i vote for kino as she is very independent and can look after her self and she is different (in a good way) from all the other. i also vote kinos as the seire is very good and she fits into it very well.
Kino's Journey is such a great, multi-layered series and Kino made such an interesting female lead that I would be doing an injustice to myself not to vote for her. Rakka and Lain were close runner-ups though.
This one was a hard for me to decide; Kino, Rakka, Lain, Excel, Hitomi, or Robin were my choices, but I went for Robin since she needs at least a few votes, and is a shining example of a well-rounded lead character who develops well as the series continues.