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“…I got that boom boom that all the boys chase. And all the right junk in all the right places…”
Chubby, chunky, fluffy, fat, marshmallow girls, whatever you want to call them. “Heavier” female anime characters don’t come along very often; much like in the rest of entertainment media (though that’s a whole different topic, so I won’t get into it here). And even if the characters sometimes are supposed to be on the chubby side, or overweight, the art doesn’t really reflect that, making the girls look just as slim as their counterparts. For example, Lucy in Fairy Tail is supposed to be on the heavy side, and so is Yomi from Azumanga Daioh, but you’d never know if it wasn’t mentioned (repeatedly) in the show.
That being said, there are female characters with more curves than most, and while some of them are self-conscious about their weight and constantly struggling with it, there are plenty more who own it or just don't make a point of mentioning it or complaining about it. The bootylicious girls on this list are not all young or traditionally beautiful, but they are strong, talented, caring, confident, cute, sexy or a combination of these traits. And, of course, they are noticeably curvier than their co-stars. Chubby girls don’t get enough screen time in anime, so if you’re in search of cool chicks with some junk in their trunk, sit back and enjoy!
10. Chouchou Akimichi from Boruto: Naruto the Movie
- Episodes: Movie
- Aired: August 2015
Chouchou inherited her father Chouji’s appetite as well as his body type. She is also surprisingly fast and has a large amount of chakra which gives her an edge over other Genin that even Chouji didn’t have when he was her age. Unlike her father, Chouchou doesn’t care about being called out on her weight and is in fact a very self-confident girl. She tries to lose weight for a little while in her teen years (like many girls do) but realizing her genetic predisposition, she seems to let it go.
While she can be a little self-centered at times, she is also independent and has decided to follow her own path and do things her own way. She's at spot number 10 because out of all the girls on the list, she's the only one to ever try to lose weight and feel unhappy with herself.
9. Minori Nakazawa from Nourin (No-Rin)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: January 2014 – March 2014
Minori is a sweet country girl who's in love with her childhood friend Kosaku. Unfortunately for her, a recently retired idol he worships, Yuka, just moved to their farmland and enrolled into their school. Despite obviously not having a petite idol-like physique, Minori still stays positive and continues to pursue her love interest. She even makes sure to flaunt her full breasts to Yuka often to remind her she's the winner in that department!
Physically, Minori is obviously fuller than the other females in the show, she's kind of a voluptuous tomboy tsundere, and all she wants is to settle down Kosaku. She's kind, honest, caring, not to mention strong as she does farm work often. She's a healthy, curvy country girl who knows what she wants!
8. Satsuki Yotsuba from Negima!?
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: October 2006 – March 2007
Satsuki is an outstanding cook and even manages a restaurant. She’s a very hard worker and is the school’s dinning officer and is often praised for her cooking skills. Everybody likes her and she has the ability to break up fights between martial arts students. Her calm, positive personality and soft way of speaking makes the atmosphere calm and light whenever Satsuki’s around.
Satsuki always dreamed of owning her own restaurant because she loves making people happy with her cooking. Being the motivated hard-worker she is, she eventually does end up opening branches of her restaurant in orbit!
7. Chieko from Kuragehime (Princess Jellyfish)
- Episodes: 11
- Aired: October 2010 – December 2010
Chieko is an otaku, just like everybody else who lives at her mother's apartment building, which she manages, by the way. Her particular love is that of traditional Japanese clothes and dolls. In fact, she herself looks like a doll with her round face and since she is always seen in a kimono.
Physically, she has the aforementioned chubby face, and is clearly of a thicker build than other girls in the show. Chieko is also mature and clever as not only does she manage the apartment building but she is able to stay calm in stressful situations and get what she wants. On top of all that, because of her interest in traditional clothes, she is also a gifted seamstress. My favorite part about Chieko is that in a show where everybody gets a makeover, Chieko is the only one to reject it. Why? She finds that she is stylish enough as she is! You go girl!
6. Pine-Pine from Space☆Dandy
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: January 2014 – March 2014
Pine-Pine is definitely a BBW. She's tall and has all the right junk in all the right places! Her face is chubby and her pink pouty lips are decorated by a beauty mark just to the side. Her plump physique makes her look provocative no matter if she's in her work clothes or out for a night on the town! She's so self-confident that when she takes her co-worker, Scarlet, out to a cocktail party to help her meet a man, Pine-Pine is the one who ends up getting hit on by all the guys.
Dandy even refers to Scarlet as “not particularly attractive” even though at first glance she fits the stereotypical tall-skinny hot girl mold. Though it doesn't help that she's always kind of depressed and in a bad mood, unlike Pine-Pine who is not only confident but always cheerful and positive. Men can't resist a self-confident curvaceous woman!
5. Yuriko Gouda from Ore Monogatari!! (My Love Story!!)
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: April 2015 – September 2015
Yuriko is a 40 year old mother and housewife. As she puts it herself, she has the body (and stamina) of a 20 year-old. Stronger than even most men, she can work all day, carry all sorts of heavy things, cook amazing dinners, and care for her husband and son without batting an eyelash. She even continued her regular hard-working, heavy-lifting lifestyle during her pregnancy. She is also an amazing mother.
Yuriko has raised Takeo to be an outstanding, respectful, kind and gentle man, traits which he’s clearly gotten from her, as she is always helping others and thinking of everybody before worrying about herself. In fact, when she was pregnant with Takeo, she carried another pregnant woman to the hospital!
4. Risley Law from Fairy Tail (2014)
- Episodes: 261+
- Aired: April 2014 – Present
Risley is a member of the Mermaid Heel guild. She is naturally quite plump and she owns it, wearing a bandeau top and low-rise skirt with side slits showing off just as much skin as the skinnier girls in the show. She is also very determined and confident in her abilities. Her magic powers can change the effects of gravity around her, her opponents and herself. This allows her to move along walls, jump high and even change her body size, sometimes becoming slim when she uses her powers.
However, she prefers her natural, curvier size and shape and is seen in that state most of the time. She also warns her opponents “no to underestimate the chubby”! And she sure isn’t one to be underestimated!
3. Kamado Ueshita from Mirai Nikki (Future Diary)
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: October 2011 – April 2012
Our list continues with another motherly figure, Ueshita Kamado who runs an orphanage and has been doing so for 14 years. She’s very caring and loves all children. She’s become involved in a life-or-death game as one of the owners of future-telling phone-diaries who must kill each other off in order to become the new God of time.
Being the kind, gentle, pacifistic woman she is, she isn’t interested in being a God, and only wants to win so she can make the world a better place for children. Her sweet, round face and soft plump body make you just want to hug her and have her bake you cookies! All her children love her to death and though she won’t fight in the situation she is in, her kids will do anything to protect her.
2. Super Sonico from SoniAni: Super Sonico the Animation
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: January 2014 – March 2014
While Sonico is made to fulfill all kinds of fan service, she's not your typical big-breasted anime cutie. Unlike most other well-endowed anime heroines, she has thick thighs, a bit of a belly and a thicker body overall. Not only that but she's usually spilling out of her (sometimes barely-there) clothes and is often seen with a bit of a muffin top or skin folds when she sits or gets in certain positions.
Sonico really has more of a realistic body type of what a voluptuous sexy college girl would look like. And to top it all of, she's also a model, works at her grandmother's bar and a musician in a band! And while she's gorgeous, curvy, talented, and busy she's still a down-to-earth, somewhat clumsy, sweet girl. I'll be honest, the first time I ever saw a Sonico figure, I was very surprised and loved the fact that she had a very realistic body type. That's why, even though she was only a mascot for Nitroplus at the time, she became and still is one of my favorite characters!
1. Kazami Torino from Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: October 2015 – December 2015
It's starting to seem like a lot of chubby girls in anime are either motherly or sensual. Well, here's a girl that has the best of both worlds! Kazami Torino is a sweet, smart, generous and kind voluptuous woman who takes in girls who don't want to battle or have nowhere else to go on Mermaid Island. She really is like a mother to all the girls in the village and everybody loves her for it.
Physically speaking, she is more than well endowed in the cleavage department and you can usually see where her clothes naturally dig into her hips, belly and breasts. And when you see her in a bikini (or less!) I'm sure you'd agree she's the most adorable plump MILF you've ever seen. And that's how she got to number 1 on our list!
Well, there you have it! There are some other girls in anime that are meant to be chubby or fat but for the most part you can't tell and in a lot of cases even if it is noticeable, the girls are usually self-conscious of their weight and constantly trying to lose it. The girls in this list were selected because they aren't ashamed of their body, are confident, successful, kind or smart, but most importantly, their weight doesn't play a big role in who they are. In fact, the majority of these girls never bring up their weight at all or try to change their appearance, they are who they are, they love it and own it!
A special mention goes out for Real Drive. All the females in this anime have pretty realistic, curvy body shapes. And it's by Masamune Shirow and Production I.G! Believe it or not, some people didn't like it because of the chubbyness...
What do you think? Do you agree with our picks? Do you think there should be more realistic bodies in anime? You like marshmallow girls? Let us know in the comments below! I hope you enjoyed the countdown! Till next time!
“Fat bottomed girls you make the anime world go round...”