Day 7 – Your Anime Crush
Now, I’ve got a looooong list of this and it’s just difficult to choose only one. Like in day 3, though, I decided to go with someone I haven’t mentioned in this blog (and there’s a lot of them!) so here is one of my many anime crushes.
Hachiken Yuugo (Gin no Saji)
Gin no Saji is a series written and illustrated by Arakawa Hiromu, the creator of the Fullmetal Alchemist. The anime adaptation aired in the Summer of 2013 on Fuji TV’s noitaminA block. Its second season aired Winter 2014.
The young boy named Hachiken Yuugo apparently aspires to live separated from his family. So he takes his chances by enrolling to an agriculture school, one which requires its students to live at a dormitory. He thinks, with his talent in studying, no problem will arise no matter what kind of school he goes to. But he is proven wrong. Grown up as all-easy-to-get city boy, he is forced to uncover not-too-convenient truths about agricultural life. Enjoy the story of Hachiken, as he is trying to keep up with his friends, farmers’ heirs who are already accustomed to hardworking farm life. (source: mangaupdates)
Hachiken is the main protagonist of this series. He is good at studying, so he’s better than most of the guys in the class he belonged to after transferring, but he’s ignorant about agricultural-related stuff. He got flustered realizing where chicken eggs come from (literally, the place where the chickens, uhh, release them?). He experienced lots of unfortunate events because he isn’t aware of the animals’ nature.
However, Hachiken is a hardworking guy. When he does things, he does not cut corners and does his best until the end. He is particular about details and is organized and reliable. It’s adorable seeing such a guy name pigs raised for slaughter and then cry about their fate later. It is enjoyable to see him grow, overcome his struggles in life, realize what he wants to do in live, and then strive to make it a reality (though this is better seen in the manga).