Some Roles in Anime That I Would Fail At

So this post is some what influenced by our OWLS group chat which was focused on me for some reason. Something about my high school being an all girl’s high school for some reason? Whatever it was, it was all in good fun. I mean, we are all anime fans here, so our minds go into a lot of interesting directions sometimes. You would be surprised how often my mind does that, but that doesn’t appear on this blog very often and won’t be today either. Anyway, this post is a response to that little bit of OWLS group chat fun. I didn’t have to write this, but I really wanted to do something with it and run with it even further. Sometimes making fun of one’s self is a necessary thing. Especially when it comes to cooling myself down from the stress of my school and projects recently. I just need to remind myself about how perfect I’m not to get through things sometimes.

A Harem Protagonist

Since the topic was focused on my somehow going to an All Girl’s Highschool for some reason, I thought this was a good one to start with. First thing is first, I think I would fail at this because I have an established personality? Most harem protagonists are self-insert characters that don’t any sense of personality to them so anyone can easily picture themselves into that role. They are also around that average attractiveness level to them which I don’t think I meet either. I’m also not clumsy, or athletic, or completely over powered in anyway so I guess I just fail on accounts at this. I’m not really attracted to anyone either and I kind of lean on the intellectual side of things. I think too much about everything. I can’t see anyone swooning over me in anyway. I’ll just be the quiet character in the back.

(Oh jeez, does that just make me a bigger target for this? What have I done?)

A Mech Pilot

Yeah, I would rather be a designer then a pilot. I mean, I am working on finishing my engineering degree in the first place. Other then that, I am very clumsy, don’t have good hand and eye coordination, and don’t get a thrill from being in high g forces scenarios. I have to be absolutely convinced to even step onto any sort of roller coaster or amusement part ride that I am not sure about. I want to keep my feet on firm ground, unless it’s I’m on an airplane where it’s a close enough approximation, thank you.

A Shonen Battle Protagonist

If anything, I would rather be the second banana of the group who puts makes the plans the protagonist group is going to do. I’m much better at being the unspoken person behind the scenes then anything else. Also, I am not a very combative person in general. It’s not like I don’t get angry and want to destroy things from time to time, but that’s a normal reaction that people have from time to time. (Unless you have a psychological condition where you can’t control your anger. Then seek help). I have been trained in a little bit of martial arts from elementary school to junior high because my dad was/is a black belt sensei, but I would rather solve my problems out through talking.

A Sports Anime Protagonist

Unless I am in a marching band-based sports anime, I have no chance at this. Unless Iam playing my trumpet in marching in miles long parades or given specific movements in a field show to do while playing awesome songs, then I have no hope in even becoming a sports anime protagonist. Yes, marching band is a sport. Look up Drum Core International, the best sport in existence.  I am more of a long lasting endurance at a slow pace person then a speed and/or strength person. I mean, I can walk for miles and miles on end. Maybe I can be a walking anime protagonist.

So here we are with a little bit more of an exploration of who I am as a person and even some of my backstory.  I also reminded myself on how flawed of a person I am which is something that I need when I am trying to be perfect when writing reports, working on homework problems, and finishing exams. This was a lot of fun. Thank you for reading everyone.  

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27 Comments Add yours

  1. ennadune says:

    This is such an unusual and interesting post. If it’s any consolation, I don’t think I would ever make a good protagonist, whatever the genre. And as much as I love shonen, I would particularly suck at being a shonen protagonist since I’m afraid of fights and usually try to blend into my surroundings. Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Scott says:

      Thank you!

      And that might make you an unusually good shonen protagonist, but it’s hard to say. 😁

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Jenn says:

    Aw man, now I really want a Drum Corps anime lol

    Liked by 4 people

  3. Dude a power walking anime would be so rad! Epic walking with power plays and passes! Training montages and heated rivalries! I would fund a anime like that just to see what turn out is. Very interesting post you have here. Really good read!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Scott says:

      That sounds amazing! Definitely for a power walking series.

      And thank you. Glad you enjoyed it!


  4. xenodude says:

    This is so on point lol. I’d probably fail at all these roles too. Only one I think I’d be good at is the panicky shy archtype.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Scott says:

      So much agreed on that. I mean, that’s the archetype I play in real life.


  5. Karandi says:

    Check your first paragraph. Some of the words haven’t spaced properly – which is something I’ve noticed happening if I’ve copied and pasted into the new editor.
    However, also should mention this was a very fun post to read.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Scott says:

      Thank you, I thought I got everything but this new editor is something else.

      Glad you enjoyed it!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Karandi says:

        That’s okay. If you notice my posts going a bit crazy, can you please let me know. As you said, you think you catch everything and then the next time you look at a preview stuff has moved.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Scott says:

        Definitely. It’s the least that I can do.


  6. Krystallina says:

    I don’t like short skirts, so I’d fail at being a fighting magical girl a la Sailor Moon or Cardcaptor Sakura. The long witch/mage robe would also be a bad choice for me. I need a role in pants…like the pragmatic friend.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Scott says:

      Pants are good! Not that I have much experience with skirts.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. ospreyshire says:

    That was a fun post! I’d say I’d fail at being a harem protagonist or a Shonen battle hero. If this was a Shonen game or competition hero, I might make it. Probably more like Hikaru Shindo than Goku, right? Hahaha! Funny you mention marching bands. Wouldn’t Sound! Euphonium sort of count since there was a marching competition briefly in the show?

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    1. Scott says:

      Oh, you just be good at some games then.

      Yeah, Sound! Euphonium was pretty close.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. ospreyshire says:

        Just some of them. As far as recent competitions are concerned, I’m doing NaNoWriMo which explains why I haven’t had any new content this month.

        Very much so. Besides that anime, I would watch something that involves marching band competitions.

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  8. Rose says:

    Very interesting post! I think I would fail at all of these too, haha… especially the last one and mech pilot.


  9. crazyidiot78 says:

    This is a new type of post I have never seen before and it amazes me that no one has done it before. Awesome job.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Scott says:

      Thank you! I just thought it would be fun!


  10. Fred says:

    If you can walk for miles, you may get some joy out of long-distance backpacking. I am waiting for an anime about this but Yama no Susume seems about it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Scott says:

      Hmm,I may check that out. Thank you!


      1. Fred says:

        Cute Girls Doing Difficult Things. Really adorable!

        Liked by 1 person

  11. wingking78 says:

    Yeah, I’d be a pretty epic fail at all those things too. If there’s an opening for a loner-ish writer protagonist who never actually finishes any of their manuscripts because they’re both perpetually writer’s blocked and easily distracted, that would be the role for me.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Scott says:

      That feels incredibly relatable.


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