Anime Tomboys characters typically fall in-line with Japan’s social gender roles. Basically, males are masculine and females are feminine, with little deviation from expectations.
However, a series will challenge some notions by including anime tomboys, which are girls that exhibit boyish behaviors. Most of them maintain short hard, speak super casually and enjoy rough activities.
Here are the best anime tomboys according to Japanese fans.
15. Miwa Yamamura From Barakamon – 41 votes
Miwa Yamamura is a supporting character of Barakamon. She is a middle school student with a bit of a boyish personality and a friend of Tamako Arai.
14. Hajime Shinoda From New Game! – 41 votes
Hajime Shinoda is a member of the motion team of the company Eagle Jump. Although she is a member of the motion team, her desk is with the character team due to being short a desk.
13. Kinuhata Saiai From A Certain Scientific Railgun S – 46 votes
Kinuhata Saiai is a character introduced in the Toaru Majutsu no Index series and a recurring character in Toaru Kagaku no Railgun.
She is a Level 4 esper and is an operative of ITEM, an organization in the Dark Side of Academy City led by Mugino Shizuri, and is a capable combatant in the team.
12. Hotaru Tachibana From Aoharu x Machinegun – 56 votes
Hotaru Tachibana is the main protagonist of the series. She is the Student Council President of her current High School, in addition to being affiliated to her survival game team called Toy ☆ Gun Gun.
11. Mahiru Inami From Working!! – 63 votes
Mahiru Inami is an androphobic, 17 year-old high school student who works at Wagnaria as a waitress. She is one of the main female characters in the story, Working!!
10. Kanna Kirishima From Sakura Taisen – 76 votes
Kanna is a fit young woman with visible biceps and tanned skin. She usually wears a red, sleeveless shirt, slacks, and a tan jacket. Her hair is born and reaches her chin, and is usually held in place with a white headband.
9. Naoto Shirogane From Persona 4 the Animation – 78 votes
Naoto Shirogane is a playable character in Persona 4. Arriving in Inaba to help investigate the murders, this fifth generation of the famed Shirogane detectives enrolls as a first-year student at Yasogami High School.
8. Makoto Kikuchi From The [email protected] – 117 votes
Makoto Kikuchi is one of the original idols from 765 Production, initially appearing in the arcade version of the game THE [email protected]
7. Kenjou Akira From KiraKira Pretty Cure A La Mode – 138 votes
Kenjou Akira is one of the six main Cures in the series KiraKira☆Pretty Cure A La Mode who is a second year high school student.
She is gentle and has a strong sense of justice like a “dog”. Akira’s alter ego is Cure Chocolat, the Pretty Cure of strength and love, and she is based off chocolates and dogs.
6. Suruga Kanbaru From Monogatari Series – 162 votes
Suruga Kanbaru is Koyomi Araragi’s underclassman, star player of the school’s basketball team and one of Hitagi Senjougahara’s acquaintances from junior high school. She is often seen having her left arm covered with bandages.
5. Yuu Kashima From Monthly Girls’+ Nozaki-kun – 209 votes
Yuu Kashima is a friend and classmate of Mikoto Mikoshiba. She is in the drama club, she is in class 2-G and she also acts like one of the heroes of the series. Kashima is quite tall and has a prince-like personality that makes the girls fawn over her.
4. Haruhi Fujioka From Ouran High School Host Club – 220 votes
Haruhi Fujioka is a fictional character and the main protagonist from the manga series Ouran High School Host Club, which was created by Bisco Hatori.
3. Seishirou Tsugumi From Nisekoi – 227 votes
Seishirou Tsugumi is anime tomboy one of the main characters from the Nisekoi anime and manga. Chitoge’s childhood friend, Claude’s protégée and a deadly hitman.
She has a very obvious crush on Raku but lies by saying that she absolutely hates Raku and doesn’t want him to be anywhere near her.
2. Kino From Kino’s Journey -the Beautiful World- – 325 votes
Kino is the main protagonist in the series and travels to different countries with her talking motorcycle Hermes, discovering their cultures and people.
In the anime, Kino’s gender is ambiguous in the beginning, but was confirmed to be female in the fourth episode, when she first meets Hermes and borrows the name “Kino” from another traveler.
1. Masumi Sera From Detective Conan – 655 votes
Masumi Sera is a high school detective in the manga and anime franchise Detective Conan. She is the younger sister of FBI agent Shuichi Akai and shogi player Shukichi Haneda. Also a practitioner of the martial art Jeet Kune Do.