It’s week #5 of the new weekly article on Tuesdays, Waifu, Friend With Benefits or One-Night Stand!
For those new to the article, this is not a post that talks about the “fuckability” of three randomly selected female characters from various anime and video games. I’m already attracted to them, it’s to be implied that I would share a bed with them already. What this article is meant to do, is go through their personalities, interests, anything pertinent to answering the question if they’re a one-time only, a friend that I might accept the occasional booty call from, or someone I would absolutely spend the rest of my life with.
So without further to do, let’s meet this week’s contestants!
(NOTE: There’s like three different spellings of her name, Toka, Tooka and Touka, the latter being the one Google goes to, so that’s the one I’m using)
In a show where it’s a bunch of high schoolers pretending to be wizards and sorceresses, there needs to be one mature voice throughout the series and that person is Rikka’s older sister, Touka. She is extremely strict, sometimes to the point it actually causes some mental (and physical with the ladle) trauma to Rikka in particular. She’s not a fan of Rikka’s delusions and acting like she’s some magical being from Hell, at least that’s how Touka probably looks at it. While I’d like to throw the book at her, you have to wonder what’s going on from her point of view. She lives with Rikka and their parents are no longer around (their father is dead), so she’s essentially the one taking care of Rikka and she’s basically a high-schooler who still acts like she’s in grade school wanting to be a Power Ranger or some shit. There’s probably a ton of pressure on her mind, not to mention her job as a chef in a very famous restaurant, so there’s a lot on her mind, she clearly doesn’t have time to be babysitting her 16 year-old sister.
Weirdly enough, this strict woman has some curious skills as well. When she was younger, she was a rhythmic gymnast as she shows off several times during the series with her extreme flexibility. She also has a rather dry sense of humour, pulling out the odd joke in probably the worst of times. Lastly, she’s not exactly super serious all the time, she actually does have a bit of a shy side, usually when she’s complimented, which happens rarely in the series, but she does blush the few times it happens.
However there’s a big factor that comes into play and ultimately makes my decision the following:
♦ FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS ♦
She’s allergic to cats. Well that’s it, we can’t be together. So unfortunately if we are to have any sort of a relationship, my place would not be involved. However I do like her as a person, I do understand that behind her strict and tough exterior, there’s actually a really nice girl inside, she’s just under an immense amount of pressure and stress that has ultimately caused her to revert to the form she takes throughout the series. There’s a beautiful personality hidden within Touka, I’m sure of it.
The student council president from the Seiga Academy from the surprisingly good Phantasy Star Online 2 anime, Rina is your typical perfect girl anime character. She’s smart, top grades in her class, very dependable, very honest and loyal, all the things you’d expect from the girl placed as the student council president of an anime.
In the early stages of the anime, you’d think she’d never get away from that cliched character, but once she starts making it more obvious that she’s way fallen for Itsuki, she starts to open up and show you a little more of her personality beyond the perfect girl she tries to present to everyone throughout the academy. She still retains her sweet personality but she can also be very jealous, stubborn and demanding when she knows what she wants. The problem is that she doesn’t exactly make it clear what she wants, because as we learn with most anime girls, they don’t exactly tell their love interest what they want. Ever.
In terms of her inside PSO2, she’s much stronger, especially when she finally stops hiding behind her secondary character SORO, which is a giant robot and reverts back to her original avatar which looks almost exactly like her to a tee. She does have a strong side to her, more than willing to put herself secondary in order to help people.
Don’t really have much else to say about her, so here’s what I’ve figured out for her:
♠ ONE-NIGHT STAND ♠
I absolutely adore Rina in terms of her looks, she’s one of those average-looking girls that are actually super pretty when you actually give them a chance. The problem is that with her perfect girl character, I can’t get that much into her, it’s one of those character archetypes that I just can’t ever get into. I’m sure in Japan and their culture, she’s a fantastic girl to the majority of men considering the culture is far different than ours. But in my particular case, she’s just plain boring to me, I don’t care that she’s super smart, super nice and all that jazz. There’s no real excitement about her beyond her looks and that’s just not enough for me.
Oh my god, how the bloody hell can I go through this girl?! If you’ve watched FLCL you know exactly why this is going to be a troublesome decision to say the least. The show is all over the place and so is Haruko, to the point that I’m not sure how to look at her, given her attitude changes constantly. But I will try my best.
This power-hungry space police officer just suddenly shows up on Earth, looking for the power of Atomsk, the most powerful space pirate in the entire galaxy. She’s extremely eccentric, violent and completely unpredictable, one second she looks to be nice and sweet, the next she’s raising that blue bass guitar of hers and ready to bash your head in with it.
The moments that we do see her without her crazy face, she seems to be somewhat of a nice girl, though it’s hard to tell if she’s acting the entire time. But if we are to take her seriously during those sections of the anime, it appears that when she’s not trying to take something, especially an immense level of power, she’s relatively cool to hang around and quite possibly a real sweetheart, a fun girl to be around.
But because of her brash behaviour, I have to come to this decision:
♠ ONE-NIGHT STAND ♠
I really like Haruka and I really wanted to bump her up to Friends With Benefits status, but the problem is that would mean I risk being run over by her Vespa more than once and any other of the crazy shenanigans that she may put me through while being around her. So because of that alone, I have to limit our meeting to one time only. She’s just too risky to be around, regardless of the potential that maybe without all the craziness, she’s actually a super cool girl.
So that’s this week’s editon of Waifu, FWB, or One-Night Stand, hope you enjoyed it! Leave any comments you’ve got below, whether it’s your own choices between the three or maybe I’m missing something that could’ve turned the tide on my decision with any one of these girls.