Welcome, everyone! We would like to thank all of you for making these awards such a success. Your votes have all been tabulated and winner named, but before the winner of this category is unveiled, please take a moment to review how we got to this point.
The nominations that received more than one vote automatically became official nominees. To get the complete set of five official nominees, a tie-breaker round was held. At the end of this, we ended up with the following final five:
Spoiler: Official Nominees show
...and now, the moment for which you've all been patiently waiting! The winner of the BEST FEMALE LEAD category is...!!!
Congratulations to Production I.G for their lovely adaptation of Shirō Masamune's Ghost in the Shell!!
"I have to admit, for a movie it wasn't bad- but diversionary entertainment is transitory, it just comes and goes at the viewers whim. It's the way it should be, but a film with no beginning or end that hooks an audience and won't let go of them is harmful no matter how wonderful you may have believed it was."
To all the MangaHelpers users who participated in this undertaking, thank you ever so much! You made this dream a reality!