Who was your first anime crush?
Wow! Getting personal and it’s only the second day of the challenge. Let me preface my response by setting the scene. I was just a teenager when I started watching anime and teenagers develop crushes at an unmanageable rate. It’s also worth noting that she would have been older than me at that time too… My first anime crush was A-ko (or Eiko) from Project A-ko.
What was it about her?
She was a sixteen-year-old redhead with superhuman strength and speed. How aren’t you getting this? Most of my experience before Project A-ko had been gritty and dark anime such as Akira, Fist of the Northstar, and Vampire Hunter D.
It was the first time I realised that my sense of humour almost perfectly aligned with the Japanese sense of humour. You’ve got to love a girl that can make you laugh. Did I mention the superhuman strength and speed?
I had Project A-ko on VHS. It was actually the very first video I bought with my own money, so it probably has significance for that alone. That also meant that I watched it a lot.
Ever thought about getting back together?
Dude! She’s a sixteen-year-old redhead with superhuman strength and speed… That said, I have recently rewatched Project A-ko for my podcast Otaku on Writing. I still absolutely love the movie and am happy that I have those memories of A-ko.
Anything else you’d like to say?
There have been many crushes since and there will probably many more, but A-ko will always be the first. Before A-ko I had always been into blondes so thanks, Project A-ko and anime for expanding my interests.
Other Posts in the Challenge
- What was your very first anime?
- Who was your first anime crush?
- Do you prefer Subs or Dubs?
- What anime deserves more love?
- What is your guilty pleasure anime?
- What anime recommendation have you tried this year?
- Who or what was the most annoying anime character?
- What is your favourite anime so far?
- What anime series will you never watch?
- What anime destroyed you emotionally?
- Who is your favourite female anime character?
- Who is your favourite male anime character?
- Who is your favourite anime couple?
- What is your favourite anime opening or ending?
- What anime has the best soundtrack?
- What is the last anime you watched?
- What is an anime you want to watch but haven’t yet?
- What is the weirdest anime you enjoyed?
- What anime would make a great video game?
- What video game would make a great anime?
- Share your favourite anime quote!
- What anime has the saddest death scene?
- What anime do you wish never ended?
- What anime had a big emotional impact on you?
- What is your comfort anime?
- Who is your favourite anime villain?
- What anime character are you most like?
- What anime has the best fight scene?
- What anime scared the crap out of you?
- What anime did you think you wouldn’t like, but ended up loving?