Here is 10-6.
10.) Lena – Shamanic Princess
I have to say that I thought the title of this obscure anime would leave one to conjure images of a flowery
kiddie anime complete with passive powers and do-nothing characters who find excitement in walking to the mailbox (those titles are out there, My Neighbor Totoro.) But this title is surprisingly dark. I dub it the Jennifer’s Body of anime, in which we see childhood friends, who all grew up to be hot babes, turned against one another due to occult possession and power rivalries. We see the magical girl genre taken to a butt-kicking extreme with stunning artwork that culminates in amazing battle and transformation sequences. Lena stands out in particular as the flute playing magic user from the Guardian World. She was delicate, but deadly. Her character carries a somber demeanor, which is understandable considering that she has to fight her childhood friend, a rather whinny lead named Tiara. She does this while realizing that she is also in love with Kagetsu, said whinny lead’s love interest. She’s a girl that somehow manages to carry all the grace of a ballet about Jesus Christ while she is powering up to blow you into oblivion. A character that rises above her own feeling for the call of duty is what lands Lena in my number 10 spot.
9.) Minai Ruo – Corpse Princess
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Animating Women's Month Part 2. Stay tuned for the top five.