Howl from Howl's Moving Castle
I saw the movie first and really liked it- then I read the book and loved it! but for different reasons. They are not the same. The movie takes a kind of... odd twist on it (it being a Miyazaki film and all... you know) and needs to be looked at as something different than the book. There are things I like about the book that I don't like about the movie, and vice versa. But either way, I love Howl (though the movie howl seems awfully shallow at times).
I mean, I love Sophie too, but Howl- I just wanna hug him for being so wonderful.