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Top 20 Anime Girls with Purple Hair on MAL

Anime hair comes in all colors of the rainbow, including the mysterious purple. These anime girls with purple hair have captured our hearts by being amazing, awesome, or just plain adorable.

by Littoface
Dec 21, 2015 7:26 PM | 186,323 views

When it comes to anime hair, no color is off-limits. No one bats an eyelash at all the green and blue-haired girls in the anime universe, and pink is the new black. Among this rainbow of colors is the wonderful purple - a color that can be anywhere along the spectrum from close to white, to darker than black.

Sometimes purple hair is reserved for characters who have a dark history but whose hearts have not entirely darkened yet. But sometimes it just looks good!

Here are the most loved anime girls with purple hair, according to you, the fans:

The following data was taken from the Character Ranking Page on MAL on the date of publication and is based on the amount of times each character is added to a user's "Character Favorites" section.


20. Dokuro Mitsukai from Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan (Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan)

Member favorites: 611


Dokuro Mitsukai Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan

Dokuro Mitsukai Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan

Dokuro is cute and angelic, with pretty purple-blue hair up in half ponytails and a sweet smile. So you really don't expect her to whip out a giant club and bludgeon people to death with it. She was sent back in time to assassinate a target, but decided to save him instead... if she doesn't kill him first, that is.



19. Chisaki Hiradaira from Nagi No Asukara (Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea)

Member favorites: 619


Chisaki Hiradaira Nagi No Asukara

Chisaki Hiradaira Nagi No Asukara

Sweet and caring, Chisaki is the “girl next door.” As she grows up, she starts to wear her long dark purple hair shorter and wavier, but whether it’s long or short, Chisaki’s kind face and loving personality make her someone you’d want as your friend.



18. Haqua du Lot Herminium from Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai (The World God Only Knows)

Member favorites: 748


Haqua du Lot Herminium Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai

Haqua du Lot Herminium Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai

Haqua’s long purple hair might be impressive, but the cloud-like cloth she wears around her neck is more eye-catching, especially since it can turn into anything she wills it to. Haqua is proud, the kind of girl who would lose everything rather than ask anyone for help.


17. Frederica Berkanstel from Umineko no Naku Koro Ni

Member favorites: 751


Frederica Berkanstel umineko No Naku Koro Ni

Frederica Berkanstel Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai

Frederica’s long purple-blue hair falls over her emotionless violet eyes that hint there might be something twisted hiding behind them. Frederica might have the amazing power to create miracles, but at what cost?



16. Tsukasa Hiiragi from Lucky☆Star

Member favorites: 760


Tsukasa Hiiragi Lucky Star

Tsukasa Hiiragi Lucky Star

Adorable and flighty, Tsukasa might not be as reliable as her twin sister Kagami, but she sure is cute! Her huge blue eyes and sweet smile are dead giveaways that she’s the airheaded and innocent one of the Lucky Star bunch, and it’s easy to forgive her for failing to keep up with conversations because she’s just so darn adorable.



15. Nana from Elfen Lied

Member favorites: 764


Nana Elfen Lied

Nana Elfen Lied

In another world, Nana would be a cute carefree girl. But there isn’t much you can do about your fate when you’re of a mutant race prone to violence. The little horns that peek out from Nana’s short hair might look cute, but they’re the mark of an unavoidable destiny.



14. Kuranosuke Koibuchi from Kuragehime (Princess Jellyfish)

Member favorites: 979


Kuranosuke Koibuchi Kuragehime

Kuranosuke Koibuchi Kuragehime

Ok so technically Koibuchi is neither purple-haired nor a girl, but he still is one of the most stylish purple haired girls in anime. Koibuchi fools most of the people he meets with his cross-dressing, and it’s clear to see why: perfectly made up face, perfectly groomed hair, perfectly… well, perfect. He wears many wigs throughout the series, but the purple wavy one is definitely a classic.



13. Hanyuu from Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai (When They Cry 2)

Member favorites: 1001


Hanyuu Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai

Hanyuu Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai

More people would appreciate Hanyuu’s pretty long hair and black horns… if more people could actually see her. Hanyuu is stuck in the spirit world and invisible to most of the other characters, leaving her to haunt them with ceaseless apologies.



12. Yuuko Kanoe from Tasogare Otome x Amnesia (Dusk Maiden of Amnesia)

Member favorites: 1679


Yuuko Kanoe Tasogare Otome x Amnesia

Yuuko Kanoe Tasogare Otome x Amnesia

Yuuko has the most billowy purple-black hair, the kind what sways in the wind even when there’s no wind to speak of. She might look serious and even intimidating, Yuuko is cheerful and friendly - at least, as friendly as you can get when you’re not much more than a spirit.



11. Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop

Member favorites: 1705


Cowbow Bebop Faye Valentine

Cowbow Bebop Faye Valentine

Everything about Faye is as slick as her hair, which is pitch black but shines purple and blue in the light. As a tough bounty hunter, Faye has quite a reputation for being a beauty with an attitude, and for leaving quite a few broken hearts in her wake.



10. Shinoa Hiiragi from Owari no Seraph (Seraph of the End)

Member favorites: 1744


Shinoa Hiiragi Owari no Seraph

Shinoa Hiiragi Owari no Seraph

She might be small, but Shinoa doesn’t let her size stop her from being a great leader. She keeps her grayish purple hair pinned in the back with a bow, which might make her look a bit childish, but don’t be fooled - Shinoa’s teasing knows no bounds. Watch out for that tell-tale smirk!



9. Yuri Nakamura from Angel Beats!

Member favorites: 1911


Yuri Nakamura Angel Beats

Yuri has bright magenta hair to match her bright personality. Determined and collected, she makes a great leader. Of course, you have to be a good leader when you’re going up against God.

Yuri Nakamura Angel Beats


8. Renge Miyouchi from Non Non Biyori

Member favorites: 1999


Renge Miyouchi Non Non Biyori

Renge Miyouchi Non Non Biyori

Renge’s cute pigtails are more than just a style - the ribbons they’re held up by have special meaning to her. Renge is friendly and curious, loves giving people nicknames almost as much as making up songs on her recorder. She’s a loveable little child who’s often lost in a world of her own - basically what everyone wishes their little sister were like.


7. Kagami Hiiragi from Lucky☆Star

Member favorites: 2332


Kagami Hiiragi Lucky Star

Kagami Hiiragi Lucky Star

Twin number two of the Hiiragi duo, Kagami is a straight-laced student who knows how to get things done. She keeps her long purple hair in two long ponytails, in stark contrast to her fraternal twin sister Tsukasa. For twins, they sure are different - and Kagami’s tsundere nature landed her a spot as the more beloved of the two by MyAnimeList fans.


6. Minene Uryuu from Mirai Nikki (Future Diary)

Member favorites: 3010


Minene Uryuu Mirai Nikki

Minene Uryuu Mirai Nikki

Eyepatch? Check. Crazed grin? Double check. Minene is a survivor, an assassin, and an infiltration expert. It’s probably best to stay a safe distance away from this purple-haired beauty.


5. Mizore Shirayuki from Rosario + Vampire

Member favorites: 3330


Mizore Shirayuki Rosario + Vampire

Mizore Shirayuki Rosario + Vampire

Mizore starts off with long hair but later crops it short to her current cute ‘do. She’s reserved and quiet… except when it comes the object of her desire. Mizore manages to go from depressed and misunderstood to creepy stalker with a snap of the fingers.


4. Rika Furude from Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni (When They Cry)

Member favorites: 3564

Rika Furude Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni

Rika Furude Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni

This little shrine maiden is more important than she seems, and holds the key to a bunch of strange happenings around her. Rika acts cute and innocent, but she might just be wiser than she lets on.


3. Saeko Busujima from Highschool of the Dead

Member favorites: 3827


Saeko Busujima Highschool of the Dead

Saeko Busujima Highschool of the

Looking for a chick who packs a punch? Saeko is more than a pretty girl. President of the Kendo Club at school and a leading fighter against the zombie outbreak, Saeko can definitely fend for herself. She appears calm and collected, but a short fuse and a tendency to go all out can land any would-be assailants a trip to the hospital.


2. Yuki Nagato from Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

Member favorites: 7171


Yuki Nagato Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu

Yuki Nagato Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu

Yuki seems like an introverted bookworm, but as a member of Haruhi’s SOS Brigade, you know she’s at least.. unique. Don’t expect her short lavender hair to grow, ever. It’s complicated.


1. Hitagi Senjougahara from Bakemonogatari (Ghostory)

Member favorites: 13816


Hitagi Senjougahara Bakemonogatari

Hitagi Senjougahara Bakemonogatari

For someone considered “weak” by her classmates, Senjogahara has quite a presence. The top purple haired beauty is ready for a fight and strong enough to face any demon, real or imagined. Beware her stapler of doom!


If you just can't get enough of these funky anime hair colors, please feel free to check out the following articles:
Girls with Blue Hair
Girls with Black Hair
Girls with Pink Hair
Girls with Green Hair
Girls with Silver Hair
Girls with Red Hair
Girls with Blonde Hair
Girls with Brown Hair

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