Favorite male anime character ever. Hmmm… let’s see if I can narrow it down to just one.
In the end, I think I have to go with Susumu Kodai (aka Derek Wildstar) from Space Battleship Yamato (Star Blazers). I liked him quite a bit as a character in the original franchise, but I think I like his depiction even more in Space Battleship Yamato 2199… which I why I went with an image from the more reboot rather than the original. I just feel that Susumu is a much more developed character with more dimensions to him in the reboot. Don’t get me wrong, Susumu as he is depicted in the original franchise isn’t a bad character at all, but in the first series, he does kind of come off as one-dimensional at times. But whichever version you look at, Susumu evolves as a character, and learns what it means to be a leader. I hope to have the opportunity to see what happens to Susumu and the others in Space Battleship Yamato 2202.