I like Shigure because:
1. she's a silent, animal loving (though I like dogs, not mice or whatever it is, lol), but actionable type of character, which is a lot like me myself. So, I can really relate to her. We speak with our actions, though I have no martial arts abilities, and especial no weapon using abilities, lol.
2. She's hawt! @.@, in her stereotype ninja garb, hehe. She likes to swim nearly naked, in a string bikini.
3. She's good with all types of weapons
4. has a really enjoyable personality, and is extremely funny too.
5. She cares about Kenichi a lot, but she's too shy/silent and has trouble speaking up/well, so besides the other masters, hardly anyone notices her feelings (wonders/ponders if Shigure might like Kenichi romantically... lol).
I vote Sakaki, because he is a supreme badass.
That is all.
Shigure is a close second but Sakaki wins because it seems to me that Shigure is the weakest of the bunch >>; or maybe there's some other TOTALLY MYSTERIOUS AND UNKNOWN REASON why she ends up looking the most battle damaged.
I wouldn't say Shigure is the weakest per se.
She does amazingly well, especially with/for using weapons which normally kill, without killing anyone.
If she were to kill, fight seriously, she'd be extremely dangerous, weapons do enhance the body's abilities if used correctly, and she knows how to
I mean come on, turning a spoon into such a deadly weapon!!!! She's got DEADLY POWER!
As I said in the OP, my favourite is Apachai. I think my second favourite would be Akisame. He always has the most sadistic and funny (for us) ways to make Kenichi train, yet at the same time he is the wise one you know you can count on to give good advice and all that.
I'd say my favourite is Elder, cause he is totally insane sometimes with his training and his lifestyle. Also speaking about his abilities I should also admit that he is totally on the different level from the others.
Though I like every master from Ryozanpaku.
It's the contrary to me. The fact that he is so insanely strong makes him my least favorite. In fact he is the only one I can rank below the other as for the rest it is very difficult to chose. Perhaps Appachoi but it's like you say you like chocolate. It's just impossible to not like him
I don't really know. If I had to train under someone, I'd probably pick Akisame. He's the one that constructs all the training gadgets and forces Kenichi the most. Plus, the most important thing, that muscle remodeling is just to good to pass up.
But if we were picking favourites, I'd probably say Sakaki. Though, I can't really say I like one the best. It's more like how they interact with each other. It wouldn't be the same if even one of them was missing.
My favorite is Akisame and second favorite is Sakaki.....why?...well...first of all i like jiujitsu,and i like Akisame character pretty much aswell (smart,strong and ellegant guy) if i had to choose a master wich gonna train me,then it's totaly gonna be him...
Now considering Sakaki it's....mmm...how shall i put this.....lets assume a "roles" to all of masters...i see them like this:
Akisame - mentor
Sakaki- is more like an older brother
Apachai- is like an little child
Sigure- shes strong an hot...but well shes still more like a kid (just like Apachai)
Kensei - an old ero geezer) like a grandpa in this family
Elder - he is just too strong..thats kinda the thing i didnt like in him)
Sooo...the point, i like Sakaki's level of interactions with all others ....case it's obviously not so childish(like Apachai) and totaly not that serious(Akisame) hes somwhere in mid of that...and thats why i like hes character.
I had to go with Apachai. He is so freaking epic that he came back from the dead to protect Kenichi. Plus he is hilarious. I loved the chapter where he became a legend to the high school basketball team and the chapter where he tried to bring Kenichi his lunch and ended up becoming a legend to the fire department.
A close second would be Shigure. I like her interactions with Kenichi and she is hella skilled. Plus she is super hot.
Akisame is pretty cool too. I like his fighting style and it is funny how he is so calm while training Kenichi in the most vicious, but hilarious ways.
james shiba should be added he is the man. his moustache is awsome.
I find the Elder to be the funniest and most interesting master. Shigure is #2 on my list for self-explanatory reasons.
i really like all of them but apachai and sakaki is special for me :
I would honestly have to say the masters as a whole are my favorite thing about the whole manga xD
but hands down my favorite has to be the elder.
hes just so ridiculous in everything that he does that it makes for a great scenes whenever hes part of the plot.
i dont know why you guys dont like the elder being "too strong"
i mean thats what invincible supermen are normally like xD
My favorite master is Sakaki. The guy is just as badass as he is protective of Kenichi. All in all I like his character. He's also a badass biker and that is enough for me. Oh yeah, and he is the only one so far who fought 2 master class opponents. And got the girl in the end