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What would Anime be like without colorful haired characters? It simply wouldn’t be the same. Just take a minute to think on some of your favorite Anime characters. I bet at least half of them are not exactly brunettes. That’s why today we’ll continue with this series of color haired characters.
On this occasion, we’ll focus on those who wear blue on their heads. Also, due to the large variety of relevant blue haired people, we’ll make this a “girls” edition. Now, blue is essentially the color of coolness, calm and peace, but it also has dozens of shades with much deeper meanings. We will dive into the ocean of blue haired Anime girls to explore the different features of this color that these ladies display.
I give you my top 10 Blue Haired Girls in Anime!
10. Ami Kawashima from Toradora!
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: Oct 2008 – Mar 2009
Ami Kawashima is a beautiful young girl with long, straight, navy blue hair. In fact, the color of her hair is just as strong as her personality. She pretends to be a sweet, gentle girl in order to be popular and get everything she wants. Actually, behind her good-girl façade, she is arrogant and abusive.
She is smart however, and often does get her way. The blue on her hair represents pretty much everything she tries to make others think she is. Coming to think about it, this girl is so fake it wouldn’t be a surprise to know that’s not her real hair color.
9. Bulma from Dragon Ball
- Episodes: 153
- Aired: Feb 1986 – Apr 1989
A legend among blue haired girls is the lovely yet fearsome Bulma from Dragon Ball (also DBZ, GT and Super). She is the heir to the Capsule Corporation empire and the daughter of a great scientist, Dr. Brief. However, she’s not exactly the kind of rich girl that goes shopping with daddy’s credit card. Bulma is actually a real genius and the maker of some cool inventions, like the dragon radar and the time machine.
Bulma has a turquoise infused hair color, which reflects her free spirit and creative nature, as she is both an adventurer and a resourceful woman. She can be really caring and selfless towards the people she loves, especially Goku, Vegeta, Krillin and her family.
Although her fiery temperament does not coincide much with the nature of the blue color, she might be hiding her soft side under a thick layer of confidence. Then again, she was able to tame a prince of the Saiyan, so she may not be so soft after all.
8. Shiro from No Game No Life
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Apr 2014 – Jun 2014
One of the most beautiful and kawaii blue haired girls is definitely Sora’s little sister, Shiro. She is a prodigy child, capable of outwitting her also unbelievably smart older brother. She appears to be invincible at any game, even if she’s playing against a god.
However, as the light sky blue on her hair indicates, Shiro is quite sensitive, weak and even emotionally unstable. She loves her big brother more than anything else in the world and she cannot be without him. Being apart from him (even if he’s in the room next door) makes her anxious and depressed.
Other than that, Shiro is always calmed and focused, and her mere company is strengthening and soothing for Sora, which is only logical since sky blue is a universal healer.
7. Kaname Chidori from Full metal Panic!
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: Jan 2002 – Jun 2002
Kaname is probably one of the hottest blue haired girls out there, so she definitely deserves a place on this list. She’s quite the loud mouth, often saying more than she should or at least not in the most friendly or respectful ways. That’s not exactly a proper thing of blue haired characters.
She does, however, have a soft side hidden deep inside her. Kaname has really strong feelings for Sousuke. Feelings she is unable to reveal, but she is evidently very protective of him. And guess what, characters with strong blue hair often have their emotions running deep.
6. Touka Kirishima from Tokyo Ghoul
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Jul 2014 – Sep 2014
The beautiful ghoul waitress and co-protagonist of Tokyo Ghoul is yet another of our blue haired beauties. Touka-chan is portrayed at first as a cold she-ghoul, almost incapable of establishing any sort of meaningful emotional relationship. Later however, we get to know she has a soft side and that she’s capable of enduring great pains for those whom she loves.
This is of course no wonder, since the darkest shades of blue (like the midnight blue on her hair) represent both compassion and repressed feelings. We’ve seen her eating human food to preserve her friendship with Yoriko, despite the repercussions that kind of food has on her health.
5. Rei Ayanami from Neon Genesis Evangelion
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: Oct 1995 – Mar 1996
The First Child and pilot of the Evangelion Unit-00 is one cold and emotionally detached beauty that just had to be on our list. Rei can be ice cold to other people. She finds it very difficult to express her emotions, even to the point where it seems she doesn’t really have any to express at all.
The color of her hair shows her conservative and responsible behavior, as well as her seemingly emotionless and gloomy nature. However, when the planets align, it is said that you can see her smiling, crying or at least showing a dash of emotion.
4. Shiina from Angel Beats!
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: Apr 2010 – Jun 2010
Shiina is one of our favorite ninja girls ever and one of the members of the Afterlife Warfront. Despite being tough and quiet on the inside, she’s just a little girl on the inside and a lover of cute things, stuffed animals above all. Clearly, this relates to her dark blue hair, which represents her hidden or repressed feelings.
Shiina is also quite perseverant and determined, as we can see in the way she consistently trains to be better. Another feature of the color blue and present on Shiina is her loner nature. She will do things her way most of the times and there’s little anyone can do about it. Whatever, we love her all the same for that.
3. Juvia Loxar from Fairy Tail
- Episodes: 175
- Aired: Oct 2009 – Mar 2013
The Rain Woman is a hot mage girl with cerulean blue hair. She displays many of the characteristics conveyed by the color blue. Juvia appears at first as a very lonely girl and extremely unconfident. She develops a happier and warmer personality after joining Fairy Tail, but she’s still shy enough to not shower with other girls.
Juvia is still capable of maintaining friendly relationships with the rest of the members of Fairy Tail despite her dark past. In fact, she actually cares a lot for them, to the point of being willing to sacrifice herself if she has to.
2. Konata Izumi from Lucky Star
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: Apr 2007 – Sep 2007
Now this is one cute blue haired girl. Konata’s long and smooth hair is the color of a shade known as arctic blue. However, this young pretty girl is far from being ice cold. Konata is really playful and the funniest girl on the show. Another thing that does not coincide much with the blue on her head is how lazy she is.
Usually, blue haired characters are responsible and focused on what they do, but Konata just isn’t the case. She only studies the night before the exam. However, she always gets decent grades, which tells us she is very intelligent indeed. She’s also very fond of her friends even though she has weird ways of showing it.
1. Hinata Hyuuga from Naruto
- Episodes: 220
- Aired: Oct 2002 – Feb 2007
The heiress of the Hyuuga Clan and wife of Naruto Uzumaki, Hinata, is our #1 blue haired girl. Hinata is the sweetest ninja girl. Her dark blue hair represents many of her most salient personality traits. Her purity, calmness and serenity are only some of them. Hinata looks weak at first, but her strength comes from her determination to become a suitable heir to her clan and to win Naruto’s heart.
Hinata’s character developed consistently throughout the series and we’ve seen her grow in different ways, mostly thanks to Naruto’s positive influence on her. She has gained a great deal of self-confidence and she’s not as shy as she used to be. Her sweet, gentle and empathetic nature will always be there though.
Sayaka Miki (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
This concludes our selection of blue haired girls. I hope to have shed some light on the “hidden” meaning of blue hair on Anime characters. Blue is indeed my favorite color and many of my favorite Anime characters wear it on their hair and eyes.
You can go ahead and tell me, which are YOUR favorite blue haired characters? I know I left some big ones out. Let me know if I should have chosen any other ?