There are thousands of different anime titles out there. And from these thousands of titles come an even greater amount of characters. Within these characters, there are certainly many who are copies of others. In fact, I doubt you can find one specific character who has no traits similar to any other character. The same can be said for actual people in real life. But still, I find that there is only one character within this heaping mass of characters that accurately captures the essence of yours truly. And that person is
Before I introduce Yoh Asakura, let me leave the animated plane for a time and speak of Peter Gibbons, a character from the awesome movie, Office Space. If you haven’t had the luxury to see Of…..what am I saying? Everyone’s seen Office Space! I’ve seen it like….394823 times. That’s a lot of times. Anyway, Peter Gibbons hated his job, goes and sees a hypnotherapist, who keels over and dies in front of him before he can “wake up” from his state of hypnosis. The result? Peter does whatever he wants at his job for the rest of the movie. So what is is exactly that Peter wants to do? Nothing. His dream is to do absolutely nothing. No ambitions, no dreams, nothing. He only wants to sit on his ass and be lazy. In fact, when asked what he’s do if he was rich, he responded by saying that he would do absolutely nothing.
Now on to Yoh Asakura. He’s the Peter Gibbons of anime, at least in the beginning of the series. He wants to become Shaman King so that he can do nothing. He is a lazy, lazy piece of shit. That is exACTLY the kind of person I am. I don’t want to do anything. Truth be told, I don’t actually want to be an art teacher. But I figure that being an elementary school art teacher is decently laid back, plus you get summers off, and I’m decent at art/good with kids, so I figure that I teaching elementary art would be the best thing to do. That is what I want to do. Nothing. I want to have zero responsibilities, zero commitments, even zero friends wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing. After all, people are all stupid. Too bad I can’t preform a kage bushin no justsu, then if I need another person to do something like play wiffleball, baseball, basketball, sex, or fight, I’d be able to do it on the spot. Woe is me.
As far as Shamen King goes, I loved it when I watched it years and years ago. I wish they had an ending though. I have started reading the manga which they apparently now finished (finally), so I should find some solace when I’m done with that….which could be never considering that I read about 4 chapters and haven’t gone back to it in ages.
So, what type of anime character represents you?
Here’s a random video that kicks ass that I found while looking for an Office Space video….for the record, when I looked for said Office Space video, I got completely side-tracked and ended up looking at youtube videos for about an hour.