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Top 30 Best Anime Waifus Of 2023

What are the most important friendship betrayals in history? Is it when Brutus engaged in the assassination of his beloved friend Julius? Or when the Greeks used the Trojan Horse to enter the city of Troy? Wrong! It is the most ruthless and heated Waifu Wars of the 21st century!

All jokes aside, we know how seriously anime fan take their waifus. And it’s not like we can blame them. With as many personalities as colors on this planet and endearing traits that resonate with all of us, it’s difficult not to fall in awe every time we lay eyes on them.

Anime is a medium that doesn’t shy away from showing characters on every spectrum of every human feature possible and we will always love it for that.

Today, we will be talking about the Top 30 Best Anime Waifus Of 2023. Since we are shining the light on the lovely ladies from last year, we won’t be considering characters from long-running series like One Piece or Naruto. Also, to maintain fairness, no more than two characters per anime.

Step aside, damsels in distress! It’s time to celebrate the true queens of anime – the waifus who kick butt, steal hearts, and make us swoon!

Top 30 Best Anime Waifus Of 2023

30. Lieselotte Riefenstahl

Lieselotte Riefenstahl

Japanese Nameリーゼロッテ・リーフェンシュタール
Anime NameEndo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Lieselotte (Tsunlise)
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorPurple
BirthdayApril 13th

Starting off our list with our adorable tsundere, Liese-tan. She is high specs, beautiful, intelligent, and has love greater than the mountain for her fiance, Prince Siegwald. However, she has trouble expressing herself honestly, which gives others the wrong impression about her.

All thanks to our two great commentators, the misunderstandings revolving around her were solved one by one, baring her sweet and cute nature. No wonder Sieg fell in love with her all over again!

29. Anne Halford

Anne Halford

Japanese Nameアン・ハルフォード
Anime NameSugar Apple Fairy Tale
Hair ColorStrawberry Blonde
Eye ColorRed with orange accents
BirthdayFebruary 24th

It’s a cruel world for a young confectioner, but Anne shows that she is willing to stand up to face the gravest of trials to reach her goals. Her mother’s death was a cruel gift for her fifteenth birthday, but she didn’t let it stop her. After the funeral, she took to the road to reach Lewiston in order to compete for the title of the Mistress of Silver Sugar.

For a series that disguised its deep darkness with a cute exterior, Anne is the perfect protagonist! Both cute and inspiring, it’s hard not to find her likable.

28. Saint Cecilia

Saint Cecilia

Japanese Nameセシリア
Anime NameSaint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence (Shiro Seijo to Kuro Bokushi)
Hair ColorGreen
Eye ColorGreen
BirthdayApril 2nd

The Holy Saint Cecilia is the very picture of good morals. She will humbly listen to all your problems and try to give you her best advice. What else does a person need?

Usually a dignified saint, it’s adorable to see her lazier side with Lawrence, something that makes her even cuter!

27. Shiya Li (Duna)

Shiya Li

Korean Name이두나
Anime NameThe Girl Downstairs (Aishang Ta de Liyou)
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack

Anime based on manhwa has been making waves for the past few years, and The Girl Downstairs is one of them. Ex-idol Shiya Li, also known by her stage name Duna, is tall and beautiful.

But she isn’t just a beauty. She is mysterious, a little rowdy, and wouldn’t hesitate to bash you on the head if you do something wrong.

26. Raeliana McMillan

Raeliana McMillan

Japanese Nameレリアナ・マクミラン
Anime NameThe Reason Why Raeliana Ended up at the Duke’s Mansion
Hair ColorBrown
Eye ColorGreen
BirthdayApril 2nd

Park Eunha got reincarnated into the body of Raelin McMilln, and her life was never the same. Now, anyone will panic after realizing they are one of the doomed characters of a novel, but Raeliana decides to take the bull by its horns and goes straight to Duke Noah to avoid her inevitable fate.

Strong and determined, Raeli strives for her best life. Looks, brains, AND a witty tongue? Duke Noah never stood a chance against her charms.

25. Mahiru Shiina

Mahiru Shiina

Japanese Name椎名真昼
Anime NameThe Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten (Otonari no Tenshi-sama ni Itsunomanika Dame Ningen ni Sareteita Ken)
Hair ColorFlaxen Blonde
Eye ColorCaramel Brown
BirthdayDecember 6th

If the angel herself doesn’t make it to the list, then who else will? Beautiful and perfect in every aspect, she is quite popular at the school. But when a chance leads her to become Amane’s next-door neighbor, he realizes that beyond the mask of perfection lies a cute but lonely girl, starving for connection.

Mahiru’s perfection is amazing on its own, but it is fulfilling to see her relax and open up more as the series progresses. The slight jibs she occasionally throws at Amane are also a delight to witness.

24. Alice Lendrott

Alice Lendrott

Japanese Nameアリス
Anime NameThe Duke of Death and His Maid 2nd Season
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorTurquoise
BirthdayApril 1st

The maid of the Duke of Death, Alice is a beautiful young girl in charge of maintaining the Duke’s estate. She always shows proper behavior to those she serves and rarely speaks out in front of the guests, but that doesn’t stop her from teasing Viktor at other times.

The appeal of a childhood friend is an eternal one. Alice has known Viktor since their childhood, which shows in their playful banter. She is also one of the few people who doesn’t mind his curse and is unafraid to get close to him.

23. Anna Yamada

Anna Yamada

Japanese Name山田 杏奈
Anime NameThe Dangers in My Heart (BokuYaba)
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
BirthdaySeptember 10th

The deuteragonist of the series, Anna Yamada, is a tall, fashionable, and popular student in the same class as Kyoutaro. The two couldn’t be further from each other in terms of personality, as Yamada is bright and always the center of attention.

Shallow attention from unwanted people has made her somewhat androphobic, which is why she also distrusts Kyoutaro in the beginning. However, when she realizes he is not a bad guy, she grows considerably comfortable around him, growing more curious about his chunni personality.

22. Fuuko Izumo

Fuuko Izumo

Japanese Name出雲 風子
Anime NameUndead Unluck
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
BirthdayJuly 7th

Strong and unlucky Fuuko Izumo is one of the deuteragonists of Undead Unluck. She is member 10 of Round Table and is a Negator with the alias Unluck.

Her unlucky disposition made her the center of all the accidents since her childhood, which is why she finally decides to commit suicide after finishing her favorite manga. Luckily, circumstances prevented that, and we came to realize how determined and unyielding she was. She is also incredibly caring to those close to her.

21. Nagisa Kubo

Nagisa Kubo

Japanese Name久保渚咲
Anime NameKubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible (Kubo-san wa Mob wo Yurusanai)
Hair ColorPurple
Eye ColorPurple
BirthdayAugust 2nd

The “heroine-level-beauty” Nagisa Kubo is one of the very few people who can notice Junta Shiraishi, who, despite being this series’s protagonist, is a level 100 mob character. Her mobness is so pronounced that sometimes even his own family can’t spot him, but you can be rest assured that Kubo always will!

Kubo is kind, outgoing, pretty, and sweet, albeit with a twinge of mischievousness. She often teases Junta, and sometimes, even he gets carried away by her.

20. Karane Inda

Karane Inda

Japanese Name院田 唐音
Anime NameThe 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Love You (100 Kanojo)
Hair ColorOrange-Blonde
Eye ColorHazel
BirthdaySeptember 9th

One look at her face, and you can feel the tsundere aura from a mile away. Karane Inda is one of Ren’s first girlfriends, as the two supposedly fell in love during their high school entrance ceremony.

It’s quite amusing to see her being straightforward with everything but her love and figure.

19. Akane Kinoshita

Akane Kinoshita

Japanese Name木之下 茜
Anime NameMy Love Story with Yamada-kun at Lv999 (Yamada-kun to Lv999 no Koi wo Suru)
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorGreen
BirthdayMay 9th

Everything seemed to be lost for Akane when she found her ex-boyfriend cheating on her. Heartbroken, she drowned her sorrows in her favorite MMORPG. However, everything truly happens for a reason, as the game leads her to meet Yamada, who turns out to be nothing short of a miracle for her.

Akane has a vivacious and warm personality. People usually find her easy to converse with. However, she does sometimes display some childlike dispositions. Despite her upbeat demeanor, she keeps her opinion candid and is not afraid to speak up, something which Yamada especially likes.

18. Fern


Japanese Nameフェルン
Anime NameFrieren: Beyond Journey’s End (Sousou no Frieren)
Hair ColorPurple
Eye ColorPurple

Imagine a little puffball of sunshine dropped into a world of magic and adventure. That’s Fern! A young human mage, Fern is a member of Frieren’s party and also her apprentice. She is usually quite mature, acting as the mother of the party despite her young age.

However, you bet she can pout when she wants to! She can get easily upset and is prone to childish ways. Still, she is extremely loyal and is able to maintain a calm head during battle. Not to mention, her discipline to train is nothing to scoff at.

17. Miyo Saimori

Miyo Saimori

Japanese Name斎森 美世
Anime NameMy Happy Marriage (Watashi no Shiawase na Kekkon)
Hair ColorBlack with purple reflections
Eye ColorPurple with pink accents
BirthdayApril 19th

From a traumatized, timid girl rose a strong, determined maiden! Miyo Saimori proved that it was her abusive environment that was holding her back. If chance had been given to her before, she would have already been a beautiful, confident, and smart woman from the beginning. She only needed love and someone to believe in her to shine.

Miyo didn’t let her trauma define her. Of course, credit has to be given to Kiyoka for giving her a chance to grow, but she stood up by her own two feet. Her sheer will and kindness are unlike any other.

16. Beatrix Amerhauser


Japanese Nameベアトリクス・アメルハウザー
Anime NameZom 100: Bucket List of the Dead
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorTurquoise Blue

Beatrix Amerhauser, often known as just Bea, came to Japan from Germany with the hopes of trying the best sushi in the world. Sadly, the zombie outbreak threw a wrench in her plans, but she didn’t let that get her down!

Bea is outgoing, free-spirited, and kindhearted. Many of us will relate to her on her enthusiasm for Japanese culture. Her drive is crazy as she happily busted zombies to get fresh fish for her sushi.

15. Shizuka Mikazuki

Shizuka Mikazuki

Japanese Name三日月 閑
Anime NameZom 100: Bucket List of the Dead
Hair ColorDark plum
Eye ColorAubergine
BirthdayApril 12th

It is not easy to stand up to a zombie outbreak, but Shizuka Mikazuki used her wits to survive in the new world. She was a lone scavenger until she met Akira and became a part of his group.

Akira is logical and incredibly smart. Her quick-thinking skills make her an indispensable part of the group. She is also physically strong. While she is aloof and blunt with her words, her kuudere traits have their charm.

14. Tomo Aizawa


Tomo Aizawa

Japanese Name相沢 智
Anime NameTomo-chan is a Girl! (Tomo-chan wa Onnanoko!)
Hair ColorRed
Eye ColorRed
BirthdayJuly 7th

It was quite refreshing to see such an amazing tomboy in the 2023 roster. Tomo Aizawa may be tall, wild, and good at sports, but sometimes, being “one of the guys” can come to bite back. Tomo first-hand experienced his childhood friend, who she always had a crush on, bro-zoning her even when she laid her feelings bare for him.

Tomo’s appeal lies in her boyish attributes. Her boisterous and fiery personality goes incredibly well with her muscular body.

13. YoRHa No. 2 Type B (2B)


Japanese Nameヨルハ2号B型
Anime NameNieR:Automata Ver1.1a
Hair ColorWhite
Eye ColorBlue
BirthdayJanuary 7th

The protagonist of the Nier franchise, 2B is a YoRHa android created to battle the invading machines on behalf of humans. She is an all-purpose battle android, equipped to handle every kind of combat.

2B can be seen as a kuudere type. She is a blade of quiet determination, discouraging idle chatter and following the rules given to her. She is not as stoic, however, as she pretends to be, as her kindness often gets the better of her. 2B is prone to letting her emotionless guise slip in certain situations, revealing her true emotions.

12. Hakari Hanazono

Hakari Hanazono

Japanese Name花園 羽香里
Anime NameThe 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Love You (100 Kanojo)
Hair ColorPink
Eye ColorGreen
BirthdayJune 22nd

The other of Rentarou’s first girlfriends, Hakri Hanazono, is described as the “clumsy calculative” type. She also bumped into him during their first day at high school with Karane, feigning a hurt leg so that he could carry her to the nurse’s office.

Hakari is always planning and plotting, although her plans tend to go awry due to her clumsy disposition. The gap between her witty side and her clumsy side is something the viewers find endearing.

11. Yuzuriha


Japanese Name
Anime NameHell’s Paradise (Jigokuraku)
Hair ColorDeep Purple
Eye ColorReddish Black
BirthdayOctober 11

She was cool and charming from the moment she appeared on the screen. Yuzuriha is a kunoichi and a death row criminal. After she was sentenced to death, she was left on the island, believed to be Shinsenkyō, to battle other criminals and get the Elixir of Life for the shogun.

Yuzuriha doesn’t hesitate to use her charms against others. Beautiful and deadly is what comes to mind when you see her. She had a multi-layered personality throughout the series, coming off as cruel and ruthless in the beginning and growing to fight alongside her teammates.

10. Maki Zenin

Maki Zenin

Japanese Name禪院真希
Anime NameJujutsu Kaisen 2nd Season
Hair ColorDark Green
Eye ColorBlack with amber accents
BirthdayJanuary 20th

If the thousands of fangirls and fanboys screaming don’t tell you all you need to know about Maki, I don’t know what will. To spite her clan who mistreated her, Maki vows to be a great Jujutsu sorcerer, currently working with Panda and Toge.

Maki is headstrong and straightforward, with a drive as tough as steel. She proved her strength and tenacity, time and time again, and has grown exponentially throughout the course of the series.

9. Ruby Hoshino

Ruby Hoshino

Japanese Name星野瑠美衣
Anime NameOshi no Ko
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorPink-ruby

Our young idol star was bound to show up on the list. Ruby Hoshino is one of the titular protagonists of the series, along with Aqua. Having suffered a difficult previous life, she was absolutely delighted to find herself reincarnated into one of the twins of her favorite idol, Ai Hoshino, along with her twin brother Aqua.

The twins are like two sides of the same coin. While Aqua is more discreet, Ruby is extroverted, outgoing, and optimistic, perfect for her idol image. Later in the series, she reveals she is much more cunning than she lets on.

8. Suzume Iwato

Suzume Iwato

Japanese Name岩戸 鈴芽
Anime NameSuzume
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
BirthdayMay 24th

Makoto Shinkai never misses her young female protagonists, and it was delightful to see Suzume just as nuanced of a character. Not one to be fine with being left behind, she may be a high school student, but she certainly has the guts to rival that of adults.

Suzume certainly holds the weight to be one of the best girls of 2023. Her fiery spirit shines through her every action. Her optimism and infectious enthusiasm are a beacon of hope. Tragedy may have made her more vulnerable, but she embraced her inner strength and forged her own path on the journey to save Sout and the rest of the world.

7. Frieren


Japanese Nameフリーレン
Anime NameFrieren: Beyond Journey’s End (Sousou no Frieren)
Hair ColorWhite
Eye ColorGreen

The series hadn’t even taken flight when Frieran’s popularity came bursting forth. For such a complex and multi-layered character, it is nice to see the series giving her justice.

Usually appearing aloof and having an easy-going personality, she too has things she gets easily embarrassed by.

Not to mention her powerful abilities. She may have trouble gauging time by human standards, but you can’t really blame her for that. The way she decided to get to know humans better and improve upon herself is not an easy feat anyone can do.

6. Nobara Kugisaki

Nobara Kugisaki

Japanese Name釘崎野薔薇
Anime NameJujutsu Kaisen 2nd Season
Hair ColorGinger Brown
Eye ColorDeep brownish orange
BirthdayAugust 7th

Again, you need only look at the Jujutsu Kaisen fandom to see how beloved Nobara is. With an unshakable character and limitless potential, she is a force to be reckoned with.

Whether she’s slaying curses, bantering with her teammates, or silently struggling with her own doubts, Nobara Kugisaki is a character who steals the show. Her fiery spirit, sharp wit, and hidden vulnerability can move the coldest of hearts, and she is a true model for all the young fans out there.

5. Kyouko Hori

Kyouko Hori

Japanese Name堀 京子
Anime NameHorimiya: The Missing Pieces
Hair ColorChestnut Brown
Eye ColorGolden Brown
BirthdayMarch 25th

Hori deserves special applause for singlehandedly crushing the cliche of shoujo female protagonists. She is like no other, a young high school student spending every day true to herself.

Effortlessly stylish and confident at school, she becomes a hardworking woman at home, shouldering all the household burdens for her younger brother. Despite her challenges, Kyouko maintains a positive outlook and a genuine concern for others. It was not only Miyamura who fell in love with her.

4. Yor Forger

Yor Forger

Japanese Nameヨル・フォージャー
Anime NameSPY x FAMILY 2nd Season
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorRed

Someone whose name is Thorn Princess can obviously be no ordinary woman. Beauty and strength personified, Yor Forger is the deadly assassin of Garden. In order to appear “normal” and avoid suspicion, she marries Loid (Code Name: Twilight) and becomes Anya’s mother.

Her beauty steals breaths, her smile melts frosty hearts, and her laugh rings like silver bells. Yet, her fingers wield knives with practiced grace, and her eyes flicker with the quiet understanding of one who dances with death. This combo of sweet but deadly is definitely not good for our hearts.

3. Ai Hoshino

Ai Hoshino

Japanese Name星野 アイ
Anime NameOshi no Ko
Hair ColorBluish Purple
Eye ColorPurple with pink accents

Ai Hoshino needed all but one episode to shake the long-standing waifus of this generation. The dazzling star and tragic mother at the heart of Oshi no Ko, shimmers like a supernova, leaving a trail of light and shadow in her wake.

As an idol, her life was deceitful, wrapped in lies about her love towards her fans. It’s difficult to truly grasp her nuances in one paragraph. She is like the light that burnt the brightest, was extinguished too soon, and left her long shadows over everyone who knew her.

2. Sagiri Yamada Asaemon

Sagiri Yamada Asaemon

Japanese Name山田浅ェ門 佐切
Anime NameHell’s Paradise (Jigokuraku)
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorBrown
BirthdayDecember 16th

Yamada Asaemon Sagiri, the 12th-ranked Asaemon of the Yamada clan, was sent to Shinsekyo as Gabimaru’s monitor. As the deuteragonist of the series, she gave us everything and more. Ever dutiful, she serves the Shogun to excellence but refuses to ever give up on her ideals to fulfill orders.

Sagiri’s journey is a poignant dance of redemption and defiance. In Gabimaru, a man who defies death and embraces life, she finds a mirror reflecting her own buried humanity.

Their unlikely bond becomes a beacon of hope in the infernal landscape, a testament to the enduring power of compassion in the face of despair. The series would have truly been incomplete without her.

1. Maomao


Japanese Name猫猫
Anime NameThe Apothecary Diaries (Kusuriya no Hitorigoto)
Hair ColorDark Green
Eye ColorPurple with blue accents

And we conclude our list with the crazy and sarcastic protagonist of the series, which bewitched everyone with its interesting premise and enthralling story. Would anyone believe such a small petite body to hold this much fervor and wit? Would anyone believe that behind that unassuming exterior lies a curiosity so insatiable and a sense of justice and compassion?

Maomao’s tenacity and cleverness are exactly what one needs to survive the inner court. The way her eyes gleam after seeing a rare medicine or the way she doesn’t think twice while hurling the sassiest remark at Jinshi makes her one of a kind.

Hopefully, we won’t be incurring any wraith over leaving the “best one” out of the list. Do make sure to check out other articles. Who knows? You may find your favorite non-mainstream waifu in one of them!

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