Blue hair may not be seen in nature, but in anime, it’s a common hair color. Japanese anime website DDNavi has once again taken to the streets of the Japanese otaku capital of Akihabara and asked people who do they think is the best blue-haired anime character. They have previously asked the people of Akihabara on who is the best pink-haired anime character and who is the best green-haired anime character.
They have asked a total of 100 people in Akiba and here are their results:
7) Squid Girl (Squid Girl)
This invader from the deep seas aims to conquer the surface world because they have greatly polluted the oceans and she uses her blue tentacles… um.. hair as a weapon to bring the surface to its knees. Well, if only she had the proper initiative or a little bit smarter, she would have really been successful, however, instead of invading, she can be seen working at a seaside restaurant.
6) Erio Touwa (Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko)
This self-proclaimed alien may be at the weird side but she has an air of mystery that surrounds her that has really fascinated a lot of people.
5) Konata Izumi (Lucky ☆ Star)
She may probably be one of the most infamous otaku in anime and she has proven her charm time and time again as she has gained a cult following when the anime first aired. She has even helped turn Washinomiya Shrine and the city of Saitama into a must-visit destination for anime tourists.
4) Saiilor Mercury/ Ami Mizuno (Sailor Moon)
Many older anime fans will be shocked if Ami did not make it to this list, and it would be very justified as she has been considered one of the classic magical girl anime’s most iconic characters. She is extremely smart yet is also quite shy and she is also kind, sweet, gentle, and loyal which makes her a favorite among fans.
3) Nymph (Sora no Otoshimono)
This classic tsundere-type character has won over many fans so its hardly any surprise this lovable blue-haired character is in the list. She may be a bit harsh (just like most tsunderes), but deep inside, she is also a very caring
2) Sayaka Miki (Madoka Magica)
Considered by many as Madoka Magica writer Gen Urobuchi’s favorite whipping girl, she has proven to be extremely popular among fans, even winning various saimoe competitions and topping several character polls. This sporty girl just wants to save the one she loves, but due to circumstances (see Gen’s favorite whipping girl), she often ends up badly. However, fans overlook all that and still love her! Maybe its her tragic nature which draws them?
1) Rei Ayanami (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Aaaaaaaaaaaah, Rei Ayanami. She is not just a blue-haired anime character, she is THE blue-haired anime character and she is not just an emotionless girl, she is THE emotionless girl. Rei has spawned many “clones”, not just in her own anime but also in other titles from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya‘s Yuki Nagato to Tabitha from The Familiar of Zero. She is the most iconic Kuudere out there and her taking the top spot ain’t no fluke at all.
Do you agree with their findings?