Tumbleweed's Anime Page of Lists

The idea behind this page should be pretty obvious to any anime fan who has cruised around the rec.arts.anime.misc group and has been bombarded with interminably long threads about what's good and what isn't in the world of anime. Some of these threads get pretty long and after time the flame wars that result can be pretty tiresome. So I've decided to never join a flame-thread again. Instead I've made this page.

Here are several lists of what I consider to the be the best and worst anime has to offer.

Thanks for visiting this page!

Now, as the format is concerned, everything is in alphabetical order. I've made my choices in general, but like most folks involved in anime, I can't make any one single decision as to what I really want. (Sound familiar? Ayukawa or Hikaru? Akane or Shampoo? Miki or Anju?) What I have done though is mention where I prefer the manga depiction over the anime depiction.

The idea behind the Non-anthropomorphic Character list came about when I realized that a third of the Favorite Female Characters list were nonhumans in human form. (Oddly, 3 are played by Hayashibara Megumi). What does this say about gender relations in pop-culture Japan? Hmmmnnn... Also interesting to note that 6 of the non-human choices were cat or part-cat.

As for the two sections with the Characters I Want to Pick Up and Shake Real Hard, it's not because they're necessarily evil or bad people, but more that their behavior drives me up a wall sometimes and you find yourself really wanting to shake some common sense into them. My choices may not be perfect, but hey, I never promised to be objective. ^_^

This is the first time I've put up a page like this, so I imagine there will be some changes over time. If you have any comments regarding my choices, see the end of the page for details. Now...

On with the lists!

Favorite Male Characters
  • Chichiri - Fushigi Yuugi
  • Hajime Saito - Rurouni Kenshin
  • Hibiki Ryouga - Ranma 1/2 (manga)
  • Kaji Ryouji - Shin Sekai Evangelion
  • Kasuga Kyousuke - Kimagure Orange Road
  • Kisarigi Shun - Koko wa Greenwood
  • Mamiya Otaru - Saber Marionette J
  • Natsume Kyusaku/Papa-san - Bannou Bunka Nekomusume
  • Nuriko - Fushigi Yuugi
  • Son Goku - Dragonball Z
  • Tezuka Shinobu - Koko wa Greenwood (manga)
  • Yotsuya - Mezon Ikkoku (manga)

Favorite Female Characters
  • Ai - Video Girl AI
  • Akizuki Meiko - Marmalade Boy (manga)
  • Ayukawa Madoka - Kimagure Orange Road
  • Belldandy - Ah! Megami-sama
  • Igarashi Miya - Koko wa Greenwood (manga)
  • Kasumi Tendo - Ranma 1/2 (manga)
  • Katsuragi Misato - Shin Sekai Evangelion
  • Lime - Saber Marionette J
  • Natsume Atsuko/NukuNuku - Bannou Bunka Nekomusume
  • Otonashi Kyoko - Mezon Ikkoku (manga)
  • Yui - Fushigi Yuugi

Ryooki Favorite Non-Anthropomorphic Characters
  • Ghost Cat (a lover of fine sake) - Urusei Yatsura
  • Jiji (coolest talking black cat) - Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Jingoro (the poor fat cat) - Kimagure Orange Road
  • Mughi (big mutant cat)- Dirty Pair
  • PenPen (Onsen Penguin) - Shin Sekai Evangelion
  • Ryooki (a rabbit? a cat? a spaceship?) - Tenchi Muyo
  • Souichiro (the dog, not the other guy) - Mezon Ikkoku
  • Tama (the cat who walks through walls) - Fushigi Yuugi
  • The li'l Totoro's (nuff said!) - Tonnari no Totoro

Male Characters I Want to Pick Up and Shake Real Hard
  • Hanagata - Saber Marionette J
  • Moroboshi Ataru - Urusei Yatsura
  • Saotome Ranma - Ranma 1/2
  • Tsuchiya Kei - Marmalade Boy
  • Urashima Tarou/Murakami Shirou (demented track coach) - Koko wa Greenwood (appears in manga only)

Koishikawa Miki Female Characters I Want to Pick Up and Shake Real Hard
  • B-ko - Project A-ko
  • C-ko - Project A-ko
  • Hiyama Hikaru - Kimagure Orange Road
  • Ibuki Yagami - Mezon Ikkoku
  • Koishikawa Miki - Marmalade Boy
  • Yuuki Miaka - Fushigi Yuugi

Well, those are the lists for now. Look for more in the future.


If you have any additions or suggestions for my lists, please, keep them to yourself! ^_-. What I do welcome are sane and sensible comments and discussion. It's not as if anime fandom and sane sensible discussion are mutually exclusive now. ^_^ Anyway, feel free to respond to my e-mail address: tumble@ids.net. E-mail is a good thing! You can also contact me thru ICQ at 14791133.

Thanks again for visiting this page. Here are my other anime/manga-related pages for your viewing and information pleasure, as well as my other links. Click below! ^_^

Tumbleweed's Pages

Tumbleweed's Corner
Tumbleweed's Computer Shack
Tumbleweed's Anime and Manga Page
Tumbleweed's Picture Albums
Tumbleweed's Guide to Learning Japanese
Comics Page
Links Index

Tumbleweed's Shack / tumble@ids.net / last rev. June 28, 1998, 9:15 p.m.

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