Because you like Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby
Talented but anxious, Shinji Ikari struggles to bear the challenges that life hands him. See them in Neon Genesis Evangelion.
When Rin Matsuoka is not swimming, he mostly spends his time brooding or listening to angry Dubstep. See them in Free! Iwatobi Swim Club.
Elizabeth Harmon loves to win at chess, but competitive pressure and her past are taking a toll. See them in The Queen's Gambit.
Underneath Fakir's sarcastic exterior is a loyal friend. But his loyalty borders on being possessive of his friends. See them in Princess Tutu.
Rue Bennett has been overprescribed and under-supervised her entire life. See them in Euphoria.
Pro tip: the psych ward is not the best place to find a mentor like Lisa Rowe. See them in Girl, Interrupted.
Misaki Nakahara is keeping tabs on her newest project: recluse Tatsuhiro Sato. See them in Welcome to the NHK.
An alien, a time-traveler, and an esper are following Haruhi Suzumiya, who – unknown to herself – is a near-omnipotent reality warper. See them in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
Yuri is living in the afterlife, which takes the form of a high school where no one dies. But if you follow the school's rules and live a "normal" life you vanish. See them in Angel Beats!.
Trevor Phillips is an unpredictable maniac who tortures people for no reason. See them in Grand Theft Series.
Prideful and psychotic tendencies combine to make Dr. Eggman a dangerous and villain who will squash anyone in his path. See them in Sonic the Hedgehog.
A photographic memory is just one of many skills Lexie Grey brings to the table as a surgeon. See them in Grey's Anatomy.