It’s week #15 of 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!
Starting off this week is the lesser irritating of the two Farron sisters from the Final Fantasy XIII series, Serah. While Lightning may just be one of the most insufferable characters in all of gaming, Serah on the other hand is a much needed breath of fresh air from her older, broody bitch of a sister.
When we’re first introduced to Serah, we get a rather one-sided showing of her in the original game. She’s just that super sweet girl who you can’t help but want to give a big hug to, maybe go on a cute date at a festival, sit in a ferris wheel as the fireworks go off, all that jazz. She’s definitely a great example of a girl designed to be a girl you want to hold hands with and not immediately gravitate towards much more naughty thoughts.
But when we get to Final Fantasy XIII-2 we at the very least get to see a much more complex and layered side to Serah. While she still retains that sweet and caring personality we were originally exposed to in the first game, she is a much stronger young woman, not requiring her sister or Snow to accomplish whatever she sets out to do. We see how much she’s grown since her time spend as a L’Cie, she’s certainly far more mature than in the first game, that’s for sure. And to top it all off, my favourite part about her is her “Meanie Miss Farron” moniker that she gets as a grade school teacher by the kids, since she’s very strict and has a short temper. I think it’s super cute watching her getting angry.
So with that out of the way, let’s get to my decision, shall we?
♥ WAIFU ♥
If there was ever an example of a girl that you would totally be more than excited to show off to your parents, your family and friends, it’s Serah. She’s so damn pretty, super sweet, mature, great with kids (when they aren’t pissing her off) and many other things that make her so easily approachable. When I look at Serah, I don’t see a girl that in my head I’m thinking “Man, how hot is she without her clothes on?” like it’s very easy to do with other characters in gaming and anime. Instead of taking things to a dirty mind perspective, my thoughts on Serah are more related to cuddling on the couch, or having a nice dinner together, things related to dating and a loving relationship. And if there’s a beautiful girl in front of you and you’re not immediately going into naughty thoughts mode with them, she’s gotta be a keeper.
This will be quite short because of the little time we have on Misaki, but anyways, let’s hop to it!
Likely is reference to Japanese women’s wrestling legend Manami Toyota, Misaki Toyoda is a legendary pro wrestler in the world of the anime Wanna Be The Strongest In The World, which may just be one of the strangest anime I’ve ever watched, because I’m a huge fan of pro wrestling, yet this anime was basically a series of boob, butt and crotch shots because of the various holds and moves in the ring, not to mention a lot of screaming in pain that sounds more like the girls are getting teased than put in submission holds.
Misaki ends up being the trainer and mentor of the lead character, Sakura and she plays the role as you’d expect from a wrestling/boxing trainer. She’s very tough, strict and doesn’t bullshit when it comes to anyone learning their craft. She’s your stereotypical old-school wrestler, she wants to protect the business, so she doesn’t fuck around when training people, putting them in painful submission holds, similar to stories of legendary trainer Stu Hart, with how he’d stretch guys in the fabled Hart Dungeon, almost to point of what many would consider torture. But it was to toughen you up and make you respect pro wrestling.
Trainer personality aside, the little I do see of Misaki allows me to perceive as really just a cool, badass girl. She used to be an idol herself before becoming a pro wrestler so it’s fair to say she’s got a bit of a sweet side, maybe even a really girly side to her, so it’s not just the “I will kick your ass” kind of attitude the entire time.
So, let’s get to the call on Misaki:
♦ FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS ♦
There’s not nearly enough material on Misaki to even remotely consider Waifu status and with the majority of time you see her, she almost seems unapproachable at times, maybe worthy of a one-and-done kind of situation. But I think because my love for pro wrestling is as big as it is, I could easily find common ground with her and at the very least we could be on friendly terms and just talk about the business and all the cool things we’ve seen and the cool things she’s done. And if the possibility came of taking our friendship and making it just a little more physical, hopefully she doesn’t have flashbacks during the act and squeeze me in a painful body scissors hold.
One of the seven witches from the underrated anime Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Nene Odagiri acts as the Student Council Vice President with quite the devious personality.
Throughout the anime, she’s displayed mostly as an extremely bossy and arrogant girl who has a bit of a power trip, large in part due to her power as a witch. Whenever she kisses someone (regardless of gender), they fall in love with her and she is able to essentially order them to do whatever she wants, almost like she’s a succubus. She’s also a bit of a tsundere in the early stages of the anime, snapping a ton at Yamada and other characters before slowly starting to show a bit of a soft side to her.
That soft side for me was okay at best, usually tsundere characters work pretty well with me once they’re pretty much done with their overly-angry attitudes in the beginning, but in Nene’s case, I really didn’t attach to her much, though I think it may have just been more having to do with there being other girls I had above her anyways. But her soft side comes off to me almost like she doesn’t like to admit she has that soft spot and because of that, I didn’t really take her all that seriously.
So with that, here’s my call:
♠ ONE-NIGHT STAND ♠
I think Nene’s probably a sweet girl now, especially after the whole witches thing was resolved by the end of the anime. But for what I saw of her during that time, there were so many things that turned me off of her. She’s very unapproachable in the early going and because of her personality large in part due to her Charm witch power, I’m also left wondering if when I did encounter the sweet Nene, if that actually was the real Nene, or just a girl trying to get another person onto her side. So because of that, she gets the one-time-only treatment here.
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.