Best Anime of 2015: Character

 

Characters have the ability in an anime to turn it from really good to a masterpiece. With any character having the ability to have any personality and any style to match that, it is important to get the right combination. This must then mix in with the story in order to make that character the stand out.From their personalities to other niche features, these different characters make us love them (sometimes even worship for some people) and what we see as their development and story unfold is something that makes us feel good or bad. This year in anime, there were a variety of different characters that stood out. With that being said:

Deirii Raifu’s Pick:

Yuigahama Yui (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku) – ‘Donning the Mask’

“Yahallo!”

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Whilst playing most of the friend role in her time in Oregairu (Romcom SNAFU 2), Yui shows a different side to her not previously seen this year. The fact her character is well written is that she has two sides and the ability to make sure that people see one but not the other. On the outside, she is friendly and outgoing and on the inside she is manipulative and greedy. It was good to see this season that some of the inside leaked into the outside and that she was wary of it. Her interactions on a social standard really do prove to ask questions about someone’s motives despite the mask they might wear.

Runners Up:

2) Araragi Koyomi (Owarimonogatari)
3) Hikigaya Hachiman (Romcom SNAFU 2)
Special Mentions: Adlet Myer (Rokka no Yuusha), Otosaka Yuu (Charlotte), Slaine Troyard (Aldnoah Zero S2), Ooshino Shinobu (Owarimonogatari), Ikaruga Misurugi Angelise (Cross Ange), Ryuugamine Mikado (Durarara!!x2Ten), Tachibana Marika (Nisekoi:)

Roto’s Pick:

Hikigaya Hachiman (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku) – ‘What we need is a hero’

“A problem’s not a problem as long as nobody sees it as one”

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High-five if you understand the reference. Hachiman actually won my best character when the first season of Yahari aired, and his reign continues. To me, Hachiman represents another viewpoint of how people (not just students) are able to see the world. His character, his soliloquies and the way he acts make Hachiman feel different, but also feel real. I have learned many a thing about society due to the things that he says, and feel more knowledgeable due to this.

2) Takajou Joujirou (Charlotte)
3) Isla (Plastic Memories)
Special Mentions: Kaizuki Inaho (Aldnoah Zero S2), Yotsugi Ononoki (Tsukimonogatari/Owarimonogatari), Ryu Lion (Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka), Brezhnev Semyon (Durarara!!x2), Vorona (Durarara!!x2), Nagato (Kantai Collection), Tsugumi Seishirou (Nisekoi :), Nikaidou Mari (Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai), Otosaka Ayumi (Charlotte), Aizawa Nagisa (Jitsu Wa Watashi Wa)

Deirii Raifu’s Special Section – Best Girl:

As I have constantly chosen a bunch of different best girls in many different anime and shown them in my reviews, here’s a list of some of the best from 2015.

1) Senjougahara Hitagi (Owarimonogatari)
2) Ooshino Shinobu (Owarimonogatari)
3) Tachibana Marika (Nisekoi:)
Special Mentions:

  • Araragi Karen (Owarimonogatari)
  • Nonaka Yuki (Shinmaou)
  • Arshavina Elena (SeikenTsukai)
  • Katou Megumi (Saekano)
  • Hyoudou Michiru (Saekano)
  • Crest Fyrell (JuuouMujin)
  • Mutsu (Kantai Collection)
  • Inazuma (Kantai Collection)
  • Takao (Kantai Collection)
  • Tamako (Isuca)
  • Amifumi Inko (Aldnoah Zero)
  • Kirishima Touka (Tokyo Ghoul)
  • Mei-tan (Etotama)
  • Kurahashi Hinano (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu)
  • Tohsaka Rin (Fate/Stay Night: UBW)
  • Xenovia (High school DxD BorN)
  • Sachi (Grisaia no Rakuen)
  • Amane (Grisaia no Rakuen)
  • Shiraishi Urara (Yamada-kun)
  • Odagiri Nene (Yamada-kun)
  • Tsugumi Seishirou (Nisekoi:)
  • Onodera Kosaki (Nisekoi:)
  • Kirisaki Chitoge (Nisekoi:)
  • Hestia (DanMachi)
  • Ryuu Lyon (DanMachi)
  • Yuigahama Yui (Romcom SNAFU 2)
  • Isshiki Iroha (Romcom SNAFU 2)
  • Meryl Sherbet (Chaos Dragon)
  • Eisenach Lecty (Kuusen Madoushi)
  • Midorikawa Hana (Kangoku Gakuen)
  • Nakano Yayoi (Danchigai)
  • Speeddraw Fremy (Rokka no Yuusha)
  • Wakan Ui (Okusama)
  • Skurada Akane (Joukamachi)
  • Kanade (Joukamachi)
  • Shiori (Joukamachi)
  • Momo Belia Deviluke (ToLoveRu)
  • Yuuki Mikan (ToLoveRu)
  • Otosaka Ayumi (Charlotte)
  • Lelei La Lalena (GATE)
  • Mero (MonMusu)
  • Miia (MonMusu)
  • Shiodome Hakua (Shomin Sample)
  • Kanbaru Suruga (Owarimonogatari)
  • Kurogane Shizuku (Rakudai Kishi)
  • Nikaidou Mari (Taimadou 35)
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