Kaoru Seta is the best girl and you can’t change my mind!
-Incredibly sappy post warning-
When I first downloaded Bandori, it was when the game had just come out on EN. I knew nothing about the series, but one of my friends told me about it. So, I started playing. I loved Rimi, I loved Rinko. I loved Arisa and loved O-Tae. Then, another band was introduced. It was called Hello, Happy World! I loved all of them. Kanon was adorable and reminded me of myself. Kokoro and Hagami were so happy and positive, like I wish that I could be. Misaki was adorable and bitter, and reminded me of one of my closest friends. Then, I saw Kaoru Seta.
I never understood the people who would spend 1,000 of dollars on one piece of merch until I saw her. She was flirty and sweet, but never a heartbreaker. I felt myself actually blush when she spoke, especially when she called someone kitten. Yes, really. I was /blushing/. I had never liked that nickname until I met her. Kaoru was also, surprisingly, not the smartest. Her stupidity was hilarious and I found myself laughing and smiling whenever she was onscreen. I pronounced us married the very minute I saw her.
This year was the year that I realized I was a lesbian. I had identified as bi for years and it just never felt right. But this year, I finally came to terms with the fact that I was a lesbian. Karou Seta is an unapologetic lesbian. I’ve never had a character that was so outspoken and proud of her own sexuality affect me so much. I’m a lesbian, and so is Kaoru. That’s okay. It took me a long time to realize it, but that’s okay.
I’m currently building a shrine and an ita bag to Kaoru. It’s going to take a long time because I can’t find a lot of it. I currently have over 5000 gems saved up for the first limited box in EN, just because Kaoru makes a cameo in it. She’s my best girl, and I won’t rest until I have every card that has even a hint of her in it.
I haven’t posted anything not related to Arisa on here and I promise I love the other girls too but I just? Have an urge to gush about why she’s my absolute fav?
I understand why she grates on some people and that’s totally cool, I wouldn’t be offended at all if you said outright that you hated her with a passion. But! I love her. I have since pretty much the first moment she showed up in the game.
Yes she’s a tsun, yes I wish the writers would tone down that aspect of her personality a little so we’re not reminded of it constantly, but she’s more than just a trope. She has the emotional range of a tsun but also enough depth so that she’s not just always vacillating between her tiny angry bean self and her fluffy caramel-filled eclair self. I love that she’s a brutal realist and the logical thinker in any situation, not because she’s a smartass but because she worries about everything and that’s how she processes and works through her misgivings.
I have A Thing for characters who seem like cynical sarcastic jerks but are actually super nice (which I realise sounds kinda like a description of a tsun but y’know, beyond the stereotype of getting pissy and blushing). Arisa may snap at Kasumi a lot but when Kasumi breaks her guitar Arisa just immediately goes with her to get it repaired because she doesn’t wanna see her cry and her actions are so much more reliable than her words.
When she screws up at PoPiPa’s audition (even though they all kinda do) she’s the one who breaks down because she feels responsible and Arisa please don't, my HEART
That exasperated but fond little smile she has in the game sometimes? There’s just this loneliness about it combined with the way her voice softens and idk she seems like the sort of person who would resign themselves to doing things alone and that also hurts my heart.
I really relate to her need to put up a sweet polite front when she’s with people she doesn’t know well. It’s uncomfortable as heck seeing her act like that but it’s so obvious that she can’t keep it up for long and it tires her out and I feel her pain acutely, since I’m also a jaded pessimist who tries so so hard to smile and look approachable before giving up bc it doesn’t come naturally to me sob
Her voice is adorable and Su-Suki Nanka Janai cracks me up because everything about it captures her quick-fire thought processes and dorkiness so perfectly
So um. Thanks for bearing with me I love my child <333
i wanted to try my hand at making a fan band and this is what i have so far.. the band is called ReD ECliPSE and their style of music is a mix of indie and alternative.. so here's some info about the girl in this drawing, anya:
16 years old/second year in high school
152.4 cm tall (5 ft)
has 4 other siblings, all girls; she's the youngest of them all. her parents are bit older than most people would expect
birthday is january 28th (aquarius)
she was homeschooled as a child, and so she never got a music education until she became a teenager, and discovered her love of singing
since she wasn't able to pursue music as a child, she's making up for it now. although she is quiet and reserved most of the time in public, when she's alone with her best friends (aka her band) she becomes a whole different person. she talks a lot louder and voices her opinions openly
she can be a bit boastful at times, but it's mostly to lift up her own self-esteem. she's still fairly new to singing and feels a bit inferior to the other girls, who have all been playing their respective instrument for years. she views her habit of occasionally bragging about her talents as a character flaw and wishes she could stop doing it.