Best Characters of Every Show I’ve Seen – Part XIV: “P”

That’s right, I have no “O”s…..well, unless you count the Japanese spelling of something like Spice and Wolf (which is such a good show that it isn’t even funny). Apparently I didn’t, so here is “P”.

Pandora Hearts – Alice

I literally just finished this today, Nov, 23, so I had to go back into my draft and add this. It was honestly one of the easiest decisions I’ve had yet. The only person who cam anywhere close was Echo, who was awesome, but not nearly as awesome as Alice was. I might even go as far as to say that Alice is one of the coolest female characters ever (most characters I’ve chose have been predominantly female for some reason…..probably because most male characters are never actually the main character (even in a Harem, they aren’t so much a main character as they are a reason for the girls to act like they do), and are all pretty much the same.

Alice kicks complete ass for several awesome reasons:

  • She loves meat. Like, almost as much as me. In fact, I watched an episode today, and immediately went and grilled 6 steaks (not lying). Being meat, they were all really good.
  • She likes to beat people’s asses. This is awesome.
  • From the second you first meet her, you can tell that she knows she’s the shit. She has that whole aura about her that immediatly makes you think, “This bitch is BA and she knows it.”
  • She’s a half tsundere.

That’s right, a half tsundere. Most people would argue that she’s a full tsundere, but in one episode, when Sharon tells her about romance, she remarks “What is this romance? Is it tasty?” She doesn’t really bottle her feelings of love for the emo stricken, stupid OZ, she simply doesn’t know whaat those feelings are……..ugh, okay that is exactly what a tsundere is pretty much……I can’t explain it, but as of now, she is a half tsundere. Anyone know if there’s going to be another season? Because there wasn’t any conclusion at all, and that leads me to believe that there will be one….I don’t know how I fell about the series, I’ll probably write a review sometime, and just talk more in depth about Alice, who is fucking great.

Pani Poni Dash! – Himeko Katagiri

Smart Idea: watching Pani Poni Dash!

Not Such A Smart Idea: Watching Pani Poni Dash right in the beginning of one’s anime watching career (not that it’s actually a career….that would be nice).

Pani Poni Dash deals heavily with parody, such as anime, and to tell the truth, Ididn’t get many of the parodies. Did this mean that I disliked the anime? Fuck no, I thought it was great. But I want to go back and rewatch it one of these days.

Himeko grabs the top spot for this anime because she’s….well….eccentric. She’s crazy, odd, and….well she’s a lot like Tomo from Azumanga Daioh. She’s just full of energy (like me most of the time). I wish I had a picture with her ahoge, which is her defining feature (its a thing of hair that sticks up). I like the ahoge because it pretty much has a life of its own. I can move and….stuff….uh…..I lost myself….I remember one episode where they pulled it off, and she suddenly had no energy. That’s a weird trait if you ask me! I love weird traits.

Himeko wins (I hope I didn’t misremember anything here.)

Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom – Cal Devens

I previously stated that she was my favorite character, and this is mainly because I found the characters to be kind of flat in this anime, but she was not. She was awesome. First and foremost, she defies the laws of time, as she transforms from a small, 12 year old, flat chested loli, into a tall, busty blonde, who kills people and looks like a 24 year old. Personally, I don’t like the small child form much, because she lived me dream of having a stack of wrapped burgers in front of her, and that cause jealousy. No, I like the older, killing machine Cal, because she’s almost bad ass.

Older Cal rides a motorcycle. She rides it, into a Chinese restaurant and kills everyone in there, even people on her side. Point one for older Cal.

Younger Cal cries and whines. Point down for Younger Cal.

Older Cal takes out her pocket watch, lets it play, and when the song finishes, she and whoever she’s trying to kill have a duel. She always wins (……).

Younger Cal was eager to become an assassin, and was a natural with a gun right off the bat, and even did a bad ass impression of Robert Di Nero from Taxi Driver. Okay, give a point to Younger Cal.

Older Cal is hellbent on misguided revenge. Definitely a point there.

Younger Cal is hellbent on misguided revenge, but wants Reiji to do it for her. What a pussy. Minus a point

Final Tally = OC: 3 YC: 1

Okay, so what does that mean? Nothing. That tally actually has no effect on anything, other than stating that I like older Cal more. They’re still the same character though, which means I obviously like how Cal grew up from an innocent girl into a cold blooded killer. What’s better than that? A lot of things, but it’s still an awesome concept. One thing with the watch….I’m almost positive that that’s from a Clint Eastwood movie. (I said this last time, yet got no answer….I really want to know).

EDIT: It was For A Few Dollars More (my favorite of that trilogy).

Potemayo -Guchuko

I know what you’re thinking, and yes, I actually did waste my time and I actually did actually watch this show. Why? Because it had Rie Kugimiya in it, and I will watch literally anything she’s in (why do you think I’m wasting time struggling through the shit pile that is Kanememo?) What did I think about it? It actually wasn’t as bad as I thought. I ended up giving it a mid range 4 (which isn’t good, but isn’t bad). Who was my favorite character? Well there are two options:

Option #1: Guchuko

Guchuko is a scythe wielding…..uh….furby? Let me explain that. Potemayo and Guchuko are both these weird creatures that came out of the main character’s fridge, and have no purpose except to me moe. In fact, the only reason I’m considering Guchuko for the top spot is because she is the only character that carries a weapon, and she cuts shit up. Not only that, but she also doesn’t like people, nor does she interact with them. In fact, she just shoots energy blasts at them from her worms or whatever she has on the side of her head. This makes her 12 times more bad ass then the next closest character to being bad ass in the show, and that character would probably be my other option. Other then that, she’s pretty much the tsundere form of Potemayo. This show would have sucked if not for the semi-decent comedy, which was pleasantly semi decent, and sometimes sexually humorous.

Option #2: Nene Kasugan

Guess who voices this character? Duhhh. Rie Kugimiya. And she has such an unusually high pitch for it two, but the character of Nene (who has the same name as the best fuckin Center ever) constantly changes her voice to do impressions, which are always perfect. She also kicks the shit out of her brothers, and even her mother, both mentally and physically. Hmm….who should I choose (If you looked at the picture, then you already know who I choose, but I’m not there yet).

Okay, Ichose Guchuko, because she just seems to hate people (except what’s her name, the girl who found Guchuko). This show probably had one of the stupidest plots ever made. At least it was moderately funny.

Puni Puni Poemi – Nabeshin

No, this isn’t some sort of typo, but who would have though that a character would appear TWICE on this list? Granted, this was a two episode OVA, but I think that it was the funniest two episode anything ever. Most people think it annoying, but I was laughing my balls off (they literally fell off. Luckily, I can re-grow my balls). The amount of 4th wall breakage, random ass shit, sexual humor, and more random ass shit, was just ultimately amusing for me. And Nabeshin was awesome, even though he wasn’t in much.

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13 thoughts on “Best Characters of Every Show I’ve Seen – Part XIV: “P”

  1. Guchuko was the thing everyone liked about Potemayo. While Potemayo was just a moeblob, Guchuko was an unstoppable force of nature AND concentrated essence of tsundere.

  2. wow another one of your list that I am not familiar at all O_O

    except for Pandora Hearts which I just started watching yesterday.

    and Glo the Magnificent, you should watch Ookiku Furrikabutte and add the O anime in your list.

    • I will watch this, make no mistake (I actually have added it). I’m almost done with three different shows, and when I finish them, I’ll pick up this along with two others.

      Pandora Hearts was pretty good.

  3. Pani poni dash was definitely weird (I still haven’t finished it) and I kind of got this, “azumanga daioh on another level” type shit. It was funny from what I saw. As for phantom of the requiem…I saw the first episode and decided to watch it all. Wonderful show and I completely agree with you.

    • Ah I loved Pani Poni Dash. It was pure gold. It’s almost exactly as you describe, it’s like Azumanga Daioh on another level (although both are awesome shows). Phantom was good.

  4. Pandora Hearts won’t get a second season. For the last 3 episodes they deviated from the manga to try produce some sort of ending for the series, similar to Claymore. Son unless they plan to backtrack and say ‘hey, these episodes actually never happened’ then no second season.

    BTW While Alice was the best character in Pandora Hearts there was a hell of a lot of awesome characters in there. What about Break?

    • Shit….I hope I don’t read the manga now (I probably will).

      Pandora Hearts did have a lot of good characters. Even the emo Oz was pretty cool for the most part. And yes, Break was pretty sick as well (but can’t compare with the absolute greatness of Alice).

      Pandora Hearts was one of those shows with a good cast of characters, and that’s one of the main reasons why I liked it as much as I did.

  5. Considering that PH is doing somewhat(?) well DVD sales-wise, I’m crossing my fingers for a second season. Although they did royally screw with manga!canon those last episodes, and just about ruined the whole Sablier arc, I’m still hoping. I would kill to see the latest chapters animated, particularly those concerning Echo and Gil.

    And yeah, Alice is the shit.

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