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Thirty Days of Anime - Day 7 - Character you’d most like to slap

When I wrote my first notes for this post it was going to be Mihoshi from Tenchi Muyo. A bimbo too far she was simply unnecessary (at least past her purpose as a plot device for about 5 s in one episode).

And yet she seemed to persist in almost every incarnation of the franchise. I simply cannot understand this. Why must Mihoshi be continually inflicted upon us? But in the end I decided to go for another character.

Hiyama Hikaru from Kimagure Orange Road.

When I reviewed the OAVs and first movie some time ago I noted how much better the movie was compared to the OAVs.

Fundamentally this is because Hikaru does get slapped and grows up as a result. You really see the effect in the next movie where suddenly she has become an interesting, and much more mature, character.

This is a character that needed the slap, and makes for good film when it comes.
Day 1 - Very first anime: Robotech, Gall Force, Vampire Princess Miyu
Day 2 - Favourite TV series: Card Captor Sakura
Day 3 - Your anime crush: Oh grow UP already.
Day 4 - Favourite Film: My Neighbour Totoro
Day 5 - Anime character you feel you are most like (or wish you were): Kinoshita (Rocket Girls)
Day 6 - Most annoying anime character: Lynn Minmei
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
Tags: anime, musings, reviews, thirty days: anime

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