It's the 21st century and gamer girls are starting to break out into the gaming community! While that's happening in reality, anime gamer girls have been slowly joining the anime gaming community as more than just eye candy. Now, we have a serious representation of gamer girls in anime who usually serve the dual purpose of serious player and eye candy.
Gamer girls have it tough with discrimination in regards to how "real" they are. Many discussions on online communities will write off gamer girls for a variety of reasons that mainly have to do with gender, but let's check out some anime gamer girls that will have you change your mind about just how awesome gamer girls are!
10. Sakuragasaki Fubuki (Arcade Gamer Fubuki)
- Episodes: 4
- Aired: February 2002 - January 2003
With the power of her passion panties, Fubuki climbs up the ranks of BAG (Best of Arcade Gamer) Tournament, but the Gulasic Group is determined to rule the world through Arcade gaming should they win. Teaming up with Mr. Mystery, Fubuki will have to defeat the Gods of Gaming to make arcade safe for everyone once again.
Arcade gaming is a lost art these days, but Fubuki brings back your arcade gaming passion in the OVA Arcade Gamer Fubuki! And Fubuki does it with such pizzazz! With her passion panties, Fubuki is able to dominate and hold her own against the other guys in the arcade. Fubuki just shows that girls can kick ass in many areas of gaming!3
9. Kousaka Kirino (Boku no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Waka ga Nai)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: October 2010 - December 2010
Kousaka Kyousuke used to be close to his sister Kirino, however they haven't talked to each other in years! That all changes when Kyousuke finds an eroge hidden inside the case of a magical girl anime. He doesn't think it belongs to his parents because they are adamantly against anime. Kirino drags Kyousuke into her room that night to reveal that she has a little sister complex and loves littler sister video games and anime. In fact, Kirino is a full on otaku! Now, Kyousuke has been enlisted against his will to help Kirino hide her hobby.
If you think gamer girls have to appear disheveled like they haven't bathed in a week; throw that idea out the window. Kirino is a model by day and an anime gamer girl the rest of the time! If you don't think that's possible, you can compare her to Playboy's Pamela Horton. See, models can game, too. Kirino's specialty is little sister eroge so don't think that girls are limited to otome games. They exist in all levels of gaming!
8. Kashiwazaki Sena (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: October 2011 - December 2011
Hasegawa Kodaka can't make friends at his new school because people tend to think of him as a delinquent with his natural blond hair. One day, Kodaka comes across his classmate Yozora who is talking to her imaginary friend. After they realized that they have no friends, both Yozora and Kodaka start the Neighbors' Club to make friends. Together they'll play video games, cook, and many other things to help make friends and build a bond. Will they become good friends or is this plan doomed from the start?
You don't even have to as to know that our anime gamer girl is Kashiwazaki Sena! She's the adorable and bouncy blonde who spends a vast amount of time playing video games, butt the video games seem to differ from popular games like Monster Hunter to eroges. Yup, Sena plays them all so don't think less of her just because she's a cute face. Sena can actually get pretty serious about playing video games and will make sure you take her seriously so don't even start with her!
7. Izumi Konata (Lucky Star)
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: April 2007 - September 2007
This anime is about the everyday lives of Konata, Miyuki, Tsubasa and Kagami. Watch as they go to school, play videogames, watch anime, procrastinate on homework, and just live their lives the only way they know how!
Legendary Girl A, also known as Konata, dabbles in quite a few different game genres, but her main areas of interest are eroge, arcade, and MMORPGs! Who has the time for all that? Well, Konata makes time by sacrificing homework, study time, and sleep. She's a dedicated anime gamer girl. Plus, Konata excels in her specialty. Don't think she's all talk. Konata's infamous!
6. Douma Umaru (Himouto! Umaru-chan)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 2015 - September 2015
Douma Umaru is perfect. She's got great grades. She's beautiful. She is talented in all aspects. Plus, Umaru is humble. Utterly perfect. Well, that is until Umaru gets home where she suddenly becomes a hamster-like chibi who loves video games, anime, reality TV, and junk food. Taihei is her older brother and he has his hands full with Umaru, but he is determined to make her a proper lady!
Umaru may appear sweet, but her alter ego UMR scares the hell out of the arcade employees by her skill alone. Umaru has been shown to pass time in the arcades where she dominates against the other players, but Umaru has been seen playing on portable gaming consoles and game stations. She's not picky either. Umaru plays LIFE, RPGs, and even dungeon crawlers! Lucky Umaru just got her own game, too. Anime gamer girl with her own anime game, anyone?
5. Subaru (.hack//Sign)
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: April 2002 - September 2002
Tsukasa is a wavemaster who has awoken in the MMORPG The World, but he doesn't really remember what happened before. Unfortunately, Tsukasa is under suspicion of being a hacker of the Crimson Knights. He cannot log out so Tsukasa must seek answers and find out what is going on.
Our anime gamer girl in question is Subaru! Don't let the quiet facade fool you, she's a smart player with strong power. The best part of her is the fact that she doesn't let power get to her. Coupling her strong power with her leadership capabilities, it is no wonder Subaru is the leader of the Crimson Knights. She's the leader they need! Yup, Subaru made a name for herself in the game.
4. Kuroyukihime (Accel World)
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: April 2012 - September 2012
Arita Haruyuki is amongst the bottom of the lowest tier of the social ladder. To ease his sorrow, Haruyuki immerses himself in video gaming. One day, the most popular girl in school, Kuroyuki, invites him to a virtual world known as Accel World with the use of Brain Burst.
Literally meaning "Princess Black Snow," Kuroyukihime is a tough player to beat. With her usually calm mind, intelligence, and ability to manipulate others, Kuroyukihime is not a player you want to find yourself against. Combined with her ambitious personality, Kuroyukihime is not a force that can be stopped until she has accomplished her goal. You truly cannot deny that anime gamer girls have drive!
3. Akatsuki (Log Horizon)
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: October 2013 - March 2014
Elder Tale has become an MMORPG success drawing in millions of players, but one day, thirty thousand Japanese players were trapped when the game released its twelfth expansion. To make life in Elder Tale more enjoyable, a brilliant yet awkward Shiroe teams up with his friends Akatsuki and Naotsugu. There are many challenges that lie ahead and it'll take more than just teamwork to survive in this MMORPG.
Ever wish to become the real you? In Elder Tale, Akatsuki finds who she truly wants to be and she works alongside Shiroe so that they can grow a thriving guild in Elder Tale. She's a skilled player who is always looking to level up her skill so that she will hold back no one. With Akatsuki's stubbornness and willpower, she's a force to be reckoned with. She may not have had a choice in the matter, but Akatsuki came into Elder Tale to dominate and she's a key player to victory. Who knew a virtual identity could be who you really were born to be?
2. Shiro (No Game No Life)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: April 2014 - June 2014
The legendary player Kuuhaku is an unbeatable character, but no one knows anything about them. In reality, Kuuhaku is made up of a pair of sibling NEETs Shiro and Sora. They receive a chess match one day that will ultimately change their world as they are transported by the god Tet to a whole new world where everything is decided upon through a high stakes game. Now, Shiro and Sora have found a more exciting game to play as they try to get humans back on top in a world where games rule.
Behind every great man is an even greater woman. Behind Sora is Shiro. The two work as equals to conquer each game, though truly, in most games they can act separately. Shiro proves herself to be quite the intellectual player and her best game is chess if you didn't know. While Shiro's not decimating her opponents in the virtual world, she pretends to be an ignorant lolita and tricks girls out of their underwear. Not only is she an anime gamer girl genius, Shiro could be a good wingman, don't you agree?
1. Yuuki Asuna (Sword Art Online)
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: July 2005 - December 2005
A new game has been released using NerveGear to allow players to entire a virtual world and play with their minds. Kirito logs on to find himself amongst a few thousand lucky players who get to play Sword Art Online. It's a magnificent world with many wonders. However, when it's time to log out, it turns out that the Game Master has trapped them in the world until the players can defeat all 100 levels in the game! By the way, if they die in the game, they die in real life, too?!
If you don't love Asuna, that's an argument for another day, but can you deny Asuna as the top anime gamer girl? She's no damsel in distress; Asuna can take on any enemy and hold her own. Plus, she didn't waste her time in Sword Art Online while others gave up on life; like a proper gamer with a lot of free time on her hands, Asuna honed her skills and worked on leveling up so that she could be one of the toughest players in Sword Art Online. Yeah, don't you dare say girls don't game!
Anime gamer girls are becoming more common these days which really promotes gamer girls all around! Gamer girls come in all walks of life so don't assume one is a lesser gamer for any preconceived notion. Anime gamer girls are going to help show that girls are serious about their games, too! From kiddy games to MMORPGS to eroges, anime gamer girls have shown they play it all!