History ActionGirl / Anime

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.
23rd Apr '16 7:44:22 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Nearly every main female character will qualify occasionally, if not regularly.
1st Apr '16 9:39:17 AM apai
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** Kagura Mikazuchi, who fought on par with Erza using a ''sheathed'' sword!
17th Mar '16 8:43:32 AM Willbyr
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* Sakurako and Matsuri from ''{{Psyren}}'' are "Universal-type" PSI users, which as the name implies means they are good at everything. Fredrica and Marie, despite being kids, are equally capable.

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* Sakurako and Matsuri from ''{{Psyren}}'' ''Manga/{{Psyren}}'' are "Universal-type" PSI users, which as the name implies means they are good at everything. Fredrica and Marie, despite being kids, are equally capable.
3rd Mar '16 1:07:49 PM GovernorExplosion
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-->''Isaac:'' "Girls who are strong are ''faaantastic''!"
-->''Miria:'' "Just like Amelia Earhart!"

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-->''Isaac:'' -->'''Isaac:''' "Girls who are strong are ''faaantastic''!"
-->''Miria:'' -->'''Miria:''' "Just like Amelia Earhart!"



* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': Karate expert Ran Mouri can kick down doors, break knives, dodge bullets, help kick the ass of 50-60 armed men, kick the ass of any person who hostages her or harms her loved ones, and even dent a cement telephone post if she's in the mood for it. And she's not the only one: Satou (standard police training, which include judo), Kazuha (aikido), Sera (jeet kune do), Ran's mom Eri (judo) and Heiji's mom Shizuka (former kendo champion who has ''not'' let her skills go rusty) can handle themselves pretty well too.

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* * ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': Karate expert Ran Mouri can kick down doors, break knives, dodge bullets, help kick the ass of 50-60 armed men, kick the ass of any person who hostages her or harms her loved ones, and even dent a cement telephone post if she's in the mood for it. And she's not the only one: Satou (standard police training, which include judo), Kazuha (aikido), Sera (jeet kune do), Ran's mom Eri (judo) and Heiji's mom Shizuka (former kendo champion who has ''not'' let her skills go rusty) can handle themselves pretty well too.



* From the creator Creator/GoNagai, the ''Mazinger'' trilogy features several {{Action Girl}}s:

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* * From the creator Creator/GoNagai, the ''Mazinger'' trilogy features several {{Action Girl}}s:
3rd Mar '16 1:06:42 PM GovernorExplosion
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* In ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' we have Chane, a mute KnifeNut that holds her own against a guy with a shotgun, Ennis, a BattleButler for the BigBad of the 1930 storyline, and Rachel, BadassNormal ActionSurvivor who climbs around on moving trains and saves hostages from heavily armed aggressors without carrying any weapons of her own. The novels include several more that never made it into the anime.

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* In ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' we have Chane, a mute KnifeNut that holds her own against a guy with a shotgun, Ennis, a BattleButler for the BigBad of the 1930 storyline, and Rachel, BadassNormal ActionSurvivor who climbs around on moving trains and saves hostages from heavily armed aggressors without carrying any weapons of her own. The novels include several more that never made it into the anime. Lampshaded in the anime itself:
-->''Isaac:'' "Girls who are strong are ''faaantastic''!"
-->''Miria:'' "Just like Amelia Earhart!"
19th Jan '16 12:07:24 PM Willbyr
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* Francoise Arnoul aka 003 from {{Cyborg 009}} is this when at her boldest. While she relays more in her SuperSenses and WrenchWench skills, when she needs to defend herself and she can't relay on 009 or others, she'll do it without hesitation.

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* Francoise Arnoul aka 003 from {{Cyborg 009}} ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'' is this when at her boldest. While she relays more in her SuperSenses and WrenchWench skills, when she needs to defend herself and she can't relay on 009 or others, she'll do it without hesitation.



** Haruko grew up studying martial arts with her friend, Takeru, at his father's dojo. Since then, she's become [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/19/15/ a proficient swordswoman]] and is the wielder of Murakumo; which is one of the original 8 Maken. Near the end of the Venus arc, [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/20/15/ she fought]] and defeated Demitra, the vice-commander of their unit.
** [[TheCutie Inaho]] doesn't see as much action as the others, mainly because she's the {{plucky comic relief}}. But she still gets her moments to shine, such as when she [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/7/28/ saved Takeru from a rockslide]] and when she [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/17/10/ helped fight Celia.]]
** Himegami is the {{deuteragonist}} and the daughter of [[spoiler: Yamato no Orochi]]. As such, [[BlueBlood she's royalty]] ''and'' [[spoiler: a demigoddess]], who's capable of casting [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/23/35/ high-level summons]] [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/48/7/ and magic.]] Plus, she possesses Yasakani which has [[spoiler: the power of the 8 original Maken combined]]. Meaning, she's inherently [[LadyOfBlackMagic one of the most powerful characters]] in the series, and was ultimately the one who [[spoiler: defeated [[BigBad Ouken]] [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/53/21/ Yamato]]]].
** Azuki serves as the group's [[CloseRangeCombatant unarmed combat specialist]] and is acknowledged as [[AmazonianBeauty one of the strongest girls]] at the academy. She's introduced being challenged to a duel by Kai, [[BestHerToBedHer for the right to be]] [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/3/18/ with her]] (which he loses). Later, [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/16/9/ she fought Yan-Min]] during the Venus arc and narrowly defeated her. And during the Okino Island chapters, [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/48/10/ she joined the battle]] against Otohime Yamato's enslaved minions and her brother, Gouken.

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** Haruko grew up studying martial arts with her friend, Takeru, at his father's dojo. Since then, she's become [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/19/15/ a proficient swordswoman]] swordswoman and is the wielder of Murakumo; which is one of the original 8 Maken. Near the end of the Venus arc, [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/20/15/ she fought]] fought and defeated Demitra, the vice-commander of their unit.
** [[TheCutie Inaho]] doesn't see as much action as the others, mainly because she's the {{plucky comic relief}}. But she still gets her moments to shine, such as when she [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/7/28/ saved Takeru from a rockslide]] rockslide and when she [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/17/10/ helped fight Celia.]]
Celia.
** Himegami is the {{deuteragonist}} and the daughter of [[spoiler: Yamato no Orochi]]. As such, [[BlueBlood she's royalty]] ''and'' [[spoiler: a demigoddess]], who's capable of casting [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/23/35/ high-level summons]] [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/48/7/ summons and magic.]] magic. Plus, she possesses Yasakani which has [[spoiler: the power of the 8 original Maken combined]]. Meaning, she's inherently [[LadyOfBlackMagic one of the most powerful characters]] in the series, and was ultimately the one who [[spoiler: defeated [[BigBad Ouken]] [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/53/21/ Ouken Yamato]]]].
** Azuki serves as the group's [[CloseRangeCombatant unarmed combat specialist]] and is acknowledged as [[AmazonianBeauty one of the strongest girls]] at the academy. She's introduced being challenged to a duel by Kai, [[BestHerToBedHer for the right to be]] [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/3/18/ be with her]] (which he loses). Later, [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/16/9/ she fought Yan-Min]] Yan-Min during the Venus arc and narrowly defeated her. And during the Okino Island chapters, [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/48/10/ she joined the battle]] battle against Otohime Yamato's enslaved minions and her brother, Gouken.


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