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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573 97
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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605 108
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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509 102
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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492 111
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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429 92
Hachiman is listed (or ranked) 6 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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408 84
Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 20 Passive Anime Protagonists Who Have Zero F*cks to Give
Tanaka Tanaka-kun is Always Listless
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402 91
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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283 95
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!
10
243 89
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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199 87
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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177 97
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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120 85
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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120 154
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
15
62 86
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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53 91
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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47 95
Kou Ichinomiya is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 20 Passive Anime Protagonists Who Have Zero F*cks to Give
Kou Ichinomiya Arakawa Under the Bridge
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144 248
Sailor Moon is listed (or ranked) 18 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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28 94
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 95
Yuki Sanada is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 20 Passive Anime Protagonists Who Have Zero F*cks to Give
Yuki Sanada Tsuritama