Is there any anime with an overweight female protagonist?

A friend of mine told me that there is none. Is she right?

I just need one simple yes/no answer and, if affirmative, one example.

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  • Not sure if it has an anime, but Buyuden has an overweight female protagonist (though she's only overweight post timeskip) – Nolonar Apr 10 '15 at 21:23
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    has your friend seen every anime that was ever made? – Sam I am says Reinstate Monica Apr 10 '15 at 21:35
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    You can look at this query on anime-planet. That will list all overweight female characters, you will have to manually sort out which ones are side characters, and which aren't. – mivilar Apr 10 '15 at 21:36
  • Yes, there is. Look at Jungle King Tar-chan, for example. – Gao Apr 11 '15 at 8:22
  • I vote to reopen because the wording of this question does not sound like a recommendation request. Rather, it sounds like the poster wants to know a basic fact about anime: does such a case exist? – seijitsu Apr 17 '15 at 3:46

While "overweight" can be subjective, Real Drive generated some buzz for chubby female characters.

The character in question is Minamo Aoi.

Sample of another female characters in the anime:

Pictures from animecharactersdatabase

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  • How can she eben be considered 'fat' … – Jan Apr 15 '15 at 11:44
  • @Jan I never called anyone "fat". As I prefaced, the term overweight is subjective unless it is used medically. The OP never specified so I gave an example of an anime that had female characters that are chubbier than the norm. This question is closed but a more recent example would be Saiko Yonebayashi from Tokyo Ghoul:Re. Not an anime yet, but given how popular the original series is, its only a matter of time. I encourage you to read the "buzz" in my answer for a better perspective. – ton.yeung Apr 15 '15 at 14:10
  • Yeah, I understand so far. I just wanted to imply that even creating buzz about this type of characters is … overdone? – Jan Apr 15 '15 at 14:50
  • @Jan Not overdone, no. If this was a US live action show in the vein of the current superhero fad, a properly proportioned female protagonist will probably generate even more "buzz" if not outright controversy. Just look at gamer gate. Forget strong female hero, but make the protagonist a "chubby" female and all hell would break loose. – ton.yeung Apr 15 '15 at 15:11

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