2009 Year-Ender – Female Characters

Part 7: Main Female Characters

Last time, I had the Top 12 Male Characters of the year for you to vote for, this time, it’s for the girls~ Making this list is HARD. It took me days, obviously, because there are so much girls that would’ve made the cut and it was definitely hard for me to put it down to a Top 12 list only. Really awesome female characters this year. I would like to mention the characters that had almost made it in.

Honorable Mentions:

Alice (Pandora Hearts)
Rin (Ride Back)
Saki Morimi (Eden of the East)
Niche (Letter Bee)
Hamyuts Meseta (Tatakau Shisho)
Suou (DTB2) but I hate her so~
and others I’ve forgotten (Sorry! T^T)

*applause for them being such awesome main females*

Yeah T__T they didn’t made the cut, sorry T___T. But they deserve recognition though, I think I already spared them from the harsh voting they won’t be winning anyway because I think the Top 12 in here are both memorable and popular so they’re the ones I could imagine winning the most. Let’s go on with the list~!!


1: Amu Hinamori – Shugo Chara!

Seiyuu: Ito, Kanae

Amu Hinamori, the series protagonist, is a student of Seiyo Elementary. Amu’s classmates see her as a “Cool and Spicy” girl, but Amu is actually extremely shy and timid. Part of the reason for this misunderstanding is the trendy punk clothing her mother buys for her as well as the way in which she expresses her shyness and avoids doing new things. However, when Amu wishes for the courage to be reborn as her “would-be self”, three colorful eggs appear the next morning, which later give birth to Amu’s three Guardian Characters: Ran, Miki, and Su.

2. She’s our very own Anime’s Next Top Model cycle 2 winner! Yay!!! *brings back memories*
3. She’s just absolutely fierce. Even though I’m not watching her show anymore, she’s still such a lovable awesome unforgettable heroine.
4. She’s so cute. Pink hair and really cool sense of fashion.
5. Hello? She IS the Modern Mahou Shoujo Princess~

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2: Beatrice – Umineko no Naku Koro ni

Seiyuu: Ohara, Sayaka

Also known as “Golden Witch”, Beatrice is a witch who has lived for over a thousand years. She has already strayed from the domain of humans, and it is said that as demons do, she appears when summoned by a human and lends them her power in exchange for an equivalent for of compensation. She likes black tea and ice cream. She hates boredom and people who deny her.

1. Golden witch with sparkling golden butterflahs surrounding her. She’s the head bitch in charge of Umineko!
2. She’s just… fierce in so much ways. Her crazy laugh, her playfulness, the sadistic attitude, and she’s just a really powerful female anime character that makes Haruhi look like just some piece of bug.
3. She fakes moe pretty well~
4. Very spoilerific~ but you’ll find out another reason why I love her so much sometime soon.
5. You get the point. Now, vote for her 😛

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3: Canaan – CANAAN

Seiyuu: Sawashiro, Miyuki

A mercenary currently operating in Shanghai. She was the only survivor of a village destroyed by war in the middle East before being found and trained by Siam, who has her adopting the name Canaan. She developed a mutual respect for her mentor during the course of her training, but after he was killed by Alphard, her mind is consumed by the thought of revenge and often gets serious whenever she sees Alphard. As an elite mercenary, Canaan is also a skilled marksman and an expert of combat. She possesses the ability known as synesthesia which allows her to concentrate and combine her senses. She uses this ability as a radar to locate others, to hack into mechanical systems, and to dodge/deflect bullets easily. If she overuses it, however, her strength will be exhausted and she will collapse. Canaan has blond hair and hazel eyes, but whenever she uses synesthesia, her eyes turn red.

1. There’s a reason why the show is named after her.
2. She’s just cool in nature. Laid-back and chill~ I love characters like that!
3. Miyuki Sawashiro is definitely a plus ++
4. I love how besides that she can kill, she cares really deeply for her friends a lot <3
5. Of course one fierce main character has great chemistry among the others and even the villain ^^.

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4: Ein/Elen – Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~

Seiyuu: Takagaki, Ayahi

An assassin with such skill she was given the codename “Phantom”, a designation given only to the best killer in Inferno. She was found by Scythe Master and was his first test subject to be given his assassin-processing treatment. She has no memories of her past and is incredibly apathetic. When she escapes to Japan, she changes her name to Elen and claims to be Reiji’s twin sister. A long and rigorous investigation by Elen and Reiji traces her history back to Ulan Bator, Mongolia, and though the trail manages to stop there, Elen is able to find some peace in the area. In the anime, she is shown to have an older brother, and it is suggested the village where she lived was massacred.

1. Really really mysterious character. Even her situation at the end was just a huge question mark.
2. Besides being mysterious, I really find her calmness very beautiful. She isn’t easily emotionally affected by anything easily.. What an ice queen!
3. There are still some thing that make her so cute. School uniform, meido, and her simple desire to look at the sky bringing her happiness is just adorable for her.
4. She’s fierce and moe at the same time~
5. Did I mentioned that her quiet and calm personality is awesome??


5: Haruhi Suzumiya – TMoHS 2009

Seiyuu: Hirano, Aya

Haruhi Suzumiya can be characterized as funny, eccentric, and somewhat unpredictable. In the series, she is introduced declaring her interests in aliens, espers and time travelers and does not care for ‘ordinary’ human beings. The last thing on her mind is a normal high school life. With a burning desire to find such phenomena in the world, she is generally unapproachable and finds ordinary people boring and uninteresting. As a result of this, many of her classmates choose to avoid and confront her. She deals with her emotions by creating a parallel universe, where she inadvertently releases transparent creatures who tear up and destroy everything that comes into contact with them.

No reasons needed, she’s god.


6: Hinagiku Katsura – Hayate no Gotoku!!

Seiyuu: Itou, Shizuka

Hinagiku is the current student council president, and kendo club president at Hakuou Academy, the school that Nagi, Isumi, and eventually Hayate attends. She is fifteen (later sixteen) and is an expert with swords, specifically kendo. She first meets Hayate when he gets lost on the huge Hakuou campus and invites him to the top of the clocktower, where only student council elites are allowed. She allows Hayate to call her by her first name and also seems to be infatuated by Hayate and his attractive personality.

2. She’s COOL and AWESOME …awesome, awesome, awesome!! can’t think of anything else to describe her
4. She’s very beautiful and versatile yet still imperfect, which makes her character very awesome and lovable.
5. Seriously, I’m just speechless when it comes to Hina.

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7: Hitagi Senjougahara – Bakemonogatari

Seiyuu: Saito, Chiwa

Hitagi, the main character, is a weak-looking girl with an “incurable disease”. She is in the same class as Koyomi, but he has almost never heard her speak. She scores top grades and, supposedly, comes from a wealthy household. When she was in the first year of high school she encountered a mysterious crab, after which she became weightless (5kg. – Clothes). Ever since, she has avoided contact with everyone else, threatening everyone who discovers her secret. She carries hundreds of scisors and staplers hidden in her school uniform. These serve as weapons and as a way to emulate her real weight.

1. Again, she’s one character that makes me speechless. Senjougahara Fascination just describes her perfectly. Brings “moe” to a whole new expensive level.
2. Tsundere-chan more than the meets of the eye = Such a fascinating character. She is calculative, manipulative, intelligent and just awesome and fierce~
3. She can be a sexual tease, someone who can make you a cute bento, and someone that’s just life threatening at the same time. lol.
4. How she shows her love is the most fascinating thing about her ever~
5. Ok what are you waiting for? VOTE.

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8: Horo – Spice and Wolf II

Seiyuu: Koshimizu, Ami

She is a wolf god of harvest originally from a land in the north known as Yoitsu. She made a promise with men from a town called Pasroe where she would ensure the town would have good wheat harvests year after year. However, as time went on, the townspeople slowly started to forsake Holo and did not rely on her like they used to. As such, Holo escapes from town to Lawrence’s wagon and starts traveling with him to see how much the world has changed since she has been in Pasroe. She is typically very haughty and self-sufficient, though due to her isolation for hundreds of years in Pasroe, she came to feel very lonely, and sometimes shows a more fragile side of her. She has a peculiar way of speaking, modeled after the oiran high-class courtesans. She is fond of delicious food and alcohol, though especially loves apples. She takes pride in her tail and takes special care of it, constantly combing and maintaining it.

1. I love her teasings~ Too bad the guy she has was such dense until the later parts..
2. She’s just so adorable. How she loves wine, apple, fur, etc~
3. Yeah, I love how complex her personality is. Cute and adorable to flirtacious, prideful, witty, etc.
4. Horo >>>> Holo (when it comes to spelling her name :P)
5. SHE’S SUCH A GREAT ACTRESS xD If you know what I mean. Epic Oscar-levels of trolling xD

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9: Mikoto Misaka – To Aru Kagaku no Railgun

Seiyuu: Satou, Rina

A psychic user of Academy City, her powers are ranked Level 5, the highest rank for the most powerful psychic users and is one of the seven people who hold this rank. Her power is to generate electricity; she is powerful enough to blackout the city, and make instant railguns by using coins as projectiles and uses her electricity to magnetically control Iron particles around her into a Chainsword whip. She has a one-sided rivalry with Touma ever since he tried to save her from a group of thugs despite the fact she did not need help and surviving her electrical shock unhurt. Since that incident, she is always trying to have a match with Touma and defeat him despite his many attempts to avoid conflict and not knowing about his special powers. She eventually develops strong feelings towards Touma. She also shares a very deep bond with her roommate Shirai Kuroko, who is in love with her. However, Kuroko’s affections are not returned by Mikoto.

1. Biri biri tsundere.. ok, scratch tsundere, she’s a “Thundere”~
2. She can fry your ass in a speed of light~
3. She’s just very likable. I don’t see any other reason to hate her besides the usual “I hate popular characters”- hate to make yourself look cool among others >.> I think Biri Biri is pure entertainment~
4. She wears spats. Brilliant~
5. ’nuff said. Biri biri rocks~

10: Alicia Melchiott – Valkyria Chronicles

Seiyuu: Inoue, Marina

A young lady who is one day hoping to become a baker. She served as a team captain of the Bruhl Town Watch and was called for duty after the invasion, being posted to Squad 7 like Welkin. From her previous experience, she will serve as one of the scouts.
She is extremely reliable, full of righteousness and loves taking care of others. At first, she is perplexed by Welkin’s personality, but soon learns what is special about his gentle ways.

1. Her facial expressions are just hilarious XDDD;
2. She had more balls than the male lead throughout the entire series (Welkin had like, been awesome near the end). Seriously. Alicia pwns~
3. She bakes~ there’s still a girly-girl soft side of her ^^. She can be kickass while still being normally girlish at the same time. (That didn’t made sense xD)
4. Probably the spoiler everyone had been spoiled about (thanks to the OP >.>), she’s just FEROCIOUSLY FIERCE WITH HER PWNZORING POWAA.
5. Marina Inoue, and I’m done.


11: Sawako Kuronuma – Kimi ni Todoke

Seiyuu: Noto, Mamiko

Kuronuma Sawako (a.k.a. Sadako by classmates) is a shy yet honest girl who is in search of friendship. She is now making friends and talking to different people. She is grateful to (and at first, worships) Kazehaya for giving her the opportunities to make these friends. She is close friends with Yano, Yoshida, Kazehaya and Ryuu. She is short due to the fact that her father is very short (160cm). At the first visit by Chizuru and Ayane to Sawako’s house, Chizuru notes that Sawako’s lips looks like her mother and mostly the other features looks like her father.

1. She’s just soooo cute and innocent. Also, sweet but not the ‘too sugary sweet’ kind. She’s so adorable~
2. I love her motto “One good deed a day”, it’s very simple but sweet ^^.
3. She’s so misunderstood, you just wanna say ‘Dawwww~’ and glomp her everytime she looks troubled.
4. Her awkwardness and shyness adds a lot more to her cuteness. She’s funny sometimes too ^^.
5. Noto Mamiko.

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12: Yui Hirasawa – K-ON!

Seiyuu: Toyosaki, Aki

Yui is one of the members of the light music club, and plays a Cherry Sunburst Gibson Les Paul Standard electric guitar that she nicknames ”Giita”. She does not get good grades in school and is easily distracted by trivialities. Yui is clumsy and easily spaces out most of the time. She takes a huge liking for any kind of food, but admits that she does not gain any weight. She has her younger sister Ui to take care of her and keep herself in line. She has a very easy-going nature, but has incredible concentration when hyped, though this is only limited to one subject at a time. She will totally neglect any other things in the process, to the point of forgetting anything she has learned beforehand. Despite all of this, Yui is still devoted to her band and will practice hard enough for the club. She has perfect pitch and is one of the group’s vocalists, although she is known to forget her lyrics in mid-performance, as well as overdoing things, making her unable to perform sometimes.

1. She cares a lot for her friends. Which is the thing I enjoyed the most on K-ON!, friendship ftw!
2. She’s a “dumb genius”. ’nuff said.
3. Psssh~ forced characterization? Pfft~ You’re taking this anime seriously.
4. Every interaction she has with each of the characters is just really cute to see
5. I actually like Yui in manga more. She’s much more awesome!


You can vote up to five (5) choices! So which one between the twelve will win Fan Favorite? The competition is indeed on fire in this category ^^.


When she was in the first year of high school she encountered a mysterious crab, after which she became weightless (5kg. – Clothes). Ever since, she has avoided contact with everyone else, threatening everyone who discovers her secret. She carries hundreds of scisors and staplers hidden in her school uniform. These serve as weapons and as a way to emulate her real weight.


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20 Responses to “2009 Year-Ender – Female Characters”

  1. issa-sa says:

    No honourable mention for the FIERCE Ogata Rina??? (Granted it’s hard to outFIERCE Beato XD)

    Also hardly related but, if you do a 2009 Year-Ender Animals/Pets, I nominate Tokugawa from Miracle Train for being the only character in the show owrth watching =P

    • kanzeon says:

      omg Rina Ogata. I might add her on the Supporting Characters (so that there she’ll have a bigger chance at winning lol)

      Oh I love your suggestion!! I might put up a mascot category as well. That dog is awesome xD

  2. Kaite says:

    Voted for Sawako, Senjougahara and Amu 😉

  3. Too bad Alice didn’t make it, I like seme girls, LOL.
    Voted for Beato, Haruhi, Senjougahara and Horo. Both Haruhi and Horo already impress me since their first season, but Senjou and Beato really surprised me.

  4. Xiao says:

    Aye, there’s been so many good female leads this year that I can’t even remember them all. ^^;

    ZOMG, seeing Amu first made me the happiest girl in the world just now. If only the anime would die~ COME HERE AND LET ME GIVE YOU A HUG!!! *insert appropriate emoticon here* *HUG!!!!* <3333333
    Uwaaaahhh, what more can I add to what you said that I won't break the page? lol, a lot more actually but I won't attempt it. I'll just give my vote and fangirl love for Amu-chan. :love:
    And I love that title you bestowed upon her. Modern Mahou Shoujo Princess. HEAR HEAR! :oha:

    Srsly, I hope DEEN doesn’t make Chiru a fail oh, they will :red: or does someone need a Stakes driven through them for ruining her set?! EH?! *cough*
    …I would also like to add a point that her fabulous bitchin’ pipe is more awesome than Haruhi will be. 🙂 (personal opinion~)

    Haven’t finished watching Phantom yet but Ein’s turning out to be pretty interesting so far.

    Hinagiku, WRRRYYY?!?!!? :huhu:

    PSSSSSHHHHHHH, Senjougahara can wipe the floor of ALL the female characters this year without moving a muscle. No doubt one of the biggest impressions imprinted on 09. I want her in the top 8 for next year’s SaiMoe. :thumb:

    lol, “Thundere”, that’s a good one. I approve. XD
    Wait, they weren’t shorts? o.O;
    I think she’s a great protagnist, even if hers is just a side story focused on…well, her, but still, she’s pretty awesome.

    Just finished watching VC recently and gotta say I love Alicia. She’s so cute~ :aww:

    And gahh, I love seeing a honest, cute type like Sawako. Hope she’ll go far in SoMT ’10. LMAO, self-promoting already. xDDDD;;;;

    …haha, I ended up with 6 choices so I took of two since I’ll be seeing them next year anyways.

  5. Topspin says:

    Horo and Senjougahara all the way. Both have widely different defense mechanisms to deal with the pain of their lives, both treat their love interests like crap but ultimately come around, and both feel like actual women.

    Despite not being moe anymore, I love Horo for being able to reduce an otherwise great guy and decent merchant into a puddle of incompetence, right up until the end where she breaks down when he finally bests her. Senjougahara because she’s damn complex and yet unafraid to admit things, unlike certain traumatized wolf goddesses.

  6. DrJackal says:

    Omg, this is probably the most difficult chised so far, they all deserve votes.
    Anyway, my five are:

    *Beatrice-Srsly ,hope Beatoriche-sama wins, my fav character this season. So fierve,she has everything.
    *Ein/Elen-Liked her character, also a moe calm cosplayer assasin surely deserves a vote.
    *Haruhi Suzumiya-god, end of discussion.
    *Mikoto Misaka-Biri-biri is love, also takes part in some of the bests action scenes this season.
    *Sawako Kuronuma-Love her, pure, innocent, even can be creepy and moe without wanting to. Also, the protagonist of one of my 2 fav shows of the season.

  7. Sergio says:

    voted for Misaka (oneesama is great), Sawako (yes, she’s so cute!!), Senjougahara (pushy girlfriend armed with a stapler!), Horo (she’s just an awesome, playful, witty wise wolf) and Hinagiku (she’s just awesome, how she blushes, considers love as a competition, hates to lose and is teased for being boyish)

  8. kyon says:

    my votes were for
    -mikoto misaka : she is so beautiful and is one of the few girls in anime who wears shorts under her skirt , that is perfect protection from fanservice

    -beatrice: she is silly in occasions but for me is a few of the evil characters i love

    -haruhi suzumiya : she simply is great her entusiasm is so carismatic

    -hitagi :her attitude is admirable

    -sawako : she is so cute and have a very good and innocent heart

  9. kyon says:

    also mikoto is goog kicking asses , she is the most badass of my favorite girls with hitagi and beatrice

  10. Faer1edust says:

    FFFF I find it so hard to vote >_<
    took me a while to reduce down my faves to fave because I love them all! xD

    Amu – She's just COOL & SPICY awesome modern mahou shoujo princess!

    Beatrice – She’s FIERCE, and she’s definitely one of the characters I enjoyed watching the most this year. Her laugh and her sadistic-ness is pure win~

    Hitagi – Best female character of the year IMO. Really lasting impressions, and she makes Bakemonogatari with her witty dialogues. Not to mention she’s psycho awesome <333

    Sawako – I love her so much! I agree, almost everyone has a soft spot for her. She's also kind, pure innocent and sweet.

    Yui – YES Thank you for putting in Yui. I LOVE YUI!!! She's just so adorable and cute as well.

  11. z. says:

    senjougahara for sureeeeeeee~ :kyaa2:
    tie with sawako ftw.. :O

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  13. CyberPixie says:

    i voted senjougahara for sure!

  14. LuluChan92 says:

    Well, I’m afraid I didn’t know many characters of this poll, so I couldn’t vote them however awesome they were…

    So, my first vote couldn’t go to anyone else but Beatrice! She’s the head bitch in charge of Umineko and she’s so fierce that, even though I’m not usually in fond of the bad guys, this one is my favourite character ever (till now, at least!)!!! Congrats to Sayaka Ohara, who managed to voice Beatrice so exceptionally well!

    After that we have THE GOD, Haruhi Suzumiya. I find her eccentricity so cool, even though she often acts so spoiled I wanna kill her (yeah, I insist, Kyon should have slapped her in the face while he could)! But then she’s so cute and organised and eccentric in a way that you’ll let her bad doings go…!

    Yui Hirasawa is one of my favourites, too! She’s so clumsy and lousy that makes her absolutely adorable! Let her absent-mindness alone, this character just ROCKS!… Or maybe that’s what makes her so lovable?!!!

    My last vote goes to Sawako. She’s so innocent she makes me wanna HUG HER!!! She’s so sweet and makes all these cute faces that I could never NOT like her!

    I didn’t vote for Amu, maybe because Peach-Pit and Satelight have ruined the good picture I had for her through the anime. There came some time that I just got tired of the whole Shugo Chara thing, so I just can’t vote for her now.

    Misaka Mikoto should have a vote from me, but I… forgot her!!! I’m really sorry, guys, but these days I’m more absent-minded than even Yui!!!

  15. BlackLagoon187 says:

    ooooo so many awesome female leads but narrowed it down to

    1) Hinagiku – is number one imo and somehow justs gets shanked for some reason at saimoe :ehh:

    2)Yui – for all the reasons kanzeon mentioned

    3)Mikoto Misaka – no explanation needed

    4)Senjougahara – see previous

    5)Amu – …..

  16. metalsnakezero says:

    Hey, what ever happen to Mio!? :rage:
    Well at least Hitagi Senjougahara is on here. :runs:

  17. Tania says:

    Sawako is :love:

  18. mikaino says:

    Oh yes, Beatrice, Hitagi, Biri-Biri, and Sawako are WIN! I voted for them ^^

  19. I vote for Mikoto Misaka, probably the best character in anime!

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