Rating: 😀 😀 😀 😀 (4 out of 5 grins)
There are many forum discussions floating on the web talking about anime protagonists who eat a lot. Many fans offer great theories, such as Asians’ relationship with food influencing this common trope in anime. Here are my top 10 glutton protagonists:
10. Usagi Tsukino (Sailor Moon)
The only female protagonist in my list. It was quite difficult choosing between Usagi and Miaka from Fushigi Yuugi.
Rating: 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 (5 out of 5 grins)
I first learned about Tanaka Mayumi-san (田中 真弓) as Monkey D. Luffy, the protagonist of the mega-hit anime ONE PIECE. I was initially surprised to discover that Luffy’s voice was a woman. I got curious and searched for Tanaka-san‘s other roles.
Her other notable role is Krillin from Dragon Ball, but she also apparently voiced Yajirobe. I was but a child when I started watching Dragon Ball, so I can’t exactly remember how each of the characters sounded. This is why I watched the early episodes of Dragon Ball again to listen to how Tanaka-san sounded as Krillin.
I recently wrote a guest post for seattlekifujin (a fujoshi, fukei, and manga and anime otaku blog) titled “PERVERTED DRAGON BALL“. In the post, I discussed how the legendary Dragon Ball is such a perverted anime. I also shared my feelings about this topic.
Aokigahara (青木ヶ原), also known as the Suicide Forest or Sea of Trees (樹海 Jukai), is a 35-square-kilometre (14 sq mi) forest that lies at the northwest base of Mount Fuji in Japan. (Source: wikipedia.org)
The documentary features geologist Asuza Hayano as the guide inside the beautiful but creepy Aokigahara Forest. It is the most popular suicide spot in Japan. Warning signs posted outside the forest try to dissuade people against taking their lives. I had goosebumps while watching this video. At the same time, it made me realize all over again that Japan is not just about anime, manga, and J-pop; they also have these serious societal issues that drive people to suicide.
I met Chi.Ai earlier this week through her blog post, featuring her fan-art of ONE PIECE’s Trafalgar Law. Since I love Law so very very very very much, I unconsciously clicked at her post, and so began our correspondence. Below her fantastic fan-art of Law, she writes: