This is not a serious post you guys. Don’t get upset and start valiantly protecting your favourite pink-haired waifu or anything. I quite like pink-haired girls both in and out of anime myself. But I had this random thought and I wanted to share it.
I once wrote a weird and very silly post about how the long-haired girls always ended up with the guy in anime and surprisingly, readers ended up having some fun thinking up of examples. I thought I would do something similar to this post cause I had fun thinking of it.
So Spoilers for Sailor Moon for sure and potentially for any show with pink-haired girls?
But first how about a bit of context. I was watching Teekyuu which is a short nonsensical anime about a bunch of girls in a tennis club. It makes me giggle and one of the episodes had me genuinely laughing out loud. Anywho, one of the girls has pink hair and is the airhead of the gang. Because of the dynamic between her and the dark bleu haired lead, I was reminded of Yuru Camp and how Rin and Nadeshiko were with each other. Then I realized that airhead Nadeshiko also had pink hair. This naturally got me jumping to the thought: are all pink haired anime girls kind of dumb?
Now it’s not like I have a repository of pink hair anime girl facts in my head or anything. I just sort of started thinking about the ones that naturally came to mind and since I’m watching Fire Force, I thought of Inca and Hibana. Nope, neither are dumb at all. In fact, they can be occasionally deviously smart. But Inca seems pretty evil and although Hibana made a face turn she started out rather ruthless and an antagonist herself.
My brain is pretty simple. After all, I had pink hair for years. So I just immediately amended my hypothesis, are all pink haired anime girls either kinda airheaded or kinda evil. Stick around, if nothing else, you’ll get to see screencaps of cute pink-haired girls. That’s worth it, right?
Since I am apparently allergic to research, I just went on with analyzing the random pink-haired girls that came to my mind and next in line for some reason was Chibiusa from Sailor Moon. She joins the cast as a little kid so it’s not really fair to evaluate her intelligence but she is related to Serena. I’m just saying… One thing we do know though is that she grows up to become the rather evil dark lady. We may be onto something here.
Megumi from Shiki… I guess it’s not her fault she got turned but man is she enjoying it! Evil it is!
OK, how about some famously pink haired girls. Yuno for Future Diaries. Look, I don’t want to get into whether she’s just misunderstood or the moral subtleties of Yanderes. I think we can at least agree she’s not exactly an angel… For the purposes of our post, she goes into the evil pile. The evil pile is entirely made up of sexy pink-haired ladies. It’s not a bad pile to be in…
Madoka!!! I had to strain a bit but of all the characters in the series, Madoka is probably the slowest on the uptake and the most intellectually passive. Also, I had decided that Madoka is in fact Walpurgisnacht, corrupted and infinitely powerful through Homura’s meddling. So she gets her pick of piles. Controversial but I think we can make it work.
Who’s next… Let’s see how about Lucy from Elfen Lied? For those of you who haven’t seen the show, morally not so bad but very very murdery…Lala for To Love-Ru, smart with inventions but airheaded with everything else, Ebisu from Noragami, she does like to act like an airhead and she brings misfortune, Ram from ReZero, calling her evil is a huge stretch, she is a snarky sarcastic demon though,…
There are a lot of shows with very popular pink haired girls I haven’t watched. I have no clue if Zero Two is a super-smart, kind, understanding girl. She seems to have a strong personality from the little I have seen.
And I do can think of examples that don’t fit in either. Utena is neither slow-witted nor evil at all for instance. There’s also… wait I’ll find someone. Oh, there’s Kanon from The World Only God Knows. I love her.
But Mina from MHA plays the ditz and Junko from Danganronpa…well…There was the main character of Granbelm but she was clueless and Shikimi from Love Tyrant who was a bad guy. Oh and Happy Sugar Life… Sato was really really misunderstood?
I’m saying it’s not a steadfast rule that girls with pink hair in anime are either the slow one or the mean/evil one but I find it surprising how often it happens. Or maybe it’s just the anime that I watch. I’ve been imagining two big piles of pin haired anime girls for a while now and it’s very distracting. I’m sorry if the latter part of this post made nonsense…