nadeshiko

anonymous asked:

i have a question , Which is what most attracted the attention of rukia of other female characters , And why do you think that despite the years never falling in The popularity survey

The Japanese have a term, Yamato nadeshiko. There are various definitions. To wit:

Virtues include(d) loyalty, domestic ability, wisdom, maturity, and humility.This is a Japanese ideal, so it might seem strange to westerners, but don’t be fooled; the nadeshiko is a wildflower at heart. A properly done yamato nadeshiko will show a subtle, but definitely present, touch of iron, in that she is unwilling to let circumstances hurt the ones she cares about or distract her from her goals or missions.

Or:

Some 130 years later, the Yamato nadeshiko still has an allure that goes beyond mere sexuality. She exudes a subtle exoticism and quirky mystery. She also sports a steely resolve that comes with the conviction that romantic love — that all-important concept imported from the West — is vastly overrated. The Yamato nadeshiko lives for many things but she very rarely lives for romance.

Is this starting to sound familiar?

Rukia is so popular because she is, at the same time, an embodiment of this concept, and a unique spin on it. She’d modest, dutiful, loyal, reserved, humble, and skilled, yet also shows these wildflower attributes, and definitely carries that backbone of steel. (Indeed, one of Ichigo’s many particular talents, is getting her to show it and be free, in a way that’s not typically seen.) Her poll numbers confirm this:

  1. Ichigo (1st, 9742), Rukia (2nd, 6804) … Orihime (5th, 2413) … Tatsuki (8th, 949)
  2. Ichigo (1st, 7388), Rukia (2nd, 5943) … Momo (9th, 1852) … Orihime (12th, 1289)
  3. Ichigo (1st, 8370), Rukia (3rd, 6122) … Yoruichi (7th, 3744) … Orihime (10th, 2901)
  4. Rukia (2nd, 7895), Ichigo (3rd, 7829) … Momo (6th, 4102) … Orihime (7th, 3975)

Other female characters came and went, based mostly on appearance. Compare Yoruichi (1: 15th, 471; 2: 19th, 321; 3: 7th, 3744; 4: 28th, 752). Yoruichi’s placing in the 3rd poll was clearly because it was taken after it revealed she was a kick-ass lady, not a cat, but it didn’t help her in the 4th poll (because she hadn’t shown up in so long.) Rangiku is even more instructive (2: 39th, 40; 3: 17th, 1377; 4: 21, 1666). The readership obviously didn’t agree with Kon: just being attractive, or having a large chest, or even being a skilled fighter, isn’t enough.

Rukia’s popularity stems from the fact she was and is a unique embodiment of Japanese virtue, in a way that no other character in the series is.

The Types as Character Tropes

Based on stereotypes, duh.

INTP: Absent-Minded Professor, Erudite Stoner, Gadgeteer Genius, Reluctant Mad Scientist, This Is Your Brain On Evil

INFP: The Anti-Nihilist, Byronic Hero, Because You Were Nice to Me, The Dark Side Will Make You Forget, Not-So-Harmless Villain

ISTJ: The Reliable One, Unfazed Everyman, Cloudcuckoolander’s Minder, Loyal to the Position, Obstructive Bureaucrat

ISFJ: Yamato Nadeshiko, Humble Hero, Tranquil Fury, Churchgoing Villain, Love Makes You Evil

ENFJ: The Paragon, The Chooser of the One, Warrior Therapist, Soap Box Sadie, Psycho Psychologist

ENTJ: The Leader, Cultured Badass, Seme, The Corrupter, Visionary Villain

ESTP: Determinator, Ace Pilot, Da Editor, Blood Knight, Corrupt Bureaucrat

ESFP: Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot, Plucky Office Girl, Obfuscating Stupidity, Hidden Depths, The Ophelia

INTJ: The Spock, Tin Man, Aloof Big Brother, The Chessmaster, Evilutionary Biologist

INFJ: Hurting Hero, Hermit Guru, Zen Survivor, Living Emotional Crutch, Knight Templar

ISTP: Warrior Poet, Street Samurai, The Hunter, Because I’m Good At It, Then Let Me Be Evil

ISFP: All-Loving Hero, Hero’s Muse, Determined Defeatist, Granola Girl, Mad Artist

ESTJ: The Captain, The Ace, Nerves of Steel, Corrupt Corporate Executive, Egomaniac Hunter

ESFJ: Crusading Lawyer, The Social Expert, A Father to his Men, Nerd Nanny, Evil Matriarch

ENTP: Bunny-Ears Lawyer, Trickster Mentor, Knowledge Broker, Cool Loser, It Amused Me

ENFP: The Pollyanna, Manic Pixie Dream Girl, Allergic to Routine, The Wonka, Revenge Before Reason

Top 10 Shoujo Anime Recs ❤

1. Ouran High School Host Club - My favourite anime for a variety of reasons, all these amazing characters,amazing show, and i heard season 2 is coming out soon….(the manga is great)

2. Kamisama Hajimemashita - Imagine you’re walking down the street and declared a land god with a hot fox familiar, well,,,,

3. Kaichou wa Maid-sama! - A cute protective alien meets cute boy hating maid 

4. Fruits Basket - An older anime but still who wouldn’t want a zodiac boy (manga 10/10)

5. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun - Is it a crush or are you a fan of my mangas? Research?!!

6. Kimi ni Todoke - The girl from the ring is the most pure sweetest babe ever and kazehaya is everyone’s dream boy (Its a misunderstanding lmao)

7. Yamato Nadeshiko - This girl has a dark side,,, and blood loss

8. Ao Haru Ride - Inner monologue: Look how much i can eat, why am i always running into you? (Please read the manga too)

9. Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji - You are now my dog now thank me

10. Inu x Boku SS - You want me to do literally everything you say? thats fine (HIS EYES!!!) 

11. Lovely Complex - Did I say 10? I meant 11. She’s tall, he’s short; can i make it anymore obvious

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Happy Birthday! (May 20th)

  • Setsuna (Fire Emblem Fates) 
  • Kamui Woods (Boku no Hero Academia)
  • Cuba (Hetalia)
  • Tachibana Chizuru (The Fruit of Grisaia)
  • Kawakami Bansai (Gintama)
  • Ryunosuke Chiba (Assassination Classroom)
  • Nadeshiko Kinomoto (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Amane Kuzuryu (Devil Survivor)
  • Narancia Ghirga (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)
  • Conis (One Piece)
  • Weinheidt (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Satori Tendou (Haikyuu!!)
My Top 10 Recommended Shoujo Anime to Watch (◕ᴥ◕)
  1. Kaichou wa Maid-sama! - who wouldn’t be attracted to that perverted alien?
  2. Ao Haru Ride - hmmm meeting your first love again huh?
  3. Kimi ni Todoke - like, kazehaya is a perfect example for the man of your dreams
  4. Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji - wondering how would it feel being a real life doggy
  5. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun - the monster seated next to me. Ohhh wait, is that adorable war freak boy a monster?
  6. Say I Love You - yamato so hot (≧∀≦●)/
  7. Kamisama Hajimemashita - suddenly positioned as a goddess? okay. but not just that, what if, you’ll have a servant who is a hot fox as fk?
  8. Vampire Knight - i swear if you’ll watch this, Kiryuu Zero plus all those hot vampires will surely steal your heart and everything
  9. Yamato Nadeshiko - a shoujo with a dark side bwahahaha *insert nosebleeds everywhere*
  10. Diabolik Lovers - hmmm, i dont really know if i’m going to recommend this but i’m really amazed with their biting scenes with all of that ohhh-so-hot vampires hehehe, i ship ayato and yui really really hard bwahahaha
  11. Akagami no Shirayukihime - did i just say that i’ll recommend you 10? ʕ⊙ᴥ⊙ʔ Here’s an extra recommendation then, akagami no shirayukihime or snow white with red hair, oops it’s not the literal snow white that you’re thinking off. just watch it and see how pretty this anime is (〃ノωノ)
Reverse Harem

So, while perusing the “Dance with Devils” tag last night, I saw a lot of: “This a breath of refreshing air! FINALLY a reverse harem where the main protagonist is smart! Oh, look, actual story and plot!”
I just want to facepalm because there are WAY better reverse harems with MUCH smarter female leads and far better plot. And the most important part: males actually considering heroine a real human being and not a prize to be won.
So, let me instill that breath of fresh air for a moment.


The one everyone knows:

Ouran Highschool Host Club: Literally everyone knows this anime and the protagonist is ridiculously intelligent and puts up with no shit ever. Even when she finally starts to fall for Tamaki in the manga, she still maintains her sense of strength and wisdom, though still oblivious as always of course. And the main cast all think of her as a person and respect her, though Hikaru and Kaoru had their problems in the beginning.


Akatsuki no Yona: While Hak does struggle with an extreme desire to possess Yona, we see him overcome that and instead change it to “I want to show you off to the world, show everyone who you are, what you’ve become and how strong you are” obviously those aren’t exact words but the point is clear. While everyone is consistently concerned for her life (she does make a lot of rash decisions), they all respect her and adore her. Plus the plot is AMAZING.



Hanasakeru Seishounen: While this plot IS more romance based AND the father literally sets the daughter up with all of these men almost as if she were a possession, he makes it clear later that he did it for her choice and not to actually force her into something she wouldn’t want, he just wanted a back up plan. Even the main character who does want to possess her never forces her into anything EVER. He makes efforts to protect her while also understanding her free spirit. Plus, this is also highly politically based and has an amazing plot.


Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge: While the art style may not appeal to everyone, this show is HILARIOUS. The romance is barely touched on in the anime (the manga concentrates on it) and for once not everyone wants the main character, who is one of the most eccentric heroine in reverse harem anime ever.

There, four anime that don’t have bland heroines and actually have a purpose. I could name a couple of others (like the first season of Uta no Prince-sama, though the main character there is a bit bland in comparison to these four or Kamigami no Asobi) but I’d say these four reign supreme over the others.

This isn’t meant to attack Dance with Devils fans, since I obviously like it too, just to say it isn’t necessarily a breath of fresh air, LOL.