It’s almost impossible to watch a fantasy-genre anime or isekai without seeing elves or as an ally or possible love interest. To their signature pointy ears, elegance, and remarkable skill in magic, it’s hard not to fall in love with these characters and their beautiful designs.
Whether there’s the main character’s supporting friend or background character to help build the world around them, both elves and half-elves below are unique, intelligent, and powerful to their shows.
- Best Anime Elf
- 21. Muller
- 20. Vegan Eldriel
- 19. Dearia
- 18. Kujaku Nijo
- 17. Ren “Rane” Chikonlee Chorus
- 16. Luna
- 15. Tsukiyohime
- 14. Misanaria “Mia” Bolenan
- 13. Ranah “Elwyn” Sylphis
- 12. Halkara
- 11. Celcia Marieclaire
- 10. Kokkoro
- 9. Celecia
- 8. Riannon
- 7. Fardania
- 6. Filimøs Harrifenas
- 5. High Elf Archer
- 4. Aura Shurifon
- 3. Regan
- 2. Sylphiette
- 1. Satella 8.53
Best Anime Elf
One of the main characters in Isekai Cheat Magician, Muller, is known as the “Golden Swordswoman” and skilled in both fire and earth magic.
She becomes quick friends with childhood friends Taichi Nishimura and Rin Azuma when they are suddenly teleported to a fantasy world with powerful abilities.
Taichi can summon elemental spirits and use their power, while Rin can use earth, fire, water, and wind magic. With their overpowered magic, the two join an adventure’s guild with their unique magical abilities in order to find a way to get back home.
20. Vegan Eldriel
A proud and vain elf ambassador with a narcissistic streak who desires to have a child with the strongest warrior in the world, Peter Grill. She not the only one.
In this wish-fulfillment series, Peter Grill and the Philosopher’s Time, Peter is a powerful Hero who always has all sorts of girls that want to carry his child blessed with his abilities.
Peter tries his best to fight off the women. He only wants to be with one girl, his love, Luvelia Sanctos. But Vegan and other fantasy races won’t give up so easily, and Peter isn’t sure he can hold off their advances forever.
Taking place inside an RPG fantasy world, Dearia is a 1000-year-old elf and a real estate agent. He also has a part-time job as a demon lord, but that’s not important.
In Dragon Goes-House Hunting, Dearia finds a wimpy red dragon named Letty, who was kicked out of his parent’s house after failing to protect their eggs. He joins him on his house-hunting quest to find a new home that causes them to make long-lasting friends and unwanted enemies.
18. Kujaku Nijo
In Special 7: Special Crime Investigation Unit, Kujaku is a calm and level-headed 25-year-old elf. He handles the information analysis in an elite police group of supernatural beings like elves, dwarves, and vampires.
Despite looking like a human, rookie detective, Seiji Nanatsuki, possesses the powerful abilities of a dragon that matches his unwavering sense of justice that catches Special 7’s attention.
They give him a spot on the elite unit. Now, he much works together with his quirky teamwork to stop “Nine,” a group of terrorists that desire the world to be ruled by dragons like they once did long ago.
17. Ren “Rane” Chikonlee Chorus
From Elf Princess Rane, Rane of the same name is a tiny elf in search of the four treasures of Heart when she meets Gou Takarada, a human who loves exploring and hunting down legendary treasures.
Despite his childhood friend Mari’s protest, he made a vow to find the mysterious treasure of Salamander, and Rane decides to join him, and both get caught up in a secret project that is connected to Mari’s father and Salamander.
One of the main characters in The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter, a half-elf cleric who can purify curses, but at the cost of shortening her lifespan. Her hardships are lifted when she meets schoolmates Noir and Emma.
Despite being at the bottle of the social ladder, noblemen Noir Starga has a unique ability to speak with the Great Sage of his world and allows him to find a secret dungeon with a beautiful maiden chained up inside.
Noir becomes a student at Hero Academy in hopes of finding a way to free the maiden.
A traditional yet beautiful elf woman that lives up in the mountains that uses her visions to guild the main character of Himawari! Ever since a mysterious man saved her life, Himawari Hinata always dreamed of being a ninja.
Her dream comes true when she becomes a student at Ninja Academy. Not only that, Himawari gets to meet her hero, Hayato Madenokoji, the new transfer teacher!
However, learns that Hayato is just a normal man with crippling debt and vows to protect her teacher to repay her debt to him.
14. Misanaria “Mia” Bolenan
A 130-year-old elf that looks like a young girl skilled in spirit magic is a part of a group that follows Satou Pendragon. He was once Ichirou Suzuki, a 29-year-old programmer who wakes up in a RPG fantasy world.
With his stats maxed out, Satou begins to explore this new fantasy world and gains a female harem. It really does sound like he’s inside a dream.
13. Ranah “Elwyn” Sylphis
An elf princess with a brave yet childish nature armed with her favorite bow and arrow that travels with the main character, Souma Akizuki, in Shining Tears X Wind. Six college students read a mysterious book called “End Earth” and get teleported into the fantasy world.
Souma is welcomed by the Guardian of End Earth, who entrust Souma with protecting the world. He and the rest of his friends want to go home, but End Earth is threatening to break out into war, and Souma can’t break his promise to protect the world.
Although she’s best known for her clumsiness and blonde cuteness, this 200-year-old elf is a flourishing businesswoman.
She is a close friend to Azusa Aizawa’s main character in I’ve Been Killing Slime for 300 years and Maxed Out My Level series.
In her previous life, Azusa was a corporate woman that passes away from exhaustion. In the afterlife, a goddess grants her immortality in her next life. Azusa enjoys peace, quiet, and killing weak slime monsters for 300 years in her new fantast world and life.
This causes her level to reach max and, with that, her legendary skill is spread, and people begin to come to her to fight or ask for help. So much for the peace and quiet.
11. Celcia Marieclaire
In Those Who Hunt Elves, martial artist Junpei Ryuzoji, actress Airi Komiyama, and artillery student Ritsuko Inoue get transported to a magical world, Celcia, an elven priestess that tries to use her magic to send them back home.
Her spell fails, and the pages of her spell book scatter across the world. The group goes on an adventure to collect all the missing pages to try the spell again and get home.
An 11-year-old elf that acts as a guide to main character Yuuki in Princess Connect! Re:Dive.
He falls out of the sky and lands in a fantasy world known without any memory. With Kokkoro’s help, Yuuki is able to explore her world and battle monsters.
Yuuki and Kokkoro decide to join a guild for money and meet the bubbly and charming Pecorine and Karyl, a cat girl skilled in magic.
The four of them create a guild together and go on adventure, explore the world, and begin to learn the truth of Yuuki’s lost memories.
From Rune Soldier, Celecia is an elf girl that dwells inside a forest, protecting the spirit of nature. She meets Louie and his adventuring party and asks for their help despite their misgivings of her.
A student of the mage’s guild, Louie has trouble joining a group due to his stupidity, intimidating muscles, and short temper, but is able to find a team with three girls.
Together, they search ruins, fighting monsters, and discovering a wicked plot taking place within their kingdom.
A descendant of Elf King Pywll, although she doesn’t have pointed ears, she possesses a calm and peaceful nature.
She is her tribe’s seer and Priestess that is kidnapped at the beginning of the Tears to Tiara series and offered as a sacrifice to the demon king, Arawn.
Riannon is saved by her brother, Arthur. Arawn takes on the form of a man and joins their tribe while hiding his identity. Together, they fight against the Empire and the dark secrets of their world.
A pure-blooded wood elf in Restaurant to Another World whose favorite dishes are tofu or anything vegan.
Western Restaurant Nekoya is popular in Tokyo, but when they close on Saturdays, they open their doors to people of other worlds and cooks up their favorite dishes to have them come back every Saturday.
6. Filimøs Harrifenas
In So I’m A Spider, So What? she was formerly a homeroom teacher named Kanami Okazaki.
She and her entire class were killed in an earthquake and reincarnated into a fantasy world where she is heir to the ruler of elves, where she searches the world for her reincarnated students.
The hardest to find is one of her girl students that was reincarnated as a dungeon spider who is determined to survive.
5. High Elf Archer
She is a 2000-year-old elf highly skilled with a bow and arrow and a reliable Goblin Slayer party member. Being considered a young elf, she is known to be short-tempered and a low alcohol tolerance.
When 15-year-old Priestess’s group is ambushed and killed by goblins, she is ready to join them too but is saved by the masked Goblin Slayer. She is able to join him and his party to destroy every last goblin.
4. Aura Shurifon
A dark elf princess and a member of the guard in Tenchi Muyo! Her personality uniquely changes depending on the time of day.
In the morning, she is sweet and girly and more serious and straightforward at night. Kidnapped and brought to another world, 15-year-old Kenshi Masaki can only go home if he helps his kidnappers assassinate the new empress.
Instead, he fails and ends up becoming her new servant.
She teaches him how to pilot a mecha called a Sacred Mechanoid and brings him to an academy to hone his skill, but Kenshi begins to uncover a sinister plot within the academy that could cause a worldwide war.
A 28-year-old elf and Sage of Mirror Lake and magic researcher in Log Horizon.
He is forthright, easily excitable, and loves to learn new knowledge. He is a part of the Elder Tale, a popular MMORPG that suddenly traps 30,000 gamers.
One of them being introvert college student, Shiroe. As a veteran of the game, Shiroe decides the make the best out of his new normal by exploring the world, the system, and cheat codes.
A young girl who is part human, elf, and beast, which gives her a unique look of green hair, elf ears, and reddish-orange eyes.
Her green hair makes others mistake her for a demon and get relentlessly bullied for it, but she is a sweet and intelligent girl.
She is Rudeus Greyrat’s first friend. He was an overweight 34-year-old NEET that was hit by a truck and reincarnated into a fantasy world.
1. Satella 8.53
The Witch of Envy who is half-human, half-elf, and the one who caused the Great Calamity 400-years-ago that shaped the world of Re:Zero ~Starting Life in Another World~.
Her motives are shrouded in mystery, and her connection with Subaru Natsuki as the one who gave him Return by Death, the ability high school dropout Subaru gains when he is suddenly teleported to another world.