This is the Two-hundred-and-thirty-fourth week of using the "Perfect Anime Girl Sheet". Notice: This Blog may contain Unmarked Spoilers.
[center]Today's girl is:
Hair: Ikaruga has extremely wonderful hair for my tastes. First off, it's long and goes all the way to her knees or so. It's also mostly straight, cascading down her hair like a black waterfall. Speaking of her hair color, it's a wonderful black and is very shiny as well. Like almost any girl that I highly compliment her hair, Ikaruga has a straight cut, greatly amplifying her dark hair. Her sidecurls are longer as well, reaching her chest or so. Believe me, it took a lot of my power to keep from simply fanboying about how nearly PERFECT Ikaruga's beautiful hair is! It just fits her so well and it's the main reason I'd probably play most often as her! It's just, look up at that image of her saluting, that is AMAZINGLY SEXY to me thanks to her hair style.
Unfortunately, there are times where her hair is not as impressive. For one, due to her hair being so long, whenever she's in or around water (including in the bath) she tends to have her hair up in a bun. I'm not a fan of buns and would rather see her with her hair free, but I also understand that's not practical. Also, in flashbacks where we see a younger Ikaruga she has a bob cut, with her hair not even reaching her shoulders. Now, I don't dislike this hair style, Anri Sonohara has it among others, it's just that it pales so much to her current hairstyle that I had to keep Ikaruga from getting a perfect score here.
Eyes: Ikaruga's eyes are a fair blue color. They're not all that amazing, at least in my opinion, but they do have a nice shape to them. They have a hint of a tsurime as well, looking more stern than the more "kawaii" girls. Being pentagonal is probably a good way to describe them, with the point being the corner of her eye. They also give her a very intense look in battle, of which I approve of. Overall I do like them, but they aren't that spectacular.
Speaking of being "spectacles-ular", there ARE times when Ikaruga wears glasses. Though I apologize for the terrible joke. First things first, Ikaruga does not normally wear glasses, it's more that she's worn them on OCCASION. First, in the manga, she wears them to complete a "teacherly" look, of which I always approve. Next, in the anime proper she wears sunglasses when they go to the beach, though luckily for my tastes they're the kind that allows the eyes to be seen through (as part of the appeal in glasses is being able to see the eyes). The sunglasses even have thick blue frames just to match both her hair and eye colors! Finally, while I haven't been able to play the game she's from, I will say that thanks to the customization I totally could play as Ikaruga with glasses.
As seen here-OH GOD THAT OUTFIT IS ATROCIOUS!
Face: I do love Senran Kagura's art style. So much. If you don't know me well, it's because I love the "Puni Plush" look to faces. That is, I like curved, plump-looking cheeks and faces with soft lines and next to invisible noses. Ikaruga, as many of the girls in the series. matches this in a very nice fashion. Ikaruga herself gives off a very elegant and gentle aura with her face as well. Comparing the three subjects (the game, the manga, and the anime), we'll see that the manga is the softest of the three. It might be a bit too soft, but I can still enjoy the manga. Next, technically, would be the game art. I say the game ART as the game itself looks stiffer. I blame it more on being 3D than 2D; it's harder to make good 3D models for bodies and faces without making it look too "plastic". Ikaruga and the other girls aren't too terrible (as they retain a lot of their charm), but eventually I'll be getting into more detail (in other blogs, I mean).
Build: Ikaruga has a killer body. She's 168 cm tall, which doesn't seem tall at all (she's only 5'5") but it also makes her the tallest girl in her group. Body wise she's simply incredible; her official measurements are 93/59/90 (or 36/23/35). As you can see, she's got quite a few curves. I'll mention her breasts in the next section, so let's start on her butt. Her butt is a very nice, shapely one and her hips are surprisingly wide (though not wider than her breasts). In fact, in Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus (the PSP Vita game) her BUTT actually JIGGLES when she transforms. To be fair, it might in the other games, but the videos I saw had her wearing an unfortunate outfit combination while the former just has her pantyhose. For the record, her anime transformation (seen above) is a lot more theatrical and magical-girl like. Her legs and feet are commendable as well, though her ankles might be a bit too thin. That's actually my biggest complaint with her body, actually; she's a very thin girl. Her breasts and hips are fine, she just looks like her waist isn't big enough. Her thin navel IS cute, but it bothers me on occasion.
Breasts: As said before, Ikaruga has a bust size of 93 cm. Her actual cup size isn't known, though. Presumably, it's large as Ikaruga has large breasts. They look wonderful though! Actually, no. Not quite, at least. Now, I won't say that I'm not seriously attracted to her chest, but it is a bit too bouncy. Now, I know that Senran Kagura was DESIGNED to be cheesecake, the designer even did that on purpose to put bouncing breasts on the 3DS. I'm not saying that it's a bad thing even (though I'm sure it'll attract people to dismiss the series because of it). It's just that she tends to bounce a lot and in a somewhat unrealistic manner. I still like them, but it's worth mentioning my reasoning. Also, Senran Kagura is the type of show/game that doesn't show nipples so I can't judge Ikaruga on that area.
Clothes: Ikaruga has two wondrous uniforms that she wears a majority of the time. First off is her school uniform. It consists of a white shirt with a pocket on the left breast and blue stripes on the sleeves, a blue necktie, a blue skirt, and black socks. The blues all match as well, being a nice dark blue color. Overall, while simple, I obviously like this uniform (blame the necktie sitting nicely between her chest). The only improvements I'd make is to put her in a blazer (like her costar Yagyuu, though I would rather it be black over brown) or to put her in either thigh-high socks or panty hose rather than normal socks.
Next is her combat outfit. It consists of a white button-up gold-trimmed military jacket with a lot of decorations, black shirt under that with another blue/purple necktie, a skirt that matches her jacket (though is also nearly short enough to be hidden under it), pantyhose, and somewhat tall, but not knee-high, white boots. She also wears the Hanzou school armband. In comparison, I approve of her gaining pantyhose but it is a little brighter and the tie is harder to see. I also wonder if this is based off of a real-life uniform as it seems that a girl named Kagura from Fairy Tail nearly has the same outfit (though it's possible that she is a homage to Ikaruga as well).
As far as other outfits go, there's both not much and many things to talk about. In the anime, we rarely see her wearing a different outfit. Technically, I guess, her bikini/underwear could be another. She wears her normal clothes over it though, so they are only seen when she's transforming or her other clothing has been destroyed (as in this universe the more damaged you become the more clothing you lose, or something similar). It is a nice black bikini and I approve, though I'd like her cups to be under her chest more to support her breasts. Also, I call it a "bikini" as that's the official name for it (to keep from having to censor "panty"shots, no doubt). Her actual swimwear is much better though, being a sexy black one piece with a fire-like pattern and her navel being able to be seen by how tight it is. In the final episode she also wears an elegant black and white dress, though we don't get that good of a look at it.
To be fair, in the game you could dress her in whatever fashion you want. Even the, er, revealing one I showed you earlier (seriously, that top doesn't support her and the "pants", while I appreciate the idea of putting her in a thong the tattered legs have NOTHING holding them up so they'd be bad for combat). There's also official art of her wearing her rival Yomi's outfit but that has WAY too much cleavage to count as a shirt (though it does have a cute hat). There's also an image of her in Homura's outfit (another enemy), which consists of a black sailor uniform with an exposed waist, black tie, and short black dress. In others she's wearing kimonos, and while I will still say that they look better on flatter girls Ikaruga certainly knows how to wear traditional Japanese outfits well.
Personality: Ikaruga is the standard class representative type. Well, without the glasses, at least (for shame), but she is a fairly honor-bound girl and keeps an eye on the other girls. She's the most mature of the group, and supports the other girls, acting nearly like an older sister to them all. In one example in the anime, she takes the blame for another girl's failure and asks if she could do anything to help improve her ally. She then spends most of the episode aiding her with her fear and eventually gets her able to be more calm around frogs. She's stern and strict, but she also has her friends' and allies' best interests and knows when not to push too hard. Speaking of "pushing too hard", don't insult Ikaruga's honor or her effort to maintain it; she can get pretty aggressive.
There's also her voice. Asami Imai isn't instantly recognizable (she doesn't have the roles like Yukari Tamura or Kana Hanazawa have), but she does give a great voice to Ikaruga. It's not high pitched and is even somewhat deep. It's a perfect voice for a noble girl like Ikaruga, at least I think so. It's hard to describe (which is why I don't have "voice" as other people do; I find it hard to describe voices in words at times), but I do enjoy it. She also has a bit of a keigo (which is not an accent like I said last week) indicating that she's from a well-off family.
Not everything is happy around Ikaruga though. When she was younger, due to her talent, she was adopted into a family. Not due to love, but because she was talented and the only son of the family (her brother) wasn't a ninja. The family was a long-standing ninja clan so she's treated as an heir. Of course, this doesn't mean that they had time for her, she was purely chosen for her talent. This also angered her brother, who has a hard time believing that an outsider into his family is inheriting their legacy. However, if there was one good thing about her background it's this: she became a very skilled swordsmaster. Her main weapon is her nodachi, an heirloom of her adoptive family that was given to her. Speaking of her sword skills, or more specifically her shinobi skills, Ikaruga might (in my opinion) be the strongest girl of the five original characters (Yaguu may give some competition, though). Her spirit animal is that of a Phoenix, and she's able to use it's strength with powerful sword strikes.
Libido: Unfortunately, Ikaruga's libido isn't really shown that much. It's not her fault, it's not like she interacts with a lot of men. This doesn't mean she has nothing; she gives a very suggestive back massage in one episode and has a very erotic way of eating a sushi roll (including holding her hair). There's also an image where she's "punishing" a guy that was tied up using an "electric massage", though I doubt she had perverse intentions. She's not a fan of Kasturagi's groping and staring, though the two are often shipped together. Possibly because they're both the two seniors so they know each other the longest, but they also have a nice dynamic. Ikaruga is also paired up with Yomi, her rival.
Age: Well, here's another generic high school student. *sigh*. I suppose that I'll just give her a generic B and-Wait, you mean that we ACTUALLY know how old Ikaruga is? AND she's a glorious eighteen years old? Hot diggity I think we've got "A" quality here folks. If only more girls were this upfront with their ages!
Total Grades: 87
Average score: 9.7
Final Grade: A-
Overall it's not surprising to know that I like Ikaruga so much; she's an Honor Blade Class Rep and acts like an Oneesan to her younger classmates. She has beautiful hair, a great body, and wonderful outfits that involve ties. In fact, since she received a grade over 85 have an image:
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