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Tomboys. Yay, right?
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Posted 6/9/14 , edited 6/9/14

seekerperson7 wrote:

LOL - that's rather violent. Maybe a tomman instead of a tomboy XD

On a somewhat serious note though, I've always found such aggressive personalities and gender role reversals interesting. Well, not to such a forceful and exaggerated extent though lol


Also, it's a hentai manga where the lead girl (the one with bat) is trying to create a club, with the help of the glasses dude she has a crush on (and a few others). Also, lots of skin is shown -- and that's all I'm to say about that.

It's not finished, which disappoints me because I like what I've read of it so far.

The name is Wild Tea Break by Dairoku Tenmaou Great.
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I'd say the characters that are sort of boisterous with a "go get 'em" personality are the ones I like. That's sort of tomboyish but maybe not as much as some of the other characters people are posting. To name a few:

Natsumi from Non Non Biyori



Sayaka from Madoka Magica



Chihiro from TWGOK

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Tomboys are alright though I find them harder to find in anime, because you know girls with strong personality is rather not liked in some cases. I guess any tomboys that are bold or taking a stand against others. I like tomboys to help straighten the main character.

Some tomboys I like is probably Amu from Shugo Chara and Maka from Soul Eater. ^~^
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Ah okay.
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Claire (Claymore) is a seriously complex character. One of my faves. When it comes to boys, broody angst-fests are much more acceptable (Killua, Sasuke, etc.), but when a woman does it, it's...rare? Wait...That doesn't seem right. It's common as hell. Why is this not expected?
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NekobasuRider wrote:

Recently I've found myself drawn to more masculine women in my anime and games, like Ryuko in Kill la Kill, Makoto in Street Fighter, Mikasa in Attack on Titan, etc., which pains me to say, because it seems insulting for me to think that an aggressive, confident, casual female character is somehow "masculine" as opposed to just...you know...human.

Like most people, I prefer active, engaging characters that can make me care, and I'm honestly tired of all the "kawaii" crap permeating the genre. Not that I don't enjoy it at all, but if you eat dessert for every meal, you're bound to get sick.

So, I ask you: What are some of your favourite tomboys? Do you prefer sporty? Strong? Brash? Vengeful? Controlling? Tough on the outside, mushy on the inside? Or am I alone in my specific preference? lol. Either way, I'm curious.


is Ryuko considered a tomboy ? the transformed suit looks pretty damn feminine in my opinion, Mikasa also seemed pretty feminine to me, she's just skilled at that particular art of combat.
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Despite her revealing costume (which was mostly meant as parody in the first place), Ryuko was more often than not embarrassed about her clothes (fittingly), yet she threw herself headfirst into her conflicts, ready to kill anyone who got in the way of her goals. Even if her costume was completely conservative, she'd still be the same vengeful, shark-like woman eating her way through her enemies.

Mikasa is similar in that she savagely protects her friends, throwing herself into selfish, self-destructive frenzies whenever they're threatened. Skimpy outfits for the sake of fan service don't determine character. You could get rid of all her sex appeal, but Mikasa would still be a superior member of an apocalyptic military force. Ditto for Ryuko. Their costumes are secondary to their behaviour, as few people like main characters simply because they're hot. I'd love Kill la Kill just as much without the fan service, because quite frankly, the characters are &$%#ing awesome. Satsuki is especially admirable, with her male friends practically bowing to her near unattainable skills.

When I was 9 years old, I didn't need fan service to enjoy DBZ, and now that I'm grown, I don't need it to enjoy well-written female characters. I mentioned Ryuko in my first post because she's a known, independent (homeless, even) woman who I simply like watching, and regardless of the gratuitous transformation scenes, she's a strong character who could stay single without consequence.
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Flow8861 wrote:
Natsumi from Non Non Biyori


And here's another great tomboy voiced by Sakura Ayane.

Buratei Marii - Joshiraku


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Just like the female cast in Black Lagoon, the female cast in Teppu is pretty effed up but more into mixed martial arts and not shooting people in some Southeast Asian city lol. Not sure about the tomboy nomenclature working for these characters but by god do they have problems and just love a good/beat down... Also some are pretty freakin ripped.

MC is on the right.
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i love tomboy characters... i relate to them most if they are tomboy tsunderes they are more relatable. i think sakura is very relatable to me. i use to dislike her when i was younger now i root for her. her and naruto that is. i like the idiot tomboys too! baiscally i dont like the girly characters too much. i like the fighters and rebels!! haruhi, the chick from peach girl, balsa and many more!
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Strong/obnoxious female types annoy me. I ran into too many of these women who thought they were tough and proved it by enlisting in the military. 99% of the time they were dead weight when it came to anything physical, and the few exceptions were just average for a guy their size (130 lbs. guys are pretty worthless too. I wouldn't trust either of them to pull me aboard in heavy seas.). They took all the cake assignments leaving all the crap for the rest of us. I like athletic women, but don't try to sell me on how "tough" they think they are.
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In can understand your viewpoint, given your apparent military background. In those situations, you'd obviously want the most trustworthy, powerful partner possible at your side--but both men and women tend to compensate for physical insecurities with noise.
I only hope you don't consider all women inferior to men, regardless of weight classes.
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NekobasuRider wrote:

In can understand your viewpoint, given your apparent military background. In those situations, you'd obviously want the most trustworthy, powerful partner possible at your side--but both men and women tend to compensate for physical insecurities with noise.
I only hope you don't consider all women inferior to men, regardless of weight classes.


Nope, there are some exceptions, but those exceptions would not rank in the upper third of men in terms of capability. When it came to endurance, physical and mental toughness, and handling stress; 90 percent of the men could outperform 90 percent of the women. When it comes to saving lives, no one cares about gender equality. A drowning sailor does not care what you are as long as you can do the job. Not every job requires tremendous strength, but in the situations where it does count, no one cares about your effort. It is only graded pass/fail.
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Fair enough. I realize why men don't race women in the Olympics. I respect your views and get where you're coming from, but outside of military operations, there are rather few situations where a pass/fail survival scenario applies. I'm just talking about a preference for active, impressive female characters in anime, as opposed to cute, submissive pet-girls. That's really all.
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Ya, I was just pointing out that my experiences have biased me against girls who try to be tough, because I have met too many. I realize it is fantasy, but I just have a sour taste that lingers. Plus when girls try to become like these superhero, adventure seeking role models, they are usually unprepared and inadequate in both disposition and physical capability. It is like trying to watch a man walk in high heels, which is funny until you realize you have to carry him around after he sprains his ankle.
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