Many Japanese anime movies and tv series have been famous for their magical princesses. There are hundreds of different types of these characters. Here’s a complete guide listing the 40 most memorable Anime princesses. Let’s get started!
The Top 40 Most Memorable Anime Princesses
40 / 40. Sophia
Anime: Doraemon Movie 30: Nobita’s Great Mermaid Naval Battles
The mermaid princess Sophia must find a legendary sword called the ‘Mermaid Sword’ that might restore peace once again to the seas.
But little does she know that she isn’t the only one looking for that particular hidden treasure. She is courageous, friendly, and resourceful, which we find charming.
39 / 40. Suzu
Suzu is a brave and curious 14-year-old princess. She is a descendant of a distinguished shaman who saved people from catastrophes in the past.
Along with the spirit of nature, Coluboccoro, Suzu sets out on a journey to regain peace and nature to the ruined villages of a world unknown.
On her way, she learns of the mysterious strengths in her bloodline helping her save the people of this world.
38 / 40. Princess Mana
Anime: Jewelpet Movie: Sweets Dance Princess
Our number thirty-eight on this list is Mana, the princess of Sweetsland.
She rules the island nation themed with sweets and pastries, and everything in this place is made of sweet.
In the movie, Mana turns seven and celebrates her birthday with the Sweetspets. Despite her young age, she is a devoted Manga artist and loves dance parties.
Despite her royal upbringing, Mana is a very down-to-earth and caring person toward everyone.
37 / 40. Princess Licori
Anime: The Four Seasons
Licori represents the “Fall” Season in the beautifully animated fantasy story “Yuusha Higan to Hime-sama no Bouken” / or “Adventures of Higan the brave and Princess Licori”
Her optimistic nature and ability to see the beauty in everything entitles her to a worthy place on this list.
36 / 40. Charlotte Beatrix
The princess from the knight anime series Berserk of the kingdom of Midland is highly skilled in the art of embroidery. Charlotte is a master of obtaining confections, which proves handy on the battlefield.
She is a very strong-willed individual who is soft-spoken and polite. We find this combination admirable.
35 /40. Leona
Anime: Dragon Quest Dai No Daibouken
Leona is the Princess of the ‘Papnica Kingdom in the “Dragon Quest: The Great Adventure of Dai series.”
For her sharp tongue, feistiness, and for always blurting what she truly thinks and feels like without reservation.
34 /40. Pacifica
Anime: Scrapped Princess
Next on our list, we have Princess Pacifica from the Knights anime series – Scrapped Princess. She is a bratty, stuck-up, spoiled, intolerable child. She’s just like someone who had been raised as royalty.
This is ironic because Pacifica never got to live the life of a royal. She supposedly was murdered and is on the run ever since. She is constantly avoiding those who wish to harm her.
Only when we get to know her better, we realize that she actually cares a lot about her siblings, Shannon and Raquel. Pacifica can even opt to stand up for them even if she has little fighting skills to back her up.
33 /40. Princess of Despair / Cure Scarlet – Twilight
Anime: Go! Princess Pretty Cure
Also known as ‘Princess Hope Delight Towa’ in her kingdom, Akagi Towa is one of the four main Cures in Go! Princess Pretty Cure, a group of girls who can transform into legendary swordswomen warriors.
Princess of Despairwas kidnapped and brainwashed. After her purification by the ‘Cure’s Trinity Explosion,’ she discovers that she was in fact a Towa, the Princess of Hope Kingdom.
Twilight’s transformation from being an evil princess to a Cure is beautiful and exciting to witness and makes her an amazing character!
32 / 40. Princess Odette
Anime: Swan Lake
Cursed by the evil powerful wizard Rothbart, Princess Odette is a swan by day.
The only way to remove the curse is when a man loves her with all his heart and soul. Although she is a (passive) damsel in distress waiting for her prince charming to save her, still, she is the stuff legends are made of.
31 / 40. Princess Faara
Anime: GoLion, Voltron: Fleet of Doom
When the planet ‘Altea’ is subdued and enslaved by the ‘Galra Empire’, Faara the princess of Atlea recruits five space pilots. They become the new pilots of ‘GoLion’ – five lion robots that can fight back against the Empire.
Fala, who is only 16-years-old, plays a crucial role in bringing the Empire down. If that doesn’t buy her a place on this list, we don’t know what does.
30 / 40. Princess Romy
Anime: 80 Days Around the World
Romy became a princess when she was married to an Indian Rajah who worshipped the goddess of death, Kali. When the Rajah died, she was destined to be burned alongside him on the funeral pyre but was rescued by Rigodon and Willy Fog.
Romy is gentle and timid. She acts as a medic to care for the wounded that she encounters. You probably noticed that in this version of Around the World in 80 Days she is a purple pantheress!
29 / 40. Arete
Anime: Princess Arete
Princess Arete grew up confined in a lonely tower by her father, awaiting a suitor worthy of her. Although she is filled with great interest in life, as a princess she is expected to live a life she considers hopelessly mundane.
One day the sorcerer Boax imprisons her in a dungeon. However, Arete manages to be released and regains her old spirits.
28 / 40. Princess of Traumere
Anime: 100 Sleeping Princes and the Kingdom of Dreams
At number twenty-eight we have a girl who is transported to another world, known as the ‘Dream World.’ The heroine Princess Traumere must defend the land from creatures who steal people’s dreams known as the ‘Dream Eaters.’
She uses a special ring to rescue the various princes of the world, trapped in eternal slumber within their own rings. And team up with them to save the Dream World.
Princess of Traumere is a fierce and active character, very different from the damsel-in-distress type. We love that!
27 / 40. Princess Camille
Anime: Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland
Princess Camille is the daughter of King Morpheus, the sovereign of Slumberland. Though she initially acts somewhat spoiled princess, she eventually grows to like Nemo, her official playmate.
When her father gets trapped by the ‘Nightmare King,’ Princess Camille takes over as sovereign. On the way,she also shows good decision-making skills and plays a crucial role in the storyline.
26 / 40. Princess Charlotte
Anime: Princess Principal
Referred to as just ‘Princess’ throughout the series, Princess Charlotte is really Ange, a poor pickpocket.
Not being able to go back to her own life, and not being able to explain that she was not the true princess, Ange must pretend to be part of the royal family.
Her many talents and her goal are to become queen and unify the nation make her a memorable character indeed!
25 / 40. Ayeka
Anime: Tenchi Muyo
Next on our list is Ayeka Masaki Jurai, the purple hair character of the ‘Imperial Family of the planet Jurai.’ Like the other members of Jurai’s Royal Family, she has an extended life span and can live for centuries without aging past her prime!
Ayeka is a well-mannered, traditional, and aristocratic princess, but can also be snobbish. Moreover, she can be very fierce when she feels that anyone or anything she cares for is in danger.
24 / 40. Princess Syalis
Anime: Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle
Aurora Sya Lis Goodereste is the princess of the ‘Unified Human Nation of Goodereste.’ She was kidnapped by the ‘Demon King Lord of the Demon Castle’ to make the kingdom fear him.
Princess Syalis is a total sleepyhead who basically has the capacity to fall asleep anywhere and everywhere within a few seconds.
Honestly, she would rather find a perfect place to sleep than pay attention to those around her. How about that ladies, and gentlemen?
23 / 40. Rayneshia El-Arte Corwen
Anime: Log Horizon
A member of the ‘Cowen family’ — the most prestigious dukedom in the ‘Eastal League of Free Cities.’
Rayneshia appears to be the model royalty and does her utmost to appear flawless. However, in truth she is completely at odds with her true nature: that of a lazy, carefree anime girl who would love nothing more than to simply eat and sleep for the entire day, if not her entire life.
22 / 40. Shirahoshi
Anime: One Piece
Famous as the ‘Mermaid Princess’ the giant-sized mermaid princess of the Ryugu Kingdom.
Princess Shirahoshi from the anime series ‘One Piece’ is big enough so she can literally hold Luffy in one hand alone! Despite her size, she has a very fragile personality.
Shirahoshi is easily frightened and quickly breaks out into crying fits whenever she gets upset. The reason is that she was pampered beyond belief as to the youngest of King Neptune’s children.
21 / 40. Lum
Anime: Urusei Yatsura
At number twenty-one we have Lum, an alien from the planet ‘Oniboshi,’ also translated as the ‘Demon Star.’
Lum is the daughter of the Devil King that invaded planet earth. Most of the time, she is very laid back, enjoying the perks of life on Earth.
But she is quick to anger and responds with powerful electric discharges to anyone who enrages her.
20 / 40. Hakuei Ren
Anime: Magi -The Labyrinth of Magic
The ‘Kou’ Empire’s first Imperial Princess.
Hakuei is a capable commander of the empire’s army. She is also a powerful mage who’s able to summon strong tornadoes.
Hakuei is a formidable swordswoman and very skilled at horseback riding, which we kind of expect from a warrior princess.
Combine all of that with her bravery and a strong sense of justice and you get a perfect princess who places twenty on our list.
19 / 40. Carla
Anime: Fairy Tail
A cat-like being from the alternate universe of ‘Edola.’
Carla is the daughter of Queen Shagotte. She inherited her mother’s fortune teller powers which allow her to predict what and when something will happen.
Charles is very strict and serious. She rarely shows emotions and has plenty of attitudes, but still, Clara carries herself quite well.
18 / 40. Relena Peacecraft
Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
A spoiled rich girl, leading a quiet life of a pampered daughter and the last surviving heir to the throne of the Sanc Kingdom.
Relena’s personal growth from passive to active earns her a lot of points in our book!
17 / 40. Millhiore Firianno Biscotti
Anime: Dog Days
The 13-year-old princess inhabitants of the alternate world ‘Flognarde.’ With her gentle and hardworking personality, Millhiore is loved by everyone in the nation. Despite her royal status, she holds events and concerts and shows off her on-stage skills as a singer.
Millhiore is also quite a good warrior and owner of the holy sword Excelide.
16 /40. Hime / Lilliane von Phoenix
Anime: Kaibutsu Oujo
Usually nicknamed Hime, she is the second princess of the Royal Family and the daughter of the king of all monsters. Although she has the traits of a ruler, she shows zero interest in taking the throne.
Hime has the power to resurrect the dead as half-immortal warriors that will serve and protect her. Although she is a formidable fighter, her strongest weapon is her ability to remain calm even when faced with extreme adversaries Like all the Royal Members.
Now that’s our kind of a memorable Princess! and it gets her the sweet sixteen spot on our list.
15 / 40. Asseylum Vers Allusia
The Empress of the ‘Vers Empire of planet Mars’ and an advocate for peace.
Asseylum traveled to Earth on a goodwill visit to ease tensions between the two planets. Unfortunately, an attempt to assassinate her ended up making matters worse, starting the Second Earth-Mars War.
Still, Asseylum’s belief in peaceful solutions, combined with her willingness to fight as a way to achieve peace, is outstanding in our opinion.
14 / 40. Pina Co Lada
Princess Piña Co Lada (yes, she’s named after the cocktail) is the leader and founder of the ‘Rose-Order of Knights,’ an elite combat unit of the Imperial Army.
Pina is pretty intimidating with her always serious nature but eventually toned down a little bit. The fact that she can either carry herself in battle or decide to advocate for peace instead makes her a very special character.
13 / 40. Sakura
Anime: Tsubasa Chronicle
She is similar in looks and personality to her Cardcaptor Sakura counterpart, but this time around she has a completely different history.
Sakura is a cheerful and optimistic princess and shows a great deal of concern and strong attachment to her companions.
This kind of devotion is very surprising for a royal girl, and admirable.
12 / 40. Stephanie Dola
Anime: No Game No Life
Stephanie “Steph” is the granddaughter of the Former King of Immunity. She truly loves her grandfather and will do anything to protect his legacy despite her constituents, often calling him a fool.
Even though she is constantly undermined and regarded as a “fool” just like her grandfather, Steph never stops wishing to make her kingdom a better place.
She proves herself to be quite cunning and manipulative when she has to.
11 / 40. Princess Emaraude
Anime: Magic Knight Rayearth
Just missing the top ten is Princess Emeraude, the ruler of the ‘Cephiro Dimensional Planet.’
Princess Emaraudefell is hopelessly in love with the high priest Zagato. Now our beautiful, romantic, and tragic princess must find a way to follow her heart but still keep her beloved country safe. Can she do it?
10 / 40. Latifa Fleuranza
Anime: Amagi Brilliant Park
Latifa is much more than a (really) pretty face. She is the general manager of ‘Amagi Brilliant Amusement Park’ and the princess of Maple Land’s magical realm.
She is very committed and passionate about keeping her amusement park a roaring success and would go to great lengths to protect it.
In our opinion, this boss lady is a role model for young women everywhere.
9 / 40. Euphemia Li Britannia
Anime: Code Geass
At number nine on this list is Euphemia li Britannia, the ‘Third Princess of the Britannian Imperial Family.’
Euphemia is perhaps the best empress that Britannia ever had. Unfortunately, she has to kill all the Japanese under her car. Zero’s action ultimately helps the cause but at a price.
Euphemia is memorable for being kind-hearted and respectful towards everyone, even if they aren’t royal and even non-Britannians.
8 / 40. Lucia Nanami
Anime: Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch
The mermaid princess of the ‘North Pacific Ocean’ kingdom.
Lucia takes on the difficult task of reuniting the seven mermaid princesses to protect their home and ancestry. She is characterized by her simplicity and naiveté, but with having a strong will and optimistic personality.
One thing is for sure – if you’d listen to this princess when she sings, you’d fall in love!
7 / 40. Princess Tutu
Anime: Princess Tutu
We’ll go right ahead and say it: This princess is an actual duck. At least, she used to be before she was given a magic pendant that turns her into a human girl.
Tutu upgrades and takes on the form of a princess ballerina with one goal in mind: to see her charming prince Mytho smile.
Admittedly, the story of the anime series is bizarre, but a romantic princess who’s trying to gather the pieces of her prince’s missing heart and return them to him surely deserves a spot on this list.
6 / 40. Cornelia Li Britannia
Anime: Code Geass
Coming at number six is Cornelia Li Britannia. We already had a member of the Britannian Imperial family earlier on this list in the figure of Euphemia Li Britannia.
The way her character develops from a Britannian patriot to someone who deeply values and cares about human lives is one of the most interesting things about Code Geass.
5 / 40. Mei Chang
Anime: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fighting her way to the top five list is Mei Chang.
She is the seventeenth royal princess of ‘Xing’, representing the Chang clan. Despite her young age, she finds a way to raise the social standing of her clan.
Mei Chang embarks on a journey across the desert to discover and present her father with the secret to immortality.
Mei’s bravery and inner strength make her iconic to every FMA fan. Just watch her face off enemies twice her size and you’ll be in owe too.
4 / 40. Nausicaa
Anime: Kaze no Tani no Nausicaa / Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
The princess of the Valley of the Wind is only 16-years-old. But if you watched this Ghibli movie then you know her wisdom is far beyond her young age.
Nausicaa is brave, wise, loyal, and compassionate, and practically everything that one looks for in a true heroine and a female lead.
Nausicaa is also a skilled swordsman and manifests the ability to wield a variety of weapons. But she still advocates for peace.
This doesn’t mean that she will hesitate to take the necessary measures in order to save her kingdom and those she cares for.
3 / 40. Nefertari Vivi
Anime: One Piece
The princess of the Arabasta desert kingdom.
Although in her country she has a great deal of authority, Nefertari does not fit the stereotype of a needy and authoritative princess. She never demands any special attention or prioritizes herself above others.
In fact, Nefertari usually puts the needs of others far on top of her own and shows her kind and compassionate personality towards each of her crewmates.
Ask anybody who loves anime and they’ll tell you Nefertari is not only a popular character but also one of the most memorable of all time!
2 / 40. Usagi Tsukino
Anime: Sailor Moon
Of course, we could not leave Sailor Moon!
Also known as Usagi Tsukino, her place in any top lists ever conceived is assured. Actually, Usagi is the most conspicuous princess out there.
She is an ordinary carefree and cheerful schoolgirl in Toky. Her entire life changes once she met Luna the (talking) Cat. It tells her she was incarnate of the goddess Sailor Moon.
With the use of a magical brooch, Usagi can transform into the hero, Sailor Moon. Usagi was now tasked with protecting Japan from evil forces and monsters from Queen Beryl, alongside her allies, the Sailor Senshi (which she leads).
Despite sometimes being lazy and a selfish cry-baby, Usagi has become one of the earth’s strongest protectors and we love her for it. You should too.
1 / 40. San
Anime: Princess Mononoke
Raised by wolves, San, otherwise known as Princess Mononoke or the “Wolf Girl”, acts, behaves, and resembles a wolf.
San is basically a child of nature. She wants to protect the forest and the animals she lives with. She rejects her own humanity and even thinks of herself as a wolf. But after San falls in love with Prince Ashitaka she slowly comes to acknowledge her human side as well.
For her undying courage and compassion toward every living thing, San the princess of nature is our number one best most memorable anime princess!
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