Again with that ever word. This time it was a bit easier actually. I don’t have that many female characters I like. I was going to chose Morioka from Recovery of an MMO Junkie but then I changed my mind. This girl I have chosen drove me insane when I started to watch the anime she is in. I more or less hated her. She is annoying and she pulled all my strings but somehow I came to love her.
Yes, it’s Shimizu Megumi from Shiki. She is the perfect picture of the girls I don’t like in an anime. Big boobs and slender waist. Pink long hair and egocentric as fuck. But, and there is an important but, she turns into something else. Something dangerous and exciting. A beast if you will. Vampire. Because Shiki is a show about vampires. She is the first villager to be killed and turned by the mysterious family that has moved into the western like mansion on the hill. The mansion Megumi dreams about moving into herself. She is dreaming about a lot of things, like leaving the little village and her crush Yuuki. She is like every other 15 year old.
What I like about Megumi is that she is just as shallow and egocentric as any 15 year old. A Ms. Know-it-all who looks down on all the villagers. They laugh at her for being a bit stupid and dreamy and I am not sure she really understands that. She is however a very polite girl and she talks with everybody and is very outgoing. A very good treat I think. And she acts accordingly for a 15 year old when her little dear crush Yuuki is nearby, being shy. But that all changes when she dies. She becomes pretty malicious.
I didn’t start to love her until after her transformation. She is creepy as fuck as a shiki. She has no problem with being undead and more or less attacks whoever she feels like. She especially attacks people close to Yuuki. Somehow her feelings are more intense after she dies. I find it interesting and I find her actions interesting. She goes after Yuuki’s best friend since she sees him as a threat. Poor bastard.
I’m not gonna say too much about the anime but I recommend it strongly. I really like Megumi, she is awesome in many ways. A naive, dreamy 15 year old who turns into a cold blooded stalker shiki. With pink hair. I do like pink hair, I lied at the beginning. Sorry about that.