Have you watched any anime wherein the main character acted as the starting device of the whole story but gets overshadowed by other characters in terms of popularity and exposure in the story as time goes by? It is where a character who is supposed to be the main character looks more like a supporting character and some other characters just overwhelm that character. There has been some cases of such feat in some anime. Right now, these two personalities are the most noticable.
Index – To aru Majutsu no Index
She is the main character of the story other than Touma (as the title suggests). Index started out pretty well as a main character in the early parts of the series but gets overshadowed later as the arc changes. Himegami became more of a focus in the second arc. Mikoto became more of a focus in the third. In anyway you look at it, it feels like she is just appearing in the show not as an important element, but as an obligation. The title should have been To aru Majutsu no “Touma” or “Mikoto”.
On another note, Mikoto will be getting her own series.
Sanzenin Nagi – Hayate no Gotoku
Admit it. This loli-character is just overshadowed by Katsura Hinagiku or Maria by a big margin. In terms of popularity, she ranked 3rd in the latest popularity contest with Maria and Hinagiku taking over the 2nd and the 1st. Nagi is much more of a comic relief character. However, she is not totally ignored, just overshadowed.
This is the popularity contest result in the 110th chapter:
The latest popularity contest result:
Can anyone else add some more characters which got “Index’d”?