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Man, there needs to be more anime with strong female leads. I don't mean girls that act tough most of the time and then break down and cry and shit. I mean independent, capable, intelligent women.

This is one of the reasons why I love Miyazaki's films. His female characters don't just act tough, they ARE tough. They know their shit and they can handle themselves.

Picture related; although I do understand that there are physical differences between men and women, her character is just plain fucking weak. She's in this military but is still portrayed as a typical girl and baaaws and shit. I'm liking the anime so far, but everytime she cries I rage a bit.

Alright, I'm done venting. I should stop taking this seriously. =(
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go watch black lagoon
i probably can't spell her name, but balalaika is fuckwin
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Character development uguu~. She will become more confident, I am sure.
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fuck that.

They need to go be competant at making me a samich, not anything else.
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>>11284865
Go watch Nanoha then and enjoy the reverse.
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>>11284870

Yea, I've watched it. The problem is that I can't think of very many (if at all) anime series with female characters as strong as her as MAIN characters. They're always secondary or background characters.

Now, I understand that seeing a character develop is part of the fun, but you can still have an awesome anime with a character that's developed and put through trials.
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That's why i loved the role reversal in Seirei no Moribito.

Also seconding Black Lagoon. Balalaika was fucking awesome.
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>>Man, there needs to be more anime with strong female leads.

>>Japanese cartoon

yeah....good luck with that
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>>11284894

Yup, watched all of Nanoha and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Except Strikers, that was ugly. It would've been fantastic with a nicer budget.
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>>11284904

Ah shit, totally forgot about Seirei no Moribito. I loved the beginning, but damn, I admit I got bored and was disappointed near the end.

I wanted more awesome polearm fights. =(
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rape the maids
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>>11284905

I'm liking Allison, although I didn't expect a bunch of mini-arcs. We'll see how it turns out.
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There's Scar-tan in Busou Renkin?
And Kagura in Gintama?
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>>11284921

Despite it being all talk and politics with cheap battle scenes, I loved the interaction between the two.
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>>11284921
I guess Jinto could count as a female lead, but hardly as a strong one.
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>>11284950

Scar-tan is cool, but I didn't like how relatively weak she became near the end.

I haven't seen Gintama.
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>>11284865
Sousuke will turn her into a soldier, just wait and see.
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Seirei no Moribito is something everyone should see.

Also I rue the fact that there doesn't seem to be alot of /h/ or /e/ of it despite Balsa's obvious scars, giant tits, and cock sucking lips oh god I'm almost there
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Pic related.
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Fuck yeah.
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>>11284865
You wrang?
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Did someone call for strong female leads?
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>>11285014

Seirei's character designer (Gatou Asou) draws porn. He's got the "how to make a character sexy" technique down perfectly. Although there's no porn of Balsa specifically (that I've seen at least). Enough of his characters in said porn look close enough.
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>>11285014

If there is any /h/ or /e/ of Balsa, I don't want to see a penis in the picture. It would just ruin her image.

Now, if she was pole-raping others...

>>11285016

Definitely, that is how you develop a character. It's forgivable to have her weak in the beginning, considering how she's just a high school student and was magically teleported to another world.
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'sup.
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>>11285048
LOL!
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>>11285016
Yeah, get 12 kingdoms, she starts out pathetic but ends up kicking ass. It really is good.
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Air Master: spends more time drop kicking people in the face than being fashionable.
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Amen, anon!
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This girl will mess you up.
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Japan hates woman if you haven't noticed
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>>11285048
Used to be a man, lol

>>11285049
I'd be stong and fearless too IF I HAD A ROBOT BODY

>>11285058
Considering her pedigree, it's unavoidable.

>>11285081
Monster Fusion HA!

>>11284997
>>11285023
These are the only acceptable responses. Everyone else gtfo.
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>>11285129
>These are the only acceptable responses. Everyone else gtfo.

You need to watch more anime, poor fool.
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>>11284898
Strong female leads. Hmm now who do i know that is a strong female lead.
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>Seirei's character designer (Gatou Asou) draws porn

I googled and I came
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>>11285155

That's not a man? I thought women usually had BREASTS!
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>>11284997
>>11285016
>>11285107
>>11285014

I think these are the best leads.
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>>11285166
dfc
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I don't see Gally in here yet.
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>>11285166

Oh shit, RUN!
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What I loved about Ryoko is that she chose when she wanted to be feminine. Nobody fucked with her and if she cried, you knew she meant it. It wasn't just because she was being “girly;” in fact, most of her feminine moments were in mockery of others.
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>I mean independent, capable, intelligent women.

>>11285048

ahahahahaa please
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Elle from Shadow Skill: pretty much the Kung Fu Lina Inverse.
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>>11285200

Too bad Ryoko was as attractive as a retarded rhesus monkey. sorry but looknig back she was the least attractive character in the whole harem...
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FAGGOTS, ALL OF YOU.
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ARE YOU FUCKING RETARDED?

MOST MALE PROTAGONISTS IN ANIME ARE COWARDS/OTAKUS.COMPARED TO THEM MOST OF THE FEMALE CHARACTERS CAN BE REGARDED AS STRONG.WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU?
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Might be a bad example due to her playful demeanor and her sexual appearance, but manga Cutie Honey was an early strong female lead.
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There's always strong women in anime every season, you're just not searching hard enough.

This thread is retarded, like every other shit filled with people that only know how to BAWWWWW and moan.
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>>11285048
Give me more sperm Shirou!
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>>11285217
agreed, nevertheless I think that had to do mostly with the Animators and how they drew everyone. I've seen some really hot depictions of her.

Most all the characters look pretty plain in the series. It takes the art shots to negate that.
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oh lawd mah fav anime female lead is stronger then yurs lulz
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>>11285219
Hey Anonymous-kun, Anonymous-kun! Am I a faggot too?
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>>11285227
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>>11284865
enjoy your --printed books defending war in an era where other (electronic) formats are available-- absurdity
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Would Haruhi be eligible?
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sage for utter stupidity
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>>11285238
O Rly? I can think of a few that would make you think otherwise....
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Buso Renkin has a strong female lead although she becomes kinda tsundere near the end (she never loses her fighting ability just gets kinda shy around the main character). It's probably the best you'll get from shonen.

Most seinen have strong women. Black Lagoon has a bunch, Darker than black has the investigator woman and Geass has the princess.
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>>11285266
Yes
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>>11285274
NO ANIME EVER HAS A RIDICULOUS PREMISE
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>>11285291
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>>11285289
It's not my problem if you're stupid and don't know how to download more anime.
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Op wants strong female LEADS. Shows that are from their perspective and centers around them.
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>>11285290
>Most seinen
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>>11285330
OP is retarded and don't know what the fuck he's talking about, like 90% of /a/.
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>>11285307
I waited that entire series for Balsa to show some skin only to be disappointed

Luckily, everything else in it was full to the brim of win and interest
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>>11285330
hahaha good luck with that.
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Kino's Journey?
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>>11285014
>>11285066
>>11285307
she looks familiar?
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sage for subtle feminism
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>>11285336
I know you want to troll but Nagisa is actually a pretty strong female lead in as she actually develops beyond her initial weak self.

Anyways Dragon Quest Dai no Daibouken is a shonen that have some strong female, Rave Master too.
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LACK OF GUU IN THIS THREAD CONFUSE ME TO NO END
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lafiel would like to have a word with you
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>>11285400
I wouldn't consider Guu a female. She's not nearly human enough.
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There are few enough anime with strong male leads. you're asking too much, Anonymous.
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Seirei no moribito
12 kingdoms
GITS
Gintama


>>11285196
lol
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Seirei no moribito
12 kingdoms
GITS
Crest/Banner of the Stars
Black Lagoon
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HAY GUYS I´M SO STRONG AND INDEPENDENT SHOWING NO EMOTIONS AM I COOL YET?
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>>11285460
Nanoha
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sageru
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age for glorious feminism
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>>11285461
definately
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simoun has this in spades btw
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>>11285461
Yes.
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Update:
Seirei no moribito
12 kingdoms
GITS
Crest/Banner of the Stars
Black Lagoon
Nanoha
Simoun
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>>11285569
I've seen em all already. Shit ;_;
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>>11285336
Clannad is shoujo
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>>11285597
lol lol lol lol

is ecchi for men
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Source on OP?
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OP here.

Feminist? Doubtful. I got sick pretty fast of all the feminism on my campus and how they took EVERYTHING and turned it into a symbol of their suppression.

They were probably right in many of their critiques on society, but I just don't give that much of a damn.

But if wanting to have a mature woman that's in control of her emotions and knows what to do as a lead makes me a feminist, then so be it.
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middle related.
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>>11285569
Nanoha cries and mopes all the time. Hardly a strong character.
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Hey OP, source of the picture?
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>>11285629
Clannad isn't ecchi. The VNs are, but this is the anime we're tlaking about
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>>11285672

Toshokan Sensou

In file name, buddy.
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>>11285689
The game doesn't even have fanservice in it.
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>>11285672
toshokan sensou.jpg
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tenjou tenge

/thread
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>>11285735
Physically strong, yes.

But character wise? Hesitation and angst make them meh.
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>>11285758
Yeah, right.
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>>11285717
Isn't the game a shitty hentai game? I thought you could fuck some of them in it.

Dear God, do people actually play VNs without porn involved?
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>>11285842
>Dear God, do people actually play VNs without porn involved?

console VNs i guess.
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It will be awesome.
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>>11285883
Yea looking forward to this
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>>11285842
The fact that you made the equation Visual Novel=Hentai Game makes someone wonder.
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because there are no strong, good looking & hetero women IRL.

Anime = mainy male oriented, female-oriented shows are gay or the equivalent to your loser gets hot girls harem animu

if you insist then watch/read GitS, BAA, Lady Snowblood, they are at least reasonable.
Seirei no Moribito, Ergo Proxy, Black Lagoon (not realistic), Kurenai or whatever
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>>11285883

Dude it features BatLupinSmith fighting Sabretoothverine, it already IS awesome..
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Noir for Mireille
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>>11285911
I've never seen a VN that wasn't a hentai game.
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>>11285016 Definitely, that is how you develop a character. It's forgivable to have her weak in the beginning, considering how she's just a high school student and was magically teleported to another world.

12 Kingndoms is awesome
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>>11285016 Definitely, that is how you develop a character. It's forgivable to have her weak in the beginning, considering how she's just a high school student and was magically teleported to another world.

12 Kingdoms is awesome
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>>11285049

well FINALLY someone posted GitS - SAC
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Update:
Seirei no moribito
12 kingdoms
GITS
Crest/Banner of the Stars
Black Lagoon
Nanoha
Simoun
Princess Tutu

*fixed*
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>>11285982
>I've never seen a VN that wasn't a hentai game.
Ever heard of Clannad?
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Pumpkin Scissors?
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>>11286342
Shit right? I like some VN's but seriously, stop treating them like some holy grail of writing.
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>>11286342
>>11285982
>>11285911
>>11285842
>>11285717
>>11285689
did this just come full circle? And yes, CLANNAD is sold as safe for all ages
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>>11286397
Actually it's pretty good, also Ever17. Nobody is treating them like some sort of holy grail though
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But... action girl is one of the most overused tropes in all of anime. As in, I'm tired of them at this point.
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>>11286397

No, actually it and ever17 are pretty damn good. VN's aren't some sort of holy grail, they're just a different (and underused) media. We read the story, we hear the characters talk to us, we see the characters and we enjoy it for what it is.
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>>11286318

Please include kara no kyoukai.
/a/ will shit bricks when the dvd come out next month.
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>>11284898
>Yea, I've watched it. The problem is that I can't think of very many (if at all) anime series with female characters as strong as her as MAIN characters. They're always secondary or background characters.

Ghost in the Shell, all versions of it. Motoko Kusanagi is as coolly competent as can be.
She's also completely and absolutely unlikable, but that's what you get when you have a woman behave like a man.
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Devilman Lady.

Best anime I've ever seen. Female protagonist that develops quite a bit over the course of the whole thing realistically (in it's portrayal of people, the anime has 20 foot tall demon-beasts fighting each other, but it has some of the best characterization in any anime out there).



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