#4 Who is your favourite female anime character?
Yuuko Ichihara is the anti-heroine of Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle and XXXHOLiC. Yuuko has long been the lady love of my life and whilst there are many reasons as to why I love her so ardently, I’ll try to list just a few of them for you poor readers!
Perhaps I should have added ‘but not as much as Marow with his five fake harem members’ on to the end of that title? But anyway, I am positively delighted to have been tagged and, therefore, given the opportunity to play this game once more. John Sato, you think you have exacted your revenge by giving me what it is I adore the most, attention? Ah ha ha, I am a scab- the more you pick at me, the longer I’m going to mar your skin!!
Anyway, now that I’m done comparing myself to granulation tissue, here are the rules to the game and my responses to John Sato’s questions:
As promised, a (fairly) concise list of my favourite anime/manga characters, written (mostly) for my entertainment and reference. This is a list that’s constantly changing- I mean, two of these characters I had the pleasure meeting only this year– so I will update it as necessary.
Anyway, these are all characters that have had a profound impact, not just on their respective shows and fellow characters, but on me. Some have made me laugh, some have made me cry, some I have fallen in love with, one I find particularly terrifying, all are completely awesome and fascinating and if you’ve met them, I’m sure you’ll agree!
So far I’ve gone with the theme of writing about shows/moments in shows which I believe to be important landmarks in my anime watching career in these Remembering Love posts however, this post focuses on a single character that’s helped define this career rather than a single moment, XXXHOLiC’s Yuuko Ichihara. Yuuko is quite possibly my all-time favourite anime character simply because I have never been in as much awe over another person, fictional or otherwise, as I was (and still am really) Yuuko. So of course I had to write about the show which introduced me to her at some point during this project, it’s just my OCD demanded I write about the shows in the order I watched them! Still lacking the time to dedicate myself to anything more than a two-cour show right now, I picked some of the episodes I believe best help illustrate just how amazing Yuuko is. If you’re scared of a little bit of fangirling I suggest you stop reading now!
I often feel as though I complain so much about bad shows, the good ones hardly get the recognition they deserve so, to make amends, here’s a list of my top 30 shows and why I love them so much! Kudos if you manage to read the entire list, I know it’s long but, it’s incredibly difficult to list the reasons I love a show without rambling!