2015 Amazons of Anime Tournament Nominations

  • Alright everyone, I know we're just coming off the villains tournament, but I'd like to get things moving along in a fluid pace. I'll now be taking nominations for my 5th Amazons of Anime Tournament.

    Similar to the nominations from the villains tournament, there will be a pre-selected list of characters, albeit this list is a tad smaller. They are automatically included based on previous tournament success, therefore they cannot be nominated (former champs Saber, Utena, and Balsa are also excluded).

    Here are the first eight heroines:

    ! The 2014 Best Character Champion:

    ! The 2013 Best Character Champion, and 2014's Amazons of Anime runner-up:

    ! The 2009 Best Character Champion:

    ! The 2008 Best Character Champion:

    ! The 2012 Amazons of Anime runner-up:

    ! The 2013 Amazons of Anime runner-up:

    ! The very first (2011) Amazons of Anime co-champions:

    There are three rules when nominating:

    1. You may nominate a maximum of 15 characters.
    2. You can't nominate more than one heroine from a single anime.
    3. Be sure to include your nominations' full names, and the anime they are from.

    EDIT: Female characters who used to be or turn antagonistic can still qualify, as long as they display acts of heroism. Female anti-heroes that show the ability to fight and put themselves in danger are also allowed. Female villains that acknowledge their bloodlust are disqualified.

    Slice of life heroines are allowed, but only if they are athletic or intelligent enough to compete in a competition.

    Nominations will be open for one week. Afterwards, there'll be a discussion thread posted, and the week after that, the tournament will start.

    SATURDAY NIGHT UPDATE: After counting up the nominations, we're still short of my intended goal of 256. I could use participants from last year's tournament, but that would of course push the number well over the limit. It'll be up to you to determine who makes the cut. How and when that will happen has yet to be determined.

    Nominations are still technically open, but for now, I'll list the first 110 characters confirmed in this year's tournament. They are all of the characters that were nominated, that took part last year.

    ! Aisha Clan-Clan - Outlaw Star
    Akane Tsunemori - Psycho-Pass
    Akatsuki - Log Horizon
    Akeno Himejima - High School DxD
    Alice - Pandora Hearts
    Alice L. Malvin - Pumpkin Scissors
    Alicia Melchiott - Valkyria Chronicles
    Arcueid Brunestud - Tsukihime
    Asuka Langley Soryu - Neon Genesis Evangelion
    Balalaika - Black Lagoon
    Birdy Cephon Altera - Birdy the Mighty: Decode
    C.C. - Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
    Canaan - Canaan
    Casca - Berserk
    Celty Sturluson - Durarara!!
    Chane Laforet - Baccano!
    Chie Satonaka - Persona 4 The Animation
    Ciel - Tsukihime
    Clare - Claymore
    Eiko Magami - Project A-Ko
    Erica Hartmann - Strike Witches
    Erza Scarlet - Fairy Tail
    Evangeline A.K. McDowell - Negima!?
    Eve - Black Cat
    Fate Testarossa - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
    Faye Valentine - Cowboy Bebop
    Ferris Eris - Legend of the Legendary Heroes
    Fujiko Mine - Lupin III
    Genkai - Yu Yu Hakusho
    Ginrei - Giant Robo
    Hajime Ichinose - Gatchman Crowds
    Hancock Boa - One Piece
    Haruko Haruhara - FLCL
    Hikaru Shidou - Magic Knight Rayearth
    Hitagi Senjougahara - Monogatari Series
    Homura Akemi - Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    Inner Moka - Rosario + Vampire
    Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing - Hellsing Ultimate
    Izumi Curtis - Fullmetal Alchemist
    Juri Arisugawa - Revolutionary Girl Utena
    Kagura - Gintama
    Kagura Tsuchimiya - Ga-Rei-Zero
    Kallen Stadtfeld - Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
    Kino - Kino"s Journey
    Kurisu Makise - Steins;Gate
    Kyouko Sakura - Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    Lan Fan - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
    Lenalee Lee - D.Gray-man
    Lia de Beaumont - Le Chevalier D"Eon
    Lina Inverse - Slayers
    Mahoro Ando - Mahoromatic
    Maka Albarn - Soul Eater
    Mami Tomoe - Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    Margery Daw - Shakugan no Shana
    Maya Natsume - Tenjho Tenge
    Melissa Mao - Full Metal Panic!
    Michiko Malandro - Michiko & Hatchin
    Mikasa Ackerman - Attack on Titan
    Mikoto Misaka - A Certain Scientific Railgun
    Minene Uryu - The Future Diary
    Mio Sakamoto - Strike Witches
    Mirai Ozora - Moldiver
    Misaki Kirihara - Darker Than Black
    Misato Katsuragi - Neon Genesis Evangelion
    Morgiana - Magi
    Motoko Kusanagi - Ghost in the Shell
    Nanoha Takamachi - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
    Natsuki Kuga - My-Hime
    Natsumi Tsujimoto - You"re Under Arrest!
    Nausicaä - Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
    Nice Holystone - Baccano!
    Nico Robin - One Piece
    Nymph - Heaven"s Lost Property
    Olivier Mira Armstrong - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
    Oscar François de Jarjeyes - Rose of Versailles
    Rally Vincent - Gunsmith Cats
    Ranmaru Rindo - Good Luck Girl!
    Rena Ryuuguu - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
    Revy - Black Lagoon
    Rin Asogi - Rin ~ Daughters of Mnemosyne
    Rin Tohsaka - Fate series
    Rio Kinezono - Burn Up: Excess
    Riza Hawkeye - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
    Roberta - Black Lagoon
    Rosette Christopher - Chrono Crusade
    Rukia Kuchiki - Bleach
    Ruri Hoshino - Martian Successor Nadesico
    Rushuna Tendo - Grenadier
    Ryuko Matoi - Kill la Kill
    Saeko Busujima - High School of the Dead
    Sango - Inuyasha
    Satsuki Kiryuin - Kill la Kill
    Saya Otonashi - Blood+
    Seras Victoria - Hellsing Ultimate
    Setsuna Sakurazaki - Negima!?
    Shana - Shakugan no Shana
    Shiki Ryougi - Garden of Sinners
    Shinobu Oshino - Monogatari Series
    Stocking Anarchy - Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
    Suzuha Amane - Steins;Gate
    Tamaki Kawazoe - Bamboo Blade
    Teresa - Claymore
    Tokiko Tsumura - Buso Renkin
    Triela - Gunslinger Girl
    Twilight Suzuka - Outlaw Star
    Ukyo Kuonji - Ranma ½
    Urd - Ah! My Goddess
    Valmet - Jormungand
    Yoko Littner - Gurren Lagann
    Yomiko Readman - Read or Die

  • 15 Nominations? Alright let's see what I can do here.

    Akane Tsunemori - Psycho Pass
    Taiga Aisaka - Toradora
    Mako Mankanshoku - Kill la Kill
    Kyoko Kirigiri - Danganronpa: The Animation
    Makise Kurisu - Steins;Gate
    Celty Sturluson - Durarara!!
    Maka Albarn - Soul Eater
    Koko Hekmatyar - Jormungand
    Stocking Anarchy - Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
    Nano Shinonome - Nichijou
    Nagisa Furukawa - Clannad
    Yoko Litner - Gurren Lagann
    Shiro - Deadman Wonderland
    Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing - Hellsing Ultimate
    Roberta - Black Lagoon

  • Here's a thought, Jaws: Seeing as how we just got our first ever female Villains Champion, don't you think Medusa needs an automatic inclusion from now on?

    Anyways, here are my 15:

    • Rally Vincent - Gunsmith Cats
    • Yomiko Readman - Read or Die
    • Faye Valentine - Cowboy Bebop
    • Urd - Ah! My Goddess
    • Margery Daw - Shakugan no Shana
    • Rio Kinezono - Burn-Up: Excess
    • Saeko Busujima - Highschool of the Dead
    • Sun Seto - My Bride is a Mermaid
    • Zessica Wong - Aquarion EVOL
    • Natsumi Tsujimoto - You're Under Arrest!
    • Fujiko Mine - Lupin the III
    • Michiko Malandro - Michiko & Hatchin
    • Tokiko Tsumura - Buso Renkin
    • Ranmaru Rindo - Good Luck Girl!
    • Ukyo Kuonji - Ranma ½

    Also, feel free to use this image to help promote the tournament if you like:

  • Alright, let's do this.

    I'd like to just say "Every single female character in Umineko" and call it a day because they are all perfect but that's not an option unfortunately.

    Alice - Pandora Hearts
    Rena Ryuguu - Higurashi
    Sakura Ogami - Danganronpa: The Animation
    Hinagiku Katsura - Hayate The Combat Butler
    Mikoto Misaka - A Certain Scientific Railgun
    Touka Kirishima - Tokyo Ghoul
    Fate Testarossa - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
    Homura Akemi - Madoka Magica
    Chaika Trabant - Chaika The Coffin Princess
    Shana - Shakugan no Shana
    Kurumi Tokisaki - Date A Live
    Emi Yusa - The Devil is a Part-Timer
    Naoto Shirogane - Persona 4 The Animation
    Triela - Gunslinger Girl
    Hitagi Senjougahara - Monogatari

    If I change my mind on any of these within the week, I'll edit this post to do so, if that's alright.

    Replaced Beatrice with Homura. Homura does turn antagonistic in Rebellion, but it's clear that she's not evil. At least, not nearly as much as she thinks she is.

    Dunno what to do about Kurumi. She's very much a bloodthirsty and sadistic antagonist, but she does show occasional acts of kindness and heroism. That, and her motives are revealed to be entirely well-intentioned.

    Also decided to replace Anemone with Emi.

    This list is still very much likely to change in the next few days.

  • @SpacemanHardy:

    Here's a thought, Jaws: Seeing as how we just got our first ever female Villains Champion, don't you think Medusa needs an automatic inclusion from now on?

    It'd be kind of awkward to have her in a tournament where I keep asking, "Who is the better heroine?"

    Granted, Revy is a pirate, but she's far from evil.

  • ^Oh wait, no female villains? If that's so, I might have to remove Beatrice.
    Granted, she stops being a villain in the second half of the series, but the anime never got to that point soooooooo

  • ^Yeah, I'd find someone else to replace Beatrice. Guess I should've been fleshed out the rules regarding who can qualify for this tournament - I'll clarify in the top post.

    Also @classyspartan: I'm okay with Mako, although Ryuko or Satsuki would probably be a better choice for Kill la Kill. However, I can't accept Taiga. See my edited rules for details regarding Slice of life series heroines.

  • Trying tot avoid repeats, so let me know if I accidentally included somebody that was previously mentioned.

    Izumi Curtis - Fullmetal Alchemist
    Shinobu Oshino - Monogatari Series
    Oscar Francois de Jarjayes - Rose of Versailles
    Morgiana - Magi
    Ange Ushiromiya - Umineko no Naku Koro Ni
    Duck - Princess Tutu
    Birdy Cephon Altera - Birdy the Mighty: Decode
    Mion Sonozaki - Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni
    Rin Tohsaka - Fate/series
    Misato Katsuragi - Neon Genesis Evangelion
    Holo - Spice and Wolf
    Nanami Momozono - Kamisama Kiss
    Hange Zoe - Attack on Titan
    Misaki Kirihara - Darker than Black
    Saya Otonashi - Blood+

  • @7Jaws7: I think Taiga is more than capable of taking care of herself. Didn't you see the fight with Sumire?

    There's a reason they made her a character in Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax after all (and I mean a legit fighter, not a joke character like Kirino). I say if Kurisu can be in the tournament, Taiga can too. But again, that's your call.

  • So having seen the new rules about slice of life heroines I will make a couple edits. As SpacemanHardy said I personally feel Taiga is capable of staying, but until you tell me I absolutely can't I'll leave Taiga in and change a few others.


    Akane Tsunemori - Psycho Pass
    Taiga Aisaka - Toradora
    Satsuki Kiryuin - Kill la Kill
    Kyoko Kirigiri - Danganronpa: The Animation
    Makise Kurisu - Steins;Gate
    Celty Sturluson - Durarara!!
    Maka Albarn - Soul Eater
    Valmet - Jormungand
    Stocking Anarchy - Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
    Chie Satonaka - Persona 4: The Animation
    Tomoyo Sakagami - Clannad
    Yoko Litner - Gurren Lagann
    Shiro - Deadman Wonderland
    Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing - Hellsing Ultimate
    Roberta - Black Lagoon

    Despite getting the okay on Mako, I feel like Satsuki deserves another chance in this tournament as throughout the series she's more Anti-Hero, so I replaced Mako with Satsuki. I also took out Nano and replaced her with Chie Satonaka, as well as switching out Clannad's main heroine with the badass Tomoyo Sakagami instead, as she fits more with your requirements of being athletic and intellectual (as does Taiga). Also decided to switch out Koko with Valmet after SpacemanHardy's picture reminded me that I like Valmet more.

  • For now, one comes to mind…

    Rushuna Tendo from Grenadier.

    I'll add more later if I can come up with some that people haven't thought of.

    Haruhara Haruko from FLCL
    Ginrei from Giant Robo
    Yuki Nagato from Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
    Mirai Ozora from Moldiver
    Twilight Suzuka from Outlaw Star
    Ayaka Kisaragi from Phantom Quest Corp
    Eiko Magami from Project A-Ko
    Kurumi from Steel Angel Kurumi
    Maya Natsume from Tenjho Tenge

    …and since no one else did it.
    Mikasa Ackerman from Attack on Titan.

  • I've been reluctant on characters like Tomoyo and Taiga. Simply beating up punks has generally been an excuse to show off their tsundere side.

    However, the last thing I want to do is be really tight about who I let in. If I had to choose between twisted characters like Medusa that completely go against what it means to be a heroine, and moé girls that at least show some spunk, give me the latter.

    Heroines from SoL shows don't really get a chance to show what they're truly capable of. But if you're really pushing for their eligibility, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.

  • 1. Mio Sakamoto - Strike Witches
    2. Clare - Claymore
    3. Aisha Clan-Clan - Outlaw Star
    4. Kallen Stadtfeld - Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
    5. Asuka Langley Soryu - Neon Genesis Evangelion
    6. Shiki Ryougi - Garden of Sinners
    7. Canaan - Canaan
    8. Rin Asogi - RIN: Daughters of Mnemosyne
    9. Lenalee Lee - D.Gray-man
    10. Kagura Tsuchimiya - Ga-Rei-Zero
    11. Setsuna Sakurazaki - Negima!?
    12. Natsuki Kuga - My-Hime
    13. Nanoha Takamachi - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
    14. Ciel - Tsukihime
    15. Alicia Melchiott - Valkyria Chronicles

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  • Oh wow, so soon? oOo

    So is this a "Who would win" sort of thing?

    Unfortunately, many of my choices were taken, so I need to do some digging.

    Medaka Kurokami - Medaka Box

    Arcueid Brunestud - Tsukihime

    Rukia Kuchiki - Bleach

    Nina Fortner - Monster

    Genkai - Yu Yu Hakusho

    Riza Hawkeye - FMA

    Tamaki Kawazoe - Bamboo Blade

    Casca - Berserk

    Elizabeth Midford (No, seriously; the girl's much tougher and not nearly as naive as she lets on) - Black Butler

    Rosette Christopher - Chrono Crusade

    Evangeline A.K. McDowell - Negima

    Scarlet - Space Dandy

    Sinon (Out of all the girls in SAO, Sinon is one of only two who deserve to even be in this) - Sword Art Online II

    Kino - Kino's Journey

    Eeeeeeeeeeeeh, why not at this point? B)

    Shion Sonozaki - Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni

    Sort of regret not putting her in the villains tournament because her little murder spree is so infamous at this point, but oh well. I was a late participant, not much I can do about that.

    There are about two or three others I'd like to be in it, but they can wait for next time.

  • Hey 7jaws7, how many characters are you hoping to get?

  • I'd like to shoot for 256 if possible. But we'll see.

  • there are only maybe a few others i really really want in this but i'll try to go for 15 anyway

    1. Akatsuki - Log Horizon

    2. Kagura - Gintama

    3. Minene Uryu - Future Diary

    4. Mizore Shirayuki - Rosario Vampire

    5. Makoto Nanaya - Blazblue Alter Memory

    6. Signum - Magical Girl Nanoha

    7. Bayonetta - Bayonetta Bloody Fate

    8. Nymph - Sora no Otoshimono

    9. Naomi Misora - Death Note

    10. Karina Lyle (Blue Rose) - Tiger and Bunny

    11. Mai Kawasumi - Kanon 2006

    12. Sango - Inuyasha

    13. Squid Girl - Squid Girl

    14. Minatsuki Takami - Deadman Wonderland

    15. Izumo Kamiki - Blue Exorcist

    normally i wouldn't want to put such a minor character like Naomi in this but she makes such a strong impression in just 3 eps that i feel like i kinda have to,

    Minatsuki does start out absolutely vicious but she does mellow out later on so i'd say she counts

    so yeah, think i'll go with that

  • @acedefective32: You're going to have to find someone else for Utena. She isn't participating anymore because she was the 2013 champion of this tournament.

  • ^ oh right forgot that it said that in the first post of the thread XD

    okay i'll find someone else

  • Akame - Akame Ga Kill
    Akeno Himejima - High School DxD
    Neptune - Hyperdimension Neptunia
    THE BEST DAMN AUTOMATON IN THE WORLD (Yaya) - Unbreakable Machine Doll
    Levi - Trinity Seven
    Sasha Blaus - Attack on Titan
    Scarlet Rain - Accel World
    Aiz Wallenstein - is it wrong to pick up girls in a dungeon
    Sen Yarizui - Ben-to
    And for my last one, i know its not technically an anime but it is very anime-like: Ruby Rose from RWBY.

    As a fan of harems, it is very hard to pick ONE girl from each anime, There's like 75% of the cast from DxD and THE ENTIRE FRIGGIN CAST of Hyperdimension Neptunia. I feel a bit sad that I had to google the names of some characters and had to pick either my favorite from an anime or the one that is most likely to get farther ;-; RIP Mine, Mira, Xenovia, and Blanc. Wanted to keep my list free from characters already named.

    I'd like to see a contest for characters that were on the side of good but had to be evil (Itachi Uchiha comes to mind) Unsung heroes!

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