サムライガール [samurai girl]

February 13, 2008 at 6:06 am (otaku word)

  Is this a new type? Come to think of it, we could find this kind of girl in a bishoujo anime or game. If she is good at some martial arts (mostly kendo or kyudo[Japanese archery]), and always holds a bamboo sword or a real sword, she could be labelled as a サムライガール[samurai girl]. There’s no need to explain this, but samurai is a Japanese warrior and fights with a sword. For some reason, her hairstyle might be ponytailed and mostly she has a very long hair. The rumor has it that the ponytail could stand for a samurai‘s ちょんまげ[chonmage, “topknot”].

 Usually, she could be a girl of few words and stay cool most of the time. Yes, she wouldn’t be so good to you first. Rather, she seems to have a reason why she has to do so. Of course, she doesn’t seem to do good even with any other girls…so she might be isolated. If you want to pursue her, don’t give up no matter how cold she is to you, and figure out the reason why she is fighting. In other words, make sure you disarm her, otherwise she would be very nervous. When she gets disarmed, she would burst into tears! I guess this moment would turn you on…Nah, this is something like クーデレ, isn’t it? The difference should be that she must hold a sword (or maybe other weapons). I assume she needs to protect herself, so that’s why she must hold a sword. So long as she does so, she can stay cool. Even though she looks strong when she is fighting, she might be screaming inside…Ah, disarm her right now, she needs you! Just kidding. :p

 Well, speaking of a サムライガール, I can definitely think of Kawasumi Mai [Kanon], Sharon [Words Worth], Shinohara Izumi [Doukyusei 2], and…maybe Yuyama Kakunojou in the final episode[Bakumatsu kikansetsu irohanihoheto]. I think more samurai girls will show up in the future. But wait, how come then this type of boy doesn’t show up in a bishounen anime?

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