Choosing my favourite male anime character is difficult. I have so many! I can’t decide on my number 1 favourite among them. But I don’t want to list all of them in this post, so I decided to choose only one. I chose Portgas D. Ace from my number 1 favourite series ONE PIECE. Ace, more known as Hiken no Ace (火拳のエース / Fire Fist Ace), is Luffy’s sworn older brother alongside Sabo.
If you look at the big picture, his appearance in the series is very short. I’m pleased with the animators’ decision to extend his appearance at the Alabasta Arc, compared to his very brief introduction in the manga. Kudos to TOEI! The appearance of his character may be short, but the impact of his role on the whole series is very huge. His death is my number 1 Most Gut-Wrenching Scene in ONE PIECE before the time-skip.
I may be in grief over his death and wish that he’s still alive, but I think that his death is a genius move by Oda-sensei because it catapulted the 2-year time-skip in the series, where the entire Mugiwara Pirates powered-up, making the series so much better. But still. . .I really MISS him! ƈ ͡ (ुŏ̥̥̥̥ ‸ ŏ̥̥̥̥) ु
He’s now easily one of the legendary characters in the series, like his 2 fathers, Gol D. Roger and Shirohige (Edward Newgate). I just adore his character. Furukawa Toshio-san (古川 登志夫) did an excellent job in bringing his character to life. For those of you who don’t know, Furukawa-san is also the voice of Dragon Ball‘s Piccolo.
It may have been a difficult choice to choose a favourite male anime character, but I think I’m satisfied with Portgas D. Ace (for now, at least). How about you? Who’s your favourite male anime character?
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