Anime is a genre with too damn many female characters.
I really get sick of flat, badly-written female characters who exist primarily as fan service. It’s pointless getting excited about a fake woman if she has no resemblance to any real woman. You might as well fall in love with a Hollywood actress whom you will never meet.
But anime also has some well-written characters who can shine a light on the real nature of real-life women.
Here are the rules:
- Mention the name of the blog you were tagged by, as well as the creators of this game Realweegiemidget Reviews and Thoughts All Sorts, linking back to all blogs involved and including the picture above.
- List five of your greatest hotties from TV and/or film, i.e. crushes/objects of your affection, including musicians or sports stars too.
- Tell us how you were “introduced” to them and why you like them/what appeals.
- Add some appealing pictures.
- Tag seven bloggers for their Five Flaming Hotties.
- Post the rules.
I was tagged by Medieval Otaku:
I don’t have very good pictures. You are going to have to watch these shows and see why the five women should have been married. Let’s try to list the shows chronologically:
Science Ninja Team Gatchaman was the first anime I ever watched. Jun, the girl from the show, is not specifically attractive, but she is a girl, and I respect her as a ninja regardless of whether she’s pretty. Also, I have a lot of nostalgia for old things, and this show is one of my treasured memories – in theory. In practice, I haven’t re-watched it in years.
I never really had a crush on Jun, but I always wanted her to be happy. I thought she should get married to somebody – I just didn’t care whom she married. Unlike some of the characters mentioned below, Jun doesn’t have any flaws that I can think of. She’s an unrealistically perfect character, because she’s part of a show for children.
Angel Cop is a wonderful show, and everyone should watch it and love it as much as I do. When you do watch it, you will notice that Reika is much more likeable than the protagonist. She is depicted as a very loving person and every viewer will want her to be happy. She is not the kind of character who displays her sexual nature a lot in public.
The first woman on this list who publicly flaunts her sex appeal is Faye Valentine. She is sassy, sexy, and aggressive. She is also a remarkably believable character. You may never have a spaceship, you may never defeat a fire-breathing dragon with psychic whirlwinds, but you can hope to meet – and even woo – a woman as sexy as Faye Valentine. Women like her really exist in the real world – they just don’t have spaceships. However, their sassy aggressiveness may make them unsuitable for long-term relationships – which is tragic, and also quite harmful for society.
Winry Rockbell is a “nice” girl – meaning that she doesn’t have a bad reputation as a homewrecker, and she is the “girl next door” in Fullmetal Alchemist. She is a realistically written character. She is both generous and selfish, just like a real woman. Getting into a relationship with Winry has obvious advantages – she is beautiful and competent – but also obvious disadvantages – she is controlling, selfish, not entirely honest. (She must be bribed with presents, she imposes unjust guilt trips on people.) Learning the character of Winry will teach boys a little bit about the problems of real romantic relationships with real women. Many men will end up in long-term relationships with girls who use Winry’s psychological tactics – but those girls probably won’t be as pretty as Winry. If society had more girls like Winry, the marriage rate would be much higher.
Scarlet is a somewhat tragic woman. She is capable of love. She should devote her heart to love. But she is dedicated to her job. During the events of Space Dandy, Scarlet is still young enough to be sexy. Unfortunately, there are many, many women in real life who are like Scarlet – they idolize their jobs, they reject the advances of potential husbands.
Now, to keep the game going, I hereby tag the following blogs: