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Amazing Female Characters in Anime

A list for female characters that are actually well written and unique, that are given the respect they deserve by their writers and have a distinct lack of cliched character tropes. No oversexualization/fanservice, not designed just for a romance, not designed for pandering of any kind. I just love cool female characters that subvert these tropes, and I think we can all agree, they deserve recognition. Suggestions welcome.
1 Abigail JONES

Abigail JONES

A true spitfire with amazing development. We love tomboys here in the amazing female characters list.

2 Ai MAGASE

Ai MAGASE

I have decided that I want to die

3 Allenby BEARDSLEY

Allenby BEARDSLEY

A refreshingly cool female character in such an old-school 'mindless fun' series as Fighter G Gundam, and a very welcome addition to the cast. Has a lot of value on her own, and works great with the other characters.

4 Angela CARPENTER

Angela CARPENTER

Her story was one of the most interesting in the whole of Carole & Tuesday and was a thrill to follow along with. She has true talent.

5 Arisa UOTANI

Arisa UOTANI

6 Atsuko KAGARI

Atsuko KAGARI

Cute, but her gender doesnt necesarily matter. That's one of the major things to consider when designing a good character. You can't pander to any specific gender or else you get something fake, and you can't fall into the usual tropes or you get some kinda [insert fairy tail girl here]. Akko doesn't need any of this, as she embodies the idea of her character perfectly. And she's downright charming.

7 Bishamonten

Bishamonten

8 Celty STURLUSON

Celty STURLUSON

Celty's arguably the protagonist of her story, and one of the more interesting ones i've seen. Her character arc really gets going after a while, and although she does have a romance, it's not her only purpose in the narrative to any extent. Suggested by candylover246

9 Chain SUMERAGI

Chain SUMERAGI

Funny, cool and fun to watch in the show. I appreciate this one a lot especially in Part 2.

10 Doll

Doll

Doll had a very unique and interesting story and was a very strong lead in the narrative in Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus. Hers is a tragic story, and you can really feel the passion that went into making her character. Not like a lot of female characters, and definitely likeable.

11 Dororo

Dororo

12 Ennis

Ennis

Ennis is cool and likeable. What she goes through is entertaining to watch and she plays a big part in the train's prologue. She doesn't fall into fanservice tropes, or typical divesity inclusion tropes. She's just cool.

13 Fuu KASUMI

Fuu KASUMI

Lots of fun to watch and champloo truly wouldn't be the same without her. Lots of great characters in the show but she's one of the best.

14 Haruhi FUJIOKA

Haruhi FUJIOKA

15 Haruko HARUHARA

Haruko HARUHARA

16 Kaede KAYANO

Kaede KAYANO

It took me too long to put one of my favorite anime characters of all time on this list. Late into the game, kayano proves herself to be one of the most interesting anime characters I've ever seen. She has so many layers. It's hard to describe why she's on this list due to spoilers, but I definitely know she deserves a spot among the best.

17 Kagura

Kagura

I don't know how they did it, but they successfully managed to create a girl that doesn't fall into a single female character trope. Not a single one. Just for that she belongs on this list as she is both entertaining and pretty cool just by default of being a super-strength beast with a steel machine-gun umbrella

18 Kino

Kino

She's a good strong character and there's a lot to love about her. Her gender doesn't affect her character, she's just Kino. She also looks cool and is a badass.

19 Koharu HONDOMACHI

Koharu HONDOMACHI

The young brilliant detective from ID:Invaded makes an excellent edition to the list. As her title implies, she's both smart and skilled in the field, though not without her flaws such as recklessness. She's one of the most interesting female characters to watch.

20 Lain IWAKURA

Lain IWAKURA

21 Maho MINAMI

Maho MINAMI

22 Mai SAKURAJIMA

Mai SAKURAJIMA

23 Maka ALBARN

Maka ALBARN

Maka is human. That's what makes her a terrrific female character, she exhibits the most human and down-to-earth characteristics out of the whole cast, while remaing badass. She isn't used for much fanservice, and her gender only matters because of her father issues, it's not what defines her as a character.

24 Mao

Mao

25 Morgiana

Morgiana

A great compliment to the other two MCs and just as interesting. It's fun to watch her beat the hell out of things and be a general badass, but even better to see her characterization grow. Suggested by candylover246

26 Nanachi

Nanachi

A very welcome character in such an interestingly strange series, provides a lot of grounded reasoning and a sarcastic tone that's enjoyable. She's essensial to the plot in a good way. She's not annoying, and of course mostly not sexualized AT LEAST IN THE ANIME.

27 Oscar Fran├žois DE JARJAYES

Oscar Fran├žois DE JARJAYES

Provides a great POV for a main character in this sort of story, and she's not without her problems either unlike the mary sue you'd expect her to be. She's a decent character that you end up rooting for as she goes through everything.

28 Re-l MAYER

Re-l MAYER

Re-l Mayer is a no-nonsense investigator in a dark, depleted futuristic world, who looks down on society. In the story of Ergo Proxy she must put her pride and way of life aside to find answers and explore the reality she lives in, fighting both the government, her grandfather, her emotions, and even her relationships, to satisfy her curiosity. She's good with a gun and has some serious gothic style. Re-l is definitely one of the coolest female characters I've seen.

29 Rin KAGA

Rin KAGA

As far as children in anime are, they tend to be nosy and noisy, easily irritated, in the majority of times messing and complicating thins and situations, meanwhile not delivering much in terms of story. And then there is Rin. The connection between Daikichi and Rin is the focal point of the story, however it is Rin's brightness, for a kid too mature character and her constant optimism which creates the magical heartwarming tone of the show. Be prepared to get your soul melted and your smile to not ever leave your face when she is on the stage. Suggested by Scalpelexis

30 Riza HAWKEYE

Riza HAWKEYE

Perfect. She may seem like the typical badass soldier character at first - but then you realize that that's what makes her so great. She's not extremely special or wonder woman, she's just a soldier that's good at her job and looks cool doing it. She's also very handy if you need someone good with a gun, which not many people in this series are.

31 Robin NICO

Robin NICO

Robin has always stood out in the One Piece crew as one of the most complex characters with the darkest past. She was first introduced as a villain, and I kinda hated her because she looked like another crazy fanservicey sort. Yet, she evolved HUGELY during water 7 and became an amazing character. I won't spoil anything, but definitely stands out as far as females go in anime.

32 Shiki RYOUGI

Shiki RYOUGI

33 Shirayuki

Shirayuki

34 Togame

Togame

35 Touko AOZAKI

Touko AOZAKI

36 Tsubame MIZUSAKI

Tsubame MIZUSAKI

She doesn't want to make a slideshow, she wants to make ANIME! The Eizouken's resident passionate animator with an eye for detail really makes the show her own. One of the most relatable female characters in anime for me.

37 Tsukuyo

Tsukuyo

I mean... wow. She's so cooooool! Yeah, she is a tiny bit sexualized every once in a while but only for gintama-style comic relief for sure. She's almost too good of a character for this show.

38 Violet EVERGARDEN

Violet EVERGARDEN

39 Yotsugi ONONOKI

Yotsugi ONONOKI

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BalalaikaS Sep 18, 2020

Nico robin is shit. Nami is way better.

Scalpelexis Jul 19, 2018

From what I have seen, I can agree with everyone except with Akko. I can't see what is so unique about her, since she is your classic triggerish, hyperactive girl. She for me is a mix of Kill la Kill's girls Mako and Ryuko. Resembles very strongly Papika from Flip Flappers. She is pretty tropey in my eyes.

I have some few favorite girls and obviously I have to recommend mine and if not her, then Holo from Spice and Wolf. If I have to suggest someone more, then Rin Kaga from Usagi Drop. This child makes you wanting children even when you 10 or 90 years old..as perverted as that sounds..damn it.