My Twelve: Red Rose Edition

November 27, 2009 | Author: | In: Anime Blogs, Otaku Lists

Here’s the follow-up to my Yellow Rose post: a list of anime girls who, to paraphrase Howard Jones, I would “like to get to know well”.

Wow, what a weird way to show my age.

12. Luka Megurine – Vocaloid
Ever since I heard the song “Double Lariat”, I’ve been a fan of the big sister Vocaloid. Her black-and-yellow outfit accentuates her nice figure, and she even wears a pseudo-headband in the form of headphones. Luka-nee, please sing me a lullaby – or boss me around, it’s all good.

11. Hisa Takei – Saki
At first I didn’t figure Hisa to be my favourite girl out of the Saki cast (and the competition is intense). I gradually fell for her as I witnessed her leadership style, and the way she held onto her dream of forming a school mahjong team. This hot red-head looks great with pigtails too, and gets props for bucking the usual school uniform trend by wearing a long dress.

10. Mikuru Asahina – The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Quite possibly the cutest moe-blob I’ve laid my eyes on. If only I could have her serve me tea in that maid outfit she wears in the club meetings. Furthermore, thanks to her time-travelling abilities, we know she grows up to be a real hottie down the track so in a way Mikuru’s a long-term investment.

9. Meer Campbell – Gundam SEED Destiny
I will confess that I enjoyed this series until episode 39. One of the highlights of the series was Meer, the curvaceous songstress who fired up the ZAFT troops. Her hot body in that unique outfit is a winner, and she gets extra points for pink hair.

8. Kallen Stadfeldt – Code Geass
Here’s one fierce mecha pilot who doesn’t take crap from anyone, yet still has a sweet side. Kallen fills out that pilot suit rather well, and her red hair sets me a-fire. She can be my squad leader any time.

7. Mizore Shirayuki – Rosario + Vampire
Monster girls come in all kinds of varieties, but I have my heart set on this ice queen. Mizore’s a shy girl but she’s very loyal, albeit in a stalker-ish way. She’s always seen sucking a lollipop which I am wont to do on occasion, so we already have something in common! Added bonus: has the voice of Rie Kugimiya without the usual tsundere style.

6. Nagisa Furukawa – Clannad
It’s difficult for me to write much about Nagisa without giving away the major plotlines of both Clannad series. Suffice to say that her selflessness and indomitability in the face of numerous struggles were the main qualities that drew me to her. Nagisa is so sweet and kind that she’d qualify to be a living saint.

5. Fate T. Harlaown – Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Strikers
Women in uniform have a certain appeal, and this warrior of justice scores majorly on my desire-o-meter. From her days as Nanoha’s rival, Fate has grown into a beautiful woman with a fighting spirit, yet still has a caring touch for her charges.

4. Mikoto Misaka – To Aru series
The typical tsundere girl doesn’t hold much appeal for me, which was why I was surprised when I got a crush on Mikoto. It’s probably because she definitely puts her maiden’s heart on display when she’s caught out – Mikoto has an amazingly cute blush. She’s also a headstrong type, and can even get me free drinks from vending machines.

3. Ryoko Kaminagi – Zegapain
Once again, I come to a girl on my list about who I can’t say much without spoiling her story. Ryoko is the “girl next door” who gets caught up in an other-worldly situation and makes the best of it. She gets kicked to the curb, figuratively speaking, but holds on and ends up as a victor of her struggles. It’s her will to survive along with her way of smiling in the face of adversity that makes me want to have her.

2. Subaru Nakajima – Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Strikers
Look, I know there’s some automotive bias on the part of her name, but it’s not like that! Subaru is easily my favourite girl in the Nanoha series: she’s tough, quick, and courageous, but is all smile when the day’s done. She looks great with that short haircut, and cuts a fine figure in her combat uniform.

1. Ritsu Tainaka – K-On!
My Princess of Percusssion. My Queen of, er, Quaver-beats. Readers of this blog who have seen my K-On! episode synopses will not see this choice as much of a surprise. Ritsu has seemingly limitless energy (provided the air-con is working), a great smile, and is always willing to set the rhythm both figuratively and literally. Oh yeah, she even carries off headband moé successfully. Oh captain my captain~!

9 Responses to My Twelve: Red Rose Edition



November 27th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

I see a lot of characters that I wouldn’t expect to see on a “red rose” list. Typical characters I would expect to see are girls like Miku Hatsune, Mio, Kotori, and Hinagiku. Girls with long hair or twin tails mostly are popular. Nice to see someone appreciating girls with shorter hair. :D

My red rose list (aka love harem) would have girls like Kaede and Asa from Shuffle!, Rin Tosaka from Fate Stay Night, Eclair from Kiddy Grade, Nanoha from StrikerS, Alice from Touhou, “Udonge” Reisen from Touhou, Miku Hatsune (of course ^^;), Sasara (To Heart 2), Mikoto Misaka (Biribiri) for the same reasons you mention., Teana Lanster from StrikerS, and lastly Haruhi Suzumiya.

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November 27th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

wow… nice flavours XD
i think… for me… it will go to luka and fate on your list…
for my number one… it is definately Senjyougahara Hitagi… no other tsundere will suits my desire but her… she is my desired waifu ORZ

yeh… other girls would be like patchouli… mio.. xD

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November 27th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

Punyari: I revel in my more unique tastes. Touché with your pick of Kaede – she got rorted in the anime big-time. Kitto Kitto Kaede!

Pudding: Hitagi scares me, to be honest. All that hidden stationery and sudden violence – yikes. I like Patchouli but she’s more of a “yellow rose” to me; if I was to put a Touhou character in this list, it’d either be Sakuya Izayou or Sanae Kochiya.



November 27th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

ahaha… i am the type tat want a dangerous wife XD… so yeh… hitagi for me is like a red rose… wait… BLACK rose…

and yeh… touhou character’s personality get perserved differently due to the amount of doujin and such… so i would say it dont really matter anyway.. my view of patchy is a poison tongue version of nagato… tat means maintains all the no talk expression but when some1 talks to her… she will start insulting someone XD… well i guess… different view will end up differently

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November 27th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

If I was more familiar with yandere characters, a Black Rose list would be an interesting concept.



November 27th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

yeh… but pure yandere characters… i have no love for ORZ
we need some kickass personality not something tat have such a big change of personality from nice to want to kill >.<

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December 3rd, 2009 at 8:15 pm

Lol I think you should add Kobato from the new anime Kobato to that list, I’m sure she would make your ranking :-)



December 6th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

Knowing now who the voice actress is for Kobato, I just might check it out. Thanks for the tip.



March 10th, 2010 at 11:41 am

Rin Kamishiro from Maburaho is my red rose. strong-willed, passionate, but has a soft side to her. :)

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