Gyaru, also known as Gyaru girls or Gals, is one of the oldest fashion trends in Japan which includes a subculture of women typically characterized by their trendy and dyed hair, heavy makeup, highly decorated nails, and tanned skin. All these characteristics are against the traditional Japanese beauty standards and are seen as rebellious.
There are not that many anime with gyaru protagonists but there are some great ones that you would definitely love. In this Article, I’m going to share with you 12 of the Best Anime With Gyaru Characters. So, without further delay, lets dive into it…
Best Gyaru Anime Recommendations :-
- The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls
- Gal & Dino
- Super GALS!
- Nyan Koi!
- The Disastrous Life of Saiki K
- Please tell me! Galko-chan
- How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?
- More Than a Married Couple, But Not Lovers
- Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro
- My First Girlfriend is a Gal
- My Dress-up Darling
12. The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls
346 Productions is a huge talent agency with many idols assossiated with it. Now, they’re planning to start a new program called the Cinderella Project!.
In this project, they would choose normal girls who aspire to become idols and train them to see if these Cinderella girls can climb the stairs that lead to the palace.
11. Gal & Dino
One night, after Kaede got wasted, she let an unexpected creature that should have gone extinct a long time ago, into her house – a dinosaur!! But she didn’t care and neither did the dinosaur.
Now, she lives her daily life of eating, working, watching TV, and shopping, along with her new roommate. Together, they enjoy each other’s company in everyday life…
10. Super GALS!
Kotobuki Ran’s entire family is in the police. Her father is a police chief, her brother is also a policeman, and even her aunts and uncles are police officers. So naturally, everyone expects her to one day join the police as well, but even though she shares her family’s sense of justice, she has no intention of becoming a policewoman.
She has her own way of life – the Gal way! She spends her days with her best friends Miyu and Aya, as they live the gal life, buying shoes, finding boyfriends, and getting their nails done.
9. Nyan Koi!
Kousaka can’t stand cats due to his allergies but everyone else around him seems to love them. One day, he accidentally destroys the head of an enshrined statue of a cat. As a result, he gets cursed by the cat spirit and gains the ability to understand everything cats say.
Annoyed by this new ability, if he wants to go back to normal, he would have to atone for his mistake by helping a hundred cats with their daily life troubles, and if he doesn’t he would turn into a cat forever.
Now, with the help of his family’s cat, he tries to help as many cats as he can.
8. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K
Saiki is a 16-year-old high school student who’s had psychic abilities ever since he was born but it gets hard for him to control them and even uses a device that helps keep his powers in check.
Now, he just wants a normal high school life but that’s hard to achieve when he can hear everything people are thinking around him. No secrets, No surprises, and definitely no normal human experiences.
As he begins his school life, what troubles will come his way due to his supernatural abilities? Will he be able to keep his powers a secret from his friends and the world?
Yuzuko Aihara is a high school gyaru girl who’s only interested in things like fashion and having fun. Recently, her mother remarried, so she had to change school and transfer to an extremely strict all-girls school.
On her very first day at school, she makes an enemy of the student council president Mei Aihara, because of her gyaru clothing and hair color. Later that day, when she gets home, she finds out that Mei is actually her new step-sister and is here to live with her.
6. Please tell me! Galko-chan
The story focuses on an unlikely group of friends. The three friends, Galko the trendy gyaru who always speaks her mind, Otako the anime geek, and Ojou the noble lady, all have completely different personalities but they’re still best friends.
Each episode focuses on these three and the daily “girl problems” they face. This anime shows some of the weirdest but mundane things girls talk about, like tampons, inverted nipples, big boobs, insecurities, etc.
Most comedy scenes in this anime revolve around sex jokes and stereotypes about girls. They either uphold the stereotypes or contradict them.
5. How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?
Sakura Hibiki is a second-year high school student who loves eating. One day, her friend tells her that she’s gained weight, so, she decides to join a gym to get into shape.
She thought a gym is supposed to have a refreshing image but all she saw there were bulky men without even a fragment of freshness. There, she also meets her classmate Akemi and soon finds out that she has an aggressive muscle fetish.
Follow Hibiki and Akemi as they train hard for a hot body along with their handsome personal trainer Machio-san.
4. More Than a Married Couple, But Not Lovers
This anime hasn’t aired as I’m writing this. Its scheduled to air in Oct 2022.
The story is set in a world where high school students have to go through mandatory “Couple-Practical”, a practical marriage training in which students are randomly paired together to see if they can live with each other as a married couple.
Yakuin Jirou is in the third year of high school and his marriage training is going to start soon, he was hoping to be paired with Sakurazaka Shiori, his first love. But instead, he gets paired up with Watanabe Akari, a gyaru with a completely different personality than his.
Akari was also hoping to be paired up with someone else. Now, the only choice they have is to act as perfect couples because the top ten partners can exchange their partners if both couples agree.
3. Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro
Naoto Hachioji is a High School sophomore who loves painting. One day, in the library, he accidentally dropped a manga he had been working on. The pages were picked up by a group of gyarus.
One of the girls, the sadistic Hayase Nagatoro, read the manga and started making fun of him. She teased him so much that he started crying. A younger girl made him cry!
This is a heart-pounding sadistic love comedy about an annoying kouhai who always teases and torments her senpai. But, she’s also really adorable…
What is her motivation for always teasing her senpai?
2. My First Girlfriend is a Gal
Junichi’s new life begins with the new school term but even though the season of love, Spring, has arrived, he still doesn’t have a girlfriend and he feels like he never will.
His friends tell him that the easiest way to get a girlfriend is by asking out a gyaru. They force him into confessing to Yame Yukana, the most popular gyaru in the school.
Unexpectedly, she agrees to date him. Finally, he has a girlfriend but what will become of him now?
1. My Dress-up Darling
Wakana Gojou’s grandfather is a doll artisan and he shares his love for traditional Japanese dolls. But, when he was a kid, an incident involving a friend and his love dolls, left him traumatized. Now, he spends his days alone, with no friends, and is only interested in making his dolls.
Marin Kitagawa is a trendy and popular girl in Gojou’s class. To him, she is like an alien from another world who doesn’t fit in his tiny little world. But then one day, when he’s sewing in the home ec. room of his school, Marin walks in.
When she learns that he can sew, she shows him a cosplay dress she made. Soon, Gojou gets roped in by her to create dresses for her secret hobby of cosplaying. Will his wounded heart be able to handle this beautiful girl?