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Old 2009-09-25, 09:27   Link #1
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Lightbulb Deep, dark, Lead Characters

Two of my favorite shows have been Darker than BLACK, and GunGrave. I loved these shows because of their main characters. Hei and Brandon Heat are both quiet, mysterious, deep (and hot!) protagonists that can really kick ass when they're willing. I want to watch more shows with lead characters like them... any ideas?
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Old 2009-09-25, 10:18   Link #2
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The only ones I can think of are Death Note, Texhnolyze and Wolf's Rain.
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Old 2009-09-25, 11:05   Link #3
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Jin from Samurai Champloo fits into the quiet, mysterious, deep category. He's really lethal too.
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Old 2009-09-25, 12:05   Link #4
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I guess Chrome Shelled Regios fits that category. Although I felt they never did enough with the hero...

Might be worth checking out a few episodes I guess.

Hmm... what about Sagara from Full Metal Panic? It has quite a bit of comedy, but he is mysterious, and quite skilled. The Second Raid season also gets pretty dark- and if they ever get around to animating the rest of the books it will get even darker.
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Old 2009-09-25, 17:51   Link #5
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I second both Chrome Shelled Regios and Full Metal Panic. Definitely fit your description, though the settings aren't constantly "dark" as in Darker than Black. Other suggestions:

Persona Trinity Soul - the main three brothers.
Blood + - Haji
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Old 2009-09-25, 21:09   Link #6
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Texhnolyze, Definitely fits this description. A lot of the cast and especially the main characters are like what you described
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Old 2009-09-25, 21:24   Link #7
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I thought Lelouch from Code Geass was pretty deep and dark.
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Old 2009-09-25, 22:26   Link #8
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GunXsword. You kind of have my taste. But I'll be honest though, the type of heroes that are dark/deep/ and somewhat evil are rare.
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Old 2009-09-26, 01:27   Link #9
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http://www.anime-planet.com/anime/darker-than-black

assassin that shows no emotions = win
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Old 2009-09-26, 17:17   Link #10
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Code Geass comes to mind. Lelouch has a complex struggle in keeping his objectives clear.
AND I definitely recommend Blood+. Haji is less cold than Hei but pretty much the same quiet loner.
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Old 2009-09-28, 14:43   Link #11
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Jin-Roh - Wolf Brigade - a very dark story with very dark and mysterious protagonist.
I second Technolyze.
Ergo Proxy - thought at firs dark and mysterious is female protagonist, in the middle we found that male protagonist is the one "dark and mysterious".
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Old 2009-09-28, 15:41   Link #12
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I'll throw the suggestion of Witch Hunter Robin into the mix. The second lead Amon fits quiet, mysterious, deep and adds some brooding. I would also consider him hot, ha ha. He furthermore is endued with some brains and can kick ass quite convincingly if he is in the mood.

You might want to check out some episodes and see if the rather slow pace of the narration and plot development suits your taste though.

And I too second Jin-Roh and Texhnolyze. But both are not what I would categorize under light entertainment. At least where Texhnolyze is concerned little me still is trying to interpret some explanation and sense into the end...
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How has no one mentioned Ghost Hunt!! Naru is the epitomy of mysterious (and he's hot)
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I thought maybe Manju-san would mention the Apothecary in Bakeneko and Mononoke. I recall a couple of fan-girling posts from our beloved moderator about him. He's an awesomely powerful demon-slayer.
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I thought maybe Manju-san would mention the Apothecary in Bakeneko and Mononoke. I recall a couple of fan-girling posts from our beloved moderator about him. He's an awesomely powerful demon-slayer.
Ah I got so caught up in mentioning Naru I totally forgot about Kusuriuri-san But I second Bakeneko and Mononoke.
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Old 2009-10-20, 05:57   Link #16
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There is no one darker than Lucy from Elfen Lied, I really recommend that if you want a anime/manga full of blood & gore but also some romance and tragedy.
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Old 2009-10-20, 10:35   Link #17
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If you like story with revenge (for Gungrave), you can try Gankutsuou! Well there are Death Note or Code Geass .
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Blame! Dark Hair, quiet, mysterious, kick as-, it all fits. It is like Hei, except with a gun.
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Old 2009-10-25, 14:51   Link #19
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Zwei from Phantom Requiem of the Phantom cant believe nobody suggested him
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Old 2009-10-26, 00:38   Link #20
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Two of my favorite shows have been Darker than BLACK, and GunGrave. I loved these shows because of their main characters. Hei and Brandon Heat are both quiet, mysterious, deep (and hot!) protagonists that can really kick ass when they're willing. I want to watch more shows with lead characters like them... any ideas?
I would suggest Speed Grapher . Tatsumi Saiga is a very dark character with shades of grey . A chain smoking retired war photographer who is frustrated with his desk job as regular newspaper . By chance an event occurs which takes his life into overdrive . One girls freedom turns his life ito a never ending quest with perils .

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