2011 has a lot of great characters who are either awesome or annoying. They made a lasting impression to me though some of them did make it in my list. I’ll start with the girls first and then, the boys.
1. Homura Akemi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
This girl is badass. She would anything to save Madoka even if it means by being cold to her.
2. Kurisu Makise (Steins;Gate)
She’s funny, smart and tsundere. And she’s a closet otaku. I really like how she comforts Okarin when he has problems most especially in saving his friends.
3. Himari Takakura (Mawaru Penguindrum)
I know some people think she’s a Mary Sue. But this girl has guts. Heck, I even love her as the Princess of the Crystal persona.
4. Mayuri Shiina (Steins;Gate)
Tutturu~ She’s so cute and nice. She’s not even annoying. She’s indeed a true friend of Okarin.
5. Meiko “Menma” Honma (Ano Hana)
Well, yeah, she’s dead. She cares about her friends a lot and she is the sole reason they stick together even after her death.
6. Kyoko Sakura (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
At first, I don’t like her attitude when she first appeared. But then, she’s awesome. Well, not as awesome as Homura. But I like how she snaps Sayaka out of her misery.
7. Victorique de Blois (Gosick)
She maybe a tsundere but she’s Sherlock Holmes, loli version. She even cares about Kujo despite that he’s a idiot.
8. Shura Kirigakure (Ao no Exorcist)
Hoodie’s a girl and she’s loves to play video games. She’s truly a great teacher and always cares about her students.
9. Jennifer Sato (C-Control)
She’s an interesting character who could see what is really going on in the District and cannot do something until it really happened.
10. Saya Kisaragi (Blood-C)
I’m not talking about her fake moe personality. I’m talking about her real personality. Her “don’t fuck me around” personality. Maybe the worst heroine but blame her failure on the drugs. I bet she’ll go rambo in the movie. Heck, any vampire girl who earns the name “Saya” is badass.
1. Kotetsu T. Kaburagi (Tiger & Bunny)
Wild Tiger is indeed a hero. Selfless, caring and genuinely kind, he would do anything to help his friends, save his family and be there for Bunny. Despite all the trials that he had experienced, he remains strong and it is indeed a long journey.
2. Rintarou Okabe (Steins;Gate)
“Hey, mister! I am Mad Scientist! It’s so cool! Sonuvabitch!” That’s right, Okarin is cool. Yeah, he maybe a nutjob, talking to his cellphone, doing weird gestures, laughing menacingly and saying a lot of weird stuff. But this guy does everything he can to save his friends.
3. Akutabe (Yomdemasyo, Azazel-san)
Yeah, this guy will make Ozzy Osbourne curl under his bed. He’s badass, has a “don’t fuck me around” attitude and wears a suit. Plus, his deep voice is so sexy.
4. Keith Goodman (Tiger & Bunny)
Like Tiger, this guy is selfless…and a dork. He likes to repeat his lines like “Thank you! And thank you again!” and is so adorable.
5. Kraft (Level E)
Not only he’s good-looking and wears a suit, but this guy really pulls it hard to survive Baka Ouji’s antics. I hope he really needs a day off.
6. Ryuji “Bon” Suguro (Ao no Exorcist)
He maybe a punk but he’s smart and cares about his friends. I understand that he’s angry at Rin for keeping a secret about him as Satan’s son. But, at least, the two became friends. Oh, I’m actually describing his character from the manga, not the anime.
7. Yuri Petrov (Tiger & Bunny)
This guy really needs a hug. Yeah, I know his methods are unethical. But blame it on his childhood etc. I wish he has more screen time.
8. Huey Anthony Diswald (Dantalian no Shoka)
At least, this Watson is not stupid. He’s really Watson in a competitive sense and wears suits.
9. Shinjuurou Yuuki (UN-GO)
This guy is really determined to get the truth out. Just imagine him as Miles Edgeworth of Ace Attorney, minus the cravat, the pointing finger and amoral prosecutor business.
10. Souichirou Mikuni (C-Control)
He’s indeed an interesting character. But I don’t always agree on his ideals or methods. Still, he’s cute.