I wasn’t going to post this but I’d feel a sense of defeat if I skipped another guy in the rankings. I’m busy as hell with homework and ropleplaying as well as a huge list of anime to catch up too. I’m swamped and I don’t want to do. But, I’ll take the time and write this post about Miharu anyway because he deserves it. I love Miharu too much too skip him even though I haven’t found the time to watch the latest Nabari no Ou episodes.
So here we go, in fourth place is the master of indifference; Miharu Rokujou from the manga and anime Nabari no Ou voiced by normally-a-“uruchai!”-screaming-loli Rie Kugimiya.
In all my pasts posts, I’ve mentioned how much I’ve grown to love Nabari no Ou as a whole. It’s a great series and probably my favorite one from last spring. I don’t think I’ve spread enough Miharu love though so this post will make up for it.
#4 – Miharu Rokujou
And we’re back to the cuteness. Miharu is probably second on my list of favorite 15-year old anime males after Mihashi. Or are they 16? Fine, make it high school males. Anyways, I’ve loved Miharu from chapter one of the manga which I read a week prior to the anime airing. Back then, I imagined him with a deeper voice than Kugimiya’s. I wanted Minagawa Junko to voice him but okay … Kugimiya grew on me after a while.
Miharu’s reminds me somewhat of myself in the way that we both try to ignore our problems with a mask of indifference. We’re both pretenders and I think a lot of other people can relate to that as well. But the series went on, Yoite showed up in the usual magical episode three and now they’re frikken Romeo and Juliet. Hey, I’m not complaining.
I was a little torn about Miharu’s development throughout the series but I don’t think it was a bad thing in general. He went from completely indifferent to determined to saving Yoite. As I said in previous Nabari posts, this series is the epitome of gray areas. The contradictions are everywhere. Nothing is right. Nothing is wrong. No one is bad guy and no one is the good guy. Everyone’s just a spectator with their own goals. Miharu and Yoite are just at the center.
What I liked a lot about Miharu is all the way he didn’t let himself get pressured by having Shinrabansho in him and every one targeting him. He kept the mask of indifference on consistently. When he decided to help Yoite, he still kept to his original position of neutrality about becoming Nabari no Ou and only thought about Yoite. Of course, this is pretty self-centered and close-minded of Miharu but hey … it’s something I liked. Miharu never really swayed or had a huge change of mind. He’s always been Switzerland in the whole situation. He never had a fixed opinion on anything. While he’s the center of everything, he’s also a spectator like the rest of Nabari.
What I mean is that Miharu hasn’t really done anything since the beginning of the series despite his being the main character. In the beginning, he was only a spectator to everyone’s fighting and later on, he’s ignored the fighting and concentrated on saving Yoite. All along, Miharu was the spectator and everyone else was the just the fools brought into the game.
Kinda ironically awesome, huh?
Short post again. I can’t spend too much time on this. I’m so lacking in time that I used episode screenshots for this post. Gods was it hard to write a post about Miharu without fangirling in less than half an hour. I’m sort of proud.
Now to run off and do my other responsibilities.
((P.S: I probably won’t be posting anything but my Top Ten Anime Guys post in upcoming weeks until the Fall Season. I’m that busy. If the RP fever dies, I’ll probably have to blog. -runs off- ))