Because you like Rei Ayanami in Neon Genesis Evangelion
Suzaku Kururugi defeats enemies with his flashy but deadly jump kicks. But he's willing to sacrifice himself for peace. See them in Code Geass.
Undercover as an average high school student, Kallen Stadtfeld is actually most at ease when the action's fast, furious, and dangerous. See them in Code Geass.
The "runt" of his biker gang, Tetsuo Shima grapples with a perpetual inferiority complex. See them in Akira.
Misaki Nakahara is keeping tabs on her newest project: recluse Tatsuhiro Sato. See them in Welcome to the NHK.
Char is always thinking two or three steps ahead of the enemy. See them in Mobile Suit Gundam Series.
After alien Haruko rides in on her Vespa, giant robots spouting from Naota Nandaba's forehead soon become the least of his worries. See them in FLCL.
Fate has forced Amuro into the terrors of war, and he must use the Gundam and all of its power if he is to make it out alive. See them in Mobile Suit Gundam Series.
For the sake of science, Kurisu Makise will persevere no matter how deep into the dark secrets of the world she finds herself. See them in Steins;Gate.
Reclusive, quiet, and seemingly emotionless, Lain Iwakura feels like an outsider in her hyper-connected world. See them in Serial Experiments Lain.
As the Rose Bride, Anthy Himemiya is a spectator in the fencing matches fought over her and her power "to revolutionize the world." See them in Revolutionary Girl Utena.
When you live your life in public, like Mima Kirigoe, it's hard to know who you really are. See them in Perfect Blue.
Kagami Hiiragi keeps her grades up, helps at Takanomiya Shrine, serves as class president, and hangs out with her friends. See them in Lucky Star.