and the award goes to Shinobu from Junjo Romantica (Terrorist)
I’m repeating myself but …. Terrorist doesn’t get enough love. But what I really mean is that Shinobu doesn’t get enough love. -sobs- And thus I give the ‘most under-appreciated character’ of the year award. Hiroki’s an emo drama queen. Misaki’s in denial. Nowaki’s … euh … too good for Hiroki. Miyagi’s, um, old. And Usagi’s the world’s number one perverted gay novelist. You don’t hear much about Shinobu other than he’s an odd one. I don’t get it. I think he’s such a great character and yet I always see him get ignored. Unlike the other two ukes, Shinobu isn’t so pathetic. In both Romantica and Egoist, it’s the seme that makes the moves whilst in Terrorist it’s more or less balanced. Okay, so sure, Terrorist is a tad disturbing because Miyagi’s 17 years older than Shinobu and Shinobu’s his ex-brother in law … but still. (I’m willing to bet this is mostly due to the fact Shinobu doesn’t show up until later in the series)
Why am I giving out this award? Because I’m frustrated about the lack of Terrorist episodes in the anime. There’s two episodes left. I’ll get to blogging what I didn’t blog soon enough. Deal.
Honorable Mention: Luke from Tales of the Abyss
(Most disliked him because he’s such an immature, childish, self-centered ass until episode, what, nine? But I liked him (and I still like him) from the beginning … I won’t get to rant about that here though. Perhaps another time.)