Hello, maybe you're wondering what the heck is a Waifu? I am sorry to inform you that if you are searching for that term, you are entering a dangerous and incurable zone. In this article, we will understand the meaning of the words “Waifu” and “Husbando”.
“Waifu” is a very popular term used among Otaku which literally means wife, while Husbando means husband. These words are used to designate a character you wanted to spend the rest of your life with.
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The meaning of waifu and husbando?
Waifu or Husbando is a complex that a person has for their favorite character, whether from anime, manga, visual novel and others. As already mentioned, its origin comes from the English “wife” which means wife.
The term waifu is used by men, while women employ the term Husbando which means husband in English. It seems like a normal, affectionate and affectionate word, but some otakus make that expression sick.
This term has become so popular that nowadays it is used not only for anime and manga characters, but even in western cartoons, actresses and singers, it is very similar to the term crush. There are many variants used to refer to fictional or real characters or people besides the word waifu.
I am reminded of a term that has also become popular on 4chan, mai bossu, which literally means “my boss”. Another very popular term used by women in Japan is senpai. A very common term that has also become popular among western otakus.
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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 so popularized this term mai waifu🇧🇷 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 do anime K-On!
- Nao Tomori – Charlotte;
- Konata Izumi – Lucky☆Star;
- Hinata Hyuuga – Naruto: Shippuuden;
- Ranka Lee – Macross Frontier;
- Asuna – Sword Art Online;
- Kaname Chidori – Fullmetal 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;
My 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.
Originally it was Lucas de Paula who wrote this article, but I, the creator of the site, Kevin Henrique, decided to intrude to add some interesting information, I hope you enjoyed it!
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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