Top 10 Anime With The Best Girls

VOICE OVER: Ashley Bowman WRITTEN BY: Alex Crilly-Mckean
How can one show have so many waifus?! Join Ashley as he counts down the series that are iconic for having a variety of top tier and beloved female characters, such as "My Hero Academia", "Neon Genesis Evangelion", "We Never Learn, "KonoSuba", "High School DxD", "Sword Art Online", "Food Wars" and many more.
Top 10 Anime With The Best Girls

Yeah, we can hear the sound of torches and pitchforks outside our office already. Welcome to WatchMojo and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Anime With The Best Girls.

For this list, we’ll be looking at the series that collectively have the strongest calibur of best girls! Whether they’re powerhouse independents or fanservice messiahs, as long as they embolden and bring their respective show up a notch, they’re worthy of consideration. Let’s try to be civil now, folks.

#10: “My Hero Academia” (2016-)

Deku may be leading the charge to become the world’s next greatest hero, but he’s got one hell of a social group to back him up on the road to going pro, especially when it comes to ladies of Class 1-A. From the adorable Ochaco, beautiful genius Momo, all the way to life of the party Mina and amphibious Asui, the caped crusaders in this show continue to endear us with each passing season, and we haven’t even touched on the next-gen villains. As psychotic as she is, Toga’s just as much of a darling as her heroic counterparts. Only with a lot more stabby-stabby involved. And the pro-hero gals? Pfwohhh forget about it mate.

#9: “Food Wars” (2015-)

Delicious, stimulating to the senses, and an overall feast that never fails to put a smile on our faces. Are we talking about the food or Totsuki Academy’s lovely ladies? I’m not even going to justify that with an answer but they both end up stealing the show, especially when it comes to Soma’s pseudo-harem. Megumi is the sweetest snowdrop to ever wear a chef’s apron. Nikumi is the sizzling meat master who just wants the target of her affection to notice her more. And of course, we all have to bow down to the culinary queen that is Erina. Sharp or compassionate, she leaves us hungry for more.

#8: “We Never Learn” (2019)

As far as newcomers go, these ladies dominated the landscape last year, to the point where the battle for top girl was left in a hilarious stalemate. You’d think with a tsundere teacher as a romantic option it would be a clear victory in her favour, but between the eloquent nature of Fumino, the beautiful yet naïve short stack that is Rizu (my favourite), as well as the athletic Uruka who dreams of her childhood friend treating her like a princess, it’s impossible to decide who stands at the top. Good luck choosing, Naruyuki.

#7: “High School DxD” (2012-18)

You know, we know it, they know it – the only reason the ladies of the Occult Club have gained such a rabid fanbase over the years is because they are the quintessential masters of fanservice. Even if you ignore the ludicrously busty guest stars like Yasaka, Issei’s resident hunnies still take home the gold when it comes to sex appeal in all of its flavours. Asia has cuteness down to a tee, Koneko has got the catgirl thing covered, Akeno is every shade of raunchy ara ara, while Rias stands tall as the beautiful mistress who remains a ten out of ten in just about every category.

#6: “Sword Art Online” franchise (2012-)

It seems like for every entry this series throws at us, it finds a way to introduce an equally compelling female lead and throw her into the mix. Asuna obviously stands tall, not only as the main love interest but a competent warrior who has been shown to be capable of carrying the series by herself. Then you have the stoic sniper Sinon, Leafa for all those Imouto lovers out there, and Alice; the battle maiden forced to betray all she knew in order to do what’s right…while slowly accumulating a lady lust for Kirito the size of Underworld.

#5: “KonoSuba” (2016-17)

Okay, so in this instance the term best girl is pretty iffy on account that the girls in this series are by far the worst party members one could ask for when embarking on an epic fantasy quest. Aqua is a goddess but is lazy and selfish to the nth degree. Megumin is a firecracker of a mage but can only pull off one spell before fainting. Darkness is a great warrior but anything to do with masochism sends her spiralling into lewdness. While most would ditch them at the next tavern, we can’t get enough of them. Flaws and all, their waifus to the core!

#4: “Neon Genesis Evangelion” (1995-96)

Ah yes, the ultimate retro waifus that defined a decade in anime. And oh how we adore them, even if Anno can’t decide what the hell to do with them. While you have the likes of Ritsuko and Misato occupying that MILF pedestal throughout both the original and the Rebuild-Verse, none can hold a candle to the amount of merch sold by Asuka and Rei – the fire and ice of 90s girls, the beauties of Shinji’s life that manage to make his brief career as an EVA pilot both heaven and hell. Just ignore the parts where one keeps kicking your ass and the other is a dead mother clone and you’ve got two dream women, dude!

#3: “Fairy Tail” (2009-)

Just when you think you’ve gotten used to the parade of insanely gorgeous, entertaining and badass ladies that occupy the Fairy Tail Guild, along comes another wave of them to shake up the hierarchy! Lucy and Erza are the obvious standouts, managing to balance heartfelt moments with their friends, some serious magical talent on the battlefield, and as for attractiveness…I mean…you’ve seen the show, right? Of course, it would be remiss of us to not mention the other equally enticing heroes and villains up for the crown of best girl, like Levy, and Juvia, and Mirajane, and Kagura, and Mavis, and Minerva, and Irene… and Ultear. You get the idea!

#2: “Fate” franchise (2006-)

This just isn’t fair. There are so many prequels, sequels and spin-offs that trying to keep track of all the new, premium, girls leaping onto the screen is a herculean task in of itself. We would say Saber is the reigning champion as the face of the franchise, but then we have to specify which of her alternative versions we’re talking about! Then again that also applies to all of the Servants and Masters! Just when you thought Rin had peaked as the tsundere of legend along comes her reimagining in the form of Ishtar! You’re killing us here Fate.

Before we reveal our number one pick, here are a few honourable mentions!

“Kakegurui” (2017-)

“One Piece” (1999-)

“Puella Magi Madoka Magica” (2011)

“Haruhi Suzumiya” Franchise (2006-)

“A Certain Magical Index” Franchise (2008-)

#1: “Monogatari” franchise (2009-)

Araragi may not have the biggest harem out there, but we’ll be damned if the ladies who both love and loathe him aren’t some of the most fascinating we’ve encountered in an anime. From the supernatural afflictions that mark them all the way to their irrefutable appeal as growing young women, you’d be hard pressed to pick one of these characters over another. Do you go down the rabbit hole that is Senjougahara’s fractured yet enthralling personality, the vampiric perfection that is Shinobu, the gifted in-every-sense-of-the-word Hanekawa, or the oh so mischievous Kanbaru? How does this boy do it?