Monday, June 9, 2008

The Weird and Wonderful World of Women II

"I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way." - Jessica Rabbit

Well, it's my 5th blog entry, and for a third time already I find myself talking about women.

I don't know why I would speak of them so much; it's not as if I have any worldly experience with them or anything. I guess people enjoy talking about the unknown. Kind of like Stephen Hawking is with black holes, I'm the same with women. Like Hawking, I can write about them, hypothesize and look at them through telescopes, but would dread ever approaching one in fear of being smashed into a tiny pulp. (Yes, the woman from the previous story did my psyche no favors). :-(

This post comes about because I simply have so many more favorite female characters that wouldn't have been reasonable to contain in a single entry. Oh, and for the ladies, I do have some favorite male characters too, so keep an eye out for that in a future post; I do not wish this blog to be a disservice to all woman-kind!

Oh, and please note that because the number of titles I have seen so far number less than 20, I only have a limited character pool to choose from. There are obviously many MANY great female characters I haven't yet even encountered, but rest assured that as I watch more, I will expand further on the topic of women and all their wonderful wacky ways.

It might also be interesting to find out from fellow readers, based on the types of characters I like, what types of anime that I might find a good watch. Yes, I'm just attention seeking for comments now. Sad is my life. LOL

I will leave you now with my next 3 favourite characters....

Sayako "Saya" Kuwahara (Bamboo Blade)

Saya is another impulsive and spontaneous character much like Tomo and Kana from Part One of this post (though not as extreme as those two!). It would seem then that I like unpredictability in my female characters. I admire their brashness, their cheeky nature to poke fun at anyone or anything, and an ever present "I wonder what she'll say next!" type of aura about them. Saya never seems settled, and will often change hobbies and interests. Her life goals always seem to waver, which I guess I can very much relate to.

Osaka (Azumanga Daioh)
Normally I don't have any interest in really dumb characters, but there is something about Osaka that is just so adorable. See, in the picture on the left, she is catching bubbles with her eyes. lol -- what is not to like about that?! hehe. Some of the stuff she says is kind of out there too, so in that respect, that is maybe why she appeals so much, since she has the same "I wonder what she'll say next" type of thing going that Tomo and Kana both have. She is also absent minded and a bit of a daydreamer, much like myself.

Eva Heinemann (Monster)
Just thinking about Eva makes me go all funny inside. She's a very flawed character; shallow, spoiled, spiteful, bitter, and an alcoholic too. But she has legs that go all the way up to her eyebrows, and I know just somewhere deep inside there is a flower ready to blossom. And when it does, I'll be there for you Eva! I liked her character because she wasn't perfect. I love flawed anime characters in that their own worst enemy is themselves. I just had to feel sorry for her. And did I mention the legs?


Jensling said...

Osaka isn't dumb :(
she's just... special... and kewt! :D

Anonymous said...

Eva Heinemann? Really? I'm not done w/ Monster yet (it's taking me So long), but she's my least favorite character so far. It's not that I don't like flawed characters- it makes them more believable- I just don't like her. what a drunk brat. Apparently, there really is someone for everyone. who knew?

Sandbar said...

@jensling - hahah, sorry man - I am ashamed. Osaka is a very special girl indeed. Ahhh, inspires me to go and watch this series again.

@dusty-valentine - oh okay, you got me there, hehe, I'm just intrigued by her character. This example should really in no way reflect my taste in real life women. hehehe, though - I am naive and a pushover. lol I just find the shady characters more interesting to the story than the goody two shoes / can't put a hair out of place perfect heroes/heroines. Though I must say Tenma and Anna are kewl. :-) And Grimmer is the man!!

KnoxSe7eN said...

I am a huge fan of Monster. One of the best animes ever. Loved Bamboo Blade too same goes for Azumanga.

I like alot of different kinds of women. But the ones I always seem to go out with are the very outgoing/strong personality type. I guess its the whole I dont like asking people out so I always wait for them to ask me out. I guess it takes that type of girl to ask me out lol.

Sandbar said...

Wow, you've watched a lot of anime Adam. I haven't even watched a week's worth yet. But I'm glad you've liked some of the anime I've seen. COOL! I wanna check out some in your top 5, namely Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, and also have been meaning to check out Lucky Star for the longest time.

And you're so lucky to have girls ask you out. But who needs luck when you have rock star looks, eh? LOL Thanks for the comment, dude!

KnoxSe7eN said...

I guess I have seen a bit. I still have an endless amount to watch though.

Ah yes I love Higurashi. Please watch the subtitled one as the english one is horrible and also its not complete. And make sure you watch the first season first. If it says Kai its the second season. First season is better than the second but I still very much enjoyed the second. As always if you have trouble finding it let me know. I am sure its on Veoh though.

Well I have not dated in like 10 years so I was a huge dork back then. Thick glasses and all. I am still a dork just with out the thick glasses lol.

NomadicWriter said...

hey, nice post! Osaka is just kute isnt she!

here are my recomendations!
manga- Futsoba (read newest blog entry to find out why lol)
anime- shakugan no shana and lucky star lol, as I have recomended before hehe.

and I will be looking forward to your post on your favourite male characters lol, which is probably a good idea, I should do one one day lol.