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Favorite Characters from Manga / #toptentuesday 196

Something I don’t talk about nearly as much as I maybe I should is my love for manga. While I might not read it as much as I used to (read rarely) I still have a big fondness for it. It was one of my first true fandoms in the sense that I would read things and then draw fan art or write fan fiction for it. I found great anime through manga and vice versa.

So combining this with graphic novels I thought it would be great to share with you some of my favorite characters from these two for this week’s top ten tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) character freebie.

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‘But Ban, that little scrap of pride won’t fill my hungry tummy!’

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelAmano Ginji
From Get Backers by Yuya Aoki and Rando Ayamine
Possibly one of my favorite animes and mangas out, Ginji was always the heart of the story. A happy go lucky guy who loves food and installs a loyalty in people that is almost unheard of. He’s like a puppy. His relationship with Ban is such an interesting thing one and he has such an air of mystery around him with his history. Unfortunately the English manga seems to be out of print so I will likely never complete this series. #sadface

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“I was just thinking that being able to see you every day like this isn’t something I should be just taking for granted, but rather it’s something that I really ought to deeply treasure, that’s why when I saw you I’m just so glad.”

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelWatanuki Kimihiro
From XXX Holic and XXX Holic: Rei by CLAMP
Ah Watanuki. This lanky, somewhat overly stressed highschool boy finds a job in Yuuko’s wish shop to keep the spirits away from him. He is very high strung, easy to anger (when it comes to a fellow class mate) but has his heart in the right place. While he can get lost in his worries there is something very spiritual in him. Something magical.  I lost my heart to this young man. I just want to protect him from all the bad things.

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“Every human being thinks different things are right, and different things are wrong. Whether something is normal or not, it is still different for every person. Happiness is the same – everyone has their own definition of it.”

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelYuuko Ichara
From XXX Holic and XXX Holic: Rei by CLAMP
At moments rather wise, Yuuko just cracks me up too much. Her, food and sake are Watanuki’s end haha.  She keeps a lot of things in the dark. Her own background and other things. She wants Watanuki to learn things for himself and he won’t if she delivers it on a platter.

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“Please don’t hide your pain from me. I know that I can’t do anything to help, but at least let me worry about you.”

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel Sakura Kinomoto
From Cardcaptor Sakura, Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle and Tsubasa World Chronicles by CLAMP
Sakura is a character I know from 2 different worlds and 4 series. First is of course Cardcaptor where she is a young girl who has to capture the Glow cards. This ‘recently’ got a sequel. Years later Clamp created Tsubasa which was a crossover between various of their manga. The main characters of CCS became the same here but with a completely different background.

There is a difference between the two. Sakura from cardcaptor is younger, more impulsive while Sakura from Tsubasa is kind and more mature. Even so I love both versions as their worlds and backgrounds are what shaped them.

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“With a new hand comes a whole new perspective. The game, ever shifting. New dangers surround every turn.”

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel Yami Bakura
From Yu-Gi-Oh! by Kazuki Takashi 
I know this character best from the anime to be honest but he amuses me to no end. He is a spirit that inhabits Ryou Bakura, a friend to the main character of Yu-Gi-Oh, and takes over his body! And is one of the the villains. He is such an arrogant thing that it was just too amusing not to root for him.

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30 thoughts on “Favorite Characters from Manga / #toptentuesday 196

  1. Great list! I used to LOVE the Cardcaptor show when I was younger – I might have to revisit that one of these days, actually. I don’t read a lot of manga at all, but I’ll always have a fondness for Fruits Basket and I still adore Kyo to this day. That’s such a shame that Get Backers is out of print!

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    1. It makes me sad ._. I have a few volumes of Fruits Basket but I think I’d have enjoyed it more if I had been younger when I started it and was able to finish it.


  2. I’ve always been a little afraid of manga because I’m not sure which ones are more appropriate. I know there are some teen series out there that might be better for me, but it all seems so confusing!

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    1. There are a lot of ways you could go yeah. I think CLAMP is always a safe bet. They are always appropiate. I’m not really at home with any of the recent manga’s though 😦

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  3. Oh, this is a fun character topic! I don’t read as much manga anymore as I should, so all my favorites are basically older things now. Yuuko and Watanuki were great characters, but even better when you put them together! So much fun. I loved Domeki, too! I’ve actually never read Yu-Gi-Oh, but I watched it all those years ago, and I don’t remember any of the characters. =/ I’m thinking hubby and I will have to binge watch it again soon to remind ourselves, and maybe introduce the child, hm? Extra win. 😉

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      1. I currently have the first two volumes of Tokyo Ghoul ready to read, and I’d also love to read Black Butler and Attack on Titan. I also have the entire boxed set of Death Note ready to read which I really need to get to since I’m obsessed with the anime already 🙂 But I’m also looking for some more funny or romantic manga’s so I’m always open to recommendations 🙂

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