笑顔: Starchaser’s Ten Best Anime Smiles

*Plays Flawless by George Michael*

 

Hm, I can’t front, George Michael’s (RIP) smile is one that could rival mine. Anyway, happiness can be expressed in a variety of ways, and a smile is the best way to convey such emotion. The simple act of smiling can transform you and the world around you. Smile and the whole world really does smile with you, it’s pretty damn contagious. While still somewhat on the subject of music artists, just look at the cover of Off the Wall. Besides classic tunes (Off the Wall, Rock with You, I Can’t Help It, Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough), the album cover features MJ smiling. I think that’s one of the record’s appeal and shows what it is all about. You can tell he was having a good time and he wants you to have one too when you listen to the music.

With all that said, I thought it would be great to brighten your day by giving you my list of anime smiles that can melt your heart like a Hershey’s chocolate bar.

 

Senjougahara Hitagi

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If I didn’t include the waifu on the list she might have decided to staple the inside of my mouth or something. I’m honestly not sure if there’s anything I can say about her that I haven’t already said on this blog. Seriously, one of my reasons she’s my waifu is because of her smile. Senjougahara has a variety of smiles ranging from genuine, sarcastic, sadistic, and goofy. Sometimes it can be hard to know which one she’s doing because of how verbally abusive she can be. In the early part of the series, Senjougahara isn’t seen smiling and is rather an angry individual.

It isn’t until she gets over her troubles and insecurities she becomes more cheerful, happy and just overall a likable character. I’ve discussed how powerful a smile can be, and Senjougahara’s can turn any scenario into a productive one because she has such a unique way of relating to others. Relationships play an important part not just in her series, but in life too. A smile can turn a situation around and Senjougahara is the perfect example of someone who can still smile despite everything she’s been through.

 

Sena Kashiwazaki

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I need to make sure to re-watch this anime this year ’cause I don’t think there’s ever been a smile that’s made me go “Damn!” until now. There’s a T-shirt with her motif on it that I really want, but I can’t find any website that still sells it. 😦 Anyway, Sena is one of the main female characters in Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai. She joins the Neighbor’s Club because she doesn’t have any female friends since they envy her for being very popular with the boys. Maybe it has something to do with her gorgeous smile. Besides her smile she’s rich, pretty, athletic and academically gifted.

The only thing bigger than her breasts is arguably her Kanye West sized ego. Speaking of Kanye West, he has a song called “Everything I Am” and one line “Everything I’m not made me everything I am” describes her. What Sena is not: modest, shy, poor, tractable, chill. All of these characteristics have combined to form who she is: arrogant, unfiltered, rich, obsessive, stylish. Despite coming off as unapproachable, she does have a soft and silly side because she does care about her friends. And friends are always the type of people to get you smiling.

 

Tatenashi Sarashiki

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When was this waifu not smiling? Also, can you believe she shares the same voice actress as Senjougahara? I don’t have anything good to say about the second season of Infinite Stratos. But Tatenashi was the only good thing to come out of it. The fact she exists in the series and the protagonist isn’t pursuing her makes me question his sexuality. Seriously, the fact he has seven women who want him and doesn’t recognize it, shows he has a strong grip of the idiot ball and refuses to let it go. Anyway, Tatenashi’s smile encapsulates her character perfectly. She’s very fun loving and outgoing, which you’ll most definitely see throughout the show.

Being a 2nd year student at the IS Academy, Student Council President of the IS Academy, and the IS Representative of Russia she holds many titles due to her combat skills. She’s somewhat of a perfectionist and has been considered a prodigy ever since she was a child. Have you ever seen that one person who walks into a room and immediately the temperature just goes up a number of degrees? Well that’s basically Tatenashi in a nutshell. Her charisma, work, and smile are unmatched. If you like pretty anime women with pretty smiles (like I do), then let her know. She might offer you dinner, a bath or something even better.

 

Tsumugi Kotobuki

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I could’ve put the entire cast of K-On, but let me not. Nothing speaks happiness more than a gentle smile. It can help turn a frown upside down. The moment you see Mugi’s smile you can’t help but be captivated by it. Your heart goes doki doki and you can’t move because the illuminating serenity from her smile is enough to light up a city for two weeks. She’s the keyboardist of Ho-kago Tea Time and often brings sweets and tea to her friends, which usually ends up distracting them from practicing. It’s pretty fitting since she’s sweet and she brings sweets… don’t you get it? Why aren’t you smirking right now?

Mugi has a lot of reasons to smile: her friends, her family’s rich, she’s talented, smart, physically strong and her future is as bright as her smile. There aren’t a lot of things that bother her so it makes it easier for her to smile. I could go on for days about how cute Mugi’s character is, but I’d suggest to go watch K-On for anyone who would like to see her powerful smile in action.

 

Haruhi Suzumiya

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The prototype waifu has one of the best smiles too. In fact, she has so many styles of smiles you’d think she was an innovator of the gesture. Her smug smile is also great to see. Haruhi is so full of life it makes it hard to look away when you’re watching the anime. Her overbearing and quirky attitude bring energy to the screen and once she starts smiling, you can bet she’s got an idea and something is about go down. You can start to see why I love her character so much. There is truly nothing a smile can’t cure because it is the medicine for the mind thanks to its extraordinary form, and all I can do is give into its alluring energy.

The uniqueness of Haruhi’s character (both in her own world and this one) brings something new to the table and everything she does is usually creative and fun, which just makes you wish to see more of her. Haruhi would be the type of friend you’d love to be around with because her smile packed with her charismatic energy keeps you coming for more.

 

Lucy Heartfilia

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Lucy just might be one of the nicest and sweetest anime characters I know (at least when she’s not angry or irritated). She’s not only a loyal member of the Fairy Tail guild, but she’s pretty and well-endowed. Okay, that may not be saying much since virtually every woman in Fairy Tail has a set of TNA. Still, one thing I can say is not all of them have genuine smiles or even smile, but Lucy sure does. Lucy has the type of aura which resonates with the viewer so well. She may not be the strongest (she does not get excited about fighting and is not the first to resort to violence as the answer), but she has proven to be a capable in combat, often using her intelligence to her advantage.

Whether Lucy is a character you want as your friend or waifu, she’s someone you would want to see smile. Knowing Lucy’s personality, the feeling would be mutual. She would be someone who would want to make you smile too.

 

Sawako Kuronuma

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If Lucy isn’t the nicest and sweetest anime character, then there’s no shame being second place to Sawako. It’s impossible not to love her since she’s so earnest which makes me wonder how she could ever be a social outcast in the first place (it’s because she resembles the ghost girl from “The Ring,” and she’s not the most socially adept). Sawako is on this list because her appearance is guaranteed to make you smile instantly. Her innocence really helps her smile to become more meaningful because we know how real and caring she is (there’s even a scene where her smile is a pivotal event and her friends and classmates have their mouths open agape). Her big eyes just glow as she looks directly at you and gives you a grin from ear to ear.

Love is a wonderful thing to experience (whether romantically or platonically) and Sawako’s love for those around her can be something you might find relatable, if you have friends or a lover that is. Kimi ni Todoke is an appealing anime and one I suggest checking out because it will make you smile.

 

Washu Hakubi

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Washu would most likely be the type of character to tell us how smiling affects our brains. Actually, in honor of her and the fact she’s the reason I love science so much, I’ll do it for her. Smiling activates the release of neurotransmitters called neuropeptides which work toward fighting off stress. They help you experience a whole range of emotions, from happiness to sadness, anger to depression. The feel-good neurotransmitters a.k.a. dopamine, endorphins and serotonin are all released when a smile comes across your face too. When they get released into your bloodstream they not only make your body relax, but also work to lower your heart rate and blood pressure. Endorphins are natural painkillers, naturally produced by your own body!

You’re better looking when you smile y’know. Washu knows that. I know that. And you should know that. So keep smiling! 😀 Btw, sorry this became a mini science lesson, but I couldn’t resist.

 

Naru Kotoishi

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Speaking of anime I need to re-watch this year… Barakmon is an anime you watch if you want to have a relaxing and good time. Naru is one of the most prominent character in the show. She is cute and a ball full of energy! Come to think of it, there isn’t much that can beat the smile of a child. There is just something so euphoric and heartwarming about the smiling face of a child because you know there’s nothing, but purity behind it. It’s amazing what adults can learn from kids, especially since they were one themselves and kids will become adults one day too.

I think one thing I took watching Barakamon and Naru is the reminder to not take life so seriously. Yes, there are times to be and do so, but there are also times to not care because it can help you out a lot. You know what? Let me start watching episode 1 after I’m done writing this blog post.

 

Zero Two

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Zero Two is a mixed bag for me because she has one of the best, but also one of the worst smiles I’ve ever seen. That sentence made zero sense (ha!), but I would be happy to explain why I think so if it didn’t get into spoilers. I do hope none of the fanboys come out of their FRANXX and try to crucify me now. Just because you’re considered to be a evil doesn’t mean you truly are. While we don’t know much about Zero Two initially, one assumption from what you see is that there’s something off about her. Once you get to know more about her, you start to realize just how joyous she is. She’s played a number of roles so far in her anime and I’m  still not sure what to expect. One thing you can expect though is her pretty and pleasant smile.

Despite the anime giving off mysterious and dark undertones, Zero Two gives life into the series with her grin and playful attitude.

 

 

Say cheese! And that’s my list! Are there any anime smiles you enjoy looking at? You can let me know in the comment section. I probably will make another list on this topic ’cause there are a multitude of sweet smiles in anime. I’m off to dreamland now, tomorrow I have to pretend like I’m studying for my finals, lol.

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Dedication to the Prototype Waifu

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*Plays “Prototype” by Outkast*

I reflected today about my love life that I have experienced so far. During my life to this point, I have only had one girlfriend (and that was back in high school). Sure, I’ve been with women since then, but it was never anything serious. Alright, when I graduate university I will at least try serious relationships again, I promise. Anyway, I have met some amazing women in my life, women who have a special place in my heart. Haruhi is one of those women.

Before there was Senjougahara, there was Haruhi. She has given me a lot of memories regarding anime that I am thankful for and a few other things which show she’s an incredible character. Haruhi is a lot of things: eccentric, spontaneous, intelligent, strong-willed, bossy, athletic, blunt, brutally honest, competitive, unpredictable, at times insensitive, but through it all, she remained herself. She just oozes swag and you can just tell she’s a natural-born leader.

Haruhi’s introduction is a memorable one. A highschooler  introduces herself to the class and talks about how she has an interest in aliens, espers and time travelers and does not care for “ordinary” human beings. I mean, I have an interest in vampires and using my recorder from third grade to bring Cerberus from Hades to this world, but it’s not something I think would be a good topic starter. I think that’s another thing that makes Haruhi lovable, she just doesn’t care what others think. She knows what she wants and she’s willing to go after it. In fact, she took Kyon against his will and forced him to help her start the SOS Brigade, a club dedicated to finding such phenomena. It’s shown that Haruhi has always been an oddball and a little bad ass since at least middle school. She would put talismans up around her school, dated and often immediately dumped every guy who asked her out and drew a huge graffiti mural on the field, which caught the attention of the newspaper.

Going back to her introduction, when she starts attending high school she changed her hairstyle every day of the week (in an effort to attract aliens) and joined and left each of the school’s student clubs in a day. It didn’t seem like anything could satisfy this woman. Kyon is the first person Haruhi opened up to. She took an interest in him because he reminded her of someone she met before. When he asked her about joining clubs, she told him they were all boring. Eventually, overtime, she announced she would form her own club. She got Kyon with her to a room used by Yuki Nagato of the Literature Club to use as their club room and kidnapped Mikuru Asahina to become a member, at which she announced the name of the club: the SOS Brigade and transfer student Itsuki Koizumi to join her club. Haruhi unknowingly attracted the exact types of people she wanted into her life.

She is the founder and de facto “Brigade Chief” of the club. The group was made in order to find and have fun with aliens, espers, and time travelers. I remember reading somewhere that the initials SOS don’t actually stand for anything, but for her group it means: The Saving The World By Overloading It With Fun Haruhi Suzumiya Brigade. The club is very important to her and she has told Kyon that she has no intention of yielding her position as leader to anyone else. She has very high standards and won’t accept anything less than the best from herself and her fellow Brigade members. She puts a lot of trust in them, especially Kyon, to get the task done whatever it is (finishing their summer to-do list, making a movie, etc).

It’s later revealed that Haruhi has god-like powers (though she is completely unaware of this). The simply action of thinking can cause her to alter reality. The SOS Brigade was actually made to prevent her from being bored because when she is, she subconsciously creates closed space, an alternate dimension which overlaps reality and could eventually destroy the world. She even has the ability to split and recombine reality into two alternate parallels. Basically, her powers are capable of altering, creating, or destroying reality and are caused by her emotions and inner desires. The reason time travelers, espers and aliens exist is because she wanted them to.

Before I became an anime fan or even had an inkling of an idea of what it was, I have seen Haruhi’s visage around the internet. I remember coming across the video below back in 2008. I’m not sure exactly what I was doing or searching for, but I had no idea that same scene would come back to me in 5 years time. Funny how life works. The internet was more innocent back then and I hated virtually anything that was anime-related. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya was one of the first anime I watched when I was going through my “anime is the best thing evarrrr!” phase. I was able to recently re-watch it and it still is friggin’ sweet. Now I’m hoping for a season 3. I mean, a brother can dream at least.

 

 

I’d like to say thanks Haruhi for this iconic moment in not only the series, but in anime as a medium. It’s been over a decade since that episode first premiered and how does it look better than stuff that comes out to this day? Everyone killed it on stage, and Haruhi looked so damn good in that bunny suit.

 

Haruhi, you may not be the waifu anymore, but you will forever have a special place in my heart (how many women real or fictional can say that?). You were one of the driving forces for why I started liking anime and even learning Japanese. In hindsight, those were great life choices I’ve made… okay, maybe not the anime. I have you to thank for that. Thank you! ❤

セクシー女性: Starchaser’s 7 Sexy Anime Women

I guess I can say this is a sequel to my 10 beautiful anime women list. The subject of attractive anime women happens to be my specialty and one of my favorite things to talk about. Just like real women, I feel certain words/adjectives are better at describing them. It’s one of the reasons I’m using the word “sexy” instead of “beautiful” again. While the anime women below can be described as either, I always felt the word “sexy” had a cool vibe to it. Not only are you highly attractive, but you’re pretty rad as well. Lol, I don’t know if that made any sense, but that’s just what I think. Anyway, below are anime women that rock my socks off, melt my butter, rock my boat… well you get the idea!

 

Moco

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The only character’s name I cared to remember from a godawful anime. It’s a darn shame when good character designs are wasted in crappy anime wouldn’t you say? I might be a bit biased since she’s rocking the color of life and my favorite color. It looks great on her! According to my research, *Dorothy Ann voice* she’s actually an alien who is part of the Planetary Gears. They travel to planets where they “dry them of their libido for their own food”. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen the anime, so I’m not sure if I read that right (if anyone is more knowledgeable please correct me). You mean to tell me they drain inhabitants from other planets of their sex drive and that’s how these aliens get their energy? Well with a body like hers, she can at least star in a number of men’s private dreams.

Moco is skilled at hacking which makes me wonder why she didn’t partake in cyberterrorism more often. She could use her skillitez to disable or modify the signals that control military technology, cause a regional power outage, disrupt a pipeline, cause a widespread computer virus… the possibilities are endless. She’s also adept with firearms and I remember she can transfer and gain memories through a kiss. Please kiss me, Moco. I don’t think there’s anything you want/need to know about me, but making out would give us both health benefits. It would also increase my sexual desire which you can snack on after we’re done. Everyone wins! Haha, I’ll stop now.

 

Evangeline A.K. McDowell

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A.K.A. Yukihime. She would have made my list simply for this pic. It made me want to stay in the bathroom for longer than necessary. Anyway, Yukihime is an immortal vampire who can control the element of ice. Makes sense ’cause she’s as cold as ice! Foreigner song aside, she’s the main character’s teacher and guardian, and the leader of an organization of immortals in the anime/manga series UQ Holder. Even though she has an appearance of a young woman, she’s in reality over 700 years old. I had a crush on my art teacher when I was a kid so it’s probably no surprise Yukihime is on this list since she was a teacher and is way older than me just like my art teacher. She’s been and lived through a lot, and can’t die by natural means since she lost most of her vampire weaknesses.

Her true form is that of a 10-year-old girl so she uses magical pills to change her appearance whenever she needs to. Her biggest characterization is her relationship with Touta. Two years ago before the start of the series, according to his dying parents’ wish, she saved Touta’s life with her powers. She grows to deeply care for him and is the happiest whenever she interacts with him. I have to applaud the writing of Ken Akamatsu because there is more I would like to say to elucidate how strong their relationship is, but that would get into spoiler territory. But believe me when I say it’s sweet and tender.

 

Enigma

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Enigma, as her name implies, is an enigma. But she is also sexy as eff. Musaigen no Phantom World was a mess, but there is at least one good thing I can say about it. She acts as the final antagonist in the anime and is one of the more powerful characters too. I really like the above gif, I can stare at it for a good number of minutes. The camera makes sure to focus on her face, chest, legs and then back to her chest. Enigma is actually a phantom that was created by humans and hates humanity because every part of her body was modified with to be what I guess is an artificially-created phantom. Her main goal is the oh so original one that is world domination.

She has two useful abilities: body and mind possession and stealing others’ abilities. For the former, she can then act like the person she’s possessing does so you’d never know unless she wants you to. Which does beg the question, why doesn’t she just kill anyone who stands in her way? Think about it, if you can possess someone, you can literally get away with murder because it’s not exactly “you” committing the act. Anyway, mini rant aside, her latter ability involves her kissing the person whose power she wants to steal. I’m not sure if I have any super powers besides making strawberry banana pancakes, but Enigma can kiss me any day (preferably with tongue).

 

Utaha Kasumigaoka

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Y’know, I think if I ever get married, it’s going to be to a woman who resembles Utaha. I’m not sure why I think that’s the case, but if it ends up being true I’m not going to complain. Utaha has it all: looks, talent, brains, adulation from her peers, and a tendency to make silly faces. Her best feature though is the fact she has game. What I mean is she confidently uses her attributes, characteristics, and overall personality to try and win the affection of the man she wants. I mean, it does eventually pay off in the end. Utaha is an overachiever. Her first light novel sold over 500,000 copies, she’s able to finish a visual novel’s script in one night, straight A student, and even writes plays for the drama club.

Besides writing a lot, she also likes to read and flirt with Tomoya. Despite being level-headed most of the time, she is a character who has no shame. Since she’s in a harem anime, there are other girls who want the main character to themselves as well. She can get jealous when Tomoya gets close to the other female main characters. Besides making funny faces, she cracks sarcastic jokes and one one occasion, breaks the fourth wall. She’s able to make a yandere plot on the fly too. Can someone please give this lady a spin-off?

 

Lieselotte Sherlock

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♫She’s a very kinky girl. The kind you don’t take home to mama. She will never let your spirits down. Once you get her off the street.♫ Kudos to you if you know what classic song I’m referencing. It’s true though, Lieslotte is quite perverted and will use her good looks to reach her goals if she has to. It’s always nice when a woman doesn’t care about being labelled derogatory, misogynistic terms, but Lieslotte probably doesn’t care since she exudes confidence and ambition. Even though she is goal-oriented, she would rather find the fastest route to get her work done and will even deceive/mislead her own family and friends. She would join Grimoire Security so she can study Breakdown Phenomenon to gain access to the Eternal Library before becoming an evil mage which is why she ended up fighting her friends. She would even choose to steal her own twin sister’s magic even though by doing so it put her sibling’s life in danger. Despite her morally dodgy actions, she is a caring character.

One thing about her character I find a bit amusing is that in the manga her chest size was smaller, but later on becomes one of the biggest of the cast. Did she use her magic to give herself an augmentation? Lieselotte’s fighting style seems to involve using her magic to enhance her hand to hand combat. She can steal other characters’ magic to strengthen her own by physical contact. Once she has took her opponent’s magic, she can now use their spells as much as possible, even strengthening them with her own magic.

 

Koko Hekmatyar

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Her name is Koko, she is loco, I said, “oh baby”! Koko is an arms dealer and a member of HCLI’s Europe/African Weapons Transport Division. The main protagonist of the Jormungand series, she became involved in arms dealing at an early age, starting when she was a teenager. Even though she never went to college, while watching the anime I honestly thought she received a higher education because she always came off as someone who always knew what she was doing and is very successful in what she does. Since her career involves her traveling the world I assume she knows how to speak in multiple languages. She leads a squad consisting of bodyguards who serve to support and protect her (can I too?).

Koko usual disposition is cheerful and happy, but she will throw temper tantrums to express her vexation. When it comes to her dealings, she only accepts cash and will most likely have you killed if you pay her in drugs. Besides being highly knowledgeable in weapons, she exhibits charisma like no one else in the series. She never has any problem when talking to anyone and her subordinates follow her orders without question because they have full trust in her judgement. To me, one of her best physical features are her eyes. Even though they’re sharp, they’re also pretty at the same time and complement her equally pretty hair and skin. お嬢様. ❤

 

Tsunade Senju

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I am not really a fan of Naruto (please don’t kill me), but Tsunade was my favorite character in the series (and if the creator gave her a spin-off anime or manga I would be really happy which he definitely should because I would consume every episode/chapter). She’s Hashirama Senju’s granddaughter, who was Leaf village’s first Hokage. She’s affectionately known as “Princess” among the villages. She’s also the world’s strongest (and most beautiful) kunoichi when it comes to brute strength because of her extreme control of Chakra. She has developed a fear of blood because of losing the lives of those close to her. During the whole Naruto run, Tsunade has proved herself to be a great medical-nin, hokage and teacher. She helped all of the students reach their potential and mayne, there are so many examples I’d like to give, but that would get into spoiler territory, but please believe me when I say she’s a bad ass and wonderful character.

Tsunade take her job as Hokage very serious and will put her own physical health at risk to protect every villager of the Leaf. When she was first introduced, she came off as a cynical type and Based God knows how much I detest cynicism, but thankfully she stops being a cynic after meeting Naruto. Tsunade typically shows a tough demeanor, even when she is facing great personal adversity. It kind of reminded me of Dorothy from The Golden Girls because even though she is tough, she still loves her village and its people. If you’ve never experienced anything Naruto related, the next thing I’m about to say may shock you: she’s in her 50’s. I know black don’t crack, but Asians be blazin’ y’know! That was supposed to be a joke, but it was corny so don’t judge me too hard!

 

 

And that’s my list! Are there any waifus out there I missed, you can always let me know in the comment section below. Good looking anime women will always be something worth discussing in the anime community. Shoot, it’s one of the reasons why many of us fans love anime so much.

Leone Is a Strong Second for Waifu

Okay, no one will replace Senjougahara Hitagi, but this post was written mostly to answer the question “If Senjougahara wasn’t your waifu, who would be?” that no one asked me. Also, this serves as a good excuse to drool over an attractive anime woman. With all that said, I’d like to give some reasons why I love Leone from the anime & manga series Akame ga Kill!

 

Sex appeal 

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I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: Leone is the sexiest anime woman I’ve ever seen. If you have ever seen Akame ga Kill, you know that Leone’s looks are killer. From her short hair to her pretty face, to her eyes that resemble lustrous gold, to her radiating smile that shines like the morning sun… Leone’s looks are not to be ignored. When I look at her, I always think to myself, “Why can’t she be real and in love with me?”. Because if she was, I wouldn’t have partook in casual dating/relationships whatsoever, I would’ve been in a monogamous relationship with her all throughout my stay at university. I bet sex with her would be awesome and passionate too!

Anyway, combined with her looks, Leone also has wonderful ASSets. Her measurements according to the manga are 90-57-86. What this means is she possess breasts of steel. To complement that, she has a fat ass and back dimples to boot! Her outfit consists of a black tube top (which just accentuates her chest), a scarf around her neck, pants, belt and boots. She might be a little flashy regarding her garb, but it does show off all of her best superficial features, wouldn’t you agree? And who am I to complain?

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God bless the creators, they even gave her a camel toe lol.

 

Pretty laid-back outside of combat and missions 

When she’s not killing people or gathering information on targets, Leone exudes energy, cheerfulness and sociability. She serves as the cool big sis toward the younger members of Night Raid, often referring to herself as “お姉さん/onee-san”. Unlike the other members, the empire doesn’t know about her existence so she can roam the capital without any trouble. It works for her job and I guess that also means she can buy all the sake she wants. She’s pretty popular where she’s from for both good and bad reasons. She has swindled men out of their money so she’s probably not the best example of moral goodness.

However, she’s more kind-hearted than she shows and it’s one her best features as a character if you ask me. When Tatsumi was disconsolate about the death of his friends, she was the one who wanted to cheer him up and saw his potential to become an assassin. She even saved some kids who were being abused by nobles. She has scant patience for those who commit unjust and cruel acts, even less than other Night Raid members.

 

Can handle her alcohol

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I’ve recently gained an appreciation for alcohol. It’s not something I drink regularly, but like smoking cigars, I drink around the holidays. I think I’ve been able to increase my tolerance, but if the first time I drank taught me anything, it’s that I should never mix drinks. I had four different type of drinks during the Christmas of 2016, and inevitably, I disgorged my dinner. I’ve drank since then and I don’t mix drinks and so far I’ve been holding up pretty well for myself. Leone is able to hold her alcohol well and is seen with it more than anyone else. Having her not only as a lover, but a drinking buddy would be wonderful ’cause she’d always be there when I would want to drink. Someone I don’t mind becoming inebriated in front of and make amazing memories with.

 

Physically strong 

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Unlike her measurements, there isn’t a numerical value (at least none that I know) given for her physical strength, endurance, speed, durability, etc. So that means no psi punch, no bite force, or how many miles per hour she can run. Based on what I’ve read and watched though, she’s at least strong enough to crush skulls, break necks, lift big rocks, kill people with a single kick, smash craters into the ground and break billars with one punch. She’s fast enough to dodge magic bullets and has a healing/regeneration factor, but it’s not as fast as say, Wolverine or Deadpool’s. Since she’s the member who gathers information on the targets that Night Raid have to assassinate, she is skilled in stealth. Good to know ’cause I usually fail those stealth type of missions in video games.

 

Loves to fight 

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Her reason for joining Night Raid is simply for the fact she likes to fight and she takes great joy in killing people who abuse their power on the weak and helpless. She has a penchant for fighting strong enemies and has a tendency to be a delay fish who causes delays when she comes across one. As I’ve already stated, she’s physically strong and is one of the strongest amongst the entire cast. “The stronger the enemy, the more I wanna take ’em down!” is something I remember her saying.

 

Best pornographic doujinshi I’ve read (so far)

Have you ever read or saw something and thought to yourself, “God, I wish that were me”? Well, when I was reading Shishi Ane I sure did. Honestly, I don’t consume much pornographic material when it comes to anime (unless you count eroge) so I’m not a connoisseur on the subject. However, I’ve read enough porn doujinshi to know how brainless it is. I’m not judging anyone who likes them by the way, but for me I always felt the writer exaggerates the already exaggerated personality of the character(s). Okay, I know porn isn’t the place for the most mature themes outside of sex, but still.

I never had any of those thoughts when I was reading this. I feel the writer captured Leone’s personality quite well since I can see her acting the way she did in the book. The art isn’t bad either. Obviously, I’m not going to provide a link to this, but I’m sure if you wanted to, you could find websites to read it.

 

Cat girl

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Her belt is actually a Teigu called “Animal King Form: Lionelle”, which increases all five senses, gives her animal-like characteristics and a healing factor. Something that’s been bothering me though, and I don’t know if anyone has an answer, but why do cat girls have four ears? It’s even more strange in Leone’s case because she gains ears when she transforms so what would happen if one of them got cut off? I know I probably shouldn’t be looking too deep into this since it is anime, but it is a little fun to think about. When she transforms, her hair becomes longer and she gains lion ears, tail and claws. It’s a good thing she’s able to retain her sexy looks and she gets even sexier when she ends up fusing with her Teigu too. While no one in Akame ga Kill has a surname, Leone’s name is Italian which translates into “Lion” so hers is one of the more meaningful.

 

Her introduction

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You only get one shot to make a first impression. So the main protagonist Tatsumi gets kicked out of an army recruiting office when he makes it to the city. When he thinks about what he should do next he hears a voice and looks up. The gif above sums up the first encounter of Leone. Even Tatsumi is taken aback, noting that the capital is “bigger” than he thought. He easily falls for her job offer, and she ends up taking all of his money. I know people treat you differently based on how you look, but I would still never trust anyone with my money. Even if they ooze sex appeal.

 

We’d make a nice couple 

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Seriously, if this isn’t one of your reasons for having a waifu or husbando then you’re doing it wrong. It’d be sort of weird though since technically she’s from a different time period. Being in the Akame ga Kill world would mean there’s a good chance you could die, even if it’s unnecessary (unless the writer really likes you). If I was in that kind of dark fantasy world, I would want to be a gunslingin’ marksman/cowboy à la Erron Black. Until the empire is overthrowed, some of our dates would consist of killing people. Talk about romantic. We’d make a great team though: she’s an expert at close combat and I can take targets down from long distances. I would have a desire to protect her since there’s always going to be the “anyone can die” vibe in the air. I may not sing her a Prince song, but I could at least sing her my favorite Lupe Fiasco song.

 

 

And those are my reasons why Leone is pretty rad in my book. I guess I have a thing for strong women. In this anime world, parents aren’t really a thing so I don’t think mine would care that I went missing and started working for a group of assassins. I’d also like to think we’d make a better love story than Tatsumi and Mine.

♫You’re my sunshine
You’re my moonlight
You’re the starry skies above me
Won’t you please come down and hug me
Think I found love in this club tonight♫

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.

Why Senjougahara Is My Waifu

Hello, readers. I want you all to know Senjougahara 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

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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

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♫

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 beauty 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 


Elen
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.