The word ”emo” means emotional. The shortened version of the word gives it a much edgier feel. Though at first the term was used to describe a style of rock music, similar to punk, recently, it has been used in a broader context. It applies to those who are quite emotional, often being quite extreme at it, or those who suppress their emotions a lot. It also applies to characters who have a darker attitude. This type of character is quite popular in anime. So, why not take a look at some of the popular emo anime girls? Here’s the list of top emo anime girls of all time. You can watch many of these anime on Crunchyroll, Netflix or Hulu.
12. Revy – Black Lagoon (2006)
‘Black Lagoon’ is an entertaining piece of anime. One of the main reasons for that is the wonderful array of characters. Rebecca, aka, Revy, is the ultimate badass and cold-hearted female anime characters. She is a formidable killer and does not hesitate to kill anyone even if they happen to be an unarmed civilian. She is one of the main characters of the action anime ‘Black Lagoon’. Revy, a Chinese-American who was brought up in Manhattan, is a member of the Lagoon company and does most of the killings for them. She gets agitated quite easily and is quick to adopt violent measures rather than diplomatic solutions. She is very good at shooting. It seems that she has been a thief and a murderer for a long time. Her hair is of a burgundy color and she keeps it in bangs. She wears military boots without socks. Revy also wears a black crop top and very short torn-off jeans which reveals her belly.
11. Lust – Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2003 – 2004)
Lust is one of the antagonists of the sci-fi-action anime series, ‘Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood‘ She was also the first homunculus that we as viewers get to see. She has a very important role in shaping up the plot as she is present in most of the major events and happenings of the series. We see her trying to manipulate various people just to fulfill her and her group’s goals. Her nickname is Ultimate Spear. She is quite intelligent and we often see her having much more flexible authority over her missions than other homunculus. Lust does not like humans and hates them a lot. She deems them to be stupid and does not hesitate to manipulate them for her own benefit before disposing of them. Glutton, another homunculus who loves to eat anything and everything, is often partnered with her. Lust also refers to homunculi as the super-humans and declares that they are evolved versions of human beings. Even then, being able to become a true human is an important ambition for her.
10. Izumi Takanashi – Working!! (2016)
Izumi Takanashi is a sad kind of emo girl. There are a couple of them on this list. She is one of the supporting characters from the comedy-romance anime, ‘Working!!’. The series follows Souta Takanashi whose love for small, cute things leads him to work at Wagnaria, a family restaurant in Hokkaido, since he is not able to refuse the cute Popura Taneshima. Izumi is the second sister of Souta’s family. She looks kind of sick (by sick I mean literally sick and not cool) because she stays in her room all day. She aspires to become a writer and spends most of the time trying to write. Since she does not like technology, she uses fountain pens, which is why we can see her clothes covered in ink. She often suffers from writer’s block. Physically, she is quite weak and has to rely on others to care for her. She is a romance writer but the sad fact is that there is no romance in her own life.