Ever wondered who the top 25 most popular waifus are? Well, we’ve done the research, and this is our definitive list. Please keep in mind that characters from Genshin Impact and Honkai Star Rail did not make the list due to there being too many characters, so each character’s popularity was spread thin.
25. Vladilena Milizé (86 Eighty Six)
Vladilena Milizé, more commonly known as Lena or Handler One, is the main protagonist of 86. She is a soldier who quickly rose to the rank of Major at the age of 16. Lena is known for being overly caring to the point that it may affect her job. She has long blue hair and a powerful aura.
24. Mikasa Ackerman (Attack On Titan)
Mikasa Ackerman is the childhood friend of Attack On Titan’s main protagonist Eren, and follows him anywhere he goes. She has a muscular body and is very strong at fighting. Mikasa is a military soldier and one of the strongest in her unit. She has a stoic and level-headed personality, which sometimes intimidates her comrades.
23. 2B (Nier:Automata)
YoRHa 2-gou B-gata (2B) is the main character of the game Nier:Automata. She is an android built to battle machine lifeforms and protect the last surviving humans. 2B is most known wearing a blind fold, and for having an incredible body which is perfectly shown off by her high-slit black turtleneck dress.
22. Kurisu Makise (Steins;Gate)
Kurisu is the protagonist of Steins;Gate, which is one of the most popular and highest rated animes of all time. Kurisu is an American researcher with a strong personality. She doesn’t like to show weakness to others, which helps build her Tsundere personality.
21. Ai Hayasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War)
Ai Hayasaka is the valet of the Shinomiya family, and has been personally assigned to supports Kaguya Shinomiya during her high school life. Funnily enough, despite only being a supporting character, she is the most popular waifu in Kaguya-sama.
20. Raphtalia (The Rising Of The Shield Hero)
Raphtalia is the main heroine of The Rising Of The Shield Hero, and the first companion of of the Shield Hero Naofumi. She is a demi-human with tanuki features, and is technically Naofumi’s slave. She transformed a lot during the series, both physically and mentally.
19. Mai Sakurajima (Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai)
Mai Sakurajima is the main character of Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, the story of the rare Puberty Syndrome. Mai a third year high school girl who quickly rose to fame as a child actor, and continued her stardom through acting and modelling. She is most beloved by fans when she wears her bunny girl outfit.
18. Power (Chainsaw Man)
Power is a side character in Chainsaw Man, and becomes good friends with the main protagonist Denji who she share an apartment with. She is blood fiend with red horns and long blonde hair. Power is very childish and greedy, and only cares about herself and her cat.
17. Ochaco Uraraka (My Hero Academia)
Ochaco Uraraka is one of the main characters in My Hero Academia, but spoiler alert, she isn’t the most popular waifu. Going by the hero name “Uravity”, she has the power to make any object float at her finger tip. Fans love her curvy figure and bubbly personality, and want her to end up with the main protagonist of the show Deku.
16. Yor Forger (Spy x Family)
Yor Forger is one of the main characters in Spy x Family. She is an assassin who gets married to a spy to fulfil her main goal, but quickly becomes attached to him and her adoptive daughter. Yor is tall and beautiful, with a slender yet curvy figure that is often wrapped in a tight black dress and black tights.
15. Aqua (KonoSuba)
Aqua is an archpriest and a goddess in KonoSuba, who was sent down from the heavens with the main protagonist Kazuma dragging her with him. She is described in the show as possessing beauty no human could match, with a slim figure, large breasts and long legs. She often wears a mini skirt and has a carefree personality. Interestingly, most of the main girls in KonoSuba ranked in the top 20 of all time.
14. Tsuyu Asui (My Hero Academia)
The second girl to make the list from My Hero Academia, Tsuyu Asui is a frog-like girl who is a fan favorite. Her long tongue and slender physique are what fans love about her, as well as her frog-like mannerisms and aloof personality.
13. Tohru (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid)
Tohru is a dragon girl who becomes a maid for Kobayashi after she saves her life. When transforming into human form, she usually keeps her horns and is often mistaken for a cosplayer. She has a warm and loving personality.
12. Marin Kitagawa (My Dress Up Darling)
Marin Kitagawa is one of the main characters in My Dress Up Darling and is a high school girl who loves cosplaying. She is a bubbly and popular girl who secretly loves anime and video games. Marin has long blonde hair and a slender physique that’s perfect for cosplaying.
11. Nezuko Kamado (Demon Slayer)
Nezuko Kamado is the younger sister of Demon Slayer’s main character Tanjirou’s little sister. At the beginning of the show, Nezuko is turned into a demon. Despite this, she remains a sweet girl who is protective of her brother. She is often carried in a bamboo box and keeps bamboo in her mouth.
10. Emilia (ReZero)
Emilia is one of the two fan favorites in ReZero. She is one of the main characters, and is the one that the main protagonist Subaru’s most interested in romantically. She is half-elf with silver hair, and has a modest nature that likes to take care of others.
9. Ai Hoshino (Oshi No Ko)
Ai Hoshino is brand new to the list, with Oshi No Ko only being released this year. Despite this, she rose to the top 10 with a newly found cult following. Ai is an idol that naturally draws everyone’s attention. She has gradient-coloured eyes and blue and purple hair.
8. Kurumi Tokisaki (Date A Live)
Kurumi Tokisaki is the main antagonist of Date A Live. She is a spirit has killed over 10,000 people with her bare hands but has a soft spot for the main protagonist. Kurumi is described as possessing “astonishing beauty”, wearing her hair as long twin tails. Her right eye is red and left eye is gold, which used to be covered by an eyepatch.
7. Himiko Toga (My Hero Academia)
The third and final waifu from My Hero Academia, Himiko Toga is the most popular of the series despite having much less screen time. She has a yandere obsessive personality, is obsessed with blood, and often wears her school uniform. Her ability lets her transform into anyone she has the blood of.
6. Hinata Hyuga (Naruto)
Hinata Hyuga is a character that has been a fan favorite for over two decades. Hinata has a long-time crush on the main protagonist Naruto, and slowly becomes more assertive for him. Usually, her personality is soft-spoken, kind and overly polite. She has a slender figure, a fair complexion, white eyes and dark blue hair that gets longer as the story progresses.
5. Zero Two (Darling in the FranXX)
Zero Two is the main heroine of Darling in the FranXX, and is a human-klaxo sapien hybrid. She is known in the show for her partners constantly dying, until the male protagonist Hiro becomes her new partner. Zero Two has a tall and athletic body, with long pink hair and red horns. She often acts like a wild animal, but is cheerful and curious to those close to her.
4. Makima (Chainsaw Man)
Makima is a new edition to the list, and has managed to jump to the top 5. She is the main antagonist in Chainsaw Man, and is a high ranking officer who has taken the main character Denji in as her pet. She is narcissistic and sadomasochistic, and is implied that she dominates in the workplace and the bedroom.
3. Yuuki Asuna (Sword Art Online)
When Sword Art Online was first released, Yuuki Asuna was by far the most popular waifu. She is a strong, independent girl who takes matters very seriously. Asuna was very talented at games and is known for having great technique with her sword. She is very kind and refuses to leave someone in trouble. Asuna has long orange/brown hair and a slender figure. Fans first fell in love with her for her fiery and powerful exterior, then grew to love her soft and caring personality that she keeps hidden away.
2. Megumin (KonoSuba)
Another entry from KonoSuba, Megumin is an arch wizard with a chuunibyou complex and an obsession with firing over-the-top explosion magic that incapacitates her for the rest of the day after a single use. While being very intelligent, she can be overly stubborn and childish. Megumin has red eyes and a small figure which gets her mistaken as a child, and wears a red dress with a witch hat and cape. Fans love her chuunibyou facade and easily embarrassed personality.
1. Rem (ReZero)
The most popular waifu of 2023 is Rem from ReZero. Despite being a side character and not the girl that the male protagonist Subaru is interested in, fans quickly fell in love with her submissive and cute appearance while being very strong. Rem has blue short hair that covers one of her eyes, and is the twin sister of Ram who has short pink hair. Rem is known for her maid outfit, and for pulling the heartstrings of anyone who watches her sad yet heartwarming scenes.
And that concludes our list of the most popular waifus of 2023. Hopefully next year there will be more waifus added to the list, with more shows coming out. We hope you agree with our waifu list.