Character Recommendations Based on Lain Iwakura

Mima Kirigoe Perfect Blue

When you live your life in public, like Mima, it's hard to know who you really are

Utena Tenjou Revolutionary Girl Utena

Though bold and pure of heart, Utena's fairytale vision of the world often makes her oblivious to its darkness

Rei Ayanami Neon Genesis Evangelion

Just a hint of human emotion lurks under her enigmatic exterior

Tatsuhiro Sato Welcome to the NHK

Obsessive, paranoid, and extremely reclusive at only 22

Johan Liebert Monster (TV Show)

Pro: Handsome and charming. Con: Sociopathic killer

Nana Osaki Nana

An aloof punk rock goddess with a surprisingly big heart

Asuka Langley Soryu Neon Genesis Evangelion

This teenage ace pilot is confident, haughty, and a little less grown-up than she pretends to be

Tetsuo Shima Akira

The "runt" of his biker gang, Tetsuo grapples with a perpetual inferiority complex

Haruko Haruhara FLCL

Brash, cool, and downright strange, she ticks off boxes for several major personality disorders

Nana Komatsu Nana

A hopeless romantic with the loyalty and pluckiness of a puppy