Time for something fun!
Hello there, readers! Foshizzel here with my very first editorial post for Metanorn! I really wanted to share some personal stories of my life and how anime comes into play for me. This post idea has been floating around in my head for a while now, so I finally decided to put some thoughts together and finally decided to share it with everyone to enjoy so let’s get the ball rolling shall we?
So have you ever found yourself chilling beside your computer or TV while watching a few episodes of a favorite anime series? And after about six or seven episodes you suddenly find yourself attached to a certain character? From the rage of fandom, it’s clear that everyone suffers through this feeling in different degrees as the world of anime has countless pages of amazing anime characters with lots of different personalities and special traits. My question relates to this very subject, so readers do you have any anime characters that you share some special connection with? Maybe you have something in common with that character? Maybe they even remind you a bit about yourself? I do have a few favorites that I have connections with and I would like to share them with you today.
Edward looking really awesome in this shot reaching out to you.
First up is Edward Elric, most anime fans already know his story from both FMA and FMA: Brotherhood. But why this character? I think it’s the way he had to pull himself together again after that horrible accident involving his mother and the failed transmutation. With the release of Brotherhood, we got to see more of this broken Edward, who was really like a mindless zombie for a while, having lost the desire to keep on going. Watching Edward struggle through those key moments of wanting to walk again no matter the cost or how painful it might be was sad but they did touch me the most. And of course I always enjoyed his never give up attitude of wanting to get his body back to normal and he kept on trying till the end.
Keep on rocking Yui!
Next up on my list is the loveable yet super hyper-active Yui from Angel Beats! A few fans of this pink-haired character would find her annoying at first because she was always around to produce laughs and nothing more. That is until you reach her episode, we learn the truth behind her “death” and how she arrived in the Angel Beats! world. I will admit her story stands out more than the others to me due to the heavy themes of her struggles with being physically disabled. And it’s true I might not share everything in common with Yui but there are a few similar things. I do rely on my family a lot to help me with a few things and watching those moments with Yui and her mother I found were really wonderful to watch. And then the ending of that episode rolled by as we watch Yui and Hinata together, it was another great moment that left a mark for me.
Kyoko-“Did anyone get the number of that tree…ouch.”
This next character is a bit of a random choice and it came to me during Index season two. I’m going with Kuroko Shirai but most of us really know her from Railgun. Kuroko might not have any real physical problems aside from her insane desire to get on with Misaka, which is more of a mental problem than physical. Anyway it was close to the end of the Daihasei Festival Arc; they had Kuroko riding around in a wheelchair after getting injured during in a previous battle. I think any fan of Index II at the time remembers the scene with Kuroko suddenly seeing Misaka standing alone and racing off like a rocket towards her. Of course, she ends up missing and gets smacked by the tree! I can say from personal experience I had a similar event like Kuroko. I was at a church camp one summer and I had a push chair at that time. I think I had just got some pizza and my cousin decided to start pushing me really fast downhill until we hit a pothole and I was thrown from the chair, which caused me to drop my damn pizza. I did land on some grass so thankfully nothing got broken and we had a good laugh about it afterwards. That memory still makes me laugh to this day.
Misaka is prepared to shock you back to life!
Now how can I not mention Kuroko without talking about her awesome counterpart Misaka?! Of course there is a very special connection between me and this popular electric character. While Misaka also has no physical problems either, her background story was a total surprise to me! In the beginning scientists originally approached her wanting to user her DNA to cure Duchenne Muscular dystrophy, which is the same disease I have. Sadly we all know what happens with that in the Railgun plot. But after I learned this fact I was really shocked; yes pun intended. I started to love this character even more; it did get my mind running if anyone could really apply her origin story to real life experiments? I guess it’s better not to be too optimist, huh?
The ultimate showdown.
There was one more character I wanted to add on this list and that would be Ayase from Guilty Crown. However we don’t really know much about her yet, but she has me interested in how they deal with her use of the wheelchair and how she perfectly deals with being disabled. Anyway thank you for reading my first editorial post about a few amazing characters that I have some special connections with. So what about you? Do you have any unique characters that you have something in common with? I would love to hear them.
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