It’s the end of the year and while everyone is ranking their favourite anime, I thought I’d do something different: rank my favourite girls. All of these girls appeared in anime that aired in 2010. The only thing that they have in common is that I liked them, so it can be due to anything from their cuteness factor to their personalities. So without further ado, here is my ranking of the top 10 anime girls of 2010:
10. Yukina Sonogi (Senkou no Night Raid)
Senkou no Night Raid wasn’t a very popular series, and I actually dropped it, but I still like the main female lead, Yukina Sonogi. She’s pretty, calm, collected, and she looks great in a chinese dress.
9. Panty Anarchy (Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt)
Next is Panty from the controversial series Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt. A lot of people seem to diss her for being a slut and she even calls herself a bitch, but it’s that screw you attitude of hers that I like. With the moe boom that’s still going on, you start to get tired of girls that do nothing but act cute and helpless.
8. Sora Kasugano (Yosuga no Sora)
She’s pretty, ’nuff said.
7. Ayase Aragaki (Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai)
I was disappointed in the lack of yandere characters this year. Ayase doesn’t stand up to the Higurashi girls or Kaede from SHUFFLE, but she’s still cool. I loved her reaction when Kyousuke “revealed” his relationship with Kirino. As a side note: Ayase is way more fashionable than Kirino.
6. Kuroko Shirai (Toaru Kagaku no Railgun/Toaru Majutsu no Index II)
Kuroko is another character that I like for her personality. Most of the time she acts silly and tries to rape her “onee-sama”, but when things get serious, you can count on her for getting the job done. She also seems to have a bit of that screw you attitude when she fights, but it’s not as extreme as Panty, usually keeping her head cool.
5. Nadeko Sengoku (Bakemonogatari)
She’s cute and I loved her opening song in Bakemonogatari.
4. Yui (Angel Beats!)
I like anime girls with pink hair, but I also like characters that are wild and eccentric. Yui is all of these, but her going away scene in Angel Beats also made me want to cry, so that pushed her up the list to number 4. She also has a tail, plays the guitar, and sings ^.^
3. Mio Isurugi (MM!)
At first glance, Mio looks like an innocent little girl, but deep down she’s actually a crazy sadistic monster. Further down however, she actually is a sweet girl that wants to help people overcome their problems.
2. Erika Sendou (Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku)
Erika looks like your typical blondie, but she’s very intelligent, excels at sports, and is the vice president of the student council. Did I also mention that she’s a vampire? It’s like throwing in a hint of coolness to an already perfect character.
1. Chise Umenomori (Mayoi Neko Overrun!)
In the number 1 spot is Chise from Mayoi Neko Overrun! I thought she was the most adorable character of the year. All of Peko’s character designs are cute, but Chise just looked so much better than the other characters. She has an outgoing personality, but has trouble expressing herself due to being secluded from everyone during most of her life. Chise’s determination to finally make some friends, her crazy antics, and her cute character designs made her stand out among all of the other characters of the year. (My answer: All of the above)
So there you have my top 10 picks of the year. I’d be interested to see what other people thought, either by leaving a comment or writing a similar post. Maybe someone should write a top 10 guys of 2010 post?