Storm Fighters

My fan fiction story is called the Storm Fighters: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9123575/1/Storm-Fighters

It is based on seven Anime/Manga characters fighting against a deadly and evil force that threats to enslave the characters’ world. It is the mix of Justice League, Power Rangers, Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Z. The fan fiction is based on the Anime/Manga series of Rurouni Kenshin, UC Gundam, Card Captor Sakura, Outlaw Star and Wolf’s Rain.

An evil force known as the Doku Empire have found a way to enter several worlds or dimensions so he can conquer it. One of the worlds called the Virtue Kingdom also can enter the worlds the same way and they chose to defend the worlds. Unfortunately the Virtue Kingdom are on the losing end of the war and more than half of the Virtue Kingdom has been destroyed. The leader of the Virtue Kingdom, Emperor Niiro realized that 98% of his kingdom has fallen due to his war. So he and six other leaders uses his all their powers to seal them into a prison portal but in result they sacrificed themselves. But Emperor Niiro knew that the Doku Empire will break free in the future so in his last ounce of his powers he sends his child and six other children to be reborn in the future so they can defend the worlds against the Doku Empire when the time comes.

The Storm Fighters Characters

Red Storm Fighter: Yahiko Myojin (Rurouni Kenshin)

Name: Yahiko Myojin

Age: 11

Anime/Manga Series: Rurouni Kenshin

Color: Red

Primary Weapon: Katana

Yellow Storm Fighter: Katz Kobayashi (UC Gundam)

Name: Katz Hawin Kobayashi

Age: 15

Anime/Manga series: UC Gundam

Color: Yellow

Primary Weapon: Bow

Pink Storm Fighter/Sakura Kinomoto (Card Captor Sakura)

Name: Sakura Kinomoto

Age: 12

Anime/Manga series: Card Captor Sakura

Color: Pink

Primary Weapon: Magic Wand

Green Storm Fighter/Syaoran Li (Card Captor Sakura)

Name: Syaoran Li

Age: 12

Anime/Manga series: Card Captor Sakura

Color: Green

Primary Weapon: Chinese Sword

Black Storm Fighter/Jim Hawking (Outlaw Star)

Name: James “Jim” Hawking

Age: 11

Anime/Manga series: Outlaw Star

Color: Black

Primary Weapon: Ono Axe

Secondary Weapon: Highest Advance Lab Computer

Blue Storm Fighter/Toboe (Wolf’s Rain)

Name: Toboe Candle

Age: 14

Anime/Manga: Wolf’s Rain

Color: Blue

Primary Weapon: Kusarigama

Purple Storm Fighter/Hanmyo (Outlaw Star).

Name: Hanmyo Ellison

Age: 11

Anime/Manga series: Outlaw Star

Color: Purple

Primary Weapon: Dagger Gun

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JK Rowling is not a plagiarist: Star Wars, Joseph Campbell and Power Rangers vs. Bogside Artists

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Just like my “JK Rowling is not a Plagiarist: Anime/Manga vs. Bogside Artists”, this blog counters the Bogside Artists’ against JK Rowling of plagiarizing their book, “Travels of Li Po” with examples from the Star Wars franchise, Joseph Campbell’s philosophy and the Power Rangers franchise. Joseph Campbell’s philosophy made me realize that JK Rowling is not a plagiarist and thought me how fiction works and functions between its story and writers. I might put some literature, religion or mythology story but it will only back up when Campbell’s philosophy is mentioned.

ESTABLISHED AS LOST, ABANDONED, A MIRACULOUS SURVIVOR LINKED TO ANOTHER WORLD. HE IS THE CHOSEN ONE. In Star Wars, Anakin Skywalker (aka Darth Vader) was the “Chosen One” and Luke Skywakler is a MIRACULOUS SURVIVOR. In Power Rangers, many rangers started as MIRACULOUS SURVIVORS, such as Andros (Red Rangers from In Space) and Cole Evans (Red Wild Force Ranger). The three original Ninja Storm Rangers are chosen ones by the philosophy of the scroll. Joseph Campbell would call this the “Call to and Adventure” where Harry Potter becomes a lost and abandoned and this is where Harry’s “Call to Adventure” comes to the story. Mythology has a insight in this ‘stolen’ ideas such as Moses getting the call from god so he is the “chosen one”.

Another “stolen” idea or element is the IT IS ESTABLISHED THAT HE IS BADLY BULLIED AT SCHOOL. In Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Anakin gets badly bullied at home as Subulba and Watto bosses or antagonize him around. The original Power Rangers get bullied around by Bulk and Skull even though their bullying tactics are poor and have the tendency to backfire.

CAST OF THE SERIES INTRODUCED. Both Star Wars and Power Rangers have this idea or element strongly, especially Power Rangers since they used this “stolen” idea or element in every season. Such as having the 3-6 rangers per season and the secondary cast such as Bulk and Skull in the first six season and Samurai. Star Wars had Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Hans Solo and etc. throughout episodes 4-6 and Padme, Mace Windo and etc. thoughout episodes 1-3. Some of the characters such as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3P0 and etc. have been part of the cast throughout the whole franchise. Joseph Campbell would call this ‘stolen’ ideas or element as the “Helpers” where “During the early stages of the journey, the hero will often receive aid from a protective figure. This supernatural helper can take a wide variety of forms, such as a wizard, and old man, a dwarf, a crone, or a fairy godmother. The helper commonly gives the hero a protective amulet or weapon for the journey.”

FINDS HIMSELF IN A SURREAL WORLD. Star Wars has this when the characters do to different planets and find themselves in strange situations and environment. Such as when Luke went to Dagobah or Anakin first went to space and find out it is a cold environment. For Power Rangers, the original six go to several strange worlds such as they need to get the Sword of Light to exchange the powers for new Power Rangers, the Space and Galaxy Rangers going to different and strange planets or when the Time Force Rangers (not including Wes) travel back in time and find themselves in a strange environment. Joseph Campbell would call this “stolen” ideas or element as the “Crossing the Threshold” where you find yourself that you are “Not in Kansas Anymore”. You are going to a bizarre place, the environment is very dangerous and the people that the heroes will met are not like the people back at home such as Luke going into the Mos Eisley Bar and he immediately gets into a fight with a two gangsters.

COMMUNES WITH A WILD ANIMAL. Power Rangers has this idea or element, mostly during the Lost Galaxy, Wild Force and Jungle Fury seasons. Star Wars has this ideas and element too when the heroes commune with the Ewoks and Chewbacca, who are wild animals in their own right. Joseph Campbell said that “Animals have become less and less important and symbolic in cult rituals and religion as Christianity and Islamic religions have spread. When a religion is against ‘nature’ animals become ‘it’ and no longer ‘thou’.”

MUST PROVE HIS COURAGE. This “stolen” idea or element is what according to Campbell, this is called the “ENTERING THE UNKNOWN” and the “TEST” but sometimes there is a chance there is a “Refusal of the Quest“. Power Rangers has this “stolen” idea or element on a very major scale where in the episode “The Day in the Dumpster” (the first episode of the franchise) the five rangers were “Called to Adventure” but then they went for the “Refusal of the Quest” when they turn away from the responsibilities of being superheroes but then the five rangers prove their courage against Rita’s forces. This idea or elements repeats over and over again throughout the ENTIRE franchise. Star Wars also definitely has this “stolen” ideas or element when Luke Skywalker first has the “Refusal of the Quest” when Obi-Wan Kenobi ask Luke to come with him to Alderaan but Luke refused to come until his aunt and uncle were murdered. Then Luke proves his courage by rescuing Princess Leia, destroy the Death Star, rescuing his friends form Jabba the Hutt and fight Darth Vader.

PERFORMS UNCONSCIOUS MAGICAL FEAT. This “stolen” ideas or elements are used strongly both in the Star Wars and Power Rangers franchises. Star Wars has the “Force” as their main magical source such as when Luke destroys the Death Star by relying on his magical feat when using the force instead relying on the computer. The Power Rangers franchise have a lot of their heroes and villains performing unconscious magical feats such as the first three seasons, the concept was technology vs. magic. The Power Rangers mostly uses technology for their advantage while the villains uses magic to further their designs. But then the franchise reached Zeo, the Power Rangers uses more magic and performing magical feats against the enemy while this time the enemy uses technology against the Power Rangers. By the time the franchise reached In Space, the Power Rangers are starting to perform magical feats during civilian modes. The Ninja Storm series, Dino Thunder, Mystic Force and Jungle Fury, the Power Rangers performs magical feats than the previous seasons.

MENTOR AND GUARDIAN. Both Power Rangers and Star Wars also used this “stolen” idea and element on a major level. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers had Zordon as a mentor and guardian until the Turbo series when Dimitria replaced Zordon until the start of In Space series. Then after In Space, the Power Rangers have a mentor such as Captain Mitchell in Lost Galaxy, Sensei in Ninja Storm, Tommy in Dino Thunder and etc. In Star Wars, the have a well famous mentors such as Obi-Wan Kenobi or the 800-year-old Yoda when they mentor Luke Skywalker or Anakin Skywalker. According to Campbell, he call this “stolen” idea or element “Meeting with the Mentor” where “The Hero meets a Mentor to gain confidence, insight, advice, training, or magical gifts to overcome the initial fears and face the Threshold of the adventure.  The Mentor may be a physical person, or an object such as a map, a logbook, or other writing.” Also according to Campbell, a hero must have a mentor or the hero will have no insights or guidance of what the hero should do or what skill that the hero needs to develop.

THE ENCHANTED FOREST. Star Wars had an enchanted forest during the Phantom Menace when Qui-Gon was at the forest on Naboo or during the Return of the Jedi when the main characters go through an enchanted forest on the Endor moon. In the first Power Rangers movie, the Power Rangers go through an enchanted forest while searching for the great power.

 SATANIC VILLAIN. Star Wars had Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine being the satanic villains of the franchise. Power Rangers, they have a satanic villain at every season. Such as Rita Repulsa, Lord Zedd, King Mondo, Astronema, Vypra and etc.

Just like my “JK Rowling not a plagiarist: Anime/Manga vs. Bogside Artists” blog, I’d email them about my theories but the Bogside Artists (mostly William Kelly) throw these “precedents” under the bus by accusing them being “put in” by JK Rowling’s PRs to deceive people. Where is the proof or what is the logic to back that up? In fact they do that (mostly William Kelly) against anything that is a threat to their accusations against JK Rowling and their plagiarism accusations. What are your thoughts in this?

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Prod. Haim Saban. Fox. Los Angeles. 1993. Television.

Power Rangers Zeo. Prod. Jonathan Tzachor. Fox. Los Angeles. 1996. Television.

Power Rangers Turbo. Prod. Jonathan Tzachor. Fox. Los Angeles. 1997. Television.

Power Rangers in Space. Prod. Jonathan Tzachor. Fox. Los Angeles. 1998. Television.

Power Rangers Lost Galaxy. Prod. Jonathan Tzachor. Fox. Los Angeles. 1999. Television.

Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue. Prod. Jonathan Tzachor. Fox. Los Angeles. 2000. Television.

Power Rangers Time Force. Prod. Jonathan Tzachor. Fox, ABC. Los Angeles. 2001. Television.

Power Rangers Wild Force. Prod. Jonathan Tzachor. ABC. Los Angeles. 2002. Television.

Power Rangers Ninja Storm. Prod. Douglas Sloan. ABC. New Zealand. 2003. Television.

Power Rangers Dino Thunder. Prod. Douglas Sloan. ABC Family. New Zealand. 2004. Television.

Power Rangers SPD. Prod. Bruce Kalish, Greg Aronowitz and Koichi Sakamoto. ABC Family. New Zealand. 2005. Television.

Power Rangers Mystic Force. Prod. Bruce Kalish and Koichi Sakamoto. Toon Disney. New Zealand. 2006. Television.

Power Rangers Operation Overdrive. Prod. Bruce Kalish and Koichi Sakamoto. Toon Disney. New Zealand. 2007. Television.

Power Rangers Jungle Fury. Prod. Bruce Kalish and Koichi Sakamoto. Toon Disney. New Zealand. 2008. Television.

Power Rangers RPM. Prod. Koichi Sakamoto, Eddie Guzelian and Judd Lynn. ABC. New Zealand. 2009. Television.

Power Rangers Samurai. Prod. Jonathan Tzachor. Nickelodeon. New Zealand. 2011. Television.

My Top 10 Anime/Manga Favorite Characters.

10. Serena/Usagi/Sailor Moon (Sailor Moon): Sailor Moon is a awesome character and I really enjoy watching her from start to finish, just don’t take literally by the word “enjoy”. Serena is known as a ditz, a scaredy-cat and a pig but she still triumphs against the enemies with being the underdog. She gets better over time as they still stick with the comedy of the ditzy blonde girl. I always wondered how no one can recognizes the Sailor Scouts?

9. Ash Ketchum/Satoshi (Pokemon): Ash Ketchum used to be my most favorite Anime character in the past but now he is downgraded as comparing to other Anime characters. He is always adventurous, brave and selfless even though can have arrogance. I notice that he can attract a lot of girls, at least have more success than Brock who tries harder but to little avail. Its been so many years and he is still either 10 or 11. I stop watching Pokemon since it gotten bland with the same storyline after season after season, nothing has changed except the main cast which it didn’t help much.

8. Hinata Hyuga (Naruto): A lot of fans love her and they respect her more than Sakura because Naruto goes so much for Sakura then in return she becomes a bitch to him. Hinata doesn’t do that as she has a major crush on the main protagonist Naruto but she is too shy to do anything about it and do whatever she can to impress him. Hinata later admitted her feelings to Naruto but what goes on between them is yet unknown.

7. Jim Hawking (Outlaw Star): I always see someone who does a lot of the work but takes very little credit. He is the main protagonist’s sidekick and right hand man since he is smarter and more cautious than Gene. I feel sad for Jim when he killed his girlfriend Hanmyo and didn’t even know about it as he felt Hanmyo rejected him. It would have been a good storyline for Jim where he has to convince Hanmyo to come to the good side. The information about his past is never revealed except that his father is a top computer hacker.

6. Naruto (Naruto): Naruto is a great character who had to fight his way from nothing and prejudice. He was considered as one of the weakest of the ninjas but then made his way to the strongest ninja of the Leaf Village since Sasuke defect. Naruto was a dimwit and dense from the beginning of the series then matured along the way, even though he is still a dimwit and dense in the middle of the series.

5. Inuyasha (InuYasha): This character is bad ass. He starts out like a villainous or anti-hero like character but later he quickly changes his ways by having his friends, such as Kagome. He helps out almost every character, even the one off character that you only see one or twice on a short time then you never seen or heard of them again. He became a well developed character.

4. Gohan (Dragon Ball Z and GT): Gohan is a great character and became very well developed as each storyline and saga passes. At times he is the main character when Goku is push aside when he is off another mission or activity. Gohan becomes a hero and sadly someone like Mr. Satan takes all the credit that Gohan had to go through against Cell. Even though at the end Goku is recognized as a world hero but Gohan doesn’t take any credit as a world hero as the world should have. But he has a kind and warm heart but also being a bad ass at the same time. He is the type of hero that can do anything which is studying while being a physical and fighting skill powerhouse.

3. Kohaku (Inuyasha): Even though he is a recruiting character in the InuYasha series but I really like this character. This is a character started out as cowardly and gentle, then becomes a mindless puppet of doing the main villain’s evil deeds Naraku but when Kohaku is starting to collect his memory he is starting to become a well developed character. Sadly he had to murder people because of the situation that he is in but later he is starting to find better ways. After that he is no longer cowardly but becomes bad ass against his enemies, such as episode 163 where we see a strong character development for Kohaku while had to deal with the situation with his sister, Sango. There are rumors that the little girl Rin has a crush on Kohaku as there are some hints on that theory. In my opinion, I do believe that theory because they are the age appropriate so getting them together is more believable. Kohaku and Rin must have a love interest so they are the possibilities. I think Kohaku might be part of the main characters by the eighth season since at the eighth season ending, there is a jewel shard imaging of all the main characters along with Kohaku appearing right before Miroku.

2. Syaoran Li (Card Captor Sakura): Like I said in my JK Rowling is not a Plagiarist: Anime/Manga vs. Bogside Artists blog Syaoran is my favorite character behind behind the first one. Syaoran is equally bad ass but has a gentle and thoughtful heart as he supports Sakura most of the last 3/4 of the series. A shame what the English dub did to him as they made him a bigger jerk and uncaring, I really don’t know the logic about that. Syaoran has feelings for Sakura and he blushes of whenever she is around or when she hugs him. The part that disturbs me that in the final judgement, Syaoran gets only one chance against Yue while Sakura gets two and wins on the second try. Is that fair? But even thought I wish I was like Syaoran who can fight, have a gentle heart and has a great personality.

1. Yahiko Myojin (Rurouni Kenshin): As all I can say about this character is HOLY SH%*. This guy just bad ass from start to finish and is the character that had to develop from anybody else since he is kid who is working as a slave and then became a strong warrior. He is more developed than Kenshin is since Kenshin stayed as the same personality which later became bland to me. But his skills becomes very developed as he is defeating after stronger enemy after stronger enemy, that just awesome. I like it how Yahiko becomes a celebrity in Japan that he became the “Man who Caught a 1,000 blades” and he scared two muggers who tried to rob his girlfriend, Tsubame. I like it when he became an adult in the “Samurai X: Reflection” that now he is fully grown and became a strong personality and active character. This character was well put together from start to finish while trying to mature him little by little. In the Anime, I was upset that he wasn’t utilized in the final fight of the series since they didn’t go all out with Yahiko or Kaoru. They deserve one final bad ass fight in the end but sadly that never happened and they didn’t leave them with a high note.

JK Rowling is not a plagiarist: Anime/Manga vs. Bogside Artists

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William Kelly, one of the Bogside Artists have accused JK Rowling (the author of Harry Potter series) of plagiarizing his book “Travels with Li Po” but he is wrong. There are three factors that shows that Mr. Kelly’s claim is wrong that first off his ‘stolen’ ideas and elements are very commonly used on other fictional works, second that his book is not the only source in the world to get ideas from and third there are a lot more than plenty sources where Rowling could have gotten her ideas from other than Kelly’s book. The Anime/Manga industry examples those three possibilities in many countless ways and they example of thousand of other works because they used those commonly ideas and elements in their works (and this is just the Anime/Manga industry alone since there are other works and sources outside of Anime and Manga that examples my three possibilities too). In this blog I will go through one by one of each idea or element that Mr. Kelly accused Rowling of stealing from him and then used several Anime or Manga series that also have that idea or element too.

ESTABLISHED AS LOST, ABANDONED, A MIRACULOUS SURVIVOR LINKED TO ANOTHER WORLD. HE IS THE CHOSEN ONEInuYasha by Rumiko Takahashi do have this idea or element. Inuyasha at the start become an abandoned character when he was pinned to a tree for 50 years until Kagome free him. Kagome is a reincarnation of a known and powerful priestess so that would count as a “chosen one” and Kagome is from another world. Pokemon has this “chosen one” idea during the “Power of One” movie and Ash Ketchum becomes a connection to many of philosophy in many of the movies. Monster Ranger has this idea too when Genki Sakura becomes a chosen one from another world. Sailor Moon have this idea too when Usaga/Serena is the chosen one to be Sailor Moon and she is reincarnated survivor linked to another world. Yu-Gi-Oh Yugi (the little one) is referred to as a Chosen One, though in this case, a more appropriate description might be chosen vessel as bis body provides the spirit within the Millennium Puzzle with a physical connection to reality allowing him to save the world. Though Yugi turns out to be the one who will defeat the pharaoh in battle allowing him to move on to the afterlife. Yugi tends to have more messianic associations to his name than Yami Yugi. Naruto: It is revealed in part 2 that Jiraiya was told one of his students would be the one who would either destroy the world or save it. He originally thought it might be Pein, but before he dies he thinks it might be Naruto instead. Later Tsunade also refers to Naruto as the child of prophecy. Goes against the big speech Naruto gave Neji in part 1 about not believing in fate and destiny at least. Fate and destiny aren’t the same thing. Jiraiya had a choice, he could refuse his destiny, and in the end his choices would lead to his student (The Chosen One) either saving or destroying the world. Neji argued that fate didn’t let you make any choices at all.

Another “stolen” idea or element is the IT IS ESTABLISHED THAT HE IS BADLY BULLIED AT SCHOOL. “ Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple” have this bullying tactic since at the beginning Kenichi is constantly being bullied and beaten up. Rurouni Kenshin has this idea with Yahiko Myojin and Seta Sojiro. Although they are not at school (for Yahiko at the beginning) but they are constantly bullied until Yahiko is rescued by Kenshin and Seta killed her bullied family when Shishio gives him a sword to kill with. Yu Yu Hakusho falls under this category as two arrogant school staff antagonize several students and abuse their power around their students until the school principal gets after them. Naruto examples this strongly as Naruto is bullied due to prejudice and his connection of the Nine-Tailed Fox. He also get antagonized by his fellow classmates and comrades such as Sasuke Uchiha and Neji Hyuga at the beginning. Pokemon starts this off as Ash Ketchum is being antagonized by his rival Gary Oak.

CAST OF THE SERIES INTRODUCED. Come on, do I really have to explain this one. When does an Anime or Manga series DOESN’T have a cast? For Rurouni Kenshin, the series has Kenshin Himura, Kaoru Kamiya, Sanosuke Sagara, Yahiko Myojin (my personal favorite Anime/Manga character) and many. I know wikipedia isn’t a reliable source but come on, prove to me those characters aren’t in Rurouni Kenshin or there isn’t more than one character in Rurouni Kenshin. Inuyasha has the cast of Inuyasha, Kagome, Miroku, Sango, Shippo, Kirara, Sesshomaru, Koga, Kohaku, Kikyo, Rin and etc. If any Anime and Manga fans out there, just think of any series and think of all of the major characters, that’s your “Cast of Series” right there. I am willing to bet $100 that more than 80% of the Manga and Anime industry do have this idea.

FINDS HIMSELF IN A SURREAL WORLD. I would resort to Alice in Wonderland or The Wizard of Oz but this is Anime/Manga vs. Travels with Li Po where I choose to use Anime and Manga for this article… Uh, never mind. Inuyasha uses this idea by Kagome traveling between worlds or time. Spirited Away (technically not a Anime but some people sees it an Anime so it may count) has this idea when Chihiro traveled to the spirit world and do ever what she can to get her and her parents back to the real world. I notice that Hayao Miyazaki uses this idea or elements in most of his works. Dragon Ball series uses this idea a bunch of times when they travel to different planets or when they die. Monster Rangers has this idea or element too as Genki gets transported into a the Monster Rancher world, twice. Tsubasa Chroniclesbest examples this as it is part of the plot and concept of this series when they need to travel to bizarre world to bizarre world to retrieve Sakura’s feathers. Miyuki-chan in Wonderland IS Alicewith even more sexual symbolism and Alice in Sexland goes the same route but is downright Hentai. In My Neighbor Totoro, Mei first meets Totoro after following a small white rabbit-like creature through a tunnel. Digimon Adventure, though that case is more Down The Random Tsunami/Waterfall. Digimon Tamers offers a more literal example halfway through the season. Ouran High School Host Club has an episode that parodies Alice in Wonderland. Harukanaru Toki no Naka de – Hachiyou Shou starts off a bit like Inu Yasha, with the main character carried through an old well by the Dragon-God into a world that looks like a version of ancient Kyoto with the addition of random monsters, the Four Gods and various forms of magic. Fushigi Yuugi arguably falls under this category, when Miyaka gets trapped in a story book. It’s much like Inuyasha in the sense that she seems to be trapped in the feudal era of the book. Heart No Kuni No Alice has the White Rabbit Peter kidnapping Alice and forcibly throwing her through the rabbit hole. She ends up stuck in Wonderland.

COMMUNES WITH A WILD ANIMAL. Pokémon best examples of having this idea or element, since it is the entire concept of the series since the first episode since some of the Pokemon are animal like creatures such as Pikachu, the main Pokemon of the series is a mouse. InuYasha examples this since most of the characters through out in the entire series are half wild animal and demon, such as Shippo and Koga. Cardcaptor Sakura examples this when Keroberos can be a form of a bear or a tiger. Monster Rancher (anime) examples this too as some of the characters or enemies that they meet are forms or creatures of wild animals. The Dragon Ball series has this ideas and element too since some of the characters are wild animals like creatures.

  • Kimba the White Lion, anyone? Not to mention that they literally all speak to HUMANS! And they learn the dub language in like 5 seconds!
  • Animals in the Magical Kingdom can talk in Himechan No Ribon such as having birds as messengers.
  • Chopper from One Piece. He’s a reindeer that can not only talk to humans, but other animals as well. Of course, this is because he had eaten a devil’s fruit which gives him this ability. There’s also Pappug, a starfish who learned to talk because of a pun related to the pronunciation of “I’m a human” (hito desu) and “starfish” (hitode). Trafalgar Law also has talking polar bear, Bepo, on his crew, though we’re not sure what his deal is yet. Recently, a talking lion named Pekoms has been introduced, but how he is able to talk is as much of a mystery as with Bepo.
  • The entire cast of Mori No Ando, considering they know which words humans would use and what words animals would use.
  • Luna, Artemis and Diana from Sailor Moon. In one of the Sailor Moon films (Sailor Moon S: The Movie) Luna becomes humanthrough magic.
    • This is slightly different in the original manga. While the first time Luna is changed into a human is presented in the same way as it is on screen, later it is established that all three of the feline characters can take on human form at times of great crisis, because they are actually aliens. A villain from their home planet is presented as being a Human Alien at all times. Why the trio is limited to times of crisis is unknown. Or why only they have the Crescent marks on their forehead that when damaged turns them into ordinary cats. Or why Diana keeps her tail in human form but her parents don’t.
  • Fuji, Yankumi’s dog in Gokusen, is a slight subversion of this trope — he runs through an internal monologueand has surprisingly human thought processes, but he’s actually making strange dog sounds and the other characters in the show don’t understand him.
  • Teika Midarezaki from Kyouran Kazoku Nikki, who is a talking lion. He’s very proud of this.
  • Generally, Wolf’s Rain can be considered this. Telepathy or not, they can verbally communicate with humans and this is how the majority would describe them anyway. Not only can the eponymous wolves speak telepathically, they use illusions to disguise themselves as humans. When they fight, the illusions are understandably dropped and they are very clearly wolves.
  • Every dog in Ginga Nagareboshi Gin and its sequel, Ginga Densetsu Weed.
  • Jillas the fox and Pokota, the, um… critter from The Slayers.
  • Shamisen, Kyon’s cat in Suzumiya Haruhi, for a short time. Of course, normal cats don’t talk and this is all Haruhi‘s fault.
  • Chamo from Mahou Sensei Negima!! it’s heavily implied that he was a mage that broke the laws and is being punished by being trapped in an animal form.
  • Muta in The Cat Returns. Although he does begin to sway toward being a Funny Animal when at the Cat Bureau, and also in the Kingdom of Cats.
  • Clara (a cat) and Poipoider (a porpoise) in Mars Daybreak. Poipoider’s ability to speak stems from translators built into the Powered Armor he uses to walk on land, but Clara is able to understand him even outside of it.
  • Happy and Charle from Fairy Tail are two talking cats. More accurately, are part of a race of talking, cat-like creatures called Exceed, who hatch from eggs and use magic to grow wings and fly.
  • Emusa, the pink alien bunny thing in Transformers Zone.
  • Ruby from Rave Master, who’s most likely a penguin.
  • The title character of Omamori Himari can appear as one, though she usually prefers to appear as a human or Cat Girl
  • Naruto has multiple animals, such as toads, dogs, and giant slug just to name a few. Most but not all of them are summons.
  • Tama from Hayate the Combat Butler, who can only aspire to the importance of being a mascot. He only talks to Hayate, and is only occasionally bipedal.
  • In Axis Powers Hetalia, Canada’s bear Kumajiro and Iceland’s puffin can talk. When the Nekotalia strips happened, all the nation cats can talk and at one point, Japaneko talked to his master Japan, causing Japan to react with shock.
  • Kyuubei of Puella Magi Madoka Magica sort of counts. He actually communicates via Telepathy, but is still perfectly fluent in Japanese, and understands human speech just fine. Pity this doesn’t also apply to his morals.
  • In Wild Fangs, Gido is a sentient talking furball.

MUST PROVE HIS COURAGE. Um, ok how many heroes doesn’t go on a dangerous mission or task? Sailor Moon is one of the best Anime/Manga examples this as Serena/Usagi when she cries, whines or fears of going into battle but at the end she goes into battle anyway and defeat the villain or monster. Cardcaptor Sakura has this idea or element as Sakura at the beginning fears and rejects her sudden duty to capture the cards but then she prove her courage. Pokemon also have this idea or element by Ash Ketchum when he does a dangerous task or stunt. Many of Hayao Miyazaki‘s heroes are in a situation that they must prove their courage. Many of the supporting cast of InuYasha have to prove their courage at some point, for an example in a filler episode in the Anime version that the seven or eight year old Rin had to retrieve a anti-poison berries while going through against deadly demons, Kohaku started out as cowardly but little by little he gets braver when he regains his memory and not afraid to take on demons, episode 162 examples that best. Kagome is one of the main characters that at first she was unsure about taking on demons and finding the jewel shards but then she ‘proves her courage’ by taking on the demons. Mobile Suit Gundam examples this best as Amuro Ray first is scared about the situation that he is in but then later he gets braver. He repeats this process on Zeta Gundam after he loses faith in himself of going to war but the Kobayashi family helps him to regain his confidence and proves his courage. Then again this idea or element happens repeatedly in the Gundam franchise. Outlaw Star also have this idea or element when at the start Gene Starwin first cowers from battles while Jim Hawking and Hilda fights his battles for him until Gene gains his courage and fights off the enemies.

PERFORMS UNCONSCIOUS MAGICAL FEAT. InuYasha does have this idea or element very strongly as many of the characters have numerous magical powers, by the heroes or the villains. The Dragon Ball series also have this idea or element very strongly too as they use magical attacks to achieve their goals, not to mention the seven dragon balls are also part of a magical feat. Naruto also have this idea or element strongly as a huge majority of the characters use magical powers to achieve their objective or goals. Cardcaptor Sakura has this idea and elements when Sakura Kinomoto uses magical powers to capture cards for the first half of the series and the second series where she uses her magic to turn the cards into star cards when she is under a situation. Syaoran Li (one of my most favorite Anime characters behind Yahiko Myojin) uses also magic to help Sakura on her tasks and trials. Pokemon most likely also have this idea or element since there are a lot of magical acts from many of the Pokemon but it can be a science measure.

MENTOR AND GUARDIAN. InuYasha does have this idea or element with mainly Myoga, Totosai or Kaede when they influence InuYasha about his past or what direction that he should choose. Both Myoga and Totosai are over 100 years old. Sometimes Kaede is more Kagome’s mentor than InuYasha’s mentor. Cardcaptor Sakura has this idea or element with Keroberos and Yue, Keroberos must explain Sakura and sometimes the others the origins of the Clow Cards so they know what kind of situation they are heading into. Naruto have this idea and element with Iruka Umino, Jiraiya and Kakashi are among examples of mentors and guardians for Naruto throughout the series. Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple is taking on six mentors at once so this series is another fictional work that has this ‘mentor’ idea or element.

  • Balgus in Vision of Escaflowne is Van’s Obi-Wan, albeit an Obi-Wan who can swing a sword over three metres long.
  • Roy Focker from Macross and its Robotech dub is one of the most famous examples of a classic variation of this trope — the “Veteran Ace Pilot”.
  • Gai Daigouji in Martian Successor Nadesico.
  • Dr. Kureha and later Silvers Rayleigh in One Piece.
    • Though a subversion in that neither one has ever even been in danger of dying, despite the latter fighting one of the setting’s strongest characters to protect the protagonists at one point.
  • Kamina in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. And he’s not immune to Mentor Occupational Hazard either. *sniff*
  • Shion, Aya’s primary mentor in the Weiss Kreuz Radio Drama Endless Rain, serves the role of The Obi-Wan including his death protecting Aya during a mission gone wrong… but in the subsequent Radio Drama Dramatic Precious, it turns out he’d faked his death and has become a Nietzsche Wannabe Big Bad.
    • Kikyou from Endless Rain also qualifies as The Obi-Wan for Aya, down to playing Spirit Advisor in Aya’s dreams following his death… which was at Aya’s hands, Kikyou also having performed a Face Heel Turn and gone Ax Crazy. His visitations in Aya’s dreams tend to involve him expressing pleasure that Aya is becoming like him and will be joining him in Hell.
  • Baron Zepellin in the first part of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure not only dies, but admits he knew it would happen, because You Can’t Fight Fate.
  • Gennai from Digimon Adventure acts as the mentor and Mr. Exposition. In his younger days (and post-revitalization in Digimon Adventure 02), Gennai also bears a striking resemblance to Obi-Wan Kenobi in Episode I.
    • In fact, young Gennai’s robes are quite like that of a Jedi, to the point of he and his people being referred to by the fandomas the Jedi Knights.
      • The name says it all, really, (It’s a soft “G”), though it is possible that this was a result of the dub adding shoutouts, as it was a hard G in the original.
    • Also in Digimon Adventure, but to a limited extent, Wizardmon plays the Obi-Wan. It’s his friendship and wisdom that results in Gatomon’s Heel Face Turn. Oh, and then he dies. Heroic Sacrifice. And comes back as a spirit in Season 2 to warn the protagonists.
  • Naruto has the Third Hokage, Hiruzen Sarutobi, one of the more notable eldersin his village (and in anime in general). He even dies at the hands of his renegade student Orochimaru.
    • We also have the recently lost Jiraya, and now Naruto is learning with his teacher, a frog, how to become as powerful as him.
    • Kakashi himself is evolving into The Obi-Wan in his own way. Ironically, he’s actually doing less mentoring than he used to, but recent events have actually placed him in almost the exact same position as none other than Obi-Wan Kenobi himself in Episode 3, in regards to Sasuke. So he’s being less the trope, and more literallythe Obi-Wan.
      • Bonus points that Kakashi did technically get killed off (hell, he even met his dead father in the afterlife!), only to get better after Pein’s Ass Pull of God.
  • Miyu (and later Mai) from Mai-Otome serve as Obi-Wans to Arika, but both characters ultimately survive.
  • In Samurai Deeper Kyo, Muramasa acts as Kyo’s Obi-Wan.
  • Kaito briefly acts as one in the first chapter/episode of Hunter × Hunter, then fully endorses this role at the beginning of the Chimera Ant Arc, biting it about halfway.
  • Meta Knight more or less takes this role in the Kirby anime, among with a number of other repurposed characters. Although he doesn’t seem to have died yet, he’s made the odd non-fatal Heroic Sacrifice for Kirby’s sake.
  • Sword Saint Shiba of Rave Master passes the titular role to Haru Glory and sends Haru to the man best suited to repairing the Rave Master’s blade after it’s broken. True to trope, he experiences an Obi-Wan Moment upon his reunion with Haru. It’s subverted slightly in that Shiba dies by challenging Haru to a duel to the death. Haru didn’t directly kill him. The potion he took to restore his youth for the fight did.
  • Subverted with Hiko Seijuro, Kenshin’s master in Rurouni Kenshin: he fully expects to die at Kenshin’s hand after passing on the succession technique, but Kenshin’s reverse blade sword saves his life. Hiko then goes on to pull a Big Damn Heroes moment later in the arc, arriving in the nick of time to save Kenshin’s protege Yahiko from being killed.
  • Parodied in Excel Saga when Nabeshin appears to give Excel the technique needed to defeat a bowling-themed terrorist, complete with Training Montage. Afterwards, Excel gives the typical speech that one gives over the body of a fallen mentor, despite Nabeshin’s protests that he isn’t dead.
  • Rakan in Mahou Sensei Negima!becomes this to Negi. He later questions whether Negi should be the type of “hero” who he’d be doing this for.
    “You’re not actin’ much like a main character, are you? You’re one of those characters who dies holding off the enemies three chapters before the end of the series!”
    • He literally becomes The Obi-Wan, complete with spirit form, in Chapter 279.
  • In Outlaw Star, “Hot Ice” Hilda served as lead character Gene’s mentor until her Heroic Sacrifice against Tao Pirates, which she did by using a bomb to blow up the safety line keeping the pirates (and herself) from falling into a star.
  • Mentor? Check. The most best hitman in the world but does nothing except shoot the protagonist in the head? Checked. Mr. Exposition? Check. Dies? Yes, in the future. Reborn, the home tutor of the protagonist in Katekyo Hitman Reborn! looks awfully like one (though his size is much closer to Yoda).
  • Shouyou-sensei in Gintama taught Gintoki, Katsura and Takasugi as children. They had extremely different reactions to his death, though.
  • Arguably, Death Note‘s Soichiro Yagami is this for Touta Matsuda.
  • Genkai from Yu Yu Hakushoplays this to the letter. Yusuke even remarks that she is the only person who ever taught him something worthwhile. Except she never seems to stay very dead, or stop working even.
    • In the manga, she dies at the start of the last chapter, apparently of old age.
  • Father Remington from Chrono Crusade, who (once he’s finished training Rosette) is so determined to make sure that Rosette does things on her own power that he purposefully keeps it a secret from her when they happen to be traveling to the same city, for fear she’ll depend on him too much if she knew he was around. However, when she gets in a bind he shows up to be a Big Damn Hero.
  • Soldier Blue from Toward The Terra fits this awfully well.
  • Dragon Ball Z
    • Piccolo plays this somewhat in the first arc where he decides to train Gohan, not only to get him ready for the Saiyans who were coming, but also because he sensed his death is near and wants someone to pass on his knowledge to. Of course, he’s brought Back from the Dead.
    • In Trunks’ timeline, Gohan fill this role to a T. He trains Trunks, and dies fighting the Androids, which causes Trunks to first go Super Saiyan.
  • Katsuhito mostly fits this trope in Tenchi Universe, although he winds up only badly injured rather than dead.
  • With the exception that he merely makes his swords and doesn’t train him in using them, since he’s a blacksmith, and he doesn’t travel along with him, this is Godo from Berserk and how he acts toward Guts. He lets Guts stay with him for a year to train, gives him all sorts of neat weapons and equipment, and gives him plenty of insight on personal ambitions and life in his own way. Heck, he’s the only guy that actually manages to make Guts shut up and think about his actions for once and puts him in his place, something that the Skull Knight can’t even succeed in doing. This is one of his last great feats before he dies of old age, something that he is well aware of. He lampshaded this when Guts comes back to his house for the first time in two years to check on Casca. Because of all of this, Godo’s in Cool Old Guy territory.

THE ENCHANTED FOREST. Pokemon has this idea and element very strongly when Ash Ketchum and the group goes traveling through the forest where it is enchanted with full of magical Pokemon and magical origins. InuYahsha also have this idea or element strongly too as the main characters travel in a Japanese forest terrain and they encounter enchanted demons or other enchanted occurrences. Monster Ranger also values this idea or element strongly as there are enchanted monsters roaming through the forest that the main characters travel through.

THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE. InuYasha have somewhat of this idea or element since the magical Shikon Jewel since the jewel grants great power and it becomes one of the major goals and plot for the entire series. Pokemon used this idea or element in the second movie when Ash Ketchum not only need to find one magical stone, but three magical stones. At the beginning of the series there are evolved stones where the Pokemon can evolve by using stones. The Dragon Ball series also have a similar idea and element with the dragon balls and half of the main plot of the series that the characters must find seven crystal-like stones to make one or more wishes.

SATANIC VILLAIN. Many Anime/Manga series have this idea and elements since it is one of the easiest and it is very common in fiction. InuYasha has this idea or element very strongly since many of the enemies are demons, especially Naraku who is a demon and the main satanic villain. The Dragon Ball series have numerous satanic villains (as Cell as my favorite of the Dragon Ball series) and they are all very heartless and deadly, even though some of them turned to the good side. Sailor Moon also have this idea or element strongly since the series have countless of satanic villains such as Queen Beryl, the Dark Moon Kingdom and etc. Naruto has numerous satanic villains such as Orochimaru and they do a lot of vile things. Rurouni Kenshin do have a lot of satanic villains up the yin-yang, Shishio Makoto end up my favorite one from the Rurouni Kenshin series. Wolf’s Rain has a few satanic villains in its time, hell I even think this is one of the very few villains that actually killed or causes the death of all the main characters. The Gundam franchise has it fare share of satanic villains in many of its series or arcs.

  • Berserk mainly has the Godhand, and Griffith post-Face Heel Turn in particular, as Big Bads, but several arcs of the manga have seen Guts going against other servants of the Godhand. The Lost Children arc had Rosine, and the Conviction arc had Bishop Mozgus, with the most recent arc focusing on Emperor Ganishka.
  • For most of Bleach, Sosuke Aizen was firmly entrenched as the source of almost every major conflict within the series, gleefully establishing himself as the scourge of nearly the entire cast (sans the Five-Man Band and the Big Good). That particular reveal came as a Wham Episode, even though his villainous status was almost a Shocking Swerve, though it does make sense in hindsight. Upon his defeat, however, he seems to have been regulated to Disc One Final Bossstatus.
    • Temporally, Ginjo and Tsukishima were a Big Bad Duumvirate, while Ichigo was recovering his lost powers after losing them to defeat Aizen
  • Combattler V: Empress Janera, even though she was working through pawns for the first half of story.
  • Vicious from Cowboy Bebop. Due to the episodic nature of the show, he’s only in 5 episodes, but he’s not only the central threat of those episodes, he also plays a huge role in Spike’s past.
  • In Chrono Crusade, Aion’s behind a huge chunk of the bad things that happen and is the final foe Chrono and Rosette have to face—although in the manga his morality is a little more gray than his anime counterpart.
  • In NORA: The Last Chronicle of Devildom, Kneel is orginally the [1] until Fall shows up, offically taking the role soon after Knell becomes [2].With Knell driving Nora to achieve his full strength by becoming a “true” Cerberus and destroying everything, he can be considered the [3].
    • That is, until the final chapter, where Knell shows up stronger than ever, nearly goes [4] on all of creation, and officially replaces Fall as the [5] until he is consumed by the Cereberus Vortex.
  • The same is true for D.Gray-Man‘s Millennium Earl. Just look at how his foot soldiers are created…
    • Though in more recent chapters, The Fourteenth and Apocryphos have been challenging him for the position, making it more of a Big Bad Ensemble.
  • Charles zi Britannia is the Big Bad of Code Geass.
    • At least until Lelouch kills him, at which point Schniezal takes over as the BB.
  • Daimos: Olban was the real Puppet Master caused the conflict in the story, manipulating everybody to achieve power.
  • Death Notetakes an unusual approach to this trope by making the main character himself the Big Bad.
    • Ryuk is the Bigger Bad, since he’s the one who dropped the Death Note in the first place, causing all of the events in the series. Not much would’ve changed if he left Light alone after dropping the notebook.
    • The notebook itself could be considered this as well.
  • Digimonhas the following, by series:
  • The Digimonmanga has the following:
    • C Mon Digimon Shin and Desmon
    • Digimon V-Tamer 01 has Daemon
    • Digimon Chronicles has the first incarnation of Yggdrasil.
    • Digimon D-Cyber has Metal Phantomon, who got taken over by Dexmon.
    • Digimon NEXT has Barbamon.
  • Dragon Ball has Pilaf, Commander Red, of the Red Ribbon Army, Tenshinhan, Piccolo Daimao and MaJr..
    • The sequel, Dragon Ball Z has at least one a season: Vegeta, Freeza, Cell, and Majin Buu in all his myriad pink forms.
    • Dragon Ball GT has Baby, a Big Bad Duumvirate of Dr. Gero and Dr. Myu, and finally the Shadow Dragons.
  • Final Fantasy: Unlimited gives us Earl Tyrant, who is succeeded by Solijashy for FFU: After. A strong case could actually be made for Oscha being the true villain, as well.
  • Fist of the North Star has Shin at the beginning, the man who engraved the seven scars on Kenshiro chest and took his woman away. However, he only lasts 10 chapters in the manga (a bit longer in the TV series) and his role as Kenshiro’s greatest rival is eventually taken over by Raoh, who serves as the main antagonist for most of the manga (being supplanted only by Souther at one point). The later half of the manga has Governor Jakoh, a Dirty Coward, followed by Kaioh, Raoh’s long-lost brother.
  • Fairy Tail has at least one Big Bad per arc as is typical. Most of them are usually connected to the Bigger Bad Zeref, whether trying to unseal himor are indirectly connected to others trying to unseal him.
  • Father in the Fullmetal Alchemist manga and second anime.
  • Dante in the first Fullmetal Alchemist anime.
  • Fushigi Yuugi has the infamous Nakago. In the OVAs, Tenkou takes the throne. Quite literally, as he’s a demonic king.
  • Most Gundamseries have one.
  • The Claw from Gun X Sword is a sweet old man, with a track record of crimes agains the protagonists as long as his artificial right arm. Every single bad thing in the series ultimately traces back to him.
  • In Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, the Big Bad is nurse Miyo Takano, in what is a Milkman Conspiracy.
  • Naraku from Inu Yasha.
  • Dio Brando in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. Every arc that doesn’t feature him as the main villain features one who is connected to him, however small. The Pillar Men (Part 2) created the Stone Mask that turned Dio into a vampire, Yoshikage Kira (Part 4) got his Stand abilities from one of the arrows that Dio once owned, Diavolo (Part 5) was directly responsible for Dio getting his hands on the arrow in the first place, and Enrico Pucci (Part 6) was Dio’s closest confidante.
  • Kara No Kyoukai has Araya Souren, who is responsible for pretty much everything before and after Shiki, the main charfacter, woke from her coma. Strangely enough, he is finished off in the fifth movie in a series of seven movies.
  • Karas has Eko, the former Karas of Shenjuki, who doubles as a Well-Intentioned Extremist.
  • Kinnikuman has had, in terms of Big Bads that were actually dangerous, Robin Mask for the 20th Choujin Olympics arc, Warsman for the 21st Choujin Olympics arc, Buffaloman for the Devil Choujin arc, Akuma Shogun for the Golden Mask arc, the tag-team of Neptuneman and Big the Budo for the Golden Mask arc, and lastly Kinnikuman Super Phoenix for the Throne arc.
  • Kotetsu Jeeg: Queen Himika for the first half, Emperor Dragon for the second.
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha likes using Mad Scientistsfor their Big Bads, what with Precia Testarossa in season 1 and Jail Scaglietti in season 3.
  • Mahou Sensei Negima! has Fate, who may or may not be the biggest threat. Although it’s later revealed that Dynamis is actually running CE and he actually brought Fate back for additional muscle, making him the Big Bad and Fate merely The Dragon.
    • In the past, the Lifemaker was undeniably the Big Bad. And may still be the Big Bad.
  • Mazinger Z, Mazinkaiser and Shin Mazinger: Dr. Hell, Mad Scientist and Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds.
  • Dr. Shiro Makinoha in Midori Days; that is, if a Big Bad can be henpecked by his daughter…via Hyperspace Mallet
  • Apos in Mnemosyne.
  • Johan Liebert from Monster.
  • The series Monster Rancher has the evil Moo.
  • Enchu in Muhyo and Roji.
  • MW has Michio Yuki.
  • Narutohas Orochimaru, who later gets replaced with Akatsuki’s leader Pain and founder Tobi.
    • With Pain gone, his place as the biggest threat has been taken by Tobi, and what’s left of Orochimaru is now within Kabuto, who has joined up with Tobi.
  • One Piecefollows this example as well through its story arcs, sit back – this take some doing.
  • In the Pokémon Specialmanga, Giovanni (or Sakaki, if you’re going by the Japanese) pulls this off just like his anime counterpart should be doing in the first and fifth arcs.
  • The closest thing Puella Magi Madoka Magica has to a main villain is adorable but duplicitous and secretive little Weasel Mascot Kyubey, who doesn’t tell the Magical Girls he creates certain key facts, including that Magical Girls are essentially liches, or that every Magical Girl is doomed to become a Witch like the ones they fight, and doesn’t care one whit about humans as long as the universe itself continues to exist.
  • Ranma ½ has Pantyhose Taro, Herb, and Saffron.
  • Akio Ohtori of Revolutionary Girl Utena. He loses Anthy but it could be rightly said that otherwise, he got away with everything, including being responsible for probably hundreds of deaths, if not thousands.
  • The first season of Rosario + Vampire had Hokuto. The second season has Gyokuro.
  • Rurouni Kenshin had Makoto Shishio and Enishi Yukishiro.
  • Sailor Moon was no stranger to this concept, but it was even more fond of setting up the seasons Dragonas the Big Bad, only to do a big reveal at the end.
    • First season: Queen Metaria
    • Sailor Moon R: Ail and En in Part One, and Wiseman/Death Phantom in Part Two
    • Sailor Moon S: Pharaoh 90
    • Sailor Moon SuperS: Queen Nehellenia
    • Sailor Stars: Chaos (who is the original source of all the aforementioned except Ail and En)
  • Slayershas at least one or two per season:
    • Slayers: Rezo-Shabranigdo and Copy Rezo.
    • Slayers NEXT: Chaos Dragon Gaav and Hellmaster Phibrizo.
    • Slayers TRY: Valgaav and Dark Star Dugradigdu
    • Slayers Revolution: Zanaffar (revived by Dulcis)
    • Slayers Evolution-R: The ghost of Rezo-Shabranigdo.
      • And in the final original light novel, another piece of Shabranigdo, held within the soul of a mercenary named Luke, was a Big Bad.
  • Sonic X has Dr. Eggman in the first two seasons and Dark Oak in the final season.
  • SoulEater has one for every major story arc. In the first one, it’s Medusa, the second, Arachnae, and the third, Noah. Although Medusa is notable in that she wakes up Kishin Ashura and so far, hasn’t been killed, and is still an active villain. Kishin Ashura is often mistaken for one, but he more qualifies as a Bigger Bad.
  • In Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, the Big Bad is Lordgenome. Until the Anti-Spirals are revealed…
  • Friend from 20th Century Boys.
  • In Umineko No Naku Koro Ni, Beatrice is this at first, until she is usurped by Bernkastel and Lambdadelta. Because of this, Bernkastel is now a Rogue Protagonist and Fallen Hero, since she was the amalgamation of all the dead Rika Furudes from Higurashi.
  • Lord Darcia in Wolf’s Rain is not only a Big Bad, his entire family line is responsible for anything evil involved in the story… even in its “happy ending,”which is anything but because of him.
    • Oddly enough, the original ending (the version that stops at episode 26) seems to present Lady Jaguara as the real villain, especially after Darcia’s apparent death. In the OVA, Darcia takes that position back hard.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!!:
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! GX :
    • Season 1: Kagemaru
    • Season 2: The Light of Ruin
    • Season 3: Yubel, corrupted but not possessed by the Light of Ruin
    • Season 4: Darkness
  • Yu-Gi-Oh 5Ds:
    • Season 1: Rex Godwin starts off looking like one, but turns out to be more of a Stealth Mentor. In the second half of the season, Rudger (Rex’s brother and leader of The Psycho Rangers) seems to take over, but is soon abruptly killed off halfway through his arc, leaving the rest of it to his followers who had been Dragon Their Feet. The final three episodes of the season, however, reveal the guy behind everything: it really was Rex the whole time, playing everyone up to and including two deities for suckers.
    • Season 2: Z-one, who was, through his followers, responsible for Rex and Rudger turning evil, and thus could be considered the Bigger Bad for Season 1, as well.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal
    • Season 1: Dr. Faker so far, but now that the World Duel Carnival has started it’s ambiguous as to whether it’ll be him or Tron, the most mysterious competitor in said Carnival, who’ll turn out to be Eviler than Thou.
    • Generally, it can be argued that the biggest bad of the original series is Bakura/Zorc, the biggest bad of GX is the Light of Ruin (while not the final adversary, and in fact beaten offscreen, it is Judai’s Arch-Nemesis Because Destiny Says So and responsible for two seasons worth of strife, the other two villains only getting one), and the biggest bad of 5D’s is ZONE.
      • And, in the world portrayed in the cards themselves, it seems that Invader of Darkness fits the Big Bad role pretty well. He even has a Badass Cape. However, close seconds would seem to go to Dark Lucius, who one could argue crossed the Moral Event Horizon in Sakuretsu Armor.
      • Note that the giant monster from Sakuretsu Armor is the same from the equip spell Falling Down, who is actually Warrior Dai Grepher, tainted by the dark power of the Archfiends. And yes, he later becomes Dark Lucius as he gains control over his new power.
  • Yu Yu Hakusho breaks these up by season as well (except the first, where the villain in turn depends on the case Yusuke is in):
    • Sakyo in Season 2. Although Younger Toguro looks like this as well, he’s more the Dragon-in-Chief.
    • Sensui in Season 3. He is the leader of the villains, but another Big Bad could be Elder Toguro, who, seeing himself as Sakyo’s successor, gave Sensui the idea for the Evil Plan.
    • The three main rulers of the Makai world. One of them is revealed to be Yusuke’s ancestor.
    • In the manga, it’s revealed that alot of the early villains had been pawns in an enormously elaborate publicity stunt overseen by King Enma, the true villain.
    • Yakumo in Poltergeist Report.
  • The little known manga Kagerou-Nostalgia has Lord Gessho Kuki, Shadow, who is responsible for pretty much every horrific thing to occur in series. May actually be the host of an even Bigger Bad to boot.
  • Fei Wong Reed in Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle. For a long time he appears to be doing nothing at all, apart from watching the heroes on magic TV and remarking about how all is going according to his plan; he appears to be a remarkably useless villain. However, that’s because we’re actually coming in halfway through his plan. As it turns out, three of the four original main characters were his servants.
  • Onimaru Takeshi in Yaiba, your typical Dark Overlord. Also Kaguya and, during the Pyramid and Underworld arcs, Boss.
    • In the last arc, there’s also the Platina Company.
  • In the most recent arc of Shakugan no Shana main character Yuji becomes the Big Badafter ascending to Snake of the Festival.
    • Subverted. The Snake of the Festival and Yuji succeed in creating a new world for Crimson Denizens to live without having to consume humans’ Power of Existence. Many, if not all of those consumed by Denizens, are returned to existence. The Crimson Lords’ and Flame Hazes’ fear that this destroy the world proves to be without merit, and the eternal war between the Denizens and Flame Hazes end. The Flame Hazes are now free to be actual people instead of walking weapons whose only purpose is fighting, something Yuji desperately wanted for Shana, who he does end up in a relationship with. Everything went exactly according to the Snake and Yuji’s plans.
  • Windaria The king of the Shadowland appears to be this but its actually Lagado.
  • Sekidousai in Inukami! whose inventions form the basis of early plots and those Evil Plan drives the second half of the show.
  • The Pope, a.k.a. Gemini Saga, in the Sanctuary Arc of Saint Seiya , Hilda in the Asgard Arc, and the respective titular villains of the Poseidon and Hades Arcs. The movies have their own Big Bads as well.
  • Millions Knives in Trigun.
  • Voltes V: Emperor Zu Zambojil, Dirty Coward extraordinaire.
  • Rain Devila in Wedding Peach is behind all the demons who attack Momoko and her friends until her own Heel Face Turn in the end.

If any of you can think or find any other examples that has the Bogside Artists’ ‘stolen’ ideas or element, please feel free to comment them. Since so many individual Anime/Manga series clearly have the Bogiside Artists’ “stolen” ideas or elements, they prove that the Bogside Artists’ “Travels with Li Po” is not the only book with their “stolen” ideas or element, there are more than plenty of sources where JK Rowling could have gotten her ideas from and there are a lot of fiction works such as the ones from the Anime/Manga industry as demonstrated in this blog all have  the Bogside Artists’ “stolen” ideas or elements to the point JK Rowling DID NOT plagiarized.

I’ve informed the Bogside Artists about this theory by emailing them and commenting on their blogs. They called them “precedents” and they accused these Anime/Manga “precedents” as being made or/and put in by JK Rowling and her PRs to manipulate the media and the people. One reason because just one Anime/Manga series was edited by Barry Cunningham, the editor of Harry Potter. They either accusing the entire Anime/Manga being involved in Rowling’s “plagiarism crimes” like a class-A racist or a antisemitic Hitler all because one Anime/Manga series was edited by Barry Cunningham or they believe they is only one Anime/Manga series in the world instead there are a thousands Anime/Manga series in the world.

This doesn’t make any since from a logic prospective. What proof or logic do they have that only one and I repeat, only one Anime/Manga “Ironfist Chinmi” who’s editor was Barry Cunningham would make the ENTIRE Anime/Manga industry being part of Cunningham “evil” deeds. What do you think?

There is no evidence or logic that links the ENTIRE Anime/Manga industry to Rowling. Also what about the history and creation of each individual Anime/Manga series? Million including myself experienced more than twenty individual Anime/Manga series to realize that there is no foul play within the ENTIRE Anime/Manga industry of having any links with Rowling. Or there isn’t any false history or creation to the public by the Anime/Manga industry due to how many people viewed and experience these individual Anime/Manga series.

How can their be false history or creation in all the Anime/Manga series? There are the influence, timeline, creation, planning, production and etc. for each Anime/Manga series that the Bogiside Artists have to prove otherwise AND prove that there is a link between the ENTIRE Anime/Manga industry and JK Rowling of her Harry Potter novels. Or they would have to prove that there is actually one Anime/Manga exist and all of the other individual Anime/Manga series such as InuYasha, Pokemon, the Gundam franchise and etc. was faked by Rowling, but I doubt that.


Work Cited and Sources

http://travelswithlipo.com/blog/

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