1. Hitagi Senjougahara from Monogatari Series

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Hitagi Senjougahara is the girl who takes everything to the extreme; her first interaction with Aragi was her shoving down a stapler in his mouth, and despite that, they fell for each other.

Senjougahara is a girlfriend material if the girlfriend is unpredictable at times and tends to get jealous whenever she sees you talking to another girl. But despite all this, once she starts acting like her true self, she’s adorable.

Unlike other girls you’ll see in this list, Senjougahara is blunt when expressing her feelings; she also keeps a straight face which can be somewhat scary.

2. Touka Kirishima from Tokyo Ghoul

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Touka Kirishima is the girl who stole our hearts from the very first moment; she seems like an ordinary girl who works at a coffee shop called Anteiku; however, she’s a badass when it comes to kicking ass. 

Her character was portrayed as arrogant and brooding; however, this persona soon began to crumble when she came in contact with Kaneki. Touka became more welcoming warm and began to accept her feelings towards Kaneki.

Even as a teen, Touka was kind toward those she cared about and always went the extra mile to help them; she always put a bold front so she wouldn’t seem helpless, but deep inside, she was hurting more than others.

3. Nagato Yuki from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

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Yuki Nagato is the brains of the SOS Brigade; she’s always by herself studying or keeping herself busy in other activities; she claims to be an alien with limited social capabilities, and that’s why she this way.

She’s portrayed as an introvert of the group; Yuki often has strong feelings about various things but struggles to convey them. She doesn’t like to stand out among the rest as she stays silent during group conversations or gives short responses.

She also acts shy and awkward whenever she’s confronted by people she doesn’t know and asks Kyon for help.

4. Misato Katsuragi from Neon Genesis Evangelion

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Something that truly bundles up Katsuragi’s character is her laid-back personality; she enjoys just being by herself and living an easy life; she doesn’t prefer to be around people. Her lazy alcoholic lifestyle isn’t healthy in the slightest, and her cooking would make anyone throw up.

However, that isn’t the case when Katsuragi is at work; she’s extremely reliable and is admired by everyone around her; despite most of her work being boring, Katsuragi can finish her complete duties nicely.

Katsuragi finds herself alone even when lots of people surround her; she’s doesn’t like to rely on other people and keep her secrets to herself.

5. Saeko Busujima from Highschool of the Dead

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Saeko Busujima is reliable and strong when fighting off hoards of zombies; she was a professional kendo master before the apocalypse hit. She is a member of Takashi’s survivor group and always takes charge whenever the group is in a tough spot.

During their survival trips around town, Saeko viewed Takashi as someone she could rely on and soon developed feelings for him; her strong personality expressed she liked strong people who could take care of themselves.

Despite her brooding personality, Saeko deeply cares for people around her and always tries to help them however she can; remaining calm in difficult situations is her specialty.

6. Shinoa Hiiragi from Seraph of the End

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Some characters like to live life to the fullest; they try to enjoy the moments no matter how bad the situation is. Shinoa Hiiragi, the female lead of the series and the leader of the Shinoa squad in charge of cleaning out the vampire lairs around the city.

She also loves to tease Yuichiro Hyakuya over little mistakes and enjoys getting a reaction from him; Shinoa hates most of her superiors and prefers to work alone with her squad.

Shinoa has a sarcastic personality; she always acts light-hearted and doesn’t take things too seriously; however, she is a good leader to her squad as she would make strategies to complete her missions.

7. Ritsu from Assassination Classroom

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Ritsu is the autonomous robot sent to eliminate Koro-sensei; although her name is Ritsu, she refers to herself as anti-sensei artillery. From the outside, she may look like a robot designed only to kill, but Ritsu is a sweet little girl who responds well to positivity.

She was originally just a head, but after getting an upgrade from Koro-sensei, her sweet girl persona just flourished as she was so happy to be studying alongside her classmates.

Since Ritsu was originally a robot, she didn’t have any apathy toward her classmates; she would fill the room with anti-sensei BB bullets and interrupt the flow of study in the class. Though after getting remodeled, Ritsu whole-heartedly apologized to her classmates.

8. Uryuu Minene from Future Diary

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If we talk about crazy anime girls, we’ll find lots of them; However, Minene takes it to the extreme; her introduction in the series was quite intimidating as she first shows up in a gothic lolita costume performing an act of terrorism.

Like other characters in the series, Minene kept a diary to write any possible escape routes until it became a future diary. Minene doesn’t easily trust others as she’s seen to only work alone for the most part.

Initially, Minene is portrayed as selfish and doesn’t care about anyone but herself, growing up alone without any love; Minene doesn’t believe in helping others or making friends.

9. Yuri Nakamura from Angel Beats!

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Living your life and avoiding your problems is never the answer; you should confront them and move on. Yuri Nakamura is the female protagonist of the series and the leader of the Afterlife Battlefront squad that fights against the gods in purgatory, blaming their cruel fates.

Yuri cares deeply for her friends and does everything in her power to keep them from the angel who wants to take them away; she is able to stay calm and think strategically in tough situations, which earned her the respect of everyone.

Whenever a new person arrives, Yuri and her squad are ready to take them away to safety before the angels can take them.

10. Akatsuki from Log Horizon

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Akatsuki, in our opinion, is the 2nd most cutest character in the Log Horizon series; she’s an assassin class ninja who is extremely skilled in combat. Although her original avatar was tall, she used an appearance reset potion to change her avatar into something similar to her real-life physique after getting stuck inside the game.

Akatsuki is confident in her skills as a fighter and doesn’t hesitate from a fight; however, her social skills always trouble her.

Akatsuki is insecure about her body since she is short; she’s often treated as a child, which infuriates her; because of some real-life incidents, Akatsuki was always alone with no friends.

11. Hifumi Takimoto from New Game!

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Hifumi is the closest modern-day character in the series; she’s an awkward mess whenever she has to interact with other members of the team socially; however, she has no problem while conversing through her cell phone. Due to her low social skills, Hifumi comes off as cold; however, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Hifumi is a very shy girl; she doesn’t prefer to verbally talk with other people or even make eye contact; the other employees in the company converse with her through messenger. In contrast to her shy personality, Hifumi loves to go out and have fun with other members; her interest include cosplays and anything cute.

12. Yuuki Konno from Sword Art Online

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Yuuki Konno, more commonly referred to as Yuuki, is the most tragic character in the Sword Art Online series. Even while clinging to her dear life against a terminal illness, she was a complete badass in the virtual world, defeating even Kirito at his best.

Yuuki was known to be the finest Duelist in all of ALfheim; after defeating many players worldwide, Yuuki earned her name as Absolute Sword.

The most impressive trait of her character is her mental strength; despite fighting her own battles in real life, Yuuki was always ready to help those who needed it. After meeting with Asuna, she eventually teamed up to fight a very strong boss.

13. Hotaru Shidare from Dagashi Kashi

There is no doubt that Hotaru is the star of the show; her crazy antics and fun facts about different types of candy keep the show going. She is the female protagonist of the series who one day arrives at an ordinary candy shop in the suburbs to invite Yo Shikada to work for her family; however, he denies her request saying he won’t leave the shop until his son Kokonotsu takes over.

From this point on, Hotaru spends all her time trying to make Kokonotsu understand the importance of dagashi and how every candy has a perfect history, but despite all this, Kokonotsu isn’t very interested in candy.

One word to describe Hotaru would be eccentric and stubborn; it’s true she sometimes acts a bit overdramatic when it comes to candy but that’s because she’s passionate and has a deep love for dagashi.

14. Suzukaza Aoba from New Game!

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Suzukaza Aoba is the protagonist of the wonderful New Game anime series; she’s a happy go-getter with a positive attitude who is excited to work at her favorite game company; as an excellent art student, Suzukaza is currently the character designer. 

She always has a positive outlook on life and tries to do everything in her power to make things work; meeting her co-workers for the first time, she was a bit weirded out but made an effort to connect with everyone. Despite having no prior experience in the gaming industry, Suzukaza began her work by practicing character models.

Suzukaza is extremely polite as she will always refer to other co-workers with honorifics, she’s also a hard worker plus a good friend as she will always help out others before doing her own work.

15. Hiradaira Chisaki from A Lull In The Sea

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Love triangles in anime are always a big mess, and while some characters get what they want; there are those are left alone with their feelings. Chisaki is the female protagonist of the series and a close friend of Manaka, Hisaki and Kaname; during the Ofuneki festival when everyone living inside the ocean went to sleep, Chisaki was the one who got left behind.

As a kid, Chisaki was more cheerful and mature than others around her age; she cared deeply for the people who were close to her; her desire to maintain a healthy relationship with her friends made it difficult for her to accept her feelings of love for Hikari.

16. Kamishiro Rize from Tokyo Ghoul

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If you wonder who was the worst date in the anime universe, It’d be Kaneki who went on a date with Rize; not only does his crush try to eat him, but he ends up becoming a ghoul after an operation. She’s officially an S-ranked ghoul by the name of Binge Eater because of her gruesome eating habits.

Initially, in the series, Rize seemed like just another ordinary human who loved to drink coffee and read her favorite book at a coffee shop; however, she uses her charms to lure people and then consumes their flesh for her personal pleasure.

17. Jirou Kyouka from My Hero Academia

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Jirou is the most practical and realistic girl from the My Hero Academia universe, She’s currently a student at U-A who’s training to become a pro hero someday. Jirou doesn’t take the spotlight when she’s among others and blends in well with the crowd; however, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t know how to rock her screentime.

Her love for music turns her into an eccentric person, she owns various instruments and can play all of them; even though she is somewhat embarrassed at first, it doesn’t stop her from showcasing her skills.

When she’s not talking about music, Jirou has an unenthusiastic personality; getting easily irritated by the shenanigans of Denki Kaminari and Mineta, she rarely socialize with others but she seem happy whenever she’s engaged in conversations.

18. Morioka Moriko from Recovery of an MMO Junkie

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Moriko is a fan-favorite character, mainly because of how relatable she is; we all want to escape the horrible reality and spend our time in an online game, just wandering through the beautiful scenery and doing quests with your gaming buddies.

After having some horrible incidents at her office, she decides to quit her job and spend the rest of her days as a NEET in her apartment, to get some sort of socializing done; Moriko jumps into an online multiplayer game where she meets a bunch of other players and starts her new social life.

Her in-game character Hayashi, is quite an interactive person who engages in conversation and jumps on the first opportunity to help others, completely contrasting her real-life personality. Moriko is a quiet person with low self-esteem; she prefers to be by herself and avoid people.

19. Izumi Kyouka from Bungou Stray Dogs

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Kyouka Izumi is the newest addition of the bungo stray dogs; she was originally a mafia member but later decided to join the stray dogs. Kyouka shares a somewhat similar past to Atsushi, who was always an orphan; however, unlike Atsushi, Kyouka doesn’t dwell on her past and looks for ways to be useful.

For some reason, Kyouka blames herself for the death of her family and believes that she should be punished, or she doesn’t have the right to live; that’s why after joining the mafia, she requested to end her life.

Initially, Kyouka was seen as a killing machine with no emotions. Still, after meeting Atsushi, who helped her revert to a teenager, Kyouka is a sweet and innocent girl who loves cute things and sweets.

20. Hatsuse Izuna from No Game No Life

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Animal girls in anime are just the best, especially the furry ones; we’ve characters and fans obsess over them about how cute they are. Izuna is a Werebeast girl and the recent ambassador of affairs between them and Immanity.

After losing her battle against Shiro and Sora, she decides to be a part of their team and learn about games; Shiro and Sora love to pet her furry ears and tail which Izuna enjoys.

Izuna is just the most adorable character in the series; her most noticeable trait is her use of the word “desu,” which means either thank you or please. She’s extremely polite whenever she addresses someone, she’s an innocent girl who loves to play games.

21. Blair from Soul Eater

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Catgirls are just the best and something that makes it even more special is that the catgirl is also magical. Yes, Blair from the famous Soul Eater series is a powerful witch with the ability to shapeshift into a cat, she originally lived in a magical pumpkin apartment after meeting Maka; Blair decided to live with her instead.

Blair has a playful personality, she’s also somewhat flirtatious and loves to get a reaction out of Evans. She’s confident in her magical and seduction abilities; as she often butts heads with Maka over various things.

Despite being a cat, Maka loves to take baths, wear skimpy-looking outfits, and shopping at other people’s expenses.

22. Serinuma Kae from Kiss Him, Not Me!

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You’ve heard of girls losing weight for a boy they like, or because of bullying and pressure from society, but how about obsessing over an anime character? Kae Serinuma is the protagonist of the series who is a total otaku and loves to watch anime in her spare time. 

After mourning over her favorite character in an anime, her character had a full body transformation where she turned from chubby to a slender young girl.

Though, even after getting popular in the school because of her transformation, her love for anime remains the same.

23. Sheele from Akame ga Kill

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Sheele is the sweetest and most caring character in the Akame ga Kill series, she’s a member of the vigilante group known as Night Raid who has a knack for killing but doesn’t enjoy doing it. She initially joined Night Raid to help people more positively and fight back against the injustice of the Kingdom.

She was the first to welcome Tatsumi into the group and helped him get familiar with the basics of their work, her closeness with Tatsumi is because she understands how it feels to lose someone who is close to you.

Sheele is warm, welcoming, and passionate; she goes out of her to help her team members, she’s also quite clumsy at times; often losing her glasses during chores.

24. Motoba Kirie from Himouto! Umaru-Chan

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Kirie Motoba is the sweetest little girl from Umaru-Chan, she’s a classmate of Umaru, and even though she is considered quite scary due to her short-temper, she’s actually a really sweet girl who just as troubles expressing her true feelings.

Due to her low social skills, Kirie is often seen as intimidating, which leads to her having no friends, and when she tries to make friends, she comes of an aggressive scary. Kirie only wishes to befriend Umaru; however, Umaru has no idea.

Despite not getting along with people around her age, Kirie is surprisingly talkative when she’s around Umaru’s indoor persona; since she sees her as Umaru’s younger sister Komaru.

25. Hamaoka Azusa from Grand Blue

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Azusa Hamaoka isn’t like the other girls, where many girls shy away from even being around guys, Azusa doesn’t mind being around them; she loves to enjoy her time no matter who she is with; she loves to drink and just party around.

The most entertaining aspect of the anime is her relationship with Iori Kitahara (protagonist) since she will always find ways to tease him; because she believes that he has a crush on her.

Azusa has a laid-back and mischievous personality; she loves to drink and party with other guys around her age and even strip alongside them during a party game which can be seen as a shameless act.

26. Tsuchimikado Natsume from Tokyo Ravens

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Natsume is the female lead of the series who cares more about her family traditions than her own feelings, as she disguised herself as a male student to keep the tradition of male children being the heir of the family.

Natsume is brave, kind and someone who knows how to handle herself in tough situations; she’s proud of her skills as an academic and a fighter, never backing down when someone challenges her authority.

Even though she kept a male student persona in high school, she would get jealous whenever Horuta was seen talking to another girl and would pull him away.

27. Cornelia Li Britannia from Code Geass

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There is nothing more honorary than giving your life for the good of your country, this is basically the motto of Cornelia Li Britannia who served as a minor antagonist in the series but later joined forces with the opposing party.

Cornelia holds herself in high regard as a chief general of the Britannia army and does everything in her power to attain victory in every battle; her love for her family is shown throughout the story as she deeply cares for her younger sister Euphemia and was shocked to find the truth about Lelouch and Nunnally.

Cornelia is strong, brooding, and cold toward those who oppose Britannia; her loyalty is what makes her one of the best characters in the series because after learning the truth; she switched sides and fought against the people she loved.

28. Shion from That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime

Shion is definitely the queen of our hearts with her clumsy, dense personality and her terrible cooking about which she’s very self-conscious as she would get angry if someone disses her cooking in any way which is quite hilarious.

She also gets quite jealous if someone else tries to come between her and Rimuru, Shion likes to spend her time tending to Rimuru’s every request and cuddle him throughout the day which can be sweet at times.

Shion is what you would expect from a character like her, she’s quite clumsy and simple in her methods but something that is unique about her is that she’s passionate about whatever she does.

29. Quinella from Sword Art Online: Alicization

Quinella is definitely a noteworthy character in the Alicization arc, she plays the role of a major antagonist throughout the series; acting as the admin of the Underworld. Even though she had access to the admin commands, she never wanted to hurt anyone; all she wanted to do was maintain her world.

Once she was a child, she realized the truth about their world; the strong will always prey on the weak, these were the rules set up by the developers, so she created the Taboo Index to avoid fights among people.

Quinella is determined; willing to do whatever it takes to achieve her goals, she has a manipulative personality as she would abduct people of the underworld; wiping their memories and turning them into Holy Knights.

30. Amaya Haruko from Maken-Ki!

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Haruko Amaya is the female protagonist of the series; she’s a delightful beauty with a voluptuous figure; currently the president of the student council security division. Since there are many boys in the school, her duty revolves around keeping them in check; she’s a crush of many boys in the school because of her beautiful figure and sweet personality.

However, Haruko herself has a crush on Takeru, a childhood friend of hers, and since she’s in love with him; she gets jealous whenever Takeru is talking to other girls. She currently shares a room with him and a few others just fighting over his affection.

Haruko is extremely kind and helpful toward her friends; she’s admired throughout the school for her selfless acts; however, she’s quite modest as she will always praise others while underestimating herself.

31. Goshouin Kyou from And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online?

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Game gender-benders animes are one of the unique twists in the romantic comedy genre, which is also appreciated. Goshouin is one of the main characters of the series and the leader of an in-game guild known as the Alley Cats; whenever she has trouble in-game, her goal is to spend real money to help her win.

Her love for games goes beyond an extra activity; gaming in her entire social life; she rarely interacted with others since she was born into an overprotective family. Goshouin started playing online games so she could meet people and make friends.

Goshouin has a laid-back personality and prefers to take the easy way wherever she can, which stems from her in-game persona where she would spend real money to further her advances in the game. We certainly hope you’re satisfied with our top picks for the best purple-haired anime girls; every girl is hand-picked and loved by the anime community. Cats in anime are just adorable aren’t they? While most of them do contribute to an anime’s plot, we do have some bystanders who just lick their paws and be on their way making their appearance from episode to episode; check out our top picks for the best cats in anime.