Top 10 Princely Anime Girls

Ladies, we’ve all been there. A guy rejects you, doesn’t give you the time of day, or is an overall jerk. Thankfully, anime has this wonderful character trope called princely girls. Princely girls are ladies who either look or act in a more masculine way, but with the added charm of a fairy tale prince. They’ll listen to you, hold you, and sweep you off your feet even if you’re not into women. Here are our ten favorites.

10. Shizuku Ashuu from Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku (Magical Girl Raising Project)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: October 2016 to December 2016

Koyuki always dreamed of becoming a magical girl, but the Magical Girl Raising Project app is as close as it gets. One day, the app’s mascot appears before Koyuki and offers her the chance to become a real magical girl. Koyuki accepts, and she couldn’t be happier. This happiness quickly turns into sadness once it’s announced that there are too many magical girls in Koyuki’s city. So how do you decrease the numbers? By having the girls save as many people as possible. The girl who saves the least amount of people each week dies.

There aren’t a lot of transgender characters in anime, so seeing Shizuku be so comfortable as a woman really put a smile on our faces. To Koyuki, Shizuku is her knight who will come and save her no matter where she is. Shizuku stands tall and is happy to help out any citizen in need, but when not in magical girl form, Shizuku reverts back into a high school boy. Shizuku has the knight in shining armor trope down pat, so we wouldn’t mind being saved by her.

9. Tsubasa Katsuki from Comic Girls

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: April 2018 to June 2018

Chaos is a 15-year-old mangaka trying her best to get published in a magazine, but after so many failed attempts Chaos’ editor sends her to a girls’ dormitory for mangaka to find inspiration. Though shy, Chaos is able to befriend her new roommates Koyume, Ruki, and Tsubasa. They’ll teach Chaos everything she needs to know to get published!

Koyume, a shoujo mangaka, is having difficulty drawing boys since she’s never interacted with one. But who needs a boy when you’ve got Tsubasa?! Tsubasa is a popular shounen mangaka who doesn’t really have a feminine side. Koyume instantly falls for Tsubasa and bases her male characters on Tsubasa’s physique and actions. Tsubasa isn’t exactly the romantic type, but she’s willing to go on dates, give advice, and show you a fun time.

8. Amou Kirukiru from Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism (Armed Girls Machiavellism)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: April 2017 to June 2017

When Aichi Symbiosis Academy went from an all-girls school to co-ed, the female students were given permission to arm themselves with weapons. The ladies of this academy believe that all boys are degenerate pigs who need to be corrected, and that’s exactly what the student council does. Fearing the council, all male students dress and act like women so that they won’t be punished, that is until Nomura transfers.

While most princely anime girls are sweet and cunning, Amou is rough and violent. In her old school, Amou dressed like a mob boss since she was the leader of a powerful gang. Even though Amou transferred to a disciplinary academy, the student council could not tie her down, giving her the name “The Empress”. It wasn’t until Nomura transferred to the academy that Amou started to develop feelings. We still get shivers whenever we think about how Amou charmed Nomura in the final episode. A wall slam, an air kiss, and claiming ownership? We need to fan ourselves!

7. Hotaru Tachibana from Aoharu x Kikanjuu (Aoharu x Machinegun)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2015 to September 2015

Hotaru hates the mistreatment of women and will stand up against anyone who tries. When Hotaru’s best friend gets tricked by a host club member, Hotaru stomps over to set things straight. The host, Matsuoka, challenges Hotaru to a survival game and Hotaru loses. However, the rush and excitement of the survival game awakened a beast inside her, and now Hotaru wants more.

Hotaru loves survival games, but if she wants to participate, she has to pretend to be a boy in order to stay on the team. Hotaru has a more masculine demeanor about her, so that’s a piece of cake. However, her teammates start to question their sexuality when they develop feelings for Hotaru. Of course, they don’t know that Hotaru is a girl, but that just makes it all the funnier when we see them freak out. You know Hotaru is doing an excellent job at pretending to be a guy if her straight male teammates start to fall for her.

6. Hanako Koyanagi from Wotakoi ni Koi wa Muzukashii (Love is Hard for Otaku)

  • Episodes: 11
  • Aired: April 2018 to June 2018

Narumi is a closet otaku who left her old job once her boyfriend dumped her for being a fujoshi. Narumi promises not to tell a single soul about her hobbies, until she runs into Hirotaka, a fellow otaku and childhood friend.

Hanako or Hana-chan is the type of woman we’d all love to be best friends with. She’s tall, beautiful, handsome, smart, a fujoshi, and an otaku. When Hana-chan is not at the office or arguing with her boyfriend, she’s preparing her next crossplay, responding to fans’ messages, and reading doujins. Hana-chan is so good at crossplay that her own boyfriend gets jealous of all the attention she gets from her fangirls. Hey, if you can make your man jealous by dressing up as a handsome guy, then you’re probably doing something right.

5. Yuu Kashima from Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2014 to September 2014

Getting rejected is extremely embarrassing, but have you ever confessed to your crush only to be handed an autograph? That’s what happens to Sakura when she confesses her love to Nozaki, a shoujo mangaka. How can a shoujo mangaka be so oblivious to real romance? That’s because Nozaki bases his manga on the strange antics from his fellow classmates.

How did Nozaki create a handsome male lead for all of his fans to swoon over? By basing him on the school’s prince, Yuu Kashima, of course. Yuu has the popular prince look down to a T, so it’s only natural that the drama club wants her to play the male lead in their plays. Though Yuu acts chivalrous on stage and towards the ladies, her charms won’t work on the club’s president, Hori-senpai. Hori-senpai often has to drag Yuu to practice since she keeps skipping them. Man, being a prince sounds tiring.

4. Shima Nishima from Watashi ga Motete Dousunda (Kiss Him, Not Me!)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: October 2016 to December 2016

Serinuma Kae is the type of fujoshi who not only ships anime characters, but also her classmates. One day, Kae’s number one husbando dies, so she starves herself for a week and suddenly turns beautiful. With her new gorgeous body, Kae gains the attention of four boys at her school. But Kae doesn’t want to live the otome game life, she wants the boys to be with each other!

Hana-chan isn’t the only crossplayer on our list! Although Shima’s a girl, she is a part of Kae’s reverse harem. Not only that, but Shima has the best chance of getting with Kae since she was the first to kiss her. Shima is sweet and charming due to her wealthy upbringing, but that doesn’t stop her from fangirling over a yaoi pairing. Think we’re done? Think again because Shima is also a famous doujin artist and fanfiction writer. Is there anything she can’t do?!

3. Haruhi Fujioka from Ouran Koukou Host Club (Ouran High School Host Club)

  • Episodes: 26
  • Aired: April 2006 to September 2006

Haruhi is not like the other students at Ouran High School. Ouran is a prestigious academy for the rich, but Haruhi attends on a scholarship. Haruhi can’t even afford the uniforms and wears bummy clothes. One odd day, Haruhi stumbles into the school’s host club and breaks a very expensive vase. To pay off the debt, Haruhi must work for the host club and romance their clients. That might be difficult since Haruhi is a girl.

Haruhi wasn’t always a handsome lady, in fact, she used to look like a hobo. Since Haruhi had to pay back the host club, she quickly cleaned up her look to romance the ladies. The thing about Haruhi is that she doesn’t try to be cool or romantic, but does what any good person should do; listen. Haruhi gives advice and comforts her clients with little to no effort because she’s a genuinely good person. To Haruhi, it doesn’t matter what your social status is or your gender, and that’s why nobody can help but fall for her, including her friends.

2. Haruka Tenoh from Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon (Sailor Moon)

  • Episodes: 46
  • Aired: March 1992 to February 1993

After saving a cat from getting hit by a car, Usagi is gifted super powers to defeat Queen Beryl of the Dark Kingdom. But before she can take on the Queen, Usagi needs to find the lost princess of the galaxy to stand a chance against Beryl. Can Usagi fight bad guys and find the princesses while trying to ace the next test?

Haruka or “Sailor Uranus” loves to tease pretty girls, and Usagi can’t help but blush and get embarrassed whenever Haruka playfully flirts with her. However, Haruka is in a committed relationship with Michiru or “Sailor Neptune”. When she’s not fighting crime or studying at school, Haruka is a professional racecar driver and dresses androgynously.

1. Utena from Shoujo Kakumei Utena (Revolutionary Girl Utena)

  • Episodes: 39
  • Aired: April 1997 to December 1997

Inspired by a prince who consoled her, Utena vowed to become a prince as well. Utena marches through the halls of Ootori Academy making sure no lady is harmed until she is roped into a dangerous game. The prize is Anthy, the “Rose Bride” with supernatural powers. What’s with the Rose Bride, and why is the game taking place at the academy? There must be a connection.

Like the title says, Utena is revolutionary! Utena doesn’t care about social norms and being ladylike. She prefers to wear the boys’ uniform, talks back to misogynistic jerks, and does her best to change the destiny of Anthy. Utena fears nothing and is willing to physically fight someone stronger than her in order to protect Anthy. If that’s not a prince, then we don’t know what is.

Final Thoughts

While we’re still sobbing over our man troubles, leave us a comment telling us your favorite princely anime girl. Have you seen any of the anime we’ve listed? and, which ones are you hoping to watch next? Let us know and we’ll respond to you as soon as we can. Till next time!

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Author: Sloan The Female Otaku

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