Best Character of Every Show I’ve Seen – Part III: “C”

By now, you know the deal.

Candy Boy – Kanade Sakurai

Kanade is the one on the left, with the darker hair. The other one is her sister, whom she is dating (incest and yuri....yup, I watched it, and it wasn't bad)

Kanade is the one on the left, with the darker hair. The other one is her sister, whom she is dating (incest and yuri....yup, I watched it, and it wasn't bad)

Candy Boy. No boys involved (I think someone made that joke on some blog before). Anyway, there are really only 4 characters here, and as far as I’m concerned they’re all lesbians. Three of them are sisters, by the way. Why did I choose Kanade as the best characters? Well, she’s more mature than her sister/girlfriend, Yukino. Also, I like her character design more, and she’s sick at art, which is always awesome. She wears the pants in the relationship, but also has a soft side, and I think that her character as a whole has more depth than the others.

CANAAN – Taxi Cab Driver

WTF? A Taxi Driver?

WTF? A Taxi Driver?

Am I serious right now? A Taxi Driver? he was in like, 3 episodes. He had like, 6 lines in the entire show! Well, you know what? When you have an ISSS, you can chose whoever you want as your favorite character. And despite the fact that Canaan has a fucking cool character design, and sick ass powers, along with parkour moves that resemble Faith from Mirror’s Edge, the Taxi Driver has what Canaan does not…..a TAXI.

  • Despite being a normal taxi driver from Shanghai, he has no problems with driving his taxi off of a bridge and onto a building. He also doesn’t get fired for doing something like that, because he’s the fucking man.
  • Basically, this Taxi Driver is what Bill the Ass-Kicker would be like if he drove a Taxi: Fucking Awesome.

Cardcaptor Sakura – Tomoyo Daidouji

Lesbian film.....holy shit I suddenly want meat....like a huge fucking steak....oh! What luck, what joy! I happen to have a huge fuckin steak in the fridge! BANGOUT!

*This show was dropped at 9

Should I even include this? There’s really not any good characters, and I realized after I started watching that this show was dumb, and definitely not good. I’ll be honest, I hate all of the characters in this show, hence I dropped after only 9. I guess I’ll go with Tomoyo, for the sole reason that she’ll grow up to be a respectful lesbian.

Chaos;HEAD – Ayase Kishimoto

Awesome in lots of ways.

Chaos;HEAD was an awesome anime, and I liked it a lot. Now, my art teacher for screen-printing tells me that you can’t just say you “like something,” you have to explain why. And I will, with bullets….actually, I’ll use numbers.

  1. Murder
  2. Supernatural Powers
  3. Dynamic Lead Character
  4. Many BAM Moments
  5. A pacing that is fast, but not too fast (except the last episode, I felt it should have been two episodes, and explained better)

That being said, Ayase is my favorite, because to me, she seems to be a more unique character than the others. Err, well, actually all of the characters are pretty unique, I actually had a touch time deciding to put Ayase up here, or instead vouch for Kozue, who speaks telepathically. In the end, I decided that Ayase was:

  • In a rock band
  • Has the best character design (I guess this is important to me)
  • Has a different way of thinking (6 Dark Knights as opposed to Gigilomaniacs)

Clannad/Clannad ~After Story~ – Kyou Fujibayashi

I wish Kyou fought Nagisa for the rights to Tomoya.

See my review of Clannad ~ After Story ~: Kyou Chapter.

Claymore: Teresa of the Faint Smile

of the Faint Smile.....forget about it.

I was going to choose Deneve, but she really doesn’t get awesome until later in the manga, so I’m going with Teresa, who is probably still more awesome than Deneve, except for the fact that she dies, which sucks. If you’ve seen her fight, than you know that she’s unbeatable, except that she stupidly shows mercy and pity for Priscilla, which ultimately got her beheaded. I for one don’t believe in mercy (especially in sports). Claymore is one of the best anime ever. Manga is too. I just had to say that.

Chibi Vampire Karin (Karin) – Anju Maaka

Yay.

She doesn’t talk. I should say, she has one of those personalities. Yea, I can’t really remember much about the actual characters in this show. I guess it wasn’t that great. Also, the anime is actually just called Karin, but for some reason I have the manga name listed, and I’m too lazy move it down. So yea.

Chobits – Chi

I guess Chi wins.

Don’t get me wrong, I loved this anime (does that make me a fucking homo? Don’t care.), but as far as characters go, there really wasn’t much to choose from. Chi isn’t really that great of a character, I mean, she’s not even a living thing. but she’s better than the moron who fell in love with her (how do you fall in love with a robot? How much of a loser are you dude?). First of all, robots can’t love or feel emotion at all. Whatever, I’m not going to get into it. And I know that Chi is technically a persecon or whatever, but it’s really the same thing. In the end, I chose Chi because you have to touch her vagina (or the place where a real girl would have a vagina) to turn her on. That’s right, I just dropped a FACTUAL PUN on you.

Code-E -Keisuke Ebihara

Keisuke Ebihara

Here’s how bad this show was. Keisuke wins because he is wearing a cool Hawaiian shirt…and it’s not even that cool. God this show was bad.

Code Geass – Lelouch Lamperouge/Zero

Hewwwwww Yeeeaaahhh

Do I really have to explain? Ahhhh fuck. Lelouch is fucking awesome. I’m just going to list in bullets:

  • Nasty at Chess.
  • Nasty at formulating plots, as well as creating strategies.
  • Looks fucking awesome.
  • Is an anti-hero, which I love.
  • Provided me with many BAM moments.
  • And so on and so forth.

Code Geass rocked hard.

Cowboy Bebop – Spike Spiegel

Not really a choice.

Spike kicks ass. The end.

Okay I’ll put some work in. Why he kicks ass is really not a question that needs answering, but he kicks as firstly because he’s just so smooth. Take his fighting style for example. I forget specifically what episode it was (it was the one with the flower I think), but Spike actually shows the audience his technique, which is use the other person’s momentum against them. Needless to say (I really need to stop using that phrase), his style not only works, but makes him look really cool, smooth, and nonchalant when he fights.

Secondly, his general demeanor matches his fighting skill. He takes everything in stride, and doesn’t get flustered or agitated easily. He’s the man.

Clannad: Kyou Chapter > Actual Clannad Series

Recently, I watched the Clannad Kyou Chapter special thingy. Now, I think that Clannad was pretty damn awesome, but personally, I think that the Kyou chapter was better, for one simple reason:

Kyou > Every Other Character in Clannad

Kyou > Every Other Character in Clannad

Kyou is so much better as a character then Nagisa

I think that it’s fairly obvious that the pairing of Kyou and Tomoya works much better than the combo of Nagisa and Tomoya. It just seems more natural. Tomoya and Nagisa are weird. The only couple that was more awkward then them was my sister when she dated some dude whose name rhymes with Nike ONien. I mean, they [Nagisa x Tomoya] seem so careful and boring it’s just…..blechhh. However, Kyou is actually fun. She actually has a personality that isn’t boring, therefore the whole thing is just better. As for the episode, it might have been a bit rushed, but it was good none the less.

On a side note, I finally…..FINALLY finished Sengoku Basara, and the ending kicked some serious ass. I’m not going to review it, but in case you were curious, I gave it a final grade of a 4.

Clannad ~After Story~ = Series Review

This is a historical anime for me.

At one point, I dropped this series, which would mean that the highest possible grade would’ve been a 3. I was foolish. I was a fool. Well, sort of. I mean, most of the first half of the series was FUCKING BORING AS ALL FUCK, but the second half was intense. Very. Fucking. Intense. I literally watched the entire second half of the show today. All I can say is that it was better than the first season by a landslide. Lots of spoilers, but everyone’s pretty much seen it already so it doesn’t really matter.

Clannad: ~After Story~

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This series continues Clannad. Basically, at the end of Clannad, Nagisa and Tomoya decide to go out, so that’s where Clannad: After Story starts off. I’m going to break my review into two sections, and try and keep it nice and short.

The First Part:

The first part of After Story was, to say the least, forgettable. Thusly, I thought about dropping it, but decided instead to put it on what I like to call my “Injured Reserve” list, which is basically compiled of shows that I know would be good, but couldn’t get into for some reason. If say, I stopped watching a show for an extended period of time, it might be hard for me to get back into it, so it goes on IR.

This “IR” placement occurred around episode 6. I picked it up again, however, after I began reading about all of the shit that was going down during this series. I felt like I was really missing out. I was. Therefore, after suffering through a few more boring episodes, the show finally got me hooked again, and today, I watched about 14 or so episodes that allowed me to realize the greatness of this show. These episodes are known as:

The Second Part:

The second part of After Story contained a lot of drama etc, that was very realistic and well done. Here’s a list of shit that kicked me in face (a play by play of the whole show):

  • Tomoya proposes to Nagisa. She accepts. They get married.
  • They cry.
  • Nagisa gets pregnant.
  • They cry.
  • Nagisa gives birth…..DIES! (I already knew this since before the first season, but it still beat the shit out of me).
  • They cry.
  • Tomoya ignores life/his daughter.
  • They cry.
  • Tomoya is forced by Nagisa’s mom to take his daughter, Ushio, now around 6 years old, on a trip, just the two of them. Tomoya realizes whata douche he’s been regarding his daughter, and vows to take care of her now.
  • They cry.
  • Ushio suddenly develops the same condition that Nagisa had…..DIES! (or so it seems)
  • They cry.
  • The world where the Robot and the Girl are is snow covered and harsh. The robot (which I guess is Tomoya) is trying to get the girl to safety from the harsh condition. The girl is revealed to be Ushio in the real world (I guess).
  • They don’t cry because robots are made of metal, and can’t fuckin cry.
  • Suddenly, as the world blows to pieces, Tomoyo is back at the day where he met Nagisa. He lets her walk by, instead of introducing himself, but then yells her name and really gets at her.
  • Flash forward toward the birth of Ushio/Death of Nagisa, except this time, Nagisa lives. Therefore, my conclusion, WHICH I PREDICTED FROM THE START, is that everything is fine, and everyone is okay.
  • NO ONE CRIES!

Basically, that’s a lot of shit to be packed into about 1/2 of 2/3 of an anime season, not to mention crying. It was great (the crying was actually neccesary).

What did I like:

  • The animation was OUTSTANDING. Some scenes made me think that I was watching a well made anime movie, not a series.
  • Fuuko is awesome.
  • Tomoya is the most dynamic character ever.

What did I not like:

  • The amazingly boring first several episodes of this anime. They really brought this show down (which is saying a lot when you see the grade I give it).
  • The length of this review. I thought it was going to be short?

Best Characters:

3. Okazaki Ushio

2. Okazaki Tomoya

1. Ibuki Fuuko

So how did Fuuko beat out Tomoya aka the most dynamic character ever made? Easy. Fuuko is awesome. Whenever she’s in the show, the show is automatically better. She talks in the 3rd person for crying out loud. And in my book, saying, “Fuuko likes this!” instead of, “I like this!” is a big win.

Therefore, for the first time ever, I will award a show that I dropped for a time, an amazing improvment in GPA with a

FINAL GRADE = 5* (I almost gave it the ^^, if not for the boring first part)

I am winning the challenge

New Drops, Additions

I had watched the first season of Clannad,

and it was pretty good. It wasn’t bad anyway. Thusly, I decided to watch the second season, but by episode 6, I suddenly didn’t have it in me to continue. I figured I’d pick it up after it moved along a bit, no big deal. Well today I decided to continue the series, but I got about a minute into the episode when I realized that i really can’t get into this anime. Therefore, I will drop Clannad: After Story. I will do a final review (through 6 episodes, which doesn’t really mean anything).

Pros:

  • Good animation.
  • A bit of humor.

Cons:

  • To slow paced/boring for me. I mean, I need some action or something. My incredibly short attention span and hyperactive lifestyle create the need for SOMETHING TO HAPPEN!
  • The characters are normal people. I think this is the main point that drove this anime off the cliff which is my list of anime. I mean, no one had any weird or special quality that made then unique. Examples: In Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, there was a girl who was highly optimistic, a girl that like collecting tails (of animals) and was covered in bandages because the animals would hit her, a girl who was a stalker, a girl that was a perfectionist, a girl who was an immigrant, a girl who stayed in school, but didn’t go to class, you get the picture, I mean, in this show the one normal girl was unique because she was normal. The point is, characters need something that creates interest between him/her and the audience which is me. A lot of people like Clannad (After Story) and that’s fine, I’m not knocking the show. It’s just not for me.

I think I gave the first series a 4 or 5, this one has to get a 3 since a dropped it, but if I never stopped watching it would probably get a 4.

That being said, I am pleased to announce new additions. I’ll list them:

  • xxxHOLiC Kei
  • Potemayo
  • Hyakko
  • Maria + Holic

I don’t know how this concerns anyone though. I just figured, that while I’m announcing what shows I’m dropping I might as well say what I’m starting. Pff, no one reads this site anyway.