30 Day Utena Challenge- Day 2
Favorite Male Character and Why
Again this is a really close tie and I am always, always a huge fan of really complex characters. I’m going to say that this one is a direct tie between Touga and Akio with Saionji coming in close third. Outwardly Touga is intensely shallow, the perfect campus ladies’ man. However throughout the story, particularly in the last few arcs of the anime and the movie, we find him to be much more than that. In many ways except the literal, Touga actually is Utena’s prince.
Akio on the other hand is an exercise in my unfathomable affection for despicable characters, not to mention the absolutely fascinating story of just how Dios begets Akio and vise-versa. He is the greatest anti-hero, though never exactly a villain. And of course, he’s dead sexy as hell.