There is something about shy anime girls that keeps the show going. Characters like Komi-san, Yunyun, and Sumi Sakurasawa keep the show’s spirit no matter how mundane the story gets. As an anime veteran, I’ve seen some of the best shy and adorable characters who don’t need to speak much but get their point across without even trying much.

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This post will look at the top 10 shy girls from popular anime and manga. Though there should be hundreds of these characters in the entirety of anime, we’re only selecting the popular ones or at least the ones everyone is familiar with. Anime is a popular subjective genre, and not every shy character you might like seen or like can make it to the list. That being said, let’s get on with the post.

10 shy anime girls from popular anime series

10) Hitori Bocchi (Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu)

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Hitori Bocchi is a popular character from the animated series Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu. Even though you might not have seen the anime, considering it went under the radar long ago, you must have witnessed some online memes about the titular character. The 13-year-old Bocchi is a shy girl that battles social awkwardness but eventually makes new friends in the school. The anime is a perfect mix of comedy and slice of life, with Hitori Bocchi being in the middle of all the confusion.

9) Yunyun (KonoSuba)

Yunyun (KonoSuba)

KonoSuba is anything but ordinary. The anime has been dubbed as one of the best comedy shows of all time. Among the list of timeless characters in the series, Yunyun is someone everyone can empathize with. Though she belongs to the same village as Megumin, she grew up without any friends and always seems shy and awkward among people.

8) Nana Ebina (Himotou! Umaru-chan)

Shy Anime Girls

Nana Ebina is one of the dearest characters from the animated series Himotou! Umaru-chan. She has pale skin and long brown hair tied up in pigtails. She always seems flustered while visiting Umaru-chan at her house. Nana seems to be wearing the same outfit whenever she appears on the screen. She wears her school uniform, which includes a white shirt, red skirt and a big red bow.

7) Kosaki (Nisekoi)

Kosaki (Nisekoi)

Nisekoi has a lot of girls that fill in every list of anime waifus. Among them, one shy character that everyone keeps talking about is Kosaki. This shy girl from the series is an adorable character that happens to like our male protagonist Raku Ichijou. She is a cute little character that sometimes comes off as tentative. As for her personality trait, Kosaki is a kind young woman who operates via her heart and always comes for help, especially the story’s male protagonist.

6) Hinata Hyuga (Naruto)

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Hinata is the OG character in the shy girl genre. She first appeared in Naruto as a shy and awkward girl who always seems to care for Naruto but is too afraid to talk to him. Throughout the series, Hinata tries to hide her feelings for Naruto. It was the best thing that happened to the titular character because she went on to marry him in the future and gave birth to two dear kids, Boruto Uzumaki and Himawari Uzumaki.

5) Nagisa Furukawa (Clannad)

Nagisa Furukawa (Clannad)

Clannad is one of the best romance/shoujo anime series of all time. With two seasons depicting two timelines of the same characters, it’s hard to not fall in love with them. Nagisa Furukawa is the USP of Clannad and one of the reasons why fans connect with this anime. She is small, awkward, and tries her best to become the best version of herself. As for her character traits, she basically falls into the Dandere trope and later becomes stable in this genre.

4) Mikuru Asahina (Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

Mikuru Asahina (Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is one of the best anime series of all time. The characters, stories, and everything surrounding Haruhi Suzumiya feel so out of this world. Among all the characters, the shy and awkward Mikuru Asahina is the favorite of anime fans. She is a shy girl who gets bullied by her friend Haruhi into doing activities she didn’t sign up for. She is super cute and shy, making her in the top 5 shy anime girls list.

3) Sumi Sakurasawa (Rent a Girlfriend)

Sumi Sakurasawa (Rent a Girlfriend)

Sumi Sakurasawa is perhaps the best thing that happened in “Rent a Girlfriend”. In her debut in S1, she instantly became a fan favorite, and since then, the fandom has been divided into three different groups. After Mizuhara, Sumi Sakurasawa is the most popular girl in the series despite her never even uttering a single sentence without getting frustrated.

2) Komi Shouko (Komi San Can’t Communicate)

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The next shy girl on our list is none other than Komi Shouko, popularly known as Komi San. In the anime, Komi’s introduction includes social anxiety and the inability to speak with people. This leads to some of the funniest moments in the anime, which makes us appreciate all the characters who help and support Komi Shouko to get over her awkwardness.

1) Tomoko Kuroki (WataMote)

Tomoko Kuroki
As for the last girl on our list, it’s none other than the princess of awkwardness, Tomoko Kuroki. WataMote is a powerful anime series that sheds light on people suffering from social anxiety. Though her acts might look cute on the screen, she is shy to the point of disadvantage. Tomoko Kuroki is the most introverted girl on the list, and even the smallest greetings or a simple hello seems impossible for her. Despite this, she keeps moving forward, and that’s the quality we, anime fans, like about her.

Ashish

Ashish Khaitan is a content writer based out of New Delhi. He usually writes content for business owners, websites, and filmmakers. He likes anime, mangas, and Kdramas and often spends a lot of time reading books. He enjoys his own company and rarely goes outside unless there is a sale in the local clothing stores.

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