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Who is best best girl?
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It's between Rem and Asuna for me

both are like a shinning light in the darkness.



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Hm - I've never actually contemplated this. Which is perhaps understandable, as it's impossible for me to view women in anime like men do, and thus I doubt I can have the same conception of "best girl" (and I definitely don't put as much weight on its importance). For example, Utena comes to my mind, but I don't think she's that kind of "best girl". I think Sayaka from Puella Magi Madoka Magica is one of the most human anime characters there is, but I don't think she counts, either. If I were to pick the ones most like me, that'd probably be Hajime from Gatchaman Crowds and Chitose from Girlish Number; Chitose would qualify as a best girl, but Hajime is too weird. Tiger Hanekawa from Monogatari would also be in the running, and she's one of the most self-actualized women in anime, but she's a little too lofty to call a best girl.

Without thinking too hard - i.e., this isn't rigorous at all - here are the things that I feel like make a "best girl":

(i) cute or attractive, with a bias towards cute;
(ii) caring;
(iii) dedicated (which I think is different from caring);
(iv) either slightly needy or defensive/possessive about something;
(v) pleasantly abusive;
(vi) goofy;

and these qualities need to contribute to the character's desirability as a partner in a relationship. So for example, Rem clearly maxes out (i) and (ii), Yui from K-ON! gets in on (i), (iii), and (vi), and Asuka has (iii)-(v). Utena and Sayaka have (ii) and (iii), but those qualities aren't framed towards their desirability in a relationship. Using my criteria, I think Senjyogahara is the ultimate best girl: She is clearly the queen of pleasant abuse, but her levels of dedication to and care for Araragi beat even Rem's: Rem exists as a support for Subaru; Senjyogahara invested basically her whole self into making Araragi better. And she has all the other qualities as well (especially goofiness).

Second is someone no one has mentioned yet: Minori Kushieda from Toradora!. I don't remember whether she was portrayed as all that cute, but her values for (ii), (iii), (v), and (vi) are all very strong. Kushieda is a good and wise person, and she did so much for Ryuuji and Taiga; I wish the show could've ended with her in a happy relationship too.

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Honoka Kousaka



and Yui Hirasawa

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Kiyama Harumi from A Certain Scientific Railgun. She's brilliant though a bit lacking in common sense. Logical but she's a force of nature when fighting for those she cares for. It's true she'll cross lines to reach her goals but her goals always are noble in nature.


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Clear best gril:


Ok, but for real this time:
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Lord_Wunder wrote:

Ok, but for real this time:


I almost went there as well.
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Posted 6/20/17 , edited 6/20/17
Maki-chan. Easy.

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