Showing a bit of character: post requests here

I’m trying out this new regular column here on We Remember Love. Every week I’ll look into a character in anime or manga that made an impression on me (Mechafetish may do a few of these posts as well). These characters will be side characters for the most part, and will not be characters that I will obviously like (GAR pilots and the like, Lafiel, singing-idols, and lead characters in general especially from the anime that influenced me). Maybe in the course of this exercise I may discover Gundam characters that I presently don’t appreciate. I promise not to try to change anyone’s mind about Ranka.

The only criteria for a character to be included in this series (note the disqualification parameters I outlined above) is that for them to be in anime that I’ve already watched or am currently watching. My backlog is formidable as it is. If you want me to read a character for this column. Kindly refer to this list to know who I have a shot at getting to know in depth.

While a full analysis of the character may not prove to be possible, perhaps due to the series either being incomplete at the time of writing or that I haven’t finished the show yet, I’ll instead be focusing on a specific aspect that I find interesting and hopefully worth discussing.

You can check out the posts in this series under the category showing a bit of character (a sub-category of analysis).

Feel free to post your requests on the comments section below.



65 Responses to Showing a bit of character: post requests here

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  2. mechafetish says:

    Please do Cornelia of Code Geass next!

  3. ghostlightning says:

    Ok, I’ll do a post on Cornelia. I think she’s very interesting indeed. I may not do a full breakdown of her narrative because that’s a bit of work, but I’ll look for a moment where her quality really shines through.

    But, it doesn’t mean that the requests are closed. I’ll listen to everything. I may be more ready to write about some characters than others, so who knows how soon your request gets covered.

  4. lelangir says:

    Eva‘s Gendo. I’ve read various snippets on Misato, but, yeah, a write-up on Gendo would be interesting.

    The nature of the Misato/Ritsuko dichotomy is interesting as well.

  5. ghostlightning says:

    Gendo! My mouth is watering! I’ll do it!

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  7. digitalboy says:

    I dunno. If I had to pick a character I want someone to look deeper at from a show in your list, the first that comes to mind is Tama-chan from Bamboo Blade. One of those shows I think is quite undervalued despite relative acclaim.

  8. ghostlightning says:

    Tama-chan to borrow your term, is total fuckwin. My favorite is Kirino but Tama-chan will be put on my list. I love Bamboo Blade!

  9. digitalboy says:

    Good to know, since your 7 wasn’t screaming it at me, haha. WE WANT SEASON 2~!

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  11. omisyth says:

    Revi or Rock of Black Lagoon fame.

  12. Roland says:

    Please do a review of Alto Saotome from Macross F.



  13. ghostlightning says:

    @ omisyth

    Rock is an interesting character for me to do this on, so he’s on my list.

    @ Roland

    Alto is too obvious a choice for me, and I want to look at more characters that don’t get a lot of attention. However, look no further than Crusader’s post on Alto. I can’t do any better. It’s soooo good!

  14. Reccoa, Zeta gundam. Fllay allster, Gundam SEED. Lets get some (wrongly) disliked females in there.

    Anemone from Eureka Seven (manga prefferably. Much darker and serious).

    Mammimi from FLCL…

    Just some misunderstood females

  15. ghostlightning says:

    I’ll look into these characters, I think Mammimi is very interesting ^_^

  16. Jig Bax says:

    Dude, you have to teach me how to do this!! I’m starting my anime education! Love your posts! 🙂

  17. picchar says:

    I know that she’s the main character, but Top Wo Nerae! 2’s Nono ^_^

  18. TheBigN says:

    I’d say Kirino myself, but since digitalboy has already suggested Tama-chan, I think I might refrain from that for the moment. So how about Akira from ARIA? 😛

  19. ghostlightning says:

    @ picchar

    I’ll consider it. I find her a bit uninteresting as a lead, despite being AWESOME. I’ll have to watch her again.

    @ TheBigN

    You’re Nebuchadnezzar to me right now. Do you think I can write credibly about her having only watched “The Animation”?

  20. TheBigN says:

    That’s kind of the point. Obviously you should watch more. 😛

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  22. gloval says:

    not sure if i’m in the right place, but you might want to do a feature on philippine animation at around this time. the animated film “dayo” is showing in the metro manila filmfest and the blog buzz i’m hearing so far is generally positive compared to two previous (that i know of) pinoy attempts at a full length animated movie.

    to be on topic, i’m sensing moe with the “dayo” character ana, the manananggal. could you confirm? 😀

  23. @ gloval

    The trailers did not interest me much – as I anticipate the movie to be as preachy as hell. Manananngal Moe is possible – do you feel the need to protect her? comfort her? make things okay for her?

    If you answer yes to any of the questions, she may indeed be moe.

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  25. lelangir says:

    here’s an interesting idea, write about one character through another character. Revy through Anemone, or Tahlo through Misato.

  26. lelangir says:

    ah that’s a cool idea because it, as we were discussing earlier, contains both fanfiction (creation) and analytic elements. Plus it would be pretty hilarious – Shin Asuka through Master Asia…Kouji (infinite R) through Lord Genome….or something

  27. ghostlightning says:

    @ lelangir

    It ‘s happening! In ever more ambitious ways ^_^

  28. xau says:

    Emo leads of the recent Gundam series


    and the like…

  29. @ xau

    I’ll write about Setsuna, given I have a particular moment in mind. Thank you! ^_^

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  31. Phäzys says:

    How about Suzaku of Code Geass?

  32. ghostlightning says:

    @ Phazys

    I thought no one would ever ask! Will do.

  33. Phäzys says:

    yay thanks so much! maybe Schneizel too?

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  36. lalah sune says:

    please do Graham Akre. PLEASE! 😀

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  38. drmchsr0 says:

    Now do KYOU.

    Or Tomoya. I’m not too fussy.

    Better yet, Jerry/Terry Sanders from 08th MS Team.

  39. maggeh says:

    There was a series. Called Manga Bible. Or Bible Manga. The main character was this badass fellow called Jesus. I think he was Mexican, and I want you to do a post on him. For ethnic reasons. All the people you cover seem to be Japanese or white or not human at all. You need to add some color and variety to avoid charges of racism from people like me, who’d accuse you of racism on a whim.

    If, however, you are too blatantly racist to do a piece on a Mexican priest, I offer you the next best thing – Edmond Dantes from Gankutsuou. I admit, this is a difficult piece, since Gankutsuou admits that Edmond Dantes is dead (having been so before the start of the series, and only showing up in flashbacks throughout), but he is dark-skinned and French.

    It would do you well to heed my words, for if you do, I’ll help you avoid racism charge from myself.

  40. Roy says:

    Roy Focker from Macross

    • ghostlightning says:

      Roy is a favorite of mine, so I’m less inclined to write about him. Nonetheless, you may be interested in reading this post, which documents how I identified with him along with other Macross characters throughout my life.

  41. Digitalboy says:

    seeing as it’s been like 6 months, I’m sure you won’t mind if I do the Tama-chan post myself? Also, I was going to do one on a character from Berserk. Manga-only.

    • ghostlightning says:

      Good idea. I’ve come up empty on our dear Tama-chan. I couldn’t say anything else but OMGCUTEAWESOME~MEEEEEEN!DOOOOUUU!KOTEEEEEEHHH!

      I deeply apologize. Rip ’em out dude. Do what you do.

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  48. Tracy says:

    Hope all is well. My name is Tracy, part of MTV Iggy ( Next week, we will be uploading exclusive content featuring Chiaki Kuriyama. We will be first to debut her single, “Ryusei No Namida” –the theme song of anime series “Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn”. Along with that we will have slideshows, behind-the-scenes footage, a special message to her fans, and MANY MORE!!

    I am writing you to ask if you are interested in putting some of this content on your website. Chiaki’s high-profile and the huge popularity of the “Gundam” series all over Asia brought over 70 major local medias for this premiere event. Our content will be fresh, exciting, and definitely something you would want to be a part of.

    I look forward to hearing from you!

    Thank you!

  49. leo says:

    My name is Leo and I am an intern with MTV Iggy. We are a multi-platform initiative that focuses on pop-culture and music from around the world. This Monday MTV Iggy will be releasing content from Chiaki Kuriyama, including a video of her gundam uc theme song. I believe this is something that your readers would be interested in, and I would like to share it with you. If you are interested I can send you the content.

    Best regards,
    Leo Mikinberg

  50. If possible Akira Inugami from the manga Ookami no Monshou – Wolf Guy. It’s from a manga I see you have recently read. I was wondering your take on him. He seems so different from alot of main characters in similar stories I have read. He just has this arrogance or pride about him. But not in a bad way at all. Thank you.

  51. Robert Weizer says:

    Your MAL says you dropped zetsubou yet watched 12/12 episodes.

    I’ll take a Kaede/Kaere Kimura with a side of some 70s SR show.

    • That was an error. I dropped SZS after 4 eps or so. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I don’t remember those names, so I’m afraid I can’t handle this one. Sorry. Anyone else?

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  56. banagherlinks says:

    Is it only limited to meccha anime? But I would love to have ricardo marcenas the conspiracy of the vist foundation, analheim electronics and the earth federation in gundam unicorn discussed in a more in depth view…… Thanks 😀

  57. Jdecker says:

    Try Garrod Ran of Gundam X. The most normal Gundam protagonist needs some love!

    I also recommend Akagi Shunsuke of Dai-Guard, Sengar Zonvolt of Super Robot Wars and Guy Shishioh of GaoGaiGar.

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