Most Underrated Female Characters In Shonen Anime

Here is everything you need to know about the most underrated female characters in Shonen anime.

Android 18 (Dragon Ball)
Android 18 (Dragon Ball)

The Dragon Ball franchise has some pretty amazing female characters. Android 18 is probably one of the franchise’s most underrated female characters due to a lack of screen time that’s nothing short of criminal.

However, Android 18’s a dynamic character who goes through an impressive amount of development despite her limited time in the story. Much like Vegeta, she transforms from a ruthless villain to a lovable hero with a family she puts above all else.

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Nico Robin (One Piece)Nico Robin (One Piece)

Throughout One Piece’s run, the Straw Hats crew has recruited some pretty amazing members. However, not all of them get the credit they truly deserve. Among them is Nico Robin, one of the crew’s most overlooked members.

She may not seem like much when it comes to fighting, but Robin still plays an important role in the crew and the story overall. While most One Piece characters fight with brute strength, Robin uses her intelligence to save the day instead.

Lucy Heartfilia (Fairy Tail)Lucy Heartfilia (Fairy Tail)

Lucy Heartfilia is a character that Fairy Tail fans seem to either love or hate. Throughout the years, she’s been branded as nothing more than another weak and useless shonen female lead. However, Lucy is capable of far more than some fans give her credit for.

Lucy’s magic abilities are nothing short of impressive, especially considering the amount of power and energy it takes to summon spirits. Despite that, she’s a vital part of the team, and her efforts are what keep them all together.

Sakura Haruno (Naruto)Sakura Haruno (Naruto)

Though she’s been branded as one of the worst characters in the Naruto franchise. There’s no denying that Sakura Haruno is one of the anime’s most underrated female characters. To this day, most fans write her off as useless, constantly downplaying her many contributions to the story.

Sakura may not have the godlike powers that Naruto and Sasuke possess, but she’s still a powerhouse in her own right. With medical ninjutsu abilities others could only dream of and incredible brute strength, Sakura is capable of some amazing feats.

Orihime Inoue (Bleach)Orihime Inoue (Bleach)

Most Bleach fans will argue that Orihime is one of the weaker characters in the series. And by comparison, that may be true, especially early on in Bleach, where she’s little more than a damsel in distress. However, Orihime proves to be far more than that as the story progresses.

As she slowly begins to develop her abilities, Orihime becomes much more capable in a fight. Even manages to hold her own without the help of Ichigo or anyone else. Many of her accomplishments have been downplayed over the years.

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