30 Day Anime Challenge: Day 9 – Best Anime Villain

So it’s time for me to choose the best anime villain…

And my choice goes to Desler (aka Deslok); however, it’s for the Desler in the original Space Battleship Yamato (Star Blazers), not for the Desler in the reboot. The Desler in the reboot is a very interesting character, and in a lot of ways more ruthless and more realistic. However, this version of Desler seems to be a bit cray-cray, if you know what I mean.

What I liked about Desler in the original franchise was that he was smooth operator. Instead of being violent and ruthless, he could achieve what he wanted with a quieter demeanor and with the charisma he possessed. Yes, in the original franchise, Desler is later redeemed and doesn’t stay a villain, but he continued to be an interesting character. The Desler in the reboot works well for the story that is being told, but I do have a soft spot for the original Desler.

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