Kemonomimi, or animal ears, will never go out of style. Ever. They’re just so great. We see cat eared girls popping up in any series now, regardless of whether or not they are appropriate. But that’s okay, we still love them. But what of the other animal girls: the dogs, the cows, the bunnies? It feels like they just don’t get the love they deserve sometimes, despite being just as adorable as their feline friends.
So for that reason amongst others, today we feel it is appropriate to bring the joys of bunny girls to light, for your viewing pleasure. But I’m afraid you won’t find just any old playboy bunny suits here. No, these are the real deal, ears and tails come pre-attached. Well mostly.
10. Komugi Yoshida from Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: January 10th 2016 - March 27th 2016
Komugi Yoshida is just your regular middle school idol, who, despite her two idol classmates beating her in popularity, is determined to never give up on her dreams. After coming across an injured creature named Usa-P and taking care of it, the unusual creature offers to give her the powers of a Legendary Girl to repay her. And so begins the story of Nurse Witch Komugi-chan: magical girl, idol and middle school girl.
One of the few main characters on the list, Komugi’s fluffy ears aren’t permanent, but rather one of the adorable perks of her magical girl transformation. As a parody of the magical girl genre, if you like magical girls you can expect to see a lot of familiar traits in Komugi. With the classic clumsiness, slight hopelessness and kind heart that any magical girl should have, we would go as far as to say Komugi is just bun-tastic.
9. Usa-Tan from Etotama
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: April 9th 2015 - June 25th 2015
Etotama follows Nyan-tan, a cat spirit, in her journey to becoming one of the twelve Chinese zodiacs, all of whom are of course embodied by cute girls. To aid her in her quest, she has enlisted the help of high schooler Takeru Amato, or put more accurately she’s freeloading at his house. Usa-Tan, the Zodiac God of Rabbit, is one of the challengers Nyan-Tan must face, ranked at number four amongst the Zodiac Gods.
Usa-Tan’s outfit comes as no surprise, a traditional casino style bunny suit to go with her long protruding ears. Confident and intelligent, Usa-tan lives up to her princess like personality by owning several of her own companies including Usa-tan Company and Usa-tan Productions. Understandably this means she has no trouble toying around with the other, not so bright, Gods and poor Nyan-tan. Always lady-like, Usa-tan is perfectly suited to being a member of the ridiculous and hilarious Etotama cast.
8. Ingrid Sorveig Sorgrims from Astarotte no Omocha! (Astarotte's Toy!)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: April 11th 2011 - June 26th 2011
At the ripe old age of 10, succubus princess Astarotte Ygvar is now expected to begin assembling her male harem, to ensure her successful future of course. Hating men and claiming that she will only begin a harem if a human man is involved, Naoya Touhara is brought over from Earth to solve the issue. However with numerous women around she isn’t the only one with her eyes on Naoya, enter Ingrid Sorveig Sorgrims, the Great Sage Ini.
Despite being old 7 years old Ingrid is currently the most intelligent being in the world of Alfheimr, partly due to her genius father and the fact that she reads an unreasonable number of books. A quiet kuudere, with her bunny ears and small frame Ingrid gives the rest of the cast a run for their money when it comes to cuteness. In fact I’d go as far as to say she’s the most down right adorable bunny on this list.
7. Mina Tsukuda from Getsumen to Heiki Mina
- Episodes: 11
- Aired: January 14th 2007 - March 25th 2007
Originally a fictitious anime from the drama Densha Otoko, Getsumen to Heiki Mina features Mina Tsukuda as a transforming, bunny law enforcer. After aliens discovered the joys of Earth sports, they began to partake in the fun, with some of them getting a little bit too excited, harassing stadiums and attacking fans. As part of Rabbit Force, Mina Tsukuda’s job is to uphold a treaty ensuring that such incidents don’t occur by using her powers as her battle ready alter ego Miina Tsukishiro.
Balancing her life as a high school girl, Miina, and SpoLuna announcer, Mina’s story is one of how with hard work and a never give up attitude, you can achieve anything. A surprisingly diligent and responsible main character for a magical girl series, if you need a schoolgirl to fight aliens she’s probably your best bet. As someone who hates carrots, the fact that she gets her powers as a Miina from food containing carrots can prove quite troublesome at times, troublesome and amusing. Being one of the few bunny girl protagonists around, Getsumen to Heiki Mina is about as rabbit filled as an anime can get.
6. Chuchu from Show By Rock!!
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: April 5th 2015 - June 21st 2015
Show by Rock, based on a mobile game by the same name, follows high school girl Cyan who gets sucked into the world of her favorite rhythm game. She soon meets band Plasmagica, including lead singer and guitarist Chuchu, and the group work to make their mark in Midi City, the city of music. As creator and leader of the band Chuchu holds the most authority and is seemingly the most dedicated to their success.
A well-mannered honor student, Chuchu’s charisma and diligence make her the perfect leader to keep such an oddball group together and ensure their success. Not believing in charms or fate, Chuchu reasons that everything can be earned through practice and hard work, which goes hand in hand with her secret desire to start a solo career away from the others. As such, she is sometimes in danger of letting her pride get the better of her, with her own dreams of fans and fame. Despite this, she’s a good girl at heart and becomes incredibly attached to her bandmates throughout the series.
5. Vert Far Breton from Dog Days
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: April 2nd 2011 - June 25th 2011
In the world of Dog Days, wars aren’t so much bloody battlefields as they are fun, country-wide activities aired on TV. With animal ears galore and fallen warriors turning into cute fluffy blobs, Dog Days is about as relaxed as fighting gets. Vert Far Brenton works for the Galette faction as part of Génoise, Gaul Galette des Rois’s bodyguard team.
Part of such an elite team, Vert is Gallette’s master archer, though as one of the most air headed characters in the show (a show full of air headed characters) at times she can do more harm than good. The only bunny girl to appear so far in the show, Vert has quite a unique appearance amongst a cast of mostly cats and dogs. Despite their origins as the shows “bad guys”, the members of Génoise are friendly as anything in reality, Vert included, and later on become victims of the show’s more amusing and ecchi antics.
4. Charlotte E. Yeager from Strike Witches
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 4th 2008 - September 19th 2008
The year 1944 on all alternate version of Earth, and the planet is under siege by an alien race known as the Neuroi, who have already devastated parts of Europe and Africa. To combat them, units were formed consisting of Witches donning Striker Units, utilizing a combination of magic and technology to fight. Charlotte E. Yeager, known as Shirley to her friends, is a member of the 501st Joint Fighter Wing, originally stationed in Britannia.
Known for being one of the fastest witches on earth, Charlotte’s rabbit familiar is a perfect fit for her. Although not a true rabbit girl, when fighting with her Strike Unit she, like the rest of the cast, pops out some cute ears and a fluffy tail. Bright and outgoing, Charlotte’s positive attitude and confidence makes her liked by many and ensures she has little trouble making friends. Although sometimes her live fast, die young attitude is a bit much for some.
3. Melona from Queen's Blade: Rurou no Senshi (Queen's Blade: The Exiled Virgin)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: April 2nd 2009 - June 18th 2009
Once every four years, a new Queen is chosen, with the only requirement being to win the Queen’s Blade tournament. Imaginably this is much harder than it seems, with not only other combatants to worry about, but schemers, thieves and assassins who wish only to make a profit off of the tournament. One such problem is Melona, a servant and assassin of the powerful Swamp Witch, sent to disrupt the tournament.
Melona is a fairly well known character, particularly amongst ecchi crowds, due to the fact that she’s made entirely out of pink slime, her most notable feature being the gooey pink hands covering her breasts. As a slime girl, she is capable of not only using said goo as a weapon, but mimicking the attacks of others, altering her appearance, and numerous other impressive abilities which enable her to be such a proficient assassin. Both cruel and seductive, Melona enjoys playing with and tormenting her foes in very creative ways, making her an excellent villain for a series like Queen’s Blade.
2. Nashetania Loei Piena Augustra from Rokka no Yuusha (Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 5th 2015 - September 20th 2015
In a world threatened by the return of a once defeated Demon God, six heroes, the Braves of the Six Flowers, are chosen to venture into the demon’s homeland and ensure that such a thing does not come to pass. Granted powers to ensure that they can fend off their demonic foes, Nashetania Loei Piena Augustra, the first Princess of Piena, is one of these Braves. But when seven Braves show up instead of the prophesied six, things immediately get complicated.
Bunny eared characters seem to follow a trend of being one of a kind in their series, with Nashetania following suit as the only bunny character to appear in Rokka no Yuusha thus far. The Saint of Blades, she is capable of creating incredible numbers of blades from thin air for both offensive and defensive purposes, making her one of the strongest offensive members of the cast. A tricky girl to figure out, Nashetania has a habit of acting very differently around different people, being a helpless and cutesy princess in front of protagonist Adlet, whilst showing a darker, harsh side of herself around others. Interesting, pretty and possibly hiding something, Nashetania is one of the most well developed characters on this list, and a joy to watch.
1. Kurousagi from Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? (Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren't They?)
- Episodes: 10
- Aired: Jan 12, 2013 to Mar 16, 2013
After being transported to the world of Little Garden, our super powered and very fortunate problem children protagonists are soon met by their summoner Kurousagi, also known as Black Rabbit. Despite being the ideal girl to introduce them to their new environment, the problematic kids have no trouble poking fun at and generally harassing our cute rabbit girl to near breaking point. Despite being slightly incompetent (read: pitiable), it’s down to Kurousagi to accompany super natural annoyances Izayoi, You and Asuka in their battle against the world’s Devil King.
The perfect fusion of sexy, casino style bunny girl and cotton tailed, ear twitching half-rabbit, Kurousagi is the ideal when it comes to anime bunny girls. Although both hopeless and kind of pathetic at times, Kurousagi’s loyalty and spirited attitude is admirable, doing everything in her power to help her friends and the No Name community she belongs to. Although often the butt of jokes, she also remains one of the most powerful members of the cast, holding four of her clan’s ‘gifts’ along with her naturally incredible speed and strength. Possibly more important than everything else however, when fighting or emotional her hair turns a pretty pastel pink color, which is just adorable.
There’s been a definite increase in animal eared girls in recent years, likely due to the explosion of moe shows hitting our screens. So if the industry continues in this direction we can hope to see yet more fluffy tailed females appearing before us.
So that’s our top 10 bunny girls in anime, and hopefully they were to your liking. But that’s enough of us rabbiting on, we’d like to know what you think! So whether it’s about your favorite bunny of the list, or that you’re hopping mad that your favorite didn’t make it, leave us a comment below.