For the third day of the thirty-day anime challenge, I am going to be talking about my favorite male anime character, who some of you might recognize immediately, even before I say his name.
My Favorite male character is, in some ways, a complete hyperbole of a human being, only denoting the worst that exists in people while not doing a great job at exploring the better side of humanity. In other ways, however, he’s a lot more reflective of me than I would otherwise like to admit.
My favorite male character is Hachiman Hikigaya from Oregairu, and yes I am serious.
I can understand why some might see it as overdramatic to relate to a character like Hachiman, but I really do not feel the same. Sure, he is overdramatic, and a lot of the time he can be a real dick over little stuff, over the course of both seasons, but while a lot of his philosophy can seem a little edgy 15-year-old Atheist-ish, some of it rings very true.
One scene that I often point to as an explanation for why I like him so much is the scene in the middle of the show, where he and Yukino are in the school council and Yukino is clearly getting all of the work. Talking to the student council president, Hachiman points out that the symbol for people looks like a person leaning on another, as opposed to what most people see as two people supporting each other. Hachiman uses this as a segway into the criticism that the people in the student council are simply using him and Yukino in order to not have to work, while still getting all the glory. It’s a situation that’s fairly relatable, especially if you have done a group project where your stuck doing all the work.
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