My favorite supporting female anime character is Layla Hamilton from Kaleido Star. At first glance, she’s easy to hate. She’s beautiful, blonde and everyone loves her. Plus, she gets to work with Yuri on advanced acrobatic routines. She is also mean to Sora when she first auditions for Kaleido Stage. Layla is someone who values hard work and dedication when it comes to her training. It’s easy to see why Sora would view her as a role model.
I like Layla because she isn’t perfect. Ultimately, she’s a relatable character that struggles with personal issues like the rest of us. Her relationship with her father is strained and doesn’t feel authentic. He kept paying people to come to her birthday party every year so she kept canceling the party. Layla is strong and bold; watching her perform is always thrilling.
It’s especially fun to learn more about her when she starts training with Sora for new productions. The two characters balance each other out well. They’re so different yet they share a lot of the same values.
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