Anime Elf Banzai
Pointy ears, long silver hair, great with a bow and arrow...yes i'm describing Legolas, but that's also just a stereotypical elf from the high fantasy genre of fiction. In anime, elves comes in all shapes and sizes. Some use magic, some are really ditzy, and all of them have pointy ears. They're also really good looking. Who knows, maybe your future anime elf waifu awaits in this list.
From No Game No Life
One thing that anime elves tend to be good at is magic. Feel Nilvalen uses her intellect and hex casting abilities, to help her game partner cheat. She is also fairly over-protective and prideful, and her youthful looks conceal the fact that she's 52 years old.
Tiffania Westwood is rather innocent, but she often finds herself in awkward situations due to her well-endowed breasts and elf ears. Incidentally, she would wear a hat to cover her ears in order to conceal her half-elf origins. Since the cat is now out of the bag, she no longer bothers to cover up, as everyone realizes that anime elves are pretty damn cool!
Female anime elves tend to be easy on the eyes, but Echidna takes sexiness to the next level!
This green haired mercenary is bootylicious, and dresses in skimpy and risqué battle armor. I guess this type of dress code isn't entirely out of place in the Queen's Blade series, but, Echidna's outfit and how she manages to wear a poisonous snake is something that defies imagination.
Don't be deceived by Aura Bella Fiora's small frame, she packs a punch and spends her time taming wild magical beasts. One could assume she's a tomboy, and that wouldn't be wrong. After all, she has a penchant for bossing her twin brother around. We know who wears the pants in that relationship!
Tragedy and trauma is not an uncommon experience for anime elves. Tuka Luna Marceau witnessed the destruction of her forest village, and also lost her father to a dragon attack. She is generally cheerful but often panics when danger presents itself.
Here's a quick confession, Deedlit is one of my absolute favorite anime elves. I'm a huge fan of the Record of Lodoss War series, and she was one of the characters who resonated with me the most.
Deedlit is a High Elf who always looks out for her comrades, and she is incredibly rapid during sword fights. More so, her elemental magic is quite formidable, as she unleashes the forces of water or wind on enemies.
Annette is rather unusual for an elf, particularly because she is a priest. But that's not entirely a bad thing, as she can conjure up some powerful spells. Unfortunately, not all her spells work out as planned, and the end result is rather tragi-comical.
From Log Horizon
Anime elves don't come any more cheerful or kinder than Marielle, that's why she is often referred to as the 'Sunflower of Akiba'. She is also a guild master, however, her management skills leave a lot to be desired, and she would seriously mess up without the help of her assistant. Hey, even elves can't always be perfect, you know?!
From Berserk (2016)
It would certainly not be out of place for elves to make an appearance in a high fantasy universe such as Berserk. In fact, the elven wind spirit known as Puck is the first sidekick to join up with the lead character, Guts. Puck is a playful and mischievous little elf, who helps to lighten up the morbid atmosphere which is a common trait of the series.
From Elf 17
Just look at that headband, which alone is a dead giveaway that Ruu is one of those anime elves from the 80’s!
Ruu is capable of flight and able to pull off some impressive aerial acrobatics. She enjoys travelling through the galaxy together with Muscat Tyler who recruited her. As with all good OVA adventures, much action, suspense and trouble await.
From Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?)
Most anime elves lead pretty exciting lives. However, Eina Tulle seems to be one of the few exceptions. She is a half-elf and works as the receptionist for the Guild, not exactly the kind of occupation that sets the world on fire. But hey, she's a warm-hearted individual who cares deeply for Bell Cranel.
Emilia, who also likes to go by the name of Satella, has an otherworldly appearance. Could it be because of her silver hair and elven ears? Nevertheless, she's definitely mysterious and her fairy-like cat only adds to the intrigue.
It would be a massive disservice if an anime based on one of the most popular fantasy JRPG's did not have at least one elf character on the roster. Truth be said, Genius Sage is only a half-elf, and because of this, experienced racial discrimination when visiting the world of Tethe'alla, where half-elves are the lowest in the social hierarchy. This is a pity, as this is one anime elf that is truly multi-talented, with cooking abilities and the ability to execute powerful elemental magic.
Aura Shurifon may come across as someone that suffers from a bipolar disorder, as her personality constantly changes. However, this dark elf princess is simply predisposed to a trait of her tribe, which is tasked with bringing stability to the world. And this is the reason her mood changes at different times during the day.
Is she a fairy or she is an elf? Well, in Ren's case she happens to be a combination of both. And let's not forget that she's a princess as well!
Will our cute little elf princess be able to accomplish her goal of finding the four treasures of Heart? I'm certainly rooting for her.