Anime is full of cat girl characters. They usually appear as a mixed breed of human/cat with big eyes, cat ears, long tails, and sharp teeth. Anime cat girls have feline characteristics and behaviors, so, naturally, all cat girls have to appear and act in a cat-like way. When we think about these characters we usually have a picture of a clumsy catgirl who behaves and looks like a cat. Now, let me present my list of the best anime catgirl characters! Nyan Nyan!
35. Catherine from Gintama
A middle-aged cat girl burglar with strange and bizarre humor looks very different from other female characters in Gintama. Cats are not known for being very social or nice, and Catherine might fit the bill with her sarcastic remarks. However, she can be the nicest caring person. Catherine is an expert lockpicker, she was a criminal robber until she started working in Otose’s snack shop bar. This cat girl can make you laugh, and bring food, just be careful not to leave her too close to the cash machine unattended, As the saying goes “While the Cat’s Away, the Mice Will Play”.
34. Vanilla from Nekopara
Vanilla is the clever and quiet catgirl. She has a fondness for chocolate and she often dresses as a cat. She loves helping her master around the house and also loves to sneaks under warm clothing and loves to cuddle. Her white hair and her gothic outfit are her unique features. She likes to dress up as a cat for her master and loves to get rewarded with head pats. Though she is the shy type, she has her way of getting the master’s attention. Meow!
33. Rin Shaomei (Lin Xiao-Mei) from Shining
When Rin transforms into her cat girl form, all hell breaks loose. She is a kind-hearted antique seller, but Lin Xiao-Mei is also a Phantom thief. The ‘Black Cat’ has good intentions, she steals money to help the orphans. Rin wears a short maid outfit with black ears black hair and a tail that signifies her black cat form. But don’t worry this kittie definitely brings luck. She has a weird habit of wearing one thigh-high sock but I guess anything looks pretty cute on Rin.
32. Coconut from Nekopara
If we are going by appearances, Coconut is quite a cute catgirl. Her skin is tanned, her hair is somewhat white, and her cat ears look pretty sharp. The contrast definitely mirrors the appearance of coconut, hence her name! She also has intriguing eye colors, considering how one of them is golden while the other is ocean blue. It’s a condition called Heterochromia where both eyes are of different colors, and it is quite common in cats. Anyways, despite her tomboy character, Coconut can often get more emotional than her fellows!
31. The Puma Twins from Dominion Tank Police
Now how about a dash of cat-girl twins? The Puma twins are the definition of the best anime cat girls. Annapurna and Unipuma are gynoid twin sister bodyguards and love dolls. Aye, that’s some combination! They became lethal criminals through their combat ability and strength. The sisters’ gynoid self provides them with great endurance and capability. Both have huge, unkempt hair-sided bangs, two cat ears, and beautiful bodies armed to the teeth. However, they are classic airheads with a high standard of living and childish personalities, attracted to everything glittering and glamor. The cat girls resent being called “Love Dolls” and are proud and confident in their android bodies and combat abilities.
30. Melwin from Cat Planet Cuties
Cat Planet is filled with cute cat girls. Melwin is a timid cat girl with a bright blue short haircut in a cute bob and a matching set of blue cat ears and a tail. She used to be the spaceship’s second officer until she was forced to take the first officer’s command when the cat girl team went into a crisis. She is usually in her spaceship outfit in fact she is one of the best anime girls when she is her a bathing suit. Personality-wise, she is quieter than her extrovert-ish friends.
29. Aisha Clan-Clan from Outlaw Star
While Japan loves to milk every genre till there is nothing left to milk, there was a time we got ourselves some anime cat girls in space. Aisha makes sure she doesn’t suffer from cataplexy, she is a buff noble from the house |Ctarl-Ctarl” empire. She is the adventurous type, danger is her middle name. She is very intelligent and one of the best warriors in their house. Aisha received the highest honor in her house and went to space to catch outlaws and space pirates.
28. Yui Saito/Nekohime from And You Thought There Is Never a Girl Online?
The geeky teacher cat girl I wish I had from Homeroom high school, as well as the online teacher representative of the Net Game Club. Yui is a huge online gamer in the closet, she hides her gaming skills from her students. Her in-game name loosely translates to “Cat Princess”. She called her avatar “Nekohime” and it has a huge number of devoted fanboys followers. When Yui is stressed out, she ends her sentences with “Nyaa”.
27. Kariya Momochi from Princess Connect! Re: Dive
Kariya is a crazy girl with an abusive past. This cold cat girl is a hard worker who managed to master many of her spells thanks to her disciplinarian nature. But without her work ethic, she would be one of the weakest mages in the show. Kariya is a depressing depiction of a young criminal, she’s a cat black goth cat girl dressing cliché everyone sees her as a rude low life. I have to admit that she is a snobbish tsundere like your average cat. But her soft side comes out every time she takes care of stray cats. She even wore a graphic T-shirt emblazoned with the phrase “Life is Cat”.
26. Shizuka Nekonome from Rosario + Vampire
Another high school cat girl teacher, and the adviser for the newspaper club. Shizuku often shows her clumsy cute side in front of her students. She often exposes her monster form despite advising against it. Ms. Nekonome is one of the few cat-girl teachers who actually care about her students, and that’s why I love her so much. She will always promote harmony and peace between demons and humans. When she eats fish, she meows like a cat when she eats raw fish! And I’m not talking about Sushi, she loves eating goldfish!
25. Nuku from All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku
Now, this beautiful cat girl is a classic anime character from the 90s. The story is relatively simple, an inventor uses funds from his wife’s company in addition to the brain of his son’s cat and ends up creating a fully functional, all-purpose catgirl. (Kind of similar to the birth of Power Puff girls). The pink-haired cat girl ended up with the appearance of the usual high anime high school girl, except with light crimson hair and black cat ears. She became a part of the family and inherited the family name. She would act like an overprotective elder sister to the inventor’s son, and also make sure the family stays out of harm. All because she loves them and would do anything to make sure her family stays safe.
24. Captain Kuune (Qoone) from Cat Planet Cuties
I have quite a few anime cat girls from Cat Planet Cuties, All of them cute catgirls, but this one is especially cute. Kuune is the captain and leader of the spaceship that came to Earth, She is such a wholesome character that I immediately fell for her charms. She is a highly intelligent multi-tasker, who can quickly construct complicated object engineering in her mind. As a high-ranking officer, she uses her neck-bells choker to access superhuman powers. She has purple hair, purple eyes, and a chest that is worth as much as a national treasure!
23. Hazuki (Luna) from Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase
Kazuki is another cat girl! Yes, even though she is a vampire with cat ears. Have we reached euphoria? Not yet! Don’t fall for the looks since Haxuki’s personality is very selfish, spoiled, and self-centered. She is seen pretending to be nice to get favors which is why Luna has been forced on her to keep her in control. Aside from her vampire abilities, she is one of the few Daywalker vampires with mighty telekinetic powers.
22. Yuni from Pretty Cure
Yuni belongs to an entire race of cat girls. She is a cold space idol who has an alter ego phantom thief named ‘Blue Cat’, a cat-like alien with a noticeable waggled tail, blue hair with bangs, cream fur, and sharp red and gold eyes. As Blue Cat, Yumi has an inherent ability to transform her appearance at will.
21. Karyl from Princess Connect! Re: Dive
Karyl is an astonishing cat girl who loves getting praised and has the ability to tame monsters. “My magic is pretty awesome, isn’t it? Hee hee, come on, praise me more!” And I will. Her glistening gothic looks are overwhelming, but it’s the contrast between her fair skin, dark purple hair with white stripes hair, and a sharp cat tooth that makes her presence a sight to behold.
20. Mao from Shining Tears x Wind
Mao from the op mc Isekai anime is the half-beast princess of the land of Bestia. However, she’s the illegitimate child of the beast king and a human dancer, Ayane. She has cream-white skin and short reddish-brown hair. Her anime cat girl features of cat ears and fangs indicate she has royal blood.
19. Black Hanekawa from Bakemonogatari
Hanekawa is shaped-tongued, shameless, and in a playful way. As for her other physical attributes, she retains Hanekawa’s long hair and curvy figure. Sawarineko’s possession ended up changing her dark silver hair, her eyes turned golden, and she also grew a pair of cat ears. Not to mention, her skin turned pale as well.
18. Shader from Chrono Crusade
Shader is just one of the two best anime cat girls with glasses to be featured on this list. But, she doesn’t really need her glasses to see, when she wears them she looks smart, and she is no doubt a smart cat girl. Shader is a very respected scientist, she invented devices that can absorb astral energy. What’s interesting about her character is that the Manga version has her naïve and carefree, energetic blonde-haired girl, while the anime made her darker with a sadistic edge.
17. Tamako from Isuca
Tamako is a two-tailed cat girl who has come from the world of the dead. Her transformation allows her to switch between three different states. As a cat girl, Tamako can be quite mischievous, and cunning, but also somewhat clumsy. Her triangular cat ears stand out in her brownish-red hair character, and an interesting fact about her is how she never wears socks or shoes.
16. Chloe Rollo from Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
Chloe looks like a cute cat girl, but she carries a dark past as she was born into a dangerous crime family. She is a notorious assassin and a greedy bounty hunter. Since she was a kid her parents trained her to be a killing machine. Chloe wears the best of Fertility uniform, she has green eyes, black hair, and a black tail.
15. Aria and Lotte The Twin Cat Girls from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A’s
Give it up to the next cat-girl twins on this list. Better known as Aria Liese and Lotte Liese, both cat girls are very loyal to their master, always obeying his orders. When the twins shapeshift into cats, they have a more narrow range of color vision. Aria a better at magic battles, and Lotte is a better martial artist with close-range combat skills. They look almost identical, however, Aria is distinguished by slightly shorter hair.
14. Tamaki Kotatsu form Fire Force
Do I have to issue a spoiler warning, clear? Okay, now we can discuss the amazing Tamaki. She is a third-generation Nekomata, named after the two-tailed cat youkai of Japanese legend. When activated she has two tails made of cat-shaped armor flames. Unlike other anime cat girls, Tamaki has minimal cat gestures and behaviors. But she is definitely the best anime cat-girl superhero.
13. Perrine from Strike Witches
With her blonde hair, cute glasses, and stern expression, Perrine is a unique cat girl. That’s because she’s a witch! Perrine is a flying officer who can transform into a cat girl once she activates her power and sprouts her black tail and cat ears. He is also a very proud Gallian. Perrine is quite serious and stern and very prompt and strict regarding manners. She often looks down upon her friends for being unkempt.
12. Shirone from High School DxD
I have two cat girls from the infamous High School DxD, and this one is with white hair and golden eyes. Despite looking as fragile as Shirone looks, she harbors enormous strength. She is from a rare breed and can switch between her forms. In her cat girl transformation, she grows white cat ears, matching whitetails, and more prominent eyes.
11. Nekoko from Destiny of the Shrine Maiden
If you’re looking for a classic cat girl, let me suggest Nekoko! But don’t judge her as a thickhead she has undergone horrendous medical experiments, has substantial powers, and will casually go on a rampage, destroying landmarks while being all cute. Her mechanical ball, nicknamed “meow meow,” has cannons that can turn buildings to dust! That’s one lethal catgirl in disguise!
10. Persia from Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
This cat girl character and her group go on a crusade beyond a supernatural gate where plenty of uncanny individuals exist, and one of them is Persia. Unlike most cats, she is very loyal and overprotective of her household. Sometimes even gets downright brutal just for the sake of her folks. Persia has purple hair, leopard-like fur, and cat ears that stand out because of her gothic maid outfit. Talking about her abilities, she has razor-sharp claws in addition to agility.
9. Felicia from Darkstalker
Here’s a cat girl character who has been appearing in in-game crossovers for years. My top blue-haired Felicia! A free spirit, and a cat girl. Being half-cat, Felicia often uses her claws to attack her opponent. Despite her strength, Felicia wants a peaceful coexistence with humans and doesn’t resort to fighting until it’s necessary. Her personality is exceptionally kind, energetic, and optimistic, and she loves singing and dancing. Her kind demeanor is often seen as her weakness as she lets her guard down.
8. Koneko Toujou from High School DxD
Born to a human father and a Nekomata mother, Koneko is a rare species of cat girl called the Nekoshou. She has seen her sister lose her Nekomata abilities which traumatized her, becoming much more severe and stern. Koneko loves to dress like a cat girl, and often hides and reveals her cat features. She has two ears and a tail and into her Shirone self, where she can grow into a much more mature cat girl body with white hair and golden eyes.
7. Neko from K Project
“Neko,” a name that literally translates to the word “cat”, is a cheerful cat girl who values relationships above all things. In her words, she says that whenever bad stuff happens or whenever it will happen again, all she seeks is some good food and someone to eat it with. Neko’s appearance is quite radiant because of her white hair, pale skin, slender physique, and pleasant cat ears. She doesn’t like wearing clothes because she feels they are too restricting. True that!
6. Natsuki Sasahara from Hyper Police
Natsuki is a kind of clumsy cat-girl samurai. She has the magical ability to create electric shocks, so don’t get too close to her or you might get burned! With her two protruding black cat ears and a tail, she’s a perfect anime cat girl, getting distracted by strings and constantly grooming herself. She even has a favorite catnip drink, which has a pseudo-alcoholic effect on her.
5. Himari Noihara from Omamori
Here is a swordswoman I’d want as my bodyguard. Unlike other cat girls who keep tripping and showing us blue and white undergarments, Himari is a pretty polished strong character. She has an elegant personality but she can quickly get angry if someone approaches her master. Her signature outfit is definitely her cute pink bow and gothic school uniform. She likes people who are loyal to her.
4. Yoruichi Shihoin from Bleach
I present you with the beautiful dark-skinned catgirl, Yoruichi! She loves her cat form and gets very offended if someone negatively comments on it or it gets hurt. A peculiar habit of Yoruichi is converting from her cat girl self to her human form in front of people, emerging all naked to see their reactions! It looks like she finds it amusing, and we sure don’t mind, do we? Yoruichi, however, is a witty, intelligent girl. She has excellent power of speed and cat transformation, which makes her an A-class fighter. With her tan skin and purple hair, Yoruichi is a desirable cat girl.
3. Ichigo Momomiya from Tokyo Mew Mew
A third meow-meow cat girl to join the list is the young pink-haired girl named Ichigo. As far as her cat girl transformation goes, the trigger lies in her Mew Pendant. As rainbow-like light bursts from her pendant, she curls up while the DNA flows through her body, and when she throws her arm upwards while twirling, her uniform emerges, cat ears and tail pop up, and she subsequently takes the appearance of a cat girl.
2. Leone from Akame Ga Kill
Akame Ga Kill is one of those anime that pulled out the Game of Thrones card and murdered every character I ever loved, but it was the cat girl Leone who stole my heart. At first glance, she may look like a blonde cat girl considering how the first glance is always directed towards her two gigantic assets. However when she does her cat girl transformation, her furry hair becomes longer, her cat ears become more prominent as well as her tail and claws.
1. Eris from Cat Planet Cuties
Eris is a beautiful catgirl, but most importantly, she is an alien who has come to Earth in order to learn more about Earthlings. She meets a young boy at a memorial and the next thing you know, she is lying naked in his bed. Though she may be an ambassador, she is quite carefree, her personality is also reflected through her somewhat orange hair and prominent cat ears. She also has a bell on her neck which serves as a cherry on top. She is the kind of cat girl character from whom you can’t take your eyes off whenever she is on the screen, Of course I mean her bell choker around her neck… to sum it up: She a the best cat girl ambassador on this list!