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The Best Female Anime Characters

List Criteria: Vote up your favorite girl anime characters on TV or in film

List of the best female anime characters. These are the most powerful females, the anime characters who are attractive, intelligent, or simply formidable. From ferocious females to lovely ladies, they’re all here in this list of the best female anime characters found on TV and in film. Along with all of the anime girl names, you'll see which TV show or film they appeared in, their powers and abilities and the illustrator who created them.

Did you know that anime is a relatively old medium? It has, cool anime characters have been around since the early 1900s, although anime as viewers enjoy it today didn’t begin to hit the mainstream until around the 1980s. Some of the original anime programs, including “Dragon Ball” (which began airing in 1986), had more male leads than female, but they paved the way for the best anime women that you know and love today. One of the most popular anime programs, “Sailor Moon,” began airing in 1995, and it featured female anime leads almost exclusively.

Today’s great female anime characters are known as such for a variety of reasons. Some, including C.C. from “Code Geass,” are mysterious and humorous. Others, such as Motoko Kusanagi from “Ghost in the Shell,” are powerful yet sexual. In fact, many of the sexiest anime characters are so hot because they are powerful. Whatever characteristics these best female anime characters have, however, they’re always one thing -- memorable.

This list includes the best female anime characters in history. From the strong to the cool and the sweet, these anime female characters have earned their places on the list thanks to their long-lasting popularity. Which one of these popular anime characters are your favorite? 

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