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    RE: Do you always like the main characters in the anime more than other characters?

    I guess it is really hard to say I can stay away from liking the main characters the most seeing as how most Anime series I have watched make me want to like the main character than the secondary ones. The problem with liking a lot of secondary characters more than main characters is because of the development of their personalities (I have been using character development in most of my arguments and beating it like a dead horse but I really feel that is a general issue).

    Gene Starwind from Outlaw Star (Duh!); Sousuke Sagara from Full Metal Panic!; Spike from Cowboy Bebop have very different personalities that I can dig a lot. They each have their past sort of haunting them to an extent and you see them change throughout their story.

    Don't get me wrong, I like Jim and Melfina from Outlaw Star a lot, I admire even Kurts Webber (I think that's the right name for the blonde haired guy from FMP!), and I think Jet is one of the best written supporting characters out there as well. But I feel that the writer of stories tries to MAKE you like the main character because, well....if you hated them a LOT and you had to watch that character in EVERY episode of that series, you would most likely not bother watching it or just hate that show. That said, I like supporting characters, I just tend towards the main a little bit because I admire some of their characteristics that make me want to be like them.
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    RE: Do you always like the main characters in the anime more than other characters?

    I can think up one example of a series that is very well written to make you out right HATE the main character by the end of it but at the same time so compelling that you HAVE to watch it to see how it ends. And it does this by starting out really light hearted and making you initially like the main character, but change him to be something completely different... Okay, he does redeem himself by the end but by then it's too late... the damage is done, and I felt no sympathy for him for what happened to him at the end... Instead I only felt sorry for absolutely everyone else in the series who'd been in contact with him. Not going to say which series because I've really badly spoilered it now, but I'm pretty sure anyone who has watched it will know which one I'm talking about.

    There are many main characters that I've really liked, such as the obvious examples mentioned above by Gene along with the likes of Sakura from CCS and Amu from Shugo Chara (yes I like a very broad range of anime and manga)

    On the other hand there have been a number of times where I've liked a secondary or even relatively minor chracter a little more than the main, such as 10032 from A Certain Magical Index, the Tachikoma in GitS Stand Alone Complex, Kagali from Gundam SEED, Feldt from Gundam 00, and Ruri from Martian Successor Nadesico. Sure, I've liked the main characters in all these series quite a lot as well but something about these side characters just makes me want to see more of them and watch them grow... Although admitedlly, Ruri pretty much was the main character in the movie Prince of Darkness.

    There's also a number of series based on visual novels where the focus is in the female characters as opposed to the protagonist where I think it's perfectly understandable to like any one of the girls more than the protagonist.

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    RE: Do you always like the main characters in the anime more than other characters?

    lol I actually want to hear what anime series that is where it was to make you hate the main character. Was it done on purpose or backfired?


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    RE: Do you always like the main characters in the anime more than other characters?

    Death Note.
    Hated that Light guy.
    L is where it's at yo.
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    This was a good idea Mantis.

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    RE: Do you always like the main characters in the anime more than other characters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ram8349
    lol I actually want to hear what anime series that is where it was to make you hate the main character. Was it done on purpose or backfired?
    Okay, in that case it was:
    School Days

    And I'm pretty sure it was intended...
    Just a warning to anyone who wants to go ahead and watch it; it's not for everyone and probably deserves an 18+ age rating for variouse reasons... The visual novel it was based on is also rather notorious for it's bad ends... If anyone's ever come across the "Nice Boat" meme, this series is where it came from.

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    RE: Do you always like the main characters in the anime more than other characters?

    Quote Originally Posted by AsherTheWilliams
    Death Note.
    Hated that Light guy.
    L is where it's at yo.
    I only watched the live action movie of Death Note. How far off is it from the anime version?

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