In the world of anime, there are many characters who are loners. These characters usually have a difficult time finding friends or even just being able to make small talk with others. And then there is Kirito from Sword Art Online and Haruhi Suzumiya from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
Both these shows feature main characters that live in isolation yet manage to find friends at some point in the show. In this blog post, we will explore both these series and see how they depict their respective heroes’ journeys into society and how they come out on top. Loners in the Land of Anime: Kirito and Haruhi Suzumiya Let’s start off with Sword Art Online.
When we first meet protagonist Kazuto Kirigaya, he is a total loner who has trouble talking to others or even just making eye contact when speaking. Yet as soon as an opportunity presents itself, he does not hesitate to jump on it! In fact, you could say that this was one of his driving forces–to finally make friends at any cost. And by episode two (or volume one) of Sword Art Online, all his efforts are rewarded when he meets Asuna Yuuki and Yui-chan! But before meeting them Kirito goes through some trials and trib.