Best Anime Protagonist – Round of 32

The round of 64 had some pretty tough fights, but we have to now say goodbye to several wonderful protagonists. They may not be the overall favorites, but they’re someone’s favorite in their heart of hearts, and that will just have to be enough.

Remember the fallen

  • Miyazawa Yukino – Karekano
  • Keroro – Sgt. Frog
  • Light Yagami / Kira – Death Note
  • Goku – Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, etc.
  • Madoka Kaname – Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Yuu Koito – Blom into You
  • Sakaki – Azumanga Daioh
  • Kenshin Himura – Rurouni Kenshin, Samurai X
  • Reg – Made In Abyss
  • Atsuko Kagari, Little Witch Academia
  • Gintoki Sakata – Gintama
  • Yamato Rinko – My Love Story
  • Belldandy – Ah, My Goddess
  • Sadao Maou / Satan – The Devil is a Part-timer
  • Mugen – Samurai Champloo
  • Yomiko Readman – Read or Die, R. O. D. The TV
  • Aoi Miyamori – Shirobako
  • Ginko – Mushishi
  • Ash Ketchum – Pokemon
  • Mio Naganohara – Nichijou
  • Kino – Kino’s Journey
  • Haruhi Suzumiya – The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
  • Oscar François de Jarjayes – Rose of Versailles
  • Mari “Kimari” Tamaki – A Place Further Than The Universe
  • Holo – Spice and Wolf
  • Kenshiro – Fist of the North Star
  • Yami Yugi – Yu Gi Oh!
  • Takeo Gouda – My Love Story
  • Joeseph Joestar – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
  • Excel – Excel Saga
  • Rei Kiriyama – March Comes in Like a Lion
  • Chihaya Ayase – Chihayafuru


Now, with 32 characters left, some more tough decisions have to be made.

Stray observations:

  • Spike had the most upvotes and the highest differential against Yukino. He’s the one to beat
  • The highest upvoted character to not advance was Madoka, with 15 updoots. She lost to Alphonse by 2 points
  • There were no ties this time (I wisely chose to not vote unless to break ties, which is a smarter way of doing this), but there were two matches with only a 1 upvote difference: Keroro vs Emma and Goku vs Roger Smith. Roger and Emma just barely squeaked by and are now up against some tough opponents
  •  Chiyo Sakura has the distinct honor of advancing with the fewest votes (9)
  • Holo vs Edward Elric killed me. I am dead now. My heart is broken

Please refrain from posting until I’ve gotten all the rounds up. Thanks 😀