Every now and then, we come across a powerful woman in anime who is able to lead her people and her friends towards greatness. Some of these traits are inherent in them as Capricorns. Valuable and admirable, these leading ladies possess traits of ambition, leadership and competitiveness. On the flip side, they can also be cold, strict and standoffish. It is important to see the balance of traits in all zodiac signs because having the bad with the good is what makes us human.
In anime, there are many leaders that can be looked up to, both male and female. However, it is important to distinguish the grounds on which the stand on. Are they a bold and fast-paced leader when facing battle, or are they a smiling face when facing a bully or standing up for a friend? Both types of Capricorns are important to recognize because both show leadership, love and loyalty. While the following ladies are admirable, it is also important to look at their flaws to see how they measure up to the ideal Capricorn in all aspects of their personality. With that said, we give you the list of the top 10 female Capricorns in anime.
10. Sailor Saturn from Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S (Sailor Moon S)
- Episodes: 38
- Aired: March 1994 - February 1995
As the last and most powerful Sailor Guardian to awaken, Sailor Saturn possesses powers that could mean the end of the world and universe. Gifted with powers of death and destruction, the human vessel Hotaru Tomoe must maintain a grip on them, despite her being the young age of 5. With such powers, she must learn to maintain control and use them to aid the other Sailor Guardians. Although she expresses such strength and leadership, she is kind-hearted and helpful to others, traits that do not align with her Capricorn nature. However, all Capricorns are different and display their personality in different ways.
9. Yukari Sendo from Rosario to Vampire (Rosario + Vampire)
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: January 2008 - March 2008
Yukari is first shown to be whiny and annoying. However, her character evolves far past her size as she comes to realize herself as a powerful witch. Yukari is playful and shows to be a valuable friend to have despite her small size. She is also not shown to have a particular preference when choosing friends. In a harem anime, they attempt to keep Yukari more innocent because of her young age. Yukari shows her strength through her magic which is shown to save her and her friends several times throughout the anime. Yukari is strong and ambitious. She may not be the most cold-hearted on this list, but she definitely shows the admirable traits of a Capricorn.
8. Saki Morimi from Higashi no Eden (Eden of the East)
- Episodes: 11
- Aired: April 2009 - June 2009
Saki Morimi is one of the kindest people on this list. Rather than being the stereotypical cold Capricorn, she shows compassion, even to strangers. She is ambitious and wants her brother’s company to grow strong. By moving to Washington, D.C, Saki hopes to start working there and help the company achieve greatness. She is a great and loyal friend. Saki has all the great qualities of a Capricorn but is not as outspoken as the other Capricorns on this list.
7. Mayumi Thyme from Shuffle!
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: July 2005 - January 2006
Mayumi is a dear friend of Rin and Itsuki. She is often with them on their adventures, despite the fact that she is constantly picked on by the two. She is light-hearted and shown to be happy when facing any situation. Her bubbly personality does not extend to her school work though. Mayumi often is found facing dismal grades due to her not paying attention in class. Although she is dim-witted in school, it does not mean any disadvantages in friendship. She proves herself loyal in her friendships, even a little competitive, making her a contender in our list.
6. Nobara Yukinokouji from Inu x Boku SS (Inu X Boku Secret Service)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: January 2012 - March 2012
Nobara Yukinokouji may be a secret service agent, but her personality far outshines that of the spirit that she protects. With a lustful attitude, she seeks to control all things around her. From fighting in battles and spying on her companions, she does everything to the ultimate degree. Nobara is merciless, protective and literally the embodiment of cold. Nobara is able to take the lead when necessary and very competitive. She also is very strict, particularly when it comes to her partner’s messy nature. Nobara is a strong contender on our list of top 10 female Capricorns with a birthday on January 6th.
5. Haruki Sagae from Akuma no Riddle (Riddle Story of Devil)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: April 2014 - June 2014
Strong and ambitious, Haruki Sagae seeks to be the one to assassinate Haru Ichinose. She is strong-willed and would use the money to help her family. Haruki is probably the most selfless character on this list. She is shown as a character that will sacrifice anything for her family, even if it means her death. Haruki is also shown in being very lazy when in class. Her true nature would include selflessness and strength. While Capricorns are not typically known for being selfless, it is an admirable trait that can appear in the sign and allowing Haruki Sagae a spot on our list.
4. Ritsu from Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom)
- Episodes: 22
- Aired: January 2015 - June 2015
While not technically a female human, Ritsu is a valuable asset to class 3-E. Initially, she has a goal-oriented mind of a machine and will work to kill Koro-sensei at any cost. Soon after she enters class 3-E and is reprogrammed by Koro-sensei though, she does a seemingly impossible thing for a machine and develops a personality and consciousness. This allows her to become kind-hearted and be a real student in the class. She is very appreciative and helps to lead the class in constant attempts to assassinate the teacher. Ritsu is strong and has leadership qualities that help the entire class get one step closer to defeating their beloved professor.
3. Krista Lenz from Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: April 2013 - September 2013
After changing her name from Historia Reiss, Krista Lenz graduated at the top of her class from 104th Training Corps. Krista cares strongly about how she appears to others and remains kind in all of her actions. However, she is very ambitious and seeks to regain her original name and take her rightful place in her family. She seeks approval from others in all aspects of her life, even in how she will die. She is a strong and optimal soldier who continues to grow as a character after she becomes more sure of herself. Krista is an optimal soldier and leader, as Capricorns are meant to be, and seeks to take her place as both while maintaining her kindness through it all.
2. Misa Amane from Death Note
- Episodes: 37
- Aired: October 2006 - June 2007
Misa Amane is one of the holders of a Death Note and therefore must make decisions that can end people’s lives. Misa is definitely not one to sit around either. As a model, she is popular in her career and constantly attracting the attention of the public. She is very competitive and ambitious, traits that align well with her Capricorn nature. When Misa seeks out Light, she proves to be a valuable companion and wants to join Light in his search for L. Misa also has a strong mean streak. She is selfish and wants to keep Light for herself, as shown with the girls she threatens to murder. Her true nature is ambitious, cruel and selfish, letting herself possess both the positive and negative traits of a Capricorn female.
1. Kuchiki Rukia from Bleach
- Episodes: 336
- Aired: October 2004 - March 2012
Rukia is definitely an admirable Capricorn. Climbing all the way up from the lower class which she was born into to Captain of the 13th Division, she has the most ambition out of anyone on this list. She has a cold demeanor, which Capricorns are known for and she demonstrates leadership in every position that she takes. She is not the friendliest person outright so she has few friends, but those she has are very close and well selected. Strangely, Rukia does have a cute streak that rarely shows. With a weakness for rabbits, she sometimes shows this soft-cute and cozy nature that allows us to see a certain softness through her hard exterior. With traits of leadership, ambition and a cold attitude, she tops our list for the top female Capricorns.
We look for more than just leadership in the ladies listed above. We make sure to look at all of their flaws and what aspects of their character lead them to be the ideal Capricorn. Being born under a certain sign not only gives you inherent strengths and weaknesses, but also a connection to those in anime, manga and movies. These powerful women aren’t always leading a war but simply lead their friends towards their goals which is arguably just as admirable.
We hope that you have enjoyed this article of the top 10 female Capricorns. As always, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below.