Female Examples

  • A Certain Magical Index: Last Order a.k.a. MISAKA #20001 originally started as an Emotionless Girl like her fellow Misaka clones, but when the scientists in charge of Project Radio Noise uploaded a personality program into the Misaka Network, Last Order (the network admin) intercepted the program for herself. Hence the Genkiness unlike her emotionless Radio Noise clones, Dark Magical Girl Misaka Worst and Shorttank Misaka Mikoto.
  • The titular character of A Little Snow Fairy Sugar, much to Saga's initial annoyance. Saga's cousin Kanon would also qualify.
  • Nikotama Sara from Ai no Shintairiku acts like this to come off as cute.
  • Chika from Ai Yori Aoshi.
  • Hiromi from Aim for the Ace! is a gregarious and cheerful schoolgirl, an early version of the trope.
  • Bunny from Alice in Sexland pours energy and passion into everything she does. And yes, meaning everything. That said, she's pretty chaste compared to everyone else in the series.
  • Yui of Angel Beats. Justified in that in life she was an Ill Girl, bedridden after an accident... so now that she has functional limbs again, she's doggone well gonna use them..
  • Axis Powers Hetalia gives us Seychelles and Taiwan. The former has some elements of the Ditz and openly admits to prank-calling her former boss England, while the latter is a Motor Mouth and the Energetic Younger Sibling to the rest of the rest of the Asian countries. Both seem to highlight this element in their character songs, with Seychelles humming her song while the music isn't even playing and Taiwan singing about making problems go "poof."
  • Azumanga Daioh:
    • Self-described "wildcat high school girl" Tomo (pictured on main page), when she isn't being a Jerkass and a "Ted Baxter." We know she's a Genki Girl because she's a Genki Girl because "Genki" is the first thing she says.
    • Yukari-sensei is what happens when the Genki Girl grows up. Or doesn't.
  • Baccano!: Maria Harvent, who even comes with the equally hyperactive boyfriend and Partner in Crime, Issac Dian. They seem to have an amplifying effect on each other (at least their seiyuu have this chemistry). Since they're inseparable for their entire screen time, it's impossible to tell how Genki they are individually.
  • Bakemonogatari: Suruga Kanberu fits this trope well.
  • Julie from Bakugan.
  • Bamboo Blade: Kendo Team Captain Kirino Chiba is easily the most Genki member of her squad.
  • Bleach:
  • Lulu from Blood Plus is usually upbeat and enthusiastic -- even after she becomes the last survivor of the Schiff.
  • The Brave Fighter of Sun Fighbird has an adult example in Momoko Yamasaki, a very energetic and child-like Fiery Redhead who works as the local Intrepid Reporter.
  • Sakuya from Candy Boy. Particularly with respect to her pursuit of Kanade.
  • Captain Tsubasa: Sanae Nakazawa is this as a pre-teen girl, and when she "calms down" as a teenager, the 'genki girl' spot is taken by her younger friend Kumi Sugimoto. The latter's genkiness is amped Up to Eleven in the 2018-2019 series.
  • Cardcaptor Sakura:
    • Sakura Kinomoto, who's also very good at cheerleading, skateboarding, video games, and even sports.
    • Nakuru Akizuki, who is also a Manipulative Bastard. And being a technically genderless spirit being rather than a human girl, though she refers to herself and identifies as such.
  • Chi, the energetic kitten in Chi's Sweet Home.
  • Chrono Crusade:
  • Code Geass:
  • Radical Edward from Cowboy Bebop.
  • Road Kamelot from D.Gray-man is a particularly creepy version.
  • Eco is often this in Seikoku no Dragonar esp. when the Academy students head downtown.
  • Mio Hio and Towa-chan of D.N.Angel.
  • Misa from Death Note. Yandere and the. Creepiest. Genki. Ever.
  • Arale Norimaki from Doctor Slump. With a dose of Super-Powered Robot Meter Maids, Cute Bruiser, Strange Girl and definitely Cloud Cuckoolander.
  • Dragon Half: Mink and Pia.
  • Elemental Gelade: Cisqua when near money.
  • Pino from Ergo Proxy, who is really more like a Genki Robot that looks like a girl.
  • Excel from Excel Saga -- Jessica Calvello, her first English voice actress, got just a little too much into the role and wound up straining her vocal cords, which forced her replacement by Larissa Woolcott.
  • Renge from Flame of Recca is also a strong contender for that title.
  • Haruhara Haruko from FLCL calms down for maybe thirty seconds an episode, and sometimes not even that much.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist series: Winry Rockbell of all incarnations. She goes full-on Bishie Sparkle, Squee, and arm-wavy mode whenever she sees something cute or acting cute (Elysia Hughes weeded this mode out of her the first few minutes after she met her), something's caught her interest (mainly anything involving automail, i.e. Rush Valley, or a shopping spree in Central), or a rather vicious (and comic) argument with Ed again, mainly over automail). The times that she's not Genki mode are when she's realized something tragic or an error in her construction (i.e. learning about Hughes' death or discovering the missing screw in Ed's newly-constructed automail arm after he left to go investigate Laboratory #5... or even worse, when she finds out who killed her parents), or when she's concentrating on building a new automail body part.
  • Miaka from Fushigi Yuugi is the rare example of a Genki Girl as the main character.
  • Asuka from Future GPX Cyber Formula. Her Genkiness has been toned down in the OVA's, though.
  • Galaxy Angel II: Nano-Nano Pudding, who may or may not be an Expy of Bu-ling.
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: The Tachikomas are Genki tanks.
  • Haruhi Suzumiya:
    • The title character is a very avalanche of Genkiness, who drags everyone nearby along with her. This is expressly stated in the audio drama's main song "First Goodbye" which is, in-canon, written by Haruhi herself (and just as autobiographical as "Lost My Music") with the line "Igai to genki!"
    • Tsuruya-san, a minor character, is somewhat of a Motor Mouth and a cheerful Genki Girl, with emphasis on the "cheerful." A natural co-conspirator with Haruhi (when Haruhi isn't working with Little Sister).
    • In the 9th/10th novel introduced, Yasumi absolutely qualifies. No surprise, considering her true identity: Haruhi's subconsciousness.
  • Sakuya from Hayate the Combat Butler, a Genki Tsundere combo.
  • Haruna from High School Debut is so Genki she's almost Badass Normal. One of her recurring sentences is "Let's work hard!" -- cue to high-fiving everyone, running around doing more physical work than the guys and tiring everyone out. Oh yeah, and she can put up a physical fight with guys, including potential assaulters. Her over-the-top Genkiness is arguably part of what makes her such an endearing character.
  • Miyako in Hidamari Sketch. While she's prone to sleep in class and can sometimes sleep for 12 hours in one go, once she is awake, she's quite energetic. One episode shows her coming into Yuno's apartment, showing no signs of having awakened two minutes ago; another has Yuno pointing out that she's hyper even in the morning. "That was quick!" is a common phrase applied to her actions, whether she's gobbling down food or making art (usually impromptu). But despite all her teasing, she's a likeable person, a good friend... and surprisingly, does well in school!
  • Torako from Hyakko. She's of the Genki-Ditz blend, considering she makes her debut by leaping out of a window. It's a second-story window, but she definitely chooses the quickest way to get from point A to point B.
  • Ritsu from K-On!, essentially holding the club together with her enthusiasm.
  • Sora from Kaleido Star is amazingly energetic. Emphasis on amazingly. Her friends Rosetta Passel and Marion Begnini try to keep up with her, but they still have a way to go.
  • Ayu in Kanon, contrasting Heavy Sleeper Nayuki, Tsundere Makoto, Ill Girl Shiori and Emotionless Mai.
  • Tamayo from Kidou Tenshi Angelic Layer.
  • Kodomo no Omocha: Kurata Sana is the archetypical Genki Girl. The Fan Vid Caffeine Econium gives some inkling of just how energetic she is; none of the sequences in this video have been sped up.
  • Hikari from Lamune. Noted by the male lead (her cousin) that she acts like a kid, despite being a year older than he.
  • Kaolla Suu from Love Hina.
  • Lucky Star:
    • It seems that Akira Kogami fits into this trope, only if you aren't seeing her true personality.
    • Yui would count for real. Minami muses that innocent little Yutaka will take on her personality as time goes on, upon meeting her for the first time.
  • Magic Knight Rayearth: Hikaru Shidou, to a lesser degree.
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha:
  • Mahou Sensei Negima: Several characters count, Makie being the most notable example. The entirety of Mahora Academy is described as such, even the boys, by the teachers themselves. It was stated that during a previous School Festival, they arranged an academy-wide game of tag, and afterwards decided not to do that again because there were too many injuries. That year, they were going for a (slightly) more sedate game of Hide-N-Seek, until the Big Bad of that arc provided an army of robots, and they decided to unleash the students on them instead.
  • Mikoto from Mai-HiME subverts this trope nicely by simultaneously being a Dark Magical Girl. (Push this type of subversion even further, and you wind up with the Perky Goth.)
  • Manabi from Manabi Straight!.
  • Miki from Marmalade Boy is another protagonist example.
  • Minami-ke: In the Ditz variation, Kana steals the show from her Little Miss Snarker and Onee-Sama sisters.
  • Misaki from Misaki Number One.
  • Mileina Vashti from Mobile Suit Gundam 00. Louise Halevy used to be one, but later she's not so Genki anymore. And Nena Trinity looked like a Genki Girl, but was actually Cute and Psycho.
  • My Lovely Ghost Kana: The titular Cute Ghost Girl is a strange example. In the Backstory, she gruesomely took her own life, stabbing herself in the chest many times, and her ghost remained behind, trapped in the apartment building where she died. By the time the real story begins many years later, Kana has forgotten most details of her life, including why she decided to end it. When Unlucky Everydude Daikichi (unable to afford to live anywhere better) moves into the allegedly haunted building, he has a hard time accepting that this cheerful, energetic girl (overjoyed at finally having some company) is actually a ghost.
  • My Neighbor Totoro: Both the girls, but especially Mei. Justified in that they're a couple of kids excited about a new house and giant, friendly nature-gods.
  • Nana "Hachi" Komatsu from Nana is called a puppy by her roommate for her energy and desire to please.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: In a number of Lighter and Softer adaptations, Rei, of all people, gets this treatment. Seriously.
    • The first Girlfriend of Steel Gaiden Game keeps her in character. The set-in-episode-26's-alternate-universe sequel, however, plays this trope straight.
    • She gets the same treatment in the alternate-universe manga Angelic Days (also based on episode 26's AU). So... weird.
  • Niea from NieA 7 arguably qualifies, even though she mixes her energetic nature with being a total Jerkass.
  • Komugi Nakahara of Nurse Witch Komugi.
  • Hana-chan from Ojamajo Doremi.
  • Oniisama e...: Tomoko Arikura, in contrast to her best friend Nanako.
  • Pani Poni Dash!: Himeko. Maho!
  • Pokémon has a bunch, human and Pokémon alike. Pokémon Black
    • Of course, Best Wishes character Iris takes it further (same way she is in the games, too).
    • Your rival Bianca from Black and White is even worse.
  • Pretty Sammy series: Pixy Misa and Washu.
  • The Prince of Tennis: Tomoka, Kurumi, and to some extent An (if you don't piss her off).
  • Ahiru from Princess Tutu -- who is a duck that can magically turn into a girl -- spends most of the show running at top speed, squawking out words so fast it's hard to keep up. She's not even aware that her energy level is unusually high, judging by her confused reaction when another girl from her school fails to keep up with her. This may be because her friends Pique and Lilie are about as energetic as she is, or it may be because she's a duck and doesn't know any better.
  • Project A-ko: A-Ko Magami and C-Ko Kotobuki.
  • Puni Puni Poemi: Excel Saga's director also gave us the title character Poemi. Impossible as it may sound, at times she surpasses even Excel in Genkiness. Puni Puni Poemi may be an attempt to cram all the insanity of its parent series into two episodes.
  • Shampoo from Ranma ½.
  • Wakaba Shinohara from Revolutionary Girl Utena.
  • Line from Saber Marionette J and its sequels.
  • Usagi Tsukino of Sailor Moon is an obvious example. Eternally cheerful and loud. Her monologue from the Stars season perfectly expresses it. Here's just the end.

Oh, it's almost 7 o'clock on Saturday! Dinner time!
All right!!
With mom's food, and the TV on, my cheerfulness goes up a hundred times! The peace of school, and the peace of my family, and the peace of my sweetheart, and the peace of the universe, I will protect them all together!
Time to eat!
Yes! Energy level at two hundred percent! Cheer bursting at ten billion horsepower! Transform!

Oh, it's almost 7 o'clock on Saturday! Dinner time!

All right!!

With mom's food, and the TV on, my cheerfulness goes up a hundred times! The peace of school, and the peace of my family, and the peace of my sweetheart, and the peace of the universe, I will protect them all together!

Time to eat!

Yes! Energy level at two hundred percent! Cheer bursting at ten billion horsepower! Transform!

  • Lirin from Saiyuki.
  • Yuki from Saki, though it's actually a bit of a problem for her Mahjong playing since she loses focus after the initial rounds causing her game to drop.
  • Tenma Tsukamoto from School Rumble is this combined with the Ditz.
  • Mamoru from Sister Princess.
  • Princess Amelia from Slayers is a truly terrifying mix of this trope and Love Freak. Hammer of justice!!
  • Mihoshi Akeno from Sora no Manimani, who's full of energy and passion about two things: astronomy and Saku. She also has the tendency to hug him without warning.
  • Patty Thompson from Soul Eater maintains a cheerful attitude in any situation. Also she laughs like crazy.
  • In Street Fighter IIV, Chun-Li is seen in this role. Justified, as this is an Alternate Universe where she's much younger and more innocent than in canon.
  • Momoko Kuzuryu in Sumomomo Momomo.
  • Ran Kotobuki from Super Gals; she runs everywhere and shouts all the time.
  • Nabatame Renge from Sweet Ninja Girl Asuki. Also Azuki herself, to a lesser extent.
  • Noelle from Tenshi ni Narumon is an extreme version of this.
  • Akiko from Time of Eve acts like this when the main characters first meet her. They automatically assumed she was human, only to discover that in public, she's an emotionless Robot Girl. This is a façade, though, so being a Genki Girl really is her natural personality.
  • Huan Bu-Ling from Tokyo Mew Mew, whose sprinting and flailing is often accompanied by circus tricks like running on top of a ball or breathing fire. As Mew Pudding, most of her flight scenes consist of jumping around and climbing things.
  • Nina from Tona Gura is so annoyingly Genki, she nearly causes Emotionless Girl Marie Kagura to punish her, something she never does to anyone outside of her brother Yuuji. In his Chivalrous Pervert mode, Yuuji asked that he be punished in her place. If Marie were to choose this option with Tojo Haya, like as no one would stop her.
  • Toradora!: Minori approaches everything with so much energy that she makes the surrounding people look lifeless.
  • Dita from Vandread fills this role, right down to frequently falling over while running.
  • Chizuru Sarashina from Wandering Son is a wacky and eccentric girl who does what she wants to, even going against her school's clothing rules (wore a bikini instead of the school swimsuit once, sometimes wears a tie instead of a ribbon, and wears the boys' uniform occasionally).
  • Ayumi from The World Only God Knows. The first time we see her, she sprinted into the main character, sped through the conversation, and ran off. Into a wall.
  • Nozomi from Yes! Pretty Cure 5. With each "Kettei~!", you know she's going to drag the team into some good-hearted but implausible scheme, and somehow, her pure energy makes it work. On the other hand, from the following seasons, we have Love Momozono and Erika Kurumi.
  • Yotsuba from Yotsuba&! is a Genki Girl with training wheels. And to drive the point home, several moments of the story show her with sunflowers.
  • Natsumi from You're Under Arrest is Genki and loud most of the time.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: From the fifth season, Mana, the Egyptian past life of the Dark Magician Girl.

Male Examples

  • The Area no Kishi protagonist, Kakeru, is a student who channels his love of football into working tirelessly first as manager for his high school football team, and later in the series to overcome obstacles becoming a player himself.
  • Axis Powers Hetalia: Just like Taiwan is the Asian Group's Genki Girl, her "brother" South Korea can easily be seen as a male version.
  • Bleach: Asano Keigo is constantly active and cheerful (or entirely down in the dumps), to the point that he gets on Ichigo's nerves. Though Keigo does have some introspective moments, they are few and far between.
    • The last chapter of the manga introduces another Genki Guy, Kazui Kurosaki. Considering he is Orihime's son with Ichigo, it's to be expected.
  • Future GPX Cyber Formula: Jackie Gudelhian, Johji Ohtomo and Bleed Kaga are adult versions of the trope. The latter, however, drops off his Genkiness in the ZERO arc when he began to become serious.
  • Raphael from Tenshi ni Narumon, to a lesser degree.
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