Day 25: Favorite Female Protagonist
Easy pick here, as I’ll go with my defending Anime Bracket Champion Kuniko Hojo from Shangri-La. (I’ll keep on talking about Shangri-La until everyone has finally seen it.) Kuniko is perfect because she’s imperfect. She’s got lots of flaws that make her a believable character. She’s strong-willed, a bit hard-headed, and self-sacrificial. She makes mistakes along the way, and even commits crimes in a desperate attempt at freeing her people. But she grows as a character and eventually becomes the heroine who takes on the evil Ryoko Naruse. There’s so much to like about Kuniko, who deserves this win.