Every Monday, YouTubers Joey the Anime Man and Aki Dearest join forces to bring you The Anime Show, an hour that covers what’s hot, what’s not, what’s new and what you should be watching in the world of anime!
In the latest episode, Joey and Aki get talking about No Game No Life before getting a bit sidetracked by a very interesting topic - who are the "Best Girls" in anime?
For those who are unaware, "Best Girls" in the world of anime is a term used by fans to describe their favourite female character or characters, and the beauty of this is that you can have more than one "best girl!"
Joey has a fondness for female characters who are powerful and confident, and was quick to name Shinobu from Bakemonogatari and Beatrice from Re Zero.
After giving Joey some lighthearted ribbing for his choices, Aki reveals that she is a fan of multiple female characters who are spunky (and hot) before naming Haruko from Fooly Cooly as her number one.
The one thing that Joey and Aki do agree on is that they aren't fans of tsundere characters (i.e characters who are cold but have a warm side deep down), saying that the trope is overused and doesn't really lend itself in pushing forward the development of a character.
Now that Joey and Aki have shared their "Best Girls," who are yours?
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