Also, thanks to all of you for being so supportive of my art! I know I’m not very talkative on here andI haven’t even properly introduced myself yet but I‘m really thankful all your lovely comments! You guys are all super sweet and I hope you’re doing alright <3
i had to at least do a little drawing for arisa's birthday~
around one year ago, when i first wandered into this franchise and binged the anime, actually used to be my favorite bandori girl. the anime did a wonderful job of displaying her merits, and before i knew it, she squirmed her way up to a special place in my heart. she's also my favorite popipa girl, and part of the reason why i love popipa as much as i do today.
now, here's some of my favorite things about my favorite tsundere character:
how flustered she gets. she's so cute, i'd never be able to resist teasing her irl
her relationship with kasumi! it's wonderful
she's smol and very feisty! she's the same height as my top favorite girl, which is lovely!
her enthusiasm, and confidence, in bonsai!!
how she always insists she isn't adorable, while being really freaking adorable!
her sharp mouth and no nonsense attitude!
her role in stabilizing popipa as its One Sane Woman
her role in naming popipa. that's right, that was her idea!
how sweet she is! yes, that's right, beneath that snappy exterior, arisa is actually really nice. she even goes shopping for things they'd like in her free time (even if she rationalizes it as "i'm not really trying to get this because kasumi would love it-")
honestly, i could write paragraph after paragraph of why i love arisa, but i'll spare you of that and just give you a summary: arisa is not abusive. arisa is not a jerk. arisa is a girl who had, prior to the conception of poppin party, been hurt too many times. she was a shut-in, a NEET, and if there was one thing her big mouth could do, it could certainly keep people at bay. but then she found kasumi, and she found popipa. she found that sparkling feeling she didn't even know she wanted, and most importantly, found something she never thought she'd ever get: real friends.
it's easy to see arisa as some negative entity or influence, or to even hate her, but it takes digging beneath the surface to love her. and god, i'd push a mountain for her.
i've been blessed by arisa in return (my first double 4-star pull! my first limited 4-star!!), and each time made me tear up. looking back, i still can't really... believe it. i'm incredibly thankful to have so many cards of my top tsundere. ♡
thank you for everything, arisa, and i hope you have a happy, happy birthday!
BIG EDIT/UPDATE: so obviously i didnt make the top10. i ran out of gems pretty quick but since i had already spent 2.5k gems and 63 flames worth of energy drinks i should've easily been able to top 100 right? well that's what i thought too and i was so tired from working on a cosplay all day that i fell asleep but i fell asleep at rank 70 and about 3 hours before the event ended so what's the worst that can happen. rank 115. yep. time to mourn the loss of wasted gems.
just in case anyone cares i'm going to be trying (emphasis on trying) to top10 so if you see a pern during lives or on the leaderboard, know i'm sick and crying. ((also might just end up top100-ing because i only have 2.5k gems rn but we shall see))
edit: taking a break from grinding now just to talk a bit about why exactly i'm tiering. for starters, there's the obvious aya and tae motive because they're two of my best girls. but the main reason why is hagu. i won't lie, i don't particularly like hagu, but i want to change that. this card is my favorite hagu card to date and this event as a whole just has such a nice vibe and i really want to top10 this event to make myself have a better connection with hagu and appreciate her more. while i don't think she'll ever be in my top 10, i want her to be able to love her more and not just feel nothing. so hagu stans get ready for me to probably fail but have fun trying for your orange haired cutie!