As most hardcore anime fans are aware, anime girls portray a variety of visual styles to represent and differentiate themselves from one another. A popular fashion style among anime girls is the Gothic style. Gothic anime girls are instantly recognizable from their first appearance, thanks to their hairstyles, accessories, and unique twists on the black Lolita-style clothing they wear.
Gothic culture is a worldwide phenomenon. This culture is attracting an increasing number of people, primarily because it appears to be interesting. Given their popularity, gothic-styled characters have been portrayed in a variety of entertainment media. We’ve also seen characters in anime whose designs appear to be influenced by this culture.
We’ve compiled a list of anime goth girl characters for goth fans today. So, if you enjoy the darker side of anime, you’ve come to the right place.
1. Re-L Mayer, Ergo Proxy
Re-L Mayer is one of Ergo Proxy’s main characters. She is attacked by two monsters while working for the Romdeau Intelligence Bureau and is drawn into the mystery of the Proxies. On their quest for answers, she eventually joins Vincent Law and Pino.
Re-L is a young woman who dresses in black, has black hair, and wears blue eyeshadow.
Re-L appears to be a detached, cold, insensitive, and almost apathetic girl at first glance; after all, every Romdeau citizen has been trained since childhood to maintain impassivity through a rigid emotional control system; however, the meeting with the proxy has marked her more than she would like to show, to the point where the only times you see her cry are in memory of that event.
Re-L is a little sociable and extremely haughty, behaving with others by feigning disinterest and superiority, a fact that may be derived from her social position as the Regent’s granddaughter; however, she dislikes being called “excellence.” Her position has resulted in her being spoiled at times over the years.
2. Slan, Berserk
Slan is one of the God Hand’s members and the group’s only female member.
Slan assumes the appearance of a succubus, complete with black leathery wings and vine-like hair. Her wings are one of her most distinguishing features because they are always with her.
She is a sadomasochist, a lover of cruelty and the effects it has on others, having influenced the founding of pagan cults who revere her as the “Goddess of Flame” and worship her with cannibalistic blood orgies and drugs that open one’s mind to visions of the future.
Slan appears to have a lustful fascination with Guts, calling him “darling” and expressing interest in his resilience and fortitude while finding his inner darkness to be most appealing since first meeting him during Griffith’s Eclipse.
Slan’s past life as a human, like that of her fellow senior God Hand members, is unknown.
3. Celestia Ludenberg, Danganronpa
Celestia Ludenberg, also known as Celeste, attends Hope’s Peak Academy’s Class 78th and is a participant in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc’s Killing School Life. The Ultimate Gambler is her title.
Celestia appears to be a young high school teenager with black hair in two large twin-drill pigtails and a white lace bonnet with white ribbons. Her skin is pale, her eyes are red, and she wears gold spherical earrings with an image depicting cross engraved in the center and a red gem in the center of each earring. Her nails are also long and black. Celestia is dressed in a gothic lolita outfit.
Celestia appears calm, cold, and cunning by nature as a seasoned gambler. She has the ability to persuade others to do her bidding and can lie with a straight face. Celestia is a driven individual who has stated that she will do whatever it takes to win, even if it means murdering or manipulating others in cold blood.
4. Rory Mercury, Gate
Rory Mercury is a demigoddess and an apostle of Emroy, the god of death, war, and violence.
Despite the fact that Rory is 961 years old, she has the appearance of a 13-year-old young girl because she stopped aging when she ascended to become a living deity in mortal flesh and blood with powers that no ordinary human could ever hope to possess. Her black hair is long and flowing, and she wears a black ribbon as a hair ornament.
Her attire as an Emroy apostle is reminiscent of Earth’s Gothic Lolita culture.
Rory has a pleasant demeanor. She, however, has no mercy for her enemies. In battle, she is shown to have a violent, sadistic personality. Rory appears to prefer assisting those in need over eliminating those who belong to clans such as bandits.
It’s implied that Rory is attempting to postpone her ascension as long as possible because once she does, she loses any remaining human emotion. She is drawn to Itami not only because he is “interesting” but also because she perceives him as an emotional connection to the mortal world.
5. Yomi Takanashi, Black Rock Shooter
Black Rock Shooter’s protagonist/antagonist is Takanashi Yomi.
Yomi’s other self is Dead Master. As Dead Master, her hair is wavy black, her bangs are straight, and her eyes are neon green. Her outfit is a simple Gothic lolita outfit. A pair of long horns adorn her head that resembles vertebrae; each tip made up of three tips joined at the end. She also has a pair of low-slung wings. She fights with the Dead Scythe and also has the ability to use chains.
Yomi is a lovely, sweet-natured young lady who speaks politely and calmly, and she is mature for her age. She is, however, prone to dark feelings of loneliness and jealousy, which she tends to keep to herself. Her family is said to be wealthy, who spent some time in Germany before settling in Mato’s neighborhood.
6. Maria Naruse, Shinmai Maou no Testament
Maria Naruse is a succubus who became Mio Naruse’s Guardian after her adoptive parents died.
In her human form, Maria is a petite, lovely young lady with long silver hair and purple eyes. She is seen wearing a black dress. She is dressed in a black leather revealing outfit in her succubus form, with slit purple eyes and small black horns. Maria transforms into a full-grown older woman with a curvaceous figure and breasts that rival Mio’s when she uses her Magic Key.
Maria is a childish character who enjoys teasing others, no matter how serious the situation. She takes pride in making light of most situations in order to balance out Basara and the rest of the harem’s seriousness. Because of how brutally honest she is about her feelings and desires, she is frequently referred to as the “problematic” member of the family. Maria thrives on lewd situations because she is a succubus.
7. Kurumi Tokisaki, Date A Live
The third Spirit to appear is Kurumi Tokisaki. She is known as the Worst Spirit because of her heinous actions. In addition, she is the first Spirit to appear in the Date A Live series as an antagonist.
Her skin is ivory, and she has long, black hair that is usually tied in long twin tails. Her right eye is tinted red, whereas her left eye is a golden, inorganic clock face. The hands on the clock represent the remaining time she has left, and they are hidden behind her bangs until she transforms into her Spirit form. In her spirit form, Kurumi wears an Astral Dress with crimson and black frills that gives her the appearance of a Gothic Lolita with uneven twin tails.
Kurumi is a character whose personality is difficult to decipher. She has a strong dislike for humanity, bordering on mistrust, which she shares with the majority of the other Spirits in her debut. She is a skilled actress because she can put on the persona of an innocent, inquisitive young girl when necessary.
8. Lust, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Lust is a mildly flirtatious embodiment of Father’s lust, but she mostly serves as an object of lust for others, feeding their desires so that she can fulfill her duties to Father.
Lust is a tall, beautiful pale-skinned woman with wavy lower-back black hair and short bangs that partially hide her left eye, narrow mauve eyes, and an Ouroboros mark on her sternum, just above her large breasts. She is always seen in a tight-fitting black dress.
Lust was far more sadistic than her siblings, and she took great pleasure in torturing her opponents. Lust was never shown to be particularly lascivious and instead served as the object of other people’s desires. She did, however, speak seductively to others and was well aware of her charm, which she exploited to pit people against one another, deceive them, or extract information from them.
9. Misa Amane, Death Note
Misa Amane is a rising model and Kira’s supporter who goes on to become the Second Kira.
Misa is a short, slender, attractive young woman with long, straight, golden-blonde hair, which she wears in pigtails with red bands most of the time. Her eyes are a mixture of light brown and blue. When she uses the Shinigami Eyes, which allow her to see a person’s name and lifespan above their head, her eyes turn bright red. Misa frequently dresses in Gothic and Punk styles.
She seeks out Kira after obtaining a Death Note to thank him for killing the man who murdered her family and to offer him her assistance. After completing the trade for the Shinigami Eyes, Misa discovers that Kira’s true identity is Light Yagami.
Misa is a very outgoing person who is well-liked as a result of her profession. Her tendency to speak in the third person reveals that she is hyperactive, impulsive, and otherwise childlike.
10. Nana Osaki, Nana
Nana Osaki is one of the series’ titular characters.
Osaki is a slim young woman with chin-length black hair, brown eyes, and a pink/red lotus flower tattoo on her upper left arm. Her lashes are enviable, and she has five piercings in her left ear and three in her right.
Nana may have the appearance of a tough Goth-punk rocker, but she is a caring friend. Nana was raised by her grandmother after her mother abandoned her, and she was expelled from high school after being falsely accused of prostitution. Despite these setbacks, Nana “polishes the shards of her dreams” and is adamant about becoming Blast’s lead vocalist.
Nana’s favorite things are always the same. Vivienne Westwood is her favorite designer, and the Sex Pistols are her favorite band. She enjoys coffee with milk and strawberry cake and smokes Seven Stars. Nana has a sarcastic demeanor and a blunt sense of humor; she refers to herself as a sadist jokingly.
11. Sakuya Tsukumo, Absolute Duo
Sakuya Tsukumo is the chairman of Kouryou Academy, as well as a genetic engineer who contributes to their research. Because of her grandfather’s name, Blaze Innovator, she is also known as Blaze Diabolica. Her grandfather’s research on Lucifer is also passed down to her.
Sakuya is depicted in a Gothic-style gown, with black hair curled at the bottom and the appearance of a ten-year-old girl. She also has pale skin and dark violet eyes. She is regarded as a stunning young lady.
Tooru Kokonoe’s first impression of her is that she has a “Devilish or ominous” aura about her. Sakuya, he believes, is heartless because she expelled the weaker students from the island. She appears to be composed but sadistic at the same time. Sakuya does not deny that she is cold-hearted enough to throw others away if it is necessary for her research and to treat them as experiments.
12. Lain Iwakura, Serial Experiments Lain
Serial Experiments Lain’s title character is Lain Iwakura.
She is a sentient computer program created to break down the barrier between the physical and the virtual worlds, and she is introduced as a shy Japanese middle school girl at the start of the series.
Lain appears to be a 14-year-old girl with a shorter stature than the majority of the show’s characters. Brown eyes and brown hair accompany her pale skin. Her hair is short, with a long lock of hair on the left side of her face, and is left slightly above the shoulders. Throughout the show, she wears a yellow hair clip. She dresses like an ‘innocent schoolgirl,’ according to some members of the Cyberia club.
Lain is a bit of a social outcast because she is quiet and doesn’t say much. She has soft, naive eyes, and her posture is slumped, indicating that she is an introvert. She frequently experiences hallucinations and sees things that aren’t real.
13. Sunako Kirishiki, Shiki
The main antagonist of the series is Sunako Kirishiki, and one of the shiki, which means “corpse demon.”
Sunako has dark purple hair, pale skin, and hollow black eyes, and she has the appearance of a young girl. She usually dresses in Victorian attire. Her eyes were brown when she was human.
Sunako is a lively young lady. She enjoys reading books and mentions that while cooped up indoors, she enjoyed reading Seishin’s work. Despite her appearance, she demonstrates knowledge that a child her age would not possess, as well as religious affiliation, particularly when it comes to death.
Sunako is, in fact, the shiki’s leader and the group’s eldest member. She is mature and considerate. Sunako, despite being a shiki, kills out of necessity rather than malice and wants to create a safe haven for the shiki so that they can live in freedom. She shows a great deal of concern for others. Sunako despises it when people use the honorific “chan” to refer to her.
14. Touka Kirishima, Tokyo Ghoul
Touka is a ghoul who has succeeded in impersonating a human and working as a waitress at a cafe that serves as both a gathering place for other ghouls and a source of food. At one point, she saves Kaneki’s life and serves as a reluctant guide to his ghoul society adaptation. Touka’s alias Rabbit comes from her use of a rabbit mask while hunting.
Touka is a slim and attractive teenager with bob-length purple hair that reaches her chin and long bangs that cover her right side of the face, as well as blue eyes. She appears to be a sweet, normal young lady who would not be mistaken for a ghoul.
Touka’s personality is defined by her duality of rage and kindness at first, with her character arc centered on that rage fading and her kindness rising to the fore. She’s serious, tough, and dedicated to making their district as safe as possible for both ghouls and humans. Her abilities and strength are also impressive, and she is a formidable opponent.
15. Stocking Anarchy, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt’s titular co-protagonist is Stocking Anarchy. Stocking is the Anarchy sisters’ youngest sister. Her name comes from the object that she can weaponize.
Her hair is long, and navy on the outside and pink on the inside, and she wears it tied with a bow. Her eyes are teal. Stocking wears gothic lolita clothing in her human form. Stocking does, however, have a lolita style in her angel form, but not a gothic outfit.
She is a level-headed and intelligent girl, but she can be rude when provoked, particularly towards Panty, her older sister. Stocking eats a lot of sweets and sugary foods but doesn’t seem to gain any weight. Stocking’s obsession with sweets has led to her being dubbed the personification of the deadly sin of gluttony. Even though she has masochistic tendencies, she does not share Panty’s obsession with sex.
16. Celty Sturluson, Durarara!!
Celty Sturluson, known as The Headless Rider or The Black Rider, is an Irish fairy known as a Dullahan who traveled to Japan in search of her head, which had been stolen. In disguise, her motorcycle is a familiar known as a Cóiste Bodhar, whom she has named Shooter and whose preferred alternate form is a headless horse.
Celty has no head and senses the world through unknown sensors hidden in the shadows she casts from her neck and other body parts. She possesses superhuman physical strength. She can also create a shadow-like, durable shadowy substance that she can shape into anything from gloves to chariots at will.
Celty is seen wearing an all-black biker jumpsuit with black gloves and shoes for the majority of the series.
Contrary to the other characters, Celty’s personality is one of the most normal and down-to-earth. She was fairly emotionless in her early years, but as she spent more time with humans, she developed a much more defined personality.
17. Trish, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
Trish is Buccellati’s gang’s only female member. Her life was normal before she discovered who her father was. She is the daughter of their boss, Diavolo. She was on the run from then on, trying to find her father.
On her journey with Buccellati’s gang, she was able to reawaken the dormant stand power within herself, Spice Girl. Spice Girl has the ability to greatly increase the elasticity of an object, making it nearly indestructible.
Trish is a 15-year-old girl with a slim build and average height. Her pink hair is styled in a loose whirl atop her head. Trish’s signature look is a dark brassiere with a necklace patterned with alternating shades of mathematical symbols in tiles. She’s dressed in a long skirt with a similar pattern.
Trish is introduced as a spoiled, self-centered young lady with high-brow tastes. Over the course of her time with the group, she reveals a fiercely loyal and determined side of herself.
18. Ebisu, Dorohedoro
Ebisu is a Magic User who belongs to En’s organization and is Fujita’s unofficial partner. She wears a skull mask that changes in design over the course of the series. Kaiman’s lizard-headed appearance is the result of her Magic User.
Ebisu has short purple hair and is short, skinny, and slightly androgynous. She usually wears a black turtleneck with purple leggings and black combat boots with arrow/chevron-like metal plates. She wears a skeleton mask with horns sticking out of both sides of her head as well as two small scythes hanging from her shoulders, probably held by her small little knapsack on her back.
Her parents regarded her as a normal, attractive young lady who was constantly reminded that they expected great things from her. They appeared to be unaware of Ebisu’s use of the black powder, which she had hidden in her bedroom behind a bookshelf.
After Kaiman assaulted Ebisu and Fujita disfigured her while attempting to save her, Ebisu suffered an emotional trauma that left her unable to communicate properly.
19. Homura Akemi, Madoka Magica
In the Madoka Magica series, Homura Akemi is one of the main characters. Homura is a magical girl who appears in Madoka’s apocalyptic nightmare. The day after the dream, she starts at her new school.
Homura is a young girl with violet eyes and waist-length black hair. She almost always has an emotionless, stoic expression on her face in the present timeline. She wore red spectacles with two braided hair interlaces long before she realized the horrors of her destiny in earlier timelines.
She dresses up in a gothic lolita-style outfit in her Magical Girl form. She wears a black dress with a longer back in her demon form, similar to Madoka’s Goddess outfit.
Homura has been portrayed as intelligent, athletic, distant, and cold since her first appearance at Mitakihara Middle School in the first episode. Despite her cold demeanor toward the others, she still cares deeply for them, especially Madoka, whom she has been trying to protect since she made her wish.
20. Medusa Gorgon, Soul Eater
Medusa is Soul Eater’s first and most active main antagonist. Crona’s mother, she is a witch who manipulates Crona into collecting every soul they come across. She was the one who told Crona that taking any soul they wanted was fine. Medusa plants a hypnotic spell in Crona’s mind when they began to falter, making Crona want to fight and kill.
A black body-length suit with a hood that extends down to her knees is Medusa’s most notable and common outfit. The hood is adorned on both sides with an eye-like marking that, when worn combined with the shape of her hair, resembles a snake’s mouth, complete with teeth and fangs.
Her soul also has a snake-like theme, resembling the head of Medusa, the Gorgon of Greek mythology. It does, however, have the same vector arrows as Medusa’s spells instead of snakes. In addition, the soul has a purple hue.
Medusa is willing to use anyone and everything in order to carry out her plans.