10 Studio Ghibli Female Leads That Steals The Heart

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Studio Ghibli from its establishment and development all these years helped the audience experience a roller coaster ride of emotions through the characters portrayed in each of the installments. After dealing down the top males from Studio Ghibli, here we are with the 10 Studio Ghibli female leads that have stolen our hearts.

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The watchers already know, that each of the leads from the notable Studio Ghibli movies, does not come with a specific age bar. From a kid to an adult, each of these ladies has their own magic, and therefore here they are standing strong in this list of top 10.

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But now, without any further ado, let us get going with-

10 Studio Ghibli Females Ranked From Best To Best

Sheeta- Castle in the Sky

This fantasy movie is paired with robust science that makes the flick so admirable right? Sheeta and Pazu share a brilliant bond that develops in a very little span of time. The loyalty that Pazu project was mindblowing. However, what Sheeta shows, is breathtaking.

TOP 10 Studio Ghibli Female Leads That Steals The Heart
Sheeta, Studio Ghibli Female Leads/ Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli

She is a great friend whom you can completely rely upon. She can go to the extent of sacrificing herself just to save the ones she loves. Not only do we require an alliance such as these two has, but also, a girl like Sheeta in a squad is a blessing, right?

Sheeta one of the Studio Ghibli Female Leads/ Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli
Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli

Satsuki Kusakabe – My Neigbour Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro is that movie that takes us back to our olden days when we had time to spend playing our hearts out. Those were the times that genuinely made our life more cherishable. Additionally if by any chance you have a sweet elder sister such as this eldest Kusakabe girl then my friend you are blessed. From taking care of the house chores to tackling the naughty baby sister, Satsuki Kusakabe stole our hearts.

Satsuki one of the Studio Ghibli Female Leads/ Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli
Satsuki, Studio Ghibli Female Leads/ Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli

Mei followed her around, and why won’t she be? If we were in her place we would have done the same. She is a great sister who pampers her baby sister like her own kid. Although she is a kid herself, she knows what’s her duty in the family, hence helping out her father in managing the chore in the absence of her mother is what she does.

TOP 10 Studio Ghibli Female Leads That Steals The Heart
Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli

She is a combo, we all wished to become like a kid, and we trust that there are many Satsuki Kusakabe in the world, who is playing the role of a responsible eldest daughter with a smile.

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Kiki -Kiki’s Delivery Service

Another strong-willed kid who took off on the journey of becoming the perfect witch just like her mother, at a very young age is what Kiki does. She hurries up her mission, takes off with her travel partner Jiji and sets off, for an unknown world without actually knowing what lies behind the shiny world outside her home.

Kiki one of the Studio Ghibli Female Leads/ Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli
Kiki, Studio Ghibli Female Leads/ Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli

Being a witch is difficult, but managing the daily chores and delivery service at a young age is much more difficult. Kiki takes the risk of earning money to sustain her living with minimal expenditures was educating to numerous being out there. She faces issues that every young girl faces, but she comes out bravely with a determined heart. She belongs to the breed of Studio Ghibli female leads that not only inspire us but also motivate us, right?

TOP 10 Studio Ghibli Female Leads That Steals The Heart
Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli

Shizuku Tsukishima-Whisper of the heart

A girl who loves reading books and living a stressless life much like the life we all wished to continue unless extreme adulting hit us hard is what Shizuku was living. But this girl and her story showed the viewers that it’s not mandatory to know what you actually want. Learning through the phases is what actually matters.

Shizuku one of the Studio Ghibli Female Leads/ Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli
Shizuku, Studio Ghibli Female Leads/ Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli

She decides to write. However, the first story she writes about Baron does not end up the way she aimed for. She narrates the deep theory of, practice is what makes us better, and aiming for a dream is not easy rather you need to stay focussed and keep polishing your skill with an honest mindset.

TOP 10 Studio Ghibli Female Leads That Steals The Heart
Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli

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San- Princess Mononoke

A movie based on the serious concerns of Mother Earth amazes us with breathtaking imaginations and some strong female characters. But San the teenage girl, also called Princess Mononoke is the talk of the village. She attacks the human world and tries her level best to protect the nature that saved her and gave her life

Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli

She speaks in a unique way that what actually wildlife is going through and we, as responsible humans, must try to protect Mother Nature at our best possible capacity. But the unending human greed is sabotaging the peace the animal world needs.

She is brave, savage, and insanely strong-willed which makes her stand in this list of Studio Ghibli female leads.

Sen aka Princess Mononoke one of the Studio Ghibli Female Leads/ Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli
San aka Princess Mononoke, Studio Ghibli Female Leads/ Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli

Chihiro-Spirited Away

A girl shifting to her new house tormented by the fact of a sudden and prominent change to come, shockingly falls upon a hidden world where apparitions rules. There is magic everywhere, no one looks human(apart from a boy) and hideously her parents are no longer human they are pigs now. What would you have done?

Chihiro one of the Studio Ghibli Female Leads/ Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli
Chihiro one of the Studio Ghibli Female Leads/ Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli

This girl who seemed like a brat follows down the magical yet unknown world of spirits, just to save her parents is undoubtedly courageous. She trusts only one boy, however, whereas others don’t like that boy. But something makes her, follow that boy around and do what he suggests and instructs from time to time.

TOP 10 Studio Ghibli Female Leads That Steals The Heart
Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli

She even goes to the extent of saving the magical boy without thinking about the consequence. Chihiro or Sen is a great human who shows her courageous self, evidently in the entire plot of Spirited Away. She was a brat but the surprising development of this girl made us believes that anyone can do anything if you set your path strong.

Sophie-Howl’s Moving Castle

A very low-willed girl who finds herself not at all attractive, Sophie, manages to draw numerous attention and go on magical trips just to find some answers. Her regular life did not give any value to her existence, but the moment she starts living with the magical beings, she learns her potential.

Sophie one of the Studio Ghibli Female Leads/ Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli
Sophie, Studio Ghibli Female Leads/ Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli

She not only enhances her well-being but also the ones around her. It seemed the whole adventure of Howl and his existence would have come to a boring pause if Sophie somehow missed her chance to accompany them. In some instances, it is also felt that Sophie is the star of the family without whom the whole lifestyle would have come to a shocking end.

TOP 10 Studio Ghibli Female Leads That Steals The Heart
Sophie, Studio Ghibli Female Leads/ Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli

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Ponyo-Ponyo

The fish girl was so determined that she ultimately left her home to find the boy who showed her appreciation, offered her ham, and the most important thing, saved her. The story began with a fantasy but eventually changes its plot to demonstrate strong friendship and ultimately loyalty.

TOP 10 Studio Ghibli Female Leads That Steals The Heart
Ponyo, Studio Ghibli Female Leads/ Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli

The emotion expressed by the kid was so intense that both her mother and her father were shocked. They wanted to verify whether her emotions are well valued by the boy she loves so much. This young kid showed us what true love is and what true love can bring.

Ponyo one of the Studio Ghibli Female Leads/ Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli
Ponyo, Studio Ghibli Female Leads/ Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli

Arrietty-Arrietty

A teenager who was confused with the whole new topic of a human world and her world, but still she managed to learn the deals and that helped her save and protect her family.

Arrietty one of the Studio Ghibli Female Leads/ Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli
Arrietty, Studio Ghibli Female Leads/ Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli

She was uncertain that what she did can have consequences, but her determination to help her family genuinely helped her a lot. She is a girl with a golden heart who knows what is a responsibility, family values, and friendship. Therefore again another strong female lead from Studio Ghibli steals the heart.

Arrietty, Studio Ghibli Female Leads/ Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli

Umi-From Up The Poppy Hill

Besides playing the role of a great daughter, Umi is that girl who is a brilliant granddaughter, an awesome sibling, and a qualified manager who was managing the home and the life of boarders with authority. Her daily undertaking of household chores amazed many. Her commitment to the tasks she was responsible for was noteworthy.

Umi one of the Studio Ghibli Female Leads/ Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli
Umi, Studio Ghibli Female Leads/ Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli

She is again one of those Studio Ghibli female leads that inspires us and teaches us that women empowerment, in the past, present, and future.

Umi, Studio Ghibli Female Leads/ Picture Courtesy: Studio Ghibli

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Well, those are the Studio Ghibli female leads that stole our hearts. They range from every age group and show us what a lady is capable of. We just have to think and take numerous paths to finally understand our worth and value. This decision-making also leads us to aim high and dream more.

Each of the ladies, are amazing and has shown their proficiency in leading the story. They are brave, loyal, strong, determined, and definitely not a quitter.

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So what do you think of our list? Do you agree with our choices? Make sure to tell us everything in the comment section below.

But this is all for today. Hope to see you all very soon in our next publication. Bye-Bye…

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Shreyasi Dutta Gupta

Hi, this is Shreyasi, I am a weeb and I am sure there are many out there who are like me who constantly look for a deeper picture such as theories, moments, 'best of', 'top x's' reviews on ANIME, TV SHOWS, and MOVIES, to read and relate to. So, here we are with such engrossing titles to share and entertain you. Hope you read and encourage our initiative. Have a great day...
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