AnimeTop 20 Saucy & Sassy Black Female Anime Characters

Top 20 Saucy & Sassy Black Female Anime Characters

Growing up, Dragon Ball Z and Pokemon were my go-to anime. But in the late 1990s, there were very few animes of color, and finding black female anime characters was even rarer.

But with time more girls of color were introduced into the animeverse. Now we have black female characters of almost all anime personality types, from shy individuals like Canary to badass Ninjas like Karui.

20 Black Female Anime Characters

20. Sister Krone

sister krone

Although her appearance is a shambles, Sister Korone did become a fan favorite due to her complex antagonist arc. Just don’t take offense to her stereotypical appearance and you’ll enjoy her more.

19. Miyuki Ayukawa

miyuki ayukawa

Meet the Shuri of Basquash! Miyuki is the brains behind almost all the upgrades and improvements to the mecha robots. And she’s got the artist hit every right note with the appearance. She is an inspiration for every tech girl.

18. S.A.M.

s.a.m cannon busters

S.A.M is the girl-next-door character of Canon Busters. This innocent-looking girl is in fact a robot named Special Associate Model. She can be as deadly in a fight as she is sweet when making friends.

17. Casca

casca band of the falcon
  • Author: Makoto Fukami
  • Production Studio: Liden Films ;GEMBA ;Millepensee 
  • No. of Episodes: 24
  • Seasons: 2
  • Watch Berserk

Casca is one of the first black female anime characters, and she’s no damsel in distress. The leader of the Band of Falcom perhaps deserves a higher place on this list, but the newcomers have pushed her down.

16. Carole

carole anime

If you’re ever feeling down, watch some Carole to rekindle your motivation and determination. As Carole tries to overcome several problems to realize her dreams, the struggle is real.

15. Iris

iris pokemon
  • Author: Satoshi Tajiri
  • Production Studio: The Pokémon Company
  • No. of Episodes: 1115
  • Seasons: 24
  • Watch Pokemon

Iris is one of the strongest female Pokemon trainers, and we weren’t going to exclude her for the world. The champion of Unova is a great representation of strong black female characters in anime.

14. Hilda

hilda eureka seven

Hilda is an important member of Gekkostate. She pilots a robot, mentors Eureka, and looks after the facility in any capacity she can.

13. Caldina

caldina magic knight rayearth

Not all black female characters are goody two shoes, some are dangerous assassins posing as cute dancers. Caldina is a complex character and mighty important to the Knights.

12. Gidget

gidget eureka seven

We see very few black comic relief characters in anime, let alone a black female comic relief character. But, Gidget fulfills some of that void. She isn’t a regular, but she’s fun.

11. Michiko Malandro

michiko malandro anime

This Afro-Latino beauty is the co-protagonist of the anime. And let’s just say she is the complete package. She’s got the looks, the skills, and everything else a female anime protagonist should have.

10. Nessa

nessa pokemon
  • Author: Satoshi Tajiri
  • Production Studio: The Pokémon Company 
  • No. of Episodes: 1115
  • Seasons: 24
  • Watch Pokemon

Nessa is a water-type Pokemon gym trainer. Even though she is calm and soft-spoken, she is very competitive during battles. She uses 3 powerful water-type Pokemons (Goldeen, Arrokuda, Drednaw) and is pretty hard to defeat.

She is also a model and pursues her modeling career while training her Pokemons and battling opponents who are looking to earn a batch from her.

9. Atsuko Jackson

atsuko jackson

Atsuko is a Brazilian police officer who grew up in the same orphanage as Michiko. She was the one who caught Michiko 12 years ago. Atsuko has mixed feelings for Michiko and has a love-hate relationship.

As a police officer, Miss Johnson is strong-willed and can be quite cold. She has a good conscience and at times ignores logic and takes decisions from her heart.

8. Coffee

coffee from cowboy bebop

Coffee is one of the most attractive black female anime characters ever. Despite her limited screen time, she is quite popular among fans, for obvious reasons. She is a bounty hunter who was looking for a bounty on IO.

This is when she crosses paths with Edward and Ein. She uses her charm to get information related to her bounty from the public and knows exactly how to latch on to their trails.

7. Mira Naigus

mira naigus

Mira is the commander of the DWMA Central Intelligence Agency. Sid Barrett is her partner. After Doctor Medusa came out as a witch and betrayed the academy, Mira started serving as the school nurse in the interim.

She is a loyal high-ranking member of the academy and is normally cold and cynical. She can also transform herself into a knife that can be used to slash through human skin or thrown at opponents. She is also an expert in hand-to-hand combat, can set elaborate traps, and also possesses bomb technician skills.

6. April

april darker than black

April is an accomplished MI-6 agent and works with July and November 11. Apart from being an impeccable agent, she can also manipulate atmospheric pressure.

She loves to drink especially strong liquor and can even outdrink a barman. Even though she is professional and dedicated to her craft she is emotional and protective of her team members.

5. Canary

canary hunter x hunter

Beneath those innocent eyes of a teenager lies a vicious fighter. Canary is a butler and works for the Zoldyck family. She watches over one of the gates and takes care of trespassers.

When she was only but 10, Canary single-handedly bested a trespasser and his 100 compatriots who wanted to eavesdrop on the Zoldycks. She is one of the black female anime characters fans would want more of once HxH resumes.

4. Mila Rose

mila rose
  • Author: Tite Kubo
  • Production Studio: Pierrot
  • No. of Episodes: 366
  • Seasons: 16
  • Watch Bleach

Mila is one of the Tres Bestias. She cares a lot about her Fracción and doesn’t take insults about them lightly. Even though she is quite rational, she tends to lose control and become a tad bit sadistic while fighting.

She has expert swordsman skills and possesses the Cero which she charges with her left and attacks using her right hand. She has high spiritual power and can also use the Quimera Parca with the help of Emilou Apacci and Cyan Sung-Sun.

3. Karui


Karui is a member of Team Samui. She is a kunoichi from Kumogakure and wields the Lightning Release technique. She is excellent at coordinating her attacks with Omoi and solely relies on Kenjutsu.

Her fighting technique was very helpful to ward off White Zetsu during the Ninja war.

2. Yoruichi Shihoin

yoruichi shihoin
  • Author: Tite Kubo
  • Production Studio: Pierrot
  • No. of Episodes: 366
  • Seasons: 16
  • Watch Bleach

Yoruichi is not a normal Shinigami. She can transform into a small black cat and retain her form for a long time. And in her feline form, she possesses golden eyes and takes on a male voice.

Not really a superpower but Yoruichi is witty, intelligent, and holds intricate knowledge of Soul Society. She is skilled in Shunpo and is also referred to as the Flash Goddess. She wields immense spiritual power, enhanced strength, and endurance.

1. Katara: Avatar 

katara avatar

Katara is a waterbender. As a child, she was raised by her grandmother. Probably the cutest of all black female anime characters. And the most powerful as well.

Katara was Aang’s water-bending instructor. Later on, her mastery over water proves to be a valuable asset to the group and helps them stop Fire Nation on their path to global domination.

Later on, she marries Aand and becomes the mother of 3 children. She deserves the first rank because of her unique abilities and the amount of impact she had on the main storyline.

Do you agree with our list of black female anime characters? Let us know if you feel any of your favorite characters deserve a mention here.

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