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Anime Spotlight: Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai

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After going through the many shows I’ve watched and would want to do one of these spotlight articles on, I came to the conclusion that I’ve somehow completely forgotten to do this show, one of my favourites of all-time. It’s an adorable show worth your full attention!

The anime revolves around two characters. The first is Yuuta Togashi, a boy starting his new high school life. He tells the story about how in the eighth grade he was one of “those kids” who would pretend to be a hero from an anime or manga, making up a fake name, dressing up, using non-existent magic, even coming up with a gimmick to their character. In Yuuta’s case, he wrapped up his forearm, claiming by removing the wrappings, it would unlock his powers as the Dark Flame Master.

Naturally, he’s embarrassed by that past and transferred to a school much further away than the one he would’ve gone to, so no one knows him in his new class. His intentions are to be 100% normal, to not ever deal with “Chuunibyou” or “Eighth-Grader Syndrome” ever again. But that lasts about…two minutes.

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Enter Rikka Takanashi, a girl who happens to be his next door neighbour at his apartment complex…and a girl still suffering from the dreaded Chuunibyou! Her gimmick is of course, her eyepatch and her shining golden third eye (aka a coloured contact lens). She also fights with a massive weapon (an umbrella) and has a chimera at her disposal (a cat with a costume on it). Naturally, she plays the game with Yuuta after discovering him doing his routine one more time to get it out of his system for good and thus the entire journey begins.

The first season is a solid mixture of comedy, silliness and then some real-life situations to bring the serious mood into the picture. The entire season pretty much focuses on Yuuta trying to deal with Rikka and her antics (soon bringing more people into the mess of things) while trying to distance himself from her, again trying to get away from that kind of character and start his “normal high school life”. Eventually he understands her won’t be able to get rid of her, so he starts to try and get her to snap out of her delusions.

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Yuuta’s not the only one who wants Rikka to grow up, so to speak. Her entire family is tired of this shtick of hers, to the point her older sister essentially blackmails Yuuta into being more aggressive in trying to get her away from this chuunibyou side of her and become a normal high school girl. A lot of this season really spends time with the hardships a lot of kids face during that transition into their teenage years and adulthood soon after. We all had that time as we grew older that we didn’t want to grow up, we wanted to stay a kid forever. That ideology gets fought with throughout the entire season.

The second season is far different than the first. While there’s still that wish from her family to change, Yuuta’s fully accepted her for what she is and supports her, whatever she decides to be. And that’s where the focus comes in, it’s clear there’s a loving relationship between the two and finding their own way to make it work, as well as hide it from almost everyone is a challenge. Though it is absolutely adorable how Rikka comes up with ways to say she wants affection from Yuuta, without actually saying it point blank.

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In terms of the remaining characters, there’s more than enough quality to keep any other moment in a good place. Shinka acts as a great fence-sitter, being a harsher female version of Yuuta. Sanae is pure comedy, constantly causing trouble for the other characters, particularly Shinka. Kumin basically naps all over the place and at the perfect times it seems. And Tooka as Rikka’s older sister does her job very well at being the serious character of the show, while still able to work within the craziness of the show.

Speaking of, the best parts about the show (other than Yuuta pretty much concussing Rikka by chopping her repeatedly) are the “magical battles” that take place often during the show. Since Rikka and others believe they’re real anime characters, they often have crazy battles with over-the-top weapons and explosions. Which becomes super funny when they cut to reality and it’s really just Rikka hopping around on the ground with an umbrella.

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Overall, this show is an absolute wonder to sit through. If you have a problem with over-sexualisation, this show doesn’t go for that. It’s a cute show that has a bit of over-the-top anime comedy, nothing you haven’t seen before if you’ve watched anime for any substantial amount of time. But what sends this show over the top for me, is honestly Rikka. She’s one of my favourite female characters in anime, adorable in every possible way, you can’t help but cheer her on. And when the story goes from laugh out loud to a lot more somber, you’re invested. I certainly was.

I mean come on, how can you say no to this face?

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Top 10 Anime Girls I’d Marry

A couple weeks ago I had the difficult decision to pick the Top 10 girls in all of anime that I’d list for a one-night stand. That was all fun and games, but now it’s time to get serious! These ten have to be more than a pretty face and body, they have to also have the personality that would work with me and the feeling that I’d want more than to just hang out with them. Also it helps that they aren’t likely to kill me or hurt me pretty badly…

As usual this is my own list taking into account my own preferences, so my list will be way different than yours. And there’s always characters I’ve never heard of or haven’t watched so I don’t know them inside and out. And because some characters may have difficulty applying to real life (cause, y’know…it’s anime), there’ll be a couple characters I adjust slightly to work with this situation.

Anyways, let’s get to it!

 

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My first anime crush, Cagalli has been etched into my psyche for a long time now. The downside to that is there’s been plenty of time to take her further and further down the totem pole. However she’s still leaps and bounds more interesting than the majority of anime girls out there, she’s a tough girl with a tiny bit of a laid back personality when she’s not fighting for her life. She of course gets extra points being a tomboy, something that always works well with me. Man…I still can remember that sequence in Gundam Seed with her and Athrun on that deserted island as if I watched it yesterday.

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Lynette’s an absolute freaking sweetheart, she’s awesome. She’s also got that shy side of her as well that’s really cute. A huge plus for me is she’s a pretty good cook (I’m god awful in the kitchen right now), so it would certainly be nice to have someone directing me rather than leaving me to burn the house down. I suppose her being in an alternate WWII-era anime requires some change to bring her into the present day, but given her look and attitude, I don’t see that being an issue.

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Right off the bat, yes I know she’s a tiny alien inside an AI unit designed exactly like her in human size. So let’s just assume the AI unit is the actual human body for this. Nagisa is a crazy mixture all over, she can be that adorable girl, but she’s also so unpredictable and a little crazy, which can be fun (when she’s not holding a Memory Erasure Apparatus, I mean…hammer…) as well. Not to mention the blue hair/green eyes combination looks fantastic on her. One of my favourite girls from this year’s worth of anime.

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I seem to like a lot of girls in sci-fi kind of anime, the third character of the first four so far that has something to do with outer space. I’m not even convinced I’d need to take away Marika’s space pirate work, she doesn’t seem to let it change her to the point of the stereotypical rum-drinking, cursing, violent pirate. Instead she’s an absolute sweetheart, very fun loving and let’s be honest here, she’s gorgeous. I don’t think even in full pirate getup and holding a gun right to my head, I still wouldn’t think in the back of my head “Damn she’s pretty…”.

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Granted, this character is inside a video game, so we can safely assume the role of the character’s self in the real world, Shizuka Hanekura. Specifically in Log Horizon, Akatsuki is easily the cutest assassin I’ve ever seen in any form of media. She has to be when one of the side characters tries to dress her up in pretty clothes and hugs the shit out of her every time she comes across her. Personality-wise, I really don’t pay much attention to her “my lord” portion, other than the fact you know she’s loyal to you once you’ve earned her respect. Otherwise, she is clearly very shy and reserved, looking even more adorable when doing so. I just hope Akatsuki is the only part of Shizuka that’s swung a sharp object.

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Looking at the rest of this list, I can safely say we’re away from all the outer space ladies, but something will remain consistent for almost the entire Top 5: tomboys. Makoto is the tomboyish character in Idolmaster that wants to be a girly pop idol like everyone else, but her tomboyish figure for the most part prevents that, everyone prefers to dress her more like a guy. Honestly, I could go either way, she looks really good in her more masculine clothes such as the tanktop and shorts she’s wearing in the picture above. But I’d have zero issues with her in a cute top, skirt and thigh high socks if that’s what she wants to do. She’s pretty enough that she can pull off both sides.

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It’s crazy that in an anime/visual novel where there’s so many to choose from, especially ones designed to be perfect (Nerine, Lisianthus, Kareha, etc.), Asa’s the one I’d pick by not just a small margin, but by a landslide. This green-haired sporty tomboy is fucking awesome, she really gives off that best friend in the entire world attitude. But she also backs up her awesome personality with pure beauty, past the joking and stuff she is an absolutely beautiful girl and is very adorable when you get close enough to her to unlock that part of her personality. Though the denim shorts cut into bikini bottoms still baffles me. Tomboy, I guess.

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Rikka’s probably the closest character in terms of her overall looks and personality to my actual real-life girlfriend and before you even think it, no, my girlfriend is 27 like me. Minus the acting like she’s still an anime heroine, Rikka is easily the cutest of all the girls on this list in terms of personality. She’s very over-exaggerating with her emotions, whether she shows that by her facial expressions, or waving her hands about (my girlfriend does this a lot when she speaks). She’s totally adorable, you just want to give her the biggest hug ever. I imagine once she’s grown up a little more, probably after high school, she’s the perfect mixture of a young adult who still has a little bit of their inner child out there.

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I said so many good things about Charlotte in my Top 10 Infinite Stratos Girls list, but she just misses the #1 spot. But it’s no easy feat to get #2 and Charlotte works hard to do that. She’s one of very few blonde-haired characters that’s really gotten my attention, it helps that she dressed like a guy for half the first season and has a curious mixture of a tomboy, but seems to lean to a more girly side once her real gender is discovered. And then there’s that French accent of her, which is sexy as fuck. She really gives off that sweet girl feeling, the kind of girl you’d want to take out to a nice dinner to, not just a movie or something trivial like that. You think she’s worth the effort, as certainly do I.

 

But if Charlotte, the girl I’ve been talking endlessly about these past couple weeks isn’t #1, who is? Well…

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I don’t even want to remove her cat ears and tail, fuck it, have nekojin exist in our world for this, it only adds to how beautiful this woman is. The first time I saw Kuon in Episode 1 of Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen, I thought she was really cute, but wasn’t sure how I’d feel about her personality. Generally speaking, characters that look like how she does can often be a little hyper, or too overly cute. But by the end of Episode 1 after watching how this woman acts, the only thought coming to my head was “Holy shit, if this girl was real…”, though of course I am in a great 8-year relationship, I’m not the kind of terrible guy who’d drop a girl just because he came across a prettier one who’s into him. Putting all that aside though, there’s no denying the perfection that is Kuon. She’s one of the prettiest girls in any fictional media I’ve ever come across and may just have the best personality out of all of them. She’s sweet, she’s loving, she’s caring, she’s funny, she’s adorable and she has no problem getting serious when she has to. She’s the total package and easily the #1 candidate for an anime marriage if one could ever exist.

 

Hope you enjoyed the list, once again I had a blast/hard time making this one up. If you’ve got your own opinions, especially involving characters I didn’t even mention, don’t hesitate to share them in the comments below!

Top 10 Female Anime Characters I’d Sleep With

So I’ve gone through my Top 10 lists for female video game characters that I’d sleep with or marry. Now it’s time for the hardest version of these lists, anime girls. Why? Because there’s just so much to choose from!

So let’s get a few rules out of the way. First off, anime’s weird when it comes to ages, so if any girl on this list happens to fall under the “not of age” range, assume that they are now old enough to be of age, I’m not trying to being a pedophile here. Secondly, these girls fall onto this list for a multitude of reasons, whether it’s that I can’t see myself spending more than a one-night stand with them, or their dangerous personalities would put me in way too much danger to actually want to put a ring on their fingers.

And lastly, but most importantly, don’t bother me with the sexist comments about how over-sexualized and objectifying this list is. None of these girls are real and if any of you SJWs could actually say to me with a straight face that you haven’t fantasized about having sex with ANYONE, that would be a miracle. This is not a list about girls who look slutty, this is a cut and dry list of the Top 10 girls I’d just straight up like to have sex with, nothing more, nothing less.

And remember, my list will be different than yours. I may like certain characters from the same anime that you don’t and of course there’s a ton of anime I haven’t watched, so just because they’re not on the list, it doesn’t mean I don’t like them. It just means I don’t know who they are.

So anyways, let’s hop to it!

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With there being so many in anime, I had to list at least one pair of gorgeous twin sisters and Perserte and Princesca Yugiri are my favourites out of all of them. Oddly enough though, I haven’t seen much of the Polyphonica anime (I don’t read manga) to really get an idea of how they are personality-wise. What I do know however is that the artwork of them is absolutely stunning, they look like a million bucks and then some in the official artwork of the series. Not to mention they aren’t mirrored copies of each other, they have their own colour schemes that really separate themselves to the point that they’re incredible on their own as well.

It also helps they’re one of the only twin sisters I know of that aren’t like 14 or younger.

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One of my favourite shows that I’ve watched, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions features a ton of underage girls that while they’re adorable, they’re still far too childish to be considered, even when they age past their teens. Toka on the other hand is the polar opposite of essentially every character on the show. She’s super-serious and will do whatever it takes to accomplish what she wants. She’s also super hot. Through that scary demeanor the show gives her, she comes off very strong and tough, but also shows a soft side as she clearly cares about her younger sister. She definitely feels like the kind of girl that once you get close enough to her, she’s a real softie and a sweetheart when she wants to be. Pair that together with her figure (especially that butt in those jeans) and you have a pretty fun friend with benefits.

Just don’t piss her off, that ladle looks like it hurts.

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Before you say anything, yes I know she’s a robot. Let’s just dream that she’s built for such situations, all right?! Meika’s my favourite girl from the recent Punch Line anime, which features a ton of panties (since the main character essentially goes Super Saiyan when they’re seen). If my video game Top 10s weren’t enough indication, I’m more a fan of smaller-chested females compared to the overtly large. I imagine most would pick Rabura out of the four, but for me Meika’s the easy choice, the hair, glasses, body type and the color selection of her undergarments just blends together so perfectly.

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Yes I’m aware after just mentioning the small-chested preference that the next girl on this list, Saya from Highschool of the Dead does not fall into that category. But given how she, along with the other girls in this game are portrayed, can you blame me for picking one of them? Saya’s my personal favourite of the four main girls from the series, mainly cause Rei is too bitchy, Shizuka is just too much and I just prefer Saya slightly above Saeko, who is also a great choice for this list if the one per rule didn’t apply. I think the glasses just always work for me cause of the whole intelligence is also sexy to me thing, but in this anime, it’s not like she isn’t shown much. Her in those super short shorts, man! Though the hairstyle she has in the swimsuit OVA was a little weird and didn’t work for me. But when the bikini came off, I hardly noticed.

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Yep, another robot/android on the list! It’s hard for me not to pick Korone, the weirdo demeanor and especially the Hatsune Miku style striped panties are just so hard to resist. The anime makes full use of her perfectly built (literally) body with many panty shots and the parts of the series where she’s trying everything in her power to get Akuto to have sex with her (so we’re assuming she can) just shoots her further up the list than robot counterpart Meika. Not to mention she has no problem just undressing other girls around so isn’t that a bit of a bonus. Ah who am I kidding, you’re still the one who gets beaten within an inch of your life, not her.

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From a series that has no problem apparently showing girls topless, it was hard to pick a character from Strike Witches to put on this list. The only one that will be making a push for the Top 10 Marry list will be Lynette, so that leaves far too many options to count for this one. However it was the Major that gets the nod for this one, Mio Sakamoto. She was the easy choice in the end though as she’s not crazy and/or overly hyper like someone of the younger characters are. Though as a clearly heavy military girl, a relationship would be nigh-impossible as she’d be constantly away, something that regardless of the person in question, it’s not an easy pill to swallow. But with her very under-appreciated beauty and her “one of the boys” kind of attitude, she’s a great choice for a little bit of fun when she’s on shore leave.

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Now here’s a chick that you do not want to fuck with…metaphorically speaking. I personally cannot stand the pink-haired super sweet, super lovey-dovey Moka from Rosario + Vampire, she’s absolutely insufferable and honestly, her voice is just too damn annoying. However, her full-vampire form once the rosary around her neck is removed is another thing. She’s a badass, a cool fox of a woman and just absolutely stunning, the silver hair does a lot for her (not that her body doesn’t help at all…). The episode where she tries her best to seduce Tsukune is hilarious and shows just how protective she probably was her entire life leading up to that point. She pretty much tries to be Kurumu and fails miserably at doing so. Honestly, other than the potential draining of blood, she seems like a cool person to be around once you get past that kick first, ask questions later demeanor of hers.

And considering the source material, it’s an easy choice. I hate Outer Moka, I’d lose myself to the succubus Kurumu, Yukari’s kind of annoying as well, Kokoa’s an absolute pain in the ass and as much as I love Mizore, I like my body temperature where it is. So Inner Moka it is!

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I know what you’re thinking. THE ONE GIRL FROM MONSTER MUSUME WHO’S HUMAN?!!! You got ‘er! For me, there’s only two choices from that show I’d really be into and Zombina is well…dead. So no necrophilia (no matter how you look at it), which leaves Smith as the only option. And why not Smith, she’s absolutely fucking gorgeous and her attitude clearly comes off like she’d be super into the idea of casual sex. Her chill, laid back attitude and her lack of responsibility would clearly open the doors for such a case.

And I mean…I just can’t fathom any of the monster girls, I just can’t. I guess the more human bodies (no monster bottom halves) might be an option, but none of the others even come close to Smith. Like I said, Zombina’s the only one (and she’s awesome) but…no. Just no.

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Just to put it out there, I made it past one full episode of Queen’s Blade and that was all I could take, the show is just too much. But in that one episode, I got introduced to perhaps my favourite red-haired fictional character of all time, Risty. This absolutely sexy thief, oh sorry, the Benevolent Bandit of the Wild checks off a ton of boxes for me. Red hair, tomboyish, very fit (I like slim builds, but athletic builds are just as good) and her outfit obviously leaves little to the imagination. I could do without the giant breasts, but that’s Queen’s Blade in a nutshell, so I can’t really argue it. I could’ve picked someone like Cattleya or Tomoe.

And as someone who hasn’t watched the entire series, just the first episode, it’s an easy pick when she doesn’t have a sister trying to…stay close to her *shudder* or she doesn’t shoot acid from her tits. Seriously, that’s a pretty big plus.

So with the first 9 on the list, let’s congratulate our winner, or well…winners at the #1 spot. A lot of winners…

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This probably a cop out to some, picking an entire cast instead of one person from it. But for my favourite anime of all-time, I have to break a rule here and put them all at the #1 spot.

When I first started the series and went through it, it was just Charlotte, Laura and Chifuyu for me. After learning of the English dub, I watched again and I added Cecilia to the list. Season 2, Houki got added after Episode 1 (seriously, her in that red bikini, holy shit! I used to hate her for a while!). Over time, I’ve slowly added everyone else, Rin (to an extent, she can be insufferable at times), Maya, Tabane (her English voice is fantastic for her character) Tatenashi and Kanzashi. The bad girls like Madoka and Squall are beautiful as well. And even some of the side characters like Honne (I imagine she’s absolutely stunning without the mascot costume), Kiyoka, Kaoruko and most importantly to me, the seriously under-appreciated Ran (I cannot believe they didn’t flesh her out more in the anime!). They’re all absolutely stunning girls, each unique in their own way. I tried my best to pick one out of them all, but quite frankly, it’s just impossible, I can’t just decide on one, so they all get put #1 on this list.

I mean, I’d have somewhat of an order on who goes first (if I had the choice), but there’s no way I can select ONLY ONE.

This list was far harder than the video game list, easily. I wrote out a list for the video game version of this list and had under 20 names to decide from. This one, almost 50. So slowly but surely, I whittled the list down and this is what I ended up with.

Hope you enjoyed the list! Don’t forget to leave your favourites in the comments below!