Yesterday, December 2nd, the number of characters that are included in the "Universal Breast Ranking", "Breast Alphabet" and "Big Breasted Anime Girls - The Unknown" lists, reached 1,000, and I wanted to at least write a simple blog to talk about this before I forget to.
I don't remember the exact date where I started this project, but I think it was approx. 2 years ago. Back in the day I didn't know that body measurements were that common in anime/manga and I started the first list thinking that it would be a small thing that would rarely be updated. At first I only included gals that were above certain bust measurement, then I decided to include every girl with a known bust measurements and I ended up creating lists with specific number ranges as well as lists for characters that couldn't be included in the main set (the "Big Breasted Anime Girls - The Unknown" current format was inspired in Daniel's lists).
But anyway, for now I plan to continue with this here on AnimeVice. I don't know for how much time I would be able to do this, but in case the number of characters exceeds what the lists can handle, I already have in mind how I going to "expand" the capacity.
I want to thank:
(I apologize if I'm missing something important).
Now, I don't have much time, but here are some fun facts based on the information compiled in my lists:
The A-cup, by a small difference, is the most common cup size (click on the image for more details).
The largest list is the "Large Breasts League [86-91]" with 277 characters and from that range, 88cm is the measurement with the most characters (50).
The ideal size for a woman is said to be 90-60-90, however from all the characters I have found, the only one that has these exact measurements is Atsuko Kaifu from Touka Gettan (I haven't confirmed if she is a visual novel only character or if she also appears in the anime).
As you know, I have a series of lists where I classify anime girls according to their bust measurements in cm, resulting in the following categories:
The problem is that recently I have been asking myself how good or bad is this classification and I have compared it with other classifications of the same type. The one that seems to be commonly accepted, is this one which uses the cup size as criteria to determine the breasts size, however I don't think that classification is the best, considering that most of the girls in my lists have an unspecified cup size and that not all the girls wear the correct bra size. Besides that, the cup size is not only determined by the bust measurement, you also need to know the underbust measurement and follow an specific method, which can lead to situations where you have a girl with a bigger bust measurement than other one, but a smaller cup size, for example:
Also is important to mention that the systems for labeling bra size, vary depending on the country, so sometimes you have to make conversions. That's why I prefer to make classifications depending on the bust measurements in cm, however I still don't know if I should add or remove categories or just change the numerical range of each one.
I'm fine with the "Giant", "Huge", "Small" and "Flat" categories, however I don't know if it's ok to keep the "Large" and "Medium" categories with a numerical range smaller than the other categories, I mean, I originally planned to combine these 2 into one called "Average Breasts League [80-89]", however that would cause characters that have big boobs like: Ikaros, Sylvia van Hossen and Lucy Heartfilia to be labeled as "average", which sounds totally wrong.
So, my question for you guys is, what do you think I can change to make my lists a little bit more accurate or fair?, I know that in anime/manga some measurements don't make any sense, I just want to have categories that are in the "room of reason", if you know what I mean.
I hope I explained myself properly, and that you can leave me a comment. Thanks.
A few weeks ago I was searching for scans or photos of the "K Official Guide Book A MEMORY OF KINGS", but I couldn't find the pages with the info of the female characters.
However I found a person that bought the guide book and I contacted her, surprisingly enough, when I asked her about it, she was very kind and sent me some photos of the guidebook, which are the ones I'm showing you below:
The person I'm talking about is Cieru who is a freelance makeup and hair artist. I really want to thank her for taking the trouble of doing this, I'm sure a lot of K-Project fans will also be happy to see this photos.
The battle against the blind submission man, Lugh, continues in this chapter. Kenichi and Miu are worried about Sieg and Thor, fortunately it seems they're fine. Niijima tells everybody to attack at once, however Lugh notes that none of the members of the Shinpaku Alliance wish for anything other than a one on one fight. Kenichi wants to be Lugh's next opponent, but Takeda stops him and says that it's his turn.
Takeda and Lugh start fighting, but then something strange happens, Lugh starts talking about Takeda's left arm and notes that there was a time when it couldn't move, Kenichi and Niijima are surprised about how Lugh discovered that information just from the movements of the body. Takeda uses one of his special attacks, the "Double Consecutive 3 Part Blow", Lugh dodges it with this "Sliding Feet" technique, but Takeda manages to hit him.
Takeda continues attacking and uses his "Illusionary Left", Lugh dodges it but fails to grab Takeda's wrist. The Yomi member then, uses psychological warfare and keeps talking about Takeda's left arm, this affects Takeda's movements, so Lugh takes advantage of the situation and manages to put his arms around Takeda's neck. Lugh is about to finish Takeda, but the boxer punches him from behind with his "Bolo Rabbit Punch".
After that, Lugh stands up like nothing happened, meanwhile Takeda realizes that his right arm is dislocated, but he puts it back in. Lugh asks Takeda if he is going to escape, the boxer answers that he will sink him with his fists.
+ Takeda and Lugh showing their techniques.
+ Lugh knowing about Takeda's past just by analyzing his movements.
+ Lugh's disturbing eyes.
+ Takeda's attitude.
- The cover, the girl in the right is ok, but I don't like Izumi.
Not much happened in this chapter, but it was interesting. I'm starting to like Lugh's character, his appearance, his blindness and his ability to sense things that others can't, makes him a little bit creepy and menacing (maybe I'm exaggerating), I hope he has a good flashback. About the fight, I think Takeda can win, but it won't be easy, Lugh has no mercy, he has the intention to kill, if Takeda isn't careful he could get seriously injured.
I'll give this chapter 3 out of 5.
The Ryozanpaku masters are still attacking the Yami's base while the Shinpaku Alliance is about to confront Lugh, Kenichi and Miu tell the Yomi member that his master Kensei is a dangerous man that uses his disciples as guinea pigs (they also mention that Tanaka Tsutomu's master was killed by him), but Lugh answers that he knew that already, knowing that, Kenichi tells Lugh that he will use all his strength to beat him down.
Niijima tells the Shinpaku Alliance to attack together and defeat Lugh, however Kenichi wants to fight him mano a mano. Freya and Kisara also show interest in fighting Lugh, but suddenly Ukita attacks him in a reckless movement. Sieg stops Ukita and after observing Lugh's movements, he reveals that the enemy is in fact a blind martial artist, everyone is surprised. Sieg then decides to be Lugh's next opponent and goes for him, nevertheless, Lugh uses a devastating attack on Sieg and (apparently) breaks his neck.
Thor gets angry and is the next one to attack, Lugh dodges him and tries to destroy Thor's joints. While Thor tries to escape from Lugh's attacks, Sieg (who is laying on the ground) kicks (with no effect) the Yomi member, stands up and notes that all the enemy's techniques are locks. Lugh confirms that he had a specialization training in locks and tells everyone that when he was still in a team his nickname was "Submission".
+ The cover as always.
+ More information about Lugh is revealed.
+ Lugh owning Siegfried.
+ Kenichi and Niijima freaking out at Sieg when he woke up after having his neck broken.
- Ukita being reckless as always.
I remember that someone said the previous week that Lugh's eyes looked strange because he managed to control both Sei and Dou Ki without secondary effects, but now it seems Lugh is just blind, however it's still interesting. Also I also want to note that Lugh isn't the first blind martial artist that is introduced, Jiseo Ro, Ma Sougetsu's old friend, is also blind and he is a master, which surprises me more. Lugh looks like a tough fighter but I think Kenichi and Miu can defeat him.
I'll give this chapter 2.5 out of 5.