Tag Archives: Rosario + Vampire

Character Spotlight: Moka Akashiya

01

In the last 10 years, it’s safe to say that unless you’re a teenage girl, vampires in the Western entertainment world have not exactly been very high on your list of things to talk about in a positive manner. Filled with sparkles, depression and shitty romance plots, vampires have gotten the shit treatment for the last little while, forgetting about how badass they were with films like Blade and how elegant and charming they were in the old vampire movies back in the day when a vampire basically walked into a fancy party lookin’ spiffy, picked up a girl, likely fucked her brains out and then sucked her blood afterwards.

Thank god we live in a world where we have access to other countries’ adaptations of things. So naturally, why would I not be interested in a harem anime that features a vampire who can kick all kinds of ass…and has a really nice one too!

01

Now the tough thing about Moka Akashiya from Rosario + Vampire is that there’s two of her, two different forms for two different personalities in fact. On the pink-haired Moka, you’ll see a rosary around her neck which acts as a sealant to her true, full-vampire form where she’s far more violent and kicks all kind of ass. So with these two forms, they’re referred to Outer Moka (pink hair) and Inner Moka (silver hair). They are polar opposites to each other and for me personally, polar opposites as well in terms of my level of appreciation for them.

01

Outer Moka is the one we see the most of, the pink-haired “nice” form of this vampire, the form that results from the rosary surpressing and sealing the full-blooded vampire version of Moka. It’s this Moka that specifically attracts the love of the series’ main character, Tsukune and thus starts the annoyingly excessively lovey-dovey relationship between the two of them, often getting lost in each other’s eyes and lovingly saying each other’s names over and over again until someone finally interrupts them. This version of Moka for me is nothing short of insufferable, she’s way too far on the side of the cliched potentially perfect wife character. She’s way too happy, caring, loving and accepting of everything around her, she’s way too bland and boring and there’s no edge to her, nothing interesting to note, nothing quirky about her that separates her from the rest, like others do, such as Mizore’s more reserved, quiet side, Yukari’s tiny, cute personality and Kurumu’s well…incessant desire to constantly shove her breasts in people’s faces. Outer Moka has zero personality to me and it’s when we understand that she’s essentially a “fake personality”, it only makes me appreciate the full-blooded vampire in Inner Moka so much more.

01

Inner Moka is a fantastic example of a female character in an anime that no matter what the show does to tell me how dangerous this girl is, no matter how many times she basically kicks the shit out of anyone that gets remotely close to her, I still can’t help but fall in love with the girl. Absolutely she is dangerous, she’s a a pure vampire and has the fighting ability to boot (literally) and her personality initially is that of a tsundere girl, but there’s so much about her to like as her character further develops and she opens up to Tsukune and us, the viewers. It’s very clearly that behind the dangerous, cold exterior of Inner Moka, there’s a very beautiful and still a very girly girl on the inside, as we later see that the girl who will kick your face off still loves the same things most teenage girls do, shopping, stuffed animals, all that jazz. She’s still a teenage girl through and through, she’s just a teenage girl you really, REALLY don’t want to get on the bad side of.

It makes her character so much more interesting as well when you take into account that so much of the anime spends its time devoting to Outer Moka and not allowing us to see the true personality and nature of Moka herself. It makes the moments we see Inner Moka that much more important and once the end to the series starts to draw near and we finally start to see Inner Moka in sections besides kicking the shit out of the episode’s antagonist, those moments become super important and fascinating to watch as we see this once dangerous vampire turn into well…a dangerous vampire that has a much softer side than she would have us believe she had.

01

For harem girls, Moka’s definitely one of the more interesting characters I’ve come across in my various shows I’ve watched over the years, for both positive and negative reasons. It’s amazing to me that there’s a girl that I can simultaneously love and hate as much as I do with Moka. You have one side of her that’s badass, cool, interesting, a ton of depth to her, just a beautiful woman, but then you have this other side that is so one-dimensional, boring, annoying and honestly a bit of a damsel in distress kind of character, extremely unlikable.

But I’ll happily take Inner Moka regardless. Mostly because watching her try to “flirt” is perhaps the most adorable and hilarious thing ever.

01

Anime Spotlight: Rosario + Vampire

(left to right) Kurumu, Moka, Yukari, Mizore
(left to right) Kurumu, Moka, Yukari, Mizore

I don’t shy away from the fact I enjoy ecchi harem anime shows. As a heterosexual male, it’s hard not to enjoy a smorgasbord of panty shots, swimsuits and ridiculous situations resulting in girls being caught half-dressed. But I do also enjoy the pure comedy of those shows, not to mention the plots and settings of these shows are always absurd and I do love the absurd in the anime.

So it should be no surprise to anyone who’s ever seen Rosario + Vampire that it’s a show right up my alley, given my tastes.

01

The plot is absolutely ridiculous, as to be expected from your average ecchi harem anime. Regular average Joe high school boy, Tsukune is well…lease be honest here, he’s a dumbass. He is so fucking stupid that he cannot get into a normal high school because his grades are that shitty. No one will take him, that’s how stupid he is. Yet somehow, his parents enroll him in a private school called Yokai Academy. Now, you’d think the school being named after um…GHOSTS, there’d be a red flag there. But because we need to get the main character into a school, what the fuck, let’s put him into this private school that ends up being a school for monsters. And because we have to make things even more interesting, a lot of these students would be more than happy to take a human’s life.

The first monster he meets is essentially the worst case scenario. He runs into a full-blooded vampire, not only that but one that requires a rosary around her neck to keep her pure vampire form sealed. And when it comes to Moka Akashiya, that leads to the one problem I have with the series, regardless of how much I still enjoy it.

01

When the rosary is around Moka’s neck, she becomes extremely insufferable, similar to Miia from Monster Musume as being way too happy, way too lovey-dovey, way too high-pitched and way too bloody annoying. Especially when Tsukune constantly accidentally pulls the charm off her, causing “Inner Moka” to come out and you see just how much more interesting and honestly fun she actually is. In the second season, Inner Moka actually gets time out at school and regardless of how awkward the situation is when she tries to adapt to the high school romance kind of life, she at least has a personality beyond “Omigosh, I’m so in love with you!” and wanting the dumbass MC’s dick every second of the day.

The other characters are also far better than the less interesting Moka. My personal favourite is Mizore, a Yuki-onna (snow woman), who not just because of her striped attire, but she has that reserved, mostly emotionless personality that always seems to work to me when it comes to anime girls, she’s super adorable when she’s being shy. There’s also Kurumu, who’s obviously the sex symbol of the show as a succubus and acts as the constant ice breaker of the show. I could say a lot of things about Yukari that I do like, she is super adorable at times and the comic folly of the show, but I can’t deny how weird it is with the girl being 11 years old and having her underwear flaunted constantly. There are other characters towards the second season that are decent as well, Ruby is plain fucking crazy (and a masochist) and Kokoa is the bratty youngest sister of Moka, adding extra conflict into that season. But realistically, the show is dominated by Mizore, Kurumu and the few minutes every episode you get of the badass Inner Moka.

01

Speaking of which, when it comes to the various romantic relationships in the show, it’s Inner Moka and Tsukune’s relationship that has the most realism to it. Annoying pink-haired Moka and Tsukune’s love is an over-the-top mess of a high school romance, every cliche in the book is being thrown at it. At least with the other girls, it’s more just lustful with hints of actual love in them. Clearly Kurumu just wants a hot boy to add to her roster of love slaves as a succubus, but she starts warming up to him as the show goes on, wanting him less as a slave and more as an actual boyfriend. Mizore initially is in love with him after he helps her out, but in the beginning her attitude is to force him into a sexual relationship with her so he can create babies with her. By the end…it hasn’t changed much, in fact she admits if he adds another friend to his harem that wants his dick too, she might actually stab him in response. Yukari’s actually the most curious of them all (not just because she’s 11…ugh…), but she’s the only girl that openly expresses that she swings on both sides of the plate, attracted to both Tsukune and Moka. From those four alone, there quite a lot of interest (and absurdity) with the various potential romances the show offers.

01

Lastly, the show as you’ve probably figured out from the start of the article, is absolutely ridden with ecchi content. I’m not sure the anime can go more than five minutes without a panty shot, especially with Mizore who is constantly getting her butt and those striped panties in the dead center of the camera as many times as she can. So obviously a lot of people will be put off by the show’s constantly bashing you over the head with a stick wrapped in panties. Because this kind of content doesn’t bother me though, it’s easy for me to look past it and also enjoy the tons of comedy the show offers, as ridiculous as the premise may be.

So if you can handle an endless sea of underwear (especially when Tsukune as far as I remember never shows his), this show is actually a pretty funny and enjoyable show, regardless of how bad it can be. But it’s the good kind of bad and I love watching good bad shows.

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!

10

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.

09

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.

08

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.

07

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.

06

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.

05

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.

04

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!

03

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.

02

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…

01

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!