100 Days of Anime: Day 86

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It’s Day 86 of the 100 Day Anime Challenge, and our question of the day is: Who is your favorite Yandere character? This is a good one, I like this question. I actually really like Yandere characters, I think they can be some of the most interesting characters in a series, if done correctly. Lucy, from the series Elfen Lied, is a Yandere character that most people overlook, but it beautifully written.

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Elfen Lied is a story about the cruelty and harshness of life, and Lucy reflects that. Her mood shifts between happy and adorable and a cold, ruthless killer reflect the turmoil within her own heart, having had a horrible childhood, yet being surrounded by warmth and kindness, and wanting to protect that. She may have supernatural powers, but she’s still a young girl, beneath the surface.

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I don’t know if i;d go as far as recommending Elfen Lied; it’s VERY graphic and dark, and may be unsuitable for a large number of audiences. If you feel up for it, though, give it a shot; don’t be turned off by the gore, there’s a great story hidden beneath the surface. Who are some of you guys’ favorite Yandere characters? Let me know down in the comments, and I hope to see everyone again tomorrow!

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