Brittany Vincent of Japanator writes:
"This year in anime was all about the ladies, with intriguing female characters springing up left and right like some kind of fancy anime flowers in the Japanator garden. It was a good year for women (and girls) who broke the mold in several ways, and for that fact alone we should definitely be thankful. But in the end, we could only choose one lady to represent the best that 2013 had to offer. We wanted someone who made us laugh, but who also knew how to tug at our heartstrings when necessary. Someone loyal. Someone who takes pride in her status as an underachiever. I bet you already know who it is, too. Can you guess?"