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Dec 30, 2010 1:50 PM

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DRRR!
 
Dec 30, 2010 2:28 PM

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Clannad, Welcome to the NHK!, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Higurashi, Black Lagoon, Haruhi, Bakemonogatari and Rosario+Vampire.
 
Dec 30, 2010 6:53 PM
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- Legend of the Galactic Heroes (Huge cast of characters, but each one has a role to play in the story and rarely have character interactions been done better).
- The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (but just watch the original 13 episode series. The 2009 renewal doesn't actually advance the plot and it repeats one episode seven times as part of a weird time loop plot device. I'd like to get my hands on the idiot who thought THAT was a good idea... Although maybe they had their budget cut or something and were forced to resort to drastic measures).
- Clannad and Clannad After Story (This WILL make you cry).
- Spice and Wolf (Some of the best characters in anime).
- Cowboy Bebop (This show is too cool for words. Think of Mr. T. and Chuck Norris walking into a bar, only instead of causing the bar to explode their combined awesomeness is warped by a fluctuation in space-time and channeled into a TV set, where it is concentrated and takes the form of Cowboy Bebop).
 
Dec 30, 2010 7:15 PM

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Durarara.
Soul Eater.
Angel Beats.
Baccano.
 
Dec 30, 2010 8:27 PM

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GoodEnoughForMe said:

-Code Geass, sort of; I think Lelouch and Kallen are fascinating, but others like C2 are really, really bad.

-Princess Mononoke. As an aside, one of the best love interest first shots ever. Man sees girl, girl looks up with blood all over mouth. Kinky.


god, thank you. I see so many fanboys/ fangirls shipping Lulu/CC and I don't get it, I mean I liked CC well enough but Kallen was the most complex and interesting female character in the show to me. I really don't understand people who wanted Lelouch to end up with Shirley either. She was a cute schoolgirl with no substance or very little. And


I agree that Princess Mononoke was amazing for the characters. And Lady Eboshi has fascinated me forever too. I wasn't into anime when I fist watched it, and so that film was the first place I encountered a character who wanted to rule the world but yet wasn't "evil". That is what I love about Miyazaki and about anime in general- the sense of good and bad is blurred in a way it isn't in a lot of Western entertainment.

Which brings me to why I love FMA...my god the characters in that are morally gray, complex and just awesome.

I think Le Chevalier D'Eon has some great characters as well. Their extreme loyalty to their country is so interesting to me, especially since so many of my favorite stories are about rebelling against an established authority, not submitting to it.

Nana was the best in terms of 'real life' characters. I think usually the female characters in slice of life shows are especially stereotypical but not here.
 
Dec 30, 2010 11:11 PM

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Gintama

Durarara

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

oh yeah a lot will not accept it but Minami-ke cast is freaking awesome

School rumble I really enjoyed the cast
 
Dec 31, 2010 4:41 AM

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Nearly every character is lovable, the ones who aren't are hated for hurting the lovable ones.

Nabari No Ou: This series is practically a collection of my favorite anime characters. I love nearly the entire cast.
 
Dec 31, 2010 10:23 AM

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For me it's:

Full Metal Alchemist
Hunter X Hunter
Gundam(original)
Gundam Seed
Gundam 00
One piece
Bleach
Fruits Basket
The Slayers
Monster
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Dec 31, 2010 11:53 AM
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In order:
Gintama
One Piece
FMA
School Rumble
DRR!
Bleach
Hayate no Gotoku
 
Dec 31, 2010 1:50 PM

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Kuragehime
Ouran High School Host Club
Bleach
Inuyasha
Kimi ni todoke
Itazura na kiss
 
Dec 31, 2010 2:38 PM

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Clannad
Fairy Tail
 
Jan 1, 2011 3:14 AM

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Fma/fma2

Gundam 00 s1
 
Jan 1, 2011 5:09 AM

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Gintama
 
Jan 1, 2011 6:31 AM
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I personally think that Ouran High School Host Club has an amazing, funny cast of characters XD Yay!
 
Jan 1, 2011 6:39 AM

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Jan 10, 2011 11:26 PM
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For me it has to be Clannad, I was attached to all of the characters even the minor ones. I was sad when something bad happened to them and was happy when something good happened to them. Out of all the anime I've seen I think that's the only one were I have liked every single one of the characters and not even disliked one.
 
Jan 11, 2011 3:20 AM

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For me it's:

Azumanga Daioh
Baccano
Clannad & After Story
Durarara
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
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Jan 16, 2011 1:11 PM

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Ouran high school host club
Hayate no gotoku
Pandora hearts
spice and wolf
Fruits basket
Clannad
 
Jan 16, 2011 1:51 PM

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hmmm I'm gonna go ahead and say Hajime no Ippo and its sequel, but I do think the manga definitely goes more in depth with characters than the anime. Nonetheless, still relatable, inspirational, and downright amazing.
 
Jan 17, 2011 11:45 PM

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Angel Beats and the Special made me love all the characters even more :D
 
Jan 21, 2011 7:54 PM

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Soul eater
fruits baskets
spirited away
I like almost any character from those anime.


 
Jan 21, 2011 8:03 PM

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Aria
Princess Tutu
 
Jun 6, 2011 8:23 AM
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Nana :)
 
Jun 6, 2011 8:24 AM
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Soul Eater
Special A
Clannad
Hoshizora e kakaru Hashi
Naruto
 
Jun 6, 2011 8:27 AM

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Fahlaine said:
Durarara!!

They are all so.. unique.
 
Jun 6, 2011 8:34 AM

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My favorite cast is Gintama.
Some others worth mentioning:
The Tatami Galaxy
Nichijou
Baccano
Durarara
Gundam 00
Arakawa Under the Bridge
Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?
 
Jun 6, 2011 6:32 PM
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Durarara
Angel Beats
Higurashi
 
Jun 6, 2011 6:51 PM

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School Days definitely.
QED.
NekoLoLです。初音ミクが好きです。
 
Jun 6, 2011 8:18 PM
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Gintama.
 
Jun 6, 2011 8:40 PM

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Baccano!
Durarara!!
NANA
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Spice & Wolf
Cowboy Bebop
Outlaw Star
Haibane Renmei
Sketchbook ~Full Color's~
Dennou Coil
Aria
Steins;Gate
Kaiji
Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai
Heartcatch PreCure!
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Jun 6, 2011 9:30 PM

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Baccano

FMAB

Higurashi

DeathNote
 
Jun 6, 2011 9:53 PM

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Every character in Baccano is just awesome and could be a kickass MC in another show.

TTGL, Bebop, heck even a good portion of the Geass cast.
 
Jun 6, 2011 10:07 PM

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Obvious answer here is Bebop
 
Jun 7, 2011 1:17 AM

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Slam Dunk
Gintama
Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn
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Jun 7, 2011 1:47 AM

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One Piece
Slam Dunk
Legend of Galactic Heroes
Monster

These are the ones I adore.
 
Jun 7, 2011 2:23 AM
 
Jun 7, 2011 2:44 AM

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Honey and Clover
Kannagi
Toradora
Kanon
Clannad
Steins Gate

In that order

(I'd put Code Geass but I wanted to kill nearly every character in it at some point, not because they were bad characters, I just hated their actions at points, but they did have a good cast)
 
Jun 7, 2011 4:48 AM

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Clannad, Toradora, Ano Hana.
 
Jun 7, 2011 11:01 AM

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In no particular order:

Honey and Clover
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Nana
Clannad
Toradora
One Piece
Higurashi
Baccano
Cowboy Bebop
Aria
Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Naruto
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Durarara
Monster
Berserk
Fruits Basket

I'm sure there are more, but these are the ones that come to mind.
"Yes, I have been deprived of emotion. But not completely. Whoever did it, botched the job."

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Jun 7, 2011 1:45 PM
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Negima
One Piece
Cowboy Bebop
Zetsubou Sensei

There are others, but these are the only ones I'll list.

 
Jun 7, 2011 1:46 PM

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Darker than black characters are the best
Protect your smile!
 
Jun 7, 2011 2:15 PM
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Love Hina
AnoHana
Soul Eater
Cowboy Bebop
Beelzebub
Toradora
Nichijou

In order from best to not-best(can't say worst, cause they're all amazing)
 
Jun 7, 2011 2:18 PM

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Hmmmmm
Baccano and school rumble both had great casts but i think the best overall was Bamboo Blade.
 
Jun 7, 2011 2:25 PM
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Steins;Gate
Hen Zemi
Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san.

Also Katanagatari, Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, Durarara!!, Baccano! are worth being mentioned.
 
Jun 7, 2011 2:33 PM
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AnoHana
Death Note
Darker Than Black
Tekkon Kinkreet
 
Jun 8, 2011 6:31 PM

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Soul eater
Bleach
Kinda Naruto like 6/10
Fullmetal Alchemist
 
Jun 8, 2011 6:54 PM

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Neon Genesis Evangelion
god i hate Shinji... prob the worst protagonist in anime history...
 
Jun 8, 2011 7:05 PM

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gintama
one piece
durarara
the melancholy of haruhi suzumiya
ouran high school host club
 
Jun 8, 2011 7:52 PM

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Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Durarara!, Baccano!, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and Monster.
 
Jun 8, 2011 8:25 PM

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Urusei Yatsura.

The best cast in anime by far.

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god i hate Shinji... prob the worst protagonist in anime history...


Makoto Itou would like to have a word with you about that.
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