20 Greatest Shy Anime Girl Characters [2023]

Shy Anime Girl

Others can be timid, anxious, and quiet. However, the spotlight can sometimes be taken away from the main character. There are many supporting characters out there that receive developments throughout the series, but that isn’t necessary for them to be loved. Some shy characters can be cute enough to steal the hearts of the fans. In this article, we will be featuring 20 shy anime girls.

Characters are an essential part of defining and shaping a story. No matter what genre, having a deep connection or a deep relation to a character makes the watcher enjoy the series much more. In anime, there are different kinds of characters. Some of the protagonists are cheerful, outgoing, and loud.

1. Hinata Hyuga

Hinata Hyuga

Naruto is one of the most popular anime series of all time. It is also the starting point for many anime watchers. Whether you like Naruto or not, you can’t deny its huge impact on the anime industry, nor can you deny its wide popularity.

Hinata is a quiet, shy girl with unique eyes called the Byakugan. Those eyes grant her improved vision as she can also see everything around her to a particular range.

However, even with such powerful eyes, Hinata could never approach Naruto. She had a massive crush on him, and she would rather stay afar and watch him without being noticed.

2. Inoue Orihime

Inoue Orihime ANIME

Another shy character with a massive crush on the main character is Inoue Orihime. She is a gorgeous high school girl with orange hair and brown eyes. Orihime is super friendly, making it easy for others to befriend her. However, when it comes to Ichigo, the main character of the show, he gets easily flustered.

Most of the time, Orihime always ends up being saved by Ichigo, which makes her lack confidence, knowing that she can’t protect herself or her friends. However, her friends explain how important she is to the group and that it’s okay for them to risk their lives to save her.

3. Princess Shirahoshi

Princess Shirahoshi

The Mermaid Princess, Shirahoshi, is the daughter of King Neptun, ruler of Fish Island. It is said that Princess Shirahoshi is even more beautiful than the Pirate Empress, Boa Hancock, who is commonly known to be the prettiest woman of all time. Nonetheless, even with such beauty, Shirahoshi is a very emotional girl.

Being locked in a castle for her safety made her fearful of strangers. She is a vast crybaby, but it is justified considering her past. But even with all these flaws, Shirahoshi is admired and respected by her people. And for us viewers, her shyness makes her cuter.

4. Sumi Sakurasawa

Sumi Sakurasawa

Sumi Sakurasawa is one of the four significant females in the Kanojo, Okarishimasu series. She is a college student who also works as a rental girlfriend. Meaning for some money, you can take her out on a date and make her your girlfriend for a short period.

However, unlike other girls who do the same job, Sakurasawa is ironically extremely shy. This makes her job difficult because she must interact with other boys. She can be seen as very anxious and only responding with a nod or a quiet sound.

5. Ochako Uraraka

Ochako Uraraka

Uraraka is a super sweet and optimistic anime girl from My Hero Academia. During her first appearance, she helped Izuku Midoriya from falling to the ground using her powers. Uraraka has a Quirk that allows her to ignore gravity completely! She can also make objects, and other people float with a simple touch.

Her powers are beneficial for rescuing and supporting other people. Although Uraraka doesn’t seem to be the shy type, that quickly changes when she realizes she has feelings for Midoriya, making her thoughts completely blur and her face red.

6. Sagiri Izumi

Sagiri Izumi

Coming from Eromanga Sensei, Sagiri Izumi is a 13-year-old girl who works secretly as an illustrator for erotic manga. She is a recognizable author and respected by many in the same industry, but her identity was kept hidden… Until her step-brother, Masamune Izumi, found out about it.

Sagiri is super introverted; she would rather remain hungry in her room than leave and make food in front of her step-brother. Sagiri is always shy and easily embarrassed; whenever that happens, she goes back, running into her room and locking the door. But when the topic of drawing and illustrating is addressed, she becomes passionate and less awkward to deal with.

7. Shouko Nishimiya

Shouko Nishimiya

From the incredible movie “A Silent Voice” comes Shouko Nishimiya, a beautiful young girl born deaf. Growing up with such a disability made it difficult for her to communicate with others and, obviously, speak as well. In school, students were taught how to use sign language to interact with her.

Instead, Shouko was a victim of constant bullying from a boy named Shoya Ishida. Shouko has decided to change schools because of him. Years passed, and Shoya Ishida had changed. Fate brings Shoya and Shouko together, but the timid and shy Shouko wants to run away from her past bully.

8. Shouko Komi

Shouko Komi

Also known as “Komi-san,” she Is a beautiful young girl that suffers from a communication disorder. She has difficult times communicating with people. She often stutters or barely makes any noise before giving up and running away from the person she is trying to speak with.

Fortunately, Komi was able to find caring friends in her school, helping her fight through her shyness and anxiety to accomplish her big goal of making one hundred new friends.

9. Louise de La Vallière

Zero no Tsukaima

She is the main character of Zero no Tsukaima. Louise attends a Magic Academy in Tristain to learn more about casting spells. However, Louise barely succeeded at her spell casting, mainly because she lacked elemental connection.

Instead, she is one of the few people who can use Void magic. Louise is a short girl with pink hair and pink eyes. Often, she tries to show off as a proper girl, but underneath that, she is a reckless shy girl.

10. Shiro


Shiro is an 11-year-old girl who is addicted to games and is considered a veteran as well. She spends all her time with her half-brother, Sora, in their small apartment. One day, something unexpected happens when an unknown person challenges them to a game.

Shiro and Sora accepted the challenge as they had never lost, only to be taken to a new world. Shiro has long-messy silver hair and yellow-golden eyes. Shiro is a genius when it comes to logic-related questions, and it is proved by her excellent chess matches.

11. Nana Ebina

Nana Ebina

Nana Ebina is a very close friend of Umaru Doma, the main protagonist of Himouto! Umaru-Chan series. Nan has beautiful brown hair tied up in pigtails. She has brown eyes that also match the color of her hair. She is often seen in her casual, formal school uniform. Ebina is extremely shy and timid.

Whenever she speaks, she is always blushing and stuttering, especially when being praised. Nana’s main ‘problem’ is trying to adapt to the city of Tokyo because she arrived in the city from the countryside of Japan, making both her appearance and her words stand out.

12. Kobato Hasegawa

Kobato Hasegawa

Kobato Hasegawa is Kodaka Hasegawa’s younger sister. She was introduced not so far off in the series, and she became the sixth member of Kodaka and Yozora’s club. Kobato is a shy girl who likes to cosplay daily. Kobato quickly caught the girls’ attention in her new club, but she didn’t like it.

She often runs away to hide or seek protection from her brother while the other girls call her cute. Kobato wasn’t able to make friends because of her natural shyness… And because she is spending all of her time cosplaying as an edgy vampire.

13. Sakura Matou

Sakura Matou

Sakura is one of the main female characters in the Fate series. Sakura is the adopted sister of Shinji Matou and the biological sister of Rin. Although Shinji sees her as family, Sakura has developed feelings for her non-biological brother.

Even when she sees the hints of rejection from her brother, Sakura keeps helping him with the daily house chores. Sakura is a very shy girl who holds great strength and powers inside her. She has violet hair that is styled with a pink ribbon.

14. Ayaka Kamine

Ayaka Kamine

Ayaka is one of the female characters in Tsurezure Children. She is the current president of the Tea Ceremony Club and the old sibling of Reika. Ayaka is a shy girl who has developed feelings for a boy named Takeru Gouda. She has dark blue hair that is tied up in a ponytail, and she has light-blue eyes.

When Ayaka started dating Takeru, she started to open up more about herself while remaining the shy girl she currently is. Ayaka tends to get very jealous when her boyfriend interacts with other girls. It can even get scary when Ayaka is mad, despite her cuteness and natural shyness.

15. Reina Izumi

Reina Izumi

One of the main characters in Musaigen no Phantom World series. Reina is a newly transferred student in Hosea Academy, including the Phantom-hunter club. Reina possesses a special ability that allows her to participate in this club and become a Phantom hunter. Reina has brown hair, blue eyes, and a small petite body.

Most of the time, she is seen in her Hosea Academy Uniform. When it comes to her personality, she is a caring person but a shy one as well. Reina tends to appear proper and lady-like in front of others. Reina’s ability allows her to consume phantoms.

16. Mirai Kuriyama

Mirai Kuriyama

The main protagonist in the Kyoukai no Kanata series. Mirai is a member of the Literary Club at her school, but she is not an ordinary girl. She possesses the ability to manipulate blood which is considered dissenting. Mirai has pink hair and golden eyes.

She is a very awkward and introverted girl, making her already difficult life even more difficult.  However, Mirai was able to make new friends, and those friends could help encourage and make her feel confident until she became a Spirit World Warrior. But even then, she remained a shy girl.

17. Karin Maaka

Karin Maaka

Karin Maaka is the main character of Chibi Vampire. She has two siblings, Anju and Ren who she lives with. Karin has red eyes and brownish-crimson hair, and she is known to be a kind girl. But when a new student arrived at her school, she was too shy to interact with him, especially when she started to develop feelings for him.

However, even a shy girl can have a particular twist. Karin is not human; she is a vampire with supernatural abilities and a thirst for blood.

18. Yui Yamada

Yui Yamada

There are two protagonists in the anime Asagao to Kase-san, and Yui is one of them. The anime talks about the romantic relationship between Yui and Tomoka. Yui is a blonde girl with yellow eyes and rosy cheeks. Yui loves cute aesthetics and she often wears such outfits when she is outside the school.

Although Yui is a shy girl, she cares a lot about her partner, Tomoka, and the rest of her friends. She also loves plants. Regarding Tomoka and her teasing, Yui acts extremely shy, and her cheeks turn red.

19. Mio Akiyama

Mio Akiyama

One of the main characters in K-ON! Mio Akiyama is a high school student who loves playing the bass guitar. She has the significant role of being a  second vocalist and main lyricist in her music band full of girls. While people might take the impression of her being an outgoing person due to her hobby, she is very shy and sensitive!

Mio doesn’t dislike being alone. She feels more comfortable because she tends to be more private, even when speaking with her close friends.

20. Sawako Kuronuma

Sawako Kuronuma

A high school girl named Sawako is looking to make new friends during her school time, but her appearance isn’t making things easy for her when students keep relating her to a horror movie. This has made her socially inept.

However, one day, she met a guy named Shouta Kazehaya, who looked past her horror-like appearance. This has made Sawako gradually open up to him, but now she is facing another problem. She has become too shy to speak with others properly.

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