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View Poll Results: The Best Female Lead is...?

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  • Mikasa Ackerman

    17 16.35%
  • Erza Scarlet

    25 24.04%
  • Kuchiki Rukia

    14 13.46%
  • Nami

    32 30.77%
  • Gally

    8 7.69%
  • Lucy

    8 7.69%
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    Re: Best Female Lead

    I support Gally GUNNM and GUNNM last order

    Gally = <3
    The biggest virtue is to support these Seven Deadly Sins in their fight!!!
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    Re: Best Female Lead

    Quote Originally Posted by Koen View Post
    I support Gally GUNNM and GUNNM last order

    Gally = <3
    I support Gally from GUNNM as well. There aren't that many real female lead in shounen/seinen anyways. When I try to think about one, I just have two names popping in my mind: Gally & a certain claymore ... So, the choice was easy to do.

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    Re: Best Female Lead

    Quote Originally Posted by MattC302 View Post
    I nominate Yotsuba Koiwai from Yotsuba&! for best female lead.

    She has never failed to make me laugh.
    I support that

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    Re: Best Female Lead

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonlink310 View Post
    I nominate Lucy Heartfilia from Fairy Tail as Best Female Lead. She has always helped Natsu out and is a powerful character who has grown since the manga has started.

    EDIT: Fixed Lucy's name for hoeru's sake
    I support this as well.

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    Re: Best Female Lead

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiten View Post
    I second Mikasa. She is the toughest, coolest, most ass kicking female lead in manga.
    I support this nomination (Mikasa Ackermann), couldn't have said it any better.

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    Re: Best Female Lead

    I'd like to nominate Hildegarda/Hilda from Beelzebub as Best Female Lead. Strong and proud despite being in a servant position, charismatic as the male lead Oga, able to be womanly and motherly without the weak female clichè.

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    Re: Best Female Lead

    I nominate Erza Scarlet!

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    Re: Best Female Lead

    Quote Originally Posted by stark94 View Post
    I nominate Erza Scarlet from Fairytail.
    Quote Originally Posted by DeathLion View Post
    Erza Scarlet from Fairy Tail. this one deserves a nomination.
    Quote Originally Posted by Uriel View Post
    Erza Scarlet from Fairy Tail.

    Come on, she's one of the most badass females on manga aside Claymore girls but She is more pervert and fun.
    I support Fairy Tails Erza Scarlet. She is a acharackter known for her strenght, not some usual shounen support chick. Furthermore her main fighting style is sword-based. Swords are always a win for me - > Japans samruai xD

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    Re: Best Female Lead

    I don't consider Erza, Lucy, Hilda, Chidori, Rukia ... as "lead". For me the lead should be the main character only. So, it's Natsu in fairy tail & Oga in Beelzebub ... It's Ichigo in Bleach & sosuke in FMP ...

    That's why I voted for Gally. She is a real undiscutable lead.

    I admit that lucy, Chidori & Hilda can be considered as leads due to the fact that they are as present in the manga as the main character. But Erza & Rukia are clear support characters
    Last edited by zelllogan; January 07, 2012 at 05:35 AM.

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    Re: Best Female Lead

    Rukia is a female lead. Ichigo is 'main lead', where Rukia is 'female lead/fixed heroine' (Jump web, events). Being a lead and main character is something different I think.

    The same would be for Lucy, Natsu is male lead/main character where Lucy is female lead/fixed heroine.
    Although I agree on Erza, she seems more like support to me.

    Well, you can nominate who you think should win the category ^^


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    Re: Best Female Lead

    Agreed with Darjaille, the mentioned characters can be considered as "female leads", and they are in sense as the most significant/most page time/other ways notable female characters in their respective mangas. But they are not leads in a sense that Gally is. Gally really is the lead character. And wonderfull character in general too. That's why I nominated her and will vote her. None of the other characters mentioned here do not deserve the win as much her imho. Not saying that I don't like those characters, in partcilar Erza and Hilda are two of my fav shonen heroines. Just not as awesome and leading as Gally

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    Re: Best Female Lead

    Screen time doesn't make a character a leading character, the leading characters are the ones which the story and the plot focuses on and it moves according to their events.
    The Sky is pouring
    The wind is blowing
    The sea looks red,
    a surging sea of flames
    looks like the entrance to hell
    'Perfect', the captain said.

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    Last edited by zelllogan; January 07, 2012 at 12:23 PM.

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    Re: Best Female Lead

    Really? Quoting Wikipedia? Again, screen time doesn't make a character a leading character, it just makes it the one with more screen time. No one thinks that R2-D2 and C3PO were the main leads and they have most screen time than the rest. They even go thought the whole series.

    To be a main character the requirement is quite simple: To have the plot spin around you while you tell the story. In the case of Fairy Tail, the one who is telling the story is not Natsu, it's Lucy. And the title of the piece is not Dragon Slayers, it's Fairy Tail. The damn guild. That means that the main lead of Fairy Tail is Fairy Tail. That also means that each character there has the chance to be the main one. Being the fact that Erza does not only have major screentime but the story was about her most of times, you can consider her a leading character without too much trouble.

    You're thinking too much like Hollywood and forgetting that manga is not necessarily the same. Two major different formats.
    The Sky is pouring
    The wind is blowing
    The sea looks red,
    a surging sea of flames
    looks like the entrance to hell
    'Perfect', the captain said.

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    Re: Best Female Lead

    Wikipedia? Ok.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leading_actor "Sometimes there is more than one significant leading role in a dramatic piece, and the actors are said to play co-leads; a large supporting role may be considered a secondary lead. Award nominations for acting often reflect such ambiguities. Thus, sometimes two actors in the same performance piece are nominated for Best Actor or Best Actress -- categories traditionally reserved for leads. There can even be controversy over whether a particular performance should be nominated in the Best Actor/Actress or Best Supporting Actor/Actress category.

    A title role often is not necessarily the lead."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_lead "(Redirected from Female lead)
    Leading lady is an informal term for the actress who plays a secondary lead or supporting role, usually a love interest, to the leading actor in a film or play. It is not usually applied to the leading actress in the performance if her character is the protagonist."



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