Writers can help their characters stand out from the crowd by giving them a unique habit that sets them apart.
Anime can be a little strange, and it’s often the characters that do it.
This isn’t only about how a character looks on the outside. They stand out from the crowd because of their odd behavior and habits, which are a result of the vast library of anime characters.
Not that being strange is necessarily a bad thing. To be normal is overrated, and everyone has their own quirks and quirkiness… but certain anime characters are just a touch weirder than the average. When it comes to crazy anime characters, there’s no limit to how bizarre they can go.
1. Deku And His Creepy Muttering (My Hero Academia)
Deku had only ever dared to hope to be a hero for a long time.
In the end, he had no quirk of his own, and he could only observe heroes at work and record their idiosyncrasies in his notebook, all the while mumbling his discoveries out loud.
Even after acquiring his own quirk, Deku continues to do this.
To be honest, Deku’s tendency of muttering about hero analysis isn’t an issue in and of itself, but it’s easy for him to get carried away and not notice how weird and scary his hero analysis makes him look.
2. Jango, Who Keeps Hypnotizing Himself (One Piece)
Jango is a former member of the Black Cat Pirates who currently serves as a Marine under the command of the Straw Hat Pirates. They also double as his most important tool: his hypnotic pendulums used in combat. This can be used to put his foes to sleep, or even to increase the power of his allies, if necessary.
A minor drawback is that Jango has an uncanny knack for hypnotizing himself without realizing it, which frequently leads in him falling asleep.
3. Gray And His Inability To Keep His Clothes On (Fairy Tail)
The Fairy Tail Guild’s resident ice magician, Gray is a member of Team Natsu. His teacher, Ur, was a great source of knowledge for him, and he owes much of his success to her. However, there was an unexpected side effect to the exercise. Gray has been known to unintentionally remove his clothing in public places.
Gray is constantly embarrassed by this tendency because he has no idea he is doing it until someone points it out to him.
It is not uncommon for him to accidently remove his underpants, although he typically pauses before doing so.
4. Death The Kid And “Perfect Symmetry” (Soul Eater)
‘Perfect symmetry,’ says Death the Kid, is the only law that governs his life. Everything in Kid’s life, from his clothes to his weapon partners to his favorite number, must be symmetrical. He can become enraged, depressed, or physically unwell if something is even slightly asymmetrical.
Even his combat style is influenced by his symmetry preoccupation, with him refusing to assault something that is absolutely symmetrical, yet going all out if it is asymmetrical. The white streaks in Kid’s hair, despite his assertion that he is perfectly symmetrical, make it so.
5. Mako And Her Hyperactive Tangents (Kill la Kill)
As a quirky character in her own right, Mako is a joy to be around because she’s always upbeat and enthusiastic. The strangest habit of Mako’s is her frenetic (and weirdly motivating) tangents, which include her gigantic hunger and her difficulty to stay up in class.
Mako has a habit of striking a pose before, during, or after a major battle and launching into a rapid-fire rant about it. Those that see it describe it as “hyper and insane,” and it’s hard to disagree.
6. Toge And His Language Of Rice Ball Ingredients (Jujutsu Kaisen)
For the Jujutsu Sorcerer Toge Inumaki, a technique he uses called “Cursed Speech” transforms practically everything he says into a powerful curse against anyone who hears it. To avoid accidently harming the people he cares about, Toge must keep a close eye on what he says because that power is constantly on. To do this, Toge restricts himself to merely mentioning the ingredients of rice balls.
Whenever Toge wants to speak normally, he uses words like “salmon” or “bonito flake” in place of more conventional words. What’s even more bizarre is that, over time, his buddies have figured out what he’s saying through his rice ball language.
7. Doppio And His Bizarre Phone Calls (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)
It’s safe to say that more than a few JoJo’s characters exhibit bizarre behaviour and might have easily been included on this list or a separate one. According to the show’s previous records, this is one of Vinegar Doppio’s most bizarre behaviors. Due to his dual personality and the fact that he shares a body with Diavolo, Doppio’s “boss” communicates with him in a variety of strange ways.
A spent cigarette or an ice cream cone may be used as the “phone” when Diavolo wants to talk to Doppio. Doppio will then pick up the “phone” and begin talking into it. When Doppio receives these calls, he has no idea what is going on around him.
8. Dazai And His Wild Fixation On Suicide (Bungo Stray Dogs)
Osamu Dazai, the protagonist of Bungo Stray Dogs, has a peculiar fascination with suicide, which is not something you talk about casually. Dazaiisobsessed with death, despite his outward appearance, harbors a macabre desire to end his life, although “comfortably” and “with a beautiful woman,” as he puts it. A song was written about it.
Dazai’s preoccupation with suicide manifests itself in a series of bizarre suicide attempts, each more bizarre than the previous, all of which fail to work. Weirdly enough, Atsushi met Dazai because of one of these attempts.
9. Rikka And Her Extreme Level Of Chunibyo (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions)
Those who suffer from “Middle School 2nd Year Syndrome,” also known as “Chunibyo,” have unrealistic expectations of their own greatness, leading them to believe that they possess supernatural abilities.
Rikka Takanashi, who claims to be a sorceress with the power of the “Tyrant’s Eye” hidden under her eyepatch, may have the most extreme instance of chunibyo ever seen.
When it comes down to it, she’s simply a typical teenage girl who uses her dreams as a way to deal with her own personal misfortunes. Although Rikka pretends that she can unlock automated doors with magic and that she has fought imaginary battles in public, she lives her life as if it were all real.
10. L With His Weird Sitting Habits & Sweet Tooth (Death Note)
One ofDeath Note’s best-known characters, L is determined to catch the “Kira” serial killer. Most people assume that L is a serious and aloof person because of his appearance, but his conduct and peculiar habits make him a bit of an oddball.
Starting with L’s squat, he claims that his logical reasoning would suffer if he were to sit up straight.
When all else fails, L has a well-known sugar tooth, consuming primarily desserts and fruit. When you think of a world-class investigator, these aren’t the first things that spring to mind.