Top 10 female characters who have their hair in a ponytail

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Sometimes female characters have their hair in a ponytail or in a split-ponytail. You remembered when I wrote the two-part article a month and a half ago. I wanted the female characters I’ve designed to have a ponytail instead of the pigtails like the Tekken character Ling Xiaoyu (Yumi Toma → Maaya Sakamoto, Carrie Savage in SFxTK).

10. Revy (Black Lagoon)

Japanese VA: Megumi Toyoguchi / English VA: Maryke Hendrikse

Revy from Black Lagoon (just to let you know, Medium won’t allow NSFW content)

In the English dub, she is the “M-rated” version of Susan Test (Johnny Test). Revy does most of the fighting for the Lagoon Company. Revy is also very protective of Rock. She also went to Japan as his bodyguard (when Rock acted as Balalaika’s translator), but as pointed out by Benny the only real reason she went was to look after him because she was worried about him.

The character has red hair in a ponytail and wears a black midriff-baring tank top, black gloves, very short jean shorts that are always unbuttoned with a belt to hold up her shorts and green and black military boots that are always untied.

After a three-year hiatus, Rei Hiroe, the creator of the series, will resume the seinen manga in Spring of this year after it went on hiatus. Her Japanese voice actor, Megumi Toyoguchi, is known for the Chairperson in the Rival Schools video game series as well as Winry Rockbell from Fullmetal Alchemist. Revy shares similarities to Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft (both wear tank tops, both wear shorts, both wear fingerless gloves, and both wear calf-high boots).

9. Kasumi かすみ or 霞 (Dead or Alive series)

Japanese VA: Sakura Tange → Houko Kuwashima / English VA: Kari Wahlgren → Lauren Landa

I’m sorry… I must go on…(WARNING! Do not click this YouTube link if you are underage or not interested in busty women)

Prior to DOA5, Kasumi was 17 years old, as Tecmo (later Koei Tecmo) decided to give her, Ayane, Kokoro (DOA4) and Eliot (also DOA4) undefined ages as “Age N/A” or “Age: No Data” to prevent moral backlash in western countries. She also had a braided ponytail, now she has a plain ponytail (and she is 19 years old) since the fifth game.

Kasumi is the series’ prime protagonist and measures 157 cm (5'2") and weighs 48 kg (106 lbs). The character has also attracted some controversy in the West involving eroticism and the use of underage female characters in video games. Kasumi has become a symbol of the Dead or Alive franchise and is the personal favourite of Team Ninja’s founder and the series’ creator Tomonobu Itagaki (who was fired from Team Ninja (KT’s subsidiary) in 2008 following pay disputes).

8. Flo (Diner Dash)

English VA: Sheena Easton — since the fifth game / Japanese dub VA: This character does not have a Japanese dub voice actor/actress

Flo (not to be confused by the character who has the same name) is the main character of the Diner Dash game franchise. She quit her day job as an office worker and rolls up her sleeves to start her own diner. She was noseless in the first game, like the characters from Oban Star-Racers. In the spin-off Avenue Flo and its sequel Special Delivery, she walks around town instead of driving, and it does not use a time limit. It is currently unknown (since the spin-off Avenue Flo) if her birth parents are deceased, despite Grandma Florence is her only known relative.

Except Flo on the Go and Wedding Dash, Flo did not wear anything other than her light blue shirt with the sleeves rolled up, a blue apron, jet black pants (in the case of Cooking Dash 3, jet black shorts, and her hair is in pigtails) and red Converse tennis shoes.

7. Touko トウコ / White / Hilda (Pokémon Black and White video game)

This character does not have a voice actor/actress, nor it has an anime counterpart

This character doesn’t even have an anime counterpart, compared to Ash’s friends and (former) traveling companions who have game (and manga) counterparts. Hilda’s (or Touko in Japan) hat has a Pokéball symbol, similar to Ash’s previous hats prior to SM. Her male counterpart is Hilbert (or Touya).

The character wears a white tank top, a black sleeveless vest, black and pink wristbands, denim shorts, black socks and black and pink ankle boots. Hilda also carries her pink messenger bag around (which is to point out in fact: messenger bags should be targeted at women).

6. Summer (MySims series)

Voice actor/actress: Nikki Rapp

A bubbly girl who is a cheerleader and a “crush” to many guys. She appears in the first game when you reach five stars, the second game as a schoolgirl, the third game as a host for her own minigame to help her cheer, the fourth game as a starter girl and helps you cheer at the end of the cup, the fifth game as a lifeguard (a la CJ Parker) and the sixth game as a member of SkyForce.

5. Heloise (Jimmy-Two Shoes / ごきげん ジミー! Gokigen Jimii!)

English VA: Tabitha St. Germain / Japanese dub VA: Yuka Takakura

A super-intelligent yet destructive small girl, one of Jimmy’s best friends and Jimmy’s second sidekick. She is seen as an evil genius/mad scientist who enjoys spreading chaos wherever she goes, though she has the appearance of a diminutive, charming little girl with highlighted blond hair and dark blue eyes. She is often seen wearing a maroon gown, regardless of location, and has been seen occasionally wearing glasses or shades. She does have feet and does wear pants and shoes in a few episodes.

4. Kamiya Kaoru 神谷 薫 (Rurouni Kenshin)

Japanese VA: Miki Fujitani / English VA: Dorothy Elias-Fahn

The character is the instructor of the Kamiya Kasshin martial-arts school. She inherited her fighting style and a small dojo from her father, who was drafted by a police swordsmen unit and died defending a comrade during the Seinan War. At the beginning of the story, Kaoru has no students and runs the dojo alone; she seems likely to lose it when Kenshin helps her. Despite occasional mood swings and a reputation for bad cooking, she is independent, compassionate, courageous and a good fighter.

3. Sarah Bryant (Virtua Fighter series and Dead or Alive 5)

English VA: Lynn Harris → Colleen Lanki → Lisle Wilkerson / Japanese VA: This character doesn’t use any Japanese seiyuus compared to the other VF/DOA characters

“Better run home to mama now.”

We all remember playing Virtua Fighter 2 on the Sega Saturn (Juu’nen hayain da yo!). In Virtua Quest, all Japanese and Chinese characters were given English voices. The character is a college student and Jacky Bryant’s younger sister.

Sarah later appears as a guest character in Dead or Alive 5 (and Ultimate, including Last Round), as Team Ninja, the game’s developer, is in partnership with Sega AM2.

2. Yoko Littner ヨーコ・リットナー (Gurren Lagann)

Japanese VA: Marina Inoue / English VA: Michelle Ruff

Yoko has red hair in a very long ponytail, and wears a black bikini top that have flames on them, black shorts, light pink knee-high socks and white boots that have flames.

She decides to accompany Simon and Kamina on their quest. Despite their constant banter Yoko soon becomes infatuated with Kamina. She is also the object of Simon’s naive crush until he discovers the two kissing. Yoko is stated to be the same age as Simon, but it is heavily implied that her home-town measures time differently, as all humans live underground and might have a differing amount of days in a year.

(Maybe she should wear something appropriate? I dunno. Maybe.)

1. Hibiki Ganaha 我那覇 響 (The Idolmaster series)

Japanese VA: Manami Numakura, motherf****r!!!

YouTube Link. (WARNING! Not for normal people who don’t own any anime/manga figurines or some other kind of shindig — Reader discretion is advised when the YouTube link is clicked.)

Despite the raising simulation and rhythm video game series (including the anime) that will not be exported to the west (or in the case of the anime adaption, nor it will have an English dub) anytime soon, Hibiki (not to be confused with the SNK character Hibiki Takane) is an energetic tomboy (a la Risako Sugaya (Berryz Kobo) or a la Rina Kawaei (AKB48)).

The character is a member of “Project Fairy”, and appears in The Idolmaster SP as a rival. Hibiki is from Okinawa. She is highly energetic and cheerful, and despite rivalries with the other idols, she always remains friendly and happy, without becoming overly competitive like Takane. Hibiki has an outstanding amount of pets, who she happens to lose quite frequently; her pets include a mouse, a hamster (named Hamuzō in the anime), a gerbil, a parrot, a rabbit, a cat, a dog (named Inumi in the anime), a pig, a flying squirrel, and oddly enough, a crocodile. She also has a pet chicken (named Kokemaro), but apparently it’s kept at the parents’ home in Okinawa.


This wraps up the top 10 list. I’m on Twitter @Samurai_Cory.