Tuesday’s Top 5: Female Characters with Green Hair

Today I am taking a look at the lovely green haired ladies of anime and I will admit this ended up being harder than expected.  While there was no doubt who was going to top my list, the other characters proved a little harder to split. Basically I was looking for interesting female characters where their green hair was a distinguishing part of their appearance.

I’d love to know some of your favourite green haired female characters. Next week I’ll tackle the guys but until then be sure to leave your picks in the comments below.

Note: There will be spoilers below.

Honourable mentions go to Sailor Neptune (Sailor Moon) and Akari (Chaika).

Number 5: Nanami Yasuri (Katanagatari)

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Nanami gets points for being the second creepiest character I put on this list. She’s a devoted sister but I’m pretty sure that her notion of raising or caring for her brother has definitely crossed a few lines. Admittedly, he is really strong and made stronger by her interference in his quest but Nanami is still one terrifying green haired girl. Her particular ability to essentially use any ability she has ever seen makes her fairly terrifying to almost all who encounter her and if it wasn’t for her weak body she’s be an unstoppable force of nature.


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Number 4: Tsuyu Asui (My Hero Academia)

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Now I am not the biggest froppy fan but even I have to admit that Tsuyu is one talented hero. If she wasn’t in the same class as the protagonist and his rivals she might even get to stand out occasionally. She’s level headed in a crisis, has a range of useful skills and is pretty determined. Throughout the second season she demonstrated numerous times that she has what it takes to be in the same class as the others and while I didn’t really appreciate her getting her own mission episode as it felt a lot like filler, even I had to admit it was very high quality filler and you could totally see this character carrying their own series.


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Number 3: Lenalee (D Gray Man)

No real surprise here given I’ve made it fairly clear that I love Lenalee as a character. She’s such an awesome exorcist and a great partner for Allan. Unfortunately she gets sidelined too often, but the fight over the ocean on the way to Japan just proved how incredibly tough she is and how far she will go to save others and win the fight. She also got her innocence to evolve to the crystal type and while Hallow severely underutilised her I’m kind of hoping if we get another follow up series (please) that we’ll see more of this amazing character on the screen.

Number 2: Mion/Shion Sonozaki (Higurashi)

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So who beat Nanami as the creepiest character on this list? Mion and Shion of course (and no, I’m not even going to try to split these two because depending on the time loop you are in either one of them could be crazy and it isn’t as though they don’t switch places making it even more confusing). Still, these two are fantastic characters. The older sister characters of the group and the children of gangsters, they come across as tough as nails but are surprisingly emotionally vulnerable. They both go through hell at various times but fortunately they learn from the experiences eventually, like the other characters, and finally find their happy ending.

Number 1: Nel (Bleach)

Whether in her child-form or fully grown, Nel was a fantastic character that Ichigo met when he invaded Hueco Mundo. As a former member of the Espada, she is one tough cookie but she’s got a grudge and Ichigo has a soft spot for little sister characters so the two of them bond fairly readily after meeting. One of my favourite Bleach characters ever, and rocking her green hair and matching shirt, Nel well and truly deserves the number one spot on this list.

And that’s my list done but I’d love to know your picks and remember to check in next week when I count down my top 5 male characters with green hair.


Thanks for reading.

Karandi James

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21 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Top 5: Female Characters with Green Hair

    1. That’s probably why CC isn’t on my list. I count her as a blonde with green highlights rather than someone with green hair. Clearly most of the rest of the anime community see it differently.

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  1. I’m part way through Higurashi and Mion and Shion are pretty much my favourite characters, I expected to see them here and I wasn’t disappointed. C.C. is also a fave of mine, I love green-haired characters quite often but they are rather rare sadly.

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  2. I’m really happy Nel and Nanami are on the list! And oh, Lenalee too.
    I plan to see Higurashi, so I skipped the comments on Shion/Mion (hard avoiding spoilers for that anime though), but I love your list!

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  3. Nice list. I thought about Shion and Mion.

    Some other green haired female characters I can think of would be…

    Princess Shiina from Shinesman
    Mami and Android Mami/Annie from Sailor Victory
    Morrigan from Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge (I know she’s a video game character, but she was in an anime)

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      1. No problem. Shinesman and Sailor Victory are both funny parody anime OVAs that are two episodes each respectively. Shinesman is like a business satire while simultaneously parodying the Power Rangers/Super Sentai while Sailor Victory is a hybrid mecha/Sailor Moon spoof.

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