The Family: The Brotherhood
By Donte M McNeal

Based in Michigan, Donte's Playground is a blog by Donte M McNeal. His posts range from nonsensical ramblings about anime, in-depth reviews of books and television/film, to random spurts of philosophical babble.

Anime Challenge Day 7

Anime Challenge Day 7

For Day 7, we’re looking at my favorite anime couple. I say the word couple loosely though, because these two aren’t actually a couple (but oh how I wish they were).

Sougo Okita & Kagura

So I’m returning to the Gintama anime for two of my favorite characters from the show. Though, I’d be hard pressed to find a main character that I don’t like from Gintama; that’s how good those characters are in that show. But I digress.

Sougo

He's a sadist, a “Super Sadist,” according to Kagura and this side of him is almost always on display. He’s unapologetic about his sadistic behavior, and is a master manipulator when it comes to concocting sadistic plans for others. It’s one of the reasons he’s so enjoyable as a character. Apart from that, he’s an absolute beast when it comes to combat.

Kagura

Kagura on the other hand, is a foul-mouthed, violent young woman who despite her violent tendencies, cares deeply about her friends. Though, she has no qualms about beating up those close to her. She’s often brass, crass and the farthest from lady-like one can get, but she’s still one of the best characters in the show. She’s hilarious as well as an absolute beast in combat. She and Sougo have this in common. Well, that and their penchants for violence.

They are both two of the best fighters their respective circle of friends have, and there are few times when they aren’t at each other’s throats, one always trying to prove their stronger than the other. Even with this this rivalry, you can see that they actually care for each other, and seeing the moments that they break away from the their usual back and forth to show that they care…it gets me every time. If there was any two characters in anime that I would want to get together, it’d without a doubt be these two.

Anime Challenge Day 8

Anime Challenge Day 8

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Anime Challenge Day 6