Mirai Kuriyama from the anime (and light novel series) Beyond The Boundary is definitely one of my favorite characters. She appears before the story’s protagonist, Akihito Kanbara, on the roof of a school. The first few impressions you get of her are that she’s cold blooded and mean, but as you get to know her Mirai’s quite clumsy and kind. She is always getting herself down because she feels responsible for her best friend dying. Akihito helps her get through this, and they become good friends.
In this story there are such things as Youmu -- strange creatures who live among humans. Only some people can see them, and the people that can are called “Spirit World Warriors.” They wield weapons so they can make money defeating Youmu. Mirai happens to be one of the warriors, and she possesses the ability to manipulate her blood into any shape or form. She spends the first few episodes of the anime trying to kill Akihito; for he is Half-Youmu.
I really like the character of Mirai because it’s hard to find really strong female characters in anime. Sure, some of them may be powerful, but they have these skimpy outfits and that gets on my nerves. She’s also very funny, and I think she’s definitely one of the cutest anime characters.
Sakunosuke Oda, or Odasaku for short, is another character from the series Bungo Stray Dogs. His character is introduced during the “dark era,” which is a few years prior to the events of the story.
Odasaku belongs to the Port Mafia, an evil organization made up of individuals with unique abilities. His gift, Flawless, lets him see a few seconds into the future if his life is in danger. Odasaku is a kind character (he looks after orphans and doesn’t do any horrible jobs), which is quite odd given the fact that he’s with the Port Mafia.
Odasaku wants to be an author because of what a man told him a few years earlier, but he thinks that if he killed someone he’s lost the privilege to write about human life.
An important part of the story has to do with his friends, Dazai Osamu and Sakaguchi Ango. Dazai is a young man with bandages wrapped around his body from head to toe (the reason is not clarified) and is one of the top executives of the Port Mafia while Ango is a mysterious intelligence officer. However, their friendship does not last, and Odasaku soon dies due to a bullet wound. Dazai is in shambles when this happens, but Odasaku gives him some words of advice before he dies and leads Dazai to join the Armed Detective Agency — the main heroes of the story.
I like Odasaku because he was a really interesting character with lots of remarkable beliefs. While I was watching the anime, you could really tell he was an important person to Dazai. When Dazai found Odasaku before he died, he screamed his name, and you could feel the pain in his voice.
I forgot to mention in my first review (of another character in the series) that all the characters in Bungo Stray Dogsare named after real people, and it turns out that Sakunosuke, Dazai, and Ango were all friends in real life.
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