I suffer from a curious condition that somehow makes me appreciate minor characters way more than most main leads... Go figure...
And now, time for a moderately long list of a few of my extended favorites, where I squee and blab about characters most people don't really care about...!
Warning! Spoilers ahead! Read certain entries at your own risk!
That girl from Mars of Destruction (or, as I like to call her, Kool Aid-chan!)
Godspeed, you magnificent bastard...
Manly Taxi Driver from Canaan
Kerberos Wansard from Kore wa Zombie desu ka?
What was this guy's purpose again? Oh, that's right: getting himself killed after five minutes... But come on, it's a goddam dog-headed guy wearing a trench coat! What's not to love?!
Yoki from FMA
Sorry, nigh-unkillable shadow homuculus, but you'll need more than that to even lay a scratch on this sudden badass' balding forehead...
Gendo Ikari from Neon Genesis Evangelion
Apparently, a lot of people dislike this character...
What on Earth is wrong with you?
Sanae Mizuno from Another
Sanae Mizuno, total badass!
Jokes aside, I can't help but always feel extremely sorry for the poor nurse who got so conveniently smushed out of the plot. Not that one couldn't see this convenient development coming miles away (from the moment that you see her at the top of the building talking about precious information she needs to warn him about, you know that she's dead meat)... But still, practically forgetting about her for the rest of the entire series?! Not cool, people. Not cool...
Hosaka from Minami-ke
The sound you just heard? Those were Fish Molester's shirt buttons bursting out due to sheer aura of low-key manliness.
The Orphan from Gosick
Poor girl... Everything about her just makes me want to give her a hug; the development she so badly needed completely stripped from her, the pointless, slow and miserable death... *Hugs*
Unko Tintin from Gash Bell!!
Unko Tintin is so f***ing moe.
Kana from Cradle of Monsters
"The best of bitches and the craziest of bitches..."
Damn right. Yuno, Kotonoha... Step aside, you clowns!
That poor, sad-eyed kid who got the short end of the "12 Legendary Swords"-stick from Katanagatari
I could watch this scene all day...
The Unwanted Four from The World God only Knows
So it turns out that some of the most popular characters from this series are; an idol, some track-team broad, a flatchested hothead-tsundere demon (Oh boy, another one...? *Yawn*) and some shy, bubblewrap-loving girl with split-personality issues...
Bah! I can name not one, not two, but four girls who are far superior to any of the above and yet, somehow, still don't get much love... Unwanted Four, assemble!!
Old lady/Ghost girl with an awesome outfit Rieko Hinaga!
Energetic rookie teacher/wrestling fan Jun "Most popular of the four" Nagase!
Hobo-scientist/aspiring God Akari Kuraka/Rimyuel!
And, last but not least, cumulonimbus-haired shogi player Nanaka Haibara!
(Pssst... Over here!)
Congratulations on finding the fifth mystery member of the Unwanted Four...!
Elusive class-president Mobuko-chan!!
Sasuke (the real ninja) from 2x2=Shinobuden
Not only is Sasuke by far one of the best faceless characters in any series, but he is also my anime role-model.
Ai Shindou from Kyoukai no Kanata
Look, I just find her long, wavy hair to be extremely attract-
Mamoru Akasaka from Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Will cross space and time to save his loli.
Luca from Berserk
She sacrificed herself for your sins. Then proceeded to survive all the way through said sacrifice.