Stupid Anime Protagonists

Why is it that most MALE anime protagonists are ridiculously stupid? And slow?

With every anime, there has to be some girl(s) with whom the male character has a romantic relationship. However, this relationship takes a freaking long time to happen. Not only that, but the guys’ personalities are borderline retarded. Let’s look at a couple of examples.

Ayase Yuuto, protagonist of Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu (Nogizaka Haruka's Secret)

Ayase Yuuto is your average Japanese male student, where “average” means that he lives with his sister who gets drunk with his teacher daily at his house. He’s the first to find out about Haruka’s otaku-ism, and after much cheesy speech, becomes friends with her. Their relationship continues to the point where they kiss. Now, when asked the question about whether they’re dating, they’re not sure. I facepalmed.


Sakai Yuuji, from Shakugan no Shana

Long story short, he meets a girl (Shana) who is a magical katana-fire-wielding…person. She lives in his room and steals his bed. Later, a classmate confesses her undying love to him and threatens to suicide if he refuses her (okay, not really). Interestingly enough, this “love rivalry” is completely one sided, in the community, and it seems in the actual story as well. In any case, he shamelessly eats the lunches that both girls prepare for him (lucky bastard, he gets a free lunch), and I can’t help but feel that he’s being a pimp. Oh well, at least he has a big sword. And by sword, I mean a real sword.

Anime makes no sense. Back to my chicken.


One Response to “Stupid Anime Protagonists”

  1. wait… back to your chicken as in like
    your dinner?

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