Because you like Maka in Soul Eater
What Mako Mankanshoku lacks in common sense, she makes up for in sheer optimism and force of personality. See them in Kill la Kill.
When dealing with a half-demon partner and a world of violence, Kagome Higurashi has plenty of chances for her true courage to shine. See them in Inuyasha.
If there's power in being average, Mikado Ryugamine will find it and use it. See them in Durarara!!.
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.
Yuri is living in the afterlife, which takes the form of a high school where no one dies. But if you follow the school's rules and live a "normal" life you vanish. See them in Angel Beats!.
Yukiteru is a reclusive observer who would rather watch life go by than participate in it. See them in The Future Diary.
For Celty Sturluson, it's rather upsetting to be the only headless girl in a city filled with full-bodied humans. See them in Durarara!!.
Impassive, overly literal, and a little short on people skills, Angel dedicates her life to enforcing the rules. See them in Angel Beats!.
With most of the people that Sango loved now gone, the only thing she wants is to kill the demon who destroyed her village. See them in Inuyasha.
If it means fulfilling her ambitions, Satsuki Kiryuin will show neither shame nor hesitation. See them in Kill la Kill.
Shana is a red-haired warrior with a black-and-white worldview. See them in Shakugan no Shana.
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.