When you think GAR you think Kamina, so obviously, my fifth ranked character is Kamina from the epic that is Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (TTGL) voiced by versatile Konishi Katsuyuki (who’s going to voice Skip Beat’s Ren)
Boy is it refreshing to write a post about Kamina. The previous five characters (yes, I’m counting Wolfy) were all cute types and the upcoming four character are also cute. Kamina is the only one in my ranking without a single cute characteristic. He’s just manlier than you will ever be. He was also the character I wasn’t sure I should have on this list or not. Kid (Soul Eater) and Ed (FMA) were dropped out of the rankings because of Kamina. Plus, Kid’s been getting a lot of love from me lately. Man, if I re-did my rankings now, there’d be a lot of changes. But that doesn’t matter at the moment.
#5 – Kamina
I was planning on giving TTGL another watch before I wrote this post that way I’d have more things to write. I’ve been doing that for the past characters after all. Unfortunately, with vacation over, I don’t have that much free time anymore. I miss free time already. It doesn’t help how I get home at six every day dead tired and unable to do anything. The week-ends are my only free time. I’m already scared of when I have start blogging episodes again. But back to Kamina!
To be honest, I was one of those who didn’t watch TTGL until way after it finished airing. No seriously, a drill that shall pierce the heavens? I didn’t find the appeal in it at all. Wow, I sucked.
I don’t exactly remember, but a friend was talking to be about Kamina at some point and I kept on reading about him in the few blogs I lurked around. He sounded awesome. I wasn’t much of a seiyuu-fangirl back then either, so KoniTan’s name didn’t ring a bell until I found out he voiced Soubi (Loveless). What sucked is that I knew that Kamina was going to die before I started the series. The idea didn’t bother me because I didn’t know him much so the spoiler slipped my mind when I actually got to the actual episode of his death.
I was gawking at my screen. “NO FUCKING WAY! THEY KILLED HIM!?” then I remembered. “Fuck right, I was supposed to know that.”
Episode one Kamina; typical loud-mouth guy with way too much confidence. If I knew him in RL, I’d hate his guts. Those were my exact thoughts when I started TTGL. I don’t remember when exactly I started liking him. Probably somewhere in either episode two or three. It was hard not to end up loving such a bundle of epic and manliness.
Kamina’s one of those characters that no one is going to forget. Hell, he’s a character people who didn’t even watch TTGL know about. I love the guy. To a point, I even look up to him. He’s the type that always looks forward with a smile on his face. He doesn’t look back. He focuses solely on the now and rarely on the later. If he thought a little more, he probably wouldn’t have died but if Kamina didn’t die the way he did, I highly doubt he’d have the popularity he has now. So what? We love him because he’s epic, GAR and because he dies? Wow. Somehow this sounds shallow. Then again, the whole idea of doing a Top Ten is shallow. -cough-
Basically, unlike every other character in this list. I like Kamina because he’s epic and GAR. He’s the provided me with the most entertainment since ever without doing anything cute. Kamina’s the only exception. Every single character I like has done something I consider “cute” … Kamina doesn’t have any of those moments. Oh crap, never mind. Come to think of it, I found the Yoko/Kamina kiss cute.
Alright, that’s all from me. I’m feeling like crap but I won’t rant about that in this post. Another post will show up with my “I’m fucking sick” rant. I’m sorry Kamina. I wish I was as awesome as you. I wouldn’t get sick that way.
(I didn’t do any linking again. Sorry. I’m really not feeling up to myself.)
((I know it’s late, but it’s still Monday here!))