So the new year is almost hear meaning it’s time to get those New Year Resolutions in order. Many people aim to make more money, get in better shape, or even spend more time with their family. Unfortunately, several of us drop off as the year progresses. We all have our own reasons for missing the mark but a very common reason is the lack of resolve. Well, anime characters are no stranger to the resolve field and commonly have to overcome ridiculous odds to achieve their goals.
With today’s post, I want to name a few characters that can hopefully help you meet your 2021 goals. Their resolve and willpower can literally be earth-shattering and make even the most stubborn goals achievable. If you have felt motivated after watching these characters then definitely show some support by cosplaying them. So without further ado, let’s check out some cosplayable characters with strong resolves.
First up we have my man Simon from Gurren Lagann. This guy literally had the fate of humanity on his shoulders. Not to mention, he had to overcome the death of his best friend in only 27 episodes. Although anime time passes at a much different rate than actual time, Simon did not have tons of time to grieve. Yeah, he did get depressed and down for a few episodes, but can you really blame the guy. Nevertheless, he got up, strengthened his resolve, reinforced his willpower, and got things done. If he can do it, so can you!
When it comes to crappy lives Guts certainly is in the running. This guy was wandering through the dumps when he stumbled upon the Band of the Falcon. Upon joining this faction, he participates in the 100-year war. The fact that people had been fighting for 100 years introduces an unimaginable element of PTSD. Aside from the fact that he had to overcome the horrors of war, he also had to endure watching the woman he loved be raped. Despite all of this, he still overcame all odds, strengthened his resolve, and became one of the greatest swordsmen the anime universe has ever created.
Maybe this character isn’t as ridiculous as Guts but Rika Furude definitely has earned her place on this list. That’s because Rika Furude has been killed over 100 times and never gives up on her goals. I personally struggle with just a bit of failure, I couldn’t imagine failing 100 times. Despite all the misfortune and death she has seen and lived, she still maintains a childish and optimistic personality. Whenever you feel life has gotten you down just imagine having to repeat this cycle for 100 years and still not giving up. That will hopefully give you the willpower to continue forward.
Ok, I know what your thinking, how in the hell did Ash Ketchum make this list. Well my friend, just think about it. He has been trying to win the pokemon league since 1997. He only recently won the title of Pokemon League champion meaning he has been attempting this dream for 22 years. This one kind of hits home since I grew up with pokemon. Watching Ash Ketchum finally achieve his dreams really made me think anything was possible. Sure the show is fictitious but it’s still inspiring. Besides, success begins with the battle in one’s mind. And like Ash you have to decide that failure is not an option.
I know she’s portrayed as the bad guy but if you watched the entire series you would know that she’s actually rather amazing. She has to constantly portray an image that makes others think she is on the side of Ragyo. Constantly keeping your cool while secretly plotting behind your mother’s back takes extreme dedication and willpower. I have never tried it but it appears rather exhausting. Not to mention, she has to wear a garment that constantly tests and drains her willpower. If Satsuki could muster through both her mother and clothes trying to break her resolve, then achieving that goal you set should be a cakewalk.
Hopefully, most of you have seen this series meaning you will know that Lenka Utsugi definitely deserves to be on this list. Lenka literally had his weapon destroyed and still chose to fight despite the fact that he knew there was nothing he could do. I don’t know about you guys but I’m not signing up for an “L”. If I receive a loss from fighting thats a different story but continuing to fight without the one item you need to beat your adversary is not for me. Well, thank god Lenka is not me as this series would have been terrible if he had given up. Lenkas drive and willpower to succeed should inspire us all!
Last but not least we have Izuku Midoriya. Anyone that fights knowing they will do possibly irreparable damage to their own body gets my respect. He has charged headfirst into danger with nothing more than sheer willpower moving his legs. I’m of course talking about before he receives all for one. Such acts were so moving that All Might couldn’t help but both notice and acknowledge his feats. This is why I both love and respect anime. It pushes themes and situations onto us that would normally be impossible while showing that you should never give up. I’m sure I am not the only one that has thought “what would Midoriya do in this situation!
As I was writing this list so many other characters came to me that I had to pocket them all for a second article. Anime can be very inspirational and help fortify one’s resolve after viewing the events that several characters go through. Sure we can’t fly or shoot beams from our hands but we can aspire to never give up and make our dreams a reality. This is why I find these characters’ willpower and resolve so amazing! Thanks so much for checking out my article. For more awesome posts feel free to click HERE. Also, make sure you check out the Boundless Perception youtube channel as its constantly being updated with great information. That’s going to do it for today. Until next time, stay BOUNDLESS!!!