Because it's aimed at boys, most shonen anime feature male protagonists. But that's not true of every series - some shonen anime let girls and women take center stage. Whether you're a female shonen fan who wants to see herself represented, or anybody looking for a change of pace, these shonen anime with female protagonists have got you covered.
One of the best-known examples of a shonen with a female lead is The Promised Neverland, a story about a plucky young orphan who realizes that she and her friends are at risk of being fed to demons, and decides to do something about it. There's plenty more where that came from, like Claymore, a series about youma-human hybrids who slay youma. Looking for something a little less terrifying? Try Dr. Slump, a comedy about a super-strong robot girl by the creator of Dragon Ball.