Because you like Asuka Langley Soryu in Neon Genesis Evangelion
Living with a curse, Kyo Sohma is sick of being treated like garbage his whole life. See them in Fruits Basket.
An aloof punk rock goddess, Nana Osaki has a surprisingly big heart. See them in Nana.
Yukiteru is a reclusive observer who would rather watch life go by than participate in it. See them in The Future Diary.
A vampire hunter, Integra Hellsing doesn't tolerate failure, least of all her own. See them in Hellsing.
Kyoya Ootori is possibly the only person who could reasonably go from VP of a school club to ruling the world. See them in Ouran High School Host Club.
After several hundred years of shutting himself out from the rest of the world, Japan's not used to dealing with nations, See them in Axis Powers Hetalia.
Yuri Plisetsky's a hotheaded punk off the ice, incredible artist on it. See them in Yuri on Ice.
When Rin Matsuoka is not swimming, he mostly spends his time brooding or listening to angry Dubstep. See them in Free! Iwatobi Swim Club.
When dealing with a half-demon partner and a world of violence, Kagome Higurashi has plenty of chances for her true courage to shine. See them in Inuyasha.
Tamaki Suoh is always the star of the scene because he's the one making a scene. See them in Ouran High School Host Club.
Empathetic Nausicaa embraces all forms of life, even those that might scare other people. See them in Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.
Maka is determined to collect and purify 99 Kishin eggs– human souls that have been corrupted by evil– and one witch soul. See them in Soul Eater.