Here we are with day three of my collaboration with Acacia Aurora! Today’s topic is “top three cool old dudes!” Yes, I kind of chose random topics for our five-day challenge, haha.
Acacia Aurora’s list can be seen here.
I have to confess…I’m usually drawn to the cool older guy seen in anime. They may be rough around the edges, but they’re just so dignified and manly and yeah I’ll just leave it at that.
3. Akabayashi Mizuki – Durarara!!x2
Even though he’s a criminal gangster (the Awakusu Group is basically the Yakuza) and is dangerous in a fight, Akabayashi Mizuki is a noble man who will not tolerate neither drugs nor prostitution. He even had a run-in with Saika and survived with his will intact by gouging out his own eye. Akabayashi-sama also serves as a parental figure of sorts to Sonohara Anri, the daughter of the woman he loved but never had a chance with. He didn’t
He’s only number three on the list since he’s not exactly old (he’s probably around 30-40 years old), but he’s still really cool.
2. Shibazaki Kenjiro – Zankyou no Terror
A nosy detective, a distant father, and a cool old guy. That’s who Shibazaki Kenjiro is to me. While it’s a shame that he is a bit of a crummy dad since he doesn’t visit his daughter unless it has to do with work, his wit when it comes to retorts (why is he so smooooth) and his sense of justice made me root for Shibazaki-sama while watching Zankyou no Terror even though he’s the heroic antagonist opposing the “terrorists with a cause.”
The fact that he’s scruffy and unkempt just adds to his charm, don’t you think? Eh? Am I being too weird? Keep it myself? Okay, sorry…
1. Masaoka Tomomi – Pyscho Pass
Another detective who is a not so great father. This alcoholic probably won’t be winning any family awards. Masaoka Tomomi did have a pretty good reason for running out on his family since he is a latent criminal, however. It’s a tough life for a detective in this “utopia” since he gets lumped in with other criminals due to having the same thought process.
But although he’s the oldest Enforcer (I’m guessing he’s around 70), he’s among the best. Despite the quote in the caption, Masaoka-sama is quite logical and can deduce things through pure logic, yet follows his emotions when something is put on the line. His decision in episode 21 still makes me incredibly sad whenever I rewatch the scene.
That’s enough gushing about old dudes who are both cool and charming. Do any of you guys like cool old dudes? I’d love to
find comrades hear your thoughts in the comments section!