Zenitsu Agatsuma from the anime/manga “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba” is definitely one of my favorite characters.
Zenitsu is a Demon Slayer, which means that he has been trained to hunt demons. At the end of a big test all the future demon slayers had to take, Zenitsu was given a special blade and a little bird friend.
Despite being a demon slayer, Zenitsu is a coward and is always whining about how weak he is. He often goes into a state of panic where his worries overlap each other and it turns into a spiral of anxiety. Zenitsu is always yelling about how he won’t live long because he’s a Demon Slayer and his life is always in danger. When he was training, a strike of lightning hit him and changed his black hair into a yellow color.
Still, Zenitsu is quite strong when he needs to be. He can go into a blind rage and kill demons when he has to (keeping true to character, however, when Zenitsu kills a demon he never believes it). Zenitsu was taught by a strict but well known Demon Slayer and is very thankful for him.
Zenitsu is a loud character and sometimes he’s quite annoying. I like him because because I can sort of understand what he feels whenever he’s having a panic attack. Overall, Zenitsu’s quite funny and being a huge fan of comedy it works out.
Haru Yoshida from the anime/manga series “Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun” by Robico is such a great character. Haru is one of the protagonists in the story and is the love interest for the main character, Shizuku Mizutani, a girl who spends all her time studying.
Haru is introduced as a violent boy who doesn’t go to school and is much feared by a lot of people. In reality, Haru’s feelings get hurt easily and when he found out his “friends” only hung out with him for money, he was extremely hurt.
After Shizuku gets him to go to school, Haru later reveals that he’s a goofy character who has a hard time reading the mood. He’s kind of awkward and seen as eccentric by his other classmates. Haru doesn’t know much about socializing, so he often makes weird comments or does odd things when around people. Despite this behavior, Haru is not dumb and is one of the top students in his class. He’s very kind, but very lonely and it seems like he has family troubles. Haru’s brother, Yuzan, is carefree and bold, but he and Haru don’t get along.
I like Haru’s character because he’s goofy and just a really interesting person. People misunderstand Haru and I feel bad for him. This series is ridiculous, but it’s also very bitterly sweet.
“Stop pitying yourself. Pity yourself, and life becomes an endless nightmare.”
Dazai Osamu from the series “Bungo Stray Dogs” is one of my ultimate favorite characters. In the first season (of three plus a movie) of the series, Dazai is seen as purely comic relief. He’s portrayed as a hyper, over the top man who is obsessed with suicide. It is later shown that Dazai has a pretty sordid and bloody past.
Dazai is part of the Armed Detective Agency - a group of special ability users who solve crimes the police won’t touch. His previous career was left a secret until the story revealed he used to work for the Port Mafia, an evil organization. Even as a teenager, Dazai was one of the top executives of the Mafia and committed lots of murder, torture, fraud, and various other crimes. With the death of his friend, Sakunosuke Oda, Dazai has been trying to fill the “empty void in his heart” and joined the Armed Detective Agency.
Dazai is tall, skinny, and covered in bandages from head-to-toe, possibly covering up all the wounds from his past suicide attempts and time in the Mafia. He is extremely intelligent and has good reflexes, but his combat skills were below average in the Port Mafia. You never seem to know what he’s thinking or why he takes the actions he takes. Not much is known about his character and he comes off as quite mysterious. No one seems to know why he’s so keen on dying. His ability - No Longer Human - allows him to nullify other abilities and he calls himself “anti-gifted.”
I honestly feel really bad for him and it shows that he still hasn’t gotten over the death of Oda. Dazai was shown visiting his grave and buying Oda’s favorite drink at a bar they used to go to. I’ve mentioned this in my other reviews of characters from Bungo Stray Dogs, but all the characters are named after authors. In this case, he was named after Dazai Osamu, whose book is titled “No Longer Human.” Dazai (the character) shared something in common with the author in which they both fantasized about suicide.
“Man fears death and yet, man is drawn to death. Death is endlessly consumed by men in cities and in literature. It is a singular event in one’s life that none may reverse. That is what I desire.”
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