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2003-11-30, 13:43
Mine would be Ikaria from Hand maid may :D He is so cool especially when
he is wearing the shades ;)

2003-11-30, 13:57
Bonta-kun, Marie-chan and Pero Pero.

2003-11-30, 17:56
Puchiko (Digi Charat) b/c its soooooo cute :heh:

2003-11-30, 18:03

2003-11-30, 19:02
Keros from card captors.

2003-11-30, 19:32
Keros? o.O why?

2003-11-30, 19:39
keros cool cuz he likes pudding


2003-11-30, 19:42
Does Chopper count? :D I like him a lot, he's my 2nd favorite from Luffy's group, he's very funny.

Other that I like is Ein, from Cowboy Bebop.

2003-11-30, 23:59
Bonta-kun! :D

2003-12-01, 00:38
How could you guys forget Penpen. Also I love, she may not be an animal but she is a mascot and my personal favorite====Sumomo god I love her.

2003-12-01, 02:51
Keros? o.O why?
Hes only the greatest flying rat that ever existed.

((megatokyo's Boo is second))

2003-12-01, 07:37
these guys from jing!!


2003-12-01, 14:24
Woah its the portavas thingy mombobers, the walking bombs! Wait Jing is an anime? DiDnt know taht X.X

2003-12-01, 17:00
My pick would have to be Rio-Oki.
Cute, Smart, and functional too.
Cabbits rule! ^_^

2003-12-01, 17:52
Gah..I forgot Pen-Pen ;/

Mad Cat
2003-12-01, 21:29
Pen Pen from NG:E and Bonta-Boy

2003-12-01, 21:37
Pen-Pen was cool but Saizo from Peace Maker Kurogane is the coolest. That pig is awesome.

2003-12-01, 21:45
Pen pen! penguins are the best :D

2003-12-02, 05:18
The albino ferret Uzumi from Ai Yori Aoshi

2003-12-02, 07:12

2003-12-02, 09:13
Hmmm... I find Pikachu really adorable and cute. :D

2003-12-02, 17:11
Those creatures from Miyazaki's movie Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro). Oh boy, its been years when I saw that movie... :sigh:

:bow: -> Hayao Miyazaki

2003-12-03, 00:06
I would have to say Marie from Onegai Twins/Teacher. Moogles are pretty cool even though there not in anime.

2003-12-03, 00:43
those little forest spirits from mononoke hime! i forget what theyre called.

Kempis Curious
2003-12-03, 03:16
Babbit !!!! Wow he was awesome in Kodocha. Narrator as well as Greek Chorus to what was going on. (Don't I sound smart saying that?)

Second place might be Ryo-ohki whom everyone knows, or Japolo from Shamanic Princess seen at the bottom nyah. He might be more of a character than a mascot though.


That's Babbit on top.


Kempis Curious
2003-12-03, 03:19

What's that from?



Kempis Curious
2003-12-03, 03:21
these guys from jing!!


What's Jing?



2003-12-03, 03:58
For shame on you Kempis. You just triple posted!!! J/k anyways I thinks the tiger is supposed to be from thundercats. Not sure.

2003-12-03, 04:46
oh oh i know i know!! the tiger is from Ronin Warriors, sorry forgot the japanese name of the show. Whiteblaze was his name i believe. As for the other picture it is from the show King of Bandits Jing. Forgot their name though. Just like it says under my handle. KAWAIIII squishy squishy!!

2003-12-03, 09:26
My first vote goes to Unagi-chan from Popotan

Then Tama-chan from Love Hina

Pero from VanDread was a good one too.

I cant think of any others.

EDIT: ACK! Almost forgot Ryo-Oki. The greatest Cabbit that ever lived.

2003-12-03, 14:22
kempis: ack! sorry, didn't see this till now...

king of bandits jing information (http://www.anime-planet.com/animerec/index.php?theme=HEL&key=17) ^_^ .. click the camera for screenshots.

great series.. very wacky and random. though many don't appreciate it because it is 100% episodic. i personally think it has a very similar feel to Full Metal Alchemist.. but FMA is considerably more plot-intensive and darker.

as lst2 mentioned, they are porvolas.. they are walking bombs, basically. BUT SO CUTE!


yes, it is! 13 episodes :D

2003-12-03, 15:41
I think I'll have to go for that possessed cat (can't remember the name) from Gakkou no Kaidan.

2003-12-03, 15:52
ebichu owns them all

the black cat in trigun comes in second

2003-12-03, 17:22
Pen-Pen was cool but Saizo from Peace Maker Kurogane is the coolest. That pig is awesome.
Yep Saizo is cool. He has my vote too. :p

Kempis Curious
2003-12-03, 23:26
For shame on you Kempis. You just triple posted!!! J/k

yeah people have been getting mad at me over that. :( Didn't realize it was so annoying. Gomen nasai.:bow:


2003-12-04, 08:32
sumomo from chobits is the one you want to be with
pen pen from evangelion

2003-12-04, 10:22
I wonder if Pen-Pen from evangelion died or turned to the liquid thing LCL

2003-12-04, 15:47
Bonta-kun and the cannibalistic Liddo-kuns

2003-12-04, 16:58
cannibalistic Liddo-kuns lol yeah i remember those, theyr were cute!! hmm i also liked pen pen and i liked takuto from fulll moon wo sagashite when he was a cat^_^

2003-12-04, 20:52
Another cute bunny thingy is the guide rabbit from Alice 19th (No clue what the name was) I just randomly picked it up to read once and thought the bunny was kawaii :heh:

2003-12-05, 00:01
SAIZO!!!!!!!! that thing is just too round and pink not to like!!!!! pokie pokie pokie!

Kempis Curious
2003-12-05, 02:51
lol yeah i remember those, theyr were cute!! hmm i also liked pen pen and i liked takuta from fulll moon wo sagashite when he was the bunny ^_^

Was that one of the two Gods of Death? Wasn't the boy a cat?



2003-12-05, 13:13
Was that one of the two Gods of Death? Wasn't the boy a cat? lol yeah thats it!!! ^_^ lol just edited it ^_^ :D

2006-09-05, 05:13
I was watching Strawberry Panic recently and just thought how funny the Kagome/Boshibaru combination was. So I made a list of familiars that I could remember. Which are your favorites? and if anyone can think of more, please post. Familiars can be plushies, animals, AI's, etc. but just some minor character usually used for comic relief and such.

Edit by Mod (xris)
Sorry but making a poll listing a few familiars is rather pointless because there are just too many series that feature them.

Note, here is the original list (of the poll) which has now been deleted.
Boshibaru (Strawberry Panic)
Tori (Gundam Seed)
Haro (Gundam Seed)
Keroberos (Cardcaptor Sakura)
Utamaru (Da Capo)
Potato (Air)
Jonathon (Kaleido Star)
Fool (Kaleido Star)
Kamo (Mahou Sensei Negima!)
Bogie (The Third)

Please name the familiar you find most interest and give the reasons why you find it interesting or what good points it has. Please don't just give a one-line reply. Thanks.

edit: i think i should set some more parameters for familiar qualifications. saito is technically a familiar in the zero no tsukaima world but he's also a main character. so lets just limit discussion to familiars that are less than human stature (basically smaller than a human). so saito and saber is out. ryuo-oki is a spaceship, but normally in rabbit form so he's fine. i think this rule cuts out some from my above list: keroberos is also a main character and he has lion form so...., and bogie is a tank...., fool is a mini-human but he's minor enough to count i think.

2006-09-05, 05:29
As far as familiars go, nothing and no one beats Saito :p (Zero no Tsukaima)

2006-09-05, 05:46

Dio Brando's The World.


2006-09-05, 19:10
Saito won this contest before the thread was even made :cool:

2006-09-05, 19:15
Yuuno is one of the most bizzare as well. Nanoha gets Kuon the foxgirl miko before her Nanoha days.
Sora is Misuzu's familiar, odd too.
Shamisen is quite extrordinary although might not be much of a familiar...
Mesousa has the worst luck of all familiars.
Hanjuu is perhaps the saddest.
Ryuo-oki is the only one that's a spaceship...

2006-09-05, 20:48
well if saito go here theres no way saber cant appear as shirou's familiar (fate/stay night) :p my fave yep ^^

Anime Online
2006-09-05, 20:57
Mesousa from Pani Poni Dash! as well.

"meso meso" (whimpering sound) + usagi (rabbit) = Mesousa

2006-09-05, 21:06
So you're not talking about actual familiars so much as cute little non-human mascot characters?

Kilala >= Menchi (only good thing about the Excel Saga anime) > Vulpix (cutest Pokemon, IMO) > all other anime "familiars"

2006-09-06, 09:05
Al from FMP is a good familiar too. I love it when he annoys the hell out of Sagara.

2006-09-06, 09:09
Paya-tan from Dai Mahou Touge would have to get a vote. That entire series is messed up on an enormous scale, and Paya-tan just adds to the charm :D

+1 to Mesousa, and I'll add Al, the Arbalest AI in FMP (mostly TSR and the TSR OAV, for it's witty banter with Sousuke).

edit: Eyes playing tricks on me, didn't even notice Truth-kun had mentioned Al too :o

2006-09-06, 09:34
This seems out of place, but Shiro and Kuro, cat familiars of Masaki Andou, pilot of Cybuster from Super Robot Wars Original Generation OVA.

Sadly, Masaki's sense of direction rivals that of Ryoga Hibiki of Ranma fame and the familiars have their work cut out for them(The guy got lost on a guided tour of the battleship in Original Generation for GBA...Even worse, he managed to outwit the ZERO SYSTEM in another SRW game on the PSX. One last thing, Masaki can't use a GPS.). The fun part is that the little guys get their own remote attack pods when in combat.

2006-09-24, 16:22
Personally I find Pakk from Berserk to be the only one to really make me laugh, in fact I can't think of any others who even come close to his great comic relief. ^^

TRUE POWAH!!!! You know you love it.



2007-05-26, 04:48
Dr.Chopper from One Piece....
Bonta-Kun from Fumoffu

well if saito go here theres no way saber cant appear as shirou's familiar (fate/stay night) my fave yep ^^

agree agree........

2007-05-26, 23:24
Potato from air... hands down :D

2007-05-27, 05:56
Maru and Moro from xxxHOLiC. :D So cute. And actually useful (to a degree) unlike most.

2007-05-31, 08:40

2007-05-31, 13:49

ill go for the meat bun for now as well

2007-06-01, 11:19
Chuchu from Utena:


Dung Beetle from Bokurano:


2007-06-01, 14:03
The puppy-dawg from Paranoia Agent...What it symbolizes will shock you into insanity...

2007-06-02, 05:06
pikachu (pokemon) and mokona (tsubasa :D

2007-06-02, 10:22
Mokona from Tsubasa
Pikachu from Pokemon
Chopper from One Piece

2007-06-04, 17:04
Muukon from Shounen Onmyouji

2007-06-05, 19:44
Mesousa from Pani Poni Dash! as well.

"meso meso" (whimpering sound) + usagi (rabbit) = Mesousa

My pick would be Mesousa as well, with the giant salamander a close second.

"I'm a protected species. ~kero~"

2007-06-05, 21:40
Ryo-oh-ki is my first choice.

Fuji from Gokusen.

Kaioshin Sama
2007-06-05, 21:43
http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/6444/haro2bk6.gif (http://imageshack.us)

Amuro Ray, How Are You? Haro Genki! Haro Genki!

Best Mascot Of All Time!

Boota from Gurren-Lagann is making a powerplay though recently.

Zu Ra
2007-06-12, 21:46
Currently its

- Tama from Hayate no Gotoku

- Makona from Tsubasa/XXXHOLiC .

- Tony the Chopper from One Piece

Fang taichou
2007-06-14, 13:27
I've got several:

Bonta-kun from FMP series
Pyoro from Vandread
Toutyumaru (Shigure's mouse) from Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi
Pakkun/Gamakichi/Gamatatsu/Ton-Ton from Naruto
Kon + the 3 Bounto detectors from Bleach

2007-06-14, 14:49
honestly most of these mascots/animal/etc are just annoying and pointless.

most of the time they just seem to there from someone to go aww and I don't do that. lol.

so one's i know of off the top of my ahead right now...

mokona is annoying
that thing from wedding peach is sorta annoying
luna from sailor moon is okay but
babbit from kodocha takes away time from the show.
piisuke from akazukin cha cha was sort of cute but sorta annoyign but sorta cute and sorta funny it was useful though.
ruby from saint tail was sort of useless, that ep with doll hamster was interesting though.
the dog from kare kano wasn't there that much so I guess not worth mentioning
that cat from el hazard sorta had use
that yellow bird/chick thing from gakuen alice is okay.
the bear from gakuen alice - I like him actually (I'm not sadistic though).
kero from CCS well I like him better in his other form and all he does is eat.
pokutes from jungle guu are awesome but are they mascots/etcetc?
takuto/meroko from full moon are cute except meroko in that form (her eyes)

I guess of the ones I guess Piisuke from cha cha cause he/she was sort of funny and had use.

2007-06-14, 16:47
Surprisingly no one has mentioned Yakul, Ashitaka's intelligent and loyal steed, in Mononoke Hime. Then there are the wolves, Moro and her daughters, and those clicking Kodama. I always found the Forest Spirit's face rather creepy.

I'd have say my least favorite anime animal is the cat that has it in for Sakaki in Azumanga Daioh. She's such a lovely young woman and doesn't deserve such ill treatment!

2007-06-14, 22:50
Lacus's HARO from GSEED/GSD
Mini-belldandy from Ah My Goddess! (I wonder if she counts though)

2007-06-14, 23:52
-All teh HARO (Gundam Seed/Destiny)
-Tama from Hayate no Gotoku
-Keroro from Keroro Gunso

Zu Ra
2007-06-15, 08:22
How could I forget Bonta Kun from Fumoffu , Bonta Kun is at his best when Sagara Gunso is in it .

Bonta Kun
2007-06-15, 11:03
How could I forget Bonta Kun from Fumoffu , Bonta Kun is at his best when Sagara Gunso is in it .

even better with the Bonta-Kun army!!!

the fight with crazy cop lady is a classic:p

Fang taichou
2007-06-15, 21:58
even better with the Bonta-Kun army!!!

the fight with crazy cop lady is a classic:p

Clearly Sagara needs to have an AS-sized version of Bonta-kun equipped with a Lambda driver so he can put Amalgam in its place :heh:

2007-06-15, 22:49
I still say Kero-chan from CCS. He had the brains and a likable personality. Two things most mascots really lack.

Zu Ra
2007-06-16, 03:14
even better with the Bonta-Kun army!!!p

FUMOFFU is my favorite installment of FMP though not in terms of romance (SagaXKana) . The army of Bonta Kuns was really hilarious, IMO the most hilarious FUMOFFU interaction was between Poneeee and Fumofuu I can pretty much say Bonta Kun is Fumoffo Series : )

2007-06-16, 16:02
Tama from Hayate no Gotoku.

"Don't compare me with you, loser" XDXDXD

2007-06-16, 22:02
Mesousa from Pani Poni Dash! as well.

"meso meso" (whimpering sound) + usagi (rabbit) = Mesousa

Yeah, Mesousa!!

He rocks!:mad:

Kaioshin Sama
2007-06-17, 00:34
-All teh HARO (Gundam Seed/Destiny)
-Tama from Hayate no Gotoku
-Keroro from Keroro Gunso

I just want to ask, you do know that Haro wasn't from Gundam Seed originally right?