Best Characters of Every Show I’ve Seen – Part XV: “Q-R”

I only had one “Q”, so I just threw it in with the”Rs”. My list is starting to wind down, believe it or not. And I really haven’t watched as much anime as I thought (over time). Still, considering that I spent about a month and a half of my life watching anime (this counts shows like One Piece, which I have watched 377 episodes of), I’d say that I still watched a crap load of anime in my lifetime (think about that….a month and a half straight).

While I’m on that topic, you may realize that shows like One Piece and Bleach (shows that I’ve seen quite a few episodes of, but haven’t finished), are not on this character list. That it because they aren’t finished yet. I decided not to put the 20+ shows that I’m currently in the process of watching on this list because I have instead elected to add my favorite character from said show to The Character Page whenever I finish a show. Likewise, whenever I list a character from a show (in these posts), assume that the show in question has been completed unless I’ve said otherwise.

Queen’s Blade – Allean

Queen’s Blade is great. It has boobs. I’m not a fan of fanservice anime much. But hey, boobs are great. Allean kicks ass (as I’ve said and taken back many times). Allean:

  • Looks the best. I mean, with clothes, without…..it doesn’t matter, she’s aesthetically pleasing.
  • Her personality, frankly, I think she’s fed up with her stupid loli sidekick, but realizes that she’s kind of stuck with her (this might be nothing more than a hopeful assumption by me). But her personality is so serious, that it makes her stand out amongst the other characters, who are all ridiculous in some way. She has one facial expression, and that’s determination.
  • Just fucking look at her.

I think I made my point.

Rizelmine – Tomonori Iwaki

Tomo is the epitome of someone who is not a pedophile. He’s actually the man. In this series, Tomo is someone who only likes older women, specifically, his teacher, who is a hot babe. He even puts the moves on her, and in my opinion, could have had a serious chance at copping some sensei ass if he kept going.

Subsequently, he hates lolis. Take note of Rizel in the picture above. He usually gets annoyed with the simple fact that she even likes him, and routinely punts Rizel, abuses her, and treats her like general shit. That is, until, he sees what adult Rizel looks like. When this happens, he notices boobs, and stupidly loses sight of his babe teacher. Overall I actually liked this anime a fair amount. I thought it was hilarious, and enjoyed it’s repetitive humor (which I sometimes like, and sometimes dislike, in this case, it mainly involved punting lolis, so I found it acceptable). Rizelmine was awesome. And yes, Rie Kugimiya played the voice of Rizel perfectly.

Rosario + Vampire/Capu2 – Mizore Shirayuki

Speaking of Rie Kugimiya, here’s a somewhat surprising character for her to voice (in a good way). She may be smiling in the picture, but don’t let it fool you, she doesn’t smile much. This is a good thing, because her character type is that of a shy girl, who has a crush on the main character. Oh, and she’s a stalker. She is an awesome stalker. She takes her stalking seriously, and is very good at it. In fact, I’m hoping that she ends up turning into a real life person somehow, and starts stalking me. I would let her stalk me for ages (a week) until I gave in and let her become my slave for like. Let me list off some things that make her awesome (or else I’ll start to ramble).

  • She is a stalker.
  • She has high, horizontal striped socks (or thigh highs or whatever they’re called idk), and they’re PURPLE (best color ever since colors were brought into this world by
  • She has awesome Ice Powers that look really fucking awesome when used as claws.
  • She has an odd strap attached to her leg that as far as I can tell serves absolutely no purpose whatsoever.
  • She enjoys lolipoops…….I mean lolipops.
  • PURPLE.
  • Rie Kugimiya.
  • Will fuck you up.
  • She doesn’t talk much (typical stalker fashion) and knows for a fact that she will marry Tsukune.

That’s about it. The runner up (which I have to mention) can be none other than Normal Moka (with the rosary not attached) because she’s a true ass kicker who does give a shit. But I will generally always choose a stalker figure (I messed that up in Gantz when I chose the wrong person).

Rozen Maiden (all seasons) – Suigintou

Well it obviously wasn’t going to be Jun (he plays with fuckin dolls), so who could I choose? Well duh, obviously the most badass doll there is, Suigintou. Rie Tanaka (who is AWESOME) voices her (isn’t it weird that my two favorite seiyu are both “Rie”?) and does a good job as usual…

Now the thing about Suigintou is that she is considered at first to be the “bad guy” in that she wants to win the Alice Contest (I think that’s what it’s called…it’s been a while since I watched this). and will do so at any cost. She’ll use any tactics it takes, even if that means using some….err…harsh tactics to get ahead (she’ll kill you). Besides that, her character design is fuckin great and she also hates Shinku, and since I think that Shinku is a stuck up bitch, I can relate.

Rurouni Kenshin – Himura Kenshin

The main reason why Kenshin wins quite easily for me (besides the fact that he kicks ass), is his dark past, where he killed people like it was his job (cuz it was). In the English dub, he is called The Man Slayer. What sounds more badass than manslaughter? Nothing. That’s a bad ass name. However, Kenshin wants to make up for his dark past. Of course, even with accepting his new life at the dojo, he still has to beat ass on many occasions, and does so swiftly and with bad assary.

Remembering Toonami

Ahhhhh. Remember the good old days? When you would get home from school, and then around 3 o’clock, Toonami would start up? I remember Tom (voice by Steven Blum, the dude who did Spike from Cowboy Bebop) and that awesome cool spaceship. But more than that, I remember the great shows, and the fact that Toonami was the origin of my like for anime. Let’s look back on a little history, which I pretty much copied off of sites like wikipedia and shit:

  • It first aired on March 17, 1997, and was originally hosted by Moltar (I never knew that)
  • In 1999, Tom made his first appearance.

You know what? Wikipedia is wrong, because I specifically remember that Reboot was on  right before DBZ, but it says that this is not true? I don’t know, wikipedia is dumb, I’m just going to go off my own knowledge, and what I think I remember.

Dragonball Z

Fucking DRAGON BALL Z

Dragonball Z. This show is the one thing that got me into anime. If Dragonball Z  had never been invented, I would most likely be a star on the Boston Red Sox, or at the very least, normal. But you know what? This show kicks so much ass that I think I’m going to die from it. I remember having to tape it (with those old VHS tapes) at 5:30, because my fucking parents made me do my homework right after dinner, which was at 5, and so I never was able to watch it.

“It’s just 30 minutes, I’ll do my homework right after.”

Nope. That logic wasn’t good enough for my Nazi parents, who were strict with things that never mattered. You think I did my homework after dinner anyway? You must be kidding. I went up to my room for an hour and played Game Boy. Take that parents!

Reboot

REBOOT!

Alright, so this is one of the coolest shows ever. Basically, in case you’re stupid and don’t know already, Reboot is about what goes on inside your computer (obviously fictional). It’s awesome, not only because it’s cool 3-D, but because it’s awesome. Basically, when a game comes, these dudes have to play the user, and if they lose then they turn into nulls (like slugs) therefore, they obviously have to beat them. Later on it gets deeper and the moves away from this plat scheme. The bad guys? Megabyte and Hexadecimal, two viruses. I would buy this show if I could find it. That’s how awesome it is.

Having this show right before DBZ was like when Manny and Ortiz hit back to back. Oh, and this show has lots of parodies in it too, which is awesome. I can’t remember the end, which sucks….I think it got canceled before and end was given. To better illustrate the plot, here it the first part of the first episode:

Gundam Wing

GUNDAM WINGThis is a series I definitely have to go back and re-watch. After about 15 episodes, I missed one, and never really picked it up again, as I became totally lost after the missed episode. I know that it centered around Hero, the main character, and he was a depressed fuck. I also remember that I used to watch this show with my friend, Matt, and we thought it was awesome. Matt doesn’t like anime really. He thinks this site is gay, because it’s mainly anime related. But yea, this was a sick-ass show.

The Real Adventures of Johnny Quest

The REAL Adventures.....everything else was a LIE.

Alright, so the original Johnny Quest? Personally, I’m not a fan. But this show? Awesome. I mean, the opening itself was great. I remember that me and my sister, and we would pretend that the opening was one of those rides where you sit in the chair and it seems like you’re on a roller coaster, even when you’re actually in a chair. Needless to say I was a little kid.

This show was great because it mixed computer graphic characters with actual cartoon, and that was new at this point in time (another reason why Reboot was so cool to me). Another show that I miss.

Sailor Moon

Wait....Sailor Moon?

Hold your horses. I only watched this show because it was on before a show that I liked (either Gundam Wing or DBZ or Reboot…..I wanna say Reboot), and my sister always would watch it. I didn’t actually like it. I’m serious. I don’t remember the song or anything like that:

Okay I remember that OP and all of the words, but that doesn’t mean I liked the show. I certainly don’t like the transformation jingle, nor do I remember it:

Okay, I remember that too, and have, on occasion hummed it to myself…in fact, I guarantee these two songs get stuck in my head for the next week. Anyway, I watched this with my sister, and my friend Matt. Both of us insisted that we only watched it because the girls were hot, but I thought was an okay show. The only dumb this is…who do these girls think they’re fooling with their costumes? I mean everybody could tel– Oh wait a second, apparently, in anime, you only have to change the color of your clothes and what you’re wearing in your hair to completely disguise yourself.

Rurouni Kenshin

Kenshin is cool.

I watched this show for a while, and thought it was the shit, but eventually I stopped watching it for one reason or the other, and didn’t watch it again until I actually got into anime. I watched it subbed after that, because I couldn’t take Kenshin’s voice in English. I mean, I can’t really take it in Japanese either, but it’s more tolerable. This was probably one of the first series that I watched subbed.

What I remember from this show is Kenshin being awesome, and me wanting a reverse blade that I could use. He was sick. I never watched the OVAs, and  heard that they were sick-nasty (not as sick nasty as Hellsing Ultimate though). I should check those out someday.

That’s about it really. Toonami kicked ass. Of course, one show that I did NOT like was The Big O. It just looked really stupid. I never actually saw an episode or gave it a chance, but sometimes I’d rather just judge a book by it’s cover. Come to think of it, I never really liked Thundercats either, but it was still fun to say:

God I miss Toonami. The old Toonami. The one with anime. How should I end this post? There’s only one way: