Anime Fans Choose the Heisei Era's Best Girl

How does their Top 10 match up with yours?


The end of Japan's Heisei Era is in view, but there's one important thing we still haven't done: chosen the era's Best Girl!


Japanese ranking site goo Ranking put the question to their users, asking them to vote for the best Heisei anime girl. Specifically, users were asked to vote for their favorite "strong, beautiful heroines."


So who made the cut? Here's the Top 10:


10. Asuna Yuuki, Sword Art Online

9. Nami, One Piece

8. Rei Ayanami, Neon Genesis Evangelion

7. Ran Mouri, Case Closed

6. Boa Hancock, One Piece

5. Kagura, Gintama

4. Mikasa Ackerman, Attack on Titan

3. Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon

2. Rukia Kuchiki, BLEACH

1. Homura Akemi, Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Showing up in the top 20 were Motoko Kusanagi (Ghost in the Shell), Nagisa Misumi/Cure Black (Pretty Cure), Nanoha Takamachi (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha), and Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade (Kizumonogatari).

How do their choices stack up against your favorites? Let's talk it out in the comments—and if you want to see the results of our Best Girl of 2018 vote, be sure to tune in to the Crunchyroll Awards this Saturday!






Kara Dennison is a writer, editor, and interviewer with bylines at VRVWe Are Cult, and many more. She is also the co-founder of Altrix Books and co-creator of the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. Kara blogs at and tweets @RubyCosmos.

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