Cover of the Japanese release of the first Fullmetal Alchemist light novel The are based on the Fullmetal Alchemist. Fullmetal Alchemist began serialization in 's monthly manga anthology its August 2001 issue and concluded in June 2010. Square Enix has published a series of seven light novel adaptations based on the series, all written by with illustrations provided by Arakawa. The novels follow the Elric brothers on their continued quest for the Philosopher's Stone. The first novel of the series, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Land of Sand, was used as the source material for episodes 11 and 12 of the Fullmetal Alchemist adaptation. The first novel was published in February 2003, and the sixth on March 22, 2007.
Father (お父様, Otō-sama?) is the main antagonist of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga and second anime series. Father is the creator and leader of all the homunculi. Actor: The Last of Us. Visit IMDb for Photos, Filmography, Discussions, Bio, News, Awards, Agent, Fan Sites.
Square Enix has also published novelizations of their three Fullmetal Alchemist:,, and. The first novel was written by Makoto Inoue; the other two were written by Jun Eishima. However, none of these have been published in North America. Acquired the license for an English language release of the light novel series simultaneously with the license for the original manga. The Fullmetal Alchemist novels were one of the premiere titles for Viz's new Fiction imprint and were translated. As of December 2007, five of the seven novels have been released in North America.
Contents • • • • • Volume list [ ] Light novels [ ] No. Title Japanese release English release 1 Fullmetal Alchemist: The Land of Sand Sareki no Daichi (砂礫の大地) February 28, 2003 October 4, 2005 • Prologue • Golden Hair • Silver Eyes • Crimson Water • Epilogue • The Phantom of Warehouse 13 Edward and Alphonse Elric continue their search for the Philosopher's Stone in the mining town of Xenotime where it is rumored that someone is trying to create gold out of stone to revive the dying city. When they arrive, they discover two brothers, Russell and Fletcher Tringham are using the Elric brothers' names to continue their father's research in the alchemic lab run by town leader Mugear.
While Edward and Russell argue and fight over the name, the two younger brothers talk. 2 Fullmetal Alchemist: The Abducted Alchemist Toraware no Renkinjutsushi (囚われの錬金術師) September 26, 2003 February 21, 2006 • The Borderlands Train • The Odd Terrorists • Lively Lodgings • The Abduction of Edward • Separate Battles Train lines are being destroyed in a series of terrorist strikes. At the same time, a string of kidnappings targeting those related to the military takes place.
However, nobody is harmed. Civilian anger mounts with each passing day, and the authorities seem powerless to catch the insurgents. Roy suspects that the two crimes sprees are connected, but he's having a tough time convincing his superiors in Central Command. Edward and Alphonse join in on investigations to catch the terrorists but soon finds themselves in the middle of a kidnapping, too. 3 Fullmetal Alchemist: The Valley of White Petals Shiroi Hana no Mau Tani (白い花の舞う谷) April 30, 2004 May 16, 2006 • The Coronel's Conspiracy • Paradise Below • Unequivalent Exchange • The Truth • The Valley of White Petals Roy sends Edward and Alphonse on a search for a supposedly nonexistent town named Wisteria, which has been rumored to be a paradise, in a desert, surprisingly. However, the town really does exist but is isolated from outside contact.
Ed and Al are granted entrance into the town after helping Ruby, a girl who lives in Wisteria and serves as one of the best guards of the town to keep unwanted people from coming in. Ruby introduces the brothers to the mayor of the town, and explains that the town runs on the law of Equivalent Exchange, so everyone works to get in reward their needs.
After exploring the town, Al considers staying there forever, while Ed questions the town's system. Ed then meets a young boy who has been friends with Ruby before they came to Wisteria, and Ed learns of the poverty in the town that falls upon those who cannot work like everyone else. Ed and Al set out to prove the mayor of the town wrong. 4 Fullmetal Alchemist: Under the Faraway Sky Tōi Sora no Shita de (遠い空の下で) October 29, 2004 October 16, 2007 Ed has caught a cold and Al wants him to see a doctor along their way to see the doctor Ed meets an old friend, but Ed and Al seem to be stuck in more ways than one. • Under the Faraway Sky • Roy's Holiday 5 Fullmetal Alchemist: The Ties That Bind Sorezore no Kizuna (それぞれの絆) June 30, 2005 December 18, 2007 • Prologue • The Banned Book • Thicker than Blood • Meetings and Encounters • A Mistaken Wish • Keep Moving On • Epilogue While in Dublith, Ed and Al uncover a clue regarding a book called 'The Evolution of the Body', which may hold information about how to recreate the body of a person who had been severely wounded or to reconstruct their entire original form. Ed and Al head to Lambsear to try to locate the book, but instead find an Ishballan orphan being raised by an Amestrian woman on her own, as her husband goes away for months at a time.
The Elrics help reunite a family torn apart by old war wounds, and show a disillusioned man that some sins cannot be eradicated, but can be forgiven. 6 Fullmetal Alchemist: A New Beginning Arata na Hajimari (新たなはじまり) March 22, 2007 — In Rush Valley, Winry starts working as an apprentice for Mr Garfiel, a somewhat unusual automail mechanic. But her view on how automail outfittees relate to their prosthetics changes as she meets a young boy who tragically lost a leg only to have a badly fitted replacement leg which causes him regular pain.
Winry struggles to win his trust so that she can give him the kind of leg he needs to improve his daily life, but his anger and distrust make her think of Ed. There is also a short story where Ed is interviewed for a news story. Ed's vanity is hugely stoked-- until he sees the published result.
7 Fullmetal Alchemist: Daughter of the Dusk Hagane no Rekinjutsushi Fullmetal Alchemist Tasogare no Shōjo (鋼の錬金術師 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST 暁の王子-黄昏の少女) April 22, 2010 — Video game novelizations [ ] No. Title Japanese release date Japanese ISBN 1 Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel Tobenai Tenshi (翔べない天使) July 30, 2004 The Elric brothers as being escorted to Central City via train by Major Alex Louis Armstrong.
During the trip, the train is attacked by terrorists. The brothers and Armstrong deal with them, but the train is destroyed in the process and they find themselves in the town of New Heissgart. They meet a girl named Armony and learn of the Philosopher's Catalyst, an item used to increase the efficiency of alchemy that is nearly as powerful as the Philosopher's Stone itself.
It seems to be directly linked with berserk chimeras running around the town, a rogue military force, and the gathering of alchemists in the town. 2 Fullmetal Alchemist: Curse of the Crimson Elixir Akaki Erikushiru no Akuma (赤きエリクシルの悪魔) December 24, 2004 Edward and Alphonse learn that people in Amestris have begun vanishing without a trace. Rumors say they are being spirited in away by 'monsters', called that have started appearing. They go to Resembool where they meet an alchemist named Jack Crowley and a strange creature called the Phantom.
The two appear to be connected to the disappearances and to the Golems. Sends the brothers, along with to investigate one village being plagued by the monsters. In the village, an archaeologist named Arlen Glostner directs them to Siam-Sid, the capital city of the ancient civilization of Lebis to discover the truth behind the Golems and the disappearances. 3 Fullmetal Alchemist: The Girl who Succeeds God Kami o Tsugu Shōjo (神を継ぐ少女) November, 2005 References [ ]. • Arakawa, Hiromu (2002).
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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Type: Plot Summary: Two brothers lose their mother to a un-curable disease. With the power of “alchemy”, they use taboo knowledge to resurrect her. The process fails, and as a toll for using this type of alchemy, the older brother, Edward Elric loses his left leg while the younger brother, Alphonse Elric loses his entire body. To save his brother, Edward sacrifices his right arm and is able to affix his brother’s soul to a suit of armor. With the help of a family-friend, Edward receives metal limbs – “Automail” – to replace his lost ones. With that, Edward vows to search for the Philosopher’s Stone to return him and his brother to their original bodies, even if it means becoming a “State Alchemist”, one who uses his/her alchemy for the military. Genre: Released: 2009 Status: Completed.
Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop His bushy hair matched with his long legs and a casual suit make him a cooler bounty hunter than Boba Fett (I KNOW, HARSH WORDS!). His hands are often in his pockets, a cigarette in his mouth and his expression placid in a very apathetic way. He takes risks that usually turn out for the better, and his fighting style heavily revolves around the use of his long, slender legs. He is also very good with a handgun. As the show delves more and more into his history, you really get to understand the true meaning of 'awesome'.
Pictures: Atomsk (pronounsed Atom-isk), also known as the Pirate King from FLCL While his presence in the show is only through others, Naota is absolutely awesome when he has the powers of the Pirate King. Wielding two guitars, flying through the sky as a red silhouette and beating the crap out of everyone, he is as cool as cool can get. Pictures: Ban Mido from GetBackers When he's not arguing with Gingi, he plays the role of the quiet, modest superhero. His glasses match his wild hair perfectly, particularly when he's got a cigarette between his mouth. He can make people hallucinate, and his fingers can crush objects with the power of 200kg. Pictures: Mugen from Samurai Champloo He is rude and unfriendly, with mean looks to accompany. His hair is untamed and his face slightly unshaven.
However, his sword skills are far superior to any man other than Jin, and the fact that he accompanies Fuu and Jin shows that he is, inside, a nice person. Pictures: Alucard from Hellsing He is the superior vampire.
He is suave, his voice deep and overpowering, and his powers immense. He is a huge man, with equally huge weapons. He sneers at half-rate vampires who kill for no reason under the orders of Seras Victoria. While he does use weapons, his vampire powers are far more powerful and he can destroy even the strongest vampires. With his and glasses on, he is sophisticated and graceful. Yet with them off, he is vicious and mean. Pictures: Other mentionable anime characters: Saber from Fate/Stay Night Revy from Black Lagoon Akira Shirase from Battle Programmer Shirase Shotaro Kaneda from Akira Sagara Sousuke from Full Metal Panic Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop (well she's just hot.) Haruko Haruhara from FLCL.
Roger Smith from Big O. Goku from DBZ. I'm not a big anime connoisseur. Well I am, but I like very few anime. Things like Naruto, Full Metal Alchemist, and Evangelion turn me off because of the crappy protagaonists.
'I waana be a niNjaz' 'Authority sucks so I'll make expermentz and maime mah bodyz' 'life sucks my dad no love meez i won't save ur life cuz of ddat' I've never seen Naruto and I'm not a very big shonen fan so I can't speak for that. However, both Full Metal Alchemist are extremely gripping anime shows.
Have you watched enough episodes to actually develop a relationship with the characters? I haven't seen FMA For a few years, so I might be a little rusty with the storyline.
Firstly, characters in FMA aren't ninjas, they're alchemists. The main characters attempted to experiment with alchemy, but only to bring their deceased mother back. In the process, Alphonse loses his body and Edward loses an arm and a leg. While the side-effects are a burden, they do not stop the boys partaking in adventures to defeat the humonculi, help people and also for Edward to become a state alchemist. While they do show resentment for their father, that is only because he left them at such a young age for reasons not explained to them. This never compromises their adventures and good deeds, and is never delved into all that much. As for Evangelion, the show might not be for you.
It delves into the thoughts and doings of each character, with meccha battles a common exhibition. Shinji Ikari, the main character, is suddenly given the responsibility of defending the world by his uncaring father. He struggles with the responsibility and shows strong disdain for his father. While he does run away on numerous occasions, he always, in the end, done what's right to help people, even if it's under the orders of his father.
He shows no rebellion towards authority at any point, other than running away. In fact, he is often submissive to those around him. The last two episodes of Evangelion however, are crap, which is why they made an alternate ending to make up for their mistake.
DBZ on the other hand, is quite a poor show. I used to watch it as a kid. It drags on far too many episodes, which is mainly due to the fact that the manga was being released at a slower rate than the anime, and the anime was directly based on the manga. Aside from their changing ages, there is little character development and it rarely delves into their actual inner struggles, instead focusing on their physical fights with enemies. It can be quite repetitive at times, with new ideas seemingly lacking. To keep up with the topic, my favorite character from FMA is Scar. Roger Smith from Big O.
Goku from DBZ. I'm not a big anime connoisseur. Well I am, but I like very few anime. Things like Naruto, Full Metal Alchemist, and Evangelion turn me off because of the crappy protagaonists. 'I waana be a niNjaz' 'Authority sucks so I'll make expermentz and maime mah bodyz' 'life sucks my dad no love meez i won't save ur life cuz of ddat'. Lol, yes, I've watched most of Naruto and all of FMA and Eva.
I know FMA aren't ninjas, but the Naruto characters are. I still don't like them, though.
They're all bad to me because of the protagonists. From least annoying to most, it'd be Naruto, FMA, Eva. Shinji is the worst protagonist ever, ever. He literally allows everyone in the anime to die; he was an animated Neville Chamberlain.
I'm talking about the movie of course with regards to everyone dying. I actually liked the beginning of the show before it went mindf--k. I thought I was getting a good show with robots from Adult Swim but ended up get a half-assed story with a fake ending because the writer was too lazy to meet his deadlines and decided to throw that crappy ending together. I'm pretty sure that's why the movies were made in the first place. Truth be told it could have been good if Shinji wasn't such a coward, they focused on battles, and it had a decent ending. FMA was boring to me because the mindset of Ed.
He reminds me of all the snooty, know it all punks I've known in New Jersey. Kids with angst annoy the hell out of me. I don't dig the story either. They go against the law and wind up broken because they ignored conventional wisdom. I'm not one to rely heavily on what the majority always think, but wow, those kids were stupid. And the parts of the story revolving around corrupt figures behind the government there starting unjust wars and the plight of a bunch of dark-skinned foreigners who are abused by what appears to be colonial wars and genocide or 'Custer's Last Stand' type attacks. It rubs me the wrong way.
I don't know if it's because I'm a paranoid SOB and get it in my head that the makers of this stuff went out of there way to make the viewer draw parallels to real life events. I don't like that kind of propaganda in my cartoons; it's why I stopped watching Justice League Unlimited after the episode 'Patriot Act.' I mean really, knock that off. But I could be overreacting; it's just that with the topic at hand and the timing (2005-ish, I think), I couldn't help but get bored with it quickly.
Naruto is the least annoying because I like shows with action that get to the point and don't have mindf--ck nonsense or subtle propaganda in it. I still don't like it in general, though. I can blame it for what you blame DBZ for- the fights take forever to get started and to finish or they end too quick. Oh wait, I guess I proved myself wrong there; it's action that doesn't get to the point. I also just don't like ninjas that much.
Ninjas being portrayed as these noble magicians trying to change the world. At least One Peice makes killers into heroes with entertainment value. That show is actually fun to watch. And Naruto is just an annoying character. Yeah, he's got a sad background, but that shouldn't be a flashback every episode. If they spent the time it took to talk about feelings, show flashbacks, and have unfunny outbursts from Naruto then they might progress the story a little. In my eyes, DBZ's fillers were also entertaining and progressed the story.
Naruto's are just fillers and only fillers. Racing ninja and beetles that track someone by smelling farts? Good time spent there! I'll take a filler arc about Garlic Junior escaping the Dead Zone or Frieza coming back as a cyborg. Eh, I like DBZ. Goku fighting a new scourge of the galaxy over and over got old for me after Cell was replaced by Buu.
But Goku fighting Frieza was 'epic win' if I do say so myself. As was Goku's first fight with Vegeta. I'll always have the nostalgia I have for it that I have for things like Transformers and GI Joe. Sat Jul 12, 2008 4:28 am. I have several characters I'm really fond of, but I guess my absolute favorite character (until someone else kicks him out of his spot) is Lavi from D.Gray-man. Appearance aside (yay red afro, yay headband, yay eyepatch, yay earrings), his carefree personality is probably the main reason I like him.
When he's involved in a scene, one of the following happens: 1) something awesome 2) something hilarious 3) something hilariously awesome Oh, and I don't hate his voice. (well, in japanese anyway. I have to wait until 2009 until I can hear the dub.) EDIT: Okay he's voiced by my favorite voice actor in the dub so I love his voice even more.:3 There were other close candidates (Allen Walker, Abel Nightroad, Vash the Stampede, yes I do tend to like the 'nice guy' protagonists), but Lavi has a hammer. A hammer that can grow huge and flatten things.
It can even engulf them in flames!:D. From least annoying to most, it'd be Naruto, FMA, Eva. Shinji is the worst protagonist ever, ever. He literally allows everyone in the anime to die; he was an animated Neville Chamberlain. I'm talking about the movie of course with regards to everyone dying.
I actually liked the beginning of the show before it went mindf--k. I thought I was getting a good show with robots from Adult Swim but ended up get a half-assed story with a fake ending because the writer was too lazy to meet his deadlines and decided to throw that crappy ending together. I'm pretty sure that's why the movies were made in the first place. Truth be told it could have been good if Shinji wasn't such a coward, they focused on battles, and it had a decent ending.
Unfortunately I haven't seen the movie, but yes the show did go on the decline at the very end. To me the least interesting parts (excluding last two episodes) was the mecha. The only cool fighting scene was when his giant mecha thing went nuts and tried to eat the enemy angel, because I'd never seen anything like that before. Mecha battles are a frequent display in any mecha-related anime, so they didn't interest me that much. I much preferred the focus on the individual characters, which I think is what the creator tried to focus on(which is why the last two episodes were just Shinji's mind). FMA was boring to me because the mindset of Ed.
He reminds me of all the snooty, know it all punks I've known in New Jersey. Kids with angst annoy the hell out of me. I don't dig the story either. They go against the law and wind up broken because they ignored conventional wisdom. I'm not one to rely heavily on what the majority always think, but wow, those kids were stupid. And the parts of the story revolving around corrupt figures behind the government there starting unjust wars and the plight of a bunch of dark-skinned foreigners who are abused by what appears to be colonial wars and genocide or 'Custer's Last Stand' type attacks.
It rubs me the wrong way. I don't know if it's because I'm a paranoid SOB and get it in my head that the makers of this stuff went out of there way to make the viewer draw parallels to real life events.
I don't like that kind of propaganda in my cartoons; it's why I stopped watching Justice League Unlimited after the episode 'Patriot Act.' I mean really, knock that off. But I could be overreacting; it's just that with the topic at hand and the timing (2005-ish, I think), I couldn't help but get bored with it quickly. Ed is hardly an angsty kid.
He's mentally strong, which is why he's been able to get through all of his hard-ships. His father's left, his mother's dead, his brother has no body and he has a fake arm and leg. He's been through a great deal, and he keeps going. While they did do something stupid (try to bring their mother back), don't forget they that were kids, and their mother was extremely important to them (like any mum is). With the death of their mother, they had no parents whatsoever, so you can understand why they'd be determined to grab onto any strand of hope that they could bring her back. While the genocide could have inspiration drawn from the holocaust, I doubt very much that the Japanese would try to remind their people of that through subliminal propaganda. The Japanese do not like to talk about their participation in the war as they were with Germany against England, America, Poland, etc.
I can see that perhaps you don't appreciate these shows not because you think they're just crap in general, but because you yourself don't like them. We all have personal opinions, and I respect that. =) You might like the show Getbackers (up to about episode 25). It's got a lot of interesting fight scenes, new characters frequently and occasional comic relief. Ed is hardly an angsty kid.
He's mentally strong, which is why he's been able to get through all of his hard-ships. His father's left, his mother's dead, his brother has no body and he has a fake arm and leg.
He's been through a great deal, and he keeps going. While they did do something stupid (try to bring their mother back), don't forget they that were kids, and their mother was extremely important to them (like any mum is). With the death of their mother, they had no parents whatsoever, so you can understand why they'd be determined to grab onto any strand of hope that they could bring her back. While the genocide could have inspiration drawn from the holocaust, I doubt very much that the Japanese would try to remind their people of that through subliminal propaganda. Hearing Loss Claims And The Vagabonds more.
The Japanese do not like to talk about their participation in the war as they were with Germany against England, America, Poland, etc. I can see that perhaps you don't appreciate these shows not because you think they're just crap in general, but because you yourself don't like them. We all have personal opinions, and I respect that. =) You might like the show Getbackers (up to about episode 25).
It's got a lot of interesting fight scenes, new characters frequently and occasional comic relief.Minus losing his limbs, Ed hasn't suffered any more than most people I know. As of now my father and step father both left me and my mother to fend for ourselves. Not only that, but I never grew up in a happy home. My childhood was that of poverty and legal battles. Never once, though, did I act like a snooty punk because of my situation. I got over it and move on and tried to make my life better.
Ed never learned his lesson even after he lost his limbs and his brother's body, which is why the whole show was pointless to me. He's a stubborn punk. And Regardless of my past, I admit that my life isn't that bad right now.
I doubt Ed could ever think that things could be worse. He's always had something to complain about, and I think he's ungrateful. He turns away those that care about him and, despite wanting to get his brother's body back, he's a self-centered punk.
I actually wasn't just talking about the Holocaust. But now that you mention it, I think that's part of it. The story takes place in what appears to be a universe opposite of our own. In the movie and end of the anime Ed travels to the 'other side' and winds up in Germany. In fact the movie takes place in Nazi Germany I believe.
This could account for Pride being called fuhrer on Ed's side. I think the attacks and displacement in the show mirror that of the Nazi persecution of the Gypsies/Roma. I honestly don't think the makers care about historical ties to things they weren't involved in. Regardless, I saw it as a subtle insult to America.
Not because it was, it might not have been, or because we commit genocide because we never have. But as I said with Justice League Unlimited, I start to question the motives behind an anime or cartoon the minute I feel like I'm being preached leftist garbage. Now at the time I first watched it, again, the GWOT was still fresh and people as always were badmouthing it, so when get to this Nazi-esque, ethnic cleansing-like series of wars and massacres against these apparently unarmed and innocent people with darker skin then I get to thinking maybe this is some messed up portrayal of the Global War on Terror or specifically Operation Iraqi Freedom. Now, I still see no evidence that this was ever the intention of the makers of the show, but I still wonder if Adult Swim was trying to imply something by showing it tso people would draw those connections. Adult Swim has never been above putting up shows like Eureka 7 which is about a bunch of eco-terrorists overthrowing a government, Ghost in the Shell where America's Union breaks and part becomes an imperial power dubbed Imperial America that starts wars for power and resources, and so on. So I know simply from GITS that animes can attack America if only in a 'what if' scenario kind of way.
It's all nothing but a bunch of cartoons and not worth getting annoyed over even on the off-chance I am right, but I guess I just can't let go possible intentions of those providing me entertainment. I'll read up on Getbackers. Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:33 am. I wouldn't call Ed a punk. His only reason for an attitude is because he hasn't had many role models in his life, so he's had to learn a lot himself with his brother. He's also extremely independent, never relying on others to fix his problems, which is why he's reluctant to let anyone meddle in his affairs. You may say that he didn't learn his lesson, but really he's just determined to recover his brother's body and his limbs.
You may call him selfish, but if he truly was a selfish being, he would have sacrificed lives to use the Philosopher's stone. I never really paid much attention to any subtle messages in the show, to be honest. Perhaps it draws influence from a lot of historical and political issues, but most likely just to make the show more interesting.
You seem pretty patriotic there. I'd say 1st place mine is Sakura Kinomoto. She's from Cardcaptor Sakura. An older alternate universe form of her appears in Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles and on occasion she is metioned in XXXHolic. 2nd place would be Tomoyo Daidoji.
She's Sakura's best friend. I like her because how she can be just plan creepy. She is breifly shown in Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles in an alternate universe form as a Princess who sends a charactor named Shirogane to Yukko the dimensional witch.
3rd would probably be Eureka from Eureka Seven. I just plain like her I don't exactly know why. 4th would be Anemone also from Eureka Seven. And 5th would be Anju Makka from Karin. Anyone else notice that there are so many anime charactors named Sakura? And I know for girls names Ichigo means Strawberry but what's it mean for boys? Becuase in Bleach theres a boy named Ichigo and I certainly doubt he's named Strawberry.
Well, only one of my top two has been mentioned yet. My two absolute favorite anime characters are Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop and Major Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Spike is just the epitome of cool to me, through every situation the crew of the [i]Bebop[/] encounters. The Major is much along the same lines, but she also takes the lead in one of the more complex and interesting stories I've ever seen in Ghost in the Shell.
She's a fascinating character, and the many different facet of her continue to intrigue me. For me, Lelouch Lamperouge of Code Geass takes the top spot. His uncanny intelligence makes me admire him, and he's a rather efficient leader for being a kid with no experience. Other favorites include: Lucy from Elfen Lied: she's as bad as they come! She ruthlessly rips people to shreds all while looking pretty. Maes Hughes from Fullmetal Alchemist: this guy is awesome!
While it seems like the military is completely corrupt, Hughes always has good intentions, and does his job well. In addition, he's a good mentor and friend to the Elric brothers and a dedicated family man (who won't let you forget about his daughter)! It's really a shame that he dies. Hajime Saito from Rurouni Kenshin: Saito was a match for Kenshin in swordsmanship, but he wasn't afraid to kill people. Seriously, I wish Kenshin would just get a real sword and kill somebody. Kenshin's master Seijuurou Hiko also seems pretty cool, but the creators try so hard to make him flawless that it's just kind of.meh. Miroku from Inuyasha: this anime kind of wasted a lot of time, but I liked Miroku.
He was honorable yet not afraid to go for it with the females. Haruhi Suzumiya from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya: Ok, I just had to include her.. She's pretty strange, and her odd sense of humor and complete capriciousness guarantee that anything involving her is sure to be off the wall. That makes her a fun character to have around. Misuzu Kamio from Air: despite having a sucky life, Misuzu is very optimistic, and is as friendly as they come.
It's kind of hard to not like her as you watch, so it also sucks that she dies. Gao gao stegosaurus!:O. Misuzu Kamio from Air: despite having a sucky life, Misuzu is very optimistic, and is as friendly as they come. It's kind of hard to not like her as you watch, so it also sucks that she dies. Gao gao stegosaurus!:O Misuzu Kamio is definitely one of my favourites, and Air is my favourite anime hands down. I also really like Yukito Kunisaki, especially in the first few episodes when he's playing with his Ningyou and trying to get the kids to pay him so he can eat.
I don't know, it's kind of adorable. That anime is just too perfect. Sebastian from Kuroshi tsuji (damn censors): I mean really, this guy's just badass. Ciel is cool too, but Sebastian is just amazing.
I'm only a few episodes in though. Kyo Sohma from Fruits Basket: I'm a sucker for shojo, especially Furuba. Kyo's usually really angry but actually has a heart and the whole anime is just so overly dramatic and I like that kinda thing. Shigure Sohma and Hatsuharu Sohma are really awesome too.
Shigure mostly because he's a total perv and it's kind of adorable. Sato from Welcome to the NHK!: I've read the book and seen SOME of the anime, but I'll include him here anyway.
He's a hikikomori/NEET who thinks that this television station has a conspiracy to turn people into hikikomori/NEETs and hides up in his one-room apartment trying to make an H-game with his only friend. Oh, and kamina from ttgl because he's even more badass than sebastian.