Strongest Red Haired Anime Characters – The Female Invasion!

nekoAs the rule of the male red-haired anime characters comes to its end, I am setting an example and paying the needed attention to their female colleagues. Beauty, passion, frightening fierceness – these ladies sure know how to make an otaku fall in love. Appealing and attractive, they can also be funny though!

Read about the amazing warriors, mages, espers, beauties as well as the strangest red-haired girls in the otakuverse! I just want to note that I have not put ginger girls here as I am planning a whole chart of cool gingers for you!

See below who are my top red-haired anime girls!

1 vs 100 Erza
Erza Scarlet is not afraid to take on a challenge.
Erza vs 100
Because she knows she can beat everyone.

Who doesn’t know Erza Scarlett? The fierce and extremely strong woman comes from Fairy Tail. An amazon in disguise and a strawberry shortcake lover by soul, this fighter is probably one of the first characters that come to the mind of an otaku when we say “red-haired female”. With her ability to change clothes and armours, she is able to take on even the hardest of warriors. Her intellect and physical strength, on the other hand, makes her the worst enemy one can have, even if they are in the same guild.


Strikingly beautiful and charming… this is nothing like my next grell sutcliffcharacter! She is tall, skinny and has a smile that no one can resist… looking away from. With a chainsaw for a weapon and love for a daemon, Grell Sutcliff is probably a red-haired anime girl you didn’t expect to see here. Well, even though – Grell is here. What if he’s not truly a female character? I think traps should be accepted for what they are as well.Watch the famous Kuroshitsuji to find out more about him!

Makise Kurisu Steins Gate
It’s easy as one, two, three to make Hououin a laughing stock in front of the scientific community.

Strength isn’t everything, is it? Definitely not in Steins;Gate where probably the most definite and memorable character is the Japan-born and US-educated Kurisu Makise. With her intellect, she shattered a theory of Hououin and then, again by the means of her incredible mind, she managed to prove him right. Do time machines exist and can a microwave over actually help you solve your life’s mysteries? Yes and no, in fact it was exactly Kurisu-san, who took over the entire show and explained to the lab members how love, hate, science and all in-between is made.

Kallen Stadtfeld
The young revolutionist is ready for anything and to do anything to make the world a better place.

There is probably not many red-haired girls who can pull-off rabbit ears as well as win a fight against the army. I have made my best to create a curious list. This is why, after introducing Erza-chan, I am also presenting you… Kallen Stadfeld. She’s Code Geass’ amazing fighter girl who can ride almost any mecha and fend off all enemies. If you can ever imagine what it’s like to not have a home country and for your home place to be just some number in the map of the Empire, she can teach you all about it and how to turn life upside down.

Force of Absolution
Force of Absolution alongside Aoi and Shiho

Ultimately cute as she is, the Queen Kaoru Akashi is my next top red-haired girl. Although still a child in both the prequel (Zettai Karen Children) and THE UNLIMITED series, she is a charming angel, but most of all – the key to a new world. The Espers have two hopes in this world – Hyoubu Kyousuke and the Queen. While Hyoubu is there, battling against time and his own age, Kaoru is still too young and her time has not come. Nonetheless, even though all the responsibility and emotional burden she has as a young Esper in the service of the authorities, Kaoru-chan is an amazing and never-ending source of energy and abilities. Who can deny an Esper that can grow wings and heal other Espers from negative influence?


Five are a good company, so I will let your enjoy these cool anime series and their quite great red-haired female characters. For those of you who have ended-up here seeking for a show with similar girls to these, I have decided to be of use and give you some more lovely and pretty strong red-haired girls from the otaku world:

Shana (Shakugan no Shana)

Yoko Littner (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)

Nao Yuuki (Mai-HiME)

Kushina Uzumaki (Naruto Shippuuden)

Ayano Kannagi (Kaze no Stigma)

Satella Harvenheit (Chrno Crusade)

Mei Terumi (Naruto)

Baroness Angelina Dalles-Burnett a.k.a. Madam Red (Kuroshitsuji)

11 thoughts on “Strongest Red Haired Anime Characters – The Female Invasion!

  1. Kurisu is my personal favourite, though a bit too tsundere. :) And of course Erza-sama. I don;t care if she’s ecchi or not, she is a top lady. :) :) :)

    P.S. Does not Kagura count as a red hair? She sure is strong…

  2. Your charts are epic ;) I am a great fan of the karen children, so thanks for Kaoru. Of course, Erza is also a fave of mine ;)

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