You're right,Hotaru's a close second! (I am this predictable? )
I did guess that yours was Komari but she's by far my least favorite,or at least her portayal is, maybe I'll like her more if the show starts moving away from her height complex.
Favorite Non Non is Renge,I know, not very original since some watch the show just for her
I just like the way her childish innocence is portrayed,feels a lot more genuine than most shows with that character type.
But more than any of the characters it's really the countryside setting that I enjoy the most.
Attended the last of three Wolf Children screenings at the Vancouver International Film Festival. Film was f***ing awesome and definitely benefited from the excellent AV system the hosting theater had in place. Was lucky I and my anime club preordered because it was a total sell out.
Afterwards we went to a pub, though we were worried a couple of Japanese exchange we had with us wouldn't be allowed in. Luckily, they did allow their Japanese passports as proof of age. At one point some of us were scrolling a CrunchyRoll listing on a cell phone and pointing out shows we liked, wanted to watch. I pointed out Uchouten Kazoku. At which point our exchange student from Hokkaido, not recognizing the English "Eccentric Family", leans in to look at the pictures, does a bit of a jump, and then reaches into her handbag and pulls out the novel. Probably the most unexpected event of the evening.
I wouldn't go so far as to say I don't think of Matsuri as an adult but it does feel strange at times. Another character I think of in a similar way is Sakura Suzuhara - the cute nurse in Evangelion 3.0. Maybe it's not coincidence they both where berets? The only thing keeping Sakura off my list is pretty much the lack of screen time, to be honest.
Interested in your takes on Akiko (Kanon) and Tomoe (Hanasaku Iroha). Also, admit it, you totally forgot that Nanoha and Fate qualify.
@Totoum: You and your psycho women. No Benika? I actually like her a fair bit.
Characters I like a lot that have been listed so far:
Triple_R:Junko, Irisviel, maybe Akane
Totoum: Benten, Koko, Sui
Archon: Motoko Kusanagi, Shinobu, Fate
My top choices personally would be Matsuri (Sola), Horo (Spice & Wolf), Akiko Minase (Kanon),Tomoe Wajima (Hanasaku Iroha) and Zakuro (Otome Youkai Zakuro - I typically assume she's an adult). If visual novels are included, then Tsugumi Komachi from Ever 17 too. I also like Miura Azusa a lot - in fact, she might be my favourite Idolm@ster character. There's also Yumiko Kamiazuma from Touka Gettan (which I haven't finished, but she's that delicious...). And, from Fate/Stay Night, both Saber and Ilya (who if IIRC actually is an adult in F/SN!). And I'd probably go for the previously listed characters from Totoum and Archon's list to round things out (sorry Triple_R, I didn't like your picks quite as much)
For a guy who usually goes for petite types, there's a surprising number of women on that list for whom visual appeal plays a role.
Triple_R: Most of your picks are on my "want to see" list but in particular Ohana, Sawa, Azusa, Oreki and Chitanda stand out.
Totoum: Sawa and Sora interest me a lot.
Archon: Kuroneko, Ririchiyo, Ohana, and Mai make the cut.
About half the characters I really, really want to see adult versions of age up are characters I conside to have a "cute junior" appeal: Kuroneko, Nadeko, and Azusa. I have the feeling they'd all still maintain their charms as adults, just with a bit more maturity. To round out the list, Oreki and Chitanda (Hyouka left their relationship tantilizingly open) and, strangely enough, Hanekawa Tsubasa from Monogatari, whom is mature enough I doubt she'd change much. I guess I just really love her bookish looks and intelligence.
Ririchiyo, Ohana, and Sawa come very, very close to that group of top choices, so much so that I feel obliged to give honourable mention status.
Rounding out: college age versions of the Madoka Magica's big five.
@Triple_R: Renji is far and away my favourite male character in EF, both because of his own traits (he's one of the cuter male charactes I can think of, actually…) and because of his relationship with Chihiro. And I do agree that Hiro is fairly likeable as well. I'm amused Kyousuke doesn't get a mention - he's the one I wasn't too fond of. I like Yuu a lot as a teenager, and I like him as an adult too… but adult Kuze somewhat steals the cake for me, just because of the scene where Renji asks him how his mom knows about the uniform collection.
For top three I'd probably go for Renji, adult Kuze, and teenage Yuu in that order. And an honourable mention to Yuuko's brother for being pretty much as much of a magnificent bastard as you can get in the genre.
1)Wasn't sure how much you wanted but off the top of my head: Watashi , Misaki, Hana, Nyamo, Kaya (she's in school at the start of the show but midway through she's an adult)
I asked for the clarification because I've got a fascination with crazy action ladies and femmes fatales such as benten , Faye, Revy, Koko, Real, Michiko, Minene
While i loved seeing them on screen I'm not sure if I'd be comfortable around some of them
Also wanted to go with a "badass grandma" bonus: Megaba, Sui and Sakae
As for 2) there's so many of them!But here's a short selection: you can put in the whole Tari Tari cast, Makoto, Isako, Aoba, Sora and last but most definitely not least the ladies from Gunslinger Girl, especially Triela and Claes.Though sadly I know that's impossible in canon.
I was thinking of the "I like that character's personality" sense but to be honest I'm interested in your answers to both.
I'm basically thinking characters that have graduated high school but 18+ is pretty close.