So Angelina Jolie is the next summer action movie star in Salt. (Tread lightly, Brad.)
Here is our list of
Top 5 Anime Girls Who Kick Butt
#5 - Balsa (Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit)
Good thing spear-woman Balsa has sworn to save lives. Unfortunately, that whiny prince Chagum filled her last spot for "life saver." Talk about late to the party!
#4 - Sango (InuYasha)
Don't let this demon slayer's pretty teenage looks throw you for a loop. She can decapitate you with her ginormous boomerang "Hiraikotsu." If you hear that name called out, duck. And that weapon is not Sango's only big accessory. Her cute cuddly Kirara is actually a stallion-sized demon cat.
Awwwww . . . .
#3 - Nancy Makuhari (Read or Die)
"Miss Deep" here is not only a super-powered spy with master handgun and hand-to-hand combat skills; she's also a clone of Mata Hari, vicious enough to choke herself to death. Stay away.
#2 - Marlene Angel (Blue Gender)
Marlene is an orphaned soldier bent on killing giant mutant bugs, so she doesn't have much time for niceties. That's okay, we'll stand back and let her do the dirty work. (It worked for her boy toy Yuji)
#1 - Major Motoko Kusanagi (Ghost in the Shell)
She may be the sexiest major we've ever seen, but this cyborg can also break our necks with a pair of chopsticks. Lucky for us we love her for her brain.
That's right, ladies. We're the sensitive type. (Just don't hurt us. Much.)