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Oct 24, 2013 7:48 AM

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shattereddreamzz said:
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I feel like #10 is the only that even remotely belongs there...

Really, to each his/her own I guess....but still, why is the bitch so famous? It's not that she is the only obnoxious annoying tsundere out there..


Your statement implies people like Haruhi because of her tsundereness. That is inaccurate.
 
Oct 24, 2013 9:22 AM

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Exactly what does this list mean again?
How many people bothered to +1 a character.

But hey, we're free to draw whatever bullshit intelligent conclusions we want from the top favorites list!

As for my opinion... I never (and still haven't) really bothered looking at it, so I dunno.


You should look at the list.
Okay, I looked.

And you know what? I WON'T JUDGE PEOPLE ON THEIR HORRIBLE TASTES.



The majority seems to disagree with you though, and when talking about subjective opinions, majority rules.


For example, I could hate on Haruhi all I want, but it doesn't change the fact that she is the 10th most liked character on MAL, and my opinion means nothing compared to all those people.
 
Oct 24, 2013 9:28 AM

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Lrdwhyt said:
shattereddreamzz said:
StopDropAndBowl said:
I feel like #10 is the only that even remotely belongs there...

Really, to each his/her own I guess....but still, why is the bitch so famous? It's not that she is the only obnoxious annoying tsundere out there..


Your statement implies people like Haruhi because of her tsundereness. That is inaccurate.

Is she a tsundere anyway?
 
Oct 24, 2013 9:32 AM

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azzuRe said:
It is quite surprising that Madokami 'only' has around 1k believer.

Not really.

She is not even a real character, just a plot device.

She is not likable ( she is like a female version of Shinji except she is not the real MC)

Homura steals the attention when it comes to the characters.
 
Oct 24, 2013 10:45 AM

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This list enrages me and hurts my frail emotions.
 
Oct 24, 2013 11:19 AM

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Gintoki should be #1 on that list..
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Oct 24, 2013 11:21 AM

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Peten00b said:
Gintoki should be #1 on that list..

No, Katsura should.
5 main aspects I base my ratings on:
1. Did DramaEnthusiast make a thread about it?
2. Is it better than Breaking Bad?
3. Did MellowJello recommend the shit out of it?
4. Has it caused a (very entertaining) shitstorm on MAL?
5. Is it actually good?

Scratch the fifth point, it's not very relevant...
 
Oct 24, 2013 11:50 AM

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Why does everyone have a boner for kira? He was a little pen warrior who couldn't control power. Didn't he consider killing his sister? I don't get why ichigo is so high up, he's the most boring character ever. I think he's related to kristen stewart. People say superman is boring and overpowered but he's more entertaining to watch than ichigo.
 
Oct 24, 2013 12:14 PM
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it god aefull fact
"If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine"

When the union's inspiration through the workers' blood shall run
There can be no power greater anywhere beneath the sun
Yet what force on earth is weaker than the feeble strength of one
For the Union makes us strong
 
Oct 24, 2013 12:20 PM
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side note there is only 3 in the top 100 that should be and there to low tow out of three should be top ten
"If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine"

When the union's inspiration through the workers' blood shall run
There can be no power greater anywhere beneath the sun
Yet what force on earth is weaker than the feeble strength of one
For the Union makes us strong
 
Oct 24, 2013 12:21 PM

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Zarbel said:
Why does everyone have a boner for kira? He was a little pen warrior who couldn't control power. Didn't he consider killing his sister? I don't get why ichigo is so high up, he's the most boring character ever. I think he's related to kristen stewart. People say superman is boring and overpowered but he's more entertaining to watch than ichigo.


Light - "My little sister lost her virginity before me? That does it, get on the list!"
 
Oct 24, 2013 12:24 PM
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the whole list is messed up imo
"If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine"

When the union's inspiration through the workers' blood shall run
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Yet what force on earth is weaker than the feeble strength of one
For the Union makes us strong
 
Oct 24, 2013 12:25 PM
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Polychrome said:
Naruhodo, Date ... naruhodo.

be barying sarky ass if you wish
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Oct 24, 2013 12:27 PM

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They're almost all shounen leads, what did you expect?
 
Oct 24, 2013 12:31 PM
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Polychrome said:
They're almost all shounen leads, what did you expect?

i think the whole list is a mess my view of that Mal Base [ my name ofr the userbase] was Kinda low cuase of taste i find odd [ not bad just odd]
"If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine"

When the union's inspiration through the workers' blood shall run
There can be no power greater anywhere beneath the sun
Yet what force on earth is weaker than the feeble strength of one
For the Union makes us strong
 
Oct 24, 2013 12:36 PM
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Only one that should be up there is Haruhi. I wish I could re-arrange it to something more accurate.
 
Oct 24, 2013 12:42 PM

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Thread Cleaned

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Oct 26, 2013 3:27 PM

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Oh, so basically all of the Shounen heroes plus the other popular ones. I can see why 1. 4. 5. are on it though. 1 was on my list for a while too.

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Oct 26, 2013 4:57 PM
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I both agree and disagree.
 
Oct 26, 2013 5:23 PM

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Gintoki is def the only cute one there
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Oct 26, 2013 6:16 PM

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5. Edward Elric: You only have the right to put him in your favorite characters if you watched FMA dubbed and watched/prefered the 2003 version, fact
Careful, butthurt sub and/or Brotherhood fans might start killing us. Actually, the only anime character on the top ten from an anime I've actually seen is Ed, so I can't put out a real opinion on this list. It's mostly shitty Shonen Jump protagonists by the looks of it.
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y'all need to shut the fuck up.
 
Oct 26, 2013 6:29 PM

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Spoilers from the end of Code Geass and Death Note:


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Oct 26, 2013 6:32 PM

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Spoilers from the end of Code Geass and Death Note:

Technically speaking (FMA spoiler)

Does that count? He was also
, so maybe not.

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y'all need to shut the fuck up.
 
Oct 26, 2013 6:47 PM

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Some of them are popular because they are really good characters. And some are popular because they are fun or likable longrunning action heroes.
 
Oct 27, 2013 3:03 AM

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Even if i can admit One piece, Naruto and Bleach's popularity, i definetely don't think they are the best or most interesting characters in their respective series. in fact, they are some of the blandest


I would disagree and argue that they do have some interesting characters. Don't let deluded fanboys take away from the fact that these are solid Anime. Granted, I have probably only seen half or around half of each of the big 3.

sorry, i meant that naruto, ichigo and luffy are the blandest in their respective series not that all the characters in bleach, naruto and one piece are boring.
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Oct 27, 2013 5:49 AM

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1. Lamperouge Lelouch - didn't watch his anime, but he looks like a twat
2. L - was pretty good and funny sometimes, maybe a bit overrated
3. Monkey D. Luffy - annoying monkey
4. Yagami Light - more like an anti-hero, he was good developed though
5. Edward Elric - really sympathic, a good MC
6. Kurosaki Ichigo - didn't watch his anime
7. Uzumaki Naruto - was decent, but annoying sometimes, casual Shounen MC
8. Roronoa Zoro - bad ass but overrated in my opinion
9. Sataka Gintoki - don't know that person
10. Haruhi Suzumiya - bitchy bitch, I don't understand why so many people worship her
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Oct 27, 2013 7:32 AM
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it's horrible that naruto is on this list.
 
Oct 27, 2013 7:36 AM

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Replace the top 5 with mine. Otherwise, it's not legit.
 
Dec 3, 2013 3:32 PM
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Am I the only one that can see the gaping hole where Onizuka should be??
Onizuka=Legend
 
Dec 3, 2013 3:34 PM

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Kaede (Lucy or Nyu) deserves to be somewhere in there.
 
Dec 3, 2013 3:36 PM

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The first 4 all have an L as the first letter of their first name. Two of them have it for both their first and last name.
 
Dec 3, 2013 3:46 PM
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They all suck except for Haruhi.
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Dec 3, 2013 3:51 PM

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#1 deserves #1

I personally think Vash the Stampede, Ladd Russo, and Dr. Tenma should be up there but that is just my honest opinion
 
Dec 3, 2013 7:56 PM

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How can we search for top characters directly on MAL.

Thanks.
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Dec 3, 2013 8:04 PM

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How can we search for top characters directly on MAL.

Thanks.

Click the industry tab and go to favorites.
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Dec 3, 2013 10:35 PM
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Pathetic list. Bunch of generic bishies with superficially quirky mannerisms and a couple token characters 13 yos can relate with.
 
Dec 3, 2013 11:59 PM

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Oh look, a bunch of young male MC's popular with teenagers. No surprises there.

I'm actually sort of surprised Haruhi is on the list. I know the show was popular but I didn't think it would beat out X generic male MC from popular shonen show #37.

The cool part is I actually liked Haruhi. The bad part is that she wasn't even the most interesting character in the show. If Kyon had made the list instead of her I might have been impressed.
 
Dec 4, 2013 12:03 AM

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@Haters:

I mean...is there something wrong about shows that promote friendship and working hard being more popular than depressing shows about societal constraint and metaphors of mental illness?
 
Dec 4, 2013 12:08 AM
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As of today here is the top ten list

Lamperouge, Lelouch - Pretty BA, but I prefer Light more
Lawliet, L - I didn't like his methods of execution but there's no denying he's enjoyable as a character
Monkey D., Luffy - no comment
Yagami, Light - One of my all time favorite antagonists
Elric, Edward - One of the few protaganists that really connected with me, I really loved him when paired with Vic's voice
Kurosaki, Ichigo - Just watched Bleach last year and I really liked Ichigo's character,
Uzumaki, Naruto - If you had asked me this before shippuden came out I'd say he didn't deserve top 10, but he's much better now.
Roronoa, Zoro - no comment
Sakata, Gintoki - no comment
Suzumiya, Haruhi - Hmm, I didn't really like haruhi that much, I mean sure she's great but top 10 material? I don't think so.
 
Dec 4, 2013 12:40 AM

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No Kamina? No Kirtsugu? I am sad.


Hear Hear. Two great characters!!
 
Dec 4, 2013 3:20 AM
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Where the hell is Kintaro Oe from Golden Boy on that list? He's like the best anime protagonist ever created.
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Dec 4, 2013 3:42 AM

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Senjougahara and Shinobu? Seriously myriads of people have either of those two as their avatar or sig.
 
Dec 4, 2013 3:48 AM

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emeraldrosary said:
As of today here is the top ten list


Lulu - Love him
L - Love him
Monkey - No opinion whatsoever
Light - He's alright
Edward Elric - Love him
Ichigo - Boring
Naruto - Boring (from the little i've seen of him)
Zoro - Who?
Gintoki - Love him
Haruhi - Love her

It's an OKAY list but it most certainly needs Spike Spiegel. (He is my favorite)
 
Dec 4, 2013 4:00 AM

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emeraldrosary said:
As of today here is the top ten list



Lelouch: Yes, totally 10/10..I wanna be him so much...that cruelty, that intelligence..±gasp±
L: Nope, not even in my Top 5, I guess I am more of a Light person, but I understand that he's up there.
Monkey: Stopped watching OP after Ep 50 (on-hold): So no Opinion...
Light: Would switch with L, but I'm not upset about this choice..
Edward Elric: Yep, well deserved ;)
Ichigo: Nah..
Naruto: Until Episode 266 (on-hold): Double-Nah
Zoro: Expected, but nah..
Gintoki: Good
Haruhi: Sorry, but how did she get up there?


IMO who should be up there:

Okabe Rintarou
Gasai Yuno

But in no special order..

Overall: The order is fully understandable ;)
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I am not amazed that Lelouch and Light is up there but L is higher than Light, that is unforgivable, L defied Light, Light had pure intentions.
I can see L is a smart one and that the battle between Moral and Justice was a great one but in my opinion Light put up a better fight. Well he did have L killed in the end.
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Dec 4, 2013 4:04 AM

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I generally dont care for it,I Like that gintoki zoro and Ed are up there though

Immahnoob said:
Jizzy, I know you have no idea how to argue for shit,

tokiyashiro said:

Jizzy as you would call yourself because youre a dick The most butthurt award goes to you And clearly you havent watched that many shows thats why you cant determine if a show is unique or not Or maybe you're just a child who likes common stuffs where hero saves the day and guys gets all the girls. Sad taste you have there kid you came up to me in the first place making you look more like a kid who got slapped without me even knowing it and start crying about it to me

 
Dec 4, 2013 4:31 AM

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DramaEnthusiast said:
As it stands now, the top ten most popular characters on MAL are

1. Lamperouge Lelouch
2. L
3. Monkey D. Luffy
4. Yagami Light
5. Edward Elric
6. Kurosaki Ichigo
7. Uzumaki Naruto
8. Roronoa Zoro
9. Sataka Gintoki
10. Haruhi Suzumiya

Do you have any objections to the list? Do you believe there are characters who certainly do not belong there, and there are many surprising characters who are did not make the top ten? I personally do not think Naruto, Ichigo should not have made it, seeing how the former two belong to very ill received series, and aren't exactly very deep. If anything, I have no objections to the rest of the list, but I am surprised Son Goku is nowhere near the top ten here when many Western fans list him as "the greatest anime character of all time."

Discuss what you think.
WHAT THE FUCK? It is insane to agree with that list.

1 - Luffy
2 - Zoro
3 - Nami
4 - Usopp
5 - Sanji
6 - Chopper
7 - Robin
8 - Franky
9 - Brook
10 - Haven't appeared... yet

Jokes apart, I don't see how Light Yagami could be at the top 10 list, nor I see a reason for Naruto to be there.
 
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1. He is a nice character indeed but I dont' think he deserves the first spot.
2. Eccentric? Yes, like many other genius are. His sense of justice twisted by his pride... come'n, it's ok if you don't like him but you have to accept that he is quite special.
3. Only got to watch the first part of OP (around 11-20eps?) and he didn't seem special at all.
4. He is L plus more twisted mind, I would put both of them in the same position, what makes Death Note awesome are the interactions (direct and indirect) between these two.
5. Paku Romi voicing one of the best shounen characters ever. IMO he is a full developed character (as far as I have watched), the type of people who I would like to be more abundant in RL: people who fights stepping in their own feet, with strong morals and beliefs.
6, 7. Generic shounen heads yay... seriously.
8. Same as Luffy.
9. I haven't watched Gintama, so no comments.
10. The only one of those top ten that I actually have in my personal favorites. She gets LOADS of hate. Many believe she is a little bitch, and maybe it's partially true, but she does have her nice side too, also she is what makes Haruhi Yuuutsu what it's with her energy, hyperactivity and random moments. Plus she is God.

My dear Konata barely misses the top 10, she is the best anime otaku ever. She feels so realistic yet she is funny as hell <3

Okarin is another character that barely misses the top 10 that should be there (actually he and Konata are ~100 votes apart from each other and around 900 from the 10th spot).

Also Izaya and Hitagi should be higher instead of some shounen MC...

My personal favorites are way down in the list, but I understand why, some of them are secondary characters who often are opaqued by the main characters and others are characters that arise many two sided opinions about them. But it's ok, I love them nonetheless.
 
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YukinoAsakura said:
3. Only got to watch the first part of OP (around 11-20eps?) and he didn't seem special at all.
Luffy is not special?

LUFFY IS NOT SPECIAL?
LUFFY IS NOT SPECIAL?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKtkF99jJXY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBKqxbKKXzk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uZFP60n7-0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St7Bl5znqlg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XrO0MFTXUg

HOW IN THE WORLD CAN ONE SAY LUFFY IS NOT SPECIAL?
 
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