Anime Underground 20 Passive Anime Protagonists Who Have Zero F*cks to Give  

Jonah Dorrance
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List Rules Vote up the protagonists who literally can't even.

Anyone who has ever watched anime knows this archetype well: anime characters who just want a normal life. They range from reluctant heroes and heroines to everyday people who simply desire no fuss at all. Instead of great aspirations or big lofty dreams, anime heroes who don't want to be protagonists wish to be taken out of the spotlight and drama, preferably to a place where they can be left alone. It may sound like an oxymoron to create anime protagonists who don't like adventure, but the genre uses it as a means of making certain anime characters look more badass. But when it comes to other anime heroes who just want to go home, like Evangelion's Shinji Ikari, their detachment serves to highlight the circumstances which forced them into their situations.

Anime characters who don't care are a dime a dozen, and detached characters who serve as protagonists feel right at home in the genre's many tropes. But for these characters to feel truly at home, they would probably be doing what you are now: scrolling aimlessly through the Internet.

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Haruhi Fujioka is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 20 Passive Anime Protagonists Who Have Zero F*cks to Give
Ouran High School Host Club, Ouran High School Host Club, Ouran High School Host Club
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612 103
Hōtarō Oreki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 20 Passive Anime Protagonists Who Have Zero F*cks to Give
Classic Literature Club
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636 114
Haruka Nanase is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20 Passive Anime Protagonists Who Have Zero F*cks to Give
Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
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530 108
Gintoki Sakata is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20 Passive Anime Protagonists Who Have Zero F*cks to Give
Gintama, Gin Tama, Gintama: The Movie
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506 119
Spike Spiegel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 20 Passive Anime Protagonists Who Have Zero F*cks to Give
Cowboy Bebop, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
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431 90
Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 20 Passive Anime Protagonists Who Have Zero F*cks to Give
Tanaka Tanaka-kun is Always Listless
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447 98
Hachiman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 20 Passive Anime Protagonists Who Have Zero F*cks to Give
Hachiman My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected
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425 96
Kazuma Sato is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 20 Passive Anime Protagonists Who Have Zero F*cks to Give
Kazuma Sato KonoSuba
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295 104
Yuzuru Otonashi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 20 Passive Anime Protagonists Who Have Zero F*cks to Give
Yuzuru Otonashi Angel Beats!
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251 97
Kyon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 20 Passive Anime Protagonists Who Have Zero F*cks to Give
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
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203 97
Ayumu Aikawa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 20 Passive Anime Protagonists Who Have Zero F*cks to Give
Is This a Zombie?
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184 103
Yuuta Togashi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 20 Passive Anime Protagonists Who Have Zero F*cks to Give
Yuuta Togashi Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions
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127 93
Takashi Natsume is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 20 Passive Anime Protagonists Who Have Zero F*cks to Give
Natsume's Book of Friends, Zoku Natsume yûjinchô
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125 163
Shinji Ikari is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 20 Passive Anime Protagonists Who Have Zero F*cks to Give
Neon Genesis Evangelion, Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth, The End of Evangelion
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63 91
Jean Otus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 20 Passive Anime Protagonists Who Have Zero F*cks to Give
Jean Otus ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.
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54 96
Tatsuhiro Satou is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 20 Passive Anime Protagonists Who Have Zero F*cks to Give
Tatsuhiro Satou Welcome to the N.H.K.
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148 264
Sailor Moon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 20 Passive Anime Protagonists Who Have Zero F*cks to Give
Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon Super S: The Movie, Sailor Moon S the Movie
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47 103
Kou Ichinomiya is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 20 Passive Anime Protagonists Who Have Zero F*cks to Give
Kou Ichinomiya Arakawa Under the Bridge
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28 99
Luluco is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 20 Passive Anime Protagonists Who Have Zero F*cks to Give
Luluco Space Patrol Luluco
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25 100
Yuki Sanada is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 20 Passive Anime Protagonists Who Have Zero F*cks to Give
Yuki Sanada Tsuritama