Be it red or yellow, purple or blue, the hair color of the anime faction follows a wide spectrum, not limited to the traditional black or brunette. Here's your list of the top 50 bishoujo with pink hair, who are all badass in their own way. Pink is most definitely the new black, and these characters with pink hair are definitely not to be taken lightly.
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.
1. Yuno Gasai from Mirai Nikki
Member Favorites: 17784
Yuno Gasai, the beautiful and deadly yandere female, heads our list of top 50 pink haired anime characters. Her ruthless efficiency in protecting her crush, Yukitero Amano, and destroying anyone who tries to harm him with a killer's empathy, makes her a fan favourite.
2. Lucy from Elfen Lied
Member Favorites: 10249
Driven to the edge of sanity over her unusual appearance at a young age, pink haired Lucy, a Diclonius female, unleashes her vengeance using her vectors (termed invisible arms), without the least bit of empathy on anyone and everyone who stands in her way, only showing affection to her childhood love and the other main protagonist of the show, Kouta.
3. Inori Yuzuriha from Guilty Crown
Member Favorites: 5648
The shy and gentle Inori Yuzuriha, is not only the female protagonist of the show, but also the leader of the resistance guerrilla faction, Funeral Parlor, and also the voice of the internet artist, Egoist. Her hair is two-toned, starting off pale at the roots then darkening to true pink at the ends.
Member Favorites: 3759
The adorable, yet feisty protagonist of the show is not so affectionately nicknamed 'Zero Louise' by her peers for her poor magic skills. And her luck only gets worse as she slowly falls in love with the familiar that she summons. This pink-haired tsundere is not as soft and fluffy as she looks!
5. Momo Belia Deviluke from To LOVE-Ru
Member Favorites: 2639
Momo, the lovely yet, not so innocent twin sister of Lala, and the third princess of Deviluke, possesses the special ability to communicate with alien plants and even summon them using her phone on occasions.
Member Favorites: 2546
Madoka Kaname has a life changing moment after encountering Puella Magi Homura and the familiar Kyubey, who see a lot of magical potential in Modoka and offer to transform her into a Puella Magi. Her hair and magical girl costume are both pretty pastel pink.
7. Sakura Haruno from Naruto
Member Favorites: 2522
The beloved female ninja of Team 7, Sakura Haruno goes through the journey of love, loss and pain along with her friends to become a better ninja and a person. She trades in her long pink hair for a shorter style as the series goes on.
8. Morgiana from Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
Member Favorites: 2488
The protagonist of the magi series and a former of Jamal, she eventually joins Alibaba's company and soon develops feelings for her, all the while trying to maintain her tough demeanor.
9. Hinagiku Katsura from Hayate no Gotoku!
Member Favourites: 2465
Hinagiku Katsura is the current council president at Hakuo Academy, captain of the Kendo club, as well as a popular icon who has a fan following of both the genders due to her numerous remarkable traits.
10. Moka Akashiya from Rosario to Vampire
Member Favorites: 2392
Moka Akashiya,the main female vampire of the show with a dual, sadistic personality, develops a special taste for the human who mistakenly transfers to her school before it slowly blossoms to love. While her regular hair is a pretty shade of pink, her alter ego's hair is notably paler.
11. Ikaros from Sora no Otoshimono
Member Favorites: 2236
After falling through a portal to Earth and being rescued by a human, Ikaros imprints on her rescuer and vows to serve him and fulfill all his wishes.
12. Yui from Angel Beats!
Member Favorites: 2067
Yui joins the Girls Dead Monster band founded by Iwakasa and Hisako, and even becomes the lead vocalist after Iwakasa's disappearance. Her pink hair is as bright as her personality!
13. Watashi from Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita
Member Favorites: 1974
The peachy-pink haired main character of the quirky comedy Humanity Has Declined, Watashi acts as arbitrator between humans and other races.
14. Jibril from No Game No Life
Member Favorites: 1937
Jibril is the youngest of the Flugel race, the 6th most powerful of the 16 sentient races of Disboard. This pink haired beauty is a lot older than she looks!
15. Lala Satalin Deviluke from To LOVE-Ru
Member Favorites: 1817
The first princess of Deviluke, Lala Satalin, runs away from home after protesting marriage and arrives on earth, ending up in Rito Yuuki's bathtub. The two develop feelings for each other and end up having a complicated relationship on account of Lala's twin, Momo.
16. Crona from Soul Eater
Member Favorites: 1645
We're not sure if Crona is a guy or a girl, but their asymmetrical pink hair is awesome!
17. Amu Hinamori from Shugo Chara!
Member Favorites: 1501
Tired of constantly keeping up the charade of being a tough girl, Amu wishes to be reborn as her true self, only to discover three colorful eggs the next morning, which later hatch to becomes her guardian characters. Despite being known as a "cool" girl, Amu secretly loves girly things, making her pink hair perfect for her!
18. Akari Mizunashi from Aria The Animation
Member Favorites: 1486
Blessed with an easy temperament, Akari is a native on Manhome who immigrated to Aqua and pens her various adventures to her mysterious penpal.
19. Utena Tenjou from Shoujo Kakumei Utena
Member Favorites: 1425
Having been orphaned at a young age, Utena inculcates a dedication to become the prince figure from her childhood and is loved by all the girls in her school.
20. Nonon Jakuzure from Kill la Kill
Member Favorites: 1252
One of the main characters of the show and a part of the Student Council's Elite Four, Nonon's pretty face and cute pink hair masks a tough and hardened character who can hold her own against any opponent.
21. Masami Iwasawa from Angel Beats!
Member Favorites: 1195
Acting as the leader of the Girls Dead Monster band which acts as a decoy for the SSS with their plans to eliminate Angel, Iwasawa plays the role of the band's lead vocalist and the music composer.
22. Lacus Clyne from Mobile Suit Gundam Seed
Member Favorites: 1138
Lacus, a pink-haired PLANT idol with a mesmerizing singing voice, hopes to bring peace to the Naturals and Coordinators and follows in the footsteps of her father to achieve this goal.
23. Mine from Akame ga Kill!
Member Favorites: 990
A sharp tongued and quick witted 'Genius Sniper' with a short temper, who is also a part of the Night Raid faction, Mine fights for the acceptance of her race so that they may escape the ridicule that plagued her childhood.
24. Nana from Elfen Lied
Member Favorites : 774
Unlike the other pink-haired Diclonius, Nana exudes a more empathetic temperament in stark contrast to Lucy's more cold and stoic traits, with more or less the same abilities as Lucy.
Member Favorites: 693
An oddity in our list, Kurosagi is usually a blue haired, rabbit eared female whose hair turns a shimmery curtain of pink as her power level increases and is ready for battle.
26. Anemone from Eureka Seven
Member Favorites: 602
Portrayed as violent and moody, prone to temper tantrums, Anemone is a genetically modified Coralian who serves as a pilot for the Nirvash type "theEND". What she lacks in interpersonal skills, she more than makes up for it in the battlefield.
27. Yachiru Kusajishi from Bleach
Member Favorites: 538
Yachiru Kusajishi is the absolutely adorable vice captain of the 11th division, under Captain Kenpachi Zaraki, who has no sense of direction and enjoys keeping ridiculous nicknames for people. But make no mistake, the child like persona masks a display of untold destruction as shown in one of the episodes.
28. Guu from Jungle wa Itsumo Hare Nochi Guu
Member Favorites: 519
Tiny pink-haired Guu hides an enormous secret－her stomach is another world full of living things! This anime is one best viewed for yourself to understand.
Member Favorites: 486
Euphemia is beautiful and kind hearted; the third princess of the Britannian Imperial family, who abhors violence and is holds great affection for her half-brother Lelouch.
Member Favorites: 484
Let's be honest－the reason for Sonico's popularity isn't her personality or her pink hair, but they sure help!
31. Ichigo Momomiya from Tokyo Mew Mew
Member Favorites: 464
After being injected with the DNA of an Iriomote Wildcat, Ichigo becomes the leader of group of magical girls, and together, they have to save the world from Chimeras, aliens and their leader, Deep Blue.
Member Favorites: 461
The highly delightful and energetic Neko is a Strain, who is deeply affectionate towards Yashiro Ishana and is responsible for altering his memories. She prefers to roam naked and describes clothes as being too constricting.
33. Chibiusa from Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon
Member Favorites: 427
The littlest Sailor Scout and her fluffy pink hair are so cute!
34. Miwako Sakurada from Paradise Kiss
Member Favorites: 426
This chic pink-haired cutie is from fashion forward anime Paradise Kiss. She always does her hair in cute hairstyles!
35. Kanon Nakagawa from Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai
Member Favorites: 407
Despite being adept in using stun guns and her enchanting voice, Kanon tends to constantly worry about losing her pop idol status and going back to being ignored by people. She also hosts the second oldest of the Jupiter sisters, Apollo, inside her.
Member Favorites: 399
One of the main protagonists of the show, pink-haired Simca aims to collect all the Kings, along with their Regalia in order to conquer the Trophaeum Tower and acquire the Sky Regalia.
37. Nono from Top wo Nerae 2! Diebuster
Member Favorites: 374
Fate deals Nono a card, as her dream of becoming a space pilot is made possible, once she encounters an actual space pilot and becomes a part of a group called the Fraternity, whose mission is to protect the people of the solar system.
38. Akira Kogami from Lucky☆Star
Member Favorites: 362
Armed with dazzling golden eyes and salmon pink hair, Akira is a veteran voice actress and also the captain of the Lucky Star informational ad section called 'Lucky Channel' in the Comptiq magazine.
39. Kofuku "Ebisu" from Noragami
Member Favorites: 359
Being a Goddess of Poverty is not an easy job and often ends up getting you scorned by people. It's hard to dislike Kofuku's sweet and bubbly personality though!
40. Rika Shinozaki from Sword Art Online
Member Favorites: 346
Lisbeth is fierce, loyal to a fault, with phenomenal skills as a blacksmith, and one who takes great pride in her work and the swords she forges.
41. Krul Tepes from Owari no Seraph
Member Favorites: 328
The former vampire queen of Japan and the third progenitor of the Vampires, Krul looks down on humans with disdain and considers them to be vile and greedy.
42. Mizuki Himeji from Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
Member Favorites: 308
Mizuki is a brilliant student, although she's placed in Class F on account of not completing her class division exams. She tries to confess her feelings for Akihisa but often failed due to unfortunate circumstances.
43. Miyuki Takara from Lucky☆Star
Member Favorites: 303
Miyuki Takara is your stereotypical bookworm with a penchant for knowledge and nicknamed 'Miwiki' (Miyuki + Wikipedia) by the Japanese community, is depicted as having many moe characteristics, and is loyal to her friends.
44. Megumi Shimizu from Shiki
Member Favorites: 294
Megumi's pink twintails are a bright addition to what is otherwise a very dark anime.
45. Momoka Sonokawa from Sabagebu!
Member Favorites: 287
Don't be fooled by Momoka's cute appearance. This pink-haired anime girl is locked and loaded, ready to triumph in any Survival Game that she is challenged to.
46. Nana Astar Deviluke from To LOVE-Ru
Member Favorites: 276
Nana is the middle child of the three princesses of Deviluke. Same as her sexy big sister and adorable twin sister, Nana also has pretty pink hair that makes her stand out in a crowd.
Member Favorites: 272
Perona has a doll-like appearance - big round eyes and baby pink hair split into twin-tails. Too bad her personality isn't as sweet...
48. Saya Takagi from Highschool of the Dead
Member Favorites: 272
The world of Highschool of the Dead is filled with danger and devastation. To survive in such a place, one cannot show weakness. There comes a time when even a pretty, young girl with pink hair must fight.
Member Favorites: 267
Satone is an adorable girl with a pretty pink heart on her cheek to match her pretty pink hair!
50. Rumiho Akiha from Steins;Gate
Member Favorites: 263
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 Green Hair
・Girls with Silver Hair
・Girls with Purple Hair
・Girls with Red Hair
・Girls with Blonde Hair
・Girls with Brown Hair