We don't know about the rest of you but in our opinion female anime assassins are some of the best characters out there. There's just something about a beautiful female assassin; someone who can steal your heart and rip it out of your chest at the same time. There have been some fantastic examples of these characters over the years and we wanted to highlight some of our favorite femme fatales.
10. Akatsuki from Log Horizon
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: Oct. 2013 – Mar. 2014
Log Horizon is all about a group of characters who are trapped inside a giant virtual reality MMORPG and must find a way to survive in their new world. The main party of adventurers that this series focuses on is led by the man named Shiroe who, along with his friends, must now navigate this new world.
Akatsuki shows us that not every beautiful assassin in the world of anime is tall and voluptuous; sometimes beautiful things also come in small packages. Akatsuki is one of the hottest assassins out there not only because of her sharp blade but also her sharp mouth which can cut a man down just as quickly as her one of her sword slashes. Akatsuki is smart and crafty, two qualities that anyone and everyone should consider very appealing.
9. Golden Darkness from To LOVE-Ru
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: Apr. 2008 – Sept. 2008
In this harem series, the main character is named Rito. One night while taking a bath, a mysterious girl from another world teleports in and lands right on top of him. In the ensuing chaos, the two become engaged which does not sit well with the girl's father who happens to be one of the most powerful leaders in the entire galaxy.
Oh Yami, you say that you want to kill Rito and you may even think that you want to kill him but we all know that you've gone soft for him. She might be from a planet far, far away but Golden Darkness is still a highly skilled killer trapped inside an incredibly cute package. She's deadly and yet we can't really imagine being all that bummed if she set her sights on us as her next target.
8. Seishirou Tsugumi from Nisekoi (Nisekoi: False Love)
- Episodes: 20
- Aired: Jan. 2014 – May 2014
As a child, the next heir of a yakuza clan named Raku met a girl who he promised to someday reunite with and marry. Now a teenager, Raku still keeps that promise very close to his heart in the form of a closed locket that he wears around his neck. Unfortunately for him, his life is about to be turned upside down due to a rival gang moving into the area. In order to keep the peace, the heads of the two gangs get together and come up with a plan, Raku and the daughter of the rival gang must pretend to be in love. Could this loud, brash girl be the one that Raku met as a child, though?
What is up with assassins who can't seem to keep their minds on their jobs and follow through with the assassinations that they set out to do? She might not be the most skilled or focused assassin on this list but she's still deserving of a mention because she's just so... non-traditional. So many of the other entries on this list are very feminine but Tsugumi breaks that mold and that makes her all the more appealing because she's so very different from the rest.
7. Isuke Inukai from Akuma no Riddle (Riddle Story of Devil)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Apr. 2014 – Jun. 2014
Twelve assassins are all gathered in one classroom at a girls' boarding school in order to take out one target. One of these girls, Tokaku Azuma, has decided that she wants to protect this girl from all of the others. One after another the assassins strike and Tokaku must defend against them all.
Isuke wins her spot on this list because she has the cool factor going for her. She's girly, sure, and like many others on this list, she has a tragic history. Despite all that, she's just a cool person and that is alluring. Isuke is the beautiful assassin that likes to kill with her bare hands. You have to respect that kind of get down and dirty attitude.
6. Ein from Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom (Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~)
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: Apr. 2009 – Sept. 2009
In the United States, there is an underground organization known as Inferno, which employs a near invincible assassin known as Phantom. After a Japanese man accidentally witnesses Phantom (“real” name: Ein) taking out a target, he is captured and brainwashed to become her partner.
Ein is on this list specifically because she's a blank slate that could be any type of person. She's been trained to take on basically any persona that she needs to in order to get the job done. We can't speak for the rest of you but that's a pretty attractive feature in our eyes!
5. Leone from Akame ga Kill!
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: Jul. 2014 – Dec. 2014
After moving from the country to the big city, Tatsumi believes that he's going to join the army and help his village thrive once again. Instead he learns that the city is rotting away due to the tyranny of the prime minister. Recruited into a band of assassins known as Night Raid, Tatsumi works with them to rid the city of all its evil influences.
While Akame might hold the title for most popular assassin in this series, Leone is certainly the hottest thanks to her huge... ahem, assets. Add in the fact that she has a touching, loving side that she rarely shows to anyone and you have the makings of an awesome assassin that could steal the heart of just about anyone.
4. July from Coyote Ragtime Show
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Jul. 2006 – Sept. 2006
Ten days before he is set to be released from prison, the space outlaw, Mister, breaks out in order to find his adopted daughter, Franka, and search for the treasure of Franka's real father. It won't be easy to find though as they have federal investigators and a criminal guild on their tails.
Admittedly, this one might come as a shock to you, particularly to those of you who have never even heard of this series before. July is one of the twelve android goth loli assassin sisters in this space adventure and is easily the hottest of the bunch! Just seeing her smile matched with the sidetail that she wears is enough to send chills down our spines in a very good way.
3. Mirelle Bouquet from Noir
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: Apr. 2001 – Sept. 2001
Mirelle is an assassin based out of France who one day receives a message from a young girl. After meeting the girl, the two realize that their pasts are somehow tied together and become partners. Together they journey around the world, taking out targets and seeking answers to their pasts.
Mirelle belongs on this list because she's a no nonsense woman who doesn't have time for your trifling affairs. We all know that underneath that cool and tough exterior, there's a soft side that yearns to be nurtured that's ever so adorable, and beautiful at the same time.
2. Irina Jelavic from Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom)
- Episodes: 22
- Aired: Jan. 2015 – Jun 2015
Class 3E is made up of misfits that the prestigious main campus doesn't want to deal with any longer. One day a mysterious creature shows up and informs them that he is going to blow up the Earth by the time they graduate unless they are able to assassinate him. In the meantime, however, he will be their new homeroom teacher.
Yeah, she's a bitch... so what? That bitchy side of hers is perfect for her current assignment and totally covers for the tragic past that she grew up with, so is it really such a bad quality to have? Yeah, we don't think so either. Not only that, she is a confident woman who can string up any man she wants, albiet to get closer to her target and/or kill them. She’s avery beautiful blonde professional who I wouldn’t mind being assassinated by.
1. Alphard from Canaan
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: Jul. 2009 – Sept. 2009
Canaan is the name of a woman who is capable of taking out targets without a moment of hesitation. In her past she was connected to a girl named Maria who is now working as a photographer in China. Unfortunately, their reunion isn't a happy one as a plot to release a virus into the world is unfolding before their eyes.
We've used a lot of adjectives to describe the girls on this list so far but two adjectives that we've specifically avoided using up to this point are “evil” or “bad”. But when you mention this character, there are just no other adjectives to use. Sometimes you want a bad girl, an evil girl, a ruthless girl, and Alphard is just that, plus so much more. She's more woman than most guys could even think of handling and that makes her the most desirable of the bunch.
As shown, there are a lot of different ways that a woman can be desirable or sexy if you want to use the word. The one thing that all these women have in common is that they are tough, and that's what makes them truly sexy. While they might not share the same level of self confidence, it does prove that if you really want to win over someone's heart; be tough and assured that your place in the world is deserved.