Alpha Bitch: Anime and Manga

  • In Aim for the Ace!, the beautiful star player Reika Ryuuzaki starts out acting like this, being the queen bee and at first angered that a newcomer like Hiromi could possibly have made the top five, but she warms up to her eventually.
  • Mitsuko Souma from Battle Royale, though she's a bit more... shall we say, violent than is usually expected.
  • Black Butler: Despite being male Maurice Cole counts.
  • Anna Maria from Blood+ is a poster girl for this trope, despite not having a very large part in the series. A Rich Bitch, her own posse of female followers, the teacher's pet, and being unreasonably rude and bullying. Naturally, she gets a slap to the face when Solomon invites Saya to dance instead of her.
  • In the Bokurano manga, Mako Nakarai has to deal with an Alpha Bitch that harasses her for being the daughter of an ex-prostitute. After Mako spectacularly calls her and her boyfriend out before her deadly battle, we see that the Alpha Bitch has had a change of heart.
  • Eliza Reagan from Candy Candy is perpetually giving Candy and her friends a lot of troubles for her own amusement on seeing people suffer and her wealth and family prestige usually gives her more excuses to get away from her troubles. She only gets very limited comeuppances, but the extremely few times she does tend to be pretty spectacular.
  • Catherine and Jeanne, Cinderella's stepsisters in Cinderella Monogatari are an Alpha Bitch duo.
  • Katherina Sforza from the Nunnally-centered Code Geass manga Code Geass: Nightmare of Nunnally. She and the Girl Posse get embarrassingly punished by Nunners's classmate and the local Extraordinarily Empowered Girl, Alice, though.
  • The Ganguro Girls from Durarara!!. While they're not rich (if episode 6 is anything to go by, they're dirt poor), they have all the traits of this character; they take delight in tormenting the female lead Anri Sonohara, are catty and rude to everyone they meet, and are all around nasty and unlikable people. Is it any wonder that the Slasher decided to target them?
  • Motoko Minagawa from Fruits Basket, complete with an obsessive crush on Yuki Sohma and a Girl Posse that harasses Tohru after she goes to live with Yuki and Shigure. In the manga, however, Motoko actually gets character development and gives up on Yuki.
  • Reiko Komori, one of Mamoru's friends in GaoGaiGar, seems to be a younger, nicer version of this. The claws only come out on Sunou, one of their other friends, to one-up him whenever he starts bragging.
  • Great Teacher Onizuka has quite a few of them, but Miyabi Aizawa tops them all.
  • Kamina of Gurren Lagann is a male aversion. While Simon is staring at his shiny new MacGuffin, he (literally) bumps into Kamina hanging out with his two buddies. This is generally the part of the episode where the MacGuffin is stolen, and the hero spends the rest of the episode trying to get it back, until bad guys show up and he uses it to save the day. Instead, Kamina just smiles, says "It looks good on you," and insists Simon call him "bro."
  • Hell Girl has a lot of these, at least in the beginning of the series. And they receive their comeuppance. Boy, do they ever.
    • The worst of them is Aya Kuroda from the anime's very first episode. She not only bullies her rival Mayumi Hashimoto, but she frames her for embezzlement, forces her into Compensated Dating to earn the money back, and blackmails her with photos of her "illegal/immoral behavior" Seeing her get Dragged Off to Hell is quite satisfying, even if Mayumi must also suffer the same fate when she dies.
    • Later, we meet Shiori Akasaka, who leaves her friend Minami and gets "chosen" to go to Hell, but later, they get reconciled and try to send their rival alpha bitches to Hell instead. That does NOT end well.
    • And later, it's subverted: young Maki is being bullied by a secret stalker... and it turns out to be her teacher Kamishiro. She ends up in Hell.
  • Mao, an anime-only character in Kekkaishi, was apparently created to serve as Alpha Bitch for leading girl Tokine in that she flaunts her wealth and makes catty comments about her. Subverted because Tokine isn't really affected by her snarky comments.
  • Kill la Kill features a whole SCHOOL of Alpha Bitches, the top one being the owner of the school, Satsuki Kiyujin. Hakote the tennis firing squad captain (110 Million Battery-And-Serve) and Nonon "Pomp-And-Circumstance 'em" Jakuzure the sonic wave symphony captain are some of the higher tiers. In an ironic twist, while they are genuinely alpha bitches, they're working for the greater good of stopping Satsuki's Archnemesis Almighty Mom from literally destroying the world. They get much better after revealing their intentions to save the world and not destroy it, which allows them to talk about their serious issues. Oh, and Harime Nui, Satsuki's also-crazy stepsister, plays the trope straight as a lone-wolf alpha bitch, constantly insulting / degrading the cast while blocking their Power Armor augmented attacks without wearing Power Armor (not that she needs it...) and acting like a Mary Sue. And Mako has her own episode where she slowly turns into an Alpha Bitch, but stops herself near the end.
  • Kurumi from Kimi ni Todoke gossips about, befriends, and manipulates the kindhearted and naive protagonist to get a boy to like her. Her comeuppance arrives when a comic relief P.E. teacher thinks Kurumi has the hots for him. Afterwards, she actually receives some of the most noteworthy Character Development in the series, becoming a Lovable Alpha Bitch and later a straight-up friend and study buddy to the protagonist.
  • Kitchen Princess The popular girl and model Akane Kishida falls under this trope because she constantly frames the Genki Girl heroine for things that weren't her fault. The Wounded Gazelle Gambit is one of her favorite cards to play, and her posse falls for it every time.
  • Kyo Koi O Hajimemasu: Arisa and her posse react very badly when they find out the main character has become the resident playboy's girlfriend, going so far as to physically assault and bully her. She later employs two thugs to scare Hibino, but, to her horror, they try to rape her. This shakes her, making her apologise.
  • Manami Anzai from Life, and her Girl Posse.
  • Michiyo in Mahoraba acts like The Alpha Bitch Ojou to Asami out of insecurity. She really wants to be friends with Asami.
  • In Mahou Sensei Negima!, after Yue gets Laser-Guided Amnesia, she ends up enrolling in a Magic School and has to deal with one of these, Emily Sevensheep. They get along better after that incident with the griffin dragon. And later, Emily dies (or better said, is written out of existence) in Yue's arms. She got better thanks to Asuna's World-Healing Wave.
  • Mai-Otome
    • Shiho Huit fills this role in the anime, playing tricks on Arika and the other Corals and looking down on them because of their status.
    • Tomoe Marguerite is a more traditional Alpha Bitch, with a young hanger-on named Miya whom she verbally and physically abuses when no one else is looking. She's even tried to kill Arika and her friends on a few occasions.
    • The show also has Queen Mashiro, a Royal Brat who isn't even a student at the academy, but will skirt her administrative duties and visit there just to mock and laugh at Arika whenever she does something wrong. Unlike Tomoe, Mashiro goes through quite the Break the Haughty, and eventually wises up.
  • Aki Honda from Narutaru, despite not being rich, graduates from criminal harassment to sodomy and rape. She meets a very nasty end when her favorite victim, local Lonely Rich Kid Hiroko Kaizuka, gets her Shadow Dragon and brutally murders Aki and her Girl Posse in what proves to be her Start of Darkness. It shows that in a series like Narutaru, alpha bitches have extremely short lifespans.
  • Naruto: when she was younger, Sakura was bullied by a trio of Alpha Bitches for her big forehead. Later, after they become rivals, Ino becomes something of an Alpha Bitch, but she soon grows out of it.
  • It's rather subtle, but in Neon Genesis Evangelion Asuka seems to become this at her, Rei and Shinji's high school after transferring. Justified in that, though Asuka doesn't come from wealth or class, she's an attractive, exotic girl in a class of probably fifteen kids, whose Attention Whore disposition makes it very easy to notice her. Of course, she's also a rather dark example, since most of her nasty behavior is a direct result of her Break the Cutie childhood and rather unfortunate relationships. Not to mention it gets her strangled later on...or does it?
    • Subverted in the Rebuild of Evangeion movies, in which Asuka acts the exact opposite at school and is instead an anti-social loner who would rather play handheld games by herself than receive any attention from her peers.
  • Shute Sutherland is a male example in Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu. He's hardly seen without his Boy Posse.
  • Oniisama e...
    • Aya Misaki, in all her bitchy, slanderous "glory". Poor Nanako and Mariko. Uncommonly for the trope, in the TV series she's given a Freudian Excuse (deep, deep insecurities and self-hate) and, by almost the end, she pulls a Heel-Face Turn.
    • Fukiko "Miya-sama" Ichinomiya, whose minions include, oh, the entire snotty Sorority, is another example, though her bitchiness doesn't show until the later chapters. Just like Aya, Fukiko is WAY more bitchy in the manga than the anime.
  • Tamaki Reika from Ojamajo Doremi, though she has a bit of a Freudian Excuse. (After she got serious burns as a baby thanks to her Bumbling Dad leaving a cup of hot coffee within her reach, he swore to never again make Reika cry...but ended up spoiling her rotten.)
  • Queen Barby from Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, who runs the school that Panty and Stocking are infiltrating in one episode (it's even explicitly stated that the weak-willed principal barely has any control compared to her). She turns out to be one of the Ghosts Panty and Stocking are after: a literal Queen Bee.
  • Sae from Peach Girl. She's Momo's main love rival, and is especially good at doing nasty things to Momo while making herself look innocent.
  • Pokémon
    • Ursula, one of Dawn's rivals, especially in the later episodes.
    • Also Giselle from one of the earliest episodes of the series, though she's a Lovable Alpha Bitch by the episode's end.
  • Private Actress gives us the very soft-spoken very smiley and very unsettling Kana Juumonji later known as Satoka Ryoudou from the Boarding School case. She completely dominates a group of girls from her school for rich kids, to the point of making the girls accomplices and instruments to her many crimes. She is also the teachers's darling and given leeways that the other students don't have, probably because one of her victims was a teacher.
  • Subverted in Red Garden. One of the Student Council members constantly complained about how the protagonist was being treated with kid gloves for her constant absences and tardies, and is seen several times spying on her, as if for blackmail material...then, in an emotional scene, she reveals that she's been worried about the protagonist for a long time, and wanted to help her with whoever is hurting her.
  • Nanami Kiryuu from Revolutionary Girl Utena. In the manga, Nanami only appears in a photo, so Juri takes her place as Alpha Bitch.
  • Toka from Saki, though she does have a soft side.
  • Kanako Kawamori from Sakura Gari.
  • Otome Kato from School Days. Slightly subverted as she's a sports idol and not a Rich Bitch or cheerleader.
  • Saaya Yamabuki from Shugo Chara!; mostly played for laughs.
  • Soukou no Strain adds Isabella to the list of characters that it kills off, but her even worse successor, Mariette, makes it through to the end of the series. Oddly, Lavinia, who is named after the Alpha Bitch of A Little Princess, is the furthest thing from being an Alpha Bitch herself, being head-over-heels for protagonist Sarah.
  • Kafuko from Space Pirate Mito, complete with a Girl Posse, a sense of entitlement, and a not-so-secret crush on the protagonist.
  • Tenjouin Saki of To Love-Ru is a stark subversion: while she meets almost all of the standard Alpha Bitch traits, right down to the Noblewoman's Laugh and Ojou Ringlets, she has a very human side; she obtained one of the girls in her Girl Posse by rescuing her from bullies. She is legitimately kind to her friends, and to her servants.
  • Ami of Toradora!, who usually hides her bitchiness behind a saccharine mask of sweetness until she feels she can get away with it. She does get Character Development, though, switching to Lovable Alpha Bitch. Being a very popular teen model, she's used to various people fawning over her and such. But, because she's a model, they expect her to be the cute, sunny, eternally bubbly girl she's often portrayed as. And she's sick of it.
  • Umineko no Naku Koro ni: Poor Ange has to deal with whole class of them, all because they don't like her personality, which apparently spoils their mood. Alternately, they're the Lovable Alpha Bitch type... and Ange is the one causing trouble. Remember, we only see things from Ange's perspective: the girls are HORRIFIED by her breakdown, and the school in itself relies on group punishment! So they may have gotten way ahead of their league, with all the horrible results that came.
  • Umi Monogatari has Oshima, who acts haughty around Kanon and is obsessed with winning over Kojima. However, she has hidden depths.
  • Princess Millerna starts out as the Alpha Bitch in The Vision of Escaflowne, but grows out of it.
  • In the manga version of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Seika Kohinata fills this role. Unlike most examples of this Trope, she has the skills to back up her ego. (In her one duel with Judai, she honestly wasn't bad.)
  • Miya Koshiro (a.k.a. The "Heiress") in Yumeiro Pâtissière.

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