Hello, maybe you are wondering what the heck is a Waifu? In this article, we will understand the meaning of the words “Waifu” and “Husbando”, their origin and several curiosities. I already let you know that this is a dangerous and incurable area.
“Waifu” is a very popular term used among otaku that literally means wife, while “Husbando” means husband. These words are used to designate a 2D character from anime, manga or games that the person wants to marry.
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What does waifu mean?
“Waifu” (ワイフ) is a Japanese word originating from the English “wife”, which means wife, but with a little extra flavor of anime and manga. This word is used to describe a fictional female character from an anime, manga, or any other form of media, who has earned a special place in a fan's heart.
Waifu are a unique blend of fascination for female anime and manga characters with typical Japanese romanticism. Japanese culture has always had a passion for heartwarming and romantic stories, so it's no surprise that Waifus have found a perfect home in the hearts of anime and manga fans.
These beloved Waifus sometimes hold such a place in fans' hearts that fans even pledge their undying loyalty and devotion to them! Even though they are fictional beings, these Waifu have the power to make their admirers sigh with emotion and squeal with joy at every appearance!
Below is a video talking a little about the term Waifu:
What does Husbando mean?
"Husbando" is a playful and creative adaptation of the English word "husband", which means husband. As you might have guessed, it's the male equivalent of Waifu.
These endearing and charming characters, with their engaging personalities and heartwarming stories, manage to make fans sigh in admiration, laugh at their shenanigans, and even cry at their misadventures.
They are usually male characters who stand out for their appearance, muscles or personality. It can be any type of man, from different anime genres, just like Waifu.
I remember a term that was also popularized on 4chan, the mai bossu, which literally means “my boss”. Another popular term used by women in Japan is senpai. A very common term that has also become popular among otakus in the West.
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Why like Anime Characters?
Anime and manga creators develop characters with endearing personalities, distinctive traits and exciting life stories. They are designed to make the audience engage and identify with them.
Additionally, Waifus are generally idealized, displaying personality traits and appearances that make them exceptionally attractive to their fans. Waifus also symbolize the search for pure and unconditional love, which is sometimes lacking in real life.
It's important to remember that most people who have Waifus understand that they are fictional characters and don't confuse the real world with the world of anime and manga. However, Waifus represent a unique cultural and social phenomenon, which illustrates the influence of Japanese pop culture on the world and people's lives.
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Where did the term Waifu and Husbando come from?
The first mention of the term "Waifu" occurred in episode 15 of the anime called Azumanga Daioh. In this episode there is a dialogue between a teacher, Mr. Kimura, and her students.
This teacher is reputed to be a pedophile and in the scene in question suggests a "flashy" outfit for the girls to wear to the high school sports competition.
As the students are startled by his sudden appearance and his suggestion of clothing, a photo falls out of his pocket. Generating the following dialog:
- Takino Tome: - What is it? A photo of a woman?
- Kasuga Ayumu: - Our! She is beautiful;
- Takino Tome: - Who is she?
- Mr. Kimura:– My wife;
- All: - It can not be!
I wonder how this simple scene popularized the term mai waifu so much. The anime is from 2002, but the term only became popular years later due to the forums. The original English word “my wife” means my wife.
If it is still not clear to you what a waifu is, we can summarize it as being that anime character that you like, that you think is lovable and that if you were a real girl you would marry her. They are easy anime characters to fall in love with. Characters you feel happy to defend and love with all your heart, soul and mind.
Husbando is nothing more than the male version of wife in English, there is no original origin or mystery behind this word. Husbado is spelled huzubando [ハズバンド].
It is worth mentioning the word goshujin [ご主人] that maid maids usually use, it can also mean husband in Japanese. Read too: Maid Cafe – The maid cafe in Japan
When is the affection complex unhealthy?
I don't see any problem liking anime characters, unfortunately some take this business too far. In Japan and in stores specialized in Otaku products in the West, we find the famous “dakimakura”, or pillows with the figure of anime characters, for sale, in different sizes. Some of these pillows are even +18.
I even understand the guys who buy these pillows and sleep cuddled up with their favorite anime characters. But there are some otakus who go over the limit and take their pillow waifus to public restaurants and even buy them food. For a pillow? Like this?
I cannot say that these people have psychological problems, but some even stop relating to real people, taking the waifus and dakimakura pillows to the street, thus generating criticism in the media.
I believe these things happen more to people who suffer from social problems and escape from the real world by becoming hikikomori.
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The most beloved waifus
That's it folks, enough with the difficult terms and meanings. Here is a list of the most loved waifus from the International Saimoe League website:
- Miss waifu 2012: Tachibana Kanade
- Anime: Angel Beats
- Miss Waifu 2013: Goko Ruri [Kuroneko] (I personally love kuroneko)
- Anime: Pray no Imouto Ga Konna Ni Kawaii Wake Ga Nai
- Miss Waifu 2014: Itsuka Kotori
- Anime: Date A Live
- Miss waifu 2015: Chitanda Eru
- Anime: Hiouka
- Miss waifu 2016: Shana do
- Anime: Shakugan no Shana
Popular waifu list
- Mio Akiyama from the anime K-On!
- No Tomori - Charlotte;
- Konata Izumi - Lucky☆Star;
- Hinata Hyuga - Naruto: Shippuuden;
- Ranka Lee - Macross Frontier;
- Asuna - Sword Art Online;
- Kaname Chidori - Full Metal Panic!
- Asuka Langley Souryuu - Neon Genesis Evangelion;
- Yuki Nagato - Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu;
- Kallen Stadtfeld/Kouzuki - Code Geass;
- Yoko Littner - Gurren Lagann;
- Winry Rockbell - Fullmetal Alchemist;
- Makise Kurisu - Steins;Gate;
- Saber - Fate/Zero;
Leonardo's favorite waifus are: Rias Gremory (HighSchool DxD), Sora (Yosuga no Sora) and others. (Article written by Lucas de Paula);
Kevin's favorite waifus are: Kuroneko (Oreimo), Kuroyukigime (Accel World), Chizuru Hishiro (ReLife), Nia (Gurren Lagann), Makise Kurisu (Steins;Gate) and other celebrities.
My Waifus Tier List
I want to enjoy and share my Tier List from Waifuus:
The Most Beloved Husbands
- Tamaki Suoh - Ouran high school Host club
- Zenitsu Agatsuma - Demon Slayer
- Benedict Blues - Violet Evergarden
- Kageyama Tobio - Haikyuu
- Sugawara Koushi - Haikyuu
- Tomioka Giyuu - Demon Slayer
- Bakugou Katsuki - My Hero Academia
- Levi Ackerman - Attack on Titan
- Todoroki Shoto - My hero academia
This list was based on the majority opinion, following surveys carried out by different sites such as MAL, Anime-Planet and Aminoapps. Do you agree with the names placed here? If you have any Husbands to add, feel free.
And now, after this article, you can say for sure what a waifu and husbando is. But anyway, do you have a favorite waifu (or husbando)? Share with us, just leave your comment.
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