Anime Talk: Your Waifu or Husbando Questioner!


This edition of Anime Talk is going to focus on your Waifu or Husbando. Something similar to this was going on within the youtube anime review community and I am shamelessly stealing it, well with a few changes ......

Now before we get started let me explain as simply as possible just what a Waifu and Husbando are. To start with the word Waifu is a word borrowed from English in the 1980's. It a Japanified version of the word Wife and which young Japanese Women began using when the traditional Japanese word for wife "Kanai" became objectionable to them. Kanai is spelt in Japanese using two Kanji characters that mean "In The House". The Traditional words for husband "Shujin or Danna" which roughly translates to "Master" was also objectionable and thus the term "Hazu" began being used.

Fast forward to around 2007 the word Waifu began making it's way through the Western Otaku communities as well as the word Husbando ( replacing Hazu for some unknown reason ). The use of these words within these communities were used in reference to a person's favorite Anime or Video game characters, character that  if they were real that the individual Otaku claiming them as their Waifu or Husbando would actually like to be married to.

Now that is a simply explanation for something that is a bit more complex then the purpose of this post, as some Otaku and neets can take these fictional "relationships" very serious as if the characters actually were real for them.. But for this post we will keep it to the simplest use of the words. So as a fun little exercise I will be asking you all five questions about those Anime or video game characters you are such a fan of that you'd like to date them IF they were truly real life people.

Question #1: Which Anime or Video Game character would YOU select as your Waifu or Husbando ?

For me I would have to select as my Waifu,  Nerine who is the daughter of the King of the Devil realm.

Question #2: What Anime or Video game is your Waifu or Husbando from?

Nerine is from the 2005 Anime Shuffle

Question #3: Why did you choose this character as your Waifu or Husbando?

I choose Nerine because I found her to be a very reserved, yet sweet girl. Though she is quiet most of the time she isn't afraid to stand up for herself and go after the things she wants. I admire that in this character, it also doesn't hurt that she is a magic user, especially healing magic!

Question #4: Do you own any merchandise of your Waifu or Husbando?

Unfortunately not, I don't own very much Anime merchandise.


and Question #5: Who would be your second choice as your Waifu or Husbando ?

hands down Akane Tendo from the Anime Ranma 1/2:

Akane is basically your normal girl next door. Well if the girl next door was a Tsundere martial artist, which could make a relationship with her a tad dangerous! However once you get past that initial cold and hostile attitude you would find a very loyal and caring individual that anyone would be proud to know and be in a relationship with!

Well there you have it, the five questions as well as my answers to them. I look forward to seeing your answers in the comments below!

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7 Responses to Anime Talk: Your Waifu or Husbando Questioner!

  1. Thundersong says:

    I haven’t kept up with Anime, last time I watched any was in 2000. So I would have to go with what I know from before that period. lol.

    1. Ranma
    2. Ranma 1/2 first from the Manga then went to Anime
    3. Well, think about that one. LOL! If you know the series, then you know why!
    4. Only the DVD
    5. A-Ko from Project A-Ko. Then again, B-Ko might be cool, she does have that Huge swimming pool/bath and crazy rich!!! A-Ko though can kick some serious butt! lol!

  2. Worf says:

    Really going old school here:

    1) Priss
    2) Bubblegum Crisis
    3) I really like strong women with strong personalities, plus she’s such a badass AND the suit.
    4) I have the 8 episodes and the sequence Bubblegum Crash, but nothing else.
    5) A-Ko is a really good choice as a second. Tks Thundersong 😉

    @Thundersong: Ranma would be a perfect choice if you were bisexual.. ;D

  3. JR19759 says:

    Is it bad that I have a lot of choices for this, narrowing it down was hard. Coulda gone with Tracer (Overwatch), Azura (Fire Emblem Fates), Flannery (Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire/ ORAS), Princess Vivi (One Piece), Yoko (Gurren Lagann) or Winry (Fullmetal Alchemist). No surpirses everyone is choosing Ranma characters, that series is Waifu city, I wouldn’t be able to single it down to one. But in the end I’d probably go:
    1. GUMI Megapoid
    2. Well, she’s not really from either. She’s a Vocaloid which I’m sure would count (and there really needs to be a Vocaloid anime)
    3. Why is a hard question because Vocaloids don’t really have a specified personality, it’s given to them by the composers who use them. But all my favourite Vocaloid songs are GUMI songs and when ever you get an animated video to go with a song she’s either kawaii af or looks like she’s having fun. And that comes down to her design, it is both cute and fun, she isn’t the best designed or most beautiful Vocaloid (that’d probably be Lily) but she just looks like she’d be the most fun to hang out with. Plus she has a song called “I’m sorry for being a closet Otaku” where she professes her love for all the stuff we’re talking about, so definite common ground there.
    4. Hopefully by Xmas I will, a lot of GUMI stuff is really freaking expensive for what it is (probably due to rarity seen as every other Vocaloid item is a Miku item), but I do have Vocaloid merch.
    5. Probably Levy from Fairy Tail. Haven’t watched Fairy Tail in ages and I’m probably closer to the beginning of the series than the current episode at this point, but by the point I was up to, Levy was that kinda peppy, fun girl and a total book worm, who also had a really cool type of magic, where she’d write the name of something and it would appear, which is awesome. Plus I have a thing for girls with shorter hair.

    @Thundersong: Ranma is the only acceptable Waifu & Husbando combination you can have considering polygamy isn’t legal.

  4. The Atomic Punk says:

    #1 Revy

    #2 Manga / Anime Black Lagoon

    #3 Revy is crazy.

    #4 No, these days I collect digitally more than buying merchandise.

    #5 I wouldn’t be able to move on with my life if Revy left me for that pencil-pusher Rock.

  5. JR19759 says:

    @The Atomic Punk- You like to live dangerously then?

  6. The Atomic Punk says:

    @JR: Eh, not so much but there would never be a dull moment. I guess Balalaika would be my second choice.

  7. JR19759 says:

    @The Atomic Punk- True, but I’d prefer someone who wasn’t a gun-wielding psychopath, but each to their own I guess…. 😉