10 Days – 10 Anime Boys: Day 2 – Favourite Bad Boy

Anime Boys

I don’t think anyone will get a prize for figuring out my answer to this one in advance. Now personally, I’m not all that into bad boys as generally I get very little thrill out of dangerous situations. Yet, anime frequently manages to make it seem like flirting with danger might not be all that bad of an idea and so we have my favourite bad boy.

Favourite Bad Boy


Sebastian Michaelis

I do have to give Mel credit here for calling it. Sebastian was always going to be on any list of male anime characters I was in the process of crafting. I’d worry that perhaps I’m a touch to predictable, but Sebastian is kind of high quality so I’m not exactly likely to give him up any time soon. Not Sebastian or the various bits of Black Butler paraphernalia scattered about my house.

However, let’s get to why Sebastian isn’t just another bad boy and why he is my favourite bad boy in anime. Though now that I think about it I’m not sure how he’ll respond to being called a boy. Anyway…

black butler sebastian1

Reason One: He’s literally a demon.

He isn’t just some jaded guy who is too cool for rules or regulations. Actually, he’s pretty strict on following his own code, it is just a little bit at odds with what us humans would consider to be correct in most situations. Sebastian will kill with a smile on his face and with more or less utter indifference to the act so he’s got the bad part of bad boy covered; meanwhile he looks so good while doing it.

wow, favourite bad boy definitely

Reason Two: He’s meticulous and loyal.

Yeah, bad boy isn’t his only modus operandi. When not faced with any particular threat he slides smoothly back into the loyal servant persona he has carefully cultivated while he awaits the perfect moment to devour his master. While he will bring you pain in the end, like most bad boys, he just might leave you thinking it was all worth while.


Reason Three: Just look at those eyes.

Okay, I’m just a little bit obsessed with his character and honestly there’s something about how his eyes suggest that he’s both adoring you and sizing you up as a meal that just works. Between that piercing gaze and his mellow voice this is one bad boy I would happily hold my hand out to even knowing it was likely to get cut off.

There’s really no competition for me. Sebastian is my favourite anime bad boy. That said, who is yours?

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Kiss Him, Not Me Episode 2


Kiss Him, Not Me Review:

I’m not going to bother levelling my overall criticism of the premise of this show every single week so if you want to hear that check out my thoughts on episode 1.

Episode 2 brings us more of the guys pursuing the girl and it becomes even clearer that only one of them has any interesting in Kae as a person and that is the third year who is part of the history club (yep, I still don’t know the guys’ names except for Nana which stuck for some reason during the early part of this episode). I started to look it up and then realised it will be more fun if I just let myself get surprised when I finally remember their names.

That said, the guys continue to pursue her even though they regularly find things about her that they do not like. Then she smiles and they just keep going after her. I’m not sure if this is more offensive to the girl or to the guys.

Probably my criticism of this episode is that it seems to go on for a very long time. We have the boys reacting to being given anime key-rings, Kae’s ridiculous attempt to learn soccer in a week, the soccer game, planning summer vacation, cramming for an exam, the study session, and then the summer vacation beginning and yet none of this seems to have any pace.

It just seems to go on and on and on. Individual moments and lines and some reactions are funny or cute or sweet (or annoying because while they might be setting up Nana as a bad boy type mostly he’s just coming off as a complete jerk who ought to be cut loose if Kae had any backbone as a human being), but these individual moments aren’t enough to really overcome the general feeling that while stuff is happening it isn’t amounting to much.

But on a positive:

Kiss Him Not Me

Lots of sparkles.

So clearly still watching this despite my misgivings and while it isn’t amazing it is perfectly watchable. Part of me kind of wants to go back to Momokuri though.

Alright, well and truly over my 100 words so done.

Kiss Him, Not Me is available on Crunchyroll.

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