Chopper from One Piece
In all honesty, I don’t think I’m doing Chopper enough justice by putting him in this category. But when thinking about all the other animal sidekicks and pets in anime, they tend to all be the same. Mostly cute or the plot-providing characters. (and I know it said summoning, but all other anime that have summoning that I can think of are already in other days of this challenge. Sooo
Chopper, again, is a lot more developed as a characters, being part of the Straw Hat crew as a member. Heck he’s their doctor.
That itself is pretty cool (and in any anime, there does NEED to be a doctor. Seeing how the characters nearly die every time they get into a fight).
Speaking of doctor, Chopper is not just that. He’s not just some helpless side character who only has one role. He can fight and help defend the crew on his own and stand his own ground when he needs to, being able to transform (much like some of the more odd powers of the show)
He packs a punch when his crew needs help, and still manages to have his cute charm at the end of it. Which is more then I could say for most other Anime sidekicks that I can currently think of (mostly cause when one thinks of an anime sidekick, it tends to be something along the lines of Luna from Sailor Moon or cute and iconic).
Let’s just say, Chopper definitely gets one of the top spots for a side character (although we’ll get to those in the next few days)
Day 15 and half way there. Until tomorrow, Jaa mata!