Hello dear readers and welcome to another dose of silliness here on Shoot the Rookie! Today’s post has been a long time coming, mostly because choosing this top 5 was so hard, but finally I’m here to share with you my top 5 anime haircuts. Come join me for a fun mix of hairspray and anti-frizz nonsense!
In case you missed it, I recently shared my top 5 video game haircuts. Since this is a video game AND anime blog, I thought it made sense to do an anime post on the topic too, and let’s face it, there’s tons of great hair in anime!
There is in fact so much great hair in anime that whittling my initial list down to 5 proved difficult, but a few close shaves later and I was able to do it. Therefore let’s not waste anymore time chatting and get straight to the important stuff!
Yona (Yona of the Dawn)
Renowned for her hair across the Kingdom, this Crimson Dragon embodies the effortless-chic vibe and combines stunning with practical. Although not necessarily the most complex ‘do, the most impressive thing about Yona’s hair (apart from the colour) is that far from having a fancy stylist or access to products, it is actually self cut and styled, showing that all you really need for good hair is strength of will.
Galo Thymos (Promare)
Now then, there are lots of wonderful anime boys with gravity defying locks, but Galo stands out, not just for the royal blue hue, but also for the use of various modern styling techniques. He could simply settle for big spiky hair every morning, but no. Instead he opts for a high maintenance ‘do that needs regular shaving down one side and enough hairspray to make being a firefighter at least a little bit difficult.
Beast (Black Butler)
Curls! Beautiful tight black curls are the signature of Beast’s haircut, finished to perfection with a hairband matched perfectly with her lipstick. She exudes style, and not content with just curls, she even straightens some tiny strands at the front for extra oomph. Curls don’t seem that common in the world of anime, and although I couldn’t find her to ask, I’m willing to bet hers are all natural.
Sunako Kirishiki (Shiki)
Length, colour and wild angles. Sunako’s hair has it all. A perfectly choppy fringe and cute bow complete the style to perfection, and although she doesn’t necessarily come across as someone who spends ages on her hair each day (or night), I would certainly like to ask her just how long it takes to get those wicked Z shapes to hold.
Licht von Granzreich (The Royal Tutor)
Licht may be the youngest, but Granzreich’s most beautiful Prince does not skimp on anything when it comes to his hair. How he grew his strawberry-blonde locks so long at his age is a mystery, but the pink highlights and choppy fringe make this haircut a statement in sophisticated glamour, and the fact that he can wear it up or down depending on just who he’s trying to impress shows a hint of practicality too.
So there we have it! My top 5 anime haircuts! But what did you think? Would you have had more gravity-defying shonen ‘dos? Or maybe you wanted to see a greater use of hair straighteners in my picks? Either way let me know below in comments and don’t forget to join me next time for more anime and video game chat!
Thanks for reading,