So here is another 100 days of anime challenge, day 3. This question that should have been easy to answer but I do have a hard time picking favorites. So here we go. Who is your favorite Male anime character ever? Um....I would have to say, this guy.
Von Fanel, from Visions of escaflowne. Yes, yes I have been showing my age with these picks but he is pretty high on my favorites list which I may do one day. He is the young half-Draconian king of Fanelia who must learn to cope with drastic changes in his life after Fanelia is destroyed by the evil empire of Zaibach. He pilots Escaflowne, a Guymelef/mech that can transform into a flying dragon. He earns his right to pilot Escaflowne through a blood pact which connects his body and soul to Escaflowne. Due to the blood pact and Hitomi's influence, Van becomes injured when the Escaflowne is damaged, and these wounds will not close until Escaflowne is repaired. Consequently, if Escaflowne is destroyed, Van will die. For me, this series was full of imperfect characters. Von was a proud stuck up brat with way too much pride but by the end of the series you see he has mellowed out as he learns to trust his friends and those he cares about. He also gives up the one he loves because he knows she would be happier in her world despite how much he comes to care for her. His growth throughout the series made him endearing, even admitting he was wrong which for any character is difficult enough. He definitely makes it on to my personal favorite Male characters list.