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.
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!
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.
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?
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 Insider. Scrapped 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!
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.
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:
- iblessall of Mage in a Barrel
- Kai of Deluscar
- Lazarinth of Fantasy and Anime
- JekoJeko of UEM!
- Jusuchin of A Journey Through Life