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Anime girls are known for having the craziest hair colors. We have already introduced you to a couple of those girls on our website, but no other color is as popular and well-known as pink.
Girls with pink hair are known to be innocent and loving. They are often clumsy and get lost in their daydreams. A friend with pink hair will try her best to support you and care for you, even if she does not always succeed.
At least that’s how anime girls with pink hair are often portrayed. Are the stereotypes really true? Let’s find out in our list of Top 10 Anime Girls with pink hair. Even though some of the characters presented below actually show these traits, there are so many other sides to pink-haired girls. So lean back and enjoy our quick compilation.
10. Yui from Angel Beats!
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: April 2010 - June 2010
Let’s start this list off with a character from one of my all-time favorite shows, Angel Beats!. I am speaking about no one less than Yui, the aspiring member of the band Girls Dead Monster.
It is hard to find the girl with long pink ponytails in a bad mood. Yui is known to be hyperactive, always talking fast and jumping around. Everything excites her and she wants to help and be involved anywhere she can. On top of simply assisting the girl band Girls Dead Monster she also wants to be an active member and contribute to their songs and live performances.
Even though Yui’s personality might get annoying at times, she is still just a girl with a good heart. She respects and looks up to the people around her and never tries to harm anyone. Yui comes from a tough background and being able to leave her past behind makes her a truly special character.
9. Yuki Takeya from Gakkou Gurashi!
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 2015 - September 2015
Next up is a girl from one of the most recent anime seasons, Yuki from Gakkou Gurashi!.
Even though Yuki is already a senior in high school, she acts and looks more like an elementary school student. She loves everything small and cute and even wears a hat with cat ears and animal hair clips attached to it. Her personality could be described as overly optimistic since she never sees anything bad in the world and only wants to have fun together with her friends that she deeply cares about.
Yuki is the stereotypical girl with pink hair. She is innocent, clumsy and could never hurt anyone even if she tried to. Much to the despair of her friends she is carefree and often relies on their help when situations get hard. Nevertheless, Yuki is a sweet girl that you just cannot dislike. A suitable choice for this list!
8. Nurse Joy from Pokémon
- Episodes: 276
- Aired: April 1997 - November 2002
You might have forgotten about her, but Nurse Joy is probably the first pink-haired girl many of you have encountered in anime.
Do I even need to explain to you who she is? As the local nurse of every town, Joy is the one responsible for taking care of your injured Pokemon. She is caring and kind and will always welcome you with a smile. There is no better person to entrust your Pokemon with and it is no wonder that Brock falls in love with her over and over again.
Nurse Joy shows the caring and helpful side of pink-haired anime girls. Unlike some other characters on this list, however, she is independent and can take care of herself. Every patient is treated with endless patience and love. Who wouldn’t mind having her as a nurse?
7. Saya Takagi from Highschool of the Dead
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 2010 - September 2010
Up to this point our pink-haired girls have been rather quiet and caring, but now it is time to introduce a completely new personality with Saya Takagi from Highschool of the Dead.
Don’t be conceived by Saya’s childish ponytails, because this girl gets the job done. Coming from a wealthy and well-known background, Saya already has the air of a born leader. She is a genius that contributes to the storyline of Highschool of the Dead by thinking strategically and logically. As the mastermind she likes to stay in the background, but that does not mean that Saya does not get what she wants.
Saya is a fascinating character that hides a soft side underneath her tough outer shell. It is true that she is able to command the other characters around, but at times she can be self-conscious and lost. It is hard not to feel for her and she definitely deserves a spot on this list.
6. Madoka Kaname from Puella Magi Madoka Magica
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: January 2011 - April 2011
Fans of Shoujo or Magical Girl anime should already be familiar with the next girl on our list. If not, allow me to introduce you to Madoka Kaname from Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
When it comes to anime girls that are caring, Madoka just needs to be mentioned. There is nothing that she loves more than being there for her friends and family. Her own needs are never her top priority and she will put everyone else before herself. Madoka is a thoughtful girl with gentle nature that thinks before she acts or speaks.
Madoka is one of those characters that might annoy you at the beginning of the show, but will soon grow close to you. Her timid personality seems boring at first, but it is exactly the traits mentioned above that bring this anime to a beautiful and heartwarming ending. Madoka Kaname is the sixth girl on our Top 10 list.
5. Jibril from No Game No Life
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: April 2014 - June 2014
Let’s move on to a beautiful yet deadly, intelligent yet impulsive pink-haired girl: Jibril from hit anime No Game No Life.
It first needs to be said that Jibril is actually a more than thousand years old mythical creature belonging to the Flügel race. Her purpose and aim in life is to gain as much knowledge as possible, stored in the form of books at her library. At first, Jibril seems to be very polite, but it soon turns out that she is condescending towards other races and does not seem to have high morals when it comes to solving problems by killing other people.
Jibril is the most mysterious girl of this list that hides a sadistic personality behind a calm face. Yet, she is not a bad person and turns out helping Shiro and Sora on their journey. When it comes to getting new knowledge she also shows an overly enthusiastic side that makes her irresistible.
4. Lucy from Elfen Lied
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: July 2004 - October 2004
You thought all pink-haired girls are innocent and harmless? Lucy from Elfen Lied is here to prove you wrong.
Just like Jibril before, Lucy actually isn’t human. She is part of a new species known as Diclonius and as such possesses supernatural abilities. Lucy’s real nature is far off from what her looks might suggest - she has been tormented throughout her life and also developed a sadistic nature herself. In the blink of an eye she can kill all humans around her without feeling any regret or sympathy.
Fans of the series will know that Lucy has a bipolar character and can also show another side. As Nyu she incorporates everything that pink hair stands for: innocence, purity and kindness. Lucy is a character that you will either love or hate and with her diverse personality she made it into the Top 5 of this list.
3. Inori Yuzuriha from Guilty Crown
- Episodes: 22
- Aired: October 2011 - March 2012
No one expected me to write this list without including all-time favorite pink-haired girl Inori Yuzuriha from Guilty Crown, right?
Inori Yuzuriha’s personality is mostly a mystery at the beginning of Guilty Crown. The beautiful girl is quiet and does not show any emotions whatsoever. Only slowly, as the story progresses, does she warm up and start exploring her own feelings. Despite her quiet nature, she actually cares about people that have earned her trust and will care for them the best way she can.
Seeing a darker and more monstrous side to this sweet and quiet girl is one of the many things that made Guilty Crown so popular. Not only is a fight between two opponents the main part of this story, but there is another war going on inside of Inori’s mind. She has captured the hearts of many viewers and definitely deserves a spot on this list.
2. Sakura Haruno from Naruto
- Episodes: 220
- Aired: October 2002 - February 2007
When it comes to girls with pink hair, there is just one name that needs to be mentioned: Sakura Haruno from Naruto.
Sakura has many faces; she can be full of joy like an innocent child, deep in thoughts or filled with determination. Overall, she is sensitive and understands well what is going on inside her and the people around her. Even though she fights hard to survive for herself, she still finds the energy to also care about her friends.
Despite not being the strongest ninja, especially compared to her teammates Naruto and Sasuke, Sakura has found her own path in life and managed to succeed at it. She realized her strengths and weaknesses and used them to her advantage. It is true that she can become annoying at times, but all in all her motivation needs to be acknowledged and she can be a role model to many of us.
1. Yuno Gasai from Mirai Nikki
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: October 2011 - April 2012
Our top choice is at the same time our ultimate proof that pink-haired girls are not always innocent and soft-spoken. Get ready to meet Yuno Gasai, the anime version of an overly attached girlfriend.
The only thing innocent about this girl is her appearance, with her big smile and the pink ponytails. There seems to be only one thought on her mind, namely Yuki and her love for him. Everything that stands between the two will be eliminated without a second thought. Yuno can be feminine and sweet when she wants to, but deep down she is a ruthless killer without morality.
Yuno Gasai is an amazing character that will shock you throughout the show. Her personality develops in a completely different direction than viewers might have expected and in doing so adds more suspense to the whole anime. With her cold-blooded, bipolar nature we just had to give her the first spot on our list.
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This concludes our Top 10 list, I hope your favorite anime girl with pink hair was represented. The choice of hair color already says a lot about the kind of personality the producers want to convey with that character. While some of the characters above were the stereotypical pink-haired girls, there are also some to prove you wrong. Don’t be fooled by the innocent faces of these characters - you never know what they might hide behind it.
What do you think of our recommendations and who did we miss out on? Share your opinions in the comment section down below.