gimme the most blank slate, self-insert, basic, characterless lump of japanimation that you can muster
bonus if its an a-1 pictures protagonist
The tsunderism made tsundere. A stereotype abomination. I will never understand why the hell people like this character.
When a media inspire more than thousand crossover fanfictions, and 99% of them are about Louise summoning someone else, is a huge hint about how useless a character can be.
The MC from Jinsei.
When a character can be completely removed or replaced, and the story go on without any relevant consequence on the premises and the plot. That character can be only considered pointless, especially if is supposed to be a MC.
Brofist. And finally someone saying it.
As MC of a VN i would have seen how he would work. But in the manga/anime he just feel out of place, like a Naruto character in an alternate dimension. The story would work without him anyway, the only things he is relevant is having doomed relationship that are just a waste of time, cause in the end goes nowhere. Lubboc would have been a much better MC.
There's some super generic harems that are so incredibly generic that they become unpopular/obscure shows. The MC from one of those.
I recognize a lot of the MCs in this thread so you guys aren't doing it right.
Japan teach that the more a character is bland, average, and uninteresting, the more the average japanese will relate and empathize him.
You all knew this was coming.
Picture from my normie self proclaimed weebo friends
Wait guys. What if we
put them all together and combined them into one super beta?
This is some nice classic autism right here
The Ben-to anime is bad of course and Satou's personality isn't bad, but he's definitely the most generic LOOKING male character I've ever seen.
If he were a blatant self-insert character, it would be funny to joke about his first name being "You"
Can't get anymore self insert than that.
Pic related pretty bland looking
This guy is literally the most generic fucking bland self insert MC I've ever fucking seen. It's fucking amazing how one person can be this black void of personality. He lacks one to the extent that it warps reality and sort of makes you think 'Wait, he has to have one' and then you dig in and you realize... no. There is nothing but the void and the end and the laughter of the thirsting gods.
This and in evangelion case, shinji is just a "normal" boy, with fear of dying, fear of battling some monster, fear of making a mistake and getting tons of people killed
shinji is not a character that you can say "you are the chosen one so get in the robot and risk your live"
Tab water connoisseur here. I'll have you now that water actually can taste quite different depending on the region and the source, as well as the quality/state of your pipes.
Both Simom and Kamina.
Kamina is a rip off of based Gai from Nadesico, and Simon is just stereotypical scared little boy who becomes like Kamina in every way. All the side characters exist solely to combine with Lagann just to show off Simon.
Apparently the LNs just make him more of an entertaining character with monologue. Not so much a better character but some more dry humor would have helped his case as far as the adaptation portrayed him
He would probably fuck all of them if he wouldn't go to jail for it.
Both Kamina and Simon have much more willpower and unique character designs than the common, bland male MC that has become so prevalent in anime.
For fucks sake, both of them have the balls to make the first move on a woman (Kamina & Yoko) or tell their gf "let's get married" (Simon & Nia).
I really hate MCs who are so much more powerful than everyone else but at least this guy seems to be a bit arrogant, which is totally justifiable. Better than having him pretending to walk on eggshells and always apologizing for "not being strong enough" or something.
>He's not a boring character, they just cut out his monologues! He's way more interesting when he's just constantly spelling out everything he's thinking!
Anyway, pic related is basically more force nature than a character, but to Golgo 13's benefit, rather than being some deranged escapist fantasy devoted to self-insert worship, it's more about the scenario that requires an assassin of his caliber, and how the job is accomplished, like some kind of inverse-Sherlock Holmes or Arsene Lupin as he is.
A NEW CHALLENGER APPEARS
this motherfucker is the worst. Wave was a better character. Esdese deserved much better
Asterisk is completely devoid of anything original. Even shows that fall into its very samey genre have something going for them, but Asterisk is content to just shrug its shoulders and go through the motions.
Competently directed though, and so inoffensive I couldn't help but watch.
This. So much this.
Ayato's so generic, the Vita Asterisk arena fighter has the option to replace him with a literal player avatar create-a-character and the only difference is stat growths and caps. Dialogue changes are minimal.
But he literally a loner that have like 3 girls with close relationship with him. DEFINITELY isn't a self insert.
Worse, he's from Zero no Tsukaima. It's a shitty harem with the premise of "dude from modern world gets dumped into fantasy world, shenanigans ensue". Primary love interest is a tsundere ironing board, all other female characters have cowtits.
>Are you a fucking retard?Shinji might be a pussy but he isn't bland like the A1 portaganist. Also most bland character aren't average.
Shinji is the definition of self insert.
>100% weak or subaverage on every trait
He doesn't even have extreme intellect.
>OMG FUCKING ROBOTS AND HOT BITCHES EVERYWHERE
There is no character that is more self insert.
Shinji only had a bland character design. He stands out from the white-shirt-dark-hair crowd because actual thought was put into his character. Shinji was clearly the main character of Evangelion. Whether you thought it was a good show or not is beside the point. What matters is that Shinji was meant to be an actual player in his show rather than a cardboard cutout for a harem to fawn over.