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Anime with strong, realistic female characters

1 Kino's Journey

Kino's Journey

Kino was once an ordinary child expected to inherit her parents' hotel. When unfortunate circumstances force her to leave her hometown at the age of 12, Kino begins a very different life. She learns to ride a moterrad, shoot guns and defend herself from attackers. She decides to go on journey to see the world.

2 Revolutionary Girl Utena

Revolutionary Girl Utena

3 The Rose of Versailles

The Rose of Versailles

4 The Heroic Legend of Arslan

The Heroic Legend of Arslan

Alfreed

Daughter of a bandit chief, Alfreed is a competent and fearless fighter. She can both take and give orders and achieve successful results.

Falangies

A high priestess of the goddess Mithra, Farangis is strong, fearless and wise. She's one of several exceptional fighters who protect and guard the young Prince Arslan and rides with him into battle.

5 Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

Leila is a kick-ass vampire hunter. She traveled and worked with the fierce Marcus brothers as a valued member of their team. At the end of the film we see that she also grows as a person and finds a greater meaning for her life than simply slaughtering the undead.

6 Snow White with the Red Hair

Snow White with the Red Hair

Self-reliant to the Nth degree, Shirayuki is a clever woman who always seems to need rescuing but in reality she generally rescues herself before her would-be rescuer arrives.

7 Kodocha

Kodocha

Sana Kurata is confident, positive and refuses to let life beat her down. Although she's a hardworking child actress, Sana is also a dependable friend who goes out of her way to help others. Sana learns to deal with many difficult life issues at a young age including abandonment, bullying, homelessness, self-delusion, and learning to let go. She developes into an even stronger, more independent character.

8 Ronja, the Robber's Daughter

Ronja, the Robber's Daughter

The only child of the bandit chief Mattis, Ronja has inherited her father's stubborn and adventurous spirit. At first this pleases her father greatly but eventually they butt heads when Ronja refuses to condone her father's decision to abduct and abuse a rival chief's child. Eventually she leaves her father's fort and spends the next few months learning to fend for herself in the forest. Ronja stands up for what she believes in and follows through with her choices.

9 Erin

Erin

10 Trigun

Trigun

11 The Story of Saiunkoku

The Story of Saiunkoku

12 Hanasaku Iroha

Hanasaku Iroha

13 Tokyo Godfathers

Tokyo Godfathers

14 Carried By The Wind: Tsukikage Ran

Carried By The Wind: Tsukikage Ran

15 Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

16 The Wild Swans

The Wild Swans

Being the only girl in a royal family of seven siblings you might expect Princess Elisa to live a spoiled, pampered existence where she's protected by her father and older brothers. Nothing could be further from the truth. When disaster befalls her family Elisa alone must save them all by possessing a strength and discipline that most people could never hope to achieve. No matter what terror or torture is thrown at the princess her strength never wavers, and her inner strength deserves recognition.

17 Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

18 Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

19 Black Lagoon

Black Lagoon

20 The Secret World of Arrietty

The Secret World of Arrietty

21 Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

Mari Kusakabe must navigate the ruined streets of Tokyo with two children, to try to keep all of them alive. She has to keep her cool and wits about her in the most dangerous of circumstances. 

22 Berserk

Berserk

23 Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

24 Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail

25 Wolf Children

Wolf Children

26 The Twelve Kingdoms

The Twelve Kingdoms

27 Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki's Delivery Service

28 Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

29 Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

30 Rumbling Hearts

Rumbling Hearts

Mitsuki Hayase is in a really tough spot. She has to be responsible and the rock of her relationship, while things are falling apart around her. She is mature beyond her years should expect her to be. 

31 Kino's Journey: Byouki no Kuni -For You-

Kino's Journey: Byouki no Kuni -For You-

32 Kino's Journey: Life Goes On

Kino's Journey: Life Goes On

33 Kino's Journey: Tower Country

Kino's Journey: Tower Country

34 Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Adolescence of Utena

Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Adolescence of Utena

35 The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance

The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance

36 Snow White with the Red Hair 2nd Season

Snow White with the Red Hair 2nd Season

37 Kodocha OVA

Kodocha OVA

38 Trigun: Badlands Rumble

Trigun: Badlands Rumble

39 The Story of Saiunkoku 2nd Series

The Story of Saiunkoku 2nd Series

40 Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home

Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home

41 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

42 Ghost in the Shell 2.0

Ghost in the Shell 2.0

43 Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

44 Ghost in the Shell: Arise

Ghost in the Shell: Arise

45 Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Alternative Architecture

Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Alternative Architecture

46 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

47 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig

48 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Individual Eleven

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Individual Eleven

49 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society

50 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man

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ViolentKisses Sep 8, 2020

Going to watch Kino's Journey based on your reccomendation. It looks and sounds quite promising.

Anyways thanks.

ie9999 Aug 17, 2020

Suggestion: Akatsuki no Yona (similar to Twelve kingdoms)

languageweeb Nov 13, 2018

Action Heroine Cheer Fruits