Sunday, March 17, 2013
'Hotties' Saturday - Eri Sawachika (School Rumble)
Name: Eri Sawachika
Series: School Rumble
About: Born into wealth, Eri is the daughter of a prominent English businessman. Her mother is from Kyoto. Although Eri was born in Japan, she moved to England for her early schooling before returning to Japan to attend high school. Eri has a dual nature. Talented, beautiful, wealthy, and popular, she is admired and envied by her classmates for the glamorous lifestyle that many believe her to lead. In reality, however, Eri uses this image and her outward confidence to mask her inward feelings of loneliness and insecurity. Her social status makes her unapproachable to many of her classmates and leaves her somewhat isolated from her peers. Even at home, her parents are away on business more frequently than not. She develops feelings for Harima, she usually denies it, but as the story goes on her feelings for Harima get stronger.
English Actor: Leah Clark
Japanese Actor: Yui Horie
Large Picture: Here
The tsundere - the character type or trope that I'm usually not fond of at all in anime. But there's something about Eri that just makes it work for me. And oh how it works...jokes about her obvious physical attributes aside, Eri really is as sweet as she is temperamental. She truly cares for her friends, and you can see how much she really likes Harima through how much she denies it. I don't think even she realizes how much she likes the guy. That kind of dedication is a rare thing, and it's absolutely adorable to see in action.