Rie Kugimiya is probably one of my favorite voice actresses/actors. Besides the fact that she’s the only one whose name I actually know, for some reason, I always seem to like every anime that she’s in. I don’t really know why, because she pretty much plays the exact same person in every single one, and the plots are always similar (I should clarify that this only pertains to the romance area of plot. The genre of anime changes, as well as the…I guess theme).
Generally, she always plays a short girl who is a bitch who is self conscious about her small breast size. She then will typically fall in love with the male main character but finds it hard to express her feelings because she’s used to being such a bitch. This is of course known as tsundere.
In each of these anime, she voices the same person, but not really. JC Staff (producers of all these anime) simply changed the hair and names, and seem to be milking Kugimiya for all she’s got, which is fine with me. I think Shakugan no Shana is the best of the three, probably because it has more action and fighting then the others. People say the second season sucked, and it did for about 14 episodes. Every episode was the same: Shana and Yoshida just questioned everyone and everything about the meaning of love. It sucked the episodes had no relation to the actual plot. Then after that bullshit was over, the series was suddenly nasty to the point of shitting on everything. Like it was really good. They better make a third season. Zero no Tsukaima has kind of fallen off, but I still enjoy it. I’m finding Toradora! to be pretty good too, probably my favorite of the fall season. When I’m done I’m gonna start watching Hayate the Combat butler, where she plays pretty much the same type of character. Of course she does sometimes play chracters that aren’t tsundere, such as that ice girl in Rosario + Vampire whose name escapes me, and of course Ed from Full Metal Alchemist. ok cool. You may wonder why such a buff and mainly person such as myself would bother to waste time with anime so infatuated with romance and such. Well all I can say to answer that is…………well………actually I have absolutely no response to a question like that. I guess I’m a huge fuckin pussy.