In honor of St. Pattie’s day, a holiday that is almost irrevocably linked to alcohol and alcoholism, I stopped to think, “Hmm.. if I could go to a bar and down a couple of cold ones with an anime character, who would I pick?” Well, I came up with quite a few to pick from, but I’d love to hear who else would probably be good. Anyway, without further adieu, we toast to you, anime men and women of genius.
Kyon (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) – This is your “sit back and unwind” drinking buddy. Working folk know what I’m getting at. Get back from a crappy day at work, call Kyon up, hit a sports bar (hell, a tv and an comfy couch will work), and trade stories. You know he’s got some good ones.
Kamina (Tengen Toppen Gurren Lagann) – The “gets you in the door” drinking buddy. So you want to go out and meet people. Where’s the party? Kamina would probably know. The man’s a go-getter. If you’re looking to have a blast, then I think this is the man you want to see.
Shin-Ou, The King of the Gods and Maou, The King of the Demons (Shuffle!) – Your “night of mischief” drinking buddies. If you think TPing houses is awesome, wait until you see what these two have in store for you. If you can get past them talking about their daughters all the time, then I’m sure the supernatural pranks will be well worth your while.
Hosaka-sempai (Minami-ke) – The “Because he makes me feel better about myself” drinking buddy. Seriously, you can see why he’d be an entertaining drinking buddy, and you can be pretty sure that you won’t embarrass yourself as much as he will. Odds are against you getting laid, though.
And this is what he’s like when he’s sober!
Harima Kenji (School Rumble) – He’s the guy if you’re thinking about having the “looking to start something” drinking night. Some days, you got to take it out on somebody. If you’re looking to cause some trouble, I think you want this guy fighting on your side, given his track record. You’ll have a problem though if he’s sullen over his unrequited love.
Kanako Ohno (Genshiken) – The “I’m going to emasculate you through drinking” drinking buddy. College people probably know someone like Ohno. She’s a little clingy when she’s drunk, but that’s ok. But do not, under any circumstances, challenge her to a drink-off. She’ll beat you so bad that you’ll blush as much as she will.
Sumeragi Lee Noriega (Gundam 00) – The “High-Roller’s” drinking buddy. For those with a touch of class, looking for someone to go to mile-high club events and wine and cheese tasting parties, Sumeragi’s your girl. Sipping your wine, talking about your yacht and 401k while overlooking the Swiss Alps is right up her alley.
Another drink for the beautiful lady… oh wait, it looks like she’s got plenty.
Clearly this is just the tip of the iceberg, but it’s plenty for now. For those of you celebrating, and of age, have an excellent Saint Patrick’s day.