Harem High Jinks

It’s the beginning of a new era. I’m actually responding to a post I was tagged in!

Okay, to be fair, I just couldn’t pass this particular subject up. We’re talking about Harem’s here, and not to mention the very lovely Scott decided to nominate me! So check out his post here.

So before we get started, let’s get some logistics out of the way. Quick shout-out to Anime Q & A for starting this tag and here are the following ground rules:

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The ‘Build A Harem’ Tag Rules:

  1. Link back to the original post on Anime QandA so they can check out everyone’s picks!
  2. Use the ‘Build A Harem’ logo somewhere in the post.
  3. Make sure to mention the person who nominated you too!
  4. Pick 5 Anime Characters (any show & any gender) that would be in your ideal harem if you were the main character of a harem anime, explain a little bit as to why they are your picks (if you want).
  5. Make sure each character you pick falls into some of the following harem character types: Childhood friend, tom boy/girl, genki girl/boy, loli/shota, trap, tsundere, yandere, kuudere, dandere, etc. (If there’s a character you’ve picked that doesn’t specifically fall into one of these types or falls into multiple types that’s fine too!)
  6. Nominate 5 people to participate in this tag!

 

Now, if you’ve been following Archi-Anime for awhile, you should know a few things about me. One, there’s quite a few men I’ve featured on the blog via MCM or other character analysis posts, but let’s be honest, I just love 2D men in general! Second, I have a weakness for Blondes. It shouldn’t be too difficult to figure out who my top two are honestly. That being said, aside from the harem character types we have to choose from, I’ll be creating my very own blonde reverse harem. But wait, there’s more!

Not just any blonde reverse harem, but a harem with a twist!!

 *Coming soon to your gaming platform of choice: 
Battle of the Blonde Angels on Planet Gunsmoke (localized title)
Enkō Sentō Jinbutsu! (Angel Battle Characters) (Japanese title)

Synopsis: 

Zel’s transported to another world. A western dystopia wherein blondes reside on planet Gunsmoke. Where the future battles with the past. Swords, guns and superpowers reign supreme in the battle for survival.  In the race against time to get back to her own world, our heroine crosses paths with battle angels fighting for the same thing: love and peace.

That’s right! You guessed it! A visual novel, an otome, featuring all types of blondes! My personal otome game.

Choose your Battle Angel!

Childhood Friend/The Boy Next Door – Armin Arlert

HAREM_BIOS_ArminArmin’s usually saving people’s asses when in a pinch (namely Eren). He’s witty, cunning and wise. His tactician side is really what appeals to me, because apparently to some of my friends I’m like Armin. I thought he’d be a great character to start off with for this post.

The Dandere – Kunihiro Yamanbagiri 

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Silent but deadly, Yamanbagiri made the cut because…anthropomorphic sword! If you’ve seen Hanamaru, then you know he’s just the cutest thing in the world! I really like his stoic attitude, but his character design was what really won me over, that tied in with his personality of being somewhat shy, bashful and insecure because of his origins. However that’s just how he’s portrayed in his character in Hanamaru. In the ufotable version he’s much more authoritative.

The Yandere – Toma (Amnesia) 

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Toma broke my heart, and shattered my completely in Amnesia, how could this sweet looking boy be the way he is T_T. I really wanted to love him! But for those who have played the game know, that Toma just can’t be trusted. But I had to include him in my harem to be well-rounded, right? Right.

The Tsundere – Katsuki Bakugou

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Kacchan is the latest addition to my running list of favorite blondes. This particular explosive blonde is just so complex that I can’t help but want to know and learn more about his abrasive tendencies and his lack of sensitivity, because underneath it all, this kid is just insecure and really needs a true friend.

The Deredere/ Ace/ School Idol – Ryota Kise

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Last but not least is one of my ultimate favorite blondes! Kise is an adorable sweet puppy and just too cute for words. For those that know, I usually feature Kise in my fanfics because I find him so much fun and easy to write for. Also, Kise’s a force to be reckoned with on the court, as he can perfectly copy all of the GoM, add that to the zone and he’d be unbeatable.

BONUS!

*hidden* character to be unlocked after finishing all Good Endings of each character: 

The Ultimate Ace/Deredere: Vash the Stampede!

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We all know, that Vash is my ultimate of ultimates. We’ve seen his silly side and his serious side, and that’s exactly why he’s my favorite. He’s anti-violence and is truly the symbol of love and peace. 🙂



Your turn:

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I’ll only be nominating shoujo since I’m sure tons of my blogger friends have already done this challenge. LOL.




*Author’s note: Keep in mind this is a parody on the idea of an Otome!

**Disclaimer: I do not own any of these characters! This was all in good fun!

This conclude’s Zel’s reverse harem. Thoughts? Comments?  What did you think of my personal otome game? Let me know in the comments below!

Now, who would be in your harem? 😀

[Collaboration]: KnB’s Most Decisive Moments

When I started to fully investing a lot of my free time into this blog around this time last year, I came across another blogger that also seemed to be getting started. I started to become a frequent visitor of her blog as she and I had a lot of similar tastes in terms of anime’s we watched and it was apparent we both had a love for hot anime boyz.

What I didn’t know was that she’d become someone I’d become close to, to the point we talk regularly on the daily. All day, everyday (unless one of us is really busy). She’s become my blog bestie who I can rant and rave (read: fangirl) with about anime, manga, hot boys, and also every day life.

We’ve been talking about writing this collab post for quite some time, but when I first brought it up I was in exam mode, and after exam mode was the KnB Challenge, and we just never sat down to figure this out. And now that we finally have, it’s come to my attention that we started talking exactly around this time last year, so with that being said, Happy Friend-versary Mel!

To mark our friend-versary, we’ve chosen our Top 3 Kuroko no Basket moments, to feature on each other’s page and discuss why they’re stand-outs. Oh and also, today was chosen for a very specific reason as well. Today is the birthday of the captain of the Generation of Miracles (and also one of my personal favorites) Akashi Seijuro! Happy Birthday Akashi!!!

So, without further ado!

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[KnB Challenge] Day 30 | What I Enjoy the Most About the Anime/Manga

Guys, omg, we’re at the end T-T. It’s a bit bittersweet, but I actually have a few more KnB posts coming sometime in December so stay tuned! Thank you to those that followed me through this month long journey! I was able to do it daily, save for one day. With that being said….

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[KnB Challenge] Day 29 | Favorite Quote

ONE MORE DAY left! AHH!!

Today’s prompt for the [KnB Challenge] is my favorite quote from the series. Now, if you were following me around this time last year when I did the 30 Day Anime Challenge then this quote will probably look familiar. Yes, I’m bringing it back (so I can use the same image I created. ROFL, I’m kinda lazy)

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Kagami says it best, There is no such thing as useless effort. This is the mantra I’m using to get me through my exams. I just got to keep putting in the work and the effort, and I’ll reach my goals in no time. Making an effort is better than no effort, so yeah, it’s not useless to better yourself no matter how hopeless things might appear to be!


What was your guys’ favorite quote from a character? Let me know your thoughts! 😀

ahh!! Tomorrow’s the final day! D:

[KnB Challenge] Day 28 | Saddest Moment

Two Days Left of the [KnB Challenge]!!

Since yesterday we looked at the funniest moment of KnB, today we look at the saddest.

It wasn’t until my OWLS post about Aomine that really made me appreciate who he was, and realize the pain that he really endured. I had to re-watch a lot of these episodes for the post to get an idea. And this scene really broke my heart:

 

Aomine is utterly frustrated by the lack of competition with his talent blooming at a rapid rate. He walks out on team practices, and a mentor/coach should have found him and forced him to get back to practice and work with his teammates, after all, basketball is a team sport. But instead of whipping him into shape, the coach cowardly tells Aomine that he can just show up to games as long as he wins. Aomine is completely stripped of any hope he had been clinging onto to the sport that he loved so dearly. This is the moment the switch in Aomine is flipped as he embraces being a basketball god that no one can touch, even his friendship with Kuroko starts to break down at this point.

Ugh, so heartbreaking to see Aomine’s breakdown in this scene under the bridge in the rain.


What would you say was the saddest moment of KnB? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

[KnB Challenge] Day 27 | Funniest Moment

Guys, there’s only 3 DAYS LEFT to my [KnB Challenge]!

Kuroko no Basket is filled with a lot of comedic moments. The funniest are clearly from the NG-Shuu shorts, but I don’t think I can claim any of those for this. So, aside from my “Japanese Lunch Time Rush” clip that I’ve been showing a few times already, I’d have to go with…

The Scene when Murasakibara meets Kagami and plucks his eyebrows is hilarious! But the best part comes a bit later when Kagami decides to provoke Murasakibara like a 5-year old and well, Kagami gets him hook line and sinker, and then continues to taunt him at the beginning of the game. LOL.


What’s your favorite funny moment of the series? Let me know in the comments below! 😀

[KnB Challenge] Day 26 | Anime or Manga

Welcome back to the [KnB Challenge]!

Season_3_Poster   VERSUS   Volume_30

(image sources via Kuroko no Basuke Wiki)

If I really had to choose between the anime or the manga, I can’t really choose because, I’ve only just started the manga. So it wouldn’t be fair to just say the anime is the better of the two.


Which do you guys prefer?

[KnB Challenge] Day 25 | Something I Wish I Knew More About

Welcome back to my [KnB Challenge]

Today’s feature is about something I wish I knew more about. There’s actually a lot of things I wish they could elaborate on, but there’s one thing I wish was given to us. Irina brought it up in a recent fangirl session, but it was a very valid point.  Continue reading “[KnB Challenge] Day 25 | Something I Wish I Knew More About”

[KnB Challenge] Day 24 | Least Favorite Match

It’s the last Friday of November! I can’t believe how fast Novemeber flew by! D:

Today’s feature is my Least favorite match. I think this should be fairly simple considering which character I hate the most.

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[KnB Challenge] Day 23 | Favorite Match

Happy Thanksgiving from California everyone!! I’m super full and am slowly succumbing to food coma, and am tempted to just binge on some video games. I’m just started Rise of the Tomb Raider for PS4, so please feel free to follow my progress on my twitter @heyitszel and the playthrough tag #ZelRaidsTombs.  But alas, before I get down to that, I am here to fulfill my KnB post for Day 23 of the [KnB Challenge]!

Due to the plethora of matches found within KnB, it’s actually kind of hard to narrow down my favorite matches, I found all of them to be fulfilling in terms of growth of character’s. However, sometimes they did really a bit drawn out. I’m sure a lot of you will agree with me on that. You know, it’s really tough because there’s two that really stand out to me…So…I’ll give you both.. and honestly they kind of play in to one another anyways.

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