I used to compare myself to anime characters when I was a kiddo; when I grew up it just seemed wrong to do it. Perhaps because I realised that each and everybody is unique in their own way, and even though we share certain similarities, it is ‘wrong’ or even ‘inappropriate’ to compare ourselves to others. And this applies to any fictional characters as well, not just anime. But getting over this, I do take it as a compliment every time somebody tells me I’m like a certain anime character, especially if they’re one of my favourites.
Anyway, the anime character I am most similar to is – at least for now – Akemi Homura (暁美 ほむら) from Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
Besides the fact that I respect and admire her, and regarding certain aspects I do feel I am similar to her more than I am to other anime characters, some of my friends (those who watch anime and watched the series) also think I am quite similar to her. The reasons for both my feelings and theirs seem to revolve around Homura’s mental strength, her stubbornness – or perseverance, if you will – , her strong will and the extent to which she can go for the sake of her loved ones. My sister also pointed out that just like her, I’m willing to sacrifice anything for my friends, if I thought they deserve it.
Another important reason is that I do identify myself with her, so she wins.
I should mention that one of the biggest reasons why I now avoid comparing myself to anime characters is because I simply don’t think I’m as good as them. Social psychology could easily explain this, but that’s a story for my other blog.
Anyway, thanks for reading thus far! As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy reading about my experiences with this anime challenge (and anime/manga etc. in general).