Greetings! I’m finally back with my long promised Best Girls Tier List. When I decided to this activity, I thought it would be a quick task to complete. In actuality it took quite a while to get this done. Between deciding on a cutoff point, gathering the images together and creating the template it took a fair amount of time to get this done. It also didn’t help that my experience with Tiermaker was a bit crazy. Overall though I had fun doing this and I am excited to share this with you!

For the list I pulled from characters that I enjoyed, suggestions from this site, and some popular characters. I tried to keep this list around 100-120 characters as I felt doing more would muddle the list down too much and it added a bit of a challenge as well. Unlike other tier lists, I decided to rank from S-C. For me D and F Tiers just didn’t seem right as for the most part there aren’t many characters that I would give a “bad” or “trash” rating to. For me characters generally range from “they were ok” to “god tier”. S ranked characters are considered the best of the best while the C ranked characters are characters that I liked but are not top tier. So for those who were hoping that I would trash some characters, you will be disappointed. There is also a category for characters that I am not familiar with to give a rating to as I have not watched their series.

And here is the proper list of character names for those who might not be familiar with all of the characters. The italicized names were those characters that were requested by the readers and on Twitter. Of course we will start with the S-Tier characters. The characters are listed in the order that their images appear from left to right. There are three repeat images in the top right corner due to the watermark.

S Tier
Mikoto Misaka (A Certain Scientific Railgun)
Saber/ Altria Pendgradon  (Fate)
Rem (Re:Zero)
Emilia (Re:Zero)
Megumin (Konosuba)
Kaname Chidori (Full Metal Panic)
Mai Sakurajima (Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai)
Kurisu Makise (Steins;Gate)
Mio Akiyama (K-on)
Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail)
Akatsuki (Log Horizon)
Holo (Spice & Wolf)
Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
Hifumi Takimoto (New Game)
Ochaco Uraraka  (My Hero Academia)
Rin Tohsaka (Fate)
A+ tier
Aqua (Konosuba)
Darkness (Konosuba)
Yunyun (Konosuba)
Maki Nishikino (Love Live) 
Wendy Marvell (Fairy Tail) 
Kuroko Shirai (A Certain Scientific Railgun)
Saten Ruiko (A Certain Scientific Railgun)
Uiharu Kazari (A Certain Scientific Railgun)
Kongou Mitsuko (A Certain Scientific Railgun)
Mayurii Shina (Steins;Gate)
Ritsu Tainaka (K-On!)
Yui Hirasawa (K-ON!)
Tsumugi Kotobuki (K-ON!)
Asuza Nakano (K-ON!)
Lucy Heartfilia (Fairy Tail)
Umi Somoda (Love Live)
Tsuyu Asui (My Hero Academia)
Taiga Asaka (Toradora)
Eru Chitanda (Hyouka)
Kaguya Shinomiya (Kaguya-Sama Love is War)
Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop)
Tohru Honda (Fruits Basket)
Chika Fujiwara (Kaguya-Sama Love is War)
Llenn/Karen Kohirumaki (SAO GGO)
Meteroa Osterrich (Re:Creators)
Yuki Nagato (Haruhi)
Rio Futaba (Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai) 
A Tier
Yomikawa Aiho (Railgun)
Rider/Medusa (Fate)
Illya von Einzbern (Fate)
Yozora Mikazuki (Haganai)
Emi Yusa (Devil is a Part Timer)
Index (A Certain Magical Index)
Yoko Littner (Gurren Lagann)
Moriko Morioka (MMO Junkie)
Nao Tomori (Charlotte)
Megumi Kato (Saekano)
Asuna (SAO)
Sakura Matoi (Fate)
Karen Tendo (Gamers)
Rika Shiguma (Haganai) 
Nezuko Kamado (Demon Slayer)
Ai Hayasaka (Kaguya-Sama Love is War)
Yukino Yukinoshita (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU)
Yui Yuigahama  (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU)
Ruler/ Jeanne D’Arc (Fate Apocrypha)
Mash Kyrielight (Fate Grand Order)
Tessa Testarosa (Full Metal Panic)
Isuzu Sento (Amagi Brilliant Park)
Ram (Re:Zero)
Narumi Momose (Wotakoi)
Mizusu Misaka (A Certain Scientific Railgun)
Saber of Red/ Mordred (Fate/Apocrypha)
Irisviel Von Einzbern (Fate/Zero) 
Yusa Nishimori (Charlotte)
Celty Sturluson (DRRR)
Aoba Suzukaze (New Game)
Rin Shima (Laid Back Camp)
Mikuru Asahina (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
Kagami Hiiragi (Lucky Star) 
Mako Mankanshoku (Kill la Kill)
Haruko Haruhara (FLCL)
Rory Mercury (Gate)
B Tier
Utaha Kasumigaoka (Saekano)
Eriri Spencer Sawamura (Saekano)
Sena Kashiwazaki (Haganai)
Hajime Shinoda (New Game)
Yun Iijima (New Game)
Yuri Nakamura (Angel Beats)
Kanade Tachibana (Angel Beats)
Zero-Two (Darling in the Franxx) 
Ichigo (Darling in the Franxx)
Shoukou Misaki (Railgun) 
Tessou Tsuzuri (Railgun)
Naruko Anjo (Anohana)
Asuka Tanaka (Sound Euphonium!)
Beatrice (Re:Zero)
Winry Rockbell (FMA Brotherhood)
Asaka Langley Sohryu (Evangelion)
Rei Ayanami (Evangelion)
Misa Kurobane (Charlotte)
Aoi Miyamori (Shirobako)
Selesia Upitiria (Re:Creators)
Ryuko Matoi (Kill la Kill)
Misato Katsuragi (Evangelion)
Lelei La Lelena (GATE)
Momo Yaoyorozo (My Hero Academia)
Hestia (DanMachi)
Leafa (SAO)
C Tier
Inori Yuzuhira (Guilty Crown)
Mikasa Ackerman (AOT)
Yuno Gasai (Future Dairy) 
Kuroyukihime (Accel World)
Iroha Isshiki (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU)
Akame (Akame Ga Kill)
Sinon (Sword Art Online)
Alice Zuberg (Sword Art Online)
Raphtalia (The Rising of the Shield Hero)
Mitsuha Miyamizu (your name)
Tuka Luna Marceau (GATE)
Don’t Know
Miia (Monster Musume-)
Junko Hattori (Demon King Daimao)
Sumireko Usami (Touhou Project)

Here is a breakdown of the list and some facts and comments concerning it.

There are a total of 119 characters on the list. There are 16 S Tier, 27 A+ Tier, 36 A Tier, 26 B Tier, 11 C Tier and 3 characters that I didn’t know. Of those 119 characters 13 were characters that were requested either on the blog or on Twitter (Thanks to everyone who submitted!) And finally those character represented 61 Different franchises.

And here are some thoughts and things that I will acknowledge from this list:

  • I did put both Rem and Emilia in S-Tier. While in 2016, I was in the Rem camp- I did love Emilia as a character. Now with a rewatch and some time to reflect I simply have to put both characters on the same level. I simply can’t pick between the two right now.
  • I know I have a ton of characters from a few franchises, I believe the highest ones were Railgun, Fate, K-On, Re:Zero, Konosuba, and New Game. Honestly these franchises are so full of great characters that I couldn’t help but give them high representation.
  • I’m sure that those have followed my blog for a while would not be surprised by my S-Tier picks as most of the characters made previous top character lists in the past. In fact that was the easiest portion of the tier list to complete.
  • I put the Eva girls relatively low on the list. As I said in the intro, I rarely think of a character as complete trash. While they are not top of the list for me, I do feel that they are great characters. B Tier means I like the characters- I just have a bunch that I liked more.
  • The list contains characters from many different archetypes but I will admit I do have a soft spot for the bad ass type characters and the nerdy type girls.
  • The order that the characters were added to each tier are not tied to any ranking within the tiers.
  • I honestly could have kept going with many more entries on this list but had to stop somewhere. If you are curious about a character that is not listed, ask me and I will rank them.

I am curious about what you all think about my picks. If you want to rank my favorite characters then feel free to tackle this tier list here. I would love to see where others rank my favorite characters. Also, I look forward to any comments that you have below. I will have the tier list image posted on my Twitter and Facebook accounts after the post publishes as well. So until next time, this is Railgunfan75 signing off. Stay safe, stay respectful, and stay geeky my friends! See you soon!