History ActionGirl / Anime

23rd Aug '16 1:05:48 PM sorako
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* Ranfan of ''Anime/DragonBall'' was the first female fighter the series showed. Despite her FanService tactics, her punches were so powerful they literally ''sizzled''. Following after this was Chi-Chi, daughter of the Ox-King and future wife of Goku, and Colonel Violet, the only female officer in the Red Ribbon Army.

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* Ranfan of ''Anime/DragonBall'' ''Manga/DragonBall'' was the first female fighter the series showed. Despite her FanService tactics, her punches were so powerful they literally ''sizzled''. Following after this was Chi-Chi, daughter of the Ox-King and future wife of Goku, and Colonel Violet, the only female officer in the Red Ribbon Army.



* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s Sakura Haruno. She TookALevelInBadass in Shippuden when she defeated Sasori, an Akastuki member and became a full-on Action Girl. She had more ActionGirl moments such as killing with a single punch one of the Pain's summons, taking charge when Naruto [[spoiler:was going eight-tailed fox]] in that arc, when she takes down White Zetsu in one punch. Later it's revealed that she knows how to use the Strength of a Hundred Seal like Tsunade and kills a massive a amount of juubis to everyone surprise and shock. [[spoiler:She even goes against Madara Uchiha on her own so Naruto and Sasuke could have an opening to attack him. In the final fight she punches the major villain of the series and if it wasn't for that Naruto and Sasuke couldn't have won that fight.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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Sakura Haruno. She TookALevelInBadass in Shippuden when she defeated Sasori, an Akastuki member and became a full-on Action Girl. She had more ActionGirl moments such as killing with a single punch one of the Pain's summons, taking charge when Naruto [[spoiler:was going eight-tailed fox]] in that arc, when she takes down White Zetsu in one punch. Later it's revealed that she knows how to use the Strength of a Hundred Seal like Tsunade and kills a massive a amount of juubis to everyone surprise and shock. [[spoiler:She even goes against Madara Uchiha on her own so Naruto and Sasuke could have an opening to attack him. In the final fight she punches the major villain of the series and if it wasn't for that Naruto and Sasuke couldn't have won that fight.]]
1st Aug '16 2:34:32 AM kirara19
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** Tsunade is this in her introduction in Part 1. The whole thing was just one giant CrowningMomentOfAwesome as she fought then-BigBad Orochimaru alongside Jiraiya, but after that, she became the Hokage and focused more on being a ReasonableAuthorityFigure. In [[spoiler: chapter 562, she proved that she had more than some few seconds of ActionGirl set aside for a special occasion by activating a secret forbidden technique and punching a hole through Madara's Susanoo. And then she ran out of seconds and Madara (who was not even mildly inconvenienced by the attack) turned his Susanoo into a mountain-busting giant]].

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** Tsunade is this in her introduction in Part 1. The whole thing was just one giant CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome scene as she fought then-BigBad Orochimaru alongside Jiraiya, but after that, she became the Hokage and focused more on being a ReasonableAuthorityFigure. In [[spoiler: chapter 562, she proved that she had more than some few seconds of ActionGirl set aside for a special occasion by activating a secret forbidden technique and punching a hole through Madara's Susanoo. And then she ran out of seconds and Madara (who was not even mildly inconvenienced by the attack) turned his Susanoo into a mountain-busting giant]].



** And of course, Kushina Uzumaki, [[spoiler: the former Kyuubi jinchuriki and Naruto's ActionMom]]. The first [[spoiler: and only]] time she appeared outside a flashback featured her [[spoiler: completely restraining the Kyuubi with her chakra alone.]] Then when the flashback does come, we discover that Kushina was possibly the only person ever to actually [[spoiler: survive having a Bijuu extracted from her; less than an hour after she had given birth. After a ten month pregnancy. And less than an hour after ''that'', the Kyuubi tries to kill Naruto with its claw. Kushina does the HumanShield bit and catches the claw in her stomach. Despite all the crap previously listed, she [[BattleCouple (with some help from her husband)]] [[FridgeLogic stops a giant eldritch abomination's claw with pure physical strength.]]]]

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** And of course, Kushina Uzumaki, [[spoiler: the former Kyuubi jinchuriki and Naruto's ActionMom]]. The first [[spoiler: and only]] time she appeared outside a flashback featured her [[spoiler: completely restraining the Kyuubi with her chakra alone.]] Then when the flashback does come, we discover that Kushina was possibly the only person ever to actually [[spoiler: survive having a Bijuu extracted from her; less than an hour after she had given birth. After a ten month pregnancy. And less than an hour after ''that'', the Kyuubi tries to kill Naruto with its claw. Kushina does the HumanShield bit and catches the claw in her stomach. Despite all the crap previously listed, she [[BattleCouple (with some help from her husband)]] [[FridgeLogic stops a giant eldritch abomination's claw with pure physical strength.]]]]]]



** Speaking of Action Girls from the Pokémon anime, all of Ash Ketchum's female companions are this, with Misty and Iris arguably being the most blatant ones. Although May and Dawn are no slouches themselves. May very much came off as one, evident in [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome her theme song.]] And Dawn may well be the biggest ActionGirl of them all, with her battle style being the closest to Ash's and often having Piplup deliver the finishing blow along with Pikachu.

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** Speaking of Action Girls from the Pokémon anime, all of Ash Ketchum's female companions are this, with Misty and Iris arguably being the most blatant ones. Although May and Dawn are no slouches themselves. May very much came off as one, evident in [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome [[{{Leitmotif}} her theme song.]] And Dawn may well be the biggest ActionGirl of them all, with her battle style being the closest to Ash's and often having Piplup deliver the finishing blow along with Pikachu.
29th Jul '16 2:00:33 PM Willbyr
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* All five of the main girls in ''TokyoMewMew''. Zakuro's undoubtedly the most straight-up example, but Ichigo, Mint, Lettuce, and Pudding are capable of fighting as well.

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* All five of the main girls in ''TokyoMewMew''.''Manga/TokyoMewMew''. Zakuro's undoubtedly the most straight-up example, but Ichigo, Mint, Lettuce, and Pudding are capable of fighting as well.
22nd Jul '16 12:24:01 PM sorako
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* ''Manga/BlackGod'' firmly establishes [[CuteBruiser Kuro's status]] in it's first episode, after a Tribal End [[BullyingADragon made the mistake of picking a fight with her]], which made her spill her bowel of ramen. It was a hard lesson learned: '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLToP6xF5tU Don't. Do it.]]'''



* ''Manga/BlackGod'' firmly establishes [[CuteBruiser Kuro's status]] in it's first episode, after a Tribal End [[BullyingADragon made the mistake of picking a fight with her]], which made her spill her bowel of ramen. It was a hard lesson learned: '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLToP6xF5tU Don't. Do it.]]'''



* Genkai and Mukuro from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. Genkai is still one of these [[NeverMessWithGranny as a seventy-plus year-old woman]], and, when she was younger, [[spoiler:she helped Team Toguro with the Dark Tournament, her being the only girl on that team]]. Mukuro is so BadAss that [[spoiler:[[{{badass}} she rose to the rank of a demon king]] [[WithMyHandsTied while having her hands shackled together for hundreds of years]]]].
** Also Kokou and Natsume, who are among the old drinking and fighting pals of none other than [[spoiler:Raizou, a Demon King just like Mukuro]].
** Botan also counts. If attacked directly, she'll easily be able to defend herself, even with mundane items like a baseball bat.


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* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
** Genkai is still one of these [[NeverMessWithGranny as a seventy-plus year-old woman]], and, when she was younger, [[spoiler:she helped Team Toguro with the Dark Tournament, her being the only girl on that team]].
** Mukuro is so {{Badass}} that [[spoiler:she rose to the rank of a demon king [[WithMyHandsTied while having her hands shackled together for hundreds of years]]]].
** Also Kokou and Natsume, who are among the old drinking and fighting pals of none other than [[spoiler:Raizou, a Demon King just like Mukuro]].
** Botan also counts. If attacked directly, she'll easily be able to defend herself, even with mundane items like a baseball bat.
22nd Jul '16 9:55:45 AM sorako
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** Momo Hinamori, after spending her time in the Soul Society arc as the BrokenBird, got to show off her ActionGirl chops in the Fake Karakura Town arc when she pulled a BigDamnHeroes to save Matsumoto from getting obliterated. She then proceeded to fight alongside Matsumoto against {{Dark Action Girl}} Harribel's AmazonBrigade. She's also pretty badass in the fillers.

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** Momo Hinamori, after spending her time in the Soul Society arc as the BrokenBird, got to show off her ActionGirl chops in the Fake Karakura Town arc when she pulled a BigDamnHeroes to save Matsumoto from getting obliterated. She then proceeded to fight alongside Matsumoto against {{Dark Action Girl}} DarkActionGirl Harribel's AmazonBrigade. She's also pretty badass in the fillers.



* Amir from ''Manga/ABridesStory'' is a skilled equestrian, archer and hunter. Apparently, this was part of a normal upbringing where she's from.



* ''Anime/MoribitoGuardianOfTheSpirit'': Balsa is a wandering spearwoman turned bodyguard, in order [[TheAtoner to atone for the 8 lives she once took]], who finds herself charged to protect Prince Chagum. So if anyone wants him, they're gonna have to go through '''''[[MamaBear HER]]'''''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdkW7nHD5wU Good luck with that.]]



* The OneHundredAndEight Sekirei in the series of the [[Manga/{{Sekirei}} same name]] are an overwhelmingly female species of battle aliens. About half of them have been shown, and only three girls don't qualify as {{Action Girl}}s. Of those three, two make up for their lack of physical prowess by being MoreDeadlyThanTheMale.



* Amir from ''Manga/ABridesStory'' is a skilled equestrian, archer and hunter. Apparently, this was part of a normal upbringing where she's from.



* ''Anime/MoribitoGuardianOfTheSpirit'': Balsa is a wandering spearwoman turned bodyguard, in order [[TheAtoner to atone for the 8 lives she once took]], who finds herself charged to protect Prince Chagum. So if anyone wants him, they're gonna have to go through '''''[[MamaBear HER]]'''''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdkW7nHD5wU Good luck with that.]]



* The OneHundredAndEight Sekirei in the series of the [[Manga/{{Sekirei}} same name]] are an overwhelmingly female species of battle aliens. About half of them have been shown, and only three girls don't qualify as Action Girls. Of those three, two make up for their lack of physical prowess by being MoreDeadlyThanTheMale.



* Anna Kyoyama and Tao Jun from ''Manga/ShamanKing'' are two of the biggest {{Badass}}es in the series, every bit on-par with the male badasses.



* Anna Kyoyama and Tao Jun from ''ShamanKing'' are two of the biggest {{Badass}}es in the series, every bit on-par with the male badasses.
* Chizuru from ''ShinryakuIkaMusume'' is normally peaceful but if you A) mess with her family or B) mess with her store she will [[CurbStompBattle kick your ass]] and like Tomoyo she kinda stands out since it's not a action manga.

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* Anna Kyoyama and Tao Jun from ''ShamanKing'' are two of the biggest {{Badass}}es in the series, every bit on-par with the male badasses.
* Chizuru from ''ShinryakuIkaMusume'' ''Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume'' is normally peaceful but if you A) mess with her family or B) mess with her store she will [[CurbStompBattle kick your ass]] and like Tomoyo she kinda stands out since it's not a action manga.
14th Jul '16 12:56:48 PM Willbyr
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* The OneHundredAndEight Sekirei in the series of the [[{{Sekirei}} same name]] are an overwhelmingly female species of battle aliens. About half of them have been shown, and only three girls don't qualify as {{Action Girl}}s. Of those three, two make up for their lack of physical prowess by being MoreDeadlyThanTheMale.

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* The OneHundredAndEight Sekirei in the series of the [[{{Sekirei}} [[Manga/{{Sekirei}} same name]] are an overwhelmingly female species of battle aliens. About half of them have been shown, and only three girls don't qualify as {{Action Girl}}s. Of those three, two make up for their lack of physical prowess by being MoreDeadlyThanTheMale.
18th May '16 10:43:53 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''Manga/{{Kurokami}}'' firmly establishes [[CuteBruiser Kuro's status]] in it's first episode, after a Tribal End [[BullyingADragon made the mistake of picking a fight with her]], which made her spill her bowel of ramen. It was a hard lesson learned: '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLToP6xF5tU Don't. Do it.]]'''

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* ''Manga/{{Kurokami}}'' ''Manga/BlackGod'' firmly establishes [[CuteBruiser Kuro's status]] in it's first episode, after a Tribal End [[BullyingADragon made the mistake of picking a fight with her]], which made her spill her bowel of ramen. It was a hard lesson learned: '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLToP6xF5tU Don't. Do it.]]'''
18th May '16 8:42:38 AM Voila27
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* All Claymores in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', and also many [[EldritchAbomination Awakened Beings]]. In fact, [[WorldofActionGirls for this series it's far easier to list those who aren't Action Girls than those who are!]] The aforementioned Claymores are superhuman half-monsters and half-women who wield the immense broadswords that give them their name, they're the only ones capable to recognize a Yoma disguised among Humans (monsters who can perfectly disguise themselves as Humans so that they can feed on their guts) and the only ones strong enough to actually fight them. In the past [[spoiler: there used to be also male Claymores, but it turns out that only women can properly control their Yoma Energy, and when Yoma Energy goes out of control a Claymore is doomed to give in to his or her monster half and turn into an [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie Awakened Being]]]].
12th May '16 2:55:43 AM MajinAkuma
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*** Droite becomes this after her HeelFaceTurn, shifting from DarkActioonGirl to Action Girl.

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*** Droite becomes this after her HeelFaceTurn, shifting from DarkActioonGirl DarkActionGirl to Action Girl.
12th May '16 2:50:42 AM MajinAkuma
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* Genkai and Mukuro from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. Genkai is still one of these [[NeverMessWithGranny as a seventy-plus year-old woman]], and, when she was younger, [[spoiler: she helped Team Toguro with the Dark Tournament, her being the only girl on that team]]. Mukuro is so BadAss that [[spoiler: [[{{badass}} she rose to the rank of a demon king]] [[WithMyHandsTied while having her hands shackled together for hundreds of years]]]].
** Also Kokou and Natsume, who are among the old drinking and fighting pals of none other than [[spoiler: Raizou, a Demon King just like Mukuro]].

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* Genkai and Mukuro from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. Genkai is still one of these [[NeverMessWithGranny as a seventy-plus year-old woman]], and, when she was younger, [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she helped Team Toguro with the Dark Tournament, her being the only girl on that team]]. Mukuro is so BadAss that [[spoiler: [[{{badass}} [[spoiler:[[{{badass}} she rose to the rank of a demon king]] [[WithMyHandsTied while having her hands shackled together for hundreds of years]]]].
** Also Kokou and Natsume, who are among the old drinking and fighting pals of none other than [[spoiler: Raizou, [[spoiler:Raizou, a Demon King just like Mukuro]].




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* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'': The franchise doesn't have that many female Duelists in comparison to male Duelists, but they are present.
** ''Manga/YuGiOh'':
*** Mai Kujaku is the most prominent example of the franchise, being the first Duelist in the manga and never goes into FauxActionGirl territory like Anzu.
*** Ishizu Ishtar is the only female Duelist who came close to beating Kaiba in a duel (and the only woman who ever dueled him on-screen, anyway). Granted, her Millennium Necklace granted her the power to see the future, but she followed the very same moves she did within her visions. The only reason she lost is because Kaiba [[ScrewDestiny Screwed Destiny]].
*** Her ancestor Isis was one of the six High Priests, the royal guards of the Pharaoh Atem.
*** Rebecca Hawkins, most prominently in the first half of season 5, where she is the only Grand Championship participant besides Jounouchi to be on the side of the heroes.
*** Vivian Wong, an antagonist (but not a villain) in the Grand Championship arc. Plus points for knowing martial arts.
*** Mana is a magician and uses magic to fight enemies. Her ka is even Black Magician Girl.
** ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'':
*** Asuka Tenjouin, the Queen of Obelisk Blue and the strongest female student of Duel Academia. Her alternate ''ARC-V'' counterpart is even one of the good guys.
*** Rei Saotome is another competent female Obelisk Blue student.
** ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'':
*** Aki Izayoi started as a DarkActionGirl, who used her Psycho Power to hurt her opponents. She later joins Yusei's side and eventually becomes a D-Wheeler (...and benchwarmer),
*** Luca, who is a much more competent Duelist than her older twin brother Lua.
*** Sherry, a fully-fleshed female D-Wheeler who came very close to defeat Yusei and might had won if the duel wasn't interrupted. However, she seems to prefer physical violence to settle things over dueling.
** ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'':
*** Rio Kamishiro, Shark's younger twin sister, is a fully-fleshed Duelist and doesn't like to be simply Shark's sister and she even challenges him at one point. [[spoiler:As Merag, she is a DarkActionGirl.]]
*** Cathy is not only a female Duelist, but she also has the agility of a cat (or Catwoman), and she can be competent in dealing foes outside of dueling.
*** Anna Kozuki has a very aggressive dueling style and has a lots of faith in raw power. She is also physically very strong and carries her flying cannon everywhere she goes around.
*** Droite becomes this after her HeelFaceTurn, shifting from DarkActioonGirl to Action Girl.
** ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'':
*** Yuzu Hiiragi, the {{Deuteragonist}}. She is also one of the very few female Duelists who want to become stronger.
*** Serena, Yuzu's Fusion counterpart, is a BloodKnight and is very proud about her abilities. Whether she has the same physical skills like other Academia students is unknown.
*** Rin, Yuzu's Synchro counterpart, is a D-Wheeler. At one point, she gave Yugo some trouble.
*** Ruri Kurosaki, Yuzu's Xyz counterpart, is a Duelist of Resistance.
*** Yoko Sakaki, Yuya's ''mother'', used to be a JapaneseDelinquent and a BikerBabe when she was young. She is still a Duelist.
*** Ayu Ayukawa is a Duelist-in-training.
*** Masumi Kotsu is the Junior Class ace of LDS's Fusion course.
*** Mieru Hochun is TheAce of her Duel School, although her playing style is very defensive.
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