AnimeBest Antihero in an Anime?Posted:

TastyCereal
  • Gold Member
Status: Offline
Joined: Jun 29, 20107 Year Member
Posts: 1,120
Reputation Power: 216
Motto: you hate your pulse because it thinks you're still alive
Antihero

"An antihero, or antiheroine, is a protagonist in a story who lacks conventional heroic qualities and attributes such as idealism, courage, and morality. Although antiheroes may sometimes do the right thing, it is not always for the right reasons, often acting primarily out of self-interest or in ways that defy conventional ethical codes."
[ Register or Signin to view external links. ]

This is the Wikipedia definition of an antihero, and I know it is not always the most legitimate source, but I really like this definition.

I love reading and am somewhat of a cinema junkie lol. That being said I'm even more of an anime fan. I think an antihero is such an interesting plot device. They do something for the greater good, but often not for the best reason. For example, a protagonist may do something for the greater good, but at what cost?


Who is the best anime antihero?

*Warning: Read this thread at your own discretion, as there may be spoilers lol.




Some of my favorite antiheros in anime include:

Lelouch from Code Geass
[ Register or Signin to view external links. ]

Gin from Bleach
[ Register or Signin to view external links. ]

Itachi from Naruto
[ Register or Signin to view external links. ]

L from Deathnote
[ Register or Signin to view external links. ]

Do you agree with any of these? Or is there one I didn't list that you think is a great antihero?

The Following 1 User Say's Thank You to TastyCereal For This Useful Post:

Mediocre (04-23-2018)
#2. Posted:
Vial
  • 5K Undisputed
Status: Offline
Joined: May 10, 20143 Year Member
Posts: 6,254
Reputation Power: 658
Id probably say Itachi is my favourite Anti Hero I just love his Bond with Sasuke and the sacrifices he had to make for His Brother and the Hidden leaf.
#3. Posted:
TastyCereal
  • Christmas!
Status: Offline
Joined: Jun 29, 20107 Year Member
Posts: 1,120
Reputation Power: 216
Motto: you hate your pulse because it thinks you're still alive
Vial wroteId probably say Itachi is my favourite Anti Hero I just love his Bond with Sasuke and the sacrifices he had to make for His Brother and the Hidden leaf.

He's definitely one of my favorite too. I remember when I first found out his backstory, I was in tears lol. I love when Sasuke learns about what Itachi did.
#4. Posted:
Mortar
  • Administrator
Status: Offline
Joined: Nov 10, 20116 Year Member
Posts: 7,236
Reputation Power: 3921
Guts from Berserk hands down.
#5. Posted:
TastyCereal
  • Winter 2017
Status: Offline
Joined: Jun 29, 20107 Year Member
Posts: 1,120
Reputation Power: 216
Motto: you hate your pulse because it thinks you're still alive
Mortar wroteGuts from Berserk hands down.

I've only read the manga. I completely forgot about guts! Thanks for replying, mortar
#6. Posted:
Saki
  • PC Master Race
Status: Offline
Joined: Apr 09, 20117 Year Member
Posts: 4,411
Reputation Power: 2665
Motto: ran up with some hope, then he ran off as a ghost
There's a lot of anti heros in the Naruto universe.

Naruto spoils

Pain (Nagato)
Sasuke (post itachi death)
Madara
Obito
#7. Posted:
TastyCereal
  • 1K Rainmaker
Status: Offline
Joined: Jun 29, 20107 Year Member
Posts: 1,120
Reputation Power: 216
Motto: you hate your pulse because it thinks you're still alive
Saki wroteThere's a lot of anti heros in the Naruto universe.

Naruto spoils

Pain (Nagato)
Sasuke (post itachi death)
Madara
Obito

I think Pain and Itachi are my two fav antiheros from Naruto. I forgot how many there are in Naruto :3
Users browsing this topic: None
Jump to:


RECENT POSTS

HOT TOPICS