Who are the best purple hair anime girls?
Purple-haired anime characters definitely stand out in a crowd and are almost always guaranteed to be special.
Today we are looking at some of the best anime girls with purple hair, and the competition couldn’t be steeper.
We’ve scoured the world of anime to try and find the best purple hair anime girl, and the task wasn’t easy.
With so many fantastic contenders, we’ve done our best to single out the very best for your viewing pleasure.
The Best Purple Hair Anime Girls
Our ranked lists are created by researching and rounding up information from the most reputable web sources.
Here’s our list of the 25 best purple hair anime girls:
25. Hotaru Shidare (Dagashi Kashi)
Hotaru is as sweet as the candy she gets overly excited about.
As the daughter of a candy developer, to say that she has a sweet tooth is an understatement and her knowledge of the different types of candy is incredibly impressive.
She’s rarely ever seen without some type of sweet nearby or in her mouth.
Her love of sweets is both relatable, endearing, and totally adorable.
24. Tsukasa Hiiragi (Lucky Star)
One of the four protagonists of Lucky Star, Tsukasa, is the epitome of sweet, nieves, and completely innocent.
Usually seen wearing her white and red school uniform, Tsukasa’s naivety and gentleness greatly contrast her sister, Kagami, who tends to be more harsh and arrogant.
Overall, Tsukasa is a calm, loving, and tranquil character that appears just as soft as her feathery lilac hair.
23. Road Kamelot (D.Gray-Man)
Despite being one of the oldest members of Noah, Road retains the appearance of a teenager and childishness that she seems to grow out of.
However, to counteract this childlike disposition, Road also has a sadistic streak, especially when it comes to those she dislikes or people who threaten her family.
She has even been shown to torture multiple people in some pretty brutal ways.
All of this, coupled with her spiky dark purple hair, makes her a very unforgettable character.
22. Kagami Hiiragi (Lucky Star)
Kagami is another of the four protagonists of Lucky Star and the older twin sister of Tsukasa.
She ranks higher than her sister because she is just so fun to watch as a stereotypical tsundere.
Kagami is way more egotistical than her sister and tries her best to hide just how attached she is to her friends.
She is the perfect contrast to her sister, as they couldn’t be more opposite despite being twins.
21. Kamishiro Rize (Tokyo Ghoul)
Rize is one of the most memorable characters from Tokyo Ghoul, and it isn’t just because of her long purple hair.
As a ghoul doing her best to blend in with society, Rize is enigmatic and acts as a femme fatale to all those who fall for her charming and disarming personality.
However, due to her voracious appetite, she earned the nickname “Binge Eater,” which caused her to become a threat to other ghouls living in the wards of Tokyo.
While Rize is the furthest thing from a hero, she certainly leaves a lasting impression on fans.
20. Aoi Yamada (Working!!)
Aoi is an extremely interesting and mysterious anime character, and if you haven’t heard of her, you’re in for a treat.
A self-proclaimed 15-year-old, Aoi was first introduced as a character with a tragic backstory that involved her parents dying in a house fire and her being the only survivor.
This was eventually proven to be a lie.
In another instance, her name, Yamada, is called out, and she fails to respond, eventually leading her to admit that she’d forgotten that was the name she was currently using.
When it comes to Aoi, it’s hard, to tell the truth from fiction, which makes her an interesting character that fans keep coming back to, if only to speculate about her true motivations.
19. Toko Fukawa (Danganronpa)
Toko’s long dark purple hair and black school uniform give her a unique appearance, especially when coupled with her large wire-rimmed glasses.
While she may look like a gloomy outcast at a distance, her suspicious and self-deprecating nature stems largely from the bullying she faced as a child.
To make things worse, she also suffers from a lot of trauma that causes her to be afraid of blood and the dark.
However, when she finally can connect with Komaru and accept her as a true friend, she experiences a lot of character growth, making her journey well worth watching.
18. Jiro Kyoka (My Hero Academia)
There’s no denying that Jiro is a cool-looking anime character, and she’s too good to keep on the sidelines.
Her dark purple asymmetrical fringe, dark onyx eyes, and black leather jacket make her instantly stand out from the others in the series.
Using her unique headphones, she can channel the sound of her heartbeat to cause a violent quake, listen in to even the softest sounds in her location, and lash out with them in a whip-like fashion.
Between her awesome powers and her fantastic singing voice, you’ll be hard-pressed to find something not to love about Jiro.
17. Izumi Kyouka (Bungou Stray Dogs)
Kyouka had a fairly happy childhood, at least until she was orphaned and adopted by the Port Mafia and trained as an emotionless assassin.
As a character, she can be incredibly cold, ruthless, and willing to do anything to do her duty.
While she does become an invaluable member of the Agency, these old tendencies remain and make her a force to be reckoned with.
Despite her killer disposition, she is genuinely likable, and fans appreciate watching her receive the attention and care she deserves after being deprived of it for so long.
16. Moriko Morioka (Netoju)
Moriko may not seem like much at first glance.
As a 30-year old woman with medium-length purple hair, she has spent 11 years working for the sales department of a company only to abruptly quit and immerse herself in a virtual world.
As an introverted and quiet person, Moriko spends her days playing an online MMO in an attempt to find satisfaction that she has been unable to find in real life.
In-game, she calls herself Hayashi and makes connections with other players easier than she could in person.
While quitting your job to play games all day may be irresponsible, to be honest, it’s probably a dream come true for most of us, and that makes Moriko totally relatable.
15. Kurumi Ebisuzawa (Gakkou Gurashi!)
Kurumi is a zombie-killing badass in a Japanese school uniform. What more could an anime fan want?
With her long purple hair tied back in twin pigtails, this girl is the most capable zombie killer in the School Life Club, and she can take on multiple enemies without suffering so much as a scratch.
However, despite being a fierce fighter, Kurumi is also extremely cheerful and energetic. She works hard, takes care of her friends, and does what she can to keep everyone safe.
She even shows compassion towards zombies if they appear to have any signs of humanity left, making her an endearing figure for many fans.
14. Konno Yuuki (Sword Art Online)
Yuuki is another anime girl with purple hair who loses herself in a virtual world. While she sports black-brown hair in real life, online, she has long purple locks.
Despite suffering in real life due to a terminal illness, she conquered the digital realm, winning numerous duels and earning herself an impressive reputation.
Along with being a fantastic player, she also helped uplift other people and made sure to always live life to the fullest in one of the only ways that she could.
13. Yoruichi Shihōin (Bleach)
When not in her cat form, which she prefers, Yoruichi has dark skin, golden eyes, and long purple hair tied back into a high ponytail.
As a character, she is highly intelligent and very witty, acting differently from other nobles despite being one herself.
She is sometimes mistaken for a man since she uses masculine words and has a decidedly non-feline voice. (Ironically.)
This powerful purple-haired powerhouse is one that many Bleach fans are fond of, and she stands out as one of the most memorable anime characters from the series.
12. Hifumi Takimoto (New Game!)
Hifumi is a character that a lot of modern anime fans can relate to.
She’s the definition of a dandere, hating having to speak to people in person and preferring to communicate online instead.
However, although she is shy in person, she is exceptionally cheerful, lively, and outgoing when messaging, often using a lot of emojis in her messages.
Despite her disliking in-person interactions, she is adorable to look at with her waist-length purple hair, cute heart-shaped face, and large blue eyes.
11. Kotomi Ichinose (Clannad)
Another dandere character, Kotomi, is exceptionally intelligent, usually finding herself in the top 10 of any given subject.
However, despite her book smarts, she relies on Tomoya to help her with her social skills.
Kotomi has some interesting purple hair, with half appearing to be a cropped style and the rest longer, reaching down past her shoulders.
While it may sound weird, the style works for her and definitely makes her a more recognizable character.
Although she may seem like your typical anime girl, she does have a bit of a tragic past that holds her back, and it is only with the help of Tomoya that she eventually can overcome this roadblock.
10. Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop)
Faye is an iconic character from an iconic anime, and it’s hard to mistake this purple-haired beauty for anyone else.
With a brash personality backed up by hedonistic habits, Faye is as likely to flirt with you as she is to shoot you.
After spending 54 years cryogenically frozen, Faye was revived and eventually joined the Bebop.
Despite spending a long time as a loner, she comes to enjoy and care for her companions, even if those feelings initially frightened her.
9. Akatsuki (Log Horizon)
This girl is a walking example of why you should never judge a book by its cover.
Originally a cute university student who masqueraded as a tall, mysterious male assassin in Elder Tale, Akatsuki ends up getting more than she bargained for when the Catastrophe hit and forced all logged-in players into the digital game world.
Thankfully, she reset her character and changed her appearance to one that better mirrors her real-world self with long purple hair and bright purple eyes.
Despite being a capable assassin in-game, Akatsuki still struggles with self-esteem issues, making her personality relatable to many fans.
8. Sumire Kakei (Boruto)
At first glance, Sumire is a meek, quiet, and often flustered girl who no one would ever expect to hide a dark secret.
However, once this guise is dropped, she is shown to be a serious, driven girl due to her father’s intense training while she was a child.
Although she eventually does get set on a good path, Sumire is another example of how even the cutest anime girls may be hiding some significant secrets.
7. Saeko Busujima (Highschool of the Dead)
If you ever find yourself in a zombie apocalypse, Saeko is someone that you’re going to want on your side.
As a melee master, Saeko is deadly and takes an almost sadistic pleasure in fighting and controlling someone else’s life.
However, this isn’t to say that she lacks morals, as demonstrated when she fails to kill a pair of zombie children.
Although her enjoyment of most violence has led to her having trouble accepting who she is, eventually, she realizes that she is integral to keeping her group alive.
6. Touka Kirishima (Tokyo Ghoul)
Touka is a character that many fans adore, and for good reason. Not only is she gorgeous, but she is one of the most well-written characters in the series.
Torn between needing to be ruthless to survive and her kind heart, Touka hates her ghoulhood after being taught to reject it by her father.
However, Touka was forced to do whatever she needed to survive at a very young age once he was gone.
Although she does learn to open up and become warmer to the people around her, no one can really blame her for being withdrawn at first due to all of the struggles she’s had to endure.
5. Minene Uryuu (Future Diary)
Minene appears very psychotic at first, becoming excited at performing acts of terrorism.
While she does eventually mellow out, showing a sensitive side when it comes to animals and children, it’s best to keep in mind not to cross her.
Like other dangerous ladies on this list, Minene isn’t just violent and troubled for no reason. Her past haunts her and shows up in several flashbacks throughout the show.
4. Motoko Kusanagi (Ghost in the Shell)
Motoko is the definition of a strong, independent woman, and she isn’t given to relying on others to get a job done.
Despite not needing help, she is a natural leader, as shown in her relationship with her Section 9 operatives.
While she values efficiency and often wears revealing clothes to fool her opponents, deep down, she longs for something that can prove her humanity.
3. Yuki Nagato (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
This lilac-haired girl is the definition of a kuudere. She rarely speaks, and when she does, it’s in a monotone voice.
She is even shown to ignore attempts at communication when possible, instead using only nods, pointing, or staring.
While she does have a strong understanding of human emotions, Yuki struggles to express them herself due to how limited it can be compared to the data transfer usually used by others like her.
While this may make her seem uninteresting on the outside, once you learn she’s a closet otaku who’s secretly into cosplaying, manga, video games, and anime, you’ll start to relate to her a lot more.
2. Misato Katsuragi (Evangelion)
It’s hard to sum up Misato since she’s such a multi-faceted character. Which honestly makes her much more relatable.
At home, she’s a total slob, a slight alcoholic, and eats food that would make Gordon Ramsey blow a blood vessel.
However, when working, she is extremely calm, reserved, and capable of being both a bureaucrat and field commander.
1. Hitagi Senjougahara (Bakemonogatari)
Hitagi isn’t the only character on this list to have trauma leftover from their past, but she stands out for being one of the most interesting to watch.
With a sharp tongue, an aversion to children, and a habit of threatening people, Hitagi is as entertaining as they come.
Although she does grow a lot throughout these series, fans enjoy her growth, especially in her relationship with Aragagi.
Choosing the best purple-haired anime girls isn’t easy, but these 25 stood out to us as some of the most iconic and memorable.
While not all of these characters may be waifu material, they’re all guaranteed to keep you watching again and again, which is why we love them.
Who’s your favorite purple hair anime girl? Leave a comment below.
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