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The Best Female Anime Characters

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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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    Asuna is a fictional character from Sword Art Online.more

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    • Appears In: Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online
    • Created By: Reki Kawahara
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    • Appears In: Sword Art Online 2
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    • Appears In: Highschool DxD
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    • Appears In: Akame Ga Kill
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    Kanade Tachibana Added by: Sweetie

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    • Appears In: Angel Beats
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    Lucy Heartfilia is a fictional character from a Japanese manga series Fairy Tail.more

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    • Appears In: Fairy Tail
    • Shows: Fairy Tail
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    Saber is a fictional character from the Japanese visual novel and anime series Fate/stay night by Type-Moon and its prequel, Fate/Zero, by Type-Moon and nitroplus. In Fate/stay night, she is Shirou Emiya's servant while in Fate/Zero, she is Kiritsugu Emiya's Servant. An agile and powerful warrior, Saber ...more

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    • Appears In: Fate/Stay Night
    • Created By: Gen Urobuchi, Kinoko Nasu
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    Hinata Hyuga is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto created by Masashi Kishimoto.more

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    • Appears In: Naruto
    • Powers/Abilities: X-ray vision
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    Nami
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    Nami is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. She is based on Ann and Silk, two characters from Oda's previous manga Romance Dawn. She is introduced as a thief and pickpocket who possesses skills to tell the climate and draw sea charts. At first, she is a subordinate ...more

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    • Appears In: One Piece
    • Shows: One Piece (JP), Dream Soccer King!, One Piece Film: Strong World, One Piece Movie: The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventures in Alabasta, One Piece: The Cursed Holy Sword, + more
    • Created By: Eiichiro Oda
    • Powers/Abilities: Electrokinesis
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    Winry Rockbell
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    Winry Rockbell is a fictional character from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa. Winry is a 15-16 year old mechanic who often spends time with the central characters, brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric, who are childhood friends of hers. Specializing in ...more

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    • Appears In: Fullmetal Alchemist
    • Created By: Hiromu Arakawa
    • Powers/Abilities: Amateur Surgeon, Skilled Automail specialist
    • Place Of Birth: Resembool
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    • Appears In: Fairy Tail
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    Yoruichi Shihouin
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    Yoruishi Shihouin is a fictional character in the anime and manga series Bleach.more

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    • Appears In: Bleach
    • Shows: Bleach, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion
    • Created By: Tite Kubo
    • Powers/Abilities: Kidō, Zanjutsu, Hohō, Hakuda, Shunkō, + more
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    Tsunade
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    Tsunade is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto created by Masashi Kishimoto.more

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    • Appears In: Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds, Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom, Naruto Shippuden the Movie
    • Shows: Naruto, Naruto Shipp?den, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds, Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom, Naruto Shippuden the Movie
    • Powers/Abilities: Healing, Healing factor, Superhuman strength
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