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Thirty Days of Anime - Day 3 - Your anime crush 
15th-Aug-2010 10:29 am
Titan!
Well, I'm supposed to be visiting dalekboy and shazgirl this morning but the weather is horrible and wet out there right now. :(

So I'll indulge in a rant instead.

OK ladies and gentlemen, lets get one thing clear: animated characters are even less real than the tabloid reports of celebrities.

But I can, at a stretch, understand crushing on a celebrity like Di Caprio (for the ladies, well, mostly) or Jolie (for the gents, again mostly) who are at least allegedly real human beings.

Anime characters: not so much. Or at all.

Crushing on an anime character is seriously into "get a life" territory.

Grow the f**k up already.

Day 1 - Very first anime: Robotech, Gall Force, Vampire Princess Miyu
Day 2 - Favorite TV series - Card Captor Sakura
Day 3 - Your anime crush - Oh grow UP already.
Day 4 - Favourite Film
Day 5 - Anime character you feel you are most like (or wish you were)
Day 6 - Most annoying anime character
Day 7 - Character you’d most like to slap
Day 8 - Most epic scene ever
Day 9 - Saddest anime scene
Day 10 - Favorite slice of life anime
Day 11 - Favorite mech series
Day 12 - Best instalment of a franchise you don’t like
Day 13 - Worst instalment of a franchise you do like.
Day 14 - Current (or most recent) anime wallpaper
Day 15 - A reality check for a genre you like
Day 16 - An anime classic that simply doesn’t work for you.
Day 17 - Best Background Music
Day 18 - Best Five-team (?)
Day 19 - Change you’d like to make to any one anime
Day 20 - Most ambiguous anime character
Day 21 – Favourite OAV Series
Day 22 - Animation studio you'd most like to slap.
Day 23 - Anime you think had the best, or most intriguing art
Day 24 - Favorite anime hero or heroine
Day 25 - Best anime villain
Day 26 - Your favorite harem anime
Day 27 - Favorite anime opening theme song
Day 28 - Favorite pokemon (?)
Day 29 - Best Anime Music Video
Day 30 - Favorite anime ending theme
Comments 
15th-Aug-2010 12:38 am (UTC)
In case it wasn't obvious this is a borderline topic that I nearly dropped.

http://arcadiagt5.livejournal.com/325118.html

Edited at 2010-08-15 00:39 (UTC)
15th-Aug-2010 12:54 am (UTC)
Can't argue with you there. But then I don't even crush on apparently real humans (actual people or characters)
15th-Aug-2010 01:03 am (UTC)
Pretty much my position as well.
15th-Aug-2010 04:33 am (UTC)
Belldandy-sama.
15th-Aug-2010 07:59 am (UTC)
Is one that I can almost understand. :)
15th-Aug-2010 04:34 am (UTC)
And when I was younger, Shun-chan, but that was... complicated. As depicted in "Wild Card", so to speak.
15th-Aug-2010 07:59 am (UTC)
Street Fighter?
15th-Aug-2010 12:53 pm (UTC)
Saint Seiya. Thought he was a girl for quite some time. This played through in an RPG and culminated in the fanfic "Wild Card" and other fics in that series (Resurrection [a prequel], Windlash [ditto], Snow Queen, Corruption, The Key, Vacation, Starpower, and several others up through Brave New World).
16th-Aug-2010 09:20 am (UTC)
I hadn't really heard of that series - having just looked at the wikipedia page I can see how easy it would be to make that mistake (bishonen much?).

Particularly in the manga panel shown.
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