Favorite Anime Protagonists

Before we start, I just want to say, there will be spoilers. May it be, manga or not. So, just beware! Tread carefully, or else you'll be cursing me.

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Lelouch - Code Geass

Though I prefer Suzaku over Lelouch, Lelouch easily climbs to the top for my favorite protagonists. Many times while watching Code Geass, I was deceived, the show turned swift corners without me realizing and that's what made me so hooked.

Mecha anime aren't really my favorite, and well, Code Geass changed that. I also really enjoyed how Lelouch would sometimes take the role of the "villain" at times, it's really fascinating how Lelouch thinks during those times. And, personally, I especially love villain main characters.

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Kiyotaka Ayanokōji - Classroom of the Elite

I don't know why but his bored expression is really pretty. As I watched the last episode, Ayanokōji was expressed that everyone was his pawns in chess. I don't remember the specific details, but I'm pretty sure that's what he implies at the end scene. I know the anime was to support the light novel, but I seriously think that it deserves more hype.

Ayanokōji is one of the smartest' character out there (in the anime), while the others think of themselves as so high and mighty. I really his relaxed, or rather-more, bored expression. It suits him really well. I don't believe I'd be able to put in to words how much I love Ayanokōji as a character.

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Satou Kazuma - KonoSuba

As one of the first anime I've ever watched, I find Kazuma's character so hilarious, and the way he died and reincarnated was too funny. His silly persona really brings the whole group together. And I'm pretty sure he's the only one who can keep up with a goddess who's only good at party tricks, an arch wizard who is useless after casting one spell and a crusader with masochistic tendencies. (my personal favorite)

Kazuma's pessimistic nature is something I totally bring to life, don't get me wrong, his shut-in past is something I can totally relate with too. But he isn't just some sarcastic, cynical and blunt character, through this little exterior, you'll find someone extremely reliable. He pulls the whole gang together, acting, surprisingly but not so surprisingly, as a good leader and intelligent too. Despite his abrasive attitude, Kazuma has a kind heart, as he does genuinely enjoy his time with his party and is willing to do whatever it takes to ultimately help them. KonoSuba as a whole really reeled me into anime, and I'm definitely grateful for that.

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Ryoma Echizen - Prince of Tennis

Despite me dropping Prince of Tennis multiple times, Ryoma is definitely one of my favorite protagonists. He's an extremely hardworking character, and he also isn't afraid to critique himself harshly, something I'll never have the power to do. I think Ryoma's relaxed attitude shifting over to his more serious one is so admirable. Ryoma's character as a whole is one I've really been looking up to recently.

His catchphrase "Mada mada dane", literally means "No not yet", and again, you guessed it, it's one of my favorites. Such a simple sentence with so much meaning. In the dubbed version, I think it's "You've still got ways to go" or something, I'm not entirely sure.

Ryoma can be quite arrogant at times, but is usually able to back up his statements with his tennis skills. And he's almost always, distrustful with other tennis players. I really enjoyed these moments, while the Ryoma would be undermining one's tennis skills, while so would the latter. But would soon have a hard time with each other, and finally be bested by Ryoma. Lastly, his love for cats is so cute, I love him and cats too, so I guess we've got something to agree on.

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Eren Jeager - Attack on Titan


Sorry, not sorry. Isayama really is something else, he writes with such flare. I love the way Eren, at the beginning of the series, is all, I'll kill you all, but now he's more quieter about it. He acknowledges why everyone hates them, the Eldians on Paradis Island, and expresses his thoughts along side them, but ends up massacring all of them.

In the past few episodes, Eren has definitely started to take form of the villain in many people's eyes. I agree with most of them too, he seemingly has no regard for anyone anymore. buT, I think he's simply fed up. I mean, who wouldn't be? Grisha was told to have a child, albeit reluctantly, he did as he was told, and if I found out I wasn't wanted, I'd obviously throw a fit. Technically, he was wanted, by his mother, but for Grisha it was all a cover up.

Eren laughs at the news of Sasha's death as a self defense mechanism. I'm 100% sure he didn't want her death, it burdens him and no one sees it. The Eldians and Jeagerists are too reliant on him, and he NEEDS a break, no, DESERVES. Everyone had been forcing everything on Eren since the beginning of the series. From Grisha giving him titan powers, to Eren having Yelena manipulate and plant things in his brain. I really feel for him, and wish, desperately, for Isayama to present him with a happy ending, or at the very least, a happy death.

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Izuku Midoriya - My Hero Academia

I simply don't care if you say he's a wuss. You clearly don't understand the difference between good character development and not. Izuku isn't a cry baby, you're just plain stupid, that's all.

I'm sorry, but I don't want another, "I'm so herioc, and I'm so manly, I always hide my emotions, so then I can use my pent up trauma and anger as a way to excuse everything I do". No. He’s the most human of main characters we’ve had in a while, which is refreshing. For being extremely powerful, he doesn't act that way, he bleeds, he doubts, he cries, he makes mistakes and most of all, him being imperfect is the most humane thing I can think of. Izuku acts like someone in his shoes would act, he’s a believable character, compared to other characters who are far more unbelievable, who act like adults even though they are supposed to be teenagers.

He has some really interesting aspects like his timidness which isn't as common in battle Shounen main characters. And no, I don't he's a ground breaking character, he's an exceptionally grounded character.
Izuku is very down to earth about his feelings, and that's what I like about him.

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Yuji Itadori - Jujutsu Kaisen

Finally, ending this off with a happy note. Yuji is a little happy ball of sunshine. I've reading the manga, and oh my god he seriously is danger. Both, Noaya Zenin and Yuta Okkotsu, are literally out for blood, no matter who it is, but most preferably Yuji's.

If Yuji ends up dying protecting someone, I don't think I'll be that sad. His only reason to keep going to is literally his grand father's last wish. Honestly, I think he seriously deserves a lot more, but it's all good for NOW. I swear if he actually ends up dying, I'll start banging my head of the wall. No matter, Yuji accomplishing his grand fathers final request or not, I'll be really upset. He's definitely not someone I'd really keep my eyes peeled for, but he most definitely deserves better.

I actually have a couple more, like Norin's mc along side Kiznaiver, Terror in Resonance, One Piece, Your Lie in April, Aho Girl, Dr. Stone, Black Butler, Kaguya-sama: Love is War, The Devil's a Part-Timer, Dororo and many more. But we'll talk about those, maybe, later? Bye!~