I’m trying quite hard, my dear anime compatriots, not to overthink these prompts. It may prove impossible for me to determine, for example, who the *smartest* anime character is, but I can sure mention one or more who I know for a fact to be intelligent. Without belaboring the point, I’m terrible about favorites and quantifiables in this regard, so I’ll simply feature a character of many and hope to do them justice.
ENTER AMY (AMI) MIZUNO!
Amy (aka Sailor Mercury) is of the original (inner) Sailor Moon scouts (as opposed to scouts like Pluto and Neptune), and her ice/water powers are formidable. She’s is an iconic magical girl, and she’s no slouch academically, to boot. I won’t say she’s a personal favorite character of mine, but I have nothing at all against the girl, and when I thought of intelligent characters, she came to mind. Let’s face it, the girl IS smart. She’s the sensible, studious scout. She tracks and calculates and uses the 90s tech to full advantage, magical or not.
In other news, have you ever wanted to pay homage to your love of Sailor M? Well, look, now you can do so in a very classic way:
Who is your favorite sailor scout? Is it terrible that, even as a sparkly shoujo girl, I don’t have one?
Until next time,