Girl Power! The Strongest Female Anime Characters
The most badass girls in the world of anime
8. RAN MOURI & HIME ONIZUKA
In the 8th spot is a tie between two pretty (and) strong anime girls, Ran Mouri of Detective Conan and Hime Onizuka (also known as Himeko, sometimes Onihime) of Sket Dance. The two girls qualified to be on this list because of their natural strength and combat abilities despite being mere mortals and not having supernatural powers. Both Ran and Onihime are skilled in close combat or hand-to-hand combat.
Ran Mouri is more known for her Karate skills but is also well-trained in Judo. She is captain of Teitan High School's Karate club and has won numerous tournaments in the anime series. She has defeated several criminals while solving murder cases with Conan and her father. Because of this, Shinichi almost never worries about her safety and is sometimes more concerned with the victims of Ran's Karate skills.
Though not trained in the martial arts, Himeko is an extraordinarily strong street fighter. She played field hockey as a child and used a field hockey stick in her first fight against some school delinquents. Since then, her only weapon has been her field hockey stick and is unstoppable with it.
6. AOI KUNIEDA
In the 7th spot is Aoi Kunieda of Beelzebub who was once leader of the Red Tail group and is one of the strongest in Ishiyama High. She is equally skilled in both sword fighting and martial arts. Her defense skills is as good as her offense techniques. After an intensive training, she was able to use a new technique where a demon possesses her body thus increasing her strength and speed. Even Beelzebub protagonist Oga Tatsumi acknowledges her fighting prowess and skills, enough to make our 7th strongest female character blush!
6. ASUNA YUUKI, MISAKA MIKOTO & KALLEN KOZUKI
In the 6th spot is a triple tie among Asuna Yuuki of Sword Art Online, Misaka Mikoto of To Aru Kagaku no Railgun and Kallen Kozuki/Kallen Stadtfeld of Code Geass. These three girls are among the strongest and most powerful in their own fields. Asuna is a skilled sword-wielder, Misaka is one of the top espers in Academy City while Kallen is one of the best mecha-pilots in the entire Code Geass series.
Yuuki Asuna is among the strongest inside the Sword Art Online and is a sub-leader in the Knights of the Blood, the strongest guild in the game. She is in the front line along with Kirito and other gamers who are strong enough to clear the game.
Misaka Mikoto is a level 5 esper, the third strongest among espers in the said level and is the most powerful electromaster in the city. Her most prominent technique is the railgun. Misaka is capable of summoning real lightning.
Kallen Kozuki is the best mecha-pilot in the Order of the Black Knights and is the pilot of the Knightmare. She has damn strong offensive techniques and can take down average robots in a single attack. Even without her Knightmare, she has superior fighting abilities in hand-to-hand combat. Thus, Lelouche considers her as his best chess piece.
Even Ran, Himeko and Aoi are no match to these three!
5. BOA HANCOCK AND ERZA SCARLET
Our 5th spot features two anime chicks who are not just crazy strong but are undeniably beautiful girls as well so let's give it up for One Piece's Boa Hancock and Fairy Tail's Erza Scarlet!
Boa Hancock is the snake princess of the Amazon Lily and the only female Shichibukai. She is skilled in hand-to-hand combat and primarily uses kicking techniques where she turns her foes into stone. Adding to her superhuman strength, she was able to obtain devil fruit powers after eating the Mero Mero no Mi fruit. Using Mero Mero no Mi, she can use long range attacks and turn her opponents into stone. What makes Boa Hancock more amazing though is her ability to use the Conqueror's Haki, an ability that only one in a million people can use and are only inherent to people with kingly/royal attributes like Whitebeard and Shanks.
Erza Scarlet is an S-class mage from the Fairy Tail guild. Erza possesses excellent mastery of her Requip magic where she can easily change her weapon and clothes at will. She is a natural hand-to-hand combatant and a skilled swords user. Moreover, she is capable of using telekinesis even as a child. She is a formidable opponent with excellent offense and defense skills, speed, swordsmanship and intelligence enough to make her on of the best mages in the entire Fairy Tail series.
Just one of these two girls is a scary enough opponent I wouldn't even dream of Boa and Erza joining forces!
4. SHIHOUIN YOROUICHI
Now that we are down to the 4th spot, I give you one of the hottest, strongest, most intelligent and skilled female anime character loved by almost everyone in the entire anime world - Shihouin Yorouichi of Bleach!
Shihouin Yorouichi is the former captain of the Gotei 13 second division and the Onmitsukido. She is an excellent hand to hand combatant, one of the best in Soul Society, that she is rarely seen with a zanpakuto or sword. She is known as the best user of the shunpo technique thus she is regarded as the fastest shinigami and was given the title the goddess of flash. Although not much emphasized in the series, Yorouichi has mastered the art of assassination during her days as 2nd division captain and as commander of the Onmitsukido. Moreover, she is the only character in the Bleach series who is capable of transforming into a cat. Shihouin Yorouichi is definitely one of the coolest, hottest and strongest female anime characters of all time!
Kagura of Ginatama is not a human but an Amanto from a distant planet. She is unbelievably strong and an extremely powerful hand-to-hand combatant despite her young age and small body frame. She has an umbrella that she uses for both offensive and defensive techniques but is still powerful even without it. She uses violence to solve problems and can be merciless to her friends and foes alike. Oftentimes, Kagura is unable to control her excessive strength, hurting others in the process probably because of her innate killer instincts which she inherited in her blood. She turns into a wild and fearsome opponent once her killer instincts are unleashed. I actually almost gave the third spot to Yorouichi but after I took into consideration their age and realized that Kagura was monstruously strong for her age, I decided to give it to Kagura instead. I think no one else deserves the third spot other than Kagura!
2. MIKASA ACKERMAN
Attack on Titan's Mikasa Ackerman is a genius and is excellent in anything and everything she does. Her battle skills are first-class and incomparable and her strength and extraordinary skills are unbelievable for a human without special powers or magical abilities! She is also an excellent user of the 3D Maneuver Gear and was even said to be "worth a hundred ordinary soldiers." What makes Mikasa even more amazing is that she can take down several Titans in a flash, something that even veteran soldiers are not capable of. Her capability of killing huge numbers of giants (not the usual funny and retarded looking giants but the terrifying and dreadful human-eating giants) with ease and without losing her cool makes Mikasa Ackerman most worthy of the second spot on this list!
1. RETSU UNOHANA
Retsu Unohana (formerly Yachiru Unohana) was first known as the best healer in Soul Society and captain of Gotei 13 fourth division. Being one of the oldest captains, she almost has complete mastery of Kido techniques and is one of the most powerful combatants in Soul Society. However, she is most skilled in the use of swords and is probably one of the wildest sword wielders in the world of anime along with Zaraki Kenpachi. All Bleach fans originally found Unohana gentle, soft-spoken and nice, only to find out that she was a bloodthirsty killer and mass murderer unable to restrain her killer instincts and was one of the most notorious criminal in the entire history of Soul Society. One of the best surprises in the entire Bleach series, Retsu Unohana's bloody history earned her the title the strongest female anime character on this list!
Congratulations, Unohana! \m/
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