It’s week #7 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!
First up this week is Reina Izumi from the recent Winter anime, Myriad Colors Phantom World. Now let’s just get this out of the way, her abilities are not being considered as a part of this, it’s purely about her personality.
Right off the bat, Reina is for the most part your cliche anime sweetheart. She’s nice, very soft spoken, even when she gets angry, she’s not exactly looking like she’s about to kill you, she still looks adorable when she’s angry. She’s also extremely polite, another cliche of anime as she’s very much the traditional well-mannered Japanese girl, very polite, respectful to everyone, using her honorifics properly all the time and because of her manners, she’s extremely shy and embarrassed when it comes to her ability in the anime, which is basically that she’s Kirby, she opens her mouth super wide and sucks Phantoms in.
There’s not too much more we can really say about her personality, as she pretty much sticks around with these traits throughout the entire anime. We see why she’s the way she is, as her family is extremely strict, there’s an episode solely dedicated to her struggling to deal with her life at home to the point she almost disappears from existence to go to a Phantom world and live with a family there who treats her with actual love and care. But in terms of her personality, there’s not much more to say other than her love for food to the point her dream is really to go to an all-you-can-eat buffet.
So because this is a shorter description, let’s get to the decision now:
♠ ONE-NIGHT STAND ♠
To get the joke right out of the way, I can’t afford to date this girl, the costs for taking her out to dinner would put me in debt for the rest of my life. But jokes aside, this goes back to Rina from PSO2’s anime, I’m just not that into the cliche anime girls that are super proper, polite and happy, it’s not interesting to me at all, in fact it’s extremely boring. I’m far more into characters that have a real quirk about them, something different, something with an edge even. So in Reina’s case, because she’s so proper, so nice, she’s not interesting to me at all.
Itsuka Shikabane aka Plamya from World Conquest Zvezda Plot is your typical badass tough girl that you wouldn’t want to get on the bad side of, but it appears that the good side may or may not be worth the risk.
Now before even getting to her personality, we have to get the core problem with her from the anime out of the way. I have to make it clear that my intentions right from the very start are to keep her away from the kitchen, for my own safety. Her cooking in the show is legitimately lethal, so for my own well-being, I have to Itsuka-lock all the cooking appliances in the house. Granted, I’m a shit cook and can do something, so maybe there’s a chance to teach her just a little, but then again it would also mean testing her finished “products”.
From what we see of Itsuka in the show, she’s definitely ridden with tropes of the more badass, aggressive and downright angry female characters. She spends the majority of her time being very cold and insulting to the males in particular of the group. While she’s not super loving of Roboko and Natasha, when it comes to Lady Kate, she’s a completely different person around her. She’s like a big sister to Kate, unless you count the times she gets maybe a little too close with Kate, especially because she loves Kate’s small, petite frame to the point that, uh…might be criminal if Kate was actually a child. But at times in the anime it is shown that she does have a softer side when she chooses to show it off, which is to very few.
However, with everything put together, I’ve got to come to this decision:
♠ ONE-NIGHT STAND ♠
Unfortunately, I’ve got to make this decision based on what I’ve seen and it’s obvious that she just does not get along with males very well, so it’s tough to think that even if she could have a soft side towards men, the chances are so slim that even the fact I truly do adore this woman, it’s just not worth getting the shit kicked out of me over and over again, if I survive to see another day. And even if I did make it and got close to her, her cooking would finish me off anyways.
After giving Konosuba the Anime Spotlight treatment last Friday, who knew one of the girls would pop up in the randomizer for this week. But Lalatina aka Darkness did just that.
For those unfamiliar with her, she is a crusader in this alternate game-like world, however she can’t hit a damn thing with her sword, regardless of her role as a tank. The other catch with her is that she is well…a masochist, makes sense when she’s a tank. It’s so bad that she creeps out even her enemies when she gets as crazy as she does at times. It’s not limited to physical abuse though, she’ll happily take verbal abuse as well. However oddly enough, she gets super embarrassed and doesn’t enjoy being humiliated in public though. You get her alone in a bath though and she shows her true colours as Kazuma found out in the show.
Now she’s not this weird the entire time, she does exert the usual cliche prim and proper tropes that women of her elegant, rich background have. She is very kind and caring when she isn’t completely lost in her fetishes and is extremely brave and willing to sacrifice herself for those she loves. At the same time, she can also be ridiculously clumsy, which isn’t surprising for someone who couldn’t hit the moon with her sword if she was a foot away from it.
So, let’s make our call on this one:
♠ ONE-NIGHT STAND ♠
It’s a one-night stand clean sweep this week! Congratulations randomizer for giving me three girls who are super adorable and yet just not displaying enough good personality traits to make them date-able.
So in Lalatina’s case, her fetishes are the primary reason for me why this just isn’t going to work out. On the outside she is such a beautiful woman and seems like she’d be a nice girl. But she is so far gone with her masochistic urges and her desire for humiliation that it’s just way too much for me, it’s not worth the few moments of beauty that she would be when she’s…shall we say a bit more normal.
Then again, a one-night stand seems like something she’d enjoy too…oh dear.
So that’s this week’s edition 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.