Anime with kickass chicks

by Killa42 | created - 26 May 2012 | updated - 30 Sep 2014 | Public

Gonna try to list every anime that I can remember with fighting, violent, or just straight up tough chicks. Please recommend titles.

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1. Doragonôtsu: Za rezonansu (2007–2008)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

With a deadly asteroid hurtling towards Earth, sexy human Dragonauts in tight uniforms and their curvaceous dragon companions come together to create a formidable fighting force with all ... See full summary »

Stars: Lydia Mackay, Jamie Marchi, Minori Chihara, Eiji Maruyama

Votes: 66

2. Bleach: Burîchu (2004–2012)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

High school student Kurosaki Ichigo is unlike any ordinary kid because he can see ghosts. After an accident with a hollow, he got a power.So begins Kurosaki Ichigo's training and duty as a Shinigami, Soul Reaper.

Stars: Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh, Jamieson Price

Votes: 36,163

3. Naruto (2002–2007)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja, struggles as he searches for recognition and dreams of becoming the Hokage, the village's leader and strongest ninja.

Stars: Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan, Kate Higgins, Chie Nakamura

Votes: 49,797

4. Naruto: Shippûden (2007–2017)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Naruto Uzumaki, is a loud, hyperactive, adolescent ninja who constantly searches for approval and recognition, as well as to become Hokage, who is acknowledged as the leader and strongest of all ninja in the village.

Stars: Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan, Chie Nakamura, Kazuhiko Inoue

Votes: 57,451

5. Berserk (1997–1998)

Not Rated | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Guts is a skilled swordsman who joins forces with a mercenary group named 'The Band of the Hawk', lead by the charismatic Griffith, and fights with them as they battle their way into the royal court.

Stars: Nobutoshi Canna, Marc Diraison, Carrie Keranen, Kevin T. Collins

Votes: 20,994

6. Kite (1998– )

50 min | Animation, Action, Crime

She may be cute. She may be young. She may seem innocent and naive, but don't be fooled. She's a cold-blooded killer, and if you're on the wrong side of the law, you may be her next target.... See full summary »

Stars: Konami Yoshida, Kinryû Arimoto, Kôsuke Okano, Tatsuo Matoba

Votes: 3,291

7. Mezzo Forte (2000– )

Not Rated | 80 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

A young woman and her mercenary for hire team run afoul of a violent mob boss and his sociopath daughter.

Stars: Tomoko Kotani, Takumi Yamazaki, Taichirô Hirokawa, Shôzô Îzuka

Votes: 942

9. Bubblegum Crisis (1987– )

25 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

A female mercenary team, armed with unique power armor suits, battle the forces of the corrupt mega-corporation, Genom in futuristic Tokyo.

Stars: Yoshiko Sakakibara, Kinuko Ômori, Michie Tomizawa, Akiko Hiramatsu

Votes: 970

10. Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 (1998– )

TV-MA | 29 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

Set in 2039-2040, This series is set in Megalo City, a city built over the ruins of Tokyo. Boomers, a line of android workers created by the Genom Corporation, perform dozens of tasks, from... See full summary »

Stars: Yu Asakawa, Satsuki Yukino, Rio Natsuki, Hiroko Konishi

Votes: 583

11. Bubblegum Crash (1991– )

45 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

Several years after the end of Bubblegum Crisis, things have calmed down, or so it seems. Sylia's disappeared, Priss has stumbled from one manager to another, Nene's still working with the ... See full summary »

Stars: Yoshiko Sakakibara, Jemila Ericson, Tamsin Hollo, Ryôko Tachikawa

Votes: 277

12. Burst Angel (2004– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

In a chaotic future Tokyo, a young aspiring chef is employed by four beautiful mercenaries.

Stars: Akeno Watanabe, Jamie Marchi, Mike McFarland, Monica Rial

Votes: 571

13. Higurashi no naku koro ni (2006– )

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery

The story of a group of young friends and the mysterious events that occur in the rural village of Hinamizawa.

Stars: John Snyder, Sôichirô Hoshi, Mai Nakahara, Satsuki Yukino

Votes: 3,576

14. Sailor Moon (1995–2000)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The magical action-adventures of a teenage girl who learns of her destiny as the legendary warrior Sailor Moon and must band together with the other Sailor Soldiers to defend the Earth and Galaxy.

Stars: Robbie Daymond, Susan Roman, Jill Frappier, Katie Griffin

Votes: 10,111

15. Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon (1992–1997)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A group of schoolgirls discover they are incarnations of super-powered alien princesses, and use their abilities to defend the earth.

Stars: Kotono Mitsuishi, Stephanie Sheh, Aya Hisakawa, Michie Tomizawa

Votes: 4,199

16. Sailor Moon R: The Movie: The Promise of the Rose (1993)

TV-14 | 61 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Fiore, an old friend from Mamoru's lonely childhood who couldn't survive on Earth, returns with flowers he promised Mamoru. But, the evil flower Kisenian overpowered Fiore's weak mind and ... See full summary »

Director: Kunihiko Ikuhara | Stars: Kotono Mitsuishi, Tôru Furuya, Michie Tomizawa, Aya Hisakawa

Votes: 1,812

17. Super GALS! (2001–2010)

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Ran Kotobuki is the self-proclaimed world's greatest gal. She lives to shop, eat, and have as much fun as possible, because Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. In the midst of all of her goofing off... See full summary »

Stars: Megumi Toyoguchi, Haruna Ikezawa, Oma Ichimura, Hiroshi Kamiya

Votes: 75

18. Queen's Blade 2: The Evil Eye (2009– )

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The sequel that follows season 1 countless powerful women from around the continent join a tournament called the Queen's Blade tournament to challenge one another and eventually try her skills at defeating the current queen

Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Kenzie Brooke, Jessica Calvello, Darla Chaney

Votes: 213

19. Kuînzu bureido: Rurô no senshi (2009– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Adventure

Multiple women from around the continent come together to prepare for the queen's blade tournament a tournament that tests the skills of the warriors

Stars: Ayako Kawasumi, Aya Hirano, Mamiko Noto, Hitomi Nabatame

Votes: 243

20. La Blue Girl (1992– )

X | 45 min | Animation, Short, Action

Sex Ninjas Must Die! Miko Mido answers the call of the wild, to become a mistress of martial arts sexcraft! In these erotic episodes, Miko discovers that she is the last in a line of supernatural sex ninjas.

Stars: Mari Akutsu, Mirei Asaoka, Athena, Kip Kaplan

Votes: 324

21. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

69 Metascore

The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen

Votes: 842,502 | Gross: $70.10M

Yep, the anime scene with Lucy counts

22. Erufen rîto (2004)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Drama, Horror

Two university students come across a seemingly harmless girl named Lucy, unaware that she's actually a mutant serial killer with a split personality.

Stars: Sanae Kobayashi, Chihiro Suzuki, Mamiko Noto, Adam Conlon

Votes: 24,433

23. Angel Cop (1989– )

Unrated | 180 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

An elite anti-terrorist agent battles terrorists threatening Japan, but a mysterious third player is involved in their own way.

Stars: Mika Doi, Sharon Holm, Masashi Ebara, Jeff Harding

Votes: 523

24. Sekirei (2008– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Comedy

Shy and awkward, but moral and caring late teenager Minato, after failing to get into college again, runs into Musubi, a girl his age who surprises him with her superhuman abilities. He's ... See full summary »

Stars: Joel McDonald, Alexis Tipton, Monica Rial, Lydia Mackay

Votes: 1,392

25. Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan (2005– )

Not Rated | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

A boy is fond of an angel that kills him again and again.

Stars: Saeko Chiba, Reiko Takagi, Rie Kugimiya, Ayako Kawasumi

Votes: 593

26. Claymore (2007)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In a world rife with deadly creatures called "youma", a young silver eyed woman, Clare, works on behalf of an organization that trains female youma halfbreeds into warriors with the ability... See full summary »

Stars: Todd Haberkorn, Houko Kuwashima, Stephanie Young, Motoki Takagi

Votes: 10,181

27. Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Action, Crime

76 Metascore

A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 107,008 | Gross: $0.52M

28. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

In the year 2032, Batô, a cyborg detective for the anti-terrorist unit Public Security Section 9, investigates the case of a female robot--one created solely for sexual pleasure--who slaughtered her owner.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Akio Ôtsuka, Atsuko Tanaka, Tamio Ohki, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 31,984 | Gross: $1.04M

29. Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex (2002–2005)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Crime

The futuristic adventures of a female cyborg counter intelligence agent and her support team.

Stars: Shirô Saitô, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, William Knight, Richard Epcar

Votes: 14,798

30. Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex Solid State Society (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 108 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A.D. 2034. It has been two years since Motoko Kusanagi left Section 9. Togusa is now the new leader of the team, that has considerably increased its appointed personnel. The expanded new ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Kamiyama | Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Osamu Saka, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 5,434

31. Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG - Individual Eleven (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 162 min | Animation, Action, Drama

The year is 2030 and an influx of refuges have effortlessly transformed themselves into a terrorist organization known as the Individual Eleven. With a sadistic intent of mass destruction, ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Kamiyama | Stars: Alison Matthews, Russell Roberts, David Kaye, Trevor Devall

Votes: 2,010

32. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man (2005 Video)

TV-14 | 160 min | Animation, Action, Drama

A compilation movie featuring scenes from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.

Director: Kenji Kamiyama | Stars: Alison Matthews, Russell Roberts, David Kaye, Trevor Devall

Votes: 1,320

33. The Slayers (1995– )

TV-PG | 588 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The adventures of a teenage female mage and her companions as they quest for gold and glory (especially gold).

Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Yasunori Matsumoto, Lisa Ortiz, Eric Stuart

Votes: 1,720

34. Sureiyâzu gurêto (1997)

60 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

Lina and Naga, on their way to a town called Storner, robbed bad guys of their precious treasure. Storner was known as a town of "Gorlems" moved by magic power. And again the two were ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Watanabe | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Maria Kawamura, Kikuko Inoue, Takehito Koyasu

Votes: 333

35. Sureiyâzu return (1996)

61 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

Outrageous enemies such as secret organizations aiming to dominate the world and mysterious strongest fighting forces attack Lina and Naga one after another for legendary "treasure" lying ... See full summary »

Directors: Hiroshi Watanabe, Kunihiko Yuyama | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Maria Kawamura, Akiko Hiramatsu, Akio Ôtsuka

Votes: 352

36. Sureiyâzu puremiamu (2001 Video)

30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Lina and Gourry visited the town in a certain beach. In that town, a mysterious incident which is that the person who had eaten the octopus was not able to speak the languages other than ... See full summary »

Directors: Jun'ichi Satô, Sandra Krasa | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Yasunori Matsumoto, Hikaru Midorikawa, Masami Suzuki

Votes: 171

37. SoltyRei (2005–2006)

Animation, Drama, Fantasy

On a wrecked, class-divided world, Solty, a robot with no memory, is adopted by an unlikely guardian: a bounty hunter looking for his missing daughter. Together, they discover secrets about their world that will change their lives forever.

Stars: Luci Christian, Kara Edwards, Christopher Sabat, Carrie Savage

Votes: 185

38. Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies.

Stars: Doc Harris, Christopher Sabat, Scott McNeil, Sean Schemmel

Votes: 93,496

Yeah, yeah we never got a female saiyan, but at least there was Videl, Chi-Chi, and Android 18

39. Dragon Ball (1995–2003)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Follows the adventures of an extraordinarily strong young boy named Goku as he searches for the seven dragon balls. These balls, when combined, can grant the owner any one wish he desires. ... See full summary »

Stars: Brice Armstrong, Steve Olson, Stephanie Nadolny, Zoe Slusar

Votes: 42,629

That machine gun gal

40. Dragon Ball GT: Doragon bôru jîtî (1996–1997)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

After Goku is made a kid again by the Black Star Dragon Balls, he goes on a journey to get back to his old self.

Stars: Elise Baughman, Andrew Chandler, Masako Nozawa, Yûko Minaguchi

Votes: 19,557

41. El Cazador de la Bruja (2007– )

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Adventure

The story centers on two female characters: Ellis and Nadi. In the premise, Ellis is a murder suspect and finds herself on the run from an underground society called "Hunters." At some ... See full summary »

Stars: Maxey Whitehead, Trina Nishimura, Kenta Miyake, Bob Carter

Votes: 187

A redheaded hit-woman with an attitude and a pistol, need I say more? If I did it would be that this was reminiscent to Noir, only the sidekick in this one is the assassin's nonviolent target and that I enjoyed the writing and concept of this one slightly more.

42. Noir (2001– )

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Action, Crime

Two beautiful female assassins travel the world accepting assignments to kill various culprits, and at the same time, having deadly traps set against them by their own employer.

Stars: Houko Kuwashima, Kotono Mitsuishi, Shelley Calene-Black, Monica Rial

Votes: 1,691

This was one of the few that got me into anime.

43. Dirty Pair OVA (1987– )

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Short, Action

Join everyone's favorite space duo, Kei and Yuri in more awesome adventures in this thrilling OVA collection.

Stars: Pam Lauer, Jessica Calvello, Saeko Shimazu, Kyôko Tongû

Votes: 113

44. Dirty Pair (1985– )

25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Join in on the adventures of Kei and Yui in The Dirty Pair.

Stars: Kyôko Tongû, Saeko Shimazu, Naoki Makishima, Ikuya Sawaki

Votes: 104

45. Original Dirty Pair: Project Eden (1987)

TV-PG | 81 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

WWWA Trouble Consultants Kei and Yuri team up with a petty thief to stop a mad scientist and his legions of mutated creatures.

Director: Kôichi Mashimo | Stars: Wendee Lee, Lara Cody, Kerrigan Mahan, Steve Kramer

Votes: 215

46. Dirty Pair Flash (1995– )

30 min | Animation, Short, Action

Yuri and Kei are given accommodations at an all-girls boarding school from the 20th century. Yuri finds the life as an exchange student a lot of fun.

Stars: Kira Vincent-Davis, Mariko Kouda, Rica Matsumoto, Kim Sevier

Votes: 121

47. Kono minikuku mo utsukushii sekai (2004– )

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy, Drama

It's a sweet but at the same time tear jerking story. It teaches you how the world can be hard and ugly at times but then again it could still be beautiful. It starts off with a high school... See full summary »

Stars: Ayako Kawasumi, Jessica Boone, Quentin Haag, Braden Hunt

Votes: 234

Although there are tough chicks in this anime series, the story centers around the romantic relation between the leading characters. This would be categorized as a comedy before an action. There are demons and fights. Only, the action is brief and minor aspects of the show.

48. Tetsuwan Birdy (1996 Video)

TV-14 | 40 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A Tokyo teenager's world is turned upside down when he is accidentally killed by a Federation officer. In order for Tsutomu to live, he must share a body with the female officer, Birdy. ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri | Stars: Scott Cargle, Kim Carrell, Cory Carthew, Peter Cascone

Votes: 142

49. Birdy the Mighty Decode (2008– )

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Comedy

Birdy is an undercover, interstellar federation agent charged with capturing the most dangerous criminals in the galaxy. A famous model by day, Birdy spends her nights hunting deadly alien ... See full summary »

Stars: Luci Christian, Micah Solusod, Jamie Marchi, Chris Ayres

Votes: 221

50. Kiddy Grade (2002–2003)

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Two women carry out missions and fight crime across the galaxy.

Stars: Gou Aoba, Laura Bailey, Dameon Clarke, Colleen Clinkenbeard

Votes: 275

51. Kiddy Grade: Ignition (2007)

Animation, Action, Adventure