While there are many gamers portrayed in anime, none are as ruthless or cool as female anime gamers. Though there are not as many female gamers as there are males, women and girls are often more talented at gaming than their male counterparts. Female gamers work hard to be the best at their hobby, and it shows.
While not all female gamers compete, they are still dedicated to whatever games they choose to play. They tend to be very proficient in their gameplay and often surprise their friends and family with their knowledge and talent. Still, others simply enjoy playing games and have no particular preference for a genre. Whatever the case may be, female gamers in anime are some of the coolest characters around.
10 Ako Tamaki Proposes In Game (And You Thought There Was Never A Girl Online?)
Ako Tamaki is a hard core MMORPG player in the anime And You Thought There Was Never A Girl Online?. When she asks one of her fellow players and classmates, Hideki Nishimura, to marry her in the game, Ako takes his acceptance as a real-life commitment and plans her future with her new fiancé.
Ako hates anyone who she considers to be too “normal,” and actively avoids interactions with them. She also loves gaming and hanging out with her guild members in real life. As long as she can eternally play games, and no one goes near her beloved Hideki, Ako is happy.
9 Usagi Tsukino Loves The Arcade (Sailor Moon: Crystal)
Usagi Tsukino, better known as Sailor Moon, is a girl who loves to have fun. When she is not fighting crime or going to school, Usagi can usually be found at her local arcade playing her favorite Sailor V video game in Sailor Moon: Crystal. While the game cabinet is now the entrance to the Sailor Scouts’ headquarters, Usagi still plays other games in the arcade.
Part of the appeal of the arcade for Usagi is the young attendant, but Usagi also has gaming talent. She even helps Ami and her other friends play. Although she has a lot on her plate, Usagi knows how to cut loose and lose herself in the pixels of a great game.
8 Marin Kitagawa Gets Inspiration From Gaming (My Dress-Up Darling)
While Marin Kitagawa is mostly into cosplay, she also dabbles in other aspects of otaku life on the show My Dress Up Darling. Most notably, she enjoys playing otome games and dating simulators. Marin is not the most proficient gamer, but what she lacks in raw skill, she makes up for in passion.
A lot of her cosplays come from otaku media, but the first outfit fans see her in is from one of her favorite games. Marin loves the character so much, that she decides to dress as her for an event. Marin’s many interests have led her to find the perfect partner and friend in Wakana Gojo, as they help each other achieve their dreams.
7 Yuuki Asuna Wants To Protect Others (Sword Art Online)
Yuuki Asuna is one of the many people trapped in a virtual world in Sword Art Online. Asuna quickly becomes one of the best-known swordsmen in the game and is famous for her skills with a rapier. Asuna is protective of those weaker than her and will fight anyone who tries to hurt and belittle others.
Asuna’s anger tends to manifest itself in duels that she more than happily initiates. However, not many can best her combat skills. Even so, Asuna also has a tender side that she likes to use on protagonist Kirito – especially after they are married in the game. Overall, Asuna is a powerful gamer who defends the weak from injustice.
6 Karen Tendou Wants To Bring People Together With Gaming (Gamers!)
Karen Tendou is not only popular but is also a decent gamer in the show gamers!. However, her perfect image starts to crumble when she falls for the shy and unassuming Keita Amano. Despite her many attempts, Karen cannot seem to let him go, nor can she get him to notice her.
When the two finally are on the same wavelength, they still have to fight through crushing awkwardness as they navigate a new romance together. Even so, their mutual love of gaming keeps them going. Karen’s opinion of gaming differs from Amano’s, but she respects his beliefs and is happy to share her thoughts. Karen is a wonderful person who wants to invite everyone to her favorite hobby.
5 Kou Sakuragi Finds A Friend & Gaming Partner (Wotakoi: Love Is Hard For Otaku)
Kou Sakuragi is a painfully shy college student who adores gaming. Though she usually prefers to game alone, that all changes when the handsome Naoya Nifuji expresses an interest in learning how to play. Naoya’s skills are far below her own, but Kou is patient with him and even writes out a guidebook for him to study on his own.
Even though she is shy, Kou wants to open up. She works hard to overcome her insecurities and allows herself to open up to Naoya. After meeting him, Kou no longer likes to game by herself anymore in Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku.
4 Moriko Morioka Finds Herself In Gaming (Recovery Of An MMO Junkie)
Moriko Morioka was a regular office worker until she decides to quit her job and live off her savings. Now she spends her days playing online games and not much else. Fortunately, Mori meets a friend online who helps her get a new perspective on life.
Mori’s life is one many fans wish they could emulate. However, while not having work responsibilities seems enjoyable, Mori is looking to do something worthwhile. Luckily for her, she has a tight-knit group of online friends who help her see all the value she brings into the world. Mori finds community in gaming in Recovery of an MMO Junkie.
3 Katarina Claes Avoids Villainy (My Next Life As A Villainess: All Routes Lead To Doom!)
Katarina Claes is an entitled little girl until she hits her head, and realizes she is actually a reincarnated teen from modern Japan in My Next Life As A Villainess: All Routes Lead To Doom!. Not only that, but she also notices that the new world in which she is living is the one from her favorite otome game, Fortune Lover. Katarina does what she can to prevent herself from becoming the villain in her new life.
While there are no video games in her new world, Katarina played so many otome games that she knows exactly how to avoid becoming the villain. Though her new personality is causing problems in the romantic lives of the characters of Fortune LoverKatarina is finding that her new life is not so bad after all.
2 Shiro Is A Strategic Prodigy (No Game No Life)
Shiro is one of the two members of the gaming duo Blank in No Game No Life. Alongside her stepbrother, Sora, Shiro is a merciless gamer whose knack for strategy is unmatched, even by Sora. This remains true when she and Sora are transported to a new world where everything is determined by games.
Shiro is a quiet girl who is fiercely attached to Sora. Yet, she has no qualms when it comes to being ruthless in a game. Her quick wit and gaming sensibilities make her one of the most cunning players in their new world. Anyone should be wary when challenging Shiro’s unstoppable might in a game.
1 Chiaki Nanami Is The Ultimate Gamer (Danganronpa 3)
Chiaki Nanami is the Ultimate Gamer in class 77-B in Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak Academy. Chiaki is one of the friendliest and quietest members of the class and is appointed class president. Though she is a little shy, she opens up as the class comes together through gaming.
Although Chiaki initially keeps to herself, she easily falls into a friendship and a quasi-romance with Hajime Hinata. Chiaki’s blossoming personality and indiscriminate love for video games make her one of the most beloved characters in the franchise.
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