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The first character that comes to my mind is of course Nezuko from Kimetsu no Yaiba, and no one can deny that she's loved by everyone, even though she barely does anything, she's just basically existing(sure she does some quite adorable things and helps in fights sometimes, but still)

Can you mention any other characters who are similarly loved even though they don't do much in the anime?
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I think Speedwagon from Jojo´s is the clearest example of what you are saying
 
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Speedwagon from JoJo. He sucks at fighting (against strong opponents at least, he lead a gang of thugs at the beginning of the series, so he at least could hold his own against common humans), spends the 90% of his screentime commenting the battles he's watching while being scared of nearly everything, and barely does nothing during the series. It's safe to say that
Yet, Jojo fans love him and claim Speedwagon to be the best waifu of the series, which it is strange, as the kind of characters like him tend to not be very liked, especially in shounens.

That being said, I like Speedwagon myself.
 
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Asuna from Sao, barely does anything other than making sandwiches for Kirito

Also Emilia from Re;Zero
 
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I'm inclined to say Filo from Shield Hero, because if it wasn't for her loli nature and occasional kick to Motoyasu's nuts, she's pretty darn annoying most of the time
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Mayushi from Steins; Gate. The only thing she does is loving Okabe and crying tuturu and that's why people love her.
 
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Hmm maybe Levi from Attack on Titan.

I just checked and wow. I had no idea he was in the top 10 characters on MAL. Just for existing and being pretty cool at slashing titans. Not that that's a problem.
 
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laviha said:
Asuna from Sao, barely does anything other than making sandwiches for Kirito

Also Emilia from Re;Zero


That's 2 big no's for me, chief.

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Hmm maybe Levi from Attack on Titan.

I just checked and wow. I had no idea he was in the top 10 characters on MAL. Just for existing and being pretty cool at slashing titans. Not that that's a problem.


Well that is what Levi's character is about, being cool. Although I don't think he would be as highly rated nowadays if AoT came out, since his and Misaka's favorites are just from the hype that was the first season.
 
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killua

it's impossible to watch hxh and not like him



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girlslove said:
killua

it's impossible to watch hxh and not like him


killua is my least favorite of the main quartet
 
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girlslove said:
killua

it's impossible to watch hxh and not like him


lmao I actually dislike him pretty much.

In some moments is a good and wholesome kid, in other is just an annoying edgy brat
 
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Froppy from BnH. I swear, 90% of the reason people must like her is because of her design.
 
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emilia does nothing in re:zero except be cute and talk to subura and she became one of the best waifus of the season
 
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Hinata doesn't do much either but we like her because she isn't Sakura
 
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BlakexEkalb said:
laviha said:
Asuna from Sao, barely does anything other than making sandwiches for Kirito

Also Emilia from Re;Zero


That's 2 big no's for me, chief.

fancyjasper said:
Hmm maybe Levi from Attack on Titan.

I just checked and wow. I had no idea he was in the top 10 characters on MAL. Just for existing and being pretty cool at slashing titans. Not that that's a problem.


Well that is what Levi's character is about, being cool. Although I don't think he would be as highly rated nowadays if AoT came out, since his and Misaka's favorites are just from the hype that was the first season.


Thats funny considering he is top seven and fan keep increasing after each season. So your statement is wrong

Levi keep getting higher from season 1 to season 3 fan continue increasing.

Levi does not fits this question because he kill titan, do a lot stuffs and help protagonists from struggles many many times. I never see him does nothing and sit on his arse doing nothing.

He even admit he hates doing nothing if conflict happens. Levi should not be here. So this is very untrue
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Your example of Nezuko is a very good one.

Other characters that just exist and don't do much, but are love are Mashiro Shiina from Pet Girl of Sakurosou, Emilia from re: Zero, Mumen Rider from One Punch Man, all of the K-On! Girls, and the list goes on
 
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Hinata doesn't do much either but we like her because she isn't Sakura


I actually don't like her
But I see a lot do, so I must be one of the very few ones who don't
 
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Will Ryuk from Death Note count?
I mean he basically did nothing and enjoyed the most. Not loved exactly but pretty cool.
 
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Pikachu.

Pikachu is your answer.

You can mark this thread as solved now.
 
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Kotaro from Gakuen Babysitters and Mii-kun from How to Keep a Mummy are recent examples I can think of. Got everyone's adoration, including mine, just for being cute.

I'm also going to second Pikachu, and I'll also bring up Kuroneko-sama from Trigun. Not even a major character, she's literally just a cat that doesn't really do anything but meow and make cameos, but she's probably the third most merched character from the series. And speaking of black cats, Takkun (the cat) from FLCL probably is second to Haruko for having the most merch despite... not really doing anything and only appearing for a short time. People love kitties.
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Hmmm... other than above

Doraemon, Totoro, ....

Maybe?
 
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first thing that comes to my mind~nezuko
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Onodera Kosaki from Nisekoi is absolutely useless in every sense of the word yet apparently people considered her one of the best waifus ever at the time the series was still ongoing. Even though she's had several years on any of the other girls to get ahead, she's so shy that she's incapable of ever taking the first move regardless of the situation. As a result the only thing she ever does is sit around and blush, hoping that that's somehow going to solve all her problems, and somehow people adore her for it. I really don't understand it

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Mayushi from Steins; Gate. The only thing she does is loving Okabe and crying tuturu and that's why people love her.


have you seen steings gate? xdddd If you had to blame someone it would be Makise, who is your tipycall tsundere that came out of nowhere and somehow gets the love of the MC like senjogahara from monogatari...

Mayuri at least loved Okabe and admiered him and had known him since they were little


 
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Levi is the anwer to ''Why battle shounen anime are so famous and loved despite they are 80% repetitive and unoriginal trash'' but made character, and that's just because they are epic and badass.

I'm a big fan of SnK but the fanbase around Levi sucks, you have a lot of great fucking characters, like eren (a lot of character development in the last saga) and reiner (also a lot of character development throughout the series and a lot of internal conflicts (stop calling him plot-armored titan and learn what character development is you fking dumbasses))
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girlslove said:
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it's impossible to watch hxh and not like him

"Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaka"

Love him
 
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Kanna from Dragon Maid comes to mind. All she does is being cute. She is very good at it though so I suppose it's not a surprise she's so popular.




 
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TheoPKTNS said:
Levi is the anwer to ''Why battle shounen anime are so famous and loved despite they are 80% repetitive and unoriginal trash'' but made character, and that's just because they are epic and badass.

I'm a big fan of SnK but the fanbase aroung Levi sucks, you have a lot of great fucking characters, like eren (a lot of character development in the last saga) and reiner (also a lot of character development throughout the series and a lot of internal conflicts (stop calling it plot-armored titan and lear what character development is you fking dumbasses))


Completely agree. If you're a manga reader of the show, then you'll know that he isn't half as interesting, as complex a character than Eren, Zeke or Reiner are.
 
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Kamui from Gintama. Love him at first sight even he hardly appears and do anything lol.
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I think that every girl from Non Non Biyori counts.
 
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Speedwagon. I know he technically created his foundation and helped the joestar bloodline quite a lot but he didnt do too much in the series itself to earn respect and most of his screentime is commenting on battles anyway.

I mean the love for him is kind of a meme by itself
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I think levi from attack on titan is the answer
 
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Onodera Kosaki from Nisekoi is absolutely useless in every sense of the word yet apparently people considered her one of the best waifus ever at the time the series was still ongoing. Even though she's had several years on any of the other girls to get ahead, she's so shy that she's incapable of ever taking the first move regardless of the situation. As a result the only thing she ever does is sit around and blush, hoping that that's somehow going to solve all her problems, and somehow people adore her for it. I really don't understand it


I beg to disagree if it's Kosaki Onodera in live action movie lol. I think the type of people that gets jealous because someone or even main character is flirting with her in anime is being discussed in this thread below. I'm also a sucker for shy girl

https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1799049
 
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Mumen Rider from One Punch Man

He delivered one of the most inspiring scenes in whole season 1, nearly getting himself killed in a fight against an opponent that he knew was far out of his league. I wouldn't say that he's loved for merely existing.
 
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Levi is the anwer to ''Why battle shounen anime are so famous and loved despite they are 80% repetitive and unoriginal trash'' but made character, and that's just because they are epic and badass.

I'm a big fan of SnK but the fanbase aroung Levi sucks, you have a lot of great fucking characters, like eren (a lot of character development in the last saga) and reiner (also a lot of character development throughout the series and a lot of internal conflicts (stop calling it plot-armored titan and lear what character development is you fking dumbasses))
Yeah no, up until s3p2 (which I haven't yet watched so I won't comment over) eren was by far and away (I'll underline that too) the most annoying character on the whole cast. The only things he stood out for were whining, complaining and self-deprecation. Granted, Armin had the most annoying role down perfectly for a good chunk of the series but at least he stopped his nonstop waaahhh I'm useless (which he was, but still) and started becoming decent. Eren kept his incessant whining ongoing for 3 whole seasons, I can easily understand why people flocked on the Levi side (which I don't really care for, one way or another), after having been beaten to death by eren's personality (or lack thereof).

Again, maybe there was this incredible character development in the last 10 episodes (which wouldn't automatically make him bearable anyway, but it'd be something different at least) but if anyone asked me "hey camp eren or camp levi" I'd go levi without a second's thought. As clichéed as he is, at least he drags his own weight without whinging like a 5 year old.
 
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Kurgo said:
TheoPKTNS said:
Levi is the anwer to ''Why battle shounen anime are so famous and loved despite they are 80% repetitive and unoriginal trash'' but made character, and that's just because they are epic and badass.

I'm a big fan of SnK but the fanbase aroung Levi sucks, you have a lot of great fucking characters, like eren (a lot of character development in the last saga) and reiner (also a lot of character development throughout the series and a lot of internal conflicts (stop calling it plot-armored titan and lear what character development is you fking dumbasses))
Yeah no, up until s3p2 (which I haven't yet watched so I won't comment over)

"I haven't even saw las seadon of the anime but I'm going to criticize you"

well done man

Go read the manga and you'll understand the masterpiece that snk is


 
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Takumi Fujiwara from Initial D. He just drives the car and does manouvres
 
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Nezuko: *literally does nothing*

The internet: HNNNNNNNNG

She's like a walking meme. The recent episode just spawned another meme of her (the smol Nezuko)
 
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Not an anime character, but this guy popped into my mind as soon as I read the title of the thread.

Boba Fett from Star Wars, he has like, 5 lines in the whole franchise and yet everyone loves him lol
 
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Why are so many mentioning Levi? He slays titans and saved Eren's ass so many times.
 
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I don't love her, so it's disproven.
 
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Takatin from Gintama. The guy appeared for like a couple of episodes and became a living legend.
 
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1) Levi is just there to look cool (and to have hundreds of yaoi doujinshis with him).
2) Itachi looks like he should be in a L'Oreal commercial.
3) Astolfo is a joke that went too far. He has more favorites than best waifu Mordred.
4) Nezuko is there looking cute. I like her though, I don't find her annoying.
5) Zero Two has sex appeal and looks like a badass. Otakus eat that shit up. There's nothing else to her. And nothing else to the anime to be honest. Only a few fanservice scenes with her or her going beserk.
6) Ulquiorra is liked because he's the "aesthetic character" in Bleach. Nothing else. His emo, hot topic look is 99% what's going for him. Grimmjow is better. At least he has a personality.
7) Every edgy OP character like the one from Mahouka. They have no real distinguishable personality. They all blend together that you forget they're different characters. A lot of them are from isekai wish fulfillment like the main chara from Arifureta (I mean light novel & manga, the anime is hated even by the masses).
 
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Every arrogant, sadistic/dickhead character will be beloved by fangirls as long as he's hot, even if he gets very little development. It goes the other way around as well, now that I think about it lol, fanboys will swoon over underdeveloped (character-wise goddammit) or garbage-human hot girls as well
 
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I'm amazed that people cannot differentiate between character role and personal hatred. Well not really amazed since this is MAL after all.
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levi from attack on titan
L from death note
lelouch from code geass
kamina from tengen toppa gurren lagann
kaneki from tokyo ghoul
natsu from fairy tail
 
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laviha said:
Why are so many mentioning Levi? He slays titans and saved Eren's ass so many times.

Slay titans won't make you a good character ,he is like that because of his ackerman gene, Even mikasa is strong , but that don't denies that he is a boring character , he is nothing comparable to a way better and more interesing characters like Eren Reiner and Zeke , these characters are more complex and aren't just the cool cold badass strong repetitive guy in every series like levi .
 
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ranzer said:
laviha said:
Why are so many mentioning Levi? He slays titans and saved Eren's ass so many times.

Slay titans won't make you a good character ,he is like that because of his ackerman gene, Even mikasa is strong , but that don't denies that he is a boring character , he is nothing comparable to a way better and more interesing characters like Eren Reiner and Zeke , these characters are more complex and aren't just the cool cold badass strong repetitive guy in every series like levi .


This thread is actually about characters that literally do nothing throughout the shows so even if Levi is generic badass strong character he's still doing something, the fighting.

The story is more plot driven than character driven so I don't care much about the complex characters or the others including Levi(idk maybe I do abt him)
 
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Kanna from Dragon Maid comes to mind. All she does is being cute. She is very good at it though so I suppose it's not a surprise she's so popular.


I love kanna and I have to admit that 60% of that love is because of her cuteness, but the other 40% is because she despite being a child cares about kobayashi (like when she wanted that rabit for his schoolbag) and also because of her relationship with kobayashi and tohru (at first she came to kill tohru [i think xd or at least something related with tohru] and hugely disliked kobayashi)


 
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5) Zero Two has sex appeal and looks like a badass. Otakus eat that shit up. There's nothing else to her. And nothing else to the anime to be honest. Only a few fanservice scenes with her or her going beserk.


I wish she went berserk on me lol

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