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Aug 9, 2010 12:42 AM

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Just wondering, but what is an anime character that really gave you a strong and lasting impression? A character that maybe influenced you in some way? Etc.




 
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Aug 9, 2010 12:45 AM

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i would have to say, Yukio "Koyuki" Tanaka from the anime "Beck" if it were not for him i probly would even have called my homies and played a few gigs at the local concert houses
 
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Lelouche Lamperouge. Ironically, I just finished the episode where Nunnally died, then this topic came up. I've always been a rebellious person, but Lelouche reinforces that part of me. Hence I don't really care when he turns a little douchy. F the world.
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Aug 9, 2010 12:50 AM

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This guy:


cause he taught me to believe in myself who believes in him who believes in myself who believes in him who believes that the price of cheeseburgers these day's are off the roof
 
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Aug 9, 2010 1:10 AM

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Yagami Light. KILL the criminals! (though I'd prefer torturing them to death instead of a quick kill)
 
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Aug 9, 2010 1:38 AM

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Kyon. Because he showed me that you can be a boring pragmatic asshole with chocolate brown hair and still be liked by everyone.
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Aug 9, 2010 4:08 AM

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I think is Okazaki Tomoya from Clannad...It had a big impact on me...why...because he had a sad past [just like me -] but when he found somebody to care he started to fight for what he belives in...I think it made me think that I shouldn't let the past affect me and have to walk forward no matter what :)
 
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Aug 9, 2010 4:14 AM
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Katanagatari - The sword itself has made me a big impact on me.Considering the sword is a character as well. =)
 
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Aug 9, 2010 5:03 AM

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Hiruma Yoichi (Eyeshield 21) and Tokuchi Toua (One outs) :D
 
Aug 9, 2010 6:23 AM

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Sailor Moon, or Usagi Tsukino, she defined my life back when I was 13-14
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Aug 9, 2010 6:27 AM

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Characters don't inspire me, I inspire them. :x
 
Aug 9, 2010 6:34 AM
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Webeiss said:
Characters don't inspire me, I inspire them. :x
Huh??
 
Aug 9, 2010 6:39 AM

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Webeiss said:
Characters don't inspire me, I inspire them. :x


how epic...they must bow to your glory aye


anywaaays mine ...i wouldn't say he impacted my life but I did think Kyon and I are alike...when I first watch haruhi years ago I thought to myself..."wow, there's a bastard who's as sarcastic as I am"
 
Aug 9, 2010 6:41 AM
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Hirano Kouta from Highschool of the Dead : Now I know that fat geeks with glasses can be badass and awesome.

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angel beats TK!!! the show wasn't that good but TK was hilarious and cool with like 1 line every ep he makes you want to keep watching he deserved better than angel beats and now there won't be anymore epic randomness anymore R.I.P TK


I agree 100%
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Aug 9, 2010 8:05 AM
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I would either pick Kanade from Angel Beats because she showed me how cute an anime character actually can be ! or Sawako Kuronuma from Kimi ni Todoke because she showed me that in the end you just have to keep trying !
 
Aug 9, 2010 8:53 AM

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Lelouch Lamperouge from Code Geass R2 esspecially, because there is true mental power was showed. And I kind re-find myself in that character.
 
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probably Sawako from Kimi ni Todoke--she always stayed true to herself :) and her situation was actually believable too..well not that people in the real world really mistake others for being Sadako from The Ring lol. but she was just really likable and inspiring. Sawako made me want to be a better person--she had so many good qualities that i wish i could have :D
 
Aug 9, 2010 11:11 AM
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Lelouch and Yagami Light. What Lelouch did at the end of R2 surprised me and left a bitter aftertaste. Light is epic for his whole criminal killing movement and his craziness.


 
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Ikari Shinji. We are about the same, except girls never happened to me.

And those who talked about details of the plots, you might want to put spoiler tags on your posts. Not everyone watched those shows. Just saying.
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imperyus said:
Lelouch Lamperouge from Code Geass R2 esspecially, because there is true mental power was showed. And I kind re-find myself in that character.


You're a manipulative asshole?

Cool!


 
Aug 9, 2010 12:28 PM
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Ikari Shinji. We are about the same, except girls never happened to me.

And those who talked about details of the plots, you might want to put spoiler tags on your posts. Not everyone watched those shows. Just saying.


 
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Webeiss said:
Characters don't inspire me, I inspire them. :x


Wow, it must be stunning. If I had such power I would talk to characters and maybe some of them would be still alive....
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KiJzOr said:
Achiuakuna said:
Ikari Shinji. We are about the same, except girls never happened to me.

And those who talked about details of the plots, you might want to put spoiler tags on your posts. Not everyone watched those shows. Just saying.




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Akari knows what true happiness is, and it's her love of life that has inspired me to be a better person. Instead of living the boring, jaded life that I had been wallowing through, watching Akari explore Neo Venezia has inspired me to appreciate the mundane, and cherish the special moments in life.

While she certainly experiences ups and downs, all of these events build up her character. This makes her stronger, serving as an inspiration to the viewer to constantly look forward, while never forgetting the past.

I would go so far as to claim that the reason why much of the world is torn with strife, hatred, and discrimination is because not enough of our glorious leaders have had the opportunity to observe Akari's approach to life. The mellowing out of the warmongers would lead to a revolution in world order like nothing this world has ever seen. Just imagine if, instead of fighting wars, opposing forces would sit together in the theater of wonderful happiness to explore what neo venezia has to offer. No longer would newspaper headlines be filled with grim words of war and death, but instead of peace and happiness. No longer would news programs be filled with sensationalist stories of the latest tragedy of warfare, but instead show the people of this world celebrating as one, embracing the diversity of humanity as the pinnacle of human achievement. All because of the story of a young undine, striving to be the best Prima undine she can be, for the sake of herself, her friends, Aria Company, and the rest of Neo Venezia.

Just imagine.

 
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probably Sawako from Kimi ni Todoke--she always stayed true to herself :) and her situation was actually believable too..well not that people in the real world really mistake others for being Sadako from The Ring lol. but she was just really likable and inspiring. Sawako made me want to be a better person--she had so many good qualities that i wish i could have :D


Completely agree here, Sawako would be my second pick. My first would be...



The man character of the Tatami Galaxy. I loved his cynicism, and found many of the traits and problems he has, are ones I share. His revelation in the end was just awe inspiring to me, and honestly, made me appreciate life more.
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Yukari from Paradise Kiss really influenced me, because i could relate to her on being a little lost in life and not knowing how to be independent. her transformation in the manga was very inspiring.

Mikako from Gokinjo Monogatari too... she made me want to be more girly and be interested in fashion. she also inspired me to be more strong-willed.
 
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Webeiss said:
Characters don't inspire me, I inspire them. :x

lol

Yagami Light, certain criminals deserve to be killed.
 
Aug 9, 2010 6:32 PM

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Kino.

I aspire to be like Kino.
 
Aug 9, 2010 9:49 PM

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Sailor Moon, or Usagi Tsukino, she defined my life back when I was 13-14


Hell yes. I still think she's awesome to this day. :x
 
Aug 13, 2010 8:47 PM

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edward newgate a.k.a whitebeard. that man isi just a fuckin beast!
 
Aug 13, 2010 8:54 PM

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Kamina from Gurren Lagann.

This guy taught me another way of believing; one hardly ever thinks of and always goes, "Just believe in yourself". Kamina gave me a boost of ultimate confidence.

My tennis game is on Friday, and my coach keeps pressuring us. Everyone is angry and nervous; and so am I. Though, my coach tells me never to give up. I always try to practice well and the nervousness is breaking onto me. But he gave me advice and told me to think positive. Nothing worked; but looking at this thread I realized and came back to what Kamina said before:

"Don't believe in yourself; believe in ME who believes in you"! To always trust those who truly think you can achieve; they always can change you a lot inside.
 
Aug 13, 2010 10:27 PM

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uuh the only person i can think of is tomoya cuz he just makes you think about normal things with a in another retrospect
 
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Temari from Naruto taught me that being blond does not make one dumb!
 
Aug 14, 2010 1:40 AM

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Hmm. Perhaps the one character to truly have any impact on me was Ayanami Rei. Maybe it was due to my age back then, maybe it was because of the issues I was going through at that time, or, most likely, the combination of both, but it felt like she truly saved my life in those days.
 
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uuh the only person i can think of is tomoya cuz he just makes you think about normal things with a in another retrospect


Couldn't agree more!
 
Aug 14, 2010 3:39 AM
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Akari knows what true happiness is, and it's her love of life that has inspired me to be a better person. Instead of living the boring, jaded life that I had been wallowing through, watching Akari explore Neo Venezia has inspired me to appreciate the mundane, and cherish the special moments in life.

While she certainly experiences ups and downs, all of these events build up her character. This makes her stronger, serving as an inspiration to the viewer to constantly look forward, while never forgetting the past.


What anime is that? I'm getting really interested now :)

Meanwhile, the characters that have really impacted me is probably the main characters of the Fruits Basket manga/anime: Kyo, Tohru, Yuki and Momiji. Actually, I think it is the whole tone of the manga that made a huge impact. Although the manga itself is based on a clumsy, innocent girl, the scenarios and the relationships she has between the characters opened up kind of a new world for me and let me look at the world in a different way. Lol. So I guess Honda Tohru impacted me one way or another. Don't think I was influenced though.
 
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Yang Wenli is a loving husband, a great role model (most of the time), a true friend, and a hero of the people...loved by his friends and family and respected by his enemies.....and over-all just a great guy....he has taught me the very essence of camaraderie and friendship....okay we have one piece for that....but the way Yang portrays it is just so real....and you can never not root for the guy.....now he may be a slouch and has a little problem with alcohol....but hey no one's perfect....over-all he is a nice guy that has taught me how to value my friends and family......

and I'm doing this out of foppery and whim ^^



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Aug 14, 2010 6:23 AM

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Batou from GITS he's tough but has a soft side humanistic side to him. A little like me
 
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Yang Wen-li. For his life and ideals. He's written to be real enough in terms of ideas and personality that he was able to make a real impact on me.
 
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Sakuragi, Hanamichi from Slam Dunk, He convinced me to basketball. Now i don't fail at basketball!!!!
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probably tomoya from clannad..
 
Aug 14, 2010 10:55 AM

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Kenshin from the Rurouni Kenshin OVA's. Stoic badasses never fail to weigh my heart down. \m/
 
Aug 14, 2010 2:02 PM

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Kino.

I aspire to be like Kino.


This is a really good choice. Kino actually takes time to observe the world and think about things. And to see the beauty in everything. I've always liked how Kino always seeks the least conflict, looking at things from everyone's point of view, and always moves on with life regardless of consequences.
 
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Vash the Stampede, without a doubt. Mainly because we share our morality system and because he helped put my own sense of justice into words. Love! And! Peace!
 
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Mine would have to be Tomoya Okazaki from clannad just because I can relate to a lot of the things he went through in the series.
 
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Fai D. Flourite - as well as Break Xerxes - because of their ability to smile and laugh. Simple, yeah, but it really impresses me, when you think about their past.
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The first one to ever have an impact on me was Naruto actually, lol yeah.

Watching him struggle, go through difficulties and still smile and stay positive.
He also made me re-analyze my desires in life, my bonds with friends. He was the first character that had that "never give up" theme going on. I learned later that it's just in the Japanese's nature to do their best. So whenever I feel lazy or feel pressured by those who are better than me, I just remember Naruto's silly smile.

Also the way he holds onto his friends, after having lost my friends from school, I've decided to do my best with my friends from college, and realized it takes two to keep a good relationship.



Tohru Honda (Fruits Basket)
I can write forever about this girl. But serously, this, in all aspects good and nice girl, still ltos of people like her, despite the fact that usually such girls are thought of as annoying in anime and manga. I think generally, she had the most impact on me. I thought that when I first watched the anime and started reading Fruits Basket manga, that she was just my copy in character. She wouldn't cry in front of others, she would always smile, be very polite and nice, be attentive, and help around the house and stuff, and she would never tell her problems to others. I kind of understand that it might be a wrong thing to do, so it got me interested how she would get cured of that habit herself. The friends that she made, the love that she found - that's what cured that habit.

But at the same time she was very sincere. She tried her best to convey her feelings to those important to her. She tried to best to help those who needed help. And most of all she was scared of losing important people.

Her purity and her heart made me strive to be a better person than I am, made me remember some values that grown ups seem to have forgotten. She made me revalue my life principles. She made think for seriously and thoroughly for the first time in my life - what do I really want to do in life?

I chose my major without much thinking, basing my decision on the fact that it was the most prestigious one, and I am used to attend prestigious schools and so on and its major also was very promising. I've always thought that out of class activites were a hassle and useless.

I don't like to look back, but when I do, I realize how many chances have slipped away from me during my almost 22 years of life. I started playing the voilin, learning Japanese, attended art classes, going to attend Irish dance classes, it suddenly occured to me that I could change my major while I was still in college, and then I'd happier with my choice of job right now.

I was so surprised. "Do such kind people really exist in our life?" I've grown up among high class kids who are incredibly arrogant and are ready to do anything to let the other one down (I'm not a high class myself, middle class, I guess). Friends to them were something cool to boast about, like their appearance, clubbing, drinking and so on. I remember there was once a question during a lesson - "Do you like kind people?" (I don't remember why the teacher asked it). And everyone said "Who needs them". I thought so too, because I didn't know such people could exist.

Now I'm trying to become one myself, though of course it's sometimes hard and it's hard to not to get influenced by others at all. They start pointing at you and gossiping about your back that you're not like them, you're 'weird'. But I don't care really. That just means I don't need those people in my life. I'm sure that there are a lot of kind people out there.

Generally speaking, I guess, Tohru taught me to be true to my feelings and to try to convey those feelings to others, because no matter what I feel, if I don't convey to the other person, it's pointless.

I guess if I started re-reading Fruits Basket, I'd write novels here, but that's it^^
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I would love to be this guy Fin Cruda
however, the biggest impact made on me would probably be Tsui Ling
both are short lived and I believe they are probably the happiest people ever lived
they both motivate me ^^
 
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Izumi Konata
Mostly due to the fact that It's my daily life in anime. I can't say much more about that.
 
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Amamiya Yuko was and still is the only anime character to ever make me recurringly cry.
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