The only correct one so far in the whole thread.
Is this a zombie and is this a zombie of the dead was great! It's so bizarre and random however and characters work out well with the randomness!! Not to mention the art was flawless and the characters were loveable!!
HE aint the final boss, he was the true MC. This is the final boss
I disagree. I think that Mai is a great protagonist. She has an appealing personality as she is kind and polite but nonetheless shows mental fortitude and determination, never acts stupidly, is adaptable and fairly competent (thought not overwhelmingly so as she doesn't always succeed and does need the help of others).
And she shows development over the course of her series. She's cast out of her family and sent off to a boarding school, which results in her ending up in a completely unfamiliar situation (as she had been quite sheltered) causing her great distress and feelings of abandonment. However she's able to adapt to her new circumstances, make friends and she accepts and makes peace with herself despite the fact that she had been rejected by her father. And in spite of all the difficulties and internal conflicts she endures, Mai is able to remain cheerful and kind towards others.
I'll note that you failed to explain how the other MCs in this thread fit your definition. And Mai has quite a bit of personality and development. She isn't just a fanservice character like you seem to imply.
The show itself is generic schlock, but the protagonist is a god among men.
I don't know about that. I will rephrase it to crazy, or a jerk, though. Everybody is a terrible person in Ranma, everybody in Urusei Yatsura is crazy, and everybody in Maison Ikkoku are horrible awful pieces of shit.
There are a few exceptions, such as Ataru, or maybe Ukyo, but the exception proves the rule.
Shinji's really well written though.
>The route where the actual MC is at his greatest, easily eclipsing everyone else, even when the supporting cast gets kicked into overdrive
Yorokobe Anon, your retardation is so obvious that you wouldn't even die if you were killed anymore
It really just depends on your definition of "well-written character".
Realistic? Enjoyable? Fleshed-out? 2deep4u symbolism that nobody would understand first time watching it?
For me its a scale on pure enjoyment. Shinji and Fate/UBW Shirou are at the absolute bottom while Arata/Onii-sama are at the top.
>Shinji and Fate/UBW Shirou are at the absolute bottom while Arata/Onii-sama are at the top.