It’s week #45 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 is the overly shy (yet very energetic online) character designer at Eagle Jump. From New Game!, it’s Hifumi Takimoto!
In the show, Hifumi’s character is very basic. She’s the classic so shy she can’t talk to people and when she tries to she’s the most adorable character in the entire show. At Eagle Jump, she rarely says a word to anyone, yet if you contact her over instant messenger, she’s cheerful as can be, complete with over the top emotes and everything! Even at home alone she still appears a little meek and uneasy and ironically owns a pet hedgehog in Sojiro who’s just as shy and uncomfortable around people as she is.
But regardless of her overly shyness, there’s such a charm to her that is so hard to explain to most. Yes, Hifumi basically can’t look you in the eye and talk to you, but for whatever reason, it’s that part of her that makes her so attractive and so interesting. And because anime is such a perfect art, the faces she makes, the sounds she makes, all the things she does when she gets nervous and flustered, she becomes as I mentioned earlier the most adorable girl in the room.
So with that being said, where will I actually place Hifumi? Here’s what I think:
♥ WAIFU ♥
It’s an interesting call to say the least, because in reality you have to make that decision with the understanding that you have no idea what a shy and easily flustered girl like Hifumi would actually be like if she ever managed to settle down enough for a single partner. So I had to go based on her interests, her style, things like that, but most of all, her personality while talking on instant messengers really made that decision for me. It’s very clear that behind that massive bubble she has, there is an extremely bright and bubbly personality waiting to explode on the first person to really get past all her barriers. And I can only dream of what that would be like.
Second up is another girl from New Game!, this time a member of the animation team and one you don’t want to be around when she’s holding something. Once again, from New Game!, it’s Hajime Shinoda!
The polar opposite of Hifumi, Hajime is the total package of energy and insanity, a clear tomboy with a love for action-packed battle sequences, weapons and anything else that excites her. She is constantly walking around the office with a prop weapon in hand, swinging it around for inspiration of how to make the characters she animates move in whatever way she needs to animate them doing. She’s very light-hearted and carefree and now being introduced to a younger rookie staff member in Aoba, she breaks out of that a little with the first semblance of responsibility of taking care of someone younger. The whole “being someone’s senpai” thing really got her turned around.
I don’t really have much else to go with on Hajime, so I’ll just make my call here:
♥ WAIFU ♥
I’m pretty sure I could say yes to almost every character in the entire New Game! anime. There really isn’t a girl on that show that doesn’t have a lovely personality and seems like a really awesome person to hang around. In Hajime’s case, as I’ve said many times here, she’s already won a ton of points with me being a bit of a tomboy, but on top of that loving video games, anime and action movies at an even higher level than myself is another big part of why I’m so interested in her. How could I not love someone who loves everything I love and on top of that isn’t a bitch?! It’s impossible!
Finishing off this week is the The Last Priestess of the Winds, from the Soul series (Soul Blade/Soul Calibur), it’s Talim!
Now this will obviously be short because in most fighting games, the majority of characters don’t have a lot of screen time, so for Talim there really isn’t a whole lot to go on. From what I’ve seen of her, she’s one of the few characters in the series who is actually against fighting and killing, only fighting and defeating her enemies when there’s no other option. She’s seems to have a little bit of a shyness to her, but it feels more like it’s just her being young and innocent and not exposed to the more dark sides of the world. Basically, she’s a super nice girl.
So because I’ve got nothing else, let’s just make the call:
♦ FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS ♦
Talim is one of my original game girl crushes, but in the end she suffers from a constant character type that just can’t get past the middle tier. She’s a nice, kind-hearted girl, but what else is she? For me, being nice and kind isn’t enough, that’s expected of you, I want to see something unique and interesting about you. But in Talim’s case, there’s isn’t that spunky personality, that quirky sense of humor, that over-the-top energy, none of that’s there, she’s just your typical gorgeous girl who’s super nice. And the middle tier is where they all go.
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.