It’s the most wonderful time of year! That’s right, it’s the winter 2023 season that brings with it the gift of good shows and even better anime waifus. Because let’s face it, what’s an anime season without a good anime waifu to indulge in? Sure, there is plenty of anime that don’t need a waifu character for them to be good. Think of them as the additional icing on the cake. And while it’s all silly, it does make us anticipate the upcoming anime season more so!
And while this winter 2023 is jampacked with anime, both returning favorites and new debuts, it also means that we will be seeing both familiar anime waifus and the debut of new possible favorites. The season before this, Fall 2022, had some of the best anime waifus of the year so Winter 2023 feels rather tame when compared. Like, yeah, maybe we aren’t getting literal best wife Yor Forger from Spy x Family Cours 2, but we are going to be reunited with the cutest Goddess ever, Hestia from Dan-Machi. And, well, that counts for something, right?
In all honesty, this whole waifu business is just good fun. And as the anime fandom culture has grown more global, I have realized that the term ‘waifu’ itself doesn’t hold the same cringe meaning as it used to before. Like, yeah, anime waifus were once a thing you heard people fight over seriously and be very nasty about. But now, anime waifus are more or less just a scapegoat term for your favorite character. In a lot of cases, they don’t even have to be women. Anime waifus is truly all-encompassing.
But for now, as this year reaches its end, we can look forward to some new anime waifus that will be gracing our screens and ranking on internet polls during Winter 2023. So, who is going to be the top waifus of Winter 2023? Let’s list them all in today’s segment of Get Ranked!
Liselotte – Endo, and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Liselotte
I have to say, the Otome Isekai genre is quickly becoming a guilty pleasure. And the heroines of these shows already tend to be interesting, but Liselotte just might be a contender for the new best anime waifu for me. I mean, she’s technically the villainess of the game, and she was going to remain that way. That is until the Prince of the game realized that no, she is a catch after all!
Mahiru Shiina – Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten
Honestly, Mahiru is simply so wholesome and sweet, that she deserves all the good things in the world. It’s no wonder Amane Fujimiya, her next-door neighbor, fell for her as hard as he did. All Mahiru wants is to help those around her, and her gentle demeanor is what makes her s easily lovable. Definitely one of the sweetest anime waifus of Winter 2023!
Tomo Aizawa – Tomo-Chan Is A Girl
I already know why Tomo Aizawa is going to be a favorite. She has the same vibes as another one of my greatest waifus of all time, Haruhi Fujioka from Ouran High School Host Club. Her being in love with her best friend and having to convince him of it? Peak hilarity is so, so underappreciated. Like, I adore seeing more androgynous characters in anime. More tomboy anime waifus, please!
Hestia – Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?
You know her, I know her, and practically the entire anime community knows her by a single ribbon meme. But Hestia is more than that. She is cute, loyal, and just a little bit possessive. Which Bell Cranel should learn to value more! But I’m just glad to see the little goddess return in inter 2023. Hestia Familia stans, unite!
Hayase Nagatoro – Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro 2nd Attack
I am fully aware of the consequences of putting Hayase Nagatoro as the top anime waifu here. But also, I just really like assertive female characters. And no one else is bringing the kind of energy to Winter 2023 that Nagatoro is! She is a little sadistic and maybe too much of a tease. But she’s also protective of her senpai and just playful. We love!