seawasp (seawasp) wrote,

Thirty Days of Anime, Day 5: Anime character you feel you are most like (or wish you were)

Continuing this journey!

Who am I most like, or wish I was.... That's a hard call. Especially if you combine the two, since "wish I was" gives you a lot more flexibility. There are times I'd like to be Son Goku from DBZ. But he's definitely almost nothing like me at all (the "almost" comes from both of us basically being optimistic). Actually, I could say I'd like to be a lot of different people at different times; it's one reason I play RPGs a lot.

So I have to focus on what character I'm most like. And being honest with myself, I think I have to go pretty much with Shikamaru from Naruto Shippuden. Shikamaru is the closest thing to a slacker we see in the Naruto universe. He's tremendously bright, able to pick up on any lessons without any effort at all, but finds anything that asks him to expend EFFORT to be "a pain". He's often sarcastic or superior to those around him -- not meaning really any harm, but just not paying attention to the effect of what he says, and -- very likely -- not expecting anyone to take him seriously except in his specialty. He's got some really cool talents but they're of limited application, especially when compared to people around him.

However, Shikamaru is also very loyal to his friends, willing to go through a lot to help those he's responsible for, and has a strong sense of duty -- and, despite his "what a drag" attitude towards work, really believes in "doing the right thing" and will not shy from responsibility that's truly his. Once roused from his laziness, he applies his intellect to solve the problems before him in the most efficient manner possible and can produce effects in his speciality that stun others who didn't grasp what he was capable of before.

I think this is a fairly good match for both "who I'm like" combined with "who I'd like to be", actually. Shika doesn't LOOK anything like me, but I think we'd understand each other very well.

The List:
Day 1 - Very first anime:Saint Seiya
Day 2 - Favourite TV series: : The Vision of Escaflowne
Day 3 - Your anime crush: Belldandy, from Ah! Megamisama/Ah/Oh My Goddess! and Shun from Saint Seiya
Day 4 - Favourite Film: Tonari no Totoro/ My Neighbor Totoro
Day 5 - Anime character you feel you are most like (or wish you were): Shikamaru from Naruto Shippuden
Day 6 - Most annoying anime character:
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 anime companion/summoned creature
Day 29 - Best Anime Music Video
Day 30 - Favorite anime ending theme

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