Welcome, one and all, to the third part of my excursion into the 30-day anime challenge. So, day three is … your favourite male anime character.
Oh, crikey, this is a tough one. There are so many characters that I really like, and trying to pick just one is hard because … well, the chances are I’ll type this up, post it, then remember someone else who’s in contention. I’m gonna name two. First, someone a little obvious.
He’s been mentioned before, but L from Death Note comes up trumps. His design is so simple that it should be boring when put up against the more wild and whacky anime outfits out there yet, perhaps due to it fitting the Death Note world perfectly, he manages to stand out. The detective supreme is a wonderful mix of intelligence, physical quirks, and unwavering faith in justice. Throw in his relentless pursuit of the series villain and his tendency to use cold logic when formulating attacks, and you have a perfect foe for the wielder of the titular book. Yes, I know that L gets a lot of love in the anime community, but I totally get it in this case.
He’s far more interesting than he should be, and is easily one of the most real anime characters that I’ve come across.
Second up is Solf J Kimblee, especially his Manga-accurate portrayal in Fullmetal Alchemsit: Brotherhood. The reason I like him so much is difficult to describe. He keeps to a solid set of ideals that in many ways make him very simple in how he behaves, yet doing so adds a layer to him that I feel makes him more complex somewhow? I think that makes sense despite being fairly contradictory. In short, he’s not truly a good guy or a bad guy, he’s just himself, and that makes him interesting.
So, what about yourselves? Who are your top anime males?