You need to eat more meat!
Aki has been pretty present in recent times, yeah! But I’ll move back a few paces and piece together a few iconic anime role models in the past for me.
When I was like, 8 or 9, it was Ash Ketchum all the way, and he’s sort of stayed with me through the long haul. Him and Gary Oak. Ah, shounen rivalry at its finest at an early age. I learned competitiveness, the desire to know everything about a given subject when I liked it, and the idea of growing alongside friends.
After and during the same time it was also Goku! (surprising, I know) Since I was taking martial arts at the time, I sort of took his lightheartedness to heart when it came to mentality when training and in social situations. It’s important to be modest with yourself and to always want to improve! Goku is probably one of the best role models I can think of for a young kid from personal experience. There’s a child-like saint-like quality to Goku and his actions through out Dragon Ball and DBZ that just… I dunno, he’s pretty perfect.
Then in like, high school I got into Bleach and Cowboy Bebop— one show much deeper than the other. I was a stalky young man and looked to find other super skinny boys to role model after, so the Bleach art style and Jazz/living on the edge of society aspect of Bebop captured me pretty well. I’m still a sucker for the Spike Speigel protagonist model. Bebop was a great mix of a lot of the interests I had at the time and pushed me to pursue writing.
Then there was Kamina in college, and a bunch more. Like a LOT more, but I’ll just mention that Kamina was sort of a culmination of all my leadership qualities and confidence that came about during that time. Gurren Lagann was suuuuper impactful.
Sorry, long asnwer. tldr; I have a lot of shounen anime role models, and there are a lot I didn’t even mention here.
You ask the difficult questions, Li.
I thought they were in the same package, you can’t just break up our 3-way relationship! …err I mean of course it’s the girlfriend!
I haven’t done this in a while, I’ll try to answer stuff before I head to work.
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TAG GAME: CHARACTERS WHO SHARE THE SAME PERSONALITY TYPE AS YOU.
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Rules: Find out what characters share the same personality type as you here and list the characters that you find relevant below. Then tag five friends and let them know you tagged them!
Type: ENFP- You are one of the Diplomats - an empathic and idealistic individual who enjoys exploring interesting ideas and prizes morality. You are known for your enthusiasm, optimism and intuitive skills. Above you will find a brief overview of your personality traits - proceed to the type overview to learn much more about your personality type. Prepare to be impressed.
- Marty McFly from Back to the Future
- Goku from Dragon Ball
- Ryuko Matoi from Kill la Kill
- Sora from Kingdom Hearts
- Tamaki Suoh from Ouran High School Host Club
- Ash Ketchum from Pokémon
- Kamina from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
- Cecil from Welcome to Night Vale
Wow, I think this was pretty predictable though. After this last week waiting tables and working a social job, I can confirm most of these attributes. I’ve known I was an ENFP for a few years now. But like Em said, wow… this list is literally all protagonists. I’m gonna give a shout out to all the ones I listed because they had a MASSIVE influence on me alongside real people I knew growing up (maybe minus a few of them that are more recent). All I have to say is this is PERFECT for a shounen protagonist! Hahaha
Tagging: I’ll tag people later when I figure out who hasn’t been tagged yet
Shichika & Togame - Katanagatari
I implore everyone to go watch Katanagatari because it is SUCH a charming and lovely story. Amazing action. Amazing style, amazing everything.