Romano from Hetalia. I used to hate his voice actor and the way he acted(he was a pain in the жопа, попка to Germany,and I hated whenever he came in the episode,but he's now my секунда Избранное character in Hetalia.:u
I cannot really say "As a kid" because when I was little I didn't know about anime.
Ahem, let me just talk about Аниме characters I didn't like as much as I did now!
Hate me for this, but I used to not like Claude but then I thought he was OK and now I Любовь him! :D
And with Cure Melody. With her looks, I was expecting her to be an ultra dull character. But when I looked her up, I realized she was pretty much everything I like about a character. She's energetic, athletic, a tomboy, and LOVES sweets! :D :D