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Thirty Days of Anime - Day 7 - Character you’d most like to slap  
19th-Aug-2010 03:36 pm
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
19th-Aug-2010 01:13 pm (UTC)
The anime storytelling style does tend to feel...bloated on occasion. Now there are shows for which this is good (Exhibit 1: ARIA where 52 episodes is barely enough) but usually not. The classic counter example being Escaflowne which apparently lost 13 episodes from 39 due to a budget cut...none of it plot. :)

Oh yes, you could have set it up that freeing her also bounced whoever freed her back to the other side (some form of energy release) and then made Tenchi do it.

Re Sasuke: "Oh Dear" about sums that up I think.
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