Ever watched a anime an realize how useless the MC was, I mean utterly clueless, an relied on supporting roles to get them out of tight spots. I honestly enjoy when side characters get so much extra shine, that they’re typically more important. It shows you that even if you don’t feel like a main character in your own story, supporting roles are just as important. Than you come across a overly OP mc who don’t need help from anyone. “Which I don’t count Kirito as a Mary Sue character” As powerful as everyone say he is, he undoubtedly needed help towards the end. Flying solo only last so long. These OP characters are enjoyable to watch, but there’s no sense of danger. You already know their going to beat whatever challenges come they way. Because of this most Mary Sue characters, lack plot because the main focus is all on flashy fight scenes, to make up for the lack of danger. Though I have to admit, I am still excited about One Punch S2 coming out in April. I prefer my main characters somewhere in the middle. Somewhat competent, an reliable, but not Mary Sue strong. Here’s a list of my Top 7 Charismatic Characters, without competence to stand as a Main Character.
Yandere’s are Life
Earlier I mentioned how much I love heroines with a bit of a twisted personality. It might explain why my ex stabbed me with a Rat Tail Comb, I enjoy the crazy ones. Probably because they don’t ever meet the cliché we’re constantly forced to watch. Their erratic behavior makes them impossible to understand. On top of supporting the MC, we also have to worry about them naturally trying to kill them, or any love interest that comes in a 10 mile radius. Here are 7 from my personal collection, aside from Yuno, and Kurumi.
Stare Into The Abyss
What if I told you that staring at someone so intensely could kill them. Go head an give it a try, no, didn’t work, you have to squint really hard. Like a kid eyeing an adult with a piece of candy. Or like Sasuke.
When your skin become a curse mark, and your eyes turn red by killing your most beloved. Still don’t believe me, than maybe after this list you might. I consider myself a neutral anime watcher. Other than hardcore political anime, that shoves agendas down your throat, I typically watch 3 Episodes before I make my mind up. (OCD) But that doesn’t say I also don’t have my pick of preferred genre’s, which is around 7 main genre’s I’ll go to watch before any other’s. I rarely ever find a anime that rate “Perfect,” but that doesn’t stop these 5 anime’s from making that perfect moment that I desperately crave.
Yes like the depraved soul I am, I take keen pleasure in watching others suffer. I’ll rewatch a despair scene over so many times, the anime ended 20 minutes ago. Take your favorite porn star, put them in your favorite clothes, than imagine them in your favorite position, while they pay you afterwards. An you have the sum of my depraved soul. Now multiply that by the love Issei Hyoudou have for oppai, an congratulations, you just calculated my life. I tend to go off topic alot, but look at these eyes.
You might’ve already guessed it, but my taste involves the highly focused on death stare. I always wondered how much time studios spent designing each frame. Though animators get paid bat shit, they are highly unappreciated. So welcome to Animania Land, an my personal Utopia Of Dystopia. “See what I did there.” When you stare at the Abyss, it stares back.
You see me staring as your more prepared to read this than you should be proud to.
Confuse on what the Abyss is, than Yumeko Jabai is the glaring bottomless pit. As a transfer student, of Hyakkaou Private School, a den for rich high rollers. Yumeko just want’s some excitement in her life, like any other teen. Rather it’s getting her fingers cut off, Russian roulette, or finding pleasure in taking a nose dive from a 10 story building, her lust knows no bound. Turning one of the richest kids in the academy from this,
Ever loved something so much, you just couldn’t control yourself. Jabami would be one of those people that you would always see in the top rankings. Screw school, let’s do everything but study. But got to say the moment she makes someone bankrupt. That feeling each character gives off, will always send shiver downs. Makes you wonder who is actually the villain in here.
Absolutely can not have a post about the Abyss, an not mention Yuna Gasai. This was the anime that actually made me realize my love for Yandere’s. You explore the world as Yuki, a pointless, useless, and just ugh mc. Just stare at the screen the whole time screaming, do something! With no goals, ambitions, an spends his time writing every single detail of his life down. Only thing that makes this anime bearable was the incredible amount of plot twist. Which is easily overshadowed by Yuno’s temper, an stalker like obsession.
Imagine having someone that love you this much. It’s like she’s looking directly into my soul.
Future Diary is guaranteed to leave you wanting more, more of Yuno just being Yuno. Her intense demeanor scares Yuki on multiple occasions. But with the secret she harbors, she honestly could care less. So she’ll keep killing, killing, killing, an repeating the same love scene over an over until she’s blue in the face. I can’t even convince someone to run to the store for me. Yuno oozes “Shut up an kiss me,” aura.
An if you don’t.
Aside from my personal taste, this anime really does a good job at highlighting action scenes. While the Mc is off somewhere hiding watching the girl do all the killing. Good times.
Everything has a beginning, and a end. Question is where does this begin an when does it end. This anime takes you on a train ride of mind jerks. In fact, I’m willing to bet my left toe that when you first watched this, it left you clueless, an just thinking that you was just different arcs unfold in one. When nope, couldn’t be far from the truth. It would make sense that we were just Keiichi die multiple gruesome deaths. But each story ties together like a puzzle. One screwed up, they’re not even teens yet sort of puzzle.
“Si-Sister, u-u-uh, um is it your turn to die this time. I died last time.”
“Shut up an get in the cave,”
“B-bu-but, the caves smell like grandma,”
“Than you can join Satoko sister,”
Satoko is like 7, I never saw a anime cross that line on punishing kids, intense. So here’s some fan service to lighten the mood.
Even by my standard this scene was a hard watch. Just look at this.
I recently just finished this one due by recommendation, an it was just uh, every bit as she explained. As you travel with Riko, who just wants to explore the Abyss. Which is an enormous dive pit filled with dangers at every corner. Only the best of the best can raid this vast treasure house an return. Riko mother disappears inside this pit, an for some reason the daughter decides she wants to be just like her. Note to self, never follow behind my parents. As it sometimes leads to this.
Wanna know if Riko make it, better watch this series, so you can see my favorite scene.
Look at them eyes, I totally believe her. Come enjoy this human + android gloomy romance.
Let’s be clear, if you’ve made it this far I want it to be said this list is entirely random. With a few personal. I like to focus on the non mainstream side of anime. Since there are countless amounts of shows yet to be watched, that’s sometimes even better than the one’s with big publicity. I’ve seen several great popular shows, with just terrible marketing. So getting back into the limelight, cause who haven’t heard of these anime’s. I had to make the decision between either Koro-Sensei or UBW. In the end Fate/Night Series just have a special place in my heart. Join Shiro as he make heads, an tails of true strength. With his long lost sister.
Or do you prefer:
The detail that this anime paves with each character really sets the imagination off. Although this anime doesn’t really go with the horror intense theme as the other anime. But with the amount of the world being destroyed, it doesn’t really matter. Oddly enough, Heaven Feel Route, takes the carnage up a notch. Didn’t think it was possible. The Holy Grail War is the War of War’s. Explore the Rin route as Shiro struggle against his cruel fate with the Unlimited Abyss.
Which Route did you Prefer?
As a new blogger, I find it necessary to make the First Post as Jaw Dropping, Eye gouging, an Pitch Fork raising as possible. So I went through multiple memoirs to find a decent topic.
My first thought as a gamer was to obviously write about my favorite Anime Game, the Holy Grail for people like me. With so many epic releases coming out like Jump Stars, One Piece: World Seeker, and Kill La Kill (we all know Mako is the most OP character)
But there was no shortage of ideas. Just like a responsible Otaku I took a 2 week vacation off work, just so I can spend a extra 12 hours getting a platinum on my Ps4. But, it just doesn’t resonate with me. So I scrolled through the manga I’m currently reading, an I found nothing that if you somehow landed on this page, you haven’t already heard about a gazillion times. Cough *Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken* but for a repetitive cliché, it is beautiful.
I figured I should, like every anime blog talk about our comicon adventure, an how I met my first cosplayer several years ago. But that story goes sideways really fast, so another time maybe. Than I realized before I can even talk about that whole fiasco, I have to talk about how it all began, which was with my very first anime.
So what was it that set me off to a land of no return. I don’t mean the anime we watched as kids like, DBZ, Yu-Gi-Oh, or even Cubix. Yes Cubix if you didn’t enjoy this as a kid than your life is a lie, an you know it. “Robots For Everyone” while everyone was outside trying to turn Super Saiyan, I was outside singing this theme song.
I don’t mean the shows we watched as a fab because everyone else was, I mean the one that made me a fanatic. From Samurai Jack to Naruto, nothing really kept my attention, because bout time I went knee deep into Naruto, Madara was chucking meteors at Ninjas, like a little 10 year old boy dropping pebbles at ants. “My brain several years ago when I finally caught up.”
For me it was a more out of a left field, I was recommended to watch SAO, which I really enjoyed kill me. First season was perfect to me as a kid. Dashing mc, sturdy heroine, life or death scenario, I save you, you save me situation, (yes Asuka did save him multiple times, pathetic as critics make her seem) and a bubbling romance before Mother Rosario took a fat Elephant Crap all over it. But I digress, the anime that popped my virgin cherry was Heavens Lost Property or Sora no Otoshimono . Yes you read that right, the fan service angelic anime, that I have never seen anything like it at the time. This piece of art really stuck to me, an not because of the edge lord mc Tomoki, or the excessive gravity defying oppai. But the detailed with the characters an animation really spoke to me. By spoke to me, I mean my first heroine obsession Ikaros.
Point Of No Return
The story begins with a over used personality, a pervert who wants nothing to happen, have his world turned upside down, in a literal sense. A childhood friend who constantly beats him, a school president whose filthy rich, an genius friend who wants to discover a new world, turns Tomoki boring life to one that ends in a explosion. During a meet up, that ended in him going alone, Tomoki ends up in a head on collision with a Angel falling from grace.
With a semi decent sound track, great visuals, an beautifully design characters, I felt like I was thrown into a new world. To my disappointment the story never finishes an the final movie “Eternal My Master” your left with a sour taste of defeat as they rushed the final production that left viewers highly upset an cringe. Especially after the second season ended with him finally accepting all 5 angels, Alpha, Beta, Delta, Hiyori an my personal favorite Chaos.
To him being dropped to his dream world for no apparent reason, if you never read the manga, it’s a complete mind jerk. When all we wanted was to see Ikaros go Uranus Queen on Zeus.
So once I finally finished the series I sought after other anime that actually finished the plot. I somehow ended up at Guilty Crown, which left yet another bitter taste with it’s ending. My next blog might be Great Anime Terrible Endings. Instead it just peaked my curiosity, an made me crave a insane amount of more that Netflix was supplying. I searched high an low for apps that provided anime, before I learned about KissAnime, I used Jpanime, an Hitanime, but before that was the Holy Grail of anime apps before it was force a deletion virus. #Toonmania, yes Toonmania was a true blessing back in it’s glory days. It’s currently back Online after 2 or 3 years of being forced a deletion bugged.
If you could think of the name, this app 100% had it in Dub, Sub, Manga, you could ChromeCast, an it had a community chat to top it off with a highly reliable download system to your smart device, an not the app itself. I recently discovered it was back online after randomly checking the app, but this was the app that set me off. While on the bus to work I was downloading 20 Episodes at a time to watch later, while watching the new release they always got weeks before Crunchyroll. Thanks to this app, I seen an read every anime an manga there was possibly available at the time.
Now my apartment is full of anime games, phone is filled with anime related apps, social sites is full of cosplayers, an I spend my time trying to get enough PTO hours to take off for a Convention. This isn’t a fight I care to win, I just hope I managed to enlighten readers to useful Apps that make watching anime 10x easier, than sourcing through bugs and buffers. So I’ll end this with my top 3 Anime + Games of the week (not subjected to new releases)
Your comedic Excessive Harem story. About a boy who gets washed up on a shore after a huge fight at home. He becomes the only boy on a island full of Women, with it’s old style being easily ignored by it’s humor.
This anime takes place on a alien invaded planet, where they kidnapped all the children an killed all the parents. But the one’s who been killing the parents wasn’t actually the aliens. As kids they were place with codes that gave them superhuman abilities. Some can fly, others could wield super massive swords that could slice a fleet in halve. The romance with the music was beautiful as they focus on each character story, making you even pity the creatures that destroyed the planet.
This is highly one of those type games that one side either loves it, or the other truly despises it. I’m somewhere in the middle. Though I beat all 3 games multiple times, once you play Lightning Returns, it makes the turn base situation pretty much over taxing. As much as I love the I hit you, you hit me situations, being able to freely move was a huge turning point for Square Enix, that led to Final Fantasy XV which is honestly one of my top 10 games I platinum. You start off as a human soldier, who fight her way through numerous obstacles. From petty bandits to God himself. As she do it all for the love of her sister. The cinematic scenes don’t come like that to often, as you dive deep into how each character feel, from a heartbroken Snow, a estranged Hope, a misguided Vanille, to dozen others. Final Fantasy 7 still stands above the others, but XIII was a new Era for the popular Series.