Kaze no Stigma
Kazuma Yagami - This guy is by FAR my most beloved anime/manga main protagonist. Not only is he highly intelligent and perceptive, which immediately sets him MILES apart from other idiot heroes who just impulsively charge into any situation and deal with them in a straight-forward manner, he's also one of the few main protagonists who doesn't take SHIT from his main love interest (or in some cases, the main female), even when he arguably deserves it. He can BLATANTLY spank Ayano's sexy ass, then straight-up negate her righteous feminine fury BS. If that isn't the definitive sign of an absolute badass in your eyes then you're either lying to yourself or you like that crappy "comedic" nonsense, but I digress.
He actually has a reason to undertake a job. Money, which I find positively realistic. None of that idealistic nonsense where the heroes'll take up a task just out of the goodness of his heart or in some cases, DECLINE the offered fee because it's "the right thing to do." NA! Kazuma's motto is essentially, "You want a job accomplished? Then fork up the cash." In a fictional world dominated by such cheesy idealistic trash, we need a realistic character whose own affair"s come first and won't sacrifice his dignity to be the Butt-monkey of some shitty troupe that needs to seriously die out. Kazuma's the man. He is easily my favourite anime/manga character. Easily.
Naruto: The lessons I've learned.
Iruka taught me: Not to judge people by their reputations but by their personalities.
Haku taught me: That there is no good or evil when you're protecting the ones you love.
Neji taught me: That if you leave your pride behind you can change your destiny.
Rock Lee taught me: That hard work beats talent.
Kakashi taught me: That teamwork and friendship stand above the rules.
Hinata taught me: That love is worth fighting for.
Sai taught me: That a life without feeling isn't worthwhile.
Sakura taught me: That weakness is a choice, not an excuse.
Gaara taught me: How painful loneliness can be and how love can change someone.
Nagato taught me: That revenge and hatred only lead to more revenge and hatred.
Asuma taught me: How important it is to take care of the next generation.
Shikamaru taught me: That sometimes you even have to do the things that bother you the most.
Might Gai taught me: That it doesn't matter what other people say about you.
Minato and Kushina taught me: That parent's love beat all else.
Sarutobi taught me: That problems should be solved with kindness rather than with violence.
Sasuke taught me: That you should not only dream about things but actually achieve them.
Itachi taught me that: Sometimes you have to make sacrifices for the greater good.
Tsunade taught me: To never abandon the living for the dead.
Jiraya taught me: That you must never give up your faith in humanity and your hope of peace.
Obito taught me: That it is never too late to revert to the right way.
Madara taught me: That peace is no peace without freedom.
And finally Naruto taught us a lot himself, but mainly, NEVER GIVE UP!
THE DRAGON BALL PACT
"This pact is meant to hold together the remaining fans of Dragon Ball/Z. Whether you like the FUNimation dub or the Ocean dub, whether you like the manga or the anime, whether you say 'Saiyan' or 'Saiyajin', we must stand strong and united, for we are the last of our dying race. And all those who are true fans, post this up on your page, forever proclaiming your Dragon Ball heritage. Be proud, for you are a true Saiyan!