Friday, January 6, 2012

The Vice Capt.'s Top 10 Anime/Manga Girls



1. Ayanami Rei (Evangelion)


- Evangelion is always the first. Single most important/influential media in my life. Love the works of Yoshiyuki Sadamoto for EVA and all subsequent designs for series like The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Summer Wars.




2. Senjougahara Hitagi (Bakemonogatari)


- My favourite Anime girl type; the Tsundere. Perhaps the most attractive thing about Senjougahara is the fact that she's always honest about her feelings and openly displays them (To the lead character, Araragi Koyomi).




3. Suzumiya Haruhi (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu)


- What's not to love about Haruhi, voiced by the ever talented Hirano Aya. I once called this the second best Anime next to Evangelion. I even love the "Endless Eight" Arc.




4. Makise Kurisu (Steins; Gate)


- Nothing but love for Steins; Gate. Time-traveling shows gets me all the time. Makise Kurisu holds the record for most expensive Nendoroid purchased in my collection, paying good money for her "White Coat" version when it was released.




5. Yoko Littner (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)


- An overall great character design: red hair, chopsticks, muffler, studded belt and stockings... I admit to purchasing the Nendoroid first with no prior knowledge to what Gurren Lagann is about.




6.  Bulma (Dragon Ball)


- What I love most about Bulma is her voice, played by Hiromi Tsuru... And also the fact that she's the wife of Vegeta.




7. Higurashi Kagome (Inuyasha)


- The heroine from Inuyasha. Like how she's dogging over Inuyasha for most parts of the show (Pun intended).




8. Chihaya Ayase (Chihayafuru)


- A new found love and favourite.




9. Nico Robin (One Piece)


- Robin's backstory that lead to the "CP9" Arc was one of the best in One Piece. Furthermore, Robin is always the most fashionable amongst the Strawhats, especially during Thriller Bark.




10. Mari Illustrious Makinami (Evangelion)


- Being an EVA Purist, I was quite skeptical when they announced the movie remakes and even a proposed new character and a different ending. I must say, my balls did drop to the floor at the end of the second EVA movie, Evangelion 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance. Am eagerly awaiting the next one like a Father awaits the birth of his child.


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HONOURABLE MENTIONS:


Senna (Bleach: Memories of Nobody), Kosaka Kirino (Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai), Yamada (B Gata H Kei), Morimi Saki (Higashi no Eden), Izumi Konata (Lucky☆Star), Kumashiro Maya (Occult Academy), Aisaka Taiga (Toradora!), Takada Kiyomi (Death Note), Tomoe Mami (Puella Magi Madoka Magica), Kuronuma Sawako (Kimi ni Todoke), Panty & Stocking (Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt), Zange-chan (Kannagi), Azuki Miho (Bakuman), Tendo Akane (Ranma 1/2), Sheryl Nome (Marcross Frontier), Perona (One Piece) , Princess of the Crystal (Mawaru Penguindrum), Yuzuriha Inori (Guilty Crown)

WRITER'S NOTE:

Apart from "1", all rankings are in no particular order. Actually, amongst the 10 girls that I picked, all of them have a common theme or appearance or accessory or trait, no? Spot it!

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