If I could bring anyone to life from a book, I would choose Aslan. He is however one of many I chose, from Marius de Romanus from many Anne Rice novels, to Cain from the Godchild series. Also, talking about Manga I would have also liked to bring back the Rozen maiden's from Rozen Maiden, Alucard from Hellsing... well, loads of others.
However, enough ranting.
I chose Aslan (turkish for Lion) from The Chronicles of Narnia because well, he just rules. I don't know if you have read the books and seen the film, just read the books, or just seen the film but in all of them he is depicted as an amazing creature.
In the film he has a long, flowing golden mane. A powerful roar and a beautiful body. When you read the books, the first one especially where the world of Narnia is created. The magic that flowed through me when I read C.S Lewis' words was amazing. From each plant, to the greatest centaur.
"Aslan threw up his shaggy head, opened his mouth, and uttered a long, single note; not very loud, but full of power. Polly's heart jumped in her body when she heard it. She felt sure that it was a call, and that anyone who heard that call would want to obey it and (what's more) would be able to obey it, however many worlds and ages lay between. And so, though she was filled with wonder, she was not really astonished or shocked when all of a sudden a young woman, with a kind, honest face stepped out of nowhere and stood beside her. Polly knew at once that it was the Cabby's wife, fetched out of our world not by any tiresome magic rings, but quickly, simply and sweetly as a bird flies to its nest."
This is but an extract and I suggest that if you want a beautiful, descriptive novel you should consider reading The Magician's nephew, then perhaps the rest of the Narnia novels.