These 10 female anime characters that are total waifus are a blessing to the anime world. They have everything- the charm, the beauty, and the brains. The term ‘waifu’ refers to a female anime character as a ‘wife’. The female anime characters who possess ‘wife’ like qualities are known as waifus. While it is a derogatory term that labels women, who are fictional, as the ideal ‘wife,’ it has a more casual sense to it that is personal. And in hindsight, we can choose to use a better term. Waifus are often romanticized.
Nevertheless, these waifus are empowering women who are strong, charming, incredibly smart as well as incredibly skilled. There’s a big business behind the waifu scenario in the anime community that cannot be ignored. Some funny circumstances that have given us a laugh such as real-life weddings with virtual waifus, have proven how real the whole waifu space is.
So, here are 10 female anime characters that are total waifus:
1. Miku Nakano (The Quintessential Quintuplets)
Miku Nakano from The Quintessential Quintuplets is one of the cutest female characters that is also a waifu.
The Quintessential Quintuplets is about the Nakano quintuplets who have varied personalities and are tutored by the academically gifted Futaro. They all have abysmal grades and do not pay attention to their academics. Futaro develops a unique relationship with each of the girls.
Miku is one of them. She’s reserved and introverted which makes her a mysterious character. She can also be known as the smartest one from the quintuplets as she has a thorough knowledge of Japanese history, particularly the Generals from the Sengoku period, with who she has an obsession. She doesn't know how to cook and is not interested in romance.
2. Rem (Re: Zero- Starting Life in Another World)
There’s no doubt that Rem from Re: Zero is a waifu. This female anime character has become pretty famous not only for her waifuness but also as the ‘rejected’ waifu girl.
Re: Zero is an Isekai where the main character, Subaru transports to another world and goes through an unusual and terrifying experience of reliving situations again and again until he can figure it out away. Rem was one of the few who initially tortured him, unbeknownst to him. Eventually, they fixed their relationship with much effort.
Rem is strong, physically and mentally. She's Emilia's maid who also serves Subaru. Rem’s mannerisms are adorable, along with her twin sister Ram. She often acts without thinking first. Though she’s not the main love interest of the series, she falls in love with Subaru and supports him no matter what.
Who wouldn’t want a Rem in their life, right?
3. Mai Sakurajima (Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai)
Mai Sakurajima from Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai is one of the best female anime characters. She’s one of the most famous anime waifus.
Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai revolves around the rare disease ‘Puberty Syndrome,’ which is a myth and therefore, is uncommon, yet Sakuta Azusagawa has personal experience which proves it is real. He meets Mai Sakurajima who is affected by Puberty Syndrome and helps her.
Mai is a young high schooler and an actress. She has been an actress since she was young. Mai is smart, rational, and polite. She often bickers with Sakuta with sarcasm and becomes a love interest.
4. Megumi Tadokoro (Food Wars)
Megumi Tadokoro from Food Wars is one of the ‘waifus’ from the anime.
Food Wars is an anime about culinary students who come from different parts of Japan. They compete with each other to become the best chef and often battle each other.
In the highly competitive world of Food Wars, Megumi is a soft-spoken and talented chef who is also a little clumsy. She panics a lot under pressure which leads her to sometimes mess up the food she is supposed to present. Megumi is a sweet girl who eventually becomes confident enough to do everything by herself.
Yes, we love a cute waifu who is confident and follows her dreams!
5. Eru Chitanda (Hyouka)
Eru Chitanda is one of the main female characters of Hyouka.
Hyouka follows Houtarou Oreki and Eru Chitanda along with the Classics Club members on a journey to solve the mystery of 45-year old mystery about the club room.
Eru is an ever-curious, bright, and bubbly girl who is also president of the club. Her goal is to solve mysteries with her ever-curious brain. Although she can be quite clumsy and absent-minded, she is actually very smart. Her charming self becomes a love interest for Oreki, the energy-conservation, the calculative main character who is a brilliant analyst.
6. Emilia (Re: Zero- Starting Life in Another World)
Emilia is the main female character of Re: Zero- Starting Life in Another World. She’s also a very famous waifu.
Re: Zero is an Isekai anime, which has a slight dark element along with humor and adventure. This anime has many love interests, a harem-like situation. But, Emilia is the only one who holds his interest.
Emilia is a beautiful girl who is strong and smart. She is sweet and uses some archaic words that older people generally use. She can be quite selfish, nevertheless, there is a lot to love about her. Her obvious beauty, strength, and stubbornness are what let her achieve whatever she wants.
7. Zero Two (Darling in the FranXX)
Zero Two is the main female character of Darling in the FranXX.
Darling in the Franxx is a mecha, romance anime that revolves around the children, who are bred purely for the reason to fight against Klaxosaurs that have led humanity to near extinction. The protagonist, Hero and Zero Two are the boy-girl partners who control FranXX as the pilots.
Zero Two is a hybrid and looked at as a monster. She had a rough upbringing and was trained to be the best. Zero Two can be dangerous and ruthless. She can be quite reckless too. Furthermore, Zero Two just wants love. She and Hero have a deep-rooted history together and uplift each other.
8. Ino Yamanaka (Naruto)
Ino Yamanaka from Naruto is one of the strongest female characters of Naruto.
Naruto is a Shonen Jump anime that is a modern classic. The story revolves around Naruto and his life and how he becomes the strongest shinobi ever.
Ino Yamanaka is part of the Yamanka clan and Team 10 (Asuma’s team). She’s the second generation Ino-Shika-Cho trio who is one of the strongest groups of Naruto. Ino is smart and strong. She’s a strong ninjutsu and taijutsu user who is also observant. She’s outspoken, confident, and bold and is very loyal. She's also a really cool mom!
9. Kyou Fujibayashi (Clannad)
Kyou Fujibayashi is one of the main characters of Clannad.
Clannad is one of the saddest slice of life anime that will make you cry your heart out. The story follows Tomoya Okazaki and his mundane uninteresting life in high school. When he makes friends with different love interests as well as others, his life turns around.
Kyou Fujibayashi is loud-mouthed, outspoken, and talented. She is also a Tsundere and a role model to her classmates. She's someone you'll never get bored with. She's the reckless one amongst her and her sibling. She often does things to worry her. Nevertheless, she respects others and helps them if she can.
She’s one of the most adorable waifus of anime.
10. Sasha Braus (Attack On Titan)
Sasha Braus is one of the main female characters of Attack On Titan.
Attack On Titan is a dark fantasy, action anime that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity is on the brink of extinction. They need to fight the terrifying Titans that are taking over humanity rapidly.
That means, they need some really good fighters who can kill them instantly.
Sasha Braus is one of the best fighters of the series. She is outspoken, extremely kind, and has a rather tough time saying no. She’s also a major foodie and loves a good meal… from bread to steak, from fruit to wine, she has an extensive palate. She also helps others whenever she can and supports Eren Yeager fully.
She’s the best girl in the series and one of the best waifus!