According to All About Vision, violet is an actual but rare eye color that is a form of blue eyes. It requires a very specific type of structure to the iris to produce the type of light scattering of melanin pigment to create the violet appearance. Purple is formed by mixing red and blue in a ratio close to 1:1, whereas violet is perceived by your eyes as containing more blue than red. And fans obviously adore anime characters with lovely purple eyes.
Anime characters are created without the limits stated above. As a result, they have all sorts of crazy colors as well as normally spotted eye colors like blue, green, or brown.
Purple color is not that rare in anime characters and there are many well-known characters who have stunning purple eyes.
Let’s take a look at the top 10 anime characters who have astounding purple eyes!
Bonus: Erina Nakiri (Food Wars!)
Erina has it all: looks, talent, and also wealth.
Coming from a prominent family and wielding the best palate in the world, she seems like the embodiment of perfection from the start. This is, however, not true. She has her demons too—like her extreme fear of her father (which is justified because of his abusive methods) or her limited social skills.
10. Kyouko Kirigiri (Danganronpa)
Kyouko is a student and participant of the Killing School Life featured in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.
She has been trained as a detective as a child so she is naturally good at detective work. She is quite unique and can put a degree of empathy and understanding into her detective work to contrast her usual behavior, proving her aptitude for this field of work.
Kyokou is a smart and mysterious character who doesn’t show her emotions much because she realizes the dangers of getting too close to people.
9. Rika Furude (When They Cry)
The hidden protagonist of the series, Rika is a shrine maiden who works at the Furude Shrine.
I really do not want to spoil anything here but this girl has two sides: a kawaii one and a dark one. The dark one is her real personality.
She is a truly tragic character, suffering TONS of mental and physical pain which caused her to become jaded with life. Despite that, she still cares about some people.
8. Rukia Kuchiki (Bleach)
Rukia is one of the first characters we meet in Bleach. She is a Soul Reaper (Shinigami) who is responsible for giving Ichigo Kurosaki his powers.
“She protecc… but she also attac!” is a fitting meme for Rukia. A pure-hearted and caring girl who goes out of her way to help and protect people no matter what stands in her way. She is also cute-looking and funny, and her character development is one of the best ones I have seen in anime.
Who would not want her as a best friend?
7. Yona (Yona of the Dawn)
I have always loved princesses. And Yona used to be a spoiled princess until her crush (cousin) betrayed her father, killed him, and caused her to lose literally everything. However, she fled and continued to live on despite all the odds.
Her journey is a beautiful transformation from a naive spoiled brat who turns into a daring warrior willing to sacrifice herself for the sake of her kingdom.
6. Tomoe (Kamisama Kiss)
Tomoe is husband material. Are you into handsome demi-human boys? If you are, this romantic fantasy anime should be already on your watch list!
While not everyone likes tsundere males, he is not as annoying as you would expect. Sure, he can be really grumpy and hostile but at least he has solid reasons for this behavior which is also explained in the series quite well. He will mellow out as the story progresses but the playfulness persists.
5. Shinobu Kocho (Demon Slayer)
Shinobu might look like a gentle girl but she is one of the most powerful demon slayers in the Demon Slayer Universe. She is the current Insect Hashira and the sister of the late Flower Hashira, Kanae Kocho, and Kanao Tsuyuri.
While she puts up a facade that is extremely soft-spoken, friendly, and cheerful, she is quite different in reality. We know that she loves to tease others and has no compassion for demons, showing even signs of cruelty despite her initial claims that she wants to get along with them. This discrepancy is caused by a really tragic past, which is the reason why she joined the Demon Slayer Corps in the first place.
4. Tsubasa Hanekawa (Bakemonogatari)
This cute soft-spoken girl is a class rep and a close friend of the protagonist of the series. She is a role model for many students and a clear favorite for teachers since she has top grades. Little do they know that she has an alternate self that is responsible for a series of attacks on multiple people in the town.
She is one of the tragic characters from the series, born into an abusive and negligent family which has caused her to become overprotective and bossy.
3. Hinata Hyuuga (Naruto)
Hinata is one of the most popular waifu examples provided by many. And her eyes are very lightly colored with a lavender tint, which is most obvious when she uses Byakugan (explained below).
Even if you are born into a famous and powerful clan, you might be regarded as not suited or deserving of it. Her family viewed her as weak because she has always had a timid personality and couldn’t deal well with the gruesome training she had to endure every day.
As you see in the picture above, she has very special eyes. She inherited an ability called “Byakugan”, which allows her to see across vast distances, reaching as far away as 20 kilometers.
She is a shy and quiet girl who is also very loyal and supportive of her crush despite him crushing on another girl. Guess what? She doesn’t give up. Instead of being annoying, she adores him from the distance and takes inspiration from his positive traits which allows her to overcome her own struggles.
2. Emilia (Re:Zero)
This September born beauty is the main heroine of one of the most popular dark isekai series, Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World.
She is a powerful half-elf girl with spirit affinity, which means that she can form contracts with various spirits. She is a magic and spirit arts user who managed to form a contract with the Great Spirit of Fire, Puck.
When you look at Emilia, she looks very pure and innocent which matches her personality. She is a kind and caring individual who is outward-focused because she thinks and feels about other people. It doesn’t matter who or what she is against, she will never abandon the people she cares about.
Emilia is also one of the five candidates to lead the kingdom and is the love interest of the protagonist of the series.
1. Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass)
Lelouch is the most popular character on MAL as well as the most popular among anime characters who have purple eyes. I wholeheartedly agree with this because he is one of the most nuanced characters I have seen and I really love him, so this rank is well deserved.
He is a handsome genius with an OP ability that makes other people act according to his command, which is actually insane when you think about it.
Apart from that, he belongs to the grey zone—he is neither an antagonist nor a hero. He has flaws, that’s for sure. Lelouch can be arrogant and even ruthless and calculative in battle but I would still say that he leans more on the heroic side because we have to think about why he is doing what he is doing. His main goal was to create a better world for Nunnally, and his sister, but he eventually realized that it was not just for Nunnally but rather for the entire population.
Lelouch is the embodiment of intelligence and attractiveness, although his methods are sometimes questionable. But I have to agree with him on this one: “You can’t change the world with pretty words alone”.
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