The world of anime needs more than energetic characters who rush unthinkingly into conflict - it also needs characters who are going to look at things analytically. The best anime strategists come up with the plans that keep everything moving and keep those plans from going awry - even if they're dealing with more impulsive counterparts.
So, who are anime's brightest tacticians? Most people will immediately think of Light Yagami and L, Shikamaru Nara, Lelouch Lamperouge, and Sousuke Aizen. These guys are incredible, but they aren't the only strategic geniuses out there. There's Toua Tokuchi from One Outs, whose brilliance keeps him making money in the world of simplified baseball. There's also Rock from Black Lagoon, whose unconventional strategies make him an invaluable part of his criminal team. There's plenty more where that came from, too.
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