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30 Best Anime Cat Girl Of All Time

Cat girls. Most anime fans out there have a love-hate relationship with this character troupe. But whether you like it or not, it is arguably one of the most popular character tropes out there. So popular in fact, that they constantly ask Elon Musk to actually scientifically create cat girls (it is true. As a meme). 

30 Best Anime Cat Girl Of All Time

At this point, discussing which cat girl is actually the best will lead to a never-ending loop of debate. Because once upon a time, a man of culture has said “there are no bad cat girls”. 

So, it is time to talk about the 30 best anime cat girl of all time. And quite frankly, it is not easy to literally pick 30 of them. I must be honest with you, there are many obstacles I have been through during writing this article. And let me tell you why. 

Apart from how hard it is to decide the best anime cat girls, these character tropes have a tendency to blend with other character tropes: dog girls, fox girls, horse girls, you get the point. So I need to make sure that I did not put the wrong girls into the list, or else I might have to face an angry mob outside my window. 

And also, to make it more fair, I will not put my personal opinions here. Not a single pinch of it. So, I rank these girls based on how many members does this character have in myanimelist. So, whether this character placed higher or lower in the list, I did not interfere with any kind of method. 

(Those paragraphs were made to ease the fans, because I know how terrifying they can be to waifu-related topics). 

So, without further ado, let us start by our number 30:

30. Persia (Gate)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Persia

Myanimelist Member: 5

She is a maid (duh). Apart from the fact that she has a crush towards one of the JSDF staff sergeant Kurata Takeo, which luckily he actually has a thing for cat girls, there is not much information to dig about her. Persia is also a decent combatant, being able to utilize her claws and fangs. Just like a cat, but stronger and bigger. 

29. Taruto (Magical Meow Meow Taruto)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Taruto

Myanimelist Member: 5

It should be pretty clear right now that she is a main character. This tiny cat girl actually believed that she is some sort of a princess from faraway land. Taruto loves exploring so much that sometimes she causes troubles to her surroundings. And like your stereotypical cat girls, she loves saying something like “nya” at the end of sentences, which makes her even cuter.

28. Misaki Sagisawa (Da Capo)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Misaki Sagisawa

Myanimelist Members: 10

Another maid cat girl has managed into the list (and this is not the last time you are going to see this). Even though she looks like your usual cat girl, based on the game, Misaki is actually possessed by her cat, Yoriko. In the anime however, Yoriko turns into a human being, resembling her master. She uses this body to go venturing outside her house. 

27. Melwin (Cat Planet Cuties)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Melwin

Myanimelist Members: 10

Our first girl from Cat Planet Cuties. Despite being portrayed as an indecisive, doubtful officer, Melwin is actually among one of the most competent, reliable ones out there. Working under captain Kuune, she is also loyal to her superior. And like many other small-chested characters, she feels inferior whenever her chest size is mentioned, especially when her race is known to have a bigger one.

26. Catherine (Gintama)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Catherine

Myanimelist Members: 14

Most anime fans will have a good first impression towards this weird alien cat lady from Gintama series. Being a worker from Otose snack shop, it seems like she works hard to make money from that place. Well, it turns out she was a thief before got recruited to the shop. Catherine speaks with this weird accent. Luckily, others understand what she is trying to say.

25. Lin Xiao Mei (Shining Tears x Wind)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Lin Xiao Mei

Myanimelist Member: 16

Your normal cat girl who keeps an antique shop. She is known to easily get curious about something that piqued her interest. Xiao Mei is also a witty person, being able to respond to any banter in any kind of situation. She used to act like a “Robin Hood”, stealing from the rich, in this case her target was Wyndria Castle, and giving it to the poor.

24. Chaika (Cat Planet Cuties)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Chaika

Myanimelist Members: 17

And now into our 2nd cat girl from Cat Planet Cuties (and yes, there are some more of them). She is an energetic officer who loves dilly-dallying and having fun with other people. Just like Melwin, she has a small chest. Almost non-existent, in fact. But unlike Melwin, it seems that she does not really care about it. More so, she actually likes to boast about her smaller chest size. 

23. Sasahara Natsuki (Hyper Police)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Sasahara Natsuki

Myanimelist Member: 23

The main character is from the old series Hyper Police. A poor person who lives her life as a bounty hunter. Being a half human and half monster, a nekomata to be exact, she is deemed to find a middle way between the world where monsters and humans live alongside each other. Like any main character, Sasahara is a kindhearted soul who protects the weak. 

22. Kuune (Cat Planes Cuties)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Kuune

Myanimelist Member: 25

3rd girl from Cat Planet Cuties (bust topic incoming). She is the captain of the Catian ship that came to Earth. Among all of other Catian on the ship, she has arguably the biggest chest of them all. But apparently Kuune is not proud of that size. In fact, she is embarrassed of it. This was made worse when Eris told her to wear inappropriate clothes during negotiations. 

21. Yuni/Cure Cosmo (Star Twinkle PreCure)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Cure Cosmo

Myanimelist Member: 32

Yuni, the Cure Cosmo, is that one cat girl from a precure show who likes to work alone instead of cooperating with other precures. And she does this not entirely because she wants to, but because she feels guilty of being unable to save her planet Rainbow. That leads to her rejection towards help. Despite her cold attitude, Yuni is actually a kind person who loves to help others. 

20. Alicia Rue (Sword Art Online)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time:  Alicia Rue

Myanimelist Member: 35

A dark magician (not that other dark magician) who has quite a role in Sword Art Online. Being the Lord of Cait Sith, one of the nine races in the game, she helped Kirito’s ascension to the World Tree. Not only that, Alicia is also made an allegiance with another race in the game, Sylph. She looks like having an interest towards Kirito, just like any other girl. 

19. Felicia (Vampire Hunters)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Felicia

Myanimelist Member: 35

Technically, she is not an anime cat girl, since she is actually from a classic Capcom game “Darkstalkers”. But then, she made it to the actual anime, having the main role from an old OVA made by Madhouse, Vampire Hunter. Just like in the game, Felicia is still a badass cat girl who fights the enemies like no other day. 

18. Shizuka Nekonome (Rosario + Vampire)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Shizuka Nekonome

Myanimelist Member: 40

Shizuka is a teacher in Yokai Academy. She also supervises the newspaper club in the academy. Shizuka always reminds her students to not show their yokai form to other humans, when in reality she herself forgets to conceal her true cat form. Just like a cat, she likes to eat fish, especially the one from the human world and loves to say “nya” before finishing her sentence. 

17. Nuku Nuku (All Purpose Cultural Cat Nuku Nuku)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Nuku-Nuku

Myanimelist Member: 43

Created by a company called Mishima Heavy Industries, Nuku Nuku is an android who has the brain of a cat. She served to be Ryuunosuke, the only son of CEO Mishima Heavy Industries, best friend. But most of the time, Nuku Nuku is getting involved in Ryuunosuke’s parent’s quarrell. Because of that, she is able to use weapons. Luckily, she means no harm to the family.

16. Merle (Visions of Escaflowne)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Merle

Myanimelist Member: 43

One of the main companions of Fanel Van. Merle is actually his childhood friend, and she dislikes the fact that he is getting closer with the clairvoyant Kanzaki Hitomi. Despite that, Merle is willing to protect Van no matter what it costs, since her background being an orphan and the fact that she does not have other people besides Van.

15. Petit Charat (Di Gi Charat)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Petit Charat

Myanimelist Member: 94

Also known as Puchiko (I will call her that from now on). Puchiko is Dejiko’s travel companion from the planet Di Gi Charat. She is portrayed as a quiet cat girl. But when she does talk, it is not like she is able to control what and what not to talk about to others. She has a stereotype trait with other cat girls, that is ending her sentence with something like “nya”. But in her case, she ends it with “nyu”.

14. Dejiko (Di Gi Charat)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Dejiko

Myanimelist Members: 116

Dejiko (her actual name is Di Gi Charat but it is way too long. Dejiko also sounds cuter) from planet Di Gi Charat is the total opposite of Puchiko. She is loud, energetic, and cheerful most of the time. Dejiko has a dream to become an idol. Similar to Puchiko, she has a trait to end her sentences by saying a suffix. In this case, she ends it with “nyo”.

13. Ao Nanami (Yozakura Quartet)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Ao Nanami

Myanimelist Members: 195

Despite being at a young age, she already became a part of the Yozakura Quartet. Nanami is based on a Japanese demon folklore called “Satori”. Because of this, she has the ability to read people’s thoughts. She is also capable of reading an entire population of the city’s thoughts when she is in her Satellite mode. This ability makes her an invaluable member of the quartet. 

12. Nozomi Kiriya (Mayoi Neko Overrun)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Nozomi Kiriya

Myanimelist Members: 219

This cat girl appeared suddenly in a certain house. Nozomi is a kuudere who does not like to talk that much and is even portrayed as emotionless. It turns out that she mostly stays silent because she is an actual airhead, and cannot say what is in her mind. Slowly and surely, she learns how to properly express her emotion with the help of her friends.

11. Cyan Hijirikawa (Show By Rock)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Cyan Hijirikawa

Myanimelist Members: 271

Cyan always thought to herself that she is an ordinary girl (what is ordinary about having a cat ear). But one day, she got sucked into a game she played, only to find out that she has an amazing skill of playing electric guitar. Not only that, she also needs to use her new ability to protect Midi City from evil lurking in the shadows. 

10. Eris (Cat Planet Cuties)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Eris

Myanimelist Members: 323

Another girl from Cat Planet Cuties (and the last one, I promise). Being a main character, Eris’ personality is the one you can find in any other anime: bubbly, cheerful, energetic, you get the point. But this cat girl is also a smart and competent officer from the ship, having a lot of knowledge in different kinds of topics. Eris is also extremely interested in planet earth.

9. Chocola (Nekopara)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Chocola

Myanimelist Members: 498

Of course a Nekopara character would make it into the list. Here we have an energetic Chocola who always brings a smile to her customers. She is also easily curious about many things around her. Whenever someone ruins her mood, Chocola can bounce back rather quickly to her usual self. But still, this does not mean she cannot feel sad about certain things.

8. Blair (Soul Eater)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Blair

Myanimelist Members: 505

At her first appearance, Soul and Maka mistake her as a witch. Turns out she is actually a cat that is able to transform into a human. In her human form, she loves to flirt with Soul, to see Maka’s reaction to it. This sometimes goes a bit extreme where she can appear without any clothes only to seduce him. But still, Blair is a good person who can understand her friends rather well.

7. Momomiya Ichigo (Tokyo Mew Mew)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Momomiya Ichigo

Myanimelist Members: 565

A cat girl whose alter ego is Mew Mew Strawberry. She is the leader of a unique group whose members are girls whose DNA is mixed with endangered species. They call it Tokyo Mew Mew, protecting that city from any kind of dangers. Since she is the main character, her personality is pretty much the same as other main characters. You should get the point already. 

6. Himari Noihara (Omamori Himari)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Himari Noihara

Myanimelist Members: 660

A cat demon who used to play with the main character, Yuuto Amakawa, when he was still little. This means that Himari can turn herself into a cat whenever she likes to. She also has an amazing skill to kill demons, being nicknamed “The Crimson Blade”. Later on, it is revealed that she has had a crush on Yuuto since they were a kid.

5. Vanilla (Nekopara)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Vanilla

Myanimelist Members: 825

The total opposite of Chocola, despite being her twin. Vanilla is a calm, stoic, but kind hearted cat girl, making her fall into the kuudere character tropes. She also loves her twin, willing to follow her no matter where she goes. So much in fact, that she might develop weird sis-con feelings towards her (do not fantasize about this). Just like Chocola, she is responsible for handling the bakery in Nekopara cafe.

4. Leone (Akame ga Kill)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Leone

Myanimelist Members: 1834

A reliable Onee-san like character from the assassination group Night Raid. Even though this cat girl has an absolutely relaxed nature and acts like whatever she wants to be, the other members can depend on her when it comes to gathering information and exercising calm judgement. Leone also dislikes injustice and is willing to act cruel if she finds anyone who does so. 

3. Yoruichi Shihouin (Bleach)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Yoruichi Shihouin

Myanimelist Members: 3465

Ex Soul Reaper Captain from Bleach series who excels in data gathering and intel. Being able to transform into a cat also benefits her. Yoruichi often flirts with Ichigo (I have no idea why cat girls love to flirt so much), and seduces him whenever she gets a chance. She is idolized by her so-called pupil, Soi Fon, who was angry because Yoruichi left her without saying anything.

2. Koneko Toujou (High School DxD)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Koneko Toujou

Myanimelist Members: 4158

Another Nekomata, this time from High School DxD. And also, she resembles a Kuudere, being silent most of the time and not saying anything if needed. But like most Kuudere, Koneko deeply cares about her friends, but not showing it that often. She is also incredibly tough to crack, having quite a high endurance and physical prowess in spite of her small body. 

1. Hanekawa Tsubasa (Monogatari Series)

Best Anime Cat Girl of All Time: Hanekawa Tsubasa

Myanimelist Members: 9635

A cat girl who was “made” because of stress. Hanekawa’s cat girl form only appears when she accumulates enough stress that she cannot handle it anymore. This cat girl also has the ability to electrocute people. Hanekawa’s cat girl deeply cares about her other self, and is willing to sacrifice herself so that she does not get hurt, and hopes that she will eventually find happiness. 

What do you think?

Written by Mohammad Sukarso

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