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Top 15 Anime Ponytail Characters: Tie It Up!

Anime hairstyles have evolved throughout the years – from the simplest styles to the downright crazy ones. But admit it, we still love characters who wear those damn cute ponytails! Here are 15 of the cutest anime ponytail hairstyles that we love!

by akirajasmine
Jan 31, 7:08 PM | 30,604 views

Anime Ponytail, Ore Monogatari, Rinko Yamato

Aside from those tantalizing eyes, sexy lips, and cute smiles, one thing we all love about anime characters is their perfectly silky-smooth hair. In both real life and the world of anime, a cute and unique hairstyle is a must to achieve the perfect look. In anime, it also contributes to the unique personalities of the anime characters that we either hate or adore. Anime hair looks beautiful when worn down like Yamato's hair (pictured above), from Ore Monogatari. However, some people prefer ponytails like Mai Kawakami's sassy looking ponytail (photographed below), from Musaigen no Phantom World. Unstyled long hair is pretty, but ponytails make characters look more energetic!

Anime Ponytail, Musaigen no Phantom World, Mai Kawakami

Anime ponytails have a wide variety of styles. Regular ponytails, pigtails, twintails, plaits, you name it! Sometimes they look so cute we can’t help but mimic those anime ponytail styles! What’s makes it far more interesting is that there’s not much gender preference to wear an anime ponytail. As long as you can rock it, you’re in! Here's a couple of anime ponytail styles that you might wanna try!

Chihaya Ayase from Chihayafuru

Anime Ponytail, Chihayafuru, Chihaya Ayase

No matter how intense each karuta game may get, Chihaya’s ponytail perfectly sways with her every move. It also makes her so beautiful while wearing a kimono.

Ema Hinata Yuusuke Asahina from Brothers Conflict

Anime Ponytail, Brothers Conflict, Ema Hinata, Juli

In a household where all her step-brothers fell in love with her, Ema keeps her hair in a simple but pretty side-swept ponytail which accentuates her beauty and sweet personality. On the other hand, Yuusuke’s braided ponytail below makes him more of a cool and bad-ass character in the story.

Anime Ponytail, Brothers Conflict, Yuusuke Asahina

Jack Vessalius from Pandora Hearts

Anime Ponytail, Pandora Hearts, Jack Vessalius

Must watch! The plot and characters were so amazing. Unravel the mystery with this mysterious and charming guy while adoring his perfectly braided long golden hair!

Mine from Akame ga Kill!

Anime Ponytail, Akame ga Kill!, Mine

Mine's big gun might scare you, but her cute long twintails will definitely make you wanna snuggle her.

Kenshin Himura from Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan

Anime Ponytail, Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan, Kenshin Himura

Kenshin always makes sure his hair is tied in a ponytail out of his way so it doesn't impair his vision. Though I guess all samurai warriors does the same.

Sora Kasugano from Yosuga no Sora: In Solitude, Where We Are Least Alone.

Anime Ponytail, Yosuga no Sora: In Solitude, Where We Are Least Alone., Sora Kasugano

Her pretty and long ash grey twintails will definitely make you want her as a sister, but beware! She can be so seductively dangerous.

Kaien Cross from Vampire Knight

Anime Ponytail, Vampire Knight, Cross Kaien

When Kaein's hair is loose he acts so seriously, but when he ties his hair in a ponytail, his personality gets flipped and becomes the opposite!

Miroku from InuYasha

Anime Ponytail, InuYasha, Miroku

Miroku's ponytail must be the tiniest among all anime characters. But it's one of the things that will make you easily remember him... not to mention his character that's definitely the total opposite of his profession.

Eri Ayase from Love Live! School Idol Project

Anime Ponytail, Love Live! School Idol Project, Eri Ayase

Winking as she dances gracefully, Eri's ponytail shines and dances in the air too! It’s great that she didn’t end up as a ballerina though. If she did, we wouldn't be seeing her hair this way.

Edward Elric from Hagane no Renkinjutsushi (Fullmetal Alchemist)

Anime Ponytail, Fullmetal Alchemist, Edward Elric

One thing that's truly amazing about Edward is that his braided ponytail never goes out of place even when he's in a battle. (I definitely envy that about him...)

Su-won from Akatsuki no Yona (Yona of the Dawn)

Anime Ponytail, Akatsuki no Yona, Su-won

Su-won looks so gorgeously handsome with his very simple hairstyle. Who says women are the only ones who can wear motherly side plaits so beautifully?

Yoko Littner from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Anime Ponytail, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Yoko Littner

A pretty face, a sexy, super-hot physique, a gorgeous red ponytail with a bit of a rebel touch, and fancy guns-Yoko Littner will definitely make every episode worth watching.

Usagi "Sailor Moon" Tsukino from Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S

Anime Ponytail, Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S, Usagi Tsukino

I've always admired Usagi's super long and perfect twintails. (It's one of the reasons why I wanna grow my hair longer.)

Miaka Yuuki from Fushigi Yuugi (Mysterious Play; Curious Play)

Anime Ponytail, Fushigi Yuugi, Miaka Yuuki

Miaka, like Usagi, is one of the anime characters who has a great appetite. As long as she sees food, she will gladly eat it. Too bad she can't eat her pigtail buns!

There's a famous saying in Japan that translates to "hair is a girl's life" - a profound motto true for anime girls as well. If you enjoyed this article, you will surely find the following anime hairstyles to be just as fabulous!

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