It’s week #40 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!
Kicking off this week’s show is the self-proclaimed 16 year-old girl who is totally without a family to go home to. From Working!!, it’s Aoi Yamada.
Aoi is a very special case on the show, she’s a runaway who somehow convinced a restaurant manager that she was homeless and was allowed to stay in the attic of the restaurant. As a way to pay “rent” for living in the attic, she becomes a part of the waitress staff at the restaurant and immediately proceeds to throw everything out of wack from there on out. As a waitress, there is quite possibly no one clumsier than Aoi, she constantly breaks dishes and glasses and on top of that, she steals food both after everyone’s gone and even during her shifts.
In terms of her personality, we’re to assume she’s a spoiled girl with a bit of an airhead side to her. She plays the innocence game to try and gain sympathy, but also has a trickster side of her. The airhead part of her comes out in the early-going especially when she’s not quite nailed down her new identity when she’s at the restaurant, as she doesn’t respond to her “real name”. She’s not the brightest girl either, so couple that with her airhead side and you have a girl that’s very naive and really doesn’t have a firm grasp of anything that went on outside of her house that she ran away from. Lastly, she’s very clingy to people she takes a liking to. Over the course of the series she takes three people at the restaurant and tries to label them as her real father, mother and brother and spends all her time with them, at least until someone rips her away and tries to get her to get back to work.
So after reading this, I’m sure you’ve figured out my decision on Aoi:
♠ ONE-NIGHT STAND ♠
I liked Aoi when I was watching the show, I thought she was the cutest thing, I just wanted to give her a big hug. Upon reflection however, she has such a terrible personality and is such a pain in the ass that there’s just no way I’d want to spend any amount of time with her if I had the option to choose. She’s clearly got some issues whether it’s something that needs legitimate help or not, she’s very unintelligent and as you all know, I kinda lean towards smarter girls. But the biggest of all, I AIN’T LETTING THIS GIRL NEAR MY STUFF!!! I like my shit intact!
Second up is the student council president that has no problem putting on a sexy outfit two sizes too small. From Infinite Stratos, it’s Tatenashi Sarashiki.
The most notable personality trait of Tatenashi is clearly with how she interacts with Ichika on a consistent basis. It’s very clear that Tatenashi is aware that she has one of the best bodies out of all the girls at the IS Academy and has a high self-confidence in her body. It could just be because he’s the only guy in the entire school (and he’s so hot every girl in the school wants him all night long), but when it came to Ichika, whether she had feelings for him or not, she proceeds to tease him as much as she possibly can, whether it’s being half-naked around him, or even asking him to undress her. While it’s shown that she’s never actually had a relationship and can get a little flustered and nervous around Ichika, especially once she truly discovers she has feelings for him, it’s pretty apparent that if Tatenashi finds someone she likes, she’s more than comfortable enough in herself and her body to show it off…and then some.
When it comes to Tatenashi after putting her overly sexual personality aside, she’s still a very well-respected, charismatic leader. As the student council president, she’s values perfectionism and strong leadership and is a girl very well-renowned amongst her peers. She still retains her playful side when she’s serious however, so for some it’s hard to tell just how serious she’s taking things. Lastly, we see through her relationship with her sister than she really cares deeply for those very close to her, though in Kanzashi’s case because of their rivalry, Tatenashi tends to be a little more insecure when it comes to her relationship with her sister.
So, here’s my call on Tatenashi:
♦ FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS ♦
With her playful, sexual personality a major part of her, I find it really hard to put her at the top tier, just because I believe it would be really hard to nail down where the “real” Tatenashi lies and where the part of her personality that’s turned up to 11 lies over top. So while it’s hard for me to think that Tatenashi could be the kind of girl I could live with for the rest of my life, I think it’s possible she could be that girl, I just don’t have enough evidence to tell myself that’s true. However, she’s still a very fun girl, seems like the kind of person I’d enjoy chilling at a bar with, watching a movie with, y’know a good friend. A good friend that might try to put on a skimpy catgirl swimsuit costume and pounce on me (not that I’d mind if I were single…), but a good friend nonetheless!
Finishing off this week’s show, we’ve got the Yahama-loving member of the bike club from Bakuon!!, Onsa Amano.
There’s no Wiki page on her to help me fully remember her personality, so I’ll be going off this from memory, not that it’s too difficult to remember the main part’s of Onsa’s personality. Onsa is a very wild tomboy, easily the most charismatic member of the Bike Club and out of all of them, she was easily my favourite (though Raimu’s amazing too) on the show. When it comes to bikes, as the daughter of a mechanic she’s second to none when it comes to her love for motorcycles, constantly talking about the many little details about so many bikes.
When it comes to a more personal basis, Onsa does have a much more innocent and reserved side to her. We see in the episode where all the girls have swimsuits on, she was easily the most conservative with her swimsuits (Raimu doesn’t count, we already don’t see her face, of course she’s not wearing a skimpy bikini either). I don’t recall how she was during the iconic bath scene where we see Rin’s “butt brand”, but when she’s stripped of her shirt by I believe it was their teacher/club advisor, she certainly drops her entire charismatic personality for a more nervous, shy part of her. Granted, her shirt did get taken off without permission…
Anyways, here’s my call on Onsa:
♥ WAIFU ♥
Admittedly, there’s a little bias in this decision, but it’s about my future wife, I’m allowed to be! Onsa immediately grabbed my attention from Episode 1 on the show, she looked so different to your average anime teenage girl, her hair was unique, her skin was a little more tanned (and when it comes to anime, I’m a sucker for tanned girls) and as I’ve said so many times now on this page, let alone just this series of posts, tomboys in anime are almost guaranteed to land in the top tier with me. She’s such a wonderful personality, one I could talk about anything with and not have to worry about saying something that will shut her off. And she’s a hidden beauty, as most anime tomboys are. You never expect them to be super hot, but cue the swimsuit episode and holy shit! It’s a no-doubter for me than Onsa’s in the top tier.
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.