When has "edge" ever been done right in anime?

Caleb Robinson
Caleb Robinson

When has "edge" ever been done right in anime?

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Cooper Morgan
Cooper Morgan

when it hasn't been turned into a shitty meme

Camden Lee
Camden Lee

Kurapika from Hunter x Hunter.

John Richardson
John Richardson

Berserk is an example of edge done right.

Hunter Baker
Hunter Baker

It's not exactly Sasuke-level edgy, but I really liked Simon's characterization during his emo "Kamina's dead so I hate everything" phase.

Julian Howard
Julian Howard

This, after the ass raping that was the Eclipse Guts had every right to be an angsty shit for a while

Julian Lewis
Julian Lewis

ass raping that was the eclipse
fair way to put it, I'd be a little pissy too

Thomas Green
Thomas Green

Guts has had the right to be an angsty shit since he was born. Hell it's practically required considering all he's been through

Daniel Edwards
Daniel Edwards

I mean

technically the ass raping came much earlier in guts' life,

Hunter Roberts
Hunter Roberts

lel
you're not wrong, but fuck you for reminding me
he was so cheap too...

Brody Cruz
Brody Cruz

When its telling a good story. If turns out to be edgy, so be it.

Cameron Robinson
Cameron Robinson

Those were much better follow-up episodes than I would have expected from the show that far

Adrian Edwards
Adrian Edwards

makes it even better constructed, he was in his edge shell for his entire childhood, then he opened up with the band of the hawk. The Eclipse happened. That's more than enough to retreat into a KAIOKEN 10 TIMES ULTRA SASUKE EDGE SHELL, that he eventually left with the help of his new party. I wonder what would happen if they all died terribly........ He'll become some kind of berserking edge god .

Lucas Wright
Lucas Wright

Devilman.

Easton Nguyen
Easton Nguyen

I should watch season 2?.
I remember 1 being good at the beginning, then the pacing slowly raised until you couldn't keep track of what the fuck was going on.

Luke Gray
Luke Gray

I always thought Itoshiki's character made fun of the "edgy for the sake of being edgy" characters that infest most anime these days.

Carson Anderson
Carson Anderson

Pokemon

Noah Campbell
Noah Campbell

I was going to say Alucard from Hellsing, but I realized he isn't edgy.

He's just very happy.

Zachary Butler
Zachary Butler

Gotta say, a MC character suddenly turning evil is a concept I'll like people expanded on.

Liam Martinez
Liam Martinez

Kurapika

Austin Brooks
Austin Brooks

If you're talking about the manga, sure. The final chapter casually invalidating her reason to be an edgy killer was a hilarious plot twist.

Robert Parker
Robert Parker

Me too.

Jace Fisher
Jace Fisher

Leorio is his home now.

Oliver Cook
Oliver Cook

Hiei is a good example of edge done well.

Hudson White
Hudson White

Kurapika is good because he's only edgy at certain times for certain reasons, but it still meshes well with his usual serious personality. It'd get annoying if he was all rage all the time.

Jason Hughes
Jason Hughes

Edge is never done right and can never be done right, since an edgy character is a failed attempt of trying to do a hardcore/badass character, but ending up with something terribly juvenile.

David Barnes
David Barnes

an edgy story doesn't necessarily mean edgy characters though

Elijah Sanders
Elijah Sanders

Kaiba isn't Edgy. He is just a major self-centered arrogant jerk, but that's why people love him. He is similar to Gilgamesh, only more serious.

Joseph Campbell
Joseph Campbell

Badass but never came across as edgy.

Adam Brooks
Adam Brooks

Right here.

Jaxson Barnes
Jaxson Barnes

I've seen Eden be called edgy way too many times. It's just a dark story in a dark world where war and death are just every day life.

Aaron Baker
Aaron Baker

Say my name.

Jeremiah Bennett
Jeremiah Bennett

This.

Juan Flores
Juan Flores

Lelouche.

Jace Carter
Jace Carter

Yanderes. They are love.

Lucas Howard
Lucas Howard

Anonymous

Matthew Foster
Matthew Foster

ironically, this phase was a lot more engaging than the version he is now

Caleb Perez
Caleb Perez

never came across as edgy
TO MEASURE MY ABILITIES

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Bentley Bennett
Bentley Bennett

When will this meme die

Brandon Parker
Brandon Parker

it was a a prank

James Smith
James Smith

You should realize by now that people will liberally use "edgy" "comfy" and "buzzword" pretty much fucking everywhere

edgy and comfy no longer has any meaning for me, whenever someone says "comfy" it just means they liked it and whenever someone says "edgy" it just means they don't like it.

Julian Watson
Julian Watson

I stopped caring about the word comfy once people started spamming that word for Non Non Biyori, which happens to be an incredibly boring show.

so I guess it's so comfy it makes people fall asleep.

Oliver Bennett
Oliver Bennett

You're Heisenberg.

Evan Perez
Evan Perez

/thread

Robert James
Robert James

F R A N C I S

Aiden Taylor
Aiden Taylor

Hei from DtB

Isaac Bailey
Isaac Bailey

I would say Dio from Jojos Bizarre Adventure.

He was edgy from the start with almost no reason but he pulled it off well. Its one of the very few instances of a shallow and simple characters done right.

Hudson Gomez
Hudson Gomez

Hei isn't even edge. He was just extremely melancholic after the events of his life. Come part 2 where he lost yin he ended up drowning himself in booze, and taking it out everyone because that is what usually happens.

The only real edge is the OP, and a the mask Hei wears which are very poor choices given the emotions Hei has. If anything handles the feel of DtB well it is Scatcat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om3h68zqwJA

Hunter Young
Hunter Young

Agreed.

Daniel Evans
Daniel Evans

oxoXEdgeL0rD99Xoxo

Zachary Lopez
Zachary Lopez

That one dude from Texhnolyze

Carter Hall
Carter Hall

Literally Jigsaw
Not edgy

Jace Cox
Jace Cox

HOW COME MY ONLY FRIENDS ARE THE ONES I PAY!

James Bailey
James Bailey

Not anime, but Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria does edge gloriously. It also acknowledges that the characters have fucked up ideologies and plays off that.

Jaxon Martin
Jaxon Martin

Sasuke. If you're gonna go edge, go 1,000-times-folded-steel, cut-through-flesh-and-bone-like-butter edge. I mean, has an edge ever been edgier?

Lucas Powell
Lucas Powell

this

Joseph Jones
Joseph Jones

Never watched Gundam Wing?

Brody Adams
Brody Adams

Kaiba isn't edgy
Somebody clearly hasn't read Death T arc in the original manga

Jacob Rivera
Jacob Rivera

I'd say Hakuryuu is a good example of an edgy character done right.

Joshua Johnson
Joshua Johnson

This is the king of edge. Dark flame master

Nathan Lopez
Nathan Lopez

All joking aside, Sasuke's edge is pretty shit. He should have lost it as soon as Itachi died, but Kishi wanted to force the drama with Nurutu a little more by perpetuating the Uchiha plot, which honestly should have died with Itachi. His whole reason for being edgy was over and then BAM, Kishi pulls a new one straight from his ass.

Joseph Robinson
Joseph Robinson

Fuck off he's not edgy faggot.

Gavin Robinson
Gavin Robinson

He was very edgy. Don't deny it.

Nathaniel Rivera
Nathaniel Rivera

Every page you read is covered in edge

Brandon Phillips
Brandon Phillips

update never

Jose Morales
Jose Morales

"Edginess" in the meme sense is just "darkness" handled poorly. "Edge done right" is just a normally dark story.

The fact that people call any sort of darkness "edgy", even if handled well, is one of the worst memes of recent years.

Luis Gutierrez
Luis Gutierrez

When you think about it he was extremely edgy as a teenager, but not the kind of edgy that makes you cringe.

Brandon Bailey
Brandon Bailey

This is a good example of edge done right.

Brody Martin
Brody Martin

Looks shit desu.

Xavier Collins
Xavier Collins

*Was

Nathan Campbell
Nathan Campbell

Darker than Black

Henry Carter
Henry Carter

Maybe it's because you rarely see protagonists use guns in anime but that seen where he threatens thugs with a revolver gave me chills.

The music was also god tier https://youtu.be/jO7xq74vJZM

Kayden Thomas
Kayden Thomas

h-he made an angry f-face he's EDGY
Fuck off. What's next, calling Luffy edgy?

Jonathan Collins
Jonathan Collins

Wow, you're a retard. Read the manga.

Nolan Wilson
Nolan Wilson

I have retard. Fuck off with your stupid buzzword.

Thomas Walker
Thomas Walker

I thought X did it pretty well. Usually the problem with edgy is that we don't get to see a normal progression of the character to where they are. Instead it's given to us defacto as the character's backstory in flashbacks or exposition or the character tells us how dark and grim he is.

Joshua Rivera
Joshua Rivera

You clearly haven't. Otherwise, you wouldn't be making such retarded posts.

Isaiah Taylor
Isaiah Taylor

You clearly haven't.
This coming from the fucking retard posting a page of Hakuryuu saying he will kill Kouen as proof, when he didn't even do it in the end. Fuck off fool.

Charles Nelson
Charles Nelson

You're a complete fucking moron. This is a thread about "edge done right". Him refusing to kill Kouen is why his edge was handled well. That doesn't mitigate the fact that before facing Kouen, he was edgy as fuck. You crying about it like the retard you are won't change that.

Zachary Peterson
Zachary Peterson

Robert Paulson

Asher Young
Asher Young

Fuck off retard he wasn't edgy at all and killing someone=/=edgy.

Julian Wood
Julian Wood

That's all you got?
N-NO HE WASN'T! Y-YOU'RE WRONG!
OK. I accept your concession.

Robert Phillips
Robert Phillips

What so ''dark'' about it? There barely any gore (Actually there none) and horror for the depth/immersion. It's shit.

Also shit with bad pacing and writing

Lincoln Garcia
Lincoln Garcia

No argument
I accept YOUR concession retard fuck off and don't come back.

David Hernandez
David Hernandez

No argument
Yeah, you don't have one. You've just been repeating "retard" and "fuck off" the entire time. That's not an argument.

Sebastian Anderson
Sebastian Anderson

using the word edgy unironically.
Sure are a lot of pussies in this thread.

Kayden Cook
Kayden Cook

No, it's the same bullshit as the rest.

Luis Parker
Luis Parker

Tokyo Gayhole MC powered by crap.

Luke Young
Luke Young

Not him, but learn how to read dude.

Connor Butler
Connor Butler

I think Hepatica's edgyness is good.

Hudson Wood
Hudson Wood

Ren was edgy as fuck at the beginning

Charles Richardson
Charles Richardson

Thinking Chink Zuko is not an edgy faggot

Benjamin Ward
Benjamin Ward

Tokyo Linkin Park Yaoibait

Oliver Reyes
Oliver Reyes

only manga can pull of edgy shit and get away with it

Isaac Brooks
Isaac Brooks

He was a bad example of edge, throughout his edgy phase he was completely insufferable. Now Judal on the other hand is edge done right. He's just too entertaining to hate.

Jayden White
Jayden White

He's edge, tsundere and qt all rolled into one.

Jackson Morgan
Jackson Morgan

I'd go as far as to say the majority of edginess in anime and manga is perfectly fine and that retarded crossboarding faggots from /v/ have infected the popular opinion of Sup Forums to believe anything with a little blood in it is immature garbage, which is something only a bandwagoning idot would believe. It's unbelievably easy to cherry pick bullshit like Naruto, Trash, Akame Ga Kill ect to try and sound like an anime expert since the majority of modern Sup Forums posters are too stupid to realize "edgy" has never been anything more than an adjective and is not indicative of writing quality in the slightest. If an edgy series sucks it's because the writing is shit, not because it's edgy. If it were then The Godfather would be a shitty edgy movie because it's about mobsters and not underage girls kissing and holding hands.

Owen Jones
Owen Jones

damn, this was written by a teenager?

Angel Moore
Angel Moore

What does edgy even mean? The phrase is thrown around on this board so frequently that the actual intent behind it has been completely diluted. Really, it's just a juvenile attitude and approach to how a dark character, concept or story is handled.

Logan Ramirez
Logan Ramirez

I want to protect his smile.

Benjamin Foster
Benjamin Foster

lel
...

Kevin Young
Kevin Young

Prove me wrong.

Lincoln Murphy
Lincoln Murphy

Sasuke is actually a good character.
He has every reason to be an insufferable asshole and every decision he made makes perfect sense for his persona.

Samuel Gray
Samuel Gray

Sasuke is actually a good character.

Carter Ortiz
Carter Ortiz

Lelouch is too edgy

Nolan Sanders
Nolan Sanders

Sasuke is actually a good character

Jack Campbell
Jack Campbell

No he doesn't. His decisions make sense for the character, but that's only because his character is an autistic retard whose dedicared to the edge.

Brayden Hughes
Brayden Hughes

This guy was more edgy.

Logan Bailey
Logan Bailey

What is the criteria for edge? To some people it's featuring any serious conflict.

Charles Carter
Charles Carter

Good question, to which there is no good answer. It's literally just a buzzword that retards use for things thatdon't feature sunshine and rainbows.

Evan Ramirez
Evan Ramirez

Is he edge?

Camden Gomez
Camden Gomez

nah.

Cameron Martin
Cameron Martin

cRAZY tITCH

Isaiah Gutierrez
Isaiah Gutierrez

He was most likely mentally ill. Almost no thirteen year old kid wants to gamble with his life on the line. He must've been through deep shit to have to do the shit he did just to feel that he's "alive".

Michael Wood
Michael Wood

What does edgy even mean?
1. nervously irritable; impatient and anxious.
2. sharp-edged; sharply defined, as outlines.
3. daringly innovative; on the cutting edge.

Jeremiah Peterson
Jeremiah Peterson

Chink Zuko
Technically Zuko is a chink. So he's just Zuko

Jack Fisher
Jack Fisher

It's lost all meaning. It used to mean trying too hard to be dark, depressing, and angst-y, but these days means anything that isn't pretty pink ponies and cute little girls.

Julian Wood
Julian Wood

When will we find out why she's so super edgy?

Zachary Clark
Zachary Clark

What? He legit hired a murderous clown to try and kill Yugi.

Jack Brown
Jack Brown

There is literally nothing wrong with being edgy

Jordan Hughes
Jordan Hughes

Thinking that's edgy
Retard.

Colton Diaz
Colton Diaz

If this isn't edgy then I don't know what is

Hunter Sanchez
Hunter Sanchez

Only when the edgelord is shown to be self-destructive

Gavin Thomas
Gavin Thomas

then I don't know what is
You're right, you don't.

Josiah Watson
Josiah Watson

no 6's
step it up senbai

Benjamin Jenkins
Benjamin Jenkins

james is that you

Ryder Price
Ryder Price

+1

Jacob Anderson
Jacob Anderson

carrrrrloooooos

Wyatt Davis
Wyatt Davis

the backstory with the shot girl was also implemented in the ova

Justin Butler
Justin Butler

t. edgelord

Isaiah Torres
Isaiah Torres

The manga was dark AF

Levi Peterson
Levi Peterson

/out/

Daniel Myers
Daniel Myers

Basically. What's funny is that Guts had the whole frienship>edge turn too, its just so much better done than naruto.

Noah Campbell
Noah Campbell

Hirano kouta: Drifters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4DcCVIPJJ0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dltm8kuIhQU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6Bs_522x5w

Mason Martinez
Mason Martinez

In the manga, at least.

Luke Peterson
Luke Peterson

Zoro in One Piece.

Nicholas Sullivan
Nicholas Sullivan

You're thinking of "dark", edgy = dark done wrong so of course it implies being shit.
Edgy is what happens when an author writes a script with darkness as the main motif without any substance to back it up and is handled badly. It's designed to cater towards angsty teens that seem to think darkness and gore are cool, usually mixing them with other tonally different lowest common denominator tropes. It's darkness for the sake of darkness and not for the sake of plot or characterization, it's when it tries really hard to appear "dark" through contrived and ineffective tragedy, violence, or evil that it's laughed off by everyone with a brain and/or that graduated middle school.

Benjamin Thompson
Benjamin Thompson

A sasuke done correctly.

Dylan Walker
Dylan Walker

Because it's shit

Brayden Gutierrez
Brayden Gutierrez

Keikaku
Seriously?

Liam Adams
Liam Adams

I always thought Bass was kind of a badass. Like a less whiny Vegeta.

Aiden Lewis
Aiden Lewis

So far almost everything he's done is good edge.

Caleb Diaz
Caleb Diaz

I get that that's the definition it's taken on, but it's been degraded into such a cheap buzzword that it's completely lost it's meaning. It's gotten to the point where someone will tell you not to cut yourself on your edge for saying nigger or calling them a faggot. It's every bit as moronic as the word cuck now, which isn't ok.
I get what you're saying about edgy series and how utterly juvenile they can be, but they should always be judged by the quality of their writing instead of criticized for the tone, and that's pretty much the only way people use the term edgy anymore. That's the kind of shit you should only expect to see on /v/.

Jeremiah Cruz
Jeremiah Cruz

I think part of the problem with the word "edgy" is that it's one simple word that sums up what should be a more complex and nuanced analysis. Instead of dissecting a work and going through all the reasons that they think it's attempts at seriousness fall flat, people just throw out the word "edgy" and call it a day. The result is that you end up with people who don't really know how to discern pretentious darkness from the real thing, but want to look cool by calling things out.

Ryder Brown
Ryder Brown

It's a broad stroke that people like to apply to that term. To Sup Forums, anything that can be construed as dark or cynical or anything with similar connotations is labelled as "edgy" simply because they have their own pre-conceptions of the series or character they think they're scrutinising.

But these pre-conceived notions are based purely on what they've heard from others, without actually doing any research into said character or series themselves. It's just a lazy way to feed into dumbasses' illusions of superiority regarding taste.

Oliver Mitchell
Oliver Mitchell

actually edge
actually a good character

ok you won me

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