Right. "Meine Liebe" is set in the country of Kuchen (which apparently means "Cake". XD Lord if I know why) at the prestigious Rosenstolz Academy. At this *cough*Ouran*cough* Academy, there are a certain type of special students known as the "Strahl Candidates". The Headmaster has chosen five special students; Naoji, Ludwig, Camus, Eduard and Orpherus.
and this is their story.
Orpherus is the main character. He's naive and if he feels you're wrong, he won't hesitate to shoot you down. Orphe cares a lot about the commoners and hates wasteful deaths of people. I don't like Orphe so much, but he's an interesting character as the series develop.
Orphe as a kid, how cute~
Wherever Orphe is, Eduard's bound to follow. Ed's promise to Orphe is that he would always remain by his side. Eduard is basically the Meine Liebe version of Suoh Tamaki of Ouran. Optimistic, bright, fun and always ready for new things, Ed is my favourite character. With a past IDENTICAL to Tamaki's, Ed is loyal first to his family, Orphe and his friends.
Young Eduard is wibble~
Isaac is basically 007 + Midou Ban + writer/author put together. Witty, sarcastic and generally kick-ass cool, Isaac comes as my second favourite character. His soundtrack theme which is composed of violins is cool. And when he disses people? He does it in flair.
I love these characters when they were kids~
The biggest bull-shitter of them all. Ludwig wants power, but he's a loveable teddy inside. No really. I'm not joking. He puts up a big show of being mean and tyrannical, but everyone is like, "O RLY?". Lui and Orphe have "ULTIMATE SHOWDOWNS OF ULTIMATE DESTINY" quite often. Yes, these boys are kind of retarded sometimes.
He is also the only one of the Strahl Candidates who has his own fanboy club.
Couldn't find Lui kid screenshots for you sorry. D:
The "weak, womanly" guy. C'mon, every anime has this sterotype. >.>. At any rate, Camus fills that part perfectly. Caring and emotional, Camus possesses strange powers. As a result, people stay away from him. Camus is constantly trying to improve relations between Lui and Orphe. So far? No luck.
No, that's not a girl.
Naoji is an insecure Japanese who just happened to be at this school and just happened to be chosen as a Strahl Candidate, something he has issues with. Naoji is loyal only to Japan and as a result, is very quiet and withdrawn from the other people in the school. Naoji serves Lui tea everyday and follows him.
Again, another kid shoot. XD
BONUS - Opening for the first season of Meine Liebe can be found here. The first season soundtrack is really bad, but the second one is a major improvement. The graphics and seiryuu rock. Takehiro Sakurai, Hoshi Souchirou, Seki Toshihiko, Seki Tomokazu, what more could you possibly want?. Heck, character designs by Kaori Yuki. XD You don't get more talented people working on one thing than this.
The series can be found at Aarinfantasy and torrents should still be running. Check youtube (I haven't done that yet, but...)