Downin’ some Guinness: Anime Characters that would make good drinking buddies



chigaimasu-48.jpgIn 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.


14 Responses to Downin’ some Guinness: Anime Characters that would make good drinking buddies

  1. Guchuko from Potemayo. Because the mass destruction which would ensue when she got into a bar fight would be a sight to behold (to behold while hiding behind a sturdy, overturned table).

  2. RmX says:

    They all sound like fine drinking buddies. Too bad I’m still underage. =P

  3. BrikHaus says:

    How about Jet and Spike from “Cowboy Bebop?” Something tells me they would be good people to go drinking with. As long as you don’t mind all the smoke, that is.

  4. Owen S says:

    Heh, great list, even if I’m not all that disposed towards drinking myself. Morita Shinobu of Honey and Clover seems like a great drinking friend too, if only for the random eccentricities and crazy amounts of cash that he has.

  5. Danny Choo says:

    Ill take kanako out of that bunch.

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  8. Pervy Otaku says:

    Negi Springfield (Mahou Sensei Negima) – Well, maybe not your typical “sit back and unwind” drinking buddy. But defiantly a “Night Out On The Town” drinking buddy ^^ Start off at a British Pub (he IS after all british) and if the fake I.D. gets through. Get in and cause all sorts of mischief ^^ then head back to the academy for some fun with the girls ^^ lol

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