NHK's Shibuya Anime Land radio show announced on Friday the 10 finalists who will compete to be crowned the number one anime heroine in the past 50 years.
Homura Akemi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
Rei Ayanami (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Sakura Kinomoto (Card Captor Sakura)
Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
Fate Testarossa (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
Haruka Amami (The IDOLM@STER)
Madoka Kaname (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
Rukia Kuchiki (Bleach)
Yui Hirasawa (K-ON!)
Mikoto Misaka (A Certain Scientific Railgun)
The poll celebrates the half century since the premiere of Japan's first major broadcast of anime with the airing of Mighty Atom (Astro Boy). Fans voted for their favorite heroines to create this finalist list. These 10 will then compete for the top honor in a live radio show on January 2.