The ram is a powerful and confident animal that stands proud amongst the others. She is enthusiastic and passionate in every situation that she approaches. On the flip side, she is impatient and has a short temper which can lead to negativity from others. As a natural born leader, those born under the sign of Aries, the ram, will seek out any situation that presents a challenge. This active girl is one who thrives under adversity and is born between March 21st and April 19th. With this batch of women, there is no situation that they will avoid and it makes them excellent leaders both in anime and around the world.
While there are many characters that have prominent leadership roles, it is also important to consider those who have less in-your-face aspects of the Aries. Courage can present itself in many different ways. This can be through leadership, as most commonly seen in an Aries, or it can be by simply sticking up for your friends or standing up for what you believe in. An Aries does not give up and even when the going gets tough and they will fight and remain optimistic until the very end. This admirable sign and these inspirational women will leave a lingering passion in you, making you want to be a better person for the sake of their cause.
10. Rei Ayanami from Neon Genesis Evangelion
- Episodes: 26
- Air Date: October 1995 - March 1996
Character development is key with Rei. She initially starts off with very little personality, but with her experiences and interactions, you slowly start to see her personality evolve. Rei sees herself as entirely expendable which allows her to take charge in more dangerous situations out of lack of concern for her wellbeing. She knows her role that she is supposed to play in the mission and fulfills it admirably. Despite her lack of aggression and more characteristic traits of the Aries, it is important to recognize her for her passion and determination that she faces every challenge with.
9. Shouko Makinohara from Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai (Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai)
- Episodes: 13
- Air Date: October 2018 - December 2018
As a young girl, Shouko is confused when she is mistaken by Sakuta as a long-lost childhood crush. As a result of Adolescence Syndrome, Shouko has the exact same look as someone that would be much older. This sweet and innocent girl constantly hangs around the apartment with Sakuta and his sister in order to develop friendships and maintain a foothold that could possibly be contributing to the Adolescence Syndrome. Shouko is passionate and honest despite her young age and quickly becomes one of the most likable characters in the anime despite her confusing role.
8. Julie Sigtuna from Absolute Duo
- Episodes: 12
- Air Date: January 2015 - March 2015
As an understanding ally of Tooru, it can be difficult to see Julie in the position of a prominent Aries. She is not the leader when fighting strong foes but a more understanding friend that takes charge of the situation and allows it to follow the best path, even if it means that she doesn’t necessarily get what she wants. Julie is an ideal friend who is able to align her wishes with what Tooru wants and help him pave the way into a future that would be better for everyone, despite her own selfish desires. Julie is a selfless Aries that wishes to see the best for humanity rather than for herself.
7. Rias Gremory from High School DxD
- Episodes: 12
- Air Date: January 2012 - March 2012
As the one and only female heir to the House of Gremory and the president of the Occult Research Club, Rias Gremory is not one to fear responsibility. She is confident in who she is and passionate about those who she recruits. Rias is one of the most patient individuals on this list. While she is constantly getting provoked by her enemies, she keeps a cool head and is reasonable in her approach. Rias is a courageous and intimidating leader who would make any opponent shy away in fear. This Aries is not the typical hot-headed leader when compared to the rest but rather a more admirable one that can maintain her footing, even when facing the most difficult of opponents.
6. Tohka Yatogami from Date A Live
- Episodes: 12
- Air Date: April 2013 - June 2013
Tohka is a character whose development is constantly changing. Initially she is almost robotic-like and devoid of emotion. Once her personality begins to develop, she is almost bipolar in her emotions and she is constantly ecstatic when interacting with Shido or extremely angry and irrational. This divide does not cross over into her battle instincts though. When she is fighting, she keeps a clear head and is able to make decisions based on what is the ideal move rather than be influenced by her emotions. This makes her the ideal Aries, even though she is not always consistent in her actions.
5. Sakura Haruno from Naruto
- Episodes: 220
- Air Date: October 2002 - February 2007
Initially insecure, Sakura is an ideal example of how much a personality can truly transform. Upon entering school she was teased about her forehead, but with the help and some sound advice from a friend, she was able to grow into herself and go after what she actually wanted. Sakura pushes herself so she is able to fight and defend herself. She also vows that she will always be strong enough to protect her friends and allies. Sakura can be very impulsive when approaching situations that are emotionally challenging but does not back down from any that confront her. Her transformation is admirable and while she can be impulsive and short-tempered she is able to overcome her more unbecoming characteristics in order to make herself a better person.
4. Faris Nyannyan from Steins;Gate
- Episodes: 24
- Air Date: April 2011 - September 2011
After the death of her father, Faris aims to turn her hometown into the Moe capitol of the world. She inherited a great deal of wealth from her father’s passing and is intent on making everything around her Moe. She is incredibly driven and enthusiastic when it comes to the café that she owns. Also due to her wealth and privilege, there is a certain moodiness that shines through when she doesn’t get her way. Faris is likely one of the most realistic Aries on this list. Her character development is top notch and her leadership skills align perfectly with those of a typical Aries.
3. Rei Hino aka Sailor Mars from Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon (Sailor Moon)
- Episodes: 46
- Air Date: March 1992 - February 1993
There is no better color to outfit Sailor Mars in than red. Rei’s hot-headedness and short temper make her an ideal representative for an Aries’ more negative traits. However, she cares strongly for her friends despite her complaints about them and will stand by them through thick and thin. Rei sacrifices a great deal for the sake of the universe in order to achieve her destiny and her hard and aggressive exterior make way for a more sensitive and passionate demeanor that allow her to fit in with the other Sailor Guardians. She is an ideal Aries in both aspects and one that is able to take charge when Sailor Moon becomes overwhelmed.
2. Yona from Akatsuki no Yona (Yona of the Dawn)
- Episodes: 24
- Air Date: October 2014 - March 2015
Yona knew her place among her kingdom. She was the spoiled princess that would one day inherit the kingdom of which she knew nothing about. Once her father was assassinated, that all changed. Being on the run made Yona a more confident and determined individual. By seeing the hardships of others, she was able to create a path for herself and do her best to care for those that she was destined to rule over. Although the odds are not in her favor, Yona remains optimistic and is confident that she will one day assist the people on a more wide-spread scale. This optimism and passion make for an ideal Aries leader.
1. Erina Nakiri from Shokugeki no Souma (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma)
- Episodes: 24
- Air Date: April 2015 - September 2015
Erina Nakiri is one of the most if not the most diva-like girls on this list. Being born blessed with the God Tongue has completely gone to her head. No cooking is good enough for her and because she can taste all of the flaws in others cooking, she is not one to shy away from a challenge. In order to expand her number of kitchens, she accepts challenges from multiple clubs and crushes them mercilessly. Knowing her ability, she sees herself as one of the elites in the food world and nothing can trump her perfect sense of taste. While she is enthusiastic about her craft, her inability to recognize the achievements of others and act aggressively makes her the most archetypical Aries on this list.
Aries are strong individuals that crave leadership roles. They do not shy away from challenges and prefer to be in the highest decision-making role possible. However, this may not always be a good thing because of their short tempers and irritability when facing things that they dislike. Character development is crucial with Aries, both humans and anime characters. This irrational nature is what must be overcome to make them the perfect leader. The traits are there for them to be compassionate and driven, if only the Aries can overcome her temper, she would be an admirable leader.
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