The translation for Ara Ara basically means “oh my” or “my, my” in English. And it’s something seen in all types of anime.
Usually in the genres of:
- Slice Of Life
Or sometimes action, Shonen, adventure, or anime with fan service.
Also, “Ara Ara” is more about the type of character, their design, mannerisms, or even personality at times.
Here’s a list.
Ara Ara Anime Characters:
1. Jahy (The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated)
Jahy Is a new anime girl on the rise. She’s the 2nd in command in the dark realm, and is a powerful demon lord.
She’s feared, respected, and few will dare to mess with her. In this form, the “Ara Ara” element is loud and clear.
In the anime’s main plot though she loses some of her powers after a magical girl destroys her world.
It’s this aspect of the anime that makes it similar to The Devil Is A Part Timer, except the main character is female and a demon lord.
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2. Kurumi Tokisaki (Date A Live)
Kurumi Tokisaki is a classic Yandere, and one of the anime communities favorities without question.
She’s a nut job but has attractive qualities, one of them being her beauty and sense of style.
Her ability is the power to freeze time with the use of one of her gun. Or I should say, it freezes the time of the person it targets.
Not all anime characters with the “Ara Ara” elements are Yandere, in fact very few. But Kurumi fits the bill and is a common character in the Date A Live series.
3. Satou’s Aunt (Happy Sugar Life)
Happy Sugar Life is a horror anime series. It’s disturbed in more ways than the average anime in its genre.
There’s a sense of pedophilia from the main female MC, masochism, murder, and other dark themes.
Satou’s aunt is one of the disturbed characters that makes the anime shine despite not being a main character. She has a twisted sense of love and what it means.
Her brazen, laid back and nonchalant personality only adds to the “creep” factor she gives off. Even though she’s somewhat attractive.
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4. Kongou Mitsuko (A Certain Scientific Railgun)
Mitsuko Kongou is a confident young girl from a wealthy family. That’s the norm in Railgun’s Tokiwadai Middle School.
It’s a prestigious school for Espers with a lot of potential in their abilities.
Mitsuko has pride in everything she does, sometimes a little too much. And isn’t the best at giving compliments or receiving compliments.
The good thing about Kongou is her character development and how she evolves as the series progresses.
She’s a balanced character despite her smug attitude at times.
5. Alicia Florence (Aria The Animation)
Alicia Florence is a character that goes unnoticed in 2021. Aria The Animation is one of the calmest, most chilled and heartwarming slice of life anime shows.
It’s about a planet called Aqua, with aesthetics and designs inspired by Venice in Italy.
Alicia is the “big sister” of the group. The Senpai everyone looks up to, and respects to the highest level.
She has a bad habit of saying “my, my” which annoys one character in particular.
6. Shinobu (Demon Slayer)
Shinobu’s personality, especially when first introduced, reeks of the Ara Ara cliche. It’s as clear as night and day.
In general Shinobu is a mysterious character. She’s aloof in some ways, not easy to understand, and appears as if something is being hidden.
There’s depth hiding behind her smile and outward persona. But one thing about Shinobu fans agree with is how graceful and gorgeous she is.
Her design stands out as a female character in the world of Shonen.
7. Rin Kashii (Battle Game In 5 Seconds)
Rin Kashi is another new-ish character on the scene. She’s the typical older woman type of character who’s gorgeous, seemingly nice, but has a darker side.
In fact she’s merciless just like Esdeath from Akame Ga Kill.
The anime Battle Game In 5 Seconds is the underrated series of summer 2021.
This action/survival series has thought put into it, unique, situational abilities in place, and a clever plot with a lot of effort behind it.
8. Benio Yonomori (Engaged To The Unidentified)
Benio Sama (as she’s called) is the older sister of Kobeni, the main female character. Benio’s a special case and weird in a lot of ways.
She’s hyperactive, enjoys the company of having a Loli-sister in law, and has a sister complex.
Benio’s overly protective of Kobeni.
She wants to baby her 16 year old sister because the thought of her growing up scares and makes Benio disheartened.
In school, Benio is a top student everyone admires, similar to Umaru Doma (the popular girl cliche basically).
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9. Lucoa (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid)
Lucoa, the yellow/green haired dragon from Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid. Her eyes are also two different colors.
Everything about Lucoa, ignoring her tiddies, is unique, different, and well designed. She’s aesthetically pleasing.
Part of her personality does fall victim to the Ara Ara cliche, and like many of these types, Lucoa is laid back and easy going.
She’s the type of character who doesn’t need the most screen-time because she’s so memorable and relevant regardless.
Her cliches do play into that though.
10. Mamako Oosuki (Do You Love Your Mom And Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?)
Mamako is from one of the stupidest anime in the Isekai genre, and one that has a stupidly long title.
It’s a mouthful.
Unsurprisingly it’s one of the worst rated anime with a rating of 5.55 on MAL, and worse on other platforms.
That said, Mamako is one of the most known “Ara Ara” anime characters so it’s worth mentioning her in this list.
Her personality is a bit questionable, but that’s supposed to be part of the comedy.
11. Majo (Goblin Slayer)
Majo is a mage from Goblin Slayer who’s always in the main guild building, where adventurers take quests.
She’s obviously gorgeous, seductive, and easy on the eyes.
Majo’s voice is calming, relaxing, and she tends to speak in a way that’s slow and dragged out. But it’s what makes her character so strange and different.
The type of person who once they start talking, you can’t help but keep listening because it’s soothing in a way.
12. Elsa Granhiert (Re:Zero)
Elsa Granhiert is introduced early in the anime. Around episode 2. And every time she shows her face, sh*t’s about to go down.
She’s called “the bowel hunter”. Every person she kills is sliced through the stomach as a method of execution.
Being a sadist, she’s aroused to an unusual degree. In fact it’s almost sickening how much pleasure she gets out of it.
As a common, but mysterious villain in the Re:Zero series, her impact is undeniable. As is her aesthetics, role, power, and ruthlessness.
13. Raphiel (Gabriel Dropout)
Raphiel is the common troll in Gabriel Dropout. She’s supposed to be an angel, but similar to the MC of this series, she’s sick and tired of playing the “angel” role.
In the anime, she’s so sarcastic, snarky, and even manipulative, she comes across as more devil-like than anything else.
The type of person who gets a kick out of tricking and mocking people for her own pleasure, but more in a playful way.
Deep down she’s not a bad person.
14. Shizuka Marikawa (High School Of The Dead)
Shizuka is the definition of a useless waifu in anime. And it only makes it worse since this is a horror series where survival is all that’s supposed to matter.
Being an Ecchi series, Shizuka is constantly trying to “get a piece” of the main character, and is always flirting.
When zombies show up, she’s useless and has nothing practical to bring to the survival table.
You could say she’s the definition of an objectified anime character, or one who’s used only for fanservice.
15. Macrophage (Cells At Work)
Macrophage is actually a type of white blood cell you carry inside your body. Cells At Work is the manifestation of that in animated form.
As a character, Macrophage is a savage. She slaughters any disease, germ, or otherwise that’s trying to invade the human body.
She does it with a smile, and it’s usually followed or started with “Ara Ara”.
Given that Cells At Work is a Shonen, it’s not surprising the level of comedy and action you get out of its characters.
Cells At Work is one of the most underrated anime of the last decade.
16. Kasumi Tendo (Ranma 1/2)
Kasumi Tendo from Ranma 1/2 is the biggest sister of the family. She’s more like a mother to others.
Everyone looks up to Kasumi (her sisters). She’s waifu material in very obvious ways.
While not a traditional “Ara Ara” character like you see in more modern anime, she’s one of the first who’s known for the phrase.
She also doesn’t come with the cliches you tend to see as far as design and aesthetics.
17. Mirajane Strauss (Fairy Tail)
Mirajane Strauss from Fairy Tail is a well balanced character in so many ways.
She’s beautiful, kind, feminine, but sets boundaries, has standards, and isn’t self centered.
She’s also strong (not just supernaturally) and has a depth to her character, story, and plot that’s underappreciated in Fairy Tail.
Of course she’s also been saying Ara Ara from the beginning of Fairy Tail! It’s only right she’s included.
Other similar characters:
- Akeno (High School DxD).
- Belldandy (Oh My Goddess).
- Kaguya Shinomiya (Kaguya Sama).
Let’s end this with a good laugh
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