2016 Anime Heroines Tournament Discussion Thread



  • Welcome everyone to my sixth annual Spring tournament here on FUNi.com - the one with all your favorite badass ladies. As you see, I have abandoned the "Amazons" title in favor of a general Anime Heroines event. Despite the name change, the event itself has the same objective: to determine the best female action character in anime.

    I'll cut the introduction short so we can get down to business. With a new name comes a new format. There are 300 heroines that will participate in two rounds. After the second round ends, a cut line will appear to separate the top third of contenders from the rest of the crowd.*

    Pay close attention! In the first two rounds, everybody may vote for two different characters from a group of five heroines. Your poll vote and forum vote must be different. You may choose to vote for just one character, or none at all, but don't bother posting in either scenario. All 1v1 matches after that will be standard voting, with posted votes counting extra.

    I will reiterate the aforementioned rule in each match so everybody is on the same page. If anyone has questions, please ask so I can clear up any confusion.

    *In previous tournaments, characters advanced despite getting as little as 3 (or even 2) votes, while some in other more competitive groups received 5, but lost. Simply put, this cut line will reward the characters that receive more votes. It will also eliminate all ties for good.

    The tournament begins late night Monday, May 2nd. We'll be taking Mother's Day off on the 8th, but after that the first two rounds will be non-stop action with matches every day, including weekends. We'll take a short break after round two so the bracket can be set up, and then it will be matches every day once more until the tournament ends.

    Now, I know that most of you came here to see who made it in the tournament, but if you've skipped everything for this list, please make sure you have read the details above in bold! I need everyone to be on the same page since we aren't doing traditional voting in the first two rounds.

    ! Aisha Clanclan - Outlaw Star
    Aiz Wallenstein - Is It Wrong to Try and Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
    Akame - Akame ga Kill!
    Akane Tsunemori - Psycho-Pass
    Akatsuki - Log Horizon
    Akeno Himejima - High School DxD
    Aki Nijou - Maken-Ki!
    Akira Mado - Tokyo Ghoul
    Akira Renbokouji - Valvrave the Liberator
    Alex Benedetto - Gangsta.
    Alfreed - The Heroic Legend of Arslan
    Alice - Pandora Hearts
    Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury - Sailor Moon
    Anna Kushita - K
    Android 18 - Dragon Ball Z
    Angela Balzac - Expelled from Paradise
    Anna Liebert - Monster
    Anri Sonohara - Durarara!!
    Anthy Himemiya - Revolutionary Girl Utena
    Arcueid Brunestud - Tsukihime
    Aria Holmes Kanzaki - Aria the Scarlet Ammo
    Asuka Langley Soryu - Neon Genesis Evangelion
    Asuna Kagurazaka - Negima!?
    Asuna Yuuki - Sword Art Online
    Atsuko Kagari - Little Witch Academia
    Ayame Kajou - Shimoneta
    Azaka Kokutou - Garden of Sinners
    Bayonetta - Bayonetta: Bloody Fate
    Beast - Black Butler: Book of Circus
    Belldandy - Ah! My Goddess
    Birdy Cephon Altera - Birdy the Mighty
    Biscuit Krueger - Hunter x Hunter
    Bishamon - Noragami
    Black Rock Shooter - Black Rock Shooter
    Blue - Wolf's Rain
    Boa Hancock - One Piece
    Bulma - Dragon Ball
    Carmen 99 - Gun X Sword
    Casca - Berserk
    Cecily Campbell - The Sacred Blacksmith
    Celty Sturluson - Durarara!!
    Chaika Trabant - Chaika: The Coffin Princess
    Chain Sumeragi - Blood Blockade Battlefront
    Chane Laforet - Baccano!
    Charlotte Belew - Unbreakable Machine Doll
    Chie Satonaka - Persona 4: The Animation
    Chihaya Ayase - Chihayafuru
    Chitose Karasuyama - D-Frag!
    Chiyuki - Death Parade
    Darkness - Konosuba
    Diane - The Seven Deadly Sins
    Duck - Princess Tutu
    Ein - Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
    Emi Yusa - The Devil is a Part-Timer!
    Emma Guzman - Garo the Animation
    Ennis - Baccano!
    Erza Scarlet - Fairy Tail
    Ethana - Tower of Druaga
    Eucliwood Hellscythe - Is This A Zombie?
    Eugenia Danglers - Gankutsuou
    Eureka - Eureka Seven
    Evangeline A.K. McDowell - Negima?!
    Farangis - Heroic Legend of Arslan
    Fate Testarossa - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
    Faye Valentine - Cowboy Bebop
    Ferris Eris - Legend of the Legendary Heroes
    Flamie "Fremy" Speeddraw - Rokka: Braves of the Six
    Frolaytia Capistrano - Heavy Object
    Fujiko Mine - Lupin the III
    Fuko Kurasaki/Sky Raker - Accel World
    Fuu - Samurai Champloo
    Genkai - Yu Yu Hakusho
    Gertrud Barkhorn - Strike Witches
    Ginrei - Giant Robo
    Hadaly Lilith - Project Itoh: Empire of Corpses
    Hajime Ichinose - Gatchaman Crowds
    Hana - Wolf Children
    Hange Zoe - Attack on Titan
    Haruhi Fujioka - Ouran High School Host Club
    Haruka Shitow - RahXephon
    Haruka Teno/Sailor Uranus - Sailor Moon
    Haruko Amaya - Maken-Ki!
    Haruko Haruhara - FLCL
    Henrietta - Gunslinger Girl
    Hikaru Shidou - Magic Knight Rayearth
    Himeji Mizuki - Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts
    Hinata Hyuga - Naruto: Shippuden
    Hitagi Senjougahara - Monogatari
    Hitomi Kashiwa - Welcome to the N.H.K.
    Hiyori Iki - Noragami
    Holo - Spice and Wolf
    Homura Akemi - Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    Honey Kisaragi - Cutie Honey
    Honoka - The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye
    Honoka Kosaka - Love Live!
    Hotaru Shidare - Dagashi Kashi
    Hyouka Fuwa - Shimoneta
    Ichiko Sakura - Good Luck Girl!
    Ikaros - Heaven's Lost Property
    Ikumi Mito - Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
    Ino Yamanaka - Naruto: Shippuden
    Inori Yuzuria - Guilty Crown
    Irina Jelavic - Assassination Classroom
    Irisviel von Einzebern - Fate/Zero
    Izumi Curtis - Fullmetal Alchemist
    Izumo Kamiki - Blue Exorcist
    Juliet Fiammata Ars De Capulet - Romeo x Juliet
    Juri Arisugawa - Revolutionary Girl Utena
    Julis-Alexia von Riessfeld - The Asterisk War
    Juvia Loxar - Fairy Tail
    Kaede Kayano - Assassination Classroom
    Kagura Tsuchimiya - Ga-Rei-Zero
    Kanade Tachibana - Angel Beats!
    Kaname Chidori - Full Metal Panic!
    Kazehana - Sekirei
    Kino - Kino's Journey
    Kirie Kojima - Girls Bravo
    Kofuku - Noragami
    Kogyoku Ren - Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
    Koko Hetmatyar - Jormungand
    Koto - Kyousougiga
    Kuniko Houjou - Shanri-La
    Kurisu Makise - Steins;Gate
    Kuroko Shirai - A Certain Scientific Railgun
    Kuroyukihime/Black Lotus - Accel World
    Kurumi Ebisuzawa - School-Live!
    Kurumi Tokisaki - Date A Live
    Kyoko Kirigiri - Danganronpa: The Animation
    Kyoko Mogami - Skip Beat!
    Kyoko Sakura - Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    Lady - Devil May Cry: The Animated Series
    Lady Iboshi - Princess Mononoke
    Lara Gonzalez - School Rumble
    Lenalee Lee - D.Gray-man
    Leone - Akame ga Kill!
    Lia de Beaumont - Le Chevalier D'Eon
    Lina Inverse - Slayers
    Lisa Lisa - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
    Lucy Heartfilia - Fairy Tail
    Lulu Yurigasaki - Yuri Kuma Arashi
    Lyuze - Casshern Sins
    Mahoro Ando - Mahoromatic
    Maka Albarn - Soul Eater
    Makina Hoshimura - Shikabane Hime: Corpse Princess
    Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter - Sailor Moon
    Margery Daw - Shakugan no Shana
    Maria - Maria the Virgin Witch
    Marika Katou - Bodacious Space Pirates
    Mari Makinami Illustrious - Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance
    Mari Maya - Samurai Flamenco
    Mary - Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
    Mavis Vermillion - Fairy Tail Zero
    Mayumi Kisaki - The Devil is a Part-Timer!
    Medaka Kurokami - Medaka Box
    Megumi Tadokoro - Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
    Megumin - Konosuba
    Meia Gisborn - Vandread
    Mey-Rin - Black Butler
    Michiko Malandro - Michiko & Hatchin
    Midori - Divine Gate
    Miho Nishizumi - Girls und Panzer
    Mikasa Ackerman - Attack on Titan
    Mikatan Narugino/Strange Juice - Punch Line
    Mikoto Misaka - A Certain Magical Index
    Milinda Brantini - Heavy Object
    Milly Thompson - Trigun
    Mimi Tachikawa - Digimon Adventure
    Minako Aino/Sailor Venus - Sailor Moon
    Minene Uryuu - The Future Diary
    Mion Sonozaki - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
    Mira Yamana - Trinity Seven
    Mira Yurizaki - Dimension W
    Misa Amane - Death Note
    Misaki Kirihara - Darker Than Black
    Misato Katsuragi - Neon Genesis Evangelion
    Mizore Shirayuki - Rosario + Vampire
    Momoko Kibitsu - Okami-san and Her Seven Companions
    Motoko Aoyama - Love Hina
    Motoko Kusanagi - Ghost in the Shell
    Morgan - Tears to Tiara
    Morgiana - Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
    Musubi - Sekirei

    ! N-Z continued in second post



  • ! Nadeshiko Benibara - Shuffle!
    Naga the Serpent - Slayers Excellent
    Nanami Kiryuu - Revolutionary Girl Utena
    Nanami Momozono - Kamisama Kiss
    Nanami Yasuri - Katanagatari
    Naoto Shirogane - Persona 4: The Animation
    Natsumi Tsujimoto - You're Under Arrest!
    Neptune - Hyperdimension Neptunia
    Noire - Hyperdimension Neptunia
    Nonon Jakuzure - Kill la Kill
    Nice Holystone - Baccano!
    Nico Robin - One Piece
    Nuku Nuku - All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku
    Nymph - Heaven's Lost Property
    Olivier Mira Armstrong - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
    Origami Tobiichi - Date A Live
    Oscar François de Jarjeyes - Rose of Versailles
    Peorth - Ah! My Goddess
    Rakshata Chawla - Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
    Rally Vincent - Gunsmith Cats
    Ran Tsukikage - Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran
    Rangiku Matsumoto - Bleach
    Ranmaru Rindo - Good Luck Girl!
    Rea Sanka - Sankarea
    Re-l Mayer - Ergo Proxy
    Rei Ayanami - Neon Genesis Evangelion
    Rei Hino/Sailor Mars - Sailor Moon
    Rei Miyamoto - High School of the Dead
    Reki - Haibane Renmei
    Rena Ryugu - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
    Revy - Black Lagoon
    Rias Gremory - High School DxD
    Riko Aida - Kuroko's Basketball
    Rin Tohsaka - Fate/stay night
    Ringo Noyamano - Air Gear
    Ringo Oginome - Mawaru Penguindrum
    Rio Kinezono - Burn-Up: Excess
    Riza Hawkeye - Fullmetal Alchemist
    Roberta - Black Lagoon
    Rolonia Manchetta - Rokka: Braves of the Six
    Rouge The Bat - Sonic X
    Rue - Princess Tutu
    Rukia Kuchiki - Bleach
    Rushuna Tendo - Grenadier
    Ruuko Kominato - Selector Infected WIXOSS
    Ryouko Kusakabe - Date A Live
    Ryouko Okami - Okami-san and Her Seven Companions
    Ryuko Matoi - Kill la Kill
    Ryuu Lion - Is It Wrong to Try and Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
    Sachiko Fujinuma - Erased
    Saeko Busujima - High School of the Dead
    Sakura Hagiwara - Wanna be the Strongest in the World
    Sakura Haruno - Naruto: Shippuden
    Sakura Kinomoto - Cardcaptor Sakura
    Sakura Ohgami - Danganronpa: The Animation
    Satellizer L. Bridget - Freezing
    Satsuki Kiryuin - Kill la Kill
    Saya Endo - Dagashi Kashi
    Saya Kisaragi - Blood-C
    Sayaka Miki - Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    Scarlet - Space Dandy
    Sen Yarizui - Ben-To
    Seraphim - Is This A Zombie?
    Seras Victoria - Hellsing Ultimate
    Seri Awashima - K
    Shana - Shakugan no Shana
    Shiemi Moriyama - Blue Exorcist
    Shigure Kosaka - Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple
    Shiki Ryougi - Garden of Sinners
    Shinoa Hiiragi - Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
    Shinobu Oshino - Monogatari
    Shirayuki - Snow White with the Red Hair
    Shiro - Deadman Wonderland
    Shizuka Hoshijiro - Knights of Sidonia
    Shura Kirigakure - Blue Exorcist
    Sinon - Sword Art Online II
    Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing - Hellsing Ultimate
    Sofia Velmer - Jormungand
    Stella Vermillion - Chivalry of a Failed Knight
    Sun Seto - My Bride is a Mermaid
    Suzuha Amane - Steins;Gate
    Takane "Ene" Enomoto - Mekakucity Actors
    Tamaki Kawazoe - Bamboo Blade
    Tatiana Wisla - Last Exile
    Tatsumaki - One Punch Man
    Tiara - Shamanic Princess
    Tifa Lockhart - Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
    Tohka Yatogami - Date A Live
    Tohko Amano - Book Girl
    Tohru Honda - Fruits Basket
    Touka Kirishima - Tokyo Ghoul
    Tokiko Tsumura - Buso Renkin
    Triela - Gunslinger Girl
    Tsubaki Nakatsukasa - Soul Eater
    Tsubasa Hanekawa - Monogatari
    Tsukiumi - Sekirei
    Tsukumo - Karneval
    Twilight Suzuka - Outlaw Star
    Uka-no-Mitama-no-kami - Inari Kon Kon
    Ukyo Kuonji - Ranma 1/2
    Urd - Ah! My Goddess
    Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon - Sailor Moon
    Varona - Durarara!!x2
    Victorique de Blois - Gosick
    Wakaba Shinohara - Revolutionary Girl Utena
    Wendy Marvell - Fairy Tail
    Winry Rockbell - Fullmetal Alchemist
    Yomi Isayama - Ga-Rei-Zero
    Yomiko Readman - Read or Die
    Yona - Yona of the Dawn
    Yoruichi Shihouin - Bleach
    Youko Nakajima - The Twelve Kingdoms
    Yozora Mikazuki - Haganai
    Yukari Hayasaka - Paradise Kiss
    Yuki Nagato - The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
    Yuniko Kozuki - Accel World
    Yuno Gasai - The Future Diary
    Zessica Wong - Aquarion EVOL



  • I'm so excited ^_^. T - 3 days (Since today is almost over)



  • Thanks for posting the new rules! This is going to be an intense competition!



  • Rally's taking home the gold this year, for sure!! ^_^



  • I see Hancock and Robin on the list, but I am shocked that no one else bothered to nominate Nami this year. I nominated Robin myself, so I was precluded from nominating another character from the same series.



  • Oh damn! I can't believe i didn't think to nominate Cher Degre from Wolf's Rain. There was a pretty low chance of her winning, but she deserved the chance!



  • Ah, if you could… could you post, at in advance of at least 1 week, a preview as to which day of the week which match will be; so we know when to login of course. Also what time of day do you post as well?...

    BTW good work... looks like you got all of em in:) Probably gonna lose horribly; alas, I did pick "rarities", so no worries of course.



  • All matches will be posted at around 10 PM EST - and although all matches are set, I'm going to keep from announcing who will play when. Just keep an eye out for every match to find your favorites ~_^



  • @7jaws7:

    I'm going to keep from announcing who will play when. Just keep an eye out for every match to find your favorites

    Ahhh, well that would require me to log in every day of course; alas no matter, not like I haven't been doing that in recent times, in either case…

    ...hopefully we be done by the end of July of course. Otherwise that could be a problem...



  • The tournament is officially open for voting - remember, you can vote for two characters in each group!

    (also, I'd like to request this be pinned at the top in place of the villains tournament)



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  • @7jaws7:

    The tournament is officially open for voting - remember, you can vote for two characters in each group!

    (also, I'd like to request this be pinned at the top in place of the villains tournament)

    /agree. And hopefully I get the voting right. From my understanding; it is a "top 2 advance" tourney at this stage… much easier to explain as thus of course, but no worries...

    In either case, I probably one vote for one; and 2 if I deem such "worthy", it is so. Else, I will defer to the judgement of the forum. Alas, I think I am gonna do some "lobbying" for some of these candidates... gotta get them over the finish line...

    *MAKE ANIME GREAT AGAIN!!!



  • Thread is now stuck. :)



  • @SpacemanHardy:

    Thread is now stuck.

    "Another Orbitz Travel Mission Accomplished…"

    /missionaccomplished



  • No women from Claymore?



  • @Haildodger:

    No women from Claymore?

    …..Shit. I knew something was missing. -_-V



  • @TGA: Your posted vote must be different from your poll vote - I saw in group 6 you posted a picture of your poll vote, so you'll have to change that (and any other mistakes you made)

    Nobody nominated any Claymores, unfortunately.

    And thanks, Spaceman ^_^



  • I am pleased with these nominations, though it sucks Minako/Venus wasn't nominated, good job!



  • @Jamstar1:

    I am pleased with these nominations, though it sucks Minako/Venus wasn't nominated, good job!

    Yeah she was. For the first time since… EVER, all five Sailor Scouts plus Neptune are competing at once.



  • @7jaws7:

    @TGA: Your posted vote must be different from your poll vote - I saw in group 6 you posted a picture of your poll vote, so you'll have to change that (and any other mistakes you made)

    For the recording, I am not double-voting in this round. I am simply reposting who I voted for (poll vote) in the attempts to lobby/campaign for them. Pay no mind otherwise…


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