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Female Protagonist anime

1 A Letter to Momo
A Letter to Momo

?

Haven't watched; a movie from I.G.

2 Aoi Hana
Aoi Hana

+

A serious (!) lesbian romance, not fan service

3 Aria the Animation
Aria the Animation

?

4 Attacker You!
Attacker You!

+

A girl wants to be a volleyball star

5 Attack No. 1
Attack No. 1

+

A girl wants to be a volleyball star

6 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Sailor Stars
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Sailor Stars

?

7 Blood+
Blood+

+

An action anime with a female protagonist, quite likely the best of this rare beasts

8 Blood-C
Blood-C

+

Slice of life mixed with action and mystery, female protagonist

9 Blood The Last Vampire
Blood The Last Vampire

+

A movie about a female vampire

10 Brother, Dear Brother
Brother, Dear Brother

+

Tentatively added to the list, lesbian romance but seemingly serious, as there's no fan service here at all that I can remember

11 Chrono Crusade
Chrono Crusade

+

Very good action anime, strong female protagonist, cohesive plot

12 El Cazador de la Bruja
El Cazador de la Bruja

+

Two female protagonists, adventures on the road, comedy, cohesive plot

13 Escaflowne
Escaflowne

...

To my shame, I cannot remember if there are two protagonists here or one. One of them was a boy, another a girl, and from whose POV was all that? *bangs head on the table trying to stir memories*

14 Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket

+

An anime about a compassionate girl

15 Glass Mask (2005)
Glass Mask (2005)

+

A girl makes a theatre career + some hints of romance

16 Gokusen
Gokusen

+

A female teacher for delinquents

17 Good Witch of the West - Astraea Testament
Good Witch of the West - Astraea Testament
18 Haikara-san ga Tooru
Haikara-san ga Tooru

?

19 Hanasakeru Seishounen
Hanasakeru Seishounen

+

A romance + some actual plot elements, including even political ones. A rich girl has to choose a husband from a few candidates.

20 Hikari no Densetsu
Hikari no Densetsu

?

21 Howl's Moving Castle
Howl's Moving Castle

+

This Miyazaki's work has some issues, I feel, although they're very minor

22 Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

+

A rom-com about a girl working as a part-time waitress and her admirer

23 Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne
Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne
24 Kare Kano
Kare Kano

...

I suspect it's a boy's POV

25 Kemono no Souja Erin
Kemono no Souja Erin

+

A serious anime featuring a female protagonist in a fantasy setting. Like a very good novel. Very high quality.

26 Kiki's Delivery Service
Kiki's Delivery Service

+

A child witch is a protagonist of this Miyazaki's tale for younger ages

27 Lovely Complex
Lovely Complex

?

Two POVs or a boy's POV?

28 Magical Angel Creamy Mami
Magical Angel Creamy Mami
29 Magic Knight Rayearth
Magic Knight Rayearth
30 Magic Knight Rayearth OVA
Magic Knight Rayearth OVA
31 Maria Holic
Maria Holic

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I know that this is from a female POV, but I heard that it ridicules yuri, and if that's true, then it's definitely made for men and by men

32 Maria-sama ga Miteru
Maria-sama ga Miteru

?

I watch it till the middle, but cannot decide if it should be in the list of worthy female protagonists anime. Seemingly no fan service, though.

33 Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009)
Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009)
34 Miracle Girls
Miracle Girls

?

35 Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

+

Another tale with a very young female protagonist from Miyazaki

36 Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club

+

A poor girl cross-dresses as a boy to get into a prestigious school.

37 Paradise Kiss
Paradise Kiss

+

A story of a very good quality and realism about a young woman struggling to find her way in life, despite family issues

38 Petite Princess Yucie
Petite Princess Yucie

?

39 Revolutionary Girl Utena
Revolutionary Girl Utena

+

A girl at school, but not an ordinary school. Some weirdness, some mysticism.

40 Romeo x Juliet
Romeo x Juliet

...

Undecided, even though I watched I am ashamed not to remember from whose POV this was... Possibly from both?

41 The Rose of Versailles
The Rose of Versailles

...

Haven't watched, but it's a candidate as something made by the same person as Brother, my Dear Brother

42 Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon

?

Never watched, but it's famous. Probably for younger ages?

43 Sailor Moon R
Sailor Moon R

?

Never watched, but it's famous. Probably for younger ages?

44 Sailor Moon S
Sailor Moon S

?

Never watched, but it's famous. Probably for younger ages?

45 Sailor Moon Super S
Sailor Moon Super S

?

Never watched, but it's famous. Probably for younger ages?

46 Saki
Saki

-

Good anime about playing cards, but female characters demonstrate lesbianism which is definitely not serious and is merely a fan service for male viewers

47 Seirei no Moribito
Seirei no Moribito

+

A warrior female protagonist in a fantasy setting, serious anime, although by serious I just mean like a very good fantasy book

48 Serial Experiments Lain
Serial Experiments Lain

?

I haven't watched this fully, but wasn't it told from the boy's POV?

49 Simoun
Simoun

-

As far as I remember, this particular lesbian-themed anime feels more like fan service for not-so-female crowd, even without anything being overt

50 Skip Beat!
Skip Beat!

+

A really good shoujo, a girl makes career in film industry + romance

51 Soul Eater
Soul Eater

...

I'm undecided... is there really a FP POV here? There are many. Great comedy otherwise!

52 Spirited Away
Spirited Away

+

A great work by Hayao Miyazaki, imho it's his best

53 Strawberry Panic
Strawberry Panic

-

As far as I remember, this particular lesbian-themed anime feels more like fan service for a not-so-female, even without anything being overt

54 Time Stranger Kyoko
Time Stranger Kyoko

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