Anime Girls: UtauJuly 9, 2008 at 10:00 am | Posted in Articles, Top Ten | 14 Comments
Tags: Anime Girls, moe, tsundere
Now at girl number three on my list of the top ten anime girls, here’s Hoshina Utau (I bet everyone knew she was on here).
Utau is a fourteen year old idol forced to work for Easter for the sake of “saving” Ikuto. She has her devilish Iru side and her sweet inner angel side which produces the cutest chara ever (Eru).
(Obvious spoiler warning because any discussion involving Utau includes spoilers…but I’ll keep it strictly anime)
Ah…I bet everyone knew Utau would be on this list, huh? But I bet she ranked higher than most people guessed she would.
Oh, do not doubt how high an anime girl can be ranked just by the fact that she’s voiced by Nana Mizuki. Though oddly enough Utau is the only Nana-sama girl on here (unless she voices a certain someone in a possible adaptation).
Utau also gets to win on good looks alone. I mean, I spent more time on her graphic than any of the other girls. About two hours. Though…granted…that’s because there are no good picture of Utau so I had to super-edit pixelated screencaps. But still. And it still looks pretty crummy anyway (I got lazy)…so let’s move on.
But I was interested in Utau from the very beginning. When I first saw her in the opening with Ikuto my automatic reaction was, “Oh god. These are the two coolest characters in this series.” Amu-chan is great, but she’s not nearly as cool as Utau…even if she’s Cool and Spicy. But I’ll get into Amu later (why bother denying that?).
Utau ultimately won me over long before I found out about her bro-con (though that ensured she would forever be a memorable character for me). She won me over the very instant she went, “Ikuto no negai wa Utau ga kanairu” (forgive me if my romajii is as awful as it usually is). I won’t translate it because the translation gets no reaction from me. It just got a crazy reaction out of me, where I was overcome by Utau’s…cuteness doesn’t seem right, so let’s just go with moe.
Because tsundere, twin-tailed, bro-con Utau is most certainly moe. There is no denying it. And she’s the good moe! She’s the moe that makes all of us fangirls wonder why there aren’t more Utau fanboys!
Seriously…where are you guys? If all of you boys can look at every picture of super pretty Utau and never have any reaction, I’ll stop believing that anime fanboys with taste exist! Because if I were a guy, I’d have posters of Utau plastered all over my wall. But I’m a girl…and I still have one (though Amu is in it too).
Really, it’s like Utau has almost everything about being a girl that I have loved since I was five-years-old. She sings, has twin-tailed blonde hair, awesome clothes, hot devil-ness, super cute angel-ness…freakin’ everything! She even has lavender eyes which have been my favorite eye color in anime ever since…I first started watching anime!
Then there are all of her little flaws. Tsundere-ness that makes lots of people hate her. Her bratty, “I’m never wrong” attitude. And of course, that tiny little problem she has with discerning the line between family and romance (*cough* brother complex *cough*). But, once again, all those flaws make me love her more.
Damn it Utau! Stop being so imperfectly perfect!
But she can’t help it. She’s a wounded character with a tough past, so she’s got a warped personality. Which just makes me love her more. That protective thing comes out in me. Though, for Utau it’s less of my “big sister” instinct and more like how I always try to help my friends from making the crappy choices in their lives. It’s the friendship instinct instead I suppose.
And since so many people don’t understand Utau, and hate her for her entertaining and rather cute imperfections, I love her more. I love misunderstood characters. I can’t help myself.
And to make this all quick (and non-spoilery, if it was spoilery, there’d be a lot more), I’ll get to what I love most about her. Utau has the one trait that none of the other anime girls have that I admire above all things.
So much confidence. She’s overflowing with it. Obviously, she had to get knocked down a few pegs because she had so much confidence. No one gets away with saying, “I don’t need Eru”. No one! Not even Utau.
Heh, and of course, since Eru came up, let me just add quickly, that the absolute cuteness of Eru can only add to love for Utau since she is Utau’s chara!
But back to the confidence thing. It’s a trait I’ve always admired, but never quite had. I don’t really care what people think about me unless I respect them myself…but I lack courage and confidence so I’m still shy as all heck.
Lots of girls dislike themselves to some extent. It’s normal. Average. And Utau is just so unaverage, so why should this be any different? Really, I think lots of girls are just dislike Utau because she reminds them of someone they know in real life that they’re just jealous of. Makes sense, doesn’t it?
And I’m sorry to all the fans that are up-to-date with the spoilers. But with Utau’s arc coming to a close so soon (episode 43 apparently), I just can’t bare to spoil anything about her to anyone. Even if it’s something I saw coming.
But anyway, to make up for this let’s have an image spam, kay?
Tsukiyomi Utau, because you just can’t be a Tsukiyomi unless you have a really cool image of an abnormally large full moon behind you.
Idol Utau, brimming with the sort of confidence I envy.
Rocker Utau, even better than Idol Utau because of even more confidence.
Determined Utau, I just love my stubborn girls. More points for Utau.
Bro-Con Utau, it’s too entertaining for me to even dwell on any creepiness.
Hurt Utau, so rare and therefore so much more awwww-inspiring when we see it.
Tsundere Utau, giving inifinity+ points for Utau being the best ever twin-tailed tsunderekko. I’m serious.
Oh my…is it just me, or is each image more moe than the last? Can I just got ahead and declare Utau one of the most moe girls ever in shoujo manga?
Heck. Let me just call her one of the the prettiest girls in shoujo manga too!
(Agh, it really is too bad I’m not writing this up after episode 43. I’ll go on about Utau in that episode more!)
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.