As is a rule for all of anime, 80% of the new 2D faces whe see every season are female: To put things into perspective 9 of the 17 shows I’m watching have a female-centric cast, and 21 of shows I’m not watching. On the other hand, 5 out of 17 shows have a balanced-ish cast and 2 male-centric shows, plus one more that I’m not watching.
To summarize, after looking through a pile of tsundere, dandere and all other kinds of dere, I’ve compiled a list for the best girls of the season, cheers.
1. Shiro from No Game No Life!
So the first contender is an imouto, a shut in, a gamer, and a loli. I’m no loli fan but Shiro is an exception, apart from being oblivious to all things awkward, I can safely say that she and her onii-chan are the most memorable characters of the Spring season.
2. Banba Mahiru from Akuma No Riddle.
Alright, we’re 5 weeks into this thing and she hasn’t had her episode yet. Whatever man, she’s still best girl for being both cute and yandere at the same time, Yuno Gasai needs to step her game up.
3. Kohina Hiruko from Black Bullet.
I can’t even begin to tell you about how annoyed I am with the amount of lolis getting pumped out of recent shows. I mean, what is it that people like about them? The flat chests? the blush? the onii-chan?
Whatever it is, I could stand Hiruko even if it’s just for her awesome character designs and the fact she kicked a grown man’s ass.
4. Mocco from Captain Earth.
Oh shit, it’s Team Rocket.Oh wait, no it’s not. It’s a sexy bishoujo pink-haired mecha alien.
I’m not sure what it is about her, but these guys make up for most of the entertainment I get from Captain Earth.
5. Yui from Kamigami No Asobi.
Behold! A reverse-harem heroine that’s not Haruhi Fujioka and has a will and backbone neverthless! I might be a bit biased with this one as Yui and I have the same hairstyle, but whatever man whatever.
6) That One Blonde Paralyzed Tsundere Lolita from Gokuoku No Brynhildr.
Yeah I’m kidding.
7) Erika Chiba from Mahouka Koukou No Rettousei.
She’s probably going to be like every other tomboy harem candidate ever, but for now she has enough spunk to stand out from the rest of the cast of bland girls.
8) Rinna Fuwa from Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to.
Don’t judge me but I want to marry this woman. Just look at her getting all excited, oh man.
9) Kido Tsubomi from Mekakucity Actors.