Hey There Dudes/Dudettes. After being in the world of Anime and Manga for about 7-8 months now, I've been surprised by the lack of Anti-Hero type characters out there, so I was wondering what you folks thought of this Elite Breed and your reasons why. These people can be from both Animes and Mangas. I posted it here as this place seems more 'Active'.
Jusy for clarifacation, an Anti-Hero is someone who 'saves the day', or 'does the right thing', but does so for the own gains and/or is a mercenary of sorts.
My favourite has to be Alucard from Hellsing. In both the Anime and Manga, he seem to be the 'Good Guy', but is actually under the control of 'Sir Integra'; his Master; so is forced to do the his 'Good Deeds'. What I love about him is that he still has the steryotypical Vampiric traits such as Pride, Arrogance and Lust, but is still able to slaughter needlessly if his Orders Permit. Some Examples...
In the Anime, they catch a female newsreader filming Vampiric Attacks and posting them on the Net. Seeing as Shes dealing with the 'Underworld', she's been denied a fair trail and Alucard is left to 'Deal' with her. Rather than a nobel execution, she becomes a Midnight snack.
In the Manga, when Alucard, Seras and the Mongoose Mercs are in Brazil in thier first dealings with the Nazis, they are assaulted by the Brazilian SWAT teams under the orders of the Nazis. Sir Integra orders that Alucard kills any SWAT members that get in his way. Alucard then makes his way to the Ground Floor of the Hotel, slaughtering all in his way and showing no mercy. Before he emerges from the Hotel however, he throws several mutaleted SWAT members through the windows and Impales them on the Flagpoles. And he's supposed to be one of the 'Good Guys'?
So what about you folks?