There’s certainly no shortage of anime hotties out there! I’d even go so far as to say that some of them are so molten hot that 3D men simply cannot hold a candle to them… In spite of this vast and varied selection, I seem to continually find myself falling for characters who are more of an… acquired taste… Characters who may be attractive in a physical sense, but are so seriously weird that it’s embarrassing to admit to holding a torch for them. Since the best (and most fun) way to get to know somebody is by finding out all of their dirty little secrets, here are five of my strangest anime crushes! Stay tuned for the girls at a later date.
Katori-senpai – Tsuredure Children
100% of the words that escape Katori (the dating master) senpai’s lips are pure, undilated cringe! Stuff like: “fall for me and you’ll get burned” and “I’d better stop calling myself the dating master or the dating gods will smite me”. Yet he delivers them with such confidence that you can’t help but be charmed by them! Katori-senpai’s penchant for JoJo-esque poses, the ridiculous lengths that he goes to to impress both guys and girls, and his ability to phase into existence just as somebody is in need of romantic advice is also pretty endearing (and hilarious). I couldn’t stop myself from wearing the goofiest of grins every time he’d materialise!
Deidara – Naruto Shippuuden
Here’s another guy who’s not afraid to sound his own trumpet! Deidara takes great pride in his “art” (his explosive, chakra-infused clay sculptures), to the point where he’ll readily throw a fit if he feels it is being insulted or underappreciated. It’s pretty adorable to see this young, 19-year-old man act like a precious art snob or a kid demanding that his artwork take pride of place on the front of the fridge! That alone may not be all that strange, but throw into the mix his weird mouth-hands (the less said about those, the better) and the fact that he’s basically just a terrorist bomber whose inferiority complex resulted in him blowing himself up to prove a point makes him one of the more embarrassing entries on this list. But that hair though…
Viral – Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Given that Viral is part shark, part cat (I think), it probably breaks some kind of law for me to fancy him! But it’s not so much the fur and razor-sharp teeth that do it for me as it is the fact that, beneath his surly exterior is a guy who always tries to do the right thing, even if it means that he’s punished for it. Viral’s also a guy who longs for a simpler life… Were his beastman biology to allow it, he’d like nothing more than to settle down with a beautiful wife and have a child or two. This alone sends my ovaries into overdrive!
Nagito Komaeda – Danganronpa 2.5 & 3
This is an especially strange choice, given that, when Nagito was first introduced (in the video game), I couldn’t stand the guy. He’s just so weird… He gets this bizarre kick out of debasing himself, rants on and on about hope, and is shady af. Trust him at your peril! But somewhere along the line, I’m not sure where, that hate morphed into something resembling love. I’d actually look forward to when he’d apparate, as if from nowhere! I think I’m just drawn to his chaotic aura – you never know what’s going to happen when he waltzes onscreen. The fact that he’s always one step ahead of his classmates and the way in which he marches to the beat of his own drum (he never allies himself with them) is also pretty attractive!
Death the Kid – Soul Eater
This may not seem like all that strange a choice to begin with… After all, Death the Kid is very handsome. Look at how dapper he is in that little suit! Not to mention that he’s literally the kid of death himself (that’s quite the impressive lineage). But beneath that polished exterior is a very, let’s say, quirky individual… Death the Kid suffers from OCD. He is obsessed with symmetry and will go to extreme lengths to make sure that everything is nice and symmetrical. This includes his clothes, his home, and even his teammates’ eyebrows. Should anything fall short of absolute perfect symmetry he will experience extreme anxiety. Sometimes he’ll throw a fit, at other times blood will erupt from his mouth, nose, and eyes. So, yeah, he’s not as well put together as his appearance would imply! But, as somebody who suffers from OCD myself (an OCD that manifests itself in a very similar way, at that), far from turning me off of Death the Kid, this aspect of his character really endears me to him!
Before you go, I’d love to hear what you thought about my list! And, ‘fess up! Who are your strangest anime crushes?