I recently did a list of Top 30 Best Cute Anime Girls With Black Hair. In that, I mentioned that I will be doing many more similar lists. This time I have decided to compile some of the best female anime characters out there who sport brown hair. Well, brown is a kind of neutral color. If you have been watching anime for some time, you would have seen how freaky the producers and creators get with their color composition. Certain anime characters are just walking triggers for putting the audience into a color induced frenzy! Compared to them, brown is much more subtle, and kind of meh. But, don’t worry. These characters aren’t, and they look great with their brown hair. So, here’s the list of top anime girls with brown colored hair.
Mirai Kuriyama from Kyoukai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary)
Mirai is a “bespectacled beauty” with shiny brown hair who enjoys writing blog articles about her beloved bonsai trees in her free time. She is also incredibly clumsy and is shown to be a horrible liar. When she does attempt to do so though, she has a subconscious tendency to clean her glasses and avoid gazing into the eyes of the person whom she wishes to deceive.
Sakura Kinomoto from Cardcaptor Sakura
Sakura is an energetic, magical anime girl with brown hair who is often seen to be naïve and clumsy. Despite her sweet nature, she is also shown to have a vicious temper. Better not get on this brunette’s bad side!
Fuuko Ibuki from Clannad
With her bossy nature and odd obsession for starfish, little Fuuko has had a bit of a hard time making friends growing up. However, once you get past her creepy tendencies, you may find out that deep down, this sweet brunette always has the best of intentions. Even though she faces some serious troubles of her own, she always manages to put those close to her first. This compassionate personality is probably the reason why even though little Fuuko is just a supporting character in the series, she has still been able to rack up a ton of fans, helping her land a spot on this list of anime girls with brown hair!
Kosaki Onodera from Nisekoi (False Love)
Kosaki is an innocent and kind anime girl with brown hair who often lacks self-confidence, especially when it comes to her crush Raku. She is also shown to be an awful cook. However, for some reason, when she is depressed her cooking skills seem to greatly increase. When life gets you down… bake a cake!
Ayumu Kasuga from Azumanga Daioh
Azumanga Daioh is a cute anime that follows the lives of a group of adorable school girls. One of the most popular of those characters is Ayumu, a young anime girl with brown hair and a personality like no other. She isn’t dumb per say, but she is… special. Let’s just say that the word normal is not in her dictionary. But normal is overrated, which is probably why she has so many devoted fans.
Lain Iwakura from Serial Experiments Lain
Lain is first shown to be a timid young girl, but throughout the series, she grows multiple and bolder personalities, ultimately discovering her true identity. An interesting fact about this brunette cutie is that her appearance was designed after the popular voice actress, Kaori Shimizu, who also has shiny brown hair.
Misaki Ayuzawa from Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
Ever been to a maid cafe before? You know, the place where cute girls in maid outfits draw hearts made of ketchup on your delicious omelettes? Any girl who could work somewhere like that must be an angel in her off time as well. Or maybe not. The maid in this anime, Misaki, has a much “stronger” personality than what you would imagine. She only got a job at a maid cafe to help pay off her parent’s debt. Although she may not fit the regular image of a lovely maid, fans worldwide can’t help but fantasize about this powerful anime girl with brown hair!
Haruhi Fujioka from Ouran Koukou Host Club
If you are not familiar with the Ouran Koukou Host Club series, then I guess an explanation is in order. Yes, the above images are of the same person. Haruhi is a normal teenage girl with lovely brown hair, who decides to enroll in an incredibly high-class school. There, she accidentally breaks a super-expensive vase belonging to the school’s famous host club. To pay off her debt, she is forced to join the club as one of its “handsome” members. What other character in anime could look so good as both a boy and a girl?
Shiki Ryougi from Kara no Kyoukai
Shiki is a mysterious brown-haired girl that has a dark secret… She can also be a he. In other terms, she has two distinct personalities: one male, SHIKI, and one female, Shiki. Since this is a list of anime girls with brown hair, let’s focus on Shiki. She possesses the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception which give her supernatural abilities. The aurora shimmer of her eyes when using this skill is prettier than a rainbow and more deadly than a lightning bolt. Would you dare stare into her eyes?
Rin Toosaka from Fate/stay night
Rin is introduced as the perfect character – she is smart, strong, and beautiful. She seemed to have it all! However, throughout the series, we learn that this cool anime girl with brown hair has had it pretty darn rough. The pressure to become a capable magus, while protecting her status as an elite. Fans can’t help but fall for this tsundere-style damsel in distress!
Yui Hirasawa from K-On!
Yui is a fearless anime girl with brown hair who does what she wants, when she wants, and as much as she wants to. She especially enjoys eating the sweet delicacies that Mugi brings to the club room. Brown-haired girls just wanna have fun!
Nagisa Furukawa from Clannad
The second Clannad brunette on our list, Nagisa is an adorably timid young high school student who has strong morals, but weak communication skills. She has a cute habit of muttering the names of her favorite foods in order to help motivate herself. She also enjoys singing the popular “Dango” tune. I swear, this sweet anime girl with brown hair has the voice of an angel!
Mikoto Misaka from Toaru Majutsu no Index (A Certain Magical Index)
Although she has a bad temper and is full of pride, Mikoto also has a soft side that is friendly, outgoing and fond of cute things. She is considered to be a “proper lady” to some, but, as you can see in the GIF above, her true colors shine when she brings out her darker side…
Asuna Yuuki from Sword Art Online
Asuna is one of the few female characters in the Sword Art Online series. Not only that, she is also one the most praised female characters in the world of anime overall. So, what about this young lady has fans from all over the world shouting their love for her? Well, duh. From her cute brown hair to her perfect figure to everything in between, this is one pretty woman! To add to that, her lightning-fast fighting skills aren’t so bad either.
Haruhi Suzumiya from Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
Girls tend to be very fickle, especially when it comes to their hair. Haruhi enjoys changing the hairstyle of her beautiful brown locks everyday to keep things fresh. She seems like your average teenager, right? Guess again. The thing that makes Haruhi so unique is her obsessive interest in aliens, time travelers, espers and pretty much everything supernatural. With her energetic and friendly personality though, she just may be able to fulfill her dream of befriending an extraterrestrial being.
Holo from Ookami to Koushinryou (Spice and Wolf)
Holo is a smart, confident and seemingly alcoholic wolf deity. Despite being in her human form, she still retains her wolf tail and ears, which are covered in beautiful brown fur. Holo’s popularity probably comes more from her compassionate and caring personality than her godly background. With beautiful brown hair and a heart of gold, Holo is one fine wolf!
Taiga “Palmtop Tiger” Aisaka from Toradora!
Taiga appears to be an immature (mentally and physically) tsundere. Her violent antics have earned her the nickname “Palmtop Tiger”, referring to her size as well as her temper. However, despite her sarcastic, cynical and brutal personality, she is actually a kind and loyal person, most especially towards the people she trusts. Even a tiger can be tamed.
Kurisu Makise from Steins;Gate
The brunette bombshell of Steins;Gate, Kurisu is an intelligent and admired… tsundere? Being praised by others is something we all wish for, but the truth of the matter is that the pressure of that acknowledgement is pretty hard to handle, especially for a teenage girl! It’s hard to show your true self when everyone around you already thinks they know you. Kurisu’s real nature is much more adorable than her intellectual and cold persona. She enjoys learning new things and the cute expressions she puts on when she does are one of the reasons this anime girl with brown hair is the queen of this list!
I’m extremely biased with this one as KonoSuba is one of my favorite shows. And Megumin is one of my favorite characters from the show.
The little eccentric wizard girl that’s just really into blowing stuff up never seems to get dull.
Her little troll face is on par with Ayumi, and her cat is definitely a normal cat.
Her relationship with Kazuma is also very cute, as they seem like pals more than anything else, with the occasional advance from Kazuma during certain cold nights.
I generally seldom like it when a character seems too perfect. So the immature, trigger happy, slime-covered Megumin is right up my alley.
This show has broken me several times and I’m okay with it.
Also vague spoilers ahead.
Hachi as a character is really something, starting off as a generic and naïve person that seemingly only juxtaposes the other Nana.
But then the show goes on and she gets more complex, maybe less lovable, but a lot more believable.
Besides proving that nice guys finish last, her character also showcases some very interesting vulnerabilities and what it can take for a person to feel fulfilled.
Also if you have not watched the show I strongly recommend it! Believe me, it has the widest range of best boys I have ever seen.
Anime: Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia)
The question of whether you ship Uraraka with Bakugo or Deku should honestly be considered a personality test.
Uraraka is a hard working girl trying to help out her folks, while also saving some people.
Her quirk is pretty versatile and can pack quite the punch when used properly. Heck, even Bakugo took her seriously.
But above all, watching her squirm around Deku while he proceeds to do the same is that wholesome material we all need in our life.
Anime: The Rising of the Shield Hero
Man, people really glossed over the whole slavery thing once a cute anime girl resulted from it.
Raphtalia had the ideal moe character development, going from a child who Naofumi takes care of to an adult that can take care of Naofumi.
But she still kept a great deal of her childlike behavior. So now not only is she cute, but she’s also deadly and reliable. Nice combo.
And when Filo comes into the picture we can see her more flirtatious and mature side.
Anime: Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill as a show is hilarious. But also the most nonsensical, random comedy you can find.
And no one encapsulates that feeling more than Mako.
She’s pure chaotic good, constantly doing something and spilling everything that is on her mind, no matter how goofy it may be.
She just seems like that friend that could burn your house down and you still couldn’t be mad at them, because of how darn pure and innocent they seem.
Even Gamagori grew to like Mako, quite a bit in fact.
So she might brand herself as an underachiever. But I honestly think she’s one of the funniest and most innocent characters in the show and in anime in general, and arguably a best girl if we’re talking brown hair.
If you just can’t get enough of these funky anime hair colors, please feel free to check out the following articles:
・Girls with Brown Hair
・Girls with Blue Hair
・Girls with Black Hair
・Girls with Pink Hair
・Girls with Green Hair
・Girls with Silver Hair
・Girls with Purple Hair
・Girls with Red Hair
・Girls with Blonde Hair