30-day Anime Challenge
Day 9: Best Anime Villain
It’s been a while since I’ve continued this challenge, huh? My bad! I’ve been busy with real life stuff. Now that I’m no longer a NEET, I have even less time to blog, but here I am trying to make up for it. Funny how that works.
Anyways, I really struggled answering this prompt. I mean, most of my favorite anime villains kind of switch sides later on, which means they stop being villains, right? And then there’s some characters who are supposed to be our protagonist yet they’re probably the villains of the story, which gets confusing (they’re all still great characters, however).
At any rate, I defined the term, villain, as a character who undeniably oppose the protagonist and who does not switch sides after the arc featuring him / her as the enemy is over. It’s a very black and white point of view, but I wouldn’t have been able to make up my mind otherwise.
Therefore I think my favorite anime villain is Kiyama Harumi from A Certain Scientific Railgun. When her students all collectively became comatose, she attempted and exhausted all the legal means available to her in her desperation to cure them. It was only as a last resort that she started manipulating others to use the Level Upper and she still develops and leaves behind a cure for said drug to be spread around after she accomplished her goal.
I don’t know, it’s just rare for a villain in the Index universe to actually have commendable goals behind their evil deeds, so I guess she just really stood out to me. Oh, well. I’ll try to be more active when it comes to the 30-Day Anime Challenge from now on.