It’s week #49 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 dark-skinned and extremely gifted (though still losing to main character Claire) best friend and protector of the aforementioned extremely large-chested Claire Harvey. From Hundred, it’s Liddy Steinberg!
This will be solely off memory, it appears I was the only one who liked Hundred and therefore no one wrote a lick about her, not even MAL has a brief biography of her! From what I remember about Liddy, she’s very much your typical protective best friend kind of character. She sees the main character in Hayato as someone who’s just after Claire to take away her innocence, her purity…her virginity. Come on, it’s a harem anime! Behind that rough, short-fused exterior that Liddy has really does lie a strong, caring young woman who just wants to keep her best friend safe, albeit more from lecherous eyes than real danger, but hey it’s anime, what’d you expect? You have to stay protected from perverted eyes as much as you do giant killer robots!
When it comes to her one-on-one with Hayato though, we eventually see her let her guard down (through various ecchi anime moments such as falling on top of Hayato, her crotch literally a foot from his face) and show off a more vulnerable and normal side of her where her over-protective nature takes a backseat. That’s when we see the more shy and casual side of her, one that looks a lot less dangerous to be around. She’s very down to earth, very chill when she’s not trying to keep men from staring at Claire’s boobs (which are the size of watermelons and even that might be not a big enough comparison), she actually looks very approachable and someone you could hold a fun conversation with. She’s certainly got her shit together, that’s for sure!
So here’s my call on Liddy:
♥ WAIFU ♥
Liddy’s one of those girls that if not for a certain circumstance, she’s really an awesome girl. Because of the curious relationship between Hayato and Claire, Liddy spends a lot of the anime being an over-protective, rugged bitch that you probably wouldn’t want to get on the bad side of. This might still be true with the more normal, down to earth Liddy, but when you take her away from those two, I truly do feel comfortable around her, she’s someone that I could have a million conversations with and not feel bored or annoyed. And with someone as well composed as she is, she’s a real strong girl and that’s very attractive to me.
Second up is the Princess of Obel, from Suikoden IV and Suikoden Tactics, it’s Flare!
Again, not much on her, but this is due to her being in a game where you can have 108 party members, so there’s only so much screen time you can get. From what I remember of Flare, she’s certainly a strong young woman, the daughter of Lino En Kuldes, King of Obel, who is also a tough son of a bitch. She certainly takes after her father, that’s for sure. Though as a princess, she doesn’t really like being pampered to and called royalty all the time, she actually hates being called Princess Flare, preferring just her name. She’s a princess of the people to her, not royalty that needs to be respected just for her title.
Personality-wise, it’s hard to remember much on her. I know she was very soft-spoken and cares deeply for those around her, staying behind when the kingdom was claimed by another nation, to keep up appearances and hope for Obel. She’s also more than willing to help people she doesn’t know, saving the main character and his friends early on in Suikoden IV.
That’s all I’ve got on Flare, so here’s my call on her:
♦ FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS ♦
I’m not sure if having more information on her would put her in the highest tier, but for sure there just isn’t enough of her shown off to me in order to get a perfect sense of where she’s at. She certainly carries the charisma and stature to be someone I wouldn’t despise and feel I wouldn’t be able to have a great conversation with, but there just isn’t enough for me to believe that we’d be anything beyond friends. Besides, being friends with a princess is still pretty cool as it is.
Finishing off this week’s edition is the over-the-top diva of a Bubuki user, from Bubuki Buranki, it’s Kaoruko Kazuki!
Wow, three girls this week, all of them with almost no information on them. Geez, I don’t want to have to only watch the most popular anime and play the most popular games just to get extra information on girls! Anyways Kaoruko as the twin sister of main character Azuma, she acts as the polar opposite to him. While Azuma is very quiet and reserved, Kaoruko is an over-the-top, over-exaggerating, over-dramatic girl with a voice so loud, I’m surprised some people haven’t gone deaf. She certainly has a childish side to her, though I think in the show she’s barely a teenager, so it makes sense to have that side still. I think it’s very accurate to call her a diva, she’s constantly doing things, saying things, posing in ways that draws all attention and eyes on her, she certainly enjoys being the center of attention.
It’s hard to get a good read of how she is on the inside when she suppresses it as much as she does, mainly in her hatred towards her brother who is really the only person that would be able to get her to open up. She comes off as a girl who just wants to be loved and because of her not-so-good childhood, she never really found that and seems to resent everyone around her for it. So she puts up her facade that is pretty much devoid of real emotion and plays the over-dramatic act on top of everything.
So here’s my call on Kaoruko:
♠ ONE-NIGHT STAND ♠
Part of me wonders if there’s really a wonderful girl underneath everything I’ve seen from Kaoruko, but if I’m solely taking on what I’ve seen and not speculating at all, there just isn’t much to like with Kaoruko. Sure, as an anime character, she’s awesome for being an over-the-top kind of girl, but if we’re talking relationships, if we’re talking friendships, I can’t see being around her very long without getting super annoyed by her. Maybe there is a great girl under all that, but I don’t think I’d last long enough to find her.
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.