After seeing KingDylBag’s post, I commented saying I hope I get tagged by someone soon because it would be so easy for me to make a post about my favorite waifus/husbandos in anime that I’d love to be in a badly written harem plot with.
Unfortunately for me, he took the request seriously and tagged me right after I commented. I suddenly realized that making a list of the characters I found most attractive in anime was a lot more difficult than I first thought.
However, after three days of consulting my MAL, reddit, and some other websites-that-shall-not-be-named-but-rhymes-with-m-sentai, I’ve finally compiled a list I’m definitely sure I won’t change within a few hours of posting this.
Here’s the rules before I start:
1. Link back to the original post.
2. Use the ‘build a harem’ logo in your post.
3. Thank the person that nominated you.
4. Pick 5 anime characters (any show and any gender) that would be in your harem if you were in a harem anime. Explain (if you want) why you chose them.
5. Make sure each character you pick falls into some of the following harem character types: Childhood friend, tom boy/girl, genki girl/boy, loli/shota, trap, tsundere, yandere, kuudere, dandere, etc. (If there’s a character you’ve picked that doesn’t specifically fall into one of these types or falls into multiple types that’s fine too!)
6. Nominate 5 people to continue the tag!
P. S. I am in no way actually infatuated with any 2D and/or 3D fictional characters, and any posts or statements from me saying so is a lie or totally done in satire. Now excuse me while I badly photoshop myself into harem pictures.
Here’s the list, in no particular order:
Kyouko Machi – Interviews With Monster Girls
Machi’s disability only makes her more admirable, because she is still one of the most responsible and intelligent students in her school in spite of the problems that she has to deal with carrying herself around. Surprisingly enough, she is also incredibly athletic, which makes sense considering how often she has to carry both her bags and her head all the time. We know this when resident vampire Hikari gives Machi’s arms a little nibble, she complains that it’s a bit tough and sinewy thanks to her muscles, confirming her stronk status.
Yui Yuigahama – Oregairu
As I’ve mentioned in my post about why best girls always lose, I have an attraction towards the girls in anime who end up not winning the war for the love of our MC. Most people point out the Rems or the Ichigos, but me, I think I like Yui the most. She’s usually not the type that anime fans like because she’s so social, friendly, and “simple-minded”. She’s “too” nice, she’s “too” perfect, so it’s probably all an act, and that’s why they dislike her.
Well, people who think that completely miss the point of Yui’s character, because what they’re saying is exactly what Hachiman used to say until he realized how wrong he was. Yui IS just a nice, outgoing and friendly girl, with more down-to-earth wants and needs. She’s everything Hachiman and Yukinon are not: warm, friendly, and expressive but also naive and idealistic. I ended up liking her not only because she IS pretty, but because she stood by such cynical and pessimistic friends, literally becoming important to them with sheer compassionate force.
Kyou Fujibayashi – Clannad
She’s actually an unorthodox choice for me. She’s about as typical as you can get for the perfect anime tsundere, classically beautiful, excels at everything from academics to sports, very supportive and helpful, excessively violent, but also starts acting coy and frustrated when faced with someone she likes.
I’ll chalk it up to the fact that she lost to Nagisa, because as I said, losing the shipping war is character development, and character development is my fetish. Also, she became a teacher, and good teachers are always a plus in my book!
Speaking of teachers and Nagisa:
Nagisa Shiota – Assassination Classroom
Nagisa Shiota is probably one of the first otokonoko I’ve ever liked genuinely as a character in anime. That’s because he isn’t just a character that exists for fanservice or comedy like Astolfo or Felix Argyle, but he’s a character that actually has his own unique arc and personality aside from the “I look like a girl, but I’m actually a boy, lol” gag most anime love to use. His androgyny is actually subverted in a very heavy way, and I like how it eventually resolves itself.
Aesthetically, he’s less girly and more androgynous, so he’s more a very pretty boy than an outright girl with a D. Also, I used him in the segway for teachers, and that’s one of the qualities I like about him. It was his ability to be a good moral support to his friends and teachers, and his sudden wish to be a teacher as good as Koro-sensei was, that made me admire him. Also the way his cold determination and natural talent for assassination make up for his natural awkwardness and wimpiness is straight up cool.
Elma – Dragon Maid
I have nothing long to say about Elma, other than she’s a thicc, klutzy, gradient hair dragon waifu, and that checks a lot of boxes for me. She gets on this list on because I just think she’s cute.
That’s my list! I’m probably gonna regret it later and switch around a few characters (probably Kyou and Elma), but waifus and husbandos are fleeting, so better now than never.
For the tag, I nominate:
That’s all for today, folks, see ya next time!