For some time now, I have been living with the uncomfortable reality that my house is clearly bugged and anime producers have been stealing my identity to create their characters…well their less interesting supporting characters….but still. To this day, I have yet to see a penny in residuals.That’s not how residuals work you say? That’s ok…they can still pay me.
Fact is, I see a little of myself in a lot of characters but I’ve trimmed it down to 5 that I see almost all of myself in. A lot of them are drunks….That’s just a coincidence…
5. Takasu Yasuko – Toradora
I am not a mother, nor have I ever had the urge to become one (that may eventually change but..so far so good!). This said, if I do ever get pregnant, I hope I can be as great about it as Yasuko. She may have one over me in that department. This said, a happy go lucky blonde with a tendency to soften harsher realities through childish and silly behavior, and a steadfast almost delusion embrace of the brighter – now that sounds familiar.
We both come off as a little flaky at first but that doesn’t mean there isn’t more going on below the surface and if push comes shove, we will defend our own fearlessly. I have had more opportunities that Yasuko in pursuing my own selfish dreams, but in her shoes, hostess may have been an option for me too.
4. Akane Kowata – The Flying Witch
My hair is actually white at the moment, so we still have the general coloration down here. Akane is a party loving smart pants who ends up generally more trouble than she’s worth. Basically me at my best. I’m pretty sure that if the show bothered to follow her around a bit more, you would have had long boring scenes of her playing video games or just chillin on her own.
Even though I’d like to think I’m not quite that much of a pest, I’m pretty sure my friends would disagree. I also have some very deep rooted wanderlust that makes it hard to stay in one place for very long. It’s a tribute to my deep love of my adopted country that I’ve made due with regular travel instead of jumping ship all together but Tasmania has been looking mighty attractive lately.
3. Chie – Love is Like a Cocktail
We are getting into libel territory here. Not only do we share a hobby but we also share an appearance and a lot of general traits. I do in fact have a very button down corporate job where I have to wear suits and put my hair up and hide my tattoo. And I’m a workaholic. I like working, I like getting things done right and I get antsy when I have too much free time. I will always prefer to take work home rather than push back an internal deadline.
If Chie was a bit shorter, we may actually be in court now. But I am much goofier than she is, even sober, and much more together when drunk. I’ve had a healthy amount of practice so I can hold my booze way better than that. However, marrying the next bartender that can make a yummy drink sounds like a pretty solid plan, so I may end up imitating HER!
2. Kobayashi – Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
I mentioned it in my review but Kobayashi is pretty much exactly how I see myself. Generally laid back, even keeled and adaptable. I do my job, have a little fun on weekends and try my best to enjoy life as it comes. Sometimes I get a bit too excited about my fandoms and freak out the people around me.
A big part of my devotion to the series has to do with the idea that I too could someday have an adorable dragon maid to hit on me. But barring a slightly more dour personality, I am pretty much a blonde Kobayashi. I WANT to be a white haired Fafnir though. I bet Kobayashi wants to as well!
1. Irina – Assassination Classroom
Eastern European, check. Blonde, check. Somewhat accustomed to taking advantage of her feminine whiles, check. Undercover assassin,
check, I mean, what, who? Oh man, I’m going to have to kill so many people now…
But seriously, this is a touch uncanny. We have the same childish spoiled brat side, the somewhat inapproprite tendencies, the multiple languages, we even have the same astrological sign since our birthdays are only a few days apart….
Even though we only see her on the job as a teacher, she still manages to sneak in the occasional drink! We have similar fashion sense, same tastes in men, and we take our jobs seriously even if it’s not always obvious. But, possibly most telling of all, random people also call me bitch in what I assume is an affectionate matter…
So what do you guys think. Do I have a case? Did you picture me differently? I hope you’re not too disappointed. Which anime character are you most like? Make your own lists if you like, I would honestly be very interested in knowing!