Black Female Anime Characters
Are you searching for black female anime characters; a list perhaps? Then you’re in the right place.
The number of people who enjoy reading manga and watching anime has increased tremendously in recent days. Nearly everyone you meet nowadays watches anime or at least knows something about it, unlike a few years ago, when anime fans were persecuted… haha!
The anime industry, without a doubt, is one of the most versatile in terms of its reach into various cultures and traditions. For example, you can learn a few things about Japanese culture and mythology by watching some anime like Naruto, Sanada 10 Brave, etc. Some other anime, like the Record of Ragnarok, touches on several mythoi, from Greek to Norse to Christianity, and even Buddhism.
Although a large proportion of anime centers on Japanese culture and things associated with the Japanese, a very good number of them have also been able to diversify the settings of their stories as well as their characters to touch many cultures of the world. We now see characters having English backgrounds like Ciel Phantomhive and Jonathan Joestar from Black Butler and JoJo Bizarre Adventure respectively, or Jeryy (D-Gray Man) and Rakshata Chawla (Code Geass), who are Indians. Colonel Sanders (Taboo Tattoo), Alexandra Garcia (Kuroko no Basuke), Raye Penber (Death Note), etc, all of whom are Americans.
Anime now reach wide to some continents like Africa, we see characters like Ogun (Fire Force) and Papa Mbaye Siki (Kuroko no Basuke) taking inspiration from the continent of Africa.
There are a lot of black anime characters, most of whom are males with just a few females thrown in. Here, we will be talking about our best black female characters in anime.
In no particular order, here is our list of the best black female anime characters:
Best Black Female Anime Characters [Best Anime Black Girls!]
- Yoruichi Shihoin (Bleach)
- Canary (Hunter x Hunter)
- Mabui (Naruto)
- Sister Krone (The Promised Neverland)
- Ikumi Mito (Shokugeki no Soma)
- Rakshata Chawla (Code Geass)
- Ymir (Attack on Titan)
- Fuu (Naruto)
- Mira Naigus (Soul Eater)
- Rumi Usagiyama (My Hero Academia)
- Karui (Naruto)
- Villetta Nu (Code Geass)
- Casca (Berserk)
- Atsuko Jackson (Michiko to Hatchin)
- Urd (Oh My Goddess!)
1. YORUICHI SHIHOIN (Bleach)
Yoruichi is, without a doubt, a fan favorite among the female characters of Bleach, and we come to love her more and more with every appearance she makes. Yoruichi is introduced early in the series and eventually comes to be one of the Shinigami that the protagonist, Ichigo Kurosaki will train under.
Praised as one of the series’ fastest Shinigami, Yoruichi is not just fast but also strong seeing as she served in the Gotei 13 as the Captain of the 2nd Division and head of House Shihoin.
Yoruichi definitely merits a spot among the best black female characters with her role and influence in the story and how much fan love she receives.
2. CANARY (Hunter x Hunter)
We see her make an appearance in the Zoldyck Family Arc in the Hunter x Hunter anime. Canary is one of the bodyguards of the Zoldyck Family, and that alone tells us that she is likely skilled as a hunter.
Although not given much screen time since her appearance, Canary is a character that still has some room for development.
3. MABUI (Naruto)
We only get to see Mabui for a short period of time. Still, it goes without saying that she played one of the most important roles in turning the events of the Fourth Shinobi War in the favour of the Allied Shinobi Forces using the unique ninja technique.
A calm and collected lady who serves as the personal assistant to the Raikage when it comes to administrative issues.
Mabui would have definitely been loved by many fans of Naruto had she been given more time.
4. SISTER KRONE (The Promised Neverland)
Sister Krone was loved by the children of the orphanage. A friendly and playful character but at the same time, devious and manipulative. Sister Krone cared only for herself and her goal; her goal would eventually be the cause of her demise in the series.
5. IKUMI MITO (Shokugeki no Soma)
Having troubles with your meat? You don’t know if you want to cook it or fry it, then Ikumi Mito is the person to call assuming she was real of course.
Ikumi is one of the students of the Totsuki Culinary Academy and the successor of the Mito family. She shows her cooking prowess in the series where she served as a former rival to Yukihira Soma. Ikumi is an expert in the culinary specialty that involves meat.
6. RAKSHATA CHAWLA (Code Geass)
A science enthusiast, Rakshata is one of the calmest characters in the series and would most likely end your life if you mess with the things she created. An intelligent woman, who sometimes is misunderstood as arrogant. Rakshata worked her way to becoming a valuable asset to Zero.
She is certainly a fascinating one.
7. YMIR (Attack on Titan)
Ever loyal to her friendship with Historia, so much it wouldn’t be wrong to term it an obsession. Ymir was a persistent woman and a survivor, only wishing to have lived for herself. She is eventually taken to Marley and eaten by Porco Galliard, who inherits her power of the Jaw Titan.
8. FUU (Naruto)
Fuu was a kind-hearted kunoichi (female ninja) in the world of ninjas where kindness and niceness could get one killed. She was particularly known for being the jinchuuriki to the seven-tailed beast, Chomei, and for her quest of making friends.
9. MIRA NAIGUS (Soul Eater)
Mira is a demon weapon that partners with Sid Barrett. She can be as cold as she is compassionate. Mira serves as one of the high-ranking members of the Demon Weapon Meister Academy and one of its most loyal and disciplined members.
10. RUMI USAGIYAMA (My Hero Academia)
Rumi Usagiyama a.k.a Rabbit Hero: Mirko is one hell of a hero and ranks high as the 5th Pro Hero in Japan. A true definition of a fierce black female superhero. Mirko is arguably the most hot-blooded of the black women in anime, always fired up and ready to go anywhere and anytime.
11. KARUI (Naruto)
Karui is a kunoichi of the Hidden Cloud Village, just like Mabui, and a student of the fan favorite, Killer Bee. One of her highlights is beating the crap out of Uzumaki Naruto when she assumed that one of his former comrades had ‘killed’ her teacher.
She is the other half of the unexpected romance between herself and Akimichi Choji.
12. VILLETTA NU (Code Geass)
A valiant soldier of Britannia, Villetta’s life takes a new and different turn when she loses her memory and falls in love with the enemy she is at war with. Conflicted with returning to where her old self’s loyalty lay and pursuing the love and new future granted to her current self, Villetta must make a choice.
13. CASCA (Berserk)
This is one black female everyone should know, one of the first set of black women in anime. Casca is known to many, anyways, as the woman who stole the heart of our warrior, Guts, and with whom she served in the Band of the Falcon.
14. ATSUKO JACKSON (Michiko to Hatchin)
A black woman on a blonde fro with a sense of style – the simplest way to describe Atsuko Jackson though Michiko Milandro, her rival and childhood friend whom she has some beef to settle with, may beg to differ…lol.
15. URD (Oh My Goddess!)
Urd would definitely have you screaming ‘Oh My Goddess!’ at the sight of her. Urd is a gorgeous, caring but most certainly brash goddess that would pique your interest.
That’s all. But before we end, here are some honorable mentions:
- Rei Houourmaru (Kill la Kill)
- Coffee (Cowboy Bebop)
- Hild (Ho My Goddess)
- Michiko Milandro (Michiko to Hatchin)
- Special Associate Model a.k.a SAM (Cannon Busters)
- Fire and Thunder (Soul Eater)
- Shanti Chawla (Code Geass)