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Apr 11
2011

Renn vs Elyon – Top 10 Anime Characters (Male)

I enjoy a solid plot, good execution, a creative setting, pretty art, and smooth animation in my anime as much as the next person, but if the characters invoke feelings of homicidal rage, then more often than not that show is going to get dropped. Unless they decide to pull a School Days and brutally slaughter all of the characters that I hate, I just can’t seem to force myself to get through it. In fact, I still have no idea how on earth I managed to watch all 167 episodes of InuYasha when all I wanted to do was slam my face into a wall every time Kagome opened her mouth. Characters can either make or break a show for me, and so, since characters are such an important part of anime, I have collaborated with Renn to bring you our top 10 anime guys of all time! Take it away, Renn~

I’ve got to say straight-up there are lots of series I need to see. I began watching anime only last year, and I’ve had to play some major catch-up. So, admittedly, this list is subject to change with every other anime I watch. Top five for me was easy, but top ten ended up a bit of a stretch. With any luck, that’ll change soon. Obviously, there’s a lot of promise in some older series, but also, there’s some promise in some of the newer ones. Tiger and Bunny and Steins;Gate, I’m looking at you.

So, upfront, apologies if my list is a little unimpressive and not as eclectic as Elyon’s here. But in my defense, anime girls are more impressive than anime guys.

Recommendations for me are more than welcome. Still, I hope you all enjoy looking at the twenty or so characters listed below!

Alright. Hit it, gentleman!

Elyon – Watanuki Kimihiro (xxxHolic)

☑Megane ☑ Black hair ☐ Insane ☐ Sadistic ☐ Manly Tears ☐ Villain ☑ Dork ☑ Yaoi Potential

Brief description: A neurotic ball of spazz who can see spirits. He works at Yuuko’s shop in hopes of having her grant his wish to no longer see them, he’s a total tsundere when it comes to Doumeki, and he’s obsessed to a creepy degree with Himawari.

-I can’t remember where I read this, but there was someone who described Watanuki as an “adorable little goober”, which had me hysterically laughing. A goober he most certainly is. There’s just something kind of endearing about his personality that I’ve always really liked, even if the way he’s always so spazzy and obnoxious may annoy some people.

-His cartoonish antics and silly over-the-top reactions to things are guaranteed to either put a big grin on your face or make you want to bang your head against the wall. Being among the former, I couldn’t help falling in love with Watanuki’s character right from the beginning.

-As far as I’m concerned, Fukuyama Jun can do no wrong.

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Renn - Yuuta Takemoto (Honey and Clover)

☐FABULOUS/FIERCE ☐Manly ☑Good Guy ☑Lead ☐Redhead ☐Shounen Character

Brief description: All around nice guy who just can’t get employed… or get laid. Falls in love with a mysterious blonde dwarf who in turn falls in love with a psycho nutcase. Not a bad architect, but becomes a builder. Also goes on one of the most epic bike rides in existence, complete with boy band music in the background.

-Without a doubt, one of the better done everymans around. Takemoto is the average dude who really is an average dude; he irrationally dislikes his step-father, he gets jealous of his best friend, he can’t interview, he’s madly in love with a girl who will never return his feelings, but he’s still the nice guy you end up rooting for. I really liked Mayama, too, for living the dream of landing the hot, older chick, but it’s hard not to resonate with Takemoto. Well, at least not as a struggling university student with the future too close in sight. Huh… Well, that may be a narrow category.

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Elyon – Shuu Koibuchi (Kuragehime)

☑Megane ☑ Black hair ☐ Insane ☐ Sadistic ☑ Manly Tears ☐ Villain ☑ Dork ☐ Yaoi Potential

Brief description: A 30-year old virgin politician who falls in love for the first time with Tsukimi. Considering his occupation, he actually doesn’t reek of corruption, and is in fact oddly naive and innocent. When a devious vixen traps him in a sticky situation, he finds himself in a bit more trouble than he knows how to handle…

-Two words: Shuu shove! QUICK! You were just raped by a skanky whore so what do you do? PUSH THAT BITCH ASIDE AND RUN LIKE HELL!!!!Priceless.

-Oh man, Shuu just covers every fetish on my list from “dorky and socially awkward” to “black hair and glasses” to “sexy Suwabe Junichi voice.” Plus, there’s just something very “DAAAAWWWWW” about 30-year old virgins in love, which is why I will forever ship Shuukimi (sorry Kuranosuke fans, but megane > trap. )

-Is it weird that I find the concept of an innocent politician to be almost an oxymoron? HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?! If only they were all like Shuu…

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Renn – Kuranosuke Koibuchi (Kuragehime)

☑FABULOUS/FIERCE ☐Manly ☑Good Guy ☑Lead ☐Redhead ☐Shounen Character

Brief description: Forceful, fierce, and FABULOUS trap, and “Stylish” star of Kuragehime. Because of cross-dressing habits, is a major hit with men, and despite cross-dressing habits, is a major hit with ladies. Unfortunately for him, the lady he favors most will only speak to him when she sees him as a girl.

-I’ve a huge fondness for FABULOUS characters. Kuranosuke wears a blonde wig, a red wig, a pink wig, and a purple wig throughout Kuragehime’s brief broadcast run. Yeah, he managed to jam that much FABULOUS into eleven episodes. And it must be said, I ship him with Tsukimi. Not only does he recognize Tsukimi out of make-up, he finds her completely adorable. Shuu and Tsukimi may have chemistry, but Kuranosuke actually understands her. Sorry, Shuu fans. I like the dork, too, but FABULOUS trumps all especially in matters like true love.

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Elyon – Toshio Ozaki (Shiki)

☐Megane ☐ Black hair ☐ Insane ☑ Sadistic ☐ Manly Tears ☑ Anti-hero ☐ Dork ☑ Yaoi Potential

Brief description: The young doctor who runs a clinic in Sotoba. He’s the glorious anti-hero of Shiki who isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty in order to protect the town. Toshio may be jaded and overworked, but his cunning and underhandedness are ultimately what lead him to become the biggest obstacle in the Shiki’s way.

-Toshio is just a brilliant character. It takes him some time and a brief period of batshit to reach the level of awesome that he hits, but my god does he shine as his plans slowly come together during that incredible climax. I think my jaw hit the floor when he SPOILER’D Chizuru.

-He’s also really the first person whose actions made me question whether or not the situation was as black and white as I had thought. Suddenly it was no longer the Shiki preying on the humans- it was a war between two sides who were both doing evil things to protect their own kind. He was the first human to cease being a helpless victim, and I just think that’s cool.

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Renn – Excalibur (Soul Eater)

☑FABULOUS/FIERCE ☑Manly ☐Good Guy ☐Lead ☐Redhead ☑Shounen Character

Brief description: Fabulously powerful weapon and ladies man extraordinaire. Leaves others positively speechless in his wake, whether they be loud-mouthed ninja wannabes or the son of death himself.

-Complete base breaker. Epitomizes his series: ridiculous, lovable, occasionally aggravating, surprisingly significant, and indisputably badass all at the same time. Other Soul Eater characters (Soul, Kid) could have been on this list if not for the existence of the Holy Sword. He simply out Soul-Eater’ed them.

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Elyon – Kanou Soutaro (Kaichou Wa Maid-sama!)

☑Megane ☑ Black hair (close enough) ☐ Insane ☐ Sadistic ☐ Manly Tears ☐ Villain ☑ Dork ☑ Yaoi Potential

Brief description: A withdrawn hypnotist who is afraid of women. He’s totally gay for Yukimura (it’s undeniable) and he dresses in rabbit outfits.

-Ahem….KYAAAAAAAAAA~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-Now that we’ve gotten that out of our system, hell to the yes! Girls are icky, hypnotism is awesome, and blushing profusely is just adorable. Is there anything to dislike? I think not. Bonus points added for the bunny hood because I want it, and even more added for the gay undertones.

-Oh dear god, I feel like a tween girl talking about Justin Bieber.

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Renn – Le Comte de Monte-Cristo (Gankutsuou)

☑FABULOUS/FIERCE ☑Manly ☐Good Guy ☑Lead ☐Redhead ☐Shounen Character

Brief description: Elegant, flamboyant, and mysterious nobleman who toys with the fools surrounding him. Speaks in fancy metaphors, prefers a baroque side to style, diets more than a Hollywood starlet (however involuntarily). Possessed, quite literally, by revenge.

-There are a lot of fabulous, magnificent bastards (many set on revenge) in anime; anime, after all, is the perfect medium for that kind of camp. Lelouch Lamperouge is a good example (Akio Ohtori is another), and Lulu would’ve made this list if not for the animated adaptation of Dumas’s count. There’s just that extra factor–maybe it’s because his skin is blue, maybe because he’s a suave adult–that pushes the Count over the edge and onto my list. Ultimately, I think it comes down to him being one of the few anime males I can easily see with other guys. Hmm… Maybe it’s because he can get me to admit that out loud.

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Elyon – Jacuzzi Splot (Baccano!)

☐Megane ☐ Black hair ☐ Insane ☐ Sadistic ☑ Manly Tears ☐ Villain ☑ Dork ☐ Yaoi Potential

Brief description: A socially awkward crybaby who suddenly acquires great courage in the face of serious danger. He’s currently dating Nice, though you wouldn’t know it with how they act around each other.

-Despite being a coward, a crybaby, and a socially awkward weirdo most of the time, Jacuzzi just blew me away with how brave he was when the time really called for it. I mean, he looked a total psychopath like Ladd straight in the eye and said that he would kill him without even a hint of hesitation. That’s pretty admirable in my book.

-Jacuzzi really grew on me after a while. There was just something about him that really struck me as genuine, and things like his adorably innocent relationship with Nice and his desire to save everyone in the train just made him a lovable little guy. I can understand why some of his crying would get on someones nerves, but I couldn’t help but feel like there was something very endearing about it. There’s nothing wrong with manly tears!

-Plus, you know that tattoo is awesome.

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Renn – Kyon (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu)

☐FABULOUS/FIERCE ☐Manly ☑Good Guy ☑Lead ☐Redhead ☐Shounen Character

Brief description: Professional snarker and quasi-lapdog to the titular heroine. Still, manages to get the best lines when she’s not looking, and sometimes, just sometimes, outright defies the 16-year-old god. Keeps up with aliens, time-travelers, and espers as the everyman that’s anything but ordinary.

-Sure, Haruhi may be the titular character, but Kyon makes this series work. His sarcastic commentary grounds each episode of the series whether the episode is in slice-of-life, slapstick, sci-fi, or mystery (very, very poorly done mystery) mode. He makes Haruhi consistent, and, barring Endless Eight, consistently good. Honestly, I think Kyon could stand as a great character without Haruhi and in almost any genre. He’s simply easy to like and relate to. After all, and not to spoil this list or anything, only one character makes this list twice.

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Elyon – Keiichi Maebara (Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni)

☐Megane ☐ Black hair ☑ Insane ☐ Sadistic ☐ Manly Tears ☐ Villain ☐ Dork ☑ Yaoi Potential

Brief description: A troubled teen with a violent past who moves to the village of Hinamizawa with his family and makes friends with four seemingly normal girls. An initially charismatic, kind, and fun-loving guy, he is quickly driven to murder by paranoia.

-He beats people to death with baseball bats. Need I explain more?!

-I also really like how he grows over the course of the series’ from someone who can’t trust others and lets himself be driven to brutally murdering his closest friends to someone who is able to withstand the influence of the Hinamizawa disease and band everyone together. His character is exceptionally well developed despite coming off as a generic male lead in the very beginning, and although I usually hate when “the power of RABU” saves the day, I thought it really worked well in this particular case.

-CRAZY EYES=WIN!

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Renn – Colonel Roy Mustang (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

☐FABULOUS/FIERCE ☑Manly ☑Good Guy ☐Lead ☐Redhead ☑Shounen Character

Brief description: Known as the Flame Alchemist, Colonel, or military dog. Hopes to be known one day as Fuhrer. Seals wounds with fire, and he doesn’t cry; it rains. Grows a mustache, keeps a harem, and still has Riza. Now, that’s a real man right there.

-Hardest decision I had to make. Who would it be from Fullmetal Alchemist: Ed or Al, Roy or Wrath, Louis, Ling or Greed? I actually did put down Louis for a moment–I just love men so shiny their skin looks like plastic–and then I put Wrath–he had the best fights and the best backstory–but I need to give credit where it’s due. Not to demean Ed or Al, but Roy stole the best moments of the show from “It’s raining” to “I sealed it with fire” to his truly epic Envy thrashing. You just can’t beat that. Plus, he may not be a redhead, but he’s called the Flame Alchemist for a reason. Drop it like it’s hot.

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Elyon – Envy (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

☐Megane ☐ Black hair ☐ Insane ☑ Sadistic ☐ Manly Tears ☑ Villain ☐ Dork ☑ Yaoi Potential

Brief description: A sadistic homunculus who hates humans and can transform into anything he wants. His true form is that of an ugly beast, but let’s just pretend that doesn’t exist, okay?

-That is one sexy bellyshirt he’s got there. Haters just gonna hate.

-As a fan of sadistic, merciless, and brutal characters, Envy was like love at first sight. He was fun to follow (and secretly root for…sorry Ed, but the homunculus were cooler than all of you good guys) throughout the course of the series, and I only wish his fabulousness could have remained instead of being killed by the same jerk who killed Lust, my second favorite character in the show. DAMN YOU ROY MUSTANG!

-”Don’t you like to watch fools dance?” YES I DO!! And I like power-tripping! These are fun things!!

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Renn – Daisuke Motomiya (Digimon Adventure 02)

☐FABULOUS/FIERCE ☐Manly ☑Good Guy ☑Lead ☑Redhead ☐Shounen Character

Brief description: Second leader of the Digidestined, known to my eight-year-old self by his dub name, Davis. Has big hair, but only half as big as predecessor, Taichi. Likes camera girl Hikari for the first twenty-five episodes, loves life itself by the end of the second half. Saves the world from the deception of Malomyotismon.

-I loved this kid back when I didn’t know what anime was and before I thought anime was dumb. There may be worthier candidates for my favorites list, but whatever. Daisuke is my childhood hero. Not only is he a redhead, but he (his Digimon, at least) uses fire. In addition, he lands the cover of TIME TOME magazine for running a successful noodle-cart business. Read that sentence twice. Now, I may have hated the epilogue with a passion, but if I had the choice, I’d keep the whole thing for this one shining moment.

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Elyon – Alois Trancy (Kuroshitsuji II)

☐Megane ☐ Black hair ☑ Insane ☑ Sadistic ☐ Manly Tears ☑ Villain ☐ Dork ☑ Yaoi Potential

Brief description: A psychopathic shouta who wears flamboyant outfits and goes out of his way to make other people unhappy. The truth, however, is that underneath his confident facade is a miserable, used up little boy clinging to Claude with the delusion that he’s loved. He serves as Ciel’s rival in the second season.

-I swear I’m not a pedo (…even though I did watch Boku No Pico once…)

-There’s something very tragic about his character that just made me bawl my eyes out which, as I’ve mentioned, is extremely rare (because I have no soul.) Alois is absolutely pathetic, but so moved was I by his desperate pleas for love and acceptance that I came to adore his character over the course of Kuroshitsuji II more than I had expected to (I just….I just want to give him a big ol’ hug…..) I’m a sucker for these little emo characters that JUST WANT TO BE LOVED!!

-Not to mention, psychos happen to be my thing. The crazier they are the more I love them, and Alois is definitely nuts.

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Renn – Spike Spiegel (Cowboy Bebop)

☐FABULOUS/FIERCE ☑Manly ☑Good Guy ☑Lead ☐Redhead ☐Shounen Character

Brief description: Deep space bounty-hunter. Sees just the present in his right eye and just the past in his left. Can be goofy, sarcastic, serious, badass, and everything in between. Complex and ambiguous from his conception to the end… much like the great series Cowboy Bebop itself.

-Spike’s so iconic at this point, there’s not much to say rather than “Watch Cowboy Bebop,” but I’ll run my mouth with two points anyway. 1. Makes cancer sticks look cool. 2.”Bang.” Well said.

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Elyon – Kyon (Suzumiya Haruhi No Yuutsu)

☐Megane ☐ Black hair ☐ Insane ☐ Sadistic ☐ Manly Tears ☐ Villain ☐ Dork ☐ Yaoi Potential- Kyon is an outlier here...

Brief description: Cynical and sarcastic member of Haruhi’s SOS Brigade and the only normal human being. He’s somehow always dragged into Haruhi’s shenanigans. I also love him more than Renn. Hahahahahahahahaha!

-He told off Haruhi, and he told her off good. The tyrannical bitchdere…ACTUALLY GOT TOLD OFF! That right there makes him amazing.

-To be honest, it was really his sarcastic remarks and consistently witty dialogue that made the Haruhi franchise bearable. Without him, I wouldn’t have been able to deal with Haruhi’s incessant self-centered whining.

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Renn – Ginko (Mushishi)

☐FABULOUS/FIERCE ☑Manly ☑Good Guy ☑Lead ☐Redhead ☐Shounen Character

Brief description: Competent, fiercely intelligent, and unceasingly calm and collected mushishi who, by nature of his occupation, exterminates the supernatural for a living. Almost always remains cool and detached, but always tries his best to help people in need.

-Ginko is the perfect, quiet hero for the near-perfect, beautiful series he resides in. He’s interesting and smart and a real adult–not something you can say about many protagonists. And he may be a bit sly, but he’s ultimately a very good, very kind dude who respects both the world he lives in and the beings (people and mushi alike) who reside there with him. In short, he beats fellow traveler Kino in badassery, and there’s no higher compliment than that.

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Elyon – Izaya Orihara (Durarara!!)

We have this conversation every day....T__T

Brief description: An infamous information broker who can manipulate an entire city like puppets on his own personal stage. He loves all humans with the exception of Shizuo Hiewajima. So he says. But every fujoshi on the planet will argue otherwise.

-Predictable choice for number 1? Ehh, maybe, but it can’t be helped. Before I go stepping on anyone’s cornflakes, let it just be known that Overcooled is the #1 Izaya fan around these parts, and my love for him pales in comparison.

-So what’s to like about Izaya? Obviously it’s because his hobbies are just so wholesome and productive. He’s a kind and loving individual who wants the best for the humans he adores. Obviously.

-But seriously, there’s the cellphone stomping, head shaving, and mindscrewing that make him so…delightfully evil (Oddly enough, that’s also how I describe Kyuubey,) Every time I saw him spinning on his chair with a grin on his face after having just spread chaos and discord, I couldn’t help but grin with him. He genuinely amused me, and it’s not often that I can say that. Not to mention, how awesome is it to have an entire city under your thumb?

-Also, I have an Izaya dakimakura pillow. It’s my only friend. ;__;

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Renn – Kamina (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)

☑FABULOUS/FIERCE ☑Manly ☑Good Guy ☑Lead ☐Redhead ☐Shounen Character

Brief description: True hero of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Speaks the iconic phrases, “YOUR DRILL IS THE DRILL THAT WILL PIERCE THE HEAVEN,” “BELIEVE IN THE YOU THAT BELIEVES IN YOURSELF,” “WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM?!” Not even CAPS can do them justice. Not the way Kamina can.

-Sure, Simon’s a better bet in real life, and he grows taller than Kamina by the end, getting those sunglasses to boot, but screw that. Kamina bags the hotter chick, screams the cooler catch phrases, and SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER in episode eight only to SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER in episode twenty-six. Yeah, that’s right, Kamina is the man.

-Before Kamina, I thought of anime as mere cartoons. Cartoons watched by geeks and hipsters and my cute but nerdy little sister and her friends. Then I saw the first episode of Gurren Lagann and fell further in the madness than anyone I actually know. Couldn’t have been anyone else.

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Conclusion

There’s a bit of history behind this post. Elyon did a great “Top 10 Bishounen” draft, but it was tragically wiped before it was ever posted. Since I love reading lists, I read it beforehand like a major creeper. I really liked it, but it hardly resembled my own list; after all, I prefer older, manlier leads (with an injection of FABULOUS) while she likes pretty-boy villains. And then, I realized, it’d be even more fun if I got to egotistically talk about myself compare my list and her list with the public!

Also, some caps taken by me, but most are ripped from the good folks at Random Curiosity. And Elyon, I’m willing to be your friend along with your Izaya pillow cover. Just admit that Kuranosuke is the better man.

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3 runner-ups: Kou Ichinomiya (Arakawa Under the Bridge), Lelouch vi Britannia (Code Geass), Watashi (The Tatami Galaxy)

It’s almost a good thing that the original post got wiped off the face of the earth since I’ve changed my mind like 5 times since then. Just you wait- a week from now I’ll have a totally new set of favorites. Anyone who frequents my MAL (lolnobody) can probably tell you I’m so bipolar with my favorite characters that sometimes I change them 3 times in one day.

Another reason why I’m glad it was terminated is because I got the opportunity to write this post with Renn, which was a lot of fun! Our tastes are so different (Renn’s are much more manly men~), but at least we can agree on how awesome Kyon is. There were moments where I twitched (“Kamina bags the hotter chick.” LIES!!!!!!!!!!!), but it’s that difference in preference that made this post more interesting. Anyone who enjoyed reading this list can look forward to a “Top 10 Anime Females” list in the future too, which I’m admittedly a bit more enthusiastic about since, for some odd reason, the majority of my favorite characters are girls. So until then, thanks for reading! (I almost said “Ja ne~”, but that’s Kyokai’s trademark. ;D )

Side note: I have a feeling if we had been a part of SJ while Kuragehime was still airing, we would have had one hell of a shipping war. Because those are srs bsns you know. (SHUU FTW! )

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3 runner-ups: Ling (Fullmetal Alchemist:Brotherhood), ORANGE-KUN (Code Geass), Zwei (Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom)

So, is your list more like Elyon or Renn’s? Feel free to share your own list in the comments!

Thanks for reading! See you with the ladies!

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  • Renn's list is definitely better! Nuff Said… Also Izaya is Overrated
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  • It's hard to decide amongst you guys, seriously. BUT! I'm gonna have to go with Renn on this. I'm sorry Elyon
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    • Renn says:

      Thanks, Tofu. Once the fangirls storm in, I'll lose all popular support, so it's nice to have supporters while I can haha. xD

      This actually wasn't originally planned as a competition, but Bass meddled at the last minute with his title and (gorgeous) banner haha!

      • This post makes my top 10 look ridiculous… “OTL
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        • Renn says:

          Huuuh? I love your list; I read it like once a week lol. We're comparing totally different things. :p

          Maybe you should grab one of our teammates in a few weeks and do your own top ten male post. B) It'll be nice to see who your favorite characters are aside from those voiced by Hikasa Yoko.

        • I liked your top 10 list though :O

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          • @Renn and Elyon: I meant the outlook of the post xD Mines very simple while you also had Bass help you with the banner and etc (those numbers make everything look better) ^^ I ain't sad or anything so don't worry, not a sook.

            :O I just thought of something!
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        • yvoonmanga says:

          dont worry , Tofu!!

          i will always be there to support you as your no.1 fan!!

          *waves a giant 'Tofu' flag*
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    • It's okay Tofu TwT
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  • paperplane says:

    LOL @Excalibur. Seriously did not see that coming.

    • nurrhurrhurr says:

      But duuuude, Excalibur is sooooo awesome. lol, I'm glad I'm not the only one who really likes him.

      • Renn says:

        FOOL!

        Haha, I had to put him in there. He's my favorite troll character. B) Though QB comes pretty close.

  • nurrhurrhurr says:

    Kamina FTW! “Who Do You Think I Am' Kick!” So I'm going to have to go with Renn.

    • Renn says:

      I laughed for ten minutes at that kick. One of my favorite moments of the show. ;)

  • I'll call it a tie. I mean, seriously, how am I supposed to say his/her list is better when it's a matter of personal choice?

    If I were to choose a list that I shared the same opinion with, it would have to be… .. . .. … Renn's.

    Izaya and Kamina are overrated.

    But to Bass, or whoever made the images/posted them, STOP USING SUCH HIGH-DEF IMAGES >.< ! It lags me out like crazy. The pic spam worsens it. Sekijitsu already has tons of images on the side, top bar etc., now about 50 images or so extra... my slow ISP groans.

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    • Renn says:

      That's exactly how I feel about favorites list, and this one wasn't originally a competition (though competitions are fun, haha). There's no such thing as a better one, just one you might find more agreeable lol. (Seems like there's more in common here than just a similar preference for male anime characters, haha!)

      I agree with half that statement. :p

      Sorry, sorry. Aside from the (gorgeous) header and the little icon images (like the numbers), Elyon and I put in the rest (including the picspams). I'll ask Bass if there's something we can do about it.

      • Hmmm, 2 questions:

        1. Are you a guy or a girl (or a kitten) ?
        2. Do you like yaoi or yuri?

        Oh, this has nothing to do with this post. I'm merely collecting data for a report im making.

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        • Renn says:

          Sort of a strange project, haha.

          1. I'm a Pikachu. (BTW, Pikachu is a male.)
          2. I'll crackship yuri because I love it. I'm not huge on yaoi, but I've been won over by some canon pairs. :p

          You'll have to show me this report when you're done. ^_^

          • Thank you for your input ^^

            I'll be sure to let you know (drop me your Twitter account or something). It'll be a while before it comes out as I am yet to complete the questionarre for the survey and I have several other projects lined up. But it will come out soon.

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    • That's really weird. Do you have cache enabled on your browser? Whenever I work on dialup (happens nearly every month), the cache still loads the site up fine.

      I'll look into it though.
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      • It's not because of the cache – it's because of my slow internet. Even with cache enabled, new posts (ones I haven't read/seen yet) will lag.

        Lol, actually forget it. Was a bit flustered, that's all. Do try to cut down on the resolution, though. Sekijitsu will still look every bit as gorgeous with a few pixels less ^^

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        • Lol trust me when I say that I've been looking to cut down for a year now >_< I wish I have the knowhow but I'm gonna try and ask around to see what things I can change to have it load faster.

          I already changed the header quality so that should load a bit faster. Need to make the site more friendly to all connections lol. Took out more than half of the posts in the featured top slider as well as the footer, I hope that actually does something with the speed haha.

          • I believe patience is a strong point we should have and thus I prefer Sekijitsu to continue having it's HD pictures because everyone loves HD pictures.

            Then again I'm a very patient guy with a slow net as well compared to many others I know so I'm used to waiting for pictures to load ^^
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          • Header and footer images shouldn't pose a problem because, as you said, they ar cached even if you visit the site once. They load up first.

            The pics in the new posts are what lag because they are not yet cached and they are pretty high-res.

            As far as I know, there are only 3 ways out -
            1. Ask your visitors to have better internet speed
            2. Use a Flash-loaded site (something like what Wix does) so that all images load at a shot. This will lag at one shot, instead of little by litte. But this is out of question, since SJ design code would need almost a complete overhaul.
            3. Cut down on image resolution.

            But seriously, it's not that big of a deal. As long as the content is good, the people will wait ^^

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            • Ah I know what you mean. Actually in my own posts, all the images are small since I take the time to resize every image to 600px, like in my Sofuteni ones.

              I never asked the other writers to do the same, so all of theirs link to bigger images. I never bothered to tell them this method since it's extra work for them to resize everything in a different program, but I may have to change this then.

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              • We can do that if it helps (well, I can't speak for the others) :O
                To be honest, it takes a while to load on my computer to, so if it's a pain for the readers that doesn't seem like too big of a deal.
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        • I'm having the same problem with SJ.
          The loading took soooooooo long! And I'm not patient enough to wait.
          This sometimes makes me too lazy to leave a comment :p
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  • Saying that Kyon doesn't have Yaoi potential, pft, must be out of your damn mind. Maybe when Koizumi finally rapes him you'll think differently.

  • yvoonmanga says:

    i must say….i liked Elyon-sama's list more…

    why? COZ ITS GOT IZAYA!! AND!!! WATANUKI KIMIHIRO!!

    aah~ watanuki~~ he's so cool XD XD

    p.s.

    that was NOT an orihaya izaya pillowcase or something…was it?

    i would DIE of jealousy if it was…
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    • Renn says:

      I liked Elyon's list more, too, even if I don't agree with it. :) More variety, and she clearly picked characters she really loved (I like all my characters, but I only LOVE the top 7). I'm jealous of how much anime she's watched. :p

      I definitely didn't like it for the Izaya, but I agree that Watanuki is awesome. :D

      You're about to die of jealousy. :( Poor thing.

      • Thanks >w< Watanuki is awesome~! I hope they continue the ova's too (or a third season would be nice.) I still haven't gotten to watch Rou yet though.
        lol don't die, but yes, it's a giant pillowcase XD

        @Renn: But Renn, Izyaya loves YOU! And thanks :) I love your list too- mine is so fangirlish XD
        lol trust me, you'll have seen lots of anime in no time~ ...don't be jealous, I have no life. "OTL
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  • yvoonmanga says:

    i hope they continue xxxHolic specials~~

    i dont know how many times i've seen all of the series :P
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  • Hmm, I think I'm more into Elyon's list, EXCEPT on Kuragehime. Me prefer Renn's because Kuranosuke FTW~~ And, I'm not into oyaji :p (Elyon, we already talked about this in Twitter, I still classify Shuu as oyaji xD)
    Actually, I also want to make my top 10 male characters, but since I love tons of bishie, I end up making ABCs list. It can accomodate 26 characters after all lol

    • Renn says:

      Mwahahah, I lose the battle but win the (shipping) war. Take that, Elyon! :p

      … I kid, I kid. ;)

      I saw your list. That must have taken freaking forever. I'm not a huge fan of bishies myself (are there any on my list that aren't traps? Ehhh, Roy? I'm no good at these things haha), but bishoujo I certainly dont' mind, haha! :D

    • Speaking of your ABC's, I saw that post and tried to tell you how brilliant that idea was, but I couldn't figure out the comments “orz So I'll just tell you now: THAT WAS AN AMAZING IDEA!!

      Thanks : )

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  • Btw, where's my Ginga Bishounen??? :p
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    • Renn says:

      Ahh, sorry, sorry. :o Tbh, I thought Takuto on his own was sorta dull (same with Sugata) though he certainly was FABULOUS in Galactic Pretty Boy mode. However, you might see some of the girls of Star Driver on a later list. ^_^

      • Yeah, I like Takuto and Sugata more as a pair than as characters alone. I did consider adding in Sugata, but my love for the other characters was just too strong >w< My recent post Star Driver 24

  • Noblesse says:

    Alucard and Irabu Ichiro can own everyone on that list.

    I agree with words on Kyon, he really is awesome and the English dub with Crispin Freeman voicing him makes him even more awesome. I don't know all these character you have mentioned personally but i am aware of their existence and there names do come up quite often so i can see why you would like them.

    Excalibur? Really? That guy does my fucking nut in. ive only watched about 9 episodes of Soul Eater and i could already slap that guy silly.
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    • Renn says:

      Are those from Hellsing and Trapeze? I haven't seen either.

      Crispin Freeman did the best job as Kyon. For once, I actually think I liked the dub more than the Japanese. I knew he was sarcastic, but I didn't realize how sarcastic until I heard him as Kyon, haha. :D

      Haters be hatin. B)

      • Noblesse says:

        You should check them both out, Crispin Freeman again does an excellent job as Alucard and Kuuchuu Buranko (Trapeze) is just a crazy show, worth watching.

        Yeah there really are a lot of haters for that guy, i have never seen him on a favorite list before this one
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        • Renn says:

          Yeah, I've heard both are excellent. I'll add them to my watch list. Thanks for the recs! :)

          I'm special, okay? xD (I'm also exhausted. Darn all-nighters! Only a little bit left of this report to go!)

          • Dude, no way! There's no way the english dub can be better than my beloved Sugita Tomokazu!! XD

            But I'll still check it out now since I've only seen japanese.
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  • Renn put Ginko, INSTANT WIN. Ginko needs more love. But you both have great lists. I would have a ridiculously hard time picking 10 characters…

    • It was really hard. =w= We must have changed them around a million times.
      Haha thanks :)

    • Renn says:

      Ginko is sorely underrated, but he's awesome. And I'd love to see your list, Overcooled. Make a top 20, if you can't make a top 10. ;)

  • I liked both your choices pretty equally until I saw Excalibur. No and a million times NO.

  • Unyty says:

    I usually can find few anime characters that i despise in a top 10 list like this but, you guys have picked all the characters i like (from animes that i have seen that is). Only thing i would have done is change a few character's order, Grinko FTW.
    Loved this blog guys, keep it up!

    • Renn says:

      Thank you very much! :D

      Ginko is definitely awesome. I'd put him first, but Kamina has that nostalgia factor for me. :) He got me into anime, so I couldn't put anyone else as number one.

  • *PANT PANT PANT*
    It took wayy too much scrolling to get down here.
    ANYWAYS. It's pretty much a tie for me two, except I'm leaning towards Elyon's list a bit more, but that's only because I didn't know all of the characters up on this list.
    Kuranosuke>Shuu fo sho in terms of compatibility with Tsukimi. I'll admit Shuu is CUUTE, but come on, the Fabulous Kuranosuke actually KNOWS her.
    Btw Elyon, you put KANOU up here but not USUI TAKUMI the smexy beast?!?! The KWMS anime doesn't do Usui justice man, doesn't do any of the KWMS characters justice.
    Awesome job you guys. Is there gonna be a top 10 female characters list too?
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    • Renn says:

      Dawwww, sorry.

      Elyon has a good list, but THANK YOU. Kuranosuke >>>> Shuu with Tsukimi. B) Shuu and Tsukimi fall in love because of misunderstanding after misunderstanding. Kuranosuke knows what she's really like! :p

      There should be one. :)

    • But but but Shuu is a MEGANE!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD Instant win.

      I would have loved to put Usui too, but there just wasn't enough room ;_; I like Kanou a bit more because I like bunnies, glasses, and dark hair. >w>
      lol thanks~

  • What! No Mugen or Jin? : '( But you compensated by having Ginko and Spike there. : D

    • Renn says:

      Aww shoot, I forgot about Mugen–he was awesome. xD Though to be honest, I wasn't the biggest Samurai Champloo fan (for shame, I know).

  • anaaga says:

    sorry elyon, Renn has GINKO in the list.

    SO RENN WON

  • Namika says:

    I know, I'm a bit late with the comment, but those choices are great!!! Elyon, I LOVE you for loving Watanuki!!!! <3 But Renn......... EXCALIBUR???? O_O My brains fried when I watched his filler! oO" I swear, I would break that alligator in half if I ever saw him in real life ><""""" SO ANNOYING

    • Watanuki is <3 lol

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    • Renn says:

      Lol, I like Exacalibur, though I agree his filler episodes are really lame. But I thought it was hilarious that such a troll character was also super strong and kind of important plus I thought it would be cool to troll everyone by putting him on my list. B)

      But if it makes you feel any better, I've watched about six other series since this list (summer vacation, woo hoo!), and he sadly wouldn't make my list anymore. :'(

      • Namika says:

        :D you troll!!

        Yeah, this made me feel better xD

  • I am totally in love with Shuu too! He's my favorite, and soooo CUTE! I'm loving the manga, because in it, Shuu has just found out about Tsukimi being an Otaku, and is still head over heals for her. I really hope they end up together…. b
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    • That just made my day *w* SHUKIMI FTW!!! Although I don't advise posting spoilers on here without some kind of spoiler tag (if intensedebate even has that feature.) ^^;;
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  • Melinda says:

    Doctor Toshio Ozaki for the win!! doubt i will ever meet a doctor as determined to save patients as he is. he's cunning and hot, not to mention got a sexy voice ;)

  • Melinda says:

    Doctor Toshio Ozaki for the win!! doubt i will ever meet a doctor as determined to save patients as he is. he's cunning and hot, not to mention got a sexy voice ;)

  • Melinda says:

    Doctor Toshio Ozaki for the win!! doubt i will ever meet a doctor as determined to save patients as he is. he's cunning and hot, not to mention got a sexy voice ;)

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