Let’s be real for a moment, anime male leads can be idiots in the game of love. They will often have no idea a girl likes them and/or play stupid because they can’t reciprocate their feelings. To be honest, it is annoying but there are some female leads who will refuse to allow their love to be pushed aside and unnoticed.
Today we’re honoring those anime ladies who have made sure to let their man know what they mean to them. Welcome ladies and gentlemen to our top 5 take-charge romance anime girls list! These girls aren’t shy about their love and we respect that with every fiber of our being!
1. Mai Sakurajima from Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai (Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai)
Mai Sakurajima couldn’t stand being in the spotlight and her existence began to waiver from humanity once she was hit with the strange Puberty Syndrome. Thankfully, a young man named Sakuta Azusagawa noticed the girl wearing a bunny suit and quickly tried to save this almost non-existent girl. Mai was so taken aback by Sakuta’s actions that she fell in love with our stoic main man and was quick to show her dedication to him. Equally, Mai would go on to show her anger/jealousy when Sakuta would help other girls and get too close to them. We love you Mai and we hope you never try to disappear again!
2. Chi-Chi from Dragon Ball
There aren’t a lot of female warriors in the world of Dragon Ball but one woman stands out for her quick temper and feisty personality. Chi-Chi from the original Dragon Ball series met Goku at a young age and instantly was smitten with the clueless Saiyan. As the years went by, Goku grew up and entered a tournament where he ended up facing a woman who he at first didn’t remember. Despite her quick moves and abilities, she was no match for Goku’s superhuman feats and when she lost she finally admitted who she was…none other than Chi-Chi, now an adult.
Chi-Chi would go on to make Goku her man by reminding him of a promise the two underwent as kids and from then on, the strange pair was formed. Chi-Chi might be rude, overly protective, quick to anger and extremely tough but she knew Goku was her destiny and we love that about her.
3. Hitagi Senjougahara from Bakemonogatari
Koyomi Araragi the once vampire turned half-vampire legit met the love of his life by catching her at school. Hitagi Senjougahara found herself cursed and ended up becoming weightless. While many failed to cure Hitagi, Koyomi made it his mission to stop the strange curse within her and eventually removed it thanks to his supernatural abilities and some help from a strange Hawaiian shirt-wearing ally. Hitagi henceforth fell for Koyomi and was quick to confess her love to our male protagonist while he was on a mission to save another lost soul. We envy you Koyomi…maybe Hitagi is a bit yandere/tsundere at times but you nabbed a girl who knows who she loves and why she needs them in her life!
4. Kotoko Iwanaga from Kyokou Suiri (In/Spectre)
Being a so-called medium for both the human/spiritual world can be tough alone but Kotoko Iwanaga from Kyokou Suiri pulled it off for most of her life. Kotoko stopped being alone the moment she made Kuro Sakuragawa her man when she rescued him from a strange internal possession.
Kotoko was quick to cling to Kuro and formed a relationship with our male lead with haste we’ve rarely seen in the anime world. Got to hand it to Kotoko, she set her sights on Kuro, took her shot, and claimed her target without a moment’s hesitation. We need more girls like Kotoko in both anime and real life!
5. Ako Tamaki from Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta (And you thought there is never a girl online?)
We end our list with a rather strange take-charge female lead in the form of Ako Tamaki from Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta. In the world of online gaming, not everyone takes on the form of who they appear to be, as discovered by Hideki Nishimura—otherwise known as Rusian—when his crush turned out to be an apparent guy.
Despite thinking he’d never experience love again, Hideki ends up being targeted by Ako and she quickly makes Hideki’s online character her husband! In the real world, Ako quickly meets up with the real world Hideki and despite her shyness, makes the moves on him to show she loves him both in-game and out. Hideki, we hope you learned a valuable lesson…some girls online aren’t girls—or pretend not to be as you find out later in the story—but plenty are and they are looking for a lover to claim as their own!
We get it, it can be hard sometimes to read what a girl wants. However, when you have girls like the ones in the list above falling for you, there won’t be a need to worry about making the first move. These girls will make sure you know they love you even if the way they go about it can be a bit…unorthodox. What girls do you think we missed in our list of the Top 5 Take-Charge Female Romantic Leads we failed to mention? Tell us using the comments below and be sure to stick around to us here at Honey’s Anime for even more articles like this one!