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Motoko Kusanagi is a anime/manga character in the Ghost in the Shell franchise
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Howdy everyone! It has been a long time since I done a Fetish Friday blog. I'm sorry for being absent. College was rough while I had too many wiki and community projects, being a mod in Anime Vice. I love doing these embarrassing blogs because doing this and laughing at yourself takes a lot of stress off.

Let's get on why Robots are awesome!

If you're new to Fetish Fridays, it's a dumb idea I had when my fellow teammates didn't indulge me enough with new ideas. I had a idea to boost the blog activity in the site by having a theme each day.

  • Moe Monday - I didn't understand what Moe was. I ended up talking about my first Moe show instead.
  • Tsundere Tuesday - ended up being Tsundere Match Ups along the way.
  • Wed - ?
  • Thurs - ?
  • Fetish Friday
  • Sat
  • Sun

I didn't have much time to fully flesh it out. Plus, I don't watch a lot of anime especially older series prior 2000. I would run out of ideas fast.

Past Fetish Fridays

Why Do We Find Robots Irresistible in Anime and Manga?

Before we dive in, I made this blog's robot term more of an umbrella, so I include cyborgs (half human). Makes a life a bit easier.

Guys

For guys, we like cool robots like Franky and Optimus Prime. Think of Megas XLR, where you just watch robots destroying stuff. That's pretty much for male robots, carnage and destruction in a bad ass way. (Unless you're talking about Bender. He's an exception.)

We dig female robots for being cool, sexy, and cold. Some are pretty cute. Androids are popular in anime. You mostly see female versions: kicking ass in DBZ or being your best friend in Chobits.

Gals

Sparklykiss's fave: Cyborg!
Sparklykiss's fave: Cyborg!

I wish I done research and interview folks on Twitter like I did for uniform and glass fetish friday blogs. What I got on Google was a game called Girls Like Robots which didn't help me. As I was searching online, I remember a Giant Bomb user named Sparklykiss. In the Pass The Whiskey - Episode 9: PsEG Must Die, she had a huge crush on Cyborg because he was cool and good looking.

In the end, there is not much difference between genders and their love for robots and cyborgs. I guess I had that misassumption from One Piece where the girls and women don't understand why guys in One Piece love robots. Every time, Franky shows off especially in Punk Hazard arc. Guys would go "Awesome!" while the gals go "eh?" I don't know why there is a gender disparity. That's why I had the same thoughts in this blog. Why women love robots? was in my head. Oh well, I find the answers soon.

What's the hell is Pygmalion?

It pop up in my head when I was doing this blog.

If you're curious about the Pygmalion thing, it's a play written by Bernard Shaw. I was in British Literature (yeah, it was an actual class in high school for 12th grade. I don't know why we had that in American high school in the first place). My British teacher would force us to read a lot of plays. This play was memorable because it was the only thing I liked. If I remember correctly, Pygmalion is based on the concept on making the perfect woman. There was a Greek myth about this guy who built a beautiful woman from a statue. Venus or some goddess animated the statue after seeing the guy obsess over this statue.

It relates to the robot thing because we building the perfect person, the perfect husband or Waifu, if you must. That's the big thing in Chobits. Sorry for messing up.

I need to fact check this.

Most Sexiest Male and Female Robots

Here are my choices for most sexiest robots. I also included a friend's list here.

Thank you for reading everyone. Please feel free to share your most sexiest robots in anime and manga!

Fetish Friday: Sexy Robot Gals

Chii

Chii is a Chobit that Hideki finds (practically) naked in the trash. He activates and befriends her, finding her ignorant innocence endearing. Chii's past is quite mysterious and a big focus in the series.

I put Chii on my list because I came into Chobits during my time on Anime Vice. She's damn cute. Plus, she puts the taboo in robot fetish. In that franchise, folks were loving Persocoms more than their humans.

Android 18

Android 18 is one of the androids created by Dr. Gero designed to kill Goku.

She's pretty much the most bad ass chick in Dragon Ball franchise and on most folks' favorite DBZ women lists. Cell saga is pretty much the best arc in Dragon Ball Z in my book.

Ruri Ninjabayashi
She's from If Her Flag Breaks, a harem show. It was the first I seen a robot and a trap in a harem. It was pretty unique. Ruri didn't get much spotlight. She went into cute, chibi mode and then, ninja mode at the end of the series. That was it.
R. Dorothy Wayneright

Dorothy is the android sidekick of Roger Smith in the Big O series.

She's like the Homer version (Iron Man) or Alfred Pennyworth version. I didn't know she was a robot when I first saw Big O. I never had a chance to complete the series.

Dekken's Sexy Female Robots

I would thank Dekken for giving me suggestions, so I made a separate list to honor my dear friend. He has a bigger list than me.

Rauri
She's from Asobi ni Ikuyo.
Kotoko-01
She's a support android with the appearance of a ten year old girl from Divergence Eve.
Mimi Takaoka
She's the servant and sex robot/computer of Akira Takaoka. from I Dream of Mimi.
Suishou Kibougaoka

She is a student of St. Cargo All-Girl Academy in the Medaka Box series.

Motoko Kusanagi

Motoko is an intelligent and talented cyborg with a secretive past. Known as "The Major", she is the leading field agent of Public Security Section 9, and the protagonist in the Ghost in the Shell franchise.

Disk

She's "mecha musume" with the ability to Scan people and things to gather more information about them. An informant who carries a lot of data in her body.

Sexy Male Robots

Casshern

Casshern is a cyborg superhero and savior of the human race.

I got into Casshern Sins due to Toonami's revival on Adult Swim. Casshern Sins was a good watch for me. I never had exposure to older anime series. Casshern is on my list for being cool and good looking at the same time. I mean Casshern attracts a lot of female robots. There was romance in this series and plenty of unrequited love, too.

Mega Man
I played Megaman during middle school, the 2nd and 3rd game on the GBA. I got into Megaman NT Warriors which makes my first anime series for the franchise. Megaman reminds me of a younger version of Optimus Prime. Lan was the main character who experience character development.
Franky
I got into One Piece and finally caught up after a year long marathon. Franky is the rock star for younger children. He would make them go "Super!"

Franky is a combination of Bender (his pervertedness) and Megaman (his badass mode) into a Hentai Cyborg!

Credits for the Banner

I used two images, Franky and Chii. Chii is the only one I had to alter and make into a transparent PNG.

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Take the So You Want To Get Lucky With an Anime Chick?

Your Results:

Motoko Kusanagi 100%
Her heart might be made out of metal, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t love you. Be happy, she usually doesn’t sleep with men in the first place.
Lina Inverse
Lina Inverse, the number one “Bandit Killer” is now your night’s entertainment; perfect for those of you who like to LARP in the bedroom.
96.7%
Tenten
Tenten is a ten for those of you who dig martial arts chicks. A word of warning though, she might have a strap on hidden in one of her many scrolls, and I do believe she would use it.
93.3%
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Dat ass...
90%
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Here I am again, writing about anime characters appearing on "best X" lists. I generally dislike the general concept of list stories, especially if individual items are broken up into their own "slideshow" pages (such as UGO and Forbes) but I feel like I should mention whenever anime/manga characters make appearances in such features.

Matt Atchitchy of Rotten Tomatoes ran a Total Recall column about the 50 best movie robots in commemoration with the release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in theaters and Motoko Kusanagi (Ghost in the Shell) placed 12th, ahead of Maria from Metropolis but behind Tom Servo & Crow T. Robot from Mystery Science Theater 3000. His blurb about her:
In our opinion, Trinity from The Matrix owes more than a little bit to Major Kusanagi. They both wear tight clothes and they both are willing to jump through the windows of office towers.
The other list I want to mention is Penthouse's "Vixens of Fiction" feature. Though this one doesn't seem to be intentionally ranked like RT's was, Motoko appears at #27 while Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop) shows up a little later at #29.
27 MAJOR MOTOKO KUSANAGI 
From her oversize breasts to her long legs, this deeply intelligent beauty in Ghost in the Shell has the best cybernetic body we’ve seen. She’s also very well-armed. 

[...]

29 FAYE VALENTINE
Hot pants have gone out of style, sadly, but this curvy bounty hunter in Cowboy Bebop sports bright yellow ones most of the time, and oozes sex—and sarcasm. That ain’t no crime.
Both are among my favorite female characters from anime/manga but even if they weren't, I don't think I'd mind their appearances in either list. Other comments about the Penthouse list are I had forgotten that Maleficent was the villain in Disney's version of Sleeping Beauty and I'd never heard of Brenda Starr before since the comic strip doesn't run in the local papers.

P.S. Since the last four lists I've linked to have been about women, I should try to find at least one about dudes, "hunks", or male characters in general for a sense of gender equality or some similar ideal!
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First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

OVERLOOKED ANIME :: HAL Features Robots and Romance in a New Light

Would YOU sign up a loved one for robot therapy?

Anime Caption Contest! -- 9/22/14

Who doesn't love surprises with a bit of magic?!

Community Spotlight 9/19/2014

Come see some of the best edits from our brightest users.

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DRAGON BALL #19 + 20 -- Retro Review

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The Straw Hats land on the treacherous isle of Candy Land!

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Kurotsuchi has committed grand theft undead.

TORIKO is 10X Better in Dub

Dare I say... it actually tastes better in English?

OVERLOOKED ANIME :: HAL Features Robots and Romance in a New Light

Would YOU sign up a loved one for robot therapy?

Anime Caption Contest! -- 9/22/14

Who doesn't love surprises with a bit of magic?!

What Happened to JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE?

The year's coolest anime series closes 2014 out with... a really 'meh' episode?

DRAGON BALL #19 + 20 -- Retro Review

This really seemed more like SOUTH PARK back then...

Community Spotlight 9/19/2014

Come see some of the best edits from our brightest users.

TORIKO is 10X Better in Dub

Dare I say... it actually tastes better in English?

BLEACH Ch. 596 Review

Kurotsuchi has committed grand theft undead.

ONE PIECE #662 -- Special Review

The Straw Hats land on the treacherous isle of Candy Land!

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