Anime Family Project
This is just something fun and silly. I was busy today furniture shopping and stuff and I wanted to wind down, so here we go. This is my perceived/ideal anime/manga/light-novel/visual-novel family. Done in the style of Honya-chan’s post: [link]
I’ll translate “I Wish” and maybe another tomorrow, but I’m going to finish up the last volume of Dantalian no Shoka first.
Persona: Oshino Meme 忍野メメ (Bakemonogatari/Kizumonogatari)
-Runners Up: Usami Renko (Touhou Project), Tedzuka Rin (Katawa Shoujo), Sekiguchi Tatsumi (Mouryou no Hako), Hinasaka Nano (Bungaku Shoujo), Tokiko (Touhou Project), Sakamoto (Nichijou).
Alright, alright – I know I’m giving myself a little too much credit here, but let’s just say it’s my aim. Individualistic, aloof, peculiar, crazy about the language and meaning of language and stories and mythologies and tales and the occult and what it all means apart from itself. I hold a mix of fascination and disrespect for religion, believing in what I will, and seek balance above all else. No heaven or hell, give me the in between. I have no way for all of you to be happy, that’s impossible. But I’ve got a way for you all to be miserable, Araragi-kun. Will you take it? I also tend to roam a lot in and out of jobs and have an abnormal sleeping schedule.
Notes on the Runners Up: Usami Renko reflects my mentality and views and science, but I’d sooner be her friend than be her and tear apart the Merry and Renko squad. Tedzuka Rin reflects my non sequitur, but I’m no longer a visual artist. Sekiguchi Tatsumi reflects my previous propensity to break down, and I’d say his power level’s level with me. Hinasaka Nano reflects my reintroduction and rather new love for literature itself. Tokiko reflects my inhuman-ness and Sakamoto reflects my facepalm.
Mother: Amano Tooko 天野遠子 (Bungaku Shoujo)
Hey you’ve got to start your path to youkai/kaii adventures somewhere right? Having mom a youkai herself is a treat. She may try really hard for passable cooking, but it’s her stories that make her the best. (Also, have you -seen- adult Tooko?) Gotta keep writing to keep mom from going hungry though, so I’ve got to travel all over to find stories for her. Hahaha.
Father: Yuuki Shinjuurou 結城新十郎 (UN-GO)
Searching for the truth, always searching for the truth, and that’s how he ended up like Araragi-kun, having a demon like that tied to him. He wanders around solving mysteries and exposing souls. Mom thinks the stories he hands to her are a little harsh sometimes, but they’ve definitely got flavor. Your father’s always got to be someone you kind of respect and kind of can’t help but looking down on at the same time. Someone you can only take seriously half the time, but reveals to you some truths you can’t find anywhere else.
Uncle: Chuuzenji Akihiko/Kyougokudou 中禅寺秋彦/京極堂 (Mouryou no Hako)
Man does uncle have a power complex. But this guy sees religion through and through. You’ve got to respect him for that. Hell, what I do is similar to what he does. He’ll spend three episodes discussing the meaning of a word and when you ask, “What was that all about?” and he answers, “Didn’t you come here to ask the question I just answered?” you’ll really lose your head.
Aunt: Aozaki Touko 蒼崎橙子 (Kara no Kyoukai)
Definitely a witch to be feared. You don’t want to accidentally let the a in oba-san to hang over another syllable or you’ll be running for your life. A doll-maker and specialist in emptiness, barriers and boundaries and magic of all sorts. Any one who on whim would say “Wouldn’t it be awesome if we made your arm able to touch ghosts? I’ve been thinking you need an upgrade,” is great and terrifying to be related to. And those dolls…
Wife: Takeda Chia 竹田千愛 (Bungaku Shoujo)
Any one who loves you enough to kill you is great to have for a wife. You don’t see us around too often though, because – well – it’s dangerous. A champion of fools and masks and looking right through everyone else’s, her manipulative power is off the charts, but she’s a good girl.
Big Sister: Kunagisa Tomo 玖渚友 (Zaregoto)
-Runner Up: Nori (Hidamari Sketch)
Big sis’s got savant syndrome and she’s got it bad. You’ve got to be in the right state of mind to talk to her, even if she’s dumbing things down for you, but her off track thinking is refreshing. She keeps to her room most of the time, but we have “reunions” every now and then. Maybe just to see if I’m worth listening to.
Little Sister: Kokutou Azaka 黒桐鮮花 (Kara no Kyoukai)
-Runner Up: Araragi Karen (Nisemonogatari)
The supreme imouto, with brother love and tsundere all packaged in. Always flooding over with emotion and magic from mentoring with Touko. She’s always a noisy one, but sometimes that’s good too.
Big Brother: Kamina (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
-Runner Up: Okabe Rintarou (Steins;Gate)
Mindless and inspiring. Like all big brothers should be. He’s always trying to get me to “unite” with him for some grand something or another, but when he gets in one of those moods, it’s probably best to ignore him. Somehow he always wins.
Little Brother: Hugh Anthony Disward (Dantalian no Shoka)
-Runner Up: Battler (Umineko no Naku Koro ni)
Takes care of Dalian for me most of the time. He’s got a better balance of truth and knowledge than Dad’s ever had, and definitely takes Mom’s love of literature. Nowadays he likes to go flying with my daughter, a kind of mentor thing that I’m not sure she fully approves of, but all’s well. I love to remind him about how mom used to make him wear frilly dresses.
Daughter: Elizabeth Beurling (Strike Witches: Suomus)
-Runner Up: Shinonome Hakase (Nichijou)
Stubborn. Just stubborn. A magnificent pilot and a fine witch but sometime’s she’s just hard to deal with. I guess all daughters are like this, one way or the other?
Son: (Adopted) Okumura Rin 奥村燐 (Ao no Exorcist)
So he’s the son of Satan. He’s a good kid, and his cooking makes up for all the years mum had troubles. I always need to watch and make sure he doesn’t get too involved in what I’m doing because he’ll want to get more involved, but he’s got heart.
Pet: Dalian (Dantalian no Shoka)
Frustrating at times, as she kicks and bites, but Huey knows how to deal with her and she’s a ridiculous help whenever I need to research something that’s been lost to the world.
Maid: Izayoi Sakuya 十六夜咲夜 [Shimadoriru's Version] (Touhou Project – Before Koumakyou)
I always get the feeling something’s eating her, and it’s as if she can barely hold in her disdain for everything, but she does the best job in the world and I don’t mind having to look after her.
Magical Item: Etheldreda (Zanmataisei Demonbane)
Runners Up: Oshino Shinobu (Nisemonogatari), Rasiel (Dantalian no Shoka)
Extremely powerful, and you never have to go through hoops to convince her to do anything. Plus, she’s always got your back. Sometimes I’ve got to make sure I keep her ruthlessness in check, but I never have to worry when she’s around.