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Sep 6, 2014 8:51 AM

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Sometimes I say bad-ass female leads but then I get Revy-like recommendations (which is okay); but I'm looking more for stories where the woman MC is not a damsel in distress like in most anime (at least it seems).

Think Saber from Fate or Ryuko from KLK.

Any recommendations?

EDIT: I should clear up that I'm looking more for characters who are tough and strong in their personality and determination than just their muscles. The action girl has quite a lot of these, but there are characters that are tough without being physical fighter. A good example I can think of is Ayumu from the manga LIFE; who was very strong mentally and had a determined personality; yet she wasn't an assassin or a mecha pilot.
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Sep 6, 2014 9:02 AM

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+3+.....

all of Pokemon, Digimon, and Soul eater.
 
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Sep 6, 2014 9:03 AM

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if action girls are your thing, tvtropes got you covered
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/ActionGirl/Anime

also if it really seems to you that in most anime 'the woman MC' is a damsel in distress, you are clearly watching the wrong stuff
 
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Sep 6, 2014 9:03 AM

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Soul Eater is a definite.

Rias from Hghschool DxD is strong.


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Sep 6, 2014 9:43 AM

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Clare from Claymore


 
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Sep 6, 2014 9:47 AM

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Ghost in the Shell.
 
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Sep 6, 2014 9:50 AM

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Michiko to Hatchin for anime.
Kiba no Tabishounin: The Arms Peddler for manga.
 
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Sep 6, 2014 9:56 AM
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Sep 6, 2014 10:02 AM

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Balsa in Seirei no Moribito sports some well-developed biceps, but her real strengths are intelligence and courage.
 
Sep 6, 2014 10:10 AM

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Kara no Kyoukai and Ghost in the Shell (and GITS:Stand Alone Complex),
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