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A mega-list of female anime characters that wear headphones
Dear anime fans, are you looking for a female anime character who wears a pair of headphones but struggle to remember the name? Fret not! We have compiled a mega-list of 24 best anime girls that wore headphones! Read on and be enlightened.
- Anime: Sakura-sou No Pet Na Kanojo
Sakura-sou No Pet Na Kanojo, which is based on a light novel series written by Hajime Kamoshida, centers on Sorata Kanda, a student at Suiko, and his life in the Sakura Dormitory, where he stayed after being kicked out from the regular dorm for keeping a stray cat. The anime focuses on the daily life of Sorata, who is forced to take care of Mashiro Shiina, a world-famous artist who can’t fend for herself.
Saori Himemiya is a third-year student at Sorata’s school. This anime girl with headphones is a student of Music and is the go-to person for anything audio-related of Misaki Kamigusa, a resident of the dormitory. Saori is also dating Soichirou Tatebayashi, former president of the Student Council.
- Anime: Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou
Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou or Day Break Illusion tells the story of Akari Taiyou, an apprentice fortune-teller, who finds out she has her mother’s power of The Sun tarot card. The anime tells of Akari’s adventures as she tries to save the world from Daemonia, or people who have been possessed.
Priscilla Twilight wields headphones for a good reason. She is the music teacher of the Nagataki branch of Sefiro Fiore, which uses Elemental Tarot power to fight the Daemonia.
3. Super Sonico
SoniAni: Super Sonico the Animation tells the story of Super Sonico, an 18-year-old college student who is also a professional model and an employee at her grandmother’s restaurant.
Super Sonico, the anime character with headphones, is also a member of the band called First Astronomical Velocity so it’s no wonder she typically carries the device wherever she goes.
- Anime: Chihayafuru
The plot of Chihayafuru also revolves around the life of a student, high school student in particular, and the ways she deals with life’s challenges and people around her.
But unlike the previous characters whose cute headphones for girls are actually symbolic of the protagonists’ love for music, the headphones used by the main character Chihaya Ayase are not there to express anything audio-related. Chihaya’s passion, after all, is karuta, a Japanese card game.
5. Koito Minase
- Anime: Musaigen no Phantom World
Musaigen no Phantom World recounts the adventures of a group of friends as they battle phantoms they discover, through a virus, have lived alongside them all along.
Koito Minase is part of the group, and she has the unique ability to fight off the phantoms with her voice. Her offensive capabilities are described as coming from the fire element. The headphones for girls she wears appear to be therefore symbolic of her superpower.
6. Izuko Gaen
Monogatari Series: Second Season also tells of the story of a group of friends who battle darkness and try to save humanity. The anime’s central character is Koyomi Araragi, who is also a student.
Izuko Gaen, for her part, is a girl whose penchant for hip-hop is evident in the way she dresses. The headphones may be seen as part of that hip-hop theme, but are actually more symbolic of her “techie-ness.” This anime girl with headphones even has five cellphones with her to emphasize this.
- Anime: Mekakucity Actors
The plot of Mekakucity Actors revolves around Shintarou Kisaragi, who has not left his room in years as he becomes engrossed in his computer and the Internet. By force of circumstance, though, Shintarou is forced to leave his comfort zone and finds himself in a hostage situation. He is rescued by a group of young people who have eye-related powers and call themselves the Mekakushi Dan.
Joining Shintarou in his adventures is Takane Enomoto, or Ene. The cute headphones for girls she sports further emphasizes her techie nature. She is, after all, that cybergirl who lives in Shintarou’s computer.
- Anime: Sora No Method
Sora No Method narrates the adventures of Nonoka Komiya, who left Lake Kiriya City only to return later to reunite with her friend Noel. This time, though, the city where she had lived for the longest time now has a mysterious saucer flying over it.
Shione Togawa was Nonoka’s best friend, but the stern girl who loves photography ends up hating the main protagonist after she leaves the city. Shione’s headphones appear to have a sole purpose: to block out everything around her so she can keep to herself.
- Anime: One Piece
One Piece tells the story of Monkey D. Luffy, a 17-year-old pirate, who travels across the Grand Line in search of just that, One Piece, the most-coveted treasure of all. The main protagonist, who isn’t your typical pirate, is joined in his adventures by his friends, who all have their own quirks.
In One Piece, Seira is a beautiful mermaid who wears a bikini and a pearl necklace. Completing her outfit are headphones made of shells. The cute headphones for girls are apparently a symbol of Seira’s affinity with music as a dancer at the Mermaid Cafe.
- Anime: Hunter X Hunter (2011)
The main protagonist in Hunter X Hunter is Gon Freecss, a 12-year-old who aims to be, like his father who left him, the best hunter possible. Gon meets Kurapika, Leorio and Killua along the way, and they embark on a journey filled with challenges and learn the true meaning of being a hunter together.
In the anime, Cocco is a commentator at the Heavens Arena where fights take place. Cocco’s cute headphones serve a more functional purpose than an aesthetic one: They come with a microphone that she uses when annotating fights.
11. Tomo Oshii
- Anime: Girlfriend (Kari)
The anime, which is an adaptation of a mobile game, centers on the life of high school student Shiina Kokomi, who plays a lead role in the school’s rhythmic gymnastics club. Girlfriend (Kari) essentially details the challenges Shiina and her friends go through as young people in school
Tomo Oshii is one of those students. She is a second-year student in the broadcasting committee, which probably explains the headphones. Ironically, Tomo does not do too many open broadcasts and prefers to be behind the scenes.
12. Kaname Makiishi
- Anime: Triage X
Triage X centers on the adventures of Arashi Mikami, who is a member of the Black Label organization. The group has taken upon itself to kill “cancers” of society when the police are unable to deal with them.
Don’t be fooled by the seemingly kind face of Kaname Makiishi. Kaname is actually the leader of Syringe, an organization which Black Label fights in the anime. If any, the spiky headphones on this female anime character actually provide a peek into her cold personality.
13. Ohana Matsumae
- Anime: Hanasaku Iroha
Hanasaku Iroha centers on the life of Ohana Matsumae, a 16-year-old who is left to fend for herself when her mother abandons her. The series, which was aired from April 3, 2011 to Sept. 25, 2011, shows Ohana as she deals with the challenges of working for her grandmother in an inn called Kissuiso.
Ohana is a very cheerful and principled girl. This anime character with headphones can also be seen in shots without them, though. The headphones only appear to emphasize Ohana’s youth despite her maturity for her age.
14. Meika Daihatsu
- Anime: Punch Line
Punch Line tells the story of Yuuta Iridatsu, whose soul becomes separated from his body and begins to wander around his residence, the Korai House. The anime follows Yuuta as he tries to regain his physical body and fights villains who are out to destroy.
Meika Dahatsu is one of several residents in the Korai House. Her headphones appear to be symbolic of her passion: inventing things. At the same time, the cute headphones for girls provide a hint into what Meika really is. She is a mechanical robot.
15. Asuka Fuji
- Anime: Shirobako
Shirobako revolves around the lives of five high school students, Aoi Miyamori, Ema Yasuhara, Midori Imai, Shizuka Sakaki and Misa Toudou, in Kaminoyama High School, and the challenges they face to reach their goals to become successful in the animation industry.
Asuka Fuji is a mixing assistant at the Musashino Animation, where Aoi and Ema manage to land jobs a few years later. The headphones for girls she wears are an integral part of her as they affirm what she does for a living.
16. Konatsu Miyamoto
- Anime: Tari Tari
Tari Tari’s plot revolves around the journey of Konatsu Miyamoto as she tries to make it as a singer in her school’s musical recital.
Konatsu, a third-year student at Shirahamazaka High School, decides to form her own singing club to achieve this. Her light green headphones are crucial to her persona as a music lover.
17. Chihaya Kisaragi
- Anime: The Idolm@ster
The Idolm@ster recounts the journey of 13 girls who want to be known as singing superstars in the country. The girls are managed by 765 Production Studio, which also has to watch out for rival company 961 production.
Chihaya Kisaragi is one of 13 talents. During her free time, this anime girl with headphones likes to listen to classical music, hence the cute headphones for girls she has on her head in various shots in the anime.
18. Mio Akiyama
- Anime: K-On!
Unlike the other animes that only have something incidental to do with music, K-On! centers on music. The anime details the journey of Hirasawa Yui and the other members of the Light Music Club as they try to reach their musical goals.
Mio Akiyama is one such member of the club. This anime character with headphones does not only play bass strings, but sometimes also serves as the club’s vocalist. Mio also writes songs. The headphones she typically wears only affirm her persona as a music lover.
- Anime: Akame ga Kill!
Akame ga Kill! Follows Tatsumi, a village boy who joins the Night Raid in his bid to save his hometown. The Night Raid is a group of assassins who aim to overthrow greedy Prime Minister Honest.
Chelsea, like Tatsumi, is a member of the group. Despite her mild appearance, this anime girl with headphones is a veteran assassin. Her headphones don’t appear to play a crucial role in her character, as she is not shown to be a musical person. But don’t be fooled. Chelsea is not all about fighting. Believe it or not, her real passion includes anything related to lollipops and makeup.
20. Matsuri Mizusawa
- Anime: Citrus
The plot of Citrus, which is based on a Japanese yuri manga series, revolves around the evolution of the relationship between stepsisters Yuri and Mei Aihara.
Matsuri Mizusawa is a friend of Yuzu. Her sense of style which includes the headphones that she always wears around her neck or on top of her head, betrays her mischievous character. Other than that, the headphones don’t really point to any musical affinity on her part.
- Anime: Kantai Collection: KanColle
The Kantai Collection: KanColle is based on the game made by Kadokawa Games. The anime focuses on the kanmusu, which literally means fleet girls, who have to face the abyssal fleet that has taken over the seas. The main character is Fubuki, and she lives in a naval base together with other girls who train for battle.
Ooyodo’s job is to locate enemy ships for the kanmusu from the naval base’s communications room. The cute headphones for girls she sports then make sense, as they affirm what she does for the group.
22. Ayana Sakanagi
- Anime: Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku
Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku revolves around Koyuki Himekawa, who suddenly finds herself transformed into her character in the role-playing game Magical Girl Raising Project. More girls end up becoming magical girls and together with Koyuki, they end up fighting for their survival in a real-life game.
Ayana Sakanagi or Swim Swim is a magical girl who can turn into liquid. The cute headphones for girls on her head are black with a pink center fading to purple, and with a black bunny silhouette. The device does not seem to allude to anything, except that its color is actually the reverse of Ayana’s eyes, which are purple that fade into pink.
- Anime: Freezing Vibration
In Freezing Vibration, there is an ongoing war between the Earth and aliens called Nova. Because there is a perception that many Pandoras, or girls with superhuman abilities, are being lost to the war, authorities created the E-Pandora project that would allow normal girls to be transformed into the girls with superhuman abilities.
Charles Bonaparte is one of those Pandoras. This anime girl with headphones has mastered the Tempest Turn technique, which allows her to make multiple copies of herself. Her headphones are crucial to this technique as she typically turns them on to play special beats for this.
24. Futaba Sakura
- Anime: Persona 5 The Animation
The story of Persona 5 The Animation revolves around Ren Amamiya and his newly-formed group, the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. The group essentially tries to save people from doing wrong by “taking their heart.”
Futaba Sakura is a member of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. Unlike her companions, though, Futaba is a recluse. She rarely goes out of the house and does not even attend school. This anime girl with headphones is obsessed with computers, hence the gadget which she also uses to block out things from the outside.
The headphones these anime characters use vary from the more serious ones to the more fun-looking ones.
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So, what are you waiting for? Take your pick. Those new headphones await.