I was doing a little research, and learned that October is (or as of tomorrow, was) far more than just Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Believe it or not, it’s also Spinach Lovers Month, which is a perfect segue to the next character trait we’ve compiled our latest list for: Green hair.
Poring through the cast lists of Fall 2014 shows (only shows we’re reviewing here are RABUJOI, mind you, in case you see a glaring omission or two), we learned that green (or green-blue) hair in its various shades is a bit rarer than pink hair among anime casts, and one show accounts for most of the characters on this list.
1. Acura Akari
Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle • CV: Hara Yuuko
Perhaps the most prominent character on this list, Akari is from the mountain village of Acura, born and raised like her brother Tooru to be a saboteur, her world’s equivalent of a ninja (or kunoichi, in her case), and now serving beside him as Chaika’s bodyguards. Her preferred weapon is a long, thin hammer. Like Tooru, she possesses “Iron Blood Transformation”, which makes her stronger and faster with few if any drawbacks. She also has a brother complex, but unlike typical brocons, expresses her love for Tooru the exact same serious deadpan in which she mocks or criticizes him.
2. Zita Brusasco
Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle • CV: Kouda Yumeha
Zita is wizard and a member of Post-war Reconstruction Implementation Agency, Kleeman under the Gillette Corps, presently led by Nikolai Avtotor. She also drives “April”, the Gillette Corps’ vehicle. She’s lot less hot-headed than her colleague Vivi, and forms a temporary alliance with Acura Tooru while stuck in Duke Gavarni’s flying castle in the first season.
3. Fueyama Touri
Ai Tenchi Muyo! • CV: Fukada Ai
Besides customizing her school uni with bloomers, crossed hip straps, and knee-high socks, the data-mining StuCo Treasurer’s most distinctive feature is her green bob. She’s also quite…dedicated, as demonstrated by her placing of a tracking device in Tenchi’s Danger Zone.
Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis • CV: N/A
We haven’t seen much of her yet, but judging by her name I’d say Gabriel is one of the angel-like beings who inhabit a realm beyond or above the world normal schmoes like Favaro and Kaisar inhabit. Like Amira, her hair is very pale in color.
Akame ga Kill! • CV: Matsuoka Yoshitsugu
Yes, there is a guy on this list! Lubbock is perhaps the least-used Night Raid member. He likes attempting to peep on the girls as they bathe. His Imperial Arm is a rather nifty and versatile garotte wire, which can be used for attack, defense, detection, etc. He was once a rich and privileged member of the Imperial aristocracy and military, but gave it up for Night Raid’s General Najenda, who he’s always loved but never confessed to.
Orenchi no Furo Jijou • CV: Tsuda Kenjirou
Maki, (another guy! Well…sort of) is a tiny hermit crab…who hasn’t appeared on the show yet. Whoops! Look away!
7-14. Ishida Isuki, Kokonoe Shinobu, Mishina Kaho, Onodera Chizuru, Oshii Tomo, Toyama Misuzu, Tsukishiro Yoko, and Yukawa Kise
Girl Friend BETA • CVs: Omigawa Chiaki, Kuwashima Houko, Mitsui Eriko, Gibo Yoko, Fujita Saki, Endou Aya, [n/a], and Kanemoto Hisako
If you like your 2D girlfriends with green hair, the mobile game Girl Friend BETA, AKA Girlfriend (Kari) (literally “provisionally”) has eight choices for you (plus a couple I didn’t include because they were more on the blue side of the spectrum!). All but one (Misuzu) carry over to the anime, though none are main characters, so we’ve had glimpses of one or two of them over the course of the show’s first four episodes.