Hello maybe you're wondering what the hell is a Waifu? I am sorry to inform you that if you are looking for that term, you are entering a dangerous and unhealed zone. In this article we will understand the meaning of the words Waifu and Husbando.
Waifu is a very popular term used among Otakus which literally means wife, while Husbando means husband. These words are used to designate a character with whom you wanted to spend the rest of your life married.
The meaning of waifu and Husbando?
Waifu or Husbando is a complex that the person has for his character kawaii favorite, be it anime, manga, visual novel and others. As already mentioned, its origin comes from English wife which means wife.
The term waifu is used by men, while women use the term Husbando which means husband in english. It seems like a normal, loving and affectionate word, but some otaku 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 drawings, 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 in addition to the word waifu.
I remember a term that was also popularized in the 4chan, that is the 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.
If you don't want to read the whole article, my friend made a simple video explaining a little about the term waifu (but I prefer that you read it lol):
Where did the term waifu and Husband 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 his students. This teacher is reputed to be a pedophile and in the scene in question suggests a "flashy" outfit for the girls to wear in the high school sports competition.
While the students are startled by his sudden appearance and his suggestion of clothing, a photo fell out of his pocket. Generating the following dialog:
- Takino Tomo: - What is it? A picture of a woman?
- Kasuga Ayumu: - Wow! She is beautiful;
- Takino Tomo: - Who is she?
- Mr. Kimura:- My wife;
- All: - It can not be!
I wonder how this simple scene made the term so popular mai waifu. The anime is from 2002 but the term only became popular years later because of the forums. The original English word my wife (my wife)
If it is still not very clear to you what is a waifu, we can sum it up as being that anime character that you like, think is lovely and that if you were a real girl you would marry her. They are anime characters easy to fall in love with. Characters you feel the pleasure of defending and loving with all your heart, soul and mind.
Already Husbando it is nothing more than the male English version of wife, there is no original origin or mystery behind that word. Husbado is written huzubando [ハズバンド]. It is worth highlighting the word goshujin [ご主人] that the maid usually use, also usually means husband.
When does the affection complex become unhealthy?
I see no problem in liking anime characters, unfortunately some take this business too far. In Japan and in stores specializing in products otaku in the west, we find the famous “dakimakura”, Or pillows with the figure of anime characters, with different sizes. Some of these pillows are up to +18.
I even understand the guys who buy these pillows and sleep close to each other with their favorite anime characters. But there are a few otakus who cross the line and take their waifus from pillows to public restaurants and even buy food for them. for a pillow? As well?
I cannot say that these people have psychological problems, but some even fail to relate to real people, which causes waifus and dakimakura to be criticized by the rest of the media. I believe that these things happen more to people who suffer from social problems and escape the real world becoming hikikomori.
The most beloved Waifus
That's it folks, no more difficult terms and meanings. Here is a list of the most popular 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's
- Anime: Shakugan no Shana
List of popular waifu
- Mio Akiyama from the 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;
- To know - 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 famous people.
My Waifus Tier List
I want to also enjoy and share my Tier List of Waiifuus:
The Most Beloved Husbando
It is more common for boys to fall in love with female characters, but the reverse also happens. There are many girls who fall in love with certain protagonists, they become your dear husbando (husband). What do you think about seeing a list?
- 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 opinion of the majority, following research carried out by different sites such as MAL, Anime-Planet and Aminoapps. Do you agree with the names placed here? If you have any Husbando to add, feel free.
It was originally the 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 liked it!
And now, after this article you will be able to say with certainty what a waifu and husbando is. But anyway, do you have any favorite waifu (or husbando)? Share with us, just leave your comment. Thank you for reading this article and sharing it on social networks or with your friends. I recommend you read other related articles below: