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We ranked classic hardmen as anime heartthrobs

It’s a classic: which movie hard-man is the hardest movie hard-man? We’ve all had the conversation. Over dinner, a pint, in the street, on the top deck of the 243 bus from Wood Green to Waterloo: we’ve had it. 

The answer is, of course, The Rock because he’s an actual fighting person (even if the fighting in question was mostly fake) and is the size of some kind of Franken-refrigerator, but now – thanks to the wonder of Chinese image manipulation app Meitu and a slow news day – we can settle another age old argument: which movie hard-man looks the best as as a crudely-rendered anime character?

Come with us now, intrepid reader. Let us delve...



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