Weird and diverse, the anime world has it all.
Tomboys come in many forms, from the girl who dresses like a boy to the strong but feminine fighter to the transgender males who switch genders on a regular basis.
Despite this, the tomboy archetype is a common one in anime, even if it is poorly defined.
All of the genders are represented in these characters. As seductive as they are forceful and feminine, as bashful as they are sporty, as the androgynous everyone and show-stopper, they can be anything.
With that in mind, I present to you this list of my favorite characters who possess a tomboyish allure.
10. Sora (Digimon)
Sora’s resemblance to Misty might make her a strange choice for number ten.
But she’s nothing like Misty at all. It’s just that Digimon and Pokémon are too similar to each other.
In the Digimon series, Sora is the preeminent tomboy with a dark past that has shaped her character and feelings.
There were times when she was chastised for playing football as a child, but she never learned to appreciate her own value as a result.
It took her many years of maturation before she eventually realized how much her friends adored her and how capable she was of loving herself.
9. Nagisa (Pretty Cure)
This magical girl anime, recommended to me by my partner as ‘Must Watch’ viewing by her, stars Nagisa Misumi as one of the show’s two lead female characters.
I watched it because I’m a geek.
When Mepple arrives in Nagisa’s bedroom and bothers her enough to force her to take him to meet his mate Mipple, who just so happened to be in Honaka’s outhouse, she grudgingly joins a Pretty Cure.
While Honaka Yukishiro is written as the protagonist, Nagisa, or Black Cure when transformed, serves as a wonderful counterpoint.
Honaka is a gorgeous, clever, and feminine woman.
Nagisa is a rough-and-tumble athlete.
‘Don’t snitch!’ she yells at her younger brother when he tells his mother.
Lacrosse star Nagisa receives numerous love notes from fans at her school. Nagisa’s admirers, on the other hand, are not.
8. Amanda O’Neil (Little Witch Academia)
Amanda O’Neil made her debut in the second film, Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade, and went on to become a major character in the 2017 series.
Delinquent tomboy who is punished by teachers for attempting dangerous yet outstanding athletic stunts.
During Amanda O’Neil and the Holy Grail, she disguises herself as a guy in order to sneak into the Appleton Academy, an all-boys magic-hating school. Everyone assumes she’s right at home.
She also demonstrates her sword fighting prowess, defeating multiple fencers without the aid of her wand.
7. Utena (Revolutionary Girl Utena)
In anime, high schools are a place where anything can happen at any time.
Few anime schools are as bizarre as Ohtori Academy from Revolutionary Girl Utena, a surrealist masterpiece.
Students at Ohtori swordfight for the hand of ‘Rose Princess’ Anthy, who is a student at that school.
Utena aspires to be a prince despite her tomboyish nature.
Anthy accepts her proposal because she is a skilled swordswoman, achieving her goal of becoming a prince.
There is, however, a sinister side to every anime high school.
6. Ukyo Kuonji (Ranma ½)
Due to the fact that Ranma is male, he (she?) cannot be included, however Ranma’s long-term love interest Ukyo Kuonji is perfectly acceptable.
Unlike Ranma, Ukyo manages the show without undergoing any true gender shifts — just a lot of crossdressing, like the character.
In spite of the fact that they had known each other since infancy, Ukyo’s machismo and ability to win playfights disguised the fact that she was in fact from Ranma.
For the sake of joining an all-boys high school, Ukyo disguised herself as an actual male student, just like Seishiro.
But he frequently skips school in order to study from restaurants in order to become the best Okonomiyaki cook in the world.
It all works out in the end when she meets Ranma again and falls head over heels in love. her tomboyish approach, but soon returns
5. Winry Rockbell (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Throughout the Fullmetal Alchemist series, Winry Rockbell serves as Edward Elric’s sister, love interest, and rival.
After the horrific transmutation accident that begins the book, Winry and her grandmother Pinako, a childhood friend of Edward’s and Al’s, came up with the idea for Edward’s mechanical arm.
After several military injuries, she will use her mechanical and medical knowledge to fix Edward’s arm.
There’s no doubt about it: she’s a hit with her clients in Rush Valley, the automail capital of the globe.
4. Kobayashi (Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid)
Kobayashi, like Yuuko, is ‘the everyone’ in the 9-to-5 world.
However, she’s a lady and not really appealing.
She participates in male-oriented events, but she isn’t one of the bros. Despite her unassuming face, Kobayashi is hiding a complex inner life.
Inebriated, she drew a sword from the dragon’s back one nightback .’s
Kobayashi’s maid is a mysterious dragon who appears the following day.
As the story progresses, Kobayashi finds herself thrown into the role of adoptive mother, earth guardian, and magician.
Kobayashi has helped others around her adjust to their new lives with a kind heart and a cool head, and now her own journey has begun anew.
3. Bulma (Dragon Ball)
Dragon Ball would not exist without Bulma, and that is not a hyperbole.
Bulma, who was introduced in the first episode of Dragon Ball, is nearly as important as Goku.
With her, Goku gets an introduction to dragon balls as well as a move from the mountains to a bustling city.
While Bulma lacks superhuman abilities, her brilliant mind and unwavering determination make her a vital member of the team.
While Bulma is determined to find the dragon balls, she isn’t afraid to use her charms along the way.
However, the 1980s were a different era for television.
2. Ryuko (Kill La Kill)
Mixed with a difficult history, he is masculine, violent, and angry.
As an exchange student at Honnoji Academy, Ryuko Matoi discovers the school’s student council’s usage of superpowered Goku Suits to suppress dissent.
What was the root of her decision?
To learn more about her father’s murder. Satuski Kiryuin, council president, is the perfect person to make such a vehement request.
Ryuko is able to flee to the hamlet of her childhood after being easily defeated by Satusuki’s goons.
Senketsu, a sentient sailor uniform created by Ryuko’s late father, is awakened by the blood from her wounds.
Her initial discomfort with her magical girl metamorphosis gradually fades as she learns to accept her body and her past….
Giving her a chance to finally take on Satuski once more and discover the truth about her father’s death.
1. Sailor Uranus (Sailor Moon)
The openly lesbian Sailor Uranus, one of the most famous pro-LGBT heroines of traditional anime, has stirred up so much debate that the number of publications about her is too numerous to cover.
In addition to being a race car driver and a fighter, Sailor Uranus or Haruki Tenoh is also the boyfriend of Sailor Neptune.
Despite this, she maintains a refined demeanor, is protective, and has a good sense of humor.
Sailor Moon fans have always found Uranus to be one of their favorite characters due of her combination of masculine and feminine characteristics.
For these reasons, Sailor Uranus is a no-brainer for the top slot on my list of favorites.