Meet Moe, Nana, Mai, Sayaka, Misuzu, Asuka and Yuna, the sexiest girls around, but they have a common problem to each other: They can’t get enough sex and get satisfied. They will do anything they can to accomplish their dreams and desires.
Is it weird to have a crush on an anime character?
But then again, we live in a world where people are arguing all the time about who people can and cannot love.
So I’m not sure which one is weirder. I will try to explain why some people crush on cartoon characters, and maybe then it will seem less weird.
Anime characters are designed to be appealing.
Character designers and animators usually do this by combining an aesthetically pleasing design with an awesome character story.
Bonus points if the animation is done well enough to capture the truth of human experience through gestures and everyday expressions. We tend to have crushes on fascinating, beautiful, scintillating people who we don’t know well, so we project our ideals onto them.
We fill everything we don’t know about them with the best of our ideals.
All crushes — animated or not — are devoid of the lumpy 3-dimensional, flawed existence of real people.
Crushes do not fart.
They do not lie or cheat or fart.
They are good people. It’s really no different than seeing a painting or photograph of a really beautiful person, gasping a little and falling in love a bit.
Utterly shallow, but that’s people for you :) Portrait by Selenada But we are talking about anime/cartoon characters, not realistic paintings.
Tell me that you don’t find any of these people attractive or at least seem like someone with an interesting story: Babysitter (from someone on Daily Spitpaint) (I forgot the source - someone from SuperAni art studio?) Sumire.
Nothing special to look at, but she really grows on you if you read the manga. Genderbent Kaneki (DeviantArt) A more “conventional Moe (slang)” anime girl: This lady is about to go and injure some people - read “Terror Man” to find out if they are good or bad guys :) Triumph and exhaustion at an ice skating competition Sometimes the way the character behaves is downright cute: And all this is before they even do anything.
As we watch characters grow throughout a TV show, we can’t help but grow attached to their story, their identity, how they react to the story written for them. I don’t keep many images of “male crush material” (there’s already one above, try to guess which one!) but I will try to keep things a bit balanced for people who are into guys. Here’s a pic of a soft, sensitive guy filleting an eel.
Very cool. Here’s some eye candy smoking a cigarette, which apparently doesn’t hinder his kung fu.
Not a soft, sensitive guy. The generic, stuck-in-another-world protagonist: I crush on anything that warms my heart.
I crush on anything that just looks pretty.
I have celebrity crushes, cartoon crushes, real life crushes, book character crushes.
I have some friends who are into anime (like myself) and I always am fascinated to find what their “anime crush” is like - people’s preferences are so diverse that a someone’s “ideal” tells a lot about their personality. Crushes may not be very real, but then again, not much less real than your average reality-TV character that one might crush on (bless up for the Kardashians though.
They are geniuses).