Elves in anime are used as very versatile characters. Right from the beautiful elven love interest to a warrior that will cut your limbs off without hesitation.
And drag you back to their lair to torture information out of you, from benevolent heroes who only and only want peace and harmony to a morally-grey tainted soul that only wants to be loved by someone.
Well, here’s to all the noteworthy anime elves that might know and should know about.
- 20 Best Anime Elves of All Time
- 20. Juana From Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere
- 19. Lyrule From CHOYOYU!: High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even in Another World!
- 18. High Elf Archer (Yousei Yunde) From Goblin Slayer
- 17. Urza From Tsuyokute New Saga
- 16. Eina Tulle From DanMachi
- 15. Tiffania Westwood From Zero no Tsukaima
- 14. Echidna From Queen’s Blade
- 13. Schnee Raizar From The New Gate
- 12. Aura Bella Fiora From Overload
- 11. Deedlit From Record of Lodoss War
- 10. Annette From Elf wo Karu Mono-tachi
- 9. Marielle From The Log Horizon
- 8. Marie (Mariabelle) From Welcome To Japan, Ms. Elf!
- 7. Kokoro Natsume From Princess Connect! Re:Dive
- 6. Fil Nilvalen From No Game, No Life
- 5. Puck From Berserk
- 4. Yousei Hime Ren From Elf Princess Rane
- 3. Ruu From Elf 17
- 2. Licht From Black Clover
- 1. Emilia From Re:Zero
20 Best Anime Elves of All Time
So, Here are our picks of 20 most beautiful anime elves characters of all times.
20. Juana From Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere
Calm, collected, strict and intelligent with a side of a rare clumsiness or airheadedness, Juana makes a perfect half-elven high ranking student.
Despite the repeated and often reprimands, she does after all continue to support her superior who doesn’t lend an ear to anything she says.
19. Lyrule From CHOYOYU!: High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even in Another World!
This elf’s personality is centered around her willingness to bend down and let others step over her. She believes in people’s strength and makes sure to nurture it.
Her caring and loving nature and extreme selflessness lands her in trouble but her magic helps her get out of it.
18. High Elf Archer (Yousei Yunde) From Goblin Slayer
Don’t try and pick a fight with her or piss her off! Please! It’s for you own good! She is a 2000 year old elf that will make you regret everything you said.
And be careful when she drinks alcohol. You know how certain people become a mine field when they have a drink. She’s a TNT field when she drinks.
It’s not all that there is to her though. She has her own ideas about what an adventure should be like. She prefers to remain optimistic and retain her innocence.
17. Urza From Tsuyokute New Saga
3 parts Spirit magic + 5 parts honestly + 1 part Tsundere = Urza.
She also doesn’t like anyone who plays dirty.
All of her personality is mostly capturing because she never wavers from this one cornerstone of her character.
16. Eina Tulle From DanMachi
With all the elves being such violent or super smart or super human, here’s someone who you can relate to on a much more.
She is serious, calm and composed. She does her job with a passion and genuinely just doesn’t want anyone to die.
She is often flirted with, and why wouldn’t she be? Elf’s got emerald eyes, cocoa hair with pointy ears, she’s a receptionist and cares about most people. Everything about this woman just screams perfect.
15. Tiffania Westwood From Zero no Tsukaima
Tiffania starts off as a rather naïve character who doesn’t really understand anything about others.
She barely can tell if people are prying on her with their perverted intentions or even barely notices people’s inner tendencies.
However, over the course of the series, she becomes so well adept at reading other people that she can sense their motives, problems and sufferings, becomes in tune with ‘Tsun-Tsun’ tendencies of characters but also doesn’t take advantage of them.
14. Echidna From Queen’s Blade
A dark-skinned barely dressed badass freelance mercenary wild elf. What else do you need to know about this very incredibly hard to miss character. She stands out so much with her perverted and sadistic demeanor.
She is one of those characters that has the strength to wreck havoc on the entire world but doesn’t do it because she’s lazy.
One can very easily gloss over the heart of gold that she has, buried deep inside her outer shell of her negative, cruel and rude behaviour caused by 500 years of battle experience.
A slight sense of personal space and establishing boundaries, a little more clothing and this character will be the perfect elf warrior you’ll ever come across.
13. Schnee Raizar From The New Gate
Cool, calm and collected…unless it’s about someone she cares about. If you put even a finger to hurt even a hair of anyone who she holds dear be prepared to face the wrath of hell that she is going to unleash on you!
This, however, isn’t the most central and noticeable thing about her character. Her trademark trait actually is her strict adherence to neutrality.
She doesn’t help people because she wants to protect them, but because it’s what she is supposed to do. Her neutrality has often manifested as strictness in her training.
Her wide range of skillset such a Blade Breaker, Mind’s eyes, Wide heal and so many more give her an impressive femme fatale profile.
12. Aura Bella Fiora From Overload
She is tiny, okay? So, instead of stabbing you in the face with a dagger, Aura will stab you in the heart with her blunt remarks.
She is extremely loyal and has a sense of duty. She often bosses her brother around but eventually throwing in commands like “Take care of yourself, in case we get separated.”.
Her cheerful and tomboyish personality melds nicely into her combat skills basically taming animals and specialising in gorilla combat.
It’s quite the surprise that a character like her has a fear of insects and insect-like features including antennae and appendages.
11. Deedlit From Record of Lodoss War
Would you rather live a short and peaceful life or an eternal life where you’re constantly the target of a wizard who wants to capture and use you as a sacrifice for a ritual?
Deedlit didn’t exactly have a choice. She’s a high elf. So, she was automatically blessed with the second option.
Though with the long life that she has had, it comes with plus sides too. She is often the one with most knowledge, being able to anticipate potential dangers and warns her comrades about it.
Her attacks are very high speed, accurate and she can often strong enemies like her dark elf counterparts.
She does have a little tendency to be haughty and cocky though. That’s okay, right? Since she’s going to live forever.
10. Annette From Elf wo Karu Mono-tachi
I can’t believe she betrayed her own race to join exactly those who are harming her comrades without even a bit of hesitation. She also opened a portal to bring in more earthly material…
Until you know that she was acting as a spy in the enemy organization all on her own and she tried to use a powerful spell and destroy them from the inside but the portal didn’t work properly and backfired on accident instead.
This Priestly elf though was quick to realize her own misjudgment and mend her ways quickly, giving her a quick adaptability.
9. Marielle From The Log Horizon
Marielle can winkle sadness out of anyone. Her cheerful energetic and happy personality shined like sunshine upon everyone who recieves the blessing of her smile.
She also does definitely get pouty if something happens, has a tendency to whine and throw tantrums. She is a slacker and also a bit…
How should I put this… Careless or rather open about her body directly asking people if they want to touch her chest or something.
Despite all of this, she is a variables leader and has a great concern for others. She caring, gentle and helpful towards others while also being a little too inquisitive where it usually points to prying, troublesome with all of her meddling into others matters and winkle jumps to the wrong conclusions.
A perfect balance of strengths and flaws.
An experienced elf with a childlike happy personality, isn’t that just the thing that you need in life?
8. Marie (Mariabelle) From Welcome To Japan, Ms. Elf!
That girl that you’ve always dreamt about, met her in your dreams and talked to her.
Well, she’s an elf…
And he’s here now…
By your bed…
Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it?
Well, Mariabelle, who goes by the nickname, Marie has almost always hate humans for their ways and never left her elf forest at all… Except this time.
She is now determined to experience all that is to modern Japanese life and culture.
She is a spirit sorcereress adventurer who comes equipped with everything required for adventuring.
Incantation of various magic spells, memorization of all the famous spots, precision in all the activities that she undertakes, insight for people and trouble,
Fortify mind which we also sometimes like to call encouragement and most importantly cooking!
7. Kokoro Natsume From Princess Connect! Re:Dive
An elf devoted to serving her Master for her entire life! Kokkoro has waited since she was a child so that she could assist her Master who would finally arrive.
She is definitely the picture of a nature elf in your mind. Light green clothes, loyal and kind, used the honorific ‘-sama’ for everyone and tends to animals, plants and meditates for fun.
Don’t ever make the mistake of underestimating her combat skills. She wields a lance like a part of her body. You wouldn’t even realize when you were defeated once she does get serious in a fight.
6. Fil Nilvalen From No Game, No Life
You’re stereotypical dumb soft-spoken character that always needs to be saved…
Except that she’s very cunning…
And doesn’t need to be saved.
This elf is actually much more than anything that would seem on the surface. She is calm, composed, in control of her emotions most of the times, greatly affectionate but also equally hateful.
Despite having her pride as an elf, she is ready to sacrifice it for the people she loves. Even being such an affectionate person.
She doesn’t mind being sadistic towards anyone she claims to hate cheerfully asking them to blow themselves up and licking her shoes and apologizing and force characters into being her chairs.
5. Puck From Berserk
Puck is a whimsical and lighthearted presence that stands out in the dark and unforgiving world he lives in.
As such, he is a complete contrast in character to his traveling partner Guts, who in-turn, is brooding, cynical and reclusive.
Not one to take people’s behavior at face value, Puck prefers to find the inherent good in those he meets rather than dismiss them for what he initially sees.
As such, Puck displays a great deal of patience when dealing with less-than-reputable characters, most notably his early traveling days with Guts, in which he was subject to Gut’s consistent verbal (and sometimes physical) abuse.
Puck does eventually come to find that they do possess some manner of morality and a reason for their brash actions.
4. Yousei Hime Ren From Elf Princess Rane
You’re an elf…
And a fairy…
And a princess…
And you have powers…
But you are Tinkerbell sized. So, it’s not uncommon for you to get bullied by regular sized humans.
The hinderance of this anime that is sure to crack you within seconds is understanding the humour. This anime is heavily based on Japanese dialect based humour, slightly perverted gags and in general has a more punny humour.
The series is sure to keep you giggling throughout if you can catch the jokes.
This is a frenzy of comedy, action and the mid 90’ anime flair that surely nobody wants to miss!
3. Ruu From Elf 17
Straight out of the 80’ with a headband, superhuman strength and the ability of fly, Ruu easily acrobats into the third spot on this list.
Her strong sense of justice, free-spirited behaviour and likeability makes her the perfect partner to go on an adventure with.
Though she seems like just a strong simpleton, Ruu is much more than that. She is forgiving and intelligent and knows exactly where to strike to get her opponents to their knees.
2. Licht From Black Clover
Licht has been through so much despite being such a harmonious and non-violent character, it’s extremely unfair.
Licht is the kind of character who only wants to live a simple cottage life with his family and friends, tending to his plants, reading his books, sword fighting with his friends, testing and honing his magical skills and not bother anyone.
Happy smiles and laughs turned to laboured breaths and blood baths, despite all of which, Licht continued to fight for what he believed in, alongside his friends.
No matter what anyone else believed, Licht didn’t mindlessly blame anyone for his fate. He stayed calm and sacrificed himself for everyone else.
1. Emilia From Re:Zero
Emilia, a half-elf, candidate to become King of Lugnica and the supposed daughter of the Witch of Envy, rose to her current popularity for a reason.
Emilia is sweet, never turns her back on people that need her, is trusting, strong and courageous. A usually pious, calm and soft-spoken character who can pick her voice up when required.
Emilia is very likeable due to her overall personality, her ice based magic powers, abilities to communicate with spirits, her heartfelt connections with other characters and the determination to sacrifice for them make Emilia the one to definitely take a place in your heart.
Not to mention the beautiful silver hair, pointy ears and her incredibly cute giggle.