WHAT YOU HATE ABOUT ANIME?

Topic started by katmic on March 1, 2014. Last post by SMXLR8 6 months ago.
Post by katmic (397 posts) See mini bio Level 10

I think i mentioned it somewhere that it wasn’t until 2007 that i first began watching anime and reading manga with gusto, having had little exposure prior, precluding YuGiOh! which is devoured with intensity during my earlier years.

Sufficing to say my approach to anime and manga is a little different now than it was a few years back, a little less discerning; it was probably because my exposure to anime back then was so limited that i pretty much devoured whatever i encountered-so long as it fell within specific battle oriented categories.

Only now, with my tastes slowly expanding and transforming, can i say that i have gathered a pretty intricate perspective on anime, at least based on what i have watched and read; and its only now, after so many years that i can begin to appreciate just what anime and manga has to offer as a pretty unique medium of entertainment and, more importantly, all the flaws that it has been known to present to its viewers.

Though that description might in itself present some issues; after all how do you separate a fault, a failing, from an attribute; it’s like complaining that no one ever dies in comic books, not taking into account that the triviality of death is a deep rooted attribute and characteristic of the comic book universe, if it is to continue down its current structure of story telling.

In this post i attempt to cover all those elements and factors of anime and manga that i have found irksome and irritating over the years.

Though i would qualify that by saying that not every element or attribute mentioned in this post is applicable to anime in general, but rather specific facets, types, genres of anime that i have come across.

Equally important is the fact that the negative nature of some of the elements mentioned is only determined by their usage; in other words certain elements might prove irksome in one scenario but brilliant in another; most times it comes down to execution.

So, without further delay, what irritates me, sometimes even downright infuriates, me about anime:

1. NAKAMA POWER- I intend to elaborate on this issue in another post, but for now i will say that there is probably no bigger sin that has ever been introduced in anime than this irritation known as nakama power. The idea that the outcome of battle would be determined by the feelings and positive hopes one one party makes my blood boil.

I was highly amused while watching this one anime in which, after spouting a grand speech on heroic ideals and determination and wanting to protect others, the hero found himself soundly defeated by an enemy that went on to remind him that no amount of resolve could close the distance in strength between them.

Even within the fictional world of anime one expects a level of logic and realism to prevail; and there is no plausible realm in which great resolve can translate into raw power and skill, and 99% of the anime that utilize this concept are completely ruined by the presence of Nakama power.

Notice that even Dragon ball z, the cliché of cliché’ anime, somehow managed to avoid the use of nakama power, instead depending on ridiculous power ups, a silly tool still way more justifiable than Nakama power.

Note worthy examples include almost everything in Fairy tail, One piece to an extent; though bleach [sort of] escapes this category, instead finding its poison elsewhere. Not forgetting Guilty Crown

Acceptable uses of the concept can be found in Gurren Luggan and History’s Strongest Disciple. Though series like Blood+ and Fullmetal Alchemist has proven this concept largely unnecessary.

2. RANDOM POWER UPS- I HATE random power ups almost as much as i detest Nakama power, and while it fares more positively in comparison Nakama power, the sudden emergence of hidden abilities, earth shattering powers, never before hinted upon weapons will destroy the credibility of an anime (at least in my eyes) faster than the dumbest plot holes.

And the coincidence of all such circumstances, always timed to unleash in time to contend with some unstoppable force, rendering any strategy or battle plans meaningless.

And yes i consider Ichigo’s sudden uber hollowification against Uluquiora to be a random power up, just one of the few that worked but only because the Esparda’s defeat by any other means would have been, as otaku like to say, an ass pull.

And here’s where i appreciate series like Naruto and One piece that showcase a primary protagonist’s slow rise to power; because the majority of shonen anime depend upon sudden power ups to turn wimpy incompetent heroes into formidable opponents to near invincible villains.

One wonders why they create such powerful villains if rationally defeating them will eventually prove impossible outside some previously unknown super saiyan mode.

And am now hearing rumours that Hunter X Hunter does just this with Gon during the Chimera ant arc; though one can only assume that, given Togashi’s track record, he, along with the likes of Gurren Luggan, will be one of a few that can pull this off brilliantly.

3. GENIUS PROTAGONISTS- Its difficult to believe that some years back many Naruto fans were floating the idea that the series would have been better off with Sasuke as the lead, which doesn’t make sense because natural born geniuses in anime strip the tension out of most story lines, making things seem too easy.

There is no place for geniuses in anime and manga outside of support roles or as antagonists; thought its worth mentioning that those anime which effectively utilize genius protagonists balance them out with even smarter villains and acceptably challenging obstacles. Just look at Death note where no victory was achieved without considerable struggle.

4. BATTLE GENIUSES- Back to picking on the big 3; I am talking about characters that, while barely average in intelligence, will walk onto the battle field against a superior opponent and almost always emerge victorious, always adapting in the last instant against a power initially overwhelming to them.

And this pretty much describes Ichigo, always spending the better part of an hour getting skewered and battered, only to discover the opponents weakness through pure observation when challenging an invisible attack, or gaining that extra boost of speed to match a demonically fast enemy.

It’s always the same dumb nonsense, that an ability to adapt in the field can literally serve you against any and all enemies, one wondering just how discovering your enemy’s weaknesses after an hour’s battle will aid you at a point in time where you should be in no physical shape to achieve victory.

It’s probably why i appreciated Jiraiya’s death so much in Naruto, that even after discovering the enemy’s true power, he found himself incapable of doing anything other than sending this information off to his pupil, dying in the process.

A lesser mangaka would have eliminated that particular plot, instead having Naruto display uncharacteristic intelligence in the midst of battle.

5. NAKAMA- Maybe there was something initially endearing to this concept upon its conception who knows how far back, but i am tired of anime and manga that possess little to no plot outside of the protagonist’s need to defend his nakama.

This term has been severely misused in story telling, the topic of many grand speeches to justify one unnecessary conflict after another.

6. FAN SERVICE- It would be a strange otaku that would complain about the presence and level of fan service in Queen’s blade, because that’s pretty much all the series is about. However one such Otaku would be more than justified in making the same complaint against a series like Freezing Vibration, essentially attempting to take a darker tone with its story but ruining the tension created by attacks that do little more than rip cloth and expose flesh.

Fan service has its place in anime, and a few splashes here and there in even the most serious anime isn’t likely to disparage its quality. Unfortunately most fan service proves to be quite unnecessary.

I should also probably mention the weird and unrealistic body sizes and proportions.

7. WHINY VILLAINS- I have elaborated on this fault in a separate post detailing the traits of a great villain. And reiterating those complaints, i have just about had it with villains in anime and manga whose primary purpose in life seems to be to elicit sympathy from the audience.

That so many villains these days have to berate use with a sob story about their lives, that we are expected to forgive and relate to fiendish characters whose only saving grace is the ridiculously unrealistic levels of torture they underwent during their youth; that almost all anime today end with the hero and villain weeping incessantly over the course their lives took. It irritates me to no end, that anime cannot bring to us some truly evil villains.

Tortured pasts and complicated origin stories do not necessarily make great villains.

8. GRATUITOUS VIOLENCE- I have come across what i would refer to as some considerably strange otaku who will not touch an anime unless it spills blood and guts in liberal amounts. I don’t get the appeal.

Action series devoid of blood in any form are unrealistic and make absolutely no sense. However there are series whose only selling point is the glorious amounts of blood spilt in each episode.

Too many anime series use gore for shock’s sake, attempting to keep fans glued to the screen with the promise of a thousand unique and gruesome deaths. It’s the reason i failed to watch Final Destination, which is just one massive death fest.

Great offenders here include Afro Samurai and Shigurui. Again i understand the place gore has in anime; however more than half of the bloody anime i have come across felt like they were forcing gore for gore’s sake.

9. LENGTHY BATTLES- I wrote a post on this particular topic a while back, comparing short and long battles in anime. And i remember concluding that both forms of battle had a role to play in an anime, and how positive a long or short battle proved to be was always determined by the the circumstances in play.

In other words there are times where lengthy battles are indeed a necessity. This unfortunately doesn’t apply to most anime, who have no problem allowing duels to run into the dozens of episodes at a time.

Most such anime simply fail to keep the clashes fresh, and over time the battles become repetitive, basically bringing to the screen too many of the intricacies of the fight, basically a blow by blow telling.

10. COMPLEX TERMINOLOGY- One of several reasons mecha as a genre simply doesn’t appeal to me; the idea that an anime would waste precious minutes explaining to us viewers the intricacies of some of these scientific and engineering concepts simply baffles me.

I understand the need to create realism in one’s story, but do we need to waste time listening to characters blurting out gibberish about how the central triflorating coil impacts the heating of the semi concrete switch.

90% of all mecha and sci-fi series feel the need to fill us in on how their false science works. Outside of actual elements of an anime that are key to understanding the concept that drives a series, they all need to stop.

11. UNYIELDING PROTAGONISTS- During my first two hundred episodes of One Piece is seriously considered dropping the series, not because of its quirky style but primarily due to Luffy, a hero that, no matter how many times he was decimated by his enemy, always got up, again and again, ready to take loads more punishment.

Now am not saying that Luffy never went down during those initial 200-400 episodes; I am saying that when he did go down, he still stood up to face his opponent once more, most definitely unconscious but none the less indomitable.

I am curious. Medically speaking if i snatched a club up and knocked a human being down, unconscious and all, would it be within their ability to rise up none the less and continue engaging in battle? Because i might be wrong and Luffy could well be within the limits of reality.

12. BATTLE MONOLOGUE- I understand why combatants would choose to express themselves in battle; what i don’t understand is why any being of average intelligence would decide to reveal the secrets of his ability to his enemy.

I mean, isn’t that part of the strategy, keeping your enemy guessing and basically ambushing them during a fight? I get that we the viewers need to understand what is going on in a given scene, but writers could be smarter about educating anime fans.

It’s probably for this reason that i still appreciate the old Samurai X anime, that each major clash included a bystander that basically provided us, the viewers, a blow by blow of the fast paced events occurring on the battle field; that’s actually a more believable tool that Kenshin simply spilling to Sato the rational of his legendary skill.

13. INBALANCED CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT- Krillin says it all. I would have had much greater appreciation for Ichigo’s growth during Bleach’s progress if there was anything akin to favourable development for support characters such as Rukia and Sado.

Anime series, especially those with large casts, need to learn to provide balanced development to all core cast members of any given stories. The idea of a single character driving the success of an entire story is long obsolete.

14. THE ONE- This harks back to my 13th point; the idea of that so called singular hero born and bread and chosen to rise, rule, save the world has a tendency to turn me off. Though, as i have mentioned before, certain series have the uncanny ability to pull tropes such as this off brilliantly.

Again it all comes down to execution; and anime that choose to gush over a single core character at the expense of all other important characters will kill an anime for me.

15. AMATEUR HEROES- Now this isn’t necessarily a criticism, but more of a…consideration. I understand the idea of anime, especially shonen, being targeted primarily towards certain audiences; but i can’t be the only one to notice that 95% of all heroes in all anime universes a younger than 12 years of age.

The idea that, on a vast planet of diversely skilled individuals, one ten year old stands as the best hope of humanity against one threat or another. This was my problem with copellion (Anime), whose organization had the opportunity to engineer their heroes into being rather than simply choosing them from the masses.

And they still chose to create restrictively skilled high school age girls and boys. I sometimes find myself rolling my eyes at the idea of a 7 year old acting no different from a 30 year old, commanding great power and respect and displaying even greater wisdom.

And again this isn’t always a bad thing; after all i love Naruto. But some of these kids shouldn’t even know how to tie their shoe laces, yet i am supposed to believe that they can concoct genius level strategies and pilot super robots?

16. WHINY CHARACTERS/CONFLICTED HEROES- I think most Otaku will have at some point encountered these most irritating of characters. More often than not, the most conflicted heroes are also the most whiny. You know them, those protagonists that simply cannot make their minds up, will spend most of the series fleeing from responsibility or a calling, whining and crying about their supposedly poor lives, before finally making an appearance at the end.

I can probably accept a little whining, but characters spending nearly two thirds of the series weeping extremely irritate me.

17.USLESS FEMALE CHARACTERS-

I have to confess; i have come across very few female characters in anime and manga that i actually like; and it has nothing to do with the fact that so many of them play little more role than the damsel in distress…okay maybe that’s partly the problem.

However i am most irked by how useless most of them are to the plots of their respective series, besides contributing to fan service and ecchi components.

18. BEACH EPISODES-

I get it; they’re filler, supposed to allow us a glimpse into the lives of our protagonists as they wind down from the stress of daily life, should be funny, supposed to be enlightening, but i am sick to death of them.

If every anime chose to strike these beach/camping episodes from their structures, i would be greatly pleased. The only exception i have found is Another, which actually used the beach episode to pull off a shocking death.

19. CONTRADICTING AGES- Characters with 12 year old bodies that are supposedly several years older-for the record, i am not talking about vampires and the like, but basically human characters; this goes back to my complaint about a silly abundance of teen and pre teen heroes, which is what most such anime do, supposedly bringing older and more mature protagonists to situations, but still determined to bring a child like attitude and atmosphere to the series.

20. PAEDOPHILIA- There are certain anime series that can pull off some innocently funny situations between considerably older and considerably younger characters. Most however come off as quite disturbing.

And that’s it for this rant about those dark sides of anime that infuriate me; though strangely enough, its because this is anime we are talking about that i am not actually advocating for any of these to get eliminated from basic anime story telling.

Anime has a reputation for taking the mundane and squeezing magic out of it; i am certain that, by putting their heads together, anime writers, producers, creators can take any of these elements and transform them into items that can generate considerable entertainment.

Post by taichokage (13,341 posts) See mini bio Level 20
Good post. A few personal pet peeves of mine. 1. Comedy. While I don't dislike comedy, most anime I've seen are over saturated with it and don't pull it off well in my opinion. I think One Piece and Soul Eater pull it off well, and so did Angel Beats IMO but not too many more. Bleach has a relatively low amount of humor compared to most mainstream Shounen but Kubo has to force it and it doesn't seem like his forte. I almost never laugh at Shounen humor. Maybe 1 time in 25 or 30. Hence, overwhelmingly I prefer series where comedy is absent or minor like Berserk, Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu, Monster, Claymore, Hokuto no Ken etc. 2. Shounen main protagonists. This doesn't apply to all of them. I think there are some fine main protagonists like Aladdin and Toriko, but a lot are just meh or I genuinely don't like. Naruto is (or at least was) too obnoxious and he is way too naive/goody two shoes. Ichigo is flat. While I prefer that to silliness, he really can be dull and seemingly apathetic at times. I can go on but so often I find other main characters in the series more interesting than the premiere main character. 3. The Demon cliché. How any main Shounen protagonists have the cliche quality of having a dormant evilness or demon-like being dwelling in them that comes out when they're desperate? Let's see. Yusuke, Naruto, Ichigo, Inuyasha, Kyo, Kenshin (not demon but his evil personality), Goku (Oozaru), Allen, Medaka, Meliodas, Rin Okumura, Jio Freed, Claire (to be fair, every Claymore is like that) even Toriko (his is a bit different but similar). It gets kinda old. Characters like Luffy, Ed and Kenshiro are excellent examples of mainstream main characters that don't have the cliche. I'll leave it at those 3 for now.
Post by sickVisionz (4,289 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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A show that is made echhi only because of like random fanservice thrown in. Some shows are trying to be softcore porn (often hardcore once the BD version comes out). That I don't mind. If your series if filled with raunchy stuff and that's the whole point, I'm fine. It's probably not up my alley but that's the genre you're in so it makes sense. I don't like it in shows that would be like PG rated otherwise but then have like random XXX content thrown in or not even PG, but just don't make sense for random fanservice imo. I don't get it. It really bothers me when the TV version is pretty wisely edited so the show just has some really mild content but then the real version is straight up porn in a series that had enough go on to actually stand on it's own as worthwhile without turning into hardcore XXX.

I don't like how much stuff is copied in anime. Tropes are tropes but some of this stuff is so specific and exacting of a copy that it should be illegal. In the West, you'll see stuff about a young person overcoming the odds and being the big hero. That's as vague as it gets for copying Star Wars. In Japan, there'd be an entire genre with like 10 shows a year about a young orphan with magic powers whose father is an evil dictator ruling the galaxy takes down his father's empire with the aid of a bandit, a member of royalty that's actually their relative, and a monster they receive training from their Dad's former master. That's not homage or genre tropes. That's just flat out plagiarism but for some reason that stuff flies in Japan and is considered ok.

Similar to the other, the near complete abandonment of original content. Even the clones of stuff are based off of some other medium. 100+ shows come out every year. You're lucky if even 10 of them are original IP. Like no other medium is so adverse to creating original content as anime. It's sad because even with anime be littered with blatant knock-offs, anime companies can't even make up their own knock offs. They have to wait until a mangaka or light-novel writer makes one first.

Melodrama to an insane level and what seems like a complete lack of knowledge on human emotion. I watch Downton Abbey. It's filled with melodrama. It's pretty crazy in how melodramatic they make everything out to be and how pretty much everything in the show is based around creating maximum drama always. This has nothing on anime. I'm watching Nagi no Asukara right now and every episode is filled with literally like 10 minutes of screaming and yelling. The only reactions anyone seems to be able to make to anything under any situation is either crying a gallon of tears, yelling, or running away (likely while crying). It's kind of ridiculous. I'd heard people praising this show for being somewhat grounded in this area but I haven't found anything even remotely like that. I like Downton Abbey so obviously I'm not adverse to any melodrama but anime goes insane and it's literally to a point where no series attempts or seemingly has a desire to try and display subtle or realistic emotional displays. It's always cranked to 11 in everything. Maybe one show a year will have scenes here and there that aren't everyone exploding in tears at any conflict.

Post by takashichea (12,353 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Most of these are cliches in anime. You never stop seeing them. New fans will like them. Older fans will just have to adjust.

It's not about the presence of fan service. Some anime series are built like that. To me, the complaints I hear is how they are going to use fan service and how much.

6. FAN SERVICE- It would be a strange otaku that would complain about the presence and level of fan service in Queen’s blade, because that’s pretty much all the series is about. However one such Otaku would be more than justified in making the same complaint against a series like Freezing Vibration, essentially attempting to take a darker tone with its story but ruining the tension created by attacks that do little more than rip cloth and expose flesh.

  • For Samurai Bride, too much shower scenes goes stale when you have a shower scene every episode.
  • Shows that don't have a lot fan service like Sket Dance shouldn't use them. It doesn't fit the show. They don't need it because their characters and their stories are good enough for the audience.
  • Binbogami Ga did fan service well. It was comedic and not stale.

If you hate fan service, just avoid ecchi shows. Non-ecchi shows like Fairy Tail will have them. You have to develop thick skin. Both guys and gals enjoy fan service.

Pedophilia is something I don't like. Shows like Ro-Kyu-Bu! loves to sexualize minors. It bothers me, but I don't watch them.

@taichokage:

The demon in the Shonen hero is a big thing. You should make a list! I agree with you. It does get stale. That's why I like Edward Elric and Luffy.

Post by katmic (397 posts) See mini bio Level 10

@taichokage: The demon factor is very annoying. I can forgive ichigo, naruto and any characters created before 2000, because you could say that it was a fairly new idea back then. Right now though its become pretty stale.

@sickVisionz: I agree on the melodrama; its like every reaction has to be excessive or extreme to bring across the message that someone's angry, sad or happy.

Post by SMXLR8 (7,194 posts) See mini bio Level 16

I am not even going to bother with this since it's all Opinions and None of it is fact . There are some good points but if you are not a writer then you can't really understand how hard it is to come up with a completely unique and original idea. I say creators should just want fits the show and what they want their series to be like , even if one or a few people don't like it they are not going to change .

Post by taichokage (13,341 posts) See mini bio Level 20
True. Pre Bleach, the demon cliche wasn't mainstream. But SMXLR8, it's awesome that you will defend the writers, but this is just constructive criticism. It is entirely a matter of opinion and it doesn't mean Katmic or myself dislike the series' we critique. As you probably know I am a fan of many series, including those I listed having cliche elements. But it's undeniable that some factors are incredible overused. I won't deny that complete originality can be difficult. I would't expect that out of a writer. I've made rough drafts for my own literature book that I may or may not publish in the future. I was embarrassed to find how much I was referencing material I had previously seen.
Post by katmic (397 posts) See mini bio Level 10

@SMXLR8: You cannot use the 'difficulties of writing' excuse for the lack of originality seen in most anime. Yes it is difficult to come up with unique ideas in anime and manga today. But the fact is the most popular anime at this moment are basically rehashing old ideas; i would call them original not because they created a whole new concept, but because they took something old and breathed new life into it. There is no excuse for the thousands of anime that are basic rip offs of each other, character for character, plot for plot.

Yes writers produce what works and sells, which is probably why studios depend on manga for anime rather than create brand new stories; they prefer to first see how an idea will strike viewers. But it isn't asking too much to have at least 50 brilliant anime series each year out of the thousands produced; rather than one or two really explosive anime, four or five acceptable shows, and then thousands of mediocre or below average anime.

@taichokage: I get what you mean about originality; i have been shocked many times to encounter what i thought were original ideas circulating on the internet; which is why i no longer bother trying to come up with unique ideas; instead i have challenged myself to take something old and very well known and try to give it a new spin, see how it goes; who knows, a new idea might popup somewhere.

Post by SMXLR8 (7,194 posts) See mini bio Level 16

@katmic: There a few thing wrong with your rant so here is where you are wrong

  1. I am not making an excuse , I am just saying you are nit picking and you criticizing does not mean you have to be rude about it. I am saying cut them some slack here also if you think it's so easy why do you try it, and don't say " I am not a writer so I don't have to" cause that right there is an excuse if you ask me .
  2. No idea is original , I already knew that so no need to think I did not know either. I take art classes so I know all of that already , by that part of your comment it seems you might think you know more then me in this area but you don't . There you go again thinking your opinions are facts cause guess what they are not , it's not a "ripoff" maybe a an influence but not an ripoff. Just because 2 anime are similar does not make them the same.
  3. You are looking at this like it's black and white , here is a grey area in this topic. I already knew that if you brought back an old idea and made it your own and it works for you then do it. Moist anime have been doing what you just said , maybe you did not notice or just don't know but it has been done.

We see things differently but most of your comment was just a rant , some was black and white thinking and the rest was you thinking your opinions were fact and that you knew more then me which is not true. Just because some studios turn to anime does not mean they have no ideas it's just some are probably big fans of the anime and just want to series to just some recognition . All and all I say lets just agree to disagree and end it here , there is no point to continue this if you don't understand my points. I get what you are saying but just try to be a little nicer and Try and look at it from every angle before judging it so harshly.

Post by bigz007 (1,092 posts) See mini bio Level 20

@katmic: Is there a "What i love about anime" blog?

Post by DBZ_universe (15,724 posts) See mini bio Level 17

I hate everything about anime....

Post by Dream (7,636 posts) See mini bio Level 21
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My hated stuff in anime...

1. Recaps- No point in seeing what I've already been exposed to. Normally skip through these if I'm watching an anime via my physical media stockpile.

2. Pedophilia- Even I have to draw a line with my comfort levels for what Japan decides to whip up for their anime. Stuff like Kodomo no Jikan makes me cringe and wonder who in Japan would like such stuff.

3. Overuse of objectionable content- I have no objection to seeing fan service, ecchi or graphic violence in a title as long as there is a reasonable amount of substance to it like Berserk, Tenchi Muyo or Bakemonogatari. Sadly, many recent titles would rather go overboard with showing such content as it is simply large amounts of padding in what are very lazy and shallow anime titles that will inevitably be ripped apart by yours truly in my Ani-Crap Reviews.

4. Heavy Levels of Angst- Ever wonder why I'm not on-board the hype wagon for titles like the original Evangelion (anime version) or Gundam SEED? Part of this has to do with the story for said titles thinking that having the main hero of a series continually angst over their problems will have me care for them. But there's a fine line between having a fleshed-out flawed hero forced to come to terms with their moral conflicts and someone who is so overly whiny over their predicament that you feel like wanting to pummel them.

5. Ridiculous-Sized Boobs- I don't mind seeing attractive women in revealing attire or undressed states within ecchi or fan service titles. But having said characters drawn with boobs larger than their heads aren't so visually attractive for this guy (as Eiken and some ecchi-heavy titles have done).

Post by LHWKnight (2,734 posts) See mini bio Level 12

Useless harem leads- seriously almost every harem lead with the exception of Tenchi, Akatsuki ousawa, Issei Hyoudo, Minato Sahashi (surpise) and Kusanagi Godo, are too stupid to realize when a girl likes them, even though they are practically throwing themselves at the bastard.

A Prick- Characters who are overly selfish, thinking that they are the greatest gift to humanity. Blackstar, Gilgamesh, Oudo Miyakonojou, Ichiko Sakura.

Post by LHWKnight (2,734 posts) See mini bio Level 12

@Dream: Then I guess you don't like sekirei huh lmao

Post by katmic (397 posts) See mini bio Level 10

@LHWKnight: I don't know if i would put blackstar and Gilgamesh in the same sentence; Black star is an awesome kind of arrogant, actually my favorite character in soul eater.

Post by LHWKnight (2,734 posts) See mini bio Level 12

@katmic: Some of the shit he says, and does in the manga and anime is borderline... no just now, awesome kind of arrogance is Akatsuki ousawa Awesome type of arrogance is Claire Stanfield from Baccano.

God and Satan are awesome arrogance

Post by SMXLR8 (7,194 posts) See mini bio Level 16

@LHWKnight: if you don't like it then don't watch?

Post by LHWKnight (2,734 posts) See mini bio Level 12

@SMXLR8: Already finished the manga and anime, and just because I don't like one character doesn't mean I don't like the others.

Post by SMXLR8 (7,194 posts) See mini bio Level 16

@LHWKnight: it's their character so no need to be mean

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