codydang asked: top five ANIME GIRLS
You know I don’t really fuck with this shit, but I’ll give it a go. Also, this is going to be a rally weak list because I haven’t watched very much new anime this year.
5. Kanae Sumida (5 Centimeters Per Second): I was struggling to pick 5 and I didn’t want them all to be from Kill la Kill, so I went with a girl from one of my favorite movies that I saw in 2013. The love story in this movie was so enjoyable, but you don’t get to know too much about the main girl other than her relationship with the main guy. Kanae (yes I had to look up her name) is way more interesting as an individual. An unrequited love, conflicting desires, and significant character growth that occurs in a single act of the film makes her the most compelling character.
4. Lisa Lisa (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure): In a show about buff guys being strong and buff, Lisa Lisa is the only female characters who could hold their own; hell, she’s one of only two significant female characters in the entire show. She is stronger than Joseph when he meets her and gets to be pretty badass as Joseph and Caesar’s teacher. Plus, she gets to have a really cool background story, though we don’t learn about it until the end of the season.
3. Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop): I know it’s from a really old anime, I watched it for the first time in 2013 so fuck off. Faye is just incredibly cool. One of the coolest female characters in anything, much less an anime. Faye has such a badass and original personality compared to most stock female characters. She holds her own with any character and she partakes in just as many action sequences as Spike. When feelings between she and Spike are hinted at, she never falls into the trap of playing the role of the damsel or the femme fatale, she’s much more complicated than that. Again, we have a character with a fascinating backstory that could be a show all on its own.
2. Mako Mankanshoku (Kill la Kill): There isn’t much to say about Mako, she’s just such a fun character. In an already ridiculous show, she manages to be the silliest character. With such a serious protagonist, she provides the levity and makes almost any situation better. With her heroic speeches and undying admiration of Ryuko, she makes for an extremely entertaining character.
1. Ryuko Matoi (Kill la Kill): I had to limit myself to just two entries from Kill la Kill, so there is no Satsuki, but certainly Ryuko is my favorite anime girl from 2013. It is true that I just watched almost the entirety of the show that has been released up to this point, but it is not biasing me towards her at all. She’s so badass (notice a trend) and I wish there were more prominent female characters like her. Sure, she often is scantily clad and I don’t usually like that kind of stuff in an anime, but I think it works in this show. One of her big hurdles was learning to not be ashamed of her body; plus clothing seems to be a prevalent motif arising the show. Still, I can’t say I’m completely cool with it. Sometimes there are needless fan service moments that I’m not about, but that’s whatever. Ryuko just gets to beat the shit out of so many people in a progressing game of death manner and it satisfies my need for over the top cartoon violence. Also, there’s that art style, similar to Gurren Lagann and I love it. She also gets a decent backstory. It’s kind of generic, but it works because the show plays heavily on well known tropes, (in a similar way to Gurren Lagann).
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- wise words by one of the guardians of the realm
A fellow guardian said this? I’m proud.