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Top Ten Favorite Animated Females: #6 Misao Makimachi from Rurouni Kenshin

Misao Makimachi is a ninja for the Oniwaban group in Kyoto. She was raised by Aoshi Shinomori and when he leaves with several other Oniwaban members, she sets out to look for him. Later on when it becomes apparent that Aoshi has rejected the position as the leader of the Oniwaban in his quest to defeat Kenshin and become the strongest, she takes over the position proudly as leader instead and helps to fight against the Juppongatana, particularly Kamatari the Large Scythe.

Despite being very young and very small, she is actually pretty strong. She can defeat several criminals in a fight with her bare hands and feet and knock them all unconscious. She is also able to use her main weapon of kunais or throwing knives for ninjas with great efficiency. Despite being a highly skilled ninja for the Oniwaban group, she is also pretty cute and funny in my opinion because she’s always doing goofy, over the top things and getting pissed off about something such as being called a weasel girl by Saito. Some people dislike the dub for Rurouni Kenshin because it was made in the 1990s back when most dubs were pretty terrible. While some of the voices were off for characters in Rurouni Kenshin, I think the voice actress for Misao did a fantastic job with adding just enough cuteness and humor to the character.

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