Though most people would think nerdy characters are only the laughing stock of cool guys and the target of jokes about their enthusiasm for what they are passionate about, actually it is the other way around.
Nerdy anime characters are adorable and fun, and many times are remarkably attractive and intelligent. Check out these 15 characters that fans can’t get enough of due to being so adorably awkward and geeky. Go, nerds, we love you!
15. Nagi Sanzenin (Hayate the Combat Butler)
Nagi Sanzenin is the sole heir of the vast sum of money piling on the bank account of the Sanzenin corporation. She is not just a rich girl, but extremely, unrealistically rich girl, basically the epitome of richness. She is spending on luxury food like an evening shopping at a supermarket.
By having this wealthy family background, it is no surprise that Nagi became spoiled and socially awkward and therefore has a hard time confess her true feelings to Hayate, the protagonist of the show.
She is not just a tsundere, but a hikikomori princess at the same time. Extremely intelligent – as she has skipped three grades easily – and living the nerdy life of otakus.
14. Hajime Tsunashi (I Can’t Understand What My Husband is Saying)
Long story short, Hajime is the dictionary description of otaku. Married to his wife Kaoru- who is not as interested in otaku culture as he is -, as the name of the show suggests, they have a hard time having a meaningful conversation on anything in particular apart from anime. Hajime runs an anime review blog that is highly popular and even provides him a basic income, so he feels like he can put a couple of dimes on the table and is not entirely supported by his wife.
13. Erika Karisawa – Durarara!!
An obsessed manga reader and also a passionate otaku, Erika is also a nerdy character. She is noted to be a yaoi fan, a “fujoshi” or rotten girl, which means she is into reading BL fiction. A strange character indeed.