Here we are counting down another anime season’s worth of top tier anime waifus! A reminder that this list by no means comprehensive and only concerns the shows I watched in the Winter 2019 Anime Season–also these picks are my opinions so if they don’t line up with your opinions then make your own damn list! With that out of the way here are my 10 Best Waifu’s of Winter 2019 Anime!
Yotsuba Nakano from ‘The Quintessential Quintuplets’
I was a Yotsuba ‘Stan’ from day 1. Genki dumb girls need love too you know!
Nozomi Makino from ‘Magical Girl Spec Ops’
Speaking of “genki”, as I mentioned in Day 24 of my ’30 Day Fan Service Challenge’ I’m an absolute sucker for genki tanned tomboys and Nozomi fits the bill in spades ~as well as~ having the added benefit of being a shameless pervert and (probably) lesbian. She’s the ideal woman, it’s just a shame she’s in a series that’s so dark that she can’t truly shine like she would if she were in a CGDCT or Ecchi series!
Arisa Ichigaya from ‘BanG Dream! 2nd Season’
The trouble with picking a best girl from ‘BanG Dream!’ is that the series literally has 30+ characters in it, meaning that a) there’s a lot of waifu material in it, and b) some of the best characters don’t get nearly enough screen-time. Classic tsundere Arisa has not only had an uptake in screen time from Season 1 but also remains the most grounded among the cast which makes her reactions to some of the absurdity in this second season all the more endearing.
Gripen from ‘Girly Air Force’
Gripen is ‘unique’ in all the best senses of the word. She’s adorable, pouty, speaks with a monotone deadpan but still has an endearing childish heart. I love this weird girl!
Meiza Endust from ‘Endro!’
Mei is an otaku at heart–even though she lives in a pre-industrial fantasy world she still exhibits all the symptoms with her obsession for collecting magical cards. That’s a personality trait that makes her all the more appealing, but add to it her love for puns, honest attitude and adorable look–then there’s really no faulting her!
Rui Tachibana from ‘Domestic Girlfriend’
I don’t know what it is about stoic, emotionally unavailable girls who reveal only their true selves in private but they seem to really get my blood pumping…
Asahi Rokka from ‘BanG Dream! 2nd Season’
Normally I try to avoid having two girls from one show on a list like this but, well, it’s ‘BanG Dream’ my favourite show of the season, and there’s freakin’ 30+ potential waifus in that show, what do you expect from me?! Asahi, unlike almost every other character in the series was a new character for season 2 and (also) unlike a lot of other picks on this list it wasn’t love at first sight. The geeky, nervous, slightly stalker-ish super-fan of ‘Poppin’ Party’ won me over gradually and I’m not even sure why. Maybe it’s just because she’s so damn cute and yet can shred a guitar like no-one’s business!
Chika Fujiwara from ‘Kaguya-sama: Love Is War’
The hardest part about making this list was having to exclude the titular Kagua from ‘Kagua-Sama: Love Is War’ because she’s deserving of a spot in her own right. So why did Chika get a spot in the top 10 (and so high) while Kagua was left out? Because Chika is a blessed goddess that anime has bestowed upon is and we are not worthy to be in her presence–all hail Chika!
Milim Nava from ‘That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime’
Before she even properly appeared in the show I was besotted with this spritely, scantily clad demon lord–even just seeing glimpses of her in the first cour’s opening credits made me stir with curiosity. But when she did finally appear, not only did she live up to all my expectations but she blew them out of the water!
Before we get to the number 1 pick, here’s an honourable mention…
Nishihara from ‘How Clumsy You Are, Miss Ueno’
She’s a sweaty sports girl who’s plenty perverted and baits the audience into believing she’s a lesbian. She’s also ludicrously sexy to the point where I was questioning whether her existence was in anime I watched or some lurid eroge or dojin. The only reason she didn’t feature on the list is because she’s only appeared for a few minutes in a single episode (as of the writing of this) meaning she’s hardly even qualifiable as a supporting character let alone a full-fledged waifu.
Grea from ‘Mysteria Friends’
From a physical perspective, no one this season has brought ‘the sexy’ like Grea has. She is an immaculate feminine specimen the likes of which I’ve not seen since ‘Monster Musume’ and based solely on her appearance alone I could have given her a spot on the list for sure. But why Grea “wins” the top spot is largely down to her personality. She is shy and insecure but friendly and patient, she is quiet and reserved but affectionate and endearing. And, sadly, she is not my waifu but clearly belonging to her love interest Anne in this series. But even just being observer to their courtship is enough for me. Grea is perfect and that’s why she’s Number 1.
And that’s my list! Let me know which anime waifu’s made your favourite list in the comments below, thanks for reading!
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