K-On! for Life!!

K-On!

To put it mildly, K-On! brings joy to my soul. It will forever resonate with me and hold a special place in my heart no matter how old I get. I’ve recently been rewatching K-On! for what has to literally be the 25th time. Watching any of the episodes never fail to put me in a good mood.

 

Unlike another anime I hold dear, K-On! doesn’t even have a complex or intricate storyline. Seriously, the story revolves around five young girls as they live out their daily lives within their high school music club which results in shenanigans and fun throughout their years. Like I said, there’s no serious story or deep message, just good comedy and adorable girls interacting with each other. Even though I’m someone who enjoys a well-written story, I’m someone who also enjoys developed and interesting characters. I would like to take the time to introduce each of the members of Ho-kago Tea Time because they are all exactly that. 

 

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From left to right: Mugi, Azusa, Ritsu, Yui & Mio.

Yui Hirasawa – is the first character introduced in the series. The story starts with her misunderstanding the meaning of “light music” thinking it was synonymous with “easy music”. Yui joins the light music club and becomes the guitarist and lead vocalist. She’s definitely the autodidactic kind of character since she learns to play the guitar with no experience. She has a soft spot for cute things and is easily distracted by them and good food. She is the epitome of “brilliant but lazy” as her grades are always on the verge of failing (except for fine arts). She shows though when she properly applies herself she can do anything and this is seen when she retakes a test for a class. Goofy, air-headed, kindhearted and optimistic are all adjectives that accurately describe Yui. She has a younger and more responsible sister named Ui and their parents usually go on trips so she and her sister tend to have the house to themselves.

Mio Akiyama – the shy, no-nonsense, introverted, easily frightened, but mature bassist. She originally intended to join the literary club, but was exhorted into the light music club by her childhood friend and the club’s president/drummer, Ritsu. Because of her shyness, she chose the bass over the guitar because according to her it’s not the center of attention. Speaking of being the center of attention, she doesn’t like being in it and the thought of it is enough to make her feel faint. Despite being the main composer of the band, she tries to avoid being the lead vocalist, only singing if Yui is unable to. She’s a scaredy-cat and gets paralyzed with fear concerning anything involving pain, blood, gore, ghosts, haunted houses or when other topics she finds disturbing are brought up.

Ritsu Tainaka – is my favorite character in the show, mostly because she reminds me so much of myself during my senior year in high school. She’s the rambunctious and cheerful president and drummer of the light music club. She might have the title of president, but she’s not the most attentive regarding important club activities and announcements. Despite her selective amnesia, she is one of the more enterprising characters since she is the one brainstorming ideas that earn money for the club. Ritsu exudes confidence, fun and jocundity, often making jokes, puns or pranks and being sarcastic most of the time. She likes to tease and annoy the others, mostly Mio who in return usually whacks her on the head. Her favorite band is The Who and her favorite drummer is Keith Moon. She says she picked the drums because they were “cool” but later admits it’s because she has trouble playing instruments which involve dexterity like the guitar, bass and keyboard. She has a younger brother named Satoshi.

Tsumugi Kotobuki – is the beautiful cinnamon roll too good for this world, too pure. And if you disagree please comment with your address so we can settle this like grown-ups. Often simply called “Mugi”, she is the big-eyebrowed, gentle, sweet, wealthy keyboardist of the group. She originally intended to join the choir club, but joins the light music club instead after receiving an invitation and encouragement from both Mio and Ritsu. Considered a piano prodigy in her youth, she has been playing the piano since she was four and has won various piano contests. Her parents are very rich and own several villas in various parts of Japan and one in Finland. Her father also owns a maid cafe so she often brings snacks and sweets to the club room, and makes tea with a tea set which is kept in their club room. Mugi is enamored by seeing two girls interacting close together, if she’s not a lesbian, she sure does seem to like the thought of girl on girl action. It’s implied she has a crush on their teacher, Sawako Yamanaka (and I can’t really blame her. Hm, maybe I relate more to Mugi than Ritsu, haha).

Azusa Nakano – The light music club’s first new member after Yui, who joins in her first year of high school (the rest of the girls in the club are second years). She’s in the same year and class as Yui’s sister, Ui. Despite her modest nature and being younger than the other four, she is actually more talented and superior to her senior Yui in guitar playing and conveys a more mature levelheadedness. Funny thing is she doesn’t appear until the middle of season one, but an argument can be made that she’s the most important character in the anime with many episodes told from her perspective. She became bewildered and disappointed when she expected the light music club to be a serious club with serious members. It got to the point she considered leaving the club to join others, but Mio talked her out of it. She’s the more serious and naggy member but nothing she says is offensive or hurtful. She eventually gets acclimated to the club’s laid-back vibes, much to her surprise since she likes to practice.

 

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Sawako Yamanaka – I wanted to mention one more character because if you’re like me who’s had teachers who changed your life then you’ll know that’s how Sawako was for the girls. Besides being a fine specimen of an anime woman, Sawako is the wind instruments club adviser, who was eventually blackmailed by Ritsu into also becoming the light music club adviser. An alumna of the school and a former member of the light music club, she was part of a heavy metal band called Death Devil as the lead vocalist and guitarist. She’d prefer if people didn’t know about it because she has a reputation of being nice and not as wild as she once was. Obviously, she’s the adult figure in the anime and was the one who came up with the club’s band name after the members took too long deciding one. Underneath her friendly demeanor is a wild, lazy and funny individual who enjoys dressing up the light music club in (sometimes embarrassing) cosplay costumes, much to the chagrin of Mio and Azusa. She wasn’t just a teacher, she was a mentor, educator, and friend.

 

Storywise, there may not be a lot going on, but contentwise there is so much to enjoy. This anime is truly a character driven one. You got 5 young ladies with very different lifestyles, personalities, and backgrounds coming together to become close and inseparable friends. Anyone who’s had friends they love when they were in high school will be able to find this watching experience to be a personal one.

Also, I would like to take the time to say the girls are one of my fashion icons. For real, do you see how they dress?

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Musically, K-On! is no featherweight. The songs are all performed by the voice actors behind each character, and while they certainly aren’t going to be as beautiful as Bohemian Rhapsody or Purple Rain, they complement perfectly with the tone of the anime and with the musical talent of the girls. The OPs, EDs, and character image songs are all on rotation on my Android phone. I should note the cast consists of high school girls so it’s not like they’re professional recording music artists being paid to make organized sound. They practice and play for fun which makes their upbeat, silly songs much more fitting. The background music might be simplistic, but it fits so well with each and every scene.

The visual aspects, in my opinion, are stellar. Everything and everyone moves so fluidly and it’s all detailed it feels lifelike. Not only will the characters be moving, but their hair will also flow along. It’s even better during the music scenes, when they play music the animation is crisp and beautifully animated and I think it’s something even my brother would be able to appreciate (he doesn’t like these kind of anime). It’s an eyegasmic anime to look at and I have to applaud the work and effort the anime studio put into the series.

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An example of what I mean by the animation.

 

I’d say the biggest appeal of K-On! for me is how much it reminds me of not only my own high school days and graduation with The Kliq, but my favorite and graduation song In This Diary” by The Ataris. Of course I must take the time to say RIP to my favorite teacher who introduced me to the song. You are missed! The most prominent theme within the series is that of growing up. This theme hits the hardest during two poignant scenes: when the girls perform in front of the school for the last time and realizing this after it’s all said and done, and a final scene where the four girls graduate and play an emotional farewell song in the club room for a teary-eyed Azusa.

“Being grown up isn’t half as fun as growing up. These are the best day of our lives. The only thing that matters is just following your heart and eventually you’ll finally get it right”.

You can’t tell me those lyrics and the whole song in general don’t apply to the girls of K-On! (and me too). There are times when I relate so much to them even though I’m a grown man now. It’s been five years since I graduated high school, yet watching a series that embraces its silliness, I still get reminded of those jovial days with those irreplaceable people. Days that are over and will never return. Now, I’m not one for nostalgia, but it’s funny… sometimes I do want to experience it all over again, but I realize it’s not possible. Those years make me happy and sad in my reminiscences, while making me happy and sad with affection.

It goes to show life goes on, even in anime. Just like them, I knew I wouldn’t be in high school my entire life, and I too had to be aware of the ineluctable future. All good things invariably come to an end. The girls talked about it before, and as seniors they were content in ignoring the inevitable as they spent time together, laughed together, ate cake together, practiced together, drunk tea together… I enjoyed the fact that despite the possibilities of drama in a high school graduation, I saw that even for these girls there is no need for tearful farewells. While it’s not another day in school for them because it was their last, they still intended to make the most out of it. If there’s anything I remember about my high school graduation, it’s when I teared up like a kid telling my friends how much I love them and am going to miss them. Graduation is a solemn ceremony no matter what anyone thinks. It’s a big event both for those who are going to leave and for those who are to be left behind.

 

K-On! shows the best of what anime has to offer. It is an exemplary title not only in the anime medium, but I’d say in entertainment as a whole. It’s amazing something so simple like K-On! struck an emotional chord with me. Everything about it has aged so well. By the way, anyone know where I can get these shirts? I have the Yui and Mio version, but I’m missing Ritsu, Mugi and Azusa, that’s no good! I’ve been trying to find the remaining shirts for a while, haha. Also, can the world have a season 3? I mean, it’s 2017. It’s time.

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ワイフ: Thoughts on Waifuism

I wanna talk about a touchy subject in the otaku and anime world, waifus. I’m sure anyone who has perused an anime website or is part of an anime group has heard the term “waifu” before. And for the uninitiated, I think Wikitionary defined it best as “A fictional female character from non-live-action visual media (typically an anime, manga or video game) to whom one is attracted and, in some cases, whom one considers a significant other”. Despite the clear cut definition there is still much confusion and debate over what the term actually means.

 

Origin

Starchaser’s (very) rough translation for those who don’t speak Japanese:

Tomo: What the? It’s a picture of a woman.
Ayumu: She’s pretty.
Tomo: Who is she?
Mr. Kimura: My wife.
Everyone: No way!

The consensus (I say this because I have no evidence “waifu” was used before 2002) is “waifu” was first introduced to the world from the 2002 anime Azumanga Daioh. In the scene, the perverted homeroom teacher Mr. Kimura drops a photograph of a woman on the classroom floor. When asked by his students about the woman in the picture, Mr. Kimura replies (in his Engrish) “my wife”. Eventually it caught on in the Western fandom and has since been and continues to be used as a term of endearment to refer to a female character you would want as a girlfriend and also as an ironic term by trolls and internet thugs to belittle weeaboos and otaku alike. For the most part though, the word is used in a more light and playful manner.

 

Waifus today

Today, waifu has grown to mean anything from “the best girl from an anime” to its original meaning. And since all these different meanings and what to do with a waifu was unclear for some time, a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) addressing the term was created by the sewage of the internet, 4chan. There is even a word for male characters female anime fans love and it’s called husbando. Heck, waifu is not restricted solely to anime or manga characters anymore, as it has been used with images of cartoon characters and even photographs of real life (usually Japanese) celebrities. The whole concept can be somewhat complex since you have people who only see it as something fun, temporary and go about their daily life while having a waifu. Then there are people who take the concept serious and legitimately go on dates with their waifus and even cook them dinners. Sounds nice, at least waifus don’t talk back. I would say I’m somewhere in the middle: I know my waifu is a fictional character, just moving pictures, but I’m strongly attracted to those moving pictures. My figures, pics on my phone and T-shirt attest to that.

 

Major and defining characteristics of waifuism

While the meaning of waifu might vary depending on whom you ask, there are some common attributes in the community which I list below:

  • People who have a waifu know they are fictional
  • Their feelings are real (well, as real as they can possibly get)
  • Having a waifu does not preclude one from having a 3D romantic and/or sexual relationship
  • Sexual relations with a waifu has been a source of contention
  • Polyamory and polygamy are two concepts in waifuism that is also individual

I’d like to go more in depth about the last two bullet points because I have seen the community divided over them. Two questions which have been asked time after time is “Is it okay to sexualize and/or masturbate to your waifu?” and “Can you have more than one waifu?”. Regarding the former, some who respond in the affirmative view it as a normal thing to do because it’s what couples do. Couples do have live sex celebrations y’know. For others, the thought of doing such a thing is repulsive. Their waifu must be kept pure and wanking to them would defile them. Those who have underaged waifus usually think this way. Some view sex with anyone but their waifu as infidelity, but thankfully they won’t end up on an episode of Cheaters. And there are others who have no qualms having sex with other people or wanking to other anime characters. Answers seem to be all over the place and ultimately it comes down to the individual.

Now, can someone have more than one waifu? Again, it depends on whom you ask. Here’s one answer. But some will say having more than one waifu will ruin your laifu. Makes sense, if someone asks you what your favorite color is you don’t go and list every single one on the color spectrum. Same thing with waifus. If someone asks you who your waifu is you wouldn’t go and respond with “Kurisu Makise, Boa Hancock, Lucy Heartfilia…” would you? NO! You wouldn’t! On a more serious note, there isn’t any rule saying you can’t have more than one waifu. But if one does, isn’t it technically a harem? If you didn’t know, harem is an anime and manga genre where a single guy is liked and followed by bunch of women who are all madly in love with him. The female characters often fight each other to get the guy’s attention. Hooray for shenanigans! If you were to ask me, I’d say just like in real life, I am perfectly fine with adults and fictional characters choosing whatever consensual relationship arrangements suit them.

Based on the information I got from various waifu communities online and the anime community offline, not everyone who has a waifu is socially awkward/inept/stunted. I have a friend who gets vagina left and right and he has a waifu. Yes like I previously said, there are some who take the concept to the extreme. However, most of the waifu community are fully aware they love a fictional character and aren’t suffering from delusions. The characters are the figment of a Japanese fella’s imagination.

 

Finding the waifu for you

If you’re reading this and may be interested in investing yourself into a waifu, yet do not know how to start, this part of my blog post is written for you. It might be difficult to know where to start because there is so much anime out there. Add to the fact there are new shows coming out every season, so it’s safe to say there are a lot of 2D women to choose from. The best way is to expose yourself to as much of the medium as you can. If you’re after a waifu, try watching more anime, reading manga, and/or playing visual novels. If you already do that, then consider expanding your horizons. What I mean by this is if you’re more of an action or horror cognoscente, try watching a slice of life or romance anime once in a while. It’s possible you could find a character who makes your heart go ドキドキ in the most unexpected of places.

Keep in mind looking for a waifu works virtually the same way as 3D relationships do, albeit it’s more from a one-sided perspective. Lots of weebs say you don’t get a waifu, your waifu finds you. Once you feel a special bond then maybe you’ve got something special going on.

“But wait, Starchaser. What happens if more than one person has the same waifu as me?” I hear you asking. 仕方が無い. You must duel them, and whoever is the loser will be sent to the Shadow Realm where they won’t be able to mess with the winner or their waifu ever again. Extreme? More work than necessary? Perhaps. But that’s what you signed up for when you decided to be in a relationship with your 2D sweetheart.

“Can I break it off with my waifu?” is another question you might have in your mind right now. The answer is “yes”. Unfortunately, most anime women are physically powerful, experts at hand-to-hand combat, adept marksmen and/or possess supernatural powers. The good news is they are 1 dimension short of causing you any harm.

 

My personal thoughts

Y’know writing this blog post makes me sort of miss the days I had a girlfriend, waifu and side chick. I had the best of both dimensions, I was the friggin’ mack! Anyway, I honestly don’t care what the next person is doing so whether you’re the type of person who uses the term ironically, buys a lot of merchandise of a character, wanks to a certain character or has a whole shrine dedicated to your special 2D someone in the back of your closet like Helga does Arnold, it doesn’t perturb me in the slightest. I like people being happy and if you get fulfillment from any of the stuff I mentioned then that is perfectly a-okay. While there are always going to be insecure morons who always gotta make sure someone feels bad, you can’t let people who have no bearing on your life directly or indirectly get to you. For me, waifus, waifuism, and being attracted to fictional characters only becomes an issue when it’s affecting you or someone else in a negative way. And if you were wondering if I currently have a waifu, you can bet I do! In fact, I wrote a blog post on her. And not only is she my waifu, but one of my favorite anime characters of all time.

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Anyway, finding information on this topic was actually a bit trickier than I initially thought. There really isn’t a lot of solid info and I had to base most of what I wrote from various waifu and anime communities on and offline. As anime becomes more mainstream, I can see the concept and idea of waifuism also becoming more of a thing for better or worse (probably worse, lol). If you’re someone who thinks that having a waifu isn’t your thing, that’s perfectly okay as well. After all, whether or not anime fans, weebs and otaku have a waifu or not doesn’t change the fact we all like anime. And at the end of the day, we can at least find fellowship in that.

巨乳: Six B(r)e(a)st and Brightest Anime Women

Breasts, melons, boobs, tits, knockers, fun bags, tatas, the twins, planets (that’s a new one), hooters… no matter what you want to call them, おっぱい have always been, and most likely always will be, a ubiquitous part of anime. Let’s be honest, well-endowed women are popular in anime, and all the more so if they have attractive personalities to match. It’s kind of funny for me personally ’cause I grew up in Germany. In other words, I’m not prudish in the slightest. It’s also funny since I’m asexual and most women do nothing for me, but when it comes to some anime women, I act like I’m a 13 year old who just hit puberty and got the hormones from hell. Do you love big-breasted anime women too? Of course you do, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this post. Don’t worry, I’m friendly and nonjudgmental, so let’s bounce our way through a few of the b(r)e(a)st anime has to offer!

 

Enigma

Enigma is a character from a bad anime so the only thing I cared about in the show was her plot. I know Musaigen no Phantom World has another busty character with an infamous scene, but Mai has one of the worst fashion sense I’ve seen for any anime character, haha. Okay, since I don’t care about the anime or any of the characters why is she on this list? Because I find her to be sexy af. Hey, this list is for developed characters, but not in the writing sense mind you. Enigma is a phantom who can take over a human’s body and mind. She has the ability to steal powers from others by kissing them because anime I guess. There’s literally not much else when it comes to this character. Everyone in the anime is boring, but from a looks standpoint, Enigma is the best. I’m such a weeb for saying this, but I’ll say it again, she’s sexy af. As much as I found the constant fan service awkward in the show, I can’t deny when it’s good, it’s good.

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Medaka Kurokami

Medaka Box was a fun anime and manga series. I enjoyed laughing at the silliness it produced (and the erections I got from Medaka’s scenes). Medaka’s amazing rack was probably one of the selling points, but I always like to bring up Medaka when it comes to attractive anime women discussion anyway. Medaka is a beautiful force to be reckoned with. She is super strong and a carefree character with a very positive attitude. Her physical strength is also what makes her such an attractive woman in anime, simply because she can strike others down not only with her breathtakingly beautiful looks, but with her extremely powerful attacks. Whatever the occasion, Medaka stands out in her own way whilst giving off a strong aura of confidence.

Even though Senjougahara will always be the waifu, Medaka is a strong second. The element of confidence tied in with her large breasts is what makes her such a beautiful and bold character. She is not one to be messed with, as she can put a stop to anyone who angers her. Her loving and complaisant nature is another reason she made the list. A quick note, I noticed Medaka and Senjougahara are both characters created by Nishio. I’m starting to get the feeling I’m highly attracted to his imagination or something. *Puts head down in shame*

 

 

Rias Gremory

Rias is a character that really bounces around a lot and I’m not not just referring to her huge bust. Seriously, she’s all over the screen. High School DxD had some very stunning scenes, and they were TITillating and ASSome (hee hee, I’ll stop). A good chunk of my enjoyment was because of Rias to be honest. I know there are other women in the series, but Rias caught my attention the most. She demonstrates her abilities all throughout the series and intentionally and unintentionally shakes what her mama gave her.

She is also a very loving and caring character, as you would see throughout most of the anime. She has explosive power in the palm of her hands and in her boobs. She’s a wonderful leader as other characters are willing to listen to her and follow her orders. Pair her personality with her two assets and she has more asset to her assets.

 

Leone

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Well this is one way to introduce a character. This picture basically encapsulates the first encounter of Leone. When the protagonist goes to the city in order to make some money for his village, this is one of the first things he sees. It truly is a sight for sore eyes. There are those that ooze charm, and Leone oozes sex appeal and being attractive. The great thing about Leone is she likes shoving her breasts in the protagonist’s face. It did make me wonder though, how in the world did he NOT want to hookup with her? She even explicitly stated she’s down with being in a relationship with the protagonist so what’s the problem? I swear, sometimes I feel I should be an anime protagonist because out of all the characters on this list (and in Akame ga Kill!), she’s the one I want to date and have sex with the most. I’m not sure how I feel about that. Besides her big breasts, she has a beautiful smile, back dimples and a fat ass to boot. Neat!

I think what makes Leone’s bust stand out more is not just how big they are, but how they sync well with her tube top which helps accentuate them. Leone is on the tall side, thick, with smooth facial features that really bring everything together in one sexy package. Not only that, but she is extremely clever which only makes her that much more alluring to the eye.

 

Esdeath-sama

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*In Jimmy voice* Bouncy, bouncy, bouncy. Yeah, I’m not gonna front, I always wanted to say that. From a written perspective, Esdeath-sama is arguably the most interesting character in Akame ga Kill!. When you look at Esdeath-sama, you see an extremely beautiful and battle loving character who just enjoys every minute of fighting. However, Esdeath-sama is as cruel and sadistic as she is good looking. She enjoys putting her enemies through great pain, both physically, mentally and emotionally. Her evil character is fun to watch though, as you are easily attracted to her by her glow of excitement when she’s on the battlefield. For most men, it’s their dream to have a woman who is solely devoted to him, and in the woman’s case it’s their dream to give everything to the one they love. Esdeath-sama falls in love and becomes obsessed with the protagonist despite the fact he has the personality of a clogged toilet.

She is an independent woman, who is kind to her subordinates and the ones she trust. She doesn’t back down from a challenge, and when confronted with a problem she deals with it with class and strength. This is why Esdeath-sama rides off into the distance on my list of big-breasted anime women.

 

Tsukiumi

Tsukiumi is probably one of the most prettiest anime women when it comes to any harem anime. I think she has the biggest chest in the show, but I could be wrong since most of the women in Sekirei have big boobs. You can probably tell just by looking at her, but Tsukiumi has a tsundere personality and because of this, has a short temper. She doesn’t like to be touched by anyone except the person she’s in love with. If that’s you then she’ll have no qualms taking your hands and having you fondle her breasts.

She has a sense of pride (think Vegeta) and it’s her most distinct trait. There are times she will partake in foolishness knowing full well what she’s getting herself into because her pride won’t let her back down. Strong and prideful anime women are great too!

 

 

And that’s my list! I think I covered a cast of some characters who truly show off their assets in a huge way. I know, I didn’t list a number of characters, but this is not my usually top five or ten list. Heck, these kind of lists can go on forever if I tried. Did I miss your waifu’s giant levitating chesticles? You can always sound off in the comments below. Until next time, have a nice day!

Why Senjougahara Is My Waifu

Hello, readers. I want you all to know Senjuougahara Hitagi is the most beautiful woman I know and my love for her burns with the white-hot intensity of a thousand suns. Why? *slaps head, slaps chest, slaps butt* Here’s why!

 

Her beauty

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Senjougahara is a beautiful anime woman and it’s something known in and out of the series. In this dimension, there isn’t a shortage of “Senjougahara Fascinators”. When it comes to “best girl” or waifu discussions, you can bet she’s usually mentioned a good number of times. I’ve even talked to some female anime fans and they admit they wouldn’t mind taking her out on a date despite some of them being as straight as a ruler. Sometimes I wonder if Nishio knew when he was creating Senjougahara he was going to make the perfect anime woman. Also, she is recognized for her pulchritude within the anime with both male and female characters not being able to resist her charm. I can’t blame them, she’s so gorgeous, lol. 

 

Her smile

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Backing up her good looks is her beatific smile. Just look at it. I mean, get a real good look at it. It’s almost as beautiful as mine. Whenever I see her smile, I catch myself having a big grin on my face like I’m Crash Bandicoot about to ride a warthog in the first game. You know that sweet, cheek-quenching feeling you get when you pop in a jolly rancher? A watermelon one? I swear to Bob that’s the feeling I get when I see her smile. Her smile is the only fan service I will ever need.

 

Purple hair, Purple hair

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Besides Senjougahara, the only other beautiful person I know who can rock purple as good as her was Prince (I really miss Prince). It’s thanks to both of them I’ve been adding the color to my wardrobe with varying degrees of success. Pink is my favorite color, but purple comes in as a strong second. She’s one of the few anime characters I know to have purple hair in that shade and it adds a unique flair to her character. It even complements her pretty blue eyes and blue is one of the colors needed to make purple. Oh, she’s one of the few women (real or fictional) who looks great with long AND short hair. Kudos to you, Waifugahara.  

 

Fullmetal Alchemist fan

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“My harsh remarks are made by transmuting 40g of copper, 25g of zinc, 15g of nickel, and 5g of hiding my embarrassment along with 97kg of spite”.

Fullmetal Alchemist is my favorite anime series if you didn’t know. If you ask me, any woman who’s a Fullmetal Alchemist fan is a keeper. She once playfully and purposefully misquoted Muhammad Ali so she also has knowledge of great people too.

 

Multifaceted individual

Disguise

Tsundere. Kuudere. Yandere. I don’t think there is a “dere” template Senjougahara can’t execute with perfection. It’s even better considering she’s self-aware of the fact she is all of these things. She elucidates her abusive attitude, violent behavior and verbal abuse by saying she’s a tsundere so it’s only natural for her to act the way she does. As for her kuudere aspect, compared to the other characters in the Monogatari Series, she usually has a neutral gaze. She initially comes off as emotionally reserved, but underneath her cold surface is a sweet young woman and as the anime series progresses, she shows more emotion and it’s pretty cute. She’s also shown to be a yandere as she will openly admit to kill anyone she deems as getting close to you. She’s the type to kidnap you and put you in chains in an abandoned school building all because she wants to protect you. It’s what I would call dedication, love, extreme, and crazy. I like my women to be a little crazy though.  

 

Sharp tongue

Like Timmy Turner’s Dad once said, “Sticks and stones may break bones, but names leave psychological wounds that never heal!”. She’ll call you a lot of things and most of the time, they’re not pretty. Her retorts and the sharp statements she make in order to prove a point happen to cut directly to the point. In other words, she doesn’t hold back her punches. More often than not, her lines add value to the show and gives the viewer something to question and mull over. Like the Wu-Tang Clan, a sharp tongue coupled with a sharp mind is nothing to eff with. The dialogue and comments Senjougahara make would be enough to make a story on their own, there is so much depth and meaning in what she says.

 

Her intellect

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She is Asian so it’s pretty obvious she would be smart. Haha, anyway, Senjougahara is an erudite student who gets high ranks at her school with little to no effort (she’s like my brother in that regard). Remember when I said she’s self-aware? She’s so self-aware she breaks the fourth wall to convey her wit. She’s not only book smart, but street smart and it’s necessary for her to be since she had a rough childhood. I thought my childhood was pretty eventful and chaotic, but hers was traumatizing! I’m someone who believes there are different types of intelligence and intelligence is the ability to learn and apply what is learned effectively and productively. She does exactly what I described throughout the entire series academically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. 

 

Well-written character

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I don’t really want to go into great detail because if you’re reading this and haven’t seen the Monogatari Series, what are you doing with your life? Allow me to give you an example of what I mean… Senjougahara was born on July 7th which makes her zodiac sign Cancer, she had a disease “everyone has heard about”, her blood type is O, and if you look up some personality traits of a Cancer and someone who has O blood a number of them describe her. Her sesquipedalian surname literally translates to “battlefield” which makes sense given her aloof personality. See? You’re not even in the first episode and I’ve showed you she has depth. 

 

That head tilt

The “Shaft head tilt” (シャフト角度 in Japanese) refers to a pose the anime studio Shaft likes to make their characters do. It involves the character in question tilting their head and sometimes arching their back. There doesn’t seem to be any deep meaning to the motif, it seems like an artistic idiosyncrasy and nothing more. If you’re thinking this looks uncomfortable then I’d have to agree. I would know, I tried doing the pose myself. There have been characters before and after Senjoughara who have done the Shaft head tilt, but I’d argue none of them can pull it off with the same effect and grace she does. Like I said, she may not have originated it, but she sure popularized it.

 

That ass

*In Juvenile voice* ♫ Girl you working with some ass, yeah. You bad, yeah.♫  I mean, I might as well while I’m at it, right? lol. My waifu might seem like an anomaly when I think of some of the other anime women I’m sexually attracted to. Leone, Medaka Kurokami, Dimaria Yesta and Rias Gremory. What do they all have in common? If you answered “they all have big breasts” or something similar then you’re correct! Senjougahara isn’t flat-chested, but she doesn’t possess boobs which are going to defy the laws of physics. She isn’t afraid to show off her body and you won’t find me complaining anytime soon. Her figure in general seems to be more similar to an actual Asian woman than your stereotypical anime heroine. She weighs 99 lbs so bench pressing and carrying her wouldn’t be difficult for me. But yeah, she has a nice ass on her.

 

Her unique weaponry

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Senjougahara uses school and office supplies as weapons. When I think about it, it’s a peculiar choice if it’s what you’re using to cause harm to another person. Yeah, scissors and cutters can cause death, but they’re not the first to come to my mind when I think of a weapon. Nonetheless, Senjougahara knows how to utilize and wield them with the utmost proficiency and it’s another reason she’s my waifu. The amount of tools she has at her disposal is amazing, but it does beg the question: how is she able to keep all of it under her skirt?

 

We’d make a good couple

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I’m sure every weeb who has a waifu and/or husbando would say the same thing about their 2D significant other, otherwise, why in the blue cheese are they your waifu/husbando? I’d like to say I’m a simple man, if I were to ever get married, the woman I proposed to did the impossible. What do I mean? I mean my wife would be the woman who annoys me less than my mom, and currently, my mom is the person who annoys me the least. Similarly, as far as anime characters go, Senjougahara is the female character who annoys me the least. Obviously, I find her presence magnetic and whenever she’s onscreen my eyes are glued to the TV. Senjougahara’s ideas of a date include karaoke, stargazing, bowling, going to the park, planetarium and science museum. Heck, I’d be fine with study dates. I’m Filipino so she would be no match for me when it comes to karaoke. Anyway, Senjougahara is quite thoughtful and the type of girlfriend I would brag about constantly, gas up, make love to every day, sing Prince (RIP) songs to, and introduce to my mom, brother, sister and niece when they’re all in the same room.

 

She gave me the best orgasm ever

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This is just a bonus addition I wanted to include. If this is your first time reading from me you’re probably thinking, “Uhhhh what the…?”. But my followers and readers most likely already know since I’ve talked about the event a number of times on my blog already. Here’s the post of it where I go into great detail if you’re interested. To tell you the truth, I actually read it again from time to time when I want to get turned on. If I could only give one reason why I love Senjougahara so much it would be this one. None of the women I’ve ever been with have given me such an incredible physical sensation like Senjougahara did. Shoot, not even my side chick Rosie Palmertson, and she knows me better than anyone else (physically speaking). It’s a moment in my life I can’t and don’t want to forget.     

 

And there you have it! There are so many reasons to love Senjougahara, but if I listed them all this blog post would reach novella length. Do you love my waifu too? Well too bad ’cause I’m her 3D husbando! You might claim your waifu, but has your waifu claimed you? That’s what makes my relationship with Senjougahara special. Extremely witty, loyal, reliable, loving and intelligent, Senjougahara is everything I’d like in a friend and woman.  There’s no denying it, my waifu is better than yours.

♫Oh look, it’s written in the skies above
Our, destiny is to fall in love
Don’t, fight it ’cause it’s stronger than us
Our, destiny is to fall in love
I fell in love♫

Starchaser’s Favorite Visual Novels

I never have time to read visual novels nowadays. It’s a shame since they have some of the best stories I’ve ever been exposed to. Maybe when I graduate university I’ll get back in the game, but until then let me not waste any more time and instead tell you about some of the best visual novels I’ve had the pleasure of reading.

 

Muv-Luv Alternative 

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Muv-Luv Alternative is a true beauty. It’s difficult to talk about any of it without getting into spoiler territory though. Alternative is the third and final part of the Muv-Luv series. It takes characters you’ll be familiar with (it goes without saying if you want to read Alternative you SHOULD start with Extra and Unlimited first so you can appreciate it in its entirety) and puts them in a world where an alien invasion has humanity on the brink of extinction and human-piloted mechs are their only hope for survival.

This visual novel did a lot whilst making me feel a swirl of emotions and succeeded in doing so. I can’t understate how heavy the plot is though, and I wouldn’t recommend it for the weakhearted and those who can’t deal with depression. The ending is the definition of “bittersweet”, and calming songs such as this were able to hit me in the heart every time I heard it. Oh yeah, and it’s because of Alternative Ayamine Kei was solidified as one of my favorite fictional characters of all time. The only other character I hold in high regard is Miles “Tails” Prower. Her moment with Chizuru and reading her letter had me burst into tears.

 

Galaxy Angel 

Galaxy Angel

My community college days were fun and I have the Galaxy Angel trilogy to thank for that. It’s no secret Fullmetal Alchemist got me into anime and manga, and this is what got me into visual novels. There are probably better introductions, but make no mistake, Galaxy Angel is one of the best visual novels I ever read. The story is straightforward and the theme mostly centers around romantic love. It actually makes for a good amount of heartwarming moments no matter which girl you pair Tact Mayers with.  It’s one of the best romance stories I’ve ever experienced. Some people talk about Beyonce and Jay-Z being “relationship goals” but for me, I would want a relationship with a woman the way Tact Mayers has with Ranpha Franboise.

For me, this visual novel oozes with charm thanks to its pretty art style, sci-fi and futuristic setting and wonderful soundtrack. I should also mention “Eternal Love is one of the grooviest themes I’ve ever come across in any media. The moments where it plays is always fitting and a delight to hear. The actual battle gameplay mechanics are great as well even if they are on the simple side. The ending to the third and final installment is a happy one that’s bound to bring a smile to the reader’s face.

 

Grisaia no Kajitsu 

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This visual novel really tested my patience, both in a good and bad way. If I can encapsulate what Grisaia no Kajitsu is about I would say… everyone has their own story, everyone has their own struggles, and everyone makes mistakes, regardless if you can see any of them or not. Also, no one’s perfect. Anyway, the dialogue, writing, execution and unique heroines are what makes this piece of fictional work stand out.

This has the longest common route I’ve ever read and that’s what I mean by testing my patience in a bad way. What keeps it going though is the copious amount of comedy thanks to the girls’ quirks and Yuuji’s serious and stoic disposition providing a lot of hilarious moments. Once one of the heroine’s route starts, the tone of the story takes a turn for the more serious. I started to find a deeper meaning in why the woman in question is the way she is now. There are quite a number of plot twists in each route that kept me guessing and engrossed throughout.

 

Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai!

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This and Muv-Luv Alternative are the only visual novels I have given a 10/10 to. So yeah, I think it’s really damn good. Unlike the previous entries, Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai (usually shortened to Majikoi) is more lighthearted and over-the-top, and I’m a forgiving person especially since there wasn’t one character here I didn’t like. The story is about life, growing up and making memories with the people you love. It’s a story about family/friendship between a group of childhood friends. Considering I’m a happy person who loves his family and friends to death, I was able to get a lot from this visual novel.

It might be not plot heavy, but this is where the characters come in. All the characters are lovable, entertaining  and memorable. Besides the main characters, there’s also a bunch of supporting characters and they’re all great. They contribute to the comedic dialogue and each have at least one moment to shine. If there is one visual novel I would recommend, it would easily be this one.

 

美人: Starchaser’s 10 Beautiful Anime Women

Howdy, and welcome to the 2-D world of attraction. These women aren’t real so you’ll never be able to speak to them or see them walking down the street. Even so, female anime characters attract a multitude of fans. A great example would be myself, I dream about them and discuss them like they actually exist. I’m not gonna front and act like this isn’t an important list to me, because it is an important list. I want to get right into it so here is the list of beautiful anime women (according to Starchaser), read it all mayne! *Chris Jericho voice*

 

Senjougahara Hitagi

Is it biased to include my waifu on a list of beautiful anime women? Yeah, most likely, but it’s my list for a reason so deal with it! *Batista voice* I’m not sure if there’s anything new I can say about Waifugahara that I haven’t already said before. I mean, besides my brother, I don’t think there’s anyone else I talk about on this blog quite as much and in such a positive manner. She’s a tsundere, kuudere, yandere, smot, loyal, and grateful, I appreciate that. This sharp-tongued, stapler carrying beauty is multifaceted indeed. There’s a number of reasons she’s my waifu, and I think if I actually was in a relationship with her, it’d be the best one I would ever have. If a woman ever took me out on a date to stargaze knowing how much I love astronomy, I’d have to propose to her right away. Oh and she’s a Fullmetal Alchemist fan, she would be my waifu based on that fact alone.

I just realized this, but her birthday is July 7th which makes her zodiac sign Cancer and its symbol is the crab. Waifugahara’s problem/secret involves her being almost weightless because of the heavy crab and some of a Cancer’s strengths are being loyal, dependable and caring while some weaknesses are self-pity and moody. I may be looking too much into it, but if not they gave this character so much depth. It’s no wonder Senjougahara fascination took the anime world by storm.

 

Medaka Kurokami

One of my most cherished things in life is big-breasted anime women so seeing Medaka on this list shouldn’t be too surprising. But if you ask me, she’s such an underrated character, at least when it comes to waifu discussion. She actually reminds me of one of my favorite characters from my childhood, Pajama Sam. What I mean is just like Sam, she is always willing to help those in need. She is the epitome of an overachiever. She’s the student council president (with a 98% approval rating) who excels academically, is athletically gifted, possess unrivaled charisma, and always sees the best in people.

She’s an anime woman whom I consider to be breathtakingly beautiful and it’s a good thing she has no problem showing off her zaftig body, which is actually one of the main reasons I read the manga. One thing I should mention is Medaka is as physically strong as she is gorgeous. According to the Medaka Box wiki, some of her abilities include: “adaptability, agility, analysis, awareness, attractiveness, balance, calculation, charisma, cognition, combat, competence, coordination, deduction, dexterity, durability, eloquence, endurance, flexibility, instinct, intelligence, intuition, invincibility, leadership, memory, meta-luck, mimicry, perception, persuasion, reasoning, reflexes, regeneration, senses, speed, strength, tactics, vitality, and willpower” all at a superhuman level. And the key words I used were “some of her abilities” ’cause she has so much more.

 

Leone 

I don’t know if “beautiful” would be the adjective I would use to describe Leone. To put it bluntly, Leone is the sexiest anime woman my eyeballs have ever seen. Her beautiful smile is able to fill me with rainbows and sunshine despite my stoic disposition. If it weren’t for a certain purple-haired and stapler carrying Senjougahara, well… haha who knows. But I do know if I was a member of Night Raid I’d do everything to protect her smile (and breasts). Anyway, she’s generally a cheerful and laid-back kind of woman who loves alcohol and can handle it better than I ever could. At first glance, you might just think she’s Ms. Fanservice (and she is), but she’s also Ms. Sexy Badass. Allow me to explain.

Leone grew up in the slums, projects, ghetto or whatever you want to call a place that’s a disadvantaged residential area of a city. She was able to become a member of Night Raid because she beat up some asswipes who were abusing children for fun. Leone loves fighting and what better way to participate in her passion than killing people to make the world a better place? Even though she’s a flirtatious, funny and spunky character, she does care about people more than she’s willing to admit. The safety of her friends and accomplishing her missions came first to her, even if it meant putting her own life at risk.

 

Asuka Tenjoin 

Or Alexis Rhodes if you prefer. I did say she was one of the most attractive heroines in anime, and I still think so. Asuka is the top female duelist at Duel Academia from the Obelisk Blue dormitory. The way she’s portrayed in the anime and manga are a bit different, but in both versions she’s a confident, loyal, humble, brave, kind and beautiful young woman. Unlike her Obelisk dueling peers, she does not look down on others or regards herself as better than most people. Besides her skills in card games, she’s also known for her pulchritude in the school and various male characters have tried dueling and using other shenanigans to win her affection. Because there’s no better way to show a woman you like them than playing a children’s card game.

Asuka’s character also appears in Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc V. It’s pretty cool to see old school characters in the newer series if you ask me. Asuka’s a determined character throughout. In the anime of GX, she wants to find her lost brother and she’s willing to put herself in harm’s way for her friends. She shows just like in real life, you can’t always win. But even when she loses duels, she never lets her losses affect her in a negative way. Instead, she uses them as motivation to become a better duelist and that’s always an admirable trait to have.

 

Mizore Shirayuki

Mizore could also be on anyone’s “bad ass anime characters” list and is my favorite character from Rosario + Vampire. She’s a yuki-onna (it would literally translate to “snow woman”) who is initially portrayed as lonely, shy, depressed and misunderstood. But thanks to the protagonist, the ice queen was able to be defrosted and she opens up to others. She is often seen stalking and hiding in different locations and the reason she’s almost always seen with a lollipop in her mouth is because it helps maintain her body temperature. I’d like to take the time to say I also like her fashion choices, if “swag” was a thing in anime, she would be one of the characters who helped to innovate it.

She and I have something in common, we both had a crush on a teacher. Unlike her though, mine didn’t try to take advantage of me and I didn’t have to put her in block of ice. She’s madly in love with Tsukune (the protagonist) and wants to have his babies, even if she has to force him. There are a number of running gags involving her such as the previously mentioned hiding and stalking and firing ice projectiles at Tsukune and Moka whenever they get too close to each other. In my (correct) opinion, she gets the best characterization in the manga and her story is pretty heartwarming to say the least (no spoilers).

 

Android 18

Will someone explain to me how someone like Krillin who dies as often as Kenny from South Park got to marry a fine ass woman like Android 18? I’m not one of those people who believe in the “league” horseshit and I don’t want to sound jelly, but I guess there’s no accounting for tastes. 18 was originally an antagonist in DBZ and was created for the sole purpose of killing our hero Goku. While I’m sure Vegeta is stronger than her now, at one point she humbled him by breaking his arm when he was a Super Saiyan (seriously, why does Toriyama have a vendetta against Vegeta?). It’s never shown onscreen, but Krillin and 18 eventually get married and have a daughter named Marron. By this time in the series, 18 has obviously grown to be more compassionate and smiles a lot more.

18 is dedicated to her husband and daughter’s happiness and well being and wants nothing but the best for them. One time she wanted to use the Dragon Balls to wish Krillin the perfect present, but after a talk with Bulma she realized she and her daughter are what made Krillin the happiest. It’s nice to see how she originally went from being a calm and confident villain, to a supportive wife and mother who became a member of the Z Fighters. It’s funny how life works out, even in anime!

 

Dirty Pair (Kei & Yuri)

Oops I’m sorry, ladies, I meant to say Lovely Angels. Yeah, two for one I’m a greedy guy and I honestly couldn’t pick between the two since I’m not partial toward either. Dirty Pair is an old school anime and one I think is highly underrated too. I’m glad I bought the DVDs and watched them with my brother while we were dogsitting at my auntie’s house during Christmas vacation. Kei and Yuri are two smokin’ hot women who basically travel the galaxy and kick ass. They’re part of the 3WA, the World Welfare Works Association which is a corporation that helps solve problems around the universe the police can’t or aren’t able to do. The Lovely Angels are more commonly known as Dirty Pair because even though they’re always successful in accomplishing their missions, there is almost a guarantee to be collateral damage along the way.

“It’s not our fault!” is their catchphrase, and even though it’s true no one believes them. Even though Kei and Yuri are pretty different from each other, it’s entertaining to watch their interactions and banter. Kei is the more hot-headed of the two and Yuri is the more feminine. Kei likes manly men (think The Rock) while Yuri likes cultured men (think Prince). One thing they have in common is they are not bad at their job, so if they’re on the case, you know it’ll be solved. The theme I like that they convey is despite being different from each other, they’re still able to be best friends. According to anime, friendship truly is a wonderful thing to have, even back then.

 

Eleonora Viltaria 


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Elen is incredibly sexy. She’s so sexy in fact, there’s a figure of her I plan on getting. In her series, she’s considered one of the most beautiful women in the kingdom and I would have to concur. She’s got gorgeous crimson eyes, a nice rack, shiny hair, pretty smile and thighs out of this world. She’s a Vanadis, they’re powerful female warriors who act as military officers and nobility to keep the kingdom of Zhcted safe from any enemies. Elen’s duty is to make sure the people are safe from harm by any means necessary. On the battlefield she is strong-willed and gallant and due to this she’s respected by not only her peers, but her adversaries as well. Also she owns a friggin’ dragon!

Despite her courageous personality, she has a fear of insects and I can relate when it comes to cockroaches. She gets jealous when it comes to her love interest when she started developing romantic feelings for him. It’s a contrast from her usual mature self. When she’s not in a battle she likes to take a stroll around town, create wind forces to make herself float in the air and she also likes taking hot baths since it’s shown a number of times in the series.

 

Rias Gremory

It’s kind of funny to think about, but Rias Gremory and Mio Akiyama share the same voice actress or seiyuu if you want to be all pedantic. Anyway, Rias is the main female protagonist of High School DxD and is actually a devil. She’s not portrayed as evil since Rias is kind and deeply cares about those who are close to her. Just like me, she has an affinity for sleeping naked. A little off topic, but if you’re not sleeping naked you really should, there are benefits to doing so. She can be overprotective of her boyfriend and used to get jealous when other women would flirt with him.

Being a devil, Rias is quite powerful. She has the ability to fly and cast magical spells, superhuman strength, endurance, enhanced senses, can see easily in the dark, and according to Rias herself, she can’t get a sunburn. One of her better known attacks is called Extinguished Star which is her one-hit killed technique. One silly technique she has is projecting beams from her breasts to recharge her boyfriend’s energy, but this causes her breasts to temporarily shrink in size. She’s one devil I wouldn’t mind making a deal with (I hope the deal would involve a lot of sex).

 

Mikasa Ackerman 

Attack on Titan is quite the exhilarating anime and Mikasa is one of the reasons. From an early age, she was exposed to some of the harsh realities of the world when criminals broke into her house and killed her parents and then tried to sell her into slavery. Despite her traumatic upbringing with the murder of her parents, Mikasa is one of the most well rounded characters when it comes to intelligence and fighting. Her outlook on life is somewhat similar to my own, this world we live in is so broken and yet it’s also so beautiful. Mikasa is physically fit and muscular, some anime women have boobs of steel while Mikasa has abs of steel. Not the complacent type, she’s constantly training to better herself and will do anything to protect her friends and comrades.

She’s very protective of her adoptive brother Eren whom she grew up with after the killing of her parents. She can be seen as the more rational and level-headed of the two. While Eren relies more on raw emotion, Mikasa can be seen as more calculating when making decisions. She’s usually seen as stoic and impassive, but there are times when she shows emotion, mostly when it involves Eren. The sole reason she enlisted in the military was to keep an eye on Eren, she’s quite the loyal one and her bond with him is one of her defining traits.

 

And that’s my list. Did I miss any of your waifus, reader? I probably did, but if so, you can always comment and let me know which anime women you think are beautiful. I just hope this top 10 will give you a glimpse of the many beautiful women anime has to offer. Even though they don’t exist y’know.