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Character Spotlight: Nagisa Aizawa

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One of my favourite shows from the Summer 2015 season was the comedic harem of Actually, I Am (Jitsu wa Watashi wa). With the four different girls to choose from in the show (not counting their teacher and principal), you would think I’d go the Youko route, maybe Mikan, Shido not so much, she’s a bit much with her sexual nature. But at the end of the season, it wasn’t even a contest. I went with the girl that technically is the size of a pencil: Nagisa Aizawa.

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It’s surprising when I think about it, of all the girls I chose, I went with the one that I could technically never have a physical relationship with. Yes, she has a human-sized external unit that looks exactly like her and acts as she does, but even if all the parts are like a human’s and she would experience something like say a kiss, I’m still not physically kissing the actual Nagisa. And yet she’s still easily the most interesting and attractive girl of the group.

Right from the start, Nagisa looks like she’s set to be the holier than thou, proper girl who has a short fuse, but after Episode 1 where you realize just how crazy the show’s going to get with Youko being outed as a vampire, it becomes very obvious that whatever we see on the surface isn’t what it seems. Sure enough, the following episode she gets outed as the tiny alien she is and we see a whole ‘nother side of her. We slowly see her begin to loosen up, open her heart to Asahi and that side of her is absolutely beautiful.

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Even though Youko was clearly penciled in as the cute girl that the MC would be going for in the end, I don’t think she even holds a candle to how adorable Nagisa can be. The first moments where she realizes that she actually has feelings for Asahi is a super adorable moment, seeing her all curled up in her seat, trying to understand why she’s feeling the way she does when up until that point she was constantly distancing herself from him. After that, it’s a constant flurry of blushing, stuttering and losses of her train of thought and it’s fantastic watching her go through those various moments in the series.

It’s very clear to me that if you get Nagisa alone and there’s no crazy shit getting in the way of anything, she’s a super down to earth girl (ha, it’s funny cause she’s an alien!) and she’d be a cool best friend kind of person. The couple of times we get a little bit of her in this state, she really is a wonderful young woman. When she isn’t flustered and when Shido isn’t trying to strip her, she’s a fucking phenomenal girl and I would absolutely love to hang out with her, shoot the shit, all that jazz.

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For a show that got little attention, it breaks my heart that not a lot of people really bothered to watch the show and experience the amazing girl that is Nagisa Aizawa. Granted, she may try to “erase your memory” by hitting you over the head with a hammer, but when she’s not trying to be violent, she’s one of the most adorable female characters I’ve ever come across in anime. And best of all, she looks like a normal girl, minus the blue hair. She’s not given massive breasts, she’s not wearing scantily clad clothes, she’s just your average high school girl. And that has a charm to it.

Still…the whole tiny alien thing is gonna make things really difficult. How do you hug her? With two fingers? Come to think of it…how’d she get an exact replica of her school uniform in that size? What about her other clothes? Does she have a massive stockpile of clothing? Cause I’d have to assume if they started to rip, she’d run out, unless she starts stealing clothes from dolls or something………………….

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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!