Anime fans are familiar with the typical roles characters play in their favourite shows. From valiant but flawed leader to the funny and loyal sidekick – the more anime you watch, the easier it is to recognise such familiar traits.
Here’s the question for the day – who are you in an anime? Here are some anime archetypes to consider for you to answer this question!
You don’t have to be born to a royal family to be a certified anime princess. It all boils down to the person you are as well as your ideals. Majority of anime princesses commit themselves to a larger cause, often putting their lives on the line for a bigger purpose. They manage to be beautiful and graceful while being noble and heroic at the same time! If you support a cause that seeks to make the world a much better place, then you have what it takes to be an anime princess!
This particular anime archetype is popular among the ladies – and rightly so! Their charming ways are nothing short of enchanting. They are a lot of fun to be with, and their self-confidence is off the charts! You must be a senpai if you’re a certified heartthrob who automatically becomes the centre of attention wherever you go without trying too much.
A quick language lesson – Tsundere comes from the word Tsuntsun which means aloof. That alone will already give you a clue about what this particular anime archetype is. Quiet and mysterious, no one really knows who a tsundere is or how he/she feels. However, don’t think their introversion is a negative quality. It is precisely their aloof ways that make them even more interesting!
The True Friend
Everyone needs a friend – someone loyal yet is upfront with you when you mess up. Anime honours such relationships with the true friend or sidekick archetype. From offering much-needed comic relief to offering advice (both good and bad), most anime shows feature that one good friend to the main protagonist, making this archetype easily recognisable. If you are a true friend, don’t think of yourself as secondary to the main protagonist. Being a true friend makes you the hero of the story!
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