Top 10 Heart-Broken Anime Girls

kanna_cryingHarem shows are the anime industry’s bread and butter these days, with studios churning out show after show wherein multiple girls vie for the affections of one (loser/bland) guy. It only seems logical that fans often have at least one particular girl in any given series that they end up rallying behind, which is why the creators often end things without any one girl being chosen, thereby keeping their audience sated while leaving themselves an opening for continued harem hijinks in the future.

But every once in a blue moon a show will make the bold decision, for varying reasons, to have one girl come out on top in the romance department. Naturally, with only one girl gaining exclusive rights to the male lead’s heart, it’s inevitable that one or more of the girls not chosen are going to end up heart-broken.

In these instances I often find that I have thrown my support behind the wrong girl, which leaves me almost as heart-broken as the girls I was rooting for. Hence the origin for this post listing the top ten anime girls that I felt the most sympathy for when their hearts were broken, even if we’re not really shown the extent of their heartbreak or it was obvious from the beginning that they had no chance.

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Anime Characters I Loved From Shows That Sucked

They say a show is only as good as its characters. But equally important are the plot, premise, direction and story-telling. And rarely can one or two good characters save a show that lacks several or all of the critical aspects required to make a good show, which is unfortunate, because sometimes a terrible show will have a character that I absolutely adore.

So this week I will be looking at those characters who had absolutely no chance of making my top character lists because the sheer suckitude of the show they inhabited ruined any impact they could make, whether it be because I couldn’t sit through the entirety of the show or the show was just so bad that, save for these characters, its awfulness is its sole memorable quality, which is a shame because in a good show these characters could have been major contenders in their own right. Instead they’re just the cream that has managed to rise above the curdled mess below.

So without further ado, in no particular order, here are those memorable characters from shows I wish I could scrub from my memory, with my reasons for liking the character as well as why the show was less-than-stellar (to put it generously).

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