Since the 80’s Nerds have been stereotyped as individuals who are at the bottom of the social ladder (with only the foreign exchange student as their best friend). They were bulled by jocks and various other knuckleheads, laughed at by girls, and were voted most likely to be nerdy for the rest of their lives. There was a time where it was hard to identify ourselves as anime fans, and contrary to popular belief, it was hard to find girls who were anime fans back in the days of old.
One of the coolest things about this medium is the fact that it’s becoming more diverse everyday. Many of us are big fans of a lot of male anime characters who are nerds, but what about the ones who are of the opposite sex? They said that we would never find girls who like anime and other nerdy stuff like the guys do, but go to any anime/gaming convention in the world, and you’ll squash that myth hands-down! Here are the Top 5 female anime characters who are just as nerdy as the guys.
Number 5: Matsu (Sekirei)
Matsu is a Sekirei that Minato helped wing, and just so happens to be an expert hacker and a genius. One of the misconceptions about female geniuses is the fact that we think they can’t be sexy, or even be deemed attractive. We’re pretty sure girls like Matsu has put that myth to bed with her awesome technical skills as well as her nerdy beauty.
Number 4: Chiaki Nanami (Danganronpa 3)
One of the biggest gaming nerds in Hope’s Peak Academy’s Class 77-B, just happens to be a girl. Chiaki Nanami is known as the Ultimate Gamer who brought her classmates together the only way she knew how; by playing video games. Who doesn’t want to be her best friend, right?
Number 3: Renge Houshakuji (Ouran Host Club)
Being an otaku is one thing, but being an otaku who has a LOT of money is pure bliss. Although she may not look like it Renge is actually a bit of an otaku nerd; so much so that she flew from France to Japan to find a guy that looked like a character from one of her favorite games. If that’s not something a hardcore otaku would do, then we don’t know what is.
Number 2: Hoturu Shidare (Dagashi Kashi)
Although she may not play a lot of video games, is super savvy with a computer, or even watches tons of anime, Hoturu is an otaku nerd of the food variety. (By food, we mean snacks or “dagashi” as they’re called.) She knows the name and birthplace of every snack from the east to west side of Tokyo; all the way down to its ingredients. That says a lot about a girl who knows snacks like otaku know anime…
Number 1: Bulma Briefs (The Dragon Ball Franchise)
Our #1 pick is our very own blue haired scientist from West City, Bulma Briefs! Not only did she help create the dragon radar to help Goku and the others find the dragon balls, but her and her father are brilliant scientists who create awesome inventions. Aside from being an inventor, Bulma is an awesome wife to a certain saiyan prince we all know. Between being a mom and a scientist Bulma has her hands full, but one thing’s for sure, she’s always there to support Goku and his friends when they need it most.
So that will do it for our Top 5 filler post about female anime characters who are nerds. When it comes to the language of geekdom, there’s a geek boy for every otaku girl. Until next post guys n’ gals, keep being awesome and keep being nerdy! 🙂