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List of the best female anime characters. These are some of the most powerful anime characters who are attractive, intelligent, or simply formidable. From ferocious females to lovely vampire anime 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. You'll find plenty of anime girls with red hair, blonde anime girls, raven-haired, and even blue-haired anime girls.

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? 

Asuna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
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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

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Akame


Akame is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
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Sinon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
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Sinon


Sinon is a fictional character from Sword Art Online. ...more

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Appears In: Sword Art Online 2

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Rias Gremory


Rias Gremory is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
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Lucy Heartfilia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
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Lucy Heartfilia


Lucy Heartfilia is a fictional character from a Japanese manga series Fairy Tail. ...more

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Erza Knightwalker


Erza Knightwalker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
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Saber is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Anime Characters
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Saber


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, ...more

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Appears In: Fate/Stay Night

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