This past Sunday night while trying not to fall asleep finishing my sakubun writing assignment, I did the usual thing for this kind of situation and started lurking on /a/. Luckily, I found a mildly amusing thread in which Anons would post their ideal families if they consisted of anime characters. The amusing and often ridiculous combinations people came up with got myself thinking, “what would my idealized animu family look like?” After much deliberation, I present my picks for my perfect family.
Otou-san: Hosaka (Minami-ke)
Honorable Mentions: Furukawa Akio (CLANNAD), Takamachi Nanoha (Nanoha)
Rationale: This one was a pretty easy choice to make especially compared with the other categories mainly because I can’t remember many awesome father figures. Actually, it should just be my inability to remember male characters in general since the female to male ratio in anime I watch is awfully skewed towards the girls’ side. Anyways, despite being “kimochi warui” if Hosaka is anything like he is in his simulations, then I could be assured he would treat his children with
disgusting love and care. Although Akio and Nanoha (lol) are great fathers, Hosaka is the most hilarious choice.
Okaa-san: Minase Akiko (Kanon)
Honorable Mentions: Horo (Ookami to Koushinryou), Fate Testarossa Harlaown (Nanoha)
Rationale: This is another rather easy choice. As far as I am unconcerned, Akiko is the definition of Okaa-san Moe. Eating her special jam could be problematic but I’m not sure if doing daily training with Nanoha Okaa-san and Fate Okaa-san or having a wolf god mom are better choices.
Onee-sama: Yakumo Ran (Touhou)
Honorable Mentions: Maria (Hayate no Gotoku!), Alice Margatroid (Touhou), Kaguya Houraisan (Touhou), Minami Haruka (Minami-ke)
Rationale: This was probably my most difficult decision and at no point did I see myself choosing Ran (center). In fact, she was actually on my defunct pets list. I initially couldn’t decide between responsible sister (Haruka and Maria) or pathetic good-for-nothing (Alice and Kaguya). Frustrated, I looked at my pets list and realized that Ran would be the perfect older sister; she dutifully looks after her master Yukari (right) and her shikigami Chen (left). If you wish, you can read that last sentence as “Honya is lazy like Yukari and needs someone to look after her.”
Nii-chan: Yakumo Hamaji (H2O)
Honorable Mentions: Lelouch vi Britannia (Code Geass), Aizawa Yuuichi (Kanon), Osaragi Hazumu (Kashimashi)
Rationale: This is another one I did not see coming. Honestly, I don’t know how Hamaji snuck
her his way to the top. I pretty much reserved this spot for traps but I somehow could not get myself to put another one on my list (Hazumu doesn’t count) and instead added some awesome normal guys. I’ll actually need to think this over. orz
Futago no Ane: Amami Haruka (THEiDOLM@STER)
Honorable Mentions: Minami Kana (Minami-ke), Kamio Misuzu (AIR), Ryuugu Rena (Higurashi), Kawasumi Mai (Kanon)
Rationale: This was a three-way battle between Haruka, Rena, and Kana but Haruka won out in the end. Kana really reminds me of myself so I can imagine we would get along very well playing with our younger siblings but on a day to day basis, I would probably get along better and feel more relaxed with Haruka. The problem with Rena is that depending on where we live, there’s the possibility of her going insane so…yeah.
Imouto: Minami Touma (Minami-ke)
Honorable mentions: Minami Chiaki (Minami-ke), Kawazoe Tamaki (Bamboo Blade), Shindou Chihiro (ef), Kouyama Mitsuki (Full Moon wo Sagashite)
Rationale: *See next section*
Waifu: Ichinose Kotomi (CLANNAD)
Rationale: This was a no brainer. She has a strange personality and does weird things that I find absolutely adorable. Furthermore, she’s a genius, a good cook AND has the cute voice of Noto Mamiko. I’m never going to think of “Bonjour” the same way anymore.
Musume: Miyazaki Nodoka (Mahou Sensei Negima!)
Rationale: She is the only one I even consider coming close to Kotomi’s wife status. The reason that I didn’t think twice about adding her to my wife list and instead making her my daughter is because I want her to succeed in winning Negi’s love. If he doesn’t end up choosing her as past Akamatsu works would indicate, I will be disappointed.
Looking back, I’m rather surprised by many of my choices and nominees. I expected more KEY and Touhou characters to appear and pretty much sweep the entire thing. In fact it was the multiple occurrences of Minami-ke that surprised me most. There was a very high possibility of them taking most of the positions. I tried not to let that happen but they still somehow ended up taking a third of the slots. In the end, I am actually quite pleased how it turned out with the exception of Hamaji. Seriously, how did he get there?!
Anyways, what I want to know now is what would everyone else’s animu families look like? Fellow bloggers, make it happen!