And so, the 30 day anime challenge reaches day 17. Today’s topic is … Favourite supporting male anime character.
Hmm … now this is an interesting one. A lot of the time, it’s easy to get wrapped up in liking the main protagonist or antagonist, thusly causing the supporting cast to drift into the background. On top of that, there’s the question of whether someone is a supporting character or a main character. With this in mind, I’m going to offer a couple of different choices.
First up, we have Batou, in particular the Ghost in the Shell: SAC version. The reason for going for this version of the character is that he’s far more like the manga version than the animated film version was. In general, he’s an outgoing joker with a very low tolerance for injustice. Throw in that he’s a legitimate bad as too, and we have a potent cocktail of awesome. Of course, the problem here is that you could view Batou as a primary character rather than a supporting one. So …
I’m also listing Left Hand from Vampire Hunter D. The symbiotic partner of the titular dunpeal does share some traits with Batou insofar as being outgoing in nature, and more than a little bit of a joker. Where he gets interesting though is the way he coexists with his host. He and D work well in tandem and do well together in combat situations. Even so, he also balances out D, not only as he is more likely to advise playing it safe than D is, but also because he’s less caring towards those in distress.
So, what about yourselves? Any favourite supporting males?