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aka: Rose Haired Girl
A face as fresh as flowers.
Just like blue-haired girls are often introverted
, pink-haired girls are often cheery and optimistic
or sweet and romantic
. There's a high chance that, if a series has a Five-Man Band
, a girl with pink hair is The Chick
. It's also a popular hair color for protagonists of Magical Girl
Bonus points if she has a blue-haired love interest
This trope doesn't count just
for general pink hair. Other shades like magenta or salmon also count, but purple certainly does not
. Pink-haired boys
can also be examples.
of You Gotta Have Blue Hair
and Pink Means Feminine
. For animals with pink fur, go see Amazing Technicolor Wildlife
Sometimes in anime it can overlap with Bitch in Sheep's Clothing
. The pink-haired girl being designated as a Yamato Nadeshiko
may be a Dead Unicorn Trope
Compare Heroes Want Redheads
, Red-Headed Hero
and Fiery Redhead
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Anime & Manga
- Lacus Clyne from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, a peace-loving Idol Singer and daughter to the chairman of ZAFT that is nicknamed the "Pink Princess". However, she's also a Yamato Nadeshiko that intentionally allows people to mistake her gentle nature and idealism for weakness, prior to revealing herself to be a brilliant politician with an iron will and knack for winning people over to her side. By the conclusion of the sequel, she has become the new chairwoman of ZAFT and one of the few remaining political leaders in the world.
- Sisters Lunamaria and Meyrin Hawke, from Destiny. Both have magenta hair, though Lunamaria is The Chick among the ZAFT pilots while Meyrin is compassionate and kind.
- Haman Karn of Zeta and Double Zeta has pink hair, but is only cheerful and optimistic as a young girl in the Char's Deleted Affair manga set after the One Year War.
- Himeno Awayuki in Prétear, the cheerful and optimistic heroine. Also a type B Tsundere to Hayate, the aloof blue haired knight.
- Momoko from Wedding Peach, one of the most upbeat characters and also the heroine.
- The Lyrical Nanoha series plays this absolutely straight with Caro Ru Lushe, a gentle and kind-hearted White Magician Girl of the Riot Force 6's Forward team, yet inverts it to hell and back with Signum, a Stoic and no-nonsense swordswoman with an Old Soldier attitude. There is also Sette, the Emotionless Girl among Dr. Scaglietti's twelve Combat Cyborgs by the virtue/misfortune of having been designed to have the least emotional capacity among the sisters.
- Madoka Kaname from Puella Magi Madoka Magica, showcasing her innocent nature.
- Hinagiku Katsura from Hayate the Combat Butler. She fits the cheery subtype and the romantic one, and she has a blue-haired (clueless) love interest.
- Louise from The Familiar of Zero. She's closer to a Fiery Redhead, but over time she becomes less tsun-tsun and more dere-dere to Saito and comes to fit the romantic subtype better.
- Lucky Star:
- Pink-haired meganekko Miyuki Takara is the nicest and sweetest character in the main cast.
- Akira Kogami, who can act cheery until something angers her, at which point, it doesn't take a whole lot for the fiery aspect of her personality to surface.
- Fairy Tail:
- Sherry, a total Love Freak. Bonus points for her original love interest Lyon, who has light-blue hair.
- There's also the docile and kind Stellar Spirits Virgo and Aries.
- Meredy is a cute little girl, but is very much The Stoic. She becomes a full-blown example after the timeskip.
- Chelia, Sherry's cousin, who is also a Love Freak and very cheerful and friendly.
- Kiko from Darker Than Black certainly fits the Genki Girl stereotype. However, considering that most of the cast have realistic hair colors and she's a Cosplay Otaku Girl, it's quite possible she dyed it to fit this trope.
- A rare male example: Shuichi from Gravitation. He fulfils the optimistic side of the trope, doubling as a Keet.
- Mizuki Himeji from Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu. Pretty, nice and a mishmash of wacko.
- YuYu Hakusho: Genkai, at least, in her younger days, is an example of the "fiery" sort. It grayed over time, though. However, in the manga, her hair was strawberry-blonde.
- Bleach: Pink-haired, hyperactive, Yachiru is the cheerful and optimistic version, always smiling, especially when Kenpachi is enjoying his fights.
- Cheerful and energetic - that definitely describes Haruko Haruhara from FLCL.
- From Mahou Sensei Negima!, Makie Sasaki and the Narutaki twins have all been depicted with either pink or red hair. The first anime switches them all from pink to red hair about halfway through. They also all fit the "cheery girl" stereotype.
- Coby from One Piece. However, he is a rare male Shrinking Violet, and in direct contrast to the usual Pink-Haired teenager, he often has a nervous outlook on life - even after taking a small level in Badass.
- Nono of Diebuster has long pink hair and is optimistic, cheerful, strong, and passionate.
- Cosette, Ropponmatsu II (partially), and Excel's good conscience in Excel Saga.
- Megan Gwynn (Pixie) from New X-Men fit the definition for a good while, until Magik (or Magik's demonic clone) got to her. Depending on the artist, her hair's now either mostly black with pink streaks or mostly pink with black streaks, but either way, she was heavily affected by having bits of her soul ripped out and is suffering some serious overall disillusionment with the X-Adults.
- Devi from I Feel Sick definitely fits 'passionate and strong' and wishes she fit 'romantic'.
- Trapped on Draconica: Daniar is the strong and passionate type.
- Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games, who can be optimistic and effervescent to an almost manic degree. Her wig is pink in the first book (and in her first scenes in the movie), so it's the one she's most associated with, along with the color pink in general.
- The Ojou Princess Micaiah in Mica: Apoptosis has very pale pink/purple hair, and is kind and feminine.
- Final Fantasy:
- Lenna in Final Fantasy V (in her sprites, at least; Amano artwork has her as blonde). Her element is water, which signifies devotion, and she's a Friend to All Living Things princess who treats everyone with kindness and worries very much over the world's welfare.
- Final Fantasy XIII has Serah Farron, a cheerful and big-hearted girl who's a Foil to her stoic soldier sister. Vanille (who veers more into a salmon-shade) comes as bubbly and optimistic as they come until it's revealed she's faking it. But even after this, she's still the most upbeat of everyone. Lightning herself is a subversion; while her hair is pink, she is not a sweetie, even though she does level up in kindness during the game.
- Yuyuko Saigyouji from the Touhou series, due to her cherry blossom theme and her cheerful and optimistic personality.
- The Standard Branch of the Tokimeki Memorial series has a good number of Rose-Haired Girls. Tokimemo 2 has the Shirayuki twins, Miho and Maho, as well as Ensemble Dark Horse Kaori Yae (who happened to be a Genki Girl before the events that made her the Broken Bird she is at the start of the game, and gradually returns to her former Genki Girl self after she overcomes her painful past, thanks to the Power of Love).
- Serra from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade and Ethlin from Geneaology of the Holy War are Genki Girl examples, while Linoan from Thracia 776 is the docile Proper Lady variety.
- Olivia in Awakening, except she's a Shrinking Violet. And though you really have to push it, she can marry the blue-haired Chrom. Cherche, too, as a Proper Lady variant. (Though she can't marry Chrom due to appearing after the Time Skip).
- Also, when a male Player Character marries either Cherche or Olivia, their Genki Girl daughter Morgan will possess pink hair. Similarly, if said male character is given pink hair, then his non-Morgan son/daughter will be rose-haired too.
- Mayu Uzaka from Lightning Legend: Daigo no Daibouken. She's of the cheery, strong, and passionnate type, being a Tomboy fighting for justice.
- Liebea from RosenkreuzStilette. Bonus points for being a Proper Lady who's prone to crying.
- Imoen in Baldur's Gate. Somehow, she dyed her hair pink in the sequel. She's a mage and is very cheerful despite all the bad things that happened to her.
- Elphelt Valentine of Guilty Gear Xrd has pink hair. She's also obsessed with romance and marriage, to the point where her win animation consists of her running over, producing a marriage contract from her cleavage and trying to convince her beaten up opponent to sign it.
- Kohaku and Hisui from Tsukihime. Kohaku is cheery, while Hisui is docile.
- Misha from Katawa Shoujo is of the cheery, energetic type. Except she actually dyes her hair and she's not as cheery as you'd think.
- Rose Haibara, protagonist of Rose Guns Days, is of a generally kind and understanding nature, making everyone love her. However she can speak strongly when there is something she cannot accept.
- Elodie from Long Live the Queen, who starts out as a sweet, innocent, and somewhat naive fourteen-year old princess who just inherited the throne on her mother's death. Depending on how you play (and whether she survives), she can continue to play out the stereotype, or turn into one hell of a subversion.
- Kendall Flowers from don't take it personally babe, it just ain't your story, a charismatic, outspoken, terrifyingly intelligent and occasionally rather insensitive teenage girl.
- Dolce from Angels Friends is of the cheery and optimistic type.
- Starfire from Teen Titans Go! is usually very optimistic and cheerful.
- Kimber Benton from Jem has shockingly pink '80s Hair, and is the most friendly and cheerful of their group, easily befriending Stormer from their rival band The Misfits. She also has the most romantic entanglements aside from Jem herself.