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26th Jan '18 4:16:44 PM TheLuckyCat
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* ''Anime/BokuNoHeroAcademia'' has several nice characters:
** Kirishima Eijirou is an easygoing guy who is so friendly and thick-skinned he even manages to be on decent terms with [[HairTriggerTemper Bakugou]] of all people. WordOfGod himself describes him and his best friend Kaminari as [[TheHeart the characters who bring the class together.]]
** Though she can be rather blunt, Yaoyozoru Momo is a sweet, compassionate person and she happily invites her classmates for a study session at her manor and gives them what are clearly very expensive sweets and tea during their stay, eagerly helping them pass the written portion of their exams.
8th Dec '17 5:01:13 AM annette12
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** Naruto Uzumaki himself. His kindness and NotSoDifferent properties have redeemed psychopaths, unrepentant killers, as well as starting to affect the [[EldritchAbomination Kyuubi]]. After he saves Konoha from Pain, it appears the village finally sees these qualities.
*** Of course, early Naruto was more a JerkWithAHeartOfGold - a foolhardy braggart who couldn't really understand how the people around him would feel about some of his behaviour, and sometimes made things worse because of his stupidity or boastfulness. Then again, he was viewed as an outcast for something he couldn't control and the isolation caused him to resent the village. He ended up choosing to become ThePrankster as a means of getting attention, viewing it preferable than being looked at as not human. Once people accept for who he is and gains friends, he shows off that he really is a kind person, attributes that get expanded upon in filler.
*** It becomes more prominent after the TimeSkip. Having now friends and loved ones to take care of and vice versa, he was able to fully show off his caring side. Ever since he defeated and made peace with his EnemyWithout, though, he's moved somewhat closer to being an AllLovingHero, to boot.
** Then there's Hinata Hyuga, Naruto's LivingEmotionalCrutch [[spoiler:and future wife]]. This is easily her most definitive and persistent character trait during the entire series, more so than any other female in the series. How nice is she? She forgave Neji for ''almost killing her''. Also, she doesn't put on airs, act prissy and/or as Shikamaru would say, isn't overly aggressive, demanding, or even scary (unless for a very valid reason instead of something petty or trivial). Finally, of all the {{Canon}} girls Naruto has ever met, she is the only one who is by far the most sweet-tempered, honest, open-minded and patient towards him, despite all his flaws that made all the other girls (particularly {{Tsundere}}s like Ino and especially Sakura) condescending, mood-swingy and judgmental towards him. This trait of Hinata's is one of the reasons why she is one of the ''biggest'' {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s in the whole series.
** There's also Iruka Umino, Naruto's BigBrotherMentor. His occasionally explosive temper aside, he's a ''very'' pleasant person to be around, being the first person to relate to Naruto on a personal level and never saw him as the Kyuubi unlike most villagers (notable because Iruka's parents were killed by the demon). In fact, his recognition of Naruto (along with others following) was what kept Naruto from falling into the same pits of despair as those like him did. Iruka's also an example of this trope done ''right''--these very qualities are what make him an EnsembleDarkhorse, rather than the other way around (as the case would normally be).
** And before all of these, Minato Namikaze (aka Fourth Hokage); even his future wife thought (at first) that he was a sissy because of his nice and polite demeanor (though others viewed him as a prodigy.) [[spoiler: LikeFatherLikeSon ''and'' LikeParentLikeSpouse it would seem, considering that Naruto is his son and Hinata is Naruto's future wife]].
** And even earlier than that, we have the First Hokage, Hashirama Senju. [[spoiler: He is perfectly friendly and courteous to Sasuke, who at the time is trying to destroy his village and all he ever worked for.]]

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** Naruto Uzumaki himself.Uzumaki. His kindness and NotSoDifferent properties have redeemed psychopaths, unrepentant killers, as well as starting to affect the [[EldritchAbomination Kyuubi]]. After he saves Konoha from Pain, it appears the village finally sees these qualities.
*** Of course, early
qualities. It becomes more prominent after the TimeSkip. Having now friends and loved ones to take care of and vice versa, he was able to fully show off his caring side. Ever since he defeated and made peace with his EnemyWithout, though, he's moved somewhat closer to being an AllLovingHero, to boot.
** Early
Naruto was more a JerkWithAHeartOfGold - a foolhardy braggart who couldn't really understand how the people around him would feel about some of his behaviour, and sometimes made things worse because of his stupidity or boastfulness. Then again, he was viewed as an outcast for something he couldn't control and the isolation caused him to resent the village. He ended up choosing to become ThePrankster as a means of getting attention, viewing it preferable than being looked at as not human. Once people accept for who he is and gains friends, he shows off that he really is a kind person, attributes that get expanded upon in filler.
*** It becomes more prominent after the TimeSkip. Having now friends and loved ones to take care of and vice versa, he was able to fully show off his caring side. Ever since he defeated and made peace with his EnemyWithout, though, he's moved somewhat closer to being an AllLovingHero, to boot.
** Then there's Hinata Hyuga, Naruto's LivingEmotionalCrutch [[spoiler:and future wife]]. This is easily her most definitive and persistent character trait during the entire series, more so than any other female in the series. How nice is she? She forgave Neji for ''almost killing her''. Also, she doesn't put on airs, act prissy and/or as Shikamaru would say, isn't overly aggressive, demanding, or even scary (unless for a very valid reason instead of something petty or trivial). Finally, of all the {{Canon}} girls Naruto has ever met, she is the only one who is by far the most sweet-tempered, honest, open-minded and patient towards him, despite all his flaws that made all the other girls (particularly {{Tsundere}}s like Ino and especially Sakura) condescending, mood-swingy and judgmental towards him. This trait of Hinata's is one of the reasons why she is one of the ''biggest'' {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s in the whole series.
** There's also Iruka Umino, Naruto's BigBrotherMentor. His occasionally explosive temper aside, he's a ''very'' pleasant person to be around, being the first person to relate to Naruto on a personal level and never saw him as the Kyuubi unlike most villagers (notable because Iruka's parents were killed by the demon). In fact, his recognition of Naruto (along with others following) was what kept Naruto from falling into the same pits of despair as those like him did. Iruka's also an example of this trope done ''right''--these very qualities are what make him an EnsembleDarkhorse, rather than the other way around (as the case would normally be).
** And before all of these, Minato Namikaze (aka Fourth Hokage); even his future wife thought (at first) that he was a sissy because of his nice and polite demeanor (though others viewed him as a prodigy.) [[spoiler: LikeFatherLikeSon ''and'' LikeParentLikeSpouse it would seem, considering that Naruto is his son and Hinata is Naruto's future wife]].
** And even earlier than that, we have the The First Hokage, Hashirama Senju. [[spoiler: He is perfectly friendly and courteous to Sasuke, who at the time is trying to destroy his village and all he ever worked for.]]
26th Oct '17 7:10:30 PM MackWylde
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** Tea also falls for NiceGirl as she is always there for her friends, is extremely supportive, and has the kindest heart.


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** Yusei is also a NiceGuy. Appearances and backstory aside, he is extremely heroic, friendly, kind-hearted, mature, caring, and selfless.
*** After her CharacterDevelopment, Akiza becomes a very nice, sweet, kind-hearted young woman.
** Yuma Tsukumo of ''Zexal'', like the other protagonists before him will always choose his friends over himself.
** Yuya Sakaki in ''ARCV'' continues this trope. He is a fun-loving, cheerful, and caring kid who all he wants to do is make the world smile as a "Entertainment Duelist".
5th Sep '17 3:16:35 PM omegaman
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** While Yuji is a NiceGuy in all of his media incarnations, the anime tends to gloss over or even omitt his ruthless streak (such as trying to kill Shana's mother figure Wilhelmina in retaliation for almsot killing him), which is much more prevalent in the light novels and anime. [[spoiler: This has the unfortunate side effect of making Yuji's [[FaceHeelTurn Face-Well-Intentioned Extremist Turn]] particularly jarring, rather than the natural evolution of his character.]]
4th Sep '17 4:20:46 AM LinTaylor
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* Asahi Kuromine from ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' is the nicest, most accepting guy in the world; he'll treat you with the same kindness whether you're a former [[JapaneseDelinquents Delinquent]], a FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire, a [[{{Lilliputians}} Lilliputian]] alien in a MobileSuitHuman, whatever. And even though [[CannotTellALie he can't tell a lie to save his life]], if you [[SecretKeeper entrust him with a secret]] he ''will'' move Heaven and Earth to protect it. In a more serious story, he'd become a full-on MessianicArchetype; here he still gets close, [[spoiler:since he decides to become a teacher and look after non-human students in order to ensure that they and regular humans can peacefully co-exist.]] However, his niceness can actually be a problem since he has a tendency to put others' needs before his own and will run himself ragged trying to help them out, something that his LoveInterest Youko Shiragami has repeatedly asked him to stop doing.
27th Aug '17 12:18:47 PM VisitorAlex
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* L from ''Manga/DeathNote'' is an odd example. Despite his poor social skills and AntiHero status, he's fairly polite, accessible and civil. That, and [[FriendToAllChildren his soft side with children]].
25th Aug '17 9:16:55 PM Gamermaster
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* [[TheStoic Kobayashi]] from ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' is one of the nicest, even-minded and friendliest people you'll find in an anime... when she's sober; when she's not, her voice goes a couple of decibels up and she gets aggressively talkative and pushy about maids in particular.

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* [[TheStoic Kobayashi]] Kobayashi from ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' is one of the nicest, even-minded and friendliest people you'll find in an anime... when she's sober; when she's not, her voice goes a couple of decibels up and she gets aggressively talkative and pushy about maids in particular.
25th Aug '17 9:16:29 PM Gamermaster
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* [[TheStoic Kobayashi]] from ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' is one of the nicest, even-minded and friendliest people you'll find in an anime... when she's sober; when she's not, her voice goes a couple of decibels up and she gets aggressively talkative and pushy about maids in particular.
23rd Jul '17 5:02:42 AM dekared_fire
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** Meanwhile, Shirley Fenette and Euphemia li Britannia are the epitome of this trope when it comes to females. Unfortunately, this just shows us how the writers feel about Nice Gals in the cast.

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** Meanwhile, Shirley Fenette and Euphemia li Britannia are the epitome of this trope when it comes to females. Unfortunately, this just shows us [[BreaktheCutie how the writers feel feel]] [[KilltheCutie about Nice Gals in the cast.cast]].
25th Jun '17 9:44:34 AM TheLuckyCat
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** Orihime Inoue, the sweet, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} ditzy]] [[TheMedic healer]] who will even express pity over her fallen enemies. She's also one of the biggest [[TheWoobie Woobies]] of the series.
** [[BuxomIsBetter Matsumoto]] [[ActionGirl Rangiku]] is a lazy, HardDrinkingPartyGirl, but she's also very friendly and acts like a CoolBigSis to a number of characters, particularly Orihime and Hinamori.


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** Momiji is consistently cheerful and friendly despite also being a member of the zodiac and has a ''horrific'' case of ParentalAbandonment, he's still nice to everyone around him.
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