- Asuka Langley Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Asuka is one of the most special characters in Neon Genesis Evangelion. At first we meet a tough, perfectionist girl, who doesn’t tolerate failure, who tries to pass over others in order to be the best and has too many whims. At first, she’s a narcissistic girl and she gets on your nerves, but as the layers that cover her fall, you reveal what she’s hiding, revealing one of the most complex characters we can find.
Everything comes as a result of a series of identity problems that began to be noticed after the death of his mother. It’s not that she has a low emotional intelligence, it’s that she tries to hide her weakness by being so aristocratic. In reality she is constantly looking for the recognition of others, because she is too hard on herself and believes that she will not be “visible” unless she is the best and direct, as she shows on multiple occasions trying to seduce Kaji.
She wants to see herself as an adult and to be treated as one, but her insecurity ends up making her have constant conflicts. One could talk at length about this character and her entire psychological framework, and certainly automatically enters the list of the best we have seen in animes.