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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:12 am Reply with quote
Surprised but pleased to see Kaneda make the list. I always did think his jacket-and-pants combo was nearly as iconic as his bike was.

Ichigo being #1 totally came from out of left field for me. (But then, I've never been noted as keen on fashion sense.) Interesting reasoning.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:31 am Reply with quote
I don't know if I agree with number 1. I guess I just find any main characters from shonen manga unfashionable. On the other hand, I would have liked to see Alucard from Hellsing or Heiwajima from Durarara.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:50 am Reply with quote
Key wrote:
Surprised but pleased to see Kaneda make the list. I always did think his jacket-and-pants combo was nearly as iconic as his bike was.


Which has nothing to do with being best dressed. And it's the same for many of these picks, the "Best Outfit" is a better description than Best Dressed {Thank god for George. Number one and you better believe it}.

"Most of the time, Luffy looks like crap. But here, he's one of the Best Dressed!"

The Baron from The Cat Returns would be fine, right? That's one pretty sharp dressed, er, cat and it's a movie so we can assume the rest of his clothing is just as debonair rather than, you know, the same.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:55 am Reply with quote
Seriously? Ichigo?

Why the hell isn't Lupin or Ryo Saeba on this list?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:03 pm Reply with quote
lol where's Ciel Phantomhive?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:04 pm Reply with quote
Luffy has some bad ass outfits indeed and the shout put to Brooke wow
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:30 pm Reply with quote
I totally agree with Ichigo being number one. I have definitely noticed that Tite Kubo has an amazing sense of style. And I am not even remotely into fashion. I just know that the casual wear in BLEACH always catches my eye. Take a look at first BLEACH opening video for a small taste. Or look at the chapter title pages in the manga to see. Tite Kubo should have his own clothing line.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:37 pm Reply with quote
Running Wild wrote:

Why the hell isn't Lupin or Ryo Saeba on this list?


I love Lupin, but black shirt, knit tie, and bright colored jacket ain't a good look. It fits his goofiness though.

Now, Jigen, that's a man who knows how to dress.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:47 pm Reply with quote
I know a lot of people don't care for BLEACH's storytelling and characters (myself included), but to be honest, whenever Kubo-sensei draws casual clothing, especially for title illustrations, they usually end up really cool. Regardless of what you think of the series, the artwork is almost always pretty top-notch. I think he deserves a top spot when it comes to this context.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:00 pm Reply with quote
I have to admit I was surprised by a few of the choices, but it was a fun list to read.

I think Kuranosuke from Princess Jellyfish belongs on there. He chooses his own clothes, wears them in everyday situations, and looks fabulous as both a boy and a girl.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:35 pm Reply with quote
Luffy makes no sense whatsoever. Sanji is the only male One Piece character that has a sense of fashion, that's common sense.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:01 pm Reply with quote
Seriously? No Pandora Hearts? Confused Pretty much every single character in that series (both male and female) have awesome, stylish personal wardrobes (and even more so in the manga). Any one of the PH guys should've easily made this list.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:02 pm Reply with quote
Running Wild wrote:
Seriously? Ichigo?

Why the hell isn't Lupin or Ryo Saeba on this list?

Because they both wear suits, which is just about the most boring set of clothing articles for men ever.... except maybe the tuxedo. Ryo seems to be casual-ing it up a little, at least, but it's still a goddamned dress jacket and pants. (And possibly shoes.)

Araki wrote:
Luffy makes no sense whatsoever. Sanji is the only male One Piece character that has a sense of fashion, that's common sense.

Another guy in a suit. Gee wiz.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:13 pm Reply with quote
Regarding anime card games: I just downloaded Tanto Cuore for my iPad after seeing it had a session at Anime Central, and I'll be damned if I can understand the rules of this crazy thing.

Are all anime card games this baroque, and do they get easier to pick up after you get the hang of one of them?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:20 pm Reply with quote
Right now, the only card games anime-related that I play are Buddyfight! I also have a Vanguard deck, but it has been a while since I played.

I tried Yu-gi-oh when I was young, nut for some reasons I never like it.
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