A while ago I reviewed the music from the past year, now I’m doing characters, and next I’ll be doing shows.
Worst Female Character
5. Inori Yuzuriha: Guilty Crown
From pop idol to revolutionary to damsel in distress to wolverine to piece of crystal. Because she’s herself.
4. Wakana Sakai: Tari Tari
St. Wakana, as I fondly called her. Lecturing all her friends, acting as if she had attained enlightenment, and treating everyone else like children. So annoying.
3. Neko: K
“Clothes are too restricting! I hate them!”
2. Asuna: Sword Art Online
Tough call between her and Imouto. I think Asuna wins by saying that marriage is meaningful because of shared inventory spaces. And her only use in the second half was to be tentacle raped.
1. Hina Takanashi: Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!
Her older sister was a middle school slut, which was also annoying, but really no competition here. I wanted to strangle this girl every second she appeared on screen.
Worst Male Character
5. Lancer: Fate / Zero
Annoying in combination with Saber when they masturbated together about chivalry.
4. Haruyuki Arita: Accel World
Takes the usual problem with harem leads and brings them to their ultimate conclusion.
3. Kio Asuno: Gundam AGE
“Hey guys… stop fighting! Fighting’s bad! Except when I do it!”
2. Kirito: Sword Art Online
“Let me pierce you with my blade… my DUAL blades!”
1. Ouma Shuu: Guilty Crown
This GIF conveys all my feelings.
5. Kukuri Yukizome: K
Previously normal girls going crazy… irresistible.
4. Mitsuhide Akechi: Oda Nobuna
The combination of the hairstyle, pronounced lower jaw, and the swordsman’s clothing were great.
3. Yuka Hanaki: Natsuiro Kiseki
Too cute… and that laugh…
2. Izumi Akazawa: Another
The only good thing about this show.
1. Karuta Roromiya: Inu x Boku SS
5. Annelotte Kreuz: Queen’s Blade Rebellion
So gar that everyone she met mistook her for a man, including her own sister.
4. Gilgamesh: Fate / Zero
The king of kings.
3. Wiley Nelson: Jormungand
So badass with those bombs.
2. Rider: Fate / Zero
Just look at that chest.
1. Genjurou Kazanari: Senki Zesshou Symphogear: Meteoroid-Falling, Burning, and Disappear, Then…
Nothing can defeat those alien monsters but the power of song… and this guy’s muscles.
5. Sawa and Taichi: Tari Tari
Where the hell did this come from?
4. Ririchiyo and Soushi: Inu x Boku
Rich ojou-sama and her butler, who is twice her age… Yeah…
3. Oojima and Everyone: Koi Choco
2. Shuu and Inori: Guilty Crown
It was a close call between this and Kirito and Asuna. In the end, I decided that Kirito and Asuna deserved each other. Iori was basically a porcelain doll (who transformed into a wolverine occasionally) so she had little choice in the matter and earns some sympathy.
1. Anyone and Anyone: Gundam AGE
The people who made Gundam AGE are assholes! Every time the show makes me want to ship someone, they kill one of them off! First Yurin, then Asemu and Ziethart, then Kio and the sick girl, then Kio and Fram. I hate them so much.
5. Fleur and Ao: Eureka Seven AO
I think they’re cute together.
4. Karuta and Watanuki: Inu x Boku SS
3. Natsume and Sasahara: Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
Way better than the old fogey.
2. Literature Girl and Hidenori: Nichibros
1. Mayaka and Satoshi: Hyouka
Best couple. The way they’re shy about it and Satoshi tries to hide from her is adorable.
Best Female Character
5. Literature Girl: Nichibros
Every time she showed up left me rolling over laughing.
4. Nyaruko: Haiyore! Nyaruko-san
Her enthusiasm is infectious.
3. Asako Natsume: Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
An anime fan and a blogger, how can I say no?
2. Sanae Dekomori: Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!
1. Mayaka Ibara: Hyouka
Hands down the best female character of the year.
Best Male Character
5. Natsuki Usami: Tsuritama
Picked him over the other characters in Tsuritama because I liked the way they dealt with his family.
4. Kaoru Nishimi: Sakamichi no Apollon
By the end of the show, it really felt like we understood him.
3. Houtarou Oreki: Hyouka
I like the way his laziness covers over his hidden passion.
2. Flit Asuno: Gundam AGE
From a child to an old man… Gundam AGE was perhaps just one long character study.
1. Rider (and Waver): Fate / Zero
The obvious choice.
Who were your favorite and least favorite characters in 2012?