TAG – Five Flaming Hotties


MIB did the honor of tagging me in this little game.  Thanks!  Now, I have an excuse to talk about five anime girls I find attractive.  There are two ways to concoct a list like this: 1) a list based on raw physical appearance or 2) a list based on a combination of appearance and personality.  I have chosen the latter so as not to drive away the many female fans of this blog.  This particular game had its start in the blogs Realweegiemidget Reviews and Thoughts All Sorts, which are linked to below.

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The creators probably intended for real persons to be named, but all of the movie stars I would name are well past their prime or deceased.  (I’m a huge fan of old movies.)  Also, my dear readers are likely more interested in anime characters than, say, classic stars of cinema like Sophia Loren.   Considering the wide range of personalities among anibloggers and that 82,380 female anime characters now exist according to Anime-Planet, these “top hotties” posts tend to be more interesting than one would initially think.  May my choices encourage you to check out some of the anime in which these heroines star!

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Here are the rules:

  1. 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.
  2. List five of your greatest hotties from TV and/or film, i.e. crushes/objects of your affection, including musicians or sports stars too.
  3. Tell us how you were “introduced” to them and why you like them/what appeals.
  4. Add some appealing pictures.
  5. Tag seven bloggers for their Five Flaming Hotties.
  6. Post the rules.


1) Arcuieid Brunestud – Lunar Legend Tsukihime

While browsing for my next favorite vampire anime, I happened upon Lunar Legend Tsukihime and my favorite female character, Arcueid Brunestud.  Why do I like her so much?  Arcueid manages to be both cute and tough at the same time.  She has a refreshingly straightforward character without being overbearing.  I mentioned my love of this character once before in the ABC Awards post.

I really ought to play the visual novel.  My only experience is with the anime, and all the fans of the visual novel aver that the anime does not exist.  That is, that the anime is so subpar that it might as well not exist.


2) Mireille Bouquet

Noir used to be one of those classic anime one ought to watch.  It’s the first and best of the “Girls with Guns” trilogy directed by Koichi Mashimo.  Mireille, a gorgeous French blonde, stood as my favorite of the two heroines.  I loved her straightforwardness, loyalty, and sense of humor.  Also, what man doesn’t love a woman who knows how to shoot?

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3) Raquel Casull

Raquel Casull is the elder sister of the heroine of Scrapped Princess.  I decided to pick up this anime based on the favorable reviews in the sadly defunct Anime InsiderScrapped Princess has to count as the best anime adaptation from the works of Ichiro Sakaki, a novelist whom I hear is a household name in Japan.  Other works of his adapted into anime include Strait Jacket, Magician’s Academy, Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica, Code-E, Chaika the Coffin Princess, and Outbreak Company.

As for Raquel herself, she’s very cute, sensitive, and has a rather ditzy air which only serves to magnify her cuteness.  Yet, when the chips are down, she becomes remarkably sensible and even ruthless.  Pity the fool who tries to harm her dear ones!

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4) Satella Harvenheit

My first introduction to Chrono Crusade came through browsing the shelves of the now bankrupt bookstore Borders.  (The Great Recession destroyed so many fine companies!)  I immediately hit upon Satella as my favorite character.  In the anime version, the performance of Tiffany Grant (also known for playing Asuka Langley Sohryu) did an excellent job of bringing this character to life.  Grant’s pronunciation of German is far better in Chrono Crusade than it ever was in Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Anyway, I fell hard for this buxom redhead from the heart of Europe.  Besides earning many points for being a voluptuous redhead, I love how deeply she cares for the other characters in the show.  And, her backstory counts as one of the saddest and does much to humanize Satella’s character.

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5) Sakurako Kujou

From reading other blogs, it seems like I loved Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru, aka Beautiful Bones – Sakurako’s Investigation, more than most.  A major reason for this no doubt comes down to how much I liked the main character.  She is amusingly eccentric and exudes an alluring aura of mystery.  She is also quite beautiful, though her standard outfit does not show her figure to its highest advantage.


Well, that was fun.  Now, let me think of seven people who might want to participate in this.  Please forgive me if I’ve tagged you before and you’ve told me that you don’t participate in these blog awards or round-robins.  My memory is not all it’s cracked up to be.  Here goes:

  1. Genkinahito
  2. iblessall of Mage in a Barrel
  3. Kai of Deluscar
  4. Lazarinth of Fantasy and Anime
  5. Gaikokumaniakku
  6. JekoJeko of UEM!
  7. Jusuchin of A Journey Through Life



23 comments on “TAG – Five Flaming Hotties

  1. jubilare says:

    I’d actually love to see a list of classic-movie ladies, but this is fun, too. ^_^

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    • I might. It just might get some more of my readers into classic films. 🙂

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      • jubilare says:

        It’s a good cause. I didn’t discover classic films, really, until a friend got me into them, and there’s a whole world of discovery unfolding! I’d love recommendations of some of your favorites.

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      • Let’s see….Since you’ve given me permission to recommend you some favorites, I’ll go ahead and make a long list. 🙂

        1) Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
        2) It’s a Wonderful Life
        3) High Noon
        4) Winchester ’73
        5) The Keys of the Kingdom
        6) The Fighting 69th
        7) From Hell to Eternity
        8) North by Northwest
        9) Arsenic and Old Lace
        10) White Heat
        11) On the Waterfront
        12) The Searchers
        13) Captain Blood
        14) The Prince and the Pauper (1937)
        15) The Road to Bali
        16) Bringing Up Baby
        17) The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao
        18) Charade
        19) Operation Petticoat
        20) The Charge of the Light Brigade

        I listed those off the top of my head. Not all are black and white, but I think that they all count as classics. I hope that you find some new titles! 🙂

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      • jubilare says:

        Fantastic! Thanks! I’ve seen about a third of them, but that gives me a good number of new ones to watch!

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  2. MIB says:

    Thanks for responding. 🙂

    You’re not the only one to take the anime girl route, although I must confess I’ve not seen any of the shows mentioned.

    I’d be interested in your 3D classic actresses list too! 😉

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  3. Lazarinth says:

    Man, it’s been a while.


  4. Gaheret says:

    This is a perspective I usually don´t take with characters, but hey, it could be interesting. Let´s go. Of yours, I only know Mireille Bouquet, who is not my type.
    1) Janet Gaynor was really amazing in Murnau´s “Sunrise”, which remains my favorite film ever. I don´t think I can fully explain why, but she had this humility, mistery, courage, verity, beauty, strenght in the face of hardship yet fragility, hope against all hope… Plus, her character was called “The Woman”, which added sort of an universal quality to her.

    2) As a teen, I was struck by the joy, stubborness, kindness, creativity and thirst for justice of Leslie Burke, the character masterfully played by Annasophia Robb in “A bridge to Terabithia”, who was the same age as me then. She was like a living revolution, and I found her pretty, too. I´m not a teen anymore, but I still think I would like to marry a woman as free, as commited and as capable of wonder.

    3) Minori Kushieda from Toradora had the same sort of radiance, plus she was very complex, honest, athletic, active to the point of overburn, cunning, had a good sense of humor, lived freely, didn´t accept comfortable lies and faced all in a very moving way. She is one of my favorite characters ever.

    4) Nagisa Furukawa from Clannad, in turn, was sort of at the other side of the spectrum, a lot like miss Gaynor. She impressed me specially as and adult woman, when her true strenght was revealed by the hardships of life. Despite her fragile body and childish personality at the beggining, she silently became sort of the heart of the clan and united its members, she changed all around her, and had the sort of personality you only gradually get to know despite not having a facade. I really admire that sort of people.

    5) I´ve only recently watched Princess Tutu and never thought romantically about the heroines (they´re teens, too, and don´t have realistic human anatomies or anything), so I guess I´m cheating here, but as characters, Ahiru and Rue embody a lot of things I find really moving and attractive, as commitment paired with clumsiness (it´s really hard when everything feels as a joke), the ability of healing the wounds and attracting others to their true selves, true hope, sacrifice and love despite insecurity and the feeling of being “toxic”.

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    • I may have to check out Sunrise. I’ve never heard of that movie before, but if it’s your favorite, it must be great. On the other hand, I have bad memories of the novel Bridge to Terebithia. I remember it as the book which almost cured me of reading altogether. The movie might be better.

      Toradora and Clannad count as two anime everyone has seen except yours truly. I really ought to sit down and watch them at some point. And, I definitely agree about Rue. She’s an attractive brunette, and her tragic circumstances make her even more so.

      I’m glad that you enjoyed the post!

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  5. Ah, Arcueid! As far as I know about her and the visual novel she originates from, she’s basically an affably ditzy vampire with the power to drop the moon upon the earth, and Tsukihime is one older visual novel that’s also known for how gruesome it can get…and the romance side of it is also, um…hard to ignore. Also, Arcueid seems to have the same status as Saber of Fate/stay night (which, just like Tsukihime, is also by Type-MOON) in terms of being the official love interest to the protag dude. Oh, and Tsukihime’s protagonist dude, Shiki Tohno, is a different sort of broken, a sort of broken that involves more death, rage, and violence than Shirou Emiya’s self-deprecation, I think.

    Meanwhile, regarding my ideal type of woman, well…I seem to be readying for a jump to the ordinary lately. Like, the Mama Mary sort of ordinary, or more guiding light than blinding shine.

    Anyway, I find this sort of post unusual coming from you, but hey, after reading it, I don’t find it an unwelcome piece of strangeness. 😀

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    • I have gotten the impression that the visual novel has more sex than the anime–anime based on visual novels tend to clean up the action quite a bit. That is a serious deterrent from me getting into visual novels in general; though many seem to avoid that kind of thing. I do tend to very much enjoy TYPE-MOON anime adaptations.

      I had to chuckle just a little bit at the phrase “Mama Mary sort of ordinary,” since–if you mean Mary, the Mother of God–you’re referring to the crowning glory of the human race. But, I understand what you mean: humble, meek, agreeable, holy, hardworking, pure, and all the other quiet virtues which everyone wants others to have but not themselves. Such a woman is hard to find!

      This kind of post is out of the ordinary for me, but I decided to be a good sport and participate in the game. And, it seems like my efforts to keep the words and images within the bounds of good taste worked. 🙂

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      • Speaking of Type-MOON and without-explicit-sexual-content versions of their visual novels, I know that only Fate/stay night has a such a version, one labeled “Realta Nua,” which is also the only version of the Fate/stay night VN that has voice acting in it. Still, do expect Sakura’s route, Heaven’s Feel, to be particularly heavy, which is why I’m not surprised that its animated adaptation is not going to be an episodic TV broadcast.

        And speaking of visual novels to check out, I recommend Clannad if you haven’t gone through the original VN yet. You can get a happy ending for the After Story there, too, but of course, it will take clearing multiple routes (and not just the routes of the girls Tomoya can romance there) before you can get there.

        As for women who remind me of Mama Mary, well…there’s my late paternal grandmother, I think. She was introverted, though, but she was one devout Catholic, even though she was married to a gruff leftist who had very hard times believing in God. That, and with her husband, she managed to raise nine kids well, even to the point of getting them finishing their college education as well!

        And indeed, I wish you more strength and worthwhile days yet again, Medieval!

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      • I’ll keep those visual novels in mind. Thank you for the recommendations!

        It sounds like you had an excellent grandmother. I also have a very devout grandmother who was very instrumental in helping to form my faith. No other education is more important than learning the Faith, and it is very impressive that your grandmother helped all her children through college–all nine!

        God bless!

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      • You’re welcome, and God bless you as well! \(^o^)

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  6. Kai says:

    As someone who only played the VN of Tsukihime, I have to ask — is the anime that bad? You sound like you enjoyed it though :p

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    • I did very much enjoy this anime. It puts together a very tense and foreboding atmosphere. Though the plot is somewhat slow, I found the journey interesting enough to watch the series three times. But, I get the impression that people who have played the VN find the anime far inferior to the original.


  7. Genki Jason says:

    Thanks for tagging me.

    Great choices on Arcuieid Brunestud and Sakurako Kujou. Two differing personalities but both fun to be around. I enjoyed Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru and Subete ga F ni naru which both featured intelligent characters with difficult personalities and different world-views. The anime community didn’t coalesce around these two despite them being well-written shows with interesting characters. Nothing better than a fiercely intelligent woman.

    “Also, what man doesn’t love a woman who knows how to shoot?” Presumably, a man being shot at by a woman!


    • You’re welcome! Yes, both Sakurako-san no Ashimoto and Subete ge F in Naru are very idiosyncratic shows. Some of the characters in the latter frustrated me, but the interplay of the plot and various ideas–especially the villain essentially arguing for the idea of the Nietzschean ubermensch (uberfrau?) being above the law and societal norms–was very interesting.

      On the idea of a man being shot at not appreciating female marksmanship, I’d have to say that a great many men did not much care for Mireille. 🙂


  8. Sorry that I’ve been out of touch. I haven’t had much time to check blog comments. Hmm. I can think of five beauties off the top of my head, but I would want to post good pictures of them, so it might take me quite a while to respond.

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