St. Patrick's Day – Lucky vs. Unlucky Anime Characters

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This day is often associated with luck, or finding luck. So, we thought we’d take a look at some lucky and unlucky characters in anime.


First up we have poor Ganta from Deadman Wonderland. Boy, is he ever unlucky.


series synopsis: Ganta is the only survivor after a mysterious man in red slaughters a classroom full of teenagers. He’s framed for the carnage, sentenced to die, and locked away in the most twisted prison ever built: Deadman Wonderland. And then it gets worse.



Deadman Wonderland is available now on DVD. Click here to order.

Then we have Seina Yamada from Tenchi Muyo! GXP. We can’t really decide if he’s lucky or unlucky. What do you think?


series synopsis: Seina Yamada’s luck is way worse than bad. He can’t get through a day without causing serious harm to himself and any unfortunate souls nearby. So what in the world could two gorgeous Galaxy Police officers want with him? Just as soon as their spaceship lands, Seina’s blasting off into space with the beauties. It appears his luck could be changing for the better!



Tenchi Muyo! GXP is available now on DVD. Click here to order.



And then we have the luckiest girl ever–Ichiko Sakura from Good Luck Girl!


series synopsis: Ichiko gets lucky a lot. She’s rich, beautiful, smart, stacked, and better than you at everything. There’s a reason life always goes her way. She unwittingly steals happiness energy from everyone else! Momiji—a poverty god with a freakishly huge syringe and a bunch of oddball charms—has to take Ichiko’s extra good fortune and return it to her various victims of circumstance. Like an Adderall-raddled cat-and-mouse chase in a funhouse full of pop culture references, the spirit of shortcomings and her self-absorbed subject stick each other with jabs, gags, bizarre bets, and dirty tricks aplenty. It’s a side-splitting ride, and everyone’s seatbelt is defective. But how many blows to the ego can Ichiko take before she grows a sympathy gland and stops hogging all the happiness?



Good Luck Girl! is available now on BD/DVD Combo. Click here to order.


Can you name some more lucky and unlucky characters in anime?