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AP 563 - Q. Animals

Post by VicMonado » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:50 pm

So while the most well known characters from anime tend to be human characters, the medium has produced some iconic animal characters, sort of like Disney. So among those please let me know your favourites. You can count anthropomorphic characters but please avoid hybrids like Cat girls as that can be it's own topic.

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Post by QueenInoue » Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:08 am

Right off the bat the first anime animals that come to mind are Luna and Artimis from Sailor Moon. i can't really think of any others that stand out lol
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Post by xahldera » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:29 pm

PENGUINS!

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Those flightless birds seem to permeate a lot of Anime. Too many examples to list but notable ones include the "Emperor Penguin" that appears a lot in "Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei", the trio in "Mawaru Penguindrum" and PenPen from "Neon Genesis Evangelion".

P.S. On Youtube is a recording of an old panel at a UK Anime Convention that covers the history of these birds in Anime: https://youtu.be/C6csQqEidlk
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Post by Trinityangel0666 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:07 am

I've watched tons of anime and the only animal characters that were memorable to me are Artemis & Luna from Sailormoon probably because Sailormoon was my gateway into the anime fandom when I was an adolescent. Also Menchi the dog from Excel Saga. Excel Saga is the only comedy anime I like and it alway cracked me up whenever Excel got hungry she would try to eat Menchi :lol:
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Post by rampant_a_i » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:21 pm

There are a lot of animals that play critical parts in Anime. One that immediately springs to mind is this adorable character:

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Ein from Cowboy Bebop, A "data dog" that is actually a member of the crew.

(I could name countless others, but Ein's example is sufficient for now. 'Nuff said.)
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Post by GhoulShinobi » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:21 pm

Sorry about this short one. I am posting this NOW while your reading lol. Mine is Kuro from Blue Exprcist. the amazing demon cat.
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Post by InnocuousBlonde » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:17 pm

Not a STRICT animal, because she's more than just that: Ryo-Ohki (from the many Tenchi iterations)! Cat, rabbit, spaceship, all in one! Under a similar "animal+" banner, I'd list Mokona from Magic Knight Rayearth/CLAMP universe in general, but Mokona is... like... not a recognizable animal. More of a magical entity.

Obscure: Jonathan the seal from Kaleido Star! He's just cute and fun. I bought a plush of him. Lookit this cutie!
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