Sunday, August 21, 2011

Favorite Male Main Characters (Japanese Animations)

Assalamualaikum / Peace be Upon You

For most people, it is call Anime (pronounced /ænɨmeɪ/) but I call it Japanese Animations. It's the Japanese abbreviated pronunciation of "animation". The definition sometimes changes depending on the context. In English-speaking countries, the term most commonly refers to Japanese animated cartoons.

I've been watching Japanese Animations since I was small. From Doraemon until the latest ones. There are several characters that I really like and somewhat adore but mostly this list is consisted of those from the new ones. Most of them have the carefree attitudes, the will of not giving up and above all loyal to the one they hold dear.

10.Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail)

Natsu is one of the magician that possessed the ancient art of Dragon Slayer. He is on a quest searching for his missing foster father, a dragon that goes by the name Igneel. He is a fire element users and have the ability to eat fire and uses it after finish eating it. Like fire, he is hot blooded, hot temper but he is loyal to his friends. The only thing that I dislike about him is his pinkish hair. Seriously. His weakness? He can't be inside a moving transportation without feeling sick.

9. Takuto Tsunashi (Star Driver)

Takuto is a Star Driver opposing the Holy Order of Glittering Stars to protect Wako, the South Shrine Maiden, from them. According to the Order, Takuto is the legendary "Galactic Pretty Boy" and the greatest threat to their plans. He also has two of the legendary Twelve Star Swords: Emeraude and Saphir, and his training in dual-wielding swordmanship allows him to fight skillfuly with one in each hand. His weakness? Unaware of the affections of the women around him, I supposed.

8. Ichika Orimura (Infinite Stratos)

Ichika the first male IS pilot, his new reputation has made him somewhat famous as many scientists and engineers would like to study him. His older sister, Chifuyu, is a legendary IS pilot who raised him when the siblings' parents abandoned them at a young age. Despite how harshly she treats him, he loves his sister dearly. He is protective towards the people that he loves. Weakness? He is oblivious to the fact that several girls have feelings for him.

7. Shichika Yasuri (Katanagatari)

Shichika head of the Kyotouryuu school of Japanese sword martial arts. He was raised on an isolated island in the country of Tamba, where he is found and employed by Togame with a mission to find twelve legendary swords. He doesn't wield a sword and only uses his body and fists as weapons since the Yasuri family has no talent in handling actual swords. He is in love with Togame and follows her orders even though he sometimes considers them to be a hassle. His weakness? He follows Togame's order faithfully but after she died, he became an unstoppable killing machine.

6. Kenichi Shirahama (Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple)

Kenichi is the disciple of 6 different martial artists (Karate, Jujitsu, Chinese Kenpo, Muay Thai, and others). Although it is consistently stated that Kenichi has no talent for martial arts, he more than makes up for it with his work ethic. He had to endure a hellish trainings that set up by his masters. He believes in justice and will help his friends when they are in trouble. His weakness? He lacks any form of sakki (killer intent). Because of this, many people who face him see him as a weakling and become overconfident, which usually proves their downfall. He can go unnoticed by even Master-class fighters for a period of time.

5. Guy Shishioh (King of Braves: GaoGaiGar)

Guy is a brave man with tremendous courage and enthusiasm, and the strength to never give up for the sake of life—even at the possible cost of his own. His favorite phrase is 'You can overcome anything if you have courage!' He is at first introduced as a Cyborg but after his cybernetic body would be thoroughly "infected" through the Zonuda Matter Sublimation ability. With the aid of an unconscious Mamoru, Guy performed Purification for the first time, saving her and returning them both to human form. Guy's body, having absorbed the G-Stone previously on the GaoBrace, surpassed that of a normal human; "Evoluder Guy" was born. Weakness? Apparently he has none.

4. Layfon Wolfstein Alseif (Chrome Shelled Regios)

Layfon was one of the twelve wielders of the Heaven Blades and also held the title of Wolfstein at the age of ten. He then branded as a traitor for fighting for money (which he used to support the orphanage). Inhumanely strong and possessed a strong kei, he is seem unbeatable and strong. He enjoys being needed by people, as seen in his action of joining the City Police though Military Arts students usually do not do such things. His weakness? He's not good with teamwork and also oblivious of the feelings from the women around him.

3. Gintoki Sakata (Gintama)

Gintoki is a freelancer former samurai living in an era where aliens known as the Amanto have come to Earth after the Joi War, a battle in which the latter defeated the former where he earned the nickname Shiroyasha (White Demon). He has a sweet tooth and obsession with sugary and sweet foods. He is also obsessed with reading Weekly Shounen Jump. Despite his appearance and initial behavior, Gintoki has a great amount of pride for his samurai code. He takes it upon himself to rescue or avenge not only his comrades and friends but also people he barely knows. Despite being a fearsome fighter with nearly unmatched skills, he acts like a coward most of the time to to avoid needless bloodshed after suffering the loss of most of his friends and allies during the Joi war. He is described by others as lazy, unmotivated, and useless though they see his kind, responsible, and unpredictable self. Weakness? Just damn lazy.

2. Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)

Edward is the youngest State Alchemist to be selected by the State Military of the country, thus receiving the title of "Fullmetal Alchemist" shortly thereafter from military head, King Bradley. He lost his right arm and left leg after a failed transmutations. He and his younger brother, which now stuck in a piece of armor, trying to find a way to get their bodies back. Edward is relentless and somewhat brave as he goes up against anything that stands in his way. He is shown to be protective on his love ones especially towards his brother and his childhood friend, Winry. Weakness? He is short and hates milk.

1. Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)

Luffy is the captain of the infamous Straw Hat Pirates. Possessed a rubber-like body, he travels the seas in search of Gol D. Roger's treasure, One Piece. Son of the Revolutionary, Monkey D. Dragon and the grandson of Navy Admiral, Monkey D. Garp. He had an oath brother, Portgas D. Ace. He is brave, loyal and have a great sense of justice despite being a pirate. He had earned respects by his crews which consisted of those he had rescued. He is incredibly strong and his dream is to become the Pirate King, surpassing Roger. He enjoys eating foods especially foods. The one thing about Luffy is he doesn't discriminate on who he should save. Weakness? He's a dead-weight on the sea making him unable to swim due to the curse of the Devil Fruit that he ate. One thing though, don't make his comrades or people he cared about cry if you don't want to feel his wrath.

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