Day 03 – Favourite Sport Anime Crush
I don’t have any contenders in this category currently, aside from the boys of Prince of Stride: Alternative and Yuri!!! on Ice (because as I’ve noted, I’m quite averse to sports anime in general). As much as you can cry foul that Stride doesn’t exist as an actual sport and as much as I’d like to talk about Yuri!!! on Ice, I’ll give this one to Prince of Stride’s Kyousuke. He’s undoubtedly the one people have least heard of due to spoilers. By the way, I prefer to call him by his last name – Kuga – because it sounds cool and it’s easier to type.
Because I’m a cheapskate with my image space, here’s some Funimation Prince of Stride materials for you to ogle before I continue…
okay, not too much ogling. You have to finish reading the post, at least.
Kyousuke is that one guy you can’t get enough of because of that air of mystery around him. He’s got that long white hair that makes a favourite anime guy for me, he’s tall, he’s a biker and he’s got a hot bod. Full package, am I right, people? (Plus you can’t accuse him of looking like Haruka from Free!, which is half the problem I have with Takeru…)
To delve into more spoilery territory, Kuga was really valiant for taking the blame for what would become known as the “KGB incident”. Considering how seriously the third-years take Stride, it would’ve been devastating to shut the club down and have everyone confess to what they’d done.
Day 04 – Favourite Fantasy Anime Crush
Fantasy, eh? That’s tough, considering there’s vampires, werewolves and all sorts of other beasties in there, and there are metric tonnes of otome games based on fantasy concepts. Just a few seasons ago, there was Sengoku Night Blood and I have a few too many desktop wallpapers of that…erhem. Moving on…
If we’re thinking along the lines of “monster boys” though, there’s Wakasa from Orenchi no Furo Jijou. I may think of Wakasa quite highly because Orefuro was one of my first simulcast anime, but he also introduced me to Yuichiro Umehara, even though Wakasa was an outlier in regards to Ume roles (speaking of Ume, one of the reasons I tried Sengoku Night Blood was because he was Date Masamune in that). As for what’s so good about Wakasa, it’s the way he interacts with Tatsumi that works. Sure, he’s spoilt and a bit whiny, but he has good intentions…most of the time, at least. In this case, a flawed character has much more effect than a perfect one, because at least the flaws humanise him and the guys he’s playing off.
…Admittedly, my crush during the show’s run was Mikuni, but because his only good points are his looking androgynous and his ability to shrink/grow according to his water level, I’ve lost the love for him. I did take to Maki well too (and Maki does fit a few of the traits that I like in an anime guy), but Orefuro being the short show it is, it didn’t give him enough love and I lost the love there too.
Apparently there’s a shark boy in the manga, so if I ever manage to get my hands on that, I’ve got more than enough love in my heart for him too.
Other people’s answers
So, what are your picks for these categories? Is there ever going to be an age of monster boys, like there was one for monster girls?
…actually, here’s a better question: does anyone even like Sengoku Night Blood for reasons that have nothing to do with the eye candy?