10 Best Anime Girlfriends, Ranked

Sometimes a relationship goes through difficulty because of the violent worlds the story takes place in, and sometimes the relationship is difficult because the boys have a lot of growing to do. Sometimes it’s a mix of both. Through all the ups and down, anime boys are lucky to have these girls by their side.

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There are girlfriends across the spectrum of personalities, some are doting (up to a point), and some take zero nonsense. Some relationships are constant from the start, and some have more of a slow-burn journey. But all these anime girlfriends are amazing and are perfect for their partner.

10 Orihime Is Both Responsible And Whimsical (Bleach)

Bleach‘s Orihime is sweet and nurturing, with an optimistic outlook on life. Her strong sense of responsibility drives her to work hard in school, but that doesn’t stop her from being creative with art and sports. She dates and eventually marries the protagonist Ichigo, and is adept at being empathetic to his emotions.

Orihime genuinely cares for Ichigo and has a soul-bond kind of connection with him, expressing that she wants to be with him just as much as she wants to be a teacher or an astronaut. She loves him so much that he’s a pillar in her life, but she doesn’t want to lose her sense of self in loving him, which is very healthy.

9 Oblivious Yukina Is A Lovely Complement To Kuwabara (Yu Yu Hakusho)

Yukina is the pretty green-haired Ice Apparition in Yu Yu Hakusho. Yukina stands out for her kindness and naïveté. Her relationship with Kazuma Kuwabara is incredibly understated, but it’s still there and worth mentioning as not every romantic relationship needs to be highly physical, and the two characters do care for each other in a very sweet, unique way.

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Yukina mistakes much of Kuwabara’s flirtatious overtures for jokes and finds him funny, but there is a special connection between the two to the point where they can communicate telepathically. Yukina brings out a different side of goofy Kuwabara, who fell in love with her at first sight.

8 Sailor Neptune, The Self-Contained Artist (Sailor Moon)

Sailor Neptune, also known as Michiru Kaiou, from Sailor Moon is with her lover, Sailor Uranus, since their first introduction to the audience and the rest of the Scouts. The hallmarks of Michiru’s personality are her elegance, self-assuredness, and artistry.

Sailor Neptune is the perfect counterpart to her girlfriend, Sailor Uranus (also called Haruka). They make a perfect duo of self-actualized people who mutually admire and encourage one another’s talents. Even though Sailor Neptune is a fairly serious person, Sailor Uranus brings out a more playful side of her.

7 Elektra, The Soulful Soldier Gives Everything For Love (Cowboy Bebop)

Elektra is an accomplished solider of the Mars Army in Cowboy Bebop and a fiercely devoted partner to Vincent Volaju. Despite Elektra’s best efforts, their relationship was doomed to be tragic because of an experimental miliary project.

Vincent began to lose his memory because of the experiment, including his memories of Elektra, but regardless, Elektra believed in him and went so far as to break military protocol to try and save him. Elektra’s devotion to Vincent was constant and caused her much pain; they deserved a happier ending.

6 Haruhi Doesn’t Jump Into Love Easily (Ouran High School Host Club)

Haruhi Fujioka is Ouran High School Host Club‘s main protagonist and at first, she’s mistaken for being a boy by her love interest, Tamaki Suoh. Tamaki quickly falls for Haruhi, but Haruhi is sensible and hesitates before diving into being Tamaki’s girlfriend, worrying that he’s too immature for her.

Haruhi’s affection develops over time, but when she’s sure of her feelings, she is brave enough to communicate those feelings to him when she thinks the time is right. Haruhi exemplifies an admirably mature approach to relationships.

5 Sypha Never Misses An Opportunity To Roast Trevor (Castlevania)

Castlevania‘s Sypha Belnades is an idealistic and highly intelligent character who never compromises her sense of right and wrong. She’s a scholar and a powerful Speaker. Her partner, Trevor Belmont is her himbo opposite in many ways, and her personality brings a good counterbalance to their relationship.

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Sypha isn’t easily impressed by Trevor, which is a good thing for Trevor. She is an important, albeit playful, check to his ego. Her idealistic nature also brings a sense of hope and bright future to their relationship which exists in a very grimdark world.

4 Kagome Gives Pushback To Inuyasha’s Animalistic Nature (InuYasha)

Kagome isn’t easily intimidated by the moody dog demon, Inuyasha. As a matter of fact, if she gets fed up enough, she’ll put him in his place, literally. Kagome has the ability to tell Inuyasha to “sit” whenever she thinks he’s being too rude or fussy, and he’ll be compelled slam down into the ground face-first wherever he is at the time.

Inuyasha is blessed to have Kagome, as she’s also willing to take risks, like kissing him when he’s in his demon-mode, in order to save him. It’s a shame it took Inuyasha so long to treat her well.

3 Sweet Tohru Deserves The World (Fruits Basket)

Tohru Honda is the human main character in Fruits Basket. She’s a mild-mannered Cinderella-type character who genuinely enjoys cooking, cleaning, and nurturing others. It’s all the more important that the people around her take care of her, in return. Some viewers think that Tohru is polite to a fault, but there’s a quiet strength in compassionate characters like her.

Kyo is as difficult to understand and admire as Tohru is lovable and kind. He processes a lot of guilt over his feelings for Tohru but strives to deserve her affection. The important part is that Kyo’s willing to become a better man. He’s supportive of Tohru even when it’s hard for him, and the two have fun together.

2 Eren Didn’t Deserve Mikasa (Attack On Titan)

Mikasa Ackerman strives to hold onto a positive outlook in the brutal world of Attack On Titan. Her connection to her love interest Eren begins in their childhood when Eren rescues her after her parents are murdered. Mikasa values family and peace; she’s levelheaded and always seems to know what to do when things take a turn for the worse – until the love of her life betrays her.

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She’s very attached to Eren and is heartbroken when she believes he’s gone. Just as Eren saved her when she was young, she will do just about anything to save him.

1 Complex Mai Is The Best Person For Zuko (Avatar: The Last Airbender)

Mai is a strong-willed, gifted warrior in Avatar: The Last Airbender. She has a long and complicated relationship with Zuko. She has a deep love for Zuko and when he hurts her, she expresses those feelings to him despite her reserved nature. Like Zuko, she is manipulated by poor parenting, but makes efforts to be better.

Mai loves Zuko so deeply that she saves him at great cost to herself. However, she’s no doormat, as she has no problem setting boundaries with Zuko and communicating what she needs and deserves in a relationship.

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