It can be deeply satisfying when a character who starts off as an awful person realizes the error of their ways and commits to doing better. The road to redemption isn't always easy - sometimes it's painfully hard - but for anime characters who were redeemed, it's worth it.
One of the most famous examples of a character who goes through a major redemption arc is Vegeta from DBZ. He starts off as a dangerous enemy, but eventually becomes one of Goku's closest allies and friends - even if he still wants to defeat him. More recently, there's Isabella from The Promised Neverland, who does the right thing for her kids in the end. There's also Endeavor from My Hero Academia, who hasn't been fully redeemed yet, but has started on a long and complicated path to make up for abusing his family.
Which of these redemption stories stands out to you as powerful?
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