Natsume, had he thought about it, would have expected their class trip to go somewhere more exotic, like Okinawa. He had forgotten to revise his expectations based on the new place where he lived. To kids who grew up in the countryside their entire life, perhaps Tokyo was exotic.
He’d lived in Tokyo with a few foster families before, but since they were doing the tourist thing – hitting things like Tokyo Tower and the Imperial Palace - Natsume wasn’t too worried about running into them.
With that worry officially reason away, Natsume found himself trailing at the back of their group, trying to smother laughs at the way Kitamoto, Nishimura, and Tunama kept craning their necks back, trying to see the tops of Tokyo’s skyscrapers.
They stopped on a corner because Nishimura insisted the map said to go one way but Taki, having visited Tokyo before, said that he was wrong and getting them lost. Natsume , having lost track of where they were actually headed and therefore having no opinion himself, found himself wandering further down the street. He caught sight of Tanuma and Kitamoto doing the same as passersby began to turn to look.
Because was Tokyo and Natsume wasn’t worried about getting lost, he didn’t pay attention to where his feet were taking him until he turned into a building and a sharp shock shot up his spine. Nyanko-sensei hissed but didn’t leave his shoulder.
Natsume knew a barrier when he felt one at that point.
The building in front of him did not belong in downtown Tokyo. Unlike the buildings on either side, it was short and traditional with (for Tokyo) a sprawling garden out front. Had it been anywhere else, Natsume would have assumed it was someone’s house.
Then the door opened and two young girls peaked their heads out. And Natsume started to panic.
“I’m so sorry for intruding. I was just wandering and my feet took me here by themselves. I’m sorry, I’ll just be going-“
“We have a customer!” one of the girls, the one with pink hair, said.
“We have a customer!” the other, with long blue pigtails repeated.
And before Natsume can protest, they take him by the hands and drag him inside.
Two kids should not be that strong, he thought to himself, even as he continued to apologize. His first instinct was to assume they were some form of youkai, but Nyanko-sensei was still perched on his shoulders. He hadn’t attacked the girls, so they had to be human, right?
“A customer for the Master!”
“For the Master!”
Natsume was struck by their similarities to the Chukyuu. Finally they stopped outside a paper sliding door. They dropped his hands and, each taking a side, pulled the doors open.
Whatever it was Natsume had expected, it wasn’t what he saw.
There was a boy, not much older than Natsume himself, setting two places at a round table. Even from there, Natsume could smell the delicious food. The boy’s back was to him. When he turned around, Natsume was startled by his eyes – one blue, one gold.
“Please have a seat,” the boy said with a gesture to the closest chair.
“I’m sorry, I think there’s been some kind of misunderstanding. I didn’t mean to come here you see.”
“It was no mistake,” the boy said, taking his own seat and a sip of tea. “It is always hitsuzen.”
“Mm.” The boy took another sip of his tea. After a moment, he said, “You have a wish, don’t you?”
Not long ago, Natsume’s greatest wish was to stop being able to see youkai. But now he had more youkai friends than human ones and Natsume couldn’t imagine his life without Nyanko-sensei or Misuzu or Hinoe or any of his other friends.
Nor did he wish for foster parents who wouldn’t hate him. The Fujiwara were the best and most wonderful people Natsume had ever met. Even though he was not their blood son, they continued to worry after him and take care of him and make him bentou to take to school.
He even had human friends! It was not something Natsume had ever expected but Tanuma, Taki, Sasada, Nishimura, and Kitamoto were always at his side if he ever needed them. He had even met Natori-san, who could see the same world that Natsume could. It was almost like having an older brother (especially the annoying, won’t-leave-you-alone part).
No, what Natsume wanted more than anything…
“There are people who I want to be able to protect,” he murmured, almost to himself.
“I see,” the boy said. He set his tea down and leaned forward, looking up at Natsume over the rims of his glasses. “And are you prepared to pay the price for that power?”
“Yes. This is a store after all,” the boy said. “A store that grants wishes.”
“For a price.”
“Yes. The bigger the wish, the more it will cost. I’m afraid that’s just common sense, wouldn’t you agree?”
This boy was setting off all of Natsume’s warning signs. And still, Nyanko-sensei was sitting silent on his shoulders. Natsume longed to ask what his protector thought, but it hadn’t been confirmed yet that this boy could see spirits. Someone else could have put up the barrier after all.
But if the boy could do what he claimed, wasn’t it worth the risk? To not have to worry about his friends and the Fujiwaras? To be able to protect his youkai friends from exorcists like Matoba?
“What would the price be?” Natsume asked.
“What you are seeking will take some time,” the boy said. “You will need to come back every few weeks for lessons.”
“No one could afford the price of instantaneous power,” the boy said. “No, you’ll have to work for it.”
“What kind of lessons?”
“A bit of this, a bit of that.”
It was impossible to try and get a straight answer out of the other boy. Like trying to catch mist, he kept dangling Natsume’s answers just out of reach.
“And the price?”
“Now that is the interesting question, isn’t it?” the boy said. He got up and came close, stopping a short distance in front of Natsume. “What do you think you might have that is worth the kind of power you are seeking?”
And just like that, Natsume knew. From Nyanko-sensei’s sudden claws digging into his shoulder, he knew too.
“I can’t give you the Book of Friends,” Natsume said. “I’ve already promised it to someone.”
“There aren’t many names left in there at this point, are there?” the other boy said. “Certainly not enough to pay for your wish.”
“There will be nothing at all by the time I get it,” Nyanko-sensei grumbled.
Natsume hushed him on instinct, but the other boy didn’t seem surprised at all to hear a weird cat speak.
That answered the question about the wards then.
“I propose a trade,” the boy said.
“Of knowledge. You are more famous than you know, Natsume Takashi. Your name is known throughout the spirit world as one who can be trusted. It is rare that a human is trusted in such a way.”
“Then you’re not…” Natsume couldn’t bring himself to finish.
“I am simply myself,” the boy said. “And what I propose is this – you will share with me the stories of your contacts with the spirit world. And in turn, I will teach you what I know about spirit and the rules that govern them.”
Natsume thought about it. Was there anything that would be dangerous to share?
“Okay,” he said after a moment.
“Well then, let’s hash out a schedule,” the boy said. “My name is Watanuki, by the way.”
I’m so conflicted about what to think about Natori after the end of this episode? Like on one hand I understand he wants to figure out what Natsume’s hiding since it seems to be very dangerous and therefore could very well bring harm to him (which it does, tbh, with it attracting all kinds of dangerous and -power- hungry yokai all the time) so yeah I get that, Natori’s worried as his friend and probably feels responsible as he might see himself as a bit of a “mentor” when it comes to -dangerous- yokai matters…
Sending one of his familiars to spy on Natsume is going against everything he said to Natsume last episode about respecting his privacy and his decision not to be comfortable/ready to tell Natori about what he’s hiding. But what worries me even more is what he’d do with the book when he’ll find out what it is and what possibilites it gives the owner. I don’t see Natori as inherently bad but he has shown he’s quick to act aggresive towards yokai, though to be fair they usually attack him/Natsume first. But he’s very ready to exorcise or seal them even if there could be a more “gentle” solution if one is willing to look for one/take the risk. Though I don’t think he’d go as far as to steal or destroy the book (once again I don’t think Natori is evil, if/when he knows that damaging the book harms the yokai in it as well I don’t see him doing that. Remember he intended to set Hiiragi free or at least exorcise her, because otherwise she would’ve been bound to the house till the end of her time), I’m very worried he’ll want Natsume to get rid of it, for Natsume’s own safety. But knowing Natsume, he’ll never do that so where does that leave them? It’s not something they can push to the background once the truth comes out and I’m just so worried how they’re gonna get past this or resolve the issue because they both see the book as something else, for Natori it’ll be a very dangerous and illegal item that puts like a huge mark on Natsume but Natsume sees is as Reiko’s inheritance and it’s his treasure. Idk I’m just so worried for these 2 and I just can’t come up with an idea how they’re gonna fix this in the future once Natori knows…
I decided that I’m going make a master post of all Natsume Yuujinchou seasons with their corresponding manga chapters.
I plan on doing that starting at the end(or maybe middle) of next month. Idk… just soon I guess.
EDIT: I should probably wait until season 6 is done tho…
EDIT 2: I’ll make sure to put in links and stuff for mobile users :)
Little Natsume is trying his best to help his friends cooking!
Natsume Yuujinchou ROKU (cooking) -sketch 50%-
From 6th season of Natsume Yuujinchou, finally out! A small fanart to celebrate it! I just felt a bit sad Nyanko sensei wasn’t there at that moment so I decided to add him as well.
Summary: There’s always been a wall. At first, Tanuma thought that with time and a little gentle persistence, he could pull it down. Or at least climb over it. Now he’s just wondering if it’s completely futile.
There’s always been a wall. At first, Tanuma thought that with time and a little gentle persistence, he could pull it down. Or at least climb over it. He always imagined the moment he would get to the other side, what it would be like. He liked to think it would feel warm and peaceful, like lying in the grass in the summertime, when the last of the sun rays paint the sky orange and fireflies begin to rise into the humid air and the first stars blink awake in the darkening twilight.
What, me? Posting something that’s not Yuri on Ice? Did I wander to the wrong blog? Oh right, this isn’t supposed to be a Yuri on Ice blog to begin with, oops.
After a very shitty semester and my Mom’s and sister’s vacations messing up with my anime watching schedule (plus a shitty vicious cycle of not watching anime to work on thesis-not working on thesis because stressed from not watching anime), I finally finished catching up with Fall anime, barely on time before Winter begins (I know some winter shows have premiered already, but none that interest me. Rakugo’s on today though!!!!). So here’s a rundown of the best and worst of this most fruitful Fall season. If there’s a gif it means I forgot to take a screenshot of the last episode whoops. (worst to best my dears, you know how this goes)
Shuumatsu no Izetta: I really tried. Even after the stupidity of
episode 4 put me to sleep, I tried to give it a second shot, but episode 6 was
literally everything that is wrong with modern anime and ugh, please release me
from this hell. Of course having a strong female character was too progressive
for a yuribait show, you just had to make her have insecurities about her
normal-sized boobs (vs everyone’s ginormous) and dedicate 25 entire minutes to
show that she’s actually a real girly girl that likes pie. Ugh. And I didn’t
even mention how stupid the “Izetta’s secret might be revealed” plot element
was. That was some garbage writing if I ever saw one. Most of what I’ve read
after dropping it seems to indicate it was the best choice
3gatsu no Lion: I’m confused with this show. The production
values make it very attractive to watch. There is a harsh and interesting story
and character drama happening. Episode 5 was particularly great, and some of
the storytelling devices are implemented brilliantly. But for some reason I
can’t bring myself to care? I don’t know. The more I see the three sisters, the
more the scenes with them bore me to death. I found the idea of watching
episode 6 terribly not-compelling so I decided to put it in the back burner and
wait out. Maybe I’m just incompatible with this mangaka (I really hate
HachiKuro). People seem to be loving it, so maybe I’ll give it another shot at
a later date.
Touken Ranbu Hanamaru: This was my biggest disappointment
of the season because episode 2 was so good. It tickled all my rekijo bones in
the best way. But then it just… nothing ever happened? Also the way all the
sword boys gush about how much they love the (invisible but obviously
audience-proxy) “Master” is way too transparent and took me out of whatever
little interesting character dynamics might be going on. What could be an
interesting theme –the swordboys having regrets about not protecting their past
owners and being tempted to fix it- is wasted in a “it’s okay, I have a new
master now!”. Even with my fujoshi goggles there was little of interest because
the boys were so infatuated with the Master I couldn’t even enjoy any of it.
Held out until episode 9 and just couldn’t be arsed for more. Maybe the more
serious ufotable show will be better?
Nanbaka: I don’t know what went wrong with this
mangaka that suddenly decided to turn a perfectly fine comedy into a Very Serious
battle shonen thing? Especially mid-arc? The New Year tournament had
revitalized the show, I was having a load of fun with it, but then it suddenly
turned all dark and serious and nonsensical? The only thing tempting me to go
back for the last three episodes is Hajime, he’s a champ. But yeah, the shift
in tone was too drastic and kind of spoiled the show for me because I was
loving it exactly as it was. It didn’t need the drama. Some people seem to be
liking the new direction but ehhhh… idk. If I have time.
17. DAYS: It was hard to choose which of these two was
gonna be the poop prize winner, but in the end, given how much I struggled to
even sit through the last couple of episodes, I guess DAYS takes it. Honestly
seldom have I seen a show so infuriatingly ruined by “protagonist no jutsu”
i.e. things just happen because a dude is the main character. Kimishita scored
three completely bananas goals in that game (bless his heart I love him), but
Tsukushi gets all the credit for earning the free kicks and second balls and
shit and he’s the one credited as the “hero” of the game. It’s amazing that
such an insufferable protagonist is part of a show with an otherwise endearing
supporting cast. Now will my love for Mizuki and Kimishita be enough to pull me
into watching season 2? Tune in some time next year to find out! (spoiler: most
likely no unless it comes out on a boring season)
16.Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku: I called this show the winner of
the “Showed its cards too early Award” since episode one, but boy I didn’t expect it to continue doing
the exact same thing over and over through its entire run. At some point it
became a very unsurprising formula of showing a character’s tragic backstory at
the start of the episode to fabricate last minute sympathy to make up for lack
of proper characterization, only to have the character in question murdered in
increasingly distasteful ways. I always knew best girl Top Speed wasn’t long
for this world, but the way they handled it was gratuitously vicious. Couple
that with a barrage of villains, none of which were remotely compelling or had
any interesting motivations, a poor man’s Kyubey, a protagonist that is even
more infuriatingly passive than Madoka herself (at least in this aspect,
MahoIku surpassed its intellectual mother), and a resolution that basically
says this whole thing served no purpose whatsoever and you’re left with just a
feeling that you could’ve done something better with your life. I never
expected grandeur from this show, and in fact I guess it turned out to be about
as bad as I could’ve expected it to be, but that doesn’t really erase how
terribly dissatisfying the ending was. I guess that’s one weakness that Dark
Magical Girl shows have yet to overcome.
Normally a “the meh” section would be here, but I dropped all those shows for lack of entertainment and time, so we’re skipping straight to
(I liked these shows but none of them changed my life and I was severely tempted to drop them at least once)
15.Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans: I have rather complicated feelings
about this show. The writing has improved immensely since the second half of S1
and they’re doing a fascinating job at working the different shades of moral
grey. Mika’s sick relationship with Orga continues to keep me on my toes. But with only 12 episodes left I’m still not entirely sure of where this
is going, and most importantly, it stinks of tragedy and there seems to be a
general lack of joy in both characters and story, so I always go to watch it
with little enthusiasm and maybe a bit of anxiety.
14.Girlish Number: This
one turned out way better than I expected it to be, although perhaps for
different reasons than most. Usually when I hatewatch something, it’s for the
pleasant schadenfreude I get out of seeing something continue to fail miserably
week after week (see Sailor Moon Crystal or Mayoiga). In that sense, I wasn’t
hatewatching Girlish Number but boy was I getting schadenfreude about seeing
the exploitative producer go on a downwards spiral and the shitty LN anime
adaptation turning up a complete failure. But because this was the source of my
enjoyment, the finale was, to say the least, dissatisfying. If the show had
ended with Chitose getting a proper comeuppance and landing different jobs (in
non-shitty-LN-anime) that forced her to climb her way back up instead of trying
to have sudden fabricated popularity,
while Kuzu got his ass fired that would’ve been cool. But the “Oh I ended
loving this production” ending was ehhhh. It felt the show ended going
milquetoast on its criticism of the industry. Criticized the seiyuu idol units
but still had the seiyuu sing the OP and ED criticized the cheap swimsuit
fanservice but still had a swimsuit episode etc. I mean they went really damn
hard on the industry, so it was weird and a little frustrating that they didn’t
go the whole way, given how they’d already guaranteed to lose the buying
13.Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari: It’s hard to explain what went
wrong with this one because, if you asked me, I’d say I really liked it
overall. But the key problem is perhaps that I adored the first two episodes so
deeply and then somewhere in the middle it kind of floundered and went in a
different direction than what I expected –which isn’t inherently bad, mind you-
but it’s weird that there’s so little actual udon in the show when they’re in
the title. The finale was good in idea, but I feel it failed to make the
emotional landing, and that they capped it off to be a sort of commercial for
Kagawa prefecture was just… weird. So uh, it was a good show but definitely
didn’t live up to the promise of the first few episodes.
Prince-sama Legend Star:
me, this and Magikyun are basically tied, because, although I have more love
for Utapri due to how long it’s been around and how I’ve grown so endeared to
the characters, I can’t say Magikyun did anything worse or better. But anyway
Utapri! Revolutions had me losing a little of my love for the franchise, but Legend Star was
really great! The music improved drastically and we got some truly neat
character arcs. The Otoya arc was surprisingly good. It’s sad to see they’ve
fully committed to shitty CG dancing though ): But oh well, the Quartet Night
song was great and there’s even more anime coming because Broccoli does like
printing money after all. Almost forgot to mention it, but Haruka is hardly
relevant this season and I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not, but I’ll
also say I didn’t particularly miss her.
say this about Magikyun, it was less dumb than I expected given the title. I
mean it was super dumb, but it could’ve been dumber. It was also a lot of fun,
had neat visuals and surprisingly good songs? I feel it could’ve ended in
episode 9 because it doesn’t feel like the new resolution in ep 13 actually
added anything of note to the story or the characters, but it was okay. It’s
harmless dumb entertainment and that’s what I wanted it to be.
always great to see passion projects like this, even if they don’t always stick
the landing. In the gayest anime season, FliFla gave us a lesbian visual
spectacle that was among the best animated experiences of the year. While
narratively it blooped a little in the last third and became a weird Eva-ish
nightmare, it sorta kinda worked out at the end, although definitely didn’t
live up to its initial dreamy potential. And it was very lesbian, although I
feel it was lowkey creepy lesbian since Papika is somehow an adult??? I think
they explained some things too much and left others glaringly unexplained. Some
weird things happened in that production that hindered its potential, but it’s
still a fascinating series to look at, even if you don’t dig the character
dynamics (which are adorable but in the end didn’t do much for me). Could’ve done with 100% less creepy robot though
9.Classicaloid: I’d call Classicaloid the Bungo Stray Dogs
(season 1) of the Fall because while it wasn’t what I wanted or expected, it
managed to grow on me. I was on the edge of dropping it because the wacky
one-note humor wasn’t working for me at all, but with the introduction of
Schubert and the slow drip of answers to our questions of what is even
happening in this show, it became notoriously more fun. Definitely the
strongest moments of the show are when we get to see the Classicaloids having
flash backs to their past lives (the episode about Beethoven and his loss of
hearing was particularly brilliant) and while I still mostly have no idea of
where this is going at all, they’ve definitely got me hooked wanting to know
what Bach is even planning.
8.Drifters: This might have gone even higher up the ranks
if not for all the homophobic and sexist jokes ugh. But I guess it’s a
testament to how entertaining it is that I watched it all through and would
still watch the upcoming second season (or maybe it’s a testament to what a
good job it did in tickling my very specific rekijo bone). The characterization
of Nobunaga in particular is absolutely brilliant, and the little nuances in
the interactions between characters of different time periods are fantastic.
Cool action sequences and interesting strategizing and politicking. But I
reckon this isn’t something that’s gonna sway the non-history buffs. Also ew
the sexist and homophobic jokes. The show has great comedy without that, please
don’t be so gross Hirano.
7.ALL OUT!!: It had a bit of a slow start, but once it
started picking up with the practice matches and developing the team, it’s just
gotten exponentially better! Especially since the addition of the coach. DAYS
could learn a thing or two about how it isn’t necessary to make the
inexperienced main character the sudden “hero” of the team to make for a
compelling sports story. That said I still do not understand about 75% of how
rugby works at all, but the endearing cast and the passionate games make up for
it. Also the horrible hair. Definitely looking forward to where these kids will
go in the second half.
6.Fune wo Amu: This is a case of me one-sidedly having
expectations that a show can’t live up to and thus I don’t enjoy it as much as
I could. Which is no fault of the show itself and it is in fact one of the best
anime of the season (arguably the year).
It does fail on the entertainment department, but compensates with
beautiful craftsmanship and a wonderful portrayal of human feelings and
relationships. While it wounded up being Very Heterosexual (and the main couple
develops in a rather cold and questionable manner, but hey, the wife wasn’t
forced to give up her dreams to become a housewife. A+ for progress! ) the
portrayal of Majime’s camaraderie with Nishioka (and Nishioka’s very great
relationship with his gf!) was really the heart of the show, and just for that
it’s absolutely worth the watch.
5.Natsume Yuujinchou Go: I think it’s rather telling to the
quality of the season overall that Natsume Yuujinchou somehow fell just
slightly above the middle of the pack. I do feel this season of Natsume was
weaker than the previous ones, but to be honest I can’t quite pinpoint why.
Maybe it didn’t feel like we reached a new milestone in Natsume’s development
or in learning about Reiko –in fact, it feels we learned conspicuously little
about Reiko this season-, although the final episode and the Touko episode were
notable highlights. With a sixth season already in the works, I have little
else to say other than, even when it’s not in top form, this is still among the
best one could ever hope to get from anime
4.Bungo Stray Dogs 2: Remember how season 1 was good but not what I
wanted it to be? Well, season 2 wasn’t exactly what I’d originally hope BSD
would be about but it sure as fuck was fantastic! Starting with the flashback
episodes to Dazai’s time in the Port Mafia and the story of Oda Sakunosuke, to
the introduction of the American writers and the follow-up with Kyouka and
Atsushi’s arcs as well as Akutagawa (!!!!) it was a genuinely amazing season
that completely justifies watching the first one even if you weren’t entirely
convinced about it at first. My only gripe is the lack of Kunikida, but this
season showed that Dazai is the lynchpin of this series and he fulfills that
role to perfection. I loved loved loved this season and I hope we get more
of this series.
3.Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is
it floundered a little in the second cour (seriously I was happy Shigechi died,
he was an awful character), it picked itself right back up in the third and the
battle against Kira –who is an astonishingly amazing villain- was just week
after week of blood-pumping excitement and fun. Not every episode was perfect,
but the package as a whole is fantastic. At moments it felt more like Kishibe
Rohan’s Bizarre Adventure, but even that was okay because every member of the
cast was so great. You can see the passion David Production has for this
franchise, and I’m hoping they’ll continue adapting it. While Joseph is still
Best JoJo, I think part 4, with its incredibly strong cast and creative set up
might be my favorite arc so far.
2.Haikyuu 3:vicky’s probably gonna hate me for this but If
I’m honest, the Shiratorizawa match wasn’t my favorite in the manga. I love the
development Tsukki got through it and I commend Furudate for how brilliantly
he’s been working in making these characters grow in such satisfying ways. But
Shiratorizawa, and Ushijima specially, is the epitome of OP rival and that’s
something that’s never really worked for me. It felt like the Rakuzan game in
Kurobas, there were moments in which it felt that it just never ended. And I
was worried about how they were going to work it into ten episodes. I think
it’s a testament to the anime team that they managed to make it not actually
feel like 10 episodes, and that they’ve made this one of the most exciting
matches to watch in all of Haikyuu. It was truly spectacular and I can’t wait
1.Yuri!!! on ICE: Joke’s on you, this was a Yuri on Ice post all along!! Even if my conflicted feelings about the
ending had been sourer and heavier, I would have no doubt that this is the best
show of the season (and the year). It’s taken me a while, but after having
chewed on my feelings for a couple of days (while fighting the denialists with
all my might) I’m even more confident about it. I don’t even know what more
praise I can rain on this beautiful, beautiful show that has literally saved me
so many times during this really difficult trimester and I am ever so grateful
to its creators for giving us such a beautiful gift in such dark times. Now
please end our suffering and confirm a season 2, because just like Victor and
Yuuri can’t live without each other (canon!) I can’t live without them anymore
What a strong season this was! A high note to end an otherwise shitty year! Thanks everyone for following this nonsense blog and I hope this new year brings us all more beautiful anime (and less menstrual cramps for me). Winter shows I’m watching premiere literally today so I’ll skip the “anticipation” rundown and go straight to my watchlist in a couple of weeks. As always, I’ll be happy to hear which were your favorite and least favorite shows of the season, but I know y’all never answer to my questions ;—-;
Not really in order, except no. 1 and 2, and since I want to add from other media beside anime, I’m going to put one character per fandom
1. Lelouch vi Britannia - Code Geass
2. Natsume Takashi - Natsume Yuujinchou
3. Cloud Strife - Final Fantasy VII
4. Orihara Izaya - Durarara
5. Jacuzzi Splot - Baccano
6. Akabane Karma - Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
7. Usui Kazuyoshi (a.k.a Switch) - SKET Dance
8. Mikoshiba Mikoto - Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
9. Oreki Houtarou - Hyouka
10. Koto - Kyousou Giga
Lol, well, this was hard, especially deciding the last three. And sorry, but I just have to add honorable mentions because I just can’t leave them out: Nyanko-sensei, Tanuma, and Taki mostly but also everyone else from Natsume Yuujinchou except Matoba (bye, Matoba); Yato and Kazuma from Noragami; Ginko from Mushishi. And though I said I want to add characters from other media beside anime, I only put Cloud because really he’s my no.1 favorite from all Final Fantasy games (and probably my no.1 favorite video game character)