2nd Annual MANLIEST Anime MEN of MANLINESS Nominations
It's that time of year again!! Now that the ladies' tournament is close to wrapping up, it's once again time for the men to take the spotlight.
That's right!! It's time for the 2nd annual
MANLIEST Anime MEN of MANLINESS Tournament!!!
Last year, 128 MEN entered, but in the end it all came down to a grudge match between Kenshiro and Guts, with Ken coming out the undisputed champion.
And this year, we're aiming to make it TWICE as big!! 256 MEN will enter, but only one will reign supreme as the MANLIEST anime character of all time!!! (or at least 2015)
After taking your suggestions and considerations into mind from last year's tournaments, the new rules for nominations are as follows:
1. You may nominate 15 characters, only ONE per series. A grand total of only 4 characters from any given series will be selected for the final roster.
2. Characters MUST be from an anime. 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. -_-
Here is the full compiled list from last year's tournament in handy-dandy alphabetical order. Depending on how many submissions and nominations we get, I may borrow many or even all of them for this year's tournament as well (the reason being that I already have all of their artwork completed, so it's much easier on me). As of now, consider these guys pre-nominated until further notice:
! Adam Blade (Needless)
Alex Row (Last Exile)
Bardroy (Black Butler)
Batou (Ghost in the Shell)
Bean Bandit (Riding Bean)
Bear Walken (Gungrave)
Black Jack (Black Jack)
Bobobo-Bo Bo-bobo (Bobobo-Bo Bo-bobo)
Bunshichi Tawara (Tenjho Tenge)
Captain Ahab (Hakugei)
Captain Bravo (Buso Renkin)
Captain Brentan (Dominion Tank Police)
Captain Harlock (Space Pirate Captain Harlock)
Captain Nemo (Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water)
Charles Beams (Eureka Seven)
Chaser John Doe (Dream Eater Merry)
Coach Kouichirou Ohta (Gunbuster)
Cobra (Space Adventure Cobra)
Col. Paya Livingston (Magical Witch Punie-Chan)
Commander Amarao (FLCL)
Daikichi Kawachi (Bunny Drop)
Daisuke Jigen (Lupin the 3rd)
Dan Eagleman (Guilty Crown)
Dandy (Space Dandy)
Dark Schneider (Bastard!!)
Doppo Orochi (Baki the Grappler)
Drake Anderson (Read or Die)
Dryden Fassa (Vision of Escaflowne)
Duke Togo (Golgo 13)
Dutch (Black Lagoon)
Eikichi Onizuka (GTO)
Elfman Strauss (Fairy Tail)
Erwin Smith (Attack on Titan)
Falcon (City Hunter)
Freddie (Cromartie High School)
Gai Daigoji (Martian Successor Nadesico)
Gamagoori (Kill la Kill)
Garterbelt (Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt)
Germany (Hetalia Axis Powers)
Ginnai Doma (Black Lion)
Giroro (Sgt. Frog)
Goh Saruwatari (Godannar)
Goku (Dragon Ball Z)
Ichiro Komaba (Silver Spoon)
Isaac Dian (Baccano!)
J (Heat Guy J)
Jeremiah Gottwald (Code Geass)
Jet Black (Cowboy Bebop)
Jin Kunugi (RahXephon)
Joe (Crusher Joe)
Joe the Condor (Gatchaman)
John Estes/Sleepy (Mad Bull 34)
Joseph Joestar (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency)
Jotaro Kujo (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders)
Justy Ueki Tylor (The Irresponsible Captain Tylor)
Kamina (Gurren Lagann)
Kanji Tatsumi (Persona 4: The Animation)
Kazuma Kuwabara (Yu Yu Hakusho)
Kenji Harima (School Rumble)
Kenny Nakajima (You're Under Arrest!)
Kenpachi Zaraki (Bleach)
Kikucho (Samurai 7)
King Bradley/Wrath (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
King Shoryu (Twelve Kingdoms)
Kintaro Oe (Golden Boy)
Klein (Sword Art Online)
Kotetsu T. Kaburagi/Wild Tiger (Tiger & Bunny)
Lehm Brick (Jormungand)
Leorio Paladiknight (HunterXHunter)
Lord Yupa (Nausicaa)
Louie (Rune Soldier)
Major Alex Luis Armstrong (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Mamoru Takamura (Fighting Spirit: Hajime no Ippo)
Manji (Blade of the Immortal)
Manzo the Saw (Samurai Champloo)
Masa (My Bride is a Mermaid)
Master Asia (G Gundam)
Mifune (Soul Eater)
Mister (Coyote Ragtime Show)
Mu La Flaga (Mobile Suit Gundam SEED)
Munsu (Blade of the Phantom Master)
Nicholas D. Wolfwood (Trigun)
November 11 (Darker Than Black)
Oji "Gabriel" Tanaka (Legend of Black Heaven)
Panthro (Thundercats 2011)
Piccolo (Dragonball Z)
Pip Bernadotte (Hellsing: Ultimate)
Poipoider (The Mars Daybreak)
Porco Rosso (Porco Rosso)
Prince Philionel el di Saillune (Slayers)
Quent Yaiden (Wolf's Rain)
Racer X (Speed Racer)
Randel Oland (Pumpkin Scissors)
Roger Smith (The Big O)
Rokurouta Sakuragi (Rainbow)
Roronoa Zorro (One Piece)
Roy Focker (Super Dimensional Fortress Macross)
Roy Revant (Solty Rei)
Sadamitsu Tsubaki (Sadamitsu the Destroyer)
Sakaki (Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple)
Sanosuke Sagara (Rurouni Kenshin)
Seiko Miyazawa/Oton (Shootfighter Tekken)
Senji Kiyomasa (Deadman Wonderland)
Shiro Fujimoto (Blue Exorcist)
Shizuo Heiwajima (Durarara!!)
Soichi Nishimura/Iron Man (Baka & Test)
Sven Vollfied (Black Cat)
Taichi Hiraga Keaton (Master Keaton)
Takeda Shingen (Sengoku Basara)
Tatsumi Saiga (Speed Grapher)
Tenshiro Okakura (Rideback)
Tetsugyu (Giant Robo)
The El Dorado 5 (GunxSword)
Tomomi Masaoka (Psycho-Pass)
Toppy (Sands of Destruction)
Tsunemi Chiba (BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad)
Wolfgang Grimmer (Monster)
Yo Hinomura (Crying Freeman)
Yugo Beppo (Yugo the Negotiator)
Last year's champion Kenshiro will not be returning to the tournament, and as promised last year, will be replaced with Goku. Also, Spike Spiegel gets an automatic nomination for winning the recent Best Character Tournament.
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 Second Annual MANLIEST Anime MEN of MANLINESS Tournament!!! ^_^
So, no Fakir from Princess Tutu unfortunately?
Kotaro Amon from Tokyo Ghoul.
Deishuu Kaiki from Monogatari. He's a guy who lies and cons people for a living, but he's a better person than he gives himself credit for, and he still has his own set of morals and values.
Lancer from Fate/Stay Night.
Uzu Sanageyama from Kill la Kill.
I'm surprised he isn't on there, but Simon from Gurren Lagann.
If it were just the first 2 seasons I'd rule him out, but Roberta's Blood Trail proves he's not a guy you want to **** with. Rock from Black Lagoon.
Karma from Assassination Classroom. If no one ends up nominating Koro-sensei, I'll just switch him with Karma.
Soichiro Yagami from Death Note.
Simon Brezhnev from Durarara.
Shinichi/Jimmy Kudo from Detective Conan/Case Closed.
Franz d'Epinay from Gankutsuou.
Roy Mustang from FMA: Brotherhood.
Lockon Stratos from Gundam 00.
Kenzo Tenma from Monster.
Himura Kenshin from Rurouni Kenshin.
I'll go back to edit this post if I change my mind on any of these.
In the meantime, I'll go ahead and add my own personal nominations for this year:
â€¢ Klaus von Reinherz (Blood Blockade Battlefront)
â€¢ Tadaomi Karasuma (Assassination Classroom)
â€¢ Takeo Goda (My Love Story!)
â€¢ Tsumugu Kingase (Kill la Kill)
â€¢ Nyanta (Log Horizon)
â€¢ Kaisar Lidfard (Rage of Bahamut: Genesis)
â€¢ German Luis (Garo: The Animation)
â€¢ Elephantus/Tonzra (Yatterman Night)
â€¢ Gai Kurosawa (Darker Than Black)
â€¢ Toki (Fist of the North Star)
â€¢ Haruyuki Arita (Accel World)
â€¢ Momotaro Tsurugi (Sakigake!! Otokojuku)
â€¢ Kenji Fujikido/Ninja Slayer (Ninja Slayer From Animation)
â€¢ Daryun (The Heroic Legend of Arslan)
â€¢ Andy W. Hall (Aquarion EVOL)
EDIT: I didn't see Heavenspiercing nominate Amon before me, so I'll change my nomination to Cat Chef Swashbuckler instead.
I'm not sure if you'll allow these, but I'll give them a shot anyway:
Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail) (I think you only put one man per series in this tournament so I don't think he'll make it in, but, whatever.)
Kambei Shimada (Samurai 7) (Again, he might not make it in)
Roy Mustang (Full Metal Alchemist)
Mr. Chang (Black Lagoon)
The Captain (Hellsing)
^ Actually, I'll gladly put all of those guys in, because the rules have been changed this year. :)
Also, I'm actually giving Spike a free nomination for winning this year's Best Character Poll, so feel free to nominate someone else in his place.
Sorry if i end up repeating any other users nominations with this
Hak Son (Yona of the Dawn)
Andy W. Hall (Aquarion EVOL)
Herman Lewis (Garo the Animation)
Umetarou Nozaki (Monthly Girls Nozaki-kun)
Ryuunosuke Tanaka (Haikyuu)
Ritsu Kasanoda (Ouran High School Host Club)
Alain de Soisson (Rose of Versailles)
Seiichi Kinoshita (Shirobako) (Dat Cowboy Scene)
Koutarou Amon (Tokyo Ghoul)
Souichirou Shimogamo (The Eccentric Family)
Takio Azuma (Space Brothers)
^ I already nominated Andy and German, so you can swap them out for someone else if you like.
Also Amon's been nominated by like…. EVERYONE already, so swap him out too.
I've got a few nominations for you, although several rely more on brains than brawn.
First off, I nominate Houka Inumuta (Kill la Kill), since Gamagoori and Sanageyama have already been thrown in.
Next up is Benny (Black Lagoon), the tech whiz of the group.
Third is Narsus (The Heroic Legend of Arslan), a master strategist.
Byakuya Kuchiki (Bleach), who fights with class.
Franky (One Piece), because I'm pretty sure someone will nominate Luffy and/or Sanji.
Takumu Mayuzumi (Accel World), since Haruyuki has already been nominated.
On a related note, since Klein is in, let's put in Agil (Sword Art Online).
Last on my list is Might Guy (Naruto).
On a related note, since Klein is in, let's put in Agil (Sword Art Online).
I like the way you think, Galaxy. ~_^
Just so we're clear, with Galaxy's nominations we're standing at 4 entrants for both Kill la Kill and Black Lagoon. So if anyone nominates anybody else from those two series, we're gonna have to make some cuts.
Just putting that out there.
1. Steiner (KUROKAMI: THE ANIMATION)
2. Yuya Bridges (MUV-LUV ALTERNATIVE: TOTAL ECLIPSE)
3. Kazuki Fuse (JIN-ROH: THE WOLF BRIGADE)
4. Masamune Date (Sengoku Basara)
5 Jack Hofner (Licensed by Royal)
6. Toshio Ozaki (Shiki)
7. Tatsuma Hiyuu (Tokyo Majin)
8. Masaru Katou (Gantz)
9. Shinjuurou Yuuki (UN-GO)
10. Reiott Steinberg (Strait Jacket)
11. Ryouta Sakamoto (Btooom!)
12. Yuuji Kaidou (Blue Gender)
13. Joseph Jobson (Blassreiter)
14. Toru Souma (Baldr Force Exe Resolution)
15. Kouki Maeno (RIN: DAUGHTERS OF MNEMOSYNE)
These are my swaps
Donar Dantes (Aquarion EVOL) (actually now that i think about it, he's probably a better option for this than Andy)
Yukinori Shinohara (Tokyo Ghoul)
And i have no swaps for Herman.
Joseph (Maria the Virgin Witch)
Because he willingly drew his bow against Archangel Michael, the head angel of Heaven, during a time when the Church was law, all to protect the woman he loved. I dunno if there's anything more badass than that
I don't recall Goku being in last year's tournament ~_^
^ So are you gonna give me your noms, or are you just gonna be a silly ass all night, Jaws? :P ~_^
Yeah yeah…I'm just pushin' your buttons. I'll come up with a list after my tournament.
I'll definitely be a part of this, but I'll need some time to think of my nominations.
But my first will be Waver Velvet from Fate/Zero.
Other nominees include:
Jacuzzi Splot - Baccano
Zelgadis Graywords - Slayers
Zenkichi Hitoyoshi - Medaka Box
Kraft Lawrence - Spice and Wolf
Masataka Takayanagi - Tenjho Tenge
Masayoshi Hazama - Samurai Flamenco
Bang Shishigami - Blazblue Alter Memory
Koro-sensei - Assassination Classroom
Yes, he might be planning to destroy the world (though honestly, I'm starting to question that), but gosh darn it, he's an absolutely wonderful teacher!
Taizo "Madao" Hasegawa - Gintama
Yuri Lowell - Tales of Vesperia: First Strike
Professor Layton - Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva
And those are all the guys I can think of that others already haven't.
Dang, a lot of the ones I probably would have voted for are already in the nominations and/or from last year's tournament. Considering all those 128 are guaranteed for this tournament I think I gotta do a little outside the box thinking now.
Shinya Kogami - Psycho Pass
Sanji - One Piece
Jin - Samurai Champloo
Vegeta - Dragon Ball Z
Archer - Fate/Stay Night
Caesar Anthonio Zeppeli - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
Toru Acura - Chaika: The Coffin Princess
Killua Zoldyck - Hunter x Hunter (You may turn this one down, in which case I have another HxH nominee)
Kakashi Hatake - Naruto
Yasutora "Chad" Sado - Bleach
Franken Stein - Soul Eater
Erwin Smith - Attack on Titan
Simon - Gurren Lagann (IF SIMON WAS ALREADY NOMINATED, REPLACE WITH Kittan)
Roger Smith - The Big O
Afro Samurai - Afro Samurai
^ Erwin and Roger are already nominated, so you can swap them out if you like.
Also, I am gonna take the safe route and veto Killua, so swap him out too.
EDIT: Also, I should bring this up to everyone:
Last year, I split up the FMA and JoJo series so that I could bypass the "only one character per series rule".
This year, I am doing away with that rule.
That means that both JoJo parts 1 & 2 and Stardust Crusaders are treated as ONE series, and only 4 characters amongst them will be accepted. Same thing with FMA.
That means that right now, both of them are sitting on 3 characters each. That means only 1 more nomination for each of them.
So think carefully, because if we get more than 4, we gotta make some cuts.
Just putting that out there.
Note: I will separate Fate/Zero and Fate/Stay Night, as they share entirely different casts. The only real characters they share are Saber (who is a woman and is not applicable for this tournament) and Gilgamesh (who is a complete and utter douche-nozzle and is also not applicable for this tournament).
If i had to choose four Jojo's characters, it's be
Robert E. O. Speedwagon
and Daniel D'Arby
If i had to choose four FMA characters, they'd be
Alex Louise Armstrong
and Jean Havoc (there are manlier characters than Havoc, but none that i can say that i actually care about all that much)
I'd say Mil-Tan from High School DxD but he's just in one episode. I'd also say Vali Lucifer but he's barely made any contribution to the anime and I doubt many of us read the LNs.
Sadly DxD can't represent… yet.
So either Jiraiya or Itachi from Naruto (I can't decide ;-;) and, let me peruse my list of stuff I've watched that actually have manly men that are cool, Wave and Tatsumi from Akame Ga Kill.
Raishin Akabane Unbreakable Machine Doll.
This makes me realize the kind of anime I like, either ones that are tragedy based where no one is really a hero (hellsing ultimate) ones where the male lead isn't very strong anyway (Dungeon) and harems (DxD or Date a Live).
Uhmm.... I could do Issei Hyodo but I really do doubt his ability to go far since he is still "growing".
So my list is: Issei Hyodo (DxD), Raishin Akabane (Unbreakable Machine Doll), Wave and Tatsumi (Akame Ga Kill), and Jiraiya and Itachi (Naruto Shippuden)
Oh and SpacemanHardy from Funimation.
^ You can only nominate one character per series, so only one character each from Naruto and Akame ga Kill.
If you want my opinion, while Itachi is a decent character, Jiraiya is the much "manlier" guy.