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Top 28 Best Anime Girls With Short Hair [2024]

Top 28 Best Anime Girls With Short Hair [2024]

Long-haired anime girls have always been the center of many Otaku’s attention, but we’re in 2020, right? Short hair is starting to become more and more common in anime.

In fact, some of the cutest girls in anime have short hair. Are you excited to see our top 25 anime girls with short hair?

Best Anime Girls With Short Hair

28. Komarunaegi (Danganronpa 3)

Komarunaegi (danganronpa 3)

KomaruNaegi is an optimistic, albeit sometimes dense and gullible, anime girl with brown-greenish short hair. In her debut, she describes herself as an ordinary high school girl, and in her anime appearance, she’s become much more confident.

Even though Komaru can become discouraged easily, her sometimes childish nature makes her an endearing character. She can even be serious and determined at times, especially after the events that took place in Ultra Despair Girls.

But what makes Komaru one of the best girls in anime is her devotion to her loved ones and friendships, especially to her older brother, Makoto, and her best friend, TokoFukawa.

27. Ruruka Ando (Danganronpa 3)

Ruruka Ando (danganronpa 3)

Ruruka Ando was the Ultimate Confectioner when she attended Hope’s Peak Academy, but her personality didn’t start to truly shine until she become Branch 8’s director for Future Foundation.

Although her appearance and talent involve sweets, Ruruka is cunning but can be forceful and mean. This demeanor most likely stems from her fear of being betrayed by others, as she often uses others to reach her goals.

However, when with her partner, Sonosuke, she can be indeed sweet. What makes Ruruka a best girl is her ability to negotiate and her charisma with others. Her relationship with Sonosuke also shows the person Ruruka is capable of being.

26. Mei Misaki (Another)

Mei Misaki (another)

Mei Misaki is a quiet girl with short black hair who wears an eyepatch to cover her false eye. Mei has a gloomy demeanor to others, as she doesn’t show much emotion or reaction to situations in the beginning of the anime.

However, Mei is known to show great kindness at times, especially toward the male main lead, Kouichi Sakakibara. As Mei begins to learn more about Kouichi and spend time with him, it is clear that feelings begin to develop.

She is selfless, too, as is shown during a conversation about not wanting someone else to feel as if they don’t exist like she does.

25. Momo Belia Deviluke (Motto to Love-ru)

Momo Belia Deviluke (motto To Love Ru)

While people might describe her as kindhearted, sweet, and innocent, Momo’s real personality is far from that. She doesn’t show her other side to anyone, but Rito, the guy she loves and always pictures herself with.

Momo, the purple-eyed, pink-haired menace, seems to carry out some perverted, hidden plans…

24. Anna Sasaki (When Marnie Was There)

Anna Sasaki

Anna’s story is about an orphan child who lost both of her parents. One day, the government sends Anna’s foster parents some money to help them take care of her, which makes the young girl think that they only look after her for money.

This leads Anna to distance herself from her parents, as well as the other kids at school.

One night, she meets a blonde-haired girl called Marnie, and they both agree to keep their meeting a secret. The two eventually build a strong bond over time.

Do you think this will help Anna come out of her shell and become more open to the world?

23. Leila Marcus (Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust)

Leila Marcus

If there’s one person we can call the definition of a tomboy, it’s Leila Marcus. She is strong, confident, and no one can fool her.

The 20-year-old girl has bright blue eyes and short, blond hair. Leila has scars all over her body that just show how rough her life was.

She was so hardened that she even made a pact with an immortal vampire betting on which of them would stay alive longer:

“So I suggest we make a pact. Since we’re both in it for the long haul: whoever dies first, the other one can come and bring flowers to their grave.”

22. Yui Hirasawa (K-on!)

Yui Hirasawa

Yui is one of the five main characters in K-ON! She’s the silly lead guitarist and vocalist of the band Ho-kago Tea Time.

The young, brown-haired girl has no limits, she’s absolutely fearless and does what she wants when she wants.

Whatever brings her happiness and lets her have fun, she goes for it!

She just loves eating all the candy and sweets Mugi brings to the club room, and, much like many other girls, she likes anything that’s cute and really enjoys hugs and all sorts of cute physical contact.

21. Hotaru Tachibana (Aoharu X Machinegun)

Hotaru Tachibana

From the very beginning of the series, Hotaru seems to have a deep sense of justice and wants to fight “evil” as she calls it. She even goes so far as to jump out of a building from three storeys up to teach some delinquents a lesson because they were bullying an old man for his money.

Don’t let the fact that she’s a Student Council member fool you, though; she often picks fights with others. Hotaru enjoys a cheerful and energetic character, but she may have a weak presence that tends to deceive her enemies.

Hotaru doesn’t mind sometimes lying to her teammates if this will help her achieve her ends.

For some reason, she wears boys’ uniform instead of girls’ uniform, and sometimes that’ll make people mistake her for a cute guy. Don’t you sometimes?

20. Haruhi Suzumiya (Suzumiya Haruhi No Yuutsu)

Haruhi Suzumiya (suzumiya Haruhi No Yuutsu)

Who would’ve thought that an anime girl with hair down to her waist would cut her hair so short at the beginning of the series?! Haruhi used to have several different hairstyles every day, but after a talk with Kyon about her hair, she decides to cut it short.

Haruhi, with her pale skin tone, beautiful brown eyes, and brown hair, manages to catch the attention of most of the boys in her class.

Haruhi enjoys being the center of attention, and she finds things that are out of the ordinary lots of fun.

She doesn’t care about being in line with social standards, but sometimes, umm… It’s a bit inappropriate.

19. Yuuko Aioi (Nichijou Wiki)

Yuuko Aioi

Isn’t Yuuko just the dumbest friend you can have? You bet she is. Yuuko always manages to get on her friend, Mio Naganohara’s nerves, with her never-ending silly behavior.

However, we recommend her as a friend; she’s funny, she will always try to make you laugh, and most importantly, she’ll always be there for you.

18. Nana Osaki (Nana)

Nana Osaki

At first glance, you can’t help but love how Nana looks. She has a rebellious, sassy character that you just can’t resist.

Nana had a rough past, but she never let that discourage her from achieving her dream to make a living as the lead vocalist of punk band Black Stones (Blast for short).

Nana is a close friend to Nana Hachi, and she always proves to be a reliable, loyal friend to her.

17. Tsukasa Hiiragi (Lucky☆Star)

Tsukasa Hiiragi

Tsukasa Hiiragi is the one anime girl that no one can hate. She and her twin sister, Kagami, both have cute, purple hair, but unlike her sister, the shorter-haired Tsukasa is goofy and clumsy, and she can never let go of her phone.

Even though she’s not the smartest, Tsukasa always does her best in school, and never stops trying. One thing she is good at, though, is cooking.

Tsukasa is a great cook, and everyone knows that. She always wears a cute yellow ribbon that goes perfectly with her short, purple hair.

16. Shiki Ryougi (Kara No Kyoukai)

Shiki Ryougi

The mysterious, brown-haired girl, Shiki, has some secrets to hide, and they’re odd, to say the least. In fact, she can be a he! Yeah, she’s got two separate personalities—SHIKI is the male, and Shiki is the female.

Since this is a list of short-haired anime girls, there’s no way we’re not mentioning Shiki. She’s got supernatural abilities because of her Mystic Eyes of Death Perception.

When she uses this skill, the aurora shimmer of her eyes becomes as pretty as a rainbow and as deadly as lightning. Do you even have the guts to stare into her eyes?

15. Chartreux Westia (Boarding School Juliet)

Chartreux Westia

With her short, white hair that covers her left eye and her golden-brown eyes, Chartreux is considered to be the most attractive out of all of the White Cats. So much so that the Black Dogs find her really beautiful.

Char is obsessed with her bestie, Juliet Persia, and she’s very protective of her. She even has a collection of pictures of Juliet in her closet.

She can be rude, mean, brutal, or do pretty much anything just to protect Juliet from the cruel world. How cute, Char.

14. Kyoko Mogami (Skip Beat)

Kyoko Mogami (skip Beat)

I know, I know. She used to have long, black hair, but that was just before ShoFuwa, the man she loved, said some really demeaning things about her. When that happened, she decided to move on and make drastic changes in her life.

She cut her hair short, dyed it bright orange, and went from a weak girl who lived for ShoFuwa to the strongest, most independent person you’ll ever see.

And all that for what? Well, revenge, of course.

13. Mayuri Shiina (Steins; Gate)

Mayuri Shiina

Tuturo! We’ve always loved to hear Mayuri Shiina’s signature catchphrase and greeting. The innocent girl from Steins Gate has short, black hair that goes perfectly with her 16-year-old character.

The artist did a great job of keeping her young, innocent character throughout the whole series.

12. Minori Kushieda (Toradora!)

Minori Kushieda

It’s true that the quirky Minori can be silly sometimes, but her heart is pure gold. She’s loyal to her friends—especially Taiga Aisaka—and always wants them to be happy no matter what.

No matter where you look, you’ll probably have a hard time finding a friend as loyal as her.

11. Haruhi Fujioka (Ouran High School Host Club)

Haruhi Fujioka

Before Haruhi went to Ouran Academy, she had long, silky hair. But, unfortunately, the beautiful teenager gets gum stuck in her hair right before the school year starts, and she has to cut it short.

Eventually, everyone at school thinks she’s a boy, and Haruhi doesn’t even bother denying it.

When her friends in the Host club, who are all guys, find out she’s a girl, most of them have a crush on her, and they call her “Kawaii.”

10. Shirayuki (Snow White With the Red Hair)


The look of this red-headed anime character can be deceptive to many people. Her looks and her age don’t mean much when it comes to how wise and smart she is.

In fact, one of her most iconic quotes is: “If you’re helping someone and expecting something in return, you’re doing business, not kindness.”

9. Rikka Takanashi (Chuunibyou)

Rikka Takanashi

Every old Otaku probably knows this little girl who wears an eye patch and fights creatures with her magical powers.

Rikka is weird, cute, and oddly relatable because of her fun yet awkward ways. She’s just perfect in her own way.

8. Haru Nonaka (Sing “Yesterday” for Me)

Haru Nonaka (sing “yesterday” For Me)

“Relationships are just illusions,” is one of the famous things said by the desperate lover, HaruNonaka.

The cute, short-haired Haru, her pet crow always at her side, has a dark sense of style but a perky, cheerful personality.

Haru has feelings for Rikuo and visits him very often at his part-time job. But he doesn’t seem to feel the same at the beginning because of his feelings for another girl. Will that always be the case?

Haru’s high school didn’t approve of her working at a cafe/bar, so she eventually drops out. She doesn’t believe very much in relationships and love, maybe because it has failed her. Relatable?

7. Touka Kirishima (Tokyo Ghoul)

Touka Kirishima

The ex-waitress Touka is a ghoul who often switches between being a kind girl and a raging ghoul.

But her kindness is suppressed when she loses her dad in the cruel, ghoul world and has to survive alone at a young age.

So, she was carved into a dangerous monster but kept the good side of her heart. She’s protective of the ones she loves and likes to give helpless people a hand. Isn’t she the kindest purple-haired ghoul you’ve ever seen?

6. Shinobu Kocho (Demon Slayer)

Shinobu Kocho

If you’re a Demon Slayer fan, you definitely know how creepy ShinobuKochou is. She’s as gentle and graceful as a butterfly.

She even takes that attitude to the battlefield, moving swiftly and smoothly.

Besides all of that, her dark side always keeps the fans interested in her.

5. Ochako Uraraka (My Hero Academia)

Ochako Uraraka

One of the reasons My Hero Academia is known as a Shounen series is because of OchakoUraraka.

This shy, young character doesn’t seem to be confident at all, and her insecurities often stand in her way.

But the greatest thing about Ochako is that she knows what she wants in life and works really hard to get it.

4. Nagisa Furukawa (Clannad)

Nagisa Furukawa

The kawaii brunette from Clannad is next on our list. Nagisa,  the first character to speak in the anime, is a young high school student who has morals but lacks communication skills.

She has a weird habit of muttering the names of her favorite foods to motivate herself. Nagisa also likes to sing the popular “Dango” tune, and her voice is JUST ANGELIC!

3. Rukia Kuchiki (Bleach)

Rukia Kuchiki (bleach)

Talk about nostalgia! Rukia Kuchiki has had the same short haircut for ages.

Throughout the 350+ Bleach episodes, she seems to be such a strong independent woman. So much so that, in most cases, she’s ready to take the helm and make all the decisions herself.

2. Ram and Rem (Re: Zero)

Best Anime Girls With Short Hair

Real Otaku know exactly how cute Ram and Rem are. Maybe that’s the reason why they became so popular that fast.

The twin demon sisters dress the same, have the same short hairstyle (though in different colors), and act the same.

However, just like with any pair of twins, there’s a quiet, reserved one (Rem), and an outgoing, confident one (Ram).

1. Mikasa Ackerman (Attack on Titan)

Mikasa Ackerman

After losing her family as a little girl, Mikasa grew up to be probably the strongest female character in the whole series, she’s known for her quiet, yet scary attitude.

But when it comes to Eren Yeager’s safety, she’s far from quiet.

Final Thoughts

By now, you’re probably convinced that the short, practical hairstyle can be just as good as the floor-length one in anime, and sometimes even better! What do you think is the best hairstyle in anime?

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