Putting Me in Anime! (The Kore Wa Watashi Blog Award)

The Otaku Author The Kore Wa Watashi Blog Award

Have you ever watched an anime and thought that one of the characters could be you? I’ll bet you have. I’ll also bet there are other similarities you’ve noticed. Well, it’s time to talk about just that!

The Kore Wa Watashi Blog Award

So, this is an incredibly new tag post and I was lucky enough to be nominated by the creator. That’s right Pinkie from Pinkie’s Paradise chose me… I hope you won’t feel like you wasted one of your wishes once this post is finished! Anyhow, Pinkie is quite devoted to her blog and really goes out of her way to include others. Some of my favourite posts of late have been the look into Uwe Boll films. Sure, it’s not anime, but I’m also a huge film buff and have unfortunately seen a lot of his films…

Anyhow, let’s get on with the post. I’ve got all sorts of things to reveal about myself through anime and who knows, some of it may even be true… Just kidding, I’ll attempt to be as real as possible without sounding too much like Issei Hyoudou!

As with all tag posts, there need to be some rules and here they are.

The Kore Wa Watashi Blog Award Rules

  • The purpose of this tag is very simple! Describe yourself through anime! To do this you will answer all of the following questions:
    1. Describe a hobby or passion you have through an anime series! For example Shokugeki no Soma if you like cooking or Initial D if you like cars.
    2. Simplify yourself to an Anime Archetype (Tsundere, Dojiko, Shota, Shounen-Protagonist etc) don’t overthink what an archetype is, go with your gut. Name a character that is also that Archetype.
    3. Describe your looks through comparing it with anime characters, you can decide how many!
    4. Describe your romantic bias and or sexuality through anime characters you find attractive.
    5. Tell us about your day to day life and what anime that would fit into! You can be creative here!
    6. Describe your hopes and dreams through an anime character.
  • After this is done you will tag 6 people to pass the tag onto! If you’re tagged for a second time you only have to tag 3 in your next post and 1 on your third attempt and should you so choose beyond. Tell us why you nominated these people!
  • People who ask to be tagged should be added to your tag list with a link to their blog!
  • Tell something nice about them as well.
  • Remember to have fun with the tag and be proud of who you are, you are an amazing person and the fact that so many anime and anime characters share traits with you shows you are pretty breathtaking!
Akame ga Kill Episode 12 Leone wins

1. Describe a hobby or passion you have through an anime series!

Is there an anime series about a guy that watches too much anime? Probably not, that might be too meta! My hobbies and passions have changed a lot over the years so I’ll try to pick something more recent. I used to play a lot of rugby and football, I like to run, swim, and surf. Yet, ironically, I’ve not seen any anime with those elements as their main focus, even though I know many of those do exist. Through it all, however, has been my passion for writing and making up stories. Again, that might be too meta, so I’m just going to with my unadulterated love of zombies. So, it’s not surprising that I’m going to mention Highschool of the Dead – my favourite anime series.

Highschool of the Dead Episode 1 Takashi Surrounded by Zombies

2. Simplify yourself to an Anime Archetype

It has to be the kuudere. I’m a fairly quiet person most of the time, but it’s not because I’m afraid to talk. I tend to listen and watch and then when I have something meaningful to contribute I will. This puts me in the same group as Levi Ackerman from Attack on Titan or D from Vampire Hunter D and that makes perfect sense to me. There’s a quote from Vampire Hunter D that has always stuck with me.

My grandfather told me that there are two types of men that don’t have much to say. Men who are too busy planning something bad to have time to say much, and good men who think actions speak louder than words and only talk when they have something worth saying.

The Otaku Author Sunday Sevens Seven Swords Levi Ackerman Attack on Titan

3. Describe your looks through comparing it with anime characters

I probably look most like Taiju from Dr. Stone. I have short spikey brown hair, sideburns, and muscles. I’ll admit that my body fat levels are not nearly as impressive as his, but I am working on it.

Dr Stone Episode 3 Taiju Pulling Raft With Senku And Yuzuriha

4. Describe your romantic bias and or sexuality through anime characters you find attractive

There is only one waifu and her name is Saeko Busijima. Well, I say one… there are many, but Saeko is in a league of her own. Ultimately, I like strong women with a streak of danger. That probably explains General Esdeath and Boa Hancock also holding a special place in my heart. Even then, Saeko is number one for now and all time!

Highschool of the Dead Episode 9 Saeko Ready to Fight

5. Tell us about your day to day life and what anime that would fit into!

You know, it’s that anime about a guy that works in an office by day, has a family, and writes books and blog posts at night when everyone else is asleep. I forget its name, but it’s probably very similar to the beginning section of most Isekai anime. Tired office worker pushing themselves too far to do everything that they want to do. That’s why I always look both ways before crossing the road. You never know when truck-kun is going to show up!

The 8th Son Are You Kidding Me Episode 1 Office Worker

6. Describe your hopes and dreams through an anime character.

I’m going to try to keep this one fairly realistic as I’m not likely to find myself in a zombie apocalypse or piloting a mech through space. I will quite happily settle for making it as an author like my hero Shigure. Then, I can sit around the house in my kimono and make fun of awkward teenagers (probably my sons by that point), and also write books. I’m even prepared to follow in Shigure’s footsteps and write something trashy too, although I’ll use a pen name and no one will ever know it’s me…

Fruits Basket Episode 6 Shigure with two of his books

The Nominations


And that is me in anime! I hope you’ve enjoyed this unusual view of my life. It’s been fun trying to think back to all the things that I really relate to while watching anime. Anyhow, that’s it for now and thanks for reading.


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6 Comments

  1. Thank you for the kind words and for doing this post!
    Some fun answers there as well! I had my suspicions that I would see some Highschool of the Dead here!
    As far as Truck-kun , he will show up either when you least expect it or if there is someone you can push out of the way of it.. usually to no avail but your own demise..but truck-kun works in mysterious ways!

  2. Hmm… this will be interesting… May be a couple of weeks before I get to it.

    • Now, why didn’t I get a pingback notification…. why isn’t the pingback showing… off to troublshoot.

    • Probably just a limitation of WordPress. I’ve found that it will only send out a certain number of ping backs at a time. I’ll go and edit and refresh my post a couple of times to see if it comes through.

    • No worries. Whenever you have the time.

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