Dec. 21, 2021

The Best Badass Girls In Anime!

The Best Badass Girls In Anime!

In episode 78, we are joined with writer and podcast Neyshaplays where she and Ed countdown their top 5 badass female anime characters. 

Below is our list, to hear the reasons why we chose these badass female anime characters, you can listen to the Bad Girl podcast episode 78 here. 

Ed choices for top 5 badass female characters 

Mikasa Ackerman from the anime Attack On Titan 

Mikasa Ackerman looking badass

Mikasa Ackerman is a military genius, with amazing combat abilities, physical strength, agility, and near mastery of the 3D Maneuver Gear. She has been described by her superiors as worth 100 soldiers, which just proves what a prodigy she is, and why she is such an amazing anime warrior girl. The fact that she has been forced to overcome so much throughout her life only adds to her popularity with fans. I am of course talking about the military genius Mikasa Ackerman.

Mereoleona Vermillion from the anime Black Clover

She is a fiery character but her confidence literally was LIT! In less than an episode, she tore up the power dynamic and made it abundantly clear she was now top dog. The most striking moment of dominance came when even Yami, a man who had no regard for even the sacred laws of the kingdom, was made to submit by one firm grip of her fiery fists. She is no joke.

Nami Swan from the anime One Piece

Nami holding here weather pool

Cat burglary turned lead navigator, she is an S Class manipulator to enemies, A1 Finesser, world class deceiver, she is the the definition of a hustler. I think Rick Ross wrote hustlin after her. 

Taiga from the anime Toradora 

Taiga looking cute

Now at first, I thought she had some serious issues, and to be honest she does, however, as you watch the anime more and start to hear about her back story and so on, you see she really is a strong character who has overcome a lot. Also the fight scene she had was epic, it surprised me how well it was done given this is not even a shonen.

Revy Black Lagoon - Honourable mention before mentioning number 1 

Revy bad ass anime girl pointing a gun down

They say the tongue is sharper than a double edge sword, hits bruise, words cut and while this woman does not hold a sword, she certainly be cutting people with her words. My next pick is Revy from Black Lagoon. She is straight up direct, tell you how it is, if don’t like you, then f off kind of character. Not only that she has confidence, whether it be in her driving or her shooting abilities.

Balalaika from the anime Black Lagoon

Balalaika smoking a cigar

Leader of Hotel Moscow, she is ruthless and arguably the number one badass female in anime. 

Wondering why Ed chose these woman as badass female characters. Listen here.

Neyshaplays Badass anime girl top 5 

Mirko from My Hero Academia

Mirko from My Hero Academia and drawing

Possibly inspired by Megan The Stallion she is a badass female character who kicks ass

Mikasa from Attack On Titan 

Fujiko Mine from Lupin the Third

Fujiko Mine at a Casino bar looking badass 

A femme fatale who is dangerous and and known for manipulation and stealing jewellery and money from wealth men. 

Canary from Hunter x Hunter

Canary black hair and looking cute

Don't let her size or cuteness fool you, she is a badass deadly female anime assassin who will kill you in one fell swoop.

Olivia Mira Armstrong from Full Metal Alchemist 

Neyshaplays number 1, she embodies fierceness and is certainly a badass female anime character. 


There you have it, did yours make the list, listen to the Bad Girl podcast to here our honourable mentions also. If we missed any that should have been mentioned, feel free to mention in the comments, or reach out to our socials.