The anime character of the week is Denji from the anime and manga series Chainsaw Man. Denji is a very cool character who reminds me of Devilman and Shinichi Izumi from Parasyte. Here is an excellent fandom page explaining more about Denji. Be aware that there may be some spoilers, so read at your own risk: https://chainsaw-man.fandom.com/wiki/Denji.
Category: Anime Character of the Week
The anime character of this week is Lenore from the Netflix Castlevania animated series. Lenore is a vampire and the youngest member of The Council of Sisters, consisting of her, Camilla, Striga, and Morana. She (Lenore) is considered to be the kindest of the four showing some compassion and sympathy at times. However, Lenore is a master diplomat and is willing to use her diplomatic skills to help out the Council of Sisters and her own personal interests. Here is an excellent fandom page about Lenore: https://villains.fandom.com/wiki/Lenore .
The anime character of this week is Enma Ai, from the anime and manga series Hellgirl. The background for Hellgirl is this: someone is torturing you and is making your life a living hell. You hear stories about a mysterious website that will send your tormentor to hell for all eternity. At the stroke of midnight, you can gain access to this mysterious site called Hells Correspondence. You type the name of the person you wish to get revenge on. If your request is approved, then Enma Ai (or one of her accomplices) will instantly show up. Next, you are given a straw figure with a string on it (usually red in color). When you pull the string on the straw figure, your tormentor is immediately sent to hell. However, at the end of your life, you are marked to be condemned to hell as well. This is basically Hellgirl in a simple nutshell. What makes this series creepy and interesting at times is how the tormentors are sent to hell. Also, there are times when people don’t pull the string and some interesting backstories of the main characters. In conclusion, even though the storyline seems similar for most of the series, there are some plot twists throughout this series that keep things interested. Definitely check this series out if have never seen this one. Here’s a Wikipedia for more on Hellgirl: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell_Girl.
Washu (Tenchi Muyo)
The anime character of this week is Washu from the popular and classic anime and manga series Tenchi Muyo!! Washu is the brains of the crew and is usually found in her lab either during experiments or observing events in the universe. Even though Washu is somewhat an introverted character, she is a very caring person and has a funny and mischievous side to her which is adorable. Here is a fandom page about Washu: https://tenchi.fandom.com/wiki/Washu_Hakubi.
The anime character of this week is Skuld from the Oh My Goddess (Aa! Megami-sama or Ah!! My Goddess) anime and manga series. This is the little sister of Belldandy and Urd. Skuld’s personality is at first very bratty and immature. The reason why Skuld’s is so bratty at first is because, she cares a lot for Belldandy and hates that her older sister made a contract with Keiichi Morisato to be his girlfriend forever. However, over the series, Skuld slowly develops a friendship with Keiichi once she learns how nice and caring he is to Belldandy. Skuld is also a genius with a knack for electronics and building things. She built a robot called Banpei which is the bodyguard of the temple and Belldandy’s personal protector. Personally, Skuld is probably the most dynamic main character from the Oh My Goddess series. I highly recommend watching and reading this classic anime and manga series. Here is a fandom link for more about Skuld: https://ohmygoddess.fandom.com/wiki/Skuld.
The anime character of this week is the infamous Revy from the action packed anime and manga Black Lagoon. Revy is a firearms expert, and carries two twin Berettas to get the job done. Revy also has a very volatile personality which makes her extremely dangerous, especially if you happen to make her mad. What makes Revy so unique is that, even though she can be violent and scary at times, she also makes a great bodyguard and friend when you need one. Here is a fandom that explains more about Revy: https://lagooncompany.fandom.com/wiki/Revy.
The anime character for this week is Yohko from the six part OVA series Devil Hunter Yohko, which was released back in 1990 and finished in 1995. The story is about Yohko, a teenage high school student who is trying to find a balance between fighting demons and trying to live a normal life. Yohko is the 108th generation of devil hunters. Her mother would have been the next in line devil hunter if she didn’t get pregnant with Yohko. Also, devil hunters must be pure virgins, which, in the first OVA, there are some very interesting situations that come up which puts Yohko’s virginity to the test. Personally, the first OVA has a interesting combination of horror, comedy, and a transformation sequence of Yohko transforming into the Devil Hunter like Serena transforming into Sailormoon. Throughout the series, Yohko gains a partner to fight the demons, Azusa, who is a devil hunter in training. Azusa is kinda clumsy, but she does help out tremendously when the going gets tough. Btw, Devil Hunter Yohko 4-ever is just a music video compilation. Here is a Wikipedia link for more on this unique anime OVA series: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil_Hunter_Yohko.
The anime character of this week is Rias Gremory from the anime and manga series High School DxD. This red haired, green eyed beauty is a powerful character who has amazing magical powers. Also, she is very nice and dislikes cruelty. Here is a fandom link for more info about this amazing character: https://highschooldxd.fandom.com/wiki/Rias_Gremory.
This weeks anime character is A-KO from one of my favorite anime series from the past, Project A-KO. The first of four movies came out back in 1986. The story from the first movie is about A-KO just trying to live a “normal” high school life with her best friend C-KO. However, A-KO is not your ordinary high schooler. She has extraordinary strength and speed, and is constantly trying to make it to school on time with the speed of the road runner from Looney Tunes. Also, another student called B-KO has eyes for C-KO and constantly sets up A-KO with traps (like mechas and even other students. Wait until you see Mari!!).
To add to the craziness of this movie, there is also an alien invasion. Without giving away too much, the aliens are very unusual and there are some absolutely hilarious moments involving the aliens. In summary, if you haven’t seen Project A-KO, definitely check this movie out. This is one of the classic anime series that was aired a lot on the old Syfy channel on their anime lineup. Also, just recently, this movie just got a Blu-Ray release with a ton of extras. You can buy the Blu Ray version here.
The anime character for this week is one of my favorite anime characters from the past. Iria is a bounty hunter who has gadgets and weapons that would make Batman envious. Iria has a very tough job, hunting down the most dangerous monster in the universe, Zeiram.