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I know there is a thread on 'Geniuses' but thats not what i was looking for. I like characters with psychological intelligence and has great knowledge on the human psyche. Akiyama, Yokoya, Toua, L, Light, Lelouch, Johan all know how humans operate and can you that to their advantage.
So what are some anime/manga/characters of this nature?
Askaladd of Vinland Saga. The villain of Berserk(how come i've forgotten his name ). The friend(though not as good as Johan). Izaya of Durarara(its a light novel turned anime turned manga though...and i've only watched the anime).
(I got a bit tired, and didn't describe what's found in some of them, if interested, you can ask me and I'll answer/tell/explain what they have in them)
Violence: specifically psychology/behavior+theory of war and fighting (extremely intelligent/sophisticated/high level knowledge): Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, an anime series of ~50 (if my memory is working, lol)episodes
high level romantic uber witty-teasing romantic relationship: Spice and Wolf (1 and 2), an anime series
philosophical mind-soul (soul = your "Ghost")-psychology: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (1 and 2 as GitS:SAC 2nd Gig), an animes series
lots of very good psychological characters and themes: Claymore, the manga especially, but also the anime series too. Priscilla is the most psycho character you'll ever encounter, Roxanne is really creepily wicked, Ophelia is quite messed up too, and Rubel SCARES me, the sociopath of sociopaths, when Rubel says to hop and ribbit like a frog, god hops and ribbits like a frog! ... (Claymore is my FAV !!!! hehe)
Memories: Big O, an anime series
some interesting perspectives on life and quite some psycho characters: Black Lagoon (1 and 2) and Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail ("3"), 2 anime series and 1 OVA-anime "series" (4-5 episodes long only, lol)
some good psychology: Blood+, an anime series
Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, two different-versioned anime series (Brotherhood follows the manga)
Phantom: Requiem of the Phantom, an anime series
Soul Eater, an anime series
Solty Rei, an anime series. Girls, if you want to understand a man truly (his often hidden emotions, psychology, feelings, and thoughts): Roy Revant.
and for non-manga/anime:
The Dark Knight movie: The Joker, hehe
Last edited by HegemonKhan; November 24, 2011 at 01:40 AM.
Or FLCL (Haruko Haruhara) or The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Haruhi Suzumiya) if you don't mind an anime that's not too serious. Haruhi is probably the most realistic anime and manga 'path I've seen outside Claymore.