It took a lot of soul searching but I finally found the anime character I’m most similar to. Drumroll please! It’s Kanako Ohno from Genshiken. I just finished the first season and am now on the second season of the show. She’s kind, considerate and is always thinking of others. Also, even the characters we cosplay are the same. In one episode, she cosplayed Homura Akemi from Madoka Magica. I’ll be doing that cosplay for Anime Midwest! Also, I’m a college student who’s part of an anime club, so that setup is pretty similar. Watching the anime reminds me of my friends. The majority of my friends are guys, so Genshiken is like my own life. I also feel the same way when Ohno gets excited over cosplaying, anime and manga.
I can also relate to her being more introverted and reserved. I’m more like that when people first meet me. However, once people get to know me, I’m more outgoing. I, like Ohno, am always doing my best to get others involved in anime club activities. She’s sweet, funny and cute. She’s my favorite character in Genshiken. I feel like she’s had great character development over the course of the show.
Which anime character are you most like? Sound off in the comments section below!