Mel’s Hot Top | Top 20 Male Characters – 2018

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Hope you are all going well!

While I was making the directory page for the different top I made so far on my blog, I gave a look to my top 10 of favorite anime male character and I realize it needed to be update, so this is what you gonna have today, but instead of giving you only 10 hotties, I will give you 20…you don’t have to thanks me.

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Build a Harem tag – Of course I Would Get Tagged One Day

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Some of you probably saw it going around, this is a really fun tag game made the amazing Cactus Matt from Anime Q and A, if you didn’t look at the original post you can to it here and click follow at the same times!

I saw this tag going around for a while and I knew I would eventually get it, I knew it was written in the sky. Not only I did get it, but twice. The first come from cool guy Scott from Mechanical Anime Review and the other from the sweet Aria from The Animanga Spellbook.

I have to say that while I knew I would eventually get to answer that tag, I must say that I wasn’t totally looking forward to it, yes it’s a fun tag, but I never sure about the character type (I do feel you pain Aria I really do)

But I think I manage to build my own harem…I think

But first we need to look at the rules cause like every game this one need rules

  • Link back to the original post on Anime QandA so they can check out everyone’s picks!
  • Use the ‘Build A Harem’ logo somewhere in the post.
  • Make sure to mention the person who nominated you too!
  • Pick 5 Anime Characters (any show & any gender) that would be in your ideal harem if you were the main character of a harem anime, explain a little bit as to why they are your picks (if you want).
  • Make sure each character you pick falls into some of the following harem character types: Childhood friend, tom boy/girl, genki girl/boy, loli/shota, trap, tsundere, yandere, kuudere, dandere, etc. (If there’s a character you’ve picked that doesn’t specifically fall into one of these types or falls into multiple types that’s fine too!)
  • Nominate 5 people to participate in this tag!

Did I link back to the original post? Yes twice.
Did I use the “Build A Harem Logo? Yup and it will be the cover picture as well (like the color of that logo)
Did I mention the person who nominated me? Y es and Yes

This was quite easy so far, now we enter the hardest part of the tag game itself…Build the said Harem. Thing you have been much easier if it was anime type (like battle shounen, shoujo, magical girl, fantasy, etc) but I didn’t make the rule so I have to follow them…

Let’s take a look at Mel’s Harem

The childhood friend

Bakugo Katsuki
This is an easy start, I know so far in the anime he is a jerk and a lot of viewer think he will turn evil, but more I’m reading the manga more a realize that Bakugo became the way he is mostly cause of his surrounding. We can totally blame a kid who didn’t receive much guidance. Kacchan might be rude and harsh but he have a clear genuine goal in mind. He might not be the best childhood friend Deku had, but I feel like if Deku would have been his equal from the beginning, Bakugo would have do everything to make sure none of them fall behind. He is not the type to toss away his friend when he get bored, so I doubt he will leave the harem anytime soon.

The Genki Boy

Sawamura Eijun
He is one of the sweetest kid on Earth, a little ball of sunshine who try to always look on the bright side, I know if I have that boy around I will never be sad. Plus he is overly optimistic and have a lot of energy to send…playing…baseball

The Tsundere

Fushimi Saruhiko
I have to add that twisted monkey to my list, but I feel like he would have more his place in a “Build A Army” tag game than a harem…oh well as long as I give him all the attention he is craving and acknowledge how smart and cool he is, I shouldn’t need a leash for him…or maybe yes that could be interesting and leash and collar.

The Megane

This is totally a character type, all anime series have at least one are two beautiful glasses-kun in their cast. I can’t people it was forgotten

Miyuki Kazuya
I know I know, I already have a megane so I could have just but to label at Fushimi, but Fushimi to remove his glasses from time to time, however I’m convinced Miyuki sleep with them.
That being said, he is a nice addition to this Harem we all need a harmless troll in our life.

Last but certainly not least

Aomine Daiki
Of course I can’t build a harem without my God (or demon), I sold my soul to him, he is the ruler of my territory. I have no clue which character type that basketball idiot is, other that being a perverted moron, but I love him so he need to be here.

Now that I build by beautiful Harem I need to make sure other get a headache…
Since I didn’t keep track of who were tagged, if you were already tagged, I apologize in advance

Here the poor souls I decide to tag, of course it’s not an obligation to do but that would make me extremely happy!

~ Thank you for Reading ~

“Only the Fools Don’t Change their Minds | Mere-Exposure Effect, that Thing that Like to Screw Up Your Mind

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It probably happened to everyone at least once, we all at least once came to like something or someone after being repeatedly exposed to it. We might have been indifferent in the beginning, not paying too much attention to that thing or person (or character, we might even be cold toward it, sometimes hate it.

But after seeing it, hearing it, tasting it, we start to change your mind on the subject, we gradually warmed up to it, talking more about it, looking for piece of information related to it, cause after all only the fools don’t change their minds.

The mere-exposure effect is how the psychologist call the phenomenon leading one to develop a preference, to have a change of heart to thing that we become familiar with. It has been demonstrated that more often a person is seen by someone, the more pleasing and likeable that person appears to be. The effect also been demonstrated with various thing like words, paintings, pictures and sound (1)

If I know the existence of that phenomenon, if I know the name of it, it’s because I was subjected to it more than once.

When the kpop girl group SNSD (Girl’s Generation) had their comeback in 2013 with the track “I Got a Boy” I wasn’t super thrilled, I didn’t liked the song, I was really wondering why one of the top girl group of the time was coming back with this horrendous mash-up song. To me the track didn’t flow well, there was too many thing happening in one song. At the time I know I wasn’t the only one who thought that, even the member of the group wasn’t sure of what to think about the song. However after listening to it again and again just for the sake of torturing myself and trying to understand why people were enjoying it so much, I came to like it myself and it’s is now safe to say that “I Got A Boy” is one of my favorite track of the group.

Some anime and manga characters also have the same effect on me. If in the beginning, I wasn’t attracted toward them, more I was seeing them in fan art, doujinshi or simply GIF and official picture, more I was pulled toward them, looking for picture/fan art of them, enjoying doujinshi with them.

One of this case, I already mentioned it in a post that I wrote in February 2017, is Imayoshi Shouichi, character of Kuroko no Basuke, captain of the basketball team of Touou Academy. In the anime series, while I thought it was kind of cute, it wasn’t more than that, he wasn’t even on any top character at the moment, however after seeing him popping up in my endless research of various Aomine fanart I came to enjoy seeing him to the point I need to find art with only him on it.

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This is also the case of the powerful wing spiker and captain of Shiratorizawa, Ushijima Wakatoshi from Haikyuu!!. When I first saw him in the anime, I wanted to punch him and his feeling of superiority, his way of look down on people, however thank to all the fanart and doujinshi I warmed up to that idiot, I warmed up to the point I absolutely needed his nendoroid when it came out.

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The more recent case that  King Explosion idiot that his Bakugo Katsuki from My Hero Academia, and fun thing, I’m not the only one who is struggling what that moron. My dear friend Zel also had a sudden change of heart concerning that bully. If my change of mind was cause by all the sweet and fluffy doujinshi I read with him paired with either Kirishima or Midorya, Zel it’s because she deeply fell in the pit of hell that is fan fiction, of cause all the fan art depicting him incredibly hot, sexy or just cute and fluffy didn’t help our case.

© tourabu_neko This picture suddenly became my laptop background

I could give you a lot more example of what the mere-exposure effect did to me, how it pushed me to use more and more certains Pokemons while playing when before I was catching them just for the sake of completing my pokedex.

This phenomenon is the same that make something or someone growing on you. If at first you just acknowledged the fact that thing or person /character exists, more you are exposed to it, more it grow on you and more you like it.

The mere-exposure effect, is that one thing that like to screw-up with your mind, to make you change your mind regarding stuff you didn’t enjoy you was just indifferent in the beginning.

Did you ever had a change of heart or mind about something or someone you didn’t particularly like in the beginning, but more you were seeing it, more you were exposed to it, more you became familiar with it more you like it?

Let me know it the comment section below!

~ Thank you for Reading ~

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