Anime waifu is a wife material or an attractive anime character you have romantic feelings for. A waifu is an anime babe with the attributes you would love in a real person.
Anime babes can be hot, desirable, and so much more. More often than not, there are people who fantasize about how it would be like if they could marry their favorite anime girls. Who wouldn’t want to marry an anime babe if it wasn’t possible? These babes are not only divinely beautiful but are also very resourceful, and without them, most anime protagonists would have had their stories ended sooner. Please don’t listen to people who think it’s weird that you find an anime character attractive. It only shows how you have deep connections to the anime and its characters.
To show you how perfectly normal you are and how you are not the only one in deep fantasies over an anime waifu, I have created a list featuring the top waifus in anime this year!
The Best Anime Waifus of 2021
33. Mirajane Strauss (Fairy Tail)
Mirajane’s beauty is boundless, and she is one of the hottest women in Fairy Tail. Her presence in the fantasy anime adds emotional quality to its plot development. Testament to her beauty is her usual modeling for the fictional Sorcerer Magazine of the Fairy Tail world.
Mirajane is a caring, loving, and sweet lady who loves her siblings and every Fairy Tail guild member. She plays the guild’s mom’s role to perfection but don’t let her sweetness fool you. Mirajane is an elite mage and can be a literal demon when she wants to, as she has unique demon magic. She is a subject of fear among her enemies and criminals. Still, Mirajane is one of the most humane anime characters you’ll ever see with her demon powers.
32. Honami Ichinose (Classroom of the Elite)
Classroom of the Elite has an amazing heroine in Honami. Take a first look at her and you would be blown away with her long strawberry blonde hair, her piercing blue eyes, and her voluptuous body. When you continue with the anime, you realize there are depths to Honami that make her look more beautiful.
She is kind-hearted, generous, humble, and soft-spoken. Her beauty makes her subject to many advances, but she humbly rejects suitors that she doesn’t find admirable. Honami is a leader who doesn’t fret in stressful situations and provides stability and comfort for the students she is leading.
31. Asuna Yuuki (Swort Art Online)
Sword Art Online is one of the greatest isekai anime in content and art style. It only fits that the anime’s top heroine, Asuna, is featured as one of the best anime waifus here!
A real-life Asuna would be the girl of your dreams, and she could also beat you in a fight if you aren’t strong enough. She is not your typical softie as she is a skillful fighter, and in the SAO world, she was given the nickname, The Flash; and in Alfheim online, she was nicknamed the Berserk Healer. Asuna, however, with her skills with the sword, can be soft when she needs to be. She is a sweet, kind-hearted girl who doesn’t hesitate to throw herself into danger to save people.
30. Winry Rockbell (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
Winry Rockbell will pick you up when you are down and give you the emotional support you need. She is that girl that won’t let your wallow in your failure and would give you reasons to continue to fight. Winry is a beautiful babe but not your typical blondie. She can act like a tomboy.
She is a very wilful, passionate person who loves her job as an automail mechanic and she is very skillful at it. She is a moral and responsible person who isn’t afraid of making tough choices.
29. Miku Nakano (The Quintessential Quintuplets)
Everyone loves a Harem anime (winks), and The Quintessential Quintuplets has more than enough Harem with interesting characters to go around. Admittedly Miku looks boring. Her expression mainly carries no life whatsoever, but she is beautiful and has a delightful amount of bust. If you get to know her, you would want to be friends with her.
Miku can be a history geek, and for someone so beautiful, she doesn’t pay much attention to looks which is one of the unique things about her. However, this hot anime waifu is a well-rounded character who is deeply flawed and acts more like a human than some human would. Her flaws make her a perfect waifu candidate!
28. Androssi Zahard (Tower of God)
Lee Jong Hui has created such a conflicting character in Androssi Zahard. She is undoubtedly beautiful, but she has also shown herself to be a ruthless character, which makes her a top-tier waifu. Her strength and intelligence are very good attractive aspects of her, so her kindness makes her different from the other princesses in the anime.
However, fans might find it hard to accept her kindness because she can torture. Androssi, as I mentioned above, is a conflicting character which would make dating her be a thrill!
27. Megumi Tadokoro (Food Wars)
Food wars, aka Shougeki no Souma, is one interesting ecchi show with gorgeous girls, and Megumi is one of them. Megumi is an excellent chef. Apart from making delicious meals, Megumi herself looks delicious with her lush hair and rotund bottom.
She loves cooking and nurturing people and is unique from the other characters as she has a hospitality principle that she inherited from her mom. Megumi has a warm personality, and all her features make her the subject of romantic fantasies among anime fans.
26. Rory Mercury (GATE)
This hot anime waifu is for you if you are the kind that is into goth chicks and strong scythe-wielding ladies. Don’t worry though, this hot demigoddess, who’s hundreds of years old, won’t use her weapon on you if you are not a bad person, and she can be super friendly. Rory’s unique thing is her ability to make a great personal sacrifice for someone she loves. An example of this is her delaying her rise as a full goddess to spend more time with her love interest Itami.
25. Mimosa Vermilion (Black Clover)
Mimosa is a noblewoman who doesn’t act like a noblewoman. This hot, shapely anime waifu is friendly, caring, polite, and accommodating. She doesn’t believe she is better than those born with a lower status than her. For instance, she harbors some deep feelings for the lowly born Asta, who doesn’t even have magic. Don’t be fooled, though. Mimosa can be the queen of sass when she wants to be. Words alone cannot explain Mimosa and her role in this awesome shonen anime!
24. Zero Two (Darling in the Franxx)
Zero Two is an exotic beauty. She has a tall, athletic figure that packs a mean amount of power. She is fierce when crossed by her enemies or when she is in defense of a loved one. Despite her traumatic past, such as her mistreatment at people’s hands and her skeptical view of life, she manages to be happy and stay curious, especially with her love interest Hiro. I think it’s pretty unique that even though Zero Two is wary of humans, she still strives to be one.
23. Makise Kurisu (Steins;Gate)
If you don’t mind a genius chick with a weird fashion sense, then you should be all over Makise Kurisu! Makise is a no-nonsense babe who carries herself severely and maturely. She finds nicknames distasteful and doesn’t like to be given nicknames. She can be a sweet and soft person when she wants to be, even though she doesn’t like it when people point that out.
22. Hiyori Iki (Noragami)
When you see Hiyori, you see someone who is incredibly selfless. Her introduction to the Noragami anime saw her saving a small-time god, Yato, from being hit by a bus. Hiyori is a fun girl with a high moral sense and often calls people out when wrong. She has a very fierce loyalty to her friends and would put herself on the line for their safety. If you want to woo someone like Hiyori, make sure you are responsible and not lazy, as she dislikes lazy people.
21. Raphtalia (The Rising of the Shield Hero)
I love isekai shows but The Rising of the Shield Hero made me fall in love more with the genre. It has all kinds of characters, with different personalities and varying world views, and one of these characters is Raphtalia who is without a doubt one of the best anime waifus right now!
If you don’t mind your babe having a cute tail and fuzzy dog hair, then you can dream on Raphtalia all you want. Just don’t mess with her as she could cut you up with her katana. Just kidding, Raphtalia is not a psychopath. She is a sweet, beautiful girl who still has excellent morals despite her traumatic past and is often disappointed when her master does things she disapproves of.
20. Kaguya Shinomiya (Kaguya-sama: Love is War)
An ice cold, rational genius is what Kaguya is. She also is not the type of person who will declare love for someone. You might be wondering what such a character is doing in the anime waifu list! Well, Kaguya cares deeply about her friends and treasures her friendship with them a lot. She has a great sense of humor, even if it is immature. If you are a kind person, she will like you as she believes she isn’t a good person and needs a kind person to compliment her.
19. Akame (Akame Ga Kill)
It is only natural to fantasize about being in a relationship with Akame from Akame Ga Kill, as she is as human as they come. She is a shapely, sexy, and powerful lady who has seen hell but manages to cling to her humanity. Apart from being fierce and deadly, she is also homely and absolutely loves cooking.
You won’t starve with her in your life, but you must be ready to buy her lots of food as she loves eating a lot of food. She acts cold most of the time, but she is an emotional person, especially when it involves her friends.
18. Mikoto Misaka (A Certain Magical Index)
Mikoto is a feisty, strong-willed, short-tempered, prideful, and tomboyish girl. But don’t write her off yet because she still has qualities to be considered as one of the anime waifus. Her pride doesn’t get in the way of dealing with those she has more status than. She is also lovely, accessible, and very hard-working as she improved her abilities from a level 1 esper to a level 5 esper through her hard work. You are sure to have playful moments with her as she is a bit immature and still has a deep connection with her childish side.
17. Maki Oze (Fire Force)
Maki Oze is one fit, hot and gorgeous anime babe. She is incredibly curvy and has a lean athletic build. With all her strength and brawn, Maki Oze loves the concept of romance. Hear that, guys, prepare to shoot your imaginary shots. Maki isn’t afraid to be her person and would want to make her mark on the world without the influence of her powerful family. She has a high sense of responsibility and dedication as she takes her team’s missions very seriously. Also, she is a kind-hearted person who cares deeply for her teammates and other people.
16. Shinobu Kochou (Demon Slayer)
Just at her appearance alone, you would want to wife this hot anime waifu, but underneath her calm, sweet & sexy looks is a woman capable of intense hatred. You do not want to be on the wrong side of this chick. Her cheerful demeanor is a mask over her ever-present anger and hatred for demons who took everything away from her when she was young. Shinobu can be a little sadistic when dealing with demons but also really kind to the people she loves and admires.
15. Rem (Re: Zero)
Rem is a beautiful lady with a capacity to dedicate herself to people she cares about. She is a fierce lover, and this makes her worthy waifu; but she is also capable of acting rashly. Please don’t think that Rem is a softie because of her capacity to love. She is a powerful girl with incredible fighting skills. You don’t want to be her enemy because she’ll put you down before you even know what’s going on.
14. Himiko Toga (My Hero Academia)
Most would find Himiko Toga very creepy, but I grudgingly admit she has qualities to be a top-tier anime waifu. If you are the type who isn’t creeped out by girls with a disturbed mind, then she is someone you would crush on. Himiko would go to any length for the cause she believes in and even though she is erratic, she is brilliant and intelligent. Despite her sadistic persona, she is a cheery and carefree person.
13. Mayumi Saegusa (The Irregular at Magic High School)
Seeing Mayumi Saegusa in a sundress is heavenly gift! You’d find yourself groveling and declaring your eternity to her before you know it. Mayumi can be described as a girly girl with much confidence in herself and in her appearance. She is also beautiful and a known prodigy as she is a skilled magic-user. However, it’s not all sweet and sunny with this babe as she has some sadistic tendencies. Still, she can also care for people in her style, and is a total babe who deserves to be the subject of your fantasies!
12. Lucy Heartfilia (Fairy Tail)
Lucy Heartfilia is a personal favorite as she is a beautiful, busty, blonde, curvy, and sweet-looking girl. She cares for people a lot and would do anything to protect her friends. An example of this is how she uses the magical spirits she summons. She chooses to fight along with them instead of leaving them to fight for her. One thing about Lucy is, she knows she is beautiful and takes some pride in her appearance (as she should). But she can also hold her own in a battle as she is a capable fighter and excellent with the whip (don’t think dirty thoughts).
11. Yui Yuigahama (Oregairu)
Yui Yuigahama is unique for her extreme kindness and her insistence on making people reckon and accept her kindness. If you shun Yui, prepare yourself to be barraged with her kind acts and mark our words, you will succumb to her kindness. She has an amiable attitude and this attitude gets in the way of her saying her mind most times as she does not like to hurt people or make them feel bad. She is also an expert mood reader who knows what people would love to hear and says those things.
10. Shuna (That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime)
Shuna is a princess and is more than a worthy anime waifu. She isn’t your average do-nothing princess because she is a very skillful mage who uses magic efficiently. She is brilliant, she loves responsibility and she delights at being trusted with something and doesn’t like being sheltered and protected. Shuna accepts herself as a princess, and she acts regally. However, she isn’t pompous or prideful at all!
9. Mai Sakurajima (Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai)
Mai Sakurajima is one hot bunny. Although she dresses in a bunny costume, don’t be fooled by it because Mai is a solemn person. She is the sort of person who would help her lover build a wonderful life. She is kind, polite, caring, and supportive. But she is also emotional and capable of violent outbursts, although she prefers not to deal with her emotions and prefer hiding them. Thus, being in a relationship with this pretty anime waifu can be tasking as you would have to do a lot of encouragement to get her to express herself.
8. Chizuru Ichinose (Rent-A-Girlfriend)
If you have fantasized about renting a beautiful lady to be your girlfriend, Chizuru is your girl. She is without a doubt one of the best anime waifus right now! She has two personalities, the one she truly is and the one she uses in her rent-a-girlfriend job. Naturally, Chizuru is an intelligent babe with a bit of deviousness. In her rent a girlfriend persona, she is sweet, calm, and kind. She also can be clingy although she has gotten over this, but who knows, she could love you enough for that aspect of her to resurface.
7. Emilia (Re: Zero)
Emilia joins the several gorgeous otherworldly girls I have covered on this best anime waifus list. Emilia cuts a regal figure like Shuna above, and like Shuna, she has ambitions also. Emilia’s ultimate goal is to become a king. She is kind, but she has a unique view of what kindness is, and despite the amount of good she does for other people, she believes that it is s form of selfishness. Emilia, however, is a bit stoic and doesn’t express herself easily.
6. Mikasa Ackerman (Attack on Titan)
Right now, you probably think, ‘no way Mikasa Ackerman would be a waifu.’ I say, yes, way. Mikasa Ackerman is a beautiful young lady and is wholly devoted to her friends and loved ones. I think that is an admirable aspect of her character, and it qualifies her to be on this list. Mikasa has a quiet, calm, and stoic demeanor. She can also be really intimidating and fierce when it comes to protecting the people she loves, and her skills at hunting titans are formidable.
5. Saber (Fate/Stay Night)
Saber does not like to be treated like a woman, and this is the unique thing that makes her worthy of being an anime waifu. Saber is strong, brave, and truthful to an extent. Plus she is is passionate and dedicated to what she puts her mind to, but she won’t achieve her goals in an underhanded manner. Apart from being cute and gorgeous, she’s also a fierce warrior who shouldn’t be underestimated!
4. Chika Fujiwara (Kaguya-sama: Love is War)
If you are the energetic kind, Chika is your match. This babe is always happy and carries a smile on her face all the time. She has childish tendencies, and this has made people underestimate her intelligence. Chika loves to have fun and devices ways to which she can achieve this. The best thing about her is how much she believes in love!
3. Akeno Himejima (Highschool DxD)
Akeno is one of the sexiest characters in one of the best ecchi anime shows. I was confused between adding Rias Gremory and Akeno in this list, and I went with Akeno because I personally think she’s a better waifu material! She loves her friends and would do her best to protect them but she is also sadistic and masochistic. She loves causing her enemies pain and feels pleasure when she deals serious harm to her enemies. She loves teasing her friends, but she also has a very loving side and can melt like butter when she is around someone she loves.
2. Hinata Hyuga (Naruto Shippuden)
Hinata Hyuga is one of the top anime waifus that everyone will agree upon, no questions asked! She is one of the best characters in the show as we saw her growing from being a timid and insecure girl to fighting side by side with the best ninjas of Naruto Shippuden.
Hinata is a dedicated lady with a deep sense of duty. She doesn’t discriminate and has a great capacity to love, and she doesn’t mind sacrificing herself in defense of a loved one. Even if she isn’t quick to admit it, Hinata has a strong will. Despite being overlooked by members of her clan, she continued to train till she became a formidable ninja capable of standing up to powerful enemies.
1. Rin Tohsaka (Fate/Stay Night)
Rin Tohsaka is a delectable-looking young lady especially when she is wearing her miniskirt and knee-length stocking. She is intelligent and resourceful and very competitive, and she has a high code of honor. Her honor and competitiveness produce a unique result – no matter how badly she wants to win, she would never do anything dirty or evil to achieve her aim. Rin is also supportive of people she cares about and would stand with them every step of the way.
Who Are Your Favorite Anime Waifus of 2021?
It was a great experience compiling this list of the top waifus from the best anime shows, and it was even more fun writing this article. If you’ve been watching anime from a long time, then you yourself have some favorite anime girls that you like, and pray that you end up with a girl having similar qualities like your favorite character. If that is the case, do let me know which character you see as your waifu!
There are thousands of anime shows with hundreds of girls worthy of being called a waifu, so it’s natural I might have missed or overlooked some of your favorite ones. If that’s the case, use the comments section below and let me know your list of the top anime waifus that deserve to be one this list!