Best Female Anime Leads

Another anime list coming your way! This one is for who is the best female lead in anime! Now remember that this is labeled female LEAD. Try and make sure that the female anime character you vote for is a lead character and not a side character. There may be some spoilers below. You have been warned. I'll leave ten suggestions and the rest is up to you.

The Top Ten

1 Ryuko - Kill la Kill Ryuko - Kill la Kill Ryuko Matoi is the main protagonist of Japanese anime series 'Kill La Kill' produced by Studio Trigger. Ryuko Matoi is a highschool student who attends Honnouji Academy to find her father's murderer.

A tomboy delinquent who saw her own father murdered and is willing to go to any length to find out who murdered him. She's strong, stubborn and proud. Yet she does show her soft side like when she wears Senekestu for the first time or spending time with Mako's family. - RoseRedFlower

I watch to watch Kill La Kill so bad, and now I have more reasons to - EliHbk

2 Clare - Claymore Clare - Claymore

A woman who initially was cold and said you find no kindness in her at all. However, over the course of the series she becomes less cold and showed sides of her humanity. Her determination is very prevalent throughout the series. Which is why, if you haven't seen Claymore, you should. - RoseRedFlower

3 Motoko Kusanagi - Ghost in the Shell Motoko Kusanagi - Ghost in the Shell Major Motoko Kusanagi is the main protagonist in Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell anime and manga series. She is a "full-body prosthesis" augmented-cybernetic human employed as the field commander of Public Security Section 9, a fictional law-enforcement division of the Japanese National Public more.

In the Ghost in the Shell movie, she is a very commanding leader with the help of her cybernetic body. While she does brood at points, she believes that there may or may not be any humanity left in her at all. - RoseRedFlower

4 Maka Albarn - Soul Eater Maka Albarn - Soul Eater

A girl who wants to create a Death Scythe stronger than her father. So she teams up with Soul and must learn to work with him and her team to collect 99 monster souls and 1 witch soul. She's strong-willed despite her young age and believes that hard work will accomplish her goals. - RoseRedFlower

5 Misaki Ayuzawa - Maid Sama! Misaki Ayuzawa - Maid Sama!

Best maid in anime history!

A girl who's father left her and her family in debt. So she works at a Maid Café to help make extra money while also being student council president at a former all boys school. She slowly grows and improves her stubborn nature. - RoseRedFlower

6 Haruhi Fujioka - Ouran High School Host Club Haruhi Fujioka - Ouran High School Host Club

An honor student who manages to make it into Ouran High School. While she is a commoner and a host, she helps the Host Club in ways they could never imagine. But they end up changing her as well. - RoseRedFlower

7 Mei Tachibana - Say I Love You Mei Tachibana - Say I Love You

A girl who didn't believe in letting other people in because they'll end betraying you in the end. Yet with Yamato's help, she slowly learns to open up to other people and not be so hostile towards the world. - RoseRedFlower

8 Yona - Yona of the Dawn Yona - Yona of the Dawn

Yona was forced to leave her castle after her father was murdered. She is the reincarnation of the Red Dragon King Hiryuu. She is willing to learn on her journey and is very sweet to her partners. Her attitude and her adventure is what helped her grow as a character. - RoseRedFlower

9 Nanami Momozono - Kamisama Kiss Nanami Momozono - Kamisama Kiss

Nanami's father left her in debt and her mother was in debt. She was luckily chosen to be Land God of the Mikage Shrine and works hard to maintain that position. She learns what it means to have such a responsibility and helps others around her. - RoseRedFlower

10 Lucy - Elfen Lied Lucy - Elfen Lied Lucy (born as kaede), is a tragic, fictional Japanese Anti-Heroine, and Anti-Villianess, who is the main protagonist of her debut source, a manga officially known as Elfen Lied [alfen leed], written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto, which was best known for it's T.V. adaptation of the same name, Directed more.

The Contenders

11 Ai Enma - Hell Girl Ai Enma - Hell Girl
12 Sakura Kinomoto - Cardcaptor Sakura Sakura Kinomoto - Cardcaptor Sakura
13 Konata Izumi - Lucky Star Konata Izumi - Lucky Star

My favorite Lucky Star character. She's sarcastic and mischievous but that's what I love about her. She's far from perfect however. She slacks off in class and would rather tease her friends than do any actual work. Despite this, I still found her charming. - RoseRedFlower

14 Shiro - No Game No Life Shiro - No Game No Life
15 Shiro - Deadman Wonderland Shiro - Deadman Wonderland
16 Madoka Kaname - Puella Magi Madoka Magica Madoka Kaname - Puella Magi Madoka Magica Madoka Kaname is the titular protagonist of the 2011 anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica and its related media.

Technically, the lead was Homura.. - TwilightKitsune

17 Hitagi Senjougahara - Bakemonogatari Hitagi Senjougahara - Bakemonogatari

Best girl in the series!

18 Saya Otonashi - Blood+ Saya Otonashi - Blood+

She's awesome! She should be number 1.
Strong, badass, never gives up, powerful, and just an overall awesome female lead.

19 Shinoa Hiragi - Seraph Of The End Shinoa Hiragi - Seraph Of The End

A born leader - TwilightKitsune

20 Tsubomi Hanasaki / Cure Blossom - HeartCatch Precure Tsubomi Hanasaki / Cure Blossom - HeartCatch Precure
21 Stella Vermillion - A Chivalry of the Failed Knight Stella Vermillion - A Chivalry of the Failed Knight
22 Makise Kurisu - Steins;Gate Makise Kurisu - Steins;Gate
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