|I applaud your attempt to bring some measure of intelligence, if not depth, to this thread, but, as I'm sure you know, the vast majority of male anime viewers could care less about the personalities of the female characters, and more about the females' physical attributes. Why else would characters such as Ghost in the Shell's 'Major' be clad in skin-tight clothing (where - - ahem - - 45's are very useful on the combat field, I'm sure), not to mention the adult women of Naruto who are armed with bountiful bosoms (critical accessories for every ninja, of course!). I could go on, but I think that'll keep folks 'abreast' of my opinion.|
I could care less what the character looks like, as long as they're interesting/funny/awesome. Just so happens that almost every anime female is drawn to be visually pleasing, or else their personality is written to be awful as well. It's the same way with the male characters, really, except the likeable ones are usually drawn to be badass instead of attractive.
P.S: I love your well written posts. Just wanted to point that out.