I’m not really here to discuss what makes a great anime villain or antagonist. I don’t believe there’s any single answer to that. You can have ones that are just downright evil and despicable with their menace carrying them to the top where they loom over as a powerful and intimidating force not to be reckoned with. And you can also have ones who act great as foils or opposites to the hero or protagonist, and are endearing for their charisma and complexity. The important thing in every case is that they’re believable to the viewer. I can buy into these characters because they’re interesting or sympathetic or just too entertaining to question otherwise.
Nothing to see here, carry on.
What, you’re staying? Seriously? O-Okay. But let it be known that I gave you fair warning. I’ve nothing good to say about any of these characters. You understand that, right? Fine. Suit yourself. Don’t expect me to justify myself here though. I have nothing but contempt for these characters and words alone are not enough to express that.
Writing this list in particular has made me realize I need to watch more anime, because while there are probably many I would consider great out of shows I haven’t watched, there aren’t many out of the ones I have watched. When it comes to this topic, the top lists and discussions I’ll see are filled to the brim with picks, answers and (awesome) reasons about characters I don’t really know from shows I have yet to experience myself.
I feel the cooker pressure is on a lot hotter and earlier than I expected in writing a ‘mai waifu’ post. Needless to say, the pressure this challenge puts on me makes for rushed and uninteresting content (sorry). And while this has produced some posts I’m fairly pleased with, there are some I feel I’ve done an injustice and could really do with a revision someday down the line. This is one of those.
Perhaps one of the most confusing and difficult to assess categories for this challenge. Going by what MAL lists as main and supporting cast for help in figuring this one out. This is where I really start to bend, break and cheat the supposed “rules” of this challenge. Not that anyone has been complaining up until now, but I just wanted to give a heads up that I’m about to get really greedy with my choosings from here on out.
I’ll be interpreting this one as favourite comic relief character in anime, even though that may not be why I personally like them myself. The character being comic relief may be part of what I find interesting and entertaining about them, but there has to be more to it than just that for me to consider them among my favourites. Maybe they make me chuckle here and there, but most importantly these characters brighten my day in some way.
Without taking Pokémon, Digimon, and Yu-Gi-Oh duel monsters into consideration, this one is more or less a no-brainer, since it’s not the sort of character that’s particularly familiar or memorable enough for me to have a favourite, let alone a wide selection of favourites. Though now that I think about it, I’m tempted to exploit the technicality of the word “summons” here. Anyway, this will be a short one.