4th Annual MANLIEST Anime MEN of MANLINESS Nominations



  • It's that time of year again, ladies and gentlemen!! Time for the men to stand up and take their place in the spotlight.

    That's right!! It's time for the 4th annual

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    MANLIEST Anime MEN of MANLINESS Tournament!!!

    Last year, 256 MEN entered, but in the end it all came down to "The Unkillable Teacher" Korosensei vs. "The King of Conquerors" Rider. Although Rider put up a brave fight, he just couldn't match Korosensei's speed and momentum, and when the dust settled, the bright yellow tentacled assassin was crowned the undisputed champion!

    And this year, we're doing it all over again!! 256 MEN will enter, but only one will reign supreme as the MANLIEST anime character of all time!!! (or at least 2017)

    After taking your suggestions and considerations into mind from previous year's tournaments, the rules for nominations are as follows:

    1a. You may nominate 15 characters, only ONE per series. A grand total of only 5 characters from any given series will be selected for the final roster.
    1b. NEW RULE: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is the one exception to the rule. As the series is split up into four distinct story arcs, I'll allow a grand total of 8 characters from the entire series, 2 characters from each arc being the maximum. Members of the Joestar family (Jonathan, Joseph, Jotaro, and Josuke) are given preferential treatment and are therefore automatically nominated. The other 4 slots are open to 1 non-Joestar character from each arc. Furthermore, forum users are only allowed to nominate ONE character from the entire series, so choose wisely.
    2. Characters MUST be from an anime (that was animated in Japan, just to be clear). They can be anime based on manga and video games, but they HAVE to be from the show itself. No manga/game-only characters allowed.
    3. Characters must (obviously) be male. Robots and animals are allowed, provided they are both sentient and obviously masculine. Not to be sexist or unfair to the ladies, but they have their own tournament already.
    4. It doesn't have to be a main character, but it must be one that is at least somewhat important to the plot of the show. No one-episode roles, cameos, or blink-and-you'll-miss-it types. (Sorry Jack Rakan, but you're still not allowed :P)
    5. Cruelty is NOT MANLY. No douchebags, jerkwads, axe-murderers, puppy-kickers, puppy-BURNERS, or overall evil sons-a-bitches allowed. Villains and anti-heroes are okay, as long as they are at least noble in their cause and have a good code of ethics. Kind-hearted jerks and irritating but well-meaning big brother types are okay too.
    6. Only MANLY MEN need apply. No sissy pretty boys, beautiful bishonen types, or overly moody, whiny, angsty teenagers. (That means YOU, Shinji!!!) Teens who show signs of blossoming manliness and/or especially noble traits and sensibilities are allowed. Characters who start out whiny and pathetic but gradually become more manly over the course of the show are also acceptable (depending on the character in question, of course).
    7. No Kirito. Seriously. Because f**k that guy. -_-

    You can find a full compiled list from last year's tournament here: https://www.funimation.com/forum/topic/9557/3rd-annual-manliest-anime-men-of-manliness-tournament-discussion-thread/2

    Depending on how many submissions and nominations we get, I may borrow many of them for this year's tournament as well (the reason being that I already have a lot of their artwork completed, so it's much easier on me).

    A few notes I should add:

    The previous years' champions Kenshiro, Mustang, and Korosensei will NOT be returning to the tournament.

    As mentioned earlier, due to the new JJBA rule, Joestars are automatically nominated:

    Jonathan Joestar - Phantom Blood
    Joseph Joestar - Battle Tendency
    Jotaro Kujo - Stardust Crusaders
    Josuke Higashikata - Diamond Is Unbreakable

    The following characters all made it to Round 4 of the previous year's tournament, and therefore have earned an automatic nomination:

    All Might - My Hero Academia
    Batou - Ghost in the Shell
    Daryun - The Heroic Legend of Arslan
    Dutch - Black Lagoon
    Guts - Berserk
    Issac Netero - Hunter x Hunter
    Izuku Midoriya - My Hero Academia
    Jacuzzi Splot - Baccano!
    Jet Black - Cowboy Bebop
    Joseph - Maria the Virgin Witch
    Kiba - Wolf's Rain
    Klaus von Reinherz - Blood Blockade Battlefront
    Kotetsu T. Kaburagi/Wild Tiger - Tiger & Bunny
    Kubard - The Heroic Legend of Arslan
    Kyohei Kadota - Durarara!!
    Lancer/Diarmuid Ua Duibhne - Fate/Zero
    Maes Hughes - Fullmetal Alchemist
    Major Alex Louis Armstrong - Fullmetal Alchemist
    Mizuki Akabayashi - Durarara!!x2 Shou
    Rider/Iskander - Fate/Zero
    Shinya Kogami - Psycho-Pass
    Son Hak - Yona of the Dawn
    Spike Spiegel - Cowboy Bebop
    Tadaomi Karasuma - Assassination Classroom
    Tenya Iida - My Hero Academia
    Tomomi Masaoka - Psycho-Pass
    Yasutora "Chad" Sado - Bleach
    Yukinori Shinohara - Tokyo Ghoul
    Yusuke Urameshi - Yu Yu Hakusho
    Zapp Renfro - Blood Blockade Battlefront
    Zen Wisteria - Snow White with the Red Hair

    Nominations will stay open for at least one week, or until an adequate number of candidates has been reached. Any other suggestions or recommendations are of course welcome as well.

    Thanks a lot, and I'll see YOU at the Fourth Annual MANLIEST Anime MEN of MANLINESS Tournament!!! ^_^



  • And while I'm at it, here are my own personal nominations:

    1. Shimazu Toyohisa - Drifters
    2. Mumen Rider - One Punch Man
    3. Nicholas Brown - Gangsta
    4. Zoroku Kashimura - Alice & Zoroku
    5. Kamina - Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
    6. Duke Togo - Golgo 13
    7. Ira Gamagoori - Kill la Kill
    8. Taichi Hiraga Keaton - Master Keaton
    9. Cobra - Space Adventure Cobra
    10. Captain Harlock - Space Pirate Captain Harlock
    11. Panther Lily - Fairy Tail
    12. Mamoru Takamura - Hajime no Ippo
    13. Jean-Jacques Leroy - Yuri!!! On ICE
    14. Eikichi Onizuka - GTO

    And in the great tradition of nominating at least one FFVII character just for kicks and giggles, I shall nominate….

    1. Cid Highwind - Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

    Nope. Still not picking Cloud.



    1. Ejirou Kirishima - My Hero Academia
    2. Caesar Anthonio Zeppeli - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency
    3. Dandy - Space Dandy
    4. Piccolo - Dragon Ball Z
    5. Kanji Tatsumi - Persona 4: The Animation
    6. Nekomaru Nidai - Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak Academy
    7. Armin Arlert - Attack on Titan
    8. Gajeel Redfox - Fairy Tail
    9. Takeo Gouda - My Love Story
    10. Ushio Aotsuki - Ushio & Tora
    11. Sadao Maou - The Devil is a Part-Timer!
    12. Tetsuo Takahashi - Interviews with Monster Girls
    13. Shinichi Izumi - Parasyte the maxim
    14. Arataka Reigen - Mob Psycho 100
    15. Rock - Nanbaka


  • Shoto Todoroki - My Hero Academia
    Oda Nobunaga - Drifters
    Genos - One Punch Man
    Killua Zoldyck - Hunter x Hunter
    Roronoa Zoro - One Piece
    Koichi Hirose - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable
    Erwin Smith - Attack on Titan
    Vainney Halter - Clockwork Planet
    Shikamaru Nara - Naruto
    Kenpachi Zaraki - Bleach
    Rin Okumura - Blue Exorcist
    Andrew Gilbert Mills (Agil) - Sword Art Online
    Takumu Mayuzumi (Cyan Pile) - Accel World
    Yang Wen-Li - Legend of the Galactic Heroes
    Ryota Sakamoto - BTOOOM!



  • My Nomination

    Archer (Emiya) -Fate Stay Night

    So the winner gets to be called:

    Manly-Man, The Man who's more man than any man has a right to be!.



  • Also, one more thing:

    NO YURI OR VICTOR.

    Sorry. :\



  • But Victor is Russian. That makes him manly by default.

    I'll be posting my nominations when I've had time to mull it over, this is an extremely important decision.



    1. Rei Kiriyama - March Comes in Like a Lion
    2. Takashi Natsume - Natsume's Book of Friends
    3. Sakamichi Onoda - Yowamushi Pedal
    4. Mitsuhide Rouen - Snow White with the Red Hair
    5. Zeno - Yona of the Dawn
    6. Nagisa Shiota - Assassination Classroom
    7. Arslan - The Heroic Legend of Arslan
    8. Kumatetsu - Boy and the Beast
    9. Syaoran - Tsubasa Chronicle
    10. Van Flanel - Escaflowne
    11. Romeo Candorebanto Montague - Romeo X Juliet
    12. Toboe - Wolf's Rain
    13. Nine - Terror in Resonance
    14. Elias Ainsworth- The Ancient Magus's Bride
    15. Satoru Fujinuma - Erased


    1. Aomine Daiki - Kuroko No Basket
    2. Kaneki Ken - Tokyo ghoul
    3. Doppo Kunikida - Bungou Stray Dogs
    4. Shokudaikiri Mitsutada - Touken ranbu hanamaru
    5. Juuzo Sakuraka - Dangan ronpa 3
    6. Hajime Iwaizumi - HAIKYUU
    7. Koujaku - Dramatical Murder
    8. Rom - Show By Rock
    9. Able Nightroad - Trinity Blood
    10. Alzac - Fairy Tail
    11. Prince Kai - The Royal Tutor
    12. Burnaby - Empire of Corpses
    13. Ryuji - Persona 5 The Daybreakera
    14. MIKALEA HYKAUYA - SERAPH OF THE END (FIGHT ME HARDY)
    15. Alfonso - Garo the Animation


  • Eugen - Granblue Fantasy.
    Soiya



    1. Hajime Sugoroku - Nanbaka
    2. Glenn Radars - Akashic Records
    3. Worick Arcangelo - Gangsta
    4. Tamotsu Denkigai - Akiba's Trip The Animation
    5. Kotaro Amon - Tokyo Ghoul
    6. Kogoro Akechi - Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace
    7. Kuro - Servamp
    8. Daryun - The Heroic Legend of Arslan
    9. Monkey D. Luffy - One Piece
    10. Riki Nendou - The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.

    I'll try to come up with 5 more nominations later.



  • Some of you already have repeats in your nominations. Please look over all the lists carefully to make sure nobody wastes a spot. :)



    1. Knuckle Bine - Hunter x Hunter
    2. Kenshin - Rurouni Kenshin
    3. Edward Elric- Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
    4. Tooru Acura - Chaika the Coffin Princess
    5. Levi - Attack on Titan
    6. Meliodas - Seven Deadly Sins
    7. Simon - Gurren Lagann
    8. Ryoushi "Hunter" Morino - Okami-san and her Seven Companions
    9. Shichika- Katanagatari
    10. Nanashi - Sword of the Stranger
    11. Akio Furukawa - Clannad
    12. Shizuou - Durarara
    13. Ruth - Ancient Magus Bride
    14. Soul Eater Evans - Soul Eater
    15. Yato - Noragami

    I am more then happy to defend my reasoning on any of these choices if need be! :)



  • @emdier Could you change your nomination from Killua? I already put him on the list.



  • @GalaxyCrisis said in 4th Annual MANLIEST Anime MEN of MANLINESS Nominations:

    @emdier Could you change your nomination from Killua? I already put him on the list.

    I see now a few of mine are above. OK, I'll have to think on this but I will change it.



  • Here's my pick.

    Isamu Aida Dyson - Macross Plus



    1. Dante - Devil May Cry
    2. Might Guy - Naruto
    3. Ban - Seven Deadly Sins
    4. Ignis Scientia - Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV
    5. Aoshi Shinomori - Rurouni Kenshin
    6. Toriko - Toriko
    7. Kid Muscle - Ultimate Muscle
    8. Teruki Hanazawa - Mob Psycho 100
    9. Simon Brezhnev - Durarara!!
    10. Son Goku - Dragon Ball Z
    11. Vegeta - Dragon Ball Super
    12. Hiroto Suwa - Orange
    13. Wilhelm van Astrea - Re:Zero
    14. Hiei - Yu Yu Hakusho


    1. Toguro (Younger) - Yu Yu Hakusho
    2. Hiko Seijuro - Rurouni Kenshin
    3. Reinhard von Lohengramm - Legends of the Galactic Heroes


  • @SpacemanHardy How long do we have to choose by the way?



  • @MidnightAoshi You have until either Friday the 9th, or until we reach 256 applicants.



  • @SpacemanHardy And how will the matches be carried out, since I don't believe we have polls back in place yet?


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