Otaku USA Magazine
Japanese Fans Rank Anime and Manga’s Most Kickass Women

Tomboys, spitfires, or the plain and simple “girls who kick ass.”

However you describe them, the long history of anime and manga is full of these characters, and choosing the top ten is no easy task. Users of ranking site Goo, however, took up the challenge, and have provided us with a list of women you do not want to mess with.

10. Yoruichi Shihoin

9. Nojiko
One Piece

8. Tsukuyo

7. Kushana
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

6. Haman Karn
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

5. Motoko Kusanagi
Ghost in the Shell

4. Makoto Kino (Sailor Jupiter)
Sailor Moon

3. Olivier Mira Armstrong
Full Metal Alchemist

2. Mikasa Ackerman
Attack on Titan

1. Nausicaa
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

And there you have it.

For even more fun, compare this list to Charapedia’s similarly-themed list from last year that ranked anime’s scariest women.

What about you, OUSAers? Who’s missing?

Source: Goo

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.