Thursday, January 31, 2013

Kimi Ni Todoke Review


Kimi ni Todoke



This is one of the prettiest cover pictures I've ever seen
This is one of the more popular shoujo anime that I've heard of, and at first, the story did seem a bit stereotypical to me, but when I watched it, I pretty much fell in love with the show. Lovable characters, a cute story, and a unique, beautiful style of animation. Really, this series was so refreshing, it made me feel really happy when I watched it.

Note: I did see season 2 prior to the first portion of the anime a year or two ago, but I re-watched it so I could appreciate the series as a whole when I watched it.


Synopsis


Kuronuma Sawako is completely misunderstood by her classmates. Her timid and sweet demeanor is often mistaken for malicious behavior. This is due to her resemblance to the ghost girl from "The Ring", which has led her peers to give her the nickname Sadako. Longing to make friends and live a normal life, she is naturally drawn to Kazehaya Shouta, the most popular guy in class, whose "100% refreshing" personality earns him great admiration from Sawako. So when Kazehaya starts talking to her, maybe there is hope for the friendships Sawako has always longed for. Maybe...there is even a little hope for some romance in her future.


The Visuals


This show featured a very unique style of animation. The character designs, in particular, made this show's appearance extremely unique. I also loved the usage of bright colors, as well as all of those sakuras in the show (they were especially beautiful in this series).









The Soundtrack


The soundtrack was pretty good in this series, though I wasn't especially fond of the opening or ending themes, I did really like the soundtrack that played during the show. It set the mood absolutely perfectly.

Playlist includes character songs, the show's regular soundtrack, as well as both ending and opening themes 




The Characters


All of the significant characters in this series were likable in their own way, though I did have a few issues with some of the less significant characters. Still, this has to be one of the best casts of characters I've seen in an anime.









Favorite Characters
Ryuu Sanada

I absolutely adored Ryuu's character. He isn't a man of many words, but when he does speak, it's usually funny, sweet, or words of advice. He's also very honest, which I find very admirable. Also, his monotone was hilarious.







Sawako "Sadako" Kuronuma


She is, by far, the sweetest and most innocent anime character I have ever seen. Even though she's such a nice person, though, people avoid her because they think that she resembles Sadako from The Ring. But, in reality, she's the nicest and most naive person there could be. Though, due to her kindness and innocence, she ends up in a bunch of misunderstandings or is unable to do things out of consideration. In a way, she's too nice, but she's still very lovable.



Kazuichi "Pin" Arai

Even though he can be a little annoying at times, Pin is still, by far, the funniest character in this show. He's an arrogant idiot, who only gets involved with events or people when he can get something out of it. But, because of these parts of his personality, he ends up being absolutely hilarious. I wish I had a better way of telling you, but you just have to watch the show, and then you'll see what I'm talking about.






Least Favorite Characters



Souichi "Joe" Jounouchi

He's not a bright guy, in short terms, he's an idiot. He goes for a girl that is way out of his league and ends up ruining a bunch of romantic scenes including a confession scene, it's like the purpose of his entire character was to be annoying.





Yuka


Spreads ridiculous rumors (didn't create them), thinks bullying will solve her problems, all I like about her is the fact that her character was never really significant enough to even get a last name. And her entire purpose was to be a bitch in the first place.







The Story

The story of a sweet girl with an apparently scary appearance and her innocent love with a lively, active male student. She lacks confidence, but her love interest and her new friends help her build it up, and she becomes more well-liked and interacts better with fellow students over time. She still faces many problems though, and they made for good drama.








Overall

This was an incredibly sweet show, that is interpreted in a fashion that can be enjoyed by an audience of all ages. Though, I did have some issues with the very slow progression with the relationship between the two main characters, it was still enjoyable till the end.


Story - 8.5/10
Characters - 9.5/10
Music - 7/10
Voice Acting - 9/10
Visuals - 9/10

Overall - 9/10


If anyone were to ask, yes, I would recommend this series.

Another thing I'm Marathoning at the Moment


Hayate no Gotoku!!

I'm almost finished with the entire Hayate series, all I have left is six episodes from season 2 and the Heaven Is a Place on Earth movie (which I have heard mixed opinions about), I'm loving the series so far, but I don't have any high expectations for the movie...







The next shoujo series (I'll be marathoning shoujo series for a while in case you haven't already figured that out) I'll be watching is Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge ( or Perfect Girl Evolution in English), so you can look forward to a review of that later on and a review of the Hayate series soon. Stay tuned!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Winter 2013 Anime First Impressions


With the winter anime season getting started, I've started watching quite a few anime. I've decided on what to watch, and, a few of the things I'm watching aren't very good. In fact, not very many of the new series from this season are more than fine in quality. There are a great deal of poor-quality anime this season, but there are also quite a few that are pretty good. Now, I'll be telling you my first impressions of the series that I've watched, as well as my thoughts on the returning series current situations.


New Series:



Ai Mai Mi

It's not funny and it has absolutely horrible animation. I don't know why the quality suddenly dropped so much between this series and Recorder to Randoseru, but it did, big time.






AKB0048 Next Stage

Pretty much picked up right where the last season ended, but things are getting quite a bit more heated up this season, what with the trial and so many more events. This series is cute,but it has good serious moments too.






Amnesia

The story seems interesting enough, and the animation is superb, but things are a bit rushed, and it does get confusing at times. Still, it's one of the better series this season.






Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman

It's really good, the plot is pretty interesting, and the animation is nice and old-fashioned looking. I just wish some people would give this series a chance, because it is really good.






Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT

Pretty much a continuation starting right where the last season left off. Nothing wrong with it, it's actually quite funny at times. Though something about it feels off, I don't know what though.






Chihayafuru 2

Another sequel, but this was the one I was looking forward to the most. I love Chihayafuru, and I'm loving the new developments, can't say too much about the new characters because I don't really know much about them yet. Knowing me though, I'll probably like them.





Cuticle Tantei Inaba

It's like someone's throwing you jokes at 100 MPH and expecting you to find it funny. There are moments where it's funny, but most of the time the jokes are just "meh". It seriously needs to slow down, the comedy is way too fast paced.






GJ-bu

Another comedy that isn't very funny. I was expecting this to be a short series, but it isn't. There really isn't much too good about it other than the animation being kind of cute looking. Other than that, there isn't really anything good to say about it.






Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun

Much to my surprise, this is not a reverse-harem series. In fact, the main female can be shipped with one guy, and that's it. Meanwhile, mildly suggestive situations happen between the main male leads. This series has a good plot, and it also has a bit of action in it. It's pretty entertaining, and I would definitely recommend it. 





Hetalia: The Beautiful World

It's pretty much a shinier, slightly less funny version of Hetalia. Though, I'm only one episode in, so who knows how thing will change between now and the end of the series.






Ishida to Asakura

It's not a complete success at being a comedy, but it has its moments where you'll laugh quite a bit. Also, I find it questionable why everyone is in love with Asakura, I think its the afro.






Kotoura-san

Surprisingly dark, I was not expecting this series to have much drama, if any. But damn, this series has a bunch of drama, and it's really good. The comedic moments in it are also good, definitely a must watch.






Love Live! School Idol Project

It's a pretty good series, they didn't completely succeed at their first event, and apparently there are many more characters that will be added to the current group (there are only three so far), so I'm excited to see them all join the group.






Mangirl!

Deceiving title, extremely deceiving title. The humor in it is rather dry, but at least the animation is pretty to look at.








Maoyuu Maou Yuusha

It's interesting, two enemies, becoming lovers for the sake of continuing the war for the purpose of peace. Yes. My only problem is that sometimes I'm not too sure whether this series is supposed to be serious or not.







Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?

It's pretty interesting, the concept is pretty unique, like a blend of Alice in Wonderland and an RPG. I do have issues with the animation being extremely similar to that of a generic ecchi anime.








Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru

This series is pretty good, I'm liking the whole fake lovers thing that's going on, and I also like Masuzu is secretly evil. I was thinking this would be just another, average shounen love/comedy, but this turned out to be a pleasant surprise.






Puchimas!: Petit iDOLM@STER

Exactly what I was expecting it to be, it'll make you chuckle every now and again, but it's nothing that is particularly engrossing or special in any way.







Sasami-san@Ganbaranai

There's quite a few mixed opinions for this show, but I, for one, thoroughly enjoy this series' chaotic setting. It's trippy, and that's why some people don't like it, but the insanity is pretty much why I like this series. I love the story-book-ish animation as well, it's extremely appealing to the eyes.






Senran Kagura

It's pretty much your generic/bad ecchi-action series with an amazing voice cast. It's really bad, but I'll watch it all the way through. I watch it for the Yuu Kobayashi, I swear.








Tamako Market

I love this series, one episode in and I was hooked. It's a hilarious story with some romance and slice of life mixed in. The characters are all lovable, and it leaves you with a really nice feeling after each episode. Definitely a must watch, and probably my favorite new series of the season.


Vividred Operation

It's a futuristic mahou-shoujo series where the girls don't wear any pants during their school days. I do like how the characters can do fusions in this series, but it's a little bit rushed. And if you want to pick this series up, a warning to you. You will see a lot of ass and crotch shots. Depending on your morals, you may or may not feel like a pedo watching this show. That is all.





Yama no Susume

Probably the best out of all the short series, it has good humor, and the characters are enjoyable. It's actually a bit disappointing that this is only a 3 minutes per episode series.









Ongoing Series from Previous Seasons:



Aoi Sekai no Chuushin de

It's likely that I will not be seeing another episode out of this series for another two to three months, but regardless, from the two episodes that have aired, I'd say that this series isn't very good. It's hilariously bad, so I guess it at least lives up to the comedy genre it has. Still, it's pretty entertaining, and I wish that this would have been a weekly series and not a series with an episode every few months. That's a bit irritating.



Bakuman 3

Bakuman is just as engrossing as ever, though, it is a bit saddening knowing that the series is nearing its end. Still, the characters, the story, pretty much everything about it, is enjoyable.






JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)

I started liking more, and more, and more ever since Joseph Joestar took over as the protagonist. I think his being an asshole makes the series all the more entertaining, also, I'm liking Lisa Lisa. Her character is particularly interesting.






Little Busters!

I really like this series, but sometimes all of the drama can almost get me depressed, but after the drama ends, there's a hilarious episode or two, but then you're back to the inevitable drama, and you will cry. There's no escaping it.






Magi

The Balbadd arc is nearly over, and then at long last, my favorite parts of the manga, the Sindria arc and the Zagan arc will be animated. I'm also loving the new opening theme, brings a smile to my face every time I listen to it.






Psycho-Pass

The Sybil system is starting to show its flaws, the antagonist is learning to make is way around it. The last few episodes have been especially thrilling and disturbing at the same time. I wish it was going to last more than 22 episodes, but I'll enjoy it while it lasts.





Robotics;Notes

The most recent episodes of this series brought my enjoyment of it way up. It got much darker really fast, but in the most recent episode, things are seemingly resolved, but who knows how thing will pan out later on? Also, I love Frau, she's so cute and weird.





Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

I have to admit that, for me at least, the most interesting romances in this series have nothing to do with the main character. I've been extremely frustrated with Jin and Misaki's especially, just when you think things are about to work out, they don't! But I still like their romance regardless of how frustrating it is. I also like Ryuunosuke and Rita's romance, but it's also frustrating. Why is the romance in this series so damn frustrating to watch?



Shinsekai yori

This series has so many crazy plot twists, and characters keep on disappearing, and it's just...crazy. I like this series a lot, but the time skips seem to come out of nowhere, but it still manages to keep my attention every episode.






Uchuu Kyoudai

The latest episodes are showing me that Hibito's luck is getting worse, and worse, but he tries his best to overcome it. Mutta, on the other hand, still remains the most interesting character of the series.






Zetsuen no Tempest

This series has become a lot more light-hearted in the second half, but it's still really good. Though, things may go back to being serious, I've enjoyed most of the series so far, so I doubt they'd do anything to change that.







That's my watch list for the winter anime season, I may watch one or two of the shows I didn't pick up later on, but in the mean time, these are the series I'm gonna stick to. Hopefully the bad ones will get better, and the good ones won't go downhill. I'm definitely looking forward to the rest season though, mainly because of Magi and Tamako Market. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

2012 Anime Character Awards

Just like the anime characters awards I did last year, this year I will not have a top 10 or 20 best and worst characters, but instead there are both positive and negative categories for character awards. They are all based solely on my own opinion, and if you care to disagree or name whatever character you felt more suited for the award, feel free to do so.

Now, for the awards.

The Awards


Cutest Male Character:

Aladdin from Magi
Though he's a little pervert, one cannot deny the cuteness that is Aladdin. He doesn't know they way the world works or what exactly he is and his first wish was purely to have a friend, all of that contributed to his innocent domineer.


Runners Up: Assistant from Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita, Yuuya Mochizuki from Another, Tetsuya Kuroko from Kuroko no Basket




Cutest Female Character:

Rikka Takanashi from Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!
It's hard to know where to start with describing how cute Rikka is. Yes, her appearance is very much adorable, however, her personality also plays a big role in it. She's innocent and clumsy, but she's also adventurous, and crazy delusional. The more you're acquainted with her character, the more you'll love her. She's completely and utterly adorable.

Runners Up: Kudryavka Noumi from Little Busters!, Morgiana from Magi, Konatsu Miyamoto from Tari Tari, Michiru Morishita from Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate, Mayaka Ibara from Hyouka, Karuta Roromiya from Inu x Boku SS


Sexiest Male Character:

Soushi Miketsukami from Inu x Boku SS
He's gorgeous, the different color eyes especially are very attractive. He's also extremely loyal, and he's a complete and total masochist (potentially a sadist in disguise). He's also very sweet, and seems to be moved by nothing but his "master."


Runners Up: Sinbad from Magi, Oreki from Hyouka, Kazunari Takao from Kuroko no Basket




Sexiest Female Character:

Satsuki Momoi from Kuroko no Basket
She's got pink eyes, pink hair, big boobs, and a big brain. She is the ever so informative manager of the Teikou basketball team, as well as a girl who is very much in love with Mr.Kuroko. But hey, she's pretty damn attractive.


Runners Up: Raika Oda from Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!, Sawa Okita from Tari Tari




Prettiest Male Character:


Tomohiko Kazami from Another
He abides by all of my fetishes for a bishounen. Pale? Check. Glasses? Check. Dark hair? Check. He's also pretty intelligent, but that doesn't seem to help much in the series he was in. I won't delve too much into that, so for now, enjoy his beauty.


Runner Up: Kaoru Nishimi from Sakamichi no Apollon





Prettiest Female Character:


Kuroyukihime from Accel World
She has the appearance of a doll and her avatar has butterfly wings. She's extremely graceful, but she's also kind, and a bit intriguing at the same time. The only issue I had with her was that she had a thing for the fat kid. She should've just become a lesbian with that lady friend of hers.

Runners Up: Eru Chitanda from Hyouka, Hakuei Ren from Magi, Izumi Akazawa from Another, Satsuki Shinonome from Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate



Most Fabulous Male Character:

Soushi Miketsukami from Inu x Boku SS
He sparkles more than a vampire from Twilight. He attracts attention wherever he goes, and of course, serves his female master oh so gracefully and ever so loyally. He also seems to appeal to just about anyone.



Runner Up: Joushi from Tsuritama




Most Fabulous Female Character:


Mask from Joshiraku
She appears on a few occasions in the series, but I was more interested in seeing her than I was in seeing the usual female cast members. Also, she's able to stand out even when they don't point out that she's in the scene.








Best Character Development (Male):


Houtarou Oreki from Hyouka
He started out as a lazy kid who only did things when they were completely necessary, but all of the activities of the Classics Club made him into a much more passionate, mature, and involved person.








Best Character Development (Female):

Shizuku Mizutani from Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
She starts off not having and not wanting any friends, but as the series progresses she becomes less and less of a distant person. She's still a bit apathetic, but she still has improved very much since episode one.


Runner Up: Ririchiyo Shirakiin from Inu x Boku SS






Most Badass Character (Male):

Sinbad from Magi
He can easily beat just about any opponent, he's conquered many dungeons, and he possesses multiple djinn. He's also quite popular with the ladies (an example being Kougyoku). He's also an extremely charismatic leader, one that can make any other leader feel inferior.

Runner Up: Genjurou Kazanari from Senki Zesshou Symphogear (AKA the best thing about Symphogear)





Most Badass Character (Female):

Morgiana from Magi
Morgiana is part of the Fanalis race, which gives her great strength physically. But it's more than just that, she's also strong mentally, and will not give up her freedom. She may be a small girl but she can take on opponents that are four times her size. Now that right there, is fearsome.

Runners Up: Sofia "Valmet" Valmer from Jormungand, Black★Rock Shooter from Black★Rock Shooter





Best Male Protagonist:

Mutta Nanba from Uchuu Kyoudai
Although I generally prefer Houtarou as a character in general, Mutta is most definitely a better protagonist. For one, Mutta is the most interesting character in his show, in fact, I think the reason the show entertaining is because of Mutta. Whenever he is off screen the show becomes a bit less interesting, but when he's involved, thing are always entertaining.

Runners Up:
Houtarou Oreki from Hyouka, 
Alibaba Saluja from Magi



Best Female Protagonist:

Shizuku Mizutani from Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
She, unlike most of 2012's female protagonists, has a unique character. She's obsessed with studying, and she has a goal of becoming a working woman. She puts having friends aside and works hard. But, after making friends she starts to open up more and break out of her shell. She reminded me a lot of myself when I was younger (except I wasn't obsessed with studying). Which made her very relatable and likable for me.

Runner Up: Ichiko Sakura from Binbougami ga!, Ririchiyo Shirakiin from Inu x Boku SS


Best Male Character:

Houtarou Oreki from Hyouka
One can't help but love Houtarou. Yeah, he's lazy at first, but he develops into a really involved and caring guy. He's also a great detective, being able to solve all of the club's mysteries ever so easily.


Runners Up: Mutta Nanba from Uchuu Kyoudai, Soushi Miketsukami from Inu x Boku SS, Alibaba Saluja from Magi





Best Female Character:

Morgiana from Magi
Morgiana is not only my favorite female character of 2012, but she's my all time favorite female character in any anime I've ever seen. She's strong, she's cute, she's funny, and she's got a gentle side to her. It's hard to describe how much I love her character, but regardless, she wins this award by a landslide for me any day.

Runners Up: Rikka Takanashi from Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!, Shizuku Mizutani from Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun





Scariest Male Character:

Deishu Kaiki from Nisemonogatari
He's like a nightmarish version of a scammer. Not only does he claim to help you and not do so, but he also curses you. Plus, he's devoid of any emotion, and he looks like a fresh corpse.


Runner Up: Danichirou Sanka from Sankarea






Scariest Female Character:

Rikako Ouryou from Psycho-Pass *SPOILERS*
She seduces young girls through her model student persona, but then murders them, and turns them into works of "art," and frightening ones at that. I wish that her arc in the series was longer, she was scary, but she was also a very intriguing character.


Runner Up: Kagari Izuriha from Black★Rock Shooter






Biggest Creeper (Male):

Danichirou Sanka from Sankarea
This man has a sick obsession with his daughter, and he will not let anyone interfere with her. If anyone points out what he does is wrong, he gets them out of the picture.   I wish I could say more, but I don't want to spoil any more.


Runners Up: Oboro Yumeshima from Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate, Shuntarou Sako from Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!




Biggest Creeper (Female):

Akane Akaza from Yuru Yuri ♪♪
She's pretty much in love with her little sister. Her room is filled with pictures, posters, body pillows, and articles of Akari's clothing. When no one is around, she wears Akari's panties on her head. Though, she is somewhat endearing for being the person to always notice the presence lacking Akari.


Runner Up: Nyaruko from Haiyore! Nyaruko-san




Biggest Troll (Male):

Kagerou Shoukiin from Inu x Boku SS
He shows up out of nowhere, he brings gifts for his friends, but they're of course S&M related things (whips, ball-gags, etc.). He kidnaps his fiancé and tells her whose a sadist and whose a masochist. I could go on, but you'd have to watch the series to understand.








Biggest Troll (Female):

Remon Yamano from Ano Natsu de Matteru
She makes people participate in activities purely for her own entertainment, just about everything she does has an ulterior motive, and her age (17) is fairly questionable. She also claims to have written a script for George Lucas.


Runners Up: Literature Girl from Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou, Mask from Joshiraku




Male Character that Should've Gotten More Screen Time:


Tadakuni from Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou
How is it that one of the main characters appears so little in their show?? I mean we don't even know the guy's first name. His only guaranteed appearance in each episode is during the opening sequence. That's just not right!








Female Character that Should've Gotten More Screen Time:

Kaho Juumonji from Hyouka
I really wanted to see more of Kaho in Hyouka. I mean, something about her, I'm not sure what, was just so mysterious (even the mysterious part of her is a mystery -_-) I wanted to learn more about her character. But, just like all of the other Hyouka supporting characters (apart from Irisu and Houtarou's sister) she gets brushed aside after a handful of appearances. What a pity...

Runner Up: Nadeshiko Ohmuro from Yuru Yuri♪♪





Most Annoying Male Character:

Kouga Amagi from Zetman
He's obsessed with "justice" but really, he can't do anything without a problem. Even when he gets an awesome power suit, he still can't go on without any issues. His sense of justice is warped and he gets pissed when someone outshines him in heroism. 

Runner Up: Banri Watanuki from Inu x Boku SS






Most Annoying Female Character:

Ruri Tsugumi from Hayate no Gotoku! Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Her voice alone was enough to give me a headache. She's really loud and whiny and she's nothing but consistent trouble. She's the main reason I didn't like Can't Take My Eyes Off You (aside from the animation, the lack of Norio Wakamoto, etc.).


Runners Up: Isanami from Brave 10, Yuka Hanaki from Natsuiro Kiseki, Yumi Itaba from Senki Zesshou Symphogear, Erica Blandelli from Campione!, Yuuko Kanoe from Tasogare Otome x Amnesia




Dumbest Male Character:


Shougo Mikadono from Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru!
He's in a situation where one of his potential girlfriends can be his blood-related, not step-sibling but, blood-related sister. One of his potential girlfriends blatantly denies to getting a DNA test, but he doesn't find it the least bit suspicious. That was not a situation where you could trust your friend, but, he did anyway. What an idiot.







Dumbest Female Character:

Madoka Kyouno from Rinne no Lagrange 
She doesn't seem to understand the seriousness of everything that's going on around her, and instead pretty much goes about doing everything with an overly-optimistic attitude. But hey, props to her for saving the world despite being stupid.


Runner Up: Hibiki Tachibana from Senki Zesshou Symphogear






Worst Male Protagonist:

Shougo Mikadono from Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru!
Pretty much the same reason as the one I had to give him the dumbest character award. Also, I'm not too fond of stupid protagonists, unless they actually take initiative, like Madoka does, but this guy doesn't even do the most basic logical thing to do in his situation. Pissed me off the entire time watching this show.







Worst Female Protagonist:

FelicitĂ  from La Storia Della Arcana Famiglia
She has no personality, I mean, none whatsoever. She also doesn't show very much emotion, but, either way, all the guys want her in this show. Her appearance isn't really bad, but considering that's the only positive I can think of for her character, that isn't too good.

Runners Up: Hibiki Tachibana from Senki Zesshou Symphogear, Sakura Sakurakouji from Code:Breaker





Most Hated Male Character:

Judal from Magi
I think it's pretty good to hate the villain of a series, in fact, it makes you root for the main characters more. I hate Judal because not only does he do evil deeds, he doesn't even have any reason to. When asked why, he also asked why. So, he's pretty much the bad guy for absolutely no reason. He wants to shroud the world in darkness for no reason. None.

Runners Up: Seiji Noumi from Accel World, Balance T. Moid from Rinne no Lagrange, Kouga Amagi from Zetman





Most Hated Female Character:

Megumi Kitagawa from Sukitte Ii na yo
She's a generic bitch from a shoujo anime. She's also the frequently used model/rival character, isolates the main character for a period of time, blah, blah, blah. What I hated the most was when they spent time trying to make the audience pity her. You're in control of your actions, no one else. I don't care if you were teased for being tall, that still doesn't give you an excuse to want to steal some innocent girl's boyfriend. Give me a break.

Runners Up: Yuina Oosawa from Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate, Naoko Takakura from Tari Tari



And thus concludes my 2012 anime character awards. There were a lot of good characters, and there were a few that made me want to punch the screen. Still, 2012 produced many great anime, and a lot of great characters to go with it. I hope 2013 will do the same.

This will be an annual thing, and I may do a 2010 anime awards and anime character awards over summer break. Stay tuned for my other blog posts as well!