kkslider5552000 wrote:Itaru Hashida from Steins;Gate. I forgot his nickname and didn't even realize he had a real name until I looked it up honestly. But anyway, I am still genuinely baffled at this character. Steins;Gate kinda had a weak last episode but otherwise was an incredibly good anime from beginning to end with a Haruhi-level ability to make amazingly likable characters out of otaku-pandering stereotypes and having a very smart, creative, fun and well-paced time travel story. Episode 13 in particular is in my like top 5 anime episodes I've ever seen, and I'm not even sure if I would have to not count the longer Conan episodes for that to be true. So I have no idea why an unlikable character that basically exists to make fun of the worst of nerds (perverted creepy asshole sums up his character decently well) is one of the main characters? Why would you write that? Now, I'm not against burying people who are actually like that, in fact I'd be for it, humorous or otherwise. But he doesn't work as a main character. This is a one-off "take that" joke character if I've ever seen it. It would be like if that guy in a treasure chest from an early One Piece story joined the crew. And even he was a more enjoyable character.
Even the attempts to show his importance later on with some semi-emotional scenes falls flat on its face compared to the rest of the drama of the 2nd half. And it isn't like they do some great character arc or he's even written as some interesting, clever asshole (barring his hacking abilities, which could have gone to any better written characters). So my only conclusion is we're supposed to find him somehow endearing, when he's just...not. Like not in any real way. At all.
Daru is funny - I think you're taking his character too seriously. He's part of the main cast, but to call Daru a main char is akin to calling like, Koizumi from Haruhi one of the main characters. He's just there for comedic value and some plot points regarding his technological expertise
plus how can you dislike him so much? He's a funny and nice dude. There's nothing more to Daru than that - I feel like you're over analyzing it a far too much. The truth of the matter is, Steins;Gate cast is nothing special at all - it's just a bunch of over-exaggerated tropes, but it works well because it's fun and not serious.
bluekaitou1412 wrote:It looks like I don't hate the characters I posted here two years ago anymore. XD
Punpun's Mom from Oyasumi Punpun is reeeeally annoying. I also dislike Chitanda from Hyouka sometimes, but other times she's quite adorable. Hm. Who else? Ah, of course, Akainu from One Piece—that sick bastard! D:< (That samurai guy and his son from the same anime/manga also pisses me off)
Chitanda is an airhead, Irisu was the best.