Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime Characters I’d Like To Invite To Christmas Lunch

Tuesday's Top 5

Alright, so this is a pretty silly list but I was just thinking about the family lunch for Christmas and who I’d like to invite from the anime world to spice things up a bit (or to make them more sane, depending on your viewpoint really). My top 5 picks and reasons are below but I’d love to know who you would invite to your Christmas lunch.

Please Note: Probably no spoilers this week.

Honourable mention this week goes to the cast of My Hero Academia. I don’t think my house of anyone’s house could survive actually hosting these characters for a Christmas lunch but I bet it would be fun.

Number 5: Yato from Noragami


Okay, this one might be sympathy, but I really don’t like the idea of Yato being on his own for Christmas and I think he’d be a lot of fun to have at lunch. Sure, he might be a bit silly and he’ll probably try to sneak some of the food out with him when he leaves, but while he is there he’ll make small talk with the family (he’s actually quite good at small talk as we see when he is greeting his neighbours in season 2 of Noragami) and generally lighten the mood.

Number 4: Hikaru and Kaoru from Ouran High School Host Club


Alright, this is a cheat, picking two characters (and it isn’t the only time I’m going to cheat) but when you are looking for someone to create an atmosphere and get the lunch moving along, these two are the first two that came to my mind. Okay, it may end up a bit awkward, but I definitely think these two could brighten up an otherwise fairly ordinary lunch.

Number 3: Kirito from Sword Art Online


In all likelihood, after lunch will stretch into the afternoon with chatter and small talk and Kirito would be handy to have around to get into a series gaming discussion. As someone who loves playing games and could enjoy discussion strategies for defeating certain bosses and getting through tricky levels, he is definitely someone I want sitting at that lunch table.

Number 2: Victor and Yuri from Yuri on Ice

Do I actually need to explain this?

Alright, I have an absolute fascination with ice skating and would love for a detailed discussion by two world champion level skaters about the scoring system. Let’s leave it at that and pretend that’s why I’m inviting them.

Number 1: Maka from Soul Eater

While writing this list it occurred to me that I wasn’t inviting many (any) female characters. I could probably then use this as an argument for the lack of variety in female characters or how annoying a lot of female protagonists are, but rather than that I decided to look again, and I found the perfect person to have at Christmas lunch. Maka. The one character I have actually cosplayed as and who I really admire and like as a character. Much like with Kirito, we could probably have a great chat after lunch about our favourite books and the like. I think we’d get on great. And yeah, she can bring Soul along so another two for one invite.

So yes, a silly list for the silly season, but feel free to add your list below and your reasons.

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Karandi James.


17 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime Characters I’d Like To Invite To Christmas Lunch

  1. I think in theory Iā€™d just stack the table with all my freaky husbandos and sit in smug witness of the awkwardness. Hisoka would be the best for Christmas dinner šŸ¤£

  2. Not a silly list at all, really had fun reading this one. It could also be fun to make a list for most annoying characters to invite if for instance you would have a family you don’t get along with (I luckily do, but just saying). Asta would be on top of that list for sure lol šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚
    Great post!

  3. Yato!!! You have a good point with female characters. I tend to like female characters better in manga. Maybe they just don’t get fleshed out enough in anime.

    1. That isn’t to say there aren’t any good female characters but my first thoughts when writing this list didn’t really lead me to think of any females for quite awhile.

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