On the Second Day of AniChristmas (Popular Character Characteristics)
On the second day of AniChristmas, IntrestSoap gave to me, a character summary! You might be wondering, what the heck is a character summary? To be honest, I do not know what to call it, so let me explain it to you. I am going to give you a brief summary of as many types of character types there are because it is interesting to see how character designers come out with the many characters we see.
So, are you ready… it might not be as good as you expect, but here I go! (Some of the examples of characters will be repeated if they have both traits and the characters are not very diverse as my anime view count is still kinda low)
1. The Blur One aka The Stoner
A rather common character in many animes, the Stoner is the character that is usually ditsy and has no idea what is going on half the time or acts that way. Sometimes (only sometimes), the stoner has hidden talents or is really good at something.
Example: Hirasawa Yui (K-ON!), Run (A-Channel), Takumi Usui (Kaichou wa Maid-sama)
2. The Choleric aka The Extremely Noisy and Hyper One
Most of the characters I will say are quite common by the way. The Choleric is the loud-mouth character and usually used for humor. They are the funnyman and usually get hit by someone throughout the show. They are the ones who seem to be bouncing of the walls and annoying people.
Example: Tainaka Ritsu (K-ON!), Maho Misawa (Ro-Kyu-Bu!), Toshinou Kyouho (Yuru Yuri)
3. The 4 deres… (I only know 4)
The 3 deres. Yandere, Kuudere, Tsundere and Dandere
Yandere is the character that sticks to the one he/she likes and will use any means possible to get close to the one they like. By any means, I mean ANY means. Some are even scary… google School Days.
Example: Aragaki Ayase (OreImo), Shirai Kuruko (Toaru Kagaku no Railgun)
Kuudere is the one who does not seems to care about the one he/she likes, and only show their true emotions very seldom. Other than that, they mostly go around with a poker face.
Example: Sen Yarizui (Ben-To)
Tsundere, the most well known one. It is the character that switches being curt and blunt (tsun tsun) to being sentimental and sweet (dere dere) Considered a very moe trait, in fact all are considered moe traits
Example: Shana (Shakugan no Shana), Nakano Azusa (K-ON!), Kanzaki Aria.H (Hidan no Aria)
Dandere, one who is extremely gentle, kind those some people might say meek.
Example: Furukawa Nagisa (CLANNAD), Kashii Airi (Ro-kyu-bu!)
4. The Genius
Kinda obvious, the Genius is the one who is really good at what he/she does and everyone respect them for that. (most of the times) Not much explanation needed.
Example: Yamato Kira (Gundam Seed), Nakano Azusa (K-ON!), Ryoma Echizen (Prince of Tennis)
5. The Well-Endowed Ones
These characters are female characters that have… large… assets. They are usually envied and teased for their … assets and their figure. You guys know what I am saying right?
Example: Mio Akiyama (K-ON!!), Yuuko (A-Channel)… there are others… but these are the most PG.
6. The Cute Ones/ Lolis
They are the cute characters, the ones that are usually young and look EXREMELY CUTE. You get the idea.
Example: Entire Casts of K-ON! and Ro-kyu-bu!…. do I need to explain?
7. Trap or Reverse Traps
These two terms are for characters of a sex who look A LOT like someone of the other sex. It works both ways if I am not wrong.
Example: Hideyoshi Kinoshita (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu), Kikuchi Makoto (THE IDOLM@STER)
Most of the time these characteristics are mixed as a character having only one of these traits will seem really empty and boring. Not to mention unrealistic. And yes I know there are a lot more of characteristics that I did not mention, but these are the first things that come to my mind. If you want me to make a part 2, COMMENT, I will be happy to do another one, though it will take me a longer time.
I know that this is not really a fantastic post, but I would like to share with you about how these traits make the show come together. Honestly I had a lot of fun writing this post and if you like it comment, I you don’t like it, tell me why. If I made a mistake, you can yell at me across the internet. So, until then, I will be staring at this picture. This post has been extremely tiring argh….
Posted on December 15, 2011, in Anime and tagged anime, ayase, azusa, baka to test, blur, characters, cute, dandere, genius, hideyoshi, hyperactive, K-ON!!, kira yamato, kuruko, kuudere, loli, maho, mio, moe, ritsu, ro-kyu-bu, run, sen, shana, trap, tsundere, well-endowed, yandere, yui. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.