In a medium of entertainment, it’s tough to find an anime that delights the average female. Here’s a list of the 7 best anime series ever with some great female characters!
Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! (2020):
Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!/Robot Communications Studio
“Eizouken” is about three high-school girls who form a club, with one goal: to make an anime! The three teenage protagonists boast distinct character designs, personalities, and interact in honest, amusing ways. The show’s animation is on-point too. “Eizouken” stands out not only amongst anime in general but within female-centric anime as well.
“Gokusen” features Kumiko Yamaguchi, a yakuza boss’ granddaughter, who joins an all-boys high school as a teacher. Yankumi’s existence as a female gangster is radical in itself. Though, as a female protagonist, her existence is not defined by her beauty. At every turn, this josei anime commits to defying gendered expectations with Yankumi proudly exhibiting both her femininity and gangster traits.
Kakegurui: Compulsive Gambler (2017—2019)
Kakegurui: Compulsive Gambler/MAPPA Studio
Gambling prodigy Yumeko Jabami joins a prestigious school run by gamblers and proceeds to upturn the system. Though “Kakegurui” often succumbs to the sexualization of its characters, it is a female-centric anime that shows off the girls’ wit and energy in fun and gruesome ways, making it the ultimate power fantasy watch for female viewers.
Wonder Egg Priority (2021)
Wonder Egg Priority/CloverWorks Studio
Protagonist Ai Ohto, after the suicide of her best friend, finds herself drawn in by a mysterious entity into purchasing a “wonder egg”. As the series proceeds, it discusses important themes such as sexual assault, sexuality, and gender confusion, making it the best anime series ever for female audiences.
Jujutsu Kaisen Anime Series (2020)
Jujutsu Kaisen/MAPPA Studio
This anime is 2020’s shounen darling, featuring high school student Itadori Yuuji, who upon swallowing a cursed object, becomes host to a powerful curse himself. In a male-dominated genre, “Jujutsu Kaisen” stands out with its nuanced portrayal of powerful female characters, lacking shounen-typical romance or fan service.
“Toradora!” is a romantic comedy of errors, where high-schooler Ryuuji Takasu meets the scary Taiga Aisaka. However, both exhibit personalities that contradict their appearances, and band together to help the other score their crushes. Hence, the series is all about subverting archetypes, presenting us with complex females who go beyond the tropes they seem to embody at first glance.
Violet Evergarden (2018)
Violet Evergarden/ Kyoto Animation Studio
Post-war, child soldier Violet Evergarden attempts to reintegrate into society as an “Auto Memories Doll”- somebody who writes letters for other people. “Violet Evergarden” is an anime about post-war trauma, disability, and finding love. It’s beautifully animated and has a strong and damaged female protagonist at its center.
It’s time to get together with your anime girlfriends! What do you think about this anime series list? Have you watched any of these female-centric anime series yet? Let us know in the comments.
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