2015 MEN of MANLINESS - Round 3: Kaiki vs. Batou
Next up we have a good-hearted con man facing off against a battle-hardened cyber detective
Deishuu Kaiki from Monogatari vs Batou from Ghost in the Shell!!
Don't forget to post your vote below in case of ties!
can't believe i missed the last matches
Voting for Batou.
The day I let Batou lose to a Monogatari character is the day I eat my own shoe.
My vote goes to Batou.
I stand by Kaiki being the best character to come out of a Shaft anime.
And that includes PMMM.
Initially coming off as nothing more than a heartless conman in Nise, Second Season and Hana show off several different, better sides of him.
He's a man who does sometimes try to do good, even if it usually doesn't end up going according to plan.
He's an lovably awkward father-figure who's happy to give advice to Kanbaru, the daughter of the woman he loved.
He takes on the very daunting task of deceiving a goddess as a favor for Hitagi just because she's even remotely associated with the aforementioned Kanbaru.
And he has some sweet shades.
Anyone who's watched Monogatari knows that Kaiki is objectively perfect.
At some point I will finally watch the Monogatari series. But for now, and even if I watched it I still think I'd stand by Batou for this one.