Post Reply What anime characters do you relate the most to?
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Have you ever encountered a character in anime and went, "That's me!!!"?
Well then tell me about it! Also post pictures and titles for the rest of us who might not be as familiar with it ;D


Personally, it was hard not to connect with Amajiki Tamaki from My Hero Academia



This one might be cheating as he probably won't actually show up in the anime for a few more seasons. His lack of self esteem and confidence, and his admiration of Togata Mirio really felt like a reflection of myself. I'm super grateful that Horikoshi would write such an awkward character to encourage us.


I can also relate a lot to Handa Seishuu from Barakamon.



He's a very awkward and childish adult who gets discouraged easily. His whole character arc is about letting go of other people's expectations, his own competitiveness, and learning to be a more sociable human being lol

How about you? What characters from anime do you identify with?
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King Kai from Dragon Ball Z

I live in my own little world


and make bad jokes jokes & then laugh at them
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Kurosawa from Onanie Master Kurosawa



Hopefully I'm allowed to post that image I'm actually not joking though. I developed as a person exactly like this guy did over the course of the series (without his little uhh "quirk" of course). If you haven't read the series (which I'm sure most of you haven't), I would strongly, strongly recommend it if you can look past the premise.
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Hanako Koyanagi (Wotaku ni Koi ha Muzukashii) Not adapted yet, soon to be.
Same tastes, hobbies, impish side. There are a few adult women I connect with in anime, but Hana-chan tops them all. When I heard she'll be adapted this spring a spot on a shelf was immediately cleared, awaiting her figure.

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54bubbles wrote:

Hanako Koyanagi (Wotaku ni Koi ha Muzukashii) Not adapted yet, soon to be.
Same tastes, hobbies, impish side. There are a few adult women I connect with in anime, but Hana-chan tops them all. When I heard she'll be adapted this spring a spot on a shelf was immediately cleared, awaiting her figure.



Omggg I'm really looking forward to the anime too!! Hana-chan is always super cool!

Personally I can connect with Narumi a lot. I really love her deceptive cute front.

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One of the reasons I talk about Sweetness & Lightning often is because I identify so closely with Kouhei. Not only do I look a lot like him (skinny, messed up hair, glasses, don't eat a lot), I also had to learn to cook from zero in order to feed a small child. In my case, it was because my wife was seriously injured and had to stay off her feet for six months (in Kouhei's case, his wife died). I'm happy to say my wife is now great, our son is in his teens, and I still do most of the cooking.

Anyway, Kouhei is my hero, and I'd love to buy the guy a beer. Everything he goes through with learning to cook, and the lessons he learns by parenting Tsumugi through trial and error are things that my wife and I have been through in some form or another. It's a very well-written and realized series (and manga). He's a great character.

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Chris Thorndyke from Sonic X. He developed a personal attachment to Sonic and his friends, who were essentially just stuffed animals to him. So it was almost depressing that, during the final few episodes of Sonic X Season 2, he had to let Sonic and his friends return to their home world, only to kidnap the former and force him to stay by his side because of parental abandonment issues.

It was essentially analogous to a kid growing up to adolescence or adulthood and having to let go of his stuffed animals or some other childhood toys. You know? Like Andy passing down Woody and the other toys to a little girl in Toy Story 3. Or the Velveteen Rabbit magically becoming a real rabbit and leaving the boy who loved him behind to live with other rabbits. Or Elliott the dragon leaving Pete behind to help other kids, ever since the latter finally gained a new adoptive family to replace his previous abusive one.
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Sue from Genshiken is like my spirit animal. She reminds me a lot of myself at the time when this manga and anime was released. I had an interest in Japan, but I had no idea how to approach it outside of being interested in anime so my early interactions with Japanese people were limited to these shared interests. Spending more time in Japan and meeting more friends I was able to get comfortable over there and learn more about the people and culture.

She starts off very shy and difficult to relate to for the other characters, but over time she becomes a close friend to many of them who will be there for them when needed. She often does things that people don't understand, but they love her for it and see it as part of her quirks and appeal.

Genshiken itself just reminds me of those early forays into Japan and otaku culture for me and how I started out as this curious outsider that nobody knew quite how to talk to except about anime.
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I'm not sure if I really have one now but I remember back in middle school I really connected with Yukino Miyazawa from His and Her Circumstances, I don't know something about having two personalities was just screaming my name

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