30 Day Anime Challenge – Day 17: My Favorite Male Supporting Character

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Hello, Anifriends

I’m sure there are plenty of main characters that I could just as easily write a thousand words about, but today I’ll be focusing on my favorite male side character.

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I’ve talked at length this year about how much I love March Comes in Like a Lion, and to those who have read my thoughts on the show, it shouldn’t be a surprise that it was going to show up for at least one of these challenges. My favorite male supporting role is hounds down Nikaidou

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This mans!

During the course of the first season, I was not really sure how to feel about Nikaidou, especially because he did not really seem to do much, and at times could be a bit annoying, but, like almost every other part of the show, March Comes in Like a Lion’s second season made him so much better.

Not only does the show explore more of the relationship with Rei, it also manages to tell the heartbreakingly tragic backstory of Nikaidou in just one 10 minute segment of one episode. Nikaidou also takes on a much more active role as a character in Rei’s growth. Not active in the sense that he actually does much, but more so in the sense that he becomes an inspiration and allows Rei to focus on his Shogi, and also win the Lion King Tournament.

Also, his interactions with Momo are a level of cuteness that I simply cannot comprehend.


Who is your favorite male anime supporting character? Let me know in the comments below. Also, if you want to support the Aniwriter through donations or are just feeling generous, consider buying me a coffee on Ko-Fi. Otherwise, thanks for reading and bye for now, Friendos!

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10 comments

  1. Nikaidou is a pretty great supporting character. I was also unsure about him, honestly I thought he’d be an annoying character but, he turned out to be such an amazing character. I love his energy when he’s on screen and his conversations with Kiriyama are just brilliant.

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