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07-09-11, 2:31 AM

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I've search all forum in myanimelist that related to this topic, much to my surprise, despite many threads similar to this topic, most of the suggestion does not comply to my need/taste.

This forum strong mentally or physically female main character!
does have some suggestion that suit me but unfortunately I already watch/read those suggested anime/manga.

Here are my lists


Slayers - Lina is funny, strong mentally& physically (her magic), gluttony? and clever too.

Penguin kakumei - She strong physically and mentally(due to her life circumstances), I like Female lead who able to protect the Male lead, plus it consist other genres that I interested in(GENDER BENDER, SHOWBIZ, REVERSE HAREM, BISHIES)

Anatolia story - Im not particularly like the Female lead character but I do like genre HISTORICAL TIME-TRAVEL ROMANCE

Barairo my honey - I like the Female lead ability to control the beast(tiger) of the Male lead. Well to be honest I like SUPERNATURAL genre too.

Skip beat - Kyoko is Naive yet Independent, funny, Strong mentally, I love her dark side the most, the romance plot and in my opinion, the best work of Nakamura sensei ever!

Dramatic love album - Model(SHOWBIZ), beautiful, which in the end became strong mentally with a little push from the Male lead. Another Nakamura Yoshiki work.

Tokyo crazy paradise - GENDER BENDER, strong mentally & physically, beautiful, but what I really admire is, the fact that the Female lead does not afraid in sacrificing her life to protect her Love one and the way Nakamura sensei portray it make she look cool and gorgeous.

Beast master - I like the way she tamed the Male lead and how she overcome the situation when the Male lead go berserk.

The change! - HISTORICAL, GENDER BENDER, REVERSE HAREM, she wise, strong physically & mentally. However I really think in the end the Emperor should know that she disguise as her brother.

Gakuen alice - Mikan not really my favourite character, but I like her never give up attitude.. She mentally strong and physically (her alice). I like the romance plot too.

Ouran high school - GENDER BENDER, REVERSE HAREM, BISHIES, she mentally strong.. Furthermore I love Tamaki and Honey senpai and others character too.

Kaichou wa maid sama - She strong physically and beautiful..but I dont know why I didnt like her, the real reason I force myself to continue watching the anime due to the Male lead character(Usui kun).

Zodiac P.I - The Female lead does not really left a unique impression on me.. I like it coz the DETECTIVE/MYSTERY/SOLVING CASES type of genre.

9 Banme no Musashi - She beautiful, strong mentally & physically, as to be expected from world best agent

Dance in vampire bud - VAMPIRE, beautiful(loli), wise, mentally strong..

Kaibutsu oujou - One of my favourite character, beautiful, strong physically & mentally, cool, leader materials. To be short, have all the quality(relate to her kingdom) of a great ruler

Yankee kun to megane chan - Strong delinquent.

Oresama Teacher - Strong physically, like the romance plot too.

Eternal sabbath - She mentally strong, really mentally strong..

Miriam - Wise, Strong mentally, solving cases, set in Wild West time setting

Air master - The most beautiful and graceful fighting skill ever.. I love the romance plot with Julietta.

Tenjou tenge - I like Aya, she beautiful, mature, strong physically & mentally, cool..love her romance plot with those 3 man(the elder brother, the hero n the suppose bad guy). In contrary I HATE Maya so much, she selfish, ugly with jealousy, a burden, hate her romance plot too.

Tamara - She is beautiful, model(SHOWBIZ), a bully, SOLVING CASES.

W-juliet - She what we call an HANDSOME GIRL(girl look alike boy that other girl turn their eyes to), acting(showbiz). She's a romeo!. GENDER BENDER!

The prince cactus - Her stubbornness is what I like about her.

Hatenkou yuugi - Strong mentally & physically(magic user)


You can see no manhwa here, so please don’t suggest any manhwa, I don’t know why I didn’t like manhwa that much, but I do have all manhwa related to this STRONG FEMALE LEAD genre.

The comment that I put for each anime/manga listed above are to explain what kind of STRONG FEMALE LEAD genre that I really want to watch/read, Im searching for this topic not only in myanimelist but also other place like baka updates and many more..

So PLEASE help me, I really need some useful suggestion..
Here I wanna say in advance THANK YOU VERY MUCH for those who going to help me..

 
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07-09-11, 3:27 AM

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Revolutionary Girl Utena
Saiunkoku Monogatari
Seirei no Moribito


 
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07-09-11, 3:29 AM

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Geez... no Black Lagoon, Ghost in the Shell, and Moribito? Those are the staple strong female lead shows.
 
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07-09-11, 3:57 AM

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Gintama (fuck yeah Kagura)

Some more are:
Rosario+Vampire
Fate/Stay Night
Haruhi Suzumiya
Angel Beats
Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls

I also recommend picking up Hidan no Aria Visual Novel and NOT the anime for Pete's sake.

Others suck, others do not. But I suggested what I know so, enjoy!
 
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07-09-11, 4:42 AM

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iristella said:
Revolutionary Girl Utena
Saiunkoku Monogatari
Seirei no Moribito


Saiunkoku Monogatari
Seirei no Moribito

both above already watch..but Revolutionary Girl Utena, is it really good?
 
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07-09-11, 4:43 AM

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nonamela said:
iristella said:
Revolutionary Girl Utena
Saiunkoku Monogatari
Seirei no Moribito


Saiunkoku Monogatari
Seirei no Moribito

both above already watch..but Revolutionary Girl Utena, is it really good?

Yes.
 
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07-09-11, 4:45 AM

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notsureifsrs said:
Geez... no Black Lagoon, Ghost in the Shell, and Moribito? Those are the staple strong female lead shows.


Black Lagoon n Moribito (did u mean seirei no moribito), Ghost in the shell huh..well I guess I'll try watching 1 n 2 episode first..anyway thanks..
 
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07-09-11, 4:47 AM

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zetsuboSensei said:
Gintama (fuck yeah Kagura)

Some more are:
Rosario+Vampire
Fate/Stay Night
Haruhi Suzumiya
Angel Beats
Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls

I also recommend picking up Hidan no Aria Visual Novel and NOT the anime for Pete's

Others suck, others do not. But I suggested what I know so, enjoy!



All already watch...except Hidan No Aria Visual Novel, any other suggestion?
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07-09-11, 4:55 AM

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Juuni kokuki

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07-09-11, 5:11 AM

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jpem said:
Juuni kokuki




Already watch..others?
 
07-09-11, 5:34 AM

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nonamela said:
notsureifsrs said:
Geez... no Black Lagoon, Ghost in the Shell, and Moribito? Those are the staple strong female lead shows.


Black Lagoon n Moribito (did u mean seirei no moribito), Ghost in the shell huh..well I guess I'll try watching 1 n 2 episode first..anyway thanks..


I'll guess I made mistake..I already watch the movie Ghost in the shell..I thought they have anime.. :p
 
07-09-11, 5:38 AM

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nonamela said:
nonamela said:
notsureifsrs said:
Geez... no Black Lagoon, Ghost in the Shell, and Moribito? Those are the staple strong female lead shows.


Black Lagoon n Moribito (did u mean seirei no moribito), Ghost in the shell huh..well I guess I'll try watching 1 n 2 episode first..anyway thanks..


I'll guess I made mistake..I already watch the movie Ghost in the shell..I thought they have anime.. :p

There is an anime series. Two seasons, in fact. It's called Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and it takes place later than the movie.
 
07-09-11, 6:28 AM

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jpem said:
Juuni kokuki


Bakemonogatari
Even when I was in crowd, I was always alone
 
07-09-11, 6:34 AM

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Sweetpea said:
There is an anime series. Two seasons, in fact. It's called Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and it takes place later than the movie.


It doesn't take place before or after the Oshii movies, they are completely seperate adaptations, alternate universes.
 
07-09-11, 6:38 AM

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Wow.. this is exactly the kind of thread that I plan to make.. so I'm gonna check this over and over again.
So here, I'll recommend you some as well.

Manga(Most of this are shoujo):
Akagami no Shirayukihime - the female lead is strong mentally. I really like her veiws in things.
Dengeki Daisy - very similar to the main lead of Beast Master
Gokusen - yakuza theme
Kamisama Hajimemashita - this one is not that strong physically, but for me she is strong mentally. She's not just a type of girl who just easily cry over something stupid
Kimi wa Pet - she is an independent girl and strong mentally. If you enjoy josei, try this one
Migawari Hakushaku no Bouken - historical, gender bender. I actually like the female lead. The problem is the translations of this manga
Psyren - strong physically and mentally
Reimei no Arcana - fantasy setting
Shiawase Kissa Sanchoume - the lead is a strong girl physically. She can be little naive but I can say that she is still strong mentally
Tonari no Kaibutsukun - strong mentally and only cares about studies
Arakure - also about yakuza
Venus Capriccio - strong mentally

for the anime:
other than the mentioned ones...

Hiro Mashima's work: Fairy Tail and Groove Adventure Rave
Hakushaku to Yousei - female lead as a fairy doctor
Hanasakeru Seishounen - strong mentally
Howl's Moving Castle - movie. strong mentally
Otome Youkai Zakuro - a half demon that can fight
Romeo x Juliet - strong physically and mentally
Shakugan no Shana
Spice and Wolf - a god, strong mentally and physically
Toradora! - strong mentally and physically
R.O.D the TV - they can really fight
Kaze no Stigma - the girl can fight but her personality can be annoying
Blood+

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07-09-11, 8:23 AM

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Topgunuk69 said:
Sweetpea said:
There is an anime series. Two seasons, in fact. It's called Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and it takes place later than the movie.


It doesn't take place before or after the Oshii movies, they are completely seperate adaptations, alternate universes.


Is it? Im on my way to download it..but somehow hesitate coz science fiction doesnt really my taste..hmm..
 
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Claymore.
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07-09-11, 9:04 AM

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To Aru Majutsu no Index
Special A
Gosick
Highschool of the Dead
Shinryaku Ika-Musume(not to the extent of being powerful and strong but she can do other things any normal being cannot)
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni(I wouldn't say they're strong but those girls can kill a-- wait, watch it first)
 
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yellowbuds said:
Wow.. this is exactly the kind of thread that I plan to make.. so I'm gonna check this over and over again.
So here, I'll recommend you some as well.

Manga(Most of this are shoujo):
Akagami no Shirayukihime - the female lead is strong mentally. I really like her veiws in things.
Dengeki Daisy - very similar to the main lead of Beast Master
Gokusen - yakuza theme
Kamisama Hajimemashita - this one is not that strong physically, but for me she is strong mentally. She's not just a type of girl who just easily cry over something stupid
Kimi wa Pet - she is an independent girl and strong mentally. If you enjoy josei, try this one
Migawari Hakushaku no Bouken - historical, gender bender. I actually like the female lead. The problem is the translations of this manga
Psyren - strong physically and mentally
Reimei no Arcana - fantasy setting
Shiawase Kissa Sanchoume - the lead is a strong girl physically. She can be little naive but I can say that she is still strong mentally
Tonari no Kaibutsukun - strong mentally and only cares about studies
Arakure - also about yakuza
Venus Capriccio - strong mentally

for the anime:
other than the mentioned ones...

Hiro Mashima's work: Fairy Tail and Groove Adventure Rave
Hakushaku to Yousei - female lead as a fairy doctor
Hanasakeru Seishounen - strong mentally
Howl's Moving Castle - movie. strong mentally
Otome Youkai Zakuro - a half demon that can fight
Romeo x Juliet - strong physically and mentally
Shakugan no Shana
Spice and Wolf - a god, strong mentally and physically
Toradora! - strong mentally and physically
R.O.D the TV - they can really fight
Kaze no Stigma - the girl can fight but her personality can be annoying
Blood+



I've already watch all the anime that you suggested..

For manga only these I didnt read yet

1)Tonari no Kaibutsukun
2)Migawari Hakushaku no Bouken
3)Akagami no Shirayukihime

no 2 and 3 look promising..gotta check this out, by the way since you want some information, I think I should share my other less favourite list



vampire game

wanted

legend of nereid

kurohime

Lapis Lazuli no Oukan

Amatsuki

Ayashi no ceres - of course I love Ceres character and her love plot compare to Aya

Crono crusade - Well she have contract with the demon, hate the ending the most,
strong physically n mentally

Ginban Kaleidescope - I love snobbish attitude.. like the romance plot, hate when the Male lead ghost when away, basically hate the anime ending

Grove Adventure of rave- Ellie chan

Ghost hunt - Good story, but the Female character kinda annoying in the beginning

Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Hachiyou Shou - Not really like the Female lead but the plot quite ok and lot of BISHIES too, REVERSE HAREM

Hidan no aria - She skilled but still weak when facing the Male character, so not really my favourite

History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi - She strong physically n mentally, beautiful n perfect at everytrhing she does, well to be honest doesnt like her megane and braided hair version

Jigoku Shoujo - Dark beauty, love it..SUPERNATURAL, MYSTERY

Jubei Chan the Ninja Girl - Strong physically and cute

Kannagi - She kinda crazy but cool

Kaze no Stigma - Strong physically, doesnt like the fact that the Male lead use to love other girl

Lovely Complex - Sweet love story some might say, but I kinda hate the plot, the female lead look so stupid

Mai-HiME - Strong physically(coz she a hime), well like Shizuru character better than Mai

Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro - Strong mentally, well here I like Neuro better, DETECTIVE genre, SUPERNATURAL stuff too

Nodame - Well, what can I say beside saying she's a unique n weird girl

Prism Ark - Strong physically

Romeo x Juliet - Strong Mentally & physically, beautiful

Saiunkoku Monogatari - Strong Mentally, beautiful n wise

Shakugan no Shana - Hate the male character, hate the ending which does not show who is the girl the Male lead like the most, of course I vote for Shana, hate the other girl

Shaman King - Ana san kakoi

Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica - well she a spirit

Shion no Ou - strong mentally, I like strategy game kind of genre

Special A - strong physically & mentally

Spice and Wolf - Wise, well she a wolf

Umineko no Naku Koro ni - She surrounded by mystery

Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge - She dark but unique, BISHIES, she beome physically strong when trying to protect the guy

Zero no Tsukaima - I dont like the Male lead character that does not really show who he love, basically HAREM is really not my stuff


Hope this will help the others who need information , and help the others who want to suggest..

 
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